Lyon Hall

4.7
3119 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.

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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3119 people are saying
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Powell
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal with good vibe. They even had a small band playing during dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service, seating was fine, and overall atmosphere was great. Plenty of menu items bound to cure most any appetite.

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ErinH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Terrific customer service. Nice staff. Food was solid. Thank you.

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vipChris
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to go for a light pre-theater dinner. Happy hour menu and drinks are really good and the staff is always professional and friendly.

JD
vipJoshuaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful -- big fan of the restaurant.

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vipenjoygoodfood
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I hve always been impressed with the food and service at Lyon hall. The only problem I hve is their junior wait staff. The ones who bring you wanted and pick up your plates. Almost all of them are not as polished as I like to see at Lyon hall. They spill water. And don’t bother to clean it. They make a noise when picking up plates. But my server/main waiter was amazing. And the food was delicious

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vipMCat
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable post-holiday get together with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the staff was very attentive.

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vipAnnie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have a NYE dinner. Manager and staff are awesome!

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vipEllie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent from the lovely hostesses to the wait staff. Food served quickly and never even had to ask for bread. Lovely evening - even my elderly mother enjoyed it; and she usually finds fault with everything! We will be back!

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STraveler
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic and the cocktails are on point.

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, beautiful restaurant, friendly servers and staff. Highly recommend!

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vipJSss
South Korea
81 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly service, good value, excellent warm bread service. Pot of mussels and pommels frites were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Good happy hour. Good beer menu

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vipPlainJane
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors for dinner on Christmas Eve and had an outstanding experience. The weather was cold, but the shag covers on the metal chairs, the propane heaters on high, and the festive holiday lights made us feel welcome and cozy. The service was superb, the cocktails worth it, and of course, the cuisine was excellent. We were recently displaced by a house fire, so we really needed an experience to uplift our spirits. Lyon Hall did just that, and gave us a safe, warm, welcoming outdoor environment. Merci beaucoup!

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HelB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner was delicious. Our server was quite good.

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MAGGIANOSTYSONSCORNER
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Grilled Branzino and the Seared Scallops were perfect and the chef selected sides were well matched with each of the entrees. Table service was first class!

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale and energetic place to see and be seen. Top-notch service. Food excellent.

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CJBMD007
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday and feed too picky kids with ease and comfort! I’m glad we had an earlier reservation time at 10:30. The noise level picked up after about 11. Having to elderly people in they I needed a little bit more quiet so that they could hear better.

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vipfamndamily
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Lyon Hall many time and we are never disappointed.

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vipMichaelD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect casual dining at Arlington.

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vipDiningindmv
Washington DC
178 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyon Hall is consistently wonderful.

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MicheleW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, great service! Food and wine were great. A little heavy on the salad dressing and salt for my taste though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Service!

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vipJazzlover
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

One entree was overcooked and was sent back. Replacement with a different item was better. Load party way too close and load.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for weekend brunch with friends. Food/service was amazing as usual.

JB
vipJoanB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyon Hall never disappoints. I'd eat there every night if my metabolism was as fast as it was when I was in my 20's. ;-)

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vipDCfoodfan
Washington DC
165 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our group sat outside under the heat lamps and had a great evening. The service was thoughtful, professional and we never felt neglected, despite being outside.
We ordered escargot, lamb burger, mussels, and many glasses of wine. And pomme frites of course! Everything was very good.
A very lovely evening, thanks to the great staff.

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AstridP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipRichardF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Thanksgiving dinner

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JuliaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly. A great Thanksgiving meal.

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BettyB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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

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YelenaU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
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
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
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
78 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.

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 3119 OpenTable diners.

Lyon Hall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=fe86b30ff02c040f8eeb67f9eb09f5b7.

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.