As usual, the Carlyle provides a nice selection of comfort food with very good service at a reasonable price; it is a reliable and pleasant restaurant in the vibrant Shirlington area. Carlyle has changed from great to average/poor from my last lunch experience in June 2019.Is the Carlyle Grand Cafe upscale?
There was a time when the Carlyle, as Carlyle Grand Cafe, was moderately upscale where one could have an intimate conversation over a really nice dinner in a calm atmosphere. No more. Although there's no complaint about the prices, they are reasonable, one might just... as well have dinner at National Park during a game given the noise.Why have prices or menu items changed at Carlyle?
Menu (including prices) for Carlyle may have changed since the last time the website was updated. Zomato.com does not guarantee prices or the availability of menu items at Carlyle.What makes the Carlyle so special?
The Carlyle combines top quality ingredients, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere --- whether it's at brunch, lunch or dinner. The downstairs decor is more casual with a lively bar. The upstairs decor is slightly more formal but still comfortable and the entire restaurant is... stylish.