Clyde's of Chevy Chase
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we walked into a moderately empty restaurant and were served as if 99 people were ahead of us. Server could only say "sorry, its the kitchen" repeatedly and never even tried to move the process along
Dining alone can be off putting and a hostess can help guests to feel welcome. The hostess that checked me in took me to the worst table then tried to take me to another awful location saying that the restaurant was filled. Quite the contrary proved to be the truth. Clydes had many unoccupied tables. When I specified a preferred section, I was seated at a terrific table with an outstanding server, Joe F. Other than the initial experience, the food was delicious and Joe was excellent. Please be kinder was seating single people. Thanks for listening.
The food at Clyde's is generally good, but the service is spotty. This time, we had trouble getting our waiter's attention for things like coffee refills, and the food took quite a while to arrive. In the past, our food has often arrived before our drinks. I think they need better coordination between the kitchen/bar and the waitstaff and also more waitstaff.
We've been eating at Clyde's for years. It has always been a place where adults and children can find good food for a decent price. We were shocked at our poor dinner Saturday. Many things were very overcooked (hamburger, trout, fish and chips, salmon) while the veggies under the salmon were almost raw. At least when we complained, the staff responded by bringing us a new entree and giving us free desserts. But I'll be hard-placed to convince anyone to return.
Unlike previous dining experiences at Clyde’s in Chevy Chase, the service was disappointing. While our server apparently gave clear requests, the Irish whiskey from the bar was sad (and was returned for a regular coffee). And though my dining companion requested no hollandaise sauce, her fish arrived with plenty of it. We actually inquired about the reason for the spotty service since we were not accustomed to such.
To their credit, the server didn’t charge us for beverages (coffee and iced tea, both inexpensive choices). Before we left the restaurant, the manager stopped by to offer apologies. We left a reasonable tip, but we won’t visit that location again.
It was excellent, as always. Great atmosphere! We love to go there - the food is good and the booths are very comfortable.
Great oysters and catfish!
When I arrived at clyde's it was closed with no explanation
Food was fine, but it took too long to get our meal.
My Rueben sandwich was as good as I have ever had in Washington, D.C.
Hadn't been in many years and thought we'd give it a try. Service was great - friendly, patient (we had children), and the atmosphere is "fun upscale." Signature cocktail was yummy. Food was big disappointment. Chicken parm was bland and disappointing, same for their signature burger. Only hit of the night were the crabcakes, which were good. There are so many great food choices in the DMV, I can't justify returning to Clydes.
Reliable, unpretentious, good value for the money, good service, comfortable, and good for multi-generational groups.
Tried and true Clyde’s....I just wish the menu selections could be a bit more inspiring and even unexpected. I do realize it is difficult in a chain restaurant operation.
We are long time custormers of this restaurant. The service was totally unacceptable
Waiter (from the country of Geogia) was outstanding. Well mannered, prompt and friendly.
I cannot say the same about the young lady who was taking takes reservations this Wednesday and “un-welcome” clients.
She was rude on the phone, rude when we arrived, and left two sets of clients waiting. We waited so long that another person from the reataurant had to sit us.
This is the first time I run into such rude service at Clyde’s. I was surprised.
The servers were friendly and wonderfully helpful. Lobster week, and busy, but great. They even split our salad, so nice. They know how to keep things moving. Love this comfortable place.
It was fun! Bringing the food was little slower , but we enjoyed the food and the service .
I love Clyde's and the area is great and parking was free on a Sunday, but our waitress never checked on us. It was concerning. We kept stopping random people including the hostess to ask for refills. We were a party of 10. We didn't like the feeling of being ignored.
Will never return. Rude staff from the manager at the host stand, the lead hostess to the server who completely ignored us. What was once a wonderful casual and friendly to what it has become is the reason we will never return
Clyde's is always great; kid friendly and consistent in terms of always providing excellent food.
This place is okay but seems to be slowly going downhill. The service is consistently awful. The food is okay but overpriced for a neighbourhood restaurant.
The lobster special has been great. I was there 4 times. Just so noisy!!!
I have never been disappointed at Clyde's. Our server Harrison, is just the type of person that exemplifies the 100% satisfaction you get from dining at Cylde's. Our martinis, Grey Goose vodka were crafted to perfection. Soup of the day, butternut squash, was amazing, house salads fresh, crisp with a delightful house dressing. I had the fish and chips and my date the lobster. My expectations were met and I shall return.
VEry disappointing, after previous agreeable meals, Luke warm mussels, returned warm with peas and carrots. handsomely crusted tastseless bread, bitter cofee. excellent service.
Went, specifically, for October monthly special.
It was delicious and reasonably priced.
Waited forever for our food. Not sure what the hold up was. I don't know if they were understaffed, but really had to try to get coffee refills and such
Perfect eggs Benedict. Roasted potatoes - not greasy or oily. Even the coffee cake was delicious. Bloody Mary could have used a bit more depth of flavor. The space is decorated with beautiful vintage models of aircraft, ships, cars and trains.
This is the second time we have been to this location in the past 6 months. I was hoping the second time would be better, but I was wrong. The hostesses are rude and dismissive even if you have a reservation. Service is sub-par and the food is just ok. We had to send out steak frites back because they weren’t cooked right. Our drinks weren’t refilled or offered to refill. You are better off going to another location. A positive of this location is the manager who is lovely and tries really hard to make things better.
I think most people would be very happy at Clyde's. My only gripe is with the service and it was probably one of those things that happens. Drinks came quickly the appetizer came much later and was served just before dinner was served. If you were in a hurry to get out, you might be disappointed. The check appeared at the table without us being aware. I was just barely aware when the waitress came to see if the cards were there. Good for us, not for some, we were not rushed in any way. We had a leisurely evening without anyone seeming to rush us along. So the place is nicely decorated, comfortable, food well prepared and presented. It was busy but there was enough staffing to take care of it. There is a predictable wait. Even with reservations we had to wait about 10 or 15 minutes. All and all, I like Clyde s and will visit again in the future.
Beautiful decor, good food, interesting menu, very accommodating with dietary issues. I always enjoy going there except parkng is a bit difficult - too much walking for my disabled husband. Parking cost $9 - way too expensive.
Went with a good friend and her two children who loved seeing the train, model boats and planes. Kids menu is varied and great value, and lobster special was a big hit with adults. Fresh and tender, and perfectly prepared. Fun experience and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly - were not rushed and delightful.
My friend and I were celebrating mutual birthdays. Sorry to say the experience was disappointing. The waiter was scarce, so the gracious host ended up bringing our wine and taking our orders. When the waiter finally appeared, he brought the main course -- the lobster special -- just a few minutes after he'd brought our starters. We asked him to take it back, and it must have just sat out in the interim, because when the lobsters were brought back they were cool; in fact the claw shells were literally cold to the touch. We also had to ask the server for the traditional crackers, bibs, etc.
Everything about our meal was really very good. My only complaint is that our reservation was for 6:30 pm but we weren't seated until 6:55. And, we weren't the only ones who were waiting beyond our scheduled reservation. There were 4 other dinner parties who also had to wait and who were seated before we were.
The crab cake sandwich was delicious....a great value for the $$.
Dissapointed ..... Had to wait for a seat even though I had a reservation. There were sections that they were closed so they were understaffed for their capacity. The waiter was not attentive and I had to ask passing staff for refills on drinks and to find our waiter. I totally understand a waiter being overworked but not checking in with their table during the meal is unacceptable having been a waitress myself. The food was mediocre at best. Their crab cakes used to be wonderful but now they're overcooked and dry. The food arrived "warm" not hot. Really? This is not a one time incident regarding their food quality. It has been steadily declining for the past year. Not sure if the issue is with lack of management skills at this location or if the responsibility lies with Chef and kitchen staff support skills. Either way, skip this location and spend your money at one of the other fine restaurants in Friendship Heights.
I have noticed over the last eight or nine visits that the service has really become very spotty. It appears you don't have sufficient wait staff and or Busboys to handle the various rooms and or sections of the restaurant. I found often times that the server is overwhelmed by the number of tables that he's or she is responsible for there by leaving us often times asking another server for bread, for a check, for more iced tea a dessert menu or whatever. Not that usually good service I've come to appreciate and value with Clyde's over the many many years I've been coming there.
IMy husband ordered a lamb gyro in a warm pita. He has had lamb gyros in middle eastern restaurants inDC, MD and overseas. His lamb gyro from Clyde's was awful. As he tried to eat it he had a mess in front of him but got thru half and pulled out two large string gobs of fat. Learn to make an authentic lamb gyro to drop it from your menu. He didn't get what he paid for when comparing it to the food quality or cost at, for example, Shemali's or other authentic restaurant. The other three meals we had were ok. There was toomuchof a wait forefoot...about 1/2 hour.
we used to love Clyde's of Chevy Chase, our neighborhood favorite once. But the service is to put it gently -- spotty. Twice in the last 2 months the waiter or waitress (we had both) acted like they didn't care what we ordered: the result being they got our orders wrong, shrugged shoulders when told the order went awry -- and didn't bring condiments even though asked nicely 3 times.
they could and should do better
We had the lobster special and it was cooked to perfection. Local ingredient salad was quite nice. Crab soup a bit spicy. Bread not as good as I remember from past but still nice consistency. Wine pairing quite good. Service was top notch.