Clyde's at Mark Center

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$30 and under
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Located in the West End of Alexandria, Clyde's at Mark Center is open for lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday Brunch. Stroll by the koi pond at the entrance, and choose from a number of interesting and comfortable rooms - the Adirondack room, with its own fireplace, twig lamps and cozy booths; the Chesapeake room, reminiscent of a duck hunting lodge on the Eastern Shore; the Newport room, with decor in keeping with the yachting world; the Crew Bar with its raw bar; and the Straight Wharf Bar, with its enclosed patio and whimsical Nantucket-style decor. Dine on a bacon cheeseburger, Maine lobster in season, or Wild Alaska Salmon in the summer months. Visit for our daily happy hour and enjoy discounted starters and burgers at the bar. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.
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GH
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has lots to choose from. The food is prepared in an outstanding manner every time we go there. Service is excellent also. This can be a special occasion restaurant because you can carry on a conversation and the ambiance is wonderful.

a
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been years since I visited Clydes at Mark Place. I had forgotten how beautiful it is, especially at Christmas. A fabulous experience!

RM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and very good ambiance. timely service

SS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for group lunches and dinners. Something for everyone on the menu.

P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I asked for hot chili and when it arrived it was warm- not hot. Consistent experience at this location. I did not send back because it was busy and I was in a luncheon meeting. But very disappointed.

H
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have eaten at Clyde's on multiple occasions and always found it to be of high value, great-tasting and fresh food. The place excels on customer service. The Oysters are always fresh and delicious. We had varied menu tastes and all were more than satisfied. Truly a neighborhood gem.

ES
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service at Clyde's was outstanding and friendly. The preparation of the food was relatively fast. However, the food was too salty. My wife and I ordered different dishes. We both noticed water retention and had difficulty sleeping that night. Good food does not need to be heavily salted. Just go to Europe to see that is true. We will not likely return. We'd rather cook ourselves and be able to sleep well.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the mushroom Bolognese and I wish the menu would have mentioned that it had squash in it, which made it sweet. Not something I would have ordered, had I known.

DL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Recommend because I believe our experience yesterday is not the norm. Room with fireplace was hot then cold during the meal, our waitress was ‘meh’ not rude but not overly friendly and she forgot an item for our table twice, when another waitress reminded her she brought it without apologies. One order was also wrong and no apologies.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and her 92 year old mother really enjoyed sitting in the bar area and having a dozen raw oysters each. Great service!

BL
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food, as usual, was excellent. Our server, "Uyoyou" not so much. My wife's appetizer failed to be served when mine was. The manager, Tim (?), fixed the problem. The server had a great time with very extended conversations with the table behind us. We got second best. My wife discussed the great performance of one of the staff as opposed to our experience with the manager..

AB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice Thanksgiving dinner.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Clyde's and it will not be my last. I enjoyed the entire experience, from the welcome greetings to the goodbyes and everything in between. Excellent food and service.

D
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. The food was fresh and delicious. The staff is very professional and friendly. We will be back soon.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The restaurant was very busy. The bar seating was not optimal.

BD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Reservations were useless, no tables were ready so we had to wait and were then seated at a table
In the bar area (a specific dining room had been requested on the reservation but we were told that would’ve been an even longer wait)

IS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Been there many times but not for a holiday like Thanksgiving. It was horribly packed maybe as expected though I never imagined it would be that crowded. Food (at least my dish) was dry like it had been sitting there a long time. Guess with that many people the food couldn’t be the same quality.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A couple of years ago, your Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. This year, OK is the best I can give it. In large part, I think, because it wasn't very hot---sitting under heat lamps too long? And we were there when it wasn't particularly busy--i.e., between noon rush and early evening rush.

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food--traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed the experience.

JE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The turkey dinner was delicious. Portion was large enough to have some to take home, a plus for Thanksgiving. The rose wine I ordered was not good and I would not order again. The pecan pie was not to my liking at all, seemed to be over baked.

Everything else was great and the wait staff was pleasant and very friendly and looked "spiffy" which couldn't have been easy since they were so busy.

I would come again

MS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was a disappointment but normally the food is pretty good. Ambience and service are great though.

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The Thanksgiving turkey had no taste and a lot of fat; I like dark meat. And there is never enough cranberry sauce. Please add more cranberry sauce next year.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was not coordinated and we had three different waiters. It took forever to get bread and drinks.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable experience. Clyde’s at Mark Center has become our “go to” place when we’re in the area. Service and food are consistently very good. Good value.

MB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The food was OK, nothing spectacular and not worth the prices charged. Service was slow. Nice ambiance; reminds you of a mountain lodge. I expected more for the price.

W
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food. Clam chowder was gourmet - well presented and rich tasting.

w
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The food and wine were great, our server was fantastic and the music set the mood. Really nice overall. Manager spoke to us and made us feel welcome.

VD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clyde's never disappoints. The menu is lengthy, something for everyone, the ambience is lovely, and the service is always good, but the food is DELICIOUS!

LA
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Clydes is always a good choice, reliable, nice menu, good service, pretty location, and not too loud. You can easily chat with your friends.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Eggs were severely overcooked. Manager brought corrected dish and comped my entree.

k
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their oyster happy hour.

R
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you want comfort food, without high traffic and hassles, then this is the place to go for lunch on a Saturday.

OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We split a salad, soup and entree and they were kind enough to split the plates in half for us. Made the dining experience great and the perfect amount of food for a date night. Thanks!

JB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There were three of us; the Porcini Chicken and the Italian sub were great; my calf's liver (which I have recommended numerous times to friends) was really not good. Clyde's usually does a stellar job with calf's liver, which can be tricky. Well, this one was really sub-par. Sadly, I won't recommend nor order this dish again. Still a Clyde's fan. Service was excellent as always, and the other two dishes were great. Just disappointed for the first time with the usually stellar calf's liver. No, I didn't send it back, as I didn't want to ruin lunch for the other two, I just ate the great sides.

EH
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service.

JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Rather than receiving the usual good service that we have received in past visits, we were assigned a trainee server who caused three of the six orders to be incorrectly carried out. Halfway through the meal the manager had to replace this server with more experienced staff.

B
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had mussels and had to ask 3 times for a bowl for shells. When I finished I got thr bowl

AM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My burger was very good. Decent prices, I'd go back. Weird vibe/ambiance but overall a good restaurant.

TL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in the area so it was very convenient. Our server was friendly and took good care of us. The food was typical American fare and was just what we expected.

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