The social and food center of Arlington, VA’s universe is a neighborhood called Clarendon and one of the anchor restaurants there is Lyon Hall. It is a casual Belgian style brasserie with great outdoor seating and a sophisticated atmosphere inside.
Two great things about this restaurant are that the owner is always there, and the amazing staff has very low turnover so you always see a familiar face…and they recognize you!
The menu is excellent but the Steak Tartare is a standout. Hand-cut filet mignon mixed with capers, seasoning, and topped with a quail egg. It’s not for everyone, but if you like this dish, it’s a must-try.
In a neighborhood where a non-franchise one-of-a-kind restaurant is increasingly hard to find, Lyon Hall should be on your list!