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Tower Oaks Lodge
Tower Oaks Lodge

Tower Oaks Lodge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com
  • Phone: (301) 294-0200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Eng
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private cocktail parties in the Saranac Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Any Manager (301) 294-0200
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday: Half-Price Wine
    Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner
    Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner
    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: Wootten Parkway
  • Public Transit: Bus 81, Monday - Friday until 7:30pm
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available. Complimentary valet parking offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
A word from Tower Oaks Lodge
With the look and feel of one of the "Great Camps" of the Adirondacks, Tower Oaks Lodge serves an American-style saloon menu. Adjacent to a 21-acre nature preserve, Tower Oaks Lodge is located just off I-270. The raw bar features oysters from both coasts.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "It's a good combination of food, wine, service, and ambiance. I like to take out-of-town visitors, there. The menu has something for everyone."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My mom took me to lunch at Tower Oaks yesterday, for the first time, and I was pleasantly surprised! The food was better than expected and our waiter was very courteous and sweet."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "some of us loved what we got, other items were so, so. The chicken wing appetizer was soggy and not crispy a real disappointment. the fish entrees were great. The new turkey sandwich on the menu was not a good substitute for the chicken salad sandwich that was not longer offered. The steak salad had cheese, which I don't think was mentioned on the menu."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I frequent Tower Oaks Lodge for business and family dinners. Several of my entrees over the past several years were not that great: creative but strange food combinations, tough steak, etc. To be fair I would say that 75% of my experiences have been very good. This past Sunday I had the swordfish over a bed of the freshest, lightly cooked summer veggies and a tasty, ephemerally crispy shrimp appetizer both of which were delicious. Because of some so-so dishes in the past, I have been careful about what I order. After this Sunday, I'm going to try some of the chef's special creations."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "A great meal. The swordfish special (over corn and green bean succotash) was excellent and healthy eating."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The tomato salad appetizer was fabulous, as was all the food, except the New York Strip was very fatty. Also, the room we were in was a little noisy, but all in all the atmosphere was very nice."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My friend and I came for a working brunch, and we stayed for a couple hours. The staff never made us feel unwelcome, was attentive, and answered our questions with ease (we are planning an event there in the fall). The woodsy atmosphere is unique and basically fantastic overall. Also, I accidentally left my wallet and they were so nice about it and kept it safe until I was able to return - I am happy to recommend tower oaks to anyone and am happy to be planning a brunch there within the next few months!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is a great place to meet with people with various foodie preferences: steak, fish, salad accompanied by innovative and refreshing cocktails and topped off with a light and delicious desert. Great wait staff."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Two starter courses made a full meal. Good hot coffee to finish the meal. Very tasty."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Anniversary dinner for two. We were on time, and were seated immediately. We had drinks, delicious fried calamari with lemon peppers. She had rare steak, I had Atlantic swordfish, both were great. Good noise level, did not have to raise our voices but did not worry about other diners listening in or trying to tune us out. Coffee and dessert. Attentive waitstaff. Fancy cocktails were only so-so, next time I'll stick with standard choices. It was a great evening. Tower Oaks Preserve is one of our "go-to- restaurants for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Very good food, great service, and great ambiance. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Always great food, the decor is cool, get great service."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We has excellent fresh North Atlantic oysters-- very well prepared--and split great eggplant and swordfish entrees."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My husband and I frequent all of the Clydes' restaurants. Tower Oaks is near us, and is gorgeous inside and out. The service is great and the food is terrific. We go there particularly to take friends who have never been and folks visiting from out of town. They are always impressed."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This is my go-to restaurant for special occasions!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I always enjoy Clyde's Tower Oakes, but was disappointed by my experience this last time. The prices have all gone up by 1-2 dollars per entree and the single crab cake I ordered was just a bit bigger than a half dollar. I got a spoonful of corn and 3 potato wedges all for the low, low price of $17.95. Really??? I left the restaurant still hungry and another person in our party did not like his fish entree. I understand that everything is more expensive now, but stop jacking up the prices and reducing portion size. Clyde's was always my 'go to' place.....not so sure anymore."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love to bring out-of-town visitors, or anyone who loves the outdoors, to Tower Oaks Lodge. The decor is so much fun - there is something interesting and beautiful everywhere you look! And the food is very good and reasonably priced. It also doesn't hurt that there's a portrait of one of my ancestors, Cornplanter of the Seneca Nation, on the wall!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Unlike the other restaurants in Clyde's chain, this one actually has totally separate rooms for dining and is much quieter than the others. After walking down a lit ramp from entrance/bar into the dinning area with walls lined with animal heads, we were seated at a table by the window that looked out onto woods. Wonderful. I felt like we were truly at a hunting lodge. The wine was great but my salmon was over cooked. My friend said her steak was excellent. In spite of the Friday night rush and crowd the waitress did not rush us out and she was very friendly and attentive. A great place for a special occasion or just to have a fun night out for a reasonable price."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Interesting & varied menu, some unusual dishes, good service & very different & impressive ambiance."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The entire dinner was wonderful. I love Clyde's in Rockville because it has a very unique and beautiful atmosphere. Having lived in Reston, VA, for a long time, I experienced Clyde's before. This is very different. The staff is very thoughtful and thorough. My future stepson is a vegatarian/vegan and found something good to eat but you should have more options. I had wanted to talk to someone about a potential wedding party of 10 at Clyde's at Tower Oaks Lodge. I stated this in my initial reservation and asked the waiter about it. He said he would check and see if the person was available. I never heard back about it. So, I did not pursue it. I would still like to speak to someone about this. Thank you. Riva"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The lunch my companion and I had was just "good"... as indicated on the scores above, the ambience us pleasant, the service is friendly, the place was a bit noisy, my quiche was bland. I would not recommend the quiche... all in all, without being too condescending, an OK experience. Nonetheless, I will go back."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Menu was average--no specialite. Value for price was no better than average. Service was average. Room is beautiful. Noise level is high."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Tower Oaks Lodge is always dependable for good food and good service. They are also good for honoring reservations for the time you made them without excuses why your table isn't ready. The summer menu for 2014 is good. It is not my favorite by any means and I think there are far too many sandwiches on it. I am sure the vegetarians are pleased with it as there are a number of "faceless" offerings. The Cajun chicken fettuccini was very good. Just spicy enough and not overrun with pasta. Service was well paced. Our server was Patrick and he is both efficient and fun!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great staff..... horrible food. Took my wife today to enjoy a good dinner and that did not happen. The humus was all oily and bland. The chicken my wife ordered the cook must have forgot to use seasoning... the egg plant bruschetta was fried in old oil and we all know how yummy that taste is. And when I got my plated the falafel burger which sounded great till I tasted the old oil its fried in along with the fries. To say I was disappointed is an understatement I rather go to the Clydes in DC. The Rockville chef might want to call for some seasonings and cooking tips."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "After going downtown to see defending the caveman we took our wives to tower oaks lodge for a nice meal and good conversation. We started off by each having a drink from the bar. Drinks were very good. We each ordered something different and yet the food and the service was so good. The waiter keep checking back to make sure everything was ok. I would go back to tower oaks lodge in a heart beat. Service and food was very very good. No complaints at all."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "delicious food and great service. however, I wish there were more meal options for vegetarians."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I meet a friend occasionally for dinner. We always try to find something conveniently located for both of us. We've tried different places, but have since stopped trying and always go to Tower Oaks Lodge. We can always count on a great meal, good service and we enjoy the "lodge" decor. This time was no exception. The Haddock was wonderful, as was the Salted Caramel Bread Pudding dessert."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We eat at Tower Oaks a lot, and this was the first time that the service and food was not wonderful. We were there at 2pm (brunch). The server had too many tables assigned to him and was struggling to keep up. Bread took forever to come out and we had to ask twice. Trout came out fried, not broiled as requested. "Three egg" fritatta looked more like 1-½ - barely there on the plate. Challah french toast was nothing remarkable. Not sure I'd go back for brunch, as it was fairly disappointing."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Used to like going to Clyde's but this visit was not good. Salmon was way overdone. Burger was underdone. Waitress was nice but it took so long for her to bring the check once we'd asked for it. Will not be returning soon."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "For a high-caliber restaurant, I'd expect the server to be extremely well-versed in the menu options and recipes. I was dining with a friend with an extreme (but uncommon) food allergy. When asked if items on the menu had the allergen, the waiter didn't know. He went to the kitchen 3 times to find out. This was frustrating as it took time and interrupted the conversation repeatedly. The situation should have been handled by a visit from the chef to find out my friend's likes/dislikes and allergies. A 2 minute conversation would have saved some worry about the meal's content and whether she'd be leaving in her car or an ambulance."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is a great place to eat with an interesting atmosphere. I have been there 3 times and each time the food and service is consistently excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Each room is decorated differently, but has a constant canoe theme. The exterior as you enter the property has a large wooden arch way as if you are indeed entering a hunting lodge. My grandson was amassed at the decor which held his attention while eating. I would recommend a tour of each room including the bar area. This is a large restaurant that can accommodate groups. You will not be disappointed. I would advise making reservations."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I love the ambiance. Like eating in a National Park. Great waiters. Excellent menu."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is one of our old stand-bys as the food is always good and the atmosphere is great. The French martinis are great, but ask the waiter to find the bartender who makes them the best. Two people at our table had the steak special and said it was good. I had catfish and it was so-so; somewhat dry and overcooked."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A terrific spot for fun dining in a great western lodge and Adirondacks decor. Lots of parking. Good service, no pressure to move along and rush the meal. Nice outdoor setting with the fish ponds along the balcony entry fromthe parking lot. Good value"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Service was very pleasant; appropriate for my business lunch."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We have been to Tower Oaks Lodge many times and there is a reason for that. The food is always good the service is always professional and the atmosphere is always comfortable. Right now I would highly recommend the Tomato Salad."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The server was amazing and the food was great. It is always good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We visit Clyde's Columbia location frequently. Since our guest lives in Rockville, we thought we would give Tall Oaks a try. We were pleasantly surprised at the upscale ambiance at this location. Loved that aspect. Food was Clyde's food. Dependable, consistent, good. I had the monthly special (filet) which was very good. Spouse and guest had the Rockfish, and while enjoying it, said it did not rise to the level of that dish at similar restaurants. All in all though, a very enjoyable evening. Service as spotty, slow at times. The server was pleasant however, and knowledgeable as to the menu."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The July special, filet mignon with zucchini, fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, etc. was absolutely delicious and priced well. We appreciated that there was an option for a 5 oz. filet. We purchased a bottle of the suggested wine, which was perfect with the filet. Kyle Casey, our server, was perfectly professional and friendly. We do not usually get dessert, but his recommendation of the blackberry pie was tempting, so we ordered one to share. Kyle did not let us down! The pie was delicious. Thank you, TOL, for another wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is our favorite spot in Montgomery County for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/18/2014