A bit pricey.The food was just O.K. The lobster bisque was very good, however. The place is quite nice. The setting is beautiful and the service unobtrusive and efficient. We enjoyed our meal there, but the price seemed high for the quality of the meal we ate.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant was a find.This restaurant was a find. Good food with a fantastic view. The staff could not have been more accommodating.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary dinnerMy husband and I came to this restaurant for the second year in a row! We love the setting, service and the fabulous food. A great experience, overall!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNaples Best Fine DiningBaleen remains our go-to restaurant when we want a very special night out. It has the best Gulf view in Naples. The menu is extensive. And to cap all this, I have never had bad service. The staff understands that customers are willing to pay a little more IF they get special treatment, something their hands-on manager, Anthony Hobbs, instills everyday. There was no safer, no better place to go for our special occasion, our 52nd wedding anniversary.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningWe had a wonderful evening sitting on the terrace at Baleen dining and watching the sun set. We have dined here a number of times. The food is always of a high standard and the service is excellent. I had the filet mignon and it melted in my mouth - one of the best steaks I have ever eaten.
We would highly recommend this restaurant for both quality of food, service and view of the ocean and sunset.
It is very difficult to get reservations at this restaurant in high season, so I would suggest booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Baleen. The food was outstanding especially the grouper. Our server Michael was great and helpful. We will definitely be returning.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Naples StandardWe just love Baleen at the LaPlaya Resort. Dining there is always top notch and the staff is very attentive from the wait staff to the valets. You cannot go wrong at Baleen!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWaffles!Good breakfast buffet. The waffles were my favorite. The tables are a little too close together and the prices are high, but it is a beautiful setting.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter Vlad made our nightOur waiter Vlad made our night with great recommendations and professional service in the most beautiful setting. Memorable evening!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOceanfront GemWe dined on a holiday weekend, so it was very busy. That did not lessen the service quality or quality of food. Great ocean view fronting the beach. We'll return.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstandingAs usual, enjoyed a relaxing lunch along with a beautiful scenic view of the beach. Can't get better than that.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location. Great view.Outstanding cuisine with a beautiful view of the sunset. Watch sunset times and plan accordingly!!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a favoriteWe love to take out of town guests to Baleen, as well as use it often for our own special occasions or just when we want to treat ourselves. In this case, we enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch out beyond the veranda. It was perfect!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHeavenly!Stayed at La Playa where Baleen is situated. Great food and atmosphere!! Sunsets close enough you can touch them!!5/18/2013 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 AMmust try if your in Naples.We made reservation and showed up on time. We didn’t have to wait at all. I had asked for a table with an ocean view and they accommodated me perfectly. The food and service was excellent, the only thing was it was a little noisy. But even that was not bad considering we were outside. (hint: if you want a nice romantic dinner go at sunset, the view is amazing )5/2/2013 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 AMBest Place For Out-of-Town GuestsBaleen is our favorite place to take friends or family when they visit. The service is always great, and food is very good (and getting better), and the view (of course) is spectacular. What is also impressive is the outdoor decor. There just isn't any better place for outdoor dining in Naples. And if the weather forces you inside, you'll still get very good food and excellent service.4/21/2013 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 AMOne member of our party hadOne member of our party had to send her food back as it was in edible Others we fine. Nothing special.4/16/2013 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 AMBaleen has become our placeBaleen has become our place for the best outdoor dining experience since moving to Naples. Have not tried dinner here but the veranda has a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico with the beautifully manicured lawn in the foreground. The Lunch Menu has something for everyone and is surprisingly affordable for this venue. We have never been disappointed. Since this is an intimate resort hotel the staff and wait staff get it. They know how to make you feel like you're on vacation. We strongly recommend La Playa to all of our out of town guests. A Naples gem!4/12/2013 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 AMFood was good as always.Food was good as always. I go there about once a month but my last two visits were disappointing because they do not guarantee outside seating. The first time I had to wait 45 minutes. The second time I settled for seating inside after a 20 minute wait. I put them in the penalty box for 3 months and will not try them again before July.4/6/2013 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 AM