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“Great American Restaurant!”
Review of Carlyle

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Ranked #6 of 1,005 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The pun is intended. In this area, throughout NOVA, the Great American company owns a conglomerate of reasonably priced locations, good food, and attentive servers. I have been coming to the Carlyle off and on for years, and it never fails to leave me happy and well fed upon I leave.

The Bakery, which services all of the local restaurants, is adjacent to Carlyle. You will be pressed to find fresher products, and it's called Best Buns!

Other local restaurants which are owned by the same corporation include Mike's in Springfield, Sweetwater in Merrifield and Centreville, Silverado in Annandale, Artie's in Fairfax, Coastal Flats,etc. not too much of a fan of Ozzie's in Fairfax, though.

Good happy hour locations, all! You can call ahead for seating as they don't take reservations unless for a large party (I think, not sure).

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

The service is great, the food is excellent, and the ambience is wonderful! Eat upstairs since it's less noisy there. TexMex egg rolls for an appetizer (unless they have bruschetta ... then get that!). We love the lobster cobb salad and the crab cakes. The filet mignon is excellent! And if you are there during strawberry season, you will fall in love with the berry shortcake for dessert!

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Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Carlyle is my family's favorite place for a nice dinner. It is also an excellent place for a business lunch or dinner. The rib eye is incredible, my wife frequently has the shrimp and grits, the calamari is great - I recommend almost everything. Save room for the bread pudding - it is out of this world.

Thank John Y
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A delicious spot for Sunday brunch - from the delightful breadbasket to the tasty Bloody Mary's and everything in between. The crab cake Benedict is not to be missed. Service is friendly and efficient without being obtrusive. Don't pass on the breadbasket - which comes with an assortment of goodies including warm donut holes. Yum!

Thank HutchsMom
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

This restaurant has a reliable favorite for years, but it is not resting on its laurels. After being away for over a year, I visited today for Sunday brunch to find that Carlyle had upped their game on every dish we ordered. Crab Cake Eggs Benedict have been renamed as just Crab Cakes, and while they still come with poached (or scrambled) eggs, hollandaise sauce, and asparagus spears, they now come on a Southern-style biscuit, which works even better as a base for the delicate crab cakes than an English muffin. And they make good deviled eggs and serve them with perfectly cooked sweet bacon. Really impressed when a good place gets even better.

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