Clyde's of Chevy Chase

4.2
2946 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM; Late Night Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00PM - 12:30; Friday - Saturday: 10:30PM - 1:30AM
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Phone number
(301) 951-9600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Frisch
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Private party facilities
Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar. Limited availability for semi-private seated dining.
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Private party contact
Brian Dominick or Any Manager: (301) 951-9600
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Catering
N/A
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Willard Avenue
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Parking details
Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket. Please note the Wisconsin Ave parking entrance is temporarily closed. Wisconsin Circle, Western Ave, and Montgomery Street (Near Tiffany) entrances are open.
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Public transit
Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
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Entertainment
Free live music in the Race Bar area on Fri & Sat nights.
Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm
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Special events & promotions
Free live music in the Race Bar area on Friday and Saturday night.
Tuesday Night Trivia 7-9:30 pm in the Race Bar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2946 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Going down hill w/food & service

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant has all the makings of a great neighborhood joint, but they just can't get the service right. Either you never see your server or your server won't leave you alone. The hostess staff is awful, very snooty. It doesn't take much to offer people a nice dining experience, but the staff here seems to go out of their way to be unfriendly. The one time we worked up the nerve to complain, the manager was simply annoyed that we were bothering him.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Since it was Father’s Day, the restaurant was bustling to almost full capacity. Nonetheless, Miguel provided outstanding service and was extremely kind. Food preparation seemed a tad hasty though the taste was very good.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was just ok. The strawberry rubarb crisp was not good. Won’t be returning any time soon

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Hadn't been to Clyde's in awhile but we booked it for a Father's Day brunch. Despite the renovations it was a perfect choice with a great special brunch menu - lots of options, good for a big group as there was something for everyone!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent service, parking nearby, good food, comfortable seating.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Our waiter was not great. Not very knowlege-able about the menu, nor attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Three of us had this Clyde's Monday night special of 12 oz of prime rib. it comes with mashed potatoes and green beans. The food was very good. The price is $21.95. It is very, very good deal. It is very hard to find a price like this for prime rib. The service was attentive. I would recommend this to anyone. We will back again.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Went for the prime rib special on Monday night. Very good service and everyone's prime rip was cooked the way they wanted. Always enjoy Clyde's.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My goto place. Excellent

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Enjoyed meal. Miss the old steak fries. The new ones were ok but would have been better if you had vinegar for them on the table

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service were very good, as usual. I had a reservation, but when I got there I was told that there were no tables. That was resolved quickly.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This was our first time at Clyde’s Chevy Chase. We usually go to Clyde’s Tower Oaks. We really enjoyed the decor and the food. Much larger than our Clyde’s. And cool miniature replicas and artwork of planes, cars and boats! We loved the lunch menu, and the fact the waiter let us make a couple substitutions made this Clyde’s a winner!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Opentable sent me an email informing me that my reservation for my birthday lunch was canceled the same day as the reservation. No reason given. Not impressed. I called Clyde's directly to reschedule.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We live close by and visit frequently. I have alwways enjoyed the meals - both menu variety and quality. Good to have organic food. I do not like sitting at a bench as it badly affects my back. I wish they had tabled with chairs as an option.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Reunion of las school classmates.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Poke bowl was very poor!! Chef needs a new recipe!! Tiny and expensive and scant!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It was - and always - great! Nice place, super ambiance, precise service.
Thank You Clyde's!

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

get to the restaurant, been many times before, no carpark, valet service, a not one the opentable page would have been nice to have a 'headsup' had to wait for table , grreter distracted and off hand, when at our table our server was wearing a filthy shirt, said she had been working all day, as she had been working all day she was not at her best. food did come quickly but was mediocre at best, my wife had blackened cat fish with gumbo / jumbalya?? non identifiable piece of fish swimming in unidentifiable sauce. fish and chips came with unidentifiable yellow sauce, chips over cooked. Restaurant very very tired, needs a refurb urgently, unlikely this diner will return

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Dreadful service. After 20 minutes we had to ask for water and bred to be brought. Were then told that there was no bread available. Still needed to be baked. Food was only so-so. Sadly, Clyde's, which used to be one of my favorites, has gone way down.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Service was inattentive. Second wine came after entrees we’re finished so we sent them back.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The waiter had an attitude. My friend who arrived before I did made note of the fact that he was rude/curt to a nearby table. He exuded an "I'd rather be in the Bahamas" sense. He added a cupcake to our bill, which we noticed. He didn't offer to package my leftovers for me and when he brought a container, didn't bring a bag to put it in. When we left, he was standing at the reservations table and when I asked for a bag, he gave it to me, without offering to hold it or to put the container in himself. By the time we left, the place had cleared out, so it wasn't a case of his having too many tables to handle.
We both chose this particular Clyde's, bypassing others. He made it less than the excellent experience than it has been in the past. I/we will return to Clyde's, but I would definitely ask to be moved, if the same waiter were assigned to us.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We often dine at Clyde's Chevy Chase. Everything about it works for us. The service is warm, attentive, timely and not hovering. The restaurant is very attractive, and what especially brings us back over and over is their fine food, and the good value as well. I can recommend their crab cakes. We also like the fact that they will make food substitutions upon request.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A favorite post church brunch spot

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

these people were so friendly and accommodating! we were having a large family gathering and we must have changed our party size 4 times, and then people ended up arriving at different Times! No fuss, super nice about everything, and they let us order in phases. I cant thank them enough for making our family brunch so relaxed. Brunch menu good too--both breakfasty and lunchy items. Cute themed decor.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I've reviewed this restaurant many times, so there's nothing new to add. It's just a wonderful neighborhood spot, with good food and plenty of choices no matter what time of day you choose.

Bottom line--I've been a regular for five years, and I've never once had a bad experience.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Underwhelming experience, this location has seen better days..the lamp at my table was dusty and had a piece of hair hanging from it and my chicken one sandwich was loaded with too much cheese and the bottom bread was soggy. Additionally, my child’s pizza had too much cheese which came off the pizza.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

My spouse and I met our daughter, who lives in Baltimore, at Clyde's for lunch before going to try on wedding gowns for her upcoming wedding. We were disappointed in the food, atmosphere and service at Clyde's. The almost $20.00 salmon salad was good, but very small for the price. My daughter had to send her hamburger back as it was extremely under cooked, and our service was unbelievably slow. We sat at our table with empty glasses for at least 15 minutes. Needless to say, we won't return, even after the needed renovations are complete.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Terrible seevice

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Visited Clyde's of Chevy Chase at the recommendation of a friend. The service was outstanding, but all other aspects of the experience were surprisingly disappointing -- including my seafood entree. Perhaps I just went on an off night.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We always enjoy going to the Clydes chain however the service today was completely horrible and lacking. The waitress was never around and would take forever in between visits to our table. If we decide to go back to this restaurant, we will definitly require a different server.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Great lunch, just disappointed with the fried Chicken on my salad. three small chicken strips that were not look appetizing at all, when you say FRIED CHICKEN you expect FRIED CHICKEN.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent food at an excellent price. You cannot go wrong with the atmosphere and quality at any of the Clyde's establishments.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Disappointing. Not the Clydes of yesteryear. The waiter was courteous and attentive, but knew little about the menu. Food was pretty awful. Won't go back.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Bad service and messed up several orders but food was ok.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Anyone searching for the very best cornmeal crusted oysters need look no further than Clyde’s. Simply sensational!!! In fact; everything Clyde’s offers is first rate

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Came here for brunch. Excellent food and service, great atmosphere. Planning to come back.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Enjoyable late Mother’s Day dinner at the bar watching the Caps game.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Generally an enjoyable experience for a Mother's Day dinner. Waitstaff very pleasant.

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