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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802 (Bashford Lane / Third St)
+1 703-519-3776
11:30 - 22:00
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Alexandria, VA
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1,254 reviews
582 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A group came this week to this fine French restaurant. The cordon bleu was very good and the the restaurant showed its flexibility by preparing a carrot dish not on the menu. Everyone enjoyed their food at our table. The restaurant has very kind and with good service. Really try to accommodate! Now one caveat. If hearing is an issue... More 

Thank VAChuck
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We are regulars at Bastille - and recently hosted my wife's 50th birthday party there. Let me say at the outset that the food, wine list, and service are always spectacular. Hosting 45 people in the main dining room - which they dedicated to us, with 4 serving stations and 4 dedicated servers, was simply amazing. We worked together for... More 

Thank LuckyJEDI
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

So four of us had Sunday brunch at Bastille, my first experience. What was fascinating was that the menu was not your standard brunch menu but had aspirations and class. Some failed; the chevre salad was underdressed and dry. Others were quite good - the shrimp dishes, the take on eggs benedict (the staff readily acceded to a request to... More 

Thank DavidVirginian
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Everyone in our party of five tried something different and everything was outstanding. The escargot with mushrooms and bacon was cooked to perfection and the beef dishes were phenomenal. The service was unhurried, the wait staff helpful and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was classy but not stuffy. We'll definitely return.

Thank Julie G
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Three of us went for dinner Wednesday evening. We all had the price fixed meal, a great bargain; one order if mussels and two hanger steaks. Everything was cooked to perfection! Alex gave is great service and the atmosphere was ideal for our dining experience. I highly recommend this signature restaurant!!!

Thank JohnM743
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Bastille! We're so pleased to hear your entire party thoroughly enjoyed our Prix Fixe option, and we hope to see you all soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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372 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Fast and friendly. They have the classics like steak frites, to chicken and waffles (the chicken outplayed the waffle). There is also great escargot and pate. So many regulars can't be wrong. Outside can have no shade, so be careful in the hot months. Romance is best had up front, with it's bistro decor

Thank Damian C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were at Bastille to celebrate a family birthday and no one was disappointed. Excellent service, wait staff friendly and helpful. Food was very tasty, recommend the Escargot and 2 members of party had the soup of the day which they enjoyed very much. The hanger steak and frites was very good but the frites were a little disappointing in... More 

Thank Patito217
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a wonderful place for a romantic dinner. Food is the best French food we've had outside of France. Service is superb.

Thank Susan F
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, Susan! We're so pleased to hear we've impressed you with our French fare, and we're humbled by your kind compliments. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington DC
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The wife and I dropped in to catch up after she had a long hard weekend away. The goal was a good glass of wine, a nice conversation, and a chance to check out a place that we had loved some years ago before we and it moved to different parts of town. I was tempted to order the Royale... More 

Thank N6Chris
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us again and writing such a kind review! We're so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our offerings, especially the mussels. We hope to see you again for a meal very soon! More 

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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant - under the same ownership - moved locations. The ambiance of the small romantic restaurant has been lost - not the same. Food was definitely below the old standard. I order the duck confeit - which was unchewable. They brought me the duck breast - also tough! It is a shame that this gem has lost it's sparkle.

Thank bkahane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 59
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?