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“Would be excellent if it weren't so popular!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Balans Restaurant

Balans Restaurant
1022 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534 9191
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Ranked #266 of 909 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Seafood, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lennox or Michigan
Description: Since 1997, Balans Restaurants in Miami have been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It may have to do with our casual brasserie ambiance and outdoor tables. Others tell us it's our global menu, with local favorites such as Chilean Sea Bass, Jambalaya, Thai Red Curry and more. We think it's a combination uniquely our own... Sumptuous food, comfortable prices and an experience that will entice you to linger. Come and join us for consistently good quality food at affordable prices and served by our team of friendly staff. Don't forget to join our royalty program for additional rewards.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Would be excellent if it weren't so popular!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This was my first time to Balans. It may have been a mistake to go at 11am on a Sat., because it took 20 min to get a table, and they couldn't provide water because there were no clean cups! This was understandable though, because the food was so good, as well as the service. They were scrambling to meet everyone's standards and did a great job. Food was great, menu was good. Atmosphere (besides being hectic) was very stylish and enjoyable. I would like to return on a week day.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington, West Virginia
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“Excellent food, enjoyable milieu, South Beach, FL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Balans is one on many restaurants on Lincoln Road, South Beach, with outdoor seating and an ice ambience. The food is excellent and the service excellent, with value for the costs.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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“Best breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The food is always consistent here. But the breakfast is really good. They have a "big breakfast"that's REALLY big! Tasty as well...
Juice is freshly squeezed, and the veggies are fresh.. They have a good salmon morning dish, and a outstanding breakfast burrito. And it's HUGE!
Choose to eat outside and watch the "beautiful people" of South Beach walk by.
Some good dishes for lunch/dinner as well,(great salads) but I really like the breakfast...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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chicago
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I ate at Balans one evening and the food was very good. Fresh ingredients and a nice outdoor seating area with comfortable couches. Nice staff. Try the Greek platter appetizer.

Visited January 2013
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Miami
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a popular place on Lincoln road for brunch or other meals. I have tried some of their dishes and found them to be fresh, but average on taste and creativity.

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