Lyon Hall

4.8
2884 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie. 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 the mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 2884 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A place to enjoy!

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vipJeffV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out with friends since COVID, and it was perfect! The Patio is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful Saturday night- booked a table 2 hours for an early-ish dinner. Beautiful inside and out, I was a little disappointed to sit inside, but it was beautiful. Great cocktails, great food. Super impressed with everything!

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ESP2
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very satisfied wit Lyon Hall - the food and the service were good .

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vipAinslieR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed delicious thai mussels and terrific service!

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Arlingtoneats
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the outdoor seating. Service is fantastic

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LuisA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The waiter was pretty absent during our dinner. He forgot some of the items we had ordered and we had to remind him. A refill bread order never arrived. Food and value were great.

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vipSaraS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always really enjoy my trips to Lyon Hall. I started with the happy hour cocktail (something vodka-ginger beer which was delicious!) and then had one of their great beers on tap. Mussels and fries for $14+$4 is a great deal. And I love their sidewalk cafe ambiance.

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vipValerieK
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, very European feel/decor, heavy brunch menue

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LisaM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious and host staff was delightful and accommodating. Wait staff was not impressive.

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ChrissyC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, delicious food and excellent service. Everyone’s meal was perfectly cooked. Great place for special occasion dinner.

NJ
NandJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, friendly host and wait staff, delicious food (mussels, risotto, hangar steak), and a beautiful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We’re entirely out of mussels, very slow

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vipYankeeHeart
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

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BillH1
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The soft shell grab special was outstanding. The escargot was very good also.

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KrisF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The host was very friendly, and we were seated promptly, but our waiter seemed put out to be serving us. The food was good, and the crush was one of the best I’ve had.

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vipLatoureT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience4

I had a bad customer service experience that started upon arrival. The manage was at the hostess station and tried to seat us at the bar when I had a reservation. She stated that was all they had inside when there were several open tables. When after a few minutes of discussion she finally had the host to seat us. The next was we asked for the mimosas kit and the waiter told us it was only for takeout but several other patrons had it on their tables. The manager comes over and try to explain that the sever was new been on vacation so he wasn’t aware when that wasn’t the case. The server came over while the manager was there and was trying to apologize about him providing us with incorrect information. Then the manager elbowed him to shut up because the story was inconsistent. Next, she goes to say they do provide service to blac people until she catches herself. I said I would hope so because if not that would be discrimination. She goes further to say I meant we provide service to all people. She kept talking trying to clear the statements she just made and further made things worst. From the time we showed up until we left the atmosphere felt very hostile. The food was good but the steak was served at the wrong temperature then ordered. I will not recommend this place to any of my BLACK friends since they appear to not want us there.

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DannyM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, nice staff, great ambiance

MH
vipMegH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food was good, but the service was extremely slow. The food took forever to come out, once the food came they wait staff kept trying to clear our dishes and when we were finally done it took a while for our check to be brought.

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vipDCRedHead
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice experience. Good food, great service.

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LisaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyon Hall is always fantastic. Great happy hour specials and excellent service. Loved the ability to book an outside table.

CJ
vipCJames
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal. Oysters were carelessly shucked,on the small side and as a result slightly mangled. Branzino was superb.

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PatrickL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Fantastic staff and tasty food

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vipBusyMomAndDad
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time visit at Lyon Hall. Halibut was unbelievable. Will return. But question for all of you—-How do we reach anyone at Open Table customer service? I added my reward to my reservation for this restaurant. But the restaurant said they tried to redeem an OT reward with someone else a week prior and it wasn’t working and that the program was actually discontinued! They tried to redeem it again with me, and it didn’t work. I have tried to chat with open table and I’ve been #46 in line on my first attempt & #76 on a second attempt. My emails have been returned to me, indicating that the email address is no longer monitored. Pls send me any tips you have on getting customer service at open table

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Small portions for the huge price

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vipLeslieL
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor space and the service was excellent

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CatherineB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, good value, friendly attentive service. Sitting out doors with all the pretty flowers was comfortable. My granddaughter’s favorite restaurant. She loves the kids menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outside - food & service was excellent except when the waiter took some time to take payment for our bill. But we hadn't seen each other for months, so we really didn't mind.

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Steve
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chef is excellent. Service is good. Atmosphere is friendly and low key. Great experience.

JC
vipJordanC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always the best in Arlington and the servers/bartenders make this place even better. Always happy to call this my go-to spot.

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vipMDorf
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have some good outdoor seating although some is right on the sidewalk (which is what you have to do in much of Arlington). The service was good and the food was too. The new version of their beet salad is loaded with beets (as opposed to a bunch of lettuce with a few beets!) and was awesome.

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contrystep
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Server was not attentive had to continue to flag him over, slow.

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guyg
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

my eggs benedict were hard boiled and they must have put the hollandaise on with a eye droper

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Georg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This time Lyon Hall really surprised in a bad way. The Easter Brunch was terrible. We ordered lobster rolls and one of us didn't get any lobster at all. The rest of us also didn't enjoy the food... I would prefer to pay more but get what I ordered.

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vipKaraL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the beignets. Great food, great service, great drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

This restaurant definitely isn’t for black people. The food needs a lil more seasoning

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Scott
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bouillabaisse was fantastic, each shellfish in the dish being cooked perfectly. The wine was delicious. The desserts were a disappointment as they did not live up to the standards of our entrees. Our waiter was delightful, informative, and timely. We do not care for tables for two or four being set right next to each other with a bench in the one wall; you are usually closer to the table next to you than to the person across your own table. If it were not for the Covid spacing, the ambiance rating would be a 1 for this reason. I would return again without getting dessert.

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AlliesAppetite
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, we were able to be seated outdoors, with heaters next to us, the service was great, good wine list without being too extensive

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vipSlim
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday🎂

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 4.8 stars by 2884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.