Lyon Hall is located about two blocks from the Clarendon metro station.
I have been here many times, since Lyon Hall first opened a couple of years ago. It is the same owner as the nearby Liberty Tavern, which I also like. As you may know I love French and Continental cuisine.
Lyon Hall is a bustling brasserie in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Clarendon is my favorite area in NoVA. They serve classic French brasserie and old style German cuisine, featuring mostly locally sourced produce, fish, and meats. Lyon Hall prepares their own baked bread, house-cured charcuterie, and handcrafted cheeses on a daily basis. They offer 23 draft beers including some of my favorites and over 50 brands of beer in bottles.
In the warmer summer months you can eat outside curbside, but, that was not the case today due to the fall cool temps and prior rain.
My original dinner party of 6 had a reservation at 7:30, but, since my Delta flight was delayed from JFK I postponed my reservation from 7:30 to 8:30. Big mistake. All said I was able to arrive to Lyon Hall at my original reservation time of 7:30. Most of my party also arrived by 7:45, but, now we had to wait a good 45 minutes for our table to be available. I kept on checking with the front attendant. Finally our table was available downstairs (my favorite prime area adjacent to the bar area) a little after 8:30. Because of our circumstances the manager arranged their famous much adored home made pretzels with assorted sauces including my favorite mustard sauce.
I had previously looked online at the dinner menu. I had my heart set on their Lobster Tagliatelle with sauce américaine, grilled fennel, tarragon for only $25, but, it was not on tonights dinner menu. Disappointment. So I settled on their less costly seared diver scallops with petite lentils, swiss chard, smoked vanilla bean, preserved lemon sauce for only $23. The four scallops were excellent, but, I wish I had two more or a total of six. Well so much for only $23. I walked away unsatisfied, but, healthy.
Lyon Hall service is above average as usual. Tonight was no different. Our birthday girl was the only one to order dessert. Some of the rest ordered after dinner drinks. We were all happy with our dinners. I will return despite some minor imperfections. You get what you pay for.
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