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Clydz
Clydz

Clydz Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydz.com
  • Phone: (732) 846-6521
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 7:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Orlando Ramos & Justin Quint
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Large groups only. Please contact the restaurant for details and availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Cassandra Perjesy (732) 846-6521

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Street and Elm Row
  • Public Transit: The restaurant is just 2 blocks from the New Brunswick train station, on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located directly across the street from the Middlesex County Courthouse. City parking lots, garages and metered parking surround the restaurant.
A word from Clydz
Clydz is a lively New Brunswick destination with a subterranean atmosphere, reminiscent of a 1920's speakeasy. The freshly rose-petaled entrance is a prelude to a truly unique dining experience. At Clydz, the fare is anything but ordinary. The menu is comprised of "exotic" Contemporary American Cuisine, showcasing items such as kangaroo, ostrich, wild boar and python. Traditional favorites such as filet Mignon, scallops and duck are well worth the visit.

The cuisine is not the only element that sets Clydz apart from the rest. The trendy bar, enhanced by fish tanks and fireplaces, offers an extensive and adventurous martini and cocktail selection. Clydz own “private label” vodka was introduced fall ’11 with great success.

When making a reservation please keep in mind, tables will only be held 15 minutes past the reservation time. Due to high volume during dinner, an $18 food minimum per person is required. Reservations for cocktails only are not accepted.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Clydz was a fantastic treat. First impressions are misleading. Clydz is a walk down restaurant ,when you walk in you go right into the bar and to the back is the walkup dining room. Our first thought was a 1920's speak easy type of place . Known for their vast selection of martini's and gourmet foods. Karina our server was well versed in the fare and was a great help in selecting our meals. Exotic choices on the menu included Llama and Kangaroo. The food and service was outstanding and attentive . Clydz is a must if you are in New Brunswick , NJ."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went to Clyde's during restaurant week, which made it a busy night, but a great night to splurge on dinner! at 25% off the total bill, Clyde's had a GREAT deal for restaurant week. So great that we plan to go back this week. The food is always amazing, the staff always gives great customer service, and we had an overall great night."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Pretty good place for a nice evening. Food was very good. Didn't taste any truffle in the mac and cheese with bacon and truffle, however."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent the service was professional and knowledgable and the atmosphere unique"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was a return to restaurant and pleasantly surprised Will go back"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Affordable yet unusual dishes. Details are not ignored. Good place for meat lovers. A few more vegetarian dishes could be added. My favorite restaurant in New Brunswick."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time we've gone to Clydz and loved it the same as before....the food is excellent and different, something sorely missing in South Jersey! The selection of game was incredible, but something for everyone. The service is wonderful and they pay attention if you are going to the theater to make sure you are out on time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Clydz was a true find--exotic cuisine (including uncommon meats such as kangaroo, alligator, etc.) exquisitely prepared. It was a slow night, but I believe that our waiter would have been equally attentive even if it was busy--he was excellent! One glitch (a mistake on the part of the waiter) was instantly acknowledged and compensated for by an offer of free dessert--made before we ordered dessert. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "With so many places to choose from to me it speaks volumes when you find that one place that keeps you coming back and Clydz is that place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I took a few customers here for dinner and everything was awesome."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "There are so many exotic dishes, in sense that finding python, rabbit, kangaroo on the menu is quite uncommon, that ti was a pleasant task to choose. Well prepared and well presented. A very pleasant dining room and knowledgeable, attentive, friendly service made our Saturday night dinner most enjoyable. They had a nice selection of wines, including by the glass, to complement the menu. Worth a try and I already have recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Just had a business meeting at Clydz and everyone was impressed including our foodie in the group. extremely interesting menu with lots of game items on it including some exotics. Duck confit deviled eggs were awesome as was the antelope burger, Great speakeasy like bar area with tons of special mixed drinks and quiet fine dining area behind it. Perfect atmosphere: not too stuffy or fancy but at the same time not casual. will go again"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "If you like to experiment with Martinis, this is your place! The drink menu is expansive and the food is excellent! Many exotic choices, including Kangaroo, Antelope, Wild Boar, Python sausage... We stayed more mainstream with the Strip Steak and Scallop dishes, and they were great! Excellent service! The servers cover for each other, so there is never a time that you need to wait for anything. Being so close to the State Theatre, they make a point to make sure that you get what you need when you need it! Highly recommended! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious -- salmon was cooked perfectly, medium rare, as I had requested. The pork chop special was also delicious."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Recently, I took my girlfriend out for a special dinner and Clydz was recommended to me by a few friends. They have a unique selection of meat and an expansive cocktail list. We ordered Alligator in a Blanket and it was absolutely delicious and juicy. I was recommended the Italian Ice cocktail by my waiter, which turned out to be delicious. I ordered the Kangaroo Loin and my girlfriend ordered Filet Mignon. The food was absolutely delicious and filling. The Creme Brûlée was a fantastic desert and the Decadence desert cocktail was delicious and rich. It was a great meal at a great restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Very nice place for a special occasion. Eclectic menu. Such as kangaroo and bison. Very good no matter what you get. Will give your taste buds a joy ride. Drink menu very awesome too. Very tasty. The desert was amazing.... They even laid out rose pedals on our table and put a candle in my wife's creme brulé for her birthday. What a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "When it comes to quality, this place does not mess around. The specialty drinks are mixed to perfection. You can certainly tell, the servers have good training as each drink is a work of art. Ladies, I would reccomend the drink called the "Holiday Inn." If you are looking to try something you've never had before, Clydz serve exotic meets prepared to perfection. If you are want unique food, quality drinks, excellent service or a good bar scene, you must go here!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I picked this spot for my boyfriend's 26th birthday. He loves trying new and exciting things and Clydz delivered this! We had snake, alligator, venison, boar, bone marrow, among other great exciting dishes. The bar beverage list was extensive and just as exciting. On my reservation I wrote that it was to celebrate a birthday and because of this they added rose petals to our table, put a candle on our dessert, and received the dessert for free! Had a great time, and definitely worth the money we spent."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It's a happy place. Food is always very good, service is always professional, friendly - and the martini list is alone worth the trip. Cozy for a date, roomy for a group - Clydz makes it work for all. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My fiance and I love to come here for birthdays and engagements. Great food, great service. Sometimes a loud party can be seated as they occasionally will host a big group. But for the most part when we come it is a great, quiet place to eat."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Second time in several months and both times we were impressed. The quality of the food and service is top notch. They even offer half portions!! Go enjoy."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food & service. Wait staff especially attentive w/o being bothersome. Varied & unusual menu choices"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was the perfect spot for an upscale dinner, just blocks from the State Theatre. I had the rabbit over risotto and my hubby had the kangaroo (forgot what was with it). Both meals were very tasty and certainly plentiful. The wine list is extensive with bottles in every price range. This was our second time prior to a show and I'll think we'll do the same next time."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Pure perfection from soup to nuts- excellent martinis and incredible variety of high quality food! Magnificent,"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Great food Great Bar everything was fantastic. A perfect night before the show. First drinks at the bar with a great bartender. Then a perfect table with a great meal and wonderful sevice. They even gave me a free glass of wine."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We went on a very rainy evening before a show. Review: Caipirinha not authentic but ok. House Salad good-one of the best my spouse has had. Rabbit dish fair- cooked nicely but risotto with lots of onions. Lamb dish good. We did not have dessert. Staff was great and accommodating! Tables were low and I am short. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Can't say enough about alert and accommodating service staff. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food at Clydz is a bit on the pricy side for New Brunswick, but it is masterfully created and served. And if you've always wanted to try wild game, this is the place to check it out. Items like Alligator, Antelope, Bison and Rabbit adorn the menu. And there are other dishes for those not interested in trying wild game. Cocktail list is three pages long and the place is filled with college people at the bar. The restaurant is more sedate but the noise does tend to carry over from the bar. Not too bad that you can't have a conversation, but still louder than a quiet, intimate restaurant would warrant."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Very good Dinner. We enjoy the variety of the menu. Tomato Bisque outstanding and the Kangoro Loin, cooked to perfection. We have eaten at Clydz for years and it always is consistant and first quality."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I was on a date... The acoustics were horrible. I had to shout to my date. When the server came to wait on us, he was shouting the specials of the day to us. Romantic? Not. I could hardly swallow my food it was like being at chucky cheese with kids...only these were adults. Not a great fun night. ugh"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Although Clydz is an opportunity to experience food you won't easly find anywhere else the obvious elbow to the jaw( no apology), plates in the face loud drawn out service just about drowns out the unique menu. Overcrowded and understaffed bar means slow slow slow drinks. Begging for water and a less disruptive staff left us all disappointed. We wanted to love it. The python meat is overwhelmed with spices to the point you really don't know you are eating snake which cheats you out of an experience. The Kangaroo was great. I always loved Clydz but I can't afford to leave with disappointed clients again. Sorry."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Was introduced to this restaurant and had a great dinner before the theatre. two weeks later i returned with friends and was very satisfied. The service, from waitress to manager was exceptional"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "clydz has a really interesting menu, with a lot of exotic choices and game tastings. I'm a vegetarian (thought I eat fish) so my friend and I just sampled a bunch of apps because their non-meat choice for dinner were limited. Crab cucumber salad, ahi tuna and avocado tartare and grilled octopus were all delicious. The portabella lobster stack was the only item that wasn't very good--the lobster was very tough and chewy. We couldn't even cut it. The martinis as always were superb. I can never go without having at least two or three!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Clyde's did not disappoint us. The menue has exotic and standard entrtes. The waiter was superb. The food second to none.."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "If you ever go...get the mac-n-cheese. You will not regret it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fabulous martini menu and delicious food, including exotic fare like kangaroo loin and alligator. More traditional options as well. Love that some entrees are available in petite portions, which make it totally feasible to share a few appetizers first and enjoy dessert afterward."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food at lunch was good as always, but the new desserts were fabulous. The banana spring rolls were sublime. The chocolate medley, sublimer!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Martinis are out of this world and the Dinner Menu has Kangaroo Loin that is amazing. If you want something new and exotic you should try this place out."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Order the Game tasting - a special treat for those adventurous enough to try!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Clydz has an eclectic menu that lives up to the hype. Each of our dishes was superb and the service was stellar. I will most definitely return to Clydz and consider it as well for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/15/2014