The Balcony Las Olas

4.2
150 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
The Balcony, an upscale two-story restaurant which features an open-air rooftop and balcony on Fort Lauderdale’s trendy Las Olas Boulevard, is now open. It features New Orleans-style cuisine, including tapas-style small plates, craft cocktails and live music. Owned by the PDKN Restaurant Group and led by Executive Chef Simon Porter, the restaurant will incorporate the dynamic tastes of New Orleans, which blends French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, German, Italian, Irish and Vietnamese influences and ingredients
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Miami
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Awesome experience! The restaurant is beautiful and the service is great. I will be back to enjoy with my husband.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Another party was greeted and seated before us when we were standing at the hostess table before them. Once we made that aware to the hostess she just said "I'll be right with you".

Food was ok. Music was good. Waitress service was average at best.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The food is bland.

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J
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were a little disappointed as the music that we came to see was not playing during the week any longer. Friday and Sat only. Food was OK but the crab cakes were made to fine for my liking. The coconut shrimp were excellent.

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the experience! Would love to sit closer to the music next time. They were great! Keep singing Lauryn hill

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AS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Nice place for brunch with outdoor patio. Would definitely go again.

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t
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Balcony is a great spot. Been there several times before but first time sitting downstairs for brunch. Definitely a place to explore either in the day or in the evening.

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PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

made reservation for noon. arrived at restaurant, it was closed

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FH
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for cajun inspired menus! The live band was awesome. Can get very warm though...

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This was our first and last time there. The food was just good. The price was way out of line for the food we ate. I would not recommend this place

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DI
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place, and the food was good. They had a big party in the upstairs area, but you would not have know it from the bottom floor. Overall, at the time, it was party place upstairs and quite at the bottom, with very good food and service.

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D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there. We went for Sunday Brunch. We sat upstairs. Vince took great care of us. He explained the menu and made suggestions. My husband had the Coconut Crusted French Toast with Pineapple compote, which he loved. I had a dozen oysters and the seasonal berry crepes. Can’t forget the bottomless Mimosas🍾

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch was very good and service was excellent.

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MT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ahi Tuna is delicious

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V
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Food, Fun & Service! We will definitely go back the next time we are in FLL and check out their Sunday brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great, the food was wonderful and the atmosphere was fine and a great way to do brunch.

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Miami
39 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I thought it would be more upscale than it actually was. I guess I had expectations that were not lived up to. The food and service were ok...

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W
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time

Good meal

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I came here for my birthday and I actually had very high expectations after all the good reviews I read on Google, but I was slightly dissatisfied. First off, this was the emptiest restaurant on Las Olas on a Sunday night at 7 PM, which threw me off a bit. I knew the prices were a bit high from looking at the online menu, but WOW is it overpriced for the amount of food you are served. I ordered the grilled salmon. It came on a massive plate with literally 5 slices (probably less than 1/4" thick) of potatoes and only about 4 brussel sprouts. $28. What?!? I was still hungry after I finished the entire dish. I had to pick off of a relative's plate. Don't get me wrong, the food itself was delicious (the only reason I'm giving 2 stars,) but insanely overpriced. All of our dishes were extremely small for what we paid. Don't think I'll be coming here again.

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HO
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience at this relatively new restaurant. We loved it. Our waiter, Adam, was terrific. The food came out quickly and perfectly. We'll go back -- especially on a nite they have music. (They didn't have music on Monday.)

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JS
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at the Balcony and the overall experience was enhanced even more by the wonderful service of our server, Emily. It was our first time there and Emily was very delightful and helpful in making food and drink suggestions. She was also very engaging and attentive. We would definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place.

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BF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVED the atmosphere....everyone was kind. The bartenders, waiters, hostess this was my first time there but I will definitely be back again. Oh and the music was bomb!!

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SG
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

We could not eat the gumbo, and sent it back and got jambalaya and corn chowder. We could not eat the jambalaya either in the corn chowder was called. But they comped the whole meal so that was very good.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and we really enjoy the music. This was our 3rd time there and we will continue to go because we love the food and live music.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were looking for a good brunch place to add to our rotation but the balcony will not be it. We like the New Orleans theme but that’s about all this place has. Listening to hip hop music over the top of a band warming up to play was terrible. Pre mixed mimosas were just the start of a bad brunch. I made reservations for a “good table” and we were sat down against an open window with nothing to look at except a Jewish community center across the street. Haha. We really didn’t even make it 20feeg into the restaurant. Weren’t told about the upstairs section and not even offered a booth in the middle of the restaurant with no other customers in the place. The New Orleans theme was cute but barely offered any New Orleans style cuisine. No chargrilled oysters? Really? No shrimp in grits? The fried green tomatoes were terrible. And we had to ask about beneights cause they were not on the menu. We had a quick bite and went next door to Rocos tacos. Much better. And our tab for 2 people was 100$ for food we didn’t even eat or like. We will not be back. Bokamper will be hearing about our visit next time I see him in the neighborhood.

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SL
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, great food & good service. Be very specific in your reservations where you want to sit - upstairs, downstairs, inside or outside. We prefer downstairs, inside, let that be know in our reservations and called 2 days ahead to confirm, no problem. Once before, we didn’t, and they couldn’t change that they put us upstairs.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steven Riley was an excellent waiter!!! The food was scrumptious!!!

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BP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing!! Food was good, live band exceeded expectations

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food and drinks! The music was great but really loud, which made it tough to communicate with the people across the table.

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t
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

the breakfast brunch was great ,but the 3$ charge for two thin slices for extra baguette was unexeptable.

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FC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Brunch, we now have a new go to spot! Crab cakes were amazing...

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b
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service is very good. Downstairs has the main restaurant and a bar. Upstairs there are also tables to eat, an inside bar, and a bar which has a balcony overlooking Las olas.

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

But would let them know to go on the balcony instead of downstairs

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r
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife there for Valentine's Day. We a really nice time the food & drinks were awesome. And the band played some really up beat music. The atmosphere was totally stress free.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance was great but they forgot to serve us the 2nd course to our 4 course dinner.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went on Valentines Day for our anniversary. We wanted the Cajun restaurant experience. Unfortunately there was a fixed non Cajun menu that night. My fish, Sea Bass was over cooked and dry. Our server was attentive and receptive to feed back.
We will go back to try the regular menu in hopes that it will stack up to Cajun restaurants in New Orleans.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

My wife and I went there on Valentine's Day. It was our first and last time. They had a limited men for dinner that was awful, by if you opt to set at the bar you could've ordered something else. When our server told the manager he had an old well attitude. The food portions were small

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OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were very disappointed

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SL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing and fun experience!

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