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Idylwood Grill

4.6
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558 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Contemporary American, French, Italian Cuisine in a casual setting with a sophisticated selection of wines and a charming atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 558 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rachel
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill offers delicious food and a wonderful ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food is OK but it’s overpriced. The owner walked in and out of the place grabbing beers which killed the ambiance. The restaurant has a lot of crap in it that detracts from the ambiance as well. I do not recommend this place except as a convenient local spot that’s guaranteed not to be too crowded if you live nearby. I do not understand the favorable reviews.

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AnkaraAlum
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is such a treasure! Not just excellent cuisine but with kind and patient service, and they have done a great job in designing the dining room for COVID protection, including plastic partitions between the few tables and a large open space in the middle.

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Jolene
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idyllwood Grill is never a disappointment. It's my favorite restaurant. I have had at least 6 different entrees from their menu and all have been outstanding. Food, service, and ambiance all four stars.

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LaurenceS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

good place for a special occasion or get together. Owner is hands on which is important in this business. Very good food and wine selection.

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vipHMinVA
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have yet to have anything but a great time at Idylwood grill. Service has been exceptional and the food is very flavorful and well prepared. IG is now our favorite!

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vipLocalguy
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet oasis of wonderfully prepared food.

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vipInspectorH
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill is one of the best places around, menu great service great wine list great-Never disappointing.

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vipKimberly
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and wonderful owner who will make you feel like family

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DavidL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter wasn't very friendly and bisque. Would come back. Wait staff very friendly!!

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RobertW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Leg of lamb outstanding. Nice atmosphere- background music and full bar.

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Nisha
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Idylwood Grill was very good as usual. The décor is a bit outdated and falling apart, but the food is excellent every time. they could charge a lot more if they updated the décor and menus.

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vipSally
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was my husband’s birthday. We shared a Caesar salad—plenty for 2 people. He had the almond crusted almond and I had the steak au poivre. Both were very good. It was a nice dinner. Nothing to rave about, but we enjoyed it. Personally, I was disappointed to have plastic table cloths. For this place, cloth tablecloths would be more appropriate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, food was terrific, service great, perfect location for an important private business meeting.

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vipKarenO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Idylwood Grill and Wine Bar. It is one of our favorite restaurants. The owner and staff are welcoming and always go above and beyond. The food is delicious and we feel fortunate to have such an amazing restaurant in the neighborhood. Bravo!

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viplveatingout
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go, nice size, good noise level (a buzz, but not a roar), excellent food, very good service, very good value. Have
eaten here many times.

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Barry
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipACCYY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill is in a small shopping center and its looks are deceiving. Inside is a very pleasant restaurant. Food is dependably very good. Staff are welcoming.

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TyeShaeS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

cute little restaurant. service wasn’t great but food made up for it. space is cramped but clean with nice ambiance

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vipParis
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We chose to come here for Valentine's Day in order to do something different, as we typically stay within DC for fancy meals. After scouring menus, I decided the prix fixe options at Idlywood Grill looked good. Unfortunately I should've done more due diligence. The meal was comparable to the selections offered on their traditional menu at a severely bumped up price, and several of the options listed online as Valentine's Day specials were no longer on the menu. All in all, I found the service to be lukewarm, with a charming hostesses, but a server who seemed rushed and cold (despite the menu not being large or at capacity). The food seemingly lacked in flavor, although the Shrimp Ajo was phenomenal. We could have definitely spent the 200$ ($70pp + one wine + tip) elsewhere for a more lux experience and ambiance -- maybe a nice place to come if you live in Falls Church and want a nice wine bar, but the prices/quality for holidays is not worth it.

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traveler
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's day dinner; friendly, prompt, and helpful staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at one of our favorite restaurants. Service and food wonderful as usual.

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very attentive. The food from Fried Calamari appetizer to the Blackened Scallops over Risotto and Crab Cake over Spinach Raviolis was well presented generally flavorful. The Crab Cake entree would have benefited from additional seasoning to add some punch. Tiramisu for dessert rounded out an excellent meal.

The atmosphere was great for an intimate dinner and conversation with a special someone. Would definitely go back again and recommend to friends.

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JimK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and interesting selection of both food and wine. Not the prettiest location, but its kind of nice to find such a nice place there. Wait staff is competent and very pleasant, but perhaps not the slickest you've ever seen.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful experience! The atmosphere was quaint and rustic. The owner was so kind, attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the wine. The service was wonderful and inviting. The food was fresh and deliciously seasoned! All the entrees were happily devoured by us. We also enjoyed listening to the musician playing jazz on keyboards - the acoustics was perfect. Love this place. It might just be the best dining experience we have had in a long time. And we will be back for sure. For anyone who's looking for both good food and good atmosphere needs to check out Idylwood Grill.

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vipJustAnotherFoodie
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to love going to Idylwood Grill when I lived in Tysons Corner. I moved out of the area 6 years ago and had the opportunity to return this past weekend. Idylwood Grill is every bit as wonderful as I remembered. My boyfriend and I shared the Shrimp Ajo appetizer, he had the Blackened Scallop and Risotto special, and I had the Branzino special. We ended the meal with German chocolate cake and chocolate mousse cake, AND a complimentary key lime tart from the owner. Yes, we ate every bite and did not regret one calorie! We also enjoyed a bottle of wine from their lovely wine list. This was my boyfriend's first visit to Idylwood Grill, and now he is as enamored as I am. We hope to have an opportunity to return soon!

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mswysiwyg
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We visited the restaurant on a very busy night. Our table was next to a large group who spent the first 30 minutes standing around our table having drinks. That would be fine in a larger restaurant but Idlywood simply does not have the space. Fortunately, we were able to order our dinner first. The meal was fine but the overall noise took away from the birthday celebration we were having.

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MikeK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Maybe a one-off but having a server who is totally disinterested does not represent well. Besides having no one come by the table after starters and entrees to ask: "how is everything?", the topper was having the dessert menu tossed (literally) toward my place setting.
I had rack of lamb and it was good. The staff who filled the water, refreshed silver and cleared dishes was attentive and the only reason I left a tip.

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vipDondon
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything great except chicken was overcooked/tough.

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Paul
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, impeccable and friendly service, warm atmosphere, reasonable prices—what more can you ask for?

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DenisM
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice quiet small restaurant with excellent food and service. Great place for good food and conversation with friends and be able to hear everybody.

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MaryW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always love going there for special occasions! Felt pampered!

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food and moderate prices for the quality received.

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WalterK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted to find a suburban restaurant with a subdued but funky decor and real attention to the food. A jazz pianist was a real plus: interesting to sit and listen to, but not so strong as to overpower conversation. We will definitely be back.

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ScottS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idylwood Grill is always a standout for excellent food, value, and service.

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SaraH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting with caring staff. Even have a cubby of toys for young diners! Wine and food is a great value. Service was attentive. Great discovery - I plan to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place

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PaulfromNova
Wilmington
80 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mixed review. Half the diners at our table were pleased with their meals, but virtually everyone had a problem with details. Good mussels app, indifferent, thickly breaded fried calamari. A decent steak with cold, undercooked fries. Wilted lettuce in an entree salad. No skin on a duck breast described on the menu as "crispy." A $35.00 scallop and lobster risotto dish with four scallops (medium-sized, not jumbo) and a few small pieces of lobster scattered through the risotto. Warmed bread that was a day away from being stale. The fortunate diners ordered pasta dishes, which were uniformly good and, on this menu, a relative bargain. We had very good servers and runners, whom we tipped above 20 pct on a sizable tab. But this is a very ordinary kitchen at a relatively steep price point. Hence, I'd not recommend it.

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mrlj
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep coming to Idylwood Grill over and over. We are never disappointed! This time I had the lamb shanks so delicious! The scallops were outstanding and so was the branzino and the crab cake. Our go-to dessert is the chocolate mousse cake, divine! The room is nice and also the atmosphere, the service is excellent. We really recommend this restaurant.

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vipVtth8a
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot!

FAQs

Idylwood Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 992-0915.

Idylwood Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

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