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Balan's Restaurant

) #421 of 3,463 Restaurants in Miami $$ - $$$ American, , International
6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
+1 305-762-6344
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
“fritto misto” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, International, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late night dinner at Balans after arriving in Miami fairly late. Most of the patrons were sitting outside drinking and smoking, we were the only customers inside. The focus of the staff seemed to be outside, probably wise because most of the...More

Thank Scott E
BalansUSA, CM at Balan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Scott, thank you so much for your review. We will definitely take your comment to improve our service. Our standards are very high and we want each one of our clients to feel it when visiting Balans. We hope to see you around soon....More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

This restaurant has a varied food and drinks menu which is reasonably priced; it is a comfortable relaxed place to dine and has many tv screens if you wish to catch up on some ongoing sport, if you so wish.

Thank JohnWHazlemere
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had the Balans breakfast, I had the eggs benedict with potatoes and the wife had the balans omelette with potatoes and toasts we had coffee and OJ. Great Breakfast did I say Great Breakfast. DEFINITELY EAT HERE

Thank TravelDeFamly
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice breakfast on the terrace. My wife had a perfect omelette and potatoes. I had the Balan's breakfast which was ok just not spectacular.

Thank MW196
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This could be a great restaurant with the right touches... But it just misses, falling on the "diner" side of the spectrum. Unimaginative decor, menu, etc... Food was good, but overall still felt like a diner.

Thank WoodyInOttawa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was comparing my recent visits to Balans with friends and we all agreed, the menu has changed and it's not better. But ... I was there before an arts event the other evening. We were in time for happy hour and it was a...More

Thank annettefromm
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a nearby hotel. The restaurant was within walking distance. The meal was delicious. We have been there before and recommend it as a place to go.

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I usually go to their other locations which I like better. The food here was decent. Their friends are delicious. Service was good. I didn't like the mocktails. The sour cream Oreo cheesecake is a must!

Thank AJCC1
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just had breakfast at balans on Biscayne for the first time. Eggs Bénédictin, toasts, cafes, OJ etc ...and service perfect.

Thank Chpfl
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate here twice, once for breakfast and once for an evening meal. Service and food were both very good.

Thank sueloughlin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-762-6344
  • E-mail
Description
From its start in London, Balans Restaurants has offered comfort food from all over the world. Known for its modern menu, great cocktails and friendly atmosphere, Balans saw success during its expansion to seven locations in London. In 1997, proprietor and entrepreneur Prady Balan opened his first restaurant in the U.S. He chose Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach, one of America's most eclectic and international cities. Balan loved Miami so much he decided to expand further, opening restaurants in the Miami Modern District, Brickell, Downtown and Dadeland. All locations offer brunch, lunch and dinner menus featuring modern comfort food with international flair. Prady Balan, Proprietor Prady Balan (pronounced "Bay-lun"), originally from Calicut, India, moved to London at a young age for school and never left. His start in the restaurant industry had humble beginnings at McDonald's, where he first worked as a teenager. In his 10 years there, he worked his way up to senior management. Despite this success, he wanted a business of his own and started over. With a loan of £100,000, he opened a small cafe in the Soho district in 1993 and turned it into a successful diner that catered to the pre- and post-club crowd. It was also openly gay friendly, a unique distinction that set it apart in the '90s in London. After years of hard work and good food, Balan turned his first restaurant into a success and grew his empire to seven locations in London and five in Miami. The story doesn't end there... Miami now has a special place in Balan's heart and has become home base for Balans Restaurants and Prady Balan himself. In fact, Balan sold the London restaurants and now lives here full time to focus on expanding throughout South Florida and perhaps the U.S.
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