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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)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Good for a Date (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Great Beer (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
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)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food but terrible service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our group of five enjoyed brunch at Lyon Hall this past Sunday. We had a great table upstairs, which is a bit quieter than downstairs, and outstanding service throughout our visit. Everyone reported favorably on their selections. Two of us had the lobster omelet, which was a perfect size and with plenty of lobster to justify the price. None of us enjoy huge portions, but also don't want to leave hungry, and Lyon Hall seems to find the right balance. The quiche Lorraine was light and very tasty, and the squash and ? dish looked wonderful. The bloody Mary's were a big hit as well.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time at Lyon Hall and it lived up to it's great reputation. We had excellent service, great food, and a wide selection of beers. We were there for a family dinner with our two kids and sat up on the second floor. We really liked the second floor as it was much quieter than the main floor. We'd definitely recommend it and will go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Interesting venue; extensive beer list, great menu, food excellent and nicely presented; excellent service, with sever well-informed on the beer choices and each dish on the menu.
Very loud place, so conversation is a challenge

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice meal, good service, even on a busy Saturday night. No real complaints, but I would point out 2 minor issues: (1) the lighting was excessively dim; and, (2) it would have been nice if our waiter had pointed out that the mussels don't come with a side of fries (IMHO "mussels + frites" is a standard pairing).

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous food. But...Restaurant super chilly in this cold waether.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Consistently excellent food. We were a party of eight on New Year's Eve. The food was as great as always and the service was good. This is a place I trust and they rarely ever disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great brunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The waitress was very good! The fresh donuts were awesome and had unique flavors we all enjoyed. Everyone made different choices from the brunch menu and they all loved everything. It was a family birthday. No fuss was made, just a simple “Happy Birthday” was said which was fine by us. We will go back again soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great ambience - perfect for a New Year’s Eve breakfast with the family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lyon Hall is our favorite neighborhood restaurant for any occasion.
This year was our third time celebrating Christmas Eve.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Incomparable service! I requested a quiet table downstairs for my aging parents. Upon our arrival the host saw that the table set aside for our party, with high chairs, simply wouldn't do. He kindly made space for us on the mezzanine, whisking us to the lift, which is typically used for dish trollies. While apologizing for the state of the lift, he ushered us in such a manner so as to negate any sense of embarrassment on the arthritic members of our party.

The food was unparalleled (as always), and a rare delight for my family on Christmas Eve.

The only negative of the evening was a young family falling short of keeping their children on their best behavior nearby.

Lyon Hall continues to be a favorite for me. Thank you for your hospitality.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and very good service. Lost a star on service because our food took a bit longer to arrive than I'd have liked considering the restaurant was pretty empty. Lost another star for ambience/noise because the upstairs dining room storm is sonically hard, and when it fills up - partucularly if there are ill-behaved children nearby as was our case - it can be hard to hear your fellow diners. But the food was superb!

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve brunch at Lyon Hall. My Benedict was delicious with perfectly cooked poached eggs. I recommend the donuts for the table!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Lyon Hall is a perennial favorite and never fails to impress with excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Neighborhood Gem is right. The place was hopping on a Monday night although there was a holiday party in one of the rooms. Noise level very high but the small tables help make talking work out. Our server whose name I failed to get was about perfect. Always attentive, fast, polite. Couldn't have asked for a better server. I had the rainbow trout which was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. My friend had a brussel sprouts dish which was great and a beet salad. Monday night is $1 oyster night so we had 12 which arrived practically as soon as we ordered them. Altogether an excellent food outing. Now near top of my fav list of places to eat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice brunch near the Clarendon metro. Efficient service and good food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Definitely recommend. Fabulous food, service and atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always good food and we always have a great time!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch. Loved their donuts and poached eggs. Good energy.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a brunch here for a group of about 10 women. The service was great, the staff was wonderful, the food amazing.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent value, terrific service and yummy meal of trout and steak.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always great! Thanks!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Really good food, creative menu and good service. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been to Lyon Hall several times although it had been a while since my last visit. If you like beer it is probably a good place to go as they have quite a selection. But I don't drink beer and went for dinner. We ordered the short ribs and the gnocchi along with a chopped romaine salad and an appetizer that I don't see on the website but turned out to be some fried salami. The salad was just a big bowl of lettuce but it was as described. The dressing was not very distinctive. The server also delivered a complimentary appetizer of arancini with some aioli. I have had arancini many times and it is usually very flavorful, almost decadent but this was pretty tasteless. The short ribs were a little overcooked but okay. The gnocchi had pears, walnuts, butternut squash, burrata and some greens. Sounds good but actually it was just those individual things on the plate together with no blending of flavors so it just didn't work. With so many choices of good places to eat, I think I will not be returning to Lyon Hall.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Outstanding food, great service!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I absolutely loved this place, everyone was friendly and professional. We did breakfast/brunch and the French toast was AMAZING!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Any of the mussels dishes are amazing and very different from the usual. Super accommodating to my friend who has both gluten and dairy allergies.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Best. Mussels. Ever. We tried the traditional wine base with a touch of creme fresh but plan to go back and try each and every preparation offered. BYOB with a reasonable corkage, even offered to decant for us. Nice Steak Frites - I would go back just for the frites. Mussels and fries, life is good! Cappucino so good, I had two. The creme brulee so delicious, we ordered a second. Yes, decadent. Yes, worth it! Thanks for a great afternoon wine lunch with a friend.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Outstanding service,menu selection,friendly atmosphere -highly recommend for any occasion .

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Service, Food & Atmosphere was all really great. Everyone enjoyed their lunch ! The place was busy for a Sunday Lunch and I thought the potato salad was execeptional.

We will be back !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I recommend Lyon Hall without exception. We had our book club meeting with brunch and we coukd hear each other vert daily though it was a full house. The menu has healthy range of choices, everyone enjoyed their food, service was wonderful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for brunch. First I'll say my cappuccino was very good. I hate to provide a negative review, but they really shouldn't be sending out food like this... I ordered "Poached eggs w avocado, smoked bacon, heirloom tomato, red onion, croissant." The avocado was actually a very pale green-gray mush that I guess was someone's take on guacamole. It was spread onto a mediocre (at best) croissant with 2 ICE COLD poached eggs. The eggs were so cold I can't imagine they were even cooked within the hour, or possibly that day. The heirloom tomato was 1 red grape tomato and 1/2 of a yellow grape tomato. The smoked bacon was comprised of 2 cold, very crispy 1-2 inch pieces criss-crossed on the top. I got a couple of bonus slices of bright purple dragon fruit on top which I'm guessing were put on their to distract from the color of the "avocado" because dragon fruit does not go with that kind of dish. In sum, it was poorly described and poorly executed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Seated within 5 minutes of our reservations. Per our waiter recommendation, had the trout and steak -- both were perfectly cooked, perfectly paired with other ingredients and just delicious. Also had a house salad and pretzel w/dip (just ok). Bread pudding dessert was also good. Was hesitant to go here with friends as other reviews said the atmosphere was too loud. Found that, though lively, we could easily hold a conversation at normal voice levels. Would highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Party of 10, ages 12-83, everyone loved their dinner. Stand-out entrees were short ribs, Thai mussels, trout and filet mignon. Get pretzel appetizer and choose a great beer from the excellent bar menu to start.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love Lyon Hall. Chefs feature dish was on point! Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

More German than French, in my opinion. Don’t come here looking for a French experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A great neighborhood place. Crowded and loud, but an interesting menu, excellent food and a variety of beers and wines.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent spot for a leisurely reunion with friends we hadn't seen in years!

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