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High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this restaurant on google just searching for somewhere to eat for the night. WOW did we pick a good one. The food was Perfect. The staff was so attentive and kind. We ordered the short ribs, hanger steak, lobster salad, a burger, deviled...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations and they were nice enough to seat us outside because the weather was great. We were seated and somehow my cell could not load the "on-line" menu so we got that and they forgot to print the wine list on the back...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlyle did it right! All tables more than 6’ apart both inside and outside. Masks on everyone working and they were being worn appropriately. Masks required by all guests unless sitting at your table. Tables were cleaned thoroughly and then a card indicating they had...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was uncommonly excellent. Jarret was beyond superb and manager Brendan paid a visit. The entree salads are wonderful. Best of all, we indicated on our reservation “it is our anniversary, surprise us”. Did they ever! We won’t give away the surprise- but it was...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

I have been eating at Carlyle for the past 30 years. I have never been to a restaurant that has more consistent excellence in preparation of cuisine and customer service. I've literally had the salmon (either over a salad or as an entree) over a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

Ok, tried something different on the menu this time and though it was good it wasn't my favorite item that I always order which is the best. Please get the shrimp, ham and grits with vegetables. So southern-yummy. You will not be disappointed. This time...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

This place had a good environment for a lunch and business meeting. Servers were very attentive to our needs, but not annoyingly so. Food was terrific. Everybody was happy and we will be back.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

The food, the ambiance, the service, everything worked. This is the kind of place that takes you back in a good way! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant and its sister restaurants are excellent. There is consistency of food quality, reasonable prices, and for the most part good service. The deviled eggs is not to be beat! The crab cakes are another top notch pick, salads oh yum, and yummy desserts....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Always a delicious meal, seemingly no matter what you choose. Great service and topped off with wonderful breads and a fantastic warm chocolate tort dessert and the real deal fresh whipped cream. You can always count on any of the restaurants which are part of...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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RobinK1490
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Client77777 | Reviewed this property |
Take an Uber, it's not for a walk
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everonward3
January 18, 2018|
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Yes, group of 20 is possible,call them in advance
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Robert B
June 13, 2017|
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Response from namaskar | Reviewed this property |
They can accommodate most food preferences with out trouble. This is a walk in the park for Carlyle. I have been there when diners asked for Gluten free meals, in most cases grilled fish with side vegetables will satisfy... More
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