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Review of Balan's Restaurant

Balan's Restaurant
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Ranked #420 of 4,268 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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 17, 2014

Nice little place with decent food, friendly staff, great place to eat out on the patio and enjoy the great weather.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is our must stop at breakfast place when we are in town. Their full breakfast is 2 eggs, Balan's potatoes (onions & peppers), bacon, sausage, grilled tomato and toast. I added more grilled tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms and spinach to my potatoes. This breakfast is so good! It is not greasy at all which is something that a breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes definitely has the potential to become. Even with this being a large breakfast this breakfast leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to go! They also have very good fresh squeezed OJ. There are a number of Balan's in the Miami area and I would guess they all have the same delicious food.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Am overseas at the moment, and have just been informed that Balans Earls Court has closed.

Does anyone know why?

Was my favourite restaurant in Earls Court, so will miss it............

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Thank Iain492001
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

You may choose indoor or outdoor seating. We choose indoor. What a pleasant surprise. The dinning room was very nice. Our waiter was thorough and attentive The manager was also hands on. He came to the table to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was great. No complaints.

After dinner was sat outside for a drink. They had karaoke on Saturday night. It was corny, but very entertaining. I would recommend this place to friends.

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Thank Brooklynn B
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Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

on sunday morning i went to eat in this place and someone from outside brake into my car and busted on the side windows and stole cerain stuff from my car in their parking lot the balans manager instead of reviewing the survillance videos gave a broom to pick up the pieces of glass this GM man was very unpleasant and not helpful very unsafe place!

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