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Bastille Cafe & Bar

€€ - €€€French, , European
5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
+1 206-453-5014
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“steak frites” (16 reviews)
“frittes” (3 reviews)
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French, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy brunch with friends on a chilly, wet Seattle Sunday was just what the doctor ordered. As for you, order the French toast- I’ve never seen thicker bread! Coffee mugs were kept full and service was cheerful. I’ve also had dinner here; the steak frites...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travelequalsbliss
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Had a nice dinner with the family - I did a flight of wine and it was delicious! Enjoyed the washington salmon and frittes! My sister had the roasted chicken and brother had the pasta plate! We visit this place often and it again did...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cristina C
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Sarah delivered superb service and the food was excellent. I am since basing the service that I receive in other restaurants on this particular experience, and I am sorely disappointed every time🙄. Sarah was professional, but personable, attentive without being overly fawning. She also knew...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is very French feeling. You forget, til you leave, that you are in the heart of Ballard. It is a somewhat lively place. The food and service are terrific. There is a nice all season patio and sometimes they have live background music.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PickyInSeattle
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We came here for brunch on a Sunday morning. Made a reservation for 10 am, but there was no wait and plenty of open tables. Fun place to go on a Sunday morning with the football games on and the Farmers market right outside their...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mynonnie
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Worst service I have had in a long time..... Long wait for food, order was messed up... I’m disappointed that I wasted a night in Seattle here. Food was average and overpriced.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great vegetarian choices. Fresh seafood and unique French and Vietnamese dishes. I hadn’t been here I years but it’s worth the trip. Fun atmosphere and attentive service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lesliebauman
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Had brunch there with friends. Make sure you book as this is a busy and popular restaurant. We chose the lamb burger and the Ploughman’s plate. Both pleasant but not inspiring. The service was good, coffee reasonable, surroundings nice. The French fries were excellent! I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank stellamAuckland
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Bastille is a special pub-like restaurant with excellent service and very high quality food, featuring mostly locally sourced food items (especially their rooftop garden items). We loved the Zucchini starter -- pan fried with a paste of bread crumbs with a slight anchovy flavor. My...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mshbnyehud
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Our last dinner in Seattle after a great USA visit was a little disapointing. Starters very good, fries with truffel aioli, and octopussy. No complaints at all. Dish of the day was King salmon, we ordered this dish, all of us. (4). 2 salmons were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rumfang
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20 April 2016|
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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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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