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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Since 2006, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning...
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 beer selections and creative cocktails, Bastille has a little something for everyone
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, pleasant atmosphere

We had eaten at Bastille years ago in its original location on Royal Street. We were pleasantly surprised by its new, attractively decorated quarters on North Fayette Street, a few blocks north of King Street. Bastille offers a modern twist on classic French cooking. Our group sampled several of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
ACKTraveler52
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alexandria, VA
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We had been to Bastille on Royal many times before it moved we loved it. Since moving to Fayette Street in Alexandria Bastille thinks it moved to New York City. We ordered eggs benedict; scrambled eggs, potatoes and biscuits; had three bloody marys and water - had a 10% off coupon and the bill was $108. Please!!!!! I had to... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

We waited entirely all too long (almost 50 mins) to get the ravioli and a burger from the kitchen. All the while sitting at the bar we could see at least 3 people in the kitchen most of the time standing around with their arms crossed. The bar tender hardly knew the drink menu and had to follow step-by-step directions... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We had eaten at Bastille years ago in its original location on Royal Street. We were pleasantly surprised by its new, attractively decorated quarters on North Fayette Street, a few blocks north of King Street. Bastille offers a modern twist on classic French cooking. Our group sampled several of there appetizers and entrees: calamari a la plancha, rock shrimp beignets,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Bastille has moved to its new location and has a sister restaurant (under same ownership) at the old place called Bistrot Royal. We would go to Bastille every 4 months or so and it was our favorite! We took my parents to the new place and it was very disappointing! Before going, I called to find out which place has... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The "old" Bastille was a quirky little restaurant. The "new" Bastille very modern. Decor aside, Bastille remains an excellent dining choice. Great choices on the menu ... the starters and appetizers are -- while not adventurous -- are novel, perfectly executed, and delicious. The main section includes a good mix of fish, poultry, and meats. But, for a perfectly portioned,... More 

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wanted to try the new Bastille, since we had been to the previous location several times. We had dinner there on a Saturday evening. The food was very good, but it was hard to talk to the person across the table because of the noise level. Lunch may be better. I will wait for the patio to open before going... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had a business lunch today and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the room. The new space is bright and intimate at the same time, with a vibe that's comfortable and welcoming. The decor is fresh but not too trendy - it's clear that this is a restaurant that's going to feed you well. We opted for the fixed price... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Why can't people just be fair. This is a newly born restaurant with a lot of good. The Chefs have a lot of talent that will show thru some of the previous negative ratings. Our meal was just perfect. Thanks. We just can not wait for the patio to open. I am sure Chef Christophe & Michelle will have some... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A touch of Spring was in the air when I met a friend for lunch at the new Bastille on Fayette. A long time fan or the original I was looking forward to a fine experience. Arriving early I was warmly greeted and seated. My friend soon arrived and a very professional wait staff presented menus, took drink orders and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've had 2 brunch experiences at this new property. Besides excellent service the food is quite good. The smoked salmon eggs benedict were equisite with large perfectly poached eggs and a generous portion of salmon atop the in house baked brioch. The "smoked frogs wings" were tender if not a bit overcooked. The mussels/frites were very good,though I prefer the... 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: French, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 beer selections and creative cocktails, Bastille has a little something for everyone
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?