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Carlyle Grand Cafe

4000 28th St. South, Arlington, VA 22206
703-931-0777
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Ranked #1 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Alexandria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We decided to have a dinner in Carlyle grand grill because of the trip-advisor, Trip advisor is right , we enjoy the very yummy appetizer and entrees, the atmosphere is very comfortable too, most surprised me is the service, it was fantastic, we want to go to there again.

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Staunton, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I chose Carlyle because of Tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed! My husband ordered the fried green tomato appetizer - he loved it. Everything was perfectly prepared - we ordered steak, pasta, and filet mignon at our table. I choose the dining locations when on vacation with my family and had struck out twice prior to going to Carlyle. During... More

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north carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Dined here on 7/4 with four other couples and we were not disappointed. This is an excellent restaurant with a great staff and great food. From the excellent crab cakes to the perfectly grilled ribeye, all agreed how much they enjoyed the food. Not much to add from many previous excellent reviews. I did see a couple of poor reviews... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the dinner, the food, and the service. The tuna taco appetizer was fantastic. I had the grouper which was simply excellent. If I had a criticism, it would be that such a good restaurant should have a better beer selection.

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Bonita Springs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Seating both indoors is very nice although in good weather we prefer the outdoor seating area. Have dined at the Carlye at least 5 times. Have never had a bad meal. Love the brunch! Wait staff accommodating to requests

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
514 reviews 514 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went here for an anniversary dinner. They knew this. I ordered a filet mignon and it was a very poor quality of meat and prepared poorly, I substituted a side and they brought the original side instead. I got a simple apology and that was that. Nothing special was done for the anniversary. My wife had a parmesan flounder... More

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Amaron C, Guest Relations Manager at Carlyle Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. I am terribly sorry to hear about your experience at Carlyle. A manager would like to personally speak with you about the evening. Would you consider sharing a phone number at which you can be reached? Sincerely, Amaron Curtis... More

alexandria va usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For many years Carlyle has been our go-to place for special, and not so special events. The menu is always inventive and of excellent quality. Their service is and has always been the best in the area - bar none. Late night options are few, but Carlyle is usually busy after the theater or after a late dinner. Summing up....Shirlington... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I ate here with two of my coworkers based on tripadvisor reviews...all I can say is that the reviews are accurate. All three of us ordered different meals and all three of us said that it was some of the best food we had ever eaten. I don't ever make it to dessert but I had to splurge...I figured that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went on a Saturday night. Downstairs is more informal, upstairs a bit more dressy and also quieter. Everything we ordered was very good: I ordered fried green tomatoes and then crabcake. I didn't like paying an additional fee for substituting a side salad for the fries, but that was minor. The salad they served was then quite large, but... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Carlyle pioneered good eating in Shirlington and has survived many changes in this part of Arlington for good reason. It is a fun place to dine. The menu offers a number of interesting, affordable dishes; the atmosphere is contemporary and, at the same time, conducive. to romantic dates or relaxing gatherings of friends. If you're a solo traveler, it... More

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