As I’ve mentioned before, the Fort Point area of Boston (where I have the pleasure of working) is quickly becoming the city’s restaurant hot spot. So when my coworkers and I saw that a new French spot was opening up over the summer, we were super excited.
Enter Bastille Kitchen–a contemporary French bistro serving everything from traditional French dishes like onion soup to main meals with a modern twist, like beef short rib Wellington.
My dining partner in crime (Erica) and I decided to try it out in early fall. Shortly after receiving our glasses of wine, our waiter brought over miniature croissants with compound butter. To be honest, I could have eaten about five of those little guys and would have been quite happy. But alas, there was more food to be eaten.
Not one to ever turn down a cheese plate, we decided to start with the plataeu de fromages, a selection of five cheese with house-made chutney, spiced nuts, and bread. Aside from the blue cheese option, I devoured the rest (with the help of Erica, who had no problem finishing off the blue cheese).
Then it was on to the main event. Erica chose the prime skirt steak frites with Bastille butter, bearnaise, and fries, and I opted for the Hampshire pork chop au poivre with Eva’s garden braising greens and pommes rosti. As always, Erica gave me the “perfect bite” of her selection, which she carefully balanced onto my fork. The steak was cooked perfectly, the bearnaise was rich, and the fries were salty and crisp. It truly was the perfect bite. My pork chop had an amazing char on the outside, but was still super juicy inside. And the braised greens were a bit bitter, but perfect with the saltiness of the pork.
Bastille Kitchen is definitely not for those looking to cut a few calories. The dishes were rich and decadent, but absolutely delicious. And yes, we’ve been back. It doesn’t hurt that it’s right around the corner from the office!