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Bastille Cafe & Bar Restaurant Review: Clanging plates, subway tiles and steak frites in the heart of Old Ballard evoke a Parisian-style bistro. Although the dining area can be noisy, its dark woods, white ceramics, and indoor fire pit provide a welcoming touch. Start with an ultra-fresh salad with greens plucked from the restaurant’s rooftop garden and tossed with hazelnut vinaigrette. Small-plate favorites include the baked onion soup with cave-aged Comté, and fries with sauce mornay and cheese curds. The Bastille burger with harissa aïoli is a favorite, but the ham and cheese croque monsieur can be hit and miss. Among entrées are the house-made goat cheese gnocchi and the flatiron steak with mushroom confit. End your meal with a Meyer lemon crème brûlée or salted caramel macaroons. A pricey wine list focuses on the Northwest and France, but a carafe of house white or red is a modest $15. For a more informal bite or drink, take a stroll to the back bar, where a large chandelier hangs from massive steel arches.