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“Excellent food and value”
Review of Carlyle

Ranked #1 of 878 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent food and value”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

One of the least expensive places we ate in DC for the quality of food. The service was very good. The wine was good. The desserts were fabulous.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect Everything”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Attended dinner here with my regional group as a way to get to better know each other. None of us had ever been but I guarantee we will be back. We were a rather large group and had made a reservation. The restaurant made sure to locate us in an area where we could all easily communicate and enjoy each others company in a beautiful, relaxing setting.

The food was just perfect. We ordered a variety of foods and all of us were more than pleased with the results. Dessert.... YUM. I have no other words for how delightful it was. The White Chocolate Bread Pudding was just out of this world.

Our waiter was super. Very personable and engaging but not hovering or annoying. Made great suggestions for meal and dessert suggestions and even volunteered to snap our group picture following our meal. He provided us all with separate bills with no mistakes at all. What a pleasure to have such super service.

Last piece of advice, order a small meal because you do not want to miss dessert

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank folsomstrips
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Shirlington”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

The Carlyle has great food, presentation and service and reasonable prices.

The restaurant has a "Roaring Twenties" feel to it in the interior, with lots of rich colors, carpeting and shiny bronze touches. The second floor was quiet even when the restaurant was full, allowing for good conversation.

The menu has a good selection of salads, sandwiches, seafood and steaks. I actually had a pork tenderloin, which was juicy and tasty. There are some interesting cocktails as well, including a key lime martini (which is more like a dessert drink than a martini).

The hostess and the servers were very friendly, attentive and accommodating. This is an easy restaurant to recommend for most palates.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Brendan S
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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“Unbelievably Accomodative”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who is a pastry chef. We were a group of 14 people and I needed a quality restaurant at a moderate price. The Carlyle did not disappoint with dinner, and a number of our group said that the deserts were among the best they had ever eaten.
A special thanks to our waiter, Scott, who made great suggestions and was a total professional. We will return.

Thank Fred S
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Great Place for Dinner with Friends or a Special Occasion”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Carlyle has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions or theater in Shirlington for years. We like the call-ahead alternative to reservations. The food is excellent and the second floor is reasonably quiet with a good ambience. The surprise birthday dessert treats are a nice touch.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank John H
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