Bistrot Royal Opens in Alexandria from What’s Happening in DC: New Openings, New Chef Hires, and Barbecue Bashes

What’s Happening in DC: New Openings, New Chef Hires, and Barbecue Bashes

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Bistrot Royal Opens in Alexandria

On Wednesday, January 21, chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux opened Bistrot Royal, a casual French bistrot located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. The bistrot is replacing the Poteaux’s other long-time restaurant, Bastille, which has moved to a new location. Bistrot Royal’s 42 seats can accommodate guests for lunch, dinner, and desserts in cozy Parisian-style banquettes, high top bar seats, or, as the French say, en plein air on the patio. Chef de cuisine Salvador Alvarez, will oversee menus that include classics such as moules marinières and pommes frites, coq au vin, frisée aux lardons, and crème brûlée.