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606 North Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Bashford Lane / Third St)
+1 703-519-3776
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

We were in the mood to try something new for a Friday early dinner so headed off to Bastille. When you enter the restaurant, there is a lovely bar area which would make for a lovely spot for a glass of wine and some small plates. Near the front it also looks like there is a front dining room that... More 

Thank esallen
Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We have dined at Bastille three times and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The last time we had duck which was cooked to perfection and had a delicious sauce. We had Caesar salad which comes with a partially boiled egg which you mix yourself on the salad, so if you don't want the egg request... More 

Thank Carol A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

My girlfriend and I came in for brunch this morning looking for a couple of cocktail's and a bite to eat. We started with the $12 cheese board and the $12 charcuterie plate. The cheese was ok, nothing impressive, but a reasonable amount of 3 cheeses and accompaniments. the Charcuterie plate was 7 slices of below average meat, the duck... More 

Thank Jeff D
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1,434 reviews
878 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

As a first timer all I have to say is these classy eats was bomb been wanting frenchy food for days and this place totally fulfilled my craving going here more

Thank Alzor S
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

First visit the new location was very impressive. The outdoor dining patio is nicely arranged and much quieter than indoors. Exceptional and attentive service. Superb and exquisite food quality and presentation. Definitely a repeat visit place and memorable experience!

1 Thank Susan D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Finally made it down and tried the tasting menu. Very well done, though the wine pairings were not inspired and with two of my selections, they served the same wine. Service could use a little fine tuning and the decor is a bit sterile. I'd go again.

Thank J V
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We found a wonderful new place. It had some of the best steak frittes, cantalope gaspacho, French fries, than we have found in the DC area. Reasonably priced considering the quality of the food. The wait staff was excellent as was the outdoor patio seating. Definitely a cut above.

Thank mdbrownell
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I'm pretty sure we were secretly being taped for Candid Camera or What Would You Do. This place was all over the map. Our waiter and the sommelier acted as if they had just gone through an intense breakup, each man was making snide comments and facial expressions about what the other had said.... ie., "I have NO idea why... More 

Thank Rachel O
Arlington, Virginia
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The food here is amazing - innovative, well portioned, and incredibly tasty, served in a cute and comfortable space by a really attentive staff. Its pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

1 Thank Blaine M
Washington DC
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I decided to have lunch here at Bastille as it is fairly new in the Alexandria VA area. The restaurant is cute and quaint and the service was great! The host and waiters were attentive. Our order arrived quickly and it was delicious. The tomato salad was awesome as were the shrimp beignets. Although I favored the salmon dish over... More 

1 Thank TinkWDC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
French, European
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 North Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?