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A Rooster which is the symbol of France and is also the logo for Bastille Brasserie & bar

et Bon Appétit!

"A little bit of Paris 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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About Us

Serving Alexandria & the DMV since 2006

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.

We thank you for giving us a visit & we hope you’ll return, hungry for more.


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Hours of Operations


Happy Hours @ Bastille
Tuesday - Saturday: 4pm-6:30pm
#HalfWaytoFriday Wednesday: 4pm-Close

Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


Monday - Closed

Friday Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Holidays & Restaurant Weeks May Affect Hours of Operation | Seating ends 15 minutes before close

Carry Out | Delivery

Monday - Closed

Friday Lunch: 11:45am - 1:45pm

Dinner -Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm

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2023 Zebra Readers Choice Award

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. 

Please no phone calls, music, videos, or anything with audio in the dining rooms.

It is disruptive to other guests and can ruin a beautiful evening for all.

Please do not move the furniture. We have arranged our tables for the best flow of the restaurant.

If you would like to change tables, let your server or other staff member know and they will work with the host and manager to try our best to accommodate your request. Note that we may not be able to fill every guest request for seating arrangements or other requests due to business volume, availability etc. 

We ask you for your patience and kindness while we serve you.

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Contact Us

Have a question? Want to let us know something about your upcoming reservation? Are you looking to book a large group or private event? Just fill out our form and we will get back to you ASAP!

Bastille Brasserie & Bar

606 N. Fayette St

Alexandria VA 22314

Reservations: 703-519-3776

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Chef's Christophe &
Michelle Poteaux

Since opening Bastille in 2006 on the outskirts of Old Town Alexandria VA, the restaurant has garnered eight RAMMY nominations, Washingtonian Top 100 listings and Northern Virginia Magazine's Top 50 restaurants. 

Chef Christophe's cooking is rooted in his French heritage and features reimagined classic French dishes, utilizing local Mid-Atlantic products.

Chef Michelle’s desserts are straightforwardly good, cloaked in nothing but vibrant French flavors and techniques, sprinkled with influences from her time growing up in the Midwest, living in California and now the East Coast.  In 2013, Chefs Michelle & Christophe Poteaux took Bastille’s creative cuisine to the James Beard House to celebrate Bastille Day.


In January 2015, Chefs Poteaux moved and reopened their flagship restaurant to 606 N. Fayette Street, located in the Asher apartment building.  This contemporary space is only two blocks from the Braddock Metro,

5 Blocks from King Street and one block from Route 1 South. We are located in Alexandria’s quaint Parker Grey neighborhood.  Featuring a large courtyard patio, increased dining capacity and an expansive bar and café area; Bastille is Old Town Alexandria's go to neighborhood Parisian brasserie.

​Bastille Brasserie & Bar is located at

606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria VA 22314

Reservations can be made via phone at (703) 519-3776 or online

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