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Balboa Cafe

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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • American (New)
  • 3199 Fillmore St, San Francisco CA94123 37.798928 -122.435882
  • (At Greenwich St)
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  • (415) 921-3944
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Lunch

Firsts

Today’s Soup    7.00
Calamari Fritti bloody mary cocktail sauce, spicy remoulade   11.00
Dungeness Crab Cakes avocado-cilantro sauce, jalapeño coleslaw   15.00
Roasted Beet Salad baby arugula, goat cheese, crostini, honey-sherry vinaigrette   12.00
Organic Field Greens Salad fuji apples, candied walnuts, goat cheese crostini, balsamic vinaigrette   9.00
Caesar Salad parmesan, garlic croutons   10.00

Salads

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, eggs, potatoes, blue lake green beans, lemon vinaigrette   15.50
Robert H. Cobb Salad (1926) roasted chicken, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, egg, blue cheese, sherry vinaigrette   14.50
Balboa Taco Salad avocado, salsa fresca, black beans, tortilla strips, feta cheese, chili-crème fraîche dressing   12.50

Entrées

Daily Pasta    
Omelette Of The Day roasted potatoes, mixed greens   11.50
Chicken Piccata california asparagus, basmati rice, lemon-caper sauce   14.50
Tiger Shrimp Louie Salad english cucumber, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, housemade dressing   15.00
Steak Sandwich roasted peppers and onion, aioli, jack cheese, french fries   15.00
Grilled Scottish Salmon seasonal vegetables, meyer lemon vinaigrette   16.00
Hereford Skirt Steak california asparagus, roasted sweet potato   17.00
Chicken Breast Sandwich avocado, aioli, jack cheese, mixed greens   12.50
Balboa Burger On A Baguette lettuce, housemade pickles, french fries   13.50
add jack, swiss, blue, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon or avocado  ea 1.50

Specials

Monday chinese chicken salad   
Tuesday pastrami sandwich   
Wednesday pulled pork sandwich   
Thursday tacos   
Friday fish and chips   

Sides

French Fries    
Roasted Potatoes    
California Asparagus    

 

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Mionetto Prosecco Italy Nv    10.00
‘etoile’ Rosé Sonoma/Napa county nv   14.00

White Wines

New Harbor Sauvignon Blanc new zealand 2012   10.00
Paco & Lola Albarino spain 2011   9.00
Carmel Road Riesling monterey 2012   10.00
Newton ‘unfiltered’ Chardonnay napa valley 2011   16.00
White Blend Mannequin By Orin Swift california 2012   11.00

Red Wines

Whispering Angel Rose côtes de provence 2011   10.00
Jules Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Syrah napa valley 2010   11.00
Stag’s Leap Winery Petit Sirah napa valley 2010   13.00
Rosso Di Toscana Igt Mazzoni italy 2011   9.00
Flora Springs Merlot napa valley 2009   13.00
Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon napa valley 2010   16.00

 

Dinner

Firsts

Today’s Soup    7.50
Roasted Beet Salad red and golden beets, goat cheese, arugula   12.50
Caesar Salad parmesan, garlic croutons   10.50
Organic Field Greens Salad fuji apples, candied walnuts, vinaigrette, goat cheese crostini   9.50
Butter Lettuce Salad butter lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pancetta lardons, blue cheese crumbles, housemade blue cheese dressing   12.00
Oysters On The Half Shell champagne mignonette  ea 2.50
Bruschetta tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, prosciutto   13.00
Dungeness Crab Cakes avocado-cilantro sauce, jalapeño coleslaw   15.00
Calamari Fritti bloody mary cocktail sauce, spicy remoulade   11.00
Smoked Salmon dill crème fraîche, red onions, fried capers, toast points   13.50
Ahi Tuna Cones avocado, spring onion, chili flakes, lime, tobiko   14.50

Entrées

Daily Pasta    
Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut baby spinach, roasted potatoes, shallot-ginger beurre blanc   25.50
Risotto english peas, summer squash, basil and manchego cheese   17.50
add scallops   8.00
add chicken   4.00
Seared Sea Scallops roasted yellow corn, leeks, toy box tomatoes, basil cream sauce   26.50
New Zealand Lamb Rack organic quinoa, baby carrots, red wine jus   27.00
Black Angus New York Strip Steak sauteed asparagus, yukon gold potato gratin, blue cheese butter   29.50
Half Rotisserie Chicken prepared nightly in house, served with blue lake beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, au jus   19.50
Balboa Burger On A Baguette lettuce, housemade pickles, french fries   14.50
add jack, swiss, blue, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms, bacon or avocado  ea 1.50

Nightly Specials

Monday meatloaf   
Tuesday enchiladas   
Wednesday chicken paillard   
Thursday chef’s choice   
Friday chef’s choice   
Saturday chef’s choice   
Sunday oven roasted prime rib   

Sides $6

California Asparagus    
Blue Lake Beans    
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes    
Potato Gratin    

House Cocktails

Naked & Famous del maguey vida mezcal, yellow chartreuse, aperol, fresh lime juice   11.00
Cucumber Gimlet square one cucumber vodka, fresh lime juice, blue agave syrup, served up   11.00
Sazerac bulleit rye, herbsaint, peychaud’s bitters, simple syrup   12.00
Nice Pear grey goose pear vodka, canton, fever-tree ginger beer, fresh lemon juice   12.00

 

Brunch

Firsts

Smoked Salmon dill crème fraîche, red onions, fried capers, brioche points   12.50
Calamari Fritti bloody mary cocktail sauce, spicy remoulade   11.00
Dungeness Crab Cakes avocado-cilantro sauce, jalapeño coleslaw   15.00
House-Made Granola oats, almonds, walnuts and maple syrup organic plain yogurt, fresh seasonal berries   8.50
Organic Field Greens Salad fuji apples, candied walnuts, goat cheese crostini   9.00
Caesar Salad parmesan, garlic croutons   10.00
Balboa Chopped Salad applewoody smoked bacon, blue cheese, red beets, sliced red onions, roasted tomato-sherry vinaigrette   11.50
Balboa Taco Salad avocado, salsa fresca, black beans, tortilla strips, feta cheese, chili-crème fraîche dressing   12.50
add house-made chorizo or ground beef   4.00

Entrées

Omelette Of The Day roasted potatoes, mixed greens   11.50
Buttermilk Waffle seasonal berries, whipped cream   12.00
French Toast caramelized apples & pears, vermont maple syrup   11.00
Corned Beef Hash a house-made favorite, poached eggs, toast   11.50
American Breakfast two eggs any style, roasted potatoes, rustic toast   9.00
add chicken apple / maple pecan sausage, applewood smoked bacon, house-made chorizo or ham   4.00
Eggs Benedict smoked ham, hollandaise, roasted potatoes & mixed greens   11.50
sub crab cake or smoked salmon   6.00
Balburrito scrambled eggs, house-made chorizo, black beans, fresh pico de gallo, jack cheese and avocado salsa   13.00
Chicken Breast Sandwich avocado, jack, aioli, mixed greens   12.50
Huevos Rancheros avocado, black beans, jack cheese, eggs over easy & salsa fresca   12.00
add house-made chorizo or ground beef   4.00
Hereford Skirt Steak & Eggs two eggs any style, roasted potatoes & english muffin   16.00
Balboa Burger On A Baguette lettuce, house-made pickles, french fries   14.50
add jack, swiss, blue, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon or avocado  ea 1.50

Sides

English Muffin with jam   2.00
Roasted Potatoes    4.00
Chicken Apple Or Maple Pecan Sausage    5.00
Applewood Smoked Bacon    5.00
Seasonal Fruit    5.00

Beverages

Freshly Squeezed Orange Or Grapefruit Juice    5.00
Organic Mango Flavored Iced Black Tea    3.00
Arnold Palmer with fresh squeezed lemonade   4.00

Cocktails

Famous Balboa Mary vodka, lemon, tomato juice, horseradish, pickapeppa, worcestershire, tabasco, served with celery   
Cucumber Gimlet square one cucumber vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup   
Spring Fling hennessy vs, chambord, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, sprite   
Mimosa sparkling and fresh squeezed oj   
Pimm’s Cup pimm’s, fresh lemon juice, sprite   
Salty Dog belvedere pink grapefruit vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, served with a salted rim   
Bellini sparkling and peach purée   
Paloma don julio blanco tequila, fresh lime and grapefruit juice, simple syrup, topped with soda   
Dark And Stormy gosling’s black seal rum, fever-tree ginger beer, fresh lime juice   

 

Bar

Artisan Cheese Plate served with traditional accompaniments (one cheese) 7.00(three cheeses) 18.00
Charcuterie Board cornichons, focaccia bread, extra virgin olive oil   14.50
Ahi Tuna Cones avocado, spring onion, lime, chili flakes, tobiko   14.50
Oysters On The Half Shell champagne mignonette  ea 2.50
Bruschetta tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, prosciutto   12.00
Shrimp Ceviche salsa fresca, avocado, lime, tortilla chips   14.50
Calamari Fritti bloody mary cocktail sauce, spicy remoulade   10.50
Dungeness Crab Cakes avocado-tomatillo sauce, jalapeño coleslaw   14.50
Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders blue cheese dressing, cabbage slaw   9.00
Balboa Burger On A Baguette lettuce, housemade pickles & onions, french fries   13.50
add jack, swiss, blue, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon or avocado  ea 1.50

Cocktails

The Ideal Manhattan plumpjack ‘custom blend’ woodford reserve bourbon, carpano antica, and angostura bitters   12.00
Doubel Barrel Spiced-Rita plumpjack ‘custom blend’ herradura reposado tequila, combier, fresh lime juice, five-spice simple syrup   12.00
Sazerac bulleit rye, herbsaint, and peychaud’s bitters   12.00
Naked & Famous del maguey vida mezcal, yellow chartreuse, aperol, fresh lime juice   10.00
Perfect Pear grey goose pear vodka, canton, fever-tree ginger beer, fresh lime juice   12.00

Draught Beers

Anchor Steam boont amber ale, deschutes black butte porter, franziskaner hefe-weissbier, guinness stout, laugunitas ipa, racer 5 ipa, sierra nevada, stella artois, trumer pils   6.00
chimay tripel   9.00

Bottled Beers

Budweiser bud light, miller high life, pabst blue ribbon   4.00
Amstel Light heineken, hoegaarden, newcastle, pacifico, peroni, shiner bock, clausthaler (na)   5.00
Allagash White magners cider, oaked arrogant bastard   6.00
Delirium Tremens   (330ml) 9.00
Pliny The Elder IPA   (16.9 oz) 11.00

 

Cocktails

Kappa Feel kappa pisco, grand marnier raspberry peach fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, domaine chandon's etoile rose   12.00
Naked & Famous del maguey vida mezcal, aperol, yellow chartreuse, fresh lime juice   11.00
Five-Spice Margarita plumpjack proprietary herradura double, barrel reposado, combier, fresh lime juice   12.00
Vesper ketel one vodka, tanqueray gin, lillet blanc   11.00
Cucumber Gimlet square one cucumber vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup   11.00
Belvedere Blush Breeze belvedere pink grapefruit, cranberry juice, fresh grapefruit juice   11.00
"Fog"Arty diplomatico blanco rum, carpano antica, orange bitters   11.00
Blood And Sand johnny walker black, punt e mes, cherry heering, fresh orange juice   12.00
Velvet Gallante stolichnaya gala apple vodka, velvet falernum, fresh lemon juice   11.00
Not So Pure-Bred Greyhound purity vodka, st. germain, fresh grapefruit juice   11.00
French 75 nolet's silver dry gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling wine   11.00
Nice Pear grey goose pear vodka, canton ginger liqueur, fever-tree ginger beer, fresh lemon juice   12.00
Sazerac bulleit rye, herbsaint, peychaud's bitters, simple syrup   12.00
Bacardi Cocktail bacardi silver rum, small hand foods grenadine, fresh lime juice   10.00
Paloma don julio blanco tequila, fresh lime and grapefruit juice, simple syrup, soda   11.00
Martinez hayman's old tom gin, dolin sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters   11.00
Spring Fling hennessy vs, chambord, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, splash of sprite   14.00

Draught Beer $6

Anchor Steam san francisco   
Boont Amber Ale anderson valley california   
Chimay White belgium   9.00
Deschutes Black Butte Porter bend oregon   
Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier munich   
Guinness Stout dublin   
Lagunitas IPA petaluma california   
Racer 5 IPA healdsburg california   
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale chico california   
Stella Artois Lager belgium   
Trumer Pils berkeley california   

Bottled Beer

Allagash White portland maine   6.00
Amstel Light amsterdam   5.00
Arrogant Bastard "Oaked"Ale escondido california   6.00
Delirium Tremens 330ml belgium   9.00
Heineken Lager netherlands   5.00
Hoegaarden belgium   5.00
Magners Irish Cider ireland   6.00
Miller High Life wisconsin   4.00
Newcastle Brown Ale united kingdom   5.00
Pacifico mexico city   5.00
Pabst Blue Ribbon illnois   4.00
Peroni italy   5.00
Pliny The Elder IPA 16.9 Oz santa rosa california   11.00
Shiner Bock texas   5.00

Wine By The Glass

Champagne And Sparkling

Lamarca Prosecco italy nv   10.00
Domaine Chandon 'etoile' Rosé Sonoma napa county nv   12.00
Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Réserve france nv   18.00

White Wine And Rosé

Rose "whispering angel" chateau d'esclans, cotes de provence 2012   10.00
Verdelho lee family farm, alta mesa lodi 2011   9.00
Conundrum By Caymus california 2011   10.00
Marsanne-Roussanne cline, sonoma coast 2012   9.00
Pinot Grigio laird 'cold creek ranch', carneros 2012   10.00
Chardonnay speare, central coast 2011   8.00
sonoma cutrer, sonoma coast 2012   12.00
newton 'unfiltered', napa valley 2011   16.00
Sauvignon Blanc l de lyeth, sonoma 2011   8.00
new harbor, marlborough new zealand 2013   9.00
cade estate, napa valley 2012   12.00

Red Wine

Malbec payana, mendoza argentina 2011   11.00
Malbec-Merlot Blend rocky hill, sonoma mountain 2008   13.00
Rhône-Style Blend margerum m5, santa barbara county 2010   11.00
Syrah meyer family cellars, yorkville highlands mendocino county 2009   12.00
Tempranillo force of nature, paso robles 2011   12.00
Zinfandel wild hog 'nova vineyards', lake county 2009   10.00
Merlot flora springs, napa valley 2011   10.00
Cabernet Sauvignon speare, north coast 2010   8.00
adaptation, napa valley 2010   12.00
pine ridge vineyards, napa valley 2010   16.00
Pinot Noir balboa café '100 year anniversary', central coast 2012   10.00
martin ray, russian river valley 2012   12.00
patz & hall, sonoma coast 2012   15.00

 

Balboa Cafe
3199 Fillmore St
At Greenwich St
(415) 921-3944
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