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Balan's

#777 of 3,503 Restaurants in Miami}
$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
+1 305-372-4145
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to this restaurant because Filia didn't have brunch after 11:30am and got there late, (big mistake) This place is just weird, there's no order of how things happen, the host was not there when we arrived, then we sat down and ordered food,...More

Thank Katy A
BalansUSA, VT at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Katy, We're terribly sorry that you experienced our establishment in such a disconcerting manner. We take pride in our standards of service as well as the quality of our food, but it's clear from your words that we somehow dropped the ball. We would very...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Yes it's true even Papa G has a tradition or two...& breakfast at this Balans is one of them! I tend to Happy Hour at their South Beach location (not quite a tradition...yet). This is my brainstorming breakfast which usually includes a couple of poached...More

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BalansUSA, CM at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your kind words, and we are glad that you enjoyed Balans! Waiting for you here!

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Based on reviews we went to Balans for dinner. It was nothing special, especially given the prices. The outside was very nice, but the restaurant was run down on the inside - which is where we sat. Condensation fell from the ceilings on this hot...More

Thank Bridget J
BalansUSA, Cm at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Bridjet, Thank you for taking the time to leave a fair review. The manager himself would like to talk to you about the inconvenienves you had at our restaurant. Would you mind sending us a private message with your phone number so he can contact...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Most recent visit, happy hour menu (till 8 pm) was good. The server at my table had a good understanding of what I wanted.

Thank citizen21stcentury
BalansUSA, CM at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your kind words, and we are glad that you enjoyed Balans! Hope you visit us back soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I love balans food and fruit is always amazing but the outside gets overtaken by so many chainsmokers that it's hard to breathe. inside isn't a great Decour so outside is lovely I hope they choose to have a way for people that don't smoke...More

Thank Lynn M
BalansUSA, CM at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the 4 stars you gave us, and we will take your advice regarding your feeling as a non smoker. Thank you so much!

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Spent a few hours here with some staff Happy hour is great but after that the prices get very steep. the hookah we had was not what we requested but still enjoyable, not a huge selection of beer either which is a downer for me...More

Thank NewlyTravellers
BalansUSA, DM at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our happy our, but still see your expectations were not fullfilled after the happy was off. We are known for our good prices for the standards we offer, but still we appreciate each...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

After calling the restaurant for 15 minutes and not getting an answer, I was a little annoyed because I wanted to put in an order for pick up and be able to pick it up on my way from work and not have to sit...More

Thank Malme008
BalansUSA, DM at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We're terribly sorry that you experienced our establishment in such a disconcerting manner. We take pride in our standards of service as well as the quality of our food, but it's clear from your words that we somehow dropped the ball. We would very much...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Service was PERFECT! A delightful young lady, Yanet, took very good care of us. She could not have been more pleasant. As for the menu, all the favorites. The request was for "soft" scrambled eggs, and they got it exactly right. The coffee was outstanding....More

Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The place is run down with stained cushions to sit on and sticky tables to place your elbows on. Friendly server but after ordering soft poached eggs with toast and soft poached for eggs benny, hard boiled arrived. Plus, they tasted vinegary. Wow! How can...More

Thank julie c
BalansUSA, Manager at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Julie, thank you for reaching out and we are truly sorry that your visit was not to your satisfaction. We make every effort to keep our restaurants clean and orderly and we failed to stick to that policy on your visit. We intend to ensure...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I work on the hotel/restaurant industry, and we know when somebody is a good professional.I went to Balans to have breakfast and this server Christopher really impressed me. Always smiling and on the top of his game. Before I needed to ask for anything he...More

Thank aspectaspect
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conrailer
6 October 2016|
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Response from BalansUSA | Property representative |
Hello Conrailer, Apologies for the late response. Of course, we would be able to accommodate you! We recommend phoning the restaurant directly in advance so we can be fully prepared for you, especially if you are planning... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-372-4145
  • E-mail
Description
Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy hours in town, it's a savory home to locals for executive lunches, fine dinners, late drinks and hearty breakfasts. Join us in a contemporary setting where the menu shines and the service excels. Stars of the show include Lobster Club Wrap, Thai Shrimp Curry, Truffle Mac & Cheese and more.
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