Lyon Hall

4.7
3099 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3099 people are saying
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AstridP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a family brunch and the restaurant was very accommodating since we were running late. Food and service were superb!

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vippammyjojo
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good good food
Service was great
Coffee was delicious
Loved the beignets

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vipRichardF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very attentive service and excellent food. Appreciated the free piece of cake and birthday candle at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Thanksgiving dinner

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JuliaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at Lyon Hall was great! The selected menu covered the bases and the food was wonderful. The staff were lovely despite the busyness of the day. There was no feeling of being rushed and no pressure. The tables are spaced to give a semblance of separation. The music was a bit loud, but not so much that conversation was a problem. We will definitely be back before next Thanksgiving!

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Roadtripper
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly. A great Thanksgiving meal.

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BettyB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

food is horrible...I couldn't eat it.. never go back again

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YelenaU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third year coming here for Thanksgiving and it is always a fun time. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is great! And the service is excellent. Can't go wrong! We ate outside this year due to COVID and were supplied with two heaters and really nice warm chair covers. It was nice and quiet outside and even though it was 50 or so degrees, we were nice and warm and comfortable. Love our Thanksgiving tradition eating here.

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vipfun2dine
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for Thanksgiving. The turkey dinner was quite delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual

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AbrahamP
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is simply fantastic, and the staff is always friendly. Great place for a nice date!

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dinerps
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall very good food and beverage choices, particularly for Happy Hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at our celebration brunch after completing the girls on the run 5k. They took great care of us and everything was delicious - especially their incredible bread, perfectly poached eggs, fantastic hangar steak and the very best smoked salmon.

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JackB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Will definitely be coming back. Far and away a better restaurant than the Green Pig.

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vip4Yummy
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good!
Wine was really fine!
I’d go every week if I could!
In every respect it’s a great place to dine!

5-ish stars!

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vipKC22
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pot of mussels is outstanding!
Great bubbly served by the glass!
Excellent service!
Lyon Hall always makes for a memorial dining experience!

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SF17
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful evening with great food

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vipLeslieava
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Tasty meal but my plate was lukewarm and desert was over-baked at $11.00. Delicious wine. Very good service but we were the only diners for most of the meal.

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MLB1
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Perfect atmosphere for groups or date night.

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MarkN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We will definitely return for the great food and great value.

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vipDineAroundDMV
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another winning dinner at Lyon Hall. it doesn't matter what I order, everything is great! Of particular importance is the service staff. They all seem to really enjoy what they do. It makes it a reat stop on Sunday nights for me!

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Overall a nice experience at Lyon Hall. Great food, wine, drinks. Not too loud - could converse with our dining partners with no problem. Our waiter ignored us for most of the night and didn't seem to care. At one point we asked him where our dessert was and he said "we're very busy and there's nothing I can do about it." Really? You can't pick up a piece of cake already plated and ready to serve? That soured the experience. Other tables near us had better service with more positive and welcoming waiters.

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Andy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can reliably count on this place for a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go in Arlington for a lively Friday night atmosphere. I love all the restaurants that are part of The Liberty Restaurant Group.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Oyster Happy Hour all-day was a perfect appetizer to start our dinner off.

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vipHessC
Berlin
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place! Always the same good quality. Service is great and food is delicious. Great staff! With all the staff shortage in town, these guys got it right! Everyone is well trained and attentive! Makes one want to keep coming over to dine there

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NicoleH
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at Lyon Hall in a few years, and a great brunch experience. We had a great waiter, who was friendly and attentive. We had a few dirty glasses and he quickly addressed. The food was delicious. We had the beignets (light, crispy, light lemon flavor), the quiche, and the omelette. Great brunch, will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went to celebrate our 7-yr Old’s first COVID vaccine. It is her favorite restaurant.

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vipShaheraY
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We will be back soon abs highly recommended place for casual lunch/brunch or special dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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

Great ambiance, was bustling for a Thursday night. Love the food and the beer selection is fantastic.

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JeffreyP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent. The upstairs was quite cold. Extremely load table right next to us made conversation difficult but luck of the draw.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was really nice for a Sunday brunch, the smoked salmon perfect !

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MoniqueS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Eggs Benedict was meh. People and service were nice. We both ordered the. Benedict and had same opinion.

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vipMCNguyen
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, tasty and temperature was very warm as it should be for hot dishes. Service was friendly and prompt. The only suggestion I would give is that the bus staff should probably wait a bit or wait until both diners have finished eating before they ask to clear the dishes. I felt like I couldn’t put my fork down and take a breather and enjoy my food, because the busboy would immediately ask whether he could clear the table. I think they are enthusiastic and conscientious about their duties but they could probably slow down a bit. But it’s a minor issue, everything else was very good.

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GreatFinds
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and server were both awesome. The service (and food) at Lyon Hall is always fantastic, especially at a time when it’s very challenging for the service industry. You wouldn’t know it here, as they are just as attentive as always!

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vipBenM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I met a friend for dinner at Lyon Hall for dinner on a Monday night. The highlights of the meal for me were the oysters, the sauteed mushroom appetizer, and the seasonal beer flight. The escargot was also quite good. My main, the schnitzel, was just OK. Our server was very attentive and friendly and answered all of our questions about the menu like a pro!

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Allison
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all incredible. Our server was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely time at Lyon Hall. Enjoyed a bottle of Malbec and delicious food. Highly recommend the chicken and scallops. And, the brussels are on point! Definitely one of Clarendon’s gems.

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 3099 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.