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Evoking Old World charm in a new Fort Point Channel restaurant

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French bistro fare meets Old World design and contemporary touches at Seth Greenberg and Cameron Grob's new Bastille Kitchen in Boston's Fort Point Channel, a large restaurant at 49 Melcher St. with 11,000 square feet and a separate downstairs bar/club space that can be booked for private events.

There's a lot going on here, from the bistro-style cuisine of Chef Adam Kube, a former sous chef with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, to the well-designed wine list from GM/Sommelier Michael Adkins to the variety of spaces and settings for dining, networking and drinking.

Somerton Park Interiors' Petra Hausberger, principal, creates a mix of old and new between the portrait of Marie Antoinette, the black, white and burnt crimson orange color touches, and the bench seating, brick walls and iron wall sconces. The black and white herringbone fabrics on a long banquette that creates a focal point in the restaurant pairs well with hard oak European tables and the 11-foor long high-top in the primary dining area, which offers the opportunity for large parties and communal socializing.

Executive Chef Kube, one of Zagat's 30 Under 30 this year, and General Manager and resident Sommelier Michael Adkins bring their talents and backgrounds to the new venture to create a very French menu that offers Bostonians the seafood options they love and a great array of appetizers, plus a selection of choices from Old World-style wine producers from America and Italy. There is a lot to take in at Bastille Kitchen!

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