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Lyon Hall
Lyon Hall

Lyon Hall Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lyonhallarlington.com
  • Phone: (703) 741-7636
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 1130AM-3PM

    Sunday - Thursday: 5PM-10PM Friday & Saturday: 5PM-11PM

    Saturday & Sunday: 9:30AM-3PM

    Happy Hour:
    Everyday: 3PM-7PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, German
  • Executive Chef: Liam LaCivita/Andy Bennett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Near Clarendon Metro on Orange Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Lyon Hall
Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. The menu changes with the season to highlight fresh produce from local farms, as do the pastries, desserts and fresh bread.The affordable wine list focuses on French selections, while the impressive beer list offers an extensive selection of European drafts and bottles. Located in an historic art deco building in the heart of downtown Clarendon, Lyon Hall is a vibrant neighborhood spot with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, frankfurters and beer flights with friends at the lively bar, or enjoying a warm evening on the patio with a bottle of wine and selections from the dynamic cheese menu. The private room located in our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great location w/ busy brunch vibe, including outdoor dining... but food and table service could use more attention. Twists on eggs benedict r not so memorable on taste and while donuts were just right on texture and melt in your mouth quality, couldn't tell one flavor from the next, really. Constant passing of dish cart on bumpy concrete, ok service, and costly coffee refills, make this a better meet up spot than "must-have" meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Alsatian influenced food in an American Art Deco atmosphere. The three hot dog appetiser was unique and highly flavourful. My escargot dish was as good as I have ever experienced. I opted for the Charcuterie combo which is house made and outstandingly flavourful.mthis place has it all masterful drinks, great beer and wine selection, energetic atmosphere and fantastic food. I have previously visited during very cold days in the winter when the atmosphere was more sedate and homely, during a beautiful summer day the place is hopping with activity and yet the staff makes you feel like you are the only customer in the place."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife said that the mussels viet style were a religious experience"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very interesting and fun menu, but food not quite there. Medium prepared Steak was "bouncy", almost tough - a result from not cooking it properly. Oysters were very small. Side salad with steak had too much dressing. Bread is nothing to write home about. Twinkie dessert was dry and tasteless. But the fries and escargot were good."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Good mix of food and even offer an egg white omelet. Typically can get in for brunch whenever since the large crowds are up the street. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This restaurant has been in our favorites since opening. Dining here is always an outstanding experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our first time and we were very pleased with the service and the food. Lot's to choose from on the menu. I nice blend of French and German as well as a mix of other items and seafood. The nice thing is you have a choice of a lot of noise or a quieter dining experience. Downstairs is hopping, but if you like a quieter place we found you have the option of eating upstairs, which is what we did."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had lunch with a colleague, and we decided to sit outside. Food and service were very good. The beet salad with Bibb lettuce was delish! Not too much dressing, perfect for a summer day. My colleague tried the steak fritters, which he raved about."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had dinner for my wife's birthday with our 30-something daughter. Luckily, we were seated upstairs because the noise level would have been too much for us downstairs. I like their selection of Alsatian-influenced dishes and the fairly extensive beer and wine lists. We weren't real hungry, so my wife and I shared a beet salad and a charcuterie platter. I particularly liked the trout rillette and enjoyed the pickled vegetables and other accompaniements to the platter. I think the service upstairs suffered a little because of the distance from the kitchen, but all-in-all, it was good."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Lyon Hall's menu is great, as well as their setting. It was a beautiful day and the outside patio is great for Clarendon people-watching. The vegetarians in our group also loved the menu - plenty of options for everyone. They also have happy hour every day from 3-7, which is great on Sundays! The only downside was our server - she kept forgetting things for us, as well as everyone around us and basically acted indifferent - not rude, but she definitely brought the total experience down a couple of notches. I would definitely go back, but hope to have a different server next time!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food is amazingly, satisfyingly good. It is amazingly so because you can get it without spending a fortune or having to wear a suit. It is not a place to get a 7-course tasting menu of avant-garde dishes with tastes and textures you've never tried before. It is a place to get really good food done really well. Even the bread and the deserts are really good. Our service was good, too. Server was friendly, knowledgeable, affable, but maybe a little to busy."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The menu does not have the greatest variety but the food came out tasting pretty good. I won't rave about it because it is not my favorite spot to bring guests to in the NOVA/DC area. BUT it is close by my house which makes it convenient and is one of the better choices in Clarendon for people who don't have much time to travel to a restaurant but appreciate good solid food. The service was pretty slow and the staff was mediocre as far as professionalism goes. It is really dark inside and the tables are almost uncomfortably close together."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I found that the menu was very interesting and the food was well prepared and savory. I highly recommend Lyon Hall if you want a more than ordinary lunch. Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had brunch at Lyon Hall. They honored our reservation and had our table waiting. Although we ate indoors, there also is a nice seating area outside. There were many good choices on the brunch menu. We had the egg white omelet, which was terrific, and the eggs with asparagus, also excellent. There's a full bar, as well as special brunch drinks. We enjoyed a kir royale. The only slight negative was that the coffee wasn't refillable. If you want a second cup, you have to pay for a second cup. The service was very good and the place was cute. We'd go again to try it for dinner -- they have an excellent selection of beers."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I want to like Lyon Hall because it's in my neighborhood. But it is just OK --- service and food. I would go back because it is consistent. But I do not think this restaurant has gourmet food, or excellent service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very few places in Arlington are open at 9:30 for brunch on Sunday, but this is one of them, and brunch was excellent. Don't miss the platter of donuts (the orange fennel and hazelnut were great, but the chocolate filled was incredible) or the brioche French toast. The pork schnitzel sandwich and bohemian platter (sausages) vanished quickly, too. Even the kids' meals are a little more interesting than the norm for brunch."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We don't venture inside the beltway to dine very often, but Lyon Hall received very good ratings when I googled "Best Restaurants". We were seated at a lovely outdoor table with plenty of interesting foot traffic (happened to be "July 4th Pub Crawl" in the area. Our wait-staff was wonderful, suggesting favorites and explaining some of their more unusual dishes. Delicious bread basket to enjoy with Happy Hour drinks. All 4 entrees, and our side of fries to share, were outstanding. All arrived very hot and well presented. But the tastes were really the big deal, absolutely delicious! And btw, our water glasses were continuously filled and empty dishes removed. We will most definitely return with foodie friends :-)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Like most restaurants, it was too loud to converse easily until people started leaving (we arrived around 8pm). I kept making disappointing selections: a cocktail (Zombies in Paris--meh) instead of wine, and then the Rainbow trout meuniere, which was pretty flavorless (the trout was flavorless; the kale wasn't cooked down with any seasoning--very boring; the sauce and potatoes were good). Loved the starters, though: a Bavarian pretzel with dipping sauces (it's huge, enough for four) and roasted olives. I'd go back just for the starters, a glass of wine, a salad, and a cheese plate. The meat dishes are probably better."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lyon Hall recently changed their menu to not be focused so much on the different house made sausages. Although the sausages were all good in the past, the new menu offers more fish, pork, and a pasta option. The mussels were very good and complimented well with the fresh bread they serve, the sweet pea agnolotti pasta was delicious, and the bacon-wrapped swordfish was tasty. This is one of our favorites in Clarendon!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great time loved the happy hour deals especially the mussels"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "One of the best omelettes i've had i a while! delicious fries. fun bloody mary's with a beer chaser.. would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Endorsed by our concierge, Lyon Hall features a wonderful menu -- quiche to smoked salmon and more typical lunch fare. The portions are generous, too, with an impressive drink menu, especially beer and ale from around the world. We shall return!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wonderful brunch menu. Good service. Make sure to get under an umbrella for sitting outside!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I went here with my parents for my Mom's birthday. We had a great dinner. The food was excellent. My Dad and I had the streak frites while my Mom had the mussels vin blanc. All of our meals tasted fresh and bursting with flavor. Service was excellent and I will definitely be going back to Lyon Hall again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We think this restaurant has one of the best hamburgers in town. The french fries are great as well. And the beer selection has something for every taste. We like to drop by for lunch, but dinner is nice as well."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was well below precious standards - different entrees none of them done very well. Big change from previous visits - won't race back unless we hear something has changed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nothing special and over priced. I think $20 for the cauliflower & quinoa a little too much , plus it didn't taste that good."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The Lyon Hall pretzels and mini franks sre fantastic apps. Also recommend the cheese plate, especially the homemade cheeses, and the beet salad! Amazing beer and wine selection, plus a fantastic cocktail menu and gifted bartenders - check out the SJF, a spin in a mocsow mule. Simply delicious! Very hip, vibrant scene, yet kid friendly with a staff and kid menu that makes any family feel welcome."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Lyon Hall many times in the past so I hope our experience on Sunday was an anomaly. Except for the cheerful hostess who took us to our table, the service was curt and unenthusiastic. It was a Father's Day brunch. We felt as though each of our requests was a burden. I do understand that people have days that aren't going well for any number of reasons, so we didn't complain. But, not due to our server, the meal was delivered after quite a long wait. We were offered apologies, and we didn't mind since we were enjoying Father's Day together. But the food was not as good or well prepared or well presented as we have experienced in the past. We left having enjoyed our family time, but uncertain about returning again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Started a new tradition this year, Fathers Day brunch! Brought the kids and had a fantastic meal! Mussels were particularly good this time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went here with our future in-laws and our daughter. It was a thoroughly enjoyable meal sitting under an umbrella on the sidewalk. Our server was prompt and courteous. The food was delicious and served hot."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nothing bad abiut Lyon Hall, but nothing exciting either. All fairly standard imitation French brasserie fare."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had a fantastic date night at Lyon Hall. We had a 9:30 reservation on a Friday night and it was still crowded and lively, a great casual atmosphere. One of the most impressive beer lists (20 on tap) that I've seen in a long time. Our waitress made some suggestions and we both really enjoyed our selections- I highly recommend the Saison Dupont. We started with the French onion soup, which was great and included some beef as a pleasant surprise. Many intriguing choices on the menu, in the end she had the steak and I had the swordfish, both were perfectly cooked and nicely portioned. Maybe next time we'll save some room for dessert. Will definitely return soon, at the very least for a beer on the patio."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Didn't care for the special I ordered this past visit especially for the price. However I always have good dining experiences there, the service is always great, the wine is good, and I've had plenty of really great meals there. Will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I understand from my guests that the good was good. However, when asked about healthy options all they would do was offer to remove indredients from existing dishes, not try to make something that might actually be heathy and taste good. The seafood options were either fried or wrapped in bacon."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My husband and I had such a wonderful brunch at Lyon Hall. He got the steak and eggs which was so delicious! I had scrambled eggs and a fruit salad. The price was very reasonable! Especially for the Clarendon area! We wanted the donuts, but they are only sold in bathes of 4 so between 2 of us, we wouldn't be able to finish them. I wish they offered just 1 or 2 at a time. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience and will definitely be going back soon!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I love this place and come here all the time. It's excellent food is nicely paired with a coveted waitstaff. Sunday happy hour and Monday Oysters are two of my favorite times to go."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have been here many times and always enjoy the food and the beer selections. They also have a great happy hour menu that I was recently able to take advantage of. However, my last two visits I've sat outside and service was a little slow. Not sure if they are just getting their rhythm down now that the weather is warm but usually the service is great so its been a little disappointing but not so bad that I won't be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lyon Hall has been very good since it opened, but the addition of Matt Hill has really improved the menu. If you enjoy good wine and good food, this is the place for you!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I've been meaning to check out Lyon Hall; every time I drove by, it always looked busy! Everything was excellent (location, dining outside, food) -- _except_ for our waitress who was lackluster; the other staff and manager made up for her though. I'll certainly be back to eat here again. Maybe my next experience will bear five stars!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014