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Lyon Hall

4.7
2718 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2718 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristinaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live Lyon Hall. It never disappoints. Had the eggs benedict this time.

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vipJohnD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very busy warm Thursday fall evening dining outside. Kudos to our server who provided excellent service despite the crowd. And the cream of cauliflower soup is amazingly smooth, creamy and delicious. The branzino portion is huge; expect to have leftovers!

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vipJulieW
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think this is a reliable local restaurant. They’re doing well, despite Covid and feature many SD outdoor tables.
We enjoyed seeing the Street from an outdoor cafe, with a glass of Pinot noir....

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vipBrianna
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a Sunday evening dinner with plenty of COVID-19 protections. We sat outside on the patio and the food was wonderful.

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ColleenM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

nice French Bistro, good service Heat lamps would be helpful for outdoor dining

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LinaA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Fiancé’s birthday. The restaurant was really good. The serving staff were amazing. The food so delicious. I ordered Bronzino and my fiancé ordered salmon, both were delicious.
We had awesome time. They even got my fiancé a candle in the crème brûlée that we ordered for dessert 😛

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StevieB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was there for HH. Our waiter disappeared after bringing our drinks but I went inside and found a very nice waitress who handled our order. Sat outside - no heaters even though it was a bit cold in the shade- we kept our jackets on. Food was mostly good- oysters were not. Drinks were tasty. Would go again if they get heaters for colder weather. Appreciated having actual table service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and service were great! We did sit outside because it was a beautiful night, unfortunately there were two families both with multiple screaming children right next to us which kind of affected the “ambiance”. Definitely not the restaurant’s fault or even the family’s faults, because kids are kids, but would think twice before coming here again for a date night as it was extremely distracting.

JR
vipJetRed
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog friendly outdoor service; always excellent service and decadent food.

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Gloria
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, only one vegetarian option. Service was impeccable, light-hearted and thoroughly appreciated. We enjoyed a complimentary sparkling wine to celebrate our anniversary. The ambience is a little sterile/cold. No table cloths, seating in rows, lots of glass. The bar dominates half the restaurant although nicely separated from the dining area. Tables were widely spaced, clean - felt safe for Covid time. Our bill for 2 with a glass of wine came to $100 - a little pricey.

JB
vipJosephB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Belgian food & beer. One of my neighborhood favorites

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ashleyb
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect anniversary dinner. They even brought us champagne at the end to cheers the event.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local
Spot !

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vipMarkF
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and wine (recommendations) were on point!

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dcva
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of outdoor seating during the pandemic and excellent food as always. I always try a fish entree and this time I had the halibut which was delicious. This place is one of my favorites in the area.

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vipJudyNHP
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and delicious food. Found this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon and check it has good rating from Yelp. We had a reservation on the same evening after moving our daughter to her new apartment in Arlington. The server was quite prompt. The wine and beer selection are good. We tried a beer flights. We ordered watermelon gazpacho(kind of sweet) steak tartare (just ok), brazino and scallops (delicious). Overall, high recommendation and we plan to come back!

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vipFrench
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a repeat offender. Do I need to say more? Food is great, and outside arrangements are great.

MA
MakiofArlingtan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and great service and outdoor dining is ample!

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rwthethird
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to see Lyon Hall continuing to provide great quality, great service, and expanded outdoor seating. I am looking forward to the new fall menu and my next visit.

KM
vipKMCfromDC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Lyon Hall! Great food, great service!

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NimaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food without all the snub. Feels like your neighborhood mom and pop restaurant but has amazing French bistro atmosphere also. Great service, attention to guests, fast and high quality food. THE best bread that melts in your mouth. I LOVED the mushroom and bacon omelet, quiche Florentine, crisp chicken, steak frites, and pan roasted halibut.

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vipGlobalDineout
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as Always!!

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vipClarendonrunner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food taste unimpressive. Seems place has lost some quality. Very long wait for service as well.

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SabrinaC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 5 (older teen daughters) had the best meal we have had since moving to Arlington a year ago. The food was outstanding and the wine selection excellent. Highly recommend!

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Paola
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food, good atmosphere, awesome staff.

The crème brulee with the mango-chili sorbet was incredible.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot near us. We had the halibut and the salmon both were delicious

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vipWanderer
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been a regular customer for 10 years now. I am amazed and delighted that they have been able to uphold a really high standard of service and great food. I'm not a fan of being seated on the sidewalk but dealing with covid means we adjust. The outdoor seating is safely spread out and service was just as great sitting outside as it has always been indoors.

I am really glad that Lyon Hall has managed to keep going. I hope to keep enjoying great food and service there for many years to come.

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ClaireP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely spaced outdoor tables, other diners and waitstaff respectful of distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I recently had the experience to try out Lyon Hall. My overall experience was great, the menu options were excellent , and the food was delicious. Glad to be able to dine out while we are in RONA season. I will definitely be back again.

~Bryan W.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is awesome as always. Classy more than clarendon standards... Ranya was managing and she she should run the all company.... her hospitality, professionalism, manners wow... respect...keep it up.clarendon is not all about young wasted kids running around....

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vipmilo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time out. We had a great time. Great place that Weihenstephaner Heffe Weisen.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lyon Hall is always a good choice for Clarendon area. We came for the Fish and Chips Wednesday special this time. My boyfriend is English and he’s been looking for Fish & Chips like home and we have yet to find it. This was not great but it was better than most around here.

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vipFrench
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tables were spread out enough outside to feel safe. Thorough cleaning after each customer also contributed to a feeling of safety.

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vipAndyF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and time at Lyon Hall - rock on!

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vipDCLiveWorkPlay
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyon Hall has always delivered on food quality and outstanding customer service and they continue to do so during these challenging times. We reserved outdoor seating and were pleased with everything about our visit; spacing between tables was perfect and health and safety measures overall were well taken care of. Our waiter was fantastic - professional, knowledgeable, and attentive and our food was fantastic, as always. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem and worthy of our patronage - whether through takeout or dining in.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

All in all a great expedience

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MelissaZ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a fan of Lyon Hall for years. It's always top of my list for Happy Hour, Brunch and Dinner. I live in Pittsburgh now so it's even more special when I get a chance to dine there. It's an even tie for the quality of food and the extraordinary service- both are excellent. I always feel so taken care of by the staff through the years and their menu strikes the balance of favorites you can count on like the oysters, their burgers [the pub burger is my favorite] , steak frites, tuna tartare, mussels vin blanc and their croque madame- not to mention their bread and salted butter and their seasonal items and specials- they had spring pea & ham mussels in the spring that were so flavorful. Same goes for their cocktails & beverage program. It's the place I most like to celebrate and that I most like to introduce people to for the first time- mostly because of the food & service, but it's also fun to wait and see their response to the restroom- if you've been there, you know. I hope they continue to weather the storm of this pandemic and thrive for years to come.

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LarbiL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great except the hostesses, they were good, but they were not as hospitable as i expected in terms of getting us what we wanted... Nothing bad it was just the way they did things.

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vipARL2015
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve eaten since restaurants opened back up! The tuna tartare was fresh, my steak was cooked perfectly and treated myself to the key lime creek brûlée which I told the table is truly the best dessert I’ve ever eaten! The chili ice cream was wild but delicious! The food came quickly and the service hustles to get you everything you and your table needs as fast as they can! I’m still dreaming about the butter from the bread basket!

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 2718 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.