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Bastille

606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“duck” (28 reviews)
“hanger steak” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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81 - 90 of 260 reviews

Reviewed 19 December 2015

Was really looking forward to this pre-holiday dinner with friends and picked this restaurant based on other reviews. However, the food was overcooked and very salty. I had the salmon and ordered it medium on the rarer side. However it was very dry and overdone....More

Thank shirley0415
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The Bastille is an easy to find restaurant with on street parking. The spacious interior and back patio allows guests to sit at tables that are not crowded in tightly with other tables. The wait staff were excellent as one would expect in this kind...More

Thank Arlen M
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We were in the mood to try something new for a Friday early dinner so headed off to Bastille. When you enter the restaurant, there is a lovely bar area which would make for a lovely spot for a glass of wine and some small...More

Thank esallen
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We have dined at Bastille three times and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The last time we had duck which was cooked to perfection and had a delicious sauce. We had Caesar salad which comes with a partially boiled egg...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 15 November 2015

My girlfriend and I came in for brunch this morning looking for a couple of cocktail's and a bite to eat. We started with the $12 cheese board and the $12 charcuterie plate. The cheese was ok, nothing impressive, but a reasonable amount of 3...More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

As a first timer all I have to say is these classy eats was bomb been wanting frenchy food for days and this place totally fulfilled my craving going here more

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

First visit the new location was very impressive. The outdoor dining patio is nicely arranged and much quieter than indoors. Exceptional and attentive service. Superb and exquisite food quality and presentation. Definitely a repeat visit place and memorable experience!

1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Finally made it down and tried the tasting menu. Very well done, though the wine pairings were not inspired and with two of my selections, they served the same wine. Service could use a little fine tuning and the decor is a bit sterile. I'd...More

Thank J V
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We found a wonderful new place. It had some of the best steak frittes, cantalope gaspacho, French fries, than we have found in the DC area. Reasonably priced considering the quality of the food. The wait staff was excellent as was the outdoor patio seating....More

Thank mdbrownell
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I'm pretty sure we were secretly being taped for Candid Camera or What Would You Do. This place was all over the map. Our waiter and the sommelier acted as if they had just gone through an intense breakup, each man was making snide comments...More

Thank Rachel O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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