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Map & Directions 1022 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Armenian, Contemporary, Fusion
  • Sun-Thu 8am-12am, Fri-Sat 8am-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Accepted, Recommended on Weekends
  • Free, Garage, Lot Available, Meters, Street


Miami New Times' Description

Just how many branches of a restaurant does it take before the place becomes impersonal? Hard to say, but Balans has passed it. Which isn't to say the establishment doesn't have its appeal: a relaxed ambiance, accessible food (including a very agreeable brunch), hip cocktails, and a final bill that won't break the bank. That last point is particularly pertinent, with most plates under $20. Starters include fried calamari, pot stickers, and popcorn shrimp. It isn't so much the formulaic nature of the selections that leaves us cold, but rather how 1990s they are (one of only two seafood entrées is Chilean sea bass, which is not only a dated notion, but also an ecologically insensitive one). Still, you can get a solid burger with tasty char-grilled flavor on a toasted bun; steaks assertively flamed and appropriately juicy; and properly cooked spaghetti laced with moist morsels of lobster meat in a mellow lobster-cream sauce.

Member Reviews

  • gabrielstoecker wrote a review for Balans
    on 04/13/14

    If it is a part of my uncle Karl's life, then i am sure i can make it a favorite. I love art and culture, so this seems like the spot for it. Miami, here i come!

  • Mike B wrote a review for Balans
    on 05/23/10

    Great restaurant right on Lincoln Road. Great for people watching while enjoying good food and drinks. The price point is reasonable, the food is great and the location is perfect in Miami Beach.

  • caterina.falcone2 wrote a review for Balans
    on 04/21/10

    everytime i have out of town guest, I bring them here: the people watching is always fun on Sundays.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bravo on 01/26/10

    A great place for any meal, with a full bar and great Bloody Mary's, and to watch people passing by. -George French, Miami Social

  • JamesBrownInMiami on 08/21/10

    The Lobster Club is BEST!

  • Kelly on 01/16/10

    Best place for breakfast and brunch on the Beach.

  • itsHectorNOW on 03/14/10

    Have the 3 egg whites omelette with spinach and feta. Of course, order a mimosa!

  • Chris A. on 12/28/09

    A lower key alternative to the drama and cost of lincoln road. Good food good prices and always a nice staff. My standby on lincoln road

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