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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DebbieF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bought the Chesapeake Bennie which was scrumptious. The Bourbon Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding was also a delight.

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CruzBuddy
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and outstanding food!

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vipchiyobear
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always refreshing and it why my girlfriends and I always meet up here. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here has always been phenomenal, but this location has kept their service world class over the years (we have been revisiting thus location for more than 17yrs). If you are lucky enough to get Peter as your server, he is 2nd to none.

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vipFCROB
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were both great. I will definitely return.

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vipKatherineH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good. Our waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipkatherine
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliably good meal, in a good atmosphere with good prices.

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vipRob101
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and the food was great as usual!

We love spending time here and will dine here again!

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RalphB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clyde's has been my favorite restaurant in the area for 40+ years. It consistently delivers a wonderful meal at a fair price with great service and ambiance. I am glad the tt the change in ownership has not outwardly affected this DMV mainstay.

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vipMikeD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food good, atmosphere good, service sucked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ian, was outstanding!

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vipMarkJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We normally eat at Mike's or Grand Carlyle but wanted to try Clydes as we have frequent business at the Mark Center. While the entire staff was very nice. service was fairly slow (took 5-10 minutes to get coffee) and we were also served a very small bread portion which we didn't need or request.

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Nebnaples
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday for a friend. Food was very good.

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KarimK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abiney the waiter was provided excellent service . She helped with menu, was polite and recommended great choices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cakes - excellent
Clam chowder- excellent
Scallops- fresh and tasty
Hangar steak- cooked perfect paired with Parmesan fries and arugula salad
Carrot cake- delicious with a hint of cinnamon
House made cream- excellent

You know you will always have excellent service and meal at Clyde’s.

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vipKLee
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am a return guest during my visits to the Alexandria area for business. The food is always wonderful and good value. The wait staff provide top notch performance and our party enjoyed our dinner.

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vipTheresa
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was very slow this night. Food was basically good.

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vipFrequentDiner
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Brunch for my brother. Brunch was very nice. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was warm.

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vipAndrew
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pete was great

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AllenW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, very good food, professional service, enjoyable atmosphere, excellent value. They know how to do fish very well, and don't miss the oysters.

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vipSuzanneB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a delightful birthday celebration for a very dear friend of mine, along with my husband and mother! The clam chowder my husband had was amazzzzzing! My mother loved the roasted duck breast and my friend and I had the most delicious steak frites ever! Cooked to perfection medium rare!!!!! Very fun evening!!!

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jack
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always happy at Clyde’s. Meal comes as ordered and made as expected. We eat here about 1 time per month and always enjoy. Wife says best crab cakes around

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vipkimp
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at Clydes!

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vipDivine
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch—wonderful fresh oysters, and delicious spinach salads topped with shrimp. Delightful birthday lunch for four!

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vipkathie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always outstanding at any Clyde's restaurant. The ambiance at Mark Center is one of my favorite - quiet and cozy.

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Codyfam
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have to confess that the Chesapeake Room is my least favorite of the imaginatively decorated and themed rooms at Clydes Mark Center, mostly because it's where most of the large groups wind up, and they tend to be noisy in a room that is already noisier than the others. During our visit, this was only exacerbated by the fact that the music was turned up high enough that diners had to compete with it to be heard. As a result, the room was just plain noisy, which subtracted considerably from the dining experience.

The food and the service were just what we always expect at Clydes -- delicious/inventive and attentive/pleasant. If we could eat exclusively in the Newport Room or the Adirondack Room, our dining experience would be straight fives every time -- these rooms tend to be quieter and usually don't have big groups increasing the noise level.

I have to confess that the menu selections seem to be getting fewer over the last couple years, and the general service has changed in some noticeable ways -- the iced water pitchers have been replaced by room-temperature water bottles, for example. The variety of menu options seems clearly smaller.

All in all, we plan to continue coming to Clydes at Mark Center, but we will endeavor to get quieter seating in the future, and review the menu online before making the reservation to make sure the options reflect our interests.

Bottom line: 4 overall, 5 on food quality and service, 4 on selection, and 3 on noise.

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vipwillyh
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Clyde's did not disappoint as far as service and the quality of the food. Food was prepared well, except the almost raw vegetables. I have to tell you that the menu at all of the Clyde's is getting so far "modern" that it is hard to find something to eat. The entrees are ok, but the accompaniments are more exotic and not to my likes. I hate to say it, but it will be a while before I dine at Clyde's again.

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RoyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love the decor of this place, a fly fishing theme with beautiful paintings and objects! And the food and service were great. I was here on Valentines Day with my wife and conversation was easy as the noise level was low.

The only thing I noted on this visit, in February, was the temperature of the particular dining room I was in was cold.

Overall though, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipBillD
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just OK. Small table, slow service, average food. Waiter in training came to our table 3 or 4 times with food for other customers! Slow learner!

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vipLovelyDate
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

While the waitress was very friendly, the service was

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77kendall
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, but service was slow for a fairly quiet Sunday night. Always enjoy going to this Clyde's, plenty of parking and easy location.

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ShankaraM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at this location! Loved the ambiance and the service was absolutely amazing! Will definitely be back!!

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tc17
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed. It's one of my go to placed.

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vipMichaelP
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The service was adequate as was the restaurant's ambiance. That said, no one in my party was pleased with the food. Two of us had Eggs Benedict. Both were overdone, the English muffins "tough" and the hollandaise sauce way too thick. The home fries were unremarkable. The third in our party had chicken and waffles. Both the chicken and waffles were over sweet and much was left on the plate. Overall, our dining experience was disappointing.

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BarbaraC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there frequently for lunch and the brunch on Sunday,

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4seasonswind
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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Sally
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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johno
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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