Bastille

4.7
2215 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!!!

Offers

  • Half Way to Friday-Every Wednesday!!

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:30 PM - 8:15 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2215 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The best mushroom soup I’ve ever had on the foodie scene on 3 continents! Great brunch 3 course meal value too. Def highly recommend!

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Scubamama
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We ate at Bastille today and though the food was fine, I was greatly disappointed with the service, and what I felt was a minor request. We had a Celiac in our party and asked politely if an omelette could be made. This was not on the menu, but in my estimation could have easily been made. There were other egg preparations offered. We were told that eggs could only be plain scrambled. Of course, we would have paid what the restaurant expected for the request. Perhaps, I am wrong but the inflexibility and curtness was surprising.

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Kevin51
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Thanksgiving dinner was amazing, so thankful they shared their kitchen and staff on a day we couldn’t cook at home. Excellent old-fashioned to start, followed by a perfect autumn salad of beets and squash. The pumpkin creme caramel for dessert was amazing too. Great people, great location, great food… why we keep going back.

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vipRezaV
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for the 3 course Thanksgiving dinner and were blown away! From starter to dessert quality and taste of everything and I mean everything was outstanding and delectable. Ingredients were fresh and tasty and the chef’s presentation and preparation were all on point! Definitely will be back again and invite friends.

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Mike
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving

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DianeT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really nice thanksgiving meal - something on the menu to appeal to everyone at our table. Service was great!

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Primo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

They should have updated their holiday menu (Thanksgiving) like other restaurants at OpenTable. When I booked it didn’t say that they have Prefix only for $75.00/person. When we got there, since we’re still having a Thanksgiving Dinner, I just wanted to have something for brunch/lunch. Unfortunately we were told that they only offer Prefix for that day. We can no longer say no because I gave them in advance my credit card information and if I cancel they will charge me anyways. With no choice, we have to order from their very limited selection of entrees. Please, next time, be truthful with your ads.

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Eldredge
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Wonderful service, amazing food and staff. A little piece of Paris in the middle of Old Town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing.

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SueB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My favorite Alexandria restaurant. Consistently good food and service and nice relaxed atmosphere. I particularly like that it isn’t noisy, and there’s enough space between tables.

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Yikes
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Exceptional food and service. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
267 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to return to Bastille for brunch after a long absence (Covid restrictions, health, etc.) Great hospitality & food. I ordered my usual Kir Royale to accompany the bread basket. Barry's first course was croissants (chocolate included). Mine was French onion soup. Delicious but they need a larger bowl because there was very little broth. Entrees were the burger & Gulf Shrimp & grits. Perfect with a glass of Gruner Veltliner. They gave us a 50th anniversary card w/ 15% off our next visit. Desserts were Pots de Creme & Tart Tatin. I had black coffee & hubby ordered Cappuccino. Can't wait to return!

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RanceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was prompt, courteous, helpful and the food well prepared. attractively served and delicious.

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vipSusanG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Delicious food and wonderful service.

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vipAlex2dine
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Disappointing experience. Steak frites ordinary. The restaurant continues to serve a very strange “ketchup” made with star anise and cinnamon. Please, have some Heinz or Hunt’s on hand!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food and good service here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife’s birthday. It was lovely. We received a 15% off a future visit voucher, two glasses of champagne, and cute birthday embellishment on her dessert. Combined with the fabulous and tasty food, it was a lovely brunch experience at one of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and experience. Staff were very kind to my partner for her birthday. Would highly recommend.

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DLee
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice neighborhood restaurant with great food and service.

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GoodS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were fantastic! I would highly recommend the onion soup and duck!

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JMNoVa
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service. We really enjoyed dining on the back patio.

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SuzanneR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughters first French cuisine experience and they absolutely loved it. So much so, that they were talking about it the next day. We went for Sunday Brunch. The Prix Fixe was a great option.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was fantastic! The food is always great but the service is phenomenal. We even asked to be reseated due to the noise at our first table, and we wanted to focus on each other. The place was quite full and yet they still found a way even after we had thought there was no chance. They re-sat us and the night was amazing. Love this spot.

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LillyH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went here for dinner with a friend, and both of our meals were great! The Soup de Jour was a mushroom soup that was fantastic, and the scallops and steak frites were perfectly cooked. If you’re looking for a date night option or a good dinner with friends, this is the place to be!

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PhilC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply outstanding restaurant. The best restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. It is our go-to place. We constantly recommend Bastille to others. The owners recognize that their clients are locals which means they pay attention to quality and customer service--nothing like repeat clients.

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margarina
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The butternut squash soup was out of this world. The mussels were and fries were pretty good, but the fries were not hot. And we loved the profiteroles and creme brûlée.

Also my LA Confidential cocktail was really good. We've always had great cocktails here.

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SuzanneR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

Bastille
Responded on October 29, 2021

A delicious meal and impeccable service is what you'll always deserve, Suzanne, so it's wonderful to know that you received nothing less. Here's hoping that we can welcome you back soon for more of the same. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

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vipXplrVA
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate in the garden area outside. The food was outstanding and great service. We will definitely be back

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vipPrissy
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Bastille and dine there often. It’s a treat !

Bastille
Responded on October 29, 2021

Prissy, you always deserve the total dining package, so knowing that everything from the meal to the service left such a great impression really means the world. Here's hoping that we get to have you back soon for round two! -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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AdamH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Jacob the bartender was in credibly helpful picking a good French wine. Everything the three of us ate was absolutely delicious the service was impeccable I will highly recommend this location.

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Hokie22102
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service never disappoints! Always great choices

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Yeah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place to enjoy fine French food and drink. The staff is very nice and attentive.

Bastille
Responded on October 29, 2021

We can't wait to see you walk through our doors again whenever you like! -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

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SuzanneR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I hadn’t been to the restaurant for several years and was very happy to “find” it again. A delightful lunch experience

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KarenF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal! Wish Bastille served lunch weekdays!

Bastille
Responded on October 29, 2021

A delicious meal and impeccable service is what you'll always deserve, so it's wonderful to know that you received nothing less. Here's hoping that we can welcome you back soon for more of the same. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

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vipBillM
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We are old, returning customers to Bastille, having dined with them at the old location. As always, the food was wonderful, the cocktails inventive, and the service beyond reproach.

If I had anything negative to say, the dining room felt a little crowded and noisy.

But we had a great time, and will be returning when next we are in DC.

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JSmaha
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply an enjoyable evening out for two. Dinner was delicious as always, the service was amazing and it all combined into a great evening out on the town! Well done Bastille! Come out and try this amazing restaurant!

Bastille
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave some kind words. Can't wait to welcome you back for another special time out soon. -Bastille Brasserie and Bar

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bastille using the Order Online button. Bastille also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 519-3776.

Bastille is rated 4.7 stars by 2215 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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