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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“duck” (30 reviews)
“beignets” (18 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But disappointed in the quality of the food, especially for the prices. One of us ordered a fish dish that was very good but the steak the other one ordered was full of gristle. Ugh! So tough and unsavory. We should've just gone to Whole...More

Thank JL W
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

A friend who lives in Old Town introduced us to this restaurant- so glad she did. We prefer places with a relaxing atmosphere ( ie-fairly quiet), authentic food, good service and prices that are reasonable for what you are getting. Bastille fits the bill. It...More

Thank Donna V
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Donna, We are so glad that you decided to give us a try. Bastille strives to provide all of our guests with a 5-star overall experience - and we love to hear when we are succeeding! We appreciate you taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

In their defense, we travel frequently and have dined at some excellent french eateries. For Alexandria, VA this is enjoyable, but the fries were soggy, the steak just ok and the duck fine but not excellent. The service was very good and we dined late...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We have dined at Bastille several times and this recent trip to celebrate a birthday proves that Bastille continues to shine. The service was outstanding from start to finish. The menu has something for everyone. If you like haut cuisine you will be very pleased,...More

Thank jmktravelsalot
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We strive to impress with great tasting food and friendly service, so we’re glad to hear you’ve had frequent pleasant visits with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon.

Reviewed 29 November 2017

My son took me here to celebrate a milestone birthday in picturesque old town Alexandria. It was perfect. Exceptional mussels and nice wine list. Lovely desserts. Highly recommended.More

Thank Roberta D
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hello Roberta! Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. Our staff works hard to ensure all of our wonderful guests receive the 5 star experience they deserve, and we are so glad to have accomplished this with...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

the food is truly unique and terrific. it is presented in a beautiful way. the atmosphere in all three rooms is different while being very enjoyable and welcominng. . the deserts are a special treat. all are made from scratch on the premises and are...More

Thank drudol
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Guest satisfaction is our main priority and we are so glad to have hit the mark with you.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is pleasant and the service good. But the food needs work. I had steak and fries a basic bistro dish that the restaurant that Bastille holds itself out to be should do this one right. The meat was tender, cooked to order and...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Went to Bastille's three weekends ago to have dinner. And just yesterday, for lunch. The restaurant atmosphere is very nice within itself. Unfortunately, where Bastille excels in it's entrees and desserts, it's bar and salads fail miserably. Which is quite an awful shame, because Bastille...More

1  Thank baseballdc
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We went for dinner because I wanted French food and we were not disappointed. The chef is French and there were a number of specials on the menu. We had a mushroom veloute that was outstanding. I had salmon and my husband had duck, both...More

Thank Valerie F
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Valerie, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased to hear you love what we have to offer, and we hope to see you and your husband again soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here. Her lamb shank was very tasty. My salmon tasted fishy and old. (I eat salmon several times per week at various restaurants.) Service was good. Three glasses of wine, two starters, two entrees, one desert, plus...More

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