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4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
(703) 931-0777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round...
High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 294
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, great phone, great service.

Came here for a business meeting. I chose this place because I needed a place in Arlington and based it on the reviews.. the reviews are all true! Friendly staff, well organized and great food! If you're in the area I definitely recommend the Carlyle.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
GeorgT_82
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Came here for a business meeting. I chose this place because I needed a place in Arlington and based it on the reviews.. the reviews are all true! Friendly staff, well organized and great food! If you're in the area I definitely recommend the Carlyle.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Their food is delicious. I don't usually like seafood, but here it is great. Only con I can think of is it's sometimes hard to get a table, but I suppose that's to be expected.

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Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant and the food was masterfully prepared. To clarify the layout is nice but with a more friendly style "open" atmosphere so if you are looking for a quiet, dimly lit, romantic dinner, this may not be the place for you. The restaurant is busy and there is a reason for that, the food! To start... More 

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Washington DC
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87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I get to Carlyle about every other month or so - most always for a nice brunch with the wife on a Sunday. Consistently, Carlyle delivers a great experience. Once, seated, there's a bit of a ballet between the staff and servers - to get waters, silverware, starters, etc going. It's impressive to watch when it goes well. Let me... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I am an old eroded adult so don't like noise with my food so this was my main complaint. I ordered a burger the to was very good but the Brussel sprouts were greasy enough to upset my stomach. Server was very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Was in town for our son's birthday. This place was just awesome. The staff was very accommodating since our daughter is in a wheelchair. The food, incredible. Haven't had food and service like this in years. Out of five stars my family gives it 10! I can go on and on about Carlyle, go and find out for yourself. Just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We went here looking for a cheaper option while staying in DC. We wanted a place that was good but not too expensive. It was delicious food and fair price, about $25 per person for starters and entre, but the drinks were very expensive! A simple rum and coke cost nearly $10 and was made poorly! How you mess up... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good service, great food, yummy Cosmos. Fresh bread baked next door - be sure to try the mini beignets. I have been here many times over many years and it is always very consistent from visit to visit - we love all of the Great American restaurants in the area.

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Luxembourg City
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is always always good. The service is as well. Best of all is the delicious bread basket. The bread is baked fresh at their bakery which is right next door. You can pop in for treats to take home. Yum!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant on quite a few occasions over the past several years. The food and service have been consistently excellent. Well worth trying.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (703) 931-0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?