BALEEN - Naples
Anniversary. Rose and special dessert brought to the table for my wife. Great touch! Always enjoy dining here.
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.
Always a delightful dining experience and an amazing view
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.
One of the few true fine dining spots directly on the water...we have never been disappointed.
Excelente atencion de Jorge (habla español) y muy buena la comida
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 !!
Incredible food. Incredible views
Limited menu, brought the wrong food, inefficient parking, way overpriced... has a lot to learn from neighboring restaurants...
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.
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.
Birthday for my daughter
Without a doubt, my favorite restaurant in Naples!
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!
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!
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.
The appetizers are a little skimpy for the price. $20 for one crab cake seems extreme but everything else was great.
We had out of town guests. The service was outstanding and the ambiance and food was wonderful. Our server Chris provided a wonderful experience
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.
Wonderful Father’s day
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.
Awesome food and my wife’s and my favorite spot to eat in naples.
Lovely breeze on patio, really good food followed by a wonderful free dessert to honor our anniversary.
Great job on the re-decorating ... Whole new look ... Food and service were great.
The view and service were outstanding! The food was ok, but not for the price (over $300 for 3 people)!
Quality restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Outside seating (if requested and available, it is very popular) at dinner with the view of the sun setting over the Gulf is beautiful.
Great experience for our anniversary celebration dinner.
Very disappointed with our visit. Will not be back.
We all had the fish. 2 out of 3 were over cooked. It was supposed to be blackened. I thought the spice was just too heavy for the fish.
Perfect in every way. Mike P our server was great.
The server Natalia made my birthday dinner at Baleen very special. The mushroom risotto was wonderful and the scallops were delicious and very well prepared. My compliments to the chef. I will definitely return.
Called ahead and requested a table under the overhang outside to avoid the sun. That had to negotiated with a compromise on our part. Hostess didn't appear to care. Just sit here. Sweaty profusely server was frankly kind of gross when drinks and food where brought to us. He had tables all over the place including the beach. No wonder he was sweating. Swordfish was just okay. It wasn't that busy. I guess just bad luck on our part for a restaurant we've enjoyed many times before.
Great food and service . Unbeatable atmosphere
We were a group of 6 celebrating birthdays and anniversary. Our table was perfect, we had a beautiful view of the sunset. But that was the only good part of the night. The waiter told us about the specials for the night, which we ordered, but then came out to tell us they had run out of the special. they tried to substitute with a different fish which wasn’t any good to the point that the manager came out to apologize for the poor quality of food and informed us that he would not charge us for that particular meal. So The waiter then over charged us for 3 glasses of wine instead. Not their biggest fan right now.
Our first time dining here. It was the most perfect night and meal ! Friends from the East coast were visiting so we decided to bring them to Baleen. The service is spot on and every bite from our appetizer of mussels to our chocolate cake was a dining experience ! An an unforgettable evening !
This is our favorite spot and truly outstanding. The noise level was a little disturbing. How was service was excellent by Michael.
Beautiful spot for lunch overlooking the bay. Excellent service and delicious food, especially the French Fries! Plenty of fans and shade to keep you cool.
Many years ago, we used to love Baleen. Sadly, the restaurant is not the same. Our recent lunch experience there will likely be our last. Overall, our recent experiences have included unfriendly front desk staff, as though we were doing them a favor by coming to the restaurant. In this particular case, our waiter was just fine, however the servers were not. Our second course was brought before plates were cleared from our starter. Additionally, the server removed our cutlery, but did not bring replacements. We had to pay for bread ($2, so not a lot), but still, if we are paying for bread we'd at least expect it to be phenomenal at a place like Baleen. It was just average. The worst was that our fish tacos had completely oversalted guacamole. It was inedible, so we just at the top of the tacos. Appropriately, our waiter did comp our drinks, but still, at a place like Baleen, this should not have happened. (And, on our last visit, the Lobster Bisque was totally off. I sent it back, as did the table next to ours. The chef then acknowledged something was wrong with it). Overall, the view and setting are spectacular, which is why I gave a two rather than a one.
The view from Baleen was fantastic. Right on the beach and perfect for a romantic dinner. My food was very good but it is bit overpriced compared to other Naples restaurants. They charge for bread, which I think is quite stingy.