Idylwood Grill

4.6
452 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Contemporary American, French, Italian Cuisine in a casual setting with a sophisticated selection of wines and a charming atmosphere.

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SUNDAY WINE DAY: HALF PRICE WINE

1/2 PRICE WINE SUNDAYS: 5PM TO 9:00PM

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 March 2019

Ends: 1 January 2020

Availability: Sun 17:00-21:00

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem for us. Great meals, reasonably prices, great wine and drink list. Very knowledgeable staff - made great recommendations. Would definitely return.

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M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant! They are amazing accommodating. The food is fantastic. The only bad thing is having to choose when I have so many favorites!

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f
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! We all got three different meals and all three were amazing. Would definitely recommend to others.

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience to celebrate my niece's birthday. Had never been at restaurant before and was delighted. Drinks, main courses, and desserts were time rated. Very diligent and courteous staff. We will be back.

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TN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner - fantastic

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JR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have dined at the Idylwood Grill many times. Generally a great dining experience. Service at the last visit was average at best. Although the restaurant was not very busy, the server appeared to be disinterested, at best.

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RS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Idylwood Grille the warm welcome by Hedi always genuine!!

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RJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our meals were well prepared and tasty.
Good selection of wines. No beer on draft.
Waiter brought the wrong cocktail, but quickly replaced it, with an apology.
We were kept waiting at least ten minutes for our bill, after we finished our meals.

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CO
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here several times this year. Even arriving at 9:15 pm, when closing was imminent, the staff was friendly and food was well prepared. Favorite: shrimp ajo appetizer; red blend wine.

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TN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fine dining in Northern Virginia

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Half-priced bottle wine day was nice surprise. Good wine selection

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Slow, inattentive service even though it wasn’t very crowded. Food was average. Nice that they are accommodating to kids

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had the Father’s Day lunch here and everything was great, from the food to the service.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday dinner. The food was amazing. He ordered the duck breast over mushroom risotto and I ordered the lamb shank over risotto. Both melt in your mouth delicious. Service was outstanding. There was even live music! It was good music too!!! We will definitely return.

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T
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Felt like such a family restaurant. The service was amazing, the noise level was great, and EVERYONE, even the ones dining in, were so so friendly. It's a bit pricey, and we didn't eat dinner. We came for wine and dessert. PLEASE get dessert, both the chocolate cake and german cake were AMAZING!

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SE
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the egg battered flounder with sautéed vegetables. The entree had a wonderful cream sauce. The flounder was cooked perfectly. My friend ordered the Lemon Pepper Tilapia over a bed of sautéed spinach. She loved her meal. Idylwood Grill continues to serve consistently outstanding food at reasonable prices.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is always a favorite for our large work groups throughout the year. Favorite dishes include the shrimp ajo, branzino, crab cakes, avocado salad, banana cream pie, and basically every thing on the menu is always superb. Great wine list. Impeccable service. Truly a hidden gem!

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OM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a little secret wine bar around the corner from the main plaza. The food is excellent and they have a great selection of wines. We really enjoyed ourselves and the staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small business with amazing food and wine. Atmosphere is welcoming, great for date night but still very family friendly. Never been disappointed by the service or the food!

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MH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and wonderful service! One of our favorites.

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JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, as usual. The service was excellent, and it was a relatively quiet environment, unlike many other modern places which are designed to be as noisy as possible. Overall an outstanding restaurant.

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NV
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The vegetables here were exquisite! I also enjoyed the flounder and I don't normally order fish while out. Nice ambiance. Nice owner who came round and made it feel like home. Will definitely go back. :)

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AM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service are good, with the food being a bit more expensive than we expected. The thing we didn't like about the place was the lounge singer who sang from behind his keyboard. Not very good and kind of "sang" a strange Happy Birthday to a different customer. Having a singer added nothing to the experience but did detract from it. I do recommend the place, with these caveats.

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AA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasurable experience when visiting Idylwood. Staff is always courteous and the food is always excellent. It always feels like the meals are priced about $3 - $5 over my expectancy... However, We have eaten there about 7 or 8 times, so it must not be too bad! :-)

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SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No one else prepares a meal like Idylwood Grill! It's our family favorite for special occasions, and Mother's Day did not disappoint. Everything they make is flavorful and cooked to perfection. The service is attentive without feeling overwhelming.

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NM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day brunch at Idylwood Grill. The menu choices were are delicious, and the seafood was exquisitely prepared and presented. The ambiance is simultaneously classy and casual. Roses were handed out to moms for Mother's Day. The service was quick and very professional.
Even the kids' menu was extensive and our picky eater found something to eat and enjoy.

Looking forward to going again!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from the moment we walked in. Recognized us as returning customers. Full attention of the staff. Nice smooth jazz BACKGROUND MUSIC. Food is always great!

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o
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our go-to place when we want a nice meal with plenty of fish, pasta, and meat dishes. Mediterranean- American- French cuisine. All are good, and they are able to make almost the entire menu gluten-free. They recently shortened their menu quite a bit, but the only thing that I thought they could offer more of were appetizer salads.

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CI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wedding anniversary

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DH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food, Good service, Great neighborhood restaurant

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great staff

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R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We have eaten here for a decade or more and always like the food. It is a neighborhood place with very good food and ambiance. This time it was A bit noisy with a table for 12 with six small kids clustered on one end of the table.

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DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had nice live jazz music too. Lovely place. Great food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Steak was served in brown gravy

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NP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden neighborhood gem, a warm elegantly casual setting that reminds one of being in Europe. Their mussels marinere, filet mignon au poivre frites, rack of lamb, lobster ravioli and flounder francaise are just a few of their delicious offerings. Be sure to save room for a dessert such as mango sorbet, chocolate mousse cake or Irish coffee. Their half-priced bottles of wine on Sundays are a great value.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a wonderful meal on April 6 at Idylwood Grill. Tasty food, good service, reasonable prices, and no corkage fee for the wine we brought. You can also have a conversation without shouting, a rarity these days. They could vary the menu a bit more but there is adequate choice.

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HE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Idylwood Grill is a little gem hidden from view from Rt 7. The food is very good and the prices are very reasonable. I asked for something off-menu (it had been on the menu previously) and they accommodated me. We will go again.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. There were many choices at reasonable prices.

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A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food! Portions a little small. A little overpriced.

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w
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time, and we'll be back. The restaurant got good reviews, and we enjoyed it very much. Food was excellent, and the quietness meant we could have a great conversation
Prices were excellent too.

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