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4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
+1 703-931-0777
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Open 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I had the BEST date night dinner at the Riggsby this week. The deviled eggs and tater tots are delicious and the pork dish was one of the best entrees I've had in years. The ambience is romantic, but also perfect for a business dinner or get together with friends. Thank you open table for always discovering... More 

Thank 203jenp
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I lived in Arlington in the 70s, 80s. and 90s and regularly dined at Carlyle because of its proximity to our favorite movie house. We had not been back for nearly a decade, so were a bit nervous since there had been a name and ownership change in between. We were thrilled that the restaurant was every... More 

Thank Robert R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here many times. Ordered light lunch with family. Bloody Mary could use more nibbles on skewer: chunk ham, cherry tomato, etc. but still,a good drink. Blue crab fritters a must try item. Crab and corn chowder very good: right consistency and flavorful. Carb slider tasty. Slight serving misses: butter came well after bread dish, soup served without spoons.... More 

Thank 8114
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Carlyle came highly recommended while I was visiting Arlington. I'm an avid "fine diner" from San Francisco and New York. This place blew me away. The service was spot on, the presentation was unparalleled, and the food was truly exemplary... Thank you!

Thank GabbyFromSpace1988
Claremont, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We began eating at Carlyle when we moved to nearby Alexandria, Virginia shortly after it opened. I remember when it became the first smoke free restaurant in the area. Over the years we would sometimes take it for granted until our guests from out of town would be very impressed by it. We moved away several years ago, but I... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at this restaurant to celebrate a birthday and selected this restaurant because it's part of the Great American restaurants chain - and we always have very good meals. This restaurant was no exception. We recognized many of the items on the menu so no surprises. All of our food entrees were very good and to our liking. The... More 

Thank Jan P
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is such a familiar spot in a prominent location in Shirlington right off of 395 in Arlington, Virginia. Every time I have gone here the service has been exceptional. The menu is very diverse American fare and they have a good selection of drinks. I ordered the Short Smoked Salmon Filet which was really good. It comes with... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met my bro in sis-in-law for lunch here, and have never eaten at one of this dining group's (Great American, with about 10 different concepts) restaurants before. It was very very good. The decor was pleasantly open and airy. The service was attentive, not intrusive. The food was well presented and tasty. The cost was reasonable for this genre.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here numerous times and have never been disappointed with the service or the food.....upstairs is definitely more quiet for the above 30-40 crowd! Get on the wait list about 1/2 hr. before arriving and you won't have to wait long for a table. Very pleasant restaurant!

Thank CoCo272
Sayreville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is lovely and they have a large selection of specialty cocktails but we were disappointed by the food. Everything we ordered was excessively salty (and oddly sweet too). The thyme cocktail looked promising but was bland and tasted more like simple syrup than anything.

1 Thank tebresa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 703-931-0777
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?