Clyde's at Mark Center
I have not visited this location in a long while but fondly remember the family dinners we had there and recalled that the food was very good.
Therefore, was excited to return for restaurant week and was disappointed in the lack of flavor in my choices;
I had ordered the mussels as a starter, the swordfish as entree and the creme brulee for dessert.
The mussels were under flavored (especially the broth) and a little undercooked in my opinion.
The sauce mixture with the favero was too heavy although the fish was nicely cooked but again not much flavor. The creme brulee was okay but lacking in flavor as well.
I would try again in near future but was disappointed in the food on this trip.
Our visit to Clyde's at Mark Center was for restaurant week. We were please with the entire meal and the size of the portions. I ordered the mussels for an appetizer and was shocked at how many were included. Likewise my pork schnitzel was a large portion too so I had plenty to take home. We especially liked the dining room with the duck hunting decor. It was quiet and made conversation easy.
Happy hour not to be missed, the oysters were great, Main meals and the soup were fantastic. Highly recommend making Clyde’s a part of your new routine.
The Italian Hoagie was really good.
Clyde's at Mark Center is a wonderful gathering spot. The food is always delicious, service good and ambience usually quiet. If not quiet, you never have to yell to your dinner partner(s). I've been going there for years, and it has maintained its excellence. A very good value.
Painfully slow service. At least 10 minute wait for server to ask about drinks after he poured water and left. Had to speak to a manager to get server back. Bar crowded but dining rooms almost empty, so no excuse. Not normal service this time.
All in all it was a good experience… The server had a number of busy tables, the birthday cake came out without candles, but the food was good the drinks were strong and the ambience was superb
Pleasant Birthday lunch.
My wife and I started with splitting a dozen oysters (two of each type). They were fresh and fabulous! Then, I had a Caesar's salad which I tend to use as a benchmark. It was perfectly dressed, crispy, and not ice cold which tells me it was prepped to order. Nothing worse than an ice cold, soggy salad. For the main course, she had the swordfish and loved it. I had the duck breast and it was perfectly prepared...in the top three ever. However, I really could have done without the rice pilaf/cabbage/Brussels sprout side. Just wasn't for me. Next time I'm going to see if I can sub that for french fries. Now that would have been awesome! For dessert, we split a chocolate covered ice cream pie which isn't listed on the web menu. All in all, it was a really good dinner and we'll definitely be coming back.
The food was delicious. I had the salmon and potatoe fingerlings. Our server gave outstanding customer service. Sorry I forgot her name. She was awesome.
I called the afternoon of the day and asked specifically for a table not a booth. When I arrived my party was in a booth. We had to move tables. Don’t understand when I called with a specific request and it was confirmed why there was an issue.
We had the New Year's special and it was wonderful. Excellent crab cakes and perfectly cooked filet.
We have been going to this Clydes' for over 15 years- the service and food seemed sub-par to what we usually experience at Mark Centre, and other Clydes' restaurants we frequent (GTown and Old Ebbitt Grill)
Hoping it was just an off night....
My husband and I celebrated New Year’s Eve with a lovely dinner. The food was excellent. Our waiter Ian was wonderful. He was attentive and made sure we had a wonderful evening. There was also another waitress in the section (sorry we did not get her name) who was very attentive as well.
We had a great meal and a great time on New Year's Eve. Service was great and we enjoyed walking around and seeing the restaurant decorations. The only negative was that during the middle of our meal we started getting really cold. I guess the air conditioning was turned on.
Food was good. Service was good but speed and attentiveness could improve.
Sitting in the same room as a loud, very happy group celebrating when there are two other dining rooms which were only half full was quite unfortunate. It diminished the otherwise nice experience.
Service was slow, but I don;t know why. It was not busy in the bar.
Consistently good, just likd ghe service.
I had lunch with a friend to catch up. We had a delightful server who kept my iced tea addition fulfilled. A lovely meal and wonderful service.
Table Service by wait staff was especially good.
Nobody greeted us for about 20 minutes and the place was empty. They jammed the three tables they had with customers all together in a very open restaurant. It was an awkward vibe the whole time. I ordered the filet and it was just so so and not cooked to the correct temperature. I would compare my food to the quality of like an Applebee’s or something, but unfortunately it was priced like a high end steakhouse, leaving you with a feeling like you over paid. I love Clyde’s and this was my first time at this location, and will definitely be my last. I hope the other locations I have enjoyed in the past haven’t dropped to the level of this location. I probably won’t be visiting any Clyde’s location anytime soon because of my experience here.
We go to Clyde's fairly often and enjoy it but this time, I felt like the service we got was not so good. I noticed a large party come in after us. They ordered after us, and yet, their food was served way before ours was?????? Considering that 2 of our dishes were salmon salad, I found this to be quite puzzling and honestly, pretty annoying. My mother is elderly and we waited for such a long time for our food......I realize it was xmas eve but most parties were eating when we arrived.....
I would refer Clyde's to a friend but not for Christmas Eve. This has been our go-to place for the past 10 years, but last year and this year have not been as good as previous years. The service was incredibly slow and the server seemed tired and perhaps overworked. Items were forgotten and we sat for 20+ minutes before the server came to the table the first time.
Fantastic food and service! We got a wonderful recommendation on wine and was surprised that Clyde’s honored 1/2 price off of bottles on Christmas Eve. It was perfect in every way. And, this is why we continue to eat here!
Excellent service good food. Highly recommend . A good place Togo for a casual meal
Christmas Eve. The dinner was excellent as usual. The service was exceptional. A very nice evening.
Christmas eve dinner was very enjoyable
Food was very good, but restaurant was short staffed and service was very slow.
Our waitress," Annmarie J", was outstanding; friendly and courteous!
Dropped by to use a gift card I won at work. Had a good tasty meal, the server did a great job, and there’s still money left over on the card!
It is nice to see Clyde's is still a favorite of ours. The ratings never change, and that's a GREAT way to keep repeat customers,
This was our first visit to Clyde's and we plan another next time we are in the area. The dining room was certainly a good example of coastal nautical theme. Touch of designer decor with a quick homey feeling. Server, however, took quite a time to arrive and took off part of the glow....maybe a new employee. I ordered the pork chop and wife the pasta. Lots more time to get the food to the table. My chop hinted at being started and cooled a good while before it was put on the grilled and warmed/finished for serving. The polenta was very good. Wife's pasta was unremarkable. True, we were there in the middle of the week and they were hosting apparently routinely scheduled trivia contest in a separate bar area, but we had higher expectations than we got. Because we've talked about eating at one of the several Clyde's in the DC area, we still plan to visit them again...but not at the Mark Center. We are still looking forward to the great Clyde's experience...food, service and ambiance that gilds the Clyde's name for so many of our friends' reports.
I have to say: Clydes is always a go to place. The food is always great, as is the service and ambience.
The service was excellent. The kitchen ran out of scallops early in the night though. Also the crab cakes and calamari were delicious but came out on the cool side. The house wine ( red) used to be a high quality Rutherfurd but was a lower quality Rutherfurd this time. The salad was soaked in dressing. Salmon dish was superb! Also appreciated substituting fries for spinach side dish.
We like Clyde's. Great for first dates, family dinners, whenever you want to be able to have a solid, decent quality meal where you don't feel rushed. The service is always top notch and friendly!
Always enjoy Clydes.
Our group looks forward to getting together several times a year at Clydes. We enjoy the food service and location. Thanks
Clydes is great for brunch. Great selection of breakfast and lunch items. Restaurant nicely decorated for holidays. Comfortable noise level for conversation. Good service and food.
Took my husbands relatives there and very nice !
Service was not very good but food was nice. I had requested a table by the fire when I booked the table months ago, but when we arrived, they had already filled those tables. A bit disappointing as it wasn’t busy and I had made the request well in advance.