Clyde's of Chevy Chase

4.3
3264 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Situated in the heart of the upscale Chevy Chase shopping district, the decor of this two-level restaurant celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes, and the famed Orient Express rail line. Chef Eric Frisch uses flavorful, fresh ingredients to prepare American-style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room. Travel bar on main level, and a seasonal outside bar and dining area.
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HH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I arrived for my lunch reservation on time with my sister and two small children (2.5 years old and 6 months). We received a rude greeting from the hostess who acted very put-upon that I had a larger party than I had originally made my reservation for - I reserved a table for 2 but had my two small children, one of which didn't even need a seat. The restaurant was virtually empty since we arrived before the lunch crowd. Every single interaction we had with the hostess was rude. It took us probably close to 10 minutes to get seated at our table even though the entire restaurant was empty. She was nothing but rude and unfriendly to us. Our server didn't start out much better but she gradually became nicer and warmer to us as she was friendly with my 2.5 year old son. She was an attentive and friendly server and even turned on the train that goes around the restaurant for my son. Frankly, I think the food is over-priced.

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DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the standard for a great experience. Clyde's never disappoints

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch with our family of 12. Eric was awesome, and attentive. We love Clyde’s.

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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was VERY rude. The food was just "okay". The service was poor. We were quite disappointed.

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Went for the catfish, that was good, "side" was awful, kind of a soup conglomeration of black eye peas, carrots, sausage and greens. Should have asked for fries.

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S
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice for lunch

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DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Clydes at Chevy Chase. looking forward to next visit.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great! The food was phenomenal!

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JS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For brunch with kids in friendship heights, this is your best option by far. Lots of great options, coffee cake, and always solid service.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went at 6p with small children & were happy to find other families with small children there at that time. All the restaurant staff were welcoming to families with little ones. The decor... trains, cars, planes and the crayons and coloring paper are a great treat for the children and a relief for parents. The food was delicious and service was enthusiastic and good!

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Often go to this Clydes location. On this visit, the men’s room was out of soap in two of the dispensers when we arrived. Two hours later as I was leaving the soap was still empty, and now there were no paper towels. A little attention to detail would help!

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was meeting an old college friend for a meal while he was visiting DC for an educators' conference. We walked up to Clyde's for an evening of catching up and remembering old times. Clyde's was a great place to have a quality meal and talk. The service was excellent. The food was prepared very well. There were good variety of options for our meal.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether I want to impress friends from out of town or just have a good meal in a relaxed and genuine atmosphere with good friends and neighbors, Clyde's never disappoints. It's my go to choice. The menu is diverse, the food delicious, the service excellent. I'm so lucky it's within walking distance of my house.

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AR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointing; salad ingredients not fresh, bad tasting shrimp; service slow and waiter distracted, unavailable

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p
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Clyde 'sof Chevy Chase used to be a favorite of mine for Sunday brunch. My husband prefers other places, but this past weekend I persuaded him to go to Clyde's. Unfortunately it was a mediocre experience. Although the setting and service were fine, the food was lackluster. I had sausage and pancakes; the sausage was dry and lacked flavor and the pancakes were heavy. My husband's omelet was just okay. Not a value for the $10.00 more than we usually spend on Sunday brunch.

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JB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for diners with different food preferences.
And always excellent

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointed with the changes in the menu. I'd recommend it for lunch or something light. But the dinner entrees are neither original nor extensive.

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SB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gathering of old friends.

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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food and a nice atmosphere. Great for special occasions or just a nice meal.

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LR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our lunch and delicious food, quiet atmosphere and pleasant waitress.

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J
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good dinner

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times, and it remains a strong favorite. Delicious well prepared food, very pleasant ambiance, and great service.

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GF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very good experience — noise level was very acceptable and that is important to me. Service was excellent and food was up to Clydes standards. All in all, a good experience!

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EW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I dine mainly at Clyde's Mark Center, but a few times a year I dine at Chevy Chase. The last three visits to Chevy Chase have been extremely poor experiences. Inept service has been the main problem. A couple servers and even some food runners have been WAY below Clyde's standards. Drink orders taking too long or not coming at all plus food orders coming out for some diners but not for all diners was a problem twice.
The professional treatment given at Mark Center makes these problems at Chevy Chase even more glaring. I'd say management needs to run things better.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can count on a great meal at a reasonable price in a nice setting. It's a neighborhood favorite. Consistently good.

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JB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Our servic was horrible, the orders were wrong on multiple occasions and the staff were not helpful

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LI
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can always count on Clyde’s for a good dining experience.

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JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable service and food

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s
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable time had by all. The food and drinks (Sangria) were great. My only disappointment was that the menu seemed to have deleted some very good choices.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a family group of 7 . Arrived 30-40 minutes before our reservation time. Were able to be seated immediately😊! The manager turned on the train earlier than its usual scheduled time for the children!! We all loved it. Toured the restaurant with children to see the cars, trains, plains, ships. Staff was again very helpful answering our questions.

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MK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters forever! Ideal ambiance for a conversation. Super service.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Took my 88 year old Mother to Clyde’s in Chevy Chase because we have always had a good experience there. My Mother was freezing and asked if the heat could be turned on. I asked for a drink which I had to ask twice for. Asked to speak to the Manager who never came to see us. The waitress said they were working to make it warmer but could not promise even though they were cold too. Paid for my drink and left. Called others in my party to meet us elsewhere. Very disappointing that the Manager never came over to apologize and see what they could do and the waitress didn’t think to not charge me for my drink. Won’t be going to that location ever again.

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DW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were seated in a cozy booth, which made conversation easier in a fairly loud room. The decor is great for kids, as they can learn quite a bit about the golden age of transportation and keep an eye out for the lionel train chug by on the suspended rail line. The food was good, the fish dishes looked great, but I was a bit underwhelmed by the steak frites. The service was impeccable, attentive but not overwhelming. Will go back again and try the lamb next time!

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Lucky to have a table on the side of the dining room; therefore not noisy and we were able to converse in a normal voice. Adequate service but the appetizer arrived before our drinks.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in my party loved the décor! My son commented that his fish (Fish & Chips) was too hot but he would much rather have it too hot rather than too cold! My husband has difficulty hearing in many restaurants due to the acoustics, however, we were very pleasantly surprised, and very pleased, that this was NOT the case during our visit. Our experience at Clyde's of Chevy Chase was excellent, the food was very good, and the service was outstanding!

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L
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waiter, but I don’t recall his name. He was very attentive and accommodating. We were in the DC area with friends and took the time to meet up with our granddaughter for a Saturday brunch.

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ME
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was attentive, and the food was fine; I had a hamburger and my guest had a crab cake. What I like about Clyde's is that it is consistently good -- no ups and downs.

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J
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Clyde's! It is my go to restaurant when I need a central location that is convenient for Silver Spring, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda. It is easy to get to and convenient. Food is great and the staff is always fantastic!

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KK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Standard place for eating with my grandchildren. Restaurant was full, surprising for a relatively early dinner. Since it was St Patrick's Day, there was a bagpipe player walking through the restaurant as he was playing. Nice touch. Because of the crowd, service was a bit slower than usual; but no one at the table starved. We eat at Clyde's often and will continue to do so.

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MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. I only wish they had a booth to accommodate six people.

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