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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“steak frites” (15 reviews)
“pâté” (4 reviews)
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French, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather than inside the restaurant, we took a table in the light and airy covered patio where the staff accommodated a baby stroller with no problem. The noise level was energetic but never interfered with conversation. Good selection of cocktails and very helpful servers.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group and had a lovely evening. Very attentive waitstaff. Interesting wine list and an assortment of small and large plate options. Excellent spot overall!

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A very popular spot in Ballard is this cafe. The cafe offers a mix of brunch and lunch items on our visit. From the classic egg breakfast to lamb burgers. I had the challah French Toast (2 nice size slices) with apples and nuts on...More

Thank travelforfun2009
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve had brunch several times at Bastille Cafe & Bar, and found it quite nice. It is a perfect finish to the Farmers Market just outside on Ballard Ave. We tried it for dinner and found the food to be quite average for the price....More

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 2 February 2018

I've been here a few times now and really enjoyed my visits. The staff are attentive and helpful without being overbearing. The cocktails are delicious! Everything I've had on the menu was delicious - either my own meal or sharing dishes.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for an amazing French dinner. The steak tartare, steak frites, roasted beets, French onion soup and duck confit were delicious. The seating was comfortable and relaxing. Our server was pleasant and timely. We really enjoyed our meal here.

Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Looking for French food in a fun space with great French vibe, then this is the place. My charcuterie was beyond good and the wine paring recommended was spot on. Went back for coffee and desert a couple days later and was also not disappointed....More

Thank UKLass09
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I guess we're lucky at getting good recommendations on restaurants as here we go again. Fun neighborhood (especially on a Friday night, which it was), good ambience, great vibe, packed with people, excellent service, robust menu and tasty eats and drinks. I'm sure dessert here...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and beautiful bar and back bar. Really enjoyed the building. The food was outstanding. Portions were good. The duck was cooked well and tasted great. Mussles sauce was also outstanding!

Thank TeG85
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I stopped in for a quick drink. Beautiful restaurant/bar. Good service. The food smelled amazing, but I had already eaten. Next time...

Thank KimBigBearLake_CA
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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, 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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