Clydz

4.6
836 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
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JM
Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Was disappointed in my filet minon - was charred and overcooked for 'medium'

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TR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

At first when you enter it's the bar area so the crowd looked overwhelming.. but when you walked to the back of the restaurant you are greeted by the hostess and the dining area was much more peaceful and the atmosphere was adorable!

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JC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first time at Clydz. Each time is better than the last. I asked for a quiet, romantic spot. The table had rose petals on it. A nice,dimly lit lamp was next to our table.
The Brazialian cocktails were outstanding. The food was prepared perfectly and presentation was beautiful.
Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.
I had earlier asked my girlfriend if she would marry me so we needed a great place to celebrate.
Clydz has been and will continue to be our number #1 destination for all occasions.

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c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food and service were pretty decent. Acceptable for the price charged. Waited a long time for our drinks which was surprising since we were the only party in the dining room. Yikes! We were there for almost 3 hours. Not a single party was seated after. Where did everyone go?

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ET
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Waiters were very attentive and the martinis were sinful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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FN
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for the eclectic menu and were not disappointed, though I would have liked to see a gamey meat entrée ( antelope, boar, etc.) on the menu. The food was high quality but wasn't knock your socks off great. The place has kind of a cool New York vibe and the service was excellent. Parking was a bit of a problem. We'll probably go back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The host’s station is located in the back of the restaurant, which was odd. Other than that, everything else was good. Customer service, menu knowledge, and attentiveness was spot on! Our server Eugene was excellent! They have a huge cocktail list, and the duck was perfectly prepared.

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ES
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Bar was a bit noisy at first but was empty when we left.

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KS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit to Clydz and it was just as we remembered. The staff are fantastic! Rarely we say that before how delicious the food is, but they truly are wonderful.

Scallops for me, bison steak for him - both great! The waiter forgot our side dish of pappardelle pasta with truffle sauce; however it was just as well. Left us room for dessert! And it means we will have to go back.

Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the feel and ambiance of Clydz. The drink selection was also fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre show dinner. Very convenient to State Theater. Did tell waiter - were going to see a show - but was surprised that service a little slow. But had plenty of time still.

We went for early dinner so noise level quiet. Not sure if would be noisier later.
Truly enjoyed our dinner!

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CQ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and drinks at Clydz are excellent. This is the fifth time my son, his fiance, and I have eaten here. The bison steak, my favorite entree, is very good. My son likes the game tasting special (both entrees are hard to find at other restaurants). The service is also superb ... our server on this night, Terri, was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful without be overly attentive. We highly recommend Clydz for anyone looking for a different, enjoyable dining experience.

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BT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend got me a Clydz gift card for my birthday, and we finally got the time to use it this past Saturday (Feb. 23, 2019).
I had asked our waiter, Brian for recommendations, and based on what he recommended, I ordered the Bison Hangar steak, and my girlfriend ordered the Scallops. His recommendations were spot on! The steak was delicious, and her scallops were too! Sides that came with the meal were also top notch! Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and open about recommendations, but careful to let us know that they were based on his tastes.
I honestly can't remember the last time I enjoyed eating out like I did this past Saturday. I have no complaints at all about the restaurant, food, service...everything was great. The only reason I gave value only 4 stars was due to the price of alcoholic drinks. I thought they were pricey, but that is commonplace pretty much everywhere with alcoholic drinks.
If you go to Clydz, or anyplace in New Brunswick, get there early!! Finding a parking spot there is a challenge! Not sure if it was because of John Mellencamp being there that night, or if that's the way New Brunswick is all the time. This was my first time in New Brunswick.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

I feel as though we are not meant to dine here. An unfortunate situation happened with a patron, and some of us had to scramble out of the way and move our tables and chairs. Our meals were on the house because of the inconvenience, so they tried to make it right, but My fiancé and I don’t fathom coming back for dinner again. Maybe drinks at the bar. It was an omen when Craig asked us to leave the first time we dinned.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Server was well versed on the menu and was able to answer any questions we had. What a great menu! Had the special - lamb shank, was awesome.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was really good. The fois gras was about 1 tablespoon but outstanding.
The grass fed beef ribeye was dry and on the tough side. The service couldn’t have been better. Very thoughtful and a perfect balance of attentive and giving us our personal space. Never pretentious, always a good night out.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had reservations with my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day & thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I had the scallops & he ordered the roasted organic chicken - both were delicious. Our server was helpful in recommending an appetizer. My only qualm is that upon coming in after spending 20 min looking for parking, my boyfriend was told we would only have until 9:15 to eat (our reservation was for 7:30, but he dropped me off since we could not find parking immediately). Because of this we felt a little rushed, but our food & drink orders came in a timely manner & we managed to get out around 9 anyway (even before some of the people who were sat prior to us).

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AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second year in a row that we came here for Valentine’s Day and we are definitely coming back here every year! We drive about an hour from New York just to come here. This year, we didn’t expect there to be traffic and because of construction, the ride ended up being over an hour and a half long. We had 7pm reservations and ended up getting there closer to 8pm. With a call to the restaurant, they assured us that whenever we get there, we would be accommodated. The waiter we had was wonderful, the owner was so sweet (they had to move us from one booth to another and he took care of our drinks just for the inconvenience, which we didn’t even mind anyway), and the food, as always, was incredible. Not only that, but they really go above and beyond for Valentine’s Day. The outside stairs into the restaurant were covered with rose petals, as well as the table, and after dinner, they give you a long stem rose. We definitely recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be back!

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GE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Tables are placed too close together

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NJ
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely menu for those who enjoy meat. Very nice waiter.

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre, service and drinks were amazing

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h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall had a good experience. For apps had beef satay which was great. Python ravioli - I would say was a bad choice, but exotic. Had the skirt steak which was great, my wife had fish which was a bit dry and son had shrimp pasta which was excellent. Drinks were good but took a while to figure out what order as they have a huge menu. Would go back and try a few other items on the menu.

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S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, great food, great fun!

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my boyfriends birthday with about couple and the food and service were amazing. I would definitely be coming back to enjoy the different types of game food this restaurant provides. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty. Eugene was fabulous and his suggestions were point on.

Food was delicious and perfectly prepared. We were able to converse with Michael and you could sense the pride he had in his restaurant.

We’ll be back!

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S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and excellent food choices

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was amazing food Delish ! Was a great time!

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This would have been a 5 star except I ordered a ribeye steak - tasty but it had a lot of fat - almost like a grocery store bought piece rather than a butcher bought piece. Other than that, everything was great. Appetizers - quesadillas and beef satay were fantastic - tasty and unbelievably big portions. My wife had a petite filet mignon that she said was very good and perfectly seasoned. The martinis were perfect as always at Clydz. And the warm berry desert was a very tasty way to end our dinner. Good job - we’ll be back for sure.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always. Wait staff was great.

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DR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I was disappointed with the Clydz cooler. I believe they forgot the vodka. I will go back and try a different drink. Parking is a challenge.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Drinks and dinner were excellent. Perfect service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just a great place to be. So cozy and amazing food


Great customer service as well. Love it

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HS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

good if not great food. they seemed to try a bit too hard. a little more on the simple side would have been my preference...i had the trout. service was very good

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MF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks are wonderful at Clydz! The appetizers are well thought out and unique. The tomato jam with the bone marrow is wonderful. All of the dinners were excellent as well except the kangaroo loin was tough.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was amazing. (Thank you, Terri!!)

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RJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terri, Mike, and, Alek, were Exceptional Hosts. You really made my wife's birthday special. Highly recommended!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the cheese plates here. Always amazing service. Great way to spend the new year.

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PG
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Been going to Clydz for New Year's eve for past 5 years. This year to food was very good except the creamy polenta with the Pork Tenderloin wasn't creamy but our other dishes were enjoyable. Duck flatbread was very good. Cocktails can't be beat. Will be back next year.

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