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Ranked # 254 out of 324 Italian Restaurant in Chicago

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4486 times people checked to Balena and wrote 48 Tips for the place.
Balena received 2893 likes on Facebook, 13729 checkins, and 10 mentions.
Balena tweeted 234 times, has 3120 twitter followers, and 180 friends.
Balena received 5 reviews on Google+ with average ratings of 4.6.

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Balena Yelp Reviews

Jessica A.

Balena Yelp Ratings
So Balena is a favorite of mine...not sure why I haven't reviewed yet, but they did a solid by me last night so it's time for the lack of review to be... Read more

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Sage P.

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Probably a much better idea to dine in. I ordered Balena a second time (from grubhub, so maybe the fault lies there) because their food is delicious. My... Read more

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Laura C.

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I came here for a surprise dinner for a friend, and they were super accommodating for our group of 10. It definitely is a cool, beautiful space. I... Read more

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Balena Google Plus Review
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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Teresa McMasters
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I went to Balena with a group, so we were able to try a few different dishes. I would recommend that approach so you can try several dishes. We all really liked it. They also have some great cocktails and a good wine list. I will definitely be back! Read more

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Claire Farrell
Balena Google+ Ratings
One of the most beautiful and delicious Italian restaurants in Chicago. The interior looks like a modernized French barn with twinkling lights. Very romantic. Start with a handcrafted cocktail from the bar and then try the Tuscan Kale caesar salad, the Cacio e Pepe, and finish with the Tiramisu. Y... Read more

Balena Google Plus Review
Colleen Maxwell
Balena Google+ Ratings
Went here with a foodie friend and it was a lovely place for dinner. Luckily I was with someone who pushed me outside my comfort zone in terms of dining choices, so we ended up with some delicious and different options. The menu changes often so our choices are no longer available, but we got a pizz... Read more

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Elizabeth B
Balena Google+ Ratings
I am always impressed by the consistent service and food here. There is something for everyone. Wonderful cocktail menu with a nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks but you have to ask for them. Well run operation and on my favorites list! Read more
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Balena Facebook Comments
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
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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
Balena Facebook Ratings
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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