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Clydz is a lively New Brunswick destination with a subterranean atmosphere, reminiscent of a 1920's speakeasy. The freshly rose-petaled entrance is a prelude to a truly unique dining experience. At Clydz, the fare is anything but ordinary. The menu is comprised of "exotic" Contemporary American Cuisine, showcasing items such as kangaroo, ostrich, wild boar and python. Traditional favorites such as filet Mignon, scallops and duck are well worth the visit.
The cuisine is not the only element that sets Clydz apart from the rest. The trendy bar, enhanced by fish tanks and fireplaces, offers an extensive and adventurous martini and cocktail selection. Clydz own “private label” vodka was introduced fall ’11 with great success.
When making a reservation please keep in mind, tables will only be held 15 minutes past the reservation time. Due to high volume during dinner, an $18 food minimum per person is required. Reservations for cocktails only are not accepted.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contemporary American, Wild Game
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am, Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 7:00pm - 2:00am
Spring Street and Elm Row
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are located directly across the street from the Middlesex County Courthouse. City parking lots, garages and metered parking surround the restaurant.
The restaurant is just 2 blocks from the New Brunswick train station, on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line.
Private Party Facilities:
Large groups only. Please contact the restaurant for details and availability.
Private Party Contact:
Cassandra Perjesy: (732) 846-6521
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Clydz Ratings and Reviews
We absolutely love the menu at Clydz & usually try something completely different every time. Our evening was "interupted" by a very loud crowd of eight that didn't have much respect for the other diners; they yelled across the tables & spoke & laughed very loudly. Most of our dinner conversation was about how loud they were or about how they had stopped for a while (when the entrees came out). I thought someone in management should have gone over & said something to them. While this evening wasn't "perfect", it will not stop us from coming back again & again.
My son is a senior at Rutgers and we wanted to take him out to dinner on a Saturday night. We chose Clydz based on the great reviews of others and we were not disappointed.
Our server Craig was fantastic and provided entertainment and a suburb knowledge of the dishes and drinks. He helped make it a very enjoyable evening. Our food was excellent and unique as we ate appetizers, main courses of Bison, Gator, Lamb, and a couple of desserts. We had a wonderful night and a lot of fun. I highly recommend.
We were visiting that area of NJ. Prior to coming out we found Clydz online and thought the menu looked interesting.
We were not disappointed. The duck breast and diver scallops were fantastic. The wine list was very extensive. Service was very attentive and personable.
The only thing that could've made it better would've been if the scallops were wrapped with prosciutto. But that's what I do at home.
Yes, we plan on coming back to Clydz next trip out there.
Kudos to the chefs and service staff.
We loved the atmosphere, the eclectic cuisine options, and the service. Our meal, unfortunately was nothing spectacular for the price of fine dining. Although the accoutrements (couscous, asparagus, sauces, etc) were very yummy the entree meats (the game trio and the veal) were disappointung. Expected them to be out of this world, but they lacked flavor, and they all seemed overcooked.
The food and service were great. Ordered 4 appetizers including deviled eggs which were delish. Wasn't crazy about the stuffed squid. Marrow was good & the stewed tomatoes were nice and peppery. Alligator in the blanket was tasty and spicy. Our 4 entrees were also good. The salad was delicious. Been to Clydz several times and will definitely be back.
In one sentence: The first bite of food bought for my 19 month old was hard plastic.
The manager came over and was very apologetic, which was very much appreciated and offered to comp us desert. When we went to order desert they brought us two menu's so we both looked to make a decision. My wife ordered first and then when I started to order, the waiter looked at me and said that he didn't know that they were comping desert for both of us... Which was fine because, based upon the bread pudding we did order, I wasn't missing out on anything.
The good: the menu did look exciting and had I been in the mood I would have tried something outside of the norm. Instead, I went for the filet. It was a very good filet. Good flavor. Cooked just the way I wanted. One side was bacon wrapped asparagus, which was decent nothing to either brag about or really criticize. Was unimpressive but good. It met expectations. Although, my wife enjoyed it more than I did. The other side was purple and white potatoes. The purple potatoes were fantastic! Perfectly cooked. The white potatoes were still pretty hard and seemed relatively undercooked.
My wife ordered the rib eye and enjoyed it. She was very pleased with the reduction and the beets.
The cocktail menu was probably the most exciting section of the menu and would definitely encourage people to stop in to try some of their cocktails.
Overall: I would go back for cocktails but the food, for the price/experience was incredibly over priced. We will definitely not be going back here for dinner again.
Third time here for dinner and every experience has been consistently wonderful. I've had the kangaroo, short rib marrow, oysters and more. All great meals. Cocktails are creative, I've been to the bar area many times when not dining. Staff is always knowledgeable about the dishes and drinks. It is my favorite restaurant in the area.
I went back to Clydz to celebrate my anniversary and I had been there last year as well. Last year I was blown away. This year, the food was good, but I was not blown away. We ordered the Bone Marrow (which we were still talking about a year later) and it was a little lackluster. We Then got the alligator in a blanket (that was delicious!) Our entrees were the duck (YUM!) and the Bison (very good) Dessert was the Cocoa Waffle (just okay) They had set up rose petals on the table which was a nice touch. Really it was our server that I was not happy with. He just seemed bothered to be there. Definitely put a damper on the evening. Had he not been that way I may have felt differently about the evening and planning a trip back next year to celebrate (like had done this year) but now I am ready to celebrate elsewhere. At the end of the night he said, oh happy anniversary, I would have gotten you a shot, but (I don't drink he would have filled in) and walked away. He was attentive enough, it was just either that is how he always is, or he was having a bad night. I am hoping it was the latter. Overall, still an excellent restaurant, I am just ready to move on to another one instead of coming back.
Had an enjoyable and relaxing long lunch during restaurant week. Full menu was available with a discount on everything - worked out great for all of us. Cocktails are inventive and tasty, as were all the food we ate. The hummus and artichoke flatbread is a must - so delish and topped off with fresh grilled summer veggies too. The Clydz burger is a must too.
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Clydz. The staff prepared a nice quiet corner table for us. There were rose petals on the table and free champagne and strawberries as part of the hospitality. The food was quite ecclectic and staff very friendly. Impeccable service overall. Highly recommended.
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