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The Tomato Palace
The Tomato Palace

The Tomato Palace Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com/tomato
  • Phone: (301) 596-4050
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tom Lozupone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Little Patuxent Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in side lot of rear lot (on Little Patuxent Parkway)
A word from The Tomato Palace
The atmosphere is casual and fun, with colorful graphics enlivening the walls and menus. Seating is ample for families; and the whimsical tomato chairs by furniture maker Peter Danko are always a favorite. In warm weather there are 50 seats beneath the arbor for outdoor dining by the lake.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was better than I expected, tasty, while simple but well prepared"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our food was extremely oily and ruined the meal. The taste of the food was ok, but I felt like there was too much olive oil. I got the Atlantic Salmon with plain green beans and potatoes. The bottom of the plate was covered in oil similar to the dipper oil for the bread. Our server was great though and made the experience at least somewhat enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "They no longer serve their famous garlic knots, but the bread was good."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Two delicious filets on one plate! Lovely server....$100 bottle of wine. How can you beat it? Second best mussel and wine sauce appetizer (favorite is in Naples, FL). Plenty of good service....Got to go back soon!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "While portions are plenty for the price, the flavors were just mediocre. I would have been happier with a flavor packed smaller portion for the same cost."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It seems this place has so much potential. Situated only yards from Lake Kittamaqundi, you'd think the restaurant would pop. A little more attention is needed in the interior aesthetics. To get to the restroom, you must navigate through a mini maze. It seems the place was a bit cold & somewhat disconnected. The meals were very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We received a very generous portion of salad for the side salad price. My pasta was excellent. They have $10 bottles of wine that are decent. I even wrote down the wines for a future purchase for my son's wedding. Server was pleasant and friendly. We will go back soon. Can't believe we didn't know about this place even though we live 15 minutes away. Open Table was convenient too. Thanks."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Tomato Palace is a nice slightly above average restaurant where you can get good food at reasonable prices. We've been going there for years and it would be nice if they changed up the menu a bit more. It seems to stay basically the same and gets a bit boring."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Every time we go to the Tomato Palace we ask ourselves why we don't visit more often. The food is always good, it's busy but not chaotic, and the service is great. We're going to make a point of making this a regular stop."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great place for a date. Waitress was very attentive even though she was probably swamped with other tables. Food was amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I highly recommend this restaurant. Great food, prices and service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love coming to Tomato Palace - this was probably our 5th visit with our kids (ages 8 and 5). They have a great kids menu with many choices, and the regular menu has so many choices it makes selecting your dinner difficult... The atmosphere is energetic, with an open kitchen where you can see the brick-oven for pizzas. Service has always been very good, and we have never had any complaints. We have been back many times, and will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Tomato palace stands out as one of the few reasonably nice restaurants with reasonably good food, all at reasonable prices. The entrees are typically $10-15 and (at least right now) they have $10 bottles of wine, which is pretty amazing. I don't find the food mind blowing, but I haven't had anything bad. I actually like some of the food better than what they have at Clyde's next door (same owner), but TP has better prices, is quieter, and is less busy."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Leandra, our server is excellent and worked with us to have our order just right by us!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I've not visited The Tomato Palace in a few years, but we had a delightful dinner last Friday and this may become our new go-to local place. The food was delicious and the $10 wine list was good. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "we were finishing our xmas shopping and found the place via open table for a quick late lunch early dinner. food was good and service was nice.. even have a $10.00 wine bottle, not bad.. grin.."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Tomato Palace provides good food, nice atmosphere and attentive service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This was the third time I've dined at The Tomato Palace since discovering it a few months ago and I love it here. The food was delicious and served at just the right temperatures - I had the chicken parm and a 1/2 house salad, someone else enjoyed the chicken marsala and 1/2 caesar salad, while 2 others enjoyed their pasta and grilled chicken dishes. I particularly like the fact that you can order a 1/2 salad as an appetizer since the regular ones are huge. Service on all 3 occasions has been excellent - very friendly without being obtrusive. While it's owned by Clyde's, it bears no resemblance to the boisterous bar scene of that restaurant; it has a very comfortable atmosphere that you want to return to often, and we definitely will."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We've been going there for many years. It's always been a safe bet for good food and an upbeat atmosphere. Of late, TP has been reinventing itself. The new menu features high quality entrees at very reasonable prices including an excellent selection of $10 pizzas and pastas."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "This was the first time we visited The Tomato Palace but we're already planning a return visit next weekend. The food was very good with portions that were just right - we didn't leave overly stuffed nor still hungry. The hostess was very friendly and Leandra, our server, couldn't have been nicer or more professional. She was attentive without being intrusive and made sure all of our meals were to our liking. The food was very good. My husband had the salmon and he said it was one of the best prepared dishes he's ever had. My chicken parm was delicious and was big enough for my dinner the next night. The soups were well prepared and the salads were crisp and fresh. The prices were very affordable. We can't wait to return."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We have been here a number of times and find the food consistently well prepared and good basic Italian cooking. Dishes are well priced and wine list though limited has good selections. Overall pricing is family oriented and the service is excellent. Every time I have been there the wait staff has been outgoing and friendly and they know the menu. Overall very good place to go for a good meal."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We were in and out for lunch in a reasonable time which is nice for working folks. The steak on my friend's salad wasn't cooked very well and the kitchen gave her the wrong dressing (not the waitresses fault), but apparently the kitchen staff was new so maybe they were still settling in. Hopefully we just caught them on a bad day. Otherwise the service was great, the staff was friendly, and the menu was extensive!"
    Dined on 8/19/2013