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Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar

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American, Wine Bar
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1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
+1 636-449-6700
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This certainly isn't priced like a fast food restaurant, why does it seem the wait staff and cooks all came from one? The first visit, shame on you. The second visit, shame on me.

Thank Samiam433
St. Peters, MO
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Balabans for our first anniversary 16 years ago and thought we would repeat it because we remembered it fondly. We regretted it. Our appetizer was lukewarm, and so was our waitress. Most of the food had the only two ingredients that I hate, onion and fennel. The scallops were overcooked, and the grains were too salty. The... More 

Thank JenniferMO
Saint Louis, Missouri
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went to happy hour with some work colleagues. They have a full bar (not just wine) and decent snacks. I'd recommend it for happy hour if you like a less crowded, mellow alternative.

Thank Gail K
Kansas City, Missouri
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I was visiting St Louis looking for lunch in the Chesterfield area and saw this on open table. Glad I tried it. Nice menu choices for lunch. Food was good. Big wine selection if you like wine.

Thank OkobojiChick
Saint Louis, Mo
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461 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Open Buffett style Sunday brunch. Plenty of meat, pasta & pastry options. Omelette station & mimosas. Very pleasant service. The most disappointing thing about a brunch is that they offered no pancakes.

Thank Christy A
Madison, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The appetizers were really good, especially the mini tacos. The private party room was organized well by the hostess. The choice of dinner entrees were good. I usually avoid fish unless its a seafood restaurant, and because most of these places make it too bland with some sort of simple butter infused concoction. But Balaban's surprised me with the sweet... More 

Thank I_am_a_New_Traveller
1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

If I could give zero stars, I would! I'm actually sitting in the restaurant still as I write this review. I was here for dinner tonight for a friends birthday and decided to take a bite of my spouses steak. There was a part of gristle or bone in the steak that I chipped my front tooth on!!! I told... More 

Thank Michele C
Chesterfield, Missouri
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I really enjoyed our meal at Balaban's. The atmosphere is sort of cozy. The service was great. It seemed a little expensive to me.

Thank nancy10h
Highland, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food was great and the drink selection as well. A bit pricey, but a nice place overall. I would recommend the Beef Wellington.

Thank dpepper12000
Glensted Mo
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267 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Three of us enjoyed our weekday lunch at Balban's. Selected the Margherita flatbread, salmon sandwich and lunch combo. All were good. Nice table service by Adriane.

Thank KentGlenstedMo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: +1 636-449-6700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?