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Lyon Hall

Lyon Hall

French Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Clarendon - Courthouse, Arlington
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  • Rob H.
    "Get the French press coffee."(3 Tips)
    Ch8ryl
    "Mussels with a side order of fries made for a delicious meal."(15 Tips)
    wonderwillow
    "Knowledgable, friendly staff and excellent beer selection."(6 Tips)
    Son T.
    "The rabbit confit: perfect wide noodled creamy comfort dish..."(2 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Try the French onion soup, soft pretzels & any of the sausages, perhaps w/ a side of spaetzle. The beer menu features a lot of Belgians, plus four different beer flight options. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Regina M.
    Regina MayhewMarch 3, 2014
    First time there and I really enjoyed our lunch: I had the poached eggs over spinach, mushrooms, and butternut squash. The donuts were good too. Will definitely will check it out for HH/dinner soon.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 11, 2014
    The Bitches Say: B. Lyon Hall is a quality restaurant with good food and a European flair—unfortunately the donuts were meh. Awarded with the Best Reason to Go South and Best Coffee awards of 2013!
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    "Try the sausages. Sample from the meat platter (wild boar rillette), fish plate (smoked trout) and cheese spread (chevre). Most of it is made in-house at Lyon Hall."
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbrahamMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mussels Thailande are the best thing on the menu besides the beer. Also, get the fries, the pommes frites, as well. And if you want to eat outside, get reservations.
  • Jenna
    JennaAugust 13, 2014
    Everything is very good here & I love the outdoor seating. Service was excellent. The meat and cheese platter was a very delicious appetizer.
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    The bustling cafe and bar is a place you can bring the family or come for a casually sophisticated couple’s night out. Plates are huge—you’ll likely take home a doggy bag.
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    Loved the rainbow of funky housemade donuts—ranging from plain chocolate to passion fruit-cracked peppercorn glaze—the kitchen trots out for brunch. - November 2011 issue
  • Joe M.
    Joe MichelFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I have been in DC hospitality for 20+ years...I was not sold on ordering the crab eggs Benni...boy was I wrong. Can't wait to return! Great job to the weekend brunch crew.
  • Michael Q.
    Michael QuisaoMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Here for brunch? Try the freshly made donuts. They're warm, have a heavenly texture, and are glazed with creative and delicious toppings.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ConnellyAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    So many creative twists on traditional recipes..love the scallops and the creme brûlée is to die for! Not to mention the 80s music is totally rad!!!!
  • Heather B.
    Heather BeckNovember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great happy hour deals on both drinks and food--especially love the giant pretzel and the dips that come with it
  • JB F.
    JB FabyMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food, great outside seating. The plates are HUGE, so think about it when you order, might wanna share dishes unless you have a big stomach...
  • Josh B.
    Josh BNovember 27, 2010
    Best new addition to Clarendon restaurant scene. Fantastic food, laid-back atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Love the outdoor seating and convenient location to Clarendon Metro Station.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraJuly 13, 2012
    Try the Chocolate Mousse - Nice touch with the strawberries and the cookies on top were outstandinghttp://www.foodnomad.net/2012/07/lyon-hall.html
  • •🌂いとしい °.
    the perfect for an elegant dinner in the stylish dining room,The affordab wine list focus on French selections,there can be
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraJuly 13, 2012
    Try the Vichyssoise - with salmon tartare and crispy garlic chips. Cool, refreshing and creamy.http://www.foodnomad.net/2012/07/lyon-hall.html
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly A.February 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Call it a stroke of bad luck, but I've never had a good batch of mussels here. Everything else - burgers, hotdogs and the various sausage options - are DELICIOUS.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 3, 2010
    A modern brasserie in Clarendon carved out of an old trophy shop. It has the French-Belgian food & drink you desire: charcuterie, sausage, mussels, & beer - glorious Belgian beer.
  • Himanshu D.
    Himanshu DesaiJune 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    David is the best damn mixologist in the area. Ask him to make you something and you will not be disappointed.
  • Frank F.
    Frank FuhrmeisterAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Off the beaten path, so you don't encounter the traditional Clarendon or out-of-town crowd you would on Wilson Blvd.
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SydowOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Outside or inside, the atmosphere is lovely. Warm soft pretzels, mussels vin blanc and pressed coffee shine. fantastic variety of beers.
  • Lu D.
    Lu DuongAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Oysters and their lovely mignonette are amazing. Everything is solid here at this Alsatian inspired neighborhood restaurant.
  • holly
    hollyAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    if you go for brunch - get the donutsif you go for dinner - get the amish chicken (or ate least make sure someone at your table does)
  • Ch8ryl
    Ch8rylMay 7, 2014
    Mussels with a side order of fries made for a delicious meal. Wonderful and friendly service too.
  • Darin L.
    Darin LeZotteJanuary 31, 2013
    Okay, but not great. Beer selection was good, wine selection was ample but poor. Charcuterie plate was pretty good, and the Skate and Half Chicken were both good. French press was a nice finish.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    People watching patio and is in the middle of the hustle & bustle. Good take on french classics.
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShineOctober 31, 2011
    chicken liver/foie gras, pickled vegetables, beet and arugula salad, tagliatelle pasta, steak frites, housemade sausages
  • Francesca F.
    Francesca FicaraFebruary 15, 2013
    Excellent atmosphere with an excellent French/Germanic undertone to the food. Perfect for date night!
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraJuly 13, 2012
    Try the Banh Mi - with chicken liver pate & pate de campagne. not your mom's banh mi!
  • Akaialy A.
    Akaialy AJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Oysters and Mussels Hofbrau all the way! The pretzel is also pretty good.
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    "Hot dogs that would make a stadium’s version blush, come mini-sized, but still produce meaty bites." - November 2012 Issue
  • Christie G.
    Christie GriffinJuly 12, 2013
    Good beer selection. Was particularly psyched to see Hitachino for $9. (I'm used to paying $12+ for it in NY!)
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie B.March 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good spot for Happy Hour - nice prices for drinks, mussels, and other goodies.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KestlerAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer list, interesting cocktails, and the mussels are fantastic.
  • Kitty
    KittyNovember 28, 2011
    Get the mussels with the lamb sausage during happy hour $10 worth it! We are fr Hawaii and very impressed!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SalvettiJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the fresh donuts, which the were making years before the current donut startup trend.
  • Joe W.
    Joe WebsterJanuary 7, 2012
    Mussels, beer, cheese, charcuterie all solid. Try the shortrib frankfurter too.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ColonJune 4, 2013
    Chicken was excellent! Don't be shocked when you go to the restroom and come face to face with the opposite sex while washing your hands!
  • S M.
    S MilesJune 21, 2013
    Heard the mussels are awesome...I wouldn't know, I'm allergic. But I love the frankfurter
  • John K.
    John KassFebruary 26
    Great Anderson valley gose. French onion soup is great as well.
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayAugust 16, 2016
    TarTar is delicious! Definitely give it a try.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HoliberFebruary 24, 2013
    Get the French press coffee. Best coffee I've had in a long time.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbrahamJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour is between 4-7, seven-days-a-week. Great deals on high-end beers and cocktail specials.
  • Su L.
    Su LeeFebruary 11, 2012
    donuts: poppy seed - passion fruit. skip the cinnamon & chocolate.
  • wonderwillow
    wonderwillowDecember 1, 2010
    Best mussels of my entire life. Knowledgable, friendly staff and excellent beer selection.
  • Jenny
    JennyMarch 1, 2011
    Fresh made donuts. Maple glazed with bacon crumbles is amazing.
  • Son T.
    Son TSeptember 14, 2010
    The rabbit confit: perfect wide noodled creamy comfort dish for a Sunday supper.
  • Phillip B.
    Phillip BatesJanuary 10, 2012
    Beware their west coast oysters are the smallest I have ever seen. Food was good otherwise.
  • Jeanne Marie H.
    Jeanne Marie HoffmanAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The happy hour applies outside. Grab a table on a nice day!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SalvettiOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the house-made fresh donuts. Delectable.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GreenJuly 13, 2013
    The ham and cheese tartine is delectable!
  • Doug K.
    Doug KruthAugust 6, 2016
    The food, the service, the drinks!
  • CITYPEEK Patti
    CITYPEEK PattiApril 21, 2014
    Great al fresco bistro dining.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Come here on Sunday for drinks or dinner, and walk away with a complimentary bread loaf!
  • Molly S.
    Molly SwensonDecember 10, 2010
    If you're vegetarian, try the rabbit confit without the meat. It's delicious!
  • Winnie Y.
    Winnie YaganJanuary 3, 2015
    Great music on Friday nights, put your dancing shoes on.
  • Samuelee
    SamueleeAugust 16, 2012
    Dijon mussels are excellent
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YuanAugust 27, 2015
    The brunch is decent, but be warned: it's quite heavy.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WaltermanApril 13, 2013
    Tony,,,,,always drinking!
  • Ashish T.
    Ashish ThakurMay 19, 2011
    So good had to come back. Very good service and very kid friendly.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HilgendorfAugust 23, 2016
    Cool local spot.
  • Jengirlie
    JengirlieSeptember 29, 2011
    Come in to grab a refreshing Hendricks Gin Cocktail!!
  • Linds
    LindsAugust 17, 2011
    I always get the mussels and fries!
  • Cory S.
    Cory SurberMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch 3 couples sit before me waiting for a table.
  • Ashish T.
    Ashish ThakurMay 19, 2011
    Great fresh bread. Buy a loaf.
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly A.January 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bacon Poached Eggs with Spinach!
  • David V.
    David VerrinderMay 14, 2015
    Happy hour, cocktails
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BuchholzJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gotta have the donuts for brunch!
  • JC G.
    JC GibbsOctober 13, 2011
    Oh yes we are ready to celebrate DC Wine Week! Doing pics & drinking on the job!!
  • Varun C.
    Varun ChawdaOctober 21, 2011
    Say hello to irene at the bar..she is awesome!
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓September 14, 2013
    Saffron pasta dish was DISGUSTING. Arrived cold, with some nasty goat cheese on top, and w/ veggies that were obviously frozen. Avoid.
  • David B.
    Mussels and steak
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best fries in the area.
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse ThomasNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing chocolate colored bread!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the steak frites
  • James S.
    James StewartJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Meggo might insult you here but tony is still your bro!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren Scan2 weeks ago
    $1 oysters on Monday’s
  • Layal I.
    Layal IssaelKhouryJune 14, 2015
    French press coffee!!
  • ChrisTopher O.
    ChrisTopher OBeremMay 15, 2011
    Troubadour Obscura is a must try!
  • John C.
    John CMarch 25, 2012
    They make a mean manhattan
  • Connie H.
    Connie HaroSeptember 5, 2014
    Haha best bathroom ever!
  • Don
    DonMarch 4, 2011
    Order the filet mignon...
  • Celeste W.
    Celeste WeinertDecember 8, 2012
    Best part about this place is the bathrooms. Food is not worth the hype or the money
  • Becky M.
    Becky MinervinoOctober 9, 2013
    Say yes to the donuts.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbrahamOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Moules marinière
  • Heather V.
    Heather VJanuary 9, 2011
    the poached eggs... do it.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GordonNovember 21, 2012
    The bathroom sink setup freaks me out.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZelechoskiMay 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Burgundy snails and Allagash Curio. Awesome.
  • Andy G.
    Andy GableMay 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Like pink bubbles? Try the Hillinger Secco!
  • David W.
    David WrennNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the restrooms make me horny
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GuerreroApril 17, 2010
    Going tonight!
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