Dining at the Historic Balch Hotel

The Balch Bistro: Simple. Elegant. Natural.




Balch Bistro offers fresh local fare

COVID-19 Changes

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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Dine-In and delivery 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. 

We have four entrees available:

Our famous Tri tip dinner
Our famous Tri-Tip 

Roasted beef tri tip with fresh, house made mint Chimichurri sauce, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, and seasonal vegetables with salad 26

Shoyu Chicken Bowl

Shoyu Chicken Skewers 

Grilled shoyu chicken skewers with coconut rice and topped with green onions (GF) 20

 Our house-made Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes
Wild-caught sock-eyed salmon mixed with 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

Balch Salad
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

Side Salad
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

We also have two desserts available:

Chocolate Cake
Iced with chocolate ganache and drizzled with chocolate Cabernet sauce 5

Seasonal Fruit Crisp
Warm, house-made (GF) 5

Make either al la mode adds 2

Vanilla bean ice cream 4

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 floor or patio areas.

When travel resumes we offer our Light Fare Menu, every night




Simple wholesome elegant fare


We continue to offer breakfast with your stay. We still have Balch blend coffee from Post Canyon Coffee and our house-made granola and other goodies. We have packaged it in a to go container that you can take to your room or on your outdoor travels. 


Included in your night's stay is breakfast the next morning! Start the day at our delicious home made breakfast buffet. We source local and organic whenever possible. We feature natural products from our neighbor, Azure Standard, as well as farm fresh eggs and produce. 

Enjoy a buffet of freshly baked mini fritattas and homemade muffins and granola, along with hard boiled eggs, seasonal fruit and vanilla yogurt. Yum.

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? ;)

To-go breakfasts are available upon request for you busy travelers. Please let us know when you check in and we'll have that ready for you when you depart.

For your day's adventure, we offer box lunches for your mid-day munching. If your day is likely to include visiting local wineries or museums this can be a real treat when you realize you're hungry. (Please order in advance so we can prepare this fresh for you.)

Our box lunches include: 

  • Mediterranean wrap with fresh greens, quinoa, organic chicken and feta dill dressing.
  • Fresh organic baby greens or spinach salad with or without grilled chicken and tomato vinaigrette dressing.
  • Seasonal fruit/cheese, hummus and antipasto plates.
  • Delicious house made soups with artisan bread.

But really, sit and stay a while, if you can. You'll like it. 

40 South Heimrich, Dufur, OR 97021, United States  
P: (541) 467-2277  
E: info@balchhotel.com