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Yves' Bistro

$$ - $$$
Eisenhower East
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235 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-329-1010
09:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere of the place can be described as charming, relaxed, and warm. Near the kitchen are photos of Yves, the former owner of the now defunct Au Pied Du Cochon, who still makes his rounds from table to table without the gallop of yesteryear but still with his witty charm. Our Mongolian-born manager regales us with her smile, her... More 

Thank Alex W
Bethesda, Maryland
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208 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having telephoned in advance to ask if the kitchen could accommodate my low-sodium medical diet, the response was positive. After a movie next door at the AMC Hoffman complex of 22 screens, the location was conveniently across the street. All three diners enjoyed their choices and mine was especially prepared mussels with garlic and wine and the most perfectly crisp... More 

Thank Lois C
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is as close to an authentic french Bistro as any you can find in the area. The trout, the soups, the steak are all very good. The owner finds real treasures to import from France, including unusual ciders and wines. A lot of real quality for the price, and a great independently owned Bistro!

1 Thank Jon U
Alexandria, Virginia
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Croque Madam was delicious and my husband really enjoyed his Eggs Benedict. The prices were very reasonable and the service and ambiance were very pleasant.

Thank Jennifer M
new england
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good food and service. They bring delicious warm rolls and butter to the table.The menu has several choices such as steak, fish and pasta.The crab cakes were delicious.

Thank egretnewengland
chesapeake, virginia
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor. Reviews were ok and we wanted French cuisine and their prices seemed reasonable. Plus we discovered it was half off wine night (Thursday). Besides, who serves a whole Main lobster with fries? We are foodies and always share so we can taste as much as possible. We started with french onion soup. To... More 

Thank t c
Norfolk, Virginia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We heard it was half price wine night so we decided to check it out. The ambiance was nice. We saw one server working behind the bar and waiting on the handful of tables in the restaurant . He was very efficient. They had a printed list of daily specials. We tried the Duck Pate, Escargot, French onion soup and... More 

Thank Cedsmom
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Every chance I get, I go to Yves' Bistro, and have done so ever since discovering it some years ago. I've eaten many lunches and dinners here, and I often get carry-out lunches. I've gone to Yves' with my husband, with other relatives, with friends, and by myself. My brother and I, with his wife and my husband, have made... More 

Thank Mary4701
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Im a Yves customer since the beginning of the restauranr and the food is great, we will miss Mr Yves, but his legacy still ther his restaurant still serving a great french food.

Thank Mario R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Returned to Yves Bistro tonight and found that it still delivers on very good food at exceptional prices. Had the trout with mushrooms, cooked beautifully, and accompanied with a great diced ratatouille. Very good wine selections. Each person in my group of five was most complimentary. I look forward to a return visit.

1 Thank dctraveler702014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Eisenhower East
  • Neighbourhood: Eisenhower East
  • Phone Number: +1 703-329-1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?