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6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-6218
+1 305-762-6344
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
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Miami
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488 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank AJCC1
Miami
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Chpfl
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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Thank sueloughlin
Northern Virginia
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528 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Three for brunch on a recent Sunday, sitting outside on the terrace. For starters, it's on Biscayne Blvd., so the outdoor terrace has a bit of activity and commotion from the street traffic. The parking lot is very tiny and cramped, providing a bit of entertainment watching people trying to maneuver their gigantic SUVs into the lot. The food was... More 

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Thank luv2travl003
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Excellent place to eat good american food and have fun with friends or family, especially Thursday or Friday evenings and weekends.

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Thank Tatianaalva7
Miami Shores, Florida, United States
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We've been to this location before as well as their outpost on Lincoln Road on South Beach. Things we like, the largely American but internationally influenced menu, very fair prices, and few surprises. They are generally well run. This time, on a very slow Saturday night, service was indifferent- no smiles including from the manager. The server really had a... More 

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Thank Jesse W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Amazing place and so good food. I tried a fantastic fried calamari. Unforgettable! The only problem is: all is too expensive!

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Thank Adriano D
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stopped for brunch after our Saturday long run as it was one of the girls birthday. Of course we had mimosa's, and I ordered the Huevos Rancheros. I was going to order the Balan's Breakfast, eggs bacon etc., but I can make that or get it anywhere so went with something different. I'm glad I did, it was delicious.... More 

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Thank IRBDave
Miami, Fl.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Balan's Restaurant has good food and is great for breakfast. Prices are mid-range and the have a good selection of food to choose from. Parking can be challenging and some during weekends the waiting time is too long. Have left several times before due to the long waiting time and parking situation.

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Thank NChardon
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This establishment is easy to find and parking is available. Seating for dining is inside or outside. The bar is located outside. The interior decor is clean an swanky. A good variety in the menu and it's price point is on par with it. I gave it an average rate for the fact that it was a slow night in... More 

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BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sarcasim02, we're very sorry for your experience at our Biscayne location. The service that you experienced was not up to our Balans standards at all. I've shared your review with our General Manager and he would like to personally speak to you, apologize and possibly get a bit more info (date and server name) so we can improve and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
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
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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