Just not up to the normal standards of most Clyde’s. No bread and service very sporadic and slow.
Poached eggs were over cooked (not runny yolk) and the hollandaise was over salted. Otherwise, very good. Might order again.
Service was almost non existent. After await to place our order, we waited for our entrees. When they finally arrived one was wrong. We had to flag down our waitress who took away the one entree with no comment. About ten minutes later the correct entree appeared. One additional glass of wine was ordered - to drink while one of us watched the other eat. The wine never came. We flagged down the waitress for our bill. She then appeared with the wine which we declined and paid our bill. On the way out we asked to speak to the manager. We explained what has happened. Her response was the waitress is New. Period.
On top of the mess with parking at that location it will be a long time before we go back
Staff very helpful, friendly, not in a rush. Lots of booths.
Fantastic happy hour as usual. Delicious oysters. Fantastic beer and wine selection. Wonderfully crafted cocktails. Always amazing!
Excellent gathering place for a group of friends; food average-good (salmon I had was slightly over-cooked).
Festive setting. Excellent food and value. Always a family favorite. Lamb Shank was outstanding.
A perfect, quiet, venue to catch up with a friend I had not seen in years. Booths provide privacy for a good talk. My salmon entree (over lentils with a mustard cream sauce) was superb and my friend loved her salad. Relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Service attentive and outstanding. Great value for high quality of food.
Great menu, something for everyone! Decent beer list. The food was hot and delicious, but service was soooo slow. We quite enjoyed seeing the other patrons go through all sorts of acrobatics to get their server’s attention!
We planned a brunch for my 6 yr old stepdaughter. Due to unforeseen circumstances we were going to arrive late so we called and spoke with Whitney (whom we found out later was the Manager) and she said getting there at 11:30am is fine and the increase in our party wasn't an issue either. When we got there I checked in and ask about parking (we drove our 17 Passenger Party Bus named Destiny) Whitney immediately took over and came outside to give us directions on where to park. As we unloaded our guests 15- six year old kids and the other 4 guests on our bus she stayed outside with us. We brought our own cake and they placed that in the fridge and asked if we had candles. We told her we weren't sure if her mom brought any. Whitney said no problem if neither of us have candles there is a Giant down the street I'll just send someone to pick some up. We had a total of 26 people and everyone was taken care of.
They made room to accommodate everyone on short notice.The food was good. Our waiter was excellent. Everyone were pleased with the location....the service...the food...and our surrounding. We will definitely revisit (minus the kids) and refer this establishment to our friends and family.
I went to the restaurant to celebrate a good friend's birthday and I have to admit we didn't have an ideal experience. I arrived an hour early ordered and still did not receive my food in a timely manner. Our hostesses were amazing and well mannered but the waitress was apparently new to the staff. I won't bash her since she was new but she has a lot to learn, I expected so much of a better experience because of the reputation that precedes Clydes. I wont' be going back for any reason, over priced food that did not taste good and terrible service. Alcohol drinks were the highlight of the entire meal and I didn't indulge as my friends because I had my children with me - definitely not something I will ever do again.
With all the fabulous food options in the area, I was pretty disappointed here. The atmosphere was very casual, including a lot of young children. The food was priced like a downtown find but only delivered average quality and the menu and ingredients lacked originality. Probably won’t make it back here again.
Parking is a bit challenging now with the construction going on in the adjacent portion of the property. Hopefully, it won't last much longer.
We were a part of eight for brunch. The menu selection is fantastic, and people can order breakfast or lunch entrees. Service was inattentive -- while our server was professional, he may have been overwhelmed and did not have time to check on our table to refresh coffee and drinks, forgot to bring my wife's orange juice to the table, and our side of eggs stayed under the heat lamp until the end of the meal when we asked to have it removed from the check. We had to flag down other servers for coffee refills, to replenish our water pitcher, and to follow up with missing items (such as syrup and butter).
We had a reservation.
It was a busy Saturday night.... and even though this is understandable...we did not expect to wait over 40 minutes to just be acknowledged and get our order taken . Someone did come out to apologize, which was appreciated .
The food was good and the environment always great but the wait just excessive and tired everyone out.
Great location, valet parking, my large group arrived early with additional guest and was seated before our reservations time, service and food were great drinks were awesome, definitely will visit again
We are fans of most locations of Clydes. However, for some reason, the Chevy Chase location has consistently poor and slow service. This has not changed for years. I don't know if they are not properly trained or just turn over frequently? However, anything from getting bread and olive oil to requesting the hot fudge on the sundae be hot or even having all of the beverages come at the same time seems like asking them to move oceans. It's like no one cares about your dining experience. And, don't even bother trying to order wine by the bottle. Not worth the angst! The food is overall good with a nice complement of menu offerings. And, it's a kid friendly place. If they could just improve the service, we'd be inclined to visit the Chevy Chase location more often.
We go often to Clyde's at different times and different occasions. Is is ALWAYS good, friendly and great value for the money
Awful, food has gone down and the service was abysmal. Long, wait, didn’t know or care about food preparation then at the end when the check came he rang up the wrong amount, $30 less. Being honest I told him and all he said was “OH”. I explained I saved him $30 and maybe thanks would be a better response but I got the 1000 yard stare and “OH”.
Clyde's is across the street from our office, so it is often a go to place for business meetings. Lunch was fine and both my guest and I were pleased. Service was very good and as always the atmosphere was great for a business meeting. I was slightly disappointed that Clyde's is no longer serving the extraordinary bread that they used to serve. It was warm and tasty and unique.
I am always happy to recommend Clyde's as a reasonably priced place for a meal for any occasion.
I like Clyde's; I really do. However, in the past few years things have been sliding slowly downhill.
The food and drinks are still good. I've noticed what seems to be fewer & fewer risks with menu items, but that's okay. There is still variety enough for me. Less care does seem to go into some of the basics - the calamari was extremely salty tonight, and the table water tasted like room-temp unfiltered tap.
The bathroom (men's) is atrocious. The toilet seats are all wobbly. Ceiling tiles are damaged, and the Muzak speaker is cover-less. The place seems stuck in yesteryear, as there are no automatic flushers, and no paper seat covers. Soap "dispensers" are actually store-bought liquid pumps. The only two major good things are that the paper towels are thick, soft, and strong, and the water gets hot.
The hosts and waitstaff are among the better parts of the experience. Unlike some places where 3 different servers will spout the same "favorites," at Clyde's in Chevy Chase, they always seem to speak from their own experience. And they are helpful - I got something in my eye, and my waiter quickly ran off to see if someone had eyedrops I could use! That's a large part of a really good experience. I only would suggest that waiters with the occasional sneeze washed /sanitized their hands.
All in all, Clyde's is still a good place to go. But if the slide continues, eventually regulars will slowly find other places to go.
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I’ve been coming to Clyde’s for years, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the increase in vegetarian options and more international flavors. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was super kind and efficient, as usual.
We were there celebrating a birthday and once we were seated one of the napkins on the table had a dead bug on it. Of course we asked for new silverware. I ordered the Monday's special which was Prime Rib, medium well, it came out more uncooked than I was expecting medium well to be. I did ask before ordering what was Clyde's "medium well" and was told a little pink, well my steak was bleeding. I cut and ate a few pieces that was all fat so I placed them on the side of the plate and realized the steak was to raw for me. I let my server know that my steak wasn't medium well and gave the steak back for them to prepare me another steak. They actually recooked the same steak and gave it back with the little pieces that I had chewed and placed to the side because it was all fat. They literally recooked those chewed up pieces and put them back on my plate. When I brought this to the attention of the server she told me that my prime rib was the last one so they had no choice but to recook it, at this point I left it alone and just had dinner. I honestly thought that was a bit tacky for a restaurant as classy as Clyde's to have done that without informing me and giving me the option of either recooking the steak or order something else.
Just a Monday night dinner with my brother. We decided to go to Clydes for the prime rib special. Really enjoyed the prime rib. Service was good all in all a nice evening Really like the ability to substitute side dishes. Thank you Clydes.
This was the first time we used our Open Table rewards in the new system. I miss the paper certificates. Tough getting used to the online redemption. But it worked.
Our server was great, upbeat and efficient. It was a
very busy night. But she and her manager both did great. The Clyde’s Group is consistently outstanding.
Been there twice. First time was very good. Excellent service. Son has food alergies and they were very attentive to this. Their system has a flag on the order for the kitchen to be made aware of the food alergy . Second time, the service was lacking. Very slow. Little attention. Goofed up one diner's order, then, when informed, they goofed up the re-order. Initially, no aknowledgement and no accommodation. When check arrived, was charged for the mistaken order (which was more expensive), rather than the orginal order. Manager immediately fixed this by comping the goofed-up meal for the one diner. In the end, manager was great, but took an long time to get there. Still will go back, though.
The new pasta item, squid ink bucatini with seafood is really good and a nice addition to the menu. Also the chicken tortilla soup is very tasty. With such a large menu, it is usually easy to find something that suits you on any given day.
I still wish they would bring back the crab tower on the appetizer menu. I really miss it and it has been gone for a long time.
Clyde’s is reliably good; gets pretty busy, so arrival at the table of food ordered can be a trifle slow. It’s worth the wait, though!
Quite disappointed with Clydes on Valentine’s Day. I grew up going to Clydes Resturants all over the area and the one thing I could say was there was always great service, from the hosts through dinner. Unfortunately it was quite the opposite. I understand that Valentine’s Day is a busy day, but it seemed that the hosts were more worried about the people who made a stink than the people who were patiently waiting for their seats. We arrived a few minutes early for our 7:15 reservation. They told us they were running a few minutes behind but I understood. Around 7:25 people started arriving for their 7:30 reservations. We still had not been seated. While waiting I watched 4 different couples, who arrived after 7:30, get seated before us because they went to the desk and complained that it was past their reservation time. I understand how busy it can get and we all just want to keep the guests happy. But it was SO FRUSTRATING to watch couple after couple be seated before us, with reservations after us, because they started to make a stink. Finally after 7:50 my husband went to the stand to ask what was going on, and they seated us immediately. If I knew all it took was to go back and make an issue then maybe we would have said something earlier.
When we were being seated we then saw at least 2-3 empty, clean and open tables in each section we passed. Clearly they were understaffed for the night (which I understand because people want to be with their own love on Valentine’s Day). This then added to the frustration because they clearly overbooked their reservations when they did not have enough servers.
Our server had at least 7 tables at one point, and was doing her best to keep up with them all. I can imagine that was an exhausting night.
It was good to see that there were managers out on the floor helping clear plates, check on guests, and bring out whatever was needed. But they clearly missed the mark on getting people seated. Left very disappointed.
Worst experience ever at a Clyde’s location. DO NOT order steak from them. The meat has zero flavor. Wine list was backwards - reds listed under the heading “Whites” and vice versa. Waiter was good but the support staff was ambivalent. This location reeks of poor management.
Thank you for the rose! (It was Valentine's Day.) Nice touch!!
We had a lovely preValentine dinner at the downstairs Racebar area, which we found to be quiet and cozy. The service was great, but as the bar got busier, our server did his best but was overbooked. I had a delicious filet steak and my husband enjoyed the steak frites. Half price wine night was a great bargain as well!
Food was great but service could have been better. It is clear that the server is not used to having many tables. She could barely keep up. As much as I want to blame her, our experience was clearly a failure in leadership. Maître d'hôtel should have recognized and provided help since three other tables in our section felt the same way.
Solid menu, well executed. Great place to meet friends for dinner.
Clyde's is reliable. The best thing is that wait staff are not coming over every 2 minutes to ask if everything is ok.
Delicious and delightful!!! We each ordered crab cake (single) which were superb!
Terrible food, and slow service. I ordered the wild catfish sandwich and it was bland and soggy...I sent it back. The manager did come over to apologize and ask what the issue was. He also offered me another dish, and when I told him I didn't have time to wait for something else he said "at least have some soup, I don't want you leaving here hungry." That was an awesome gesture. I had the crab soup, which was pretty good. Besides him, the service was just okay. Our server took a long time to get simple things like straws. My daughter had the burger sliders and she didn't like it, my cousin had a cheeseburger which was okay...she said the bacon made it okay.
Long brunch with a friend I had not seen in years. Our waitress was lovely and gave us the space to have our long brunch without rushing us. Amazing salmon cream cheese, egg and potatoe dish!
Good for family get-together, but the waiter forgot to bring requested gluten-free breaf