Balch Bistro offers fresh local fare
Whether an overnight guest or just passing through, you no longer have to leave the lovely Balch grounds to satisfy your hunger. We heard your pleas and we're excited to offer you an option for evening meals--updated seasonally and with specials on the weekends. Lunch available by special request.
We welcome our local community for dinner on the weekends, when we can assure to be here to serve you. Please call 541.467.2277 for dinner reservations and to be sure we are not closed for a special event.
Eat in our dining room, parlor, or outdoors on the patio when the weather's nice! Sip wine, beer, cider or artisan soda from our extensive local list. Lovely!
We source local and organic whenever possible. We feature natural products from our neighbor, Azure Standard as well as other local farms and suppliers.
We're open for Take-Away and Dine-In service everyday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Dine-In reservations encouraged 24 hours in advance (or more) by calling 541-467-2277 or book on-line on our website here. Call before you arrive for hot curb side delivery.
Choose from our current entrees with specials on weekends:
Our famous Tri-Tip
Roasted beef Tri Tip with fresh, house-made mint Chimichurri sauce, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, and seasonal vegetables with salad. Friday- Sunday only $26
Shoyu Chicken Skewers
Grilled Shoyu chicken skewers with coconut rice and fresh fruit salsa. Topped with green onions (GF) $20
Wild-caught sock-eyed salmon (mixed with gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs and spices), pan fried with house-made lemon-garlic aioli served with organic greens tossed in Balch balsamic (GF)
2 Salmon Cakes $17
3 Salmon Cakes $20
Choose from chicken or pork (2), local handmade tamales with rice and black beans $10
Fresh, organic greens topped with house made pickled beets, nuts, crumbled feta cheese and house pickled red onion tossed in Balch balsamic vinaigrette (V, GF) $12
With grilled, Mary’s Free-Range Chicken $17
Fresh, organic greens topped with house made pickled beets, nuts, crumbled feta cheese and pickled red onion tossed in Balch balsamic vinaigrette (V, GF) $6
Iced with house-made Chocolate Ganache and drizzled with chocolate Cabernet sauce $5
al la mode add $2
Seasonal Fruit Crisp
Warm, house-made (GF) $5
la mode add $2
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream topped with Ghirardelli caramel sauce or chocolate Cabernet sauce $5
Wine, Beer, Cider and other Beverages:
We offer a lovely selection of wine from local Columbia Gorge AVA wineries, available by the bottle and glass, along with locally brewed beer, cider and specialty sodas.
We offer organic, locally blended Good Medicine teas, locally-roasted Post Canyon coffee and house-made (secret recipe) malty cocoa (as well as lemon water in the summer) complementary for our overnight guests. Otherwise $3
Corkage: You're welcome to bring your own wine and beer, though we do need to charge a $10 corkage fee for wine and $2/bottle for beer & ciders you consume in the main dining room or patio areas.
Simple wholesome elegant fare
We continue to offer breakfast with your stay, individually packaged rather than buffet or table service.
Enjoy freshly homemade breakfast breads or muffins, housemade granola, along with hard boiled eggs, seasonal fruit and vanilla yogurt. Yum.
We source local and organic whenever possible. We feature natural products from our neighbor, Azure Standard, as well as farm fresh eggs and produce.
You'll receive this packaged it in a basket that you can take to your room, in the bistor or enjoy on our outdoor patio.
A variety of juices, tea and coffee also awaits you. We offer coffee from Post Canyon Coffee Roasters (The Dalles), artisan teas from Good Medicine Tea (Hood River) and our own secret-recipe malty cocoa, made here with love.
Or enjoy a Mimosa for those special occasions. And when it comes to mornings at a charming getaway in the Gorge, when isn't it a special occasion? ;)
Local Beer and Wine offerings
Come and enjoy our glorious patio for Happy Hour!
$1 off all beer and wine by the glass everyday from 2-5pm
Looking for a late lunch or refreshing snack in the afternoon? Check out Tamales & Tecate Special: every afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m.
Get 2 locally made Tamales, rice and beans, and a 16 oz Tecate for just $10.