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
129 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (105)great for outdoor dining (104)special occasion (95)romantic (85)fit for foodies (50)notable wine list (49)great for brunch (32)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (27)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (10)Show More
  • 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.
  • Over the top!
    Coupleplace
    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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Views
    Nadiazuzu
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience!
    BillC
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great view - directly on the beach! Indoor and outdoor tables. Excellent service - friendly and attentive but not obtrusive. (I mentioned when booking that it was my wedding anniversary and they made it feel like an occasion! A great menu featuring local seafood. A nice wine selection, without breaking the bank. A perennial local favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    QuitePlease
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a early evening dinner with business associates. The service was superb (quite and non-intrusive). Food was beautiful to look at and tasted fresh. Wine list was robust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit, will not be the last
    dontwineb4udine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent food quick and precise service. Outstand view and table selection so everyone gets a view. Lovely romantic right before sunset it's the place to be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with the girls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A late lunch with the girls. We sat outside on the terrace level on an absolutely beautiful afternoon overlooking the Gulf. To us, you can't get any better ambiance. Our service was lovely; friendly and relaxed. Our meals were perfection in presentation as well as taste and portions. A true gem. A "must" to experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wonderful Setting
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Extensive wine list, good food--the black grouper was excellent--the U10 scallops were just ok, friendly server, slow kitchen. My wife's martini was warm not cold. Wonderful outdoor setting to watch the sun set over the gulf.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary
    Jimbo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We always visit when we're in town. They had changed the menu from our last visit, but made our favorites even though they weren't on menu. From the hostess to the busboy's...friendly, knowledgeable , & accommodating. Food as always..Great. & can't miss the beach! Finally..they bought my wife a single beautiful red rose.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best restaurant in Napmes
    JJOneillJrVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent in every way Spectacular setting exceptional food, service and quality
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best views in Naples
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Fantastic food combined with an amazing view of the beach and ocean.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desserts
    Walter
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lunched here many times, always outside either on the patio or the sand. Maybe our favorite lunch place, certainly with guests. First time indoors on a hot August evening. Fixed price menu items for appetizers and entrees were fine. The desserts were worth the entire price. Service was prompt and efficient. Very quiet early on an August, non-season night. We'll return for dinners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HungryMomVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great view, great location… substandard food and mediocre service. Too bad because the location is fantastic. Not worth the trip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Sunset Dining Place
    BDNaplesandBigSky
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I are Naples residents. We try to go to Baleen's at least once a month usually an hour or so before sunset but sometimes just for a relaxing weekend lunch on the covered lanai. Service is always terrific; last weekend by Lauren - very attentive, but not overbearing. Extensive wine list but good "by glass" selections too (Lauren very knowledgable). A great place for special occasions but we like it for the ambiance, service and fine dining anytime.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Dining Experience
    Beemer51
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We celebrated our 40th Anniversary, just the two of us, with a quiet dinner at Baleen. The hostess greeted us with a "Happy Anniversary" and escorted us to a great table with a view of the sand and gulf. The manager came by to welcome us. Our waiter, Rob, could not be more professional and attentive. He delivered to us several "surprises" which our family had pre-arranged with the restaurant, and he gave us great suggestions for dinner. We had crab cake for appetizer, and main dishes of snapper and grouper which were delicious. Dinner was topped off with a special cake. During dinner a staff member took a complementary picture of us which they emailed. All in all, we couldn't be more happy with our dining experience at Baleen!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great food.
    FashionistaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    One of my favorites in Naples which never disappoints me. Prettiest view in Naples.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to discover
    luckyluke
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Will be back soon as Canadian it is nice to not go far and find a place where is not in a shopping mall
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Dining
    RSP1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    They made us feel special throughout our wedding anniversary dinner !! The immediate anniversary greetings and rose for my wife was a very nice touch !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine food and service
    EmandDana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised to be treated so well at this upscale resort restaurant. We are used to being ignored or tolerated-- as two old ladies-- while staff focuses on younger patrons and families. Here at Baleen, we felt included and as though staff cared that we had an enjoyable dining experience. The food was excellent and the service extraordinary. Our waitress (Julie) took good care of us during breakfasts and the wait staff at dinner was quite good as well. We enjoyed all of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a delightful restaurant. I highly recommend the diver scallops with chorizo polenta. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spectacular view
    Sandi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Interesting and exceptional food & service. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gorgeous Setting - That's All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The dining on the beach is absolutely beautiful. The kitchen is still extremely poor, and we keep giving them another chance due to the setting. Food is totally tasteless, and expensive. We heard there was a new Exec Chef, but the food is still very poor. Romaine was soaking wet in the Caesar, and the dressing had no flavor. Rest of our meals were similar - no flavor and sub-par ingredients. Service is acceptable. This lovely resort just can't get their restaurant together! Too bad, as the setting is incredible, but it will not justify a return visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything excellent!!!
    joycelyn
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    From the moment we arrived until we left, no detail was left out.. from every staff member, the drinks, the food, the view.. the entire evening was memorable! The views from anywhere inside are incredible.. looking out over the beach and the Gulf! The wine list covered any desire. The pork belly appetizer very good. The yellow tail snapper the BEST I have ever eaten. The mahi mahi was pan seared.. and good .. lime bread pudding was our indulgence.. and well worth it! Highly recommend this dining experience! We will return to try more dishes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine beachfront dining
    Csuebdines
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Charming & elegant atmosphere meets the eye as soon as you enter this south Florida gem. The staff was most attentive. We had a fine selection of entrees perfectly prepared along with sides with a lovely view of the beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Espy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I had an amazing anniversary experience. The food was amazing , the service was superb, and the view was breath taking. I highly recommend it for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scenic & tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Anywhere in dining room, you have a great view of the gulf. Our booth was extremely comfortable and offered a great view. There were 4 of us having lunch, and all of us enjoyed our choices (seafood salad and grouper ). There were only 2 disappointments: I ordered Chardonnay and received a cheap tasting wine for $10. I had to add ice n order to tolerate it. I did not complain because I used to work at LaPlaya. The other disappointment was the coffee. It was too strong for my mother. She did complain, and the waitress suggested to add water. My mother said she did not want to do that. There was a full cup. The waitress did not take it off the bill ($4.00!).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As good as it Gets
    mrpz1VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Always a treat eating at Baleen. The delicious food, breathtaking view and friendly staff always make you feel special. It is a weekly must on my schedule.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wonderful menu with a great variety. Pricey but quality food with great presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.