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“Indifferent service, abysmal food”

Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar
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Ranked #56 of 217 Restaurants in Chesterfield
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 10, 2017

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.

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Thank Samiam433
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Reviewed April 15, 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 only positive part was the wine. We will not return.

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Reviewed April 11, 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
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Reviewed April 10, 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.

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Reviewed December 12, 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
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