Great food, super menu choices
Great food, super menu choices and wonderful service!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the fish dishes that I had on two separate occasions. Very comfortable restaurant with a friendly staff and very good service. Would definitely recommend.
3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Many restaurants that are
Many restaurants that are embedded in hotels - worse resorts - are not very good. Baleen is an exception, and the surprising and inventive menu is what does it. Good food, excellent service and friendly people. A very nice location.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very happy to find
We were very happy to find this restaurant which is located on one of the resort properties near Sea World. We had a great table with a veiw of the bay and by a fireplace (was a chilly night). The hand crafted cocktails were excellent as was the goat cheese salad that we split. I enjoyed the wood grilled prawns which, although cooked perfectly did not taste wood grilled at all. My husband had a double pork chop which was also excellent. The best however was the sweet corn and bacon pudding - delicious! If you are up in this area and don't feel like driving all the way into town for dinner, I think Balleens is a solid choice.
4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My sole quibble with this place we visit regularly is that their espresso machine remains "broken". Only a quibble, but ......when everything else has been perfect, it is a disappointment to end my meal on a down note.W
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business Dinner A+++
Loved the food, setting was great to showcase San Diego... Overall great experience
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view Good food
Asparagus salad terrific & unique
Divers scallops nothing special
Albacore very good
Chocolate gelato very good
Cocktails just ok
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Restaurant Week!
We were able to come to Baleen during Restaurant Week and had a great experience. The food choices were delicious and the wine pairings were spot on. We sat on the outdoor patio and enjoyed sunset. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient. We will certainly go back the next time we are in San Diego!
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
my two girlfriends and i went to baleen for restaurant week. we had a very nice time. the food was awesome! we had a nice bottle of wine and we just really enjoyed being there.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
A little vacation on Vacation Rd
Saw Baleen on a list for restaurant week and we decided to check it out. The ambience was great. We got seated outside by the bay which was romantic with some candles floating in the water. The food was great. The pirk tenderloin was really good and the top sirloin was divine! We cleaned out our plates. The service was alright. We had to remind the waiter of our allergies and had to send back food to the kitchen. Other than that, the experience was great.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hidden gem in the Mission Bay, Shelter Island area. Great views of the bay from the Dining Room. Great outdoor sitting area with two large fire pits to ward off night coolness. Food was very good and the Service was even better. We had an early reservation before a concert at Humphreys and the Wait Staff went out of their way to carter to us.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
nice October evening on the bay
sat outside, it was a nice night, food was great. it was a business meeting and the noise level was fine for conversation yet busy enough to feel the energy around you. I recommend you check it out.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We're building a long-term relationship with Baleen, 3 years in
Season to season, the House Chef and staff never fall short of tier one dining expectations
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Baleen simplified our Thanksgiving Day for four generations from 90 to 2 . excellent variety of appetizer and entrées. The servers did an excellent job and we were not rushed. Lots of outdoor space with ponds and waterfalls of interest to the little ones.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Perfect FamilyThanksgiving!
We weren't familiar with the area, so booking reservations 'sight unseen' felt a bit risky. We were flying to SD from KC to share Thanksgiving with our Navy son and his new bride. The ambience when we arrived inspired confidence that we'd made the right choice. The sunset view of the Bay was spectacular. In fact...the entire evening couldn't have been more ideal - from Brent our fine server, to the creative holiday menu selections, and ultimately the beautifully plated, delicious 3-course meals we so greatly enjoyed.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM