Balise

Modern American

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Overview

Balise is housed in a storied 1832 Creole townhouse with original brick walls and wood floors. Chef/owner and multi-nominated James Beard finalist, Justin Devillier (also of La Petite Grocery), creates seasonal New Orleans dishes that reflect the city’s port industry roots in dishes like fried smoked oysters or beef tartare. He utilizes local Gulf seafood in dishes like barbequed shrimp and fried fish. Guests line the chic marble bar over glasses from an eclectic wine list or cocktails like Death in the CBD (Calvados, absinthe, Green Chartreuse, Champagne.)

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Accolades

Menu for Balise

Dinner

Appetizers

  • Raw Oysters - 1/2 doz Spicy Mignonette & Cocktail Sauce
  • Waldorf Salad Apple, Fennel, Celery, Walnuts, Golden Raisins, Blue Cheese & Yogurt
    $12.00
  • Chilled Roasted Beets Lemon, Mint & Brown Butter
    $12.00
  • Pickled Quail Eggs Hot Sauce
    $6.00
  • Caesar Salad White Anchovies, Capers, Crispy Brioche, Piave Vecchio & Garlic-Black Pepper Dressing
    $12.00
  • Beef Tartare Mustard Seeds, Horseradish, Rye & Dill-Oyster Emulsion
    $15.00
  • Clam Chowder Leeks, Fingerling Potatoes, Celery Root & Bacon
    $16.00
  • Fried Crab Claws Black Pepper & Lemon Aioli
    $14.00
  • Fried Smoked Oysters Frisee, Pickled Shallot, Fines Herbes, Hard-Boiled Egg, Ghost Pepper Caviar & Dill Buttermilk
    $16.00
  • Baked Rigatoni Beef Cheek Ragout, Shiitake Mushrooms & Fontina Fontal
    $14.00
  • Chicken Liver Mousse & Biscuits Seasonal Jam
    $11.00

Snacks & Sides

  • Hand Cut Fries Malt Vinegar Aioli
    $5.00
  • Smash Fried Sweet Potatoes Herb Aioli
    $6.00
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Peanut Romesco
    $8.00
  • Glazed Carrots Thyme
    $8.00
  • Cauliflower Gratin Brown Butter & Gruyere
    $10.00
  • Grilled Rustic Bread
    $2.00

Entrees

  • Cheeseburger Sharp Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, B&B Pickles & Comeback Sauce on Brioche with Fries
    $16.00
  • Grilled Pork Chop Satsuma, Blistered Shishito Peppers, Spicy Greens & Chimichurri
    $27.00
  • Roasted Lamb Shoulder Marinated Turnips, Cucumber, Pickled Red Onion, Lentils & Castelventrano Olive Vinaigrette
    $27.00
  • Pan Roasted Gulf Shrimp Leeks, Mustard Greens, Roasted Garlic Polenta & Lemon-Caper Brown Butter
    $26.00
  • Chicken & Ricotta Dumplings Smoked Cipollini Onions, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Hazelnuts, Sage & Chicken Jus
    $24.00
  • Grilled Hanger Steak Braised Leeks, Grilled Oyster Mushrooms, Pecorino Pepato & Salsa Verde
    $29.00
  • Cornmeal Fried Gulf Fish Grilled Cabbage, Pickled Peppers & Celery Root Remoulade
  • Vegetarian Selection Daily Preparation
    $21.00

Lunch

Appetizers

  • Roasted Gulf Oysters Daily Preparation
    $9.00
  • Baked Rigatoni Beef Cheek Ragout, Shiitake Mushrooms & Fontina Fontal
    $14.00
  • Soup of the Day Daily Preparation
  • Clam Chowder Gulf Oysters, Fingerling Potatoes, Celery Root & Bacon
    $11.00
  • Fried Crab Claws Lemon & Black Pepper Aioli
    $12.00
  • Chilled Roasted Beets Lemon, Mint & Brown Butter
    $12.00
  • Fried Smoked Oysters Frisee, Pickled Shallot, Fines Herbes, Hard-Boiled Egg, Ghost Pepper Caviar & Dill Buttermilk
    $14.00
  • Caesar Salad White Anchovies, Capers, Crispy Brioche, Piave Vecchio & Garlic-Black Pepper Dressing
    $12.00
  • Waldorf Salad Apple, Fennel, Celery, Walnuts, Golden Raisins, Blue Cheese & Yogurt
    $10.00

Snacks & Sides

  • Hand Cut Fries Malt Vinegar Aioli
    $4.00
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Peanut Romesco
    $4.00
  • Pickled Quail Eggs Hot Sauce
    $4.00
  • Grilled Rustic Bread
    $2.00

Entrees

  • Fried Chicken Sandwich B&B Pickles & Mayonnaise on Potato Roll with Slaw
    $12.00
  • Pork Dip Sandwich Chow-Chow & Mustard Jus on Brioche with Onion Rings
    $14.00
  • Fried Gulf Fish Sandwich Celery Root Remoulade & Grilled Cabbage on Brioche with Fries
  • Slow Roasted Lamb Sandwich Pastrami Spices, Swiss Cheese, Caraway Pickles & Creole Mustard on Rye with Fries
    $14.00
  • Cheeseburger Sharp Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, B&B Pickles & Comeback Sauce on Brioche with Fries
    $16.00
  • Shrimp & Polenta Mustard Greens, Capers, Garlic & Lemon Brown Butter
    $18.00
  • Hanger Steak Salad Oyster Mushrooms, Grilled Red Onion, Chicory, Fines Herbes & Pecorino Pepato
    $16.00

Brunch

Main

  • Raw Oysters - 1/2 Doz Spicy Mignonette & Cocktail Sauce
  • Waldorf Salad Apple, Fennel, Celery, Walnuts, Golden Raisins, Blue Cheese & Yogurt
    $12.00
  • Chilled Roasted Beets Lemon, Mint & Brown Butter
    $12.00
  • Pickled Quail Eggs Hot Sauce
    $6.00
  • Hand Cut Fries Malt Vinegar Aioli
    $5.00
  • Smash Fried Potatoes Smoked Paprika & Chives
    $6.00
  • French Toast Caramel Apples, Walnuts & Cinnamon Spiced Butter
    $12.00
  • Blue Crab Omelette Fines Herbes, Pickled Shallots, Grilled Bread & Bearnaise
    $18.00
  • Hot Sausage Lambwich Fried Egg, Gruyere & Green Onion Aioli
    $16.00
  • Beef Cheeks & Grits Pepper Relish, Roasted Mushrooms & Slow Cooked Egg
    $16.00
  • BLT Applewood Smoked Bacon, Creole Tomatoes, Romaine & Lemon-Black Pepper Aioli with House Made Potato Chips
    $16.00
  • Chicken Fried Steak Mushroom Gravy, Buttermilk Biscuit & Sunny Side Up Egg
    $16.00
  • Cheeseburger Sharp Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, B&B Pickles & Comeback Sauce on Brioche with Hand Cut Fries
    $16.00
  • Shrimp & Polenta Mustard Greens, Capers, Garlic & Lemon Brown Butter
    $18.00
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich B&B Pickles & Mayonnaise on Potato Roll with Slaw
    $12.00

Happy Hour

Cocktails

  • Mint Julep Buffalo Trace, Mint & Sugar
    $5.00
  • Short Order Punch Daily Inspiration
    $5.00
  • Boilermaker Miller High Life & Old Grandad
    $5.00

Wines By The Glass

  • Artelatino Cava Brut NV
    $5.00
  • Chateau de L'Oiseliniere Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2013
    $5.00
  • Domaine Sainte Eugenie Rose Corbieres 2015
    $5.00
  • Morisfarms 'Mandriolo' Maremma Toscana 2014
    $5.00

Snacks

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Peanut Romesco
    $6.00
  • Chicken Liver Mousse & Biscuits Seasonal Jam
    $6.00
  • Roasted Oysters Daily Preparation
    Three $7.00
  • Raw Oysters Spicy Mignonette & Cocktail Sauce
    $1.00
  • Pickled Quail Eggs Hot Sauce
    $4.00
  • Hand Cut Fries Malt Vinegar Aioli
    $3.00

Cocktails & Beer

Cocktails

  • Port of Sam Tariquet Armagnac, Giffard Banane, Kirschwasser, Pineapple, Lemon, Orgeat & Black Pepper
    $11.00
  • Gantt Old Fashioned Neisson Rhum Eleve Sous Bois, Hamilton 151, Diplomatico Rum, Letherbee Absinthe, Velvet Falernum & Pineapple
    $12.00
  • Tueur Amere Besk, Cappelletti, Smith & Cross Rum, Coconut, Pineapple, Orange, Lime & Nutmeg
    $10.00
  • Methuen Treaty Perry's Tot Gin, Ruby Port, Pear Williams, Demerara, Ginger, Grapefruit & Lemon
    $9.00
  • At The Pass Rock & Rye, Creme de Fraises, Sfumato, Lemon, Orange, Honey & Egg White
    $12.00
  • Cypress Rum, Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez, Carpano Antica, Dolin Dry & Regan's Orange Bitters
    $10.00
  • Trivet Old Grandad, Rosemary Syrup, Dolin Dry Vermouth & Grapefruit Bitters
    $9.00
  • Rollo Raiders Linie Aquavit, Beefeater Gin, Kummel, Lemon, Greek Yogurt, Orgeat & Caraway
    $10.00
  • Jack Barnes Laird's Bonded, Vernelli Punch, Lime, House Made Grenadine & Angostura
    $9.00
  • Aguardiente Dolar Cinnamon Infused Mezcal, Amargo-Vallet, Angostura, Lime & Fever Tree Ginger Beer
    $11.00
  • The Chase Calvados, Jagermeister, Dry Curacao, Lemon & High Life
    $12.00
  • Singapore Fizz Bol's Genever, Cherry Heering, Allspice Dram, Benedictine, Lime & Egg White
    $12.00

Beer

  • Weihenstephaner
    $6.00
  • Founders All Day IPA
    $6.00
  • Old Rasputin Stout
    $6.00
  • Anchor Steam
    $6.00
  • Dead Guy Ale
    $7.00
  • Duchesse de Bourgogne
    $12.00
  • Saint Bernardus
    $11.00
  • Goose Island Matilda
    $8.00
  • Isastegi Cider
    $8.00
  • NOLA Blonde
    $4.00
  • Miller High Life
    $2.50

Wine

Sparkling, Champagne & Rose By The Glass

  • Ca' Furlan 'Cuvee Beatrice' Extra Dry Prosecco NV
    $9.00
  • Langlois Cremant de Loire Brut NV
    $14.00
  • Marc Plouzeau 'Perles Fines' Rose Cremant de Loire NV
    $12.00
  • Domaine Sainte Eugenie Rose Corbieres 2015
    $10.00

White Wines By The Glass

  • Daniel Dampt & Fils Petit Chablis 2015
    $12.00
  • Chateau de L'Oiseliniere Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2013
    $10.00
  • Joseph Mellot 'La Chatellenie' Sancerre 2014
    $12.00
  • Moises 'Wahle Vineyard' Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2014
    $11.00
  • Melville Estate 'Verna's' Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2013
    $12.00

Red Wines By The Glass

  • Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne 2013
    $14.00
  • Brotte 'Esprit Barville' Cotes du Rhone 2013
    $11.00
  • Morisfarms 'Mandriolo' Maremma Toscana 2014
    $9.00
  • Orlegi de Luberri Rioja 2015
    $10.00
  • Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013
    $14.00

Desserts

Desserts

  • Chocolate Pots de Creme Butterscotch Panna Cotta & Fried Peanuts
    $10.00
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding Salted Pecans & Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream
    $9.00
  • Apple Crisp Buckwheat Crumble, Thyme & Toasted Oat Ice Cream
    $10.00
  • Walnut Cake Toasted Meringue & Roasted Banana Ice Cream
    $10.00

Post-Meal Cocktails

  • Luini Sour Amaretto, Oryza Vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, Orange, Lemon, Orgeat & Egg White
    $9.00
  • Cricket Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, Cognac & Cream
    $11.00
  • Virginia Orchard Calvados, Demerara, Orange Bitters, Creole Bitters & Tobacco
    $10.00

Non Alcoholic

Main

  • Fentimans Rose Lemonade
    9.3oz Btl $4.00
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer
    6.8oz Btl $4.00
  • Maine Root Lemon Lime Soda
    12oz Btl $4.00
  • Coca-Cola
    12oz Btl $4.00
  • San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa
    11oz Can $3.00
  • Abita Root Beer
    12oz Btl $3.00
  • Mountain Valley Spring Water
    1l Btl $5.00
  • Mountain Valley Sparkling Water
    1l Btl $5.00

640 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Intimate, Neighborhood Feel, Refined
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (504) 459-4449
  • Private Dining Room: Yes