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“Always go here” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carlyle

Carlyle
Ranked #1 of 848 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.
Woodbridge, Virginia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have nothing bad to say about this place or any of the other brands under this management. I do wish they would bring back the parmesan cheese mashed potatoes LOL!

Visited April 2013
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Marco Island, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best in Northern Virginia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

It had been a few years since visiting Carlyle Grand but when recently staying in the area we thought it a good idea to return to see if things were as good as we remembered. Well, what a meal!! My wife, being a crab cake nut, had to try them and they were delicious. We subsequently went to a few restaurants on the Eastern Shore and nothing could compare. I had a shrimp dish that was the best meal of my 2 week trip.
Super friendly wait staff and lovely decor round out a delightful evening in Shirlington.

  • Visited May 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“How Low Can You Go”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Carlyle used to be the best in Shirlington. Sadly, it seems to cater now more toward the "sit at the bar" crowd. Caesar dressing tasted straight out of the bottle. Best Buns provides the bread, so that's still outstanding. The smokey barbecue steak is so salty that deer run away. Service has also gone way down: two settings - ignored or rushed. Unfortunately, it's the only "fine" (scare quotes deliberate) restaurant in Shirlington, so until it gets some competition, I'd stay away. Too many good options within a five minute drive.

Visited April 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best food and drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Wait at the bar with smart beautiful servers and enjoy the experience until seated with perfect choices of food.....especially calamari and shrimp and grits.

Visited May 2013
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Love this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

The food, service and location of this restaurant are all excellent. There is a great variety of food and drinks. I love all of the salads, specifically the Two Noodle Shrimp Salad. The service of this local restaurant chain is outstanding. It is located in Shirlington that is a cute outdoor area with other restaurant, shops, and movie theatre. I also highly recommend Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Visited May 2013
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