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Balan's Restaurant

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6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
+1 305-762-6344
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, International, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is really quite good and very well prepared. But the service on the evening we went was so off key - and there were only three tables occupied - that I can't imagine how bad it would get if the place was...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went here for breakfast rather than eat at our hotel. The menu has a good variety. Eggs with sides, smoothies and such. Food was good, service was slow. We opted to eat inside rather than outside as it was quite humid that day. I...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

We were shopping with friends and sat down in the open air part of the restaurant. We literally ordered every single appetizer on the happy hour menu! Amazingly good. We ordered a Sangria glass n the rest us history. Ordered the jambalaya and split four...More

1  Thank luvnmuzic
Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great for Sunday brunch with the puppy - friendly and accommodating staff. The food is always fresh and served hot. We visit there frequently and are never disappointed. The Indonesian Noodles w/ chicken is my favorite! If you are allergic to peanuts, this is not...More

Thank chris_puz33
Reviewed September 29, 2014

On Sept 28, 2014, my party of four arrived at this restaurant at 12:30 PM. Then the problems begin. The was no parking. I parked across street at a Chase bank. We were seated, immediately. Décor is diner style. Tables small. Dirty cushions. I had...More

Thank mrtraveler40
Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is great for drinks with the girls or dinner with the family. I always sit outside. My favorites are the hummus appetizer and the Sea Bass entree (and yes, I know that there isn't a real Chilean Sea Bass). Comfortable, lots of TVs,...More

Thank SeoulSistahinMiami
Reviewed September 13, 2014

With their card (whatever it's called) there is a $2 discount on weekday breakfasts before 11 am. That comes with a small juice and coffee refills. It's a comfortable, people-watching place filled with regulars and visitors. I like the bagel with smoked salmon and also...More

1  Thank annettefromm
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Balans is great for a drink or an appetizer with a friend or a coworker. The best drink: Pornstar (vanilla vodka and passion fruit) Great calamari appetizer, delicious chicken quesadilla. The best dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding cake. Its to die for. I love this place...More

Thank paola karen m
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved loved!! this new Balans location. Considering it's at a mall I was very surprised at how nice the place was. I took my mom for breakfast and even though our waitress Rosy was very young she was excellent! My mother is older and she...More

Thank Yanibobani
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I came to this place couple times for "brunch" on a Sunday morning just because of the convenient location and decent food. Unfortunately, the service is not on par with the rest of the offering. As I said, food is just fine. Their breakfast burrito...More

Thank Matej K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-762-6344
  • E-mail
Description
From its start in London, Balans Restaurants has offered comfort food from all over the world. Known for its modern menu, great cocktails and friendly atmosphere, Balans saw success during its expansion to seven locations in London. In 1997, proprietor and entrepreneur Prady Balan opened his first restaurant in the U.S. He chose Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach, one of America's most eclectic and international cities. Balan loved Miami so much he decided to expand further, opening restaurants in the Miami Modern District, Brickell, Downtown and Dadeland. All locations offer brunch, lunch and dinner menus featuring modern comfort food with international flair. Prady Balan, Proprietor Prady Balan (pronounced "Bay-lun"), originally from Calicut, India, moved to London at a young age for school and never left. His start in the restaurant industry had humble beginnings at McDonald's, where he first worked as a teenager. In his 10 years there, he worked his way up to senior management. Despite this success, he wanted a business of his own and started over. With a loan of £100,000, he opened a small cafe in the Soho district in 1993 and turned it into a successful diner that catered to the pre- and post-club crowd. It was also openly gay friendly, a unique distinction that set it apart in the '90s in London. After years of hard work and good food, Balan turned his first restaurant into a success and grew his empire to seven locations in London and five in Miami. The story doesn't end there... Miami now has a special place in Balan's heart and has become home base for Balans Restaurants and Prady Balan himself. In fact, Balan sold the London restaurants and now lives here full time to focus on expanding throughout South Florida and perhaps the U.S.
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