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Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar

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Dinner, Lunch
American, Wine Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
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Pate De Campagne
Stone ground mustard, cornichons, crostini
Oysters Rockefeller
Spinach, bread crumbs, clarified butter, parmesan
Pan Seared Hawaiian Prawns
Grit cake, corn and crab broth, micro greens
Wild Mushroom Vol-Au-Vont
Garlic cream sauce, bacon and fresh herbs
Dinner, Lunch
American, Wine Bar
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My daughter and I went expecting to share some tapas. We were surprised to find hardly more than a half a dozen choices on the menu. It looked to me like they were moving more to traditional dinner ideas. The food was good, but the...More

Thank Chesterfield_Native
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good wine selection, good cheese platter...feels kind of open and cold...not friendly...Did accommodate a group of women, though.

1  Thank Ursula S
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We were a party of four on a Saturday night. Total bill was about $200. We we asked for simple bread with our meal, the waitress informed us that there would be an additional charge of $2.75 (nickel and dime on a $50 per person...More

1  Thank Brad S
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I had heard a lot of great things about this place, and when I had my last chance to go they were closed for a private event. I made a disappointed face and maybe subtly acted like my life was ruined, and they happily made...More

Thank IcookUnicorns
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great food. Especially wonderful the one night a month where they have a themed dinner paired with wine. Lovely for lunch or supper. Good small plates. Extensive wine selection with low corkage for wine you buy and drink with your meal.

Thank hirschwrites
Reviewed March 2, 2012

We oftentimes walk to Balabans since it is around the corner. We love their happy hour (monday-thursday from 4-6) when several of their wines are half off and their flatbreads are only $5. You must try the applewood bacon flatbread. I know the sound of...More

Thank ribar1en
Reviewed December 31, 2011

We do very much enjoy this restaurant. It has a nice feel to it with a wine shop and bar. You can choose your wine from the racks for dinner- just don't forget to mentally add the $8 buck corking fee to the price of...More

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