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Bistrot Lafayette - CLOSED

1118 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
+1 703-548-2525
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
May 28, 2014
“Try the cassoulet”
Apr 16, 2014
“Quaint little spot for lunch/breakfast”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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French, European
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1118 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed May 28, 2014

Bistro Lafayette serves French comfort food in this authentic neighborhood gem. Enjoy a bottle of 1/2 price wine on Mondays next to the fireplace with your warm, crusty bread and delicious cassoulet. Great food, excellent value. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Kathleen_Dunn
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lafayette is a small and unassuming place just off King Street (main drag for shopping/eating/drinking in Alexandria). My wife and another couple went there at lunchtime on a weekday and we all loved our dishes. I had the special, which was a quiche, and honestly...More

Thank Streamborne
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a good restaurant for Provincial French cuisine. Service is friendly and efficient. It’s located on upper King Street, closer to the Masonic Temple than the waterfront, so suggest taking a taxi if coming from that area.

Thank John G
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We have eaten here in the past and it was fine. We headed that way recently and saw a sign on the restaurant that it is closed for business. Internet search show it closed around December 2012.

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have been to this restaurant 3 or 4 times a year for the last several years, to include a Thanksgiving with the family, a large party of friends and just the two of us, and the food is consistently good - never had a...More

Thank Juliet J
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Bistrot Lafayette has pretty good French Country style food, but they recently closed. The owner has decided to pursue other things. For French Food visit Le Bergerie on Lee Street or Le Refuge on N Washington Street.

1  Thank LadyAboutTown
Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

$12.35 for a hamburger and salad with cilantro dressing including tax and proper $2.00 tip. Very tasty on both counts. However the cheese appeared to be the smooth american kind that is individually wrapped? I thought it could have been a bit more upscale for...More

Thank classof78
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Reasonably priced and good bistro food. Mussels were plentiful steamed in delicious broth. Great for dunking "frites" and bread.

Thank ladyel_10
Reviewed June 9, 2012

I've eaten here before but never had the experience we had tonight. Initially the waitress was very forgetful about our drinks. Service exceedingly slow. At the end of the meal we discovered a frozen fly in an icecube. We told the waitress, whose only reply...More

1  Thank elisabeth a
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Looking for a reasonably priced place to eat...came across this place after looking at the menu card outside. Pleasant decor, if a bit spartan in terms of table accessories etc... Food was very good, not pretentious. Waiter was polite and efficient.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925
    (Henry and S.Fayette)
  • Public Transportation: 4 blocks from King Street Metro. Free buses.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-2525
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