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“Excellent Wine Pairings”
Review of Bastille

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Ranked #59 of 757 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $59
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bashford Lane / Third St
Transit: Braddock Road Metro (closest with cab ride) or King Street Metro (with cab ride)
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
Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Excellent Wine Pairings”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

This quiet and out of the way hidden gem is well worth it. Go for the 3 course meal with the wine pairing. Each course is delicious and very well presented...and the wine selection for each is a great complement to the food. If you need some assistance with the wine menu the staff is very helpful and willing to work with you to find just the right one.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank MCR0269
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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delightful; Off the Beaten Path”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Comfortable, welcoming, French bistro-style. Excellent menu with many creative items to consider. Very good wine list as well. Thoughtful service. Well-paced delicious meal. Able to converse with ease.

They periodically host wine-tasting dinners. I look forward to attending one.

A bit north of Olde Towne on the edge of a residental district next to the Potomac. Easy parking.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Ralph T
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Miami Beach, Florida
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Quite a good restaurant”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

La Bastille is a really nice place for a family outing.
The setting is quiet, comfortable and the staff very kind.
The food is good without being out of this world. We found the ratio quality/price at the low side, but it is Alexandria I guess. My wife was more excited about the place than I was. She was there several times and always quite pleased.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Jean L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Simple and Elegant”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Fine, carefully prepared food. Simple ambience and attentive service. While tucked away from the noise of Old Town, you can still enjoy its charm. has become one of our favorites.

Visited December 2011
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Thank maianga
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Nashville, Tennessee
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140 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sunday Brunch!”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Very impressed with this Brunch and will return soon. Overall, one of the best brunches we’ve had in the DC area (and we’ve had a lot!). We have not done dinner here yet—this review only reflects “Sunday Brunch”.

Food: Great menu with entrees and appetizers that are well though-out. We got the prize fixe menu for Sunday Brunch and everything was wonderful. For appetizers I highly recommend the duck charcuterie. It was a very nicely cooked large piece of a duck with prosciutto and some field greens. The taste was wonderful and the temperature was perfect. For entrees we got the duck sausage and NY strip steak. Both were amazing. The duck sausage was nicely cooked and tasted wonderful and the steak was tender, juicy and had a great dark burgundy style sauce with the right amount of seasoning. Again, temperature was perfect. Timing on the dishes was prompt as well.

Service: Very good. The waitress was very professional and the bus people were extremely prompt. They paid attention to all the little details that one would expect in a nicer place (such as clearing the table of appropriate dishes before the next course comes out, replacing the appropriate silverware, knowing when and how a guest signals they are finished with a course, etc.).

Dessert: Absolutely great. The apple crumble was amazing and the chocolate mouse was wonderful.
Drinks: They have French press coffee, which is always a good sign!

We have already decided to bring more family members here for either a Sunday Brunch or dinner.

  • Visited March 2012
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