Yves' Bistro serves outstanding French comfort food at outstanding prices (especially with a Groupon). Tucked amidst a semi-circle of eateries and the entrance to an office building across from a movie theater complex, Yves offers breakfast, lunch, and supper. I've not been for breakfast, but I have visited numerous times for lunch and supper and never have been disappointed. The cioppino (seafood stew) during my last visit was exceptional, and my guest practically inhaled his roasted chicken. The soups are great, and during other visits I've thoroughly enjoyed lobster and other seafood and fish dishes, as well as the almost obligatory steak with frites (much cheaper and much better quality than you ever will find in Paris). Also, occasionally they have a delightful chanteuse, who adds to the overall enjoyment. There are other good French restaurants in Alexandria (I'm a local), but none of them can hold a candle to Yves in terms of both quality and value. The only surprise is why it isn't higher on the ratings list, but perhaps it's just as well if it means I can continue to get seated.
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