Lyon Hall

4.8
2901 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 2901 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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clarendonhs
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first restaurant we’ve dined at since the pandemic began. It was amazing - we felt safe, the food was delicious, and the service was great. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipCarolynD
London
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the onion soup (very mild but good), hoisin cauliflower, filet, branzino, creme brûlée, cappuccino, and Perrier with lime. It was all delicious. We’d had most before, so I’d say they’re consistent. The atmosphere was charming inside and out, and the service was attentive and unobtrusive. We’ve been back and will go again — maybe with kids for brunch as I noticed they have a kids menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

overall a good experience!

TL
Tree17Leaves
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great service. Glad to be back here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came for Mother’s Day. It was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Seated in a service corridor with the wait staff service counters. no view. No ambiance. Busy so service was bad. Forgot an order so we waited with all the other food in the table for an item to show up. Only to have it come out undercooked. Overall. Food wasn’t great for the price.

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ArlingtonFoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful ambiance Love Lyon Hall!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Went for a late dinner on Mother's day. They were out of the dish that a came for. But I could have gotten the dish if we didn't have to wait soooo long for our waiter. He was hard to track down. My dish was cold. The restaurant was not busy so I don't know why we had such a bad experience this time. Other visits were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went for Mother’s Day. Server forgot our appetizer, then when our main course was served we reminded him, he brought it out halfway through the main meal. Lastly, when we went to pay the bill he had charged us twice for the appetizer. Overall not a great experience on what was supposed to be a special Mother’s Day meal.

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vipColleenM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and love the staff. Very personable. Highly recommend.

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RafaelR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside for a mother's day brunch, we were allowed to have our dog with us. Menu selection and drinks were outstanding. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

JW
vipJasonW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable Mother’s Day Brunch; the food and service is always great at Lyon Hall.

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SkimsK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We usually love Lyon Hall. This wasn't the best experience. The server rarely checked in and almost always forgot something. The food was good but warm, not hot.

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gourmet
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted a birthday lunch for two friends. We had reservations for the patio. It began to rain. Our server helped us move inside. She was very attentive and very flexible. This is why I gave a five-star rating to Lyon Hall. The grilled chicken sandwich was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Would recommend and go back again!

KS
KevinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the pandemic. Food was excellent at brunch. The pork schnitzel sandwich was as good as always and the beignets to start were fantastic. And the extra room for social distancing was nice. Their banquette seating used to be too tight for comfort.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific server and terrific food

MF
vipMarkF
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lyon Hall is one of our favorite restaurants in Clarendon - always delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A place to enjoy!

JV
JeffV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out with friends since COVID, and it was perfect! The Patio is great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful Saturday night- booked a table 2 hours for an early-ish dinner. Beautiful inside and out, I was a little disappointed to sit inside, but it was beautiful. Great cocktails, great food. Super impressed with everything!

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ESP2
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very satisfied wit Lyon Hall - the food and the service were good .

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vipAinslieR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed delicious thai mussels and terrific service!

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Arlingtoneats
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the outdoor seating. Service is fantastic

LA
LuisA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The waiter was pretty absent during our dinner. He forgot some of the items we had ordered and we had to remind him. A refill bread order never arrived. Food and value were great.

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vipSaraS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always really enjoy my trips to Lyon Hall. I started with the happy hour cocktail (something vodka-ginger beer which was delicious!) and then had one of their great beers on tap. Mussels and fries for $14+$4 is a great deal. And I love their sidewalk cafe ambiance.

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vipValerieK
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, very European feel/decor, heavy brunch menue

LM
LisaM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious and host staff was delightful and accommodating. Wait staff was not impressive.

CC
ChrissyC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, delicious food and excellent service. Everyone’s meal was perfectly cooked. Great place for special occasion dinner.

NJ
NandJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, friendly host and wait staff, delicious food (mussels, risotto, hangar steak), and a beautiful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We’re entirely out of mussels, very slow

YH
vipYankeeHeart
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

BH
BillH1
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The soft shell grab special was outstanding. The escargot was very good also.

KF
KrisF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The host was very friendly, and we were seated promptly, but our waiter seemed put out to be serving us. The food was good, and the crush was one of the best I’ve had.

LT
vipLatoureT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience4

I had a bad customer service experience that started upon arrival. The manage was at the hostess station and tried to seat us at the bar when I had a reservation. She stated that was all they had inside when there were several open tables. When after a few minutes of discussion she finally had the host to seat us. The next was we asked for the mimosas kit and the waiter told us it was only for takeout but several other patrons had it on their tables. The manager comes over and try to explain that the sever was new been on vacation so he wasn’t aware when that wasn’t the case. The server came over while the manager was there and was trying to apologize about him providing us with incorrect information. Then the manager elbowed him to shut up because the story was inconsistent. Next, she goes to say they do provide service to blac people until she catches herself. I said I would hope so because if not that would be discrimination. She goes further to say I meant we provide service to all people. She kept talking trying to clear the statements she just made and further made things worst. From the time we showed up until we left the atmosphere felt very hostile. The food was good but the steak was served at the wrong temperature then ordered. I will not recommend this place to any of my BLACK friends since they appear to not want us there.

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DannyM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, nice staff, great ambiance

MH
vipMegH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food was good, but the service was extremely slow. The food took forever to come out, once the food came they wait staff kept trying to clear our dishes and when we were finally done it took a while for our check to be brought.

DC
vipDCRedHead
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice experience. Good food, great service.

LC
LisaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyon Hall is always fantastic. Great happy hour specials and excellent service. Loved the ability to book an outside table.

CJ
vipCJames
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal. Oysters were carelessly shucked,on the small side and as a result slightly mangled. Branzino was superb.

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 2901 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.