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About Clydz

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.

55 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Spring Street and Elm Row

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 846-6521

Website:
http://www.clydz.com/

Parking Details:
We are located directly across the street from the Middlesex County Courthouse. City parking lots, garages and metered parking surround the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The restaurant is just 2 blocks from the New Brunswick train station, on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line.

Executive Chef:
Mike Alonzo

Private Party Facilities:
Large groups only. Please contact the restaurant for details and availability.

Private Party Contact:
Cassandra Perjesy: (732) 846-6521

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Clydz Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

Too much noise from the staff, I would get thr brunt of the yelling, nd the placement of the items over my head was very distracting and annoying whenever someone would reach over my head.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined 3 days ago

As always clydz is a wonderful place to eat and enjoy a wonderful array of handcrafted drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Came here for Valentine’s Day and had such an amazing time. The food was incredible and spaced out perfectly. We drove over an hour to come try all of the exotic meats and it was well worth the drive. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. With our meal for Valentine’s Day, we each got a complimentary glass of champagne for toasting and a single rose as we left. I’ve already highly recommended this place to my family who also enjoys trying new foods. I will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very good ambiance and great service. Food was excellent as well

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

They have a creative menu, with some unusual game meats. Portions not to large, not too small. Their kitchen is very consistent — no bad ideas that made it through the filter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a group of friends come by for a great meal
Our waiter Craig was a great employee who opened our eyes to the life changing tomato soup and had us laughing and enjoying the great place that is clydz Would definitely come here again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Table in the middle of the room even though we requested a table in the perimeter and our chairs kept getting bumped into. Python appetizer included only 2 pieces. Game tasting was good but quail had a heavy charcoal taste. Maybe I would try again but not on a Saturday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great drinks and incredible food for special occasions! Best crab cakes I have ever had

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Clydz is a nice restaurant for a special occasion or romantic dinner. It has an exotic menu with great food and drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always a great meal at Clydz. Gotta try the bone marrow, best on the menu

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Me and my girlfriend came here on a Friday night. The bar was noisy, but the dining room area we sat at was great at blocking out most of the noise. The food here is fantastic and the service was great. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about where the food ingredients came from. The order in which the dishes came out was well thought out. The price is higher than most restaurants, but you get what you pay for, great quality food. I highly recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great people and atmosphere. Dining room and bar appropriately separated was a plus

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Clydz was one of my go-to places when we wanted a good cocktail and atypical but well prepared meals (great game selection). However the last two trips while good were not enough to make me want to return ASAP. On the last trip the cocktails themselves were ordinary and the dishes somewhat uninspiring. The atmosphere is great and the place still has the nice prohibition vibe. Service could use a tune-up too.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Been there many times before and had wonderful meals and service. This time was not good. The service was poor. Had to ask for drinks, water and ice. Asked for a lime for my drink three times. Steak was rare when asked for medium. Order side pasta. Is was watery. Came back well. No manager came over to table. Unfortunately given the cost I would not go back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful service. Amazing drinks. Delicious food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our third dinner at Clydz. Our second visit was during Restaurant week, and the service was rushed and the food mediocre. We decided to try it again and were glad we did. The food was excellent ... especially the bison steak and the duck. The service was also excellent. Highly recommended for those seeking unique food well-prepared and excellent service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great cocktail and deviled eggs with crispy duck! Great bison burger.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary by trying out a new place with a unique menu. We were not disappointed! From the incredibly attentive and friendly staff to the beautiful dining room, Clydz left nothing to be desired. They even set our table with rose petals scattered across it to help in our celebration! Great food, great wine, great experience! We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had their special ravioli for lunch which was good. Clydz is a good dependable restaurant with many unusual dishes and excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great drinks / great food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It’s a little tight but cozy. A little loud but more vibrant than noisy . The meal was absolutely fabulous. The menu features some unique fare, all our choices were cooked and seasoned to perfection. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The entire staff was pleasant and helpful. The cocktails were well crafted and the wine list abundant. Clydz is a rare find and a value as well. I highly recommend it . A great spot for jaded foodies. We will return often.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was not our first time to Clydz and the experience was just as good as past dinners.

I started with a glass of wine and my boyfriend with a cocktail. Appetizers were the cucumber and crab salad for me and the crab cakes for him. Both were full of crab and very tasty.

Dinner was the organic chicken for me and the bison hanger steak for him. Again, both were tasty, flavorful, and his steak was cooked to his liking.

The noise level was a bit high in the dining room, as there were a few large groups, but once they left it quieted down. We generally eat at the bar when we dine, but Saturday night is not the time to do that because they have a very lively bar.

Dinner for 2 ran us $150.00, prior to the tip, and that is generally what we pay.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had an amazing dinner food was prepared and cooked perfect salad was great . Would highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Waitress was great, food was okay. Looks as though happy hour is the draw here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

EVERYTHING WAS JUST OK. PERHAPS OUR EXPECTATIONS WERE TOO GREAT. IT WAS JUST FINE

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We’ve been going to Clydz since it opened. The service is always great, the drinks are top notch, the staff is always friendly, the food is great. Love this place!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was good but the dessert (creme brulee) wasn't fresh. Not creamy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Clyde is one of those great restaurants that you know will always be on the mark.
Great service and consistently good menu choices with great prep.
To top it all off, they have the best cocktail selection I have ever seen!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was the first time, I️ eat a Clydz. My husband and I️ enjoyed our drinks and entrees. It was a great date night

Tags: Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time there and we loved it! The atmosphere was warm and inviting and the service was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and drinks were delicious. Ambiance was great as well!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a wonderful time with a great server and excellent food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

never had a bad experience here, staff is always super friendly, food is always to die for and does not take a year and a day to come out, the drinks are great. love this place and you will never find a place with a similar menu. truly one of a kind place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Speakeasy ambiance. Great cocktails and terrific food and service. For the adventurous foodie.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of my all time favorite restaurants. Love the different type of meats/game on the menu and fantastic martinis!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Organic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had the most amazing dinner on Friday! Part anniversary, part birthday.
We both ordered the kangaroo-top 10 meal ever.
Our waiter was amazing too

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The drinks are so much fun! So many cocktails to choose (and definitely not enough time to enjoy them all). We did 4 appetizers for 2 people and it worked out great. Lots of fun and interesting food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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