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4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (Formerly Carlyle Grand Cafe)
+1 703-931-0777
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 09:30 - 22:30
Mon 11:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Shirlington mainstay understands hospitality from the front of the house to the kitchen. Have eaten here literally hundreds of times; NEVER a bad experience.

Thank maryelizabethg2016
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong here! Food is always good and there is something for everyone. Excellent service too. For more formal evening ask to sit upstairs. In good weather you can sit outside and the bar inside is fun too.

Thank Miti01
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regulars here because it is consistently excellent, either for lunch, dinner or brunch. main dish salads are fresh and unique (my favorite is the crispy two noodle shrimp salad), appetizers such as tex mex chicken enrolls and calamari are wonderful, and we won't order shrimp and grits anywhere else because we've been spoiled by the Carlyle's version. Save... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were greeted warmly as if we were special friends. Since we wanted to eat upstairs, we had to wait and so were given a buzzer which went off within minutes. we were seated quickly with menus and our order was promptly taken. Everyone's food arrived exactly as ordered and was delicious. I was not surprised. I... More 

Thank bgf2
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always good and very consistent. We love the fried calamari and the salads We love the lunch and end up sharing a few dishes. We have been there for diiner as well and they have a great menu for everyone.

Thank emediava
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ask my wife all the time why we ever go anywhere else other than Carlyle. The food is fantastic, the price is reasonable, the service is stellar. It has it all. To be more specific: the smoke salmon is the best salmon that I've ever tasted. Seriously, it's amazing. Ask for the mashed potatoes instead of the mashed cauliflower... More 

Thank robertbY9454NT
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch with a client and it was productive and the food was great. Service was excellent too. Would recommend.

Thank Stephanie M
Falls Church, Virginia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three adults enjoyed a weekday dinner at our go-to place in Shirlington. The bread is always wonderful and the menu dependable. Unfortunately the trusted pecan crusted trout fell flat for the first time in years. Very busy for a Tuesday night and service was slow. The waiter and manager were very attentive regarding one our party's food allergy. Always appreciated.... More 

Thank deleslie1956
Brockton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Arlington Virginia for a conference. After arriving we were looking for something to eat for at least one night while in the D.C. Area We of course used trip advisor for a selection or two. We came across the Carlyle. Good variety and rated number one ny trip advisor. We took a cab from... More 

Thank oujj
Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carlyle is one of the original restaurants in The Village at Shirlington and it continues to provide delicious food at reasonable prices. My husband and I went there the other night for our anniversary. We shared an order of crab fritters (deep fried crab balls that are served with a creamy corn salsa) as our appetizer. They were delicious... More 

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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
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 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 Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (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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