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“Consistently great food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carlyle Grand Cafe

Carlyle Grand Cafe
4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-931-0777
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Ranked #2 of 693 Restaurants in Arlington
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.
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Consistently great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We eat at Carlyle so often that sometimes we refer to it as out other kitchen! The food is always good but my favorite meal is their crab-cakes. Try their sweet potato fries too, yum! The service has always been excellent too.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alstead, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I thought the food was very tasty and the waiter was attentive but not overbearing. I thought of it as pricey but compared to some of the other restaurants in the area I believe it was a good value

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We've come here for brunch several times throughout the year. The food is always wonderful, and the service is solid. The beignets are tremendous, as is the burger, French toast, crab cakes...everything we've tried. Great bar, comfortable and airy atmosphere that feels open despite the crowd that is always packed in, especially on weekends.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeway, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Always love their food, but they have a great Sunday brunch, and their bread, from the associated Best Buns bread company (located next door) is always wonderful.

Visited November 2012
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Arlington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best food in a long time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

How often do you get three people at the same time/same table that absolutely love their food. I had a friend visiting from Atlanta who got the blackened Mahi Mahi.. absolute best. My husband got the pecan encrusted trout.. to die for (he rarely likes fish dishes) and I got their Lobster Roll, I am a New England girl, and when they said 1/and 1/4 pound of lobster meat was on the roll, they meant it. Treat yourself and go there. Prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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