We got married upstairs at the Tyson's Clyde's many years ago, so when we heard they were about to close we made a reservation for one last visit. The decor, as always, was really nice and there were a million interesting things to look at. Great woodwork and interesting lighting, such as the arches with illuminated glass insets around the bar. Nice atrium-like, airy spaces in a lot of the building. The look and feel of the place, and liking their food, were mainly why we chose them in the first place for our wedding. I should have done this review sooner after our visit - can't remember if the food was good or just OK - but I do remember clearly that service was painfully slow that night; we were there forever, waiting and waiting for our server to come back for refills and whatnot. Going to miss the interior architecture quite a lot.
Tyson Corner Clyde's has been a wonderful restaurant for a great many years. We couldn't miss out on dining there one more time before they closed their doors. There were a few hickups in our evening because of that. My dining partner asked for Wild Turkey and ginger ale but received something he couldn't name. He went back to the bar with it and complained and was told they had temporarily run out but found him some while he stood there. The restaurant had run out of all chicken so my first three menu choices were quickly crossed out. Despite these two things, the service was very good, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was what we like. When we told the maitre d' that we had often frequented the restaurant, he brought us over a very nice coffee table book about how Clyde's does business. I'd love to say I would recommend but, alas, they are no more. One will have to dine at any other Clyde's or Clyde's associated restaurants across DC and Maryland.
Since it was the last night they were open, they were running out of lots of food and drinks. But we managed to have a great meal, with some tasty cocktails, and say goodbye to a local landmark.
Went to be there the last night, We will miss this great place,. So many memories over the years.
Have been going since the night it opened.
It was the last night before the restaurant closed for good, to be torn down for redevelopment, and the service was a little chaotic. The food was as good as ever. Here's hoping that Clyde's opens a new Tysons Corner location soon.
Good Food and Awesome Service!
Last day February 4. The restaurant is being torn down to make room for new development. It was unique and will be missed.
This was my second time at this location. I remember having more menu choices and faste service the first time I was there. However, I should say that it was the last day the location was open for business due to development in the area. We were seated next to the fireplace and by a water fountain so we lucked out. My friends enjoyed the 3-egg omelette and I had the runner's breakfast. We were all happy with the choices except it seemed like it took about an hour from the time we were seated to the time we got our food. Anyway, we enjoyed the ambiance and the company. It is also very good for families!
After 30 years we had to have a last meal at Clydes Tysons. It was total bedlam and reminded me of the early days at Clydes. Hate to see them closing their doors and hope they will reopen in one of the new buildings. They will be missed!!!
Good Food and Great Service!
Nice place for a date, kids! Thank you for the great service and the delicious food . .
Waiter brought 3 waters for a table for 8 at the beginning, disappeared for 20 minutes. Forgot multiple drink order multiple times. The food orders were right, but very forgetful. I guess I can chalk it up to the server. It caring since the location was closing. Still VERY disappointed.
Good "last meal" at Clyde's Tysons this week; it closes Feb. 5 for demolition and redevelopment. We hope the décor will be saved and reused at a promised new location in a high-rise to be constructed by the Greensboro Metro Station. Sad that the original building will be no more...
Good food and service. Decor outdated, but drinks were good!
Every aspect of the service was awful. Waited 15 minutes for our drinks. At least 4 times the wrong order was brought to our table. Never received refills.
Disorganized. We told them three times we had a reservation through open table. They still came and ask us and another group how many were in our group and then who came in first. It took a long time for the waiter to get to our table, never brought us any water and when I asked him to please bring the kids good out first he just said "No, I'm sorry they all have to be grouped". The food arrived at our table after an hour of wait. It was extremely salty. Again we complained to the waiter he just said ok, turned around and left. My kids could not finish their food either we end up paying the $100 bill, left hungry and disappointed.
Best atmosphere out of all the Clydes I've gone to. The architecture, and aged decor really make you feel like stepping back in time. It is a great shame that it is closing in a matter of days.
We enjoyed our dinner and so did our friends. A fun evening!
Unfortunately this location is closing. My family had been meeting here for birthdays and celebratory dinners for the past 10 years as it was a halfway point between our homes. We'll miss it!
The service was horrible. Took our waitress almost 30 minutes to bring a few beers and wine. She never came to check on us once through the whole meal and then we had to ask another waiter to find her when we were ready to get the check.
The service was quick and gracious and the food was excellent! Never had a bad meal there. Would recommend to everyone! Please hurry and come back! Will miss you!
Hate to see this restaurant planning to close. Will miss the great food, service, and convenience. Will have to go Clyde's in Reston now where the convenience aspect will surely suffer.
Wife's birthday . We met at the bar in 1981 and since it's closing... our last visit was tonight.
Thanks for the memories!
Our "Farewell to Clyde's" dinner was awesome in every way. Hostess, bartenders, servers and even the general manager are to be applauded, not just for Saturday but for the years of commitment that they have given to this amazing landmark. Clyde's employees are like an extension of our family. We are so sad that it will be closing its doors on February 5. We hope that we will see you in the hood in some form in the near future. Thanks for giving us an amazing 20 years of dining and toasting family and friends.
Nice little spot to get brunch on a Sunday! I loved the art on the walls and the eggs Benedict were excellent. Service was prompt, food came out quickly.
Sorry Tysons location is closing because it's been one of my go-to restaurants.
Enjoyed service and food was good Bread with ceab/artichoke dip was way overcooked and too hard to bite into! Sadly, thus Clyde's us always too loud abd tabkes way too close together Hope Clydes new iteration does away with these major drawbacks
They are closing in a few weeks--this was our worst experience ever there . Must be bailing out!
We are so sad that Clyde's is closing. We have been ardent supporters of this restaurant for 33 years. What a terrible loss for Tyson's Corner!
When we heard that Clyde's of Tyson's Corner was closing to make way for a new high rise, we had to go back for one last dinner in the "mural room". Lot's of fond memories of this restaurant over the years.
While we will continue to eat at other Clyde's, we will miss Tyson's Corner.
When I heard that the Tysons Clyde's was closing in Feb, I had to make it there one last time. My husband and I have fond memories of the place, we had our wedding reception in the upstairs banquet room, and I had hoped to have my retirement party (someday) at the same place. Alas, it's not to be. Over the years it was a great place to meet friends for happy hour. And of course there was the ever amusing and non PC decor (where else can you see naked cavorting nymphs on the walls?). I hope the owners decide to bring it back in their new office building going up at that location.
Great landmark restaurant. So sad to hear they are closing 2/4/2016 due to neighboring construction. Please reopen when the construction dust settles!
Wonderful - I hope they move the art to a new place. It is priceless.
Clyde's is one of my favorite places to eat and it's always on the list of restaurants to take guests to while they are in town. I have been going to Clyde's since the 1960s (Georgetown location) and especially love the Tyson's location due to it's gorgeous interiors. The burgers are the best in the area and that's what I usually have but on this most recent visit I had the chicken and lemon pasta with cream sauce which was really delicious. Never have had a bad/mediocre meal here. I recommend it to everyone.
Had a reservation at 830pm for 2 people on NYE and it was busy, but I didn't see a line or wait for others. Was greeted by our waitress, but didn't show up to take our drink orders. She must've sent a manager to take our order. Took some time to get our drinks and we sat for several more minutes after we received our drinks before the waitress came by to take our order. We ordered our app and entrees (mussels, short ribs, and Atlantic salmon). Our app and then food came out in good timing. The mussels and short ribs were delicious, but the salmon entree was bland. The portions were generous and matched the pricing- thought it was a good deal. The salmon entree is very light, but lacked any seasoning (I did ask for no mushrooms so maybe that accounted for the blandness).
Understood it was busy for the holiday and our waitress was pleasant. Would still go back on a non-holiday to try out the other good sounding things on the menu.
They opened the 2nd floor (no cover) for dancing and a cash bar. It was a good sized space and surprised to see it fairly empty at 11pm . We left at that time because they provided free NYE souvenirs (blowers, noise makers, hats) and this one fellow kept blowing his broken obnoxious sounding one into his female acquaintance's face while she covered her ears. We got fed up after the maybe 12th time and left.
The food is excellent but not family friendly at all, the nudes paintings all over are too much
Everything about the dining experience was positive except for one issue. People are permitted to smoke at the entrance and the smoke drifted back into toe dining area
Charming Christmas Eve dinner after Wicked performance at the Kennedy Center. This is my first time here and the menu was delightful. I had a hard time choosing. Went with the lobster pasta and it was great. Sooo much lobster! Really enjoyed our experience here and all four of us enjoyed our meals. My only disappointment was my dessert, I ordered the creme brûlée and it was serve cold rather than warm. Other than that...dinner was perfect!
We enjoyed a Christmas Eve lunch at Clyde's. The staff was especially accommodating of our 99 year old friend who is wheelchair bound. Our server, David, frequently checked on us to make sure that we had everything we needed. The crab cakes were delicious, and my husband loved the Reuben. Apple pie and ice cream sealed the deal.
Great for friends get together.
We sat in the back and we were able to hear each other