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Waterfront North Naples restaurant reopens

10 months after Hurricane Ian

Diana Biederman | Naples Daily News

What to know

BALEEN Naples, the exquisite waterfront restaurant with endless water views at the chi-chi LaPlaya Beach & Resort, announced its “soft reopening” Monday.

The popular restaurant had been closed for nearly 10 months since Hurricane Ian slammed the Southwest Florida coast Sept. 28. It’s been refurbished and a new menu is in place.

Despite being closed for so long, its rank has risen to TripAdvisor’s No. 2 restaurant in town among 626 listed. Baleen also recently maintained its “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator in 2023.

What hasn’t changed? It’s still super expensive and splurge-worthy for the gorgeous Gulf vistas.

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