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“Daughters 25th Birthday dinner”
Review of Baleen Naples

Baleen Naples
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Ranked #33 of 998 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $75
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: BALEENnaples - famously known for exquisite fine dining, is the signature restaurant of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Baleen. The numerous accolades and awards for the South Florida dining at Baleen of LaPlaya have come from such well know publications as the coveted Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and the Great Hotels ranking of Travel + Leisure. Most recently, Baleen was awarded Wine Spectators Award of Excellence - Pleasing to the palate and the eye alike, Baleen Naples mixes Old Florida charm with elegant candlelit elegance. Beautiful chandeliers and soft mahogany furnishings set the tone for an elegant dining experience. Baleen spills out through the grand doors to our breathtaking terrace with tables overlooking the sweeping beach and ends with a collection of tables for cocktails in the sand next to the fire pit. Whether seated in an indoor epicurean enclave or a barefoot beach table, visitors can indulge in three daily seating's at Baleen Naples with options including a breakfast menu with a Gulf Coast twist on traditional favorites. With exceptional entrees and an extensive selection of wines the dinner menu is filled with local ingredients and beautifully composed dishes. For the guest looking for light fare enjoy our bar menu in the cocktail section with an array of seafood selections as well as sandwiches and appetizers. The intimate beach fire pit and Baleen Bar feature a fantastic wine-by-the-glass program, as well as extensive list of martinis and classic cocktails. If Florida seafood restaurants with beautiful waterfront dining views appeal to you, Baleen, Naples will more than fill the bill. The Baleen menu selections may also be enjoyed from the comfort of your guestroom, served to you by our excellent LaPlaya Room Service staff. For the ultimate dining experience please inquire about our over the top private dinners on the beach.
Reviewed March 5, 2014

From the moment we were seated we were treated like royalty. Everything about the place was top notch.
They presented my daughter with a red rose, took her picture and gave her a birthday desert of her choice.
Great place!!

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Thank Karen P
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much for celebrating with us. We do our very best to create a truly memorable dining experience for our guests and we're so pleased that you and your family enjoyed themselves! Life is good! Have fun, eat great food and enjoy the time you have with friends & family... everything else will take care of itself. Oh no... 30's right around the corner!!!

Make it count!

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a very enjoyable late lunch on a perfect verandah. We did not have reservations and kind of just walked in as the hostess was busy on the phone. We were told it was ok to just sit at a table. We had a lovely table overlooking the beach area. We could tell that the staff was preparing for dinner, but they went out of there way to accommodate us. The food was delicious. We ordered a small side caesar, crispy calamari, and grouper tacos. We thought they were all super. I couldn't help but notice how hard the staff worked to get things ready for the dinner crowd. They were polishing the water glasses and you could see that attention to detail was important. I would like to return again for a dinner meal. I am sure I will not be disappointed. I ordered a virgin pina colada 5.00 and my husband ordered a coke for 4.00. Price was relative to the location. The bill was almost 50 not including the tip. We felt it was worth it. Also, there is valet parking.

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1  Thank Carol565
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Hi Carol,

Thank you so much for joining us for a little late lunch. It was nice to hear that you noticed our PM staff paying such great attention to detail while setting up for dinner service. AM & PM staff alike understand that attention to detail is key in exceeding our guest expectations and it sounds like we nailed it :-) Please try us for dinner when your back in town. We also offer $5 mojitos and margaritas in our cocktail section every day between 5pm-8pm... You won't be disappointed :)

Sincerely,

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have enjoyed brunch for Mother's Day at Baleen and thoroughly enjoyed it. The beach setting is tropical and charming. The wait staff are attentive and the food is delicious; all of the goodies you would expect at a champagne brunch. Dinner on another occasion was equally enjoyable. Great food the beach and a beautiful sunset.

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Thank Linda G
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Hi Linda,

From one local to another, we can't tell you how important your business is to us, and how much we appreciate your loyalty. Season can be a frustrating time for some of our locals, and to get such a pleasant review from one of our own during peak season really displays our ability to remain consistent during the busiest times of the year.

Thank you!

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food and great service. The restaurant is in the LaPlaya Hotel directly on the ocean. We had an early reservation and sat outside on the porch and watched the sunset. Beautiful setting.

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1  Thank Bob B
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Hi Bob,

Thank you so much for joining us, recognizing our commitment to great food and friendly attentive service and ultimately taking the time to write your review. We wouldn't be nearly as successful in this social media driven culture without kind folks like yourself being able to share your experiences and we sincerely appreciate it.

Thank you,

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We arrived after 8:30, having just landed in Naples and they gave us one of the nicest tables outside and our meal was exquisite. The atmosphere here is so elegant but with a festive vibe and the staff are incredibly friendly. The best!

1  Thank Madeline V
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Hi Madeline,

Thank you so much for the kind review! We're extremely pleased that you enjoyed yourself and sincerely appreciate your business.

Safe travels,

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com

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