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Idylwood Grill

4.6
574 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 574 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had delicious appetizers, entrees, dessert and enjoyed half-priced wine. The German chocolate cake is homemade. The duck and chicken specials were superb as was the chicken piccata. Lovely atmosphere. Dean is an excellent server.

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JohnP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a bad meal here!

many different entrees to choose from (unlike many corporate chains in the NoVA area!)

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill is a class act! It's a hidden gem on Pimmit Drive in Falls Church, just around the corner from Tysons Corner. The food is absolutely delicious, combining European and American flavors which make it a true treat.
The owner is most welcoming and well versed in the art of hostessing. I took my daughter and her boyfriend there for her 21st birthday and have to say that nothing fell short of being absolutely perfect. This place is a MUST for everyone who wants to enjoy a meal in a warm neighborhood restaurant that boasts excellent cuisine and a simple but nonetheless sophisticated environment!

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vipMICHERUSSIA
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and homemade desserts

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect location for date night with my husband (minus kids!) The French Pinot noir was amazing and at a great price with the 1/2 price bottle special! For food, we ordered the Caesar salad and calamari to start and branzino and fillet mignon as entrees. Everything was cooked beautifully- seasoned, flavorful, and temperature as requested. The service was superb and we felt comfortable, welcome, and happy from beginning to end.

One more thing... I look forward to going back with the kids- there is a great kids menu and the pricing is on point!

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craighi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent overall, but the coronavirus safety precautions with masked wait staff creeps me out as I’m sure patrons’ masks probably turn them off too! Great time for a birthday celebration with my wife & seeing good friends there was also a very pleasant surprise.

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Jolene
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in the Northern Virginia area for 56 years and I can truthfully say I have eaten in some fine restaurants, but Idylwood Grill is my very favorite. The service is always exemplary, the food is always remarkable, and the dining space is attractive, comfortable, and quiet enough for conversation. A dining out experience at the Idylwood Grill has never been a disappointment for me.

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PatriciaK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices on the menu, a good wine list and the service couldn't have been better.
There is also outside seating if diners don't want to be indoors although the spacing and large plastic dividers between tables are excellent.

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EddieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, great wine special - 1/2 price bottles.

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KatyaH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites; the food is absolutely delicious, the decor is cozy and warm, and the staff polite and friendly. This is not an inexpensive outing, so we enjoy it for our special events. But we always leave feeling that it was worth it! Save room for dessert!

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LorraineC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was excellent. Two diners had the filet and I had the veal. The service was great, fast and efficient without being intrusive. We will definitely dine here again.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a fabulous and delicious dinner on 9/10 we returned 9/11 with friends as this cozy restaurant is delightful. Great staff and a creative chef serve superb meals that are fresh, tasty and memorable. Half price wine and homemade desserts are two items not to miss.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This gem is a cozy hideaway that serves superb and interesting tasty dinners. Great wine bargain as wine is half price. Save room for the homemade desserts...best German chocolate cake we have ever had.

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vipInspectorH
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent-service-food and management great

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vipInspectorH
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the best kept secret in Northern Virginia it is outstanding,

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vipMartinM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for fifteen years. Our go-to restaurant!!

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Rachel
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill offers delicious food and a wonderful ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food is OK but it’s overpriced. The owner walked in and out of the place grabbing beers which killed the ambiance. The restaurant has a lot of crap in it that detracts from the ambiance as well. I do not recommend this place except as a convenient local spot that’s guaranteed not to be too crowded if you live nearby. I do not understand the favorable reviews.

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AnkaraAlum
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is such a treasure! Not just excellent cuisine but with kind and patient service, and they have done a great job in designing the dining room for COVID protection, including plastic partitions between the few tables and a large open space in the middle.

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Jolene
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idyllwood Grill is never a disappointment. It's my favorite restaurant. I have had at least 6 different entrees from their menu and all have been outstanding. Food, service, and ambiance all four stars.

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LaurenceS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

good place for a special occasion or get together. Owner is hands on which is important in this business. Very good food and wine selection.

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vipHMinVA
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have yet to have anything but a great time at Idylwood grill. Service has been exceptional and the food is very flavorful and well prepared. IG is now our favorite!

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vipLocalguy
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet oasis of wonderfully prepared food.

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vipInspectorH
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill is one of the best places around, menu great service great wine list great-Never disappointing.

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vipKimberly
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and wonderful owner who will make you feel like family

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DavidL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter wasn't very friendly and bisque. Would come back. Wait staff very friendly!!

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RobertW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Leg of lamb outstanding. Nice atmosphere- background music and full bar.

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Nisha
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Idylwood Grill was very good as usual. The décor is a bit outdated and falling apart, but the food is excellent every time. they could charge a lot more if they updated the décor and menus.

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vipSally
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was my husband’s birthday. We shared a Caesar salad—plenty for 2 people. He had the almond crusted almond and I had the steak au poivre. Both were very good. It was a nice dinner. Nothing to rave about, but we enjoyed it. Personally, I was disappointed to have plastic table cloths. For this place, cloth tablecloths would be more appropriate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, food was terrific, service great, perfect location for an important private business meeting.

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vipKarenO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Idylwood Grill and Wine Bar. It is one of our favorite restaurants. The owner and staff are welcoming and always go above and beyond. The food is delicious and we feel fortunate to have such an amazing restaurant in the neighborhood. Bravo!

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viplveatingout
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go, nice size, good noise level (a buzz, but not a roar), excellent food, very good service, very good value. Have
eaten here many times.

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Barry
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipACCYY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill is in a small shopping center and its looks are deceiving. Inside is a very pleasant restaurant. Food is dependably very good. Staff are welcoming.

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TyeShaeS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

cute little restaurant. service wasn’t great but food made up for it. space is cramped but clean with nice ambiance

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vipParis
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We chose to come here for Valentine's Day in order to do something different, as we typically stay within DC for fancy meals. After scouring menus, I decided the prix fixe options at Idlywood Grill looked good. Unfortunately I should've done more due diligence. The meal was comparable to the selections offered on their traditional menu at a severely bumped up price, and several of the options listed online as Valentine's Day specials were no longer on the menu. All in all, I found the service to be lukewarm, with a charming hostesses, but a server who seemed rushed and cold (despite the menu not being large or at capacity). The food seemingly lacked in flavor, although the Shrimp Ajo was phenomenal. We could have definitely spent the 200$ ($70pp + one wine + tip) elsewhere for a more lux experience and ambiance -- maybe a nice place to come if you live in Falls Church and want a nice wine bar, but the prices/quality for holidays is not worth it.

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traveler
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's day dinner; friendly, prompt, and helpful staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at one of our favorite restaurants. Service and food wonderful as usual.

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very attentive. The food from Fried Calamari appetizer to the Blackened Scallops over Risotto and Crab Cake over Spinach Raviolis was well presented generally flavorful. The Crab Cake entree would have benefited from additional seasoning to add some punch. Tiramisu for dessert rounded out an excellent meal.

The atmosphere was great for an intimate dinner and conversation with a special someone. Would definitely go back again and recommend to friends.

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JimK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and interesting selection of both food and wine. Not the prettiest location, but its kind of nice to find such a nice place there. Wait staff is competent and very pleasant, but perhaps not the slickest you've ever seen.

FAQs

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

Idylwood Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 574 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.