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4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
(703) 931-0777
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 333
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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 9
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  • 6
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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
Quality food + friendly service + cool atmosphere + tasty mixed drinks = a solid night out!

I really like the vibe in this place. The food was tasty, the staff was attentive, and I really enjoyed the bar - my mojito came with some sugar cane and was perfect on a hot evening! It was a great place for a dinner with friends. I had the steak and crab cake plate - good value for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I really like the vibe in this place. The food was tasty, the staff was attentive, and I really enjoyed the bar - my mojito came with some sugar cane and was perfect on a hot evening! It was a great place for a dinner with friends. I had the steak and crab cake plate - good value for the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is my second time here and my meal was delicious. I had the grilled chicken sandwich with sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and havarti. The chicken was so tender and the bread crispy and fresh. The bread is coated in some sort of oil and grilled and I could have done without that oil. My companion had the pecan trout... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Fantastic dinner and service! You will not be disappointed. We ordered from fish, chicken and steak. The vegetarian Tex Mex egg roll appetizer is absolutely fantastic. In addition, the bread is so good. Most of all, the service was incredible. Kudos!!!!

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Tyler, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing! One of the best steaks I have ever had. I got the Crabcake and 5 oz. Filet Mignon combo for $28. The filet mignon was very tender, and it went well with the mashed potatoes, crabcake, and mushrooms. I have been in the DC area for a week and this has been my favorite meal by... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have patronized Carlyle and all the other restaurants in its chain; they are all great quality with a different twist to enjoy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great service, amazingly fresh food by all great American restaurants. Never disappoints! Do call ahead seating as they don't take reservations.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

IT si a chain but they have nice restuarants. Depending on locaitons the decor adn service changes. Overall they are very nice place and food is good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been visiting this restaurant for decades. Thankfully there were no toddlers on tablets at nearby tables as happened during a prior visit. The drinks, appetizers, desserts, and veggies were good as is usually the case. However, the fish we ordered tasted more like chewy, tasteless Mahi Mahi than the sweet, flaky Grouper we ordered and paid for.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to the Carlyle in Shirlington VA for a business lunch had the Salmon salad. It was finger licking good. I also been to the Carlyle in falls church for dinner with family. My daughter loves the ribs and the steak. I also recommend the pomegranate margarita.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My family has been coming to the Carlyle for a decade. It is the absolute definition of "consistent" -- I don't think I've ever had a bad meal. It is nice but not fancy, high quality but not trendy or fussy. If you need to please a diverse group of eaters, this is a good choice -- everyone from young... More 

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Additional Information about Carlyle

Address: 4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
Phone Number: (703) 931-0777
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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

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