Alexandria restaurant Bastille is moving — to a bigger location still within Old Town. In its place, the owners of Bastille are introducing Bistrot Royal, an "everyday neighborhood restaurant" with a French bistro feel. Expect dishes like steak frites and croque monsieur.
Bastille is moving to the corner of North Fayette and Pendleton (exact address is 606 N. Fayette St.) and is slated to open mid-January 2015. There's room for 75 in the dining rooms, 25 at the bar and 40 on the patio — a jump from the old location, which was around half that.