Neighborhood Eats: Carlyle
Comments () | Published March 27, 2008
Address: 4000 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-931-0777
Neighborhood: Arlington, Shirlington, Arlington
Cuisines: Modern, Fusion/Eclectic, Breakfast, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday 11 AM to 10:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM, Friday 11 AM to midnight, Saturday 10:30 AM to midnight, and Sunday 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Fried blue crab fritters; salt-and-pepper calamari; Caesar salad; lobster potstickers; sesame-crusted tuna salad; crab cakes; chicken paillard; Hong Kong-style sea bass; Black Angus ribeye; chipotle-glazed pork; cheeseburger; deep-dish apple pie; banana
This fudgy waffle is the signature dessert at outposts of the Great American Restaurants group. Photograph by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.

Owned by the Great American Restaurants group, this swank Shirlington Village spot fizzes with energy. The deco-cool space is cushy, the service friendly and smart, and the menu a crowd pleaser. The drawback? The popular restaurant doesn’t take dinner reservations, so it’s best to call ahead to put your name on the waiting list.

What to get: Lobster pot stickers with ginger butter; salt-and-pepper fried calamari; a cheesy, peppery Caesar salad; sesame-crusted-tuna salad with sticky rice and soy-lime vinaigrette; plump crab cakes with skinny fries and slaw; Hong-Kong–style sea bass; chicken paillard over angel-hair pasta; chipotle-glazed pork tenderloin; flourless chocolate waffle.

-March, 2008 

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