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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 11 October 2017 via mobile

I ordered a BLT off the menu and I got a goat cheese, squash, and mushroom amalgamation instead that was the furthest thing from a BLT I can imagine. The restaurant marketed it as a "fall BLT" substitution for the "actual" flatbread BLT that was...More

Thank BATodd
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your feed back. The restaurant doesn't "market" our current seasonal iteration of galette as a "Fall BLT" since there is no bacon on it so we are sorry for any confusion. The prior menu did in fact have a BLT flatbread, but...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We've had two good dinners here, once in April and once in June. However our visit the other evening was very disappointing. First of all, some of the things we liked on the menu before were no longer on the menu. They didn't bother to...More

Thank Sukibot
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your experience at Bastille. We are sorry your meal wasn't as special as times past. Please understand that we regularly change our menu items based on seasonality and the menus posted online do state that...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

An excellent meal. We started with the shrimp beignets - a unique savory beignet. Forr entrees, I had the duck breast; my wife had the confit chicken. The brownie with espresso ice cream was a great way to end the meal. Service was very friendly...More

Thank Gene K
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had brunch here without any expectations. It was a bit crowded so 3 of us ended up sitting at the bar. The bartender was wonderful and insightful. We had pour your own mimosas at a reasonable price. The salad was perfect and steak was...More

Thank CJustice
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My son and I had lunch today at Bastille and saw the TA flag flying outside, prompting me to write. Service was attentive (thank you Casey!) and the meal was delicious. My son enjoyed the Branzino on quinoa, and commented that if quinoa was always...More

Thank Cindy H
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi Cindy, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased to hear you and your son had such a great experience, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had a fantastic dinner. The food was a blend of traditional French cuisine with a modern flair. For example the shrimp beignets were accompanied by a great spicy guacamole. The grilled lamb was very, very good and they had a nice selections of wines....More

Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I loved the old Bastille on N. Royal Street. Its new location is a disaster! The food is mediocre at best, the service Is lackluster and the new location has none of the charm of the original. And to call it French is a misnomer....More

Thank supes
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry you're not happy with the changes we've made. We still pride ourselves on providing a contemporary spin on French cuisine - that fact hasn't changed, but we do apologize...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Just to be clear, the food was very good but not everything was to my liking. I always taste everything so can speak for everything we ordered. For starters, we had the gazpacho (soup of the day) and a panzanella salad. The gazpacho was delicious...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was not our first visit to the Bastille. The food is very good and tasty.We had, on our recent visit, four different entrees and we were all pleased. Our service was excellent! Their bar is limited. I personally like the decor. At the end...More

Thank luckywashington
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Altho we remain great fans of the previous location and ambiance, much about the relocated Bastille is enjoyable. Our server was friendly and informative and the food was very good. We will certainly return.

Thank bbh8324
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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