Enjoy classic American cuisine and outstanding service in our Art Deco style restaurant and lounge
featuring fine dining and live entertainment in a convenient Alexandria location near Washington, DC. View our Carlyle Diner menu PDF icon.


Happy Hour
  • Classic Gin Martini
    Tanqueray - Dry or Dirty
  • Side Car
    Contreau, Lemon Juice, Cognac
  • Old Fashioned
    Rye Whisky, Bitters, Club Soda
  • Mint Julep
    Bourbon, Bitters, Mint Leaf, Sugared Rim
  • Gibson
    Gin, Dry Vermouth
  • Rob Roy
    Blended Scotch Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters
  • Bee's Knees
    Gin, Lemon Juice, Honey
  • Ward 8
    Rye Whiskey, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Grenadine

Curtain Call

  • Seared Tuna
    Served with wasabi aioli, pickled ginger
  • Calamari Fritto
    Marinated and fried golden brown served with warm marinara
  • Mini Crab Cakes
    Fried golden brown served with our Cajun remoulade sauce
  • Bruschetta
    Diced roma tomato, fresh basil and minced garlic on crostini drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
  • Shrimp Cocktail
    Poached and chilled shrimpwith citrus cocktail sauce
  • Lobster Bisque
    Velvety bisque, chock full of sweet lobster meat, with a touch of old bay seasoning
  • Carlyle Salad
    Mixed greens, granny smith apples, chevre and toasted walnuts with a raspberry vinaigrette
  • Caesar Salad
    Crisp romaine lettuce tossed to order in our house made Caesar dressing with parmasan and herb croutons
  • Iceburg Wedge
    Topped with bleu cheese dressing, tomato, red onion and Applewood bacon


Main entrees
  • Filet Mignon
    Grilled beef tenderloin topped with crispy fried onions and red wine reduction sauce paired with fingerling sweet potatoes and wilted Swiss chard
  • Delmonico Steak
    Marinated ribeye steak grilled to perfection and topped with demi glace sauce served with grilled asparagus and garlic mashed red potatoes
  • Lamb Chops
    Double cut lamb chops with mint cabernet sauce served with grilled asparagus and garlic mashed red potatoes
  • Grilled Salmon
    Paired with Israeli couscous tossed with a compliment of wild mushrooms served with a spring spinach
  • Chicken a la Carlyle
    Seared with collard greens and smashed sweet potatoes
  • Roasted Tomato, Arugula & Asparagus Ravioli
    With egg and red bell pepper dough tossed in a brown butter sauce
  • Grilled Atlantic Swordfish
    Served with summer succotash topped with a refreshing chimmichurri sauce
  • Shrimp & Grits
    Five shrimp sauteed spinach and bacon with scallions over cheddar grits
  • Angel Hair Pasta with Seafood
    Angel hair pasta, topped with salmon, crab meat and petite Chesapeake claws tossed with lemon butter sauce
  • Crab Cakes
    Served with a corn and tomato Chesapeake medley and toms potatoes


  • Chocolate Cake
  • Mixed Berries and Cream
  • Creme Brulee
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Coffee and Tea