cityhouse

3.7
254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
cityhouse is located in the heart of Rosslyn, Virginia and is in close proximity to some of Virginia and Washington DC's most famous landmarks. cityhouse aspires to what we like to call casual dining with fine touches. The menu showcases fresh local ingredients from the surrounding areas to bring forth a unique interpretation of contemporary American cuisine that is sure to please the palate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 6:30am-11:30am, Sat & Sun 6:30am-12pm,
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Sat 12pm-2pm, Sun 12pm-2pm
Dinner: Mon-Saturday 4pm-10pm
Cocktails & Light Delicacies at the Key Bridge Terrace Lounge: Sun-Thurs 4pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-12am
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Phone number
(703) 276-8999
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
George Fassiadis
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Catering
Let us know of your catering needs. We will be more than happy to help you plan your next event. Please call the Hyatt Arlington at (703) 908-4750 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fort Myer Drive
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Parking details
cityhouse offers free validated self parking for up to three hours for breakfast,lunch,& dinner.
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Public transit
Across the street from the Rosslyn Metro Station by Blue or Orange Line.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 254 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
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3.3
service
3.5
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3.2
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25% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Service was very spotty and slow. We felt as if we were forgotten and was waiting for the server for 20 min. before we were tended to....

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The reservation was for 11:30am. We arrived on time however there was no staff at the desk when we arrived. We waited 15 minutes and seated ourselves. Other people were arriving too and had no direction where to go for their reservations. Finally someone complained and restaurant staff suddenly appeared. The meal was good. But the arrival check in process needs work

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Always my go to place for business meetings where conversation is easy and there are few distractions. Service is personal and not intrusive.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a good lunchtime choice in lower Rosslyn. Have never had a bad experience there. Menu is a bot limited at lunch, but you can easily find something you will enjoy. Service at lunch is very good, and it is usually not real crowded. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Crab soup (very delicious)

Seafood Linguine (very good)

Chocolate peanut pie (very yummy)

PG glass of wine. Love sparking water with sliced lime.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent service Mehmet and Mohammed were incredible!

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent salmon/avocado open-faced sandwich. Attentive servers, attractive setting. Nice place for a quiet lunch.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Outstanding food/menu and wonderful service! Hidden gem in Rosslyn.

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2017

The menu choices were excellent for lunch, and reflected creativity. Yes, soups, salads, sandwiches — but they were unique, and reflected thought and caring execution.
Was most disappointed at be rushed to the end of the lunch period.
Condiments removed,
Then napkins were whisked away. And it wasn't even 2pm.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

A great choice for business conversations with comfortable space between tables and low noise level. Serving staff is attentive and non-intrusive while being both friendly and readily available.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2017

We arrived late for our reservation time, but were greeted graciously and seated promptly in an excellent table for our business discussion. Good food and service.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Recently renovated but menu underwhelming and over priced.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Despite the fact that only two tables were occupied, we couldn't find a hostess to seat is, took about 10 minutes to get a drink order in and the food was served like warm. Despite being a high price point, the food was similar to what you would expect from an Olive Garden- pizza, salad, standard fare entrees. It was awkward to have a conversation as we could clearly hear the only other group's conversation and they could hear ours. They even came over and told so at one point. Was the only reservation I could get the day of the inauguration. Now I understand why.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Lovely tall windows overlook the busy Arlington streets near Rosslyn metro. We enjoyed a delicious dinner of steaks and salad. Also enjoyed breakfast 2 mornings. (Hot and cold buffet, and items available off the menu.) Great service!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2016

I had the bacon and pecan waffle. The menu said it was "stuffed" but reality was that they placed bacon and pecans on the bottom of the waffle maker and poured the batter on top. The waffle was overcooked, way to crunchy, but not burnt. The coffee was not that great, kinda weak in my opinion, but I know plenty of folks don't like it strong. The buffet was decent and the atmosphere was good for both business and pleasure. We went out of convenience which is the case with most business travelers, otherwise I can't say it is a dinner, breakfast destination.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Great business lunch spot. Watch out vegetarians for tofu entree containing fish sauce.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Not sure why this gets such a high rating but our server, Lifen, couldn't have been less attentive. She brought us water a long while after we asked and never came to get an order. I finally got up and walked over to her and asked if someone was making omelets with the buffet. She said, "You're having the buffet? Do you want coffee? It comes with it." I said yes and someone else brought us coffee a few minutes later. We never saw her again until she brought the check (and there were only four tables with people eating).
Except for the omelets, which were excellent, the buffet was average, nothing special. The melon was rock-hard and the sausage bland.
Definitely not worth the $50 price tag for breakfast.

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2016

The food is terrible. The buffet food was terrible. The eggs were dry. The waffels were dry and hard. It was very expensive at 20$ per person.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2016

This place is good for a business lunch because it's very quiet. Lunch is reasonably priced. I ordered the salmon, however, and everything on my plate was way too salty--almost to the point of inedible. I gave the food three stars because the others at my table seemed pleased with the quality of their meals, but I wouldn't give my meal more than two.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2016

Grilled sliced steak and veggies are very good!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2016

Calm atmosphere with a good menu. Making reservations was simple. The location - just a block from the Rosslyn metro - makes it ideal for gathering with business colleagues.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2016

Food is very good - service could be speedier - especially for those with tight timelines/meetings all day.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2016

Never a bad meal or service issue in the years that I have been coming here. From the front side of the house to the chef in the rear they ensure that your special requests and experience is well taken care of. Hospitable and detail oriented, they go the extra mile to serve.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day experience was a very very lonely one. There was no more than 8 people on the entire restaurant. The food was good but that was overshadowed by the lack of dinner guests.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2016

The flexibility of the menu is great -- for example, you can "built your own" salad or entrée with selections from various categories. The tables are well-spaced and it is quiet enough for easy conversation. It is very convenient to Metro (one block from the Rosslyn station). Both the food and the service are excellent. There is a wall of glass which makes the restaurant light and airy.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2015

excellent environment for business lunch, dinner, and business conversation.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2015

Food was decent but seemed expensive for basic American fare. The service was good. The restaurant was very quiet with few other dinner guests.

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1.0Dined on November 19, 2015

Service was very slow, food was cold and/or orders were mixed up and had to be sent back more than once. This is the first negative review I have written in over a year, so please take notice and ...do not dine here!

Colonel Jones

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1.0Dined on August 17, 2015

A good space for a business lunch spoiled by mediocre food, slow service and inaccurate orders

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2015

Our family group of four met for lunch on a Friday. The service was attentive, our order was served promptly and all requests (no bun on burger, etc.) were correct. The food was very good, and the price was reasonable. The venue has a view from the second floor, so no traffic view or noise. The noise level was minimal, so we were able to visit. I would certainly dine here again!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2015

Cityhouse is a regular go-to for business dinners with colleagues who live in Virginia. The service and food are consistently excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2015

I have been here several times for lunch and never a bad meal. Service is always good and the food selections are varied and well prepared.
I had the Cobb salad and it was sizable with plenty of chicken and veggies.
My friend ordered the beet salad with salmon which he enjoyed.
Prices are reasonable and it is a good place for a nice sit down lunch in Rossyln.
Recommended for lunch.

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2015

Our server was very nice, but very inattentive, which was hard to understand given we were literally the only guests in the restaurant. It took 20 minutes for her to bring me an iced tea, and that was with a second request. One of our meals was under-prepared, and only lukewarm when it came out. Don't think we'll be going back there anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2015

I ordered for Bistro Streak, grilled asparagus, sparking water with sliced green lime, and red Merlot glass of wine. I loved them so much!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2014

I ordered for Bistro Steak, grilled asparagus, Trio of Sorbet (raspberry), and glass of red Merlot wine. I ate all of them but they're delicious, yummy!

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2014

What I like best about this restaurant is the wall of windows overlooking Wilson Blvd. The windows and modern decor give it a swanky feel. I thought the food was fine. I had the chicken gnocchi, and the chicken was very tender and juicy, but there was quite a bit of prosciutto in the sauce, so it was too salty for my taste. The staff was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2014

Had a great business lunch at this restaurant. The service was good but it took a longer time than expected to receive the appetizer and entree.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2014

Bistro steak, grilled veggie, and glass of wine (Merlot). I love them!

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2014

Cityhouse is perfect for a business lunch or gathering of folks who want to converse over lunch or dinner. The dining room's wall of windows lights the space well during the day, giving it an upbeat atmosphere. Tables are well-spaced, so conversation is easy even when it is busy. The food is of good quality and well-prepared; service is pleasant and professional. I'm often not a fan of hotel restaurants - this one is an exception.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2014

I am sure it was just Arlington on a Sunday evening, but it was eerily quiet. The food was great and service was very good although the waiter more or less just ran in response to our requests as opposed to engaging us and selling us the amazing menu and food. He was fine. There was a private dining room off to the side and that had a party in it so perhaps on a quiet Sunday evening, they could put a small party in front of the window in the main room to make the room feel fuller? Quality and presentation of the food, which is why any of are there to begin with, was terrific!

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