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Maison Cheryl, Arlington, VA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Maison Cheryl

4.5
4.5
289 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Chef Robert Maher conceptualized the name Maison Cheryl for his late mother-in-law, Cheryl Glaessner, who passed in 2019. Cheryl’s warm spirit and love of the Parisian aesthetic are both elements that Maher has channeled into our inclusive French New-American Bistro. In our dining room, guests will enjoy an on-trend experience in a bright, bold space that boasts marble countertops, refurbished wood tables, and modern light fixtures. When you dine with us, we hope you experience the atmosphere of our family table where excellent service and delicious house-made desserts are a staple.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, French American, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (703) 664-0509
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Robert Maher
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant at jody@maisoncheryl.com for all catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant at jody@maisoncheryl.com for all private booking inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    On North Fillmore Street between Wilson and Clarendon BLVD
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 289 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

289 Reviews
  1. Ricardo

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great neighborhood gem. I had the duck. They also have melted brie- my favorite!

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  2. HilaryO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, accommodated a time change for reservation and excellent service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Recently moved to area and am trying to hit a lot of the good restaurants in the area. Took the metro here after work for a dinner by myself at the bar. The bartender was great, but the food was lacking. I started with the grilled octopus ($21) that was quite good but the potatoes it came with were barely cooked. Ordered the duck ($31) which was great, but portion was a little small and the rice tasted like instant rice. I’ve had duck at similar price points that were much more filling and had better complimentary sides. Also there was something lacking of an ambiance which I was disappointed with. Overall the staff was kind and helpful, but the food left little to write home about.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner. Portions larger than expected. Ambiance very pleasant. We were impressed with all of the food and cocktails we ordered from snacks to salad to entree. Highly recommend!

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  5. FordPrefect

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uncrowded on a Tuesday evening. Our server, Riley, was personable and efficient. The food was a rare case of not being disappointed in a single thing. We got Squash blossoms and deviled eggs to start, and the duck and a Wagyu burger as mains. Each bite was a sumptous treat. Desserts are another instance where it is so easy to be disappointed. The descriptions are often much more appealing than what is actually produced. We went for the heavy chocolate and were completely satisfied. The wine list is basic, but there are more than adequate selections to have an enjoyable glass with the meal. We did not have cocktails, but that gives us something to look forward to on our next visit.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Maison Cheryl was incredible. We shared a few small plates (salads, brussels, shrimp tempura). It was delicious! The mains that were ordered by the group were well loved and finished! I had the sea bass and curry. It was unbelievable. The salmon, ratatouille, steak frites and duck were also devoured! 10/10 would recommend again!!

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  7. DocJA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was Saturday and they have brunch menu only which is not impressive. In overall, the food was ok, nothing special. Nothing in common with French menu as we expected going to French restaurant. It was disappointing. The staff was very nice, friendly and helpful.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent. Staff is friendly and provide great service. It quickly became a favorite for a night out.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere are a cut above most places in the Clarendon community of Arlington….The area has a plethora of fun dining (a lot of choices for a small community), however the upscale vibe is a pleasure The food is a wonderful creation of tastes, visuals and presentations. Every dish is cooked with attention to detail The place is clean and pride of ownership is evident. Light fixtures might be ready for a fresh cleaning, but this critique is simply to convey there’s always room for improvement. My wife and I love it

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  10. CB31

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food (we had cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert) and very quick service!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and beautiful ambiance. Service was impeccable. The staff here is very helpful and professional. I will absolutely be back again soon.

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  12. PhilipL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We will definitely drop in again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won’t be disappointed. Great staff and better food.

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  14. AllisonM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good food and good service. I had pasta and my husband had duck. Both serving so large we had to take half home in boxes. It was a little noisy, all hard surfaces, but that was a minor problem.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Original flavors, very tasty and attentive service. Would definitely recommend.

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  16. ArlingtonEats

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Outstanding restaurant with incredible food and service.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We werden binnen 51 minuten met een voor en hoofdgerecht naar buiten gestuurd. Voordat het hoofdgerecht werd uitgehaald gaven ze al de rekening. Nog nooit zo iets meegemaakt advies nooit doen. Gerechten en ingrediënten totaal niet op elkaar afgestemd. Ganzenlever 33 dollar klein stukje met perzik uit blik .

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome! Room was a little warm. Entrees were on point.

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  19. YandM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch with attentive service. We have eaten here a number of times and the food has always been delicious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This place was quaint and vibrant, with tons of natural lighting. The food was good, but could use some vegan high protein options. The drink menu was equally good, but I expected some craft coffee drinks or non-alcoholic options as well, but was disappointed. I would definitely come back.

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  21. Carlos

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Small french restaurant, interesting menu, the duck was very good but it came with all fried sides. Salmon was excellent. Dessert, petite madeleines were good but the fruit was a bit short.

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  22. ShannonM

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Great service, excellent food.

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  23. LimaBean

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, we’d recommend to everyone visiting the DC area.

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  24. CharlyM

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Main courses were good. Dessert was dry and perhaps leftover. Server was young and inexperienced. Place had an under-managed vibe.

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  25. Alice

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined in Saturday night with a group of friends was a great experience. Everything we ordered was yummy but the octopus stood out. I will be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here on a blind date and sat at the bar. The bartender Ben was very attentive after I told him I was on a blind date. I ordered the baked Brie to start and a Sibling rivalry as a drink. My date never showed up but that’s ok because the atmosphere of the bar was so soothing. Before I left I ordered a main dish of truffle honey chicken that was cooked to perfection. I will definitely be back hopefully with a date that won’t stand me up

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  27. Sam86

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch at the Maison Cheryl was fabulous from start to finish. Service was exceptional and food and drink are worthy of the hype. The salmon and Madeleine were exceptional.

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  28. JPAshburn

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We tried Maison Cheryl, looking for a new experience, and we were utterly disappointed. The restaurant is adequately staffed, but this didn't prevent our food to arrive one hour after we were seated. The restaurant advertised $7 Champagne glasses to commemorate Bastille Day. It turned out to be sparkling wine from Touraine. If not illegal, this is deceiving. Food quality was unequal. One of us ordered a Wagyu burger but was not able to make a difference with a regular burger. Duck was also unequally cooked, with some parts perfectly done and others raw. The foie gras was overpriced and tasteless, bathing in some sauce that didn't keep the bread it came with crispy. For a French restaurant, wine selection was also undermining. Only generic wines (Burgundy, Bordeaux) were offered rather than more distinctive appellations (Pommard, Saint Emilion, etc.) We were looking for another place to go. We won't come back.

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  29. ElizabethB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is self-described as a "French New-American Bistro" but there is very little French happening here. The menu had more Italian and Mexican inspired dishes than French. No baguette?? The food was good but nothing remarkable. Service was very friendly, but very slow. No need for me to return.

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  30. Sabs

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent apps and entrees. Service fast and attentive. Would return!

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  31. SuzanneP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Meal was ok but not super memorable for us. Options for gluten free were limited. Bread was a centerpiece of most dishes.

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  32. luvinit

    Pittsburgh

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very innovative drinks and food. Foie gras was excellent. We had foie gras, beets, duck, and lamb for our anniversary dinner. All was excellent.

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  33. MattB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Inventive appetizers, perfectly cooked steak, lovely not-too-rich dessert. Nice staff and great service.

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  34. DaviddC

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time there and I was very impressed. The summer salad was very tasty and not overpowering. The salmon was great and couldn't believe the size of a portion. Very good definitely will have to come back again.

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  35. kininc

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Caesar Salad, lamb, duck and chocolate strawberry desert.

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  36. WineBoy

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined with Maison Cheryl on a quiet Wednesday night. We ordered 5 small plates in addition to one entree. We were dumbfounded that the restaurant wasn’t busier. Each dish was fantastic! Our server was excellent as well. Two small negatives. The service was a bit slow considering how uncrowded the restaurant was; and the wine list was pretty limited. Eight reds on the list, and three were Pinot based, and two or three were Cabernet based. We did find a lovely Rhône blend that worked quite well with our diverse order. Let me be clear, we enjoyed our meals a great deal, and will return (with friends) our next trip to the area!

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  37. ArlingtonEats

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. They have some incredible new things on the menu. Still the best restaurant in Clarendon....

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  38. FloraPoste

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I would return in a heartbeat. Great menu, super preparation and service

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  39. Meredith

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I would definitely come back again.

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  40. Anne4014

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We tried Maison Cheryl on a Sunday night and had delicious food and cocktails. We got the impression that our server was new — she was pleasant but didn’t seem to know much about the food. “What cheeses are on the cheese plate?” She knew one of them was cheddar. *pause* “Could you go check?” We had several exchanges like that. (The cheese plate did end up being delicious, with a cube of honeycomb that was a perfect compliment.) We enjoyed the gougeres, spring salad, seared salmon, prime steak frites, and the amazing “baked to order madeline,” which was actually about 8 small madelines on a fairly enormous bed of chantilly cream and fruit. They were out of a few items, possibly because it was a Sunday night. We’d like to come back and try more dishes, and we hope the staff gets a little more training.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Maison Cheryl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 664-0509.

Maison Cheryl is rated 4.5 stars by 289 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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maison Cheryl

2900 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3851

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On North Fillmore Street between Wilson and Clarendon BLVD
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, French American, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Robert Maher
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 664-0509
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant at jody@maisoncheryl.com for all catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant at jody@maisoncheryl.com for all private booking inquiries.
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