About Bastille Kitchen
Bastille Kitchen is a neighborhood bistro that is reminiscent of those found along the streets of Paris. Situated at 49 Melcher Street in Boston’s historic Fort Point district, Bastille Kitchen is committed to providing value to our guests while delivering unrivaled food quality, au fait beverage service, and unpretentious hospitality. Our fare is a modern interpretation of a Parisian bistro.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Served every Sunday from 10:30am - 2:00pm
A Street & Summer Street
$31 to $50
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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/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
We went to Bastille Kitchen for a bite t ...
We went to Bastille Kitchen for a bite to eat before a performance at Blue Hills Bank Pavillion. This was my 3 rd visit to BK and it was the best experience yet! From the host and hostess to the wait staff, we had a wonderful experience. Our appetizers, gazpacho, flat breads, salads and halibut were delicious. Drinks were great! The waiter checked in with the chef to accommodate one of our meals- for food sensitinities, and it was done easily and perfectly! We all left saying we will be back! Thank you to all at BK for taking such good care of us!
Went to Bastille Kitchen with a friend d ...
Went to Bastille Kitchen with a friend during Restaurant week. Unlike many restaurants during Restaurant Week, Bastille Kitchen didn't skimp! The meal began with a breadbasket of croissants and herb butter - delicious. Appetizers and meals were both fabulous and generous. Nice beer and wine options. Dessert (black forest torte) was disappointing, but we were almost too full by dessert, anyway. Atmosphere was lovely.
My only complaint was that although we had a reservation and the restaurant wasn't very crowded, they put us at a small table in the middle of the restaurant and we felt a bit rushed. Given all of the empty tables, it would have been nice if we had been given a nicer table, as well as time to linger.
This is a lovely place, from the gloriou ...
This is a lovely place, from the glorious atmosphere within a perfectly renovated industrial building in the "hot" Seaport/Channel district of Boston. The bar area is spacious and open and comfortable, with couches and chairs and perfect decor. The dining is stupendous with fine French-themed food and touches, like the soft, buttery croissants versus regular restaurant bread. The waitstaff are knowledgeable and well trained---personable and helpful.
This was my first visit. Was completely ...
This was my first visit. Was completely happy with the experience. Food was great, beverage list more than ample, and, as we dined late on a summer weekend, it was relatively quiet. We did not try dessert, but they looked terrific as well.
This was a special occasion and we had n ...
This was a special occasion and we had never been to Bastille Kitchen before. The space is beautiful. Really very well done and I can see it being a fun place to to go on any other night. This night, was a Friday in August and it was beastly hot. When we were escorted to our table, it was sweltering. I asked the waiter if there was a problem with the air and he said yes and would be happy to move us to another part of the restaurant where the air conditioner was a little better. We agreed and were moved to a large round table that seated 10 people. We were a group of four, so it made the evening quite awkward and uncomfortable. While the restaurant was 80% empty, everyone was seated in this small area of the restaurant where the air conditioning was sort of working. (But not totally) The food was really very good and I will give them a high rating for it and I would likely consider coming back to give them another chance, except when I add in the lackluster service which was friendly and accommodating, it just didn't correspond with the price points on the menu.
I bet this would be a much better experience on a different night. Unfortunately, I took a chance celebrating a 40th birthday with good friends at a restaurant I hadn't been to before. You just can't get those moments back.
Bastille Kitchen, as the name suggests, ...
Bastille Kitchen, as the name suggests, features French food. And feature it, it does. This is gourmet fare, served beautifully by a professional and warm-hearted wait staff. It is pricey, but for special occasions it is worth the cost.
The bar and restaurant is beautiful, it ...
The bar and restaurant is beautiful, it is really a neighborhood gem. Love the brunch and dinner menu, high end but nothing crazy prices. Service is great too, very attentive waiters. There's is parking behind the hotel and they validate on weekends and after 5PM .
We had an excellent Saturday evening din ...
We had an excellent Saturday evening dinner here. Our table ordered the rabbit, steak frites, and scallops, and all were excellent, with the rabbit being particularly outstanding. Starter salads were fresh and creative, and desserts were also excellent. Several good French wines by the glass. Beautiful airy space with large windows and high ceilings. Service was professional and attentive without being intrusive. We'll definitely return for dinner and also for Sunday brunch.
WE had heard about this restaurant and d ...
WE had heard about this restaurant and decided to give it a try and we weren't disappointed. The staff was excellent from our greeting at the door until our departure, helpful and not intrusive. The drinks were great and the dinner was excellent. The meals were prepared wonderfully, everyone enjoyed their choices without exception. Certainly will return and would recommend it to everyone.
My husband and I ate here last Friday ev ...
My husband and I ate here last Friday evening. This was a repeat visit to Bastille Kitchen, and as before, we couldn't have asked for a better menu or service. The building is an old textile mill? Or something like that--but it is sleek and modern, fashionable and comfortable inside. Our server, Joe, was attentive, professional, and helpful in our menu selections. A tableside visit from Matt, the General Manager, was a special bonus, and we really did feel as though we were well cared-for throughout. Our party of two enjoyed great Cosmopolitans and Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner--yes, really--delicious and such a refreshing summer cocktail. Our firsts were a gorgeously presented tuna tartare with cucumber and pickled mustard seeds with a frisee topping--wish I could show you, because it's as beautiful as it is tasty; my husband had a frisee aux lardons salad--just outstanding--North country bacon, poached egg, sherry vinaigrette, beluga lentils--the whole composite was delectable. For entrees, we ordered the Short Ribs Wellington with potatoes, foie gras, baby carrots--over-the-top yummy; and a special of the evening, Duck breast, cooked to a perfect medium, with an amazing currant sauce on a bed of blue cheese polenta. We had little room for dessert, but couldn't resist. It was 90 degrees out, so we opted for the Citrus Napoleon: citrus confit, lemon curd, Italian meringue--so refreshing! I've lived in New York and many other cities, and have traveled widely, but I have to say that this is one of the top restaurants I have ever dined in, and I'm glad that they're (kind of) in my backyard. I always look forward to returning.
Last minute choice but worked out really ...
Last minute choice but worked out really well! The place looks gorgeous and the menu was great. I had a fantastic cocktail and my salmon was the best I've ever had. When a loud crash came from the kitchen and we're pretty sure what was our dinners were dropped, the staff quickly brought out two exquisite charcuterie plates. Great service, great find. Will definitely be back!
Brunch was delicious and the wait staff ...
Brunch was delicious and the wait staff completely accommodated our requests and needs. When our quiche came with meat (that we don't eat) the chef made us a new one without. There was an abundance of food in our tasting menu. I highly recommend Bastille Kitchen and would go back for brunch or dinner again soon.
Any meal that starts with homemade crois ...
Any meal that starts with homemade croissants and ends with espresso martini's is an A+ in my books :) My girlfriends and I had a great time. We shared a bunch of flat breads, entrees and appetizers. Everything was delicious and the staff was great.
First time for us. We wanted to try som ...
First time for us. We wanted to try something new. The space is handsome. The high ceilings and windows on 3 sides give a nice airy feel. We dined a bit early, 6:15 on a Saturday, so not too many tables full, but after 7:00 that changed.
The server was good, the food was good, not spectacular, but tasty. Small croissants instead of rolls are a nice touch. After we each had an appetizer, the short rib wellington was enough to share. Sadly we did not try dessert, but will probably return.
Normally this place is amazing, however, ...
Normally this place is amazing, however, we sat for almost 20 minutes before someone noticed we were at the table. The waiter was not very attentive and seemed rushed. We ordered appetizers and he brought the check thinking that is all we wanted. He made no suggestions or offered no apologies for the wait. The manager did not even come over.
I have had excellent service before and that is why I chose this place. I was disappointed.
I really enjoyed this place. We came wi ...
I really enjoyed this place. We came with a gilt city voucher for a chef's tasting brunch.
It included a bloody/mimosa per person, coffee/tea per person, beignets with a chocolate, a vanilla custard and grapefruit curd dipping sauces, a strawberry smoothy each in champagne glasses, a board of quiche lorraine and waffles filled with the vanilla custard each, and a bowl of berries with whipped cream. They had a ton of staff. Our water was never empty and we had various servers bringing us our food. It was pretty bright however on such a nice day it would have been nice to be outside. I'd go back to see their dinner options and what the place looks like at night.
Our waiter was new and he didn't even co ...
Our waiter was new and he didn't even come over to ask if we wanted a drink until almost a half hour had passed. If a waiter is new, he should be working with someone to make sure he gets it right. He also didn't bring one person's appetizer with the others.
Dinner at Bastille
Nothing special. Food was ok for me and enjoyable for my colleagues. Very convenient as we work next door. Staff friendly enough but walking past the prep area staff seemed otherwise engaged - mobile phones etc. Probably wasn't busy enough for them. Overall we had a better meal on our previous visit
This was a revisit
We had been to Bastille Kitchen several months ago and did not have a good experience. When I said this in my review the manager encouraged us to return. We returned w/o letting them know we were coming an we has a very nice time. The food and service was much better this time. We are glad we returned. People in our party enjoyed everything from the oysters and asparagus apps to the entrees.
My husband and I had a really good exper ...
My husband and I had a really good experience at Bastille K. Ambiance and service were perfect and food was good, especially the appetizers and the dessert were really tasty and well presented. Wines were reasonably priced, considering the kind of restaurant.
Enjoyable, while cooking well frequently ...
Enjoyable, while cooking well frequently it's challenging to go out. I was thrilled to explore Bastille kitchen for dinner. The waiter was attentive and welcoming. We had an early dinner after exploring the fort point area so it was a quiet start. Sharing steak tartare and beignets with a reasonable bottle of wine followed by the burger entree was perfect. Give Bastille a try.
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