Balans - Lincoln Road

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$30 and under
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Global, International

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Our location in South Beach has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It may have to do with our casual brasserie ambiance and outdoor tables along the pedestrian walkways of Lincoln Road. Others tell us it’s our global menu, with local favorites such as Chilean Sea Bass, Crab Linguine, Thai Red Curry and more. We think it’s a combination uniquely our own… sumptuous food, comfortable prices and an experience that will entice you to linger.

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vipBubbe
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had the breakfast menu which was excellent...eggs perfectly cooked and bacon very crispy. Service was also excellent. Unfortunately, the restaurant allows smoking outdoors which made my stay slightly unpleasant.

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vipMaralba
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We have been walking by Balans for several years and finally gave it a try on Jan. 3. The food and service was very good. We looked forward to sitting outside on a nice evening. Unfortunately we didn’t know they are a vaping restaurant. The vaping was a real turn off. Not something I want to smell while having a nice meal. For that reason I marked the rating down and will not return. If vaping is not a concern for you it could be a nice experience.

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vipandyresende
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, Bruno was great! The churrasco and the fried yuca were delicious! Desserts were fantastic. Nothing that I would change!

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vipMikeD
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were not strong. Cold outside with no heaters working. Great food and great service!

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vipRogerb
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I recommend Balans as a great place for brunch, but not as much for dinner. The food was OK, but the Mojito was basically mint flavored water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the beat waiter ever!

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Figgyshe49
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely dining experience at Balans Lincoln Rd. Bring back the seafood and fruit Summer salad please

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Figgyshe49
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice time as usual, served by my favorite waiter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I was visiting in Florida and decided to dine here with my friends and for hookah. The food was great, I had no complaints with the food. However, their hookah is way over priced (around $50 for a hookah with a grapefruit head) and it didn’t even work right. Considering back in NY/NJ I get two good hookahs that already come with a grapefruit head for the same price as their one lousy hookah was a no for me. When we called over the girl who was in charge of the hookahs to tell her our hookah wasn’t pulling right, she told us we had to hold the pipe down into the base to make sure that it pulls right. I guess this place would be good for people who have either never had hookah before, don’t go regularly and just want to instagram a picture with it, or don’t know what hookah is. I think I would maybe come back for their food if I was in the area, but I don’t think I’ll ever come back for their hookah.

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Figgyshe49
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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vipMacW
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Most enjoyable

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vipjack
New England
586 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonably priced quality fare ranging from brunch to light suppers.

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ReyW
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very relaxing
Polite staff
Other waitpersons greeted us and
checked in not only our waitperson
Food was tasty

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viptraceys
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great people watching. Service was very good. Snapper tasted good but was slightly over cooked.

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LianaY
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistency in the menu everytime

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vipFooSo
Miami
109 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great, thank you.

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vipAska
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please check your computers or phones for Reservations
They are not coming thru while I’m seated

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had the short ribs which were perfect !! The baha chicken salad was just ok. Chicken was super over cooked
Service was pleasant and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

The crab cake was amazing!
I chicken sandwich was pretty tasty the pickles made it delicious. Wish I had more.
The service was good.

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vipSoogood4567
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went monday for 10 dollar burger it s come with no cheese you have to pay 2 dollar extra the food was good also the service

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GenevieveB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Très bon pour le repas!!! Le service était correct, il ne venait pas souvent pour venir voir si tout était ok.

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vipScotto
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The best chicken Caesar salad I have had in my life!

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RonL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Despite the place having few patrons, the wait staff was inattentive and couldn't be bothered to take our orders without us flagging them down. Once we finally got our over priced drinks, we had to flag them down an hour later to get a second round.

- I won't be going there again, and I realize now why the place was not busy.

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vipDRLG
Columbus
93 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice people. Good service. Good food.

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SheilaB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for our pre-.theater light meal.

Service was good as we had time constraints.

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vipAndreaB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I have Celiac Disease and I am always nervous about eating out. This place was wonderful! They took real care of me with my food preparation of my dinners. Our waitress, Carly was amazing! The manager, Victor made sure everything was perfect. I also loved their coconut mojitos. I highly recommend this place!

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vipAndreaB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food is delicious. My husband loves the crab cakes. The best he has ever tasted. We also order the herb chicken. I have Celiac Disease and they always are very careful in preparing my meal. Our waitress Carly was amazing. We come back here year after year!

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vipAndreaB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Went for Happy Hour and dinner. I am not a chicken eater out, but their herb chicken is the best! I order it every time I go there. I have Celiac Disease and this restaurant is very knowledgeable about cc and gluten free. The chef is great, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Rainy night so we had to eat indoors so it was noisy. Food was very good and so was service.

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vipZancg
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was good, tables are not too close to passerby on Lincoln Rd. good cocktails.

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vipAR212
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely server, nice lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very savory and the hookah was maintained professionally!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Agradable y muy atentos

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MichelH
1 review