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Bastille, Alexandria, VA

Bastille

4.7
4.7
2626 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bastille Brasserie & Bar is located at the corner of North Fayette & Pendleton Street in Alexandria VA.

Chefs Christophe & Michelle Poteaux's award winning restaurant & bar, located in Old Town Alexandria, has continuously offered guests fresh takes on classic French cuisine, all within our quaint neighborhood brasserie.

Our creations are rooted in the use of seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. Our passion for French food, wine & culture is what we celebrate daily with all of Alexandria & the DMV. Enjoy our casual atmosphere in one of our dining rooms, in our Bar-Café, or at one of our outdoor tables; where locals and travelers love to relax.
We thank you for giving us a visit & we hope you’ll return, hungry for more.
VIVE LA FRANCE!!!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 519-3776

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christophe and Michelle Poteaux

  • Catering

    Bastille has 2 dining rooms that are available for semi-private and private groups. Contact Chef Michelle Poteaux at chefmichelle@bastillerestaurant.com to discuss your needs!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Bastille can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Angela Johnson: (703) 519-3776

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    Pendleton Street

  • Parking details

    Curbside Delivery available in front of the restaurant or Carry-Out. Ample free street parking, non metered. Daytime 2 hour limit. After 6pm no time limit. No limit on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    Braddock Road Metro train station is 2 blocks away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Half Way to Friday-Every Wednesday!!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join us every Wednesday from 4pm-Close for Happy Hour All NIGHT! Valid in our café and all outdoor seating. No Discounts or Coupons can be used on alcohol/Only on food purchased/See restaurant for details.

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What 2,626 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday celebration for my husband. Ate in the Bar area where Rudy, bartender/server, took great care of us. The food was fantastic! Will definitely go back.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner for my wife at Bastille. Service was excellent, food was wonderful - we'll definitely be back!
  3. AshleyS

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favs! Their profiteroles are incredible!
  4. Dirk

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful neighborhood place. Reminds me of being in Paris.
  5. seebee

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We wanted to go to Bastille to catch the last week of the winter menu so we could have Cassoulet. We really like this dish, and it won't be available after this week. It was very good as we've come to expect.
  6. BernardM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend this restaurant. My friends from out of town thought the service was amazing and ate everything off the plate.
  7. Napoleon

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so happy to discover Bastille. Our second visit was as great as the first. It’s one of our favorite places to go for special occasions.
  8. AWAW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience, and service. I love Bastille. It’s consistently delicious and the staff is amazing. My mom and I enjoyed an early bday celebration and enjoy the fixed brunch. We just returned from Paris and we were delighted to continue our French dining experience back home.

    BastilleResponded 5 days agoIt means so much, AWAW to know that everything from the menu to the friendly service all made for such a beautiful evening. Here's hoping we can welcome you and yours back again to do it all over again. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  9. ReginaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gotten take out a couple times, but this is actually our first time eating in. We had an excellent brunch! Highly recommend their version of eggs Benedict. Service was good, and the food came up quickly. The dining room is a little bit noisy. We caught the tail end of lunch and it wasn’t particularly full, so I can only imagine what it’s like with a full restaurant. But we will definitely be back.

    BastilleResponded 5 days agoIt means so much, Regina, to know that everything from the menu to the friendly service all made for such a delicious dining experience. Here's hoping we can welcome you and yours back again to do it all over again. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose off the $59 fixed price menu. The choices were varied and all looked enticing. My husband chose bouillabaisse and I had scallops. Both were great tasting portions. My husband enjoyed a Negroni and I had a perfectly chilled Sancerre. Service was perfect not at all intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bastille!!!!

    BastilleResponded 5 days agoIt means so much to know that everything from the menu to the friendly service all made for such a beautiful evening. Here's hoping we can welcome you and yours back again to do it all over again. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  11. Chris

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I feel like everything was just sort of...okay? Nothing was terrible but there wasn't anything exceptional about the experience either. If you're looking for a quick bite of French food, and want to be in-and-out in under 45 minutes, this is a good bet. On the other hand, if you want more of an intimate, romantic, cozy experience, look elsewhere.

    BastilleResponded 5 days agoFrom the execution of your meal to the customer service that you receive, making sure to only present our very best is always what matters most.. We know that this team can easily show you the full five-star treatment, so here's hoping that we have the opportunity to do so sometime in the very near future. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  12. CedarSteats

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening from start to finish. Sat in the Cafe and had excellent service from Jacob. Perfectly crafted cocktails and wine selections. Attentive service, food was outstanding. Bastille never disappoints.

    BastilleResponded 5 days agoIt means so much to know that everything from the menu to the friendly service all made for such a beautiful evening. Here's hoping we can welcome you and yours back again to do it all over again. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  13. Kathy

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the prix fixe menu. Everything was delicious!
  14. carolg

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good as was the service. The fixed price menu is a terrific deal. The restaurant was full on a Friday night in early March. Patrons all seemed to be enjoying themselves.
  15. Foodie

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and customer service. Prixe Fixe menu has amazing options, all of which look phenomenal. French onion soup, scallops, and apple cider cheese cake were phenomenal along with the wine pairing. I didn't remember to take pictures until the dessert course.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great time and food was superb!
  17. BarbV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy atmosphere, good service and delicious food! If you like French food this should definitely be on your list of restaurants.

    BastilleResponded on March 2, 2023Knowing that your meal was as wonderful as your previous meals really means a lot, Barb. Here's hoping that we can have you back soon for more of the same lovely service and delicious menu. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  18. MEveC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I was celebrating my bday with family and friends. Our waitress was very attentive, her service was excellent. Wine price by the glass, expensive. The food was salty, mostly fries and my scallop dish. My fault was not to request or warn to our waitress: do not add salt to my or some dishes. I appreciate the greeting card with 15% off but it should be valid up to 60 or 90 days.

    BastilleResponded on March 2, 2023We love celebrating, and we are so happy you chose to celebrate your birthday with us. Knowing that your visit was as wonderful as your previous really means a lot, MEve. Here's hoping that we can have you back soon for more of the same lovely service and delicious menu. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  19. GoodService

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love love love this spot.
  20. Wade

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service matched by an exquisite cuisine. Staff is very friendly and attentive.
  21. Brandy

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. The food was wonderful as usual. My friends had the steak frites and I ordered the scallops with risotto. We started with the Salade D’hiver and the pears were incredible! My favorite salad.
  22. AriY

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, wonderful service, and great value for money.
  23. SWBAgain

    Denver

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A birthday event. Everyone who contacted us knew it was a birthday. Well done. As always. We will return
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight. Great food, service, and vibe.
  25. FoodGuru

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite French bistros! Everything is good here.
  26. MAlexandria

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was very tasty, but the service was not very good. Our waiter was nice, but seemed to be split between different parts of the restaurant and when we would ask him or one of the bussers for something they kept forgetting, and I kiterally had to get up and get things myself. Some of the staff didn't seem to know basics, like what you bring out with coffee...by the time I got sugar for my espresso, it was cold. Basics are important and can make or break an evening out. I left frustrated that I had spent so much on our dinner and so many basics had been overlooked.
  27. FoodieVA

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Normally the onion soup is good. This time it had way too much cheese and it was lukewarm, not good at all!
  28. TimS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Valentines dinner and their menu was amazing. My wife has celiac and every entree was gluten free. My wife had the truffle risotto which was amazing while I had the filet mignon. Just exceptionally done by the chef. Service was on point all night. Go if you can, it's a semi-hidden gem
  29. JeffR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine's at Bastille was a great experience. We ordered from the prix fixe menu and my partner did the wine pairings. We had a reservation for 5:30 and were seated immediately. The waitstaff worked together as a well-oiled machine. Our appetizers were very good and the perfect size for an introduction to the meal. My partner ordered the duck for the main course and I ordered the filet mignon. The duck was perfect. Juicy with a crisp skin. The steak had a sweet sauce on top that paired well. The star of the dinner was dessert. I had the deconstructed cheesecake and my partner had the chocolate and raspberry dessert. Once again, the size was perfect. There was just enough for each of us to try the others, but it was definitely a dessert portion for one person. My partner was really happy with the wine pairings and the specialty cocktail I ordered was perfect. We will certainly be back.
  30. AcaciaK

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent mussels frites, onion soup and wines! We chose the bar bc I preferred the ambiance and decor. 4 stars because both dining rooms lacked ambiance, intimate settings and felt sterile. I’m not a fan of booths and chairs are stiff. Excellent food. Weekly Date night with my husband.

    BastilleResponded on February 16, 2023It means so much to know that everything from the menu to the friendly service all made for such a beautiful evening, Acacia. Here's hoping we can welcome you and yours back again to do it all over again. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  31. beardyblue

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a terrific birthday dinner for my wife. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and the ambience was just right. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.
  32. carolg

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another delicious meal in this neighborhood gem!
  33. Owen

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak and fries in town. Our service and meals were amazing.
  34. TheresaL

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I attended the Bordeaux Wine Dinner on Feb 8. There was a problem with our reservation, but the host and staff were able to accommodate us. It turned out to be a better experience than expected. The chef prepared the perfect courses and wine-pairing.

    BastilleResponded on February 16, 2023From the reservation to the meal itself, Theresa, it's all about making sure you and yours receive the very best. Here's hoping that we can welcome you back for dinner soon for another stellar dining experience. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  35. AllanD

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My birthday
  36. Awesome

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughters birthday, really appreciated the card and invite back for my daughter as a birthday gift from Bastille- very wonderful to do! Our experience was exceptional (as we have experienced before) staff are incredible and work hard to ensure everyones needs are met. Food is exceptional!! I can’t say enough of how we appreciated the attention to the perfection of the food!!
  37. ChelseaZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The server and hostesses were amazing! The support staff not so much.. I asked three times (3 different individuals) for a fork. All nodded or said yes and left. I would see them doing other things but not return with a fork. Finally we flagged the server down. As for the food. You can see into the kitchen. Something the chefs need to remember. Two of them could be seen touching their faces. No hand washing took place after. They could also be seen eating while cooking. Not great. For a $200 price tag I won’t be returning.

    BastilleResponded on February 16, 2023We assure you that there is nothing we are more passionate about than providing a beautiful dining experience, Chelsea, and we're sorry to hear of your experience. Every member of this staff knows how important it is to consistently share the best food and service around, which is why your concerns will be immediately addressed. Hoping we have the opportunity to welcome you back in order to make things right with the five-star treatment our staff can show you. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal with one of the best drink I’ve ever had
  39. MissyB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding and service was great! I wish it was a little quieter, but overall, we are glad we went.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service started a little slow… I think the servers had a miscommunication and didn’t know who was covering our table. Once that was worked out, we had no other issues. The food though… the food was amazing. We went for restaurant week. I had the French onion soup, scallops with risotto, and Tatin cheesecake and everything was delicious. What a little hidden gem of a restaurant. I will be back!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bastille using the Order Online button. Bastille also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Bastille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 519-3776.

Bastille is rated 4.7 stars by 2626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Bastille

606 N. Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pendleton Street

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Curbside Delivery available in front of the restaurant or Carry-Out. Ample free street parking, non metered. Daytime 2 hour limit. After 6pm no time limit. No limit on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    Braddock Road Metro train station is 2 blocks away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christophe and Michelle Poteaux

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 519-3776

  • Catering

    Bastille has 2 dining rooms that are available for semi-private and private groups. Contact Chef Michelle Poteaux at chefmichelle@bastillerestaurant.com to discuss your needs!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Bastille can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Angela Johnson: (703) 519-3776

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