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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
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Metro DC
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When this restaurant was located on N. Royal Street it was an absolute gem, with wonderful atmosphere and food. Dining here was a special treat and typically reserved for special occasions for my wife and myself. Located now on N. Fayette Street, Bastille is hardly a shadow of its former self. Do yourself a big favor and skip it. We... More 

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Thank TravelBug0422
Elmira, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high hopes for this restaurant. I was in a group of 5 celebrating my sister's birthday. We brought a cake for the event. Shortly after we were seated, the manager came to our table and rudely told us that there would be a cutting and plating fee for the cake. She told us the reason was because "it... More 

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Thank Janice F
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each visit has been during restaurant week. A delicious steal! The eggs benedict for brunch is divine! Literally almost licked my plate clean!

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Thank Flo L
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner with out-of-town guests who wanted a good French dinner. Bastille did not disappoint. The menu had many good choices and there is an extensive wine list. Food and wine were excellent. Service was first-class. My wife and I will probably go back for our next special occasion.

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Thank George M
Califon, New Jersey
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review. We're so sorry for your recent experience to Bastille. While we wish you had brought your concerns to the attention of a manager so we could have tried to make this right while you were still dining with us, we thank you for telling us about... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 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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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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12 reviews
11 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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