Clyde's of Gallery Place
Clyde's of Gallery Place

Clyde's of Gallery Place

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com/
  • Phone: 2023493700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5pm; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Clay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Emily Palm for more information.
    202.349.3700
    gpevents@clydes.com
  • Special Events: Father's Day Brunch & Dinner
    Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
    Christmas Eve Dinner on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014
    New Year's Eve on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Getting there

  • Cross Street: G Street
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place/ Chinatown metro stop
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available at the Gallery Place parking garage off of 6th and H st. Clyde's validates for discounted price for up to 4 hours.

A word from Clyde's of Gallery Place
This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. Be sure to check out our newest addition, The Alley Bar, on your next visit.
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Clyde's of Gallery Place reviews from OpenTable diners
294 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (133)good for groups (127)special occasion (94)neighborhood gem (76)vibrant bar scene (67)great for brunch (61)fit for foodies (53)kid-friendly (51)romantic (48)late-night find (35)hot spot (32)notable wine list (23)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • The best thing about this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    The best thing about this place are the staff who went above and beyond!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went specifically for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    I went specifically for the Rockfish special, which is spectacular. Fresh and superbly prepared with a nice sauce which didn't overwhelm the fish. On past visits I have often found the food lacking (except for brunch, which is very good). I recall a seafood pasta dish that was inedible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hostess was very nice about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Hostess was very nice about changing our table to an area that was less noisy. The waitress was very personable and professional. We are frequent diners at Clyde's (most locations) and feel we get a great value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The three times I've been,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    The three times I've been, the service has been lacking. It wasn't incredibly busy, but somehow it keeps falling short. They could learn a thing or two from the staff at the Lodge in Rockville, which usually has excellent service. The grown up meals came five minutes before the kids meals !!! ;( Hmmmmm...... after we requested the kids meals come first.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like the vegetarian options,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    I like the vegetarian options, because they're not always centered around mushrooms and tofu. Two things I'm not a fan of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sit upstairs. Much better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Sit upstairs. Much better. Bar is too loud for any conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was a little slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    The service was a little slow and the waitress messed up one order.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    We were seated in the area that looks like a green house. It was a very relaxing atmosphere and felt like we were almost sitting outside. The food was very good too. I would recommend Clyde's to anyone!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We sat downstairs this time..we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    We sat downstairs this time..we usually are seated upstairs. The music was a bit loud downstairs so I would suggest turning it down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is the perfect place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    This is the perfect place for dinner before attending an event at the Verizon Center. Service was smooth, excellent, and fast. Food was very good. Ambience was great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive decor and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Impressive decor and ambience in one of Washington, D.C.'s most popular entertainment districts near the Verizon Center and Chinatown. Clyde's features hearty portions and tasty dishes for the price. Service was fair-to-average, but my impresssion was that our wait person was inexperienced. Parking was extremely difficult. Public transportation is nearby and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were expecting a full easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We were expecting a full easter brunch with buffett. We could only order from the regular menu. It was very dissapointing. I'm not sure if I would book online again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very average food. Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Very average food. Nothing special about this place, but the value is pretty good. This location seems to be quieter and less crowded than the Georgetown location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Sunday Brunch. Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Easter Sunday Brunch. Restaurant was out of cinnamon buns before brunch even began, which was very disappointing. Otherwise a typically pleasant Clyde's experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful bruch on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We had a wonderful bruch on Easter Sunday. The food was very good and the server was very pleasant and efficient. Unfortunately, there was a table of young people in the same room where we were seated who became extremely loud and disruptive at times. Otherwise, we enjoyed ourselves very much. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there for Easter Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We were there for Easter Sunday brunch and the menu choices were so so and the food seemed overprice for the quality and the quantity.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upstairs is the place to sit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Upstairs is the place to sit. Clyde's is reliable, with good food and drinks and a nice place to have brunch, lunch and dinner. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I just want to clarify on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    I just want to clarify on the service. I don't think our server was neglecting us, but I saw him at 4 or 5 other tables-definitely an overload that probably affected everyone's service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for our family Easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Went for our family Easter dinner with parents from Ohio. Very happy with the service, etc. It was a bit hectic at the door due to the NCAA tourney at the Verizon center but everything went smoothly. Most importantly, parents were more than satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was very rude and hard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Waiter was very rude and hard to find. Food was good, but the poor service is sufficent reason to avoid ths restaurant. When I advised the manager about the service, he was "sorry" for the sevice. The message was very clear he did not care either. First time in a very long time I tipped leass than 20%, I would advise the bar areaisadequate, look elsewhere for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great besides
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Everything was great besides the fact that the New Zealand sb wine was sold out. (Kim Crawford). And our waiter was a bit rude and sarcastic. I expected better from the Clydes Corporation, as I freqent Old Ebbitt and 1789 and have never had a bad waiter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a party of 4, including
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    We had a party of 4, including a 12 year old. I had the goat cheese salad, which was a disappointment. The lettuce was wilted and sparse, and the 9.99 price for it was a bit outrageous. Additionally, the 12 year old had the carrots/celery/dip plate, and it had a total of 8 veggie sticks. I would have thought that Clyde's could do a little better than that. The kid's sundae, however, was a hit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant was very noicy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Restaurant was very noicy the food was OK service was good until we needed the check. Then we were unable to find the waiter for 20 minutes. They also left dirty plates on the table for 30 minutes. When waiter was there he was freindly and attentive. Just couldnt find him anywhere when we needed the check.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Huge crowd because of basketball
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Huge crowd because of basketball tournament but honored our reservation immediately. Very good service in spite of the mob.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Consistently excellent food, ambiance, and service. My favorite place for lunch and dinner in the Penn Quarter/Archives/Gallery Place neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The NCAA Tourney was going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    The NCAA Tourney was going on and I suppose that is why it was so loud. The TV's were up all the way and we literally had to yell at each other across the table. Seems to me that if someone has a reservation, you would not put them in that enviroment, the upstairs would have been a totally different scene I am sure. Was very upset that we got put into that enviroment. Food was cold too.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We decided to have a drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    We decided to have a drink before being seated and they were great about holding our table for a half hour beyond our reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Consistently excellent food, service, ambiance. It is my default preference for restaurant dining in the Penn Quarter/Gallery Place neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Management should remind the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Management should remind the host that he is the first individual people interact with in the restaurant and that he needs to be NICE. Don't just shuffle people "upstairs and to the right."
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful, "clubby" decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Beautiful, "clubby" decor and great prices. Noisy and harried atmosphere. Good service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lamb stew was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Lamb stew was outstanding. Oyster stew is always very good but takes a long time to prepare. Booths are very nice. Some tables can be too close to other tables if you don't have a booth. Would encourage Clyde's to obtain extra hats for St. Patrick's day and make them available for purchase as many people were asking if hats were available.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i think they can do a better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    i think they can do a better job with their selection of wines by the glass. Their staff is always professional!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have dined here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    We have dined here many times and this is the first bad experience we have had. although the food was good, the service was slow, rude and utterly abysmal - it detracted from the entire dining experience. This is the first time I have ever had any reason to complain about this restaurant and have voiced my concerns to the manager.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful decor. We had brunch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Beautiful decor. We had brunch, the food was okay but seriously lacked presentation. The location is great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clyde's is a good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Clyde's is a good restaurant with a lively bar scene, mostly because of it's proximity to the Verizon Center. Many people wind up at Clyde's after their event of choice, including us. The food is consistently good, however, but better when you view the menu as a list of ingredients and come up with a combination that you would REALLY enjoy. Clyde's does an excellent job with all fish, steaks, and chicken dishes, but gets close to ruining everything with their sauces, especially the hollandaise. I have learned to get whatever sauce on the side and the meal is more enjoyable. The folks answering the phone can be rude occasionally, so Opentable your reservation! Service is usually very good and the deserts are BIG and gooey. Yum!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've found ALL of the Clyde's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    I've found ALL of the Clyde's restaurants to be very nice. The food is always good; the service is always friendly and prompt. I can count on the consistency and reliability of the chain. Another wonderful service they provide is the ability to make reservations. This really makes a difference when you have elderly people in your party.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friends and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    My friends and I had a wonderful time at Clyde's. The spot was chosen because we wanted to eat before heading to the Wizards game. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu, especially the drinks (which is what we enjoyed the most). I will return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you sit too close to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2008
    If you sit too close to the bar downstairs, the noise can be pretty overwhelming. Anywhere else in the restaurant, it's great. I've never had a bad meal at any of the Clyde's locations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent raw bar. 1/2 price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2008
    Excellent raw bar. 1/2 price oysters during happy hour M-Th. Bar gets loud and crowded before and after Caps games.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place. The soups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/28/2008
    I love this place. The soups are wonderful and the crab cakes are soooo good. Everything was fresh!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate