BALEENnaples
BALEENnaples

BALEENnaples

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laplayaresort.com/
  • Phone: 2395985707x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner:
    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Champagne Brunch 11:00am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Torres
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from BALEENnaples
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…. Toes-in-the-sand dining takes place as Baleen spills out through the grand doors to the 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
BALEENnaples reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (103)scenic view (102)special occasion (99)romantic (89)fit for foodies (59)notable wine list (52)great for brunch (33)great for lunch (31)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Wonderful lunch on the patio
    Sophia
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Baleen is always my first choice for special times for either brunch, lunch or dinner.. The decor is beautifully elegant with a feeling of Old Naples. You can dine outside or inside, and always have a beautiful view of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The food and service are excellent. Yesterday for lunch we had the Grouper Tacos and they were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a disappointment!
    Queenie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Baleen has long been our favorite! Our service and food is a delight. What a beautiful place to be at sunset!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Do for Naples
    Vineyarder
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of the few remaining places in Naples where you can enjoy fine cuisine while enjoying a beautiful view of the beach and spectacular sunsets. This is especially true if you opt to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the Gulf. Service is crisp and pleasant. There are always high quality specials to supplement the very interesting menu and wide selection of wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baleenistic
    TRN313
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Naples. Food is always very good. This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic spot
    romancegirl
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great wait staff, and delicious food. Bread divine and house salad could not have been better. We had the tenderloin pork. Nice portion not too much just enough. Get the cream brule!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic Place
    Texaswords
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I arrived on a Saturday night, as a solo, as I was on business. Great view, tiered seating, with both indoor and outdoor dining on the beach. Lovely view and sunset. Very good wine list. I ordered Ahi Tuna, which was ok, but had a cold center. Service was so-so, but it was a busy night, and servers were running everywhere. I loved the view and sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jim and lisa
    CoupleplaceVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We enjoy Baleen as an outstanding place for romantic and entertaining dinner spot. The food and kind service excel. The sunset views are spectacular and managent is sure to provide a great wine suggeation. Thank you to the whole staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BCGolf
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is the definition of why people come to southwest Florida, i.e., A beautiful sunset filled with great food, great atmosphere, and great friends. Baleens wait staff handled our party of eight without missing a beat. Finally, after sunset, the ambience outdoors while enjoying a cocktail sitting 'round the fire pit with toes firmly planted in sand with the Gulf just over our shoulders, well, what more can be said. Baleens in a 'must' while visiting the Naples area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 60 year friendship
    MizzoufanVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had dinner with friends which was outstanding! The food was excellent, service and weather all awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    If you are looking for someplace for a romantic evening - dinner on the beach is a must. Outstanding special service, incredible food and a night you will never forget!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem
    RsrvtnQween
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Bleu Provence is a must! We were celebrating our 45th anniversary and wanted something special. This destination fit the bill and more. Highly suggest a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than ever
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Baleen has freshened their menu and it is better and more creative than ever. Most restaurants with a view this incredible (including one just down the street) offer food and service no better than they need to be. Baleen is the notable exception. It has the best Gulf view, and some of the best food and service, in all of Naples. Highest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie
    lve2eat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    restaurant recommended by friends well worth the visit had a great meal service very good knowledgeable friendly staff will be back next time we visit naples
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    Indianabarmanager
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I took my fiancé here for her birthday and she and I were both very impressed with the food, as well as the service. Aaron the manager on duty made us feel like VIPs and our waiter (can't remember his name but I do remember he was from Wisconsin) was both knowledgable and very attentive. Luigi, our bartender, was skilled and personable as well. An all around great time. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to create a special memory while in Naples
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Over priced but you can not beat the sunset and atmosphere, and the food has improved greatly over the past year. Love bringing out of towners here. They are always wow'd.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Perfect
    xfighterpilot
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everything was very good, and we were mostly happy with the service and suggestions of our server. But one suggestion should have been communicate better. I asked for a whiskey list of what was available, and while reviewing it our server suggested "Pappy" bourbon (which I was not familiar with). He told me that it was outstanding and that people were happy to hear of it being available at Baleen. Though it was not listed in the guide, based on the suggestion, I ordered it. And it was ok, but nothing extraordinary. So it came as quite a shock to both my wife and I when the bill came and I discovered my one glass of bourbon cost $40. I should've been told what it cost (when this expensive) and I guarantee I would not have ordered it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot overlooking beach
    kaydinesoutVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Can't find a more beautiful outdoor beachside location for a restaurant in Naples. And, really appreciated that our salads didn't come out 2 minutes after we ordered them and our entrees didn't come 1 minute after we finished our salads. We had a nice leisurely meal, unlike at so many places in Naples that rush you through cocktails, salad and dinner in 45 minutes (and that's after waving them off a couple of times and saying we're not ready to order). Fish entrees were good. Floridian salad didn't have any of the promised grapefruit. Server was pleasant but not especially attentive. One of the few beachside restaurants in Naples & a great place to take visitors. Torches and beautiful sunsets remind us of Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dede
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration! The food was excellent and the service superb. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Birthday
    Ellie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Recently spent my 30th birthday here and everything was absolutely perfect. The food, service and atmosphere were out of this world. Couldn't have asked for a better day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view in Napkes
    keaton7VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I had the grouper which was fresh and deliciously prepared. My husband had the steak special which he said was only OK. Service was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kevin's birthday dinner
    Kevin
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My friend and I were at Baleen for his 60th birthday. We enjoyed a nice romantic dinner and wine. Our server was EXCELLENT and we were treated with a creme brulee to celebrate the special occasion, candle too! Baleen is a great place for a special occasion or just a nice dinner. Food was wonderful! The atmosphere is beautiful too! What a terrific view!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off night
    maxjoeVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Perfect outdoor dinning with great sunset views. Chef made a poor choice for the signature dish but several other selections were great. The service was uncommonly slow and inattentive. Must have been an off night as this restaurant is usually superior.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & view to die for!
    FlyForeFun
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My girlfriend & I love this spot!! We return again & again because the food is amazing not to be outdone by the view of the Gulf of Mexico! We will surely be back once more!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    bonitababeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Haven't been to Baleen since our favorite server left. Food was delicious. Service was not...soups were brought to the table and they had not placed the soup spoons yet...we had to wait for them...Wait and bus staff seemed to be overwhelmed for a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Momof3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    we celebrated our anniversary and they made it so nice. Table with a view. Free 5 x7 photo to commemorate and a rose. Great prix fix
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NIce way to spend an afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our experience was outstanding here. Have not enjoyed a three hour lunch in years. What a beautiful ambiance and great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over the top!
    CoupleplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We visit often and each time the service and friendly service brings us back again. The food is exceptional and the friendly dining has made it one of our favorites in Naples.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met Expectations
    50Something
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Most of the reviews were positive and we were not disappointed. Staff was attentive, food was very good, and the view was spectacular. We ate on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Gulf while enjoying a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ridiculous!
    JimmyT
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of my top 2 places you must visit in Naples! The food is great.....the sunset view....insanity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    DJ9876
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have been here before and we rated it beyond excellent in a fabulous setting!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset viewing
    bonitabrian
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Charming spot, an imaginative menu, off season it was quite pleasant. Service was first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PenPen
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent location, right on the beach, beautiful sunset, drinks around the fire pit, table under air, very good wine list, many food choices. A great night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Views
    NadiazuzuVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I enjoy coming to Baleen for our anniversary dinners and Easter Brunch. Fantastic views, great food and service. Baleen never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining out
    Diningoutw
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Evening was awesome in every aspect. Was upset with open table that I just got 100 pts. and not the 1000 pts indicated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the best
    mrpz1VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of the best views of the Gulf and delicious food as well. Impeccable service. Always feel welcome and special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Sophia
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant for all occasions. Whether it be for lunch, brunch or dinner, you can't find a more beautiful setting and excellent food/menu with outstanding service. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smoking near dining area?
    SWFLDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a nice table on the lower level below the main restaurant seating. However, there were 2 women a bit closer to the sand, but still on Baleen property, who were smoking, and the smoke from where they sat made it's way up to where we were sitting and trying to enjoy our meal. I even noticed a waiter from the restaurant brought them an ashtray to use. Seems an odd thing to allow, I'd like the restaurant's take on this..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The View
    WHOBB
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Another great dinner at the best beach restaurant in SW FL. Service is great. Extensive wine list. Tasty food. And the view...right on Vanderbilt Beach. Doesn't get much better. Only downside is that the restaurant is located in LaPlaya Resort, so sometimes you can get a lot of screaming kids. Great place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lovely setting next to the beach, food was ok, nothing spectacular. Would try lunch time in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent staff and dining
    OliveGlass
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Naples not to mention it's on the water and the service , quality and. presentation of food were excellent. No rubber chicken or frozen fish found here ....will definitely repeat
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.