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4000 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3424 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
+1 703-931-0777
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 09:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Carlyle is one of our favorite restaurants for celebrations. The food is consistently yummy and prices are fair. We love the atmosphere of the upstairs and downstairs (noisier upscale bar). The crab cakes were delicious, very flavorful with little filler. I had the fish special, cod with lemon caper sauce and it was delicious as was the cauliflower mash.... More 

Thank Melissa P
Alexandria, VA
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Carlyle has been a favorite for nice dinners out for years. I rarely go to really expensive restaurant, but I always feel like I have when going to Carlyle, which looks lovely. If there's something I don't care for, they'll replace without a quibble -- always a good sign. The servers are always knowledgeable and pleasant. Generally they are crowded,... More 

Thank phyllislaw
Irmo, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here and it won't be my last. Sat at the bar because of the crowd and wait for a table. Both bartenders were excellent and attentive even with a busy restaurant. I had the salmon with cauliflower mash. Excellent. I would highly recommend trying this gem.

1 Thank dp3326
Woodbridge, Virginia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the spur of the moment, we stopped in at the Carlyle on an early Saturday afternoon. Finding parking took a couple of trips around the block, but once inside we were seated and waited on promptly. While the menu wasn't extensive, what was available was interesting, delicious and plentiful. Even the bread basket with its banana nut bread and... More 

Thank David P
Abingdon, Maryland
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226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted to get a quick lunch. We ordered two small salads--Caesar and a chopped salad--and we each ordered the corn and crab chowder. It was a cold day so this chowder really "hit the spot." The salads were fresh and delicious. The service was excellent.

Thank Sharon M
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure how to write this review; I have been to the Carlyle so many times in the last twenty years that there would be too much to say! Suffice it to say that this lovely restaurant remains one of our favorite spots in the Metro area for any type of dining: a quick family lunch, a special occasion,... More 

Thank slburford
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went early for dinner and had excellent service from the time we walked in, to the time we left the restaurant. The food options were really nice since we had some who wanted burgers and others that wanted seafood, another wanted pasta, and another wanted a salad. Carlyle's menu accommodated us all!

Thank debstgo
Hillcrest Hts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at the Carlyle. I had never been to the Carlyle. The first time I went the food was superb. I have been back several other times and I was always pleased.

Thank Deborah C
Alexandria, VA
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578 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion, Carlyle deserves its number one Trip Advisor rating in Arlington. Of course I have not been to all the competition but it is hard to imagine a restaurant with a more friendly and helpful staff, great food and a splendid ambience/environment. I think that there are other great restaurants in Arlington. One that comes to mind is... More 

Thank VAChuck
Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

every meal is wonderful. My favorites are Shrimp & Grits, Bacon Cheeseburger, & Mango Chicken. Need to expand my selections. always fun place to go.

Thank Carole D

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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
US$10 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3424 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-931-0777
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day we will be opening at 11:00 AM and serving brunch until 3:00 PM 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?