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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    2.7
 
 
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Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bastille, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar. Bastille offers guests a contemporary take on classic French fare at approachable prices, set in a warm and upscale environment. <br /><br />The Poteaux's creations are sparked by traditional, yet modern interpretations of classic dishes that utilize seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. With an expansive wine list, unique beer selections and creative cocktails, Bastille has a little something for everyone.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Salty Scallops, but a happy wife
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My wife enjoyed her duck and the whole meal. My foie gras was excellent as was my cheese plate, but my scallops were over salted and I did not enjoy them at all. Unless you love salt, tell the kitchen to go light on it when you order your food. Service was attentive."
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2005
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Located in the heart of the Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood in D.C. is Kushi, an izakaya and sushi restaurant serving some of the best Japanese cuisine in the city. Izakaya - a traditional Japanese restaurant serving grilled items created from the highest quality ingredients (many of which are flown in daily from Japan) - is represented well here, as Kushi uses a deep charcoal robata pit and smaller yakitori grills to create its delicacies. The grill counter is located in the main dining area and has 30 seats wrapping around it. To complement the grilled meats and vegetables, Kushi presents a fantastic array of fresh sushi and unique concoctions ranging from small-batch sakes and shochus to Japanese microbrews. Focusing on organic and sustainable ingredients, Kushi also puts an emphasis on fresh and delicious seafood. The restaurant features polished steal, reclaimed woods and warm lighting. Kushi offers seats at the grill counter, sushi bar, regular bar and dining room.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Stick with the Sushi
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We ate a mixture of their sushi and grilled dishes. The grilled dishes were OK, but nothing special. The sushi is expensive, but tasty. If you live in the neighborhood, it is worth going there for the happy hour and sushi. It is not worth a special trip."
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2005
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Joined at the hip to Red Apron, Chef Anda's groundbreaking butcher and charcuterie shop, the restaurant and bar draws heavily from Anda's line of house made products and relies on the meticulous sourcing that has made Red Apron the first and only butcher shop in the nation to use 100% Animal Welfare Approved pork. Anda and Chef Ed Witt's charcuterie program at The Partisan draws from 100s of cured muscles, pates, and sausages, showcasing over 30 different products on any given night.<br /><br />The balance of the menu is broken up into a series of meat-centric composed dishes highlighting distinctive cuts, cooking techniques, and animal breeds. The portioning encourages sampling, sharing and customizing, which allows guests to construct a completely unique dining experience with each visit.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good for people in the neighborhood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went after reading a positive review in the Washington Post. The food is good, but not great. We don't live in DC, so we have no intention of going back. There are much better restaurants in the neighborhood, Oyamel and Jaleo for example. But if you live close to The Partisan and want to have something different every once in a while, it would not be a bad meal."
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2005
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