Bastille Announces New GM

Denny Lyon Joins Bastille as GM

Bastille Announces New GMChef/owners Christophe and Michelle Poteaux of Old Town Alexandria’s Bastille restaurant announce the appointment of Denny Lyon as General Manager of the restaurant.

Bastille Announces New GMDenny brings a wealth of restaurant industry experience to Bastille, formerly serving as Manager of DC’s Ten Penh and General Manager of Ceiba, Passionfish, Teatro Goldoni, a manager at Bobby Van’s Grill and most recently, Director of operations at Nellie’s Sports Bar.

“We’ve known Denny for many, many years, have first-hand knowledge of his professionalism and dedication,” says Bastille chef/owner Christophe Poteaux.  “His success at Nellie’s, Bobby Van’s and the PassionFood Group convinced us that he would be a great team leader for Bastille Brasserie and Bar.”

Denny comes to the industry rather serendipitously.  After spending four years in the Navy and then two years with HUD, assisting those displaced by hurricane Agnes, he took a job at a club/restaurant in Southeast DC as a server, and the rest is history.  Denny went from Southeast to a corporate position with Marriott restaurants and then back into the private ownership sector of the industry.  Now at Bastille, Denny will be an integral part of the restaurant’s continuing and growing success in its Old Town Alexandria community.

Denny’s passion for the industry crosses over to his personal life where he enjoys hosting dinner parties and cooking.  On an unrelated note, he’s an avid collector of Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.  He currently owns 55 pairs.  Perfect for a man on his feet.

Bastille is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 am until 10 pm and Sunday 11:30 am until 9pm serving brunch, lunch, dinner and all day dining with café and bar menu offered.  The restaurant is located in The Asher at 606 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria, VA, just two blocks from the Braddock Metro.  For reservations and further information log into or call 703-519-3776.