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Balade

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  • Middle Eastern, Pizza, Vegetarian
  • 208 1st Ave, New York 10009 40.73025 -73.983001
  • (Btwn 12th & 13th St)
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  • (646) 963-9340
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Beverages

Balade Jallab Healthy date syrup mixed with water and pine nuts.    4.00
Freshly Squeezed Juice     4.50
Soda     2.50
Laban Ayran A healthy and salty yogurt drink.    4.00
Saratoga Bottled Water     3.00  6.00
Original Iced Tea     3.50
Freshly Squeezed Homemade Lemonade     4.50
Rose Water Concentrated rose syrup mixed with water.    3.50
Lebanese Coffee     2.50  5.00
Espresso Lavazza Choice of regular or decaf Lavazza.    2.50
Freshly Brewed Coffee Choice of regular or decaf.     2.50
White Coffee     2.50
Hot Tea Please call restaurant to confirm selections.     2.50
Lebanese Tea Served with fresh mint.     5.00

Daily Specials

Burghul bi Banadoura (Monday Only) Cracked wheat with tomatoes, onions, red peppers and chickpeas.    19.00
Kebbe bi Labanie (Tuesday Only) Oval-shaped kebbe beef with rice served in a warm yoghurt sauce.     20.00
Koussa Mehche (Wednesday Only) Squash stuffed with rice, beef, tomatoes, mint and lemon juice.     19.00
Bemye (Thursday Only) Okra with beef, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice served with rice.    19.00
Batenjen (Friday Only) Vegetarian. Eggplant with tomatoes, onions, chickpeas, spices, and scallions.    19.00
Mloukhie (Saturday and Sunday Only) Mallow leaves cooked with chicken, cilantro and onion vinaigrette topped with toasted pita chips and served with rice.     22.00

Mezze

Hummus Vegetarian. Delightful dip of chickpea puree with tahini and lemon juice.    7.00
Hummus Beirute Chickpeas puree with cumin, parsley, scallions and tomatoes.    8.50
Baba Ghanouj Vegetarian. Char-grilled eggplant pureed with tahini and fresh lemon juice.    9.00
Warak Einab Vegetarian. Homemade style grape leaves stuffed with chickpeas, tomatoes, parsley and rice.    9.00
Muhammara Vegetarian. Our signature dip of sun dried fresh spicy red peppers, walnuts and pomegranate. Spicy.    10.00
Shankleesh Vegetarian. Our homemade aged cheese perfectly blended with zaatar, dried wild thyme, diced tomatoes, and onions.    8.50
Labne with Toum Vegetarian. Homemade cream cheese infused with wild thyme and crushed garlic.    8.50
Loubiye Bzeit Vegetarian. Fresh green beans sauteed in olive oil with onions, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs.     8.00
Falafel Vegetarian. Made with chickpeas, fava beans, onions, cumin and parsley.    8.00
Flavored Falafel Vegetarian. Our Balade's specialty of fresh mint, jalapeno, celery and cilantro.    10.00
Foul Madamas Vegetarian. A blend of fava beans, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and olive oil.    9.00
Grilled Halloumi Cheese Vegetarian. Grilled, sizzling hot cypriot cheese slices and served with tomatoes and cucumber.    10.00
Fatayir with Spinach and Feta Vegetarian. New York's famous pies are taken back to their roots in triangular style; stuffed with chopped spinach and feta cheese.    9.00
Rkakat Vegetarian. Phillo rolls filled with feta cheese and thyme.    9.00
Batata Harra Vegetarian and spicy. Sauteed potato cubes with cilantro and garlic.    7.00
Sambousik Decadent pastry pockets filled with seasoned ground beef and toasted pine nuts.    8.00
Shrimp Sauteed shrimps with ginger, scallions and jalapenos.    13.00
Kebbeh Kras Lebanon's national dish. A mixture of lean beef and cracked wheat shaped into shells filled with a mixture of seasoned ground beef and diced onion and pine nuts. Served with a side of laban dip.    10.00
Makanek Spiced beef sausages flambeed with fresh lemon juice.    10.00
Soujouk Mildly hot smoking beef sausages sauteed with our fresh olive oil and tomatoes.    10.00
Jwaneh Char-grilled chicken wings marinated the Balade way.    11.00
Sfiha Miniature squares of pastry filled with our traditional mouth-watering combination of meat.    10.00
Vegetarian Mazmeez Vegetarian. Create your own dreamy sampler by choosing four vegetarian appetizers.    20.00
Mezze Supreme Eight favorites: Hummus, baba ghanouj, labne, mouhamara, kebbe krass, sfiha, makanek and halloumi cheese.     63.00
Sawdig Djej Chicken livers sauteed with pomegranate molasses, garlic, lemon juice and sumac.     12.00

Soups

Hearty Lentil Soup Vegetarian. Swiss chard, lentils, essential Lebanese spices and fresh lemon juice.    6.50
Chicken and Vegetable Soup Homemade vegetable soup with tender pieces of chicken in an aromatic broth.    6.50
Soup of the Day Please call the restaurant for soup selection.    6.50

Salads

Tabouleh Salad Vegetarian. Authentic Lebanese parsley salad with Bulghur mixed with chopped onions, parsley, tomatoes with olive oil and fresh lemon juice.    10.00
Fattoush Salad Vegetarian. Lebanese salad of romaine hearts, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, sumac and extra virgin olive oil. Served with toasted pita crisps.    10.00
Spinach Salad Vegetarian. A combination of spinach, cucumbers, mushrooms, scallions, tomatoes and feta cheese. Served with your choice of dressing.    10.00
Chicken Meshwe Salad Char-grilled marinated boneless chicken over a mixture of greens, black olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Served with your choice of dressing.    15.00
Skinny Shawarma Salad A mixture of greens tossed with sliced onions, tomatoes, black olives, cucumbers and topped with beef or chicken shawarma meat. Served with your choice of dressing.    15.00
Mediterranean Tuna Salad Char-grilled marinated tuna over a mixture of greens, black olives, red onions, tomatoes and cucumbers. Served with your choice of dressing.    16.00
Artichoke Salad Combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, olive oil and fresh lemon juice.     13.00

Sandweechet

Shish Tawook Sandwich Pieces of marinated grilled chicken served with a Lebanese garlic aioli and salad. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    10.00
Meat Shawarma Sandwich Juicy slices of marinated beef topped with tomatoes, pickles, parsley, sumac, and tahini sauce. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    11.00
Chicken Shawarma Sandwich Our famous marinated chicken served with garlic aioli and pickles. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    10.00
Kafta Sandwich Char-grilled ground beef mixed with diced onions, parsley and spices served with hummus. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    10.50
Tuna Filet Sandweechet Char-grilled marinated tuna topped with tomatoes, onions, sumac and tahini sauce. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    11.50
Shish Kebab Sandwich Pieces of marinated lamb with hummus and pickles. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    12.00
Hummus and Taboule Sandwich Vegetarian. Two Lebanese favorites. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    7.50
Falafel Sandwich Vegetarian. Falafel patties in a pita topped with tomatoes, onions, pickles, turnips and tahini.    8.50
Makanek Sandwich Grilled beef sausages with lettuce and tomatoes. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    11.00
Halloume Cheese Sandwich Grilled Cypriot white cheese with tomatoes and cucumbers. Lightly toasted on choice of bread.    11.00

Manakeesh

Kafta Manakeesh Lebanese pizza made with fresh Balade dough topped with ground lean beef mixed with chopped onions, parsley and Lebanese spices.    12.50
Beirut Beats Zaatar Manakeesh Vegetarian. Lebanese pizza made with fresh Balade dough topped with a mixture of wild dried thyme, sesame seeds, sumac and olive oil.    7.50
Jebne Manakeesh Vegetarian. Lebanese pizza made with fresh Balade dough topped with a combination of white cheese served with sliced tomatoes.    11.50
Lahme Baajin Manakeesh Spicy. Lebanese pizza made with fresh Balade dough topped with Balades secret recipe of seasoned ground lean beef, mixed with finely diced onions and tomatoes.    13.00
Taste of Lebanon Manakeesh Assortment of thee mini mankeeshes (jebne, lahme baajin and zaatar).    9.50
Sausage and Cheese Manakeesh Lebanese pizza made with fresh Balade dough topped with a combination of white cheese with beef sausages.     13.00
Wild Zaatar Manakeesh Vegetarian. Lebanese pizza made with fresh Balade dough topped with a mixture of wild dried thyme mixed with fresh tomatoes, onions and olive oil.    9.00
Banadoura Harra Manakeesh Vegetarian. Lebanese pizza made with fresh Balade dough topped with diced tomatoes, onions and spicy flake pepper.    11.00

Pita Pitza

Sultan El Shawarma Thinly sliced marinated beef roasted with onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, a drizzle of tahini and a touch of zaatar.    14.00
Tarboush Chicken Thinly sliced marinated boneless chicken served with garlic sauce, honey dijon, sliced tomatoes, onions and pickles.    14.00
Greek Pitza  Vegetarian. Feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, Lebanese zaatar and olives.    13.00
Malak El Falafel  Vegetarian. Delicious crispy falafel with tahini sauce, chopped parsley, tomatoes, and yellow pepper rings.     13.00
Hummus Pitza Hummus based topped with season ground meat, onions and tomatoes.     13.00

Platters

Balade Mixed Grill Platter Beef kafta, lamb kabab, and chicken tawouk served with french fries and char-grilled vegetables.     27.00
Balade Lamb Chops Platter New Zealand baby lamb chops grilled and served with rice and grilled vegetables.    30.00
House of Lamb Kabab Platter Char-grilled tenderloin lamb served with rice and grilled vegetables.    24.00
Beef Kafta Platter Char-grilled lean beef mixed with chopped onions, parsley, herbs, and spices served with rice.    20.00
Beef Shawarma Platter Sliced marinated beef topped with tomatoes, onions and parsley. Served with tahini sauce.    20.00
Hummus Shawarma Platter Our Balade hummus topped with beef shawarma, tomatoes, scallions, parsley, sumac, onions and tahini sauce.     23.00
Shish Tawook Platter Pieces of marinated chicken breast cubes served with rice and toum.    20.00
Sheikh El Shawarma Platter Chicken shawarma served with french fries, pickles and toum.    19.00
Samke Harra Platter Daily market fish filet marinated the Balade way with spicy warm tahini sauce.    26.00
Mujaddara Crush Platter Vegetarian. Lentils and rice topped with onions. Served with a side of Lebanese salata.    18.00
Hummus Falafel Platter Vegetarian. Our Balade hummus served with our signature crispy falafel and tahini sauce.    15.00
Quail Platter Whole quails marinated with lemon, pomegranate and spices, served with potato cubes.     25.00
Samke Mechwiye Platter Grilled bronzino marinated with lemon and salt and served with tahini sauce and lemon.    25.00

Sides

Lebanese Salata Vegetarian. Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers.    4.50
Balade Rice Vegetarian. Lebanese rice with vermicelli.     4.50
Pickled Vegetables Vegetarian. Fresh from the market.    4.00
Batata Mekleyee  Vegetarian. French fries.     4.00
Batata Harra Sauteed potatoes, cubes, coriander, garlic and spices.    7.00
Laban with Cucumber Yogurt cucumber with mint.    4.50
Bread Basket Four pieces. Home made bread baked fresh from our oven.     3.00
Tahini Sauce     1.00
Garlic Sauce     1.00
Balade Homemade Hot Sauce     1.00
Balade Fries French fries sprinkled with Zaatar herbs.    5.50
Grilled Chicken Breast     4.50

Lunch Box

Balade Lunch Box Served with choice of entree, choice of side dish and choice of sauce.    12.00

Dessert

Baklava Assortment of pastries with nuts and pistachios.     6.00
Kenafa Baked cheese topped with bread crumbs and crushed pistachio.    7.00
Mouhallabie Milk pudding topped with ground pistachio and orange blossom.    7.00
Chocoba Two Nutella chocolate manakeesh topped with sliced bananas.    6.00
Ashta Homemade white pudding with honey and fresh fruits.    8.00
Lebanese Ice Cream Homemade ice cream.    6.00

 

Balade
208 1st Ave
Btwn 12th & 13th St
(646) 963-9340
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