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Bastille

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606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802 (Bashford Lane / Third St)
+1 703-519-3776
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Bastille for dinner during Restaurant week. We were expecting the usual limited choice for the fixe prix menus. We were delighted with 5 or 6 choices for each course. My husband had flank steak which was tender and the sauce made it very tasty. I had the Shrimp and grits-French style. Wow, the best... More 

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Thank retiredtraveler065
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Bastille for Restaurant Week! We're so pleased to hear you and your husband thoroughly enjoyed your meal. We look forward to your next visit! More 

washington dc
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owned and operated by the chef and the pastry chef. Very high quality always. Service is smooth. tasting menus are a great deal as well as wonderful. could be a top notch New York City restaurant

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Thank michaelRehwaldt
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoy our high-quality food options, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The great: on street parking if you are there after 5 and before the crowd. Evidently there is another place they can point you to if you give them a call. I had been to their other location (now evidently a new restaurant) which I found charming in every way...including the food. With a minimalist black and white decor I... More 

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many great choices on the prix fixe menu. Lunch and dinner are all good values. They also have wine pairings with courses at night. The wine list is good but expensive.

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Thank Brellie
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our prix fixe menu, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington, DC
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I make a point to try a new restaurant each summer and winter during Restaurant Week (RW) and this summer's choice couldn't have been better. In short, excellent and attentive service, fantastic food and a wonderful wine list. The choices for the three-course ($35) RW menu are varied and plentiful, with the desert course capping off a... More 

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Thank Washington_DCCube
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

We're so glad you gave us a try for Restaurant Week, and we're even more thrilled to hear we impressed you so much. Thank you for recommending us to others, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Annandale
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really appreciated the original Bastille. It was romantic and the food was superb. The new place is nice - but the entrees were disappointing - in fact I had to return the duck comfit - what is supposed to be a dish that falls off the bone was unchewable. The replacement duck breast also was chewy. The apps were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The team @ Bastille provided a wonderful high school graduation celebration for our family. A private room off the main dining room made it possible for our group of 10 to enjoy conversations from either end of the table. The bistro prix fixe meal was perfect for us. So surprised to at the number of escargot orders! And the dish... More 

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Thank Andrea L
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Bastille for your Graduation Dinner, Andrea! We're so pleased to hear you had such a great experience. We do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences whenever we can, and we're glad we impressed you with our flourless chocolate cake. Thank you for writing us such a positive review. We hope to see you... More 

Alexandria, VA
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Bastille’s ceviche, with a perfect balance of flavors, was perfect for lunch on a hot July day. The tuna “hamburger” was a tasty combination of tuna, quinoa, and chard and definitely something to try again. The service was helpful and attentive without being overly intrusive. There are three separate areas to the restaurant—the casual bar/café, the dining room, and the... More 

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Thank mackovita
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us such a kind review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch at Bastille. We hope to be able to continue to impress you on your future visits. See you soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My wife and I had dinner there yesterday, Friday July 16th. We have been to Bastille before and they have never produced a bad meal. We shared the seared foie gras and we both had the steak with frites. Dinner started with a specialty cocktail called Loudon County Daisy and we had a bottle of a very nice red wine.... More 

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Viera, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Very Creative menu with really fresh ingredients.......!!! Try everything on the menu......! This is m our best friends fav restaurant,,,,,now ours......@@

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Thank JayWilliams
ChefMichelleP, Owner at Bastille, responded to this review

Thank you for such glowing feedback. We're so glad to hear you like what we have to offer. We hope to see you again for a meal very soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $59
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1802
    (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
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

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