Ballard has been called “the most soulful” neighborhood in Seattle. We think of it as the 21st arrondissement of Paris: the Farmers Market, the boutiques, the little coffee bars and boîtes. We think of Bastille as a Ballard café that transports you to the City of Light.
Everywhere your eye falls in Bastille, there’s a visual feast: 19th century sconces from a church in the French countryside; pendants from a school in Seattle; a clock that adorned a Paris metro station; a cozy “hearth” around which to gather on cool evenings; a host stand that once serviced a small hotel.
It’s all about reinvention, rediscovery, restoration. In fact, that’s our aim—and the source of the word “restaurant”—to restore our guests to a condition of comfort and pleasure amidst the hubbub of urban life.