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Balena received 552 reviews on Yelp with average ratings of 4.0 Stars.
Balena received 2 reviews on CitySearch with average ratings of 4 Stars.

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4885 times people checked to Balena and wrote 55 Tips for the place.
Balena received 3352 likes on Facebook, 16257 checkins, and 10 mentions.
Balena tweeted 462 times, has 3547 twitter followers, and 243 friends.
Balena received 5 reviews on Google+ with average ratings of 4.6.

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Balena Yelp Reviews

Katherine M.

Balena Yelp Ratings
Our server Patrick was excellent - unobtrusively attentive, fast, knowledgeable. They were very busy Sat 4/12 but the whole team was great... from the... Read more

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Tiffany P.

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Highly recomended especially if you're looking for a place before a show at Stepenwolf. Balena is a neat place. I love love the high cielings and our... Read more

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Burke B.

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Meh is the word Yelp uses to describe a two-star review and it seems a perfect summation of my experience. I've eaten at Balena before and it was okay.... Read more

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Balena CitySearch Review
alw68333889
Balena CitySearch Ratings
Welcome to Barfena, foulest food on the planet at this price point.  The four of us went to this lovely place at the site of the former Landmark restaurant, known for great atmosphere and so-so food.   Well, the same owners felt they… Read more

Balena CitySearch Review
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Balena CitySearch Ratings
Balena knows its ABCs: Amari (based cocktails), Bread (salumi, and cheese plate), and Chicken (thighs). Great atmosphere, ambitious eats. Read more
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Balena Google Plus Review
Elijah Litscher
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My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful experience at Balena a few Saturdays ago. We grabbed a seat at the bar to wait for the rest of our party, and the two bartenders were attentive despite the Saturday crowd, and took the time to recommend a drink based on my usual tastes (the Nedda no5) which was del... Read more

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Hollina U
Balena Google+ Ratings
Came in for dinner on a Monday evening, and it was pretty dead, which surprised me because it was Restaurant Week. There are pretzel sticks waiting on the table for you when you’re seated, which is unique and appreciated as a different take than the usual bread other restaurants serve. We had the mu... Read more

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Alek Toumert
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Be ready to open your wallets when going here. You won't feel hosed. You just won't be able to stop the food and wine from flowing. Recommend the spicy pep pizza. Read more

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Morgane Renoir
Balena Google+ Ratings
Food was amazing.....our waiter not so much. Had dinner there last Friday, we were a group of 3. Sat down at 8:15, and were greeted by our waitress right away. She asked if we needed to leave by a certain time, we told 10:00. She also asked if anyone at the table had any intolerance, we said yes (o... Read more

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Erin Thor
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I took my mom here during restaurant week, but we ended up ordering off the regular menu. First off, I love the decor of this place. We sat upstairs tucked in a back corner and the energy in the place was vibrant! Everyone was having a great time, and I love to be surrounded by that when I dine. I c... Read more
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Niche Restaurant
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Thurs evening was the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner Series at Balena in Chicago. Big thanks to hosts @johnthebristol + @philthebristol, participants @offalchris @chefjwaxman @andrecarmellini @cpandel @jFrillman, & all guests who came out to support this amazing event! *photo via @joh... Read more

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Jennifer Hill Neu
Balena Facebook Ratings
Wow! Thank you for an outstanding evening! Huge thanks to all the chefs who made the James Beard dinner outstanding! Huge shout out to Erin and Will! Awesome as always! Read more

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Charlie Baase
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Your restaurant week menu hasn't been posted, do you know what the menu is yet? Just curious since I have a reservation there on Sunday? Read more

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Aasi Tahir Siddique
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Love Italian. Read more

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Jennifer Hill Neu
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Thank you for an amazing meal and a wonderful evening! Wish we had been back sooner! We will see you soon! Read more
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