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Review of Baleen Naples

Baleen Naples
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Ranked #30 of 1,012 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$75
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2017 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 our favorite server ever, Dwayne. As always top notch. Our favorite drinks were already ordered and shortly at the table. We did not even have to open the menus to order anything. Dwayne suggested some new items to try and as always he was spot on. The new Octopus appetizer !! I have no words ! Do not get one to share. You will want it all for yourself. My husband had lamb and I had seafood bouillabaisse. Amazing flavors and just the right portions. We love the new bread as well. Then the Chef did not disappoint with bread pudding and chocolate cake. A very lovely evening with much laughter, beautiful ambiance, and amazing food ! Thank you ! We appreciate the personal touches. We finished the evening on the sand at the fire pit with after dinner drinks. Very relaxing.

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Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

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, and is a great example of the kind of service experience we want for all of our valued guests. I know he and Chef Brooke will be pleased to hear your kind words.


Warm regards,
Nate S.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

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 the hostess if the rest of our party was there, she said yes they checked in and we outside at the bar having a drink, she pointed to the doors and we headed out to find them. We didn’t find them or a bar, we went back inside and asked where the bar was, she stated that it was through the doors we had just gone out....the outdoor patio where people are dining but there I’d no bar....whatever, then a host took us around to every five top outside to see if any of them were our party (granted they were all complete five tops so not sure how that made sense). After roaming round outside I decided to call someone in our party to find out where they were.....they hadn’t even arrived yet! We go back in to the hostess stand and she stands by that they had checked....huh? The new dining room looks like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog, not the sophisticated look I was expecting, the lighting is so bright you needs sunglasses. If I ever decide to go back (that’s up in the air right now) I would only sit outside. The service mediocre at best, the only thing good about the entire experience was some of our food....if that was a prime filet they are being ripped off.

Thank Meesh2414
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Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

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 the lighting in the dining room with us, this was actually an issue with the new lighting dimmers following the re-opening, we agree that soft light in the dining room is key.

We certainly hope you will join us again soon, so we can offer you the sort of experience you have enjoyed with us in the past. When you do, please let one of the management team know you're here, so we can be sure your evening is everything you hope for.


Warm regards,
Nate S.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 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.

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Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

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.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 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
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Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We hope you will join us again soon.


Warm regards,
Nate S.

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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 i.e. "the customer is always right" and tried to argue about the preparation of one of the selections. He should have just replaced it and saved the lecture about the bartender's skill level.
All of the entrees were excellent and the portions plentiful. The wine selection was ample and the prices fair. The dessert were very good.
Everyone enjoyed the meal and quickly forgot about the cocktail dust up

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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 skilled bartenders, we agree that what really matters is the guest's comfort and satisfaction. We are glad that all other aspects of the meal were up to the high standards your special evening called for. We hope to see you back soon, either for a celebration or just an evening's meal out.


Warm regards,
Nate S.

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