From Our Editors
Bastille Kitchen: A User’s Guide
- Appetizer: brandade beignets with guajillo pepper aïoli
- Housemade flatbread: pork belly, bacon jam, apple compote, and Vermont cheddar
- Main Course: duo of lamb porterhouse with lamb bacon, asparagus, and minted yogurt
What to Expect: an award-winning French bistro from executive chef Adam Kube, who prepares authentic Parisian cuisine in an awe-inspiring space. The product of Seth Greenberg—a celebrated hospitality developer—and interior designer Petra Hausberger, the retrofitted factory space puts modern industrial-chic spin on the old-world French brasserie style, replete with vaulted ceilings, antique French doors, tartan furniture, Parisian artwork, and a quartz bar.
Where to Sit:the Chalet lounge, an ornate subterranean dining room with a fireplace, tartan upholstery, and faux-antler chandeliers that Bastille describes as “evocative of a rustic alpine hideaway in the French Alps.”
When to Go: during Bastille’s award-winning Sunday brunch, which serves up glazed cinnamon and sugar croissants, duck confit omelets, and the namesake cocktail, which is made with mousseux, dry gin, and powdered sugar.
While You’re Waiting
Check out the authentic 18th-century Parisian engraving, “Vue de Paris,” on the wall of the upper-level bar. The figure—a topless woman from 18th-century Paris—was imported from a small historical gallery in Paris, and is reflective of the many French Revolution-era works decorating Bastille’s interior.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Check out the Boston Tea Party Museum and Ships, a floating museum with restored ships, performers, and interactive exhibits that bring Boston’s history to life—and let you dump your own tea overboard.
After: Grab a nightcap by way of Les Zygomates, which boasts French wines on the menu, fine art on the walls, and live jazz and blues on the stage