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Bastille Cafe & Bar

#221 of 3,038 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061 (Vernon Street)
+1 206-453-5014
16:30 - 02:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, ambience and drinks. The outside patio is so pretty in the summer time. A great date place.

Thank Jenny C
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere but a bit too loud. Omelette with chantetelles was dry and overcooked with a few Chantetelles in between the two omelette halves. Steak frites were good with tender steak. Service was very good. Parsnip soup was tasty and creamy but needed a bit more spice. Overall felt like we paid too much for average food with very good... More 

Thank S L
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a recommendation and reservation made by a local colleague. It was hands out the best meal of my week long visit. It was nice to avoid the touristy areas which had mixed places. This place had a nice French kind of bistro type feel ambiance with some outside space. A great experience with attentive, friendly service. Good quality... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We arrived here late on a Sunday evening intending to just get a bite. We had been down the street in Ballard at a cocktail event and actually didn't need any further alcohol to make the evening a success. The choice of a $34 bottle of wine later, everyone was happy and ready to order. We all ended up with... More 

Thank RockridgeC
Detroit, Michigan
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Eggs Benedict on the Brunch menu is very good. It is slightly overpriced though. Our server was very good.

Thank k s
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This restaurant is physically beautiful, it must be an old building, with high ceilings and plenty of space. Booths are open so you don't feel closed off, but they provide personal space that feels cozy. We had piping hot French fries to start (it is a French restaurant after all...), and three plates to share which was plenty for two... More 

Thank dinner206
Seattle, Washington
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593 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

For a great happy hour and appetizers with friends, go to the back bar of Bastille for a fun environment, a great bartender, and fries with dips! The menu is not expansive, but what they do have is very good. The ambiance of this place & the expansive outdoor patio is the big sell in the heart of historic Ballard.... More 

Aliso Viejo
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130 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Totally AWESOME restaurant with a cool old school vibe. GREAT brunch food and fantastic service to boot.... Great menu choices and yummy Mimosas too....

Thank Edunbar3
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I liked the place even if the menu is a little bit small. Since I was not used to sea food, it was hard to choose. But what I got was very good! I had the cauliflower soup that was absolutely delicious. I never had it before! I got he Croque Madame which is basically a sandwich and I was... More 

Thank naya58
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was a restaurant was nothing special, and in fact, for the price it was less than special. The waiter said the appetizer was smoked King salmon.....it was certainly not king. My main was a variety of shellfish in a bowl of lime coconut milk. It was tasty, but skimpy for $25. The people I was with had the Steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?