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Carlyle Grand Cafe

4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
703-931-0777
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Ranked #2 of 679 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Probably the best place I've ever eaten. They are not afraid of flavor and spices. Portions for appetizers allows 2 people to pick 3-4 and have a great variety. The fried green tomatoes, crab fritters, and egg rolls were wonderful. They put a lot of emphasis on presentation. Everything was beautifully prepared. I would come back just for the fried... More

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Quito
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, restaurant in hip Shirlington. I think a lot of people come here as a tradition. The atmosphere feels like an older diner. With all the great restaurants in Shirlington, I don't plan to return. There were no vegetarian options on the menu but when I asked someone at the door... More

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Alexandria, VA
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578 reviews 578 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Last time we ate here things did not go well. Happy to say this time was back to the reliable restaurant we have known for years. The brunch was perfect. They gave us a great seating area for conversation. The brunch was a combo of eggs, waffle and potatoes. Served to the right temperature and with generous portions. The service... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a great date night place. The food is always on point and the service is great too. We absolutely love the salmon, the crab cakes, and the steaks here. The wine selection is great and the atmosphere is beautiful.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

For years we've been visiting friends in Arlington, and the Carlyle has been a long-time favorite. So it was again September 20, 2014. Dinner for four. An attentive, engaging waitress with a great sense of humor, delectable appetizers and delicious dinners for everyone. Reasonable wait times. Not cheap, but appropriate for what they provide. Can't wait to come back the... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A great choice for brunch, lunch or dinner. Consistently has exceptional service with indoor and outdoor seating options. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the first time I write a review of the Carlyle Grand Café (CGC), even though we (partner and I) have been dining here on a regular basis -- at least monthly, and often more frequently -- for well over a decade. CGC is one of only a small handful of restaurants in the DC area that we have... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food and good service. Downstairs is very loud. Upstairs is quieter but lots of stairs (hard for my folks who are seniors).

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a difficult review to keep brief. I love this spot. Dinner: Their Rib Eye is phenomenal. I am usually at a loss for words until I have had at least 3 bites; then I'm back. I order with mashed cornflower, rather than the potatoes it comes with. Also, they have a dish they call Beef Piccata. It has... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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172 reviews 172 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Seeing the atmosphere, the many occupied tables, and being recommended by a local, we were actually disappointed by the food. I do remember that we walked out of there thinking this would be an "even if we were here longer we would not come back anyway"-restaurant. Our server Favio was nice,. He forgot one item, but no big deal. I... More

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Additional Information about Carlyle Grand Cafe

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

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