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Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
2617 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux create French dishes with a contemporary twist at Bistrot Royal. Offering menus for the dining room, café and bar or carry out, there is sure to be something for everyone. The dining room is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Start your dinner off at Bistrot Royal with escargots en persillade, frog wings or beignets de crevettes. Enjoy a soup or salad, such as the frisee aux lardons, soupe du jour or salade d'avocats aux crevettes. Entrées at Bistrot Royal include poulet roti aux olives, confit de canard, New York steak au poivre, truite a la grenobloise and le thon aux epices. Add a side of potato gnocci, sautéed Swiss chard, organic mushrooms or roasted sunchokes to any entrée dish.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Sunday Dinner: 4:30pm - 8:30pm Please visit our web site for up to-date hours, special events and happenings or to just make a reservation.
  • Phone number
    (703) 519-9110
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Christophe & Michelle Poteaux
  • Catering
    Bistrot Royal only does in-house catering at this time.
  • Private party facilities
    Bistrot Royal is available for semi-private functions of up to 40 people for both lunch and dinner. Please call the restaurant for availability. Parties not wanting to buy out the entire restaurant will be restricted to specific times and a pre-set menu. Reservations are not accepted more than 60 days prior to event and a deposit must be made at the time of booking.
  • Private party contact
    Thea Kromer: (703) 519-9110
  • Neighbourhood
    Alexandria
  • Cross Street
    Bashford Lane / Third St
  • Parking Details
    Small private lot in the back and ample FREE street parking.
  • Public Transit
    Braddock Road Metro (closest with cab ride) <br />or King Street Metro (with cab ride)
  • Entertainment
    Bistrot Royal does not have live entertainment
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 0.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,619 Reviews
  1. foodfriend

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great as always, and we will miss it. But we also like its sister restaurant very much.

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  2. Rolex

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great French restaurant. Luckily, you can still experience the same quality at Bastille in Alexandria. Same owners, same outstanding service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved going here over the last few years. It's a shame the restaurant is closing this week.

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  4. Federalist

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great final meal from a fine Alexandria establishment. Sad to see it go, but the memory of the great meals enjoyed here will linger on. Perhaps Bistrot will resurface at some point...

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  5. maryh

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    sorry BR has closed. Try its sister, Bastille, near Braddock Metro. Fine menu, great pastry styling by Michelle & Christoph, but lacks the intimate French ambiance of Royal St.

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  6. JamieF

    Washington DC

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Bistrot Royal for dinner on Wednesday evening to celebrate closing on our first home and to say goodbye to a neighborhood gem and one of our favorite local restaurants, Bistrot Royal will be closing it's doors for good on Saturday April 30th, 2016. Our pre fix dinner was delicious, and great value, and the service was as friendly and superb as always. We're sad to see Bistrot Royal close, and although it's 'sister' restaurant Bastille will continue, Bastille seems to get varying reviews and doesn't seem to have the same loyal following as Bistrot Royal.

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  7. Richard

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our meal was excellent and will cause us to return. Service was very slow. It appeared that the restaurant was short staffed on the evening we were there. Good weather had a number of people eating outside, which I do not believe the restaurant anticipated.

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  8. Eliz

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the landlord is selling the property so they are closing at the end of this month. We will miss them.

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  9. theatergoer

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So sad that Cafe Royal is finally closing and we'll have to go to Bastille for the same food. This is a great, modestly-priced neighborhood place with lots of available parking in a quiet neighborhood. Terrific brunch, friendly and helpful waiter.

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  10. Elizabeth

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A true neighborhood gem! Feels like a French Bistro. Super friendly staff, great food, and excellent wine made for a great evening. We had the specials - mushroom soup, filet mignon, and dessert. Chocolate pot de creme is to die for. We are already planning our return.

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Google Map for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed

1201 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bashford Lane / Third St
  • Neighbourhood
    Alexandria
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Sunday Dinner: 4:30pm - 8:30pm Please visit our web site for up to-date hours, special events and happenings or to just make a reservation.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Small private lot in the back and ample FREE street parking.
  • Public Transit
    Braddock Road Metro (closest with cab ride) or King Street Metro (with cab ride)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Christophe & Michelle Poteaux
  • Entertainment
    Bistrot Royal does not have live entertainment
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 519-9110
  • Catering
    Bistrot Royal only does in-house catering at this time.
  • Private party facilities
    Bistrot Royal is available for semi-private functions of up to 40 people for both lunch and dinner. Please call the restaurant for availability. Parties not wanting to buy out the entire restaurant will be restricted to specific times and a pre-set menu. Reservations are not accepted more than 60 days prior to event and a deposit must be made at the time of booking.
  • Private party contact
    Thea Kromer: (703) 519-9110
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