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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
+1 703-519-3776
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“duck” (28 reviews)
“hanger steak” (18 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
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Reviews (253)
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Just came from the restaurant and had a lovely dinner. The wine and the cheese were what I have had in France. The duck was very very good. Service was super. If you do your homework you do not end up with a bad restaurant....More

Thank Sherry F
ChefMichelleP, Manager at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner, Sherry, and are flattered to read your comments. Thank you for choosing Bastille. We do hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Nice Saturday evening dinner, some modern touches touches to classic French bistro cooking pleasant service. Needs some decentlower priced house wines on regular menu.

Thank thecommissioner41
Reviewed 29 February 2016

When a guest from Texas requested an authentic French restaurant in the DC area, we immediately thought of the Bastille. Unfortunately, we fought with our GPS device for a half hour, only to eventually find out that it had moved from its smaller but charming...More

Thank carpathianarts
Reviewed 18 February 2016

My daughter lives in DC, so whenever I visit we make it a point to find new restaurants to try. Recently, I was there during Restaurant Week and we visited Bastille. Our drinks were wonderful, the service fabulous, and the food completely delicious. We will...More

Thank LyndaWV
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was a tiny place that has recently moved to a new space. The food is wonderful and the servers are attentive. It can be a bit pricey, but it's worth it!

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Had a wonderful experience for Restaurant week at this place. RIght from the service at the bar to the table, everything was great. It appears that this is a relatively new business in a new development. The salman that i ordered has the right amount...More

Thank Sundncr
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us during Restaurant Week. We will certainly take your recommendation about the salt & pepper shakers into consideration and hope you'll come back again soon.

Reviewed 5 February 2016

Bastille is just a few blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station, through a safe neighborhood. It's a small, intimate, place. The servers know their stuff. They can describe everything on the menu. They can suggest what beer or wine to have with what you're...More

Thank Davanden
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you for your review! We're so pleased to hear that our staff has impressed you. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 31 January 2016

you have to walk about five more blocks from the King st. quite odd location, not like the shops are mainly located in King's st of old town. yet loved its food! it's fired oyster and steak were great. I recommend them. Salmon was good...More

Thank lsy3077
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I made this our special date night on our vacation. It was well worth it. 1: Reservations easily made through Open Table. 2: Dress code, business casual. We both wore dress pants with simple but not casual tops. 3: Location. We took...More

Thank kimberly D
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, Kimberly! We're so happy to hear that we helped to make your date night special! We hope to see you again if you're ever in the area!

Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were a big group all immersed in ourselves. The waitress coped admirably. We all enjoyed the meal. This is a new location for this restaurant and is much larger than before. The chef used to cook bistro type food but has uped it s...More

Thank shtinky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 59
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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