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Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar

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1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
636-449-6700
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

We were there a saturday for lunch. The cheese table was good, the onion jelly is to die for. I had the fish tacos and they were amazing. The best I´ve had probably. My partner had the special for the day, a margherita flatbread which had a great taste but it was pretty oily. We then decided to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
HiramNovelo
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Mexico City
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Hampton, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Upon arrival host was full of energy. This is a nice, friendly environment. I was able to taste 4 different selection of wine & we purchase a bottle with our lunch. The fish tacos were delicious!!!! I will come back to visit. My friend order the lobster ravioli.

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Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We had Easter brunch with our family and it far exceeded our expectations by offering the most delicious versions of a classic brunch buffet. The array of salads and desserts as well as cold shrimp, Eggs Benedict, custom omelets and cajun French toast were a real treat. The hot entrees were all interesting and tasty. Although the entire place was... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stopped in on an impulse - Friday night around 7. Got a table right away despite smallish seating area. The way they sell wine is awesome. You can order from a list or shop a retail space (slightly higher than retail) and pay $8 corkage fee and get a real bargain here versus any restaurant you can imagine. Steve, the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had an early reservation for Christmas eve. Had never been before and was surprised that 2/3 of the space was devoted to retail wine sales. The restaurant is actually not many tables (although you can sit at the bar). We started with arancini, which were 6 small risotto balls, fried and placed on top of a plain, slightly chunky... More 

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Mexico City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We were there a saturday for lunch. The cheese table was good, the onion jelly is to die for. I had the fish tacos and they were amazing. The best I´ve had probably. My partner had the special for the day, a margherita flatbread which had a great taste but it was pretty oily. We then decided to do the... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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533 reviews 533 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

What a nice surprise. We went into the restaurant with no reservation on a Monday night. There were two large parties so the hostess have us a private dining room in the wine room of the high end wines. The room seats about 10 and we were a party of 5. Nice privacy and good food and service. We had... More 

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Naples, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very warm and friendly, this is a good restaurant disguised as a wine store (also good). Wine selection is excellent and food is always good with reasonable portions. Staff is very good and owners Steve and Kevin are usually there.

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Wentzville, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My wife and I stopped by here for lunch. We had eaten at the old Balaban in the CWE and enjoyed it. We had a cheese plate, soup and entrees. The bean and kale soup was outstanding. I could have easily made a meal of it. My wife had a veal stock braised beef sandwich which she praised highly adn... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is the first time I've had an opportunity to try balaban's since they moved to chesterfield from the Central West End. It has a different, more upscale suburban vibe than the former urban style when it was in the city. I found the emphasis on wine flights and tapas unique and inviting m, but I decided for a full... More 

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st louis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Did the tasting menu on New Years here, overall it was average. Many of the different tastings on the same course, look very similar as they are dressed the same. Service was terrible - our waitress spent most of her time at the kitchen pick up area instead of attending to drinks. Not cheap either. Won't go back, when its... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: 636-449-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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