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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802 (Bashford Lane / Third St)
+1 703-519-3776
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Califon, New Jersey
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had such high hops for this place. We came here for dinner on a Saturday evening. The interior was not as quaint as we had anticipated. The server (Alex) seemed to be handling too many tables at once, as it took quite a while to order drinks. We both had the snails and artichokes to start. They were good.... More 

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Thank nlgale
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at this lovely restaurant and was not disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious! While some may feel the portions are small they are so rich and so satisfying that one feels quite full. This is truly a hidden gem and worth checking out when in Alexandria.

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Thank Babete
Williamsburg, Virginia
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Bastille was an outstanding restaurant in its prior location. We visited Alexandria and tried the new place on Fayette but we're underwhelmed. Caesar salad is a french classic. The Bastille version isn't bad, but it didn't hit my mark. The lemon-based dressing was different but not what I was hoping for. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't that good. We... More 

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Thank AgeOldDinosaur
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Terrific Girls' Brunch on Sunday. Fresh-squeezed orange juice to mix with the inexpensive (yet tasty) sparkling wine. Reasonably priced for healthy servings of excellent food.

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Thank pcasey2016
Falls Church, Virginia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Good family & friends brunch spot, with easy seating at 1130 opening, but got busy by 1230-1 PM. Ample free parking. Friendly staff, adequate brunch fare, though limited menu. Decent Eggs Benedict and burger. Off-menu crème brulee was a welcome finish. Moderate price.

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Thank tjphilly
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us at Bastille! Since our menu is ever changing we look forward to seeing you again soon for something new! Et a bientôt More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Expected more got less. Pricey, but decent food. Go to La Refuge if your looking for the real thing in French food

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Thank Ralph P
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. We do not provide French cuisine rooted solely in the 1950's. We seek to offer guests a more contemporary perspective of what Paris has to offer, along with featuring ingredients that are locally sourced, which we regularly feature on our menu. We do call ourself French - American cuisine since the Chef-Owner are just that... More 

Bradford, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

On the first trip I stopped here in the summer with an hour to kill and ordered the melon gaspacho paired with a white wine (Chardonnay). The melon was an explosion of summer in my mouth with layers of flavor - guessing here but could it possibly have cucumber, maybe shallots, and a hot sauce? Anyway, it was amazing and... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great lunch! Food was delicious - restaurant week menu was extensive. First course was a choice of 7 hors d'oeuvres, soup and salads. We tried the Beignets stuffed with shrimp, the Escargot, and the beet salad with crispy goat cheese.The mussel preparation was great, the steak ($5 extra) and the shrimp were creative and very good. For dessert we enjoyed... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Thank goodness this restaurant is within walking distance of my house; it makes it all the more perfect. Old Town is like the Three Little Bears: some restaurants are too much, some aren't enough and then...there is Bastille. With owners and extraordinary chefs on site, this cozy restaurant has everything to love. My most recent vist was the day of... More 

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kohlberg, germany
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food here is good, but the happy hour is great! Fantastic drinks and cheap eats!! Great quality and outstanding value!

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1 Thank thatadchic
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We're so pleased to hear you love our Happy Hour options, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
    (Bashford Lane / Third St)
  • Public Transportation: Braddock Road Metro (closest with cab ride) or King Street Metro (with cab ride)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-519-3776
Description
Since 2006, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning brasserie and wine bar located in Old Town Alexandria has continued to offer guests a contemporary spin on French cuisine set within a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. The Poteaux's creations are sparked by the use of seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. With an expansive wine list, unique draught and bottled beer selections and creative cocktails, Bastille has a little something for everyone

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?