Bastille Cafe & Bar

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 11 publications
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11 expert recommendations



Rustic French with splash of ostenation makes for the buzziest opening in Seattle: big, beautiful resto serving classic French fare with all the fixings.


Condé Nast Traveler

Bastille is French in all the right ways: with its Paris Metro-style tile on the walls, the in-house "hearth" that's begs you to come in from the rain for a glass of cab franc. Full review →



A trendy, high-design French brasserie mecca for hip folks seeking out reliably delicious French cuisine, Bastille is one of the more popular spots in Ballard. Full review →


Frommer's 35

The best choices at this fashionable Parisian-style brasserie are the plats du jour, such as tender-crisp boneless quail, but the plats principaux won’t disappoint you, either. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

In the heart of old Ballard, Bastille Cafe & Bar serves well-prepared cuisine in an enchanting atmosphere. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

French but not at all faux , Bastille could easily pass for a genuine Parisian bistro if it weren't for the surfeit of American accents. Full review →


Not For Tourists

The French invade Little Norway with haute cuisine. Hipsters rejoice. Full review →


Seattle Times

At this handsome reproduction of a Parisian brasserie, the menu favors French comfort food, and there's much to like in the familiar lineup. Full review →


The Infatuation 8.0

Everything on the menu is great, but the steak frites is one of the best plates of meat-and-potatoes in the city. Full review →



A neighborhood cafe that transports you to the City of Light, this casual French eatery has locals swooning. D only weekdays. Weekend brunch. Full review →


Zagat 3.8

"Yuppies" fill up this "stylish" midrange Ballard bistro turning out "spot-on", "approachable" French faves crafted with veggies and herbs from the rooftop garden plus "excellent cocktails". Full review →

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