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Clyde's of Chevy Chase

4.4
4.4
4399 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Outdoor Dining under a tent or umbrellas, Indoor Dining, Carryout and Delivery

Executive Chef Eric Frisch

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (301) 951-9600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Frisch

  • Catering

    N/A

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar, and limited availability for semi-private seated dining.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Dominick or Any Manager: (301) 951-9600

  • Neighborhood

    Friendship Heights

  • Cross street

    Willard Avenue, Western Ave

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket.

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro

  • Entertainment

    Free live music in the Race Bar area on Fri & Sat nights.Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,399 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. N

    Nelo

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate outside due to Covid precautions on a very cold night. The plastic tent and gas heaters kept us comfortable for most of the time. Towards the end of the night we were chilly but then it was time to go. Service was very good as was the food. For those of us who can not eat indoors during Covid times it is nice to have an outdoor option. Thank you Clyde’s!
  2. J

    James

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Clyde’s advertises up front that it is going to up-charge 3.5% for Resturant Recovery. This is just another large resturant compromising quality over making money. We we seated and waited almost ten minutes before being offered water. From there a second server popped by to take a drink order. Bread arrived with entrees. A third server stayed long enough to order a second round of drinks but not long enough to get the entire order. Ordering that last glass of wine took ten minutes. The glass of wine finally arrived after 15 minutes with dessert. Guests are treated to good food in an understaffed environment of disorganization. The cherry on this sundae? Every table is paying for it with the 3.5% up-charge. Makes you wonder what the quality would be if the restaurant just did it’s job and worried more about service than increasing their bottom line. A dismal meal all around.
  3. E

    Enjoydiningwithfriends

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointing. We have been customers for many many years. This was a very bad experience- what happened to the Clyde’s we loved? Food was not up to par- from the calamari ( dry, hard) to the fish- rockfish was ok but surrounding food- was that a warm salad? Not tasty. Pasta dish was good, Grandson liked it. Service was very slow and waiter seemed untrained- he was nice though. We were seated in the back and outside door kept opening- very cold night with air coming in. Not sure we will return to this Clyde’s.
  4. R

    Rusty

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable, relaxing atmosphere with a nice variety of dependably good food and service. A great “go-to” place to meet up with friends.
  5. PC

    PhilipC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought a big group to Clyde's for lunch. The host team and the servers did an awesome job of putting up with our circus. Plus the food was excellent.
  6. DM

    DeaconMac

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, as always. But the service showed evidence of not being back to normal yet. There was a long delay between putting in our drink orders and actually receiving our libations. And when they arrived at the table, with apologies from the very nice and efficient server, our martinis were only slightly chilled and served in a champagne glass (without the 3 olives requested). Apparently, the bar had run out of martini glasses (and olives?). Two of the lamest martinis we've even been served anywhere. On the good side, the warmed bread was excellent, my oyster Rockefeller were fine, the calamari was fresh (though a bit salty for my taste) and our entrees (rockfish, a burger and a pasta dish) were all up to par. The server did comp our desserts to make up for the earlier wait (and the champagne glasses) and they were delicious. The small add-on "recovery fee" was annoying. Your menus are printed on paper; just print up new menus with revised prices. That recover fee brought you only about $7.50 extra on our bill but left us with a last-minute negative impression that may delay our return. Penny wise and pound foolish. We still love the ships, the planes, the cars and all the transportation posters and memorabilia, but it's been a long time since we've seen the train in operation. I was surprised and disappointed to learn that neither Courvoisier nor Grand Marnier was on your cognac list, but Remy Martin made an adequate substitute. We'll be back with hope for a continued return to normalcy.
  7. D

    Dennis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere; very pleasant server. The prices are too high for what you get. Plus you tack on the extra % for restaurant recovrery (or whatever it's called.
  8. A

    Anonemouse

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Clyde's of Chevy Chase is my go-to place for great food, cheerfully served in an upbeat but not in-your-face environment. Can't wait for a reason to return!
  9. P

    Pauliejon

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Clyde's has revised its menu, with more fish dishes, less plain meat - - like it a lot. Had the Icelandic cod with a very mild curry sauce, and it was delicious. The other fish dishes looked nice as well. Recommend.
  10. SE

    SpecialEvent

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clyde’s menu, quality, and service are consistently excellent. I love the grain bowls that have been added to the menu. They’ve added a “restaurant recovery fee” but it is small, and I hope it is going towards wages. All the staff there are excellent.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very tasty and wholesome. The Brussels sprouts were outstanding. Service was attentive but not intrusive— just right.
  12. P

    Pickyfamily

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal at Clyde’s. We continue to go year after year. I had the cod & it was DELICIOUS.
  13. JW

    JWJW

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good, and our server, Anna, was awesome!
  14. R

    Ruben

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Excellent service, food ok but not as good as it used to be
  15. E

    Ellen

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weeknight dinner with an out of town guest brought us to Clyde's. We had a lot of personal news to catch up on and were slow to decide on our dinner choices. Our waiter was patient and attentive and gave us the space and time to make our decisions. We ordered the Lorraine Burger with added mushrooms, the crispy chicken sandwich and the Steak salad. Both of the sandwich eaters chose the small market salad which was outstanding. Each of the dishes was prepared in the manner that was requested and all 3 of us were delighted with our meal. We will return again and again!
  16. BF

    BarbaraF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Clyde's accommodated our request to sit inside despite our reservation for outside seating. We appreciated the courtesy and the quiet corner we were offered. The food was fine. It's a convenient pleasant location.
  17. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good and everything was great. Would recommend this to anyone.
  18. MZ

    MitchZ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Went for lunch and had outstanding food and atmosphere. Only drawback was the slow service. Server didn’t check back to see how our meal was or refill drinks. Then we waited over 15min for him to stop by so we could ask for our check.
  19. B

    Barbara

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Seemed short of staff with regard to table service but food was very good and "baby it's cold outside" spiked hot cider was excellent. Our family had a agreat time.
  20. BS

    BrendaS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Our server was fabulous i sat in a booth that's seat was torn and the leather was disintegrating at best. Yuck
  21. KR

    KelseyR

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Service was not the best. Waitress acted like she could care less. We were one of the first groups at the restaurant when they opened and our food took a long time to come out and we had a toddler. Some food was warm some was not. Overall disappointed in the food, service and experience.
  22. TF

    TerriF

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere and service were great. Such a pleasant fun experience.
  23. AK

    AlisonK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely and delicious lunch.
  24. h

    hkccmd

    Los Angeles

    126 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Dependable service in very comfortable setting-not edgy or stark. Menu covers the basics with a few variations depending on the seasons. Burgers of various types remain the best choice for the value.
  25. JW

    JohnW

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service food was good prices reasonable
  26. RC

    RC100

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our waiter was completely clueless.....he literally took our drink orders and then 20 minutes later we flagged him down. How are those draft beers coming? We are busy making the beer. Given that it ended up being about 40 minutes until the Manager got flagged down and brought our drinks, himself, I'd suggest that waiter find another job. Worst I've had in years. The really good food made up for it and fortunately we weren't in a hurry, so it ended well.
  27. A

    Anonemouse

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Clyde's of Chevy Chase can be counted on for good food, cheerfully served in a fun environment. To their credit, they lived up to expectations on a hectic New Year's Eve. I'll be glad to have a reason to return, hope that will be soon.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and they made it special for us. Our table was perfect and our waiter, was great! The food was wonderful. There was a little confusion with my hubby’s plate coming out with mine but it ended perfectly. The manager kept checking on us and our waiter was wonderful. They even served us champagne!🥂
  29. EC

    EleanorC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I love the music and food but the service definitely needs improvement!
  30. O

    Olga

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with friends. Great service, ambiance, all! We love Clyde’s at Chevy Chase, such and special place.
  31. P

    Percymom

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waitress great very accommodating, been coming to Clydes and will keep coming back, the kale and bean soup was way too salty, should have asked for oil and vinegar for the great small mixed green salad, all the vinaigrettes were very tart and went right to my head for a migraine, ate the salad with no dressing, no words for the creme brûlée it wax out of this world delicious. I appreciate that Clyde’s has incorporated vegan and vegetarian options in their menu!
  32. JZ

    JZSlavin411

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Emmanuel, as always for the staff there, was amazingly informative and helpful
  33. TB

    TimB

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu as there is something for everyone. Restaurant was full at lunchtime but not surpising since it's consistently good and a great place to meet.
  34. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The restaurant was very helpful in accommodating a guest with a broken knee cap, who had to keep her knee straight, but it went way downhill after that. The restaurant was very cold and we were told there was something wrong with the heating system. Our waiter took our order and then disappeared for about an hour. We tried three times to order a second glass of wine and didn’t get it until after our meal was over. We also asked to have our empty plates removed several times but they sat there for about 45 minutes after we finished eating until we moved them to an empty adjoining table. That is when our server finally showed up and admonished us for doing that. We could hear her walk away complaining loudly about us. It was a miserable experience.
  35. PK

    PaulK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Hard to run a restaurant on Christmas eve since COVID but I expected Clyde's to be an exception. Not quite. Food arrived warm not hot. Bar order was wrong. Server was pleasant. Kitchen and bar failed not server.
  36. A

    Anonymousme

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Current menu is not terribly exciting… old favorites like cream of crab soup and crab cakes are not worth ordering- Icelandic cod with coconut milk and lemongrass was good if you like fish.
  37. n

    neighborhoodfoodie

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great low key atmosphere and attentive service. Love!
  38. L

    Logger60

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a Christmas Eve brunch with mates.
  39. WD

    WDCSE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Christmas Eve 2022 enjoyed by husband with Clyde's Breakfast and my daughter enjoyed chicken tenders and fries. Unfortunately the steak and eggs were disappointing. I was set for steak and eggs I don't think I gave how I wanted the steak and the waiter didn't ask. The cold weather and the air in Clydes was chilly especially as the waiters walked by so I take the blame for not saying anything about how steak would be cooked / served. Egg shells in my scrambled eggs and the steak had a tendon that didn't allow me to enjoy my steak. I'm proud to be able to eat at Clyde's and one bad meal will not stop me from enjoying Clyde's restaurants.
  40. WD

    WasDrBob

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    All was good, except the restaurant was too cold.

FAQs

Clyde's of Chevy Chase does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Clyde's of Chevy Chase also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 951-9600.

Clyde's of Chevy Chase is rated 4.4 stars by 4399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Clyde's of Chevy Chase

5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Willard Avenue, Western Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Friendship Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket.

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Frisch

  • Entertainment

    Free live music in the Race Bar area on Fri & Sat nights.Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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