France’s national holiday, Bastille Day was a turning point in the nation’s revolution. On July 14, 1789, a mob stormed the fortress that represented the worst of the old monarchy, and the anniversary has been marked ever since.
In modern times, it’s a day of celebration in France, as well as for Francophiles everywhere.
In the spirit of liberté, égalité, et fraternité, Hoodline compiled this list of Boston’s freshest restaurants, crêperies and wine bars, using data from Yelp and our own methodology.
Boston boasts its share of French restaurants, ideal for a Bastille Day meal.
Topping the list is Aquitaine. Located at 569 Tremont St. (between Union Park and Upton Street) in South End, the French spot is the highest rated French restaurant in Boston, boasting four stars out of 858 reviews on Yelp.
Next up is Back Bay's Mistral, situated at 223 Columbus Ave. (between Clarendon Street and Cahners Place). With four stars out of 932 reviews on Yelp, the French and Mediterranean spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Ma Maison
Beacon Hill's Ma Maison, located at 272 Cambridge St. (between Grove and Anderson streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail bar, wine bar and French spot 4.5 stars out of 187 reviews.
If you're looking to grab a glass (or bottle) of wine before, during, or after your Bastille Day festivities, consider checking out one of these popular spots.
1. Haley.henry Wine Bar
Topping the list is haley.henry wine bar. Located at 45 Province St. (between Bosworth Street and Ordway Place) in Downtown, the wine bar is the highest rated wine bar in Boston, boasting 4.5 stars out of 125 reviews on Yelp.
2. SRV Boston
Next up is Back Bay's SRV Boston, situated at 569 Columbus Ave. (between Wellington and Springfield streets). With 4.5 stars out of 361 reviews on Yelp, the wine bar and Italian spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. TreMonte Restaurant & Bar North End
North End's TreMonte Restaurant & Bar North End, located at 76 Salem St. (between Hull and Stillman streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the wine bar and Italian spot five stars out of 88 reviews.
Whether you order them sweet or savory, crêpes are a classic way to pay tribute to French cuisine. Hoodline combed through Boston's top crêperies, and here's where everyone is heading.
1. Bon Appetit Creperie
Topping the list is Bon Appetit Creperie. Located at 100 Hanover St. (between Union and Marshall streets) in Haymarket, the creperie is the highest rated creperie in Boston, boasting 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp.
Next up is Brighton's Cafénation, situated at 380 Washington St. (between Dighton Street and Argus Place). With four stars out of 448 reviews on Yelp, the creperie, coffee and tea and breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Crispy Crêpes Cafe
Kenmore's Crispy Crêpes Cafe, located at 714 Commonwealth Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the creperie, Mediterranean and breakfast and brunch spot four stars out of 180 reviews.