Idylwood Grill

4.7
682 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 682 people are saying
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Sandy
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Terrific service. Reasonable prices. Lots of

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SarahST
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our go-to special occasion place. The food is fantastic, the service is gracious and unobtrusive, and the drinks great--mixed drinks, we don't do wine. They even brought us cake for our anniversary!

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MarianC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates fine dining.

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vipInspectorH
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylewood never disappoints Best kept secret in Northern Virignia.

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vipTenabetsy
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood spot but classy and delicious!

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vipKathyB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Well prepared. We really enjoyed our meals.

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ROBINM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a most wonderful place to share a meal with family or friends for any occasion

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vipJackieS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great selection of upscale entrees!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Cheese cake was fresh and very good!

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MarkM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The classic sole-proprietor restaurant operation. Would like a more extensive list of wines by the glass, but I love the space, even if the front of the location is completely unremarkable. Food was delicious, service was great, we had a great time and WILL BE BACK! Keep up the good work, Idylwood!!!

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vipJJP65
Omaha
35 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Experience was relaxing and comfortable. All entrees were delicious. What a lovely place!

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john
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, with the fish dishes never over-cooked. Have been going there for many years.

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ScottB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant. Don't be fooled by the location in a small strip mall. Inside the restaurant is very tastefully decorated in a casual European motif. Everything is bright, clean and cheerful. The staff is super attentive. The fresh baked bread is delicious and the menu has a wonderful selection of well prepared dishes. I have eaten here half a dozen times and everything was excellently prepared. Monday and Tuesdays are half price bottle of wine nights. Prices are very reasonable for the quality. One of my favorite out little get away restaurants.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spotless, well spaced tables, very careful regarding COVID considerations. Excellent food, experience.

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SpencerPat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for great evening out. Excellent food, good wine, service. Music very relaxing and enjoyable.

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Sunshine55
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time. Food was great. Lamb chops perfectly cooked and such amazing seasoning. Light sauce which added extra flavor. Veggies perfect compliment. German chocolate cake a 10. Wine a little overpriced. Service a little lackluster. Would definitely return!

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Marko
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipluckylouie
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Northern Virginia, and can say that I have never had a bad meal or bad service there. The quality of the food is excellent and there is good variety on the menu. Good wine list. Service is polite and professional. It is located in a less than impressive shopping center and decor inside is average, but the value for the food/service is exceptional

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Woody
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Amazing food. New favorite spot for our family.

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eat4fun
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 4 entrees and 3 desserts. They were all delicious and well presented. It was a pleasant experience.

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roka
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we had was delicious! The filet was cooke perfectly and the mushroom ravioli was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Idylwood Grill for my wife's 50th birthday. It could not have been better! We were greeted with a warm welcome and attentive but never obtrusive service. I had the blackened scallops and risotto while my wife had the rack of lamb. We also enjoyed a glass each of pinot grigio followed by pinot noir. Everything was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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viplovelybirthdaylunch
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I think of this restaurant as a hidden gem hiding in a strip shopping center. The food was very good as usual but something was off. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and we were served a complimentary dessert. However the evening was lackluster. The restaurant was warm--there was very meager AC. The service lacked any interest or warmth despite the restaurant not being crowded or busy.. We were in and out in an hour. When the waiter brought the birthday dessert, he did not ask the other guests if they wanted dessert or coffee. Again thr food is very good and at a very reasonable price. I will likely try one more time.

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Mimi
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The worst part of the visit is deciding which fabulous dinner to order. I went with the seafood linguine. The rack of lamb is hard to resist! The seafood linguine was delicious. Good choice, as always!

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vipMattindc
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The service superb and very professional. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. I had the amazing lamb chops and my friend had the seafood linguini. I tried the sautéed calamari which were very delicious. I would definitely recommend this charming eatery.

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Bill
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill is one of our favorite restaurants. We always enjoy it and recommend it to our friends. Always excellent.

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TheresaW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Idylwood Grill. The food is delicious, the staff outstanding, and it's atmosphere is lovely. It's a great place to go for a quiet and quality meal. I'm not much of a wine drinker, our friends who are love the selection. Someone invited us to join them there six years ago and we've been going back ever since!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely excellent and the staff were incredibly friendly and polite. The ambiance of the restaurant was also perfect. Great music and very intimate. We will definitely be going back.

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Wade
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Idylwood Grill is laid back, friendly, provides good value and ambience, and the food is good. I consider the Idylwood to be my "Cheers." Just a friendly, nondescript but good, restaurant in a strip shopping center in Falls Church. I've entertained quite a few people at the Idylwood over the years; none have been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants!

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KellyR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp ajo appetizer is a must, especially enjoyed with the warm bread they bring out to the table.

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vipHH18
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to be back at one of our favorite spots. Everything was great, including my duck breast special.

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vipsknick
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem behind Whole Foods on Route 7. Food is excellent, service is attentive and helpful, and a nice quiet atmosphere. I have restarted going in person but delivery during heights of COVID was good, too. Flounder Francaise is perfectly prepared; side vegetables are also. Highly recommend the Caesar salad with house made dressing and croutons.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner at Idyl.ood Grill - so nice to be back there again. Food as good as ever and good value

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Murrantz
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great amazing food and service. High value and quality preparation of all dishes.
Loved it. Second try after a year and a half. Great people and genuine goal to make all customer feel at ease and at home.

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vipAntonE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food!!!! What a gem.

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Mimi
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant!!! Another fabulous meal. The rack of lamb was to die for, but I got the equally impressive seafood linguine. One of the best things for me is having leftovers the next day!

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Celeste
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only take the time to write a review when a restaurant goes above and beyond. What an incredible surprise! This unassuming gem impressed us over and over again throughout our three hour dinner last night. We are discriminating diners but love trying new places.

The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in. They treated us like royalty with big welcoming smiles from every member of the staff. We received excellent wine recommendations and the bottles were actually priced reasonably.

All three of us ate family style, sharing each dish. Every single bite was a revelation... "Oh, THIS is how this dish is supposed to taste." Even compared to some of the nicest restaurants in DC, this place takes the cake. I honestly can't express the delight and surprise we experienced as each new dish came out.

We will DEFINITELY be coming back. It's our new favorite restaurant in the DMV area. Bring your friends! Especially anyone who calls themself a foodie. They will love it and you'll be their new hero. :-)

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RyanK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun little old school spot for a hearty meal.

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Idylwood Grills durable reputation for reliable excellence is validated each time my wife and I, our close friends and (now with increasing frequency) our professional colleagues, local and international, dine there.

Any customer who is open to fully enjoying a great dining experience will come away with the thought that this is right place to dine when celebrating important personal events as it is the right place for quiet romantic dining or for memorably happy get-togthers of old friends.

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 682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.