About Clyde's of Gallery Place

This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch.

707 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Special for this week:
Wed, March 9 and Thurs, March 10: opening 1 hour early at 10 am.

Cross Street:
G Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 349-3700

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

Catering:
Please contact Dora Kargbo for more information.
202.349.3700
gpevents@clydes.com

Parking Details:
Parking available at the Gallery Place parking garage off of 6th & H ST NW. Clyde's validates for discounted price for up to 4 hours.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place/ Chinatown metro stop

Executive Chef:
Brian Kosack

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

With three private areas, as well as bar space available for renting, Clyde's of Gallery Place can accommodate events from 20 to 200 guests.

Clyde's of Gallery Place Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (76)
Special Occasion (65)
Good for a Date (63)
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Good for Groups (54)
Great for Lunch (52)
Pre/post Theatre (51)
Comfort Food (50)
Business Meals (49)
Happy Hour (49)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Bar Seating (40)
Fun (37)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Cozy (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Great for Brunch (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Quick Bite (21)
People Watching (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Seasonal (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Great Beer (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Romantic (15)
Live Sports (15)
Kid-friendly (12)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good. Service was okay but it was too loud for us. We left as soon as we could and went somewhere else for dessert. Would not go back on Sat night it was painfully noisy. We couldn’t talk and enjoy the meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a great place to go before CAPS games as it is right next door to the Verizon center. Food is good and the price is moderate.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the restaurant. Décor, service, and food excellent. We arrived just before a Washington Capitals game and it was very boisterous and loud that detracted some from our meal because of the noise.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing fresh raw bar

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good service and one of the best Ruebens in town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

I had unknowingly made a reservation for my brother who lives in TN and me for 7 pm on the night of a Janet Jackson concert. The place was packed and we had to wait 20 minuted for our table, but we got exactly what we wanted: a quiet table so we good catch up. The service was excellent and I loved my bratwurst. Given the crowds coming for dinner before the concert, I can't imagine how the staff could have done any better. I have never been disappointed at Clyde's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The seafood is fresh and well seasoned, but not overly salty. They have a pretty good wine list and service was great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is solid but nothing extraordinary. If I’m the area worthwhile destination.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was he worst ever. It was son's 12th birthday and it was the worst experience I have had with Clyde's. We arrived at 6:05 and did not get to order food until after 7:10pm. Several tables were seated after our party and received food and cordial services in between appetizers and their meal. We were able to order appetizer but they came out almost 40 minutes after the order and were cold. The server was rude and used a lot of blaming for why the service was poor as opposed to taking responsibility for "dropping the ball". I have been a consumer of Clyde's for years. This experience was very disappointing and the absolute worst. My son only turns 12 once...thanks alot.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Our appetizers were late and they immediately acknowledged it and comp'd them from our bill.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I am from out of town and this place was recommended to me by a local. It was a horrible experience and I will not be going again. The best service was at the bar. Our waiter ignored us. My lobster was chewy. I had an order of fries I had about 8 fries.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Got to the restaurant in time for our reservation and had to wait 30 min to be seated.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had 5:45 reservation and were seated at 6:20. it then took another 10 minutes for the waitress to take our drink order. we ordered our whole meal. it arrived in this order: 15 minutes salad; 10 minutes later before dinner drink; 15 minutes later dinner; 10 minutes later dinner drink (soda). Clyde's D.C. location has been getting worse over the last two years and is now only worth while because it is next to the basketball game. they are packed because of the arena and clearly just don't care anymore.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambiance and service were great. The pricing was a little high. We only had a sandwich that was pretty good.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cheese plate was fantastic!

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

Clyde's is great for good everyday dining. We use them on a regular basis for our dinner spot after a movie at the Regal Gallery Place theater. It's in the same building, they validate... it makes for a nice, easy, low-key evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time there. Everything was fantastic

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation. I let the host know we would appreciate getting seated early but would get drinks and wait. Close to our reservation time he came over and asked me to check in and said they had plenty of seats. I am unsure why we weren’t seated 35 minutes prior. Our waitress was slow. I am pregnant and cannot drink. We were never offered a water refill until we finally flagged her down. We only got sandwiches (which we very good) but took a very long time to prepare. We missed the first half of the game we were going to after dinner due to very slow service. Overall, we will likely not return.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

All about location, location, location...best place in DC to gather before any game or event at the Arena. Wait staff is great and the menu is tailored to provide great fare in short time frame to allow dining, socializing and getting to the events on time. Disappointed in the DC Fried Chicken...

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Clydes never ceases to deliver. Fantastic place before a Caps game, celebrating birthdays or just friends meeting. Food is excellent drinks are great atmospheres wonderful a can't miss for Penn Quarter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was good but nothing to tell your friends about. Ambience is bar like so it’s cool place to hang out

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Just stopped for quick bite to eat for Wizards game. Ordered medium well bacon cheeseburger w/ fries with the works. Everything was absolutely tasty cooked the way a burger should be. Our server very professional and friendly. Plan to return and would recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful place !! A great restaurant for food lovers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I went to Clyde's twice during the 3 days I spent in Washington DC with my kids ages 14 and 11 - something on the menu to please everyone. The food was very good - I had the Lump Crab Cake on the first evening and a Burger on the second occasion each time with a glass of Clyde's house cabernet wine. My son had sliders from the kids menu and my daughter had a burger on both occasions. The place is big but cozy, the staff are friendly and attentive, and the food is good. Don't let the down stairs sports bar deter you from going into the restaurant which is upstairs. Cozy wooded interior is perfect for Winter evenings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Live Sports, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was the first time I've been to the Gallery Place location. I've been to the Georgetown one many times. The building is beautiful and although the menu was different, the food was excellent. Our waitress was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food selection using local ingredients. Great service and friendly staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was delicious and expertly prepared. The service was very courteous and extremely attentive. Always a fun place to go to after the hockey game.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went to Clyde's before a hockey game and had a great time. The mojito was perfect, and I am picky. Dinner was delicious and we were out in time to make it to the Capital's hockey game.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

You can't go wrong with Clyde's. The food is delicious, the wait staff friendly, and it's an overall good experience. The Clyde's at Gallery Place is huge, but cozy at the same time. Definitely have the crab cakes....

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lobster was too watery. Cole slaw could have been a larger portion. Otherwise it was a very good evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service. Can't beat the lobster special. Convenient location as we were going to the hockey game that night. Noise level a little high but you could still hold a conversation without yelling. Had some trouble using the Open Tables gift receipt ($25 for 5,000 points) as Clyde's credit card security does not allow manual entry of credit card info as provided on the Open Tables receipt I had. However, the manager still took $25 off of the bill.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had to wait half hour for First course and bread. Did not seem to be aware that there are some wines at $15 on Monday nights. However, bill was brought promptly as we were going to a Hockey game. Quiet table on second floor but apparently food is served slower on second floor!?!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a wonderful dinner from start to finish. The wine was wonderful, the vegetable soup had just the right spice and the lobster dinner was amazing. My husband was very pleased with the oysters. Even the bread was fantastic. First time in a while that I ate everything on my plate. My Mother would have been proud. The server was attentive without being annoying. A pleasant experience. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My friend and I took our daughters to Clyde's for dinner before seeing a concert at the Verizon Center. We had issues with traffic and I called in to see if they could hold our reservation. The hostess was wonderful and moved our time out a little and said that we may be able to get seated earlier if we arrived sooner. We arrived and were seated immediately. The calamari was delicious as was the artichoke and crab dip. We enjoyed our entrees (burgers, pumpkin ravioli, and the fried chicken) and were actually a little sad that we were too full for dessert. Our waiter knew that we were headed to the show and showed us the back way to get into the venue so we didn't have to go back outside and fight the crowds on the sidewalk.

Anytime we have an event at the Verizon Center and we have time for dinner, I'll be suggesting Clyde's. Everything was so smooth and easy. It definitely took the stress out of having to get downtown. Definitely recommended!

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food and service, good for pre-concert dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was slloowww despite not being very busy, but for was pretty good. Overall, it wouldn't be high on my list to return to given the number of great places around.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was good, our server was responsive appetizers were tasty and the mussels were excellent-main courses were also good! Nice, quiet place to dine

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had high hopes for Clyde's at Gallery Place in DC. I made a reservation so seating was very prompt. I chose this place specifically after checking out the menu online. We went for brunch and it also was happy hour on the raw bar. I am from the Chesapeake Bay Area so I know good seafood. This was completely overpriced for bad quality. I usually don't write reviews but I genuinely feel robbed after paying about $60 a person. The waiter openly said the lobster was not worth the $18.99 (??? Who does that?) and suggested the "huge" lobster Shepard's pie for $18.99. My husband got the pie and it was weakly flavored, the lobster was ridiculously over cooked and our waiter greatly exaggerated the size as if it was something special. I ordered the lobster and I literally could not cut through the tail meat with my fork. The claws were tough sponges. I also ordered a dozen Jonah crab claws. Same issue. Very very tough and overcooked. This was easily the worst place we ate at while in DC. Maybe it was a bad day for the cooks but at their prices it is inexcusable. If you pay for good seafood that's what you should get. Seafood is an art and if you don't know how to cook it you just shouldn't. On another note I ordered a side of biscuits that were just like homemade, very tasty. And the mojito was the best I've ever had. Wish everything was as good as those.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service is always great, server very polite and and always good food! Also, right on the red line. Very convenient.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had Jonah claws as an appetizer and they were very watery and difficult to get the meat out of the shell. They were served with a very slight cut on each claw to extract the meat. I had to use the shell cracker for every claw. I wound up leaving at least half of the claws on the plate. It was too challenging to work that hard for watery claws with very little meat. The lobster and fries were good. I would go to Clydes again, just wouldn't order the Jonah claws.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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