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Exterior neon lights at night - Lyon Hall, Arlington, VA

Lyon Hall

4.7
4.7
3232 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Located in a historic art deco building in the heart of Clarendon, we are a bustling neighborhood brasserie with a friendly, knowledgeable staff serving Belgian/German/French-inspired-fare that changes seasonally. We offer Happy Hour every day in our lounge, lively bar, and patio featuring beer and wine specials and $1.50 oysters! Our extensive wine and beer by-the-bottle lists feature something for everyone. We are perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room, enjoying an after-work happy hour at our marble bar, or spending a warm evening on the spacious patio enjoying one of our signature mussel pots and frites.

Looking for a place to host a special event? Our Mezzanine is the perfect location - inquire for more information.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Belgian, German

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 741-7636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Miljohn Dimaano

  • Catering

    From grand platters, to canapes, to sliders we offer a catering menu available for pick-up or delivery - for an additional fee.

  • Private party facilities

    With multiple areas throughout our restaurant, we can accommodate an event of any size. The mezzanine is perfect option for private dining. Our lounge is available for casual private events, as is our bar. We even offer complete restaurant buy-outs!

  • Private party contact

    Leah Drummond: (703) 679-0651

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    Highland St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Public transit

    One block from the Clarendon Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,232 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Arlington.
  2. JB

    JessicaB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The meal was enjoyable and fresh. The drinks were off - one way too bitter, one way too sweet. Fun, hip place with solid food prep. Needs a new bartender!
  3. J

    Jenn

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on Saturday. Sat outside. Great service and meal. Someone recommended the hot chicken and French toast sandwich and it was delicious!
  4. M

    Mako

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average. Beef bourguignon lacked flavor. Was seated in noisy outdoor area facing a busy road even though space was available inside and I had requested indoor seating. Server was not especially attentive as I had to wait some time (20-25 mins) before a refill was offered for my drink. I expected better given the restaurant’s reputation.
  5. S

    Snarbtub

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and great food at an outdoor table on a beautiful evening. Who could ask for anything more?
  6. EB

    ElBux23

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lyon Hall has a wonderful menu, with both familiar favorites and creative new dishes. I saw several things I'd have loved to taste, but I can only eat so much. Old Fashioned was delicious.
  7. MT

    MichaelT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an outstanding evening! First time back to the restaurant in almost 2 years it is only gotten better. The service, the food, and the overall ambience was outstanding. They really did a good job taking care of us on a special occasion, I would recommend it highly.
  8. PM

    PhilM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere for outside dining, and attentive and caring service
  9. CG

    CathyG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good. They were a little short staffed but we still had good service and they comped our wine. We love going there.

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon.

  10. C

    Cherub

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We dined outdoors which was nice but for some reason the piped music was rather loud making it hard to have conversation without shouting. We did wait a while to be greeted by a server when someone did come over to ask if our party had been greeted. When we said no, the server said she was sorry and would be happy to get a drink order started for us while she went to find the person who should have been serving our table. It all worked out, we got our drinks and our food but there was not a lot of interaction with the person who should have been checking in on us - such is the service industry these days. Overall, the food was good and we enjoyed our experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Father’s day dinner. Excellent service, the food was OK, not the best.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch with family. Very accommodating to change where we were seated. Attentive server at a comfortable pace, never rushed! The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed what they ordered.
  13. s

    smartin31367

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite. Delicious food and drinks, and a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere. :)
  14. C

    Courtney

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reserved table was ready when we arrived. The hostess was prompt and pleasant and our server acknowledged us in a timely manner with menus and drink order. The tuna tartare was excellent, as were the oysters, and bone marrow appetizer. We had ample time for our appetizers then our main courses were served. The Bronzino were thinly filleted and perfectly cooked, the prosciutto-wrapped chicken was moist and well seasoned, and the risotto was excellent. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive and all of the food was delicious. This is a neighborhood gem and we will eat here again.

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Courtney! We are glad that you enjoyed the food and our service. We hope to see you again soon.

  15. G

    Gourmand

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We enjoyed another fabulous dinner at Lyon Hall. From the cocktails thru dessert -- dinner was awesome.
  16. j

    jamiev

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great job on our late lunch! Friendly, knowledgeable server, timely food delivery and very well balanced flavors. Thank you!

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Hi Jamiev, Thank you for joining us for lunch. We take a lot of pride in our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We hope to see you again soon.

  17. TN

    TomN

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another very nice brunch at Lyon Hall! Excellent food and service.

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Hi TomN, Thank you for joining us for brunch. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  18. G

    Goodeats

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was excellent! It is a bit overpriced and we went early to take advantage of happy hour specials but they weren't allowed in the dining area (and we had a small child in our party).
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food variety was excellent. Happy hour optima were extensive and who doesn’t love $1.50 oysters?

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for joining us! $1.50 oysters are a popular option during Happy Hour. We also offer $1.50 oysters all evening on Mondays. We hope to see you again soon.

  20. ML

    MaryL

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Could not find our server multiple times. Burgers and steelhead trout were very good. Brussels a bit soggy. More fresh choices would be in order, as would a general menu refresh.

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Hi MaryL, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your Brussels sprouts were soggy. We are in the process of updating our menu for the summer and hope that you will join us then.

  21. LD

    LauraD

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both ordered the Bouillabaisse, which was excellent! I highly recommend it. The service was also fantastic!

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Hi LauraD, Thank you for joining us. Our Bouillabaisse is a very popular dish and we are thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed it. We take a lot of pride in the service that our servers provide and are glad to hear that they made your visit pleasant. We hope to see you again soon!

  22. m

    mrhatt

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food and wine were great. staff was very attentive.

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for joining us!

  23. PM

    PietroMc

    Washington DC

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a great meal served by a friendly professional staff.

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Hi PietroMc, Thank you for dining with us. We take a lot of pride in our friendly and professional staff. We hope to see you again soon.

  24. WB

    WBWII

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simple menu executed perfectly. The fruit tart dessert was incredible.
  25. L

    Leslieava

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Usually enjoy HAPPY HOUR. A number of good food options, but spareribs not the best. Always enjoy Brussel sprouts. Great reduced price oysters on the half shell. Dessert at $11.00 was awful. Should have returned it. Outdoor seating is very pleasant and service is always great.

    Lyon HallResponded on June 20, 2022Hi Leslieava, We are so sorry to hear that your pork ribs and the dessert did not meet your expectations. We will be sending you a gift card at the email used to make the reservation in hopes that you will try us again.

  26. AB

    AustinB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was decent, but two of our party took about 20 minutes to receive their food than the others, even though they were eating the exact same thing. The real negative was the service. Once we ordered, our server checked on us only once. I asked for coffee, but never received it. I asked another server after about 20 minutes, but still never got a drink. Our server never returned to the table, even though the place was almost completely empty and I could see her waiting on a couple of groups outside. I had to flag down the hostess to even get the check so we could leave. This was our first time at the restaurant, but we won’t be returning.
  27. AL

    AlyssaL

    Tallahassee

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    We were really looking forward to this dinner after my parents had a great experience in December. Unfortunately we were disappointed. The food was pretty good, but the menu was underwhelming. We sat outdoors, which had a lot of ambient noise. The bill was also higher than we expected given that one of the four party members didn't have an entree. Overall, I don't think we would go back.
  28. RG

    RGoop

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance and service were excellent. Food was good, but not great. I went for dinner, and learned that I prefer their brunch/lunch menu. The bread/butter and mussel pot were delicious and flavorful. The entrees (trout and branzino) were lacking salt and flavor.
  29. C

    65Classic

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Lyon Hall and they seem to have come through the Covid mess better than most. Recommended!
  30. v

    vabutterfly

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First time at Lyon Hall. Very noisy with loud music (asked server to lower volume) so difficult for older friends with hearing aids to converse easily. Other challenge: bathrooms are downstairs; elevator available but it requires a long walk down hallway. (And why can we see into the men's bathroom when we are washing our hands at the sink??!! Weirdest thing ever) - that said, Lenin provided friendly, attentive service. Lots of good choices. Friends enjoyed a large bucket of mussels and the chefs breakfast, and the wine! My omelet was okay, would have been better with more mushrooms, bacon and cheese. Croissant was wonderful, so was the tea. Would I return? Probably, but maybe at 2 pm when it's less crowded and less noisy.
  31. LC

    LeahC

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot! We ate outside and had perfect weather. The mimosa kit is a fun option for the table to share and all of the food was delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch, excellent service. Jose really took great care in his food service with us!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, fast service, and an enjoyable evening sidewalk-dining in Arlington.
  34. CH

    CharlesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Inside was loud Ate outside and service was prompt and food was delicious!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Arlington. Vin Blanc mussels are fantastic.
  36. SP

    SPMcQ

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This bistro is our go-to place in Arlington. The food is always great with consistent service. We shared wine, tuna tartare, a Caesar salad (not fabulous), mussels in white wine sauce, French fries, delicious baguette and a warm berry tart with coconut ice cream. We usually order steak frites (always perfect) but we branched out tonight!
  37. MJ

    MJack

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining at Lyon Hall and everything was wonderful!
  38. JT

    JohnT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous service. Staff was very attentive. Great wine list. Recommend the mussels and frites.
  39. PM

    PietroMc

    Washington DC

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great dining experience. Great food and service to match. One of our favorite places.
  40. D

    Denise

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outdoors. Lovely. My scallops were terrific.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lyon Hall using the Order Online button. Lyon Hall also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 741-7636.

Lyon Hall is rated 4.7 stars by 3232 OpenTable diners.

Lyon Hall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Lyon Hall

3100 N Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highland St.

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Belgian, German

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Public transit

    One block from the Clarendon Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Miljohn Dimaano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 741-7636

  • Catering

    From grand platters, to canapes, to sliders we offer a catering menu available for pick-up or delivery - for an additional fee.

  • Private party facilities

    With multiple areas throughout our restaurant, we can accommodate an event of any size. The mezzanine is perfect option for private dining. Our lounge is available for casual private events, as is our bar. We even offer complete restaurant buy-outs!

  • Private party contact

    Leah Drummond: (703) 679-0651

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