cityhouse

3.9
260 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 260 People Are Saying
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TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Wanted to try something different in Rosslyn and online the restaurant looked nice. Arrived on time and when I said "I have a reservation" the hostess just laughed and looked at the mostly empty room.

Sat down and the first thing we noticed was a family with small kids we're running amok through the restaurant... Then a mom yelling at them constantly as the kids kept shouting about random stuff and running through the door to the private dining area. The staff did nothing to stop this, and the few customers that were in the restaurant were LL clearly annoyed.

Took 15 minutes to put in a drink order because for the 5 tables actually with customers there was just one server... Who admitted he was cooking the food as well. Seemed like a nice guy but he was totally stressed and trying to help everyone. The woman who seated us literally did nothing and kept disappearing, but when she was there she just checked her phone while the one waiter/cook tried furiously to take care of everyone.

The food was meh. I thought it was a higher class restaurant but make no mistake... This is a basic "low-effort" lobby hotel bar/"restaurant". Typical easy to produce foods like flatbread pizzas so they can double dip on saving costs when traffic is low with waiters who also serve as cooks.

Overall... If the weather is too horrible to go outside, give it a shot as a last resort but if you see just one waiter scrambling to serve everyone and then disappearing for awhile to go cook you better just go elsewhere.

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AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. Willing to accommodate my party’s dietary restrictions in a way that I felt was above and beyond. I would highly recommend Cityhouse.

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We choose it aswewerestaying at the Hyatt and did not want to deal with going out in the cold. The server was charming. Steak was overdone. Charcuterie plate was the best of what we ordered.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation set,showed up at the place to only find there was an event going on there, although the website said open and reservation was confirmed. Disappointed overall with the lack of updated website times and such.

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good spot for business meal - consistent quality food, good salads, fairly quick meal prep, server remembers my preferences. Only down side is that it is a little pricey for what you get but that is to be expected from a hotel restaurant.

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AL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I can't review Cityhouse. I reserved through OpenTable and got confirmation, but when I arrived at the restaurant for my business luncheon, I found that the restaurant was closed for a private event! We were sent downstairs to the bar area which usually doesn't open until later, but they served a limited menu lunch.

Meal was good, and it worked out--- but I had to scramble to contact my attendees to tell them where we were meeting, and it didn't leave a good impression. Why confirm the acceptance of a reservation if the restaurant is closed that day?!

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E
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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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JD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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VM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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C
Washington DC
153 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service Mehmet and Mohammed were incredible!

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F
Western NC
351 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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JD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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BR
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Recently renovated but menu underwhelming and over priced.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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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KH
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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BD
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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P
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

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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c
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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C
Washington DC
153 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled sliced steak and veggies are very good!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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

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V
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 1food 5service 4ambience 1

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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L
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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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MJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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B
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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DD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TS
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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JH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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C
Washington DC
153 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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