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Bastille

606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Bastille used to be located in a cozy building closer to the river. Now it is in a nondescript building. Our group of 6 dined there on a Thursday evening. Some of the dishes were very good (a cold asparagus soup), but others were only...More

Thank SkanLaker
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Good food with a lot of variety. Mid-range cost for a French restaurant which are typically on the expensive side. Very friendly staff who even laughed at some lame jokes from the group. Strawberry shortcake which wasn't on the menu was delicious. I'll be going...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had a nice Bistro meal here. It was a really solid place : Good food, Good service, Good Ambiance. Nice menu with a lot of choices. Just a little pricey, perhaps, but an enjoyable meal.

Thank Bub50Westport
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I am a big fan of this kitchen. We also are big fans of the bistro/bar especially during happy hour. The bistro/bar feels much more French/Euro than the main dining room (sorry but I just cannot warm-up to the decor in the main dining area.)....More

1  Thank Beachbilly
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Thank you for your feedback! While we're a little disappointed that you don't enjoy the decor in our main dining room, we're so pleased to hear you're such a big fan of our food and enjoy our bistro & bar so much! We hope to...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Bastille is a little bit of Paris tucked into a corner in Old Town Alexandria. We went for an early dinner and everyone was delighted by their meal and wine pairings. Sharing a charcuterie dish, sipping lovely wines and tasting their escargots was a wonderful...More

Thank Beachplum3
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for your kind review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal on your recent visit, and we hope you'll come back again soon for more delicious French Fare!

Reviewed 5 May 2016

Very good all around: food, service, and décor. Menu is not extensive but is well varied with options for all tastes. Quiet and elegant ambiance without being fuzzy. Portions could be a bit larger but I will definitely go again.

Thank Carlupi
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Small plates are great, bartender is also sommelier, so summer great drinks! Will return when in the area.

Thank JPC_TP
Reviewed 21 April 2016

While this restaurant calls itself French, I would say it is more European. That said we had an excellent dinner there. I had the paella and my friend had the salmon. We also had the three cheese selection as an appetizer that had an excellent...More

Thank ScotVA
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Thank you for your review, Scot. We like to say we're a Contemporary French restaurant, as our dishes are our own take on traditional French cuisine. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dishes so much on your visit, and we're honored you chose...More

Reviewed 18 April 2016

Just spent a fun Doggie Happy Hour - Paws on the Patio - to promote the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's upcoming Walk for Animals and had a dog-gone good time! New dog friends were made - water for them was generously provided by very...More

1  Thank Sandy Y
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2016

Thanks for joining us for Paws on the Patio, Sandy. We're so glad you had such a good time! We are big animal lovers here at Bastille, and we were happy to support and help bring awareness to such a great cause. Our patio is...More

Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I expected more of a French vibe here but when you walk in, you could be in any random American Resturant save a few signs on the wall written in French. Food was good, not great and lacked imagination. Bread for the table was stale...More

Thank Karen D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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