showcasing refined, yet rustic fare
with an American sensibility.
Balsan’s rustic, artisanal fare is built around fresh ingredients with a soft and nuanced touch in the preparation of dishes ranging from raw bar selections to modern interpretations of classic bistro fare.
Breakfast served daily from 7am – 11am weekdays, 7am – 10am weekends
Brunch served weekends 10am – 2pm
Lunch served weekdays 11am – 2pm
Small plates served daily 2pm – 5pm
Dinner served daily at 5pm – 10pm / Late night menu offered in Bernard's Tuesday - Saturday 10pm – close
Pomme Frites, garlic aioli - 6
Pastries of the Day - 5
Seasonal Fruit - 6
Housemade Streaky Bacon - 9
Hand-Crafted Pork Sausage - 7
Pecan-Wood Bacon - 7
Fried Egg - 4 / 7
Fruit Smoothie - 9
Spain - Jumilla, Bodegas Olivares, Dulce de Monastrell - 15
Germany - Alfred Merkelbach, Riesling, "Ürziger Würzgarten" - 15
Austria - Esterhäzy, Beerenauslese (Schreurebe & Traminer) - 15
Switzerland - Serge Roh, "Les Ruinettes ~ Flétri sur Souche" - 16
France - La Fleur D’Or, Sauternes - 15
Metropolitan, “Krankshaft,” Illinois, Kolsch - 8
Anchor Steam, California, California Common - 8
Allagash White, Maine, Belgium Style Wheat - 8
Three Floyd’s, “Gumballhead” Indiana, Wheat Ale - 8
Tripel Karmeliet, Belgium, Belgium Tripel - 11
Finch’s, “Cut Throat,” Illinois, Pale Ale - 8
Victory, “Hop Devil,” Pennsylvania, Ipa - 8
Two Brother’s “Domaine DuPage”, Illinois, French Country Ale - 8
Finch’s, “Fascist Pig,” Illinois, Amber Ale - 8
Left Hand, Colorado, Milk Stout - 8
Great Lakes, “Edmund Fitzgerald,” Ohio, Porter - 8
*Menu ingredients are seasonal. Items and pricing subject to change. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. A suggested 18% gratuity will be added to your total check.
Chicago Magazine names Balsan's breakfast sandwich the best in the city...
Casual and cosmopolitan Balsan is burrowed inside the chic Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel and is the easygoing, casual-chic dining option at this hip hotel.