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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“duck” (29 reviews)
“beignets” (18 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Bastille for dinner and catch up with a friend. The restaurant is an easy walk (2-3 blocks) from the Braddock Road metro station in a neighborhood with newer apartment buildings and condos. We asked to sit outside because it was a beautiful...More

Thank Nemo1921
Reviewed 6 May 2018

My wife and ate lunch here on Saturday, May 5, 2018. It was our first visit but not our last. Our server, Charles, was pleasant, friendly, and attentive. My wife and I shared the beignets, her entrée was the chicken Paillard, mine the the Ouefs...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Stopped in here on a rainy Sunday evening to wrap up my trip to the area. Had dinner at the bar, started with the escargot, which were very good. Had the NY Steak, which was good, but the vegetables sides were a little under seasoned....More

1  Thank Natsfan0212
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent. We ordered the four course meal. It was nice to be able to mix n match selections between the three and four course meals. The service was wonderful. The staff was very attentive. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner enjoyable and...More

Thank cmonmom
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had a wonderful evening. Charles took care of us. We shared the escargot which was very creative and delicious. For our main courses we each had the scollops and split a roasted asparagus side. Both were quite good too. We highly recommend Bastille.

Thank William Lee H
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The food was delectable! Our party of four shared a dozen oysters, the mussels (with pommes frites), and the charcuterie board - although difficult to choose between just 5 meats & cheeses, was meager in portion, however gratifying! The mushroom soup was also tasty. The...More

Thank IMJetlagged
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

But disappointed in the quality of the food, especially for the prices. One of us ordered a fish dish that was very good but the steak the other one ordered was full of gristle. Ugh! So tough and unsavory. We should've just gone to Whole...More

Thank JL W
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

A friend who lives in Old Town introduced us to this restaurant- so glad she did. We prefer places with a relaxing atmosphere ( ie-fairly quiet), authentic food, good service and prices that are reasonable for what you are getting. Bastille fits the bill. It...More

Thank Donna V
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Donna, We are so glad that you decided to give us a try. Bastille strives to provide all of our guests with a 5-star overall experience - and we love to hear when we are succeeding! We appreciate you taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

In their defense, we travel frequently and have dined at some excellent french eateries. For Alexandria, VA this is enjoyable, but the fries were soggy, the steak just ok and the duck fine but not excellent. The service was very good and we dined late...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We have dined at Bastille several times and this recent trip to celebrate a birthday proves that Bastille continues to shine. The service was outstanding from start to finish. The menu has something for everyone. If you like haut cuisine you will be very pleased,...More

Thank jmktravelsalot
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We strive to impress with great tasting food and friendly service, so we’re glad to hear you’ve had frequent pleasant visits with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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