A trendy, high-design French brasserie mecca for hip folks seeking out reliably delicious French cuisine, Bastille is one of the more popular spots in Ballard. Snazzy diners sip simple house cocktails and munch on delicious steak frites, moules frites, local oysters, and well-executed daily fish specials such as Washington-caught salmon. Large parties might ask for the "fire pit" table, which has a small fire in the brick-lined center, casting shadows on the vast, often-packed
interior with its booths, shared tables, and ample high-gloss counter space. The lovely outdoor area is the perfect spot at summer Sunday-only brunches.