Carlyle Grill

4.4
724 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Comfort is the theme at this relaxed, friendly restaurant, where the menu runs to familiar, home-style dishes with top-notch regional ingredients. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, which is colorful and attractive, yet understated with mahogany accents, and large flagstone columns in the main dining room. During the warm seasons, take advantage of the two open air dining areas surrounding the restaurant. There is also a separate space for large reservations or private parties. Relax and enjoy the Carlyle Bar dining experience. A specialty drink is the perfect way to prepare for dinner and a movie at the Goodrich Quality 16. We look forward to your visit.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good time & the food was amazing!!!

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CM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and even better food.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day/ birthday

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D
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Breanna, was outstanding. Her attentiveness and the wandering quartet on Valentine’s Day really gave my wife and me a wonderful evening

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JP
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It is one of our favorite restaurants for special dinners,

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SD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall friendly service, our food came quickly and was well made.

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OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there and was a great experience good food and far priced

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f
Detroit
80 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our foursome dined on the BBQ combo, salmon, mac and cheese, and Carlyle pasta specials, all quite good; the only picky point was some slight over-seasoning on the chargrilled salmon, which is within the law of averages considering how often we have dined at this very good place. Carlyle's big selling point is consistency; good food, service and ambiance. They have simply been doing it right for years and we hope for years to come!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner did not disappoint! Perfect ambiance, and glad we made a reservation. Who knew a Tuesday night would be so packed!

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JF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server appeared promptly. Made some suggestions, then took our order. Food was delivered with little wait and was very nicely prepared. Couldn't have had a better experience.

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R
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here often as the west side of Ann Arbor has limited choices. There is always something on the menu for anyone, and the quality is always good and consistent.
I am really taking the time to write this to RAVE about the beef stroganoff. It consists of thin sliced tenderloin and mushrooms in a most heavenly sauce, over locally produced mushroom infused noodles. It is absolutely terrific comfort food on a cold Michigan night, and one of the rare foods from a restaurant where the last bites are as good as the first. The portion is large, so it can be split quite easily. If you are okay eating meat and not counting calories, this dish is for you.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very friendly and timely! Will definitely be back.

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PR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are repeat guests at the Carlyle; and, there are very good reasons why we are when we could go anywhere for dinner! We continually get exceptional service, the food is always fresh and delicious, and we are served within a timely manner! Thank you to the Carlyle, again and again!

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here before. This time the food was awful. I had the French Dip. The meat was rubbery and tasteless. I did not finish it. My husband had the corn chowder. He said it was terrible. He didn't eat it. Our guests were not impressed. Don't know if you were having an off night with the food or what was going on. Since we invited people we felt bad we had suggested your place. As I said, we have eaten there before and because of that we recommend eating at Carlyle. We were there last Friday evening.

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r
Detroit
105 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Multiple comfort food choices as well as nice soups and salads. We enjoyed our dinners

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EJ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my friend and I ordered Tuscan salmon that came with a spinachartichoke side and a spaghetti squash/corn side as well as a potato. I dine regularly at Carlyle and I’d say this is the best meal I have had there. We got our desired table and had an attentive waitperson. Mr. Ramanos does a beautiful job with his restaurants.

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ET
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good vegetarian options. Decaf tea. Comfortable. Waitress was very accommodating.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the Carlyle. Great menu and friendly staff. Perfect choice after a movie or a quick weeknight dinner.

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Z
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice, second time going there to eat once as date other as family night dinner very friendly staff

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DH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had 3 friends for lunch to celebrate a special day. Everything was perfect

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TK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The carrot cake continues to be awesome. The steak and fries was not as good this time. The steak was bland and a bit over-cooked (I asked for medium rare).
There was some kind of group celebration going on next to us that was pretty noisy, but it wasn't too bad. We were having a meeting and would have appreciated a more quiet atmosphere.

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w
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Wish there were a few more specials for restaurant week.

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d
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I find it crazy that you cannot order drinks and appetizers during happy hour when you are not sitting in the bar. The bar was completely full at 4:00pm on a Friday afternoon so we had to sit 15 feet away in the restaurant but we were not allowed to order our favorite happy hour food and drinks. ABSURD!!

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SS
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a very comfortable meal with friends that we hadn't seen in a long time and the ambiance was great for conversation. We were in no hurry, which caused a lot of wait staff interaction, but otherwise, it was a great time, easy parking, great food and good wine selections. We will definitely go back!

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s
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always have a great meal at the Carlyle Grill. Whether you splurge on a steak or order the hamburger, you won't go wrong. And they always have a nice wine selection.

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HR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food with lots of options. Nice presentstion and atmosphere.

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was packed Friday night but they took us at the time of our reservation, always a positive thing. Food was good but the overall noise level was above what we were looking for. Service was good and we thought good value for the money.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect from service to food. A special celebration for our 17 yr old granddaughter’s birthday.

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C
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were given a round table to seat the six of us as requested. Great! The waitress was pleasant, the food was served in a reasonable time except had to wait for salmon to be cooked for salad, the wine was delicious, beer also, good time had by all of us.

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it was New Year's Eve and dinnertime., and very, very busy, everyone working there was great. Our waitress could not have been nicer even though you knew she had been running like crazy all night. Everyone we encountered was super. The food was excellent. Thank goodness I had been smart enough to make reservations in advance, but it appeared even those that had not made reservations were seated reasonably soon. Great job to all that work at Carlyle's.

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KS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Too damn noisy! Typical open hard surfaces and noisy!!

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PE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were excellent and our server, Kyle, was super nice.

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A
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fish & Chips: good fish, fries not to good. Cold & hard. Mushroom Ravioli: very good, but bread was baked too long causing ends to be hard & brittle. Service was very good.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were a tad disappointed with the food. My steak was definitely medium (almost well done) but I had requested it be medium rare. It was the “Steak Frite” and I was surprised it didn’t come with a small side salad.
My boyfriend had prime rib. He said it was ok. He likes the salad that came with it.

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A
Detroit
88 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is solid and reasonably good. Atmosphere is lacking despite relatively pleasing decor. Walked in to the hostess barking table numbers to the seaters. Waitstaff were very attentive, helpful, water filled regularly, checked on us the right amount. Yet there is a lack of polish that is unexpected. The Carlyle could be so much more with a little attention to detail. Currently feels like a modest hotel dining experience serving a captive audience. It’s proximity to the Quality 16 and the 15% discount with your movie ticket that is the draw. Wouldn’t go there otherwise, despite being close to home.

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VM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Went for our anniversary which happened to be Christmas Eve. They were running out of various foods and making substitutions without telling the server to give guest options for ordering the dishes. This made the experience bad for us. Manager didn’t seem to care about our concerns. Gave an insincere apology. Definitely won’t be going back.

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B
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always meet expectations

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Poutine (the best I've ever had). I get it every fall and winter. Pls leave it on the menu year-round.

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R
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food.

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T
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and value - as usual! And a great menu. Service and the kitchen were quite slow (not normal for Carlyle’s). We definitely recommend this restaurant for everyday dining or business meals (they have a separate room for large events).

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