Essy's Carriage House
Essy's Carriage House

Essy's Carriage House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.essyscarriagehouse.com/welcome2.html
  • Phone: (703) 525-7899
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Essy Saedi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our main dining room is available for groups and special events. The room seats a maximum of 60 people but may be booked for 30 or more depending on menu selection. It features tables of 3, 4 and 6 seats plus a head table of up to 15.
  • Private Party Contact: Janet 7035257899

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The Ballston Metro stop is approximately one mile from the restaurant. Buses traveling up and down Lee Highway to and from Rosslyn also stop near the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large private parking lot in the rear of the restaurant, with an entrance to the restaurant right off the lot. The parking lot entrance is on Quincy Street.
A word from Essy's Carriage House
An upscale neighborhood restaurant featuring white table cloths and fresh flowers, Essy's Carriage House has been serving Arlington and surrounding communities for more than 38 years. Recently voted "The Most Colorful Character in Arlington," Essy is always on hand to greet his customers. The menu focuses on simple, fresh ingredients including Certified Angus Beef, Wisconsin veal, Colorado lamb and the highest quality fresh fish and seafood flown in from various parts of the world. After trying our signature jumbo lump crab cakes, many diners do not explore other parts of the menu. But the beef stroganoff, short ribs, lamb shanks and osso buco also have their devotees, as do our simply grilled steaks and chops. Sunday brunch draws quite a crowd, with a menu that includes eggs benedict, omelets, French toast, quiche, steak and eggs and more. Open seven days a week and on the holidays, Essy's is a great choice for date night, meeting friends, a family gathering, or a special event.
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Essy's Carriage House reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (3)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Just Ok
    SAFriendly
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    You can tell this was a diner they have turned into a fancier restaurant. Still had a diner vibe though which isn't a bad thing...just not what we were expecting. Food was good however.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Good food. Very nice owner. We had a large group with a lot of kids. Everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food in the neighborhood
    Crusky
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is our special occasion restaurant. We go there when we want a good meal that is a notch above regular fair with a relaxing environment. The food is phenomenal. It is a great place to get a good meal and to just chill out. When we go in there we see that the owner knows a lot of the patrons and there have been out of towners there more than once that he chats up and makes feel welcome. Our son's go to is the filet mignon. I love the veal picatta and the crab cakes. My husband finds it easy to eat gluten free there. easy to park and always enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not very exciting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The place was nice enough, clean, the server was friendly and kind. The food was not very good, though. Our eggs were not cooked the way we requested and the hash browns were not very yummy. It was like an expensive Silver Diner, minus a lot of the options you can get at a diner (hot chocolate, different juices, omelets) It was quiet - we were the only ones there. I do not think we will return, though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Establishment
    amourestfou
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Essy's Carriage House was a wonderful find while my wife and I visited the DC area. Essy himself greeted us, led us to our table and served up a delightful meal. The decor was wonderful and simple. The food was amazing. I have already recommended Essy's to my DC friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Old School Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had steak dinners and escargot. The food was excellent-- old-school style (I mean that in a good way). Would go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Service, decent food
    Traveler
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Brought a group of eight business associates for dinner. The owner appeared to be the only wait staff in the restaurant, and seemed to really care less about waiting on us. We had to ask for water, menus, drinks, etc. Any requests were received with a grunt or no response at all. The food was fine but nothing to write home about. The service throughout the entire meal was horrible. I would not recommend or return to this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Essy's Carriage House reviews archive.
  • Ladies Lunch
    ladieswholunch
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    A group of 8 friends gathered for lunch. The ambience is classy. The food was delicious, especially the crab cake sandwiches accompanied by warm, lightly-salted fries. Service was attentive. We were able to eat and chat without feeling like we were being hurried. Very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day Dinner
    foodfan72
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    If you're looking for excellent food and great service Essy's is the place to go. The quiet yet cheerful ambience makes it a great place to enjoy dinner with friends and family. A visit at our table by Essy made our dinner experience even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    We8L8VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    First time at Essy's Carriage House. There were only 2 other tables occupied at brunch on a Sunday, surprising for this brunch value restaurant. Yummy rum buns to start that arrive at the table without asking. Brunch portions are big. The smoked salmon and bagel came with a plateful of salmon - enough for several bagels. The ham omelet was stuffed with ham. The crab benedict was all jumbo lump crab. All delicious. Prices are very reasonable too. Not sure why the place wasn't full of people, except that it's off the beaten track by a bit. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bill
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was well done but dinner overall was pricey. Cooking was very good (loved my veal) but I've had the same elsewhere at less cost
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I have been going to Essy's for years and enjoy my meals. Essy is very cordial, funny and makes you feel welcome. I found out I was his first open table customer.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet