Balaban's - Chesterfield

4.5
356 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Balaban's continues the tradition of the Cental West End location with a new concept in Chesterfield. Balaban's operates a full service restaurant and retail wine shop with classic dishes such as the Beef Wellington, Cucumber Bisque, and Trout Pancake. All of the bottles on the Wine Spectator's award winning wine list are sold at a retail cost with a small $8 corkage fee.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation


Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(636) 449-6700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Philip Stemmler
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Catering
Balaban's offers full service catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delivery available. Our private event space seats 80, and can accommodate up to 100 for a cocktail reception. Audio/visual equipment is available at no extra charge.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clarkson/Baxter
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Public transit
A Metro Bus stop is located on Clarkson Road, just north of Balaban's.
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Special events & promotions
Come join us for our monthly Sunday Wine Dinner.
We host a five-course dinner with wine pairings.
Guests will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and an appetizer reception

$110.00 per person (plus Tax and Gratuity)
Please call 636.449.6700 for Reservations
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our beautiful Tuscan-inspired room is the perfect setting for your special occasion. Accommodating up to 90 individuals for lunch and dinner, 100 for more casual buffets and cocktails, the room may also be modified for smaller groups. AV equipment is available at no extra charge.

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What 356 People Are Saying
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CL
St. Louis
142 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just loved this place and will go back frequently! We had their Lobster Ravioli, their Applewood Bacon Flatbread, and their Beet Salad. The food preparation was creative and delicious. Frankly, we have never eaten anything so good and we have traveled on all seven continents, 58 countries, all 50 states, and all 10 Canadian Provinces! We have literally eaten our way around the world and would place Balaban's in the Top 5% of places we have eaten. You must go there!! And did we mention their amazing wine selection!!!!

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N
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and the service was fantastic!!!

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DR
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice evening - always great food, flavors; we had one classic Balaban's, the Beef Wellington; and the BBQ Salmon; both excellent; service on spot; great wine options and pricing.

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LF
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Balaban's is one of our most favorite places for dinner-our meal was wonderful except for one exception. Two people in our party ordered the Paella which had been ordered in the past and was wonderful. A big disappointment this time as the rice had little flavor and the seafood was mediocre(no clams in some of the shells??). What has happened to a dish that was wonderful before? the rest of our meal was outstanding as usual and the service was great!

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SW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful; however, the creamed spinach was the best ever. The only downside was the noise level. We'll certainly be back.

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OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Brunch. Not busy at all. Food was delicious. The French Toast was the best.

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S
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Brunch. Was pleasantly surprised. The service was also very attentive.

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DS
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have always loved this place. It's hard to find restaurants in Chesterfield that are not part of a chain. Everything was perfect. My only complaint was it really was noisy but that's because it was packed. Swear by the trout pancake.

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KW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday

Delicious lunch - regular menu items and the day’s specials were outstanding quality, as was dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best kept secrets In WEST COUNTY. Brunch selection is awesome ..Has it all.
Staff very attentive and pleasant. Will be back with more people for sure .

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L
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Balaban’s is our new favorite restaurant!! Every coarser was delicious! We LOVE the smoked trout appetizer, spinach flatbread, caprese or hearts of palm salad, cucumber bisque, sea bass,Bar-B-Que salmon and hot fresh beignets!!!

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V
St. Louis
53 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This truly IS a neighborhood gem! There aren't many places in Chesterfield I feel are well worth the money spent...we always leave here happy campers! It's not your run-of-the-mill chain by any means...some dishes reminiscent of its past...others unique creations from a talented group! Our server was knowlegable, friendly & well versed about all the dishes & wine choices...can't wait to return!

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BK
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the prime rib special plus a very nice bottle of wine.

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DT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were at the restaurant for Sunday Brunch. The food was delicious, and there were lots of choices, even for the picky eaters. The service was good, and it was not overly crowded, so there were no lines or waits. This is our second time visiting for Brunch, and we plan to return. Highly recommended.

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j
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 8 was placed in private wine room and had a perfect meal, wine, service in every way at an amazing value for wine lovers in particular!

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PL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, food was great. Bar and wait staff were fantastic.

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service

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G
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Consistently very good food. Any time you go , lunch or dinner. Gone there many ,many times, always good, very good

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JC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Love the vegetables. Cooked perfect
Server was helpful.

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BK
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent. I selected a bottle from their inventory which was great and very reasonably priced. The service is always good. The Monday night special is a very good deal.

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R
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the interesting combinations of ingredients Balaban’s always offers.

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j
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent as was the service. It was a beautiful night so we ate outside. There were good vegetarian options for my wife and my halibut was superb

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DV
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised, glad we checked it out. Food was great. Due to the openness, it was very loud in there, had to talk loud to hear. They were short handed so our waiter wasn’t as attentive as one should be, but as the crowd died down, he got better.

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JG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

More of a market than a restaurant.

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HR
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great Bloody Mary and burger. The oysters were enormous. Great industrial casual feel.

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a business dinner here on Monday. It was very easy to talk and hear everyone at the table. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. We all tried the balabargain deal and loved it. I had the salmon and was Very impressed. I feel like I can always count on a good meal at Balabans.

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KL
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go to the n Chesterfield. Excellent spot, great food!

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d
New England
44 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Yet another dinner with a relative. Short and sweet: best pate deal in the midwest.

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E
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Father’s Day brunch and the food was excellent. We were also impressed with how clean the area was including the rafters. If we had one constructive criticism, they were understaffed.

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J
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch for Father’s Day. Excellent food selection. Great service. Pleasant staff. In wonderful atmosphere surrounded by wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have four little kids and the hostess as well as the waitress were so accommodating to us. They volunteered to get our small kids food for us while we were there and even asked if they could sit with them while we went to the buffet. The service was incredible and incomparable! We will definitely be back for Sunday brunch. The food was the icing on the cake once we were won by service. Everything was delicious and there were so many different options, even for us being a pescatarian family. The salmon and the French toast were our favorites. They made Fathers Day brunch chaos non existent. Thanks Balaban’s!

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m
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it all, especially our waitress, Amanda. Helpful, friendly, skilled. Many many thanks. Food was wonderful.

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OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our server was very pleasant and friendly, but the overall service — the time it took from ordering our meal until we received it — was unusually slow. I wonder if the restaurant was short staffed Monday night?

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J
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited with friends from out of town who like to "dine". The food choice was varied and excellently prepared. The ability to select your own wine from an excellent selection and only pay a small corkage fee was a huge plus. We all enjoyed what we ordered plus the deserts (again, well above average). We will be back!

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful atmosphere and nice outdoor dining. Loved the food.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Mother's Day Brunch was disappointing. Compared to many other brunches, Balaban's food selection and atmosphere was average at best, nothing special, very forgettable. "Made to Order" Omelette and Eggs Benedict were served cold. Expected so much more for the price. Only positives were good service from the waitress and drinks (Bloody Mary and Mimosa).

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YM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. Food was great and the staff was excellent!

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother's Day Brunch and the Staff was so great! Everyone was so nice and made sure we well taken care of. The food was very good and beautifully presented.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service on Mother’s Day for brunch. Highly recommend. The food was excellent and the people were extremely accommodating for our family with four young children!

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LT
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Balaban’s for our anniversary and had another fantastic meal. We haven’t been here for about a year since we live in IL, but it was just as we remembered. Everything was perfect from the wine to the crab cakes appetizer to the beet salad and cucumber bisque soup, and the main courses were awesome too. Even the pecan pie was excellent. This place is highly recommended!!

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