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Balan's Restaurant

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6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
+1 305-762-6344
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice breakfast on the terrace. My wife had a perfect omelette and potatoes. I had the Balan's breakfast which was ok just not spectacular.

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Thank MW196
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This could be a great restaurant with the right touches... But it just misses, falling on the "diner" side of the spectrum. Unimaginative decor, menu, etc... Food was good, but overall still felt like a diner.

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Thank WoodyInOttawa
Miami
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294 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was comparing my recent visits to Balans with friends and we all agreed, the menu has changed and it's not better. But ... I was there before an arts event the other evening. We were in time for happy hour and it was a good deal. I think the happy hour servings were $5 or $7. My friend had... More 

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Thank annettefromm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a nearby hotel. The restaurant was within walking distance. The meal was delicious. We have been there before and recommend it as a place to go.

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Thank Carole S
Miami
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556 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I usually go to their other locations which I like better. The food here was decent. Their friends are delicious. Service was good. I didn't like the mocktails. The sour cream Oreo cheesecake is a must!

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Thank AJCC1
Miami
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211 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just had breakfast at balans on Biscayne for the first time. Eggs Bénédictin, toasts, cafes, OJ etc ...and service perfect.

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Thank Chpfl
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate here twice, once for breakfast and once for an evening meal. Service and food were both very good.

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Thank sueloughlin
Northern Virginia
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581 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Three for brunch on a recent Sunday, sitting outside on the terrace. For starters, it's on Biscayne Blvd., so the outdoor terrace has a bit of activity and commotion from the street traffic. The parking lot is very tiny and cramped, providing a bit of entertainment watching people trying to maneuver their gigantic SUVs into the lot. The food was... More 

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Thank luv2travl003
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent place to eat good american food and have fun with friends or family, especially Thursday or Friday evenings and weekends.

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Miami Shores, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We've been to this location before as well as their outpost on Lincoln Road on South Beach. Things we like, the largely American but internationally influenced menu, very fair prices, and few surprises. They are generally well run. This time, on a very slow Saturday night, service was indifferent- no smiles including from the manager. The server really had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-762-6344
Description
From its start in London, Balans Restaurants has offered comfort food from all over the world. Known for its modern menu, great cocktails and friendly atmosphere, Balans saw success during its expansion to seven locations in London. In 1997, proprietor and entrepreneur Prady Balan opened his first restaurant in the U.S. He chose Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach, one of America's most eclectic and international cities. Balan loved Miami so much he decided to expand further, opening restaurants in the Miami Modern District, Brickell, Downtown and Dadeland. All locations offer brunch, lunch and dinner menus featuring modern comfort food with international flair. Prady Balan, Proprietor Prady Balan (pronounced "Bay-lun"), originally from Calicut, India, moved to London at a young age for school and never left. His start in the restaurant industry had humble beginnings at McDonald's, where he first worked as a teenager. In his 10 years there, he worked his way up to senior management. Despite this success, he wanted a business of his own and started over. With a loan of £100,000, he opened a small cafe in the Soho district in 1993 and turned it into a successful diner that catered to the pre- and post-club crowd. It was also openly gay friendly, a unique distinction that set it apart in the '90s in London. After years of hard work and good food, Balan turned his first restaurant into a success and grew his empire to seven locations in London and five in Miami. The story doesn't end there... Miami now has a special place in Balan's heart and has become home base for Balans Restaurants and Prady Balan himself. In fact, Balan sold the London restaurants and now lives here full time to focus on expanding throughout South Florida and perhaps the U.S.

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