Wonderful menu! There were many items I would like to have tried, but the special short ribs were my choice. Tasting menus are available and will get one of these next time so I can try more things! Excellent service, very professional and helpful!
What a great gem of a restaurant. Fantastic food. Excellent service. A bit pricey but well worth it. Acoustics make it a bit noisy for a restaurant. Will definitely be eating there again.
Food is amazing, staff were lovely, we were given a window seat for our anniversary and will definitely go again
Celebrating 2 family birthdays. The service was friendly and efficient. The emtire party of 6 rated it a delightful evening. Thanks
The food is fantastic. Excellent wine list and service.
Wonderful food and ambiance. Enjoyed the pre fix menu!
The Monday night prix fixe menu is a great deal - 3 courses for $29, choice of any of the appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Delicious food and many gluten-free options prominently marked on the menu!
Service was excellent
It was our anniversary and we knew Bastille would be the perfect place to celebrate it!
Lovely place as always. Highly recommend
We love Bastille for the menu and service; neither ever disappoints. I an always amazed at how much food you get even with the price fix selections, which by the way are the same as when ordered al a carte. I had the duck, sister in law had the scallops and the guys both had the special which was boullibais. Our server was a very young 22 with not much previous experience who was delightful. Cudos to him for his maturity and knowledge of the the menu and preparations. All in all, everyone was pleased and we definitely recommend !
Great brunch and a great price for an outstanding expierence
Great brunch -- Salmon Benedict and a super-rich Croque Madame, with first-rate fries. Took quite awhile for our dishes to come out, so the house comped us to two glasses of bubbly. No problem waiting: Terrific clarinetist played all the while. We'd go back just for the music, which hasn't been available at our other brunch spots in Alexandria.
Love the restaurant overall. Be sure to request your preferred seating by table # if possible. We did just by description & got a nice table but not our preferred as frequent diners.
It is simply my go to place for special lunches and other occasions. Never disappoints.
Wonderful preparation of salmon, trout and scallops. Wine selection was excellent. Outstanding dessert.
There were three of us for dinner. We booked early to ensure a quiet dining experience. The wait staff was excellent - prompt and courteous. The food was excellent. I had the scallops with butternut squash risotto and it was delicious. We will definitely go back.
As always, Bastille is a consistent favorite of ours for their delicious food, presentation, wine list, cocktails and Jacob! He’s the best! If you haven’t been to Bastille, give them a chance to show you how a neighborhood restaurant is supposed to be.
Fabulous! Excellent service, food superb, real French cuisine, highly recommended for people that like fine dining!
Great menu and superb wine list.
A reliable establishment with a fine prix fixe option and ample on-the-street parking nearby.
Great food! Great atmosphere.
As always, excellent food, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere. Just perfect to have a great meal in a quiet and comfortable space. It’s a favorite place!
Had not been here in a bit and was pleased to find that it was still as good and maybe better than I remembered. I had the 3course fixed price menu with the Caesar salad, steak frites and profiteroles for desert; my husband had the cassoulet special. A lovely bottle of nicely priced Albariño complimented it all. Out server was pleasant and attentive. We will definitely add this back to our regular date night rotation.
Great food, service....wonderful neighborhood gem
Exceptional service and very good food atmosphere quite pleasant
We've been going to Bastille for years and loved the old location. The new location lacks the same worn in vibe and seems too sterile. Maybe because it was Sunday or the sous-chef was running the back of the house, but the food was off for what we've come to expected of Bastille. 1. Escargot was cloyingly garlicky. 2. Both salads were over salted and 60 deg. eg was left in the Sous-vide too long / high. 3. Risotto too al dente to the point of being raw in the middle of half the grains. 4. Duck breast was seven minutes past medium rare to the point of well done and no skin which may have lead to a well-done duck breast. 5. Accompanying reduction was acidic as if white vinegar was added at the last moment and not cooked out. 6. Nutella crepe was previously made and then assembled for service which results in a tough, dried out, and flavorless crepe. 7. At least the wine was good.
Great food at a reasonable price with great atmosphere!
We were there for dinner. The hostess and bartender were very friendly. However, I waitress was not nor was she helpful. The food was mediocre at best and at those prices I would expect much more.
Hi Mindy, thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience. I am so sorry to hear that you didn't receive the professional service required by our staff. I can reassure you this review will be used as a teaching opportunity and a moment of growth for our team. I'd love the opportunity to gain more insight on your dining experience and also offer you the opportunity to try our new Fall Menu. Thank you again !
Bastille is my favorite restaurant in Alexandria. I have eaten there or at Bistro Royal several times and have never been disappointed. I wish my hometown had as good a restaurant. Congratulations on superb food and service. Well done!
Superb as always! Brunch at Bastille is such a treat. Great food done exceedingly well.
Always good food, capable service and a quiet dining room. Very civilized place for a meal.
We have eaten at the restaurant previously and really enjoyed the food. But this visit, my duck was over cooked and tough, the vegetable and risotto were undercooked. Very disappointing.
Food as always is excellent, warm welcome, and generally nice service- however, this time we actually were looking for our server and realized there was no server at all in the dining room. We had indicated we wanted to switch from white to red with our main course. After waiting a couple of minutes after our main course was served I got up to go toward where we could see servers by the kitchen. But for that glitch, it would have been a 5 rating for service.
What gem this place is! Always parking available , friendly staff, very comfy seating, great decor and perfect proportions of delicious food.
Despite few patrons dining while I and my wife were dining (Sunday brunch), we found the time between ordering and food arriving course-by-course, excessive (even factoring in French dining culture blasé), while the wait service was “too casual” I.e., insufficiently attentive.
Another fabulous meal at Bastille. The staff, service and food are all excellent and we love the outdoor patio for alfresco dining when the weather is great.
Bastille is a delightful and consistently reliable neighborhood brasserie offering delicious meals at reasonable prices. Servers are attentive and incredibly friendly without being overbearing. The noise level permits easy table conversations which enhance the dining experience. Our recent visit to Bastille included salads (the Betteraves, Oranges and Chevre Chaud is a perfect start to dinner) with sea scallops and rack of lamb for our entrees. The wine list offers a variety of nicely priced selections and the dessert menu includes plates easily shared if one is looking for a light and tasty finish to the meal. Bastille is a true neighborhood gem for those desiring a more tranquil alternative to the King Street restaurant/bar scene.
Perhaps our favorite restaurant in Old Town BUT last two visits have been disappointing. Lamb was thin and somewhat fatty slices. Not many, either. Ordered the same thing back in June and it was a generous and meaty, either leg or rack - I forget which. Also, our server disappeared and didn’t come back to ask if we wanted another glass of wine until our dinner plates were removed. Yes, we wanted another glass but not after we’d finished our meal. I hope Bastille’s problems are just temporary. We’ll wait for a while until we go back.