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606 North Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Bashford Lane / Third St)
Braddock Road Metro (closest with cab ride) or King Street Metro (with cab ride)
+1 703-519-3776
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: Since 2006, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning brasserie...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
visited there for restaurant week

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
lsy3077
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Seoul, South Korea
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank kimberly D
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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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 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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236 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 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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Thank shirley0415
Stafford, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 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
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 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

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 North Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 59
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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