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About Balaban's - Chesterfield
Balaban's continues the tradition of the Cental West End location with a new concept in Chesterfield. Balaban's operates a full service restaurant and retail wine shop with classic dishes such as the Beef Wellington, Cucumber Bisque, and Trout Pancake. All of the bottles on the Wine Spectator's award winning wine list are sold at a retail cost with a small $8 corkage fee.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
American, French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Balaban's offers full service catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with delivery available. Our private event space seats 80, and can accommodate up to 100 for a cocktail reception. Audio/visual equipment is available at no extra charge.
A Metro Bus stop is located on Clarkson Road, just north of Balaban's.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Come join us for our monthly Sunday Wine Dinner.
We host a five-course dinner with wine pairings.
Guests will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and an appetizer reception
$110.00 per person (plus Tax and Gratuity)
Please call 636.449.6700 for Reservations
Our beautiful Tuscan-inspired room is the perfect setting for your special occasion. Accommodating up to 90 individuals for lunch and dinner, 100 for more casual buffets and cocktails, the room may also be modified for smaller groups. AV equipment is available at no extra charge.
Balaban's - Chesterfield Ratings and Reviews
Food was ok, some things were great others not so much. For the prices, it should be a lot more impressive. There were only 3-4 tables filled on a Friday night. Didn't really need a reservation, place was not busy, maybe that should have been a warning sign for us. My son loved the beef wellington and the candied pecan shrimp was good. Everything else was just so-so.
This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was overall very good. Service was slow as it was a week night and they only had a bartender and one wait staff, but there were only 6 tables of patrons. Portions were generous. Go for the food not for the ambience.
Athough I have enjoyed Balaban's for lunch many times, it was the first time for my husband with me. We celebrated our anniversary with our lunch together there. Both my husband and I were delighted with our food selections! Our waitress was very responsive and took care of us nicely, too.
We go to Balaban's often and have always loved it. However, this time, we found the entree (halibut) barely warm and appearing to have been preprepared and then warmed over, and not as tasty as past meals there. Maybe it was the regular chef's night off. We were disappointed.
I googled a search for brunch and Balaban's popped up. It wasn't quite what I expected because it caters more to wine aficionados than casual diners. There is a small dining to the left of the wine racks and a buffet set-up the right. It seemed there were more wine racks than restaurant seating, however the service was prompt and pleasant. The food was also very tasty. They offered a selection of breakfast an lunch items. There were made to order omelets, waffles and eggs benedict. There was a beef tenderloin carving. Overall, my experience was pleasant and I was satisfied with my meal, but for the pricing of $29/person, I expected a different ambiance. I think it was far too casual and more like a sandwich shop, but the pricing was that of a full restaurant.
I had seen the prices on line a little more than what we usually go to but we do go to a lot of family Sunday bunches. That being said we knew what to expect pricewise but when my 6 year old daughter found out there were no waffles and had water and half a biscuit for $15 thought a little out of line we where one of about 5 tables in there not like our server didn't notice. Food was good but my fault for not checking the menu ahead of time but still felt kind of ripped off.
Do not be discouraged by the location or initial impression. This is a serious restaurant with great food. The wine shop and café atmosphere adds to the positive and fun experience. The menu is broad and offers a good variety. We were a party of five, and all shared appetizers, salads, entrées, and deserts were perfect. You must give it a try.
We like Balaban's once in a while. Love their wine selection. Brunch offerings are typically pretty good. Excelent Egg's Benedict delivered to your table fresh from the kitchen [ as part of the buffet] This experience was one of our better ones for food. I always wish they would offer more vegetable dishes. It tends to get pretty heavy. Only issue was with our server. disappeared for 5-10 minutes at a time. Delivered cocktails before water. Took a really long time to get paid. This server is new to us and not typical of our experience there.
We were planning a business trip to St Louis and I was researching restaurants and found this one. Great find. Unassuming location, in a shopping center essentially. We started with smoked salmon on a pancake, wonderful. Then cucumber soup. Great! Then calamari, which was not heavy breading and fried too long, it was perfect. Then my wife had tuna, and I had scallops. Both quite tasty They also have a wine shop and on Monday, buy the bottle at retail, and no corkage fee. Wish we could go back and next time we're in town we will. Attentive staff and very friendly.
Mother's Day Brunch. Excellent food and service. Chairs are not comfortable, noise level a bit much considering the place was not packed. The prime rib was a bit tough, the scrambled eggs were not great. I personally did not like the bacon and sausage links. Otherwise, WOW! Crab claws to kill for (some were over cooked but most were great), bacon and asparagus salad great, pineapple and cantaloupe as good as I have had, shelled shrimp and cocktail sauce excellent, bow tie pasta salad excellent, mixed grilled vegetables very good, salmon a bit over cooked. I think the bacon was oven baked and not to my taste but good quality bacon. Deserts were not to my taste. Price included mimosa, soda and coffee. Best brunch I've had in years including Bristol and Vin de Set. They should offer this Mother's Day brunch every Sunday!!!!
We sat for 5 minutes before a waitress came by (after me staring at the waitresses chatting at the bar area) and asked if anyone was taking care of us. After she started she was very good. I liked going over to pick out a bottle of wine, which was quite inexpensive, and the dessert of beignets was delicious.
Appetizer of charcuterie and cheese was mediocre at best. One meat (sliced salami which looked like it came from wal-mart, and 2 cheeses (One was brie, the other?) Pickled veggies and olives were fine.
The entrees were not good. My cioppino was at best adequate with the smallest mussels I have ever seen. The shrimp were large and the salmon was ok. Not a large bowl compared to other restaurants. The beef Wellington? In a word: horrendous. The original Balabans on Euclid was noted for its wellington. It's not an easy dish and not on many menus. Here, first attempt was sent back. Puff pastry wasn't even done. 2nd attempt was also not edible. Outside was done, inside dough still raw. Beef on both attempts was ordered medium rare and came medium well.
Sadly, Balabans on Euclid is closed. This reincarnation lacks the ambiance, service, and food consistency that we had come to expect from the original. Other than an inexpensive bottle of wine and the beignets, I seriously doubt we will be back.
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