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Bastille Cafe & Bar

) #174 of 3,247 Restaurants in Seattle $$ - $$$ French, ,
5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
+1 206-453-5014
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“steak frites” (16 reviews)
“pâté” (4 reviews)
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French, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a marvelously prepared meal with excellent and attentive service. Asparagus dish was particularly good

Thank Rsnic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good French food in a wonderful, busy tourist destination. Great service and food quality was above average.

Thank OldBob22
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The wine and entree special (boudin blanc) did not disappoint. Reliably good food and service. Dispite formidable competition up and down the street for dinner, the reliable French option!

Thank Imhotep2
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

In town on business, staying across the street, it was a natural for our first dinner after a long day. We enjoyed the fresh pea soup, mussels, etc. Waitress was a dear and the conversation struck up with the couple next to us was a...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have eaten here several times over the last few years and have never been disappointed, the staff is great, food really good and the bartenders are all masters of their craft. The food here is classic Bistro, I like the specials they have but...More

Thank Jon F
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Hubby and I were waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant, and decided to get a drink to pass the time. We found Bastille around the corner and decided to give it a try. Hubby ordered an Agave Sour and pronounced it quite tasty....More

Thank wearymom3
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Bastille is my favorite restaurant in Ballard. I love to come here with friends, when family is visiting (my parents from out of town LOVE this place), or for a romantic dinner with my husband. The ambiance is lovely, the staff is professional and friendly,...More

Thank smashmcgee
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fabulous French restaurant (which is no surprise given its name). I had the oysters, pâté and the marinated beets for appetizers followed by salad, chicken and dessert. All excellent. A couple of cocktails rounded out the mix and made for an enjoyable evening. Not exactly...More

1  Thank mondorbn
Reviewed 13 February 2017

First of all, the decor is perfect. You feel like you just walked into a Paris restaurant. Very French. It is also quite loud, so not the place for quiet conversations. I rated it "average" because there was nothing between "average" and "very good". The...More

Thank FoodFan1966
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Popped in with a couple of buddies on a Tuesday night (Tuesday nights are great nights to go out in Ballard - lots of availability in restaurants and bars), and we passed two great hours over good food and good conversation. I started with a...More

1  Thank Andy C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Brunch on mother's day?
20 April 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from lindamonika | Reviewed this property |
I believe that will be the best day for them to offer brunch, for more information and to make reservations, call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
French, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
    (Vernon Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighbourhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 206-453-5014
  • E-mail
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