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Bastille Kitchen

4.4
4.4
853 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

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.

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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (617) 556-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kendall DaCosta

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Victoria Norton: (855) 972-7489

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Point Channel

  • Cross street

    A Street & Summer Street

  • 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).<br /><br />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.

  • Additional

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

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Menu

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What 853 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. S

    Steph

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went during Dine Out Boston week so the menu may have differed from the regular menu but it was all delicious!! My friend and I both had the lobster bisque which may be top 5 lobster bisque I've had at a restaurant. Lived the environment and planned to go back

  2. TK

    TK11

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a pleasant dinner! Beautiful space, not so comfy French cafe chairs (however, they do have banquet seating). Escargot appetizer was delicious. We ordered steak frites, dorado fish and sole. All were very good. Dessert was a nice touch as well, chocolate, marshmallow. It’s great they have a parking garage behind the restaurant, it’s only $5 with validation to park, what a bargain and another reason to go back.

  3. KT

    KennT

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bastille Kitchen is absolutely my new favorite spot! Chef Kendall and his staff rock! I’ve been swinging by weekly now for several months and I’ve never been disappointed. Last night was yet another excellent dining experience...from walking in the door and being greeted by hostess Andy, followed by attentive service by Anna and Phil. I tried the Dine Out Boston menu and thoroughly enjoyed Chef’s unbelievably delicious lobster bisque followed by the equally yummy green circle chicken. Already looking to my next visit next week!

  4. C

    Chas62

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was very good. Service top rate. Can be a bit noisy since it is an open space shared with bar.

  5. f

    figgy

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really loved our Friday night out at Bastille. Our server was excellent and the managers were attentive and lovely. Get the duck - it is fantastic.

  6. KM

    KMaN

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Menu was not as seen on website, choices were limited.. Food was not prepared as ordered

  7. AA

    AbrahamA

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were top tier. Portions are a little small for the price but to be expected at a French restaurant.

  8. RG

    RaphaelG

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience. Great food and a cozy environment. Great for a date night or casual drinks.

  9. TS

    TimS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was very good. The service was good but missed the mark a few times ex: Bus woman didn't speak enough English to understand my question. 2) My wife's espresso was delivered 3-5 minutes before my desert = cold espresso. 3) the did not have a demi tasse spoon for the espresso. Nice place, nice staff. We will go back.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service

  11. K

    Kate

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    We made a reservation (and confirmed said reservation on the phone) for Valentine’s Day. We arrived on time for our 9:30pm reservation and they couldn’t find it. Thought I was someone else 3 times and then couldn’t seat us because they were “too busy”. They said we could sit in the lounge and still have the prix fixe menu so we did, reluctantly. We ordered pretty quickly after we sat down, so that was a plus I suppose. Two other couples that came in well after us were able to be pulled out of the lounge and sat at tables, so that sucked. 20 min went by and we still didn’t have our appetizers or drinks (they were out of my first choice of app btw). I don’t understand how you can’t honor a confirmed reservation because it’s too busy on a night where you expect it to be busy and then also, how do you run out of food on a night where you’re ONLY offering a prix fixe menu. Probably won’t be back, that experience really sucked.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has to be one of the best restaurants in Boston. Lobster bisque was amazing and should be a regular on the menu! The steak was artistic and delicious. Waiters and rest of the staff very professional and eclectic people had a great time and can’t wait to be back to eat more.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Terrible service. Terrible food. Ruined our Valentine’s Day dinner. Fixed menu no excuses.

  14. B

    Brian

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration.

  15. PD

    PaulD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the duck and it was delicious. The butternut squash preparation was truly a testament to the French cooking ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. My wife had the salmon and she was not disappointed. Wait staff was very attentive.

  16. DW

    DarwinW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well priced, fantastic food preparation, excellent service, nice environment.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate at the bar while traveling alone on business. Everything was well-prepared and delicious. Service was responsive but not intrusive. Server was Anna who was very professional and helpful.

  18. S

    Sweets

    New England

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Surprising twists on traditional French dishes. We liked the changes but know this before you get your heart set on Escargo the way you' ve know from a Paris bistro. Beef bourguignon was a large fist sized piece of meat. Duck l'orange came with the sweet sauce on the side and a fiesty spicey slaw bed to contrast flavors. We thought the chef did a great job improving some of our favorites! Service well intended but missed on details. The music was extremely loud for 15 minutes for some unknown, to us , reason. It didn't last long but we didn't know that at the time. I think it was at the request of another customer? We would go back because the food was so innovative and delicious.

  19. C

    Cookiemomster6

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice waitress! Very engaging with us and so positive! Dinner was delicious, ordered a Caesar Salad and got Boston Lettuce with Oil and Vinegar no croutons or cheese so we were surprised. The short rib was the BEST ever!!!! The music went up so high we had to shout at each other for 5 mins so we complained. Turns out a lady accidentally hit the knob while retrieving her coat and didn’t realize. The treated the entire restaurant to a free glass of after dinner wine. This was our third visit and we will return again. Everyone was so kind.

  20. HG

    HeatherG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, wonderful service!

  21. LA

    LeanneA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful. Was pricey but worth it! Service was good, staff was very attentive. Really liked the decor and lighting, as well.

  22. PB

    PennyBridge

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    This is our 2nd attempt. Menu is fine and food was OK. Fries on Steak Frites had no crispness and couldn't stand the bend test. (i.e. pick one up and it bends like a limp daisy) Appetizer plates were cleared individually as each person finished. Main course arrived as the fourth person still wasn't finished the appetizer. We'd expect at least 10 minutes between courses. Not impressed. Won't be back. For those prices we would expect more attention to detail. These were our main issues - the others I haven't got time to list.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food Maitre D and waitress excellent. Ambiance wonderful . Will be back

  24. AV

    AlexV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I brought my girlfriend here for our recent successes professionally. The environment was everything I expected and more. The ambiance was modern and sleek, beautiful and modern. It combined a vintage French aesthetic with the desireable trappings of a chic restaurant in Boston. Wonderful experience.

  25. SB

    SeanB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The Onion soup and Steak Tartare were excellent. The short ribs were very good and the Duck although a little too sweet,overall, was very good . Our server, Dale was very personable, very efficient in a very discreet manner and is a superb professional.

  26. n

    nataliaa

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and unbelievable food!!!

  27. d

    dmspier

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific Dinner Spot. The menu is interesting and fun. The quality of the food and preparation is exceptionally good. Service is very friendly and genuine. While lively, it is not excessively loud (a very unusual combination in restaurants). While it is an excellent restaurant, it is not inexpensive. So while the value is not exceptional, the price is a fair price to pay for such an excellent restaurant. We'll be back, and we recommend it for special dinners.

  28. OM

    OMPDweller

    Northern MI

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and the service from Dale was outstanding!

  29. d

    davescat

    New England

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had an awesome prix-fixe dinner on New Year's Eve, with wine pairing. Every course was exquisite. My husband loved his steak tartare and I the Endive salad. The entrees of halibut and steak were perfect. service was very attentive, we were given an extra complimentary glass of champagne before our meal to celebrate my husband's retirement. We left at just the right time, as a very loud DJ and dancing started downstairs as midnight approached. Even that would have been wonderful if we were a bit younger

  30. r

    ricardom

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bastille is always great. Food was amazing and our server Filbert was great. He really guided us through the menu helping us pair each course with a delicious wine.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from a very personable staff.

  32. MW

    MarkW

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every single thing was good. I especially thought that the wine list was excellent. Great selections at very fair prices. I was told that the manager Paul was responsible. I will be back.

  33. s

    sheilahray

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & wonderful service— we are always delighted with Bastille !

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Very slow service, mediocre food. Great venue though, they had a few holiday parties going on which may have affected things. I’d go back for a drink but probably not dinner.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to go for a date, the food, service, and atmosphere were truly amazing. Chef Kendall did an amazing job with the creation of his dishes, and considering It was my first time dining at Bastille Kitchen I will definitely be coming back. If you happen to go, I would recommend asking for Fil as your server. He provided us with extraordinary service!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite restaurants. Always treat us well and food is excellent.

  37. EC

    ErinC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday with dinner at Bastille Kitchen. For a large restaurant, the space is super cozy and romantic. My boyfriend and I sat in a lovely booth. Everyone in the restaurant greeted us wishing him a happy birthday (per the note I left when making the reservation) which was so nice. We both enjoyed the steak frites. DELICIOUS. Our server brought over a complimentary S'mores dessert which was unbelievable. I loved our special treatment for our special occasion. A huge fan of French cuisine, I will most definitely will be back to try other menu items!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10/10– from the wine to apps to dessert; wonderful service and ambiance for brother’s birthday. Mario and staff were fantastic!

  39. PM

    PaulaM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went the eve before Thanksgiving and it was very quiet, a lovely evening. Entire staff was super nice and they even provided a surprise drink and dessert after the meal to celebrate the upcoming Holiday. A really classy touch. LOVE the place; was our second time and it was just as good as the first. The food is delicious and dishes quite unique.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service!

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Bastille Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    A Street & Summer Street

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Point Channel

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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).<br /><br />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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kendall DaCosta

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (617) 556-8000

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Victoria Norton: (855) 972-7489

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