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, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM; Saturday 10:30 AM to midnight; Sunday 9:30 AM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating
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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