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Balan's Restaurant
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Ranked #426 of 4,314 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $30
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere. The good was very tasty. The price was not hateful. I recommend trying it out.

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Thank kaydog37
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I had breakfast in this place and it was acceptable. The service is great and the cleaning very good. The size of portions is poor.

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Thank Victor C
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

we love this place for breakfast , the food is really good , they have some smoothies like strawberry banana , coffee os really good too

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Thank GDC0066
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is such a great place to meet up with others. Small but cozy seating, outdoors seating and bar. Great menu. Nice service. Highly recommend!

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Thank FortLauderdaleCritic
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Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Went to this resturant since it was close and we recieved a 10% discount using our hotel key. W e were hungry after riding bicycles for 70 miles and requested our bread. After the third request my friend dared me to go to the table next to us and ask for their bread since they were not eating it. So I did and they were more than happy to let us have it. Then the manager was going to refuse to give us bread, but finally he did. In all fairness when our food finally came our emtrees were excellent. I had the tofu burger with pureed squash, my friend had the jambolya.

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Thank OhioDave_47
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