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Bastille Cafe & Bar Restaurant Review: In the heart of old Ballard, Bastille Café & Bar serves well-prepared cuisine in an enchanting atmosphere. Though the dining area can be noisy, its dark woods, white ceramics and indoor fire pit give it a welcoming touch. For a more informal bite or drink, take a stroll to the back bar, where a large chandelier hangs from massive steel arches. For a starter, choose 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. Entrées of note 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.