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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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We went to celebrate a wedding anniversary. My wife felt the menu was quite limited and we were not informed of any specials. She ended up ordering a hamburger with fries. I had the filet mignon, which was good but not outstanding. It was cooked as ordered, but the quality of the beef wasn't as good as I would have expected. As far as ambiance, the noise level was high. Our waiter was reasonably attentive but pre-occupied with a large table close by so we had to flag him down when we needed his attention for things like bread and butter."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is my favorite place for a good, relatively quick meal. We had the wild salmon salad and wild salmon entree. Both were excellent. Would definitely order again. (If getting the entree, consider asking for double veggies rather than the orzo salad.)"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The steak salad at this restaurant was not nearly as good as the same one at the Clydes in Town Center Reston."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent, service was wonderful and friendly and the restaurant was fairly quiet due to our early seating time. Very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Hands down our favorite restaurant in Montgomery County for all the years we lived there. We have just moved to Florida, but are going back for a visit in August and we will be making a dinner reservation at Tower Oaks!!!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "From the host stand to the waitstaff the employees for accomodating and polite. Truly a joy. I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Meet my date at the bar then moved to the dining area. The staff was especially polite and gracious. Treated us like old friends and made us feel welcome. The food and drinks are top shelf. quite enough to talk but nice ambiance so no one was listening into our conversation. Stayed all night."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "the food was excellent but there was not enough of it. the veggies were very scarce."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Pretty setting, excellent service, but the noise level prohibited conversation across the table. Food obviously prepared with great care, but so over salted that it was neither tasty nor pleasant. Even salad was over salted--ruining the freshness of the ingredients. When food is not edible, it doesn't matter how cute the environment is nor how pleasant the servers were."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Always a great experience. Friendly service, very nice surroundings, good food, lots of choices."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "As usual, TOL did not disappoint. The host and waitstaff were super courteous and attentive - and the food was first rate. We'll be coming back again and again to be sure."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "An excellent and pleasant dining experience. Since salmon is a favorite of mine I wanted to be certain that I enjoyed it one more time while it was on special this June. The asparagus and quinoa accompaniment was also delicious. My husband enjoys the liver and is appreciative that they will prepare it although it is not on the current menu. We always enjoy the beautiful setting of this place. All goes together for a most pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The brunch menu has something for everyone. Where else can you get a steak salad and a stuffed donut in the same meal?! The steak salad was a good size for a full meal; split three-ways, it would make a nice a salad course. The steak was tender. Split the donut with a friend as a little-something-sweet after the main course."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We sat in the bar to see a soccer game. It was not crowded. We had half price oysters and shrimp cocktails and a few drinks and later dinner. Everything was good and our team won."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I like using OpenTable because it is very easy to do and you know exactly what times are available when making the reservations. It is much quicker and smoother than calling and talking to an individual on the phone."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Was a very nice, different place to eat. Was worried about having to dress up but shorts, etc are all acceptable. Everyone was dressed how they wanted to be comfortable. To look at the place you wouldn't think that, especially with the valet parking. Can't say anything bad about the food or the service; didn't wait very long at all for your food. Desserts were especially delicious and the "cupcake of the day" is a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Clyde's Tower Oaks is consistently good food. Prices are moderate. We often have the monthly specials. We enjoy meeting friends there because it is handy. It is a beautiful restaurant and surrounds, but parking can be a problem."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch at Tower Oaks and were surprised at how many empty tables there were. Has this place lost some of its customer base?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was very disappointed in the service. I had put on the reservation that this was a special anniversary dinner and that was not mention by the server. She coped an attitude because we had already got drinks from the bar before we were seated. Two of the dinner dishes (fish dishes)were good. The steak was full of fat and could barely be eaten. It was not cooked as ordered. The Steak salad had an interesting mix of greens but was ok. We were never offered dessert and brought our check right at the end of the meal with out asking. It was like the server was in a hurry to get us out of the restaurant. I haven't been in awhile and not sure I will go back. The restaurant was very busy so I guess they no longer care about service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Predictably: Service is flawless, Menu is always evolving and seasonably reflective, Food is delivered on-time, and as promised. Always a safe dependable choice."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "For me Tower Oaks Lodge is a neighborhood restaurant. I have been there for brunch, lunch and dinner and have always found something delicious to eat. Their salads are so fresh and crisp that they need little dressing to make them a taste treat. This time I took advantage of the salmon special entree, which was quite good. I find the portions to be appropriately sized - quite ample yet just enough. Not only would I recommend this restaurant to a friend, but I have several times."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I've gone to Tower Oaks several times, usually with my grandparents since it's in their neighborhood. Usually I'm very happy with it and the food is delicious, but OpenTable asked me to review my specific visit so unfortunately it's not as good a review as it might be otherwise. In principle there was nothing wrong--the food was amazing (I had the catfish, paired with a very tasty Côtes du Rhône blanc). The only downside was that we visited during a US game in the World Cup, and other patrons watching the game were downright unruly. Maybe we should have anticipated that...I just wish the staff had asked if we were interested in the game or not (we were not) and given us the option to sit somewhere quieter."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Tower Oaks offers a variety of rooms and settings. Our brunch was in the Tack Room which is warm and cozy. Our service was excellent as was our meals. Look forward to our next brunch there."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My friends and I really enjoy going to Tower Oaks for dinner. We tend to meet there because it's convenient for all of us. Moreover, the ambience is welcoming, the food delicious and the noise level is acceptable."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My second visit here and was not nearly as impressive as the first. Much noisier since we were seated near the bar area versus another dining room. Menu also changed - again not as impressive. Last time I could not decide from all the wonderful offerings - this time I could not decide from the lack of wonderful offerings. Service was ok. Some of my fellow diners had offers of repeated refills but some were completely ignored. Crabcake was on the small and had more filler than I liked. Wished they stop serving desserts in jelly jars when they should be presented as an actual slice of dessert ... the flourless choc cake, vanilla something, and strawberry mousse better presented as a layered dessert than a cup of layers."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "VERY noisy. Food is OK (typical Clyde's fare) but server was very rushed in asking for orders before we even had a chance to look at the menu even though we were probably the last seating at 8:00 PM."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Tower Oaks has the best chef in town. Great menu!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I love everything about this restaurant. Food is always good. The service is always excellent. The staff are always very accommodating. I always ask for the same table because I need a quiet table since my husband has a fractured larynx and my mother does not hear well. Also need a good place to put her walker. The staff are terrific and patient. Also, they will split a plate for you so two people can share, substitute fruit for French fries, bring the scoop of ice cream that goes with the dessert in a separate bowl. What more can I say. I have not had a bad meal in several years of eating at this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "It's always a pleasure to visit Tower Oaks Lodge; the kids love it and so do the adults. This last time we had just adults and enjoyed a very pleasant and quiet meal together. Everyone loved their food, especially the crab cakes and cream of crab soup. My salmon was a tad overdone, but still very tasty. The milkshakes are to die for. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our father's day brunch was great. The oysters were just amazing and the kids loved the stuffed donut."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was probably the most disappointing visit I have had to any Clyde's. The service was so so. The chicken in my sandwhich was like rubber and my daughter's chichen sandwhich had bones in it. Our waiter was more attentive to the large group he had."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Although I made a 6:30 PM reservation for Father's Day, I wasn't seated until 7 PM. Over booked or understaffed?"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My friend and I met for lunch at Tower Oaks Lodge in Rockville, MD. The place is huge but we had reservations and were seated right away. The ambiance is attractive and the menu varied. We both ended up having two appetizers each and shared a dessert. I had an asparagus salad -- which was a nice change of pace from the standard house or Caesar selections -- and Bang Bang Shrimp, which was delicious and just the right amount. My friend ordered fried calamari and a side salad. The server recommended a lemonciello dessert, which was excellent. The service was quite good and patient -- since we were catching up and stayed to chat quite a while."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The Brunch set for Father's Day was great. I liked the creative names each dish was given. However, my favorite was the Donut with Chocolate Bourbon cream and Candied Bacon. It was delicious and I wish I could have one right now. I had the Huevos Rancheros and they were very tasty because having them deconstructed made them lighter and you could taste each ingredient on it's own."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our family has been coming to Tower Oaks for years and have NEVER been disappointed. The food, service and ambiance are all fun and wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was our first time and we will be going back. We loved the ambience.. The crab cakes and hanger steak were delicious. My daughter loved the chili."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "They handle a large number of guests very efficiently."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Would go more often, but seems they don't accept reservations for groups larger than four..."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This was a Fathers Day Dinner. We had a wonderful meal with drinks and can't wait to visit it again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner with some friends. I love the back room with the view of the trees. It is much more quiet and relaxing than the other rooms. Our server was fantastatic and The white sangria was very good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014