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Bastille, Alexandria, VA
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Bastille

4.6
4.6
2583 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 21 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 2,583 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. B

    Bananatoes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious menu for Restaurant Week! Service was great, the drinks were tasty, and we had a great time. My favorite part was the chocolate raspberry cake!
  2. p

    paulettef

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner. Bastille is always consistently great. Last night I had the escargot, and the roast duck. I'm allergic to certain green vegetables, so the chef helpfully substituted carrots for the brussels sprouts. We also had the wine pairing, which was superb. It always nice to try the recommended wines. The wine selected for each course was fantastic! And of course, all of their desserts are to die for. I love the profiteroles, and my husband went with the creme brulle.
  3. E

    Eddie

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and wine suggestion. Much improved since last visit. We’ll definitely be frequent diners again!
  4. A

    Awesome

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went during restaurant week- great experience- food was amazing staff super in everything from drinks to food - couldn’t have asked for anything better!!
  5. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at the table agreed that the food was delicious and will come again.
  6. P

    Philip

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best value for Alexandria Restaurant Week. Amazing dishes and wine pairings. Fabulous service. Wonderful ambience.
  7. KM

    KathyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe seating very cozy, service is always professional & well paced. Food is special & beautifully presented.
  8. D

    Duie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got a pre-fix menu with a wine pairing. Everything was phenomenal!!
  9. D

    Denise

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have previously been to Bastille for dinner, and this was the first time I tried their Sunday brunch, it was worth it. The staff was friendly and attentive and care about the experience of the customer. I had the prix fixe brunch menu and ordered a pot of English Breakfast tea. The rock shrimp fritters with avocado and lime were a nice start, the eggs hollandaise on a croissant were perfect, and the pot du chocolat for desert was a rich delicious chocolate closer to a lovely meal. Overall, a lovely, delicious, leisurely dining experience which I would recommend.
  10. TM

    TinaMarie

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish. My friends and I went to Bastille for Restaurant Week and are so happy we picked it. The food was amazing and the service was great. Our waitress was very patient with us as we tried to figure out what drink we wanted. She made a drink suggestion for me and I absolutely loved it. One of my friends was the shrimp with guac appetizer but she's allergic to cilantro. Once again, our waitress made the suggestion of switching it out for aioli instead. They servers never let our water get low and the food came out so quick. It was delicious! I had the scallops and risotto, my friends had the beef bourguignon and the duck. As for the ambience, it's a great place for date night or a girls night. It wasn't too loud. You could definitely have a conversation at your table and not feel like you're yelling. They have two dining rooms, one in the front and one in the back. And they have seating at the bar and some tables in the bar area. Overall, I would go back and recommend to everyone!
  11. D

    Diana

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It has been a while since I've been at Bastille but I feel like the quality of cookery has gone down. We both had the prix fixe meal but they were out of duck breast. The replacement flank steak was good but came with a very large pile of soggy fries (cold oil?) The terrine of foie Gras tasted only of fat and was entirely unseasoned. The duck breast was okay but the Brussel sprouts were not perky and yellowed. Both our steak knives were very difficult to work with and shook the whole table. Seating was incredibly crowded at 8:45 at night. Profiteroles were dry because they were dehydrated by refrigeration and stuffed with ice cream, which I didn't feel was necessary. A disappointing meal this time.
  12. KQ

    KQtc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The servers were super nice and provided a candle our friend’s dessert for her birthday. She was very gracious taking pictures for us for the occasion. She also surprised us with complimentary Prosecco or sparking wine for our celebratory occasion.
  13. l

    lisay

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious. The service was slow and the waiter was behind in the wine pairing. After the third course, the hostess told us we needed to leave because they needed the table for next reservation. We had not even finished the desert wine. She was so rude that it ruined the night. We were there to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. Very unfortunate.
  14. S

    Sonia

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I was shocked when the manager came over and told us we had to leave at 7:15 because he had booked our table to another party. We arrived at 5 and were a group of 5. I thought that was pretty déclassé.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive service and delicious food. We went for Restaurant Week and enjoyed the prix fixe menus.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Service was a bit slow in the beginning and throughout. The table was in between the host stand and the bar and another table almost like it wasn’t supposed to be there and we kept getting bumped by employees and customers. The food was good overall.
  17. BD

    BirthdayDayDiner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family went to Bastille for my birthday and were impressed with the restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service superb We were concerned that a three course meal would be too much to eat, but the portions were sized perfectly. I had the Bistro Premier prix fixe menu, with the beignets de crevettes, cassolette, and pot de crème au chocolat - fantastic!
  18. j

    jec3

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cassoulet was delish!
  19. J

    Jim0924

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice cozy atmosphere, pleasant and patient servers, OK food.
  20. k

    katydid

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the fold was delicious. We went during Restaurant Week, which is an especially good deal with excellent offerings. I informed our waitress immediately that we had to leave within an hour and a half to attend an event, and she made sure this happened. She even double checked our time request later on to be sure we were on target.
  21. w

    womenflyplanes

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Poor service, food overdone, and waitstaff acted as though I was invisible until I went into to maitre d’ for help. Very disappointed when usually excellent.
  22. E

    Elizabeth

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night, special occasion, or just because. Food is fantastic and service is wonderful.
  23. CM

    ChrisM

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious meal! We will be back again soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did a wonderful job managing our daughter’s celiac disease.
  25. v

    valeriel

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very noisy and close tables. Food quality and portion size overpriced. Disappointing
  26. HS

    HenryS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time eating here, authentic French… everything! Food was excellent and a fantastic selection of wine. Service was great as well. Will go back.
  27. C

    Cyclops

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chaudree (think French chowder) was terrific! Light, flavorful and low in calories/high in protein. Superb!
  28. KM

    KaraM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Highly recommend. To anyone who loves French food.
  29. DA

    DaveA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great French cuisine and service! A somewhat hidden gem in Old Town.
  30. VA

    VAScot

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent New Year's Eve menu, we had the duck and the turbot. Turbot in a great sauce with an interesting take on cauliflower that made me actually enjoy eating it. My fiance's duck was also excellent. Dessert choices were also very good.
  31. TO

    TedO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The choices for all three courses were varied and good, somewhat luxurious as befits New Year's Eve. We really liked that none of the choices were from the regular menu so that made it a special occasion which is something we wanted. The duck entree with the poached pears was excellent along with the foie gras appetizer.
  32. C

    Chazbo

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hadn't been to Bastille in a while and had forgotten how good the food, service, and wine pairings could be. Brought some friends who were first time patrons and they were thoroughly impressed. Collectively we had a great time and will be back again in the very near future -- a wonderful evening!
  33. SD

    SallieD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our dinner and the restaurant. New favorite for sure.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful anniversary meal. Food excellent, service very good. Nice restaurant, just wish it was more cozy. Still feels a bit like converted office space. Will definitely return for the food either way!
  35. E

    Edibaldo

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, elegant venue, great staff, amazing wine selection. Duck main course, a superb cassoulet with excellent soup. Superb coffee & dessert. Will be back for my birthday soon. Best restaurant in Alexandria we have been to.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the ambiance is very welcoming.
  37. GK

    GailK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! What a wonderful experience!! Delicious food; server efficient and knowledgeable!! Busy restaurant but we were taken care of well. We will come again!!
  38. KS

    KSGil

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The good was excellent, as it always is at Bastille. Our server was terrific, but as the room filled, she seemed to have too many tables. Perhaps there was a staff shortage. Nonetheless, she did a fine job. The only thing that bothered me was the noise level, but I fear that is common in restaurants these days. We had to talk with raised voices. This will not keep me from dining at Bastille as often as appropriate.
  39. GM

    GailM

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can always count on Bastille for delicious food, great service and a warm and welcoming ambiance. We had Christmas Eve dinner here and enjoyed every minute of the night.
  40. w

    womenflyplanes

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place especially for a holiday meal and pairing.

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 4.6 stars by 2583 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 21 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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