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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“duck” (28 reviews)
“hanger steak” (18 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fairly new location for Bastille. We were lovin' their old location down on the water and stayed away from the new place b/c of some mixt reviews. Wife and I visited in April b/c the menu on-line indicated the availability of Coq...More

Thank BuerreBrr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The new location has only served to improve and enhance the Bastille experience! Classic service and hand-crafted cocktails combine with the seasonal menu to bring a lot of France to you. Duck a'la orange was cooked to medium perfection; coq a'vin was lush and silky....More

Thank JStark50266
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We're so pleased to hear you love our new location and what we have to offer, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank TravelBug0422
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so sorry to hear you were disappointed on your recent visit to Bastille. Please know that your feedback has been heard and will be shared with our management and staff. Thank you for visiting us and giving your valuable feedback.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank Janice F
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Janice, thank you for choosing to celebrate your sister's birthday at Bastille. We're sorry you were disappointed in the service and food on your visit. We do have a cutting and plating fee for any outside food brought in, and we're sorry that affected...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 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!

Thank Flo L
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank nlgale
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Babete
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...More

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
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.

Thank pcasey2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
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 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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