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901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
13053724145
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Toulouse, France
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158 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is just a walk of less than 10 minutes from brickell key and is inside the Mary brickell village complex. We arrived late during happy hour and they were quick to advise us to order before the happy hour finished. The mango margarita is just great! The "small " appetisers were actually pretty big and that meant it... More 

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Thank Simon P
Lima, Peru
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lunch! Quiet place (maybe cause it was lunch) anyway it was relaxing and enjoyable, they have outdoors sitting, convenient if you have dogs or strollers. Restrooms clean, we had the chicken quesadilla, they were ok. Average it was an ok experience.

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Thank FrankEspinozaV
BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi FrankEspinozaV, thanks for coming and leaving us a review. Glad you enjoyed the experience at our Brickell location. We're ashamed to know that the food was average. I've shared your review with our General Manager and he would like to personally speak to you, and possibly get a bit more info so we can improve and provide a great... More 

Deer Park, Illinois
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After getting off the plane our family of 5 with three teenagers needed a good meal that was reasonably priced for the area. The Bacon Banana French Toast was really good as well as the chicken sandwiches. Ask for Aileen as she was a really good waitress who served us quickly and was really personal.

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Thank Karl M
Miami, Florida
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Came here as a preamble for a fun night out. Sat at an outside table and enjoyed the nice weather and the lively atmosphere. Ordered the sangria pitcher, which was very refreshing and tasty. I definitely recommend it. On top of a good sangria, the waitress was very friendly and nice. Definitely recommend it!!!

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Thank muruara
Miami, Florida
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I come here because of the outdoor seating and the ability to bring a stroller. The food is very average. I ordered the seared tuna salad and it was all lettuce and a very small piece of tuna - barely any flavor. I have been here another time and had the chopped salad which was average as well. The quesadilla... More 

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Thank Melissa G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The place is good, you have to like quite loud music but for us it was ok, it was more the other restaurants around that put loud music. Our plates were excellent and the waitress very nice. The restrooms are a big surprise !! The wine was good too.

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Thank Chloé G
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Visited the place many times. They have an amazing cocktail selection, the non- alcoholic drinks like smoothies can be a little inconsistent though. Food is pretty decent, had the sriracha wings couple of times. The service can range from pretty good, attentive to try to get a server's attention to be able to order an other drink.

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Thank tvkandi86
Westminster, Colorado
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Went here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We had no complaints about the service and our food came out in a timely manner. We thought some of the menu was a little overpriced for what you get. Two of us had the mozzarella sandwich and we both wished it had balsamic vinegar instead of mayo. It would have upped... More 

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Thank Heather R
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I brought my sister here: my sister and I were raised in England, so I have a noticeable accent even though I'm American and live in the United States. Anyway, the sore point of my view which is a dark mark against a place that has a cool vibe and serves great food is how my sister and I were... More 

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3 Thank DukeTroy
BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi DukeTroy, Thanks for visiting us and leaving us a review. I'm very sorry about the misunderstanding you encountered in our Brickell location. Our server must have mistaken you and your sister as tourists so she was just trying to explain. As you know the server's income in the U.S. depends heavily on the tips. Unlike many countries, they receive... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Just spoke to Jonathan who is the floor manager in the restaurant regarding our 30 minute wait for some eggs and toast. Jonathan went to the kitchen and said "it's the next ticket". (That was 10 minutes ago) For a $20 omelette and being the only breakfast restaurant in the area you would expect better service. But Jonathan did not... More 

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1 Thank Sam M
BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi Sam, Thanks for coming and leaving us a review. We're very sorry for your experience at our Brickell location. We take any customer comments to heart and very seriously. We love customer feedback whether it's good or bad, so we can continue to improve our customer experience. Is there any chance you can email us your contact info (phone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 13053724145
Description
Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy hours in town, it's a savory home to locals for executive lunches, fine dinners, late drinks and hearty breakfasts. Join us in a contemporary setting where the menu shines and the service excels. Stars of the show include Lobster Club Wrap, Thai Shrimp Curry, Truffle Mac & Cheese and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?