Bistro du Soleil - VA
Bistro du Soleil - VA

Bistro du Soleil - VA

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrodusoleilva.com/
  • Phone: 5713122754x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 4:30 - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Samir Labriny
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Flamenco Guitarists on Friday and Saturday nights 9:30 pm- 1am

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking after 6 pm
A word from Bistro du Soleil - VA
Enjoy authentic Mediterranean food in the heart of Alexandria, VA.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Bistro du Soleil - VA reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (14)romantic (13)special occasion (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OK, but there are better
    BrianDVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We tried Bistro Du Soleil on a whim after seeing it open on our way to a different restaurant a couple of weeks before. We love Mediterranean food, so we figured we would take a chance. Staff was friendly, but disorganized. Service was a little odd, honestly...asked us what we wanted to drink, but there was no drink menu, didn't really have much feedback on the food, sat us right where the entertainment would be (we didn't realize there was entertainment) even though there was plenty of open seating. Food was OK to very good, depending on what you get, nothing spectacular. There's better a few blocks down King St. The entertainment was a belly dancer...fun, but a little awkward based on where we sat. Overall OK, but not rushing back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    catmom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was not as expected; the Bastilla was soggy and greasy, the salmon was overcooked, under seasoned and there was no evidence that preserved lemon was used to flavor the dish. The lamb was overcooked and there was no sauce; just a serving of rice, a serving of carrots, and a serving of overcooked, under seasoned lamb chunks. It was on par with hospital or cafeteria food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Bad but Not Great
    lishabelle22
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food here was nothing special. I had the artichoke chicken and I felt like I could have made the same thing at home, plus the portion of chicken was too small in my opinion. Their sangria was good and overall everything was very well priced. The vibe is slightly strange but the staff was really nice. Also close to the King street metro.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but too salty
    Rachou
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I liked the location, the service, and the variety of the menu. The calamari as an appetizer was excellent. However, I did not enjoy my main dish at all. I order the seafood paella but couldn't really eat any of the rice. It had a tomato based sauce that was entirely wayyyyy too salty. I ate the chicken and seafood but left all the rice, unfortunately.
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  • A nice find on King Street in Alex
    twina
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first. The staff are very, very pleasant and efficient and the food is excellent. We really love the enclosed booths and couches as we have been with a group both times. This may become our neighborhood regular and we will continue to bring other friends here to introduce them to it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weird room
    Kayakris
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Bistro du Soleil's food was fresh with well-balanced seasonings, and the pita bread is marvelous. The setting itself however, seems not to have been updated since the previous Moroccan restaurant departed. There is an unusual display prominent in the room: a non working fountain placed on a portable dance floor, in front of a small stage. The banquet seating looked very comfortable, the service was friendly and prompt. But the whole open floor area needs rethinking.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved Bistro du Soleil!
    noahVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a wonderful evening here! We sat in a private alcove with pillows, the food and sangria was delicious! There were were such interesting options on the menu.. something for everyone, even vegans! THe service was excellent, our waiter was so friendly! We are glad we like to dine on the late side, because starting at around 9:30, there was live music and it was very good. Everybody there seemed to be having a good time. If we get back to Alexandria, we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    LWood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the lamb shank and paella as entrees, with the mezze appetizer platter to start. All were excellent, and the hummus was outstanding. Highly recommend you try this place - especially those less familiar with the cuisine. Our servers gave excellent recommendations and took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Texan6VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A rare find. Good food at cheap prices. Service was fine. The cheeses were outstanding and the lamb was prepared the way it should be.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had an excellent dinner experience here. Food was excellent. Our waiter had great recommendations. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but place needs renovatio
    Exelent
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Service aceptable food good but not what I was specting. Poor wine list Restaurant needs renovations RUSH.
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  • Bistro du Soleil Sun/Mon/Tues specl
    dough
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    went there for the $29 sun/mon/tues special with a bottle of wine.. great price esp with wine, staff friendly and willing to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very authentic Moroccan vibes
    fromtheburbs
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The decor exuded the appropriate atmosphere to complement the many menu items that were traditional and delicious. Very welcoming and inviting ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bistro du Soleil
    omnivore
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent restaurant.. The vegetarian entrees were outstanding with delicious seasonings and the paella was also very good. This restaurant opens at five, but open table got us a reservation for 4:45 so the restaurant wasn't open when we arrived. Fortunately, it was worth the wait but open table get your act together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    TBBestDishesVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I visited on a Monday while in DC on business. I had the lamb shank, and it was delicious - tender, flavorful. So I decided to come again on Wednesday; this time I sat in the lounge area to watch the World Cup. The drinks were reasonably priced, service was great. But the star of the show was the Casablanca Bastilla. They took a classic and elevated it to perfection. Everything at Bistro du Soleil says "We are a family; this is our food we are very pleased to share with you". I have recommended it to colleagues in DC. Don't miss out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant
    morrocanight
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The restaurant décor is beautiful. The food is wonderful and the service is great! This restaurant has to be promoted more. Because it is a big space it looked really empty and quiet for a Saturday night. That night the music was not in accordance with Mediterranean-Morrocan style. The band was playing "blues", shocking combination. I will return again but I will make sure that the band playing will be flamenco music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
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