August 17th, 2015
The Clarendon neighborhood in Arlington has no shortage of restaurants, and each one seemingly has its own catch-phrase. Farm-to-table, organic, gluten-free. coal-fired, wood-fired, slow-roasted. Small plates, small batch, microbrew, nanobrew. It’s not that any of these things are bad, per se, it can just get a little…exhausting.
Instead of jumping on the new restaurant trends, Lyon Hall aims to recreate the classic French brasserie with traditional French and German entrees. This place bakes its own bread, cures its own meats, fries its own doughnuts, makes its own ice cream, and mixes its own signature cocktails. Standout menu items, if Yelp reviews are any indication, are the Salade Lyonnaise, with its frisee and farm fresh egg, as well as the Vin Blanc mussels served with decadent duck fat fries. The Bohemian sausage platter is popular, too, with its sampling of different sausage types and flavors that are perfect for sharing with some friends from The Palatine!
3100 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201