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

Clyde's at Mark Center Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com
  • Phone: (703) 820-8300
  • 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: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Robert McGowan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: James (703) 820-8300
  • Entertainment: Live Bands on Saturday Nights
  • Special Events & Promotions: Mon-Fri
    Afternoon Delights & Half-priced Raw Bar from 4pm-7pm & 10pm-12midnight.

    Monday Trivia Night
    From 7-9 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 Happy Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Wanting steak, we decided on Clyde's and they filled the bill, very well!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The brunch quiche and smoked salmon plate were both outstanding, as were he blueberry muffins. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a fine filet. but the most outstanding was the waiter. He was attentive, friendly, personable, and general nice to have."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with our dining experience at Clyde's Mark Center. Drinks, food, and service are consistently, reliably tasty and enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Server was inattentive, leaving us alone for long stretches. But he might just have had too many tables to cover."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We are familiar with Clyde's and it met our expectations."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nice spot for adult dining. Great service. If you are a gnocchi fan, go for the ricotta gnocchi as a side or a main dish! Totally worth it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Clyde's is always an outstanding spot for a fantastic meal - lunch, dinner, or just dessert and coffee. We have never had anything less than lovely service, and it has become one of "spots.""
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed a most pleasant dinner. Requested a quiet corner so we could have a good conversation without being overwhelmed by the surrounding noise usually so often found in a local popular restaurants. The food was good, well-prepared as requested, and the service was excellent by any measure. I'll be back again and again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Clyde's at Mark Center to friends and acquaintances."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Group of four and two trouts that both raved about, salmon, which was their monthly special, and a crab cake. All got gobbled up. Very good accompanying veggies and potatoes. Cap code mussels were unusual in that there were quite large, and the sauce was different with cooked chopped onions. Also devoured. Service was leisurely, but that was not a problem. Several model sailboats, three in the middle quite large, and various bits of nautical decor since the menu emphasizes seafood."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Clyde's is near to my father's retirement community and is where he most often wants to eat out, so we've been many times. The quality of the food and service can be counted on, and I appreciate their use of local produce. The food presentation seemed to have been kicked up a notch since our last visit. My father loves the crab cakes, which he orders most of the time. I'm a vegetarian who sometimes eats fish and have been very happy with both the fish and vegetarian dishes I've had there. This time I ordered the Wild Salmon special, which was excellent. The menu has standard items (my father can get his crab cakes), but also has specials that change out seasonally, which provides variety that I appreciate."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was an excellent meal for Father's day- great selection and delicious food. The only thing was that it took 15 minutes for our waiter to come take our drink orders, and he was in-and-out for the entire meal. I didn't mind too much, since I know the restaurant was busy that day. When he *was* there, the waiter was excellent, helpful, and congenial."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our first Father's Day brunch and all 4 attendees had something different from the Brunch selections. We shared a platter of oysters and clams as an appetizer. The food came quickly, was plated beautifully and consumed with gusto. We have lived in the DC area for 4 decades and I wasn't sure what to expect of this franchise. BUT, it really was a wonderful meal, big booth and lots of wonderful nautical decor which fit the theme of Dad's Day perfectly. We'll be happy to go back for another dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was good, service was okay, wine list pretty pedestrian"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We go to Clyde's based on the monthly specials 2 or 3 times a year and always are made happy. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great all around! Had a Reuben and a Rachel and we loved them both. Great service!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Clyde's always provides good food at moderate prices presented in special ways. Clyde's Mark Center always provides great food & great atmosphere (& knowledgeable servers)."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Three of us. Two who had not been here in a while; they marveled at the variety and interest of the menu. But they settled for just the juicy burgers tasting of the grill. I had the lobster roll which would not past muster up north -- small diced lobster, overcooked. Very good quick and attentive service."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is a good place to meet to have a luncheon meeting. Will definitely return again. I wished I could remember our Waiter's name. He was EXCELLENT!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Clyde's at Mark Center continues to fill the bill for special occasions. Ambience is excellent and food good. Our service was not as good as usual this time but I don't believe the service we had this past weekend represents Clyde's norm. I recommend eating here and will return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Stopped around 10:30 for a light something after a concert. Attentive service. Just sliders and burgers but very well done with the taste of the grill, juicy, and cooked exactly as ordered."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've been to Clyde's a number of times for dinner and enjoyed it...the food, service, atmosphere. Last Friday night had 6:30 reservation for three. Waiter was too intrusive and lingering for my taste; also called me darlin' repeatedly, which I find offensive. It took far, far too long to receive our entrees...at least a half hour, perhaps longer. After ordering gnocchi I received a seafood stew in error and the waiter was quite surprised, mistakenly saying I had considered the seafood dish, which I had not even noticed on the menu. Eventually my companions ate their entrees as I waited for a replacement. We left at 8:45, not even considering dessert because all three of us were annoyed and had no desire to stay longer."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I just decided to go out on a Thursday. More and more Clyde's in the place for us. Good food, choices that change and good desserts. We appreciate the effort to use locally grown produce. They also remember us as frequent diners."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Try the strawberry shortcake. It is unbelievably good."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fun night with family. It wasn't clear the half price raw bar was only for bar patrons so that was a disappointment. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistent. The food is always good. My friend got the curry chicken salad and I got the cheeseburger. Both were great. The service was good. I have been to this restaurant many times and will be back. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Always delicious and wonderful service, exciting menu, and beautiful decor"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have eaten at this Clydes before but ate in the "Adirondack" room for the first time. I loved the moose over the mantel and the wood work of the room. We had fun looking around the room. I had the crab cake with the fresh asparagus salad and my husband had the trout and oysters. Everything was very fresh and delicious. They served us a complimentary piece of cake because it was our anniversary. We had to ask for bread."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Clydes. We ask for Mona as she is so personable and a great server. The menu changes every few months and the pork belly tacos are back- try them! They also have a great wine list at reasonable prices. Glad to have this in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Two of us ordered fish tacos and we both said the fish tacos were terrible....fried fish on tacos? For the first time I was disappointed in Clyde's food. Needless to say the food was not finished."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We usually come with our Aunt and Uncle when they visit from NYC. Perhaps it being the Sunday of Memorial weekend had something to do with the service. Our waitress was slow in taking the plates off the table and did not ask if we would like another glass of wine. Overall, an excellent place to take these NYC foodies but I think Monroe's or Tempo would have been a better choice as I have never had a bad meal or bad service at either place."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience at Clyde's. Plenty of parking, an extensive menu of interesting choices, consistent quality, fantastic but unobtrusive service and great ambience -- Clyde's has become my go-to restaurant, in spite of being a little out of the way for me."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "You can count on a menu with varied & seasonal selections -- every one delicious! -- @ Clyde's ! Consistently done well from farm to kitchen to table. The atmosphere is friendly & welcoming; the management is accommodating! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "When we can't figure out or can't agree on what our cravings are, we head to Clyde's at Mark Center. The service is always impeccable, the food is great, and the ambiance at any Clyde's is well thought out and attractive, and downright interesting. We rarely leave our neighborhood (Del Ray) for dining, but we will make the trek for Clyde's. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014