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Carlyle Grand Cafe

4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-931-0777
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Ranked #2 of 693 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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
Description: High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.
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Alexandria, VA
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597 reviews 597 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I came here yesterday for dinner and today for lunch! The food in each case was simply excellent and prepared to perfectly to our specifications. In each case we called ahead and got the seating area we wanted. The combo of crab cakes and filet mignon was beyond excellent. It was prepared perfectly and what a great combination! Others in... More 

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Washington DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I would have rated this restaurant excellent but they have changed a few menu items and I was quite disappointed. One of the main reasons I dine here besides the delectable dessert are the warm fried, doughy, round balls of goodness that are no longer served with the other bread. *Le sigh* the dinner and the service was wonderful!

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169 reviews 169 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went last night and without a doubt, had the best service I have ever had in a DC Northern Virginia restaurant. Phenomenal service, great food. Call while on the way for prioritized seating. They seated families with kids in offset areas so not to disturb other customers. That was appreciated. $100 for three meals and appetizer. We will be back.

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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The menu offers a wide choice of dishes and each one I've tried has been delicious! The wait staff has always been pleasant and very helpful. It can get very busy so a call ahead to say you are on the way is usually a good idea to avoid a long wait at peak times. Try the light and yummy... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I are foodies and we love the food and experiences at the Carlyle Grand Cafe. Their chicken dish is the best choice and the desserts are simply wonderful.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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203 reviews 203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Yes, calling ahead works well. We were on the early side 5:30pm, and there was a wait if we had not called. It was a fish night as my party ordered the Pecan Crusted Trout ($18); the roasted Scallop entree ($22) and the Flounder Picatta ($22). The scallop entree was served on a chowder like broth and mashed.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I decided to visit my old neighborhood yesterday for a meal. I ordered the Lobster Roll, despite the market price. The menu promised 1lb of lobster in the roll, so I ordered. What came was a puny white roll stuffed to the gills with shredded lettuce and merely 2 tablespoons of lobster meat on top. $21 for this plate of... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have dined here many times and it is always the same high quality food, service and ambiance in a lively atmosphere. We have dined here as a couple out for a romantic dinner, or with friends and family in parties of 3 to 8. Their high standards are always maintained in food and service. We especially love the crabcakes,... More 

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Atlanta
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395 reviews 395 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Trip Advisor is spot on again as Carlyle in Arlington,VA was very good. The call ahead worked well. Service was excellent. The short smoked salmon was great as well as the mashed cauliflower. We would return,

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was told by some faculty at the Episcopal High School that this place was very nice, good food and always consistent. The Carlyle Cafe was just that. From our bread basket, salads, apps and entrees, they were all consistent. Our server did her job well. Everything was prepared as requested and well left very content.

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Address: 4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
Phone Number: +1 703-931-0777
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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