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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
  • 281
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE, THE BEST IN SHIRLINGTON!

The Carlyle Grand restaurant, which is part of the Great American Chain in the DC area, is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. The food is delicious and the service can't be beaten! We were here a couple of days ago with good friends and we sat through lunch for over three hours without being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
VAChuck
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Alexandria, VA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alexandria, VA
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614 reviews 614 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Carlyle Grand restaurant, which is part of the Great American Chain in the DC area, is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. The food is delicious and the service can't be beaten! We were here a couple of days ago with good friends and we sat through lunch for over three hours without being chased out. The... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food here is consistently good. The coleslaw is a real treat. The service is above reproach. This is a friendly, efficient, well-run restaurant--a model of what this kind of restaurant should be. We never miss it when we are in town.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Carlyle is a very well run restaurant that always seems to draw a crowd. It's food and service are excellent, we have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Put simply, it is great American fare. The surrounding ambiance is also fun with many other restaurants and bars to choose from. I highly recommend Carlyle if you are looking... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant delivers on great food and service every time. The last time I visited with a friend, the cocktails shaked at tableside were the highlight. If they have a pie-flavored cocktail on the menu, order away. Graham cracker crust on the martini glass rim added to the fun.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is always consistent, good brunch too. Reservations are always recommended. Its the anchor of Shirlington.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Superb food and service. One of the flagship members of the Great American Restaurant group. Fresh, warm breads. Great soup of the day. Great selection of entries.

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

best brunch in arlington/alexandria area with best crab cakes with lumps and hollandaise sauce. lunch and dinner have consistent great dishes. my first disappointment came after over 10 years of going to Carlyle (dinner 1/14//2015) - the lobster bisque was not what you'd expect from this kitchen. The chef needs to seriously take a closer look. Maybe it was a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We know the menu by heart. The service and food are both great. We always have a good time. And prices are very reasonable.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Service, selection and atmosphere all dependable whether for brunch, dinner, drinks or a late night dessert.

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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, service is always great and prices are reasonable. Call ahead/reservations are easy and they will seat you even if the full party has not arrived. I have no complaints.

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?