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) #602 of 3,462 Restaurants in Miami ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Cafe
901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
+1 305-372-4145
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“french toast” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
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Reviews (171)
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Most recent visit, happy hour menu (till 8 pm) was good. The server at my table had a good understanding of what I wanted.

Thank citizen21stcentury
BalansUSA, CM at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your kind words, and we are glad that you enjoyed Balans! Hope you visit us back soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I love balans food and fruit is always amazing but the outside gets overtaken by so many chainsmokers that it's hard to breathe. inside isn't a great Decour so outside is lovely I hope they choose to have a way for people that don't smoke...More

Thank Lynn M
BalansUSA, CM at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the 4 stars you gave us, and we will take your advice regarding your feeling as a non smoker. Thank you so much!

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Spent a few hours here with some staff Happy hour is great but after that the prices get very steep. the hookah we had was not what we requested but still enjoyable, not a huge selection of beer either which is a downer for me...More

Thank NewlyTravellers
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

After calling the restaurant for 15 minutes and not getting an answer, I was a little annoyed because I wanted to put in an order for pick up and be able to pick it up on my way from work and not have to sit...More

Thank Malme008
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Service was PERFECT! A delightful young lady, Yanet, took very good care of us. She could not have been more pleasant. As for the menu, all the favorites. The request was for "soft" scrambled eggs, and they got it exactly right. The coffee was outstanding....More

Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The place is run down with stained cushions to sit on and sticky tables to place your elbows on. Friendly server but after ordering soft poached eggs with toast and soft poached for eggs benny, hard boiled arrived. Plus, they tasted vinegary. Wow! How can...More

Thank julie c
BalansUSA, Manager at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Julie, thank you for reaching out and we are truly sorry that your visit was not to your satisfaction. We make every effort to keep our restaurants clean and orderly and we failed to stick to that policy on your visit. We intend to ensure...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I work on the hotel/restaurant industry, and we know when somebody is a good professional.I went to Balans to have breakfast and this server Christopher really impressed me. Always smiling and on the top of his game. Before I needed to ask for anything he...More

Thank aspectaspect
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I m sorry to write that, I don't like to do bad reviews, but it's several times that I came and every time the service is not good! Rude (the blond hair lady), not smiling, never cone to ask you if you need something and...More

1  Thank Nadia B
BalansUSA, Manager at Balan's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Hi Nadia, Thank you for telling us about your experience. We try very hard to make our guests happy and it seems we've let you down. This is unacceptable, and we are already doing what we can to investigate the problem more closely to assure...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at mandarin oriental for 5 nights. First morning we tried their buffet, paid $50/person and wasn't impressed at all. So next day we did our research and went to Cafe 104, loved the food but the wait was ridiculous. Did our homework one...More

Thank Sameh e
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have eaten here many times including last weekend (12/2/16). I would not recommend to order the steaks. For the price the quality is just not there. Most items on the menu are average. I ordered the burger and that was the first item I...More

Thank das385
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Considering this restaurant for a pre-cruise dinner in December probably a group of 12 to 18. Can this restaurant accommodate us?
7 October 2016|
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Response from BalansUSA | Property representative |
Hello Conrailer, Apologies for the late response. Of course, we would be able to accommodate you! We recommend phoning the restaurant directly in advance so we can be fully prepared for you, especially if you are planning... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-372-4145
  • E-mail
Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy hours in town, it's a savory home to locals for executive lunches, fine dinners, late drinks and hearty breakfasts. Join us in a contemporary setting where the menu shines and the service excels. Stars of the show include Lobster Club Wrap, Thai Shrimp Curry, Truffle Mac & Cheese and more.
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