Clyde's of Chevy Chase
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Reservation was made less than 15 minutes prior to our arrival and they received us efficiently and effectively along outstanding friendly service
Food was done well as all Clyde's locations do. Decor was very cool, loved the train track. However, I docked points for service. The server seemed rushed to take our order, didn't spend much time going over the menu..noted in the reservation it was a birthday..only got a little profiterole with no candle and no happy birthday wishes.
Clyde's is a classic you have to try if you live in the DMV. I prefer the Tower Oaks Lodge location as the ambiance is cozier and more welcoming but I like to come to this location occasionally. It's great for groups, as they have plenty of space for large parties (plus they have big booths!). They have a pretty "versatile" menu, but beware that there are allergens in most of their dishes, which limits the options for some us. The server was very friendly, but she did not know the menu very well. She suggested a few items that I knew I could not eat, so that made me skeptical that she would double check my order. In the end I chose a safe option and it was fine. Make sure you check out some of their cocktails, they have some pretty delicious options! It's also very easy to park and you have the metro steps away so it's very accessible.
Great place to have a lunch meeting....menu diverse to meet all tastes and the ambiance though lively was still quiet so that we could all hear each other around the table. Location is the best a block from Metro and a major bus depot...no reason to drive
I have eaten at this Clyde’s for twenty years. The experience is usually very good as is the food. This time I found the service lacking from reception at the door through attentiveness at the table. My food was cold. I could not even find the waiter to mention it. I will try again and hope this was an anomaly and that the restaurant has not deteriorated.
Food is generally good but service can be spotty. The crab cakes were not especially good at this outing and also had a couple of shells. Cole slaw is always good as is their trout.
Excellent lobster special - we will return again, as great value and delicious, fresh tasting. Always dependable and pleasant setting for families or groups.
Because of the time of the year (end of August), the restaurant was not packed to the brim as it sometimes is so that did lower the noise level (not that it is ever super noisy). I ordered the lobster special and it was superb. My request for a substitute for the french fries it came with was immediately accepted. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. All in all a positive experience.
I've been to this location several times and to the Mark Center locations MANY times. Mark Center is consistently better on all fronts! As for Chevy Chase, my last two visits have been mediocre at best. Inconsistent food prep, sloppy and inattentive service, slap-dash service by the food runners. Small touches like table lights not working and the train not running.
At least the oysters were up to Clyde's reputation!
Always wonderful! Togo waited on us. Great personality and kind.
Food was very good. I ordered the boiled lobster which was very tender. Service was very good - a big improvement since my last visit several months ago. The server was very attentive.
Always appreciate the attention to my low sodium/salt free medical diet and the kitchen's willingness to adapt some of their dishes accordingly. Wait staff are pleasant. Staff are welcoming as they seat you where you prefer when available. The down-side at the moment is the nearby construction, making parking a bit confusing. They do validate parking and that is a definite enticement to come to this restaurant.
Excellent food and service. We are regulars. The lobster specials were great.
Kept waiting for 20 minutes despite having a reservation, not because of a lack of tables, simply because of insufficient servers being available.
My first drink was fine. My second had no alcohol in it whatsoever.
Also, parking validation did not work and I was left paying for the complete parking bill after a bit inexpensive dinner.
Clyde's of Chevy Chase can always be relied on for a wide choice of food, well prepared, and excellent service. Last night, its filet mignon special was delicious. Also of note is its willingness to accommodate people who have food allergies, like my dining companion who cannot tolerate salt.
Excellent Customer Service I would recommend Clyde’s to everyone.
A very nice restaurant. Good food, capable wait staff, pleasant environment. A neighborhood plus: everything from burgers to lobster well presented and nicely cooked.
The meal selection: fish tacos was forgettable. Fried pieces of fish but overwhelmed by the amount of coleslaw on the taco. Would not order again. Previous visits chose menu options which were very enjoyable.
My daughter and I had two of the best burgers in town and she had a brownie sundae ( her favorite) the night before leaving for college. Our waiter was kind and attentive and we had a great time. Thank you.
Service was great, food was yummy, chooses on menu was great.
Cheerful server, delicious food, adjustments were made for items we wanted changed. Some items, like coffee, could have arrived faster.
Delicious spicy San Marzano tomato sauce on a tasty seafood pasta...made even more so by addition of large pinch of pepper flakes, which I requested! Don't recall noise level because it was neither too noisy nor too quiet!
Excellent as always. Service was excellent but unobtrusive. Let us get on with our meeting without having to ask to be left to in peace.
For the second time in a row (we selected Clyde's again for our monthly gathering), the service was poor - no problem with the server personally, but the wait time for taking drink, and then food orders was way too long.
It’s been a few years since our last visit so we weren’t sure what to expect. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. Our waitress was very attentive. Everybody enjoyed their food. My ceasar salad with shrimp was delicious. We will be back.
A stand-by for last minute dining. Good food, good value.
Always good food and service at Clyde's (any location). I always recommend it to out-of-town visitors and regard it as my local dining standard.
Clyde's is consistently very good, moderately priced, excellent service, quiet. Food is very satisfactory.
Really enjoyed my crabcake dinner! Guests from California were also very happy with their selections. Right now, parking is a challenge though. Once construction in the area is finished, I would recommend it to anyone.
A friend was in town from Atlanta. Four of us met for an evening of catching up. The food was great, drinks good, ambience perfect. Our server was a bit cocky but no big deal. The evening was very nice.
Worst experience ever. Still waiting for the pita and hummus. Waiter did not listen to any of our order. Had to send my food back. Will never go here again. Service was horrible and it wasn’t even busy. I do not recommend you waist your money here as we did! Food was not good!! Service was horrible! I wish I complained to the manager!!
Clyde’s was empty when we arrived, so it was surprising that the hostess sat us in a booth at far end of restaurant. My 89 year old Dad moves slowly with a walker so sitting us closer to the front wouldn’t seem to be a problem.
Food was excellent. Bread took 7 minutes to arrive after we eventually were able to get our drinks and order. My daughter’s entree and mine were delivered 4 minutes before my father’s entree. The waiter apologized and offered an explanation that the order for his trout was sent late.
Clyde’s serves an older, even elderly clientele in wealthy Chevy Chase, MD. So we were somewhat disappointed in the phlegmatic service. This has never been an issue at the Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge.
This is one of my favorite spots. EVERYTHING is fabulous... except that the bathrooms are one floor down, but we can live with that!
Disappointed, quite. Seems things are getting somewhat sloppy.
The bread was not cut adequately, we had to wrestle to try to separate the precut slices.
Trout crust was hard, over fried-potatoes and beans were good.(Decided to take the whole thing home and do some rework on it.)
Lamb gyro was ,lets say, somewhat difficult to tackle: the "pita" was more a cold fajita was stone hard, the -admittedly good size of lamb was dry and hard,the filling had hardly any onions and meager parts of tomato.The side-Caesar salad's few croutons were stale and hard. It seemed that he single crab cake's size is getting smaller, with a corresponding increasing price, and there was an overwhelming mount of just plain corn, hardly justifying the $20.
The 2 decaf cappuccinos came late and cold, we asked the waiter to take them back. Meanwhile my reg capp was nowhere to be seen. when the decaf capps reappeared, they were cold. Finally my capp came, hot and great.We declined the cold ones and asked no charge for them, which the water complied with.
As we have been coming to Clyde's for ages, there is hope that this is not a trend of decline, just incidental -tho my Brussels sprouts at the previous visit 5/22/19 were also burned but under cooked.
The very difficult( especially for us somewhat old people ) and greatly restricted parking-admittedly can not directly be blamed on Clyde's.
Clydes in Chevy Chase always satisfies. The table servers are competent and attentive. The menu is good. Food is good. Price is ok. The electric train overhead and the sportscars below are attractions even after many visits.
Another fine meal. What do you good service.
The food at Clyde's is reliably good, and it's an excellent location for a lunch gathering. Being close to Metro is a plus!
Tyler was our waiter and he was very attentive.
The last time I was there out waiter was awful. I can't remember his name.
Love the decor, food great, good service, if you park in the parking garage, they will validate it
It is always a pleasure to enjoy consistently well-prepared food served by competent staff.