Clyde's at Mark Center

4.3
2773 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 820-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Lee
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Private party facilities
Some rooms are available for private and semi-private dining and receptions.
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Private party contact
Mona Ali: (703) 820-8300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seminary Road
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Parking details
Free parking in adjacent lot, with validation.
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Entertainment
Live music throughout the month. Call for details.
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Special events & promotions
Afternoon Delights Happy Hour daily from 3-6 pm: $3 off Starters and $5 off Burgers
Mon-Fri :Half-priced Raw Bar from 4pm-7pm & 10pm-12 midnight.

Monday Trivia Night
From 7-9 p.m. on the deck. Get your friends together, make a team, and come to be challenged!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2773 People Are Saying
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k
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best lobster deal EVER! Cozy room, excellent servers!

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G
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very predictable and dependable restaurant. Food is good, service is warm, and they do all they can to make your experience great. Generally, a reservation is needed, as it is a busy place. Can't go wrong here.

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S
Washington DC
162 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant wasn’t too busy when we dined there yesterday. It was clean. Great Host staff. Food was perfectly prepared. Service was excellent. Ann-Marie (server) was wonderful and is a great asset to Clyde’s at Mark Center.

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MR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mark Center Clyde's restaurant provides an excellent venue for special occasions and the service is more than excellent. The server did an excellent job with providing the level of service for memorable occasions and we all were impressed with how she memorized each order without writing it down. I restaurant serves as both a comfortable dining place and also for families. It was my first time there since the Clyde's in Tysons Corner closed and it certainly won't be my last. I look forward to my next visit.

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EM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waitress was attentive, quick with the check. Food was good, portion on salmon was a little small, but it was very delicious. Would order it again.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The check in didn’t go well. The staff was either new, or not very competent. And to top it off, I included that this was a birthday celebration in the reservation, and there was no acknowledgment of that. Very disappointing.

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CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner with a friend

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday celebration

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G
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The fog could have been better from waiting over 1 1/2 for them. The starters were great. The main course had a long wait, cold, seemed it could have been better. I would give this place another chance. We only had 7 people in our group.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappoints!! I’ve been to many Clyde’s restaurants and they are always so good! The crab cakes are my favorite! Had the lobster this time too! Which was so good and sweet!

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FC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I ordered an Arnold Palmer, and it never came. I asked the server again, and she forgot again. So weird. I never got charged for it, but it was a gap...

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DE
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. An enjoyable evening for our party of five. Our Server was particularly impressive.

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HD
Las Vegas
71 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Seated quickly. Food was good. But miss-communication between server and kitchen. French fries were supposed to be unsalted and came to table salted. Green beans were supposed to be steamed, no butter and came with butter. The waiter did not offer to bring it back again the way we had ordered it. So we were disappointed with the service. We enjoyed the ambiance and it was Sassy to have conversation because it was relatively quiet. Will come again and next time make a more pointed request about no butter and no salt.

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RT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 5

Not sure if the restaurant is under new management, but if so they should go back to the old management. I say this because I have been eating at this restaurant for years and this is the first time that I have been totally disappointed with the food. The grilled corn salad had lots of corn husk in it, the main lobster seemed to be less than the size stated on the menu and the coleslaw wasn’t good at all. I don’t plan to eat here again. It is definitely not worth the prices they charge.

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PB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent BLT sandwich!!
Great place for visiting with friends. ( very quiet )
Easy access for people using wheelchairs or walkers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings were amazing

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Clyde's is always top-notch, and their seasonal dishes make it easy to try something new every time. Their cocktail menu and beer list are good, and the wine list is very extensive. This isn't a "get dolled up in fancy dress" place, but it's still nice-casual, and a great spot for an intimate dinner or a special occasion. The rustic decor is a fun touch, full of objects that make interesting conversation starters while waiting for dinner to arrive.

The only down-side was that our booth was chilly due to the vent above, so if you get cold easily, you might want to bring a light jacket or sweater.

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OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and fast service, seeing as we had only about an hour and a half, food came out quite speedily. Quality was very good

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate my birthday had a lot of fun. Service was great. Will recommend to Friends and family.

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EM
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always consistently great, with special accommodations for allergies and other food restrictions. They meet expectations every time!

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TR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and it was very cozy my date and I had a wonderful time.

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m
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a frequent happy hour oyster patron, and the monthly specials are awesome, especially the lobster special on mow.!

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was very good at a reasonable rate. Our waitress was not so good. I had to ask if there were any specials. Oddly once she told us about the specials that’s what we ordered.
Food took a long time to come out and my wife’s potatoes were cold. Overall food was very good.
Waitress was hard to find for follow up drinks and even harder to find to pay our bill. I ended up chasing down another waiter who took care of it for us. I guess it was the manager who brought my card back and mentioned that our waitress had not given us the early bird pricing so she adjusted it.
Great restaurant but I don’t think our waitress had her head in the game that night. It was just the 2 of us and a table of 6, I think she should have been a little more attentive.

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SG
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the Lobster special was perfect. Beautifully cooked lobsters, excellent french fries. I would have liked a little more cole slaw. One of our party had the Lobster shepherd's pie which he really liked. Shout out to ur server, Lorenzo, who was super.

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d
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our waiter was over-worked and did not have sufficient time to devote to our table as would be expected.

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B
Washington DC
192 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Although our waiter was working very hard, the service was definitely substandard. We had the impression that the restaurant was short staffed. Perhaps someone did not show up. He tried, but there was a lot of lag time with dirty dishes, etc. It dragged on so long we did not get dessert or coffee, even though it was a birthday celebration for me.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, no frills. They make you feel welcomed and create a pleasant dining experience.

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TR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service is slow and the fried fish meal is over priced but burgers and other food is good at descent price.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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GP
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster special going on now. Two of our party got the lobster and it was great. Very reasonable priced. Another got the fillet mignon special. Also great for the money. Another got the scallops. Nothing disappointed.

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This Clyde's was very nice. I held a business meeting for 12. They accommodated us very well. We were able to order quickly, have some time for our discussion and the food seemed to be delivered at just the right time. Everyone seemed to enjoy the room and the food was served hot and tasty. I would recommend this restaurant and the Mark Center location for any event.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food served quickly and hot. Best crab cakes in the DMV.

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J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

We went to eat the lobster special advertised, but were met with a sign at the entrance that they had no lobsters, only the lobster pie that did not appeal to us. This was within days of receiving the email advertising the lobster special. In addition, they did not have the dessert we had settled on from the menu, peach shortcake. In addition to the inability to get those menu items we wanted, service was very slow. Obtaining additional bread and water while waiting for our entrees required multiple requests. The wait for entrees was far outside the bounds of reasonable for a restaurant. We will not return to this restaurant.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The service was slow and the food was very average.

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w
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, the quality of the food, and the pricing are all top-notch!

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CM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met long time friend whom I haven’t seen in a year because I moved out of state. We talked over dinner for three hours. No one rushed us out. Although the restaurant and bar was full, still quiet enough to carry a conversation across the table. We both enjoyed the liver entree. Best in the area!

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FF
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice place for a drink and meal. Very casual. Plenty of parking is a big plus.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have soy, diary, and gluten sensitivities, so eating out is always a crap-shoot. I had a business dinner at Clyde's and was very pleased with the way the staff worked with me to keep me allergen-safe. The meal was excellent, our server was friendly and helpful, and I will definitely go again the next time I'm in Alexandria.

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y
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I normally enjoy the food and servers at Clydes, but my dinner was awful (scallops) and the server was either inexperienced or just bad at his job. ALL other times have been great.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service top notch!

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