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About Bastille Kitchen

Bastille Kitchen, located in Boston’s historic Fort Point district, is both a neighborhood restaurant and destination dining spot. With a French-inspired menu, we offer familiar Parisian brasserie favorites prepared with local ingredients and a “tip of the hat” to the history of our beloved Boston. Unpretentious hospitality, hand-crafted cocktails, and a welcoming & warm atmosphere make Bastille Kitchen perfect for anything from a simple after work dinner to a complete evening out. …and please join us in Chalet too ...our subterranean cocktail lounge -- early evening, late night or anytime in between!

Whether you are in town for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), visiting the Seaport, or enjoying the Boston Tea Party or Children's Museums on the weekend, we are just steps away and welcome you to join us at Bastille Kitchen any time.

49 Melcher Street
Boston, MA 02212
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Please phone directly if you are unable to reserve preferred time & date

Cross Street:
A Street & Summer Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 556-8000

Website:
http://www.bastillekitchen.net/

Parking Details:
Valet service on the corner of Necco Street and Melcher Street just steps from our front door. The cost is $18 (cash only).

We have also have arranged $5 validated parking at the Necco Street Garage directly behind the restaurant. Validation is available Monday through Friday after 5 PM. Parking is available for $5 all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Public Transit:
Bastille Kitchen is easily accessible by the MBTA"s red line via South Station. From South Station head North toward Summer Street then turn Right onto Summer Street. Turn Right onto Melcher Street and the restaurant will be located on the right. The walk will take you roughly 5 minutes. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any issues.

Executive Chef:
Brendan Burke

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Bastille Kitchen is committed to providing our guests with unrivaled food quality, au fait beverage service, and genuine hospitality. Our fare is a modern interpretation of a Parisian bistro. Bastille Kitchen offers two spacious and charming private dining options.

Bastille Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Groups (17)
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Special Occasion (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Romantic (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We were there on Saturday to celebrate the November birthdays. Our waiter was amazing!!! And shame on me because I am forgetting his name at the moment. Very knowledgeable with regards to the menu and wine. He was also very attentive and super friendly and kind. He seemed like a very genuine guy and it made the evening that more enjoyable. Great food, drinks, etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server was incredible. Best service I’ve ever experienced in my life. Entire table agreed. Still in awe.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary here. Great service! Waiter helped us celebrate with complimentary champagne & dessert, it was fabulous! Bacon wrapped rabbit is a little salty, really only tasting bacon, but that’s the nature of bacon, still very good. My husband enjoyed the oysters & the deviled eggs were yummy. Thanks for a wonderful dinner!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Over 10 min before the server greeted us. The server was very nice and personable when present, but clearly was way over sat in his section. Other servers had half the amount of tables and almost seemed bored while our server was barely ever around.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our table was ready when we arrived. We asked for a quiet table and received one. The Cornish hen was very good. When downstairs to the chalet after. Very nice and cozy there.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was mediocre. Appetizers were bland. Our server was rude. Do not plan to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've been to the Bastille Kitchen several times, and we are never disappointed. The service is top notch, the food is delicious and the ambiance is so creative. We love it! We would and will go back again and again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

They lost our reservation but had a table for us anyway! Food was great and service was great but SUPER fast, like they were trying to rush us out of there. Not always terrible, but a little disappointing when we were there for our anniversary.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place was great! Really great food and super attentive staff. The food came up very timely and was prepared to perfection. I had the halibut and it was very delicious. The cocktails were also really well made. Highly recommend this place

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very romantic ambiance! We were seating in a perfect quiet corner seat so we could be close together. We went to the bar downstairs below and sat on a couch and loved the dark intimate setting. Great experience!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Exceptional service, quality of food and cocktails, and vibe.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Unfortunately we felt like the service was very poor. The food was good, although the portions were small. We ordered sides for the table, they never came out. Overall out experience was less than ideal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was delicious and the service fantastic.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed the lively atmosphere and excellent oysters. Service was great also. The food we ordered was a little underwhelming: chewy octopus and dry halibut (everything tasted like it had been prepared far in advance). That said, we still enjoyed our overall experience and would try it again in case the kitchen was just having a bad day or we didn't order the best dishes.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent! Love this restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Had dinner at Bastille Kitchen on 9/19. This restaurant never disappoints. Great food, excellent service, lively and pleasant ambience. The French onion soup was awesome. $1.00 oysters from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the bar. Delicious! We had lamb. It was very good. Overall a great evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 18, 2017

It's a good restaurant. Not great. Not terrible. In a market filled with choices for dining I question is lasting power.
Food reads well on the menu but is delivered sub standard.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was my second time at Bastille. Excellent experience again. It was our 3rd wedding anniversary and we included it in the Open Table notes, thinking nothing of it. We were greeted with champagne and a candle in our desert. Wonderfull touch and the staff was great. The food was memorable, so delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

The total experience was first-rate: from the restaurant calling to confirm the reservation to the reception by the hosts to the friendly and attentive service by the waiter to the incredibly tasty food. The noise level was higher than I expected but not intolerable nor disruptive to the conversation at our table. The menu offered a variety of interesting choices throughout - appetizers, soups/salads, entrees and desserts. I'll definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

From the moment we walked in until the moment we left the staff was so accommodating. The ambience, service and food was wonderful. We live in Seaport area and had never been. We will definitely go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Bastille Kitchen offers superb, authentic French cuisine prepared and served beautifully. Our party had food ranging from appetizers like Bastille Deviled Eggs and Grilled Octopus, to entrees including Whole Branzino, Bacon Wrapped Rabbit and Steak au Poivre. All were spectacular (served in smallish portions). The Truffle Fries are a nice addition.

The food is quite above-average (as are the prices). This is a wonderful culinary event.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Best branzino in town and it's de-boned! Also amazing truffle fries! Chic, industrial ambiance. Can sit at formal table, lounge, or bar. Nice take on trendy, modern, French cuisine.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went early with our two kids. The service was excellent and food was terrific. Us adults enjoyed every dish, and our 10 year old asked to go back on her birthday. Interesting how they have been able to create an elegant yet relaxed experience.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a very nice dinner at Bastille Kitchen. The service was excellent as was the food. It can be a little loud at times but as the evening went by it seemed to get quieter. We would happily return to Bastille Kitchen.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I made a reservation here for my husband's birthday - just the 2 of us and we had a wonderful dining experience. The server was one of the best I've ever had. He gave us great recommendations and made
the dinner feel special. The food was delicious- my favorite was the tuna tartare but it was all very good. We have already recommended this place to others.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

All good except the uncomfortable benches in the bar lounge

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We were celebrating her birthday at our first time at Bastille. It's a great space, with high ceilings and very well designed remodel of a great old warehouse space in the beautifully restored Fort Point Channel area. Food was delicious, and our server was terrific!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Wonderful food and service. High energy staff made it special!
Can't wait to return!

Tags: Organic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This is a very spacious restaurant with ample room between tables, making conversations not intrusive. We were there during restaurant week and the $39 dinner menu included halibut as a main course. Great value (although the fish was slightly overcooked). Everything else was perfect. Good service also. We will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I still can't decide what was worse the food or the service. Wine selection for ore fix menu was disastrous. Never again.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Took my wife out for her birthday. Bastille Kitchen was the perfect choice. Having never been before, I was blown away by the food. Cool decor in large open area too. Wait staff were professional and very good. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were going to a concert at the Blue Hills Pavilion, and were tired of the typical waterfront restaurants. I decided to try #BastilleKitchen, and we were not disappointed! Authentic menu, hand-crafted cocktails, and wonderful ambiance! I would go back again, and have already begun to spread the word!

@ninilynndu #Foodie

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great French onion soup! Steak Frites was another story. I don't think I've ever eaten a worse piece of steak in a very long time. Great ambiance though. Would definitely recommend for a good night out of dinner and drinks.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Celebrated my best friend's birthday here today! Amazing food, wine and service. Our waiter's name was Michael and he took such great care of us! Front of the house was welcoming and accommodating. Very sophisticated atmosphere without being too snooty or sterile.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great atmosphere, very good food. Good for date night or business dinner. Extensive wine list.
Will go again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This is my second time eating at Bastille. The first time I went was for a holiday party which they were packed. Food was great but service was horrible. I gave them a pass since it was during the holiday. I visited the 2nd time this past Friday for restaurant week. Service again was terribly slow and food this time was ok. My steak was cooked more than the medium that I ordered. It took our waiter a long time to get napkins which we then flagged another waiter to get it which took him 3 tries. Towards the end after finishing the entree, it took them 20-30 mins to get the dessert which we pre-ordered in the beginning. It was just one creme brûlée which had good texture but was cold, almost like it was sitting out awhile. If you're not in a hurry, then it's an ok place to go to, but otherwise you can expect to flag down your waiter/waitress whenever you need something from them.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We came here for restaurant week/ dine out Boston and will definitely be back soon. We tried the french onion, the crab appetizer, the halibut, the steak frites, and the coffee & doughnuts dessert. The french onion and the beignets were the true standouts, but everything was pretty solid.

I'll be back for the atmosphere and service, our server was outstanding- we had a later reservation and he never made us feel rushed. We had seriously outstanding service. While the space is huge, the way the tables and booths are set up give it a nice intimate feel- definitely a great date spot.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food here is to die for. Rabbit, lamb and steak were all great. Octopus was cooked perfectly. I can't wait to go again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Crowded seating and ended up next to a group of six who were very loud. Not their problem, but difficult to talk. Food good but not outstanding. My steak frites had no vegetables. We ordered haricots verts but never got them. My husband had bronzino. Bill was $174. Whoa.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our first time in, we will be back! Food was amazing, service was impeccable!

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