Sunset viewSunset would be the reason to dine here again. Food was good but honestly nothing special.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a rewarding experienceBeautiful view, weather and food, what more can you ask for.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good food but very expensiveWe dined here for Mother's Day dinner and sat outside to watch the sunset, but no sunset that day, but so pretty. You do pay a lot more for the view compared to other great Naples restaurants. I only go for special occasions and the sunset on the water.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't know about you..But we had a great time! Great food , stiff drinks, the beach sunset. Excellent if not a little pricy, but.. It's Naples5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe GetawayStepping out of my door, I felt the stickyness of summer was back. However, when I arrived at Baleen t was like a tropical island oasis. There was a gorgeous cool breeze, the view was absolutely picture perfect, and the service was based on. Us timer satisfaction.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest sunsetGreat food and just steps from the beach - ambiance is classy but the hotel guests in shorts and flip flops not so much. There should be at least some semblance of a dress claw to preserve how special this place is5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE this placeMy husband and I went on a Monday evening to celebrate our birthdays. Everything was great! We were promptly seated on the outdoor terrace (as requested) with the spectacular view of the beach and water. The service was top notch - very polished, constantly refilling water glasses, very attentive. Our server, Gary, was very helpful on food recommendations. I had the tuna, which was excellent, and my husband had the pork tenderloin, as part of the price fixed menu, also very good (but not as good as my tuna!). While the meals may be a bit pricey, we felt they were completely in line with comparable restaurants in the area .... and with that view .... priceless!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways rewardingA must for weekly brunch. Friendly staff and great food with a view.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have dinedMy husband and I have dined at Baleen several times. The view is just spectacular . The sun nets are fabulous .
We took our friends who were visiting from up North and they were very impresses with the view and the food.
Dinner was wonderful as usual. We all had seafood dishes and they were outstanding.
The scallops were cooked to perfection. My husband had the snapper and he also enjoyed every morsel.
Our guest loved their dinners also. The desserts were great. Our friends had the creme brûlée and we had the lemon tart and it was all wonderful.
We love dining at Baleen , it's always a special evening when we dine there.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant had has theThis restaurant had has the most spectacular atmosphere in Naples. Such a special place. Great food, wonderful service and the best view of the ocean. I have been many times and I will say it is not the best place for a group of more than 6. Possibly my favorite in Naples!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good a view for sunsetAs good a view for sunset as you can get. It is a little pricy but they offer a price fixe menu that does not disappoint.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best beach location in NaplesGreat restaurant for a fantastic dinner on the beach with the most beautiful sunsets.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite spot in Naples!!!Our first time to Baleen and we loved it!!!!Our server Chris was very attentive, knowledgable recommending food selections!We thought the setting is one of the nicest in Naples, right on the beach but also offering patioSeating and a beautiful dining room inside.We were lucky enough to sit outside at a lower patio table.Cannot wait to return.It is our new favorite spot in Naples.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were staying at La PlayaWe were staying at La Playa and ate here several times. I can't stress how friendly and accommodating the entire staff was given we were dining with 2 young kids. The food was very good and the wine selection was excellent. I would highly recommend the restaurant for special occasions as well.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to be romanticWe truly enjoy the food and view. Great place to celebrate anniversary.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHome Run Pick every time !!!!!!!!!One of the finest restaurants within a Hotel setting.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe stayed in the hotel thatWe stayed in the hotel that baleen is located in purely so we could dine at this restaurant. Researched from England and what a find! Had a fabulous time and would definitely return!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood and service!!The food was extremely good an very reasonably priced considering the quality. The service too was fantastic and our waiter 'Glen' knew every bit of fish and item on the menu to help you choose your meal. We had a seat outside looking on to the beach which topped off the evening.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMost beautiful view in NaplesEvery meal at Baleen is an enjoyable and special experience, because of its fabulous location and beautiful patio. In fairness I will say there are places in town with even more outstanding food and service, but taking everything together, this is our favorite place.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat ambience. Especiallygreat ambience. Especially nice to get an outside table. Consistant service in the restaurant, bar service is sketchy.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time celebratingWe had a great time celebrating a birthday with our grandchildren and daughter and husband. Everyone at the restaurant could not have been nicer.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Personal Gem in NaplesA definite favorite, try to go at least once a week.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining with spectacular sunsetWe are locals who dine out daily and this is by far our favorite restaurant in Naples. It fits the bill for a special occasion, holiday, date night or to come have a drink and watch the sunset by the fire pit. From what I hear the burgers are excellent.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down, my FAVORITE placeHands down, my FAVORITE place for sunset, special occasions and just a reminder of how lucky we are to have time in paradise !4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe views from all seats areThe views from all seats are beautiful- right on the ocean with a great sunset. Unfortunately, the food was relatively tasteless. I had the black grouper and my wife the snapper. There was no flavor at all to mine, and very little to my wife's. The mojito was also pretty bad. The server could not have been better. Very attentive and willing to make small dietary changes. I feel bad that he had to serve such mediocre food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great place. We wentWhat a great place. We went on our wedding night and had our first anniversary dinner there. They took care of us and even gave us a beautiful and yummy dessert. What a view...go at sunset.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRequest an outside table whenRequest an outside table when taking young children.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous loceation, LovelyFabulous loceation, Lovely ambiance, great service - Sunday brunch menu could use an update.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special SpotWe had a wonderful experience at Baleen's. We were celebrating a birthday and they acknowledged the birthday girl without any prompting from us. They put a rose on the table for her and she received a complimentary dessert of her choice - a nice surprise since we were hosting.
It was surprisingly noisy for an outdoor setting however and conversation was a little difficult. Two diners shared the paella, but both thought it was a little dry and oddly flavored. Other meals (flank steak) were very good though.
The location is magnificent and there was a beautiful sunset. The heaters and firepit in the sand add to the overall effect and, as the sun goes down, the whole setting transforms - magical!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service and ambianceFood, service and ambiance are outstanding!! The weather was great do dine outside, and got and awesome sunset.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place one of ourLove this place one of our must goes all the time when we go down to naples. Food is always on point and the ocean infront of you ist just and added bonus!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go for a holidayGreat place to go for a holiday buffet. We went for Thanksgiving as well. Great food, great view, and great service. We had our one year old and two year old and they were very accommodating.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMbest restaurant in Naples!best restaurant in Naples! Food was a 9 and the sunset was a 10+. Staff was friendly and attentive.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was impeccableThe service was impeccable -- the menu was super and everything ordered was outstanding
including Lobster cobb - Flat iron steak and papperdelle
appetizer - ceviche great
wonderful wines - a bit overpriced and great cigar menu3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was great,The food and service was great, and then there was a beautiful sunset.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience at Baleen!!Was there for our 25th Anniversary. Everything from start of the evening when we checked in to finish was great including the rose delivered by our server to the comped dessert! Spendy...but for us was all worth it. Great experience all around for us!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Beach Dining and SunsetsThe restaurant is on the beach in North Naples, Florida at the LaPlaya Resort. The weather was quite cool so I had requested a table with a view and they placed us outside (there were plastic tarps drawn down to block the wind), however, it was still too cool for ouside dining. The hostess was very accomodating and found us another table inside. The sunset was spectacular! Our waiter, Chris, was outstanding and the food very good. This is definately a place I would dine again, but when the weather is warmer soas to enjoy the outside patio.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding setting rightOutstanding setting right on the Gulf with excellent food and service. We will definitely return.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit noisy and crowded thisA bit noisy and crowded this time...in season... food was superb...William is the best!!!! We are never disappointed!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful! We had both dinnerWonderful! We had both dinner and brunch. Food was spectacular! The server made you feel like you we're his only table! Wish we could eat there everyday!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMif you can sit outside thisif you can sit outside this is Naples gem with both great food and an unbeatable few of the sunset.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, Excellent ServiceGreat food, Excellent Service with an amazing view of the Gulf of mexico. Fabulous outdoor dining and cocktail bar.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBaleen has changed for theBaleen has changed for the better over the last few years. The food is very good, especially the fresh fish, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is upscale. Especially notable is the outdoor dining area, which is right on the water, one story up. On good weather days it can not be beat.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBaleen - Extraordinary ExperienceEverything was exceptional - outdoor dining on veranda over the gulf, sumptuous food, phenomenal wine list, glorious sunset and exquisite service. Glen, our server, was outstanding and catered to our every need on a very breezy evening. Baleen is our favorite and we entertain all our guests when they arrive. And, we love late nite evening bisque and lobster mac and cheese in the bar.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was prepared beautifullyFood was prepared beautifully and the presentation was creative. Excellent wine selections. Professional wait staff anticipated needs without interrupting. Great meal Will return3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and our friendsGreat food and our friends visiting Naples for the first time loved it.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular food, fabulous view!Loved this beautiful romantic restaurant with a spectacular view of the sunset over the water. Perfect place for a dinner date, dinner with friends or a wedding reception. The wine list was extensive, the wait staff was prompt, knowledgeable, but not intrusive. The food was exceptional and presented very well. The lobster risotto was wonderful, and they accommodated my request to withold the black truffles. The grilled Mahi Mahi was exceptional. The desserts were especially nice. I loved the chocolate hazelnut dessert and my husband loved the key lime pie.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNeed to doDespite being very busy including a wedding the service was great. We both did the pix fixe menu and thought it was great. Maitre'd stopped by to get our feedback which impressed us. The valet was fast and effective. A real bargain for the quality and setting.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat on the patio overlookingWe sat on the patio overlooking the ocean and it was fabulous. The food was very good and they had enough of a variety to please all.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a great restaurant!Overall a great restaurant! I went with a friend and we split 3 courses. It was split perfectly, timed correctly and the food was delicious. Our wine was one of the best pinot noir's I have ever had. The server was spot on. The view of the beach and ocean is great as well. I would definitely return3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM