"A little bit of France in the heart of Alexandria VA"
Bastille Brasserie & Bar is the place where great French cooking and Alexandria locals meet.
Our team invites you to experience delicious French food, wine and cocktails, all in a relaxed and approachable setting.
Try it yourself—book your table or stop by today!
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Serving Alexandria & the DMV since 2006
Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning brasserie and bar, located in Old Town Alexandria, has continuously offered guests a contemporary spin on Classic French Cuisine set in a upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere.
The Poteaux's creations are rooted in the use of seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. French wines are featured, along with unique draught and bottled beers and delicious cocktails; Bastille offers a little bit of France for everyone.
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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.
Enjoy our casual atmosphere where locals and travelers love to relax with creative French food, drinks and to share a good laugh.
We’re proud to be certified by the Alexandria Health Department as a participant in the ALX Promise program. This means we are committing to higher safety standards for employees and customers than the minimum rules required by law for all businesses.
While we are taking your safety and that of our staff very serious, by employing new safety and sanitation initiatives, we cannot guarantee that any of these measure will protect you from contracting COVID-19.
Give the Gift of Great Taste!
A gift card is the perfect way to say “Happy Birthday,” “Congratulations,” “Job Well Done,” or “Thank you.” Give one of Bastille's E-gift cards to mark a special occasion, give a token of appreciation or to simply share your love of exceptional food.
You can also purchase dinner for family or friends or bottles of wine to surprise those that matter to you most!
Best of all, Bastille E-Gift Cards may be used for any food or drink purchases.
Available in any denomination, Bastille E-Gift Cards are electronically generated and sent via email for fast, easy and fee-free delivery to anyone in the world, any time.
Chef's Christophe &
Since opening Bastille in 2006 on the outskirts of Old Town Alexandria VA, the restaurant has garnered eight RAMMY nominations, multiple Washingtonian Top 100 listings and is a Northern Virginia Magazine Top 50 restaurant. Michelle’s desserts are straightforwardly good, cloaked in nothing but vibrant French-Mediterranean flavors, sprinkled with influences from her time growing up in the Midwest, living in California and now the East Coast. In 2013, Chef Michelle Poteaux and her husband/Chef Christophe Poteaux, took Bastille’s creative cuisine to the James Beard House to celebrate Bastille Day.
In January 2015, Chef Michelle and her husband moved and reopened their flagship restaurant, Bastille at 606 N. Fayette Street, located in the Asher building. This contemporary space is only two blocks from the Braddock Metro rail and one block from Route 1 South, in Alexandria’s up and coming West end. An expansive patio, increased dining room capacity and an expansive bar and café area, Bastille has transformed itself once again into a contemporary Parisian hangout.
Bastille is located at 606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria VA 22314
Reservations can be made via phone at (703) 519-3776 or online at