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Thursday, May 2, 2013


Baleen is the restaurant in The La Playa resort on Gulf Shore Dr. in North Naples.

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Of all the waterfront venues to dine at, this is hands down the best in Naples.

The view and gulf breezes from the outside dining patio area

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are what really sets this restaurant apart from most others whether it be for lunch

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or for dinner

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On this day, my dining companion and I decided to go there for lunch. They have a very nice lunch menu. If you look to the left of the menu (click on the photo to enlarge) they are promoting a daily 3 course Prix Fixe dinner menu as a summer special for $38.00, a tremendous value. 

For those residents that are perennials, summer is the best time to be in town in part because of all the dining specials available. I will talk about some of these in later posts.

After a couple of pieces of very nice Ciabatta bread each,

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my dining companion decided on the roasted salmon Nicoise salad,

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I chose the lobster Cobb salad. It comes with about 1/4 lb. of Maine lobster claw meat. It is initially presented "deconstructed" and my server offered to mix it together table side for me.

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Cobb Salad

I saw many other great looking entrees as well as desserts. I do not have much of a sweet tooth but here are the dessert offerings that day.

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 Should you decide to eat indoors, they have a lovely dining area

or if you want to forgo food altogether have your favorite beverage on the patio or at the bar.

Baleen is a great place and I cannot wait to eat here again.

9891 Gulf Shore Dr.
Naples, FL

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