Clyde's at Mark Center

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2983 reviews
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Located in the West End of Alexandria, Clyde's at Mark Center is open for lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday Brunch. Stroll by the koi pond at the entrance, and choose from a number of interesting and comfortable rooms - the Adirondack room, with its own fireplace, twig lamps and cozy booths; the Chesapeake room, reminiscent of a duck hunting lodge on the Eastern Shore; the Newport room, with decor in keeping with the yachting world; the Crew Bar with its raw bar; and the Straight Wharf Bar, with its enclosed patio and whimsical Nantucket-style decor. Dine on a bacon cheeseburger, Maine lobster in season, or Wild Alaska Salmon in the summer months. Visit for our daily happy hour and enjoy discounted starters and burgers at the bar. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.
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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Beverage service was very slow. Server missed bringing one drink on order. Food service was slower than usual, but the food was good, It appeared to be a busy evening, perhaps that was a reason for quality of service not up to expected standards.

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MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Always good food & service! Easy rez opportunities

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Still hungry after an appetizer and main course. Main soft shell crab was too small and was served with a thimble size of starch.

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YL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had visit Clyde's on Mother's day. Nice atmosphere. Great food. Excellent service. Very pleased. Will definitely come back.

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I would recommend a friend to Clyde's at Mark Center for their lunch or dinner menus, but the Mother's Day Bruch menu was terrible. Not one item ordered from the Blue Crab biscuits, coffee cake, Chesapeake Bennie, or the most expensive item on the menu (scallops) was tasty. Who created/executed this menu? My family of four didn't enjoy one item. The combinations of ingredients did not work well together. Not one of our dishes was good. We will never spend money on a Clyde's brunch menu. The overall comment was "I never have to have that again."

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Were there for Mothers Day. Service was very good and food was good. Really like their menu. Very varied and very good value

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JJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Table area was very dark due to some electrical issue. We were offered to move, but we declined after we were settled. No seating should have taken place in that area, IMO.

Matt was our server and he was really attentive. We got 3 orders of steak and eggs and there was very little steak and potatoes, and it took a long time. We also ordered a caesar salad with shrimp and it was good. Food had nice flavor. Not a memorable experience and not worth trying again.

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. We always enjoy the Ship Room and look forward to our next visit.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mother’s Day brunch! Lovely ambiance and good service. Mom was happy!

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh ingredients, great staff! We had an oyster platter and the cheese sampler for appetizers. Definitely a must. Our waiter, Evan, was super friendly and cleverly dealt with our antics.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Re.: Service: I would have liked to get the extra lemon we asked for.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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DA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clyde's never disappoints - lovely ambiance, service and food. Best of all, it's quiet enough to converse with your dining companions!

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I
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son’s 41st birthday

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SB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My brother and I had dinner with our mother who lives nearby. It was packed; probably conference attendees from the Hilton? Quite noisy but we survived! Food and wine was very good!
I wish you didn't put arugula with the steak frites.....prefer mixed greens; arugula doesn't agree with me!

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CE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, good quantity, just the right amount; noise level in the ‘sailboat’ room was good, easy to talk

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Clyde's was great and welcoming as always. The only reason I gave fewer stars for service is that it was very slow even to get water on arrival, and we did have to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time for a table--but this was understandable as a large concert next door had just let out and the restaurant was packed with concert goers. In all, Clyde's always does a great job even when they're very very busy.

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RB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was well-prepared and very tasty, but portion size was quite small. And service was not attentive. We asked for drink refills and they took about 10 minutes. We've dined there several times before, and these were changes form previous times.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wide selection of food choices to include brunch, their regular lunch and an oyster menu - we had 2 pm reservations. Service was excellent. Food was, as usual, very good. My friend and I will be back!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Newport room ambiance is always great. Courteous staff.

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love their liver! Best in the DMV! Good martinis, too!

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TR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu has changed and they now have less of a selection.

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LA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We waited forever for our cocktails. The waiter relayed our drink order properly to the bartender who had questions. The manager intervened and placed our order and eventually delivered our cocktails - STILL Wrong. We waited another 20 minutes for our entrees. Fortunately we were not in a rush and enjoy one another's company. It will be awhile before we visit again.

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AN
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. The overall service was slow but, the food was delicious and met our strict diet requirement.

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BL
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The liver lunch was excellent! Our wait staff, "Annmarie J" was outstanding. Only issue I had was that a family with very young, children were seated just across form us as we were eating. Very noisy and disruptive.

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f
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a little gem tucked away in our own backyard! Even enjoy the lovely waterscape filled with beautiful Koi fish...so serene. Highly recommend, great for large parties or even table for one.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is always good at Clydes except on holidays. Don't know if kitchen staff, chef, is overwhelmed by number of orders.
Ate at Chevy Chase Thanksgivi g, Turkey was so dried out, I couldn't eat it, Tower Oaks Thanksgiving past year..had crab cake that had no taste, Easter, Apr 22, 2019..ham was so salty I couldn't eat more than a few bites, collard greens were so hot & spicy..also couldn't eat.
I've eaten at Clydes Tower Oaks & Chevy Chase many times & it was always good but I'll never go again on a holiday. I had 10 People with me this last Easter.

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Generally everything at Clyde's is very good,but not so on Sunday. The waiter ignored us many times, not filling our water or ice tea glasses ,we finally got a pitcher of water so we could refill. After not seeing him for 30 minutes we got another waiter to give us our check. The meals were also delivered at different times so people had to eat before others were served

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MB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Easter holiday with out of town family.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

For a Easter menu... thought it was poor

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clyde’s is a tradition in our family for birthdays Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter: you name it, we love Clyde’s. The food, the service, all of it is just excellent !

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DB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our favorite place to dine for Easter we appreciate the staff and waiters.

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J
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a pre-Easter dinner, not overly crowded so it was nice and quiet. Servers were helpful, efficient and professional. Started with the smoked white fish pate that was delicious, entrees were the scallop dish that was incredible and the pasta with shell fish that was quite good, but a little on the spicy side. We were so full we could not order desert (the scallops could have been our desert, they were so sweet and tender). All in all a great way to spend Saturday evening.

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was the kindest , patient, gracious and most attentive person. Ebony (if memory serves) was wonderful.

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WF
Washington DC
219 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We three had a nice late brunch. My hamburger was good and quite filling. My friends had omelets which they both liked. A convenient spot for a long conversation. Easy access. Staff was very friendly. My first time at this location. I'll be back.

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Orlando
174 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Clyde’s has bee our favorite DC area restaurant since the 80’s because the food, service & ambience are consistently excellent.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always. Glad we brought our out of town guests there!

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AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

A nice spot for a dinner out. The decor is very nice and has a fun nautical theme. Food was so-so but still enjoyable.

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b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great go to! Yummy!

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

Disappointed that they were out of liver. I was so looking forward to some sautéed liver, onions, and bacon. The substitute dish was very good.

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