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

spreads  Aloifes 


Our traditional spreads are served with grilled artisan pita bread and an assortment of crudités.

Single Spread Or Spread Trio

TZATZIKI (yogurt, cucumber and garlic)
TARAMA (cod roe and potato)
SPICED FETA  (whipped feta and peppers)
SKORDALIA (whipped potato and garlic)
HUMMUS (puréed chickpea and tahini)
MELITZANOSALATA (puréed eggplant and tahini)

appetizers


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
SESAME FETA Feta Sousami
Sesame-encrusted Arachova feta, tomato marmalade
GRAPE LEAVES Dolmades
Hand-rolled dolmades stuffed with quinoa, rice, apricots and herbs. Tahini-lemon sauce
FRIED CHEESE Saganaki Kefalograviera
Kefalograviera flambé, grape preserves
MUSSELS Mydia Achnista
Steamed with shallots, tomato, garlic and Masticha liquor

salads


GREEK VILLAGE Horiatiki
Kumato tomato, Cretean cucumbers, sliced red onion, cubanelle pepper, Kalamata olives, Arachova feta, Greek evoo
GREEN Parsini
Baby kale, romaine, garden herbs, scallions, green olives, crumbled manouri cheese, lemon vinaigrette
BEET Pantzaria
Pickled heirloom beets, potato-garlic purée, arugula, shaved fennel, scallions, dill, pine nuts, pomegranate vinaigrette

whole fish on the grill


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

mains


SALMON Solomos
Grilled Faroe Islands salmon, spinach and rice pilaf, lemon-evoo emulsion, sundried tomato, artichoke pesto
Enjoy with a glass of white: Moschofilero
LAMB CHOPS* Paidakia
Marinated and cooked to order. Parsnip-potato purée, roasted root vegetables. Minted lemon-evoo emulsion
Enjoy with a glass of red: Xinomavro
CHICKENKotopoulo Pisto
½ all-natural pan seared chicken, fresh herbs, oven-roasted lemon potatoes, haricot vert, natural jus
Enjoy with a glass of white: Moschofilero
RIBEYE* Brizola Sharas
20 oz prime, grilled to order. Braised fresh green beans, Greek fries, fig-wine demi
Enjoy with a glass of red: Agiorgitiko
MOUSSAKA
Layered eggplant, potato and seasoned chopped sirloin, topped with béchamel sauce. Garnish of Greek village salad
Enjoy with a glass of red: Xinomavro
ORZOTTO (VG) Giouvetsi Me Laxanika
Orzo pasta with spinach, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, Greek evoo and feta cheese
Enjoy with a glass of white: Aidani
FILLET MIGNON* Moshari Fileto
8 oz Angus prime, grilled to order. Haricot vert, Mavrodaphne port glaze
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 evoo
STEAMED GREENS Horta
Braised seasonal greens (ask your server)
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