Clyde's at Mark Center

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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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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
7 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.

DO
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Family gsthering

GS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was sub par and the server was rude. He ignored my wife when she asked for things and he was overall unpleasant. The Buffalo chicken sandwich she had was gross.

DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The kitchen seems to be very slow. It was 35 minutes from ordering to getting our meal. I had the Jumbo Crab Cakes. They were the size of breakfast biscuit. They had been cooked to long and were very dry. The accompanying coleslaw was what you would expect from a buffet. It had been sitting around so long that all the liquid had drained to the bottom leaving the slaw dry. The french fries were good. Overall, based on our previous experience of dinning at Clyde's, we were very disappointed.

s
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood secret!!

CL
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a consistent meal! Great service.

BT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only glitch to the evening was the hostess seating two people of our party and then adding us to the waiting list. We questioned this since we said we had a reservation for four. We waited for our friends, then I texted them. Only then did we realize they had already arrived and been seated.

The rest of the evening was wonderful!

AM
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Exceptional service by Umer Naim, the General Manager. We have multiple food allergies and he was very helpful and accommodating in preparing a safe meal for my daughter.

LR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great and staff was wonderful with Grandmere.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. I would suggest that when you're out of one of one of your popular items, in this case liver and onions, that the server tell you that as they are handing you the menu. My friend and I came particularly for liver and onions and only after studying the menu and giving our order, did we learn that you were out of it.

The pumpkin cheesecake is to die for!

DD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ideal for a quiet lunch with friends.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great ! The late night menu had amazing options and they had the game on

MC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as always! Great food! The oysters half-price happy hour is the best in the DC area!!

AK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very cozy place with fantastic cuisine. Good choices for kids

DM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went for the lobster special and had a generally good time. Only disappointment was that the lobster for at least two people in our party of four was slightly undercooked. The kitchen was obviously selling a lot of lobster dinners, which may have caused a lapse in attention, but one would still expect an establishment like Clyde’s to have full control over the food being served. I had finished the tail before finding claw meat that needed a few minutes more in the steamer so I didn’t comment at the time. But upon learning afterwards that another person in our party had the same experience, the issue became more significant. In hindsight the claw shell had a lot of black left on it which I should have noticed at the time; not sure how the kitchen also missed that detail.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Texas. Delicious and great service. Brussels sprouts were amazing

LP
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience - lobster special - and Ann Marie made the evening great!

ER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good but service was poor. We had to wait 10 to 15 minutes before somebody acknowledged us. Service was not attentive there after.

BD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I was very surprised to encounter terrible services at this Restaurant. While it was my first dining for a business lunch, I have dined at the Clydes Group restaurants probably 4 dozen times.

Waiter was dressed in unclean garments, hurried our orders, never brought a refill on drinks, never picked up our plates, never brought the bill.

We recommend this chain all the time. I was embarrassed.

Probably lost a very loyal customer.

JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Went for dinner for their $21.99 lobster special. I had 1 dozen oysters and they were fine. The lobster dinner came out after a very long wait. It was stone cold. The waitress apparently didn’t bring it out when it was ready. Sent it back. After 20 minutes the manger brought out another one and - it was cold again. Informed the manager and she insisted it was hot, even though the shell was icy. Insisted she touch the meat because I informed that she might as well as my wife wasn’t eating it. 8 minutes later she finally got her hot lobster. To the managers credit she took the cost of the lobster off our bill. It’s just annoying when something like this happens and a couple can’t enjoy their dinner together. And what does this say about their level of standards for their food. How many more lobsters are served cold? Most people refrain from complaining so we’ll probably never know.

OT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch entrees were delicious and our server was outstanding!

0
Pittsburgh
68 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant near the Mark Center

Carla was great

0
Pittsburgh
68 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

R
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Was seated in the Adirondack room, which has a nice ambiance compared to the other rooms - (disappointed the fire wasn't lit on a Fall night if only for the aesthetics - obviously, it's never needed for 'heat' - but fair enough.)

The food was good - the rotating menu can be interesting, as it changes season to season - but it can be somewhat limited in the breadth of its offerings. Not a complaint - but probably a good idea to make sure there's something on the menu you're in the mood for before choosing this place.

The downside - the service was a bit off-handed and disappointing from everyone we encountered - the hostess, who seemed to be slightly annoyed we interrupted her evening by appearing, the server, who was probably working too many tables, wasn't very friendly and disappeared for 10 minutes at a time, to the servers that brought our food. Everyone seemed a bit grumpy and would rather have been somewhere else.

It was a special occasion, and the food and ambiance were great, but the lackluster service made it less than "special."

OT
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

As a ten-year customer at Clyde’s Mark Center, I generally consider it a pleasant and tasty experience. Since I usually order the salmon or chicken salad, my friend and I were very dissatisfied this time with the substitution of chopped cabbage and chopped, raw Brussels sprouts instead of the usual mixed greens! Your manager kindly offered us each a free dessert, which we accepted! PLEASE DO NOT SWITCH OUT GREENS FOR THIS INDIGESTIBLE CABBAGE AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITHOUT NOTING IT ON THE MENU! No other local restaurant has done such a switch!

CW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was cold when it arrived. And I’ve never heard of serving potatoes with French toast. Not a good idea in my opinion. I was very disappointed. I have been coming to Clyde’s for years but I was not pleased with this visit. Last week I was there for happy hour and had the mussels and they were mushy and most were not even open. Clyde’s has a very good reputation but something has changed and not for the better.
I would not recommend this location at this time.

MA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I indicated, service and food were both excellent...While it wasn’t horribly crowded, there were plenty of people...To be able to talk to my friend without yelling was the best...

CB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The place was empty and we had two handicapped people that were unable to sit in a booth but the person and older white man refused to sit us at a table and insisted that use a booth.

The server was new and could not answer our questions about the food. the food was good.

Overall we will not return

AM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to take advantage of the lobster special and it didn’t disappoint. Loved that the daily oyster happy hour also applies in the dining room. Our only small gripe was an extended wait for our wine, which we were told wasn’t in the main bar and, apparently, required a hunt for them to find...and get to our table—well after our oysters. We enjoyed it all though and will keep Clyde’s on our regular “faves” list.

TJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and the service were excellent. Clyde’s has been one of our favorite restaurants and continues to excel. We shared a Caesar salad and I had the calves liver and my husband had the pork entre. Both were delicious.

R
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. My only complaint is that the service was slower than usual.

J
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went especially for the Lobster specials. The Lobster Shephard's pie was very good and the kitchen took my lobster out of the shell for me-greatly appreciated. We had the calamari as an appetizer-really good! Service was good once our server was able to get to our table, she was really busy and I had to ask who are server was after about 10 minutes of being seated and no sign of a server. I like the way they great you as you are walking down the hall to the desk.

EN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My ratings describe our wonderful experiences. The Manager is excellent ensuring guests are comfortable and receiving excellent service.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for the lobster special - food was good and service was excellent.

u
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been to this Clyde's many times. However, this time there seemed to be some sort of aroma penetrating the Shamrock Room that made my wife start feeling ill. Also, the service was not up to the standards that I have come to receive and appreciate.

RA
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great using fresh local ingredients to produce tasty food! Great place to enjoy brunch or lunch on the weekend.

OT
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined at Clyde’s two evenings for dinner while visiting from out of town. The varied cuisine offered and Clyde’s own Chardonnay and Cabernet were great! We enjoyed the calimari, filet, crab cakes, skirt steak, linguini and clams and the pasta ragu. Everything was delicious, plus the flourless chocolate cake-yum. The waiter on our first visit presented me with a complimentary pot of herbal tea when I told him I had lost my voice. Wow! Next time in town, we’ll go back. And, the decor is lovely with a pond outdoors and rustic cabin like feel with twinkling lights. Just lovely!

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