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Bastille

606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“duck” (28 reviews)
“hanger steak” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

We were early for our dinner reservation and decided to give their bar a try for happy hour. The bartender was very nice and knowledgeable and attentive. The happy hour menu is quite nice and has some good deals on wine and snacks to munch...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This was my first time dining at their new location and was incredibly impressed! The service was wonderful, the food was delicious and the portions were perfectly sized. The staff was great, always there, but did not hover. The wine was excellent and overall the...More

Thank Jill R
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner at our new location, Jill! We strive to provide delicious food and great customer service, and it looks like we were right on the mark when you dined with us. I hope you'll come back again very...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016

Bastille has a lovely patio, which given the season, will be highly sought after. The interior décor looks like the lobby of a Westin Hotel. The restaurant is in an up and coming neighborhood in Alexandria, but don't let the location or the décor fool...More

Thank kaj2600
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Bastille Restaurant! The complementary bread was super! The mussels appetizer with French fries was delicious! The Main entrees were two; delicious and great presented Paella and then the Fish special. No complains with the service and team. Recommend reservations. The two wines: Charleux...More

Thank nlopezzapa07
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Thank you for your kind review! We're so pleased to hear you enjoy what we have to offer at Bastille and hope you'll come back again soon!

Reviewed 18 March 2016

Just came from the restaurant and had a lovely dinner. The wine and the cheese were what I have had in France. The duck was very very good. Service was super. If you do your homework you do not end up with a bad restaurant....More

Thank Sherry F
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner, Sherry, and are flattered to read your comments. Thank you for choosing Bastille. We do hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Nice Saturday evening dinner, some modern touches touches to classic French bistro cooking pleasant service. Needs some decentlower priced house wines on regular menu.

Thank thecommissioner41
Reviewed 1 March 2016

When a guest from Texas requested an authentic French restaurant in the DC area, we immediately thought of the Bastille. Unfortunately, we fought with our GPS device for a half hour, only to eventually find out that it had moved from its smaller but charming...More

Thank carpathianarts
Reviewed 18 February 2016

My daughter lives in DC, so whenever I visit we make it a point to find new restaurants to try. Recently, I was there during Restaurant Week and we visited Bastille. Our drinks were wonderful, the service fabulous, and the food completely delicious. We will...More

Thank LyndaWV
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was a tiny place that has recently moved to a new space. The food is wonderful and the servers are attentive. It can be a bit pricey, but it's worth it!

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Had a wonderful experience for Restaurant week at this place. RIght from the service at the bar to the table, everything was great. It appears that this is a relatively new business in a new development. The salman that i ordered has the right amount...More

Thank Sundncr
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us during Restaurant Week. We will certainly take your recommendation about the salt & pepper shakers into consideration and hope you'll come back again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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