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Idylwood Grill, Falls Church, VA

Idylwood Grill

4.7
4.7
834 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
Contemporary American, French, Italian Cuisine in a casual setting with a sophisticated selection of wines and a charming atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 992-0915

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef AGAPITO

  • Catering

    Catering: Set Menus with different prices and choices as well as Food Wine pairing menu.<br /><br />Private Dining: Semi private area in the restaurant that holds 20 to 30 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Falls Church

  • Cross street

    Leesburg Pike Rt7

  • Parking details

    Parking lot in front

  • Public transit

    Bus and Metro

  • Entertainment

    Monthly Dinner Jazz

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 834 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

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  1. KC

    KeithC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious!
  2. LW

    LoisW

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The wait staff suggested a very good wine. The salad and bread were good, as was the dessert. The lamb shank was very good but the menu description of the accompanying pasta was incorrect. It was supposed to be fettuccini but was some weird risotto with the kitchen sink of veggies. The duck was not crispy and piled with canned pineapple. Ambiance was minimal.
  3. BA

    BrAC

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Friendly ownership and staff. Varied menu.
  4. MH

    MHVa

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of four ordered the lemon-pepper branzino, veal marsala and the lamb shank risotto. The branzino was very good. The mushroom caper cream sauce set it off to perfection. I usually order the blackened scallops, which I prefer, but I am glad to have tried the branzino. The veal and the lamb were big hits, tender and full of flavor. The service, as usual, was excellent as was the wine.
  5. p

    paulb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Reservation for 2 on a Monday evening. The restaurant was not very crowded at all. Plenty of open tables, but I felt like we were being rushed. Our food was delicious, and it came out shockingly quickly. Literally 5 minutes after ordering. Normally that would be a plus, but our server came several times while we were eating asking if we wanted anything else. All in all everything was good and we will go back.
  6. h

    hysdavid

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy eating at this neighborhood gem. The food and service is excellent. The last few visits there has been piano accompaniment which we enjoyed greatly.
  7. L

    Liap

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved the grilled rack of lamb! Husband had the branzino and wished it had had more lemon pepper and basil and less mushroom. We really enjoyed our meal and will be back.
  8. L

    Lakelover

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Idylwood is a nice mid-level restaurant. A small but interesting menu, with meals that are creative and generally well prepared. The meals are flavorful and fresh although not quite at the level of a high end restaurant which is fair since the prices are moderate. The wine list is not extensive but adequate and their bottle prices are reasonable. Overall it is worth a try and should be on your list as a great place to go when you want something more than a chain restaurant.
  9. KT

    KathyT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent service. Food came quickly. Servers were pleasant, present, and helpful. Consistently good overall.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very solicitous and the food was very well presented. We had the lamb shank, Trout, Flounder and seafood pasta medley. Everyone was very pleased with their meals.
  11. B

    Betty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, but I think it was a little bit pricey.
  12. MH

    MHVa

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant. Some of our favorites are Lamb Merguez and Shrimp Ajo for appetizers, Blackened Scallops and Branzino if you like fish, and if you prefer meat, Beef Bourguinon, for dinner. The wines selection is outstanding. We appreciate the good service and overall atmosphere of good dining.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Four perfect meals!
  14. J

    Jws98

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, hidden gem. Consistent, wonderful food and sincerely warm and personal service!
  15. IH

    InspectorH

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Idylwood Grill is a terrific restaurant-great food great service,extensive wine list-5 star rating
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating my birthday and the staff took outstanding care or the entire group. Food as always was delicious. I would recommend them for casual dining to special occasions. A great place to eat.
  17. v

    vacation

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner in relaxing surrounding. Great way to entertain!
  18. WB

    WilliamB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Hedi and his staff always make you feel like family when you are here!
  19. ZT

    ZTownGal

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, good seating, mostly prompt service, generous wine by the glass pour, fabulous food!
  20. d

    discerningdiner

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    What a pleasant surprise this neighborhood restaurant is, hidden away off Leesburg Pike! There were many options on the menu that appealed to us. Overall we enjoyed our meals, and will definitely be back. My hubby had the lamb shank which was outstanding. Altho, he preferred my mashed potatoes to the risotto vegie combo. I had the veal marsala which was just okay - I felt the sauce was overbearing. Very good wine selection. Service was fair but wait staff was pleasant - in these times I understand that many places are short staffed so I would not make much of this.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always great!
  22. MH

    MHVa

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any of the Weekly Specials at Idylwood Grill are a good choice. We have tried, among others, the blackened scallops (my favorite), Beef Ravioli Strognoff, and the Brazino --all are well prepared, attractively served and worth eating every bite. Start off with Shrimp Ajo and Merguez. On the regular menu, the Almond Crusted Salmon and the Lamb Shank Risotto are also excellent. There are many good wines to choose from. If you're not sure, ask for a recommendation. We haven't been led wrong yet. This is a neighborhood restaurant with exceptionally good food and wines.
  23. RB

    RachaelB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Idylwood Grill is one of my favorite go-to restaurants as it offers both delicious food, great friendly service, and a classy ambiance! The Mediterranean style menu is always stellar! The wine list superb!
  24. SE

    SueE

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The meal was not up to usual standards. I always order tilapia no sauce came...I sent first meal back because it was overly salted when I asked for very little salt and pepper. A new order came promptly but still no sauce. Very plain. First time I have ever sent back a meal here..Maybe just a blip I will still go back because the food is usually outsanding
  25. AR

    AnnR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent - a gem hidden in a strip mall in need of some TLC
  26. BB

    BarryB

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent as always, but service seems to have suffered a bit.
  27. d

    dianem

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quiet restaurant with excellent food for the price. The owner is very friendly and invited us into back room to meet the pastry chef after we raved about the German Chocolate cake.
  28. AB

    AnnB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dining experience, as usual! This is just the best food you can find in the DC area.
  29. y

    yumtum

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful dinner. Loads of options. I’ll be back!
  30. n

    nancyc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating at Idylwood Grill! It's always a treat.
  31. AK

    AmyK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Idylwood has been a go to place for us for many years. It never disappoints. We were thrilled to see how busy they were last night.
  32. BA

    BrAC

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A very worthwhile neighborhood restaurant. Good wine list, tasteful specials. Try the avocado salad.
  33. SM

    ScottM

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Wife has a gluten intolerance and both the waiter and the owners were very helpful. Good wine selection and atmosphere was pleasant surprise with the keyboard/piano player.
  34. MW

    MandWGo

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wasn't quite sure what to expect given the location and outward appearance of this restaurant. But once inside the ambiance is nice, the maitre de and wait staff were cordial and attentive. Food was excellent. We were able to listen to some live music during dinner which we enjoyed. I would definitely go to this restaurant again when visiting the Falls Church / Annandale area.
  35. j

    john

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good. They never over cook the fish dishes.
  36. JS

    JillS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Hi, I went with a girlfriend last evening, it was my first time at the restaurant. VERY good food. It was nice and quiet, so a good place to go to talk. It is a very elderly crowd, and the decor is a little dated. Service was wonderful and they let us sit a long time. I will def. go back!
  37. AB

    AnnB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was amazing! The waitress and busboy were so attentive and the owner even came by my table to make sure everything was perfect! It was! You will not find a better filet mignon even at the best steakhouse. This is the best restaurant in Northern Virginia!
  38. NV

    NoVaFoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful ambiance, and attentive and friendly service. There was a live piano player which was a really fun and elegant touch. All in all, an excellent experience, I can't wait to come back again and again!
  39. S

    Sadiesplace

    Tampa

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Owner/maitre’d had no personality- not a smile out of f him! Flat, asked for recommendations and he just saw d “everything is good”. After dessert never came back for refills on our drinks, water, etc. food was good and n today’s price some reasonably priced food, but his lack of charm made it almost uncomfortable
  40. k

    kenneth

    Washington DC

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything we have tried here has been wonderful and last night no exception. If you enjoy fish get the Branzino. I have yet to find a bone left behind. Good wine list and attentive service. Great neighborhood restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Idylwood Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 992-0915.

Idylwood Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 834 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Idylwood Grill

2190 Pimmit Dr Unit B, Falls Church, VA 22043

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Leesburg Pike Rt7

  • Neighborhood

    Falls Church

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking lot in front

  • Public transit

    Bus and Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef AGAPITO

  • Entertainment

    Monthly Dinner Jazz

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 992-0915

  • Catering

    Catering: Set Menus with different prices and choices as well as Food Wine pairing menu.<br /><br />Private Dining: Semi private area in the restaurant that holds 20 to 30 guests.

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