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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Stopped into Bastille during a week day afternoon. The cafe dining area is bright- love the white tiled floor. The bar staff were lovely and friendly, very engaging and helpful. I had the steak tartare and terrine foie gras. Both were plated beautifully and had...More

Thank hungryhokie
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Bastille, moved from the shadow of the closed down power plant in north Old Town to the Braddock Station area, is a gem of French cuisine and wine. Our menu and wine selections, with the help of the staff were perfection. Lamb chops, steak and...More

Thank thomford
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed what we have to offer, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 31 May 2016

The Washington DC area used to be inexplicably a desert when it came to good French Cuisine. Some good ones closed over the years, others required 6 weeks advance reservations. The ownership of the Bastille has fixed that problem - and has consolidated their two...More

2  Thank Richard B
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback, Richard! While we are so glad to hear you enjoyed almost everything about your visit, we're sorry the dining room wasn't set at a comfortable temperature and that you weren't happy with the creme brûlée. We'll be sure to review...More

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Bastille used to be located in a cozy building closer to the river. Now it is in a nondescript building. Our group of 6 dined there on a Thursday evening. Some of the dishes were very good (a cold asparagus soup), but others were only...More

Thank SkanLaker
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Good food with a lot of variety. Mid-range cost for a French restaurant which are typically on the expensive side. Very friendly staff who even laughed at some lame jokes from the group. Strawberry shortcake which wasn't on the menu was delicious. I'll be going...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We had a nice Bistro meal here. It was a really solid place : Good food, Good service, Good Ambiance. Nice menu with a lot of choices. Just a little pricey, perhaps, but an enjoyable meal.

Thank Bub50Westport
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I am a big fan of this kitchen. We also are big fans of the bistro/bar especially during happy hour. The bistro/bar feels much more French/Euro than the main dining room (sorry but I just cannot warm-up to the decor in the main dining area.)....More

1  Thank Beachbilly
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Thank you for your feedback! While we're a little disappointed that you don't enjoy the decor in our main dining room, we're so pleased to hear you're such a big fan of our food and enjoy our bistro & bar so much! We hope to...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Bastille is a little bit of Paris tucked into a corner in Old Town Alexandria. We went for an early dinner and everyone was delighted by their meal and wine pairings. Sharing a charcuterie dish, sipping lovely wines and tasting their escargots was a wonderful...More

Thank Beachplum3
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for your kind review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal on your recent visit, and we hope you'll come back again soon for more delicious French Fare!

Reviewed 5 May 2016

Very good all around: food, service, and décor. Menu is not extensive but is well varied with options for all tastes. Quiet and elegant ambiance without being fuzzy. Portions could be a bit larger but I will definitely go again.

Thank Carlupi
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Small plates are great, bartender is also sommelier, so summer great drinks! Will return when in the area.

Thank JPC_TP
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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