About Balaban's - Chesterfield
Balaban's continues the tradition of the Cental West End location with a new concept in Chesterfield. Balaban's operates full service restaurant and retail wine shop with the same 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.
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, Visa
Full service on and off premise with delivery avaliable
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Balaban's Proudly Presents:
Cakebread Wine Dinner
Sunday, July 31st @ 6:30pm
Come join us for our monthly Sunday Wine Dinner
5 Course Dinner with an Appetizer Reception
Guests will be greeted with a Glass of Sparkling Wine
$110.00 per person (plus Tax and Gratuity)
Please call 636.449.6700 for Reservations
Beautiful Tuscan inspired room presenting 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 be modified for smaller groups. AV equipment is preset in the space.
Balaban's - Chesterfield Ratings and Reviews
My meal was fine but our guests had the ...
My meal was fine but our guests had the bacon wrapped scallops and the bacon was nowhere close to being done- they both just ate around it. I ordered a glass of Malbec which was a featured wine of the evening and no one could find a bottle of it. I sat drinkless until I asked (for a second time) about it and finally ordered something else
We hadn't been to Balaban's in years. T ...
We hadn't been to Balaban's in years. The menu is no longer tapas and the four of us enjoyed our entrees and apps. Everything was well presented and tasty. Our waitress was well-informed and made good suggestions when asked. The wine selection is great -- you walk through the wine aisles and pick what you want at any price point. The $8. corkage fee seemed fair since the wine markup wasn't terrible. We will go back for wine tastings and for dinner. Very fun.
Food was good, with appealing presentati ...
Food was good, with appealing presentation. I had the squash ravioli which was tasty, but very rich. The cucumber soup was delicious, but the portion (cup) small. Would prefer to be served or offered bread rather than to have to ask for it. Interesting menu, overall good and pleasant environment, and service, but on the pricey side for what you get. Price limits our visits.
This restaurant carries the name of an i ...
This restaurant carries the name of an iconic Central West End restaurant, but is similar in name only. Location/architecture/decor aside, the ambiance (open, concrete floor, cafeteria/diner grade furniture) does not fit the price range of the menu. However, the most troubling aspect was the service. While the hostess was pleasant and quick to seat us, we waited approximately 5 minutes before a waiter across the restaurant directed a bus-boy/junior server to bring us water. After another 10 minutes of waiting for a waiter, we informed the hostess that we had yet to see anyone except the water server and that we were leaving the restaurant. She apologized, but offered nothing further. We found nothing to recommend.
Usually a great experience, and this nig ...
Usually a great experience, and this night did not disappoint. Very noisy (not just "energetic") because of a centrally-placed birthday party---we moved from our table to the bar and were very happy we did. Great bartender on all fronts---she took our orders, provided wine recommendations and tasting, took care of our food orders and helped us select a bottle to take home for another day.
While the fish was a bit overcooked, the other dishes were perfect. Will definitely keep coming.
Creative menu, great server, excellent f ...
Creative menu, great server, excellent food equals a superb meal. Largest and finest BLT I have ever had in my many years of searching out BLTs. Disappointed that the dining room was not very busy as this is a restaurant/wine store that I will visit often so I hope it stays active and profitable.
Slow start. Didn't know specials, barte ...
Slow start. Didn't know specials, bartender covering dining room by herself.
Waitress that took our table over was GREAT!!!
Charcuterie was fabulous.
Wait between apps and entree was long, not timed well.
Presentation on all was gorgeous.
Husband's dish was piping hot, mine cold. Obviously it waited for his. Owner/manager disagreed- stated it was warm.
Offered to replace, just done with a poor experience at that point.
Ok but nothing special, they really seem ...
Ok but nothing special, they really seem to be more of a wine store than a restaurant. The simple items on the menu are probably the better choice, I tried the shrimp with pasta, and it was disappointing, wine list looked interesting but I was there for lunch, with a very small crowd, only 2 other tables were occupied.
Popped in on short notice, but got a tab ...
Popped in on short notice, but got a table. Started with the heart of palm salad, which was very nice. Ordered the strip pasta and roasted chicken enters which were excellently prepared. Reasonable sized portions and delicious. Dessert was carrot cake, which is some of the best I have had! It was a nice evening and we will definitely be back.
i will start by saying that a friend who ...
i will start by saying that a friend who i've know for many years is a waitress there and i'm sorry to write this. that was without a doubt the worst dining experience i've had. we arrived @ 6:45p and all started well, very little business. but then the floodgates opened and you hear the chant of i'm so sorry we are understaffed. food was glacial pace. tables sitting near us got no service. the cherry on the top of this mess was the manager who sat in his office, windows fully exposing him playing fantasy football on computer. i mentioned the halibut had consistency of mashed potatoes, with out getting up he said he would mention that to kitchen. someone has spent a good bit of money investing in dining, they have thrown it down the drain.
Food was delicious. We liked browsing t ...
Food was delicious. We liked browsing the wine racks to pick out our wine for dinner. We were a bit surprised at the corkage fee of $8 as other places that provide the same concept do not charge a corkage fee. But the food was outstanding and we will return.
What a treat. Andrea was a perfect hoste ...
What a treat. Andrea was a perfect hostess and service specialist. Really great thing is if you want a full bottle of wine all you do is peruse their nice size retail area (complete with wine enthusiast to assist) and they charge you the retail price plus corking fee which is a lot less than paying for a bottle at other restaurants. Careful though, with it being less expensive you may just drink a wee bit more. Food was delicious from appetizers, small plates to full entrees.
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