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Carlyle Grand Cafe

4000 28th St. South, Arlington, VA 22206
703-931-0777
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Ranked #2 of 653 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great fish entrees and good desserts. Service is always spot on. Have been going here for years and never had a bad experience.

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Washington, D.C.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I like the Carlyle Grand Café. The food is very good and I like the menu selection and décor. It's part of the same chain that owns Coastal Flats so you'll find similar items on the menu, such as the lobster roll (it's pretty good and comes with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob). I also like Shirlington... More

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Palm Bay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food, great service, great value, and a great bar. A definite stop as often as I'm close to Shirlington. Told my daughter in law, she and her friends loved it, and they all became regulars as well.

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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Carlyle Grand is a neighborhood restaurant for me and we frequent it often. The food is delicious and consistent. The quality is excellent. The service is smooth, friendly, and effective. I love the calamari, the spinach dip, the shrimp and grits, the crab cakes, and I am in love with the bread pudding for dessert. I can tell you more... More

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Arlington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We go to this restaurant quite often. Most recently, early April 2014. The food is excellent. We have tried many of the dishes and all have been top notch. The service is flawless. The servers are courteous, helpful, efficient. They know the food and are able to explain it to the customer. The only complaint is that it can be... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Carlyle Grand is very popular and usually somewhat crowded and noisy. It is often hard to have a comfortable conversation. Not a good choice for a romantic evening. However, the food is excellent, as is the service. This is also a very pretty restaurant, and it is a shame something hasn't been done to make the overall atmosphere quieter and... More

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Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went there for breakfast based on reviews and recommendations from friends who live in the area... NOT disappointing at all! The portions were huge and I was able to share with my daughter... French Toast was delish as were home fries. They provided excellent service, only forgot to put in one plate, which was comp'd at the end which... More

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

One of the least expensive places we ate in DC for the quality of food. The service was very good. The wine was good. The desserts were fabulous.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Attended dinner here with my regional group as a way to get to better know each other. None of us had ever been but I guarantee we will be back. We were a rather large group and had made a reservation. The restaurant made sure to locate us in an area where we could all easily communicate and enjoy each... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Carlyle has great food, presentation and service and reasonable prices. The restaurant has a "Roaring Twenties" feel to it in the interior, with lots of rich colors, carpeting and shiny bronze touches. The second floor was quiet even when the restaurant was full, allowing for good conversation. The menu has a good selection of salads, sandwiches, seafood and steaks.... More

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