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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The team @ Bastille provided a wonderful high school graduation celebration for our family. A private room off the main dining room made it possible for our group of 10 to enjoy conversations from either end of the table. The bistro prix fixe meal was...More

Thank Andrea L
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for choosing Bastille for your Graduation Dinner, Andrea! We're so pleased to hear you had such a great experience. We do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences whenever we can, and we're glad we impressed you with our flourless chocolate...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Bastille’s ceviche, with a perfect balance of flavors, was perfect for lunch on a hot July day. The tuna “hamburger” was a tasty combination of tuna, quinoa, and chard and definitely something to try again. The service was helpful and attentive without being overly intrusive....More

Thank mackovita
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for writing us such a kind review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch at Bastille. We hope to be able to continue to impress you on your future visits. See you soon!

Reviewed 17 July 2016

My wife and I had dinner there yesterday, Friday July 16th. We have been to Bastille before and they have never produced a bad meal. We shared the seared foie gras and we both had the steak with frites. Dinner started with a specialty cocktail...More

Thank NoVaStephen
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Very Creative menu with really fresh ingredients.......!!! Try everything on the menu......! This is m our best friends fav restaurant,,,,,now ours......@@

Thank JayWilliams
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for such glowing feedback. We're so glad to hear you like what we have to offer. We hope to see you again for a meal very soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a reservation for 4 and were seated immediately. The drinks prior to dinner were very good. Any questions regarding the menu or the specials for the night were answered immediately. The food was excellent. I can't wait to go there again.

Thank chaz4021
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear you had such a pleasant visit, and we can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Nice new location and larger facility . This is my fourth visit to Bastille and my first at the new location. We were a table of five They can't handle big groups. Last night service was very slow. Food was not good at all. Rest...More

Thank chispast
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

We're very sorry we disappointed you on your recent visit. We try our best to accommodate allergies whenever possible, but we do ask that our guests call ahead to inform us of any allergies and/or dietary preferences beforehand so we can prepare in advance. We...More

Reviewed 22 June 2016

A nice upscale neighborhood joint. Hits the bistro vibe like its old location. Menu has burgers, steaks, classics like escargot, etc. Brother did the $39 3-course, which hits the classics (apps - escargot, gratinée à l'oignon, or salad / moules-frites, salmon, or steak frites /...More

Thank Damian C
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stopped into Bastille during a week day afternoon. The cafe dining area is bright- love the white tiled floor. The bar staff were lovely and friendly, very engaging and helpful. I had the steak tartare and terrine foie gras. Both were plated beautifully and had...More

Thank hungryhokie
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Bastille, moved from the shadow of the closed down power plant in north Old Town to the Braddock Station area, is a gem of French cuisine and wine. Our menu and wine selections, with the help of the staff were perfection. Lamb chops, steak and...More

Thank thomford
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed what we have to offer, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 31 May 2016

The Washington DC area used to be inexplicably a desert when it came to good French Cuisine. Some good ones closed over the years, others required 6 weeks advance reservations. The ownership of the Bastille has fixed that problem - and has consolidated their two...More

2  Thank Richard B
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback, Richard! While we are so glad to hear you enjoyed almost everything about your visit, we're sorry the dining room wasn't set at a comfortable temperature and that you weren't happy with the creme brûlée. We'll be sure to review...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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