Clyde's at Mark Center

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2868 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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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and excellent food : Chesapeake Bennie amazing.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We come here from time to time, and almost always have a great dining experience. However this time, my wife ordered a seafood pasta dish that was described as a bit spicy. To the contrary, it was actually pretty bland, and the pasta was undercooked. She was a bit disappointed.

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SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Disappointed in menu- not up to usual selections. No lobster, for one thing. Just not good selections.

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NN
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to place for lunch with a friend in a wheel chair. It’s great for lingering conversations after a filling meal.

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OT
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food....quality venue...quality service.

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SD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not very crowded but took a long time for initial service. One entree was heavily salted and the other was particularly average and worthy of diner food and not what we have come to expect from Clyde’s.

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G
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience, with attentive but not intrusive service and an upscale environment that permits easy conversation. Steak wedge salad offered two tender and delicious steak medallions. My wife's trout was even better than expected, perfectly cooked. Only complaint is that the take-out burger was slightly undercooked. We always know what to expect and will be back to Clyde's.

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SB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed Clyde's! I do think the 'fishing room' booth seats are terribly uncomfortable for my back and I am not sure why but twice we have sat there, and my lower back pays for it every time! I need to remember to be put in another dining room next time!

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RA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good! Food is fresh and locally sourced as available.

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B
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Clyde's oysters are the best.

My martini was served in a water glass with ice. When I explained that I wanted it straight up, the waitress took it and poured it into a smaller glass. Of course there was a lot of meltage from the ice and it was not to my liking.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience, excellent service, delicious food, and top notch craft IPA draught beer.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

recommended the place spend a spectacular lunch

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I always enjoy eating at Clyde's because the atmosphere is good and the food is wonderful!

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NP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good but not stellar. Chicken could have had more flavor and the braised beef was a bit dry. The service was slow to start but was then attentive for the rest of the evening. Ambiance was great and it was quiet so it was easy to hear other people at the table. The holiday decor made it feel cozy.

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g
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drink were excellent. Our waiter was superb. The room was quiet enough to enjoy our conversation. We really enjoyed News Years' Eve with a good meal and quiet atmosphere.

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H
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is our 2nd trip and now have placed this on our standard list for a great meal. The oysters are a routine hit and are fresh, delicious and always available. Cocktails are pleasant and ample. High on our list for recommendations are the beet salad, NY strip, Steak Frites, and trout. The vegetables that accompany the main dishes are tasty, ample and complement the dishes.

Perhaps the most notable feature is exemplary service from numerous wait-staff. It is polite, unobtrusive and efficient. It was New Year's Eve and the place was packed. Thanks to an online reservation, we were able to get seats at the bar within a few minutes.

The Negroni's were excellent as was the brownie dessert which was ample for sharing.

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DF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had the jumbo crab cake as it has been a signature of Clyde's for years and sadly I was disappointed. I chose 1 medallion and it was very small and very "bready" not at all like the crab cake they are reputed for full of lump crab meat. It was New Year's Eve and while the service was good it wasn't outstanding or very good, just enough to get by. On a positive note, I had previously made a reservation for 2 and the front desk was able to accommodate 4 persons, a change I called about 5 days ahead, so I greatly appreciated that.

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KZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great New Year's Eve dinner. We'll be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service.

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RL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though it was New Year's Eve we still got outstanding service and food. Our waiter, Louis, was excellent recommending an great wine to go with our meals. We've eaten here before and we were very happy that we went back for this special night.

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s
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood delight, good food, great raw bar, great beers!!!

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TO
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to the original since 1972. Now in Chicago but when in town always get to Clyde’s for the best, best, best chili in the world!

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VJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got together with family for lunch. Had a wonderful visit and meal. Terrific experience

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and great service from our waiter. Only drawback was that one individual in our party is Gluten-Free and options are limited. The menu states that pasta options can be prepared Gluten-Free (at a small extra charge) but we found out this was not possible with the ravioli (so this was a bit misleading). Otherwise, nothing to complain about and I am happy to recommend the restaurant to others.

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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for Christmas eve 2018 at 9:00 PM. Quick and friendly service, excellent food, nice environment. It couldn't be better.

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GS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Clyde's at Mark Center is my local go to for consistently good food with a nice atmosphere. The house wine is a bargain and the warm bread with butter is a welcomed start. There's something on the menu to please everyone and the bill doesn't break the bank.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I've been eating at Clydes for over 20 years, and I think the menu isn't as good as it was in the past. The price of the cuts of meat was too expensive. The entrees were fair.

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food quality was very poor. Steak frites— steak was very poor quality meat. Lots of Grisel. Veggies sub par. Went there Christmas Eve. It wasn’t as I remember. Used to be good. Won’t go back.

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DN
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Best Christmas decorations in town.

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RC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service on a very busy night, Christmas Eve.

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and food Christmas Eve. Thank you!

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SR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to grab a bite as we headed out of DC from seeing a show. Oysters were tasty, calamari was delicious with a great coating. All entrees were delicious.

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c
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Clyde’s and haven’t visited that location in about 15 years. The ambiance was great, service was amazing, but my grits were not cooked fantastically. That would be my only complaint.

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AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always happy when I come to Clydes. I’ve been coming for a decade. Recommend very highly!

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good...typical of clydes.
Waitstaff less than attentive. Not crowded, but service was lacking.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a reliable spot for food! Loves

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B
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food at Clydes. Had catfish and it was delicious

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

dinner with elderly mother

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EZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was impeccable thank you for a great holiday dinner

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p
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having not been to Clyde's in awhile I did not know what to expect, but during the busy Holiday Season all of the staff members I encountered were at the top of their game. From the host who greeted us, to the server of our table (Patrick) and all others, it was a stellar experience.

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