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High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$37 for this??? Are you kidding?? Plus tip and delivery charge?? I'll be passing on this restaurant in the future. Just disgusting.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Food. Good Service. Excellent Location. it's often busy, but we had a ressy and enjoyed a good lunch there recently - i realized i'd never reviewed the place. Go, give it a try and enjoy quick service and quality dining at an affordable price.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021

We waited and waited for service tonight. I expected much better service for what we paid. Our ticket was $104 for 2 people. Our waiter was very kind, but stretched too thin! Will not come back!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 8, 2021 via mobile

We stopped by for an early dinner. The wait staff was friendly and courteous. Our group had the ribs which I tried as well and they were excellent- fall off the bone tender and delicious. My wife and I had a lighter meal- the roasted...chicken salad. It was done with dates, goat cheese that was pleasantly mild, mixed lettuce and some pecans- overall really tasty. I would definitely recommend it!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere in an appropriately socially distanced restaurant. We had a reservation for our party of 6 on a busy weekday dinner meal, service was efficient and menu with many outstanding options. I chose the special fish dish! This was outstanding, all members of our...party enjoyed the meal here. Would definitely visit again if given the opportunity to but we live in California so I doubt that we will have time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 25, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food. We were a complicated party with little kids and a late arriving diner joining us midway and a mistake in ordering. The server was very gracious and accommodating. Top notch service. The food was excellent. I totally recommend the penne...pasta primavera. This time I got with shrimp — delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Awesome food - you will not be disappointed! Phenomenal French dip, lobster roll and crab cakes. I cannot say enough about this place.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 11, 2021

Menu unchanged but rolls and specialty breads have been taken away. You can buy rolls at bakery next door. Seems to contradict being at a full service restaurant. Other old favorites like shrimp and noodle salad still good.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

It’s a Great American Restaurant so the experience is consistent and good! The food is a little pricy but very nice, every time I have gone it has been a good experience and the food is consistently good! I’d recommend the lobster sandwich is really...delicious! Their shoestring fries are also goodMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2020

Outdoor seating spaced far apart. Always great food and the service is always above and beyond expected. Difficult times to maintain high standards they do a five star job.

Date of visit: November 2020
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March 11, 2018|
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Response from Client77777 | Reviewed this property |
Take an Uber, it's not for a walk
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Client77777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, group of 20 is possible,call them in advance
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June 13, 2017|
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Carlyle

Yes, Carlyle offers takeout services.

Carlyle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5