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Italian inspired. Honest cooking. Balena is the first collaboration of Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Recently named one of Bon Appetit’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants. Chef Chris Pandel is the executive Chef and he oversees the operations at both The Bristol and Balena.

Wheelchair Accessibility Comments

  • Downstairs dining very wheelchair friendly.
  • WARNING: Steps to upstairs dining-not accessible.
  • Downstairs bar area all high top tables.

Restaurant Entrance Accessibility

Step free or easy ramped entrance

Relatively level grade at entrance

Wide doorway entrance

Restaurant Overview Accessibility

Step free or easy ramps on main dining level

Multiple steps to other dining levels

Many available tables

Bar Area: mostly high-top tables / stools

Restaurant Bathroom Accessibility

Step free accessible restroom

Wide clearances in restroom

Restroom very clean

Additional Details

  • WJAR Rating:3
  • Price:$$
  • Type of Cuisine:Italian
  • Neighborhood:Downtown and Loop
  • Opentable Reservation:Make a Reservation >
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  • User Rating:4.4