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Balena received 580 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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5021 times people checked to Balena and wrote 60 Tips for the place.
Balena received 3637 likes on Facebook, 17484 checkins, and 10 mentions.
Balena tweeted 556 times, has 3720 twitter followers, and 258 friends.
Balena received 5 reviews on Google+ with average ratings of 4.6.

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Balena Yelp Reviews

Brian K.

Balena Yelp Ratings
Diner before a play, could be better!!! Balana's staff and menu are streamlined for great food and great service!! Having the crab and urchin pasta with... Read more

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Adrienne B.

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Heard great things about Balena so I decided to give it a try on a Friday night! Balena had many openings for reservations probably because the restaurant... Read more

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Kim O.

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The bf and I recently traveled to Chicago to celebrate my 30th birthday. Out of all the meals I had planned for the trip, I was most excited about this one,... Read more

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Balena CitySearch Review
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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
Charles Salmans
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This is a great place for groups of four or, even better, six or more since they encourage the sharing of delicious appetizers and entrees. The gnocchi was a particular favorite, but our group liked all the starters including Bruchetta, as well as the fish entrees. Ambiance, in what was once a cand... Read more

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Elijah Litscher
Balena Google+ Ratings
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

Balena Google Plus Review
Raj Joshi
Balena Google+ Ratings
Great ambience. Very attentive staff. Appetizers were memorable, main course was not. Great place for a date. Read more

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Nadim Akhmadeyev
Balena Google+ Ratings
Was worth the wait extra 30 minutes! Make sure to order pizza. We had mortadella pistachio pizza and it was delicious! 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
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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
Balena Facebook Ratings
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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