Bastille Cafe and Bar in Seattle, WA

Bastille is a classy French restaurant in the Ballard district of Seattle!  This was also the third attempt at finding a nice place to eat for our friend’s bachelorette dinner.  The first restaurant was a tequila bar and didn’t allow anyone under 21 to be inside, and the Italian restaurant required a 40 min-1 hour wait for a table.  We saw Bastille, and we were so happy that they were able to seat us right away.  The food was great, and it was nice that the servers let us stay for a few hours.

Moules Frites for $19- Taylor Shellfish farms mussels steamed in Pernod, confit garlic, fines herbs & poivre rouge, and served with pommes frites.

Poulet Vadouvan for $22- Pan-roasted Mad Hatcher Farms chicken breast, vadouvan spice, marble potatoes, and cauliflower leek veloute.

Confit de Canard for $24- Crispy duck leg, sweet corn, and smoked oyster mushroom jus.  I pictured this dish differently, but it was still good.  It was saltier than I wanted it to be, and I thought the corn would be served on the side and not mixed into the sauce.

I don’t prefer fancy and expensive food over simple dishes, but it’s nice to have once in a while.  If you’re in Seattle looking for a more glamorous evening out and want to try some different flavors, Bastille is worth trying.

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