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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 via mobile

The food is good, but you are paying for the view. The lobby and restaurant have recently received a beautiful facelift, very modern yet still beach. We had a large crowd and they accommodated us all nicely.

Thank chefbaby2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are frequent fliers here. We went this past week and it was a disaster. I’ll say that the martinis were great. First, they never told us the patio was still under construction. Thus your view was obscured by the pull down plastic. When we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started at the bar and enjoyed the new decor ! Love all the new colors and furnishings. Very peaceful and fresh. Tried a new drink at the bar. Bacon Manhattan. If you like bacon try this. Very unique flavors. Then onto our table and...More

Thank Pugrad95
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review, we're glad you like the new look and decor. The dinner menu and cocktail menu were both reworked during the closure, we're glad you discovered so many new favorites! Dwayne has been with us for years, as you know,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed Baleen...the ambience, food, service and view were almost always spot on, then came Irma. After a total renovation it reopened, and my table of 5 was excited to see the changes on Tuesday night. My husband and I arrived and asked...More

Thank Meesh2414
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your most recent experience at Baleen. We appreciate you coming to dine with us so soon after the opening, despite falling short of the standard you expect from us. We appreciate you sharing about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here just after Baleen's reopening. Knowing the challenges that they faced, my expectations were tempered. We were highly satisfied with both the service and food.

Thank trip4u72
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to dine with us, and see the renovations. The menu is all-new following the closure as well, we are glad the food and service team exceeded your expectations. Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good, service could be better. Eat outside on patio or beach. Best for lunch and a walk on beach afterwards. Valet parking

Thank James A P
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We hope you will join us again soon. Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 7 celebrating 3 birthdays. The location is spectacular and diners can enjoy a beautiful sunset weather permitting. We began the meal with a celebratiry cocktail and the results were mixed. Our waiter violated one of the primary laws of hospitality...More

Thank Trevi_Sal
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for choosing us for your combination birthday celebration. We are glad you find the location "spectacular" and the sunset was beautiful. Thank you for letting us know about the issue with the cocktail - while we are proud to staff our bar with extremely...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Baleen during a recent visit to Naples, on Labor Day Monday. Baleen is located at the LaPlaya Resort, which is where we stayed. We also stayed at the LaPlaya when we visited Naples 3 years ago and had...More

1  Thank DeeEss
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for for coming back to see us after 3 years. We are glad that everything was just as good as you remembered it. While the restaurant was temporarily moved to the second floor of the Gulf Tower building, we're pleased you found the...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Ballens is a very common restaurant with no redeeming qualities to recommend. As a long time NAPLES resident and a bit of a good and service snob.. if you just have a few days in Naples, Do Not waste time here.More

1  Thank foxie4
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank for taking the time to share a review of your experience at Baleen. Although your review does not note any specific concerns, we hope that if you return to Baleen you will speak with a member of our management team, so we can hear...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

We went during the afternoon of the Eclipse. Although there was only 1 other table seated when we were, service was terribly slow. The first two gals who brought the water and the bread were very punctual. Our actual server took forever to come to...More

2  Thank BigCanoeGeezer
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share this review of your visit to Baleen. We are glad you enjoyed the view, and beer and wine selections. We hope you will return to sample the cocktail menu, as it's indeed excellent. We will be following...More

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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.
14 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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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