Jason Stoneburner (Union, How to Cook a Wolf) runs the kitchen and Erik Carlson (Moshi Moshi, the Redwood Room and Slanted Door in San Francisco) heads the cocktail lounge at Bastille, which has a 5,000-square-foot rooftop garden for hyper-fresh vegetables in season. Bastille is absolutely beautiful, like walking into a sepia-toned Parisian photograph; the interior is big and bustling, but candlelit and romantic. However, the food—French standards that aren't rocket science—is uneven.
Bastille Cafe & Bar
5307 Ballard Ave NW,
Hours: Mon-Thu 4:30 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 4:30 pm-2 am, Sun 10 am-9 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating
French, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Snacks Available, Outdoor Seating
Daily 4:30-6 pm ($8 cocktails, $5 beer and cider, $12 carafe of wine, $3-$10 food menu); Mon-Thu 10-11 pm ($8 cocktails, $5 draft beer, $3-$11 food menu).
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