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Bastille Cafe & Bar

5307 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)
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Ranked #459 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ballard
Cross street: Vernon Street
Transit: Metro bus service is available two blocks north of the restaurant on Market Street. The #15 bus runs from Market Street to downtown Seattle. The stop located on Market also offers transfer service to the #17, #44, #46 and #48 lines.
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When I was enjoying a very nice glass of wine on the outside patio, it took me a while to select what to order. The menu takes the freshest ingredients and creates a culinary delight. It was easy to recognize the theme of using only Farm Fresh. The starters are great. I had the pate and could have stopped there.... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Again last night we had a fantastic meal. The Socca Gillette is a must have - always unique and delicious. And the Frite's with truffle aioli are to die for. This time we also tried the pork belly with pickled rhubarb and salmon - both were delightful. The ambiance in the restaurant - whether at the bar or on the... More

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great spot for brunch on a Sunday while shopping at the Ballard Farmers Market. Specials are always delicious. Service is good. Urban bistro atmosphere.

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Portland, Oregon
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233 reviews 233 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
764 helpful votes 764 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a cross section of meals from the burger to the mussels and steak frites. All were decidedly average. The service was far from attentive and the men's toilet had a wait one would expect at a stadium. Parking can be next to non existent. With wine, we spent $400 and all agreed this was not worth it. Won't... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I just love the whole authentic French Bistro vibe you get as soon as you walk in the door here! Decor is perfect, with all the right touches to make you think you're practically strolling into a little place along the Champs de Elysees...the place just hums with the vibrancy of happy diners enjoying themselves, and the foods is delicious!... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Bastille has become our favorite new "go to" French bistro, even though we have to cross the city to get there, which means we have to like it a LOT. The food makes you feel as if you've been plopped into the middle of Paris. The mussels and fries ("moules frites") are our absolute favorite, but everything we have tried... More

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I really like the ambiance, old, dark, like a French cafe, tv playing old black and white movies, the bar is ample , a table with a fireplace, all looks great. I made reservations on Thu night, we waited a couple of minutes, all was good, friendly hostess and friendly server. We have a party of two, got a nice... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have come to this restaurant twice. Once about a year ago and I had to come back. It is locatedin Ballard and on Sundays there is a charming farmers market right out front. The morning cocktails do not disappoint. Now I can't overstate this...I love, LOVE the eggs in cocotte. I had it last year and I had it... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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261 reviews 261 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I do! This place definitely reminded me of France. The food and wine were delicious and the service was very good. I would recommend the mussels, the lamb, and the pâté.

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Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have eaten here a number of times, always with outstanding results. This time I tried it for happy hour, which was a treat. Falafel and burgers at almost half price, plus a carafe of house wine for $10. They have a huge patio (enclosed, heated) where you can even bring kids for the happy hour menu.

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