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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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“brunch” (32 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
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Caribbean, American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108-2019
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank DeeEss
Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank foxie4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good service by waiter Karoly and fantastic seafood with amazingly view to the beach. We had mussels for starter and lobster risotto, scallops and seafood pasta to the kids for main course. The lime pie and espresso for dessert- so recommendable!

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share about your visit. We agree the view is "the most beautiful" and are glad Karoly's service and the food complimented the location for a perfect evening. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here for dinner on our last night on vacation.. The food and service was fabulous and the sunset was amazing.. We sat outside on the patio... Would definitely recommend this restaurant!More

Thank Deb6489
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us as your last night of vacation. We're glad there was a sunset for you to enjoy, and the service and food made for a memorable evening. If your travels bring you back to Naples, we hope to see you again....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having read all the great reviews, we decided to celibrate our 9-year wedding anniversary with a dinner at the beach, together with our son. I made an online reservation and mentioned our anniversary. The hostess confirmed by phone that she had read the notes. Well,...More

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

Thank you for sharing this review about your visit. We appreciate you choosing us for your anniversary and wish we could have offered you the beachfront dinner you were looking for. During the property improvements, we have relocated Baleen to our private Club, which is...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We went for our anniversary and it was a lovely dinner. Food was outstanding and wait staff was very helpful with my food allergies.

Thank jmharrington
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

We are glad your anniversary was a special one, the weather cooperated for a great view, and that the team was able to accommodate your allergy requirements. Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious price fixe birthday dinner with excellent service. However, the valet was not gracious. There were 2 families with many children. We have given the valet our car ticket before the families gave him theirs. They received their cars first. Then others...More

Thank BPW512
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Baleen. We are glad you enjoyed the meal, though we wish your visit ended on a happier note. While it's unfortunate you had to wait for your vehicle, with a 6 story parking structure,...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

This restaurant is so nice. It is outdoors, but covered and there are ceiling fans, looking right out onto the beach. We ate breakfast there daily while on our vacation and then walked right out onto the beach. Their dinner menu is delicious, as well....More

Thank nancybV6667ZR
Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

There aren't many better starts to the day than having breakfast looking at the beach, and catching a sunset from the terrace is a great end to one. Thank you for the kind review, we're glad you enjoyed it. Warm regards, Nate S.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I made an open table reservation earlier in the day, but decided that since it was my first time dining there, that I would call and ask for a table with a view. Caitlin was so helpful and courteous, even after I made the faux...More

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Nate S, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you taking the time to post this extensive review of your time at Baleen. The whole team read and enjoyed it, especially Caitlin, Michael, Cosimo, Luigi who took care of you that evening. Our restaurant manager Maria and chef Brooke (she is the Chef...More

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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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Response from BALEENnaples | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs at Baleen - with the exception of service animals!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
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07:00 - 22:00
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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