Our Menu

At Balos, the true pleasure comes from creating your own menu at the ever-changing and abundant fish table. With your waiter as your guide, you are taken on an adventure of the freshest and most diverse selection caught by fishermen on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Whether your preference is grilled, pan fried, or if you would like to discover a more traditional preparation such as kakavia or achnisto, there is the perfect catch waiting for you. Every table in Balos should share in the tastes, traditionally in Greece there is always fish on the table!

To complement your market selection, whet your appetite on some of the classic dishes that make Balos a special experience!
Enjoy your journey to Balos, “on top of the sea” one of the most beautiful and mystical beaches on Crete!

For today’s catch, please visit our fish market display off the dining room to select your meal from the freshest seafood available.


Dinner

Traditional spreads


Our traditional spreads are served with grilled artisan pita bread and an assortment of crudités.
Single Spread OrSpread Trio.
TZATZIKI (yogurt, cucumber and garlic)
TARAMASALATA (cod roe and potato)
TIROKAFTERI  (whipped feta and peppers)
SKORDALLA(whipped potato and garlic)
SUNDRIED TOMATO HUMMUS (puréed chickpea)
MELITZANOSALATA (puréed eggplant and tahini)

BITES

Explore Greece by trying every flavor of the country. Mix and Match for a traditional Greek experience. Choose 3 for 12 or 4 for 16

KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES
Marinated Zucchini fritters in tahini sauce.
STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Shrimp, cherry tomatoes, fennel, herbs and Kefalograviera.
SHRIMP SAGANAKI
Fresh bread topped with shrimp, fennel, garlic, onions, tomato sauce and feta.
CHICKEN SOULAKI
Marinated chicken breast skewer, green pepper and Tzatziki on pita bread.
GRAPE LEAVES Dolmades
Hand-rolled dolmades stuffed with quinoa, rice, apricots and herbs. Tahini-lemon sauce.
Good for 2-3 people
VEGGIE PIKILIES
Taramasalata, hummus, tzatziki, spanakopita, Greek olives, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.Served with pita bread.
MEZEDOPIKILIA
Kolokithokeftedes (zuchinni fritters), French fries,Greek sausage, Greek meatballs, Saganaki Cheese and panchetta. Served with tzatziki sauce and pita Bread.

small plates


CALAMARI Kalamarakia
Corn meal-crusted, flash-fried domestic calamari. Basil aioli.
OCTOPUS Oktapodi
Sashimi grade Spanish octopus, fava, shaved onion, capers, sundried tomato vinaigrette.
SPANAKOPITA
Phyllo dough pouches stuffed with baby spinach, leeks, herbs, feta cheese, yogurt-feta mouse.
MAVROMATIKA
Black eyed peas, tri colored peppers mushroom, onion, parsley, red wine vinegar,Greek olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
GRAPE LEAVES Dolmades
Hand-rolled dolmades stuffed with quinoa, rice, apricots and herbs. Tahini-lemon sauce.
KAKAVIA
Balos seafood stew with fresh fish of the day. Mussels, shrimp, calamari, potato and fresh vegetables.
FRIED CHEESE Saganaki Kefalograviera
Kefalograviera flambé, grape preserves.
MUSSELS Mydia Achnista
Steamed with shallots, garlic, dill, Ouzo and white wine.

salads


GREEK VILLAGE Horiatiki
Tomato, Cretean cucumbers, sliced red onion, cubanelle pepper, Kalamata olives, Arachova feta, Greek olive oil.
GREEN Parsini
Baby Arugula, romaine, garden herbs, scallions, green olives, crumbuled Manouri cheese, fennel vinagrette
BEET Pantzaria
Roasted beets tossed in aromatic Greek yogurt with fennel and fresh fruit on a bed of greens.
GRILLED VEGETABLES PSITA LACHANIKA
Eggplant, zucchini, green and yellow peppers, mint yogurt and Haloumi cheese.

whole fish on the grill

GROUPER, RED SNAPPER, BLACK SEA BASS
Check the seafood display for avalibility and other daily bounty

We invite you to visit our fresh seafood display case in order to select your choices from the daily Balos bounty. All whole fish choices are offered with your selection of side from the options listed below.
20 oz BRANZINO Lavraki
Delicate, white flesh with a mild, sweet flavor
20 oz ROYAL DORADO Tsipoura
Tender white flesh with a rich, succulent, meaty flavor.
All whole fish choices are offered with greens and your selection of side from the options listed below. Please allow 20 minutes per pound of fish.

mains


SALMON Solomos
Grilled Faroe Islands salmon, eggplant, zucchini, mushroom and peppers in a fennel vinagrette.
*Enjoy with a glass of white: Moschofilero
LAMB CHOPS* Paidakia
Marinated and cooked to order. Baby rosemary potatoes with Kefalograviera cheese.
*Enjoy with a glass of red: Xinomavro
SEAFOOD PASTA Astakomakaronada
Fresh lobster, shrimp, calamari and mussels with pasta in a tomato sauce.
*Enjoy with a glass of white: Moschofilero
CHICKENKotopoulo Pisto
½ all-natural pan seared chicken, fresh herbs, oven-roasted lemon potatoes, natural jus.
*Enjoy with a glass of white: Moschofilero
MOUSSAKA
Layered eggplant, potato and seasoned chopped sirloin, topped with béchamel sauce. Garnish of Greek village salad.
*Enjoy with a glass of red: Xinomavro
RIBEYE* Brizola Sharas
20 oz prime, grilled to order. Braised fresh green beans, baby rosemary potatoes with Kefalograviera cheese.
*Enjoy with a glass of red: Agiorgitiko
FILLET MIGNON* Moshari Fileto
8 oz Angus prime, grilled to order. Haricot vert, baby rosemary potatoes with Kefalograviera cheese.
*Enjoy with a glass of red: Xinomavro
ORZOTTO (VG) Giouvetsi Me Laxanika
Orzo pasta with spinach, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, Greek olive oil and tomato sauce with Kefalograviera cheese.
*Enjoy with a glass of white: Aidani
SEAFOOD ORZOTTO Orizo Me Thalasina
Orzo pasta with shrimp, calamari, mussels, spinach, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, Greek olive oil and tomato sauce with Kefalograviera cheese.
*Enjoy with a glass of white: Moschofilero
PASTICHIO PASTITSIO
Beef ragu bucatini and béchamel.
*Enjoy with a glass of red: Xinomavro

sides


LEMON POTATOES Patates Lemonates
Idaho potatoes roasted with lemon, garlic and oregano
GREEK FRIES Patates Tiganites
Hand-cut Idaho potatoes, crumbled feta and dried Greek mountain oregano
SPINACH RICE Spanakorizo
Baby spinach, rice, leeks and herbs.
GIGANTE BEANS Gigandes
Oven-roasted in light tomato sauce with fresh herbs and Greek olive oil.
STEAMED GREENS Horta
Braised seasonal greens (ask your server)

CHILDREN


CHICKEN TENDERS
Served with French Fries.
CHICKEN SOUVLAKI
Served with French Fries
SPAGHETTI
With Greek Meatballs and tomato sauce.
SPAGHETTI
With tomato sauce or butter.
PASTICHIO
Beef ragu bucatini and béchamel.
EXECUTIVE CHEF – GREG ZAPANTIS
*Please ask your server about gluten free or vegetarian options. Please notify your server of food allergies before ordering. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, shellfish or eggs increase the risk of foodborne illness.

Lunch

WELCOME
Bread with dip of the day
SOUP

Chicken Lemon Soup

For The Table – Meze


spreads

Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata, Skordalia, Taramosalata, Fava, Hummus, and Kopanisti Mykonou

SPANAKOPITA
FRIED OR GRILLED CALAMARI
DOLMADES
GRILLED OCTOPUS

SALADS

Add Chicken, Salmon, Shrimp, or Calamari

GREEK SALAD
BALOS SALAD
BABY SPINACH

ENTREES


CHICKEN SOUVLAKI
Open face chicken skewers, hand cut fries, tzatsiki, and small salad
LUMP CRAB SANDWICH
Crab cake, lettuce, onions, and tomato
PENNE PASTA

Seafood, herbs, and creme tomato sauce
LAMB BURGER
Spiced black lamb burger, feta cheese, lettuce, and wild mushrooms
CHEF SELECTION

Prix Fixe – $20


-Three Course Chef’s Tasting Menu-

CHOICE OF APPETIZER
-Daily Soup/Avgolemono
-Balos Salad/Greek Salad

-Spanakopita
CHOICE OF MAIN COURSE
-Bronzino Filet
-Salmon
-Mousaka

-Penne Seafood Pasta
CHOICE OF DESSERT
-Baklava/Galaktoboureko
*Please ask your server about gluten free or vegetarian options. Please notify your server of food allergies before ordering. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, shellfish or eggs increase the risk of foodborne illness.

Happy Hour

Cocktails $8


THE ODYSSEY
Gin, lavender syrup, basil, lavender bitters, tonic water
RHEA ROSE
Rodney Strong Rose, prosecco, lavender syrup
Mediterranean Margarita
Fig vodka, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, honey syrup
The Koulourakia
Vodka, amaretto, RumChata

Wines $7


WHITE
Ramon Bilbao Albarino, Anosis Moschofilero
RED
Piatelli Premium Reserve Malbec, Chateau Tour de Gilet Bordeaux
SPARKLING

Duc De Valmer Blanc De Blanc

Beers $7


BUDWEISER
CORONA
MICHELOB ULTRA

Spreads


Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata, Skordalia, Taramosalata, Fava, Hummus, and Kopanisti Mykonou

Small Plates


SPANAKOPITA
Phyllo-wrapped baby spinach, scallions, herbs, and feta
SOUTZOUKAKIA
Herbed lamb meatballs, pomodori sauce, feta, and yogurt mousee
CHICKEN SOUVLAKI
Marinated chicken breast
BALOS CHIPS
Thinly sliced zucchini and eggplant chips

KAVOUROKEFTEDES
Mini crab cakes, herbs, and aioli basil sauce
LOUKANIKIO
Saute Greek country sausage, onions, peppers, ouzo, feta cheese, and smoked tomato creme sauce
KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES
Zucchini fritters, herbs, and feta cheese

Prix Fixe Menu

At Balos, the true pleasure comes from creating your own menu at the ever-changing and abundant fish table. With your waiter as yourguide, you are taken on an adventure of the freshest and most diverse selection caught by fishermen on the shores of the Mediterranean.

First Course


CALAMARIK alamarakia
Flash-fried domestic calamari. Basil aioli.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Savantiano or Muse 9
SPANAKOPITA
1 Phyllo dough pouch stuffed with baby spinach,leeks, herbs,
feta cheese, yogurt-feta mouse.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Savantiano or Muse 9
KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES
Marinated Zucchini fritters in tahini sauce.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Savantiano or Muse 9
GRAPE LEAVES Dolmades
3 Hand-rolled dolmades stuffed with rice and herbs. Yogurt sauce.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Savantiano or Muse 9
OCTOPUS Oktapodi
Sashimi grade Spanish octopus, fava, shaved onion,
capers and vinaigrette. add $6

Second Course


SMALL GREEK VILLAGE Horiatiki
Tomato, Cretean cucumbers, sliced red onion, cubanelle
pepper, Kalamata olives, Arachova feta, olive oil.
*Wine Pairing 3oz Moschofilero
SMALL GREEN Prasini
Sweet corn, cherry tomatos over baby greens and romaine
with Manouri cheese.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Moschofilero

salads


CHICKEN Kotopoulo Psito
½ all-natural pan seared chicken, fresh herbs,oven-roasted
lemon potatoes, natural jus.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Moschofilero
MOUSSAKA Moussaka
Layered eggplant, potato and seasoned chopped sirloin,
topped with béchamel sauce.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Muse 9
PASTICHIO Pastitsio
Beef ragu bucatini and béchamel.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Nemea
ORZOTTO (VG) Giouvetsi Me Laxanika
Orzo pasta with spinach,sundried tomatoes,mushrooms, olive oil and kefalograviera cheese.
*Wine Pairing 3oz of Muse Estate Rosé
CHEF’S FISH OF THE DAY
Delicate White Fresh Fish. Mild, sweet flavor. Served with
lemon potatoes and green beans.

*Wine Pairing 3oz of Muse Estate 9
BALOS SIRLION
Served with a Garbanzo Salad, including sundried tomatoes,
green olives, fresh mushrooms, raisins and peppers.Dressed with a light lemon and olive oil dressing.
Wine Pairing 3oz, of Muse Estate Cabernet
SEAFOOD PASTA Astakomakaronada
Fresh lobster,shrimp, calamari and mussels with pasta in a
tomato based sauce. add $9

Final course


GREEK YOGURT
Soft Butter-Cake topped with Greek yogurt and crumbled Baklava.
*Wine pairing 3oz Samosmoscato
GALAKTOBOUREKO
Vanilla Custard with lemon zest in layered Phyllo.
*Wine pairing 3oz Samosmoscato
GELATO
Tahini Vanilla Gelato or Chocolate Gelato.
*Wine pairing 3oz Samosmoscato
EXECUTIVE CHEF – GREG ZAPANTIS
*Please ask your server about gluten free or vegetarian options. Please notify your server of food allergies before ordering. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, shellfish or eggs increase the risk of foodborne illness.