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Carlyle Grand Cafe

4000 28th St. South, Arlington, VA 22206
703-931-0777
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Ranked #1 of 683 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been here at least 5 times in the last 6 months and we love it each time. The service is great, the outdoor seating during the summer is wonderful, and the food has been very good each time. The consistence of the experience is why I gave this 5 stars.

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Wimauma, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Carlyle is in the cool Shirlington area, where a lot of good restaurants are located. Parking is way easier once after 6:30. Make sure to call to make reservations, you can be waiting a while if you don't. I sat outside which was very nice. Started out with Arancini which was suggest by my excellent waitress, she mentioned they were... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First off this restaurant is located in a very cute area with an assortment of dining to choose from. If Carlyle's is too busy there are plenty of other restaurants to choose from. We arrived early enough - 6ish and did not need reservations. Menu is American and was told the salmon is very good. I was not in a... More

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Kenner, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Carlyle Grand Cafe is a restaurant owned and operated by the Great American Restaurant Group, which operates many restaurants in the greater Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia/Maryland area. While they are not the most efficient, they are decent so we have frequented many of their restaurants - including Mike's American Grill, Sweetwater Tavern, Silverado, Ozzie's Good Eats, and their bakery Best Buns.... More

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

For Sunday brunch, the Carlyle Grand Cafe is excellent. Located in the quaint Shirlington Village area of Arlington, Virginia just off the I-395 exit 7, we enjoyed a very nice upscale brunch (there's no buffet, just order off the menu). The crab cakes eggs benedict were really good as were the breads and small donuts in the pastry basket they... More

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Wingo, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was my 3rd night in the Arlington VA area and checked tripadvisor for a good place to eat. Chose this one because of the reviews. Couldnt wait till I got back to rate it!!! We had the lobster Bisque to start, then a Pecan Crusted Trout and the Chicken Paillard. This has to be the best chicken dish I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had the flounder and my wife had the beef short ribs....we could not stay out of one another's plate. Everything we put in our mouth was unreal....they do a mashed cauliflower that was mouthwatering......If you've never been go, you will not be sorry.

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Chantilly, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Carlyle is by far our number 1 go to restaurant whenever we have family and friends visiting in the area. The food is always outstanding, the service is impeccable, and the convenience and parking right off of I-395 are excellent. Highly recommend tis restaurant!

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Claremont, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dined here due to TripAdvisor reviews. Food was excellent. We had the filet and mushrooms and Tuna salad nicoise. Delicious!!!! I highly recommend the banana pudding for desert. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. Nice atmosphere. Could dress up or go casual. If you only have one night to dine out in Arlington this is the place... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

An excellent restaurant for a tasty meal. This is my favorite place to eat dinner because the meals are so good and consistent. There's always a great fresh fish dish on the menu, along with several of the usual fish dishes (the flounder is great). My wife enjoys the salads, especially the two noodle shrimp salad. There's not a bad... More

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