The Baleen Restaurant at the LaPlaya Hotel on Vanderbilt Beach is a favorite lunch spot when we visit Naples, Florida. The beach-side seating offers a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach. I really like the chopped chef salad. The presentation is picture perfect and more importantly, it is delicious! On our last visit, my friend ordered the crispy grouper tacos and they looked great. They must have tasted great too because she ate every bite!

It is fun to top off the luncheon experience with a nice walk on the beach before heading home. I highly recommend Baleen restaurant for a great meal in a beautiful tropical setting.