Rooftop Dinners at Bastille Cafe & Bar (Tickets)


Bastille is excited to announce the 2014 dates for their popular rooftop dinners. There will be eight Monday evening dinners this summer between June and September, each starting with a rooftop garden tour and winding through a multi-course, shared seasonal meal with wine pairings.

Dinner begins at 6:30pm, but interested guests can arrive at 5:30pm for a rooftop garden tour with Colin McCrate and Brad Halm of Seattle Urban Farm Company. The tour begins in the bar with a Pimms Cup (Pimms No 1, lemon, cucumber, ginger, and seltzer) to enjoy while exploring the garden.

Dinner is held under a cabana with curtains that can be left open or closed, as weather dictates. The family-style meals will showcase the rooftop produce as well as other seasonal items, and chef Jason Stoneburner and/or chef de cuisine, Cody Farrell, will be on hand to talk about each dish. Sommelier, Kristen Young, will also be on hand to talk about the wines she selected to accompany the food.

Here is a menu from last summer:

Curry Plant Riata
tomatoes, cucumber, green beans, radish
2011 Hiedler Riesling ‘Urgenstein’, Kamptal, Austria

Frilly Mustard Greens
parmesan panna cotta, delicata squash, quince vinaigrette
2011 Domaine Huet Vouvray ‘Le Mont’, Loire Valley, France

Pumpkin Agnolotti
chicken consommé, zucchini, chives
2010 Domaine de Marquiliani Rose de Sciaccarellu, Corsica, France

Duck Confit
honey & bay leaf poached plums, arugula, peppercress
2010 W.T. Vintners Syrah ‘Gorgeous’, Destiny Ridge Vineyard, WA

Grilled Rhazes Lettuce
figs, hazelnuts, Dinah’s cheese
NV Delamotte, Cotes de Blanc, Champagne, France

Anise Hyssop Ice Cream
Cocchi Americano Rosa

The beautiful views of the faraway Olympic Mountains and the much closer historic buildings of Ballard make for a wonderful backdrop for the communal dinners. The cabana is on the west side of the roof, overlooking the canal. Dinners are limited to 12 guests and cost is $115/person, which includes a rooftop garden tour, food, wine, and 20% gratuity. Groups and/or individuals are welcome.

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Monday, June 9
Monday, June 23
Monday, July 7
Monday, July 21
Monday, August 4
Monday, August 18
Monday, September 8
Monday, September 22

Last year the dinners sold out quickly, so act fast to create a memory making rooftop dining experience.

The Seattle Urban Farm Company designs, builds, and maintains food gardens. They work with homeowners, restaurants, businesses, and property managers to set up beautiful, productive, edible landscapes. To learn more, visit

Opened in June of 2009 and housed in an historic 1920’s building in Seattle’s Old Ballard neighborhood, Bastille Café & Bar is a bustling homage to a Parisian brasserie. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann scoured Paris flea markets and local salvage stores for vintage accessories to create a truly authentic feel. From the white subway tiles, antique mirrors, and Paris Metro clock to the zinc-topped bar and stunning crystal chandelier that takes center stage in the Back Bar; they’ve truly hit the mark. Chef Jason Stoneburner creates French focused cuisine inspired by the abundance of seasonal product found locally—and it doesn’t get any more local than the restaurants 4500-square-foot organic rooftop garden. The wine list is French focused with a smattering of NW wines and the bar offers an extensive collection of absinthe. Bastille is open 4:30pm to 12am Sunday through Wednesday and until 2am Thursday through Saturday. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 11pm on Fridayand Saturday. Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm – 6pm and from 10pm to 12am Sunday thru Thursday. Bastille is available for private events. For more information or reservations, call206.453.5014 or visit

Bastille Café & Bar is located at 5307 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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