Clyde's of Chevy Chase

4.3
3021 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Situated in the heart of the upscale Chevy Chase shopping district, the decor of this two-level restaurant celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes, and the famed Orient Express rail line. Chef Eric Frisch uses flavorful, fresh ingredients to prepare American-style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room. Travel bar on main level, and a seasonal outside bar and dining area.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM; Late Night Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00PM - 12:30; Friday - Saturday: 10:30PM - 1:30AM
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Phone number
(301) 951-9600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Frisch
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Private party facilities
Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar. Limited availability for semi-private seated dining.
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Private party contact
Brian Dominick or Any Manager: (301) 951-9600
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Catering
N/A
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Willard Avenue
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Parking details
Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket. Please note the Wisconsin Ave parking entrance is temporarily closed. Wisconsin Circle, Western Ave, and Montgomery Street (Near Tiffany) entrances are open.
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Public transit
Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
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Entertainment
Free live music in the Race Bar area on Fri & Sat nights.
Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm
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Special events & promotions
Free live music in the Race Bar area on Friday and Saturday night.
Tuesday Night Trivia 7-9:30 pm in the Race Bar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3021 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

IMy husband ordered a lamb gyro in a warm pita. He has had lamb gyros in middle eastern restaurants inDC, MD and overseas. His lamb gyro from Clyde's was awful. As he tried to eat it he had a mess in front of him but got thru half and pulled out two large string gobs of fat. Learn to make an authentic lamb gyro to drop it from your menu. He didn't get what he paid for when comparing it to the food quality or cost at, for example, Shemali's or other authentic restaurant. The other three meals we had were ok. There was toomuchof a wait forefoot...about 1/2 hour.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

we used to love Clyde's of Chevy Chase, our neighborhood favorite once. But the service is to put it gently -- spotty. Twice in the last 2 months the waiter or waitress (we had both) acted like they didn't care what we ordered: the result being they got our orders wrong, shrugged shoulders when told the order went awry -- and didn't bring condiments even though asked nicely 3 times.
they could and should do better

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

We had the lobster special and it was cooked to perfection. Local ingredient salad was quite nice. Crab soup a bit spicy. Bread not as good as I remember from past but still nice consistency. Wine pairing quite good. Service was top notch.

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c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

CLyde's used to be a great American restaurant with good value in settings that were more elaborate than their menu prices.....and I think if you stick with hamburgers and sandwiches and perhaps the lobsters or others specials of the month ,,it still might be...however many of the other dishes, including old time staples, are just not prepared as they once were....as an example...trout parmesan , which I ordered the other night, was a piece of curled up fish that was over battered and tasted as if it had been cooked in a deep fat fryer..along with a bunch of other fried foods..same with the calamari that one person at the table ordered..soaked with some sort of grease....frankly I had issues all evening after the meal....I have eaten at Clyde's Chevy Chase ..many many times....it is convenient...last couple of years I think it has gone downhill in food quality....as do some of my friends who live nearby....I had to go to dinner last Thursday with some people who were visiting but former residents......they wanted to try Cludes as it was convenient and it was raining.... and based on trying it again...I will only return if it is again a matter of convenience...This has not been my experience at Tower Oaks or the CLydes near Leesburg......

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Order didn’t arrive correctly and part of order never arrived. Waiter staff was very limited so took along time to see waiter and explain needed corrections or forgotten orders. Food was delicious but the restaurant needs to hire more waiters and hostesses. Took a while to get seated even though we had a reservation.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Still a good place to be able to carry on a conversation. Service and ambience were very good. The crab cake didn’t suit my taste, but the rest of the platter was good. The lower level had a strong odor of being musty.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lobster was good, but a little pricey for the amount provided.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful time getting together with family, we love Clydes and servers were very attentive, always a nice time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the decor and the atmosphere

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V
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Hostess was rude and the waitress forgot us.
I ordered lobster and it was fresh. My husband had fish tacos and it was ok. The wines are priced right.
This place needs TLC, it smells old and musky.

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DE
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Clyde’s has always been a reliable spot for very good food and terrific service. During my latest visit, my waiter took 10 minutes to stop at the table & then seemed overwhelmed when I asked where the food was 20 minutes after I placed my food order. After asking the manager to intervene, he made certain I was served within minutes. I look forward to dining again at Clyde’s where the service/kitchen returns to a superior dining experience.

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D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have had several meals in the past month at Tower Oaks and Chevy Chase and found the food to be tasteless and overpriced. How can you screw up a turkey sandwich? Well both my companion and I found it to be inedible. The fish tacos, where’s the fish? And fried? Ugh. Sorry to say I won’t be back on my suggestion.

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DH
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation was made less than 15 minutes prior to our arrival and they received us efficiently and effectively along outstanding friendly service

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was done well as all Clyde's locations do. Decor was very cool, loved the train track. However, I docked points for service. The server seemed rushed to take our order, didn't spend much time going over the menu..noted in the reservation it was a birthday..only got a little profiterole with no candle and no happy birthday wishes.

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f
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Clyde's is a classic you have to try if you live in the DMV. I prefer the Tower Oaks Lodge location as the ambiance is cozier and more welcoming but I like to come to this location occasionally. It's great for groups, as they have plenty of space for large parties (plus they have big booths!). They have a pretty "versatile" menu, but beware that there are allergens in most of their dishes, which limits the options for some us. The server was very friendly, but she did not know the menu very well. She suggested a few items that I knew I could not eat, so that made me skeptical that she would double check my order. In the end I chose a safe option and it was fine. Make sure you check out some of their cocktails, they have some pretty delicious options! It's also very easy to park and you have the metro steps away so it's very accessible.

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H
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a lunch meeting....menu diverse to meet all tastes and the ambiance though lively was still quiet so that we could all hear each other around the table. Location is the best a block from Metro and a major bus depot...no reason to drive

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MB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I have eaten at this Clyde’s for twenty years. The experience is usually very good as is the food. This time I found the service lacking from reception at the door through attentiveness at the table. My food was cold. I could not even find the waiter to mention it. I will try again and hope this was an anomaly and that the restaurant has not deteriorated.

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Y
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is generally good but service can be spotty. The crab cakes were not especially good at this outing and also had a couple of shells. Cole slaw is always good as is their trout.

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K
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent lobster special - we will return again, as great value and delicious, fresh tasting. Always dependable and pleasant setting for families or groups.

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AA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Because of the time of the year (end of August), the restaurant was not packed to the brim as it sometimes is so that did lower the noise level (not that it is ever super noisy). I ordered the lobster special and it was superb. My request for a substitute for the french fries it came with was immediately accepted. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. All in all a positive experience.

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EW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I've been to this location several times and to the Mark Center locations MANY times. Mark Center is consistently better on all fronts! As for Chevy Chase, my last two visits have been mediocre at best. Inconsistent food prep, sloppy and inattentive service, slap-dash service by the food runners. Small touches like table lights not working and the train not running.
At least the oysters were up to Clyde's reputation!

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L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Togo waited on us. Great personality and kind.

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SK
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. I ordered the boiled lobster which was very tender. Service was very good - a big improvement since my last visit several months ago. The server was very attentive.

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L
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always appreciate the attention to my low sodium/salt free medical diet and the kitchen's willingness to adapt some of their dishes accordingly. Wait staff are pleasant. Staff are welcoming as they seat you where you prefer when available. The down-side at the moment is the nearby construction, making parking a bit confusing. They do validate parking and that is a definite enticement to come to this restaurant.

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GB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We are regulars. The lobster specials were great.

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DA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Kept waiting for 20 minutes despite having a reservation, not because of a lack of tables, simply because of insufficient servers being available.

My first drink was fine. My second had no alcohol in it whatsoever.

Also, parking validation did not work and I was left paying for the complete parking bill after a bit inexpensive dinner.

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E
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Clyde's of Chevy Chase can always be relied on for a wide choice of food, well prepared, and excellent service. Last night, its filet mignon special was delicious. Also of note is its willingness to accommodate people who have food allergies, like my dining companion who cannot tolerate salt.

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

Excellent Customer Service I would recommend Clyde’s to everyone.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice restaurant. Good food, capable wait staff, pleasant environment. A neighborhood plus: everything from burgers to lobster well presented and nicely cooked.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The meal selection: fish tacos was forgettable. Fried pieces of fish but overwhelmed by the amount of coleslaw on the taco. Would not order again. Previous visits chose menu options which were very enjoyable.

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L
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter and I had two of the best burgers in town and she had a brownie sundae ( her favorite) the night before leaving for college. Our waiter was kind and attentive and we had a great time. Thank you.

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VH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great, food was yummy, chooses on menu was great.

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b
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cheerful server, delicious food, adjustments were made for items we wanted changed. Some items, like coffee, could have arrived faster.

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e
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious spicy San Marzano tomato sauce on a tasty seafood pasta...made even more so by addition of large pinch of pepper flakes, which I requested! Don't recall noise level because it was neither too noisy nor too quiet!

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DC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Service was excellent but unobtrusive. Let us get on with our meeting without having to ask to be left to in peace.

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m
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

For the second time in a row (we selected Clyde's again for our monthly gathering), the service was poor - no problem with the server personally, but the wait time for taking drink, and then food orders was way too long.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been a few years since our last visit so we weren’t sure what to expect. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. Our waitress was very attentive. Everybody enjoyed their food. My ceasar salad with shrimp was delicious. We will be back.

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K
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A stand-by for last minute dining. Good food, good value.

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U
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service at Clyde's (any location). I always recommend it to out-of-town visitors and regard it as my local dining standard.

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d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Clyde's is consistently very good, moderately priced, excellent service, quiet. Food is very satisfactory.

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