Tower Oaks Lodge
Tower Oaks Lodge

Tower Oaks Lodge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com/
  • Phone: 3012940200x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 3012940200x
  • Special Events: 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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Tower Oaks Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
498 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (228)neighborhood gem (220)great for lunch (218)good for groups (199)great for brunch (161)fit for foodies (110)vibrant bar scene (102)scenic view (90)romantic (89)kid-friendly (81)notable wine list (44)late-night find (34)hot spot (33)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Halfway to St. Patrick's Day
    Rhosue
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went there for dinner on the day that was halfway to St. Patrick's Day. A bagpipe player and a drummer were making their rounds to celebrate this special day! They agreed to play "Happy Birthday" to 2 of my friends who had recently celebrated birthdays. So while the restaurant was noisy with their music, I think it added to the charm of this place. I had a lobster pot pie - it was great to have lobster without paying a lot and doing all the work. The pot pie was tasty, although it could have used more vegetables. My friends all enjoyed their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level ruined the evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    While the food was good, the noise level was so high that my friend and I had to raise our voices to hear one another across the table. We almost left the restaurant. It was obnoxiously loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's okay..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have eaten here a number of times for a number of reasons..the place is huge and very interestingly decorated. There is always something to look at. The menu continues to change..which is good..and the food is tasty..not great..not bad..but somewhere comfortably in between. The one issue I have with this place is the noise level. There are 3 separate dining rooms plus a bar. We always seem to get seated next to the noisy groups..birthday celebrations, retirements, screaming kids..you name it. I don't undersand why they don't try to set aside one of the dining rooms for quiet diners. We'll go back, but we won't go out of our way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Celebrate
    tqstormrider6
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my parents here for a nice weekend dinner while they were in town, and we had a great time. The food was great and affordable, the decor is very rustic and classy, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent Quality
    George
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always consistent service, food, atmosphere at Tower Oaks. We had excellent service. The food was good although not great. Raw bar items are overpriced for what you get!! The 3 teeny, tiny clams, 1 shrimp , and 3 oysters were ridiculous to serve for $16. Beautiful tomato salad and as always, excellent crab soup. Was overcharged for the wine but by the time we realized it, had already paid and left the restaurant; ordered a half bottle and was charged for a full bottle!. Great dessert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dined with 5 other companions and all had great meals. The Haddock and Boom Boom shrimp are well recommended choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected
    cinamongirl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went on a recommendation and it was SO pretty inside. I can imagine it being even nicer with the fireplaces going and the view out the window of fall leaves. I had looked at the lunch menu online, but we were given brunch menus (3:00 on a Saturday). I had really wanted a pasta I had seen online, but there was a wide variety and everything we had was good. The service was top notch. Everyone who interacted with us was super friendly and not in a fake rehearsed kind of way. We will definitely go back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    JandKE
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We love the décor at The Lodge. You feel like you are dining at an upscale restaurant but with reasonable prices. We went specifically for the September lobster special. One member of our group was in a wheelchair and they located us at a spacious 4 top that allowed my dad to maneuver to and from the table without any difficulty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarvinVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The quality of food and service is above the average and new look menu works very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went there for a last minute lunch and enjoyed the lobster special. It was cooked perfectly. Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AlwaysEnjoyGoodFood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great raw bar! Combined with lobster dinner, this is fabulous dinning. We love to invite friends and family during this time of year because the ambiance is great and the food is varied so everyone has a choice that fits their taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; don't plan to converse
    Sonicallyaccosted
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Clyde's Tower Oak Lodge is tucked back in a grove of trees slightly away from the big chain options along Rockville Pike. The food is consistently very good to excellent, with high value for money. My lobster pie was an excellent twist on a pub food staple. One drawback is that if you want to have a conversation, you may want to look for one of the smaller restaurants in the area with a more ambient atmosphere. The management of Tower Oak doesn't seem to understand that wooden panel walls and high ceilings - the things that attract people in the first place - mean acoustics that do not work if you have the sound system blasting as though you were in a downtown DC bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good4you
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service was very good; we had reservations and were shown to our table right away. Food was good, some plates better than others. Caesar salad was outstanding, lobster, for the price, good, panko-parmesan crusted, baked fish was excellent. Atmosphere is always vibrant, partly because of the size of the restaurant, and number of diners. Easy access and valet parking make it a relaxing place to go on any night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service!
    Wangel9VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Thankfully the food (their lobster special and oysters) made up for the terrible service and poor attitudes of the server. By the end of the night we still weren't sure who our server was but you would ask for something, like to put in the food order because you had already waited 15 minutes and they would act like it was the worst thing you could have asked them to do. We asked for a set of lobster utensils and bowl because one of us didn't get it and we got the utensils and no bowl, so lobster shells went on the table! Really going to have to rethink about going again...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Right Dining Room is Key
    Sinnickel
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I visited with a party of six older adults and we were seated in the bar area, which was so noisy we couldn't hear ourselves think. We were moved to just outside the bar area and it wasn't much better. Next time we requested a quiet room when making the reservation and had a great experience. The food never disappoints (the cream of crab soup and trout parm are spectacular), and the staff is friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was not the same as others
    foodluvr
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was my husbands birthday dinner. Our friend asked for no cooked spinach... it was on her plate. I asked for a different entree' than I was served and had to wait for my food while my family ate before their meals cooled down. The piece of birthday cake was brought over by a different server and we had to wait for different items to be brought to the table for extended periods of time. Not the best experience we have had at your facility.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tower Oaks Lodge wins for brunch
    DrDonVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went as two couples. One pair clearly wanted breakfast (omelette, pancakes), the other pair wanted lunch (Reuben, cheeseburger n fries). We all had brunch I appropriate drinks, and had a great meal and reunion. Clyde's wait-staff is always attentive and friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beware - menu has changed
    FrequentDinersVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tower Oaks has been a long time neighborhood favorite. Although part of the Clydes family of restaurants, they have long had a different, more expansive (and IMHO better tasting menu), which is why we always go to Tower Oaks although we live half way between this restaurant and Clydes in Friendship Heights. To our great dismay, on Friday when we went to the restaurant, we learned that Tower Oaks has changed its menu to now match Clydes -- fewer choices (e.g., no longer even a basic grilled chicken breast dinner on the menu) and not as tasty. Bad move in our view.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, excellent service, reasonable price for the quality. These people consistently execute. The decor is also very interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobstermania
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful meal with a beautiful view. The waitress was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I enjoyed everything about my lunch experience, except the parking. I walk with cane and the standard or handicap parking is very far for me to walk at the current time. I noticed on the way out of the restaurant that you have valet parking. Can I leave my car outside the front door, then come in and get valet parking? If so, what is the valet parking cost.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge
    FlyFisherTier1952
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant is amazing, from the large collection of antiques on display, the three separate themed bar / dining areas, the expansive layout, it's like a museum. I particularly love the fly fishing and old sporting camp and Chesapeake Bay duck hunting theme displays / decor. I've been there about six times since they opened, the food and service has always been excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever menu
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were generally pleased with the selection of food and in the preparation. If you can stand the crowds and louder meal time chatter, then this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lobmanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    there for the lobster and oysters, sat in central bar area, way too loud
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent all the way
    ron4mel
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent and relaxing atmosphere. Beautiful and interesting view inside and outside. Excellent and friendly service. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exceptional meal @ Tower Oaks Lodge
    RLMJLVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had an outstanding dining experience at the Tower Oaks Lodge. The team service lead by our server, Michael, was exceptional. The meal was well paced, water glasses filled continually, attentive but, not intrusive. Everyone in our party of four enjoyed what they ordered. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. Our desserts were sinfully great. The dining room was of an old grand lodge decor. Overall, we had an exceptional meal. We would highly recommend others to go there and have a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Great
    TheFos
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Simply put: great food in a great ambiance with great service at great value!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd Time's the Charm
    PeterB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The only reason I didn't rate the food higher was my wife said her salmon salad was kind of bland. She has had it before and it has always been great, but not this time. Our server was also a little too interested in removing dishes so we felt a bit rushed at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the quick seating to the excellent customer service, the trip to Clyde's was wonderful. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buisness Lunch
    ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great place to bring a client. Came a bit later and we took our time. Great cheese dish to start with. Crab cakes for the first time guest and salad for me. Great choice. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Timothy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have been to Travel Oaks a number of times and have never been disappointed. Diane had the crab cakes and thought they were excellent. I had the baked haddock which was also fresh and excellent. I am from Boston and it is my favorite fish and hard to find in the DC area. Worth going just for that. We also had a bottle of NZ savignon blanc, only $28. A great dining experience and reasonably priced. I also ask for a quiet booth and they always accomodate me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Go-To Restaurant
    GrownUpDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Tower Oaks Lodge, one of the Clyde's restaurants is a great all-purpose american cuisine restaurant. Service is always excellent, everything is made to order and they always accommodate any substitutions or requests with graciousness. On my latest visit I had the grilled swordfish and my wife had the eggplant parmesan.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently good.
    Lodger
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It's my go-to choice of places. Always high on everything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy
    Star
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Might be my age, but we couldn't hear each other. Loved food (salmon, crab cakes) and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, ok food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for my mother in laws (MIL) 60th bday with my 1&5 year old girls. The highlight for me was the service, Eugene was very friendly, anticipated our needs with two small kids and got the food out shockingly quick. The entire wait staff was very patient and forgiving of my near-2-yr-old daughter who didn't want to sit and instead wanted to run around and see all the decor. I had the baked haddock which was good but not great though Eugene did recommend another fish dish that sounded too heavy for my taste that night. My MIL had the entree salmon salad and commented several times on the quality with which it was cooked. My 5 year old had the Mac and cheese....I'd say that eve n for standard kids menu fare this was mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food! Horrible waiter!
    awaw
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food at Tower Oaks is always great, but there must be a huge problem with getting competent help! Our waiter wasn't very nice.......he didn't even tell us there were dinner specials (we heard it from another waiter across the aisle when he told them) VERY UPSETTING TO HAVE A BAD WAITER.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LenR
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very good food. Great ambience. Outstanding staff. Reasonable prices. Great location and parking. On line reservations. who could ask for more ?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'd rate it 3 out of 5
    Suzanne
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It's always a treat to go to Tower Oaks with the attractive decor and comfortable seating. The service was good but my food (Teryaki salmon) could have been better -- the salmon was overcooked and the vegetables - served cold -- didn't taste v. good -- covered with sesame oil and seeds. However, I appreciated the waiter serving a nice slab of chocolate cake w/a candle for my friend who was celebrating her birthday. I'll definitely come back here again for lunch -- wish you had the lobster you were serving last year at this time -- were terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good choice
    RustyBlade
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful lunch!
    jacwhit
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.