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Bastille

4.7
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1750 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Bastille is located at the corner of North Fayette & Pendleton St and is on the street level of The Asher, Old Town Alexandria's chic apartment building.

Drawing from Chef Christophe Poteaux's French heritage and Chef Michelle Poteaux's American roots, Bastille's cuisine focuses on local, seasonal ingredients, prepared from scratch. Items like Bastille's house-made ketchup, Shrimp beignets, French pimento cheese and Flatbread, to every entree and delectable dessert are carefully chosen to represent what is BEST about Bastille, Virginia and Contemporary French food.

Whether it is for drinks and nibbles after work or just a night when you don't want to cook for the family, the staff at Bastille welcomes you. Enjoy our casual atmosphere where locals and travelers love to relax with creative food, drink and to share a good laugh.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1750 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bastille - so delicious!

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vipChristinaRosemont
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt absolutely amazing to be back here! The distancing was done so well and everyone was still perfection. I missed being there and it was like I never left. The food (the duck!) was phenomenal as always and the wine selection cannot be beat. I can't wait to spend more time on this patio, it is like coming home!

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stanc
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have this gem of a restaurant back. Lots of tables available despite the changes made to effect social distancing. The staff -- even the new faces -- were totally on point as always.

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PLCAE
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in the DC area. The service is always friendly and the food is always terrific. This post-lockdown visit was no different. The tables are well-spaced and the staff is paying attention to the details of keeping customers safe. And the food!!! Scallops and risotto, duck confit, foie gras, and any dessert are my favorites, but we've never had a bad meal here. Excellent cocktails and wine list as well.

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vipSuzanneN
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Bastille is doing everything right by continuing to provide the same hospitality and quality food and drink in a COVID-safe environment!! The steak frites and salmon with orzo were done to perfection!

We will be back....and soon!!!

JA
vipJAWE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious!

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vipCapitanSource
Washington DC
221 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job during this corona time. Quality and service as great as ever. Nice to see a full menu.

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SaraB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Highly recommend visiting this nice location. Get the vodka rose and lemon cocktail too- yum.

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vipdms11
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome experience. So good to finally get out and eat at a restaurant and Bastille was the perfect choice. We sat outside along a railing that overlooked a little park area so no concerns about being too close to anyone. Wait staff all wore masks and gloves and food was as good as ever, i.e. great. One other point worth mentioning: Except for one bottle of champagne, every bottle of wine on their wine list sells for $39 or less, including several Bordeaux wines. That is an unbelievable bargain. I can't recommend Bastille highly enough, and look forward to a return visit soon.

NJ
NJFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not only the perfect evening to spend at a great outdoors patio and have an outstanding meal, but to KNOW the staff was attentive to the virus - tables were cleaned immediately, all the staff wore masks, tables were 6 feet apart. I almost felt I was back in Europe, eating at a little bistro and enjoying the food. Thank you Bastille for making our first meal out fabulous.

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vipMaryC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday with my daughter and we had a great meal on the patio. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the food is always excellent.

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BeverlyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Soft Butter! We were so happy to get back to Bastille after they opened their patio. The food was wonderful ( very French!) At last, a Chef that sends soft butter to the table with the fresh bread! We dined on the patio during a warm, rainy Friday evening (dry under our huge umbrella shelter) and watched the clouds roil by. Bohemian atmosphere at it's best.

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LesleeF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prix Fixe brunch is really nice, with a wide variety of options including the truly delicious smoked salmon benedict on a croissant. Very good coffee, attentive staff.

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Hungrytraveller
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had brunch on Saturday and Bastille did not disappoint. Wonderful menu with lots of out of the ordinary choices. The food was terrific and service was prompt and efficient. We had delicious eggs benedict, but with smoked salmon on a croissant, and perfectly cooked steak and eggs. What always makes a visit to Bastille something to look forward to are their "special" menu items. The soup and desert specials were amazing.

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vipRed52
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They finally offered onion soup at lunch and it was wonderful.

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vipShirleyG
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bastille never disappoints. Everything about it is outstanding. The mussels and steak frites are always exceptional. The special of the day was a delicious boulliabaise.

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vipChristinaRosemont
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is consistently the best food in the area. I am always so please when I bring even the pickiest of eaters here. Everyone can find something they love, and the service is amazing. My favorite spot :)

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Tombt
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bastille is always good. Three course menu and all three are on the mark. My favorite restaurant in Old Town

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.