Lyon Hall

4.8
2772 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
What 2772 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTaylorM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food and value is always incredible, but we had to wait 20+ minutes for a server to come to our table for drink orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening at Vaso’s Kitchen! Outstanding service, food and wine. We will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch at Lyon Hall!! Julia really made sure we had a fantastic experience!

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vipBiancaA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch! Our server was attentive and friendly but was unintrusive when my date and I were in the middle of a conversation. Drinks arrived promptly and the dishes we ordered were very good. Fruit cup featured lots of berries and pineapple, not just melon... if you’re a fruit cup person, you get it ;)

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Louveciennoise
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan of this restaurant, have been coming for years. Wine list is amazing, service is so fast, and the food is fantastic. I'm French and this is one of my go-tos (although yes the food theme is Belgian it still feels like home)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating with heaters was great

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vipSamH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a solid choice in Arlington, cool interior and good food. Some of the items are overpriced (especially the oysters), but it’s expected in Clarendon. Steak frites is probably the best value.

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PreferPils
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Just the right noise level. Wish they would serve better tasting Czech or German draft beer. Perhaps Pilsner Urquell ?

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Foodsnob
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and COVID precautions. Tables were nicely spaced out and service was excellent. The server was expeceptionally thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and service!

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vipkd39
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner at Lyon Hall! Amazing deal for half off bottles of wine on a Sunday and they let us pick a dessert on the house for a birthday celebration! Great service and food!

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vipDottiesMom
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, great food and service. We went relatively early for brunch on Sunday and the staff managed to be very responsive while maintaining all of the COVID requirements. As we were leaving there were more people in the restaurant but it appeared that required distance was maintained for all of the groups.

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vipBenjaminW
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Lyon Hall. We will be back! This Arlington restaurant is a true gem. The food is really really good and the waitstaff are attentive without being intrusive. The Korean style cauliflower is a star of the menu along with the butternut squash and apple soup. I had the Roast Chicken and my husband had the Steak Frits and both entrees were cooked perfectly.

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ROJOone
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was New Year's Eve and we had an early reservation! The place was fairly busy but it didn't seem to affect the quality service and food. We sat in the bar area and Ranya was our server/bartender. She was great and attentive to us as well as her other tables. The food was cook to perfection in my opinion and the drinks were outstanding. It was a great way to bring in the new year and we will defiantly be returning. Thank you Lyon Hall for making my date night a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable as always

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vipSuzanneB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Vin blanc mussel pot avec frites! We were seated upstairs and were very comfortable!

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Liby
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot to hangout with family and friends. Great food, great ambience, reasonable price

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RobD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From starters through dessert everything was incredible. Just wow.

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RobB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak frites, great beer selection, and wonderful service. Highly recommend for date night or a family dinner.

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Troubleshooter
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A pleasant and well run restaurant with great staff and solid cook.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We ate outdoors under the heaters and it was a pleasant experience

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vipMDF1
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day for an alfresco brunch. Food was excellent, service was perfect and the faux fur seat covers were a really nice touch. The heaters were available but it was such a nice day weather wise that the one by our table wasn’t needed.

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JoseB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service by the staff overall! Will come back again!

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vipFuntimes
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the ambiance outside with the eaters and rugs for the chairs to keep you warm! Mussels and frites with a glass of wine made for a perfect Friday evening in Arlington.

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Arlingtonian
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and cozy outdoor seating with heaters and furry seat covers! We will definitely brave the winter temps again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the staff is some of the best in the business. Hanger Steak is unreal. Salmon is delicious. Very good dining experience. Russian River Chard was a great recommendation.

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Urszula
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty French food. I shared with my husband Delicious tartar as an appetizer, fresh mules, and great steak for main dishes. No more space in our stomachs for desert :D

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This isa great restaurant! Service was excellent and nice ambiance. Steak tartar needs more cornishes.

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WAV1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so happy we were able to keep our Thanksgiving at Lyon Hall tradition alive. While best known for Alsatian cuisine, they do a mean turkey dinner.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving 2020 was our first trip to Lyon Hall. Pork chop was perfect - cooked through but still juicy and tender. Lobster ravioli with spinach was excellent. And my 9-year-old said the burger was awesome. It was obvious that they were following rigid sanitization protocols but they did it in a way that was not at all disruptive of our experience. Thank you for helping to make a memorable Thanksgiving for us in spite of being away from family and traditions!

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efyjt
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The oysters were outstanding; both quality and service . Th rest of the dinner was classic Home cooked Thanksgiing

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KimP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Lyon Hall for helping us celebrate Thanksgiving with my family while away from home! Food was amazing and plentiful! Service was outstanding and friendly. Truly appreciate you being there on Thanksgiving Day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for thanksgiving lunch special menu. It was superb

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LoriB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Highly recommend Lyon Hall. Attention detail and caring staff.

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MAESTROMACKS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wish I was told that stuffing came with the turkey. I ordered a side of stuffing since that wasn’t told to me. I would have gotten a different side.

I food came out almost luke warm. Except for the soup - which might have been the best part of the meal.

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Jtpp
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Arlington! We love this place never dissapoints

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vipJulieW
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great place to meet a friend- they gave a great set up to keep safe during Covid too

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vipMonicaC
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done such a wonderful job of allowing a lovely dining experience while keeping everyone safe. Very impressed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. The food, service & heaters were great. Happy hour was a good value.

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vipMarkF
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyon Hall is one of our favorite restaurants - always terrific food and great service!

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 2772 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.