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Yves' Bistro

235 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4689
+1 703-329-1010
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“escargot” (12 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
235 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4689
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Went here because of the deal on groupon and I am always looking for somewhere that has French food. On a Friday night the place was nearly empty, bad sign off the bat. There was one waitress for the entire place who was attentive as...More

Thank Brianna C
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We really were unsure if we should go here or not. The restaurant has a lot of older bad entrees here. I am happy we went at the end. The food was good, portions big and service OK too. I had beefsteak tartar, which was...More

Thank bens9
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ordered steak tartare to go tonight. Am still savoring it even though it is long gone. Hard to find a place that even does this anymore, but Yves does. I've had this dish many times in New York, multiple times when Anthony Bourdain was the...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I have been to this restaurant many many times over the years. The food is always good, and the prices are remarkably low. The service is good as well.

1  Thank stephaniebW4057AU
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The atmosphere of the place can be described as charming, relaxed, and warm. Near the kitchen are photos of Yves, the former owner of the now defunct Au Pied Du Cochon, who still makes his rounds from table to table without the gallop of yesteryear...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Having telephoned in advance to ask if the kitchen could accommodate my low-sodium medical diet, the response was positive. After a movie next door at the AMC Hoffman complex of 22 screens, the location was conveniently across the street. All three diners enjoyed their choices...More

Thank Lois C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is as close to an authentic french Bistro as any you can find in the area. The trout, the soups, the steak are all very good. The owner finds real treasures to import from France, including unusual ciders and wines. A lot of real...More

1  Thank Jon U
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Croque Madam was delicious and my husband really enjoyed his Eggs Benedict. The prices were very reasonable and the service and ambiance were very pleasant.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good food and service. They bring delicious warm rolls and butter to the table.The menu has several choices such as steak, fish and pasta.The crab cakes were delicious.

Thank egretnewengland
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor. Reviews were ok and we wanted French cuisine and their prices seemed reasonable. Plus we discovered it was half off wine night (Thursday). Besides, who serves a whole Main lobster with fries? We are foodies and always share...More

Thank t c
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29 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mary4701 | Reviewed this property |
Yves' Bistro will indeed be open on New Year's Day. They're to open at 9:30 in the morning. I called them yesterday to double-check, because a friend and I plan to go there. Bon appetit!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4689
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Eisenhower East
  • Neighbourhood: Eisenhower East
  • Phone Number: +1 703-329-1010
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