Dining on the Beach – Baleen at La Playa 29/365
There are only few choice locations for waterfront dining on the Gulf of Mexico in close proximity to Bonita Springs. Besides Doc’s Beach House offers casual dining in Bonita Springs but a few miles south is Baleen at La Playa Hotel in north Naples, Florida. Baleen is beautiful both inside and out.
The menu offer popular choices of local Florida seafood favorites as well as the standards of fine dining and those watching their calories or eating Keto. One of my favorite meals at Baleen is the lobster risoto. Also, there is a lobster bisque on the menu that I sometimes get depending upon how hungry I am.
Baleen offers dining inside plus dining outside. There are often tiki torches lit and a round of applause by spectators when the sun sets. If you go be sure to make a reservation especially if you would like to see the sunset. As you can imagine it is a popular time of the day for the restaurant as watching the sunset is one of the m popular things to do in Naples, Florida.
La Playa offers valet parking or self serve parking. You can see the menu here: Baleen Menu They are also on the Open Table app. Open table is a great hack for getting a reservation in SWFL. To learn more about those, read also: Ten Hacks to Survive Bonita Springs Florida Tourist Season