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BALEEN - Naples

4.4
2798 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast / Daily 7:00 - 11:00am
Lunch / Daily 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner / Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Champagne Brunch 11:00am-2:30pm
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Phone number
(239) 598-5707
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
John Sexton
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Private party facilities
A private dining room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying the cuisine of Baleen.
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Private party contact
Concierge Team: (239) 449-1225
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2798 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

It looks like the place really has gone down with the new management. The food was not very good at all and one seemed to be more crowded than it used to be. Couldn’t recommend it.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Late seating at our reserved table - ever cooked, dry Grouper price at $46- overworked waiter. We won’t be back.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Salad was inedible... sent it back, My grouper was room temperature. Not a good experience

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

If you like a salty food this is a perfect place for you. I didn't enjoy any of my food besides creme brulee. For sure it is not a place that I will think of in the future. Great service but very poor quality of food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I appreciated the hostesses' birthday welcome for my girlfriend upon our arrival and our server Christopher's attention to our experience—particularly the surprise long-stemmed rose and slice of chocolate cake for her. Outstanding.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a 7:15 reservation. We were not seated for 45 minutes. They had open tables. Staff was disorganized. They did not get my order right.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Lovely night out on the terrace overlooking the gulf and a spectacular sunset

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Nous y retournerons avec des amis

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Pretty location, view. Food was above average- my tuna was excellent- but nothing stood out. Our waiter was pretty terrible and other events of those types that is constantly looking around and doesn't look at you when speaking.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

When I was in Naples last week I dined at Baleen twice for dinner (breakfast every morning since we were staying at the hotel!) The first time we dined there it was good. We were celebrating an engagement of some friends and had a very extravagant dinner with mucho alcohol. The food was good and I ordered the specialty of the house, a grouper dish. The corn, crab and risotto cake it sat on was so delicious. The fish was good, no problem. We walked out happy, everyone seemed to enjoy their dinner. Chocolate Kahlua "cake" was fabulous as was the key lime cheesecake - excellent desserts. Cut to 3 days later. I took a friend there for her birthday dinner. She ordered salmon and I again, ordered the grouper because I enjoyed it a few days before. To interject something here: a different friend had mentioned that she disliked Baleen because she had been there recently and her fish was overcooked. Anyway, back to my dinner. The grouper was terribly chewy - totally overcooked and my friends salmon was very well done and dry. They didn't even ask how she wanted it cooked as is usual with salmon. I did mention it to the waiter and when he brought the check he apologized and took my grouper ($45) off the bill. I really appreciated that as it would have been a crime to pay that for such badly cooked fish. Coupled with the fact that my other friend said she had had overcooked fish here and that my friend and I both had overcooked fish here I feel I need to report this. Also, at breakfast the staff could not possibly have been kinder and more friendly and helpful. At dinner, not so much. For such a pricey venue I think they should rethink their staff, the fish cooks and the terrible bread.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

All was very good,however, with the sun setting in April with temps around 80+, dining with the sun in your face was awful. The pull down screens did not work so the sun was extremely hot and annoying up on the patio area.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I would recommend Baleen for the view and ambience around the water but the new decor is very "cold" which contributes to the ridiculous level of noise in the dining room.
Food was good but the high prices of common things such as grouper entree ($46) makes you feel like you are getting ripped off.
For those prices everything else should be almost perfect and they certainly were not.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was perfect!! Thank you for accommodating our requests and providing a n

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We had a perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Good food in a excellent atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always one of my favorite restaurants. Beach view. Great food and service. A must in Naples.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Adriano was our waiter and he is top notch! Made excellent suggestions for dinner and dessert! He definitely made me very special on my birthday! He even sang Happy Birthday in Italian to me! He went above and beyond!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A very special place, particularly dining outside on the lawn next to Gulf of Mexico. My best birthday celebration ever

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First of all it is a beautiful spot & have eaten there several times. My husbands Grouper was fishy tasting & not very good. My daughters boyfriend ordered his steak medium rare & it arrived med +
My lobster risotto was delicious! Our waiter was excellent!! No fault of his & certainly tried to make things right.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a wonderful dinning experience. Food and service were wonderful — the terraced outdoor seating overlooking the ocean made the evening exceptional.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Main courses and desserts were excellent. Appetizers Ceviche’ and Caesar Salad not up to par for this wonderful restaurant. The bread was rather ordinary as well,

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I love this restaurant right on the Gulf so you can watch the sun set. Service is always very attentive and the food is well presented and very tasty. It is a bit expensive so I save it for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had a wonderful server. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and pleasure to talk to.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Worlds best sunset!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Baleen is probably the nicest and most elegant water front dining experience in Naples, FL. Our waiter, Rob was attentive but not intrusive! The food was delicious and the setting breathtaking! Go around sunset, you won’t be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Dwayne was a great server. The view is amazing. Cavatelli was amazing

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great place to watch the sunset. Food is so-so.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Had a get together sunset dinner with 3 friends from afar. We made reservations to sit outside on the covered patio. (I would never ever want to sit inside as it is ugly, ugly with cheap furniture!).
Our food and service was excellent. The view is gorgeous.
However what spoils it is the decor and furnishings ........ they are more than disappointing.
The new "refurbishing" has ruined it's former Old Naples Charm and quality finishes in a classic building.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner loved pre fixed choices Perfect size. Out short ribs were especially good.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice food, excellent service, fantastic view, grossly overpriced for Easter Dinner

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Prices are very high and a la carte menus make it higher. We ordered sparkling water and never got it and we received an order of brussel sprouts but never ordered them. So it was confusing. Server was nice!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I LOVED my experience at BALEEN! Our server, Dwayne Johnson, was a rockstar server who made the evening special! Because it was my birthday, he brought a complimentary slice key lime pie and a red rose. Service was outstanding!! Food and wine were both excellent! The view was priceless. It is worth the trip. I will go back for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food and service while sitting on the Gulf of Mexico.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Waiter service during dinner was excellent but poor and slow service continues when having cocktails down below before dinner

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Although the food and atmosphere are excellent and our server was very pleasant our experience was disappointing due to everything taking forever. While we were waiting to be seated we overheard another family saying the service has two speeds slow and slower and unfortunately it was true!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Baleen never disappoints. The service is always exceptional. The food terrific. The prices are quite high but not unexpected for the quality and certainly the location.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food portions were small. The key lime pie was so small it didn’t look like a piece of pie. Could not understand the waiter. Try to make more personal than commercial. But beautiful location. My birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great view of sunset, patio was nice, food good, but not great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful venue, great food. Sunset right on time.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It was cold outside, so we ate Inside in the dining room.
As always, the food was excellent, every dish was well prepared and delicious.
However, the dining rooom is so LOUD,it is difficult to carry on a conversation with the people at your own table.

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