Clyde's at Mark Center
Clyde's at Mark Center

Clyde's at Mark Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com/
  • Phone: 7038208300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Robert McGowan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Some rooms are available for private and semi-private dining and receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Saweera 7038208300x
  • Entertainment: Live Bands on Saturday Nights
  • Special Events: Mon-Fri
    Afternoon Delights & Half-priced Raw Bar from 4pm-7pm & 10pm-12midnight.

    Monday Trivia Night
    From 7-9 p.m. on the deck. Get your friends together, make a team, and come to be challenged!

    Wednesday is the New Friday
    Great wines starting at $12/bottle
    A special selection of wines-some starting at $12 a bottle, some a little more. A great way to try something new.
    Wine list varies weekly.

    Thursday
    A special collection of delicious drinks for you to enjoy all day long.
    Cocktails $6
    A featured beer for $4

    Saturday Cellar Selection Specials, 4-9pm
    Try a few of our higher priced wines at a great value - by the glass and by the bottle. Every Saturday night.
    Live music in the Crew Bar from 9 pm-1am

    Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seminary Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in adjacent lot, with validation.
A word from Clyde's at Mark Center
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 happy hour and enjoy our Afternoon Delights menu of discounted Clyde's favorites like crab dip and a jumbo lump crabcake. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster HappyHour Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.
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Clyde's at Mark Center reviews from OpenTable diners
173 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)good for groups (66)great for lunch (65)special occasion (61)great for brunch (50)romantic (28)fit for foodies (27)kid-friendly (26)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (10)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Management does the wrong job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was fantastic however the waitress we had desperately needs to be either trained or retrained. We received better service from the management. We left a decent tip simply for the possibility of her sharing with the others. I was very disappointed needless to say. If you want half off raw bar during happy (oyster) hour, which is not stated on the menu that indicates the special, unlike their "older brother" old ebbits in DC. The food and atmosphere however was absolutely fantastic, the decor gives off a warm, inviting feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Clyde's is so reliable for very good food. Bread was delicious. But we always love the lobsters. This year they are being served in September and October. Clyde's knows how to cook and serve whole lobsters
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster
    Messeledout
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Can't beat the price. French fries are boring. Side of slaw is so small - why bother
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • went for the oysters
    Iluvtapas
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ordered sampler dozen off 4 different oysters 2 from P E I and 2 from Mass server attempted to place tray down without making room for it then left-no explanation. We favored the Mass oysters and Ordered a second dozen of only that variety but received the same platter as the first 3 of each variety-ordered more bread never received it. After 2 bottles of wine and 2 dozen oysters almost $200 and bad service- don't order oysters at a table - belly-up to the oyster bar instead
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Friday Night at Mark Center
    NoNo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Noise level low/good. Ambiance o.k., except did not like all the guns on walls and duck decoys -- vegetarians and animal lovers would not like this room.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great monthly specials
    MollyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The monthly special for September 2014 is lobster, which we enjoyed very much. It was cooked perfectly and served with cole slaw and French fries. The server was not knowledgeable about the wine list but immediately sent someone to our table who could answer our questions. We will definitely go back this month.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no body there
    David
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    the place was a ghost restaurant. Steak too expensive but good. No Lobsters for Lobster month special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • gaijin
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Pleasant and Very Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Year in and year out, Clyde's unerringly maintains high quality and provides excellent value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, quiet & comfortable
    Kat2
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Clyde's at Marks Center is never a disappointment. MJ our waiter is tops.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    MKent84428
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Spectacular raw bar, friendly and attentive staff, and great food are three reasons I come to this Clyde's location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff.Delicious food.
    AlexY
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went there for dinner.Everything was perfect.Nice quit atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wild Alaskan salmon was especially delicious and my husband is always happy when liver is on the menu! The theme for the decorations in this restaurant is really neat. This restaurant is always one of our choices when we are in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was predictably good. Have visited other locations and this one did not disappoint either.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely surprise
    Andy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Somehow a restaurant nestled amidst office buildings doesn't evoke a NE retreat but this Clyde's does. Pine paneled walls, intimate boothes, interesting, non-kitschy decor--all this plus good food, a noise level that doesn't inhibit conversation and great service. Yes, I'll come again and recommend Clyde's to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good menu and food!
    Ernie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    They change their menu every day at Clyde's, using local, fresh foods. Many ways to eat a meal. Their entrees (which come with their own side dishes) are always varied and include at least a couple of veggie dishes. Or one could make a meal of a starter and a salad or side dish. They have suggested wine pairings with each entree. And they also have sandwiches (which also change daily). They bring filtered water in a pitcher to the table, which is really nice. Their crabcakes are among the best in restaurants in this area (either as a double, or as a single crabcake, or as a sandwich). They have a nice beer list, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy as Always
    DontChangeAThing
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Clydes is always a goto spot for me. This was the first time I was in the Alexandria location. The only place I will not go is to Gallery Place and mainly because I find Gallery Place (not Clydes) to be trashy, noisy, and disgusting. I typically try to stay away from chain restaurants but I break that rule when it comes to clydes because the brand is only available in the DC region and the food and atmosphere are a step above a red robbins or cheesecake factory. Going to Clydes is reserved for nights where I just want to relax and not take a risk on a new place, it has always been reliably a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dining experience
    Roman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went at 6 p.m. on a Saturday. Not many people were in the restaurant. The server was very attentive. Both of us enjoyed our meals. The food was well-prepared and the portions were generous. I've been to this Clyde's before, and I'll certainly go there again.
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  • Solid, Reliable...Superb Lunch
    VirginiaTravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I am pretty sure that I've never had a bad experience at Clyde's. They make sure that the food is always inventive, flavorful and well presented. Their waitstaff is good and appropriately attentive. Which is why we keep going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    diningout
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have always liked Clydes, but it seems lately that menu selections are limited and are heavy on fish. since our family are not big fish eaters, we often dismiss clydes as the place to go since there are so few things on the menu that appeal to several in the family. We do like the ambiance and comfort of the restaurant. the food we have had has been tasty and served hot. Service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great lunch spot!
    happy4fridays
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had a family lunch at Clyde's, to include an infant and rambunctious toddler, and had great service. The food was on par - the Chef's omelette was delicious, and the ambiance was as expected.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    bettini
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    i did not think it was up to the standards of georgetown clydes or ebbitt.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Clyde's Has Gone DOWN the Tubes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I saw many recent poor reviews for Clyde's @ Mark Center, but went with my wife and daughter anyway. What a mistake. The day before, my wife went to the Clyde's in DC and had a great Kale salad, that had peaches in it. She ordered it again at the Mark Center Clyde's and it was very much different, inferior, and had no peaches. My daughter ordered a kid's pizza, and said it was horrible and didn't finish it. Our waiter was HORRIBLE. He never checked on us once, and said it was because "they made me do drinks". My wife wanted to ask about the salad, but he never came back. The manager came right after we got there to ask how things were going. We had just sat down. She never came back. HORRIBLE experience and we'll never go back.
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  • Last Minute
    Time4Friends
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Annemarie, our server, was great! Food was good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    CeCe
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Service was a little slow...waited a long time before water was brought to the table. Server was competent and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't order the mussels!
    Dealesailor
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've dined at Clyde's Mark Center in the past and it was fine, however my experience on Wednesday evening was not up to par. I had the mussels and linguini and the mussels were awful. They were definitely not fresh and had a very strong taste. The service was marginal. The waitress never checked with us until she removed the plates, when I mentioned the mussels tasted very strong and not fresh she simply shrugged her shoulders. She was very inattentive and pretty much ignored us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KimRhodes
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was my first time at the Mark Center. Although I love Clyde's as a whole. I especially liked this one because it didnt seem as noisy and busy as Gallery Place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I used to be a regular at Clydes Mark Center many years ago, when I lived on this side of town. We dined around 8 o'clock on a Sunday and I felt like we showed up at closing. Didn't feel like the waiter was that interested and food was just okay. We may go back again but we should have selected a different location, things have changed at Mark Center.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok
    JamgalanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had a calf liver, it was over salted. Lamb kubide pocket was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but changed
    Mary
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I always take out of town visitors to Clyde's, as it's usually a good experience. This time, it was a little noisy, but got better when the loud party left. The food was good, although they have changed their basic salad. It used to be a great dish, with chopped veggies, but now is the run of the mill mixed greens. That was disappointing. Overall, it was still a good experience, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Versatile Atmosphere, Good Food
    foodie127
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Clyde's has a versatile atmosphere- the entire restaurant has a "lodge" theme, but different dining areas cater to varying aspects of that motif. I've been on business, with friends, and with family, and each time we were seated in an appropriate area. It sounds a little silly, but that does set the tone for a different experience each time (ie, sturdy, well lit wood table for a business lunch; dining in the more relaxed bar area for a meal friends). Additionally, they have a great variety of food. Their crab cakes are great, the burger is great, and the house-made soda is really delicious as well. As a southern girl, the take on the BBQ pork sandwich wasn't quite what I was expecting, but not disappointing either. Very reliable service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak!
    Alexandrian
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Wanting steak, we decided on Clyde's and they filled the bill, very well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre service
    echcpa1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The wait staff person primarily responsible for our table was mediocre at best. He was not a servicer but a passive order taker. One of the party of 2 ordered steak; no steak knife provided when entrée brought to table. The diner had to flag down a staff member to obtain the knife. Water glasses weren't re-filled, straws weren't provided for water without a subsequent request. Our wait staff person needs training on being a proactive server not an indifferent order taker.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Salmon burger is amazing; seasoning is perfect. Companion had roast beef sandwich. Shared crab-artichoke starter. Portions so generous we took home leftovers. The breads are all delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is one of my favorite hangouts. It is always guarantee to be excellent. I go so often my son gave me a gift certificate for my birthday. I love taking folks there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SwitzerlandVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The brunch quiche and smoked salmon plate were both outstanding, as were he blueberry muffins. Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy with the men
    San1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The quality of selections on the menu have gone down. The last two times I went the dishes were horrible. I like clydes, but the taste of the food or at least the dishes I picked were not that great. Limited kid choices. My daughter likes steak and salmon which are not available on the kids menu. I would like to see a whole new menu, because I'm not pleased with the current choices at this particular clydes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waiter
    Bill
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a fine filet. but the most outstanding was the waiter. He was attentive, friendly, personable, and general nice to have.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our experience was great overall. However, our table did have one complaint. the menu listed Alaskan salmon with asparagus, onion purée and quinoa. 2 ppl at our table ordered based on that description but got salmon over rice pilaf with bell peppers. No asparagus, onion purée or quinoa. I pointed this out to the server and was told that the item I ordered was no longer on the menu. I insisted that it was as I had never been there before and am sure I read correctly. Then she came back and said "oh the chef says they ran out of quinoa" and offered to get me something else. Although the salmon was perfectly cooked I felt like the chef should have checked with is before unilaterally making the substitutions. What if I were allergic?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Night
    Marilyn742
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We are from New York and found Clydes, as it was close to our hotel. The food was good. We had a great time there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate