Overall 4 food 4 service 3 ambience 3. Always enjoy an afternoon stroll through Lincoln Road Mall. Would you associate this place or activity with entertainment? Sliced Japanese eggplant layered with house marinara, bread crumbs and manchego cheese served with whole wheat crostini.
I understand it was late but you should always do your best and never short change your customers. Our server was excellent with the right amount of attention not annoying but yet we didn't feel forgotten. Maybe the food would be better during another time of day. I reserved a table for outside for 14 people and they only set us up for Really wanted a nice view of the main road near host table just disappointed in the overall setup for such a large party.
Also please put sticky toffee pudding back on the menu thx. I've been going to Balans for several years, and I was terribly disappointed with my last dinner there.
The restaurant has gone down hill fast. The food was simply awful and very disappointing. Neither one of us liked our appetizers nor the main course. Don't bother to go, you'll be totally disappointed with the food and the cost. Balans refused to honor a promotional discount offered by the mbInCard. This is not the type of restaurant you want to patronize. Ok place for a quick lunch or dinner and drinks. Nothing special and serves as a good local eatery to sit and have the basic stuff you can find anywhere; nice ambiance for the beach scene on LR.
Place in London lacks the beach so this one wins for its proximity. We walked into Balans and were seated relatively promptly. When the server came over to take our order we told him we needed a few minutes to decide which is nothing unusual.
But, he never came back. It was about We got tired of waiting, so we paid for our drinks and went elsewhere. It was our 1st time at Balans and our last.
There are many other places on Lincoln Road with much better service and attention to the customer. In addition, the drinks we ordered, which were simple drinks and easy to make tasted horrible.
I've always enjoyed Balan's breakfast, but never ate there for dinner till last week. We shared the Mediterranean platter which was good. All of us enjoyed our entrees: Seabass, salmon and rib-eye.
Reasonably priced and better than expected. Service was horrible, they could care less if you enjoyed your food or not, if you wanted more to drink, they only seem to know how to give out menus, and your initial order. At that we had to give our check to another server because ours seemed to have forgotten how to collect it from us group of 6 people. My wife and I celebrated her Birthday at Balans and loved it. Our table was perfectly positioned for people watching, on it was a sign reading "Reserved" Our waiter was very kind and gave us plenty of time to figure out the menu.
For starters, we ordered the Greek Platter! It included houmous, taramasalata, tzatziki, olives, dolmades and pita bread I ordered the Gnocchi bolognese and my wife the Tilapia Channa Masala. We both enjoyed our dishes but my wife especially. We washed that down with a bottle of the Crianza before we turned our attention to the Flourless Chocolate Pecan Brownie with pistachio ice cream.
The sites, food, and service were all great and affordable. We try to spend a week in Miami Beach every year we can. Typically we'll eat up to twice at Balans, as it's a real family favorite.
Almost invariably one of us orders their chicken, spinach, and ricotta cannelloni. Another standout is the double-baked cheese souffle served with citrus-tossed mixed greens. We also enjoy the sticky toffee pudding. However, I find the richness of the flourless chocolate-pecan brownie a bit overwhelming. Balans manages to be simultaneously family friendly yet great for couples as well. The staff are unfailingly kind despite Balans' hipster feel. This location has both indoor and outdoor dining areas, ideal for taking in the scene on Lincoln Road.
I can't imagine who wouldn't have a great time. We had dinner at Balans on a friend's recommendation. The food was well prepared and service was good. We ate inside as we had a large group. The outdoor area was larger than we noticed on our arrival and for the best ambiance the outdoor tables would be a better scene for people watching.
This used to be my favorite spot on Lincoln Rd and in London. The kind of place you could go to 4 days in a row and have a very varied selection. It's been a couple of years and my eager anticipation was completely shattered when I saw that the menu has been reduced to a few unimaginative choices, mostly pasta. Some appetizers retained their great quality, but the seabass was dry and bland, the potatoes were flavorless.
The Indonesian noodles were still great as was the jambalaya. Overall, it's not a bad place, but it's no longer outstanding. Always a great outside table for any meal. Excellent friendly service, they even bring water bowls for your dog! Consistent good food, all your comfort favorites and healthy options. Drinks are a bit pricey and small but they do have a full bar. The food was mediocre, the service was good.
The nite was chilly and the gas heater kept shtting off. One of the best restaurants in Miami. Very good prices with regard to the quality of the food. A must in Miami. We had dinner for a group of five with very different food preferences, including a vegetarian. The menu offered an excellent variety for all and was reasonably priced.
We were pleased with the food, the outdoor dining, the service, and the value. We would all recommend Balan's for a wonderful dining experience. Sign up Sign in. Lauderdale - Broward County Overview Photos Menu Reviews Twitter. Balans - Lincoln Road. Our location in South Beach has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
It may have to do with our casual brasserie ambiance and outdoor tables along the pedestrian walkways of Lincoln Road. Sunday - Thursday 8am - 1am Friday - Saturday 8am - 2am Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 8am - 4pm Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday 10pm - close Friday - Saturday 11pm - close.
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