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!
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
A Street & Summer Street
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We off valet service through Boston Valet on the corner of Necco Street and Melcher Street just steps from our front door. The cost of the service is $18.
We have also have arranged $5 validated parking as a courtesy to our guests 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.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
Firstly the staff were super friendly on ...
Firstly the staff were super friendly on the phone. Next the waitress was super nice and friendly. I forget her name but she was a painter who'd gone to SVA in NYC! The food was really good. Would've liked the potato gratin to be more authentic in that the huge amount of cheese that was melted on top right before it came out was way too much and too rich and not how the French do it and not browned on top as it should've been. I picked it all off! The shortrib/foie gras beef Wellington dish I had again wasn't quite authentic. I can understand making changes to the prep but would be nice to know in advance! The foie gras wasn't on the meat but presented on top of the potato fondant--which made the potato soggy and the foie gras kind of melted on top of them. Potatoes fondant, like the gratin--should be browned on top. But the short rib in the pastry was divine, extremely rich which was expected. That's prob why the foie gras wasn't put with the beef, it would be too too rich! The carrots were done to perfection. The butter sent with the croissants for the table was spiced and herbed beautifully (and the young woman bringing it knew exactly what was in it! Impressive). The croissants were lovely but didn't taste/look homemade from the kitchen. We would def go again as the waitress and other staff were so lovely and the space is wonderful. And the food on the whole was divine.
The best napoleon I've ever had. Had a ...
The best napoleon I've ever had. Had a citrous flavor that was a great surprise. The flat bread bacon was fabulous. Rabbit wrapped in bacon as spectacular. The pate was the best any of our party ever had - and a generous portion too. Onion soup was generous and cheesy. A nice ambiance. Not crowded seating. Great service. I can't wait to return.
We were there on a kind of scouting miss ...
We were there on a kind of scouting mission. We are planning on hosting a rehearsal dinner in early summer and wanted to find a Boston restaurant conveniently located to the hotel. The food was very good. The wait staff very attentive. The bar area was quite large and offered several seating options. Would definitely return.
Absolutely loved it. I would have given ...
Absolutely loved it. I would have given a full five if it weren't for the waiter we had. The server barely checked up on us, we had to ask for utensils and flag him down for the most part. He wasn't too friendly either. Other than that, our entrée did come out a bit late but it might have been my food that took a while to cook. We didn't mind it since we were already full from the appetizers. The food was absolutely amazing, great plating, perfectly seasoned and flavorful! The ambience of the restaurant is fantastic, perfect for dates. Great wine list and cocktail menu as well. Overall, fantastic.
Bastille Kitchen is my favorite Boston r ...
Bastille Kitchen is my favorite Boston restaurant and I had t been there for a few months. I was a little disappointed the lobster gnocchi is no longer on the menu because it was my favorite! But the rest was still excellent. As always the food was amazing.
Came to celebrate my husbands birthday a ...
Came to celebrate my husbands birthday and the waiter made it a memorable one. The place is nice and open. Service was great, waters were filled before we noticed our cups were empty, that's a biggie. We will be back!
The decor and layout of the restaurant w ...
The decor and layout of the restaurant was very hip. I liked that there was a lounge on the bottom floor, which we ended up at for a post-dinner drink. As for the meal, the appetizers and drinks were very good. Really liked the cheese plate. For the main course I got the steak frites. It was good, but nothing spectacular. I was also expecting a little more from the frites. Overall, it was a good experience.
I have been to the restaurant several ti ...
I have been to the restaurant several times for dinner and several times for drink. The space is amazing it is probably one of the nicest restaurant space in the city. Unfortunately the food just Ok and it should be great!
The room is great and the food even bett ...
The room is great and the food even better. For appetizers, we had the Foie gras and the chicken liver pate both quite delightful.
We split the bacon wrapped rabbit that was excellent. The chocolate tart was about what you would expect. Small but well-executed wine list. I don't think you will be disappointed with a meal.
First visit for my wife and I. Very nice ...
First visit for my wife and I. Very nice (albeit large) space in a converted warehouse. As an onion soup "traditionalist" I wasn't sure what to make of the egg topping but it actually worked well. Rabbit seems to be difficult to get right, but it was very nicely done there, with a unique sauce the was extremely complimentary to the tender rabbit. My wife wasn't overly hungry and had a Kale salad and the Tuna Tartare. She said both were delicious. As someone with a severe shellfish allergy I greatly appreciated the care taken by both the server and the kitchen in ensuring a safe dining experience (wish more Boston restaurants took it as seriously) . One nit, the Frites were undercooked and soggy and could have greatly benefitted from another minute in the fryer. We will be back again soon to work our way through other menu items.
My wife and I are from New Hampshire, an ...
My wife and I are from New Hampshire, and decided to spend my birthday in Boston. After looking at a few restaurant menu's online, Bestille caught our eye. Made reservations on the website for later that evening. The place is beautiful inside, and the service was great. The food was outstanding, and I will be back anytime I visit Boston. Thanks for a great birthday meal!!!
We love this place - the food is excelle ...
We love this place - the food is excellent and the service great. The decor and ambiance are appealing. The wine list is excellent - love the marble bar and the bar service is prompt and attentive. Some meals are a little pricey but outstanding quality and well worth the trip!
Quiet Date out. My husband and I were l ...
Quiet Date out. My husband and I were looking for a nice dinner out just the two of us. We had been to the Bastille Kitchen once with friends and decided to go again by ourselves. The greeting staff was so nice, we arrived early and sat at the bar until the dining room opened. They were so attentive to us, we loved the attention. Our meal was delicious, our waiter was superb. I would go back there for sure, for a "date" or with a group. Have enjoyed it both times!
Brick and beam styling makes for lovely ...
Brick and beam styling makes for lovely ambiance. The noise level was completely acceptable, and tables were spaced nicely apart. The food was good, and was accessible for those who are not looking for something as complicated as Michelin quality fare. Would go again
A group of friends met here on a weekday ...
A group of friends met here on a weekday for an after work dinner. The ambiance here is great. I was greeted by a friendly host. The waiter was very friendly, accommodating, and attentive. I found the staff to all be very professional and nice. The dinner was fabulous. We ordered a bottle of wine and I got the beef Wellington (highly recommended). We ordered beignets for dessert which were fresh and delicious. I would definitely return to Bastille and recommend it to friends.
Overall, disappointing given the expense ...
Overall, disappointing given the expense.
One dinner returned to kitchen as meat tough.
Had to ask for bread.
Service attentive if a little too quick to remove plates.
And really - plastic floral bouquets on each table?
Good news ... the salmon was cooked just right.
The avocado gazpacho was delicious, and my choice of French rose wine was especially good.
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