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About Balaban's - Chesterfield

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.

1772 Clarkson Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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

Cross Street:
Clarkson/Baxter

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(636) 449-6700

Website:
http://www.balabanswine.com/

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.

Public Transit:
A Metro Bus stop is located on Clarkson Road, just north of Balaban's.

Executive Chef:
Philip Stemmler

Additional:
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

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us at Balaban's for a special Valentine's Dinner. Wednesday, February 14 4 -9 PM.
Enjoy a prix fixe 3 course dinner with a complimentary split of sparkling wine. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity.

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.

Balaban's - Chesterfield Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

It was so cold in the restaurant, even after we moved from the windows. We almost took it to go. The food was ok. The Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup had no flavor, got it to warm up, luke warm. We used to go to Balaban’s I’m the West End. Loved it...this left a lot to be desired.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner here with family the Saturday before Christmas. Ambience wise - casual - you are eating in the front half of a retail wine store. It’s an interesting concept - very un-Chesterfield which was nice. Our server was knowledgeable and very good.

Food wise - high marks for the flatbreads and salads. Excellent! The “Christmas Soup” was very good and the cucumber bisque was ok (our mistake for ordering a cold soup in cold weather)

Main courses - this is where There was some unevenness: crab cakes (from the appetizer menu - these were served basically raw in the middle - they appear to be rolled in panko bread crumbs and deep fried - so at least this batch was a wet gummy center of crab cake batter.

Grilled scallops were ok; a bit over spiced with a spice mixture for our taste. Chicken parmigiana was good.

Overall I would return; a bit pricey but other than the crab cakes everything was reasonably well done - those they need to work on though.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We enjoyed our server! She has helped us before, and the service is consistently good. We had lunch combos, which were delicious!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were blown away by the Balabargain Monday. Great fish great pork great wine. No corkgage on retail wine from their shop. Just a great way to spend Monday. Not a bad way to spend Saturday at 1-3 PM for their wholsaler curated wine tasiting and lunch. Yummy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great restaurant. It’s been quite a while since last visit, but despite the 50-mile trip it was well worth it. We had the Cajun Shrimp Pasta special and the Pork Medallions. Both were excellent as were the appetizer, salad, and dessert. Every item on the plate: entree and sides were wonderfully seasoned and perfectly cooked. Combined with picking a reasonably priced wine off the in-restaurant store shelf, it was a perfect dinner experience. Signed up for the Phelps Wine Dinner on Jan 28th-can’t wait!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Balaban’s is always top notch. Great food and service and, of course, fabulous wine.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Saturday night at 5:30pm. One other couple in the place so it was super quiet. When we left around 6:45pm it was picking up and by then almost full. We were going to the symphony. Nice wine list. Food was above average. Our waitress, Jasmine, was a gem. Love her. She gave us great recommendations. Nice big salads. Entrees were not outstanding but tasty and nice sized portions. Not too big and not too small, just right. Really extensive menu which will have us coming back for more. The wine, the extensive menu, the service and the quiet atmosphere will have us coming back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was delicious and in point! Consistently great food!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I haven’t been to Balaban’s in many years. I was pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed the oysters, eggplant roulade, smoked trout, and a flatbread. The oysters were well chilled with good quality sauces. The eggplant roulade was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The Monday small plates and wine were excellent. We enjoyed the evening. Strongly recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Balaban's is a combination wine store and restaurant. The wine selection in the main store is excellent, but their back room stock is special. The wine prices are competitive with wine stores rather than other restaurants and the corkage fee is only $8. The food is always well prepared, innovative, and delicious. There are typically specials available in addition to the regular menu. When the restaurant is busy, it can get noisy. The food is worth it though. The service is always friendly and competent. I have been there many times and expect to continue to be a regular.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice little place....food & service good. Yummy kale salad.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Mostly good. I was just a bit surprised at the slow service, considering that there were not many tables during our stay. The servers were very nice though.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent cocktail,wine and beer lists. The menu was creative and had a good range of choices. Many appetizers were big enough for the entree. Would city me back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Went with a buddy in town for business. Overall we were very pleased and would be back. As odd as it may sound, the cucumber bisque was extremely refreshing and I would get it again for sure. Beef Wellington was also wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I love the blue plate specials and I really love the trout pancake!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The quiche and tenderloin was outstanding! Everything was fresh and delicious. Nice variety.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was ok, some things were great others not so much. For the prices, it should be a lot more impressive. There were only 3-4 tables filled on a Friday night. Didn't really need a reservation, place was not busy, maybe that should have been a warning sign for us. My son loved the beef wellington and the candied pecan shrimp was good. Everything else was just so-so.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Salads were excellent, entrees average. Really noisy, hard to have a conversation with one other couple. Go early if you don't want to shout all through dinner.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Love the option to get a bottle of wine off the rack and pay a small corkage fee. Great food. Will definitely try one if their winemaker dinners in the future.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is always spot on! Had a great time sharing played of many choices. Love this place! What a great to have in West County!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was overall very good. Service was slow as it was a week night and they only had a bartender and one wait staff, but there were only 6 tables of patrons. Portions were generous. Go for the food not for the ambience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Another great meal. The Monday night special is outstanding. Three courses for $25. Choose from 3/4 items per course. No corkage fee for wine bought at retail.
I'm not suggesting you only go on Mondays. Everyday is a great meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This was our first time to Balaban's in Chesterfield. We had a party of 8 for Sunday brunch. Everything was outstanding. It was not overly crowded, the food was amazing, and the service was excellent. Highly recommended. We will be returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always good and we go often. Specials are usually outstanding. Love the variety. Great fish preparations.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I LOVE their smoked trout, cucumber bisque and bar-b-q salmon!
All wonderful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Athough I have enjoyed Balaban's for lunch many times, it was the first time for my husband with me. We celebrated our anniversary with our lunch together there. Both my husband and I were delighted with our food selections! Our waitress was very responsive and took care of us nicely, too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We go to Balaban's often and have always loved it. However, this time, we found the entree (halibut) barely warm and appearing to have been preprepared and then warmed over, and not as tasty as past meals there. Maybe it was the regular chef's night off. We were disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I googled a search for brunch and Balaban's popped up. It wasn't quite what I expected because it caters more to wine aficionados than casual diners. There is a small dining to the left of the wine racks and a buffet set-up the right. It seemed there were more wine racks than restaurant seating, however the service was prompt and pleasant. The food was also very tasty. They offered a selection of breakfast an lunch items. There were made to order omelets, waffles and eggs benedict. There was a beef tenderloin carving. Overall, my experience was pleasant and I was satisfied with my meal, but for the pricing of $29/person, I expected a different ambiance. I think it was far too casual and more like a sandwich shop, but the pricing was that of a full restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I had seen the prices on line a little more than what we usually go to but we do go to a lot of family Sunday bunches. That being said we knew what to expect pricewise but when my 6 year old daughter found out there were no waffles and had water and half a biscuit for $15 thought a little out of line we where one of about 5 tables in there not like our server didn't notice. Food was good but my fault for not checking the menu ahead of time but still felt kind of ripped off.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Do not be discouraged by the location or initial impression. This is a serious restaurant with great food. The wine shop and café atmosphere adds to the positive and fun experience. The menu is broad and offers a good variety. We were a party of five, and all shared appetizers, salads, entrées, and deserts were perfect. You must give it a try.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Bar Seating
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Our food was creatively prepared and tasted wonderful. Our server was spectacular! The wine selection is awesome. We will definitely go to Balaban's again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

While somewhat light on atmosphere the food appeared prepared well and preparations were more upscale than the restaurants first impression.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 27, 2017

First time dining there. Had looked at the menu on line and saw that there were several options that would fit well with my wife and I. Food was great. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Excellent beet salad at Balaban's! Both my friend and I enjoyed the same beet salad for lunch finding it delectable. Our server had just the perfect amount of presence, checking in with us. Recommending it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We like Balaban's once in a while. Love their wine selection. Brunch offerings are typically pretty good. Excelent Egg's Benedict delivered to your table fresh from the kitchen [ as part of the buffet] This experience was one of our better ones for food. I always wish they would offer more vegetable dishes. It tends to get pretty heavy. Only issue was with our server. disappeared for 5-10 minutes at a time. Delivered cocktails before water. Took a really long time to get paid. This server is new to us and not typical of our experience there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 12, 2017

We were planning a business trip to St Louis and I was researching restaurants and found this one. Great find. Unassuming location, in a shopping center essentially. We started with smoked salmon on a pancake, wonderful. Then cucumber soup. Great! Then​ calamari, which was not heavy breading and fried too long, it was perfect. Then my wife had tuna, and I had scallops. Both quite tasty They also have a wine shop and on Monday, buy the bottle at retail, and no corkage fee. Wish we could go back and next time we're in town we will. Attentive staff and very friendly.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Consistently very good dishes and professional service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food was amazing. Some loud people there (including kids) but it was early on a Thursday. I told the kid to stop pounding his table and his grandparents apologized. Not the restaurant's fault of course.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent. 3rd or 4th time there. My wife had morel pasta. It was great. I had the BBQ salmon. Last week I had the duck. That was great too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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