Details

Carlyle

4000 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206

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

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/carlyle

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

Scene: Food Specials, Outdoor Seating

Neighborhood Eats: Carlyle

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