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Carlyle Grand Cafe

4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 931-0777
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Ranked #2 of 696 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the Carlyle Grand for over 20 years (sigh, that makes me feel old). Their food is amazing and reasonably priced. As an appetizer, their spinach/artichoke dip is delicious, as are their lobster rolls. My favorite healthy choice is their roast chicken salad, but for a delicious entree, opt for the scallops. The bread pudding for... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Gone to this place almost every Saturday for at least 10 years! The service and food is awesome! Getting the Trout is what I recommend. Also, the Ozzie roles are HEAVEN. Sugar Happiness. A great appetizer would be the firecracker shrimp. Waiters are usually good. However, if the waiter is new to the place, they aren't going to do a... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I have been going to this place since we got married 13 years ago and it never disappoints. The menu seems to be streamlined a bit, but the usual fare is there and it's all great. The crab cakes, burgers, apps, everything is good. The drinks are a little overpriced but whatever. Make reservations in advance since... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is one of my favorites in the area, the food is always good, as is the service, and it has a nice atmosphere. The only problem is the wait for a table can sometimes be long, even though you can call ahead - no reservations.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband and I went to the Carlyle Grand after seeing "Diner" at the Signature Theater-- great show and then a wonderful dinner! We had a reservation, our table was waiting, and everyone was warm and friendly. Pre-dinner drinks -- very dry martini and bourbon smash -- were just right. We shared a salad and yummy fried green tomatoes, then... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant deserves 5 stars for consistency in preparing great quality food with impeccable service. While there is always a wait on the weekends, once you are seated there is never a feeling of being rushed. The menu is varied and offers something for everyone's taste, so going back time-and-again is no hardship as there is not one thing that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were there for New Years Eve Dinner. Decorations were very festive. Wonderful atmosphere - very warm & inviting.. We started our meal w/ drinks...very good bread basket . Salads were fresh. Caesar had just the right amt of dressing & garlic. Yummy. Mixed Greens had lots of greens and whole kernel corn./ cran/ dates. Served w/ Champagne vinaigrette dressing..... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Whenever I travel to DC, I always make sure I go to one of my favorite spot in Arlington, Carlyle's Restaurant located in The Village at Shirlington. Carlyle' restaurant has good food and excellent customer service. My favorite entree is Pecan Crusted Trout! Their prices are affordable. Its a good way to spend time with friends and family. It is... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I came to dinner at the Carlyle on 22 December to meet with a friend I had not seen in several years. It was a busy week night and we wanted to eat and sit and catch up for a while. The waiter stopped by occasionally to pour refills and assured us that there was no rush at all. Our... More 

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Herriman, Utah
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife and I went here for dinner after a long day of sightseeing in DC based on the recommendation of our Hotel Shuttle driver at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn. We were not disappointed. First we were treated to a basket of delicious samples of bread from the Best Buns Bakery next door. I had the Bacon Cheeseburger and... 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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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