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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)
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 intimate...
Since 2006, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar located in Old Town Alexandria continues to offer guests a contemporary spin on classic French fare within in a warm, cozy, upscale environment. 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food Poisoning + Horrible Customer Service = Zero Stars

I had the unfortunate experience of going to Bastille for my birthday. My gift? The worst case of food poisoning ever, courtesy of the duck carbonara ravioli. Management could not have been more rude, dismissive or unresponsive -- they were only interested in knowing if I was forced to go to the... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
arukstele
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I had the unfortunate experience of going to Bastille for my birthday. My gift? The worst case of food poisoning ever, courtesy of the duck carbonara ravioli. Management could not have been more rude, dismissive or unresponsive -- they were only interested in knowing if I was forced to go to the hospital. Bastille is undeserving of anyone's time or... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I am pleased to report that Bastille is still great, now in a new location. The new place was having a soft opening, and my friends and I were pleased with the service as well as the food. The menu is new, and is geared to fine dining, while the old location is now more of a bistro. (Which I... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The moules et pommes frites were a major disappointment. For a restaurant with a French name, one would expect this classic bistro combination of mussels and fries to live up to tradition. Alternatively, it might have been prepared as an original creation with a wow factor. It was neither. There was barely any broth in the bowl to dip crusty... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The restaurant has moved across Alexandria. A new bistro is at the original location currently shown on Trip Advisor, (1201 N Royal St), and Bastille is now at 606 N. Fayette St. Food was very good, with attentive service.

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Virginia, USA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Gizzards garnished with frisee is quite a rustic treat, and a rare one. Over a number of visits, I've rarely found fault with the exactingly prepared food, often the traditional and occasionally unimaginative cassoulets, confits, charcuterie, and onglais avec frites. The service is usually quite decent, unless you run into one of the management, who from time to time pitch... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife & I decided to go out for Thanksgiving dinner this year and decided to give Bastille a try. Wonderful choice! We chose the prix fixe dinners: turkey breast, cornbread-leg hash, and collard greens for me and pork roast, sausage, cabbage, apples and potatoes for my wife. One of the best meals I've had. The crawfish beignet appetizers were... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I recently had dinner with another couple - a belated birthday celebration. It was Saturday after Thanksgiving so no one wanted turkey or chicken! The special was an angus beef pot roast that was divine! Others had the Hanger steak and Duck Confit - with rave reviews! We enjoyed a lovely wine that paired well with all... More 

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Fairfax
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been to Bastille a few times and have enjoyed our experience. The restaurant is small so you would do best to call and make reservations. I found the food to be consistently good but the service to be average to good. Parking in the area is not always the easiest but we have never NOT found a spot.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We decided to try out Bastille since we were in the mood for some French fare and hadn't visited this restaurant before. We went on a weeknight, so there definitely wasn't a crowd although it began to fill up as the evening went on. I liked the look of their tasting and prix fixe menus, but we weren't quite hungry... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Bastille gets high marks for the food, service and ambiance. Even on a busy evening in this small restaurant, we could carry on a conversation without shouting; we enjoyed our evening very much. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food and made excellent wine pairing recommendations. This is becoming our favorite restaurant for either spur of the moment or special... 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: 703.519.3776

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 59
  • Cuisine: American, French, 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 intimate bistro and wine bar located in Old Town Alexandria continues to offer guests a contemporary spin on classic French fare within in a warm, cozy, upscale environment. 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?