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“One of my favorites!”
Review of Baleen Naples

Baleen Naples
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Ranked #37 of 989 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Caribbean, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
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“One of my favorites!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

I absolutely love Baleen - both for their food and the overall experience. The service is absolutely on point, with extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff and they offer an extensive menu that's sure to please even the most precise pallets.

I had originally reserved the private, on beach dining experience for a special occasion. But when an unexpected storm prevented that, the staff went out of their way to ensure our evening was still special. I'll definitely be returning to again.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Renee N
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Hi Renee!

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, and for describing your dining experience so vividly. We're sorry your beach dinner was cut short due to the weather, but we were very proud of the staff for recovering and transitioning your dinner as quickly and efficiently as you described.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us and our TripAdvisor community :D

Take care,

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
jbritz@laplayaresort.com
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“Dinner at Sunset on the Patio”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Mahi-Mahi with a buere blanc sauce was amazing. So much so that we sweet-talked them into allowing us to order it for room service the night after having it in the restaurant! The staff was friendly and attentive. They put a rose on our table since I mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary. Look up the sunset times and make a reservation for about 30-60 minutes before the sun goes down...can't beat the view!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Rammer8
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Good afternoon!

Thank you so much for spending your anniversary with us and writing such a great review!
We're so happy we were able to play a part in your celebration, and we hope the memory will last for many years to come.

Warmest regards,

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
jbritz@laplayaresort.com
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Naples, Florida
1 review
“Fabulous atmosphere”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Beautiful setting on the Gulf beach. The service was excellent and friendly. Food was below average and very pricey.

  • Visited May 2014
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Good afternoon Nancy,

We were all very happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us, however, we were very concerned with your comments regarding the food. When you have time, would you send me an email with some more specifics as to where we fell short? As a guests of ours, your feedback is critical in our pursuit to provide consistently exceptional food and service, and we would sincerely appreciate some more info.

Thank you very much!

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Sophisticated Sunset Dinner”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

I brought three couples to Baleen, each of us for the first time. It's reputation as a culinary delight on the beach in North Naples was spot on. A very open and relaxing seating arrangement ispresent outside. More formal inside room was noted to be spacious.

The waite staff were numerous, courteous, and knowledgeable. The menu is extensive and the
wine list was over the top. Each of us enjoyed a different salad or appetizer, generous and
appealing to the eye as well as the taste. Snapper cerviche was tart,fresh and delicious.
My entree of Black Grouper served over a bed of blue crab rissotto was perfect.
Post dinner drinks were enjoyed at the firepit ,one level down on the sand, with Aderondack
chairs and sea breezes. Somewhat expensive location but well worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Good afternoon!

Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to write such an outstanding review!
We were all extremely pleased that you enjoyed the food and service and glad you spent some time relaxing at the fire pit.

take care!

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
jbritz@laplayaresort.com
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Naperville, Illinois
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“beautifull setting”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

food was great, as well as the service. My husband loved the lobster risotto. Great place for sunset.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Nancy C
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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Hi Nancy,

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're extremely pleased that you and your husband enjoyed yourselves, and we can't wait to share your wonderful review with the team.

Sincerely,

Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager
Jbritz@laplayaresort.com
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