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“Very good place to eat in Old Town”
Review of Bastille

Bastille
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Ranked #67 of 767 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
Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I went here for Restaurant Week. It is locate on the northern part of Old Town. We were lucky to get a parking space in their small parking lot. There is street parking, but it is in a residential area, so it may not be easy to get.

They had outside tables, and it was a nice night, but we decided to eat inside. They had a nice bar, and it was hopping. They had a good selection of food for Restaurant Week, and we really enjoyed all three courses. They also had a nice wine selection.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nestled in a neighborhood on the north end of Old Town - this spot is not to be missed! Sit at the bar on busy nights and enjoy 20% off of your bill (alcohol is not included). Fantastic wine list, interesting and yummy specials - Bastille is reasonably priced with a casual elegant ambiance. On a nice evening, sit on the patio and listen to the fountains of neighboring Abaca Imports.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I didn't want to share how good this restaurant is as I fear it will become so popular that it will be hard to get a reservation. However as a small business owner myself, this restaurant deserves much praise! This quaint restaurant has phenomenal food that is very tasty without combining too many flavors. From the taste of the food you will realize the passion that the chefs have in creating unique food combinations flavored with the right amount of ingredients. Good portion sizes as well! This restaurant has become my favorite!

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1  Thank LauraL112013
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

I recently ate at the Bastille in an outside table with friends. It was lovely in the almost-garden type setting, the food was amazing, and the wait staff very attentive.

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Thank mejehn
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Bastille has very good food, nice wine choices, and the atmosphere is very nice. It's a little neighborhood place in North Old Town. They have outdoor dining, which is nice. Their bar is small but nice and if you eat dinner at the bar it's discounted and they have good deals on wine during happy hour. Their cheese and charcuterie plates are very good as are their Caesar salads. I love their roasted chicken (forget the name of the dish) and their duck confit. I've never had a bad meal at this place and enjoy going there. Sometimes the service isn't what I would like, but that's a staff issue, not a food issue. That's usually on the slower nights early in the week. The regular staff is there later in the week and things go well when he's behind the bar and the main manager, Mark, is there to run things.

It's a good restaurant with very good food. Highly recommend you try it.

Thank LadyAboutTown
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