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Clyde's of Reston

4.3
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3665 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

Support Clyde's of Reston during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3665 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MoniqueL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The lobster was was really tasteless and too cold by the time it got to us.

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MarkA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster shepherds pie. It was full of lobster and very flavorful. I highly recommend it.

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered double lobsters and the first 3 came and then another 20 minutes for the 4th , and it was chewy......I think they lost the order?
Crab dip delicious, same with stuffed baked potatoes.
Lovely day on the patio...great service and staff and management.
Felt safe during covid!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The menu was very limited. It seem like the bar did not have any liquor to make our drinks

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vipSatisfiedDiner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant outdoor seating. Excelent service. Engaged manager. Varied menu. Quality food.

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Sharry
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food—overall great experience.

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melindam
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good, not great. Trout had too much crumb crust on it. Swordfish pretty small piece. The accompanying vegetables were delicious. We sat outside and it was beautiful. Our waitress was sweet, but too sweet. Constantly "checking back" with "how are WE doing now?" "Have WE saved room for dessert?" Also people constantly walking past the table to clear dishes. Not very relaxing.

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vipCarolP
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Clydes. We lived in NOVA for 15 years, so on our visit back had to make Clydes of Reston a must do!!

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vipgloria
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to Clyde's for many years and have always enjoyed ourselves. We sat outside again and were happy to have the heaters - very comfortable. We'll be back, of course!

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vipMaracaibo
Richmond
72 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Social distancing tables was excellent and rules very clear on wearing masks. Our waiter was a young man that was very nice and friendly- efficient too. We had a great evening.

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food. Friendly service. Clean restaurant.

My only complaint was that the service was so extremely slow. We were there for 2.5 hours, just waiting, waiting, waiting for the server to take our order, for our food to come, for the check to come - and we were only there for lunch in a mostly empty restaurant.

We skipped desert and went across the street to Ben & Jerry's just to finally get out of there.

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lovefood
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing observed. People were wearing masks.
A+ for following covid guidelines

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vipRob1
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a really nice dinner and I'd recommend Clyde's to anyone who's looking for good food, good service, and enjoyable surroundings. We were a party of four, arrived 15 minutes ahead of our reservation time, but were seated immediately at an outside table as requested. It was Saturday evening so very busy. Server appeared to be a bit overextended (we had to wave her down in order to place orders for drinks, then appetizers) but pleasant. Bottles of water were promptly served, and cocktails/wine orders were delivered as requested. Appetizers: pimento (pimiento?) cheese spread with toast and crab dip were delicious and adequate for 4. Entrées: 3 of us had the lobster special and one had the filet mignon. Everyone was very pleased with their meal.

Reasons for 4 vs 5 stars: minimal attention by server, lobsters were questionably 1-1/4# as advertised ( though extremely tasty), and fries were lukewarm at best.

Still, we'll return. Clyde's is a treasured institution in DC and continues to deliver an excellent product in pleasant surroundings during these difficult times.

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JuliaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mike, was wonderdul! Great sense of humor and attentive service was a major reason why we all had a great meal. The hostess who seated us was very pleasant especially since she seemed to become, to other patrons, tour guide and shoulder for them to gripe about things. I have been to Clyes many times over the years and this was typical of what I have experienced...outstanding service and food!

JD
vipJuneD
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us went in specifically for the $21.99 lobster special. And we shared the deviled eggs appetizer. Everything was really terrific!! The French fries and small side of slaw were delicious accompaniments to the 1 1/4 lobster. A little messy. Filling. Just enough. We hope to go back for the special again if it’s still available.

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Lovetoeat
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening with our lobsters on the patio. The food was delicious. The waitstaff were excellent. I had called ahead to ask for a table close to the entrance to accommodate a person who uses a walker. Our request was met, which was much appreciated. It's always a good time at Clyde's.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about the service at Clyde’s today. Both the hostess and our server were great.

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vipSDK1960
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great to have supper outside @Clyde's - Reston Town Center. Love the annual Lobster Shepherd's Pie. Delicious.

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DrRK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation a week in advance and we were able to get exactly what we wanted. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. I just wish they brought ice water first.

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vipjbsb
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food came out and had no taste.
We would not recommend.

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RobinReston
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a very nice separated table - the only down side was the noise from kids playing on the green - part of dining outside. We did have an opportunity to observe the clean up after a family left from a table next to ours. It was good but not completely thorough. A quick wipe down of the table and a minimum wipe down of the chairs. Food was very good but we would like more vegetable choices.

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vipgiddy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are excellent. Friendly,

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vipLarry
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - it was wonderful to get out during this crazy time!

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vipgloria
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Clyde's for many years. We always enjoy ourselves - great staff, wonderful food, etc. We hope to be returning often for years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good outdoor atmosphere, but food and drinks are overpriced for what you get. Chicken is dry and not a lot of flavor, salad barely had any dressing, and wine pours seems smaller than other places. Gave this place a few tries, and tried various dishes, but all of it was just ‘meh’. Not worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Food was average. Sitting outside was relaxing and comfortable!

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Sharry
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was nicely setup. Service and food were both good. I’ll definitely be coming back.

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vipCecilia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant seemed short-staffed, and this affected the food, I think. I had to wait an hour for my food (a cheeseburger) - and when it arrived, it was lukewarm, nearly room temperature - and cooked extra-well, instead of medium. To the server’s credit, when I asked her to take it back, she did - the kitchen redid the order pretty quickly, and the problem was solved. Clyde’s also took it off the check. But frustrating. An hour is a very long wait for dinner.

One other problem - someone was smoking a cigar on the bench right next to our outdoor table. I’m pretty sure it’s a Clyde’s bench - if so, Clyde’s should put a no-smoking sign by its outdoor benches, or have the hosts inform those sitting there that they can’t smoke there. I ultimately asked the cigar smoker if he wouldn’t mind smoking somewhere else - and he was very nice about moving. But I felt uncomfortable asking - it could’ve ended differently - and the burden of keeping smokers away on Clyde’s property should be on Clyde’s - not the customers.

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ElenaR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Had not been to Clyde’s in a while and I always remembered the food to be of high quality. Unfortunately, the quality of food was not very good. Very disappointed.

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Minan
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was ok, it was a little busy so we had to wait a long time to be served. Not sure why but when we finally got served the food was cold.

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Gards
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy our time at Clydes/ great food great service

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DebraG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Baked salmon was outstanding as was peach cobbler. We ate outside. Really appreciate that Clydes is now accepting reservations for outdoor area. Very pleasant evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, friendly service and fabulous drinks and entrees.

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Tara
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining is very comfortable. Chairs and tables are all wood and each has an umbrella. The outdoor decor is very nice and this location is right by the fountain so there is a lot to look at. The food I always good and the service was excellent.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, awesome food. Served Guinness in a proper Guinness glass which is a big plus

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BrlP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I know Clydes is a chain, but have had decent meals at their locations in the past. Unfortunately this time was pretty disappointing. I ordered steak frites and when my meal came the steak was definitely not hanger steak, so when I asked the waitress said oh we ran out of hanger steak so it’s filet - they definitely should have told me because I didn’t want filet. If I did, I would have ordered it, right? The options for a healthy side dish were pretty slim. I got spinach and it was drenched in water and completely soggy. The rest of the food was edible but just not tasty. Bread and dessert were the best parts, and service was good. Since the whole point is the food, though, I don’t plan to go back.

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vipDaveC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We told the waiter that my daughter had a nut allergy and he assured us that her meal would have no nuts or cross contamination. When her salmon arrived, it was sitting on a bed of wild rice filled with PECANS! I cannot stress how dangerous this is and thankfully I noticed the nuts before she took a bite. She had to wait for another dish to be prepared and by the time it arrived the rest of us we finished and her salmon was RAW and inedible. We will not be returning.

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DavidK
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I had dinner in a restaurant since I was forced to leave London in March. It was lovely. Can't wait to return. The service and food were excellent.

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ShawnS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Making people wear masks everytime a waiter comes by is ridiculous. I spent more time putting mask on and taking it off.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The noise level is fine it’s outdoors. My meal was very good but slow in coming out. At night I would not notice but when it’s a work day I need quicker service as I have calls to get back for. The waiter was very nice. They have done an amazing job at providing a great dining experience while maintaining the safety protocols.

FAQs

Clyde's of Reston does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Clyde's of Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 787-6601.

Clyde's of Reston is rated 4.3 stars by 3665 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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