BALEEN - Naples

4.4
3492 Reviews
$50 and over
American

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BALEEN Naples Restaurant overlooks the beach with a few of our tables directly on the sand. Palate pleasing options include a varied breakfast menu with a Gulf Coast twist on traditional favorites, such as the Crab Oscar Benedict or the Braised Brisket and Eggs with scallion potato cake and tomato hollandaise. The lunch menu features gourmet sandwiches and salads including a Lobster Cobb Salad, as well as their ever popular Gulf Grouper Tacos. With exceptional entrees such as the Seared Tuna with furikake, crispy sushi rice and vegetable escabeche and the Chef's Signature Black Grouper with king crab & charred corn truffle risotto cake, neonata relish and champagne citrus butter sauce, the dinner menu is truly novel. To brighten up the experience, the intimate beach fire pit and BALEEN Bar feature a fantastic wine-by-the-glass program, as well as an extensive list of martinis and classic cocktails.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.6
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vipMarcellaN
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Reviewed on September 9, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

I was invited by friends for a fine evening given in my honor.
The food was excellent, the ambiance was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Unfortunately on the way home, I realized the mechanism of the dimmer switch for the light inside the car had been tampered with and the switch was broken. I actually found the broken piece on the seat next to the driver. So I introduced a claim to the manager of valet parking, who then presented it to the company LAZ parking and I could not believe the outcome of my claim. It was actually denied. My evening wound up costing me $300.00 What a disappointment after such very nice dinner. M. Maes - Estero Fla

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vippaul
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they completely exceeded all expectations - the dinner the location the staff

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JacquiR
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at my favorite spot in Naples!!

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DineenB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baleen is one of my faves in Naples. Have an amazing dinner, on the beach, watching the sunset. Always an amazing experience.

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vipAnthonyS
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything including service

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Nikkaa
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

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GretchenS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our Anniversary and had a perfect evening. Our server, Mike was a lot of fun and our sommelier paired our wine perfectly.
Thank You for a Wonderful evening!

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vipJRW1
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We were very disappointed in The food and service during this visit to the restaurant. We have been here before and had a reasonable experience but this time was extremely disappointing. Hostess seem disinterested in getting us seated, our waiter was disinterested at best. Even the valet in getting the car seem to have a bad attitude. Overall a very bad experience!

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Nano
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

USUALLY I really am impressed with this place. However for our last dinner there I am not impressed. I ordered the Scallop price fix dinner and got a WHOPPING TWO SCALLOPS. WHAT A COMPLETE RIP OFF NOT HAPPY and I am a full time 24/7 365 days a year resident and live around the corner. They need to make it right. I’ll wait ....

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greeted and seated promptly.
Great menu. Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic place. Loved our meal. Service was excellent. This was our 3rd time here and we will continue to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary dinner and our server Jose was amazing. The pork chop and chocolate cake were so good. Plus, you can't beat the views.

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vipMicheleT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, drinks, food, service-perfect! I was celebrating my birthday and they did an amazing job making me feel special. The tablet menus were another fun feature!

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JOBETH
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Rose and special dessert brought to the table for my wife. Great touch! Always enjoy dining here.

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vipDollyneS
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing experience after fond memories of great food and service during our last visit several years ago. The food was average or bad and the service was not good. It has a much different look — very casual like many chain restaurants but still continue to charge fine dining prices, higher than others that actually deliver on fine dining food quality and service. The beach views are breathtaking for cocktails but, sadly, not worth it for subpar dining.

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JacquiR
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful dining experience and an amazing view

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vipEmmaS
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We took our 22 yr old granddaughter there for dinner. The waiter was short tempered, he never told us about the specials & wouldn’t let us try the bottle of wine we ordered until we insisted. My gdaughter & I ordered Risotto with lobster tail. The risotto was not cooked properly. This restaurant has gone downhill since we first ate there many years ago. We will not be returning.

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Moults
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few true fine dining spots directly on the water...we have never been disappointed.

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AgostinaE
Argentina
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atencion de Jorge (habla español) y muy buena la comida

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vipElizabethC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Naples!!
The FOOD is delicious! Nothing else can compete!
The service is unbeatable!
The atmosphere is sublime!
Love, love, love BALEEN !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food. Incredible views

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vipVisitor1954
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Limited menu, brought the wrong food, inefficient parking, way overpriced... has a lot to learn from neighboring restaurants...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We usually dine At BALEEN once a month. First, our server took a very long time to even come over. Then it took 45 minutes to even get our bread. On open table was a menu that we looked at prior to arriving due to some dietary restrictions. Once we were able to review menu the only item on the menu had been removed the day before. When we ask the chef if she could make it she defused. Try to go to something else proved to be very difficult. Unfortunately, what I had for was so sub par, I left without eating it. I am vegan and eat out frequently. Other restaurants (fine dining) have recognized that there are many individuals that have vegan diets. BALEEN has not followed. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The menu changed and was not as good as what was shown online. Everything was al la carte and pricey. Waitor was very good. Probably would not go back due to limited menu options. Prefer Turtle Club for beachside dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my daughter

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, my favorite restaurant in Naples!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing experience, from the ocean sunset view, exceptional service and delicious food. Our best restaurant experience in Florida during our vacation. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with friends from out of town.
The food, the view, the service was all spectacular.
Adriano our server made the whole experience even better.
Great place for any occasion!
Seafood started was fresh and amazing!
Would recommend to anyone to share!

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RichardS
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn’t get better. I am reluctant to even write a review, selfishly. The view. The beach. The atmosphere. The service. The terrific food. I’ve lived in Naples for 20 years and there has never been a better place in all those years. So if you don’t mind please ignore my glowing review so when I wish to go I’ll still be able to get a table.

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SamuelH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The appetizers are a little skimpy for the price. $20 for one crab cake seems extreme but everything else was great.

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vipMimi
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had out of town guests. The service was outstanding and the ambiance and food was wonderful. Our server Chris provided a wonderful experience

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vipJuergen
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Definitely not a local Restaurant
Parking is $5.00 plus gratuity
You have to order the Bread for $8.00 and no refills.
The servers placed the wrong menu selection in front us.
As one of us was finished they immediately started to remove the plate.
Very pricy $$$$$ for what you get.
You be the judge.

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Sophie
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Father’s day

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vipBotbot
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had the Prime Rib special. I had the chef’s Grouper. We started with beet salad. The food was incredibly good. Portion sizes are generous and cocktails and wine all great. It’s expensive, but the food is top notch.

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LaneR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food and my wife’s and my favorite spot to eat in naples.

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vipchuckie
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breeze on patio, really good food followed by a wonderful free dessert to honor our anniversary.

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vipDocL
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job on the re-decorating ... Whole new look ... Food and service were great.
Dr. Landman

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