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Baleen Naples

9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108-2019
+1 239-598-5707
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108-2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is lovely and has a great view and outdoor dining. However the ceilings are low in the dining room and the sound is deafening. My husband had the $45 3 course meal - you get about 4 oz of lobster bisque, a dry...More

Thank valdigstad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and service were amazing resulting in a wonderfully romantic date with my boyfriend. We sat outside right near the beach, close enough to hear the waves. Our server, Dwayne Johnson, was attentive and provided us with spot on recommendations to perfect our meal...More

Thank Aimee M
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad your romantic night out was such a good time for you and your boyfriend. Sitting outside and enjoying the view or just the sound of the waves certainly makes for a special evening, and we are glad the food and service matched up...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While Baleen is a little pricey by the time you pay for a meal and parking, it is worth it for a special outing. Leave time to relax and enjoy the lovely view. I’ve had several different lunch entrees here and all were tasty and...More

Thank sablansr81
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate you joining us for your special night out. We agree the ambiance and natural beauty make for an enjoyable meal, and are happy the food and service complimented it so well. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for New Years Eve. It was decorated beautifully for the holiday. The food was fabulous and the service was great. We had a great time.

Thank donna3031
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review. The team work hard to make our New Year's event a special one, we're glad you had a good time. Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot of options open on holiday morning, so we decided to splurge for the breakfast buffet with our family of 6. The Oceanside brunch was unforgettable. Our server, Nadia, was top notch. Omelettes made to order were delicious. Croissants to die for. And...More

Thank gotravelpair
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for the holiday buffet. We hope the 6 of you enjoyed your meal and Oceanfront views. Nadia was pleased to hear your kind words as well. If your travels bring you back to Naples, we hope you will return to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For 15 years we stay at LaPlaya Hotel and dine at Baleen. This year for the first tike we rented a vacation hone but still reserved a table at Baleen. What a shock, the hotel is currently undergoing renovation. And as we heard from staff,...More

Thank ViennaMichael
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent meal, and for coming to see us so often over these past 15 years. We appreciate your feedback on the new decor inside, and are glad you were able to sit outside, where the decor...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch and took advantage of the valet parking. The restaurant had been remodeled since our last visit and it had a modern flair with light colors throughout. We decided to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful view. We came a bit...More

Thank A T
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to see the new design and redone menu. We're glad you enjoyed the view and lunch facing the ocean. It's not clear from your review if you let someone know you received the wrong food, so we hope that we had...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the Gulfside of Vanderbilt beach in the La Playa upscale resort, you can dine outside or on the porch for Gulf Views or indoors in the recently renovated and modernized and bright dining room complete with wine tasting private room. You can get...More

Thank DianneWheatley
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you like the new decor! Following the renovation we also reopened with a completely redone menu in both the Prix Fixe and a la carte menus, it sounds like you really enjoyed this as well. We're pleased to hear you had such pleasant...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Beautiful location, great food. Would recommend to anyone looking for a romantic evening right on the beach. Service was out of this world! Great job, baleen!

Thank Kristin H
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. Views, food, and service are our goal for every guest's meal, we're glad it was "out of this world". We hope to see you soon. Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely evening here with our friends sitting outside, enjoying the sunset before our meal. 3 opted for the set menus with the others going for the special, which was exactly that, special! The evening was made more special by the efforts and...More

Thank gmunday2
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sunset dinner sitting out with friends sounds like a perfect meal to us. Adriano was so happy to hear your kind words, and know that he made the evening that much more pleasant. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Nate S.

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21 September 2017|
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Response from Kathy W | Reviewed this property |
So sorry as I am not a local I don't know what's happened. I did email the hotel but heard nothing. It's so beautiful there.
24 May 2017|
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Response from r5family | Reviewed this property |
Mediterano in Old Naples was superb, service, food, drinks all wonderful. Baleen is also a special place.
13 February 2017|
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Response from Kristi E | Reviewed this property |
Our favorite is A Table Apart. It is in Bonita Springs. Strictly for food. Triple tail snapper is fabulous as well as the rack of lamb. Atmosphere just ok. Have to make reservations as soon as possible for that time of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 75
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108-2019
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 239-598-5707
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BALEENnaples - famously known for exquisite fine dining, is the signature restaurant of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Baleen. The numerous accolades and awards for the South Florida dining at Baleen of LaPlaya have come from such well know publications as the coveted Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and the Great Hotels ranking of Travel + Leisure. Most recently, Baleen was awarded Wine Spectators Award of Excellence - Pleasing to the palate and the eye alike, Baleen Naples mixes Old Florida charm with elegant candlelit elegance. Beautiful chandeliers and soft mahogany furnishings set the tone for an elegant dining experience. Baleen spills out through the grand doors to our breathtaking terrace with tables overlooking the sweeping beach and ends with a collection of tables for cocktails in the sand next to the fire pit. Whether seated in an indoor epicurean enclave or a barefoot beach table, visitors can indulge in three daily seating's at Baleen Naples with options including a breakfast menu with a Gulf Coast twist on traditional favorites. With exceptional entrees and an extensive selection of wines the dinner menu is filled with local ingredients and beautifully composed dishes. For the guest looking for light fare enjoy our bar menu in the cocktail section with an array of seafood selections as well as sandwiches and appetizers. The intimate beach fire pit and Baleen Bar feature a fantastic wine-by-the-glass program, as well as extensive list of martinis and classic cocktails. If Florida seafood restaurants with beautiful waterfront dining views appeal to you, Baleen, Naples will more than fill the bill. The Baleen menu selections may also be enjoyed from the comfort of your guestroom, served to you by our excellent LaPlaya Room Service staff. For the ultimate dining experience please inquire about our over the top private dinners on the beach.
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