Our story began in London in 1987 when we opened the Old Compton Cafe. We soon changed our name and became well renowned as Balan’s. In 2008 we opened Balan’s Bar & Brasserie, located in the heart of Brickell. We were one of the first restaurants in the area before becoming the buzzing metropolitan that it is today. The next generation is now running the company and excited to evolve the brand but retain the ethos of a neighbourhood restaurant, serving up fresh, local produce.
We offer contemporary American food with a European twist and aim to showcase our London meets Miami style in both our food and interiors. We are a family run business with a passion for food & drink and know that the best place to be, is sitting around a table with your nearest and dearest, having a laugh and enjoying life to the full.
The new look in Brickell reflects all of this. The style of the space stemmed from the idea of London meets Miami – you will see tropical cues, Art Deco vibes mixed with hints of British heritage. This theme runs right through, from our artwork to our menus all while having a personal touch. The new food & drinks menu also follows suit from this idea, we wanted to showcase our heritage but adapt it to the Miami market offering more of a brasserie style concept with an emphasis on fresh produce and working with local vendors.
We are open everyday serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is one of our core values to always put our community first, during extreme times we will always be the last place to close and the first to open.