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About Clyde's at Mark Center

PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR RESERVATIONS OF MORE THAN 4 GUESTS.
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 happy hour and enjoy our Afternoon Delights menu of discounted Clyde's favorites like crab dip and a jumbo lump crabcake. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster HappyHour Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.

1700 N Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

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

PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR RESERVATIONS OF MORE THAN 4 GUESTS.

Cross Street:
Seminary Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 820-8300

Website:
http://www.clydes.com/

Entertainment:
Live Band on the last Saturday of every month.

Parking Details:
Free parking in adjacent lot, with validation.

Executive Chef:
Robert McGowan

Private Party Facilities:
Some rooms are available for private and semi-private dining and receptions.

Private Party Contact:
Saweera: (703) 820-8300

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mon-Fri
Afternoon Delights & 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!

Please call the restaurant for reservations of more than 4 people.

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Clyde's at Mark Center Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (52)
Special Occasion (42)
Great for Lunch (41)
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Good for Groups (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Business Meals (34)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Comfort Food (28)
Happy Hour (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Cozy (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Great for Brunch (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Romantic (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Seasonal (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Music (3)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Met with friends who had traveled from California to Virginia Saturday. I thought the Sunday brunch would be a good start of our hosting. We were seated promptly, given an unappealing bread cut in wedge shapes, and coffee that reminded me of my years in the US Army. It was awful. The women tried the chicken and waffles and the guys ordered the healthy omelets with turkey sausage. I have never had a worst meal. I was embarrass by how poorly the food was prepared. My wife and I have enjoyed routine dinners and special occasions at this restaurant. Please stay away from the brunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I usually rate Clyde’s between 4 and 5 stars as they are consistently one of the best places in town. Perhaps they were lacking kitchen staff for this particular night, but they didn’t have any bread to serve us while we waited for our meal. My steak, though tender and properly cooked was cold. I didn’t send it back as we had event tickets and so limited time to eat. The server apologized about the bread and packed up some for us to take home which was nice. The noise level was unusually loud to make a not so great experience even less great. All things considered, Clyde’s can do much better and this time, they showed that they aren’t perfect. I realize they can’t tell guests to hold the noise down but it was obnoxious. I expect a better experience and hope they return to form next time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve eaten there occasionally for years. The food was better this time -quite good -and the presentation was beautiful. The beet salad was a highlight. But our seat next to a window was chilly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

This evening was surprisingly disappointing at Mark's Center Clyde's. The service was very slow and the food was very, very salty. The restaurant was attentive to my disappointment and tried to ameliorate this problem by giving me a bowl of barley, when I had simply requested some rice to take the taste of the meal out of my mouth. The manager thankfully took the charge off my portion of the bill but it left me wondering why the young waiter kept getting things wrong!

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We go there often. The food is always good and the service is usually quite good. This night , things were just a little off. We were not told the specials, no bread at the table, one of the craft drinks was not correctly made. Things that do not happen in the many visits we usually have there. We will go back as it is not the norm here. We love Clyde’s and it is our go to place

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was as high quality as always. The service was attentive and prompt. Special kudos to the hostess staff, their demeanor and attitude was refreshing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took my godchildren to have breakfast with Santa. They enjoyed themselves and really loved the food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great restaurant for fine dining and a place to have a romantic dinner or celebration.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Myself and 4 co-workers went to Clydes for a "Ladies Luncheon". We had a great time! Our table was ready upon arrival, our waiter was extremely attentive and the food was wonderful! We plan to do this on a regular basis.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Clyde's is a nice restaurant with good food, relaxing atmosphere, great for friends to catch up or for a business meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lobster was not fresh; rubbery
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Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Two friends and I went there for the lobster special for the third month in a row. The lobster was delicious, as before, and the sautéed spinach was excellent, too. I’d probably go for lobster every month if Clyde’s kept having it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoy going to Clyde's at Mark Center and have gone there for Thanksgiving on one or two other occasions. This year we decided to try the Roast Turkey Dinner. It was a plentiful portion, but the food was barely warm, and the turkey itself was a very weak offering, gristly slices of white and dark meat, lacking in flavor and with a processed texture. The sweet potatoes and stuffing and cranberries were very good, green beans were pretty good, mashed potatoes okay. Service was gracious, with staff offering to bring extra servings if people wished. Dessert (choice of three pies) was included. I had pumpkin pie with whipped cream which was bland and much like a cafeteria or supermarket dessert. My dining partner had apple pie with ice cream (much better than the pumpkin). I am sure I will return to Clyde's, but I would never choose anything like this Thanksgiving meal there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for a traditional thanksgiving meal and we were so happy. The stuffing was amazing and had apples and so mich flavor. We could have had better seats but the overall vine of clyde’s is cool. Beautiful location and the food quality was excellent and a pretty good value for the price. I would return.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice place to have a Thanksgiving meal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My 89-year-old mom loves this place. We had a nice family Thanksgiving.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food is perfection and service delightful. They need to bring back the cheesecake, though. The Oatmeal Cookie hot chocolate is a great substitute for after-dinner treat!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Revisited this once-favorite restaurant on Thanksgiving after about a two year absence. It's back on our list of tried and true restaurants! We were seated promptly and had great service overall. The filet was melt in your mouth delicious and calf's liver was outstanding. The only negative was the roasted beet appetizer, which was not nearly as interesting as the menu description. A side salad to accompany the entree would have been a nice addition as well. Otherwise, it was a memorable meal for all. In fact, we just reserved a table for Saturday brunch!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving meal. Quality food, generous portions, good service. Seated immediately upon arrival. Excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always good food and good service. One of our favorites?

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Marked 4 for ambiance because we were seated in the bar area. It was a little loud (energetic?) It was hard to carry on a conversation with 4 people seated at a booth. But I understood it was "first available seating" on Thanksgiving Day. Meal and wait staff were great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I really like Clyde's Mark Center. When they are running on all eight cylinders, they are amazing; excellent service and perfect timing from the kitchen. In fact, the excellent service teams make the just good to mediocre teams tough to bear. We've experienced so-so teams in the past, and we experienced a barely-good team this visit. All of the service team except the manager were earnest and pleasant--they unfortunately were dealing with a slow kitchen (despite the restaurant not being busy) and a lack of experience/training. Usually I can count on Clyde's servers to have a solid knowledge of the available wines. Not tonight. Add to that a "special wine" Tuesday featuring three (3) white and three (3) red wines. At 7:15pm they were already out of one of the wines. When I complained to the manager, she said that the menu said the wines were limited quantity. When I told her the menu did not, she went and retrieved a menu to make her point--and she then said "oh, it does not say limited." But she then said "we should have said that" and dismissed my request for a replacement to that bottle, instead offering a glass of the house wine at happy hour price. It just rubbed me the wrong way, setting a poor tone for the visit. I am tolerant of when things go wrong when a team is trained, trying and busy, not so much when the issues are avoidable and the management does not know how to properly engage in service recovery. I really like Clyde's Mark Center--and will like it even more once all of the teams consistently perform.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Outstanding service and good food. Clyde’s continues to provide quality food and drinks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

As long-time & frequent customers, I commend you on maintaining excellent choices that the chefs are even willing to modify according to individual tastes. I would love to see halibut & lamb included on the choices & some less pasta (which I can either make at home or go to any Italian restaurant). Exception is the magnificent Shrimp Buccatoni, which we have ordered 3 times. Also your bread is similarly outstanding - where might I purchase a whole loaf?!

Need to register a complaint about your new menu format - It is difficult to "surf" all over the paper because it is not as well organized as the format you have used for so many years - that menu served to underscore Clyde's as an informal, yet classy establishment & the listings were orderly, while the new paper & format recalls cheap crab restaurants at the beach!

I suppose we will continue to endure that new menu, so long as you maintain food quality & helpful, cheerful service staff....

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch at Clyde’s. Two of my friends got the lobster knuckles on lettuce, I got a salad with salmon which was cooked perfectly. Food was fresh service was wonderful and we had a wonderful relaxing lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Another lovely meal at Clyde's, very much enjoyed it. The food was very good as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Overall, excellent food, wine and service. Also good ambience for conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fabulous! Service was attentive and our waitress provided excellent recommendations for wine and described the specials in a way that they sold themselves. I always have a great experience at Clyde’s. My only complaint is that our main entree arrived before we were even half way through the sweet potato soup appetizer which is so typical of American restaurants rushing you through a meal.

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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The steamed Lobster was delicious. Service was barely adequate. Never offered more water or coffee.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Despite heavy crowds on Saturday evening, Clyde's was at its best. Good food, good service
and very impressed out-of-town guests.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a wonderful meal. Delicious. Great service.

Will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Consistently the best food in Alexandria.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband ordered the salmon entree- he thought the salmon was over cooked and the accompanying vegetables medley was bland to tasteless. It was his birthday so it was disappointing. We had been regular dinners at the Tyson’s Clydes; unfortunately Mark Center does not seem to maintain the same standard.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great lobster special. Attentive service and very cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere!! Great service. Hidden gem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good waiter but slow service because he seemed to have too many tables to care for. Food was good. Excellent drink...standard old fashion. Relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, Clyde's service and food was outstanding. Three of us got the lobster and they were done to perfection and they happily substituted veggies for the fries. My husband got the liver and loved it. There were six of us and all were pleased. It's a great place for a group to have a meal and still be able to hear each other. Coming back again this week!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

the server was too busy dealing with other tables.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

always consistently superior food and service. Always a well maintained restaurant!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Clyde's lobster special in the Fall is a great value. Lobster is always cooked to perfection.
As always, service is friendly and reliable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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