Briogirl16
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  • Review Count
    1
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    May 16, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
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Balena is first collobaration between Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Led by Execeutive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel, the restaurant serves what he calls "Honest, Italian cooking." Balena's many accolades include Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and Bon Appetit, 3 stars by the Chicago Tribune, and a James Beard semi-fnailist position for Best New Rstaurant at the James Beard Awards.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Tucked away gem
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2013
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Balena was the cutest restaurant I've been to in the city in a while. Great atmosphere, food was tasty, and good location. I would definitely recommend for a date night!"
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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