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4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a group of 8 dining on a Sunday. There were several dining rooms to accommodate the large crowd. The tables were comfortably spaced. The service was good. The first issue was that our server had no idea what whiskeys were available at the bar and there was no list on the menu. She sent someone else to the... More 

Thank Steven S
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we had was delicious! Started with some crab fritter which were so good we couldn't wait for our dinner to arrive. Then the lobster rolls and filet which my son said was the best he ever had and he orders that a lot. The lobster rolls made me think I was in Maine. Don't miss this place it doesn't... More 

Thank Jill T
Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating at the Carlyle for close to two decades now and am always happy to find that the quality of the food and the service remains predictably outstanding. We have been out of the country for 3 years and returned to DC in July for a brief visit. I mentioned that to the wait staff, and they... More 

Thank WanderingFour
Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lunch with an old friend and we, on the spur of the moment, opted for Carlyle. For whatever reason, I rarely go there but on recent visits it has always impressed. Today I had a very good sangria, the REALLY good deviled eggs, and the Chicken Paillard. The eggs were accompanied by candied bacon which, though delicious, was very... More 

1 Thank CPCIC
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here and I must say this place has high quality food, outstanding service, patio seating, a very lively place. Highly recommended.

Thank RJ1RJ
Goffstown, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service. Set in Shirlington, nicely lit up in the evenings. Was recommended by a local and well worth it

Thank MKplusfive
Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our foursome stopped in at the Carlyle on our way home from an event at the Kennedy Center. Each of us enjoyed a fabulous dish. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. I had the shrimp with grits -delicious, and beautifully arranged on the plate in a circular pattern. Others in our party enjoyed the Jambalaya, and the fish with pecans.... More 

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Regina, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I met a colleague for dinner while in town on business. This was my first time, and went here based on his reccomendation. The service was outstanding, and they were attentive when they needed to be, and dissappeared also when they needed to. The food selection was very good, and the flavours outstanding. I found it reasonably priced, and look... More 

Thank DrGreg1963
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants in the neighborhood. From simple sandwiches and burgers to elaborate meals, the food is very high quality and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend it.

Thank Valentina P
Annapolis, Maryland
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When your restaurant is "top-rated" you have to deliver the goods. Well, CARLYLE, you did exactly that. Your service is first rate, friendly, efficient and very professional. The food itself was superior; salmon entrée was outstanding; jambalaya was as good as I've ever had. Corn chowder was delicious. Portions were very generous. Wine list was more than adequate. So, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 17039310777
High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?