Balan's

4.5
188 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Balan's is a chic brasserie, serving modern European cuisine, classic British dishes and craft cocktails in a relaxed yet sophisticated all day dining restaurant in the bustling Brickell area. Balan's is a true believer in buying local and supporting local, we have created seasonal menus working with some of the best local vendors in Miami. We aim to bring you the freshest produce and dishes that you can't find anywhere else in Miami.
You can dine in our outdoor tropical oasis or alternatively in our London meets Miami refined dining room.
Our mixologists have created signature cocktails with consistency and love, using homemade syrups, fresh juices and spices. Working closely alongside our culinary team to ensure a seasonal cocktail menu and cohesiveness with the brand and our kitchen identity. Our cheeky chap is packed with fresh herbs, chili and tequila. Our Bon Vivant is the perfect drink to start the evening for our social butterflies.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 188 people are saying
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo perfecto

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LaurieN
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my families first time at Balan's we went for brunch on a Sunday and it was great! The fact that we were even able to make a brunch reservation morning of was amazing. The girls in front were welcoming, the manager on duty that day was really accommodating, and our server was really nice as well. Food was great! Great ambiance. Will definitely return next time we are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very attentive personnel and good food for a Sunday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ok service. Limited menu. Loud.

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LisaMLS
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took a friend to Balans Friday night. We had amazing food and drinks, and of course the service was phenomenal.

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vipJonny
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round!

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vipFoodieMiami
London
27 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a chic vibe, amazing food & drinks plus service this is the spot. We had an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Expensive, but worth it. Everyone loved their meals. The service was good too.

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CherylL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balan's is a Brickell neighborhood gem! Indoor and outdoor seating, excellent food.
We love to go there for brunch and people watch as it is in the heart of Brickell. The staff are amazing and provide great service. Everyone is friendly and the ambiance inside or outside is fantastic. I personally love the avocado sandwich on a brioche bun, my daughter loves the French toast with crispy crumbled bacon that we ask for on the side and bananas. You cannot go wrong with any menu item at Balan's. Their eggs benedict is excellent with smoked salmon. They have a full bar and great drinks. They are open all day and late night so whatever your preference is, this is the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

They were busy and the waiter took forever to take our order. But the bigger disappointment was when he finally came around to take our order, he was rushing us while we made our first drink order and he actually walked away before I could make my food order. He seemed so behind that had to walk away. We had to wait long again for him to come back and take our food order. We asked him for water 3 times and still no water until we he to ask another server for water. He apologized so many times after that, he knew our experience was not a good one. This place adds a 18% gratuity automatically. I honestly did not like that because I was not planning on giving him 18% tip of my money that I believe wasn’t deserving for him. I wonder if it’s because he knows he will automatically be getting a tip no matter what, is the reason he didn’t come check on us often and took forever. And if it’s because they were so busy, then this restaurant needs to hire more servers so this doesn’t happen again.

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vipMarielaM
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and service too.

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WillR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Kitchen was very slow otherwise food was excellent.

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JaydaM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Center of Brickell action and people watching was a plus. The food was great! We tried the oysters, fish n chips, and pornstar martini. We also had a little happy hour drink before leaving. Service was good and our waiter was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food1service4ambience5

Only 3 items available on the late night menu. All items contain meat and I’m a vegetarian. As we were being seated the table next to us received a Caesar salad but we were denied when we requested the same. Chef should be a little more compassionate towards his guests. A simple house Caesar should have been accommodated.

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vipHeavenangels16
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good except people in other tables smoking hookah and weed. Very uncomfortable. Also some people dressed as if going to the beach was not up to par with casual chic dress code. Takes away from area ambiance

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vip123456789
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Bad experience. We had to wait 20 minutes for service. Then, when the burgers arrive, they ran out of buns and gave us sandwich bread. Won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Awesome food.

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vipJonny
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New go to spot with the wife. Awesome place, service and food!

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vipFoodieMiami
London
27 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, amazing food and cocktails! Service also top notch 👏👏

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I’ve had in Miami. Thanks!

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vipRubia023
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall!!

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vipFoodieMiami
London
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot, new dishes are amazing. Great vibe, great people & a fun spot for dinner later on in the week but also really nice for a midweek bite. We sat inside and the DJ was exactly what we like. Definitely recommend

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vipAadumg
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This place is very good, food is amazing and service is too. Ive been several times. Except for the last time an already fired server treated me and my table horribly. The manager instantly apologized and service went back up to what im used to.

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Troy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was great as well!

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MimiOnQ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We chose to sat outside. It was unbearably hot and we had to call to get the servers attention a few times for drink refills. I would expect some outdoor fans for circulation and more attentive service. Otherwise the food was excellent. I also did not appreciate the 18% service fee added to the bill. The server explained it’s a service fee split amongst a team so if we wanted to add a tip it would be solely hers. The belongs to the server. There should. Or be an additional 18% and why I lowered my review a star.

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BrigitteH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love how they constantly change the menu, there's always new and exciting things to try!!! I love this place! =)

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Cossette
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch Menu! The Service is Five ⭐️ Stars and The food was Great and Well-Portioned. I highly recommend.

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vipJessica
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Balan’s is my favorite place to grab a cocktail after work. Happy Hour every day from 5pm-7pm, great drinks reasonably priced! Bar seating has an eclectic vibe, all around a Brickell gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

waitress was slow

Balan's
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hello, please check our private correspondence.

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vipNativeMiamian
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Server was very friendly but the food just wasn’t anything out of this world. Additionally, the drinks are over priced- some costing cene more than entrees.

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AnilK
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Horrible!!! Drove from ft Lauderdale to Miami to have our anniversary dinner, only to find out that they had no vegetarian options. Their website has a few veg options but we’re informed that it’s outdated. I won’t be returning there.

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vipJonny
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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vipFoodieMiami
London
27 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the decor to the food & cocktails plus vibe we cant fault this spot. It is a super location and is the hidden gem of Miami. It has such a European feel which we loved, the menu had changed since we last came and we were so excited to try the new dishes, what can we say wow!!!! Will be coming back

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vipMartinF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Second time in the last two weeks had to wait over 45 minutes for appetizers to be served. Multiple requests from the server. Still multiple delays. Awful experience to place that used to be so much fun

Balan's
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hi Martin please check our private correspondence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible experience. I hate giving bad reviews... but this was just unsettling. I had a reservation yesterday night on Open Table. When we got there the hostesses were very rude; there was plenty of empty tables and when I asked to be seated at one, the hostess told me NO and that specific table was for parties of 4 only. She sat us at a horrible high top bar table and I expressed my concern that I would like something lower because the seats were extremely uncomfortable against my skin, she still told me NO. After we finally took the high top bar table.... 5 minutes later she walked 2 Caucasian ladies directly in front of us and sat them EXACTLY were I was told I couldn't sit because it was for a party of 4. Unbelievable.

We ordered the truffle bread and the server completely forget about it until I had to remind him 35min later. We sat 45min with NO water until I had to ask the server for some. We waited over an hour for our food and only ordered the Oysters and Salmon. Very small portions and was not fresh at all. I got so sick of waiting at that point I ate it, and it was disgusting. Honestly the list goes on about this horrible dining experience... but I just don't have the time to continue writing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Good

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vipJonny
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience at Balan’s last night. We started with the tuna and shrimp tempura appetizers - delicious! Then we had the salmon, Seabass and lamb chops for our mains. All beautifully presented and phenomenal flavors. One of the best meals we’ve had in Miami. They also had some great fire shows and a violin player. We’ll definitely be back a lot!!

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ChristineD
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The waitress stressed 3 times that we should leave an extra tip... 18% is automatically included as part of the the bill ... she claimed the 18% is not for her but for the other staff... I was appalled...

Balan's
Responded on April 18, 2021

Hello, please check our private correspondence

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vipFoodieMiami
London
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone needs to know about this place, I believe there is a new chef and you can see that on the menu. We also asked was it the same owners as this brand has been around for a long time but the whole experience was so different from anything we experienced before. We were so happy to hear its the second generation of Balan's running it and the couple behind it have really transformed this place. Plus... they were there and are there all the time we've been told. These are the restaurants people should be supporting, the independent ones that have invested owners. If you love a good energy, great food, proper cocktails and are into wines you will love this place. Also they're now open late and have musicians and performers.

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vipFoodie1
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pornstar Martini is GREAT!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Balan's using the Order Online button. Balan's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 809-8587.

Balan's is rated 4.5 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Balan's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/balans-brickell/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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