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Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed

Permanently Closed - Tucked into a little off beat corner of Old Town Alexandria is Bistrot Royal, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux's award winning intimate bistro and wine bar. Bistrot Royal offers guests classic French fare at approachable prices, set in a warm and cozy environment.

The Poteaux's creations are sparked by traditional classic dishes that utilize seasonal, locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. Featuring a classic French bistro wine list, unique beer selections and cocktails, Bistrot Royal has a little something for the everyday.
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716 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(716 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 716 reviews
5 stars
(382)
4 stars
(272)
3 stars
(49)
2 stars
(10)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(453)
  • fit for foodies(377)
  • special occasion(235)
  • great for lunch(223)
  • romantic(204)
  • great for outdoor dining(202)
Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed Reviews List
Review 1 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 2 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/26/2016
 2006
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Review 3 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A great final meal from a fine Alexandria establishment. Sad to see it go, but the memory of the great meals enjoyed here will linger on. Perhaps Bistrot will resurface at some point..."
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
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Review 4 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 5 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/26/2016
 2005
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Review 6 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2006
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Review 7 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2006
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Review 8 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I loved going here over the last few years. It's a shame the restaurant is closing this week."
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2008
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Review 10 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2007
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Review 11 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sad to see Bistrot Royal closing

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went to Bistrot Royal for dinner on Wednesday evening to celebrate closing on our first home and to say goodbye to a neighborhood gem and one of our favorite local restaurants, Bistrot Royal will be closing it's doors for good on Saturday April 30th, 2016.
Our pre fix dinner was delicious, and great value, and the service was as friendly and superb as always. We're sad to see Bistrot Royal close, and although it's 'sister' restaurant Bastille will continue, Bastille seems to get varying reviews and doesn't seem to have the same loyal following as Bistrot Royal."
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 12 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

This restaurant will be sorely missed!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 13 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
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Review 14 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food, poor service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our meal was excellent and will cause us to return. Service was very slow. It appeared that the restaurant was short staffed on the evening we were there. Good weather had a number of people eating outside, which I do not believe the restaurant anticipated."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Closing

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Unfortunately the landlord is selling the property so they are closing at the end of this month. We will miss them."
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

it closing its doors so sad

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/19/2016
 2004
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Review 18 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A fine goodby

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"So sad that Cafe Royal is finally closing and we'll have to go to Bastille for the same food. This is a great, modestly-priced neighborhood place with lots of available parking in a quiet neighborhood. Terrific brunch, friendly and helpful waiter."
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Go Now or Miss It

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Good news: It's a nice little place with interesting French food. From Bouillabaisse to Duck Confit, I've never had a bad meal there.
Bad news: It's closing on April 30. The owners are going to concentrate on their other restaurant, Bastille. They may have some specials in this last week."
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 21 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 22 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2012
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Review 24 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 26 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2005
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Review 27 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A true neighborhood gem! Feels like a French Bistro. Super friendly staff, great food, and excellent wine made for a great evening. We had the specials - mushroom soup, filet mignon, and dessert. Chocolate pot de creme is to die for. We are already planning our return."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
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Review 28 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
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Review 29 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 30 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2012
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Review 31 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
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Review 32 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 33 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Poor service mars birthday dinner

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We took a friend to celebrate her birthday dinner. We'd heard good things about the Bistrot and wanted a special dinner for our friend. We had reservations and were seated right away. and then we waited and waited. Finally, water was poured and our drinks order taken. Our waitress stopped by to tell us about the specials. She gave curt responses to our questions and acted completely indifferent to us. Again, we waited for drinks. And I don't want you to think they were so crowded that they couldn't keep up because they were not. Turns out our friend did not get the drink she ordered and we had a very difficult time getting someone's attention to correct it. After another long wait, our dinner was served. The trout and asparagus risotto was good but not exceptional. The steak our friend ordered was cooked as requested but had a lot of gristle that was inedible. The dessert was tasty but could not make up for the overall experience. We'll not be returning."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
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Review 34 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Small places make great meeting places!

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Dined on 4/12/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great restaurant for meeting friends or having dinner before a show at the theatre nearby. Neighborhood folks come in all the time. The staff stays the same so that says something for the management. Everyone makes certain you have an enjoyable and relaxing time. No hustle, no bustle just a chance to eat great food, drink wine. Desserts are wonderful!"
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
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Review 37 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2007
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Review 39 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Consistently great

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Love this place…never disappoints. The menu and the ambiance is a great expression of a traditional French Bistro."
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 40 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was delightful. Especially the mushroom soup!!! Menu is full of exciting options"
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2010
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Review 43 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
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Review 45 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Bistrot Royal is fabulous. A tiny restaurant off-the-beaten path in Old Town Alexandria. It is the sister restaurant of Bastille that used to occupy the site but moved to a more central and larger location. The restaurant itself is cute, well decorated. The staff very pleasant and attentive. The food, purely French in flavour and style. Simply perfection. The wine list is full of value and well-priced. The owners clearly want you to buy wine!
My only complaint ... Nothing decadently chocolate on the dessert menu like a flourless chocolate torte. C'est la vie. There is always room for improvement! :-)"
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 46 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2006
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Review 47 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/08/2016
 2007
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Review 48 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
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Review 49 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Superb!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I always enjoy going to Bistrot Royal. The food is reliably good. The service great. They don't rush you. Very friendly. I have eaten there on 3 visits to Alexandria for business. I will certainly eat there again."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Bistrot Royal - Permanently Closed
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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