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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bastille...
Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bastille, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar. Bastille offers guests a contemporary take on classic French fare at approachable prices, set in a warm and upscale environment. The Poteaux's creations are sparked by traditional, yet modern interpretations of classic dishes that utilize 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New Location is a Hit

It was our first time at the new location...one of the servers actually remembered us from the previous spot . The menu for Sunday brunch is quite nice with several interesting choices. The $29 fixed price option is a good way to go. We shared the tomato salad app and it was delicious - the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
thadzer
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northern virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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northern virginia
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was our first time at the new location...one of the servers actually remembered us from the previous spot . The menu for Sunday brunch is quite nice with several interesting choices. The $29 fixed price option is a good way to go. We shared the tomato salad app and it was delicious - the tomatoes were very fresh and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Bastille never fails to impress. Have been here multiple times over the years and have alway experienced a most satisfying meal. Wait staff super friendly - owners always arounds and aim to please. Have never experienced a parking issue. Highly recommended.

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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

they have moved to fayette street..it is a little more difficult to park, but the interior is most relaxing ad new...vry casual food and a good spot for unch

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The staff was engaging and friendly. From the appetizer to desert were loaded with flavor. Mushroom soup, Caesar salad, mussel entre, pork rib chop, finishing with Campfire & Chocolate. My only issue was the chop was order with the recommended doneness, and was bone dry. Definitely going back!

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Michigan
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We enjoyed a fine Sunday brunch here. Awesome sticky buns! Service was excellent and prompt. The restaurant is a storefront on the lower level of an apartment building. It is simple and non-pretentious, but still tastefully decorated. All of the meals served to our party were excellent, flavorful and fresh.

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Annandale, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We tried this restaurant for the first time and were very impressed. The service was pleasant, the ambience was elegant but not stuffy at all, and the food was fantastic! Not only was the prix fixe menu delicious, the presentation was stunning. The only complaint we had was that the fries that came with our entrees were clearly overcooked. However,... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Bastille used to be housed in a slightly ramshackle building far removed from the flow of Old Town tourism. It has moved to spiffy new quarters on the first floor of a corner of a new development -- far removed from the flow of Old Town tourism. Dianne and I eat out often -- at least 3-4 meals a week.... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I was a fan of Bastille in its previous incarnation and this was my first visit to their new location. The menu is perhaps a bit more modern than the old Bastille, but the cooking is just a wonderful. The soup of the day was a heavenly mushroom veloute. The sea bream was the best preparation of sea bream I've... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had the good fortune to have lunch at Bastille's new location on North Fayette Street this week. The new space is very open, airy and bright. The wait staff is professional, attentive and helpful. The food was marvelous and offered a different menu from the other, more French-oriented location. We sampled the fresh fish (Bream), the pasta with chicken,... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Having loved Bastille on Royal for many years (and the café is still there), we were anxious to try the new restaurant for a special birthday dinner. The prix fixe menu was above average and the ambiance upscale minimalist, but the wine list was a big disappointment. They were out of the $32 Côte du Rhone and out of the... More 

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Address: 606 North Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-519-3776
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Average Prices: USD 20 - 59
Cuisine: Mediterranean, French

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bastille, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar. Bastille offers guests a contemporary take on classic French fare at approachable prices, set in a warm and upscale environment. The Poteaux's creations are sparked by traditional, yet modern interpretations of classic dishes that utilize 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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