Bastille Kitchen, located in the Fort Point section of Boston, is a delicious French inspired restaurant decorated in the most gorgeous rustic chic style. I spent Friday night there for a girls’ night celebrating my friend Ryann’s birthday.
Upon entering Bastille, I was struck by how large the restaurant was. The restaurant area not only has many tables, but also a large bar area with lounge seating as well. The exposed brick walls and wooden beams of the restaurant set the mood for the cozy feel, which continues with Restoration Hardware-esque decor at the bar and bench seating in a plaid pattern.
I started the night with the Baby Beet appetizer, which was both delicious and colorful. The beet curd on which the appetizer was plated was sweet and made a great pairing for the beets, blue cheese, pecans and arugula in the dish. Two of my girlfriends ordered the french onion soup which arrived with a sunny side egg on top. I’ve never seen this before for french onion soup, but I’m a fan of fried egg on just about anything so loved the idea. I’m lucky that my friends were kind enough to share some of their soup. The french onion soup was very thick and chock full of onions- I absolutely adored the egg and gruyere topping. If I return to Bastille, I’d definitely plan to order the soup.
For my entree, I ordered the steak frites and subbed in truffle fries for regular. A classic french dish, Bastille’s version of steak frites was delicious and the steak was really big (12 ounces). The steak was topped with a roasted tomato which made for a unique pairing. The housemade bernaise sauce was delicious as well. I also sampled the short rib wellington- which was fabulous! Another something I’d want to order on my next trip to Bastille Kitchen.
Dessert was the absolute perfect ending to the evening. We ordered the chocolate mousse tart which is placed in a graham cracker crust with a roasted marshmallow on top. It was basically smores in a cake form. We all absolutely loved it!
The only disappointment of the evening for me was that we were unable to go into the chalet section of Bastille Kitchen. Located downstairs, the chalet is a large lounge and bar area that looks like it belongs in a cabin in the Alps, not in Boston. It was closed on Friday for a private party, so I guess this just gives me an excuse to go back, besides trying other items on the menu! Looking forward to my next visit already!
Happy Birthday Ryann!!!