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Lyon Hall

4.5
2206 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Lyon Hall is a modern bistro serving approachable Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of house-made charcuterie and sausages. 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 our mezzanine level offers a great spot for small to medium size groups enjoying a private meal or cocktail reception.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Belgian, German
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 1130AM-3PM

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5PM-10PM Friday & Saturday: 5PM-11PM

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30AM-3PM

Happy Hour:
Everyday: 3PM-7PM
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Phone number
(703) 741-7636
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Hill
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Private party facilities
Lyon Hall can host a private event of any size! We have multiple areas throughout the restaurant- Our mezzanine is perfect for dinner parties and business events. Our lounge is available for casual private events, as is our bar. Whatever the event, we can customize our space for you and your guests!
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Private party contact
Gillian Schroeder: (866) 998-1849
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street parking
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Public transit
Near Clarendon Metro on Orange Line
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Entertainment
DJ's every Friday and Saturday at 10pm.
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Special events & promotions
We have multiple spaces to host any type of special event~ private or not, we tailor the evening to your needs.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2206 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 4 days ago

We couldn't comment on the food because we ended up leaving due to the terrible service. We were seated at a high table as there were running a few minutes behind (no complaints). But then proceeded to watch a couple get seated, brought a drink, bread, and then order their meal while we struggled to get the waiter's attention for 30 minutes with only an empty drink in front of us. The waiter would continually pass us to get to the register and stop to chat with his larger table. The other 2-people tables he had seemed to be struggling just as much to get his attention. After waiting another 10 minutes after telling the hostess we were still waiting to order, we closed our tab for the single round of drinks and left. Wasted over a half hour here and will not be trying again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The bucket of mussels was very generous! I ordered it as my entree along with the roasted cauliflower. I love both but could not finish them. The mussels would be a great item to split before the main meal arrived and the cauliflower is a great flavorful veggie to split.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. Service too. Our table of 4 enjoyed everything about the meal.

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Came for brunch. The waitress forgot to put our order in. Mediocre brunch took over 2 hours. I also felt uncomfortable that a child (looked to be around 8 or 9) was working the door.
This restaurant was much better when the owner was on site more often. We used to come a couple of times a week. However because it’s gone so far downhill this was our first visit in many months. I don’t see us returning.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Went for brunch with a friend. Their mimosas are $5 can't beat that. Both our meals came with a fresh salad which was nice. Our server was very attentive. Overall would come back for dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Favorite waiter of all time and the food amazing as always

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It’s one of my favorite places to go to in the NoVa area!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Enjoyed sitting outside having a glass of wine and a delicious hanger steak meal at our local Lyon Hall. Everything was just right.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wife and I visited for a date night. Dining area was louder than expected for an early dinner and the seating area was quite cramped, which didn't lend itself to a very romantic evening. Longer than average wait between courses but the food was good. Desserts were less attractive, homey and simply. Unsure if we will return but would still recommend giving it a try.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food and wonderful staff. Loved the ceviche. Wonderful mussel pots. A good place to meet friends, take a date or just chill. The food never disappoints. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food and good service. What more could one ask for?

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food and service were disappointing with the notable exception of their breads, which were excellent. I had eaten there previously and had a good dining experience. It appears that the kitchen is inconsistent on its execution. The advertised salmon with zucchini, carrots, and couscous came with a soggy crust and microscopic bits of the aforementioned vegetables. The schnitzel was fairly well cooked but accompanied by overdone and under seasoned potatoes. I am a fan of good sauces and gravies and so I ordered a side of their mushroom sauce. I could not eat it because it was a flavorless butter slop.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything from the food, to the service, to the decor was WOW!!! I came here because they can seat larger groups, and we were having a birthday party. The food was amazing... I had the steak tartare and my family had the mussel pots for appetizers. The main entrees and desserts were great too. Everyone remarked about how they were impressed with the restaurant. Definitely will be going back for more of their wonderful French cuisine.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Overall, Lyon Hall is one of the best in NoVa and probably the best restaurant in the Clarendon region. It is a great atmosphere and has a great menu. Prices are reasonable (at least when compared to the area). The Schnitzel is a great choice if you can't decide what to choose on the menu!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great summer evening al fresco dining. Make a reservation to sit outside!,,

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The food was good for what we ordered (appetizers and a salad with drinks). The oysters and pretzels appetizers were good. We did not try any entrees. Service was a bit slow but it was good for us because we don't like to rush.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The mussels were excellent as always. I had the steak frites and wife had the grilled shrimp salad - both great as well. Service was incredibly slow. They may have been short staffed; it took forever before anyone took our order. Still one of our go to's in Clarendon.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Limited menu for lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Like a casual French-Belgian bistro, the menu and food excellent. Nice beer list and the shorter wine list has the bases covered with good wines. Waitress was attentive and personable...with what seemed to be a slight French accent. This place will surprise you....

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The restaurant was very flexible in modifying the reservation ahead of time, our table was ready when we got there, and the food was very prompt and good. I particularly liked the quiet atmosphere and the French onion soup.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They always rotate great seasonal plates with their classics, we always go for the charcuterie and cheese and Thai mussels

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Although the hosts seemed overwhelmed by a sudden crowd, our server was polite, friendly, and checked in with us frequently. Food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wow. Great food. Good value. We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I ordered an egg sandwich with avocado, but it came with guacamole (which didn’t appear to be fresh). My friend ordered quiche which appeared to have been sitting around for a while and then reheated (was generally tasteless). Service was slow.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food and service were superb! I had poached eggs over a croissant with avocado and other fixings, along with French press coffee. It was excellent and brought out quickly. Only thing I wish was different was having a bit more space between other guests and our table, but not uncommon around DC so it wasn’t a turn off, and no group was particularly noisy. Great value, I highly recommend this as a brunch spot!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent food as always. Donuts were a hit. Both Benedicts were yummy and the French toast looked great too. Good cocktails and nice atmosphere.

Busy brunch so our server didn’t come by as often as usual, but honestly that was ok since it gave us (6 old friends + 1 baby) a chance to catch up.

They only lose a star because there is a baby changing table in the ladies room, but not the men’s.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We are outside. Noise level was not relevant. We had out of town guests and we enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We love this place. Service was attentive, pleasant and professional. House martini was generous and with a decent gin. Two of us had the short rib bourguignon, two the schnitzel, and one the rainbow trout. Each dish was tasty, nice presentation, and generous portion. Two also shared the sorbet and loved the combination of tastes.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We made a reservation and upon arriving they took us to the upstairs which was clearly the dumping ground for people with young children. We had no young children in our party - I love kids, but if I have an opportunity to dine without mine, I don't appreciate being walked by open tables to be stuck in the kid's room. I asked to be moved and they did accommodate.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

WE are Arlingtonians, and love having someplace such as Lyon Hall not too far away. Great service, good food. A mite crowded, but not oppressive. My partner doesn't hear so well, so we didn't do a lot of talking, but it was possible. Really delicious food. Super espresso. We are big fans of Lyon Hall, Liberty Tavern, and Northside Social. Also, nearby, Green Pig Bistro and, for a quick lunch or supper, Four Sisters Grill. Lucky us!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Lyon Hall was new to two of us -- we met friends who had been there before. Great Happy Hour... BUT you had to sit in the bar to get it. We had deviled eggs (minus the caviar) and oysters. Eggs were great, oysters were kind of ordinary. $6.00 nice glass of rose was yum! We also had dinner, three of us had the schnitzel and we thought it was delicious! The other one had roasted brusell sprouts, which he thought were delicious. HE also had a headache and the music from the DJ was LOUD AS HECK! We could barely hear ourselves talk. We asked him to turn down the music twice. We asked our waitress also. No dice. So, be forewarned. The place is LOUD even on a Monday night! We liked it, we'll probably be back for the good Happy Hour, but will ask for the most quite place in the restaurant... which may be the basement... which reminds me, that's where the restroom is, so I don't think this place is handicapped accessible.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Met up with some friends to do a quick brunch on Sunday. The server was very attentive, and we didn't have to wait long. I ordered the croque madame, and my friends ordered the steak and eggs and grilled chicken cordon bleu sandwich. We all cleared our plates! Also ordered a cappuccino and a cocktail which were both good quality. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing food, great ambiance & friendly staff. Everything exceeded expectations!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Had a great date with my man! Would recommend. Very good value for money.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The noise level was unbearable, the tables so close it was like they were at you table. Because of the noise people raised their voice to talk. As good as the food was doubt if I return or recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was good but the tables are way too close together.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Sat outside; great happy hour menu! Mussels were undercooked but the manager came out with a new pot.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great! Very accommodating staff. Great food. Outdoor tables are fantastic.

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