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About Lyon Hall

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.

3100 N Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Belgian, German

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 741-7636

Website:
http://www.lyonhallarlington.com/

Entertainment:
DJ's every Friday and Saturday at 10pm.

Parking Details:
Street parking

Public Transit:
Near Clarendon Metro on Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Matt Hill

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!

Private Party Contact:
Gillian Schroeder: (866) 998-1849

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We have multiple spaces to host any type of special event~ private or not, we tailor the evening to your needs.

Lyon Hall Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Casual (24)
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Good for a Date (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great Beer (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Delicious food. VERY noisy and tables so close together, the server's rear was over our food.

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 (London)·Dined on March 10, 2012

I came here on a Saturday morning after the Four Courts Four Miler. The brunch was fantastic! I'm not sure if I just worked up a big appetite, but the food was better than any breakfast food I can remember having recently in the area. I ordered the eggs and lamb sausage. The scrambled eggs were cooked perfectly and the sausage was delicious. My boyfriend got the steak and eggs and his steak was fantastic - super juicy and tender. I will definitley be coming back again for brunch. This is my new favorite spot!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2012

My husband and I go to Lyon Hall at least once a month. The food and amazing Belgian beer selection keep us coming back. We've also celebrated some special occasions there and the staff is wonderful with large groups.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2012

Delicious food, make a reservation!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2012

The drinks (an extensive beer list, strong wine list and well-made cocktails) and appetizers were on the nose for a brasserie-style place. Entrees were pretty unimpressive, though-- the steak was overdone and the roast chicken looked pretty pallid. Some of us felt the sauces were greasy, too.

That said, the charcuterie, cheese, appetizer and drinks options are great. Knowledgable bar staff and attentive waiters, even at peak times. Next time I'll order tapas-style and skip the entrees.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2012

If you are showing up for drinks, get there early.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2012

Outstanding food and service, but quite noisy which made it difficult for a hard-of-hearing person to focus in on our conversation. The food was even more wonderful than I had expected, and the service could not have been better. We want to return soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2012

After a 45 minute wait, even though we had a reservation, service was great along with the food. They did comp m scotch ($25).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 1, 2012

I just moved in to the Clarendon area and am sooo happy to know this restaurant is within walking distance. What a score!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 29, 2012

Loved it - the charcuterie was divine, the cheeses were delish and the sausages were cooked to perfection. We had an assortment, as you can tell, and it was plentiful as well as delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Every time we go to Lyon Hall, we have a fabulous time. The food is delicious, the waitstaff is fun and knowledgable, the host team is terrific! I love the scallops - my husband is a huge fan of the frankfurter (and all the fantastic smoked meat). I tried the French Onion soup with short ribs - incredible!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2012

I made a Saturday night reservation for 8:00 for 2, but they couldn't seat us until 8:30 or 8:45 or so. The restaurant did feel bad and provided a free appetizer to us once we sat down. Tables are extremely close together, making it pretty much impossible to have a private conversation. I thought the food was very good. The prices were pretty standard for restaurants in the Clarendon area. I'd go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2012

Went for a business lunch and had a great meal in a place fit for suits and T's alike.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2012

Delicious Alsatian-influenced French food in a vibrant bistro environment. The homemade sausages, the steak-frites, and the scallops are all outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

When we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess informed us that the table we were supposed to occupy still had "lingerers." She went out of her way to seat us in a timely manner. We were very pleased with her friendliness and the effort she made. We liked the table we were seated at, in the corner by a window, but after that, it seems we were forgotten. Our waitress was not very friendly and she did not visit often enough. The food was outstanding in taste, but I had the Pasta Tagliatelle and it was lukewarm. Also, when we had our warm olives put into a doggy bag, we found the next day that the person who had bagged it (not our waitress) and included the pits that we had already deposited into a separate bowl - not a welcome leftover.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

I showed up at 7:30 pm for an 8 pm reservation on Sunday. since our table was not ready, i told the hostess that i will be at the bar waiting. after seeing a few people who showed up after me being seated for 30 minutes and empty tables, i approached the hostess regarding my table. "oh, it's been ready for you." What? why didn't you come to get me?

while at the bar, i ordered a glass of Bourgogne, which was written on the board. the bar tender had no idea what i was ordering. i pointed to the sign and she exclaimed "oh Burgundy". No Sh.. Sherlock. If you don't understand the word in French, then you should put it in English. stop trying so hard.

The food was okay. nothing special. the sausages were fine, but on the bland sid

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

Loved the food and the service was absolutely outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

Everything was great. Food and service. Plus they had several happy hour wines available on Sunday evening as well as 1/2 price appetizers. All very yummy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2012

Food was overall ok. Would go back again if friends wanted to, but would not personally chose to go there again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Great as usual. I really enjoy this place. Good food, good drinks and an energetic ambiance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Was OK but generally food was average and sweet was processed. Creme Brûlée was not good and for a French Restaurant unacceptable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2012

While the food was good and our waiter was attentive, there are simply too many good restaurants in this area to make me want to return. I made a reservation well in advance for a night out with a friend. They initially seated us at a table so cramped in by the entrance to the kitchen that they had removed a chair. When we asked if there was anything else the hostess said this or right by the door where it is loud and cold, what did we want. The waiter then joined us saying he understood we were upset. This went on through the evening. We did move tables, it was fine, but all night they kept mentioning that we were upset. We weren't but after a while it was all just boring.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 17, 2012

Excellent and out of the norm menu that makes me want to come back again and try new items. Sausages are unique. Reminds me of visits to Germany.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2012

This was our first time at Lyon Hall. My party of four was older than most of the other patrons although we are not senior citizens. It's a crowded and noisy place which detracted from our enjoyment. Three of us had great food, one had the steak special entree which was a disappointment despite the steep price. We all suggest less garlic in the mussels. I'd certainly go again but I might try to pick a less popular time and day, if there is such a thing. I know it's a very hot place right now.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2012

We live about a mile from this GREAT restaurant, and FINALLY got there the other night. Absolutely spectacular experience! Mary was our server - she was fun, professional and VERY knowledgeable. We (mid-40s) brought our two kids (11-year-old twins) and they loved it too. I travel to France often for work, so I get picky about places in the U.S. - this is true Alsatian cuisine done right! Fois Gras parfait was killer. Fried Gnocchi and lentils was a dish I could live on! Duck confit was wonderful. House-made sausages were spectacular!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We had a good time and the service was outstanding, but some of the food was very salty

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

My husband and I love Lyon Hall. Every time we take the first bite of something here we both start making happy noises :) Oh and the beer selection is one of the best in Arlington.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

I have enjoyed my food everytime I come here. It would be a great place for a girls night out or a romantic evening. We had our valentine's day dinner here. The wine list is superb but sometimes the popular wine is sold out because they choose really great wines. Our waitress recommended great wines to go with each course of our Valentine's dinner. We took our toddlers once, it was a disaster. The seating inside was a bit too small to contain them. I think kids 6 and over would be ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2012

love this place. I wish I could move it into the District!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2012

I like Lyon Hall and it's popular. Unfortunately it was literally cold on Sunday morning when I was in there. I wanted to wear my coat inside in addition to a sweater. It's also loud, and the service was a little slow. The food was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2012

Food was spectacular and unique. We went for brunch and it was superb -- the lamb sausage was delicious and the poached eggs were perfect. The only thing that was frustrating was the super slow service and the very long wait even though we had a reservation. We got there right on time and they said it would be a 20-minute wait. Isn't the point of a reservation so that you don't have to wait 20 minutes? Despite that, the food was good and really, that's all that matters.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Had an amazing brunch here with friends. Portions are huge and flavors are creative. Oh, and the donuts are a must!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2012

had a great brunch with friends...we really love this place its always very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Went for brunch with out-of-town friends. Good atmosphere. My poached eggs with spinach & bacon was perfectly cooked and delicious. My companions opted for an omelette and steak frites. Both raved about their meals. We were there for almost two hours...never felt rushed and had plenty of time to chat and catch up. The wait staff was attentive but not pushy. All in all, we had a very good time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2012

I used to live in Arlington, but now I live internationally, but often travel back to the area for work, and I always make it a point to come to Lyon Hall when I am in town. I absolutely love this place. The food is great, and so is the staff. There is a very good beer selection. The Spaetzel (spelled?) and cheese plates are my favorites. David, the bar master, is really friendly and always comes to our table to pair a beer with out cheese- it is a special treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2012

great service, accommodating throughout, and incredibly thoughtful with a complimentary dessert for my dinner friend. Will definitely move this to a 'favorite."

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2012

Great scene, great service, great beer/wine list, great food equals a great meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2012

It's become a hot spot instead a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Wait staff was overwhelmed the night I took two guests to the restaurant. The place was crazy. May not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2012

this was our first visit to lyon hall, with another couple, and we'll be back. the mussles were great, but could use a tad more garlic. the sausage appetizer for 2 was outstanding as were the short ribs.....very flavorful and melt in your mouth good. portions are on the larger size, so order with an eye to a bit of bite sharing. a good selection of european beers that match the alsatian menu and all in all a great night out with friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2012

GREAT service,not too pushy and let us eat without asking too many questions. I ordered brussel sprouts and herbed spaetzle. oh and a cheese plate it was all very delicious and flavorful. We sat upstairs, tables not as close together and quieter.

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