Lyon Hall

3100 N. Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201


Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse

Cuisines: French, German/Austrian, Belgian

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5 to 11. Bar open Tuesday through Saturday 4 PM to 2 AM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Court House

Price Range: Moderate

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Alsatian tarte flambée (without foie gras); black pudding with mustard greens; chicken-liver dumplings; house-made sauerkraut; lemon pound cake with rhubarb; chocolate praline cake.

Price Details:
Starters $7 to $12, entrées $10 to $24.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Lyon Hall

Had enough of small plates and molecular cuisine? Check out this modern Alsatian brasserie. As at executive chef Liam LaCivita’s other eateries—Liberty Tavern and Northside Social—this is very much a neighborhood drop-by spot. Killer cocktails, a thoughtful beer list, and wines from small family-owned vineyards in France are one reason. The kitchen’s craft approach to everything from wursts and condiments to breads and ice cream is another. Chef de cuisine Andy Bennett takes on schnitzels, bratwursts, and choucroute and gives them lightness without sacrificing savor.

At happy hour—daily from 3 to 7—house-ground burgers (with raclette cheese and fries) are $10 and short-rib franks are $6. Don’t miss: Escargots with Pernod and pink-peppercorn butter; kielbasa with smoked paprika; trout with citrus brown butter; veal schnitzel with mustard spaetzle; choucroute garni; profiteroles with pistachio ice cream. Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013