About Bastille Kitchen
Boston, MA 02212
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
$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 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
Great meal spoiled by terrible service. It's really too bad that our server was so inattentive to us and the table next to ours (who didn't receive some of their appetizers). Food was very good, wine was not (it was his recommendation and was not good). We had to ask him to take our dinner order because he forgot.
That said, it's a great spot and hopefully he will have been fired or forgets to show up at work so that you can get a server who is on-par with the food. We may go back, but it's not likely.
The food was good. However we were very dismayed by portion sizes. We dine out regularly and do not expect large quantities of food. However we do think that when serving mussels more than 1 slice of 1/4 inch baguette toast is not much to ask for. Nor when they prominently display Hen of the Woods mushrooms should we expect one morsel of mushroom on the plate (2 separate dishes had same quantities). One dish also called for a vegetable "chips"- well there was exactly 1 small chip on the plate.
Bottom line if this was a degustation menu I would not have any question on quantity size. But for a bistro type restaurant this left us a bit dumbfounded.
This is a very comfortable atmosphere with a touch of up-scale opulence. The surroundings are inviting and the service is very fast and attentive. At no time did I feel rushed, but I also was not ignored. The lighting is dim, but not in an overly romantic sort of way. This feels like an escape to renovated French farm house with friends.
Came for a birthday dinner in the middle of the week. Love the area and the atmosphere of the restaurant! Had a great waiter. Our entrees were delicious, but unfortunately the mussels weren't too much to be desired. They seemed over cooked and chewy. However the braised short ribs and the lamp were amazing!! Overall, we had a good night!
We have dined at Bastille Kitchen many times. Every time our evening has been wonderful.
The setting is just gorgeous, the ambiance very warm and the good delicious.
The wait staff is very warm, yet professional and knowledgeable.
The manager, Matt Dix has been very attentive and thoughtful. We will continue to drive in from the south shore to dine at Bastille Kitchen.
Thank you !
We enjoyed a birthday celebration at this restaurant. there was something on the menu for everyone on the family--including my picky eaters. We really enjoyed the French onion soup--served in a deep terrine that we could share. All the entrees were great from the flatbread to the burger, the vegetarian couscous and the skirt steak. Service was attentive and polite. All in all a lovely time.
Overall good experience. Mini croissants were the BEST! Great salads, apps - entrees were good just not as great as previous courses. Wanted to be blown away by the rabbit dish and while it was good, we weren't amazed. Atmosphere was beautiful and Saul was a wonderful server. We will absolutely be back.
Thank you so so much for a phenomenal experience, especially in celebrating my friend's birthday! From little touches like writing "Happy Birthday" on the check to gracious service, to a wonderful table and beautifully plated dishes, we all had a wonderful time! I will absolutely be back again, if only for the decor (which was so clean and chic and inviting) and I will be highly recommending this restaurant to all of my Boston friends. Thank you, Bastille Kitchen!!
A terrific spot with, generally, superb fare. My wife and friend shared the seafood platter with me and also had salads for dinner, that they each loved. My braised lamb shank was a bit too dry and could have been more seasoned, but it was OK as was the pumpkin cake desert. The waiter was touchy with both me and my wife (but not with our younger female friend.) I find this offensive. I also disliked that my wife and I were called by our first names, after having been asked what they were. The waiter was otherwise very attentive and courteous.
Great French food in Boston! The steak frites is one of the better flavored steaks I've had in the city (not as good as Grill 23, but better than Del Friscos), cocktails were delicious and offered some interesting selections, and the restaurant was packed on a frigid Saturday night. Fast, attentive service. We weren't in a hurry, and they didn't rush us at all, but we were in and out in 75 minutes with three courses consumed. We'll definitely be back!
Loved the building and atmosphere. Our food was lacking- we'll give it another chance since they had several holiday parties to manage, but overall, our meals were unimpressive. Broccoli Rabe was bitter, lamb was dry, tuna tartare starter lacked flavor, mini croissants were average. Service was good.
Was a little disappointed that they somehow didn't register my OpenTable reservation, so I had to appeal for the points. But the service, food, and cool space were all wonderful. The server made an excellent and modestly-priced French wine recommendation. I recommend the Bacon-wrapped Rabbit.
Good experience...loved the menu. We both ordered the skirt steak and it was tough as shoe leather unfortunately. You should really upgrade the cut of beef (strip steak or filet) as that was the only steak frites option. Outside of that, everything was really good.
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 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 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 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 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.
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