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Bastille Cafe & Bar

#177 of 3,157 Restaurants in Seattle}
€€ - €€€French, ,
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” (21 reviews)
“steak frites” (17 reviews)
“pâté” (4 reviews)
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French, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 and were seated immediately per our 7:30 reservation. The service was great and everyone loved their dinners. I highly recommend.

Thank Penelope W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal- however the service was bad. Our waitress didn’t want to chat or make recommendations and we barely saw her all night. The mushroom tartine was so good- as were the mussels and cod. Wine list had decent selection.

Thank brooklyn24
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We went here with a group of 8 for a special celebration and we were very appreciative of the restaurant's willingness to accommodate our special requests. I would have to say, the menu is rather limited, and aside from the "frites", which were outstanding, I'm...More

Thank Hippely
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Had a girls dinner on the terrace here with 10 ladies. They took care of us from the moment I booked the reservation. I can't say enough good things! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was upbeat and casual and the staff was so wonderful.

Thank packyourbags27
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Bastille Cafe & Bar is always a great place to be on Bastille day. They have live music and when the weather is like it was this year it makes it even more enjoyable. Stop if for drinks after work. It's easy to find in...More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There is real attention to the customer at Bastille. Specifically, understanding food allergies and requests by certain patrons to make a substitution or to find out more about a certain ingredient. The food is consistently prepared. One can make a meal out of small plates...More

Thank Elana56
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Brought a few clients here for happy hour this week. There were not that many people there when we arrived at 5 and we got seated in the outdoor covered area right away. The food was very, very good. We had the falafel-tip, I have...More

Thank Jwalk777
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The family celebrated our son’s graduation from Seattle University with an excellent dinner at Bastille. We sat in the patio section and started the evening off with an appetizer of the Grand Central Baguette, Frites with truffle aïoli and a bottle of bubbly. For the...More

Thank Guru57
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Rsnic
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

Thank OldBob22
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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