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Exterior neon lights at night - Lyon Hall, Arlington, VA

Lyon Hall

4.7
4.7
3757 Reviews
$30 and under
French
A neighborhood brasserie in Arlington, VA.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 741-7636
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Miljohn Dimaano
  • Catering
    From grand platters, to canapes, to sliders we offer a catering menu available for pick-up or delivery - for an additional fee.
  • Private party facilities
    With multiple areas throughout our restaurant, we can accommodate an event of any size. The mezzanine is perfect option for private dining. Our lounge is available for casual private events, as is our bar. We even offer complete restaurant buy-outs!
  • Private party contact
    Kelly Johansen: (703) 679-0651
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    Highland St.
  • Parking details
    Street parking
  • Public transit
    One block from the Clarendon Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Please join us for Happy Hour. We offer a limited selection of menu items to accompany our drink specials during this time. Please note that our regular menu is not available during happy hour.

What 3,757 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

3,757 Reviews
  1. PietroMc

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best in the neighborhood. Always truely great food and fantastic service. Yum yum.

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  2. Dineindc

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not our first visit to this establishment. Went for anniversary dinner (shared in reservation). No acknowledgement by any staff member. Initially seated at table right by hostess stand. Asked one hostess for another table, was told no other table was available (while the restaurant was half full). Second hostess was able to move our party to a more comfortable table. Caesar salad was tasty. Octopus appetizer was terrible. So tough, we couldn’t cut it with steak knife. Staff replaced with another one, but same issue again. Entrees were good but not great. Decided on pass on dessert after unsatisfactory dinner. Do not plan to return.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. RickandWendy

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant neighborhood French brasserie with a friendly staff and several tasty dishes to enjoy. White, rosé and red French wines by the glass allow for enjoyable tasting flights. Bon Appétit!

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  4. victorZ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food, especially the mussels are mostly terrific tasting. Would however, eliminate the Spring flavor, as it is mostly corn tasting and doesn't quite compare to the Wine or the Curry. Usually the French fries are crispy, but Friday, they were rather limp and tasted like left overs. However, to charge $ 14 for a glass of wine is a bit much. Think $12 , though still costly, would be a better bargain and entice people to have a second glass. Still a great fine for all.

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  5. KellyJ508

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood favorite! I went in with some friends to celebrate a birthday and we all left planning our next get together here. Between the four of us, we were able to try a lot of the menu to share and it was amazing. The staff is friendly and the ambiance is great!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food pretty good. Oysters are small and frites limp. Burger and Brussel sprouts terrific. The smoked salmon appetizer plate has a lot on it.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance, feels like an authentic French bistro, great food, reasonable prices, great value. One of Arlington’s best restaurants imo.

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  8. Keith

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have enjoyed Lyon Hall in the past, but haven't been in a number of years. I was disappointed this time. The food was just average. My Croque Monsieur was made with American white bread and too much of it. One piece of bread open-faced would have been more than enough. My wife's pork schnitzel sandwich was dry and not very tasty. It was Mother's Day and that could have been an excurse, but there were a lot of empty tables.

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  9. KathiS

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch fare- attentive wait staff - we sat outside and enjoyed it . Perfect Mother’s Day brunch!

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  10. DavidM

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice outdoor seating. Very nice Mother’s Day lunch.

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  11. MeghanC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation but it took over 40 minutes to seat us…which could be forgiven. But, when we pointed out that there were tables that were empty for the entire time that we were waiting, the hostess snapped back at me. That’s so unnecessary and really set us up for a bad experience. Food was okay but slow to come out.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy Lyon Hall. The manager and wait staff were very attentive (we were sitting under an awning while it rained). They were quick to turn on the heat lamp and move the table so the rain didn’t bother us. The food and beer were terrific, as always.

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  13. Sloan

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had not been back here in 3 years, but I embraced all the exquisite venue spaces and services that I positively remember. I even brought friends here for I wanted them to appreciate the authentic German and French cuisine vibes as if they were in either given country. I recommend others to try to this restaurant, which has done nothing but high quality appeasement for customers.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alyssa and Jose were better than 5 stars. I have been here for many years and i have never been felt like this. These two are top notch, thank you for everything and recognizing us and taking care of of us. I will be back more often, thank you.

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  15. CaitlinM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we ordered was delicious! Our server payed us a good level of attention. We were seated right away even though we arrived a bit early. Lyon Hall never disappoints!

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  16. DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We've been here many times over the years and this time our experience was subpar. Our waiter forgot about us and we had to flag him down several times. He checked in on how our food was about 20 minutes after receiving it. He dropped off the dessert menu and didn't bother to tell us the gelato flavors. By then we had had enough and decided to leave. The upside was the plat du jour (bouillabaisse) was delicious and I highly recommend the Thai Curry mussels. The food is always great here, I think they just had an off night.

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  17. m2eat

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food for our mains was excellent. Service was friendly but slow. Cheese plate was disappointing as the cheese was cold and hard. I expect a French restaurant to get the cheese right

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  18. MarciR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Obviously a neighborhood favorite. The mussels were divine.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wine did come until after entrees served, supposedly because they had to open a new bottle. Two of the three entrees were good. I ordered a hamburger cooked medium. Unfortunately I did not notice until I had eaten half of it that it was rare or at best medium rare.

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  20. Erin

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice atmosphere, but the food was pricey for the quality. I got short ribs and they were mostly fat with zero flavor.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. DeniseH

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and serving were excellent. Great food, didn't feel rushed and anticipated every need.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent-the food is always good here. One of my faves.

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  23. lisab

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I must be ordering the wrong thing each time I go. I want the food to be better than it is. This past visit I ordered the burger medium. There wasn’t a pink center. It’s a lot of ground meat and needed more flavor. Fries lacked crispness. Server recommended the aioli to dunk fries in, which was a saving grace. Wish he check on us after our food was served bc I might have sent the burger back.

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  24. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    199 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My first time there and we went for brunch. Service was a bit slow despite it being 1:00 so on the tail end of brunch. The beignets were very moist and cakey, not at all what I’m used to. The beignets I’ve had in the past were light and airy. There was no need for the crème anglaise was unnecessary as we didn’t think the beignets had been fried or cooked through enough. The omelette was just so so. I could have made it myself. Not fluffy like the french make it. The quiche was also so so. We might go back to try regular lunch or dinner, but wouldn’t go back for brunch.

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  25. GwennP

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience we had at brunch yesterday! We both ordered the salmon Benedict, which arrived perfectly cooked and nicely presented. We also split the mimosa kit, which was a great way to share cocktails. I would highly recommend Lyon Hall for your dining needs.

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  26. EricC

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lyon Hall has long been one of our go to meals in NOVA. We realized that it had been a while since we had been so I spontaneously made a reservation for Saturday. After 9 years the place is still flawless - well prepared French Bistro/Country cooking with a cocktail menu and wine list to match. Service remains exceptional.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch! The beignets, bread, and short rib benedict were all amazing

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  28. KarenG

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best mussels ever! We went to celebrate a friend's birthday and it didn't disappoint.

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  29. Cathy

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the new spring risotto, the new seared ahi tuna and the branzino. Service is always excellent. Dana runs an excellent front of house. Nathan was a superb waiter. With prices soaring everywhere it is nice to be able to go to a nice neighborhood restaurant, lovely rotating menu, great selections of beer and wine...and not feel like you are being taken to the bank.

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  30. JamesFromVA

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal with family. Service was excellent.

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  31. DonnaS

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Happy Hour, enjoying the outdoors, good food, and friendly service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals at Lyon Hall are always delicious! I have never tried anything I haven’t liked for Brunch or dinner! 😃

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and attention from the staff. Great food always!

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  34. wonkifer

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoyed the food here. Solid, real flavors and reasonable price compared to so many other places esp within DC and Bethesda. Good service too, and excellent bread and beer selections. Menu changes reflecting seasonal flavors and something new to try each time. Just wish they’d remove the tv sets and tone down the loud music so we can more easily enjoy a conversation at the table.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great neighborhood gem, perfect for Easter dinner with the family, before a big Spring Break trip. My family of 9 all enjoyed our food, and highly recommended!

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  36. Elena

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place for dinner, brunch or just a happy hour bite. I like escargot, branzino, oysters, seasonal risottos and their mussels for dinner, filet mignon Benedict is excellent for brunch. Wines are delicious, most of them are French, beers list is great as well. The service is always friendly. Highly recommend this place for a date or just get together with friends

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediocre experience - felt like a production, with overly fast service and average food - our meal arrived 15mins after ordering and our server was “going through the motions”. This is our 3rd meal here and we are unlikely to return.

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  38. Georgetowner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was there on a weeknight for a business dinner. The wait staff allowed us to take our time, which I very much appreciated. Everything was very good - I had Ahi Tuna, which was very good, although a bit overcooked. Always enjoy meals at Lyon Hall.

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  39. Rizzo

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to relax, have a good food, and chill. The entire staff is amazing and the quality of food is consistent.

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  40. JeffreyG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The plate of the day was fantastic. Really enjoyed the bottle beer selection.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lyon Hall using the Order Online button. Lyon Hall also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 741-7636.

Lyon Hall is rated 4.7 stars by 3757 OpenTable diners.

Lyon Hall does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lyon Hall

3100 N Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highland St.
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking
  • Public transit
    One block from the Clarendon Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Miljohn Dimaano
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 741-7636
  • Catering
    From grand platters, to canapes, to sliders we offer a catering menu available for pick-up or delivery - for an additional fee.
  • Private party facilities
    With multiple areas throughout our restaurant, we can accommodate an event of any size. The mezzanine is perfect option for private dining. Our lounge is available for casual private events, as is our bar. We even offer complete restaurant buy-outs!
  • Private party contact
    Kelly Johansen: (703) 679-0651
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