Carlyle Grill

4.5
769 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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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time at this restaurant. I must say that the food and service was great! I would definitely return when I’m back in town visiting.

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PS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really love the food and house wine, plus location of restaurant from where we live.

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DG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall a nice place and we liked our food. One issue is that we asked if there were options not listed on th menu and the server replied "no". As we were leaving we noticed other options written on the blackboard. So, seems like a little lack of caring on our server's part, or lack of attention.

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were seated promptly and most of our party enjoyed our selection. It was nice to be able to converse without the excessive noise that is the trend in most restaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Food was tasty but a little cold. We pre-ordered a cake and mentioned when we arrived to the restaurant. My guess is that the message wasn’t conveyed before hand. They baked the cake and frosted when it was warm. Came out looking a little “rough” but overall yummy. Even better after it was refrigerated at home.

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m
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful lunch at Carlyle Grill. It is generally not as crowded at lunch as at dinner and it is much quieter so we were able to linger at our table and easily converse. They have lunch size portions of many of the entrees featured on the dinner menu. We both had grilled salmon which was excellent. I substituted steamed broccoli for the redskin potatoes for only a $1 upcharge. The broccoli was cooked perfectly as was the salmon. Even at the lunch price, our meals were pricey for a lunch but the salad and sandwich offerings are more comparable to other lunch spots, and likely much better than many.

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MM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Wild mushroom ravioli and meatball, tomato, basil pizza - OUTSTANDING.

Service was excellent

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OT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and large potions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always SO good and the ambiance is nice. Drinks were great too. Only complaint is that service seems to have declined somewhat. What happened to all the old servers? It seems like they were all replaced at once. The hostess was so kind and saved the specific table we asked for as my mother has mobility issues. Waitress was ok but none of us appreciated being referred to as “babe” or “handsome.” It’s overfamiliar and disingenuous and not in keeping with the kind of establishment you have.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Birthday for 2 family members

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PS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rotisserie chicken and associated vegetables was very good, plus we like Tuesday's price of house wine.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Blackened Salmon and Parmesan Whitefish! Great service too.

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CL
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outdoors on the patio outside the bar, so it was nice and quiet and relaxed. The food - pecan crusted chicken for one and a crab cake sandwich for the other - was delicious.

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F
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The acoustics are a little weird but everything else was fantastic!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The brisket quesadilla hardly had any meat in it and it was so flat and dry

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S
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat! Best service and great food!

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TJ
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner and service were excellent. The Manager stopped by our table to greet us and make sure everything was up to our expectations and they were. A variety of meals were ordered starting with the calamari that was consumed very quickly. The white fish was excellent with a generous proportion and mash potatoes. We concluded with a warmed piece of carrot cake and 6 spoons that was gone in minutes.

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DC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been more pleased. Our server was friendly and accomodating. The on line reservation worked perfectly. The food was excellent. I look forward to returning.

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MK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious. Our waitress was amazing. She was attentive and very friendly. Our 4 year old granddaughter asked for a hug from her as she left. Every time we have been there, it has been quite loud. However it never bothers us because it drowns out the noise that our grand kids make! The only disappointment we had was that I had asked for the one big corner booth to sit at, and when we got there, it was already taken.

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SA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Arrived 15 mins early but was seated right away. The service was super, the steak I ate was a little over cooked but still close enough for me not to complain. We will go back again and again.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlyle honored our reservation at a very busy time. Service was outstanding, wine selection is exceptional, our order came very quickly and was beautifully served.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were blown away when we ate here for his birthday dinner. The service was fantastic, the food was incredible, and the prices were so affordable! They have happy hour every afternoon (even on weekends!) which includes a number of drinks and appetizers for really cheap AND the restaurant has a birthday deal where you get 50% off the bill (not including alcohol or happy hour apps) if there are two people dining (33% if three people are dining, 25% if four people are dining, etc.). The restaurant was beautiful as well and our waitress was so kind and helpful! I don’t normally fill out these reviews but this restaurant was worth the few extra minutes to recommend!! My boyfriend and I will definitely dine here again in the future.

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GD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Busy time because of U M graduation. We were seated promptly, excellent service accommodating special requests. Even though it was crowded we were not hurried. Large portions, prepared as requested.

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J
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a great place to have a conversation and good food. Everything we order was good. The BBQ combo was great as was the steak and fries. The white fish was OK, I expected it to be more flavorful with the Parmesan crust. Dessert was good and so were the appetizers and drinks.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor. I have never been disappointed in the food at the service and their carrot cake is the best I have ever eaten, it is moist and delicious. This is my go to place.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We've been here many, many times, and the food, service, and ambiance is consistent and good. Unfortunately this time both our orders were incorrect. After we mentioned, they did what they could to fix and paid for one of our drinks. Still love this place and will definitely go back. The ribs are just too good.

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WI
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service was good but I found that the noise level was a little excessive. Prices were high but not over the top for the area.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here was incredible. Our waitress went above and beyond to ensure we had a good meal. Even though the place was very full, they still gave us lots of time and attention. The atmosphere was great and the food, delicious.

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M
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food great. A little pricey, I thought, but will definitely go back.

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TB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our go to places. Consistent quality and service.

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KL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Usually very good food. Love their French fries. Our waitress on this occasion was sub-par. Knew nothing about what type of beer they had, just offered samples. Lagers, ipa, no info. She was also quite absent. We had planned to order dessert, but after getting the dessert menu, by the time she asked what we wanted, we were no longer interested.

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OT
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love to eat there! The food and service are predictably excellent.

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PS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Carlyle Grill's food and its location from where we live.

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Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a nice place. We were seated within 5 min of our reservation time. The waitstaff was very courteous. I did feel a bit rushed, like we needed to get in and out. After we told them we wanted to get apps then order, we didn’t see her for a while. The food was ok, nothing special.
I would go back again but not anytime soon!

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OT
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The booth we had was perfect for conversation. You can’t go wrong ordering anything on the menu.

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EJ
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Tina, the best server ever!

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JR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great! My only disappointment was the noise level. We sat in the far room on the west side and we couldn't even carry on a normal conversation. It was FAR too loud. Next time, we will ask NOT to be seated in this room as the rest of the restaurant was much better.

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AS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A go to for our family! The food has always been great.

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DA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, but he noise level made it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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P
Detroit
84 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We are frequent diners at Carlyle, due to excellent service, great food and proximity to the Q16. Past experience here has spoiled us to expect perfection on each meal. Tonite they blew it. My favorite, salmon, mac& cheese with slaw was waaayyy over-seasoned and the mac was too cool when served. The server offered to "fix" whatever I needed but her lateness on checking and my innate hunger negated the offer. One bad meal in fifty is an accident, not a trend, so we will hope for better on the next outing.

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