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Lyon Hall Erects Sign, Launches Social Media Presence

by ARLnow.com March 2, 2010 at 11:34 am 2,189 5 Comments

Note: See our latest news on Lyon Hall here.

Lyon Hall is announcing its presence to the world. The French-style brasserie, located a block from the Clarendon Metro, just erected some retro-themed outside signage. It has also launched a presence on Facebook and Twitter.

The owners, who first made their mark in Clarendon with Liberty Tavern, hope to open Lyon Hall by the end of the month. Their other Clarendon development, Northside Social, is expected to open around the same time.

Perhaps trying to distance itself from similar but pricey DC establishments like Brasserie Beck, Lyon Hall is promoting itself as a “casual and affordable” neighborhood restaurant.

Lyon Hall will feature seating for 231, including an outdoor patio and a private dining room. Food will be of the “French brasserie fare” variety, with a heavy German influence. The menu will include burgers, steaks, schnitzel, a variety of sausages and a raw bar.

The drink menu will feature 20 wines by the glass, 40 wines by the bottle, 20 beers on tap and a “wide variety” of bottled beers from France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic.

The restaurant is named after Frank Lyon, who developed the 1940s Streamline Moderne building in which Lyon Hall is housed.

  • MB

    We’ll see. It doesn’t start out in the negative neighborhood karma territory that, say, Clarendon Ballroom does, but I do fear that it’s just going to attract more of the same crowd.

  • Gary Gortenburg

    any vegetarian options planned?

    • arlnow.com

      There will be salads and pastas, but at this point the menu sounds very meat-centric.

  • Liam LaCivita

    Yes their will be vegetarian options as well.

  • Amir

    Very, very cool signage.

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