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Carlyle Grand Cafe

4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
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Ranked #1 of 685 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, French
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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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I came here, once again, to celebrate with my family and food was amazing!!! Everything we had, which was 7 different dishes, was very delicious, I especially loved crabcakes. I do have to say that alcohol could be a little cheaper, $9 for a cosmo, but oh well. The food is amazing and staff is great, as always :)

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Cali, Colombia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant twice and it was fantastic. Service was really good and food wonderfully prepared. We order meat and fish, as well as salad, and they were delicious. The restaurant was within walking distance of the hotel we were staying at, so very easy to reach. We also liked that it is open until late evening.

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

One of our favorite restaurants , never a bad meal. Exciting dishes for meal lovers to vegan eaters. Fantastic selection of appetizers, and entrees. All are wonderfully prepared and served. Wait staff are cheerful, helpful and attentive, as well as knowledgable. One of our favorite places to go and eat out. Do make reservations because no matter what night it... More

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Stephens City, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My family met a friend from out of town at the Grand Carlyle Café in Arlington, VA, last night. We has pecan encrusted trout, Caesar salad, and sautéed crab cakes. The piece de resistance was the mile high lemon meringue pie! Great service, fast service from the kitchen, and everything is displayed like a trophy on the plate. Very fine... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Got to the restaurant on the early side, since they don't take reservations. We had called ahead to put our names on the list but at that early time (short of 6 pm) the list wasn't activated yet. Noise level is high so be forewarned. Interesting menu, and the food was delicious. The portions are HUGE! As in the four... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The service is always very professional. With teamed wait staff, there is no waiting for a specific person to get water refills, extra napkins, etc. The food is excellent and selection honed through the years. Even though they are part of a restaurant group, the menu is distinctly individual to the Carlyle Grand. On the down side, it gets noisy... More

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Havelock, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Let me start by saying this place inside AND out is beautiful and welcoming. On Sunday we decided to eat outside. It was a dog lovers dream, many of the patrons had their dogs chained up on the outside fence. A great place for outside dining. We ordered brunch and were served a warm basket of breads that would please... More

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Wednesday night family and friends. Friendly greeting, promptly seated, pleasant staff. Children's menu available, including what I thought a bit unusual, salmon. Nice variety menu, large portions. Jambalaya was reported as excellent variation ( on pasta)' crab cakes also very well received. Attentive service all through dinner. Nice beer and wine list. Part of the Great American Restaurant system.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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