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Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
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
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Highland, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great and the drink selection as well. A bit pricey, but a nice place overall. I would recommend the Beef Wellington.

Thank dpepper12000
Glensted Mo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Three of us enjoyed our weekday lunch at Balban's. Selected the Margherita flatbread, salmon sandwich and lunch combo. All were good. Nice table service by Adriane.

Thank KentGlenstedMo
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Skip it if you're in a hurry. After taking our order, the server said, "I'll get your order right into the kitchen." We thought "What's the alternative? Sit on it for 15 minutes?" Good thing she did. It took the longest time for the first course and way too long between courses. We got in without a reservation and I'd... More 

Thank JOHN D
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

So living near the restaurant Ive driven by many times but have always wanted to go in. My dad is visiting from Florida and we thought we try it out finally. He ordered the sea scallops and I ordered the barbecue salmon… After eating food like cucumbers bisque , and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms we were pretty flabbergasted. We then... More 

Thank Michael H
Springfield, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

We had heard good things about this restaurant. We had reservations for two. We were seated at a long communal table. The tables I saw that had reserved signs on them were for parties of four or more. There appeared to be only one server for the room. There were about 40 patrons in the restaurant. My husband ordered bacon... More 

1 Thank Frankie1115
Glensted Mo
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201 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

Our group of family and friends visited Balaban's for Sunday brunch. We found a nice variety of items, salads, beef brisket-really good, eat and peel shrimp, pasta, carving station and included tea and coffee. The weakest part of their offering was the desserts, which all looked like store bought. The brunch was worth it and would recommend. Our server Jasmine... More 

Thank KentGlenstedMo
Mazatlan, Mexico
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were very underwhelmed with our visit to Balaban's. First, it is quite noisy and not conducive to conversation. Secondly, the server really lacked professionalism. Guess it's a pet peeve, but when four mature people go to a fairly upscale place they shouldn't be referred to as 'guys'. The food was acceptable and pleasant looking. No bread was served. My... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped by for dinner. While they do have some of the old recipes from the other restaurant, the two are really not connected. We each had a 1/2 salad.ine was the shaved asparagus salad w greens, parm and pancetta. Delicious and beautifully prepared. The flatbread was really good and the crab cakes were spectacular. Great flavor... More 

Thank MSWood2700
Saint Louis, Missouri
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125 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to Balaban's because we had frequently went by it and it seemed like an interesting place to try. It was okay. We went on a very, very quiet Saturday afternoon and had sandwiches. The sandwiches were fine - nothing spectacular, but not bad either. I will say that the french fries were amazing! Additionally we had ordered the... More 

Thank Delphine384
St Louis
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

When this first opened they had many problems...should never have called themselves Balabans since some of us dined there often & loved it. I don't know if they've changed chefs but after ignoring it for close to a year, we decided to give this neighborhood choice another try & we've now been back several times for both lunch & dinner...everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: 636-449-6700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?