Spring has sprung at Bastille for Easter! Join us for our $49 3-course brunch or lunch and fabulous Mimosas! We will be open from 11am-5pm for all of your HOPPING good Easter dining, so bring the family and let us treat you!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
I went twice in a week. Hanger steak was delish! Desserts are amazing. Service is great! I can't wait to come back for brunch!
We enjoyed our meal at Bastille. I prefer Bastille's ambiance, but I think Le Refuge's food is better.
Bastille surpassed my expectations. I ordered the prix-fixe meal and was impressed with the variety of flavors, textures, and compositions of the dishes. The server was very nice and efficient so my friend and I had no trouble making out show at the nearby MetroStage after dining. I will be back if I'm in the Alexandria area again.
Celebrated my daughter-in-law’s birthday in style at Bastille. Freshly shucked oysters and beignet de crevettes were outstanding. As were the salmon, short ribs and steak. Wait staff was attentive and personable. A very special evening.
HAD A GREAT MEAL AND SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL. WE HAD A BABY WITH US AND THEY WERE SO HOSPITABLE. WE WOULD DEFINITELY COME BACK!
We attended the Loire Valley wine dinner, which was sold out, so the room was packed and noise levels were louder than normal. Food was absolutely incredible...best bite of the evening was the scallop carpaccio with grapefruit and ginger and just a sprinkle of sea salt. That salty crunch and those flavors together, heaven!
Attended the special wine dinner. The time between courses was insanely long, sometimes 40-45 minutes! A five course dinner took almost 4 hours. Sluggish service made us tired and full. Despite that, All courses were great except for one... the rabbit was strangely peppery and totally over braised. The meat was so so dry, disappointing cause it was main course of tasting. Star was definitely dessert.
After moving to Alexandria and looking for a go to restaurant...we have finally found it in Bastille. We love the food. Great service and great value!
Birthday dinner for our son. The menu offered plenty of choice and tasted great when it arrived. Wine list was very good, and our choice tasted great and was reasonably priced.
Very good food as usual. Their prix fixe menus area good value.
We had an amazing anniversary dinner there - great service, some lovely touches acknowledging the celebration, and really stellar food. The Sunday Sippers wine options were a fantastic surprise as well!
Bastille always hits the right notes. It’s why it’s my go to place for out of town visitors.
Fantastic food with high attention to interesting combinations and attention to detail on flavors. Delightful service with perfect balance of personal rapport without overstepping and high attentiveness without intrusion. Only knock was having a reservation and getting seated in lackluster overfill room in the back with only one other couple who was loud. Felt like we had joined them for dinner! we assumed more would be seated to up the ambiance but no we were left stranded back there alone. Surely got highly attentive service but was not the date night feel we'd been looking for. I'd go back for the food but refuse the back room. Especially with a reservation!
Friends told us Bastille was quite good and so we had to give it a try! The front dining room and bar area have the best ambiance however the booths and chairs are bit low for the table height. The bar chairs could use some cushions, for added comfort. The service was very good and the food choices for each menu were delicious. We especially love their beef main under the Brasserie menu. Their soups are full of flavor. The wine selection is very good! We went twice in a week for our birthdays and V-day. Both times did not disappoint in any way, shape, or form. Parking was easy and we look forward to better weather and hopefully sitting outside like a cafe in France.
Beautiful ambiance, great wine, and phenomenal paella special! Highly recommend.
Our service was wonderful. The waitress helped me with a wine selection, a good choice. Caesar salad excellent. My husband’s salmon, also excellent. Only one chicken dish; and I don’t eat red meats. Or octopus. If you are a fan of French food, then this place is superb. Fine dining, not for routine meals.
We love Bastille but we were a bit worried about the perils of Valentine's Day dining. Not to worry, it was perfect!! We were seated on time, everything was still available, it was delicious, we had great service AND it was a very good value for a holiday dinner. Congrats to all for making this a very special dinner!!
I love this place. It was my third time going there and it was absolutely great!
Cheesecake dessert was curdled. Waitress never came to our table after we got one drink. No follow up, while the table next to us repeatedly got service. Three drinks, coffee, and follow up for every item at their table. Same waitress serving us, and she hardly acknowledged that we were there.
Despite having reservations, were put in crappy table at first when there were lots of empties. We asked to be reseated, they made a big deal out of it. We were moved only one table over, and they acted like it was a huge shift, and that we should be thankful.
What a shame. Won't be going back.
Always love the food here.
The short ribs and hanger steak were excellent. We loved the mushroom soup, but there was too much oil, which kept us from ordering dessert (too rich).
This intimate little spot is wonderful. I brought my wife here for her birthday and we had an outstanding time. The food was delicious, our server was friendly and had very helpful suggestions, and everyone at Bastille really went the extra mile give us a special birthday evening. Can't wait to go back.
unexpectedly good food. loved the shrimp beignets. good list of wine by the glass
My friends and I go to brunch monthly. This was my choice and I’m glad you far exceeded our expectations.
Service and food to include dessert was very good. Menu items reflected the season and atmosphere was laid back. Enjoyed our lunch very much. We will return
Love this place! Great food and service. I hope I don't jinx myself but I've never had a bad meal or experience here. (It's the only place I know where the mussels always taste fresh.) They have a nice prixe fix menu ($35 for 3) to try new combos, which is a great way to find your favorites. Nice place for everyday dining, date, or special occasion.
We very much enjoyed our evening. Great service, excellent food.
Went for prix fix restaurant week meal. Left very satisfied and full of delectable flavors!
While we eat here for special occasions and we were last at Bastille on Feb 7th for my girlfriends birthday. The service is great and the food reminds us of our trips to France. Highly recommend.
Love this restaurant! The flavors of each dish are just right. There is great variety on the menu as well. It’s pricey for me, so we wait till restaurant week!
We went to Bastille for my husband's birthday and it was one of the best experiences we have ever had dining in Alexandria. Our waitress, Victoria, was wonderful! She explained all of the courses and helped us pick out our favorites. We've visited Paris two years in a row and it felt like we were still there!! Thank you for making this a wonderful evening. We will definitely dine here again and again. C'est ci bon!!!
I was a big fan of Bastille when they were on South Royal. I had tried the Fayette location twice the first year they opened and loved the food and ambiance. They are not the restaurant they once were. We started with the foie gras which was served with a sweet, heavy date nut bread. Although the visual presentation was stunning, the nut bread sweetness overpowered the foie gras. I finished mine off with the baguette from the table, which allowed the subtle foie gras flavor to emerge. We followed with the beet salad and bean soup. The bean soup had no flavor. The beet salad had all the right ingredients - cream cheese, walnut, orange, onion, arugula. But there was only one walnut sliver in the whole serving, just a dab of cheese, and two little orange slivers. I was able to get all flavors in one bite once, by accident, because I could not see the cheese or walnuts. That single bite was sublime. The rest was flavorless. My date had the duck, which was prepared with banana and pineapple. It was meh. The flavors did not come together with any pizazz. I had the hangar steak with wine reduction and frites. Frites were delicious, but steak was flavorless. It was so mediocre I decided it was not worth the calories and brought it home for the dog. If one or two courses had been weak, I would attribute it to a bad night. But when nothing comes to life in your mouth, the chef needs to revisit his offerings. I loved the ambiance in the front from previous visits, but we were ushered to a back room which had the ambiance of a diner, and not a fashionable one. They need a decorator to elevate that back room. And no espresso. The machine was broken. Well, they should go buy a Nespresso for 200 dollars at Sur La Table to get through the weekend. On the positive side, the service was excellent. Friendly and professional from arrival to departure.
Second time at Bastille! First was a New Years Eve prix fixe dinner, second a special menu for restaurant week! When a restaurant does this well during more crowd oriented times, you know it will be even better on a regular dining day! Loved the food, portions are the right size, and service is attentive but not invasive. Quickly becoming one of our favorites!!
We have been going to Bastille for a number of years and will continue to do so. We have dined there with friends several times and they all had nothing but praise for the service and food. Can't wait to return!
Always a pleasure. Both eberyday drop in and special occassion
Went with friends during restaurant week. Great pre-fixe menu choices for a great price. Very tasty flavor combinations.
Bastille has just become my favorite French restaurant in the area. My friend and I went there from DC on my recommendation, and we had the prix fixe lunch, which was the best meal I've had in a long time. My friend has some dietary restrictions, and the wait staff could not have been more accommodating. We're definitely coming back!
Food and service is always amazing never a disappointment. Highly recommended.
Despite it being restaurant week and the place was packed, my date and I never felt like we were being ignored or neglected by the server. The food came out at the proper time, and each meal was excellent!
Pleasant experience overall. Salad course selections were well balanced and presentation was thoughtful and appealing. Dinner portions were on target, although presentation as minimalist. Cocktails were very well done, albeit a bit pricey. Service was attentive, although a bit slow out of the gate.