Bastille is the quintessential Ballard utility move. Its well-designed dining room and swanky bistro feel makes it perfect for a candlelit date, group dinner around the indoor firepit, birthday, or a casual weeknight solo meal at the bar. Everything on the menu is great, but the steak frites is one of the best plates of meat-and-potatoes in the city, and the bahn mi (with housemade lemongrass sausage and sriracha aioli) will make you wish French restaurants always had some Vietnamese stuff on the menu.
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For your next casual weeknight dinner, go to Cafe Munir in Ballard for some great Lebanese food.
Windy City Pie
Windy City Pie is a pizzeria in Phinney Ridge that serves amazing Chicago-style deep dish.
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Le Caviste is a French wine bar Downtown with outstanding wine and excellent charcuterie.
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