Lyon Hall

4.8
2817 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 2817 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipValerieK
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!

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Leigh
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We haven't been to Lyon Hall since March 2020. We were so excited for our dinner. The cocktails were delicious, the ambience was great and the service was excellent. BUT the food was not at all as we remembered. The Snails were like tasteless rubber, the sauce that used to come with the Hanger steak tastes like cheap fake butter flavored oil and the endive salad was too salty for any of us to eat. Then they brought out brussel sprouts, they looked great but the after taste was like old used cooking oil. Not good. I am so disappointed to say that we won't be returning and before cv we went at least once per month to enjoy dining with friends. They did inform us that they have a new chef since our last visit.

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DanG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The apps were definitely overpriced but made up for the reasonably priced entrees. The food was good but nothing outstanding. Shocked at how packed it was on a Tuesday night in winter during Covid (everything distanced & precautions taken). Can only imagine how crazy this place is during "normal times". Overall, good but probably great for HH, and definitely would return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with a great girl!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Happy hour bar food is quite good and inexpensive! Cheers for that!

This is the second time during CV19 I have visited and announced I had a reservation to the hostess/maintre’d and was directed to a location, then the app indicated my reservation has been canceled. Hmmm.

Overall service not up to par with the food. Wait staff seem to have high turn over and not very helpful. Setting is void of much character and very plain. Music was weird 1970s stuff on this visit - pre Covid I was a regular here.

Hoping waitstaff will step up their game and atmosphere and music get better and on sane par as the food.

Advise a staff field trip to Le Diplomate in DC!

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ShariffM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great place. Would recommend going there for HH or Brunch

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JonathanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic date spot! Food was delicious, would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Day experience. My wife and I went for dinner and while one of the specials were sold out (it was a late dinner) all others were available and it was a great meal. Everything was great about this experience.

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Madison
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to anyone! Great atmosphere and food with reasonable prices!

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Nainoa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for Valentine's dinner! They were very busy, which was good to see. The service was slower than is desirable, however that is totally understandable and excusable for a night like V Day. Overall, we had a wonderful time.

My only complaint were the TV's on during dinner - I think nobody would be going ot Lyon Hall for a game and they were a tad distracting for a romantic dinner.

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Angelina
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was very nice and the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad we chose Lyon Hall for valentine’s day. The service was great and the food was amazing!

BW
vipBenjaminW
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is delicious. Its always perfectly prepared. The wait-staff is also top notch. Our waiter anticipated our needs quietly and met them before we could even ask. Its been a long time since I've been served in that style. Kudos to all who work there. You guys know how to make people feel welcome!

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vipSusanW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentine’s Day dinner. Excellent choice for special occasions

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vipWEJjr
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for Valentine’s Day dinner! Heard about the onion soup... it was delicious! We will be back!

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Lightning
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cuisine for a decent price on a date. Waiters were extremely friendly and great atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

ML
MichaelL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Great ambience! I would go there again.

LJ
vipLittleJennyNono
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, service and cuisine. Lyon Hall always delivers!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great.

PM
vipPhilM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and professional service! Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very good food!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their brunch special for Restaurant Week was delicious!

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Sloan
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Be mindful of when to to reserve at Lyon Hall because of its never ending popularity. You will have an authentic cafe type of experience if you love German and French cuisines while following the expert based guidelines.

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was fine. Food was good. Nice selection of draft beers.

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kgould4
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience when I dine at Lyon Hall. The mussel pot is delicious, fresh bread is amazing to soak in the mussel pot. Great service and I love the ambiance. Great date spot.

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Virginiahorsecountry
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a very pleasant surprise, as I had never heard of it. The Eggs Benedict were the best I have ever had---on a delicious croissant, toasted with spinach and perfectly cooked poached eggs, with just the right amount of light and yummy Hollandaise. We definitely plan a trip back!

LG
vipLarryG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DC Restaurant Week menu was an excellent value. We ate outside, with a heater which worked very well. The server was attentive and knowledgeable. Onion soup was outstanding, particularly on a chilly day. I can recommend the mussels, schnitzel sandwich and chicken sandwich

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Tt05
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always liked this place and it was another pleasant visit - the food is a great quality and the service was outstanding, parking is not easy to find but this is a normal city thing

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vipfoodielawyer
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greaat food!

DC
DebbieC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Everything was perfect! The oysters were fresh and delicious. We participated in restaurant week which you can pick apps, entrees and dessert from their full menu. On my list of new favorite places!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome to ya is the best

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vipmpluna
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If we are going to go to just one place in a month or two there are very few places we can count on to be consistently good, even during restaurant week. Especially during restaurant week.

AW
AlexandraW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal as always at Lyon Hall. Great value Restaurant week menu. We also sat outside and with the heaters on it really was a pleasant experience even on one of the coldest nights of winter so far!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great as always! However, we sat at a high top and it was extremely cold.

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CalebL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic time - the food was incredibly good, and the service was fantastic, even in the midst of covid.

MC
MakC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A variety of entree options with impeccable flavor and high-end taste. Definitely top-notch.

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Edw3
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place, outdoor heaters made the meal very pleasant even on a cold day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lion Hall is a family staple. You’re always guaranteed a good meal, dependable service in a lively (yet Covid friendly) atmosphere. Steak frites + a glass of wine is my go-to meal.

EL
ElizabethL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and very kind and helpful!

Only complaint would be that the small area where we were seated upstairs was far too crowded for social distancing. Our reservation was at 4pm so it was just us up there for a while but it slowly filled up way beyond what is appropriate for such a small space during this pandemic.

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1234
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Had to spit out the first piece of filet in the bathroom...

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 2817 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.