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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (27)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Casual (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Great Beer (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Absolutely atrocious. The service was poor, the cocktails were disgusting, and the food was inedible. We left after appetizers which we waited 40 minutes for and went to Ambar.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service and great for groups. The menu has good variety and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was great, I went with my parents for a birthday dinner and my Dad has many food allergies, Chef and wait staff were extremely helpful in answering questions and ensuring that his meal was within his restrictions and delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The Brussels sprouts are delish! We sat outside so noise wasn't an issue.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Helluva good neighbor happy hour!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Easily the worst service I've received all year, maybe longer. I had to keep flagging down bus boys, other waiters, anyone walking by to try to get a hold of my waiter. I don't know what else he had going on, but working as a restaurant server should not be his chosen career path. The food was decent... Brussel sprouts were crispy and flavorful, the french toast was very buttery and even slightly crunchy in a good way. We received free donuts because the service was so bad, but those were big, dry, and uneventful. This was my second time to Lyon Hall, the first time I went the food was not great, but the service was pretty good. This time the opposite was true. Hopefully, if I go back a third time they'll be able to get both right.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We sat outside for dinner. Inside bar was crowded. Good service. Definitely try the mussel pots!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had brunch here. Didn't care for the donuts but the rest of the food was wonderfully delicious. Great, personable service and everything served quickly. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Totally uninspired from the decor (train station) to the service to the menu. So many better options for brunch in Arlington.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A good selection of fresh, well-prepared dishes. But why oh why does the music have to be so loud?

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were there again the other night. The new fall menu is out. The chicken wings la Orange were fabulous!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always enjoy Lyon Hall. Good, consistent experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Four of us went for lunch before a class held at GMU-Arlington. No two of us had the same, but every dish was outstanding in its class. The mussels Normandy were superb, with rich and tasty broth, the onion soup was classic and rich. the smoked salmon with bright egg salad was perfectly presented and herbed, and the wiener schnitzel sandwich was perfectly done. Two of us had French white wines, which were impressive and interesting for the price. It was the birthday of one of our party (noted on our Open Table reservation), and the manager was so very gracious, presenting the birthday gal with a menu of deserts that were on the house, and her choice, a chocolate mouse cake with fresh blackberry sorbet on the side, was one of the best we have ever tasted. All in all, the manager and staff made sure it was a memorable occasion, even for a weekday lunch. The food is one of the best values in Arlington.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Worst service I've ever had in a restaurant. Just pathetic.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Over priced, particularly the wine, which is bordering on rip-off territory.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service - attentive but not "in your face". Nice fresh entrees. Loved that they give you a taste of a glass of wine before you commit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Sitting outside was a nice touch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always stop here when we are in town. Always something new to try on the menu!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A great place to dine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lyon hall has really tanked in the last few years. The food was bad and their signature cocktail the sjf is not the same as it used to be. Sad because this used to be one of my favorite spots in Clarendon.

Tags: Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food is delicious, and price is right. Very good value for kids' meals. Service is spotty (e.g., waiter could not remember who ordered which entrée, and forgot to make requested changes for child's dish). The volume of the music is too loud under the outside awning, which makes it very difficult to hold a conversation. This was my second such experience under the outside awning. Overall good experience, but wish that we could have sat elsewhere in the restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always enjoyable! Food and service were both on point -- lovely experience!

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food is great, but it shouldn't take 20 minutes for a server to come to the table, and that was after asking bus boys to please send over our server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food was very good and the service matched that. I would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Lyon Hall is one of my favorite Arlington Restaurants. I've never had a dish I didn't enjoy, and I enjoy getting some cheeses with wine, mussels (generous portions), and another dish. Delicious and reasonably priced brunch, as well! Noise level doesn't get high until after 9pm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Excellent for what I wanted. Noisy but possible to hear and talk across a table. Food was great- heirloom tomato salad and superb lobster roll. Cocktailsxwere imaginatcrxandxwell described. Very good service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was OK--excepting the salmon which was exceptional. Price point was competitive, and so I'm not too unhappy with the food quality overall. Noise level was terrible; there was a DJ on a weeknight and volume was so loud making conversation impractical. The wait staff was helpful and attentive, but was not successful in lowering the volume of the music.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food at Lyon Hall is always quite good. It's a regular go-to for us. But honestly, the service always lacks. It wasn't busy at all when we were there and still the service was inattentive at best.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

This place is known for their Moscow Mule, so that's just what I ordered. I'll tell you what, it did not let me down. If you are looking for a low key evening, enjoy the French cuisine, want pretty good service, need somewhere close to a Metro stop (street parking available), this is a good place to go.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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