Julio was awesome!
The food was very good but the noise level prevented my wife and I from carrying on a conversation. We glad to leave. We would not recommend Baleen to anyone in the near future.
They accommodated our wish to sit outside close to the beach but still on the patio. I had listed we were celebrating a birthday and they brought a beautiful rose. Our server, Lauren was delightful and very professional. The food was delicious, my fiancé had the filet cooked perfectly and I had the vegetarian squash, full of flavor. We will be back. We caught a gorgeous sunset.
Wonderful lunch as always and a nice walk along the beach afterwards
One of our favorites
Eating outside at Baleen is a treat! Prix Fixe menu is very reasonable. Service was spotty this time.
La Playa has a beautiful beach setting coupled with premium resort quality service and amenities and a wonderful menu!!!! Terrific for special occasions, we celebrated a birthday on Sunday and were surprised with a gluten free dessert for our daughter which was provided gratis. Very impressive. We enjoy La Playa for special occasions, lunches and casual dinners to watch sunsets and are always very happy with our experience.
Food was excellent and the atmosphere was outstanding
Great place to dine
Everything was outstanding and worth the price! You get what you you pay for. Our waiter Adriano was knowledgeable, courteous and very attentive. We would definitely go back!
It was a birthday celebration. It turned out to be the perfect evening. My guests had never been to Baleen before and they were so IMPRESSED! Everything was perfect, the weather, the view, the food & the service! I can't wait to return!
The dining experience was awesome except for about 8 little kids that were running all over the yard and the parents were totally ignoring them. Very distracting and annoying. They thought their kids were adorable but I found that they were very annoying. They kept running by our table and running around their large table where their parents were sitting. Not good.
Great view, Food was very good, one of the best steaks in town. Not only was our server great but other employees were very attentive .
We have been going to Baleen for the past 6 years. This has been the first time we were disappointed. Our reservation ran a half hour late and the food was only ok. Of course, it is still a beautiful spot. We will return, but may not recommend it as often as we did before. Hoping it was just a blip!
Best meal and eating out experience we had on our vacation. The view was the best! Wonderful to watch the beautiful sunset! The food and the service was absolutely superb! We have already told several people about it! Thank you for a completely enjoyable and special evening!
We always enjoy Baleens on the beach! Enjoying the sunset at the end of the meal is a treat.
They addressed our concerns over cool weather, and took special care of our friend on her birthday!
It was my husband’s birthday...he likes a good steak, I like good seafood. He had the 8 oz beef tenderloin steak, I had the grouper. Both of our meals were outstanding. My husband commented that he actually had an actual 8 oz steak, as opposed to other comparable restaurants. I have never had grouper.
In addition, the weather cooperated, and we had a perfect sunset. We loved it, we will come back. Thank you!
It was a beautiful evening. Wanted out of town guests to dine outside but too chilly and windy. So we moved inside. New decor beautiful but the noise level of chairs pulled away for seating was so EXTREMELY distracting... it ruined a fabulous dining experience!
View was fantastic, right on the water. Food was just ok. They need to add a few more appetizers, $5 a pice shrimp are a bit high and not much else to share. The house wine at $14 a glass and all other drinks very pricey. The decore of the place is very nice. Don't think I will go back , prices to high for what you get.
Very pricey for the quality of the food. Can’t beat the sunset view. Since the redecorating, post hurricane, the atmosphere is not as warm feeling. I would recommend for cocktail on the veranda to watch sunset.
Loved the remodeling after hurricane.
Waitress was helpful, friendly and attentive.
Dinner was beautifully prepared and presented but not hot enough. It was returned to kitchen and brought back only slightly warmer. Atmosphere was fabulous and seating next to window to view sunset spectacular.
Pricey but a delightful experience. Baleen has been on our list of “must dine” for years.
Great food and service but extremely loud inside. Also chairs need padding on the bottom of ALL - the squeaking and scratching of chairs on the floor was unbearable.
horrible decor throughout. Looked like a glorified diner. Noise level was horrendous. Food was terrible.
This is the Baleen we used to know......It will never be the same......big difference, right? Must be new management and chef. Food was delicious back when it was a classy restaurant. Sorry I did not take pictures of the newly renovated Baleen.
The food was terrific- especially the lobster bisque and the lamb chops. It was a cool evening and some heaters closer to the table would have been nice. A beautiful sunset and lovely beach fire pit with drinks was a nice touch.
It was great. Beautiful outside.
Ate inside because of weather. Did not like atmosphere. Crowded and very noisy. Food was just ok. Ordered Lamb Chops and received 2 very small chops. Overpriced for size of the dinner.
Good selection of gluten free food. Ate outside on veranda and watched sunset
We were told that this was THE place to dine in Naples!
Booked our table weeks in advance & were really looking forward to our meal, however...
We were seated in a quiet area, that quickly turned into a very noisy bus boy station, complete with constant silverware clanging AND a full tray of wine glasses shattering upon being dropped.
The service was completely unacceptable. We waited over 45 minutes for a bottle of wine, our food was cold when finally served and the waiter who rarely appeared struggled to respond to the simplest of requests. Yet we witnessed other waiters standing near our table doing nothing. Admittedly I have not dined here in the last three years; however, I am now canceling a second reservation for later in March. Very unfortunate.....
Our table was outside on the grass. Perfect table to see the sunset. The food was excellent. There is a prix-fixe menu yet our server never mentioned it. Only one of the 4 of us had it tucked inside a menu. It was 3 courses for only $35. That is a reasonable price as I enjoyed lobster bisque, shrimp risotto, and key lime pie for that prix-fixe price. Baleen is one of my favorite restaurants in Naples!
Great service! Delicious food!
The food and service were excellent;however, the noise level was so loud that I could not hear my fellow diners. The new interior is beautiful and our waiter, Jorge was wonderful!!
The new Baleen was such a surprise! New decor, very contemporary, better dinners menu and food, much better service ( more staff)! The dated feeling of La Playa and Baleen is gone, at least in lobby of La Playa and Baleen. Before, the only reason to go to Baleen was the location directly overlooking beach and Gulf of Mexico. Now, every reason to return!
We were seated inside near a door... a cold north wind was blowing outside - each time the door opened all sorts of menus and etc. went flying off our table... plus the cold blast... they need a plan for this sort of evening... the door opened and closed at least 100 times during our two hours...
We didn’t have anything special, salad, grouper tacos. Just average
Best beach restaurant in Naples
Enjoyed another nice lunch watching the dolphins
Great outdoor seating, knowledgeable waitstaff. Would be fantastic at sunset. Food was very good
Such a disappointment. Began with indifferent, distracted hostess when we checked in and energetic waiter who had a lot to say but wasn't really interested in listening. Had to ask for cocktail and wine list. Bread was stale - perhaps reheated in microwave? Yuck. Dinner was fine, but not special. Noise level on patio was very loud - if we planned to return, we would request a table on the beach. Overall, it was just an okay experience - there are plenty of restaurants in Naples with better food and more attentive service.
The prices are OUTRAGEOUS. Not sufficient value. Won't go back.
The atmosphere was amazing! The food was well portioned on the price fixe menu.