Clyde's at Mark Center

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2947 reviews
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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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always. Glad we brought our out of town guests there!

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AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

A nice spot for a dinner out. The decor is very nice and has a fun nautical theme. Food was so-so but still enjoyable.

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b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great go to! Yummy!

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BL
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Disappointed that they were out of liver. I was so looking forward to some sautéed liver, onions, and bacon. The substitute dish was very good.

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BT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selections; all four of us were totally satisfied with our meals and the service was outstanding!

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good , the atmosphere is pleasant and you can carry on a conversation and not have to raise your voice. The staff is friendly and willing to assist.

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The decor is a little hokey- not like Old Ebbitts which has such wonderful ambiance- it was good but not great -the shrimp salad was served with hot slightly chewy shrimp that wilted the salad, the steak salad had very little beef and if there were grilled onions and mushrooms in there, we couldn't find them, also very small but still a tasty salad, however the grilled salmon Nicoise salad was really, really good and was definitely more of the entree salad we were expecting. A good restaurant but certainly not the quality of Old Ebbitts or the lodge - hope the quality isn't going down because we love these restaurants!

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MP
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I had the Eggs Benedict and was very disappointed. Service was also slow and the restaurant wasn’t busy.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Family brunch for my mothers 95th birthday. Food was great and service was wonderful. She was thrilled when the server gave her her birthday cupcakes.

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J
Washington DC
190 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought guests from out of town. Had a great time. They enjoyed their different brunch entrees
and really liked the decor of the restaurant. Service was great!

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d
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was here in Alexandria for a conference so thought we’d try it. Very good and loved the decor. Quaint for such a large place

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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. Oysters were delicious and overall food was very good. We do a conference in the area annually and always have Clyde's on our list.

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RZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I had made reservations for my wedding anniversary, and had noted in my reservation that it was an anniversary dinner.

It was a late 9pm dinner as we had to put our child to sleep, so the restaurant was empty on a Tuesday night. However, the service was horrible. Our server was inattentive and hardly came by to our table, and it took 2 hours to complete our dinner in and empty restaurant. We hardly saw our server, and felt completely isolated in the empty space.

I would maybe understand slow service in a busy restaurant, but in an empty one, this was completely unacceptable and much below the standards we expect from Clydes. I contacted Clydes regarding this situation before posting this review, but they did not even bother to reply to my email. I am very disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect!

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good menu. A little pricey, but the happy hour oysters are well worth it. In fact, the best thing. They also have gluten free options clearly marked, and they will modify other entrees if it safe. I will return to Clyde's at the Mark Center in the future.

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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

In a dining room with only one other table occupied, and that by a loud talking pair of men, our party of four was initially seated directly beside them. We asked to be moved and we were.

One of our party ordered Clyde's menu standard, liver and onions, but it came out overcooked and tough.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I've dined at Clyde's several times for brunch and have always been very pleased with the service and food. This visit was the exception, at least regarding the service. The reservation was early, we a party of 3, the restaurant wasn't crowded but it took a longtime for our food to arrive and our waiter who was very nice was MIA. I had to ask another waiter to find ours. Again this was an exception, but a notable one.

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g
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A good solid restaurant in my neighborhood. I had the short ribs, which were very good.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Family outing.
Fantastic food and service. 3 loud gentlemen at the bar almost forced me to ask for a relocation.
Then a group from work(?) on Saturday evening (?) distracted our dinner.
Nevertheless, we’ve enjoyed Clyde’s quality and professionalism throughout the meal.
We’ll be back!

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I like clydes but this one feels a bit worn out- more like a T.G.I. Friday’s. Our server left a lot on the table including our first round of drinks after we ordered wine. We got maybe two or three visits total. The muscles were good and hanger steak was okay (kinda greasy- overly marinaded) and the bacon cheeseburger was lame, over cooked - could have been gotten at a fast food restaurant. Of course if anyone checked on us we would have let them know. Also waiting for the check for 15 mins after a mediocre to bad dinner? Come on- We will go to the other restaurants from this group but this one is a skip.

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PB
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the type of place that is good to bring guests to when you have no idea of their likes and dislikes. There is enough variety to keep everyone happy and has service and quality to satisfy.

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W
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Servers listened to our dietary requirements. They did not bring bread at our request and replaced the starch with a side salad. We appreciate the adjustment and understanding.

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AS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As a group of 4, we all ordered different plates and drinks. Our waiter didn't miss a beat. He checked on us several times and was most pleasant. The food was really good. Of course, all of us have been to Clyde's many times and will do so again in the future. I never tire of their menu. Thanks for making our luncheon so pleasant.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT service, timing of food - allowing visiting with friend without pressure

Best place ever.

Thank you for a lovely evening.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New manager and chef making noticeable improvement to food quality and service.

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S
Washington DC
196 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The salmon (as a replacement for chicken) salad and the salmon burger were both excellent. Service was good, although coffee refills had to be requested, and there was no offer of an iced tea refill. But we appreciated not being hurried.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Not up to our previous experiences at Clyde’s. Quiche was overdone, leaking fat. One diner uses a wheelchair. Restaurant has no automatic doors, but greeting staff have always been quick to help with doors. Not today. Table service was ok for a busy day, but not up to usual Clyde’s standards.

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R
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Clyde's is unique in that the menu is great, the noise level is low, the value is superb.

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KG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All was very good. Your location near the Hilton is ideal as we attend a dance there each weekend at this time.

Could use a few more seafood/meatless options on the menu (for example, clam choweder minus the bacon). Otherwise an excellent choice for our to group to get together and break bread. See you next year as this time.

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VJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was not prepared as requested — well done burger . Hard to get waitress for coffee refills and coffee luke warm. This is our second experience where we were disappointed. No plans to return .

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife and I dine at Clyde's nearly weekly. The food is usually uniformly excellent. We enjoy happy hour in the bar and prefer it to the dining rooms, but, this past week the noise was offputting mostly because the place was packed and we were later than usual, arriving at almost 5:30. The oysters were outstanding as always as were the hamburgers my guests ate with gusto. Our server, who we've had in the past on multiple occasions, must have been more harried than ordinarily, since, our dishes were not cleared as they were finished and piled up on the table making it crowded and feeling quite hectic. This can happen occasionally, so, it won't deter us from those wonderful happy hours, the succulent oysters and the professional manner in which they are always shucked and served. :-)

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took a family member for her first time. She enjoyed the French onion soup and crab cakes. She’s ready to return today!!

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Very disappointed with booth table. I had specifically requested “a table, not a booth” when making the reservation. When called to be seated, the hostess said “Oh, I just now see you requested a table. Unfortunately We do not have any tables available.” She suggested we try a booth, and if it did not work, they could put a chair at the end of the booth in the aisle.
We tried, but My guest with back problems could not sit in the booth without great pain, so we settled for the chair at the end. The chair was in the aisle, and uncomfortably straddled the table leg. Discomfort all evening for him.And awkward for reunion dinner with my cousin who we had not seen in over 30 years.
The food and service were very good as usual.
The failure of hostess to check special requests on a reservation (made days ahead) is terribly disappointing.

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u
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When my wife and I lived in Reston, the Clyde's in Reston Town Center was our favorite go to as it was just around the corner. Now that we are in Woodbridge, Clyde's Mark Center is closest, but still a drive so we don't get there as often as we would like. Clyde's has always had outstanding service and delicious food. In addition they also offer happy hour 7 days per week.

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WB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our server was excellent, as were the dinners we ordered.

The only suggestion for improvement overall is that Clyde's require the runners who bring the orders of raw oysters to the table spend 15 seconds telling us which oysters are which! That is standard practice in every oyster bar on the planet, and it was surprising that Clyde's, a restaurant that has featured oysters on its menus forever, has not trained its staff to do the same. Even with the reduced-price early evening specials, for what I am paying Clyde's for the little critters I not only want to know their names and watery hometowns, but also the maiden names of their mothers and the names of their first pets. Seriously. They taste good and cost a lot, but they all kinda look alike. Help us out here, Clyde's. Do the right thing. Be polite and introduce your oysters.

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PH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, great food, and a great place to celebrate with friends

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D
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friday in Lent dining. Menu has a nice selection of fish and seafood which made ordering very easy. Wonderful raw bar.

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MJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clyde’s is Always spot on. I would recommend for anything from a business lunch to a special occasion!

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GP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a little disappointed that there was no "special" advertised. Maybe we just missed it. Anyway, we were seated by the fireplace on a chilly night....perfect! Great wait staff, and not noisy at all. We love Clydes restaurants.

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c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful time. Waiter Orlando was really very knowledgeable and did just the right amount of hovering.

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