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Bastille

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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802 (Bashford Lane / Third St)
+1 703-519-3776
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11:30 - 21:00
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 ordering. They can suggest what appetizers would go with your entree. The service is good:... More 

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

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

Seoul, South Korea
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 too. but, its Turkey melt and egg benedict were not my style. Overall, worth to... More 

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Thank lsy3077
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 the metro from Pentagon City into Alexandria and then walked about 29 minutes. It was... More 

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ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

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! More 

Umbertide, Italy
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 notch here.

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Thank shtinky
Alexandria, Virginia
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We were a party of seven and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals (frog legs, duck, pork, paella, filet mignon). Not a lot of choices for vegetarians/vegans but the thankfully the squash risotto was delicious. We each ordered a different dessert and all were delicious. My favorite is the Vanilla bean Bavarois, The new location is modern and spacious (interior and... More 

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Thank LeiaVirginia
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We planned a 90th birthday dinner for my mother in law at Bastille. The reservation process was easy even though we changed our party size on numerous occasions. We ordered a cake for our party small size at first and then increased it later, still no issues. The night of the dinner we arrived at 5pm and were the first... More 

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Thank Sean H
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback, Sean! We are honored you chose to celebrate this special occasion with us and are happy we impressed you with our food and service. We hope to see you and the other members of your party soon! More 

Rehoboth Beach
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318 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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. It sat on lentils and had pork bits that were so tough they could not... More 

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Stafford, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 of establishment. The food selections were also excellent and very well prepared. We highly recommend... More 

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Thank Arlen M
Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 plates. Near the front it also looks like there is a front dining room that... More 

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Thank esallen
Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 which you mix yourself on the salad, so if you don't want the egg request... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
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
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?