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Bastille Brasserie & Bar

€€€€French, American,
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took some guests from DC to this wonderful, cozy French restaurant just after Thanksgiving- They enjoyed it very much- There was a nice selection of choices for everyone - meat, fish, vegetarian and amazing desserts. Have been numerous times and I always find the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MVYTX678
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited for a prenuptial dinner with 30 other people. The service was exceptionally good with a fairly large group. The atmosphere was pleasant and the food was outstanding, some of the best meats I ever had. Without preconceived ideas and expectations from their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elie B
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Bastille is a truly excellent restaurant. If you go there you will be pleased with your food, service and the atmosphere. It’s not overly formal – in fact, it has a relaxed atmosphere, both in the bar and in the slightly upscale dining room. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Richard E
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Service was great. The food is still very good but not like it was years ago. The wine list is better but needs more affordable wines.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brellie
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is sort of outside of the busy parts of Alexandria. So, you probably won’t stumble onto it. However, street parking is pretty easy and it’s only a block or so off of route 1 so it’s easy to find. We’ve been here a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank waltertP2136WO
Reviewed 23 September 2018

First, to those who complain (earlier reviews) about not having a variety of gluten free (GF) meals; get over it. P.S. Just look at store shelves in preparation for a hurricane. No one cares about GF then. Now onto Bastille! Pros: - Portion: Amazing! You...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had dined here for lunch. This time we went for dinner. Let me say we travel a lot and 90% of the time if scallops are on the menu, I order them. These were about the best I have ever had. There were so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank queenmarylou
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Second time we've visited and once again we were more than satisfied. Seating on Saturday night, with reservation was prompt, wait staff was knowledgeable and responsive. Food was very tasty, correct sized portions and fairly priced. I would recommend this place to others and I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank goodinfo
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a great happy hour. The entire bar food menu is $2 off. Plus Thursdays are 1/3 off bottles of wine. I got the $1.50 happy hour oysters and they were salty and fresh. Cocktail menu was inventive. I give it a lower...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tropicalfan
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We celebrated three birthdays at Bastille tonight using the Alexandria Restaurant Week menu. Two had salmon (slightly dry), one had a huge bowl of mussels, and one had steak & frites. We all enjoyed our meals, and the service was very good. The highlights of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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
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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