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Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
+1 636-449-6700
10:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Saint Louis, Mo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Skip it if you're in a hurry. After taking our order, the server said, "I'll get your order right into the kitchen." We thought "What's the alternative? Sit on it for 15 minutes?" Good thing she did. It took the longest time for the first course and way too long between courses. We got in without a reservation and I'd... More 

Thank JOHN D
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

So living near the restaurant Ive driven by many times but have always wanted to go in. My dad is visiting from Florida and we thought we try it out finally. He ordered the sea scallops and I ordered the barbecue salmon… After eating food like cucumbers bisque , and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms we were pretty flabbergasted. We then... More 

Thank Michael H
Springfield, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We had heard good things about this restaurant. We had reservations for two. We were seated at a long communal table. The tables I saw that had reserved signs on them were for parties of four or more. There appeared to be only one server for the room. There were about 40 patrons in the restaurant. My husband ordered bacon... More 

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Glensted Mo
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265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Our group of family and friends visited Balaban's for Sunday brunch. We found a nice variety of items, salads, beef brisket-really good, eat and peel shrimp, pasta, carving station and included tea and coffee. The weakest part of their offering was the desserts, which all looked like store bought. The brunch was worth it and would recommend. Our server Jasmine... More 

Thank KentGlenstedMo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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?