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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
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.
Returned to Balabans after far too long. The menu is always so interesting with very creative options. My wife and I decided to order apps and small plates. Loved the lobster ravioli and ordered a second helping. Also recommend the flatbreads, especially the goat cheese and bacon/prosciutto. Eggplant roulade was also a winner. Only meh was for the baked Gouda.
They have a great wine shop attached and you can buy a bottle at retail then pay $8 to uncork and serve. No room for desert but looked interesting.
The food list was short, and most items had the two ingredients I cannot eat. Our appetizer came out lukewarm, but would have been good hot. Our waitress was pretty lukewarm as well. The scallops were overcooked, and the grains they sat on were too salty. We chose to go here for our anniversary because we remembered going to it 16 years ago , when it was located in the Central West End , very fondly. We will not return.
I will miss Balaban's when I move. The afternoon delight menu from 3-6 at the bar can't be beat. I love the bacon, pear, gargonzola flatbread. Adrianne was behind the bar and also took care of serving us when we decided to move to a table for dinner. We were well taken care of, as usual. Monday nights feature free corkage when you purchase a retail wine and a 3-course special. Everyone enjoyed their dishes and a few of my first time friends said they would be coming back.
Outstanding from start to finish. Love the "buy your own" wine from the on-site store which, even with the corkage fee, saved us some money on some very good wines. Three of us had the red snapper with the red pepper sauce and loved it. The pork chop got rave reviews. We were relaxed and enjoyed our time, never feeling rushed.
They've stepped up their game on unique preparations & now deliver some real yumminess!!
If you're into wine they do have a very nice selection of bottles & can purchase a bottle to go along with dinner (although they charge corkage except on Monday nights, which is very odd when you're purchasing their bottle at retail!) There are not nearly enough wine choices by the glass especially since they consider themselves a wine bistro...that said everything we have tried food wise for any course has been extremely tasty & with good quality ingredients. If you were a regular at the original Balabans some choices might be somewhat different but still good...like the cucumber bisque & smoked trout pancake. It's tempting to keep repeating your favorites but even the nightly specials are terrific!
Disappointed. Previous visits had been very rewarding. This past Saturday, the team was not on their "A" game.
The restaurant was not crowded. It took a long time for the food to arrive, and when it arrived, some of the plates were cold. Never had experienced this before.
Love the food, it is always great. Service is normally very good. On this occasion it was horrible. Not sure what Waitress was focused on but it was not us. Forgot our salads, brought entrees (35 minutes into evening) then realized she had forgotten salads, generally terrible service. Will try again due to quality of food. Will not stay if same waitress gets our table
We took our kids for Sunday brunch in celebration of Valentine's Day. For $120, (which we expected & were completely fine with, had it lived up to expectations,) my husband had a plate of average beef stew. I found that a couple of my choices, WERE delicious, but, overall, the variety & quality was lacking... It would've been incredibly mediocre if we'd spent $50. Personal suggestion, skip it & hit Bristol.
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