Clydz

4.4
851 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

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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vipUnsatisfied
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were going to Clydz for many years and our favorite server Terry informed us that this was the last dinner she was to serve at Clydz and it was the last dinner Clydz was serving. They have a new lunch and bar menu that does not serve full dinners.
Really disappointing.

MD
MelissaD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 This place is amazing. Food is phenominal, service is wonderful. Cheese plate with dried meats is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clydz is always a crowd pleaser boosted by the pleasure of Jake as our server. He helped us with drink orders, choosing entrees, etc.

The food was impeccable, we had the duck flatbread (warm, cozy, delicious), game meatballs (earthy, fun and flavorful), the mac and cheese with truffle and bacon (everything you want in a mac and cheese without being overpowering), the Australian filet mignon (everything on the plate was amazing, the mashed potatoes and veggie medley complemented the roasted beef well) and the kangaroo lion (had this one prior on the game tasting menu, this was cooked perfectly and had an amazing citrusy sauce, the gnocchi made a great, flavorful pairing).

On top of the amazing food, it was RW and the restaurant gave us 20% of our total meal (must have two entrees). We had a fantastic night and we thank Clydz for it.

WD
vipWineandDine
New York Area
1124 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonably good food and service; the former was not quite up to other occasions.

PA
PatA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to Clydz for the first time in many years. The food was very good, ambience was nice- I dont really enjoy jazz music which was playing. The service was great. I enjoyed it

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Delicious game dishes, interesting cocktails, but extremely slow service (dining area was less than half full when we dined) and not very well-trained waiting staff.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very hot in the restaurant today. Food was ok. Drinks were great.

J
vipJanet1057
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our first visit in years. I hardly ever find service to be outstanding (excellent, yes, not outstanding). This was off the charts. Water constantly refilled, silverware replaced, etc. All our food selections were excellent from the crab cake appetizer and swedish meatballs, to entrees of duck, sea scallops and two different cuts of steak.

Noise level was high, biggest issue was the heat. The A/C was cranking, however the unit is clearly not powerful enough to cool a crowded restaurant in 100 degree heat. Other than that, it was a great experience and we will be back.

MP
MarinaP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant! I have visited it plenty of times, but this time was especially awesome. The owner of the restaurant delivered our dessert and even chatted for a few moments. As a marketing professional, this seriously made ALL the difference.
This place has incredible wine selection, awesome martinis, and exquisite food. Try the duck, you will NOT be disappointed. So happy I chose to go back to Clydz to meet with an old friend.

SB
SheldonB
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Genuinely unique menu items that were all very tasty. Service was very good. The bar scene was very good as well with a great variety of cocktails. It may have been the largest cocktail menu that I have seen in a while. The outside ambiance did not look like I expected.

ML
MichelleL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waiter, Eugene. He was very attentive to all my allergy needs and made our dining experience amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my fiancé. 5 stars as always. I had the kangaroo, he had the game tasting menu. We split the lobster Mac & cheese & tater tots sides. Phenomenal.

TC
vipTrevorC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our food but it wasn't AMAZING. Was decent for the price and enjoyed our drinks. My friend had the bloody mary, which was strong. I had a tequila-based cocktail I liked.

DH
DanielH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Meats you won’t find anywhere else. A solid place for a nice dinner or a casual bite to eat at the bar.

RS
vipRachelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food quality was excellent. Ambiance was pleasant. Interesting drink choices.

MA
MitchA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfectly prepared - the bison hangar steak was incredibly tasty, the asparagus was al dente, the martinis were not too tiny :-) Ever since having buffalo prime rib in Denver about 10 years ago and discovering it was the most tender, flavorful meat I'd ever had, I've been searching fruitlessly for that same magic - until now. Thank you, Clydz!

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Klewbrew
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and drinks exceptional. Our three dishes were very good except the burger special at $16 was burnt on the outside and medium inside. I ordered rare and did not expect it to be like a hockey puck. It was also on the small side for $16.

BM
vipBrandonM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night. My wife asked to substitute spagetti for a vegetable and the dish came out with zoodles! What a nice touch, very creative kitchen. Thanks.

JC
JohnC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Clydz with my fiancé many times over the last 3 years since we have been dating.
We plan on getting married at Clydz. There isn’t a place we could think of to get married other than Clydz.
We love the location, the ambience, the drinks and the menu.
The wait staff is exceptional. Mike took care of us this past Saturday night as we celebrated our re-connection from 3 years ago after 35 years apart.
The pace of our evening was perfect, from our drinks, oysters appetizer, our incredible dinner and the after dinner cordial. It was ON-THE-HOUSE, which we greatly appreciated.

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CindyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a luncheon celebrating my daughter's graduation from Rutgers. It was great. Food, drinks, service first rate.

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HankTAS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Mostly tight quarters in this seemingly trendy underground (in a basement) bar and restaurant. Unusual game entrees with a few standards (chicken, beef and scallops). My wife and I enjoyed the everything we ordered, none of which was from their game menu. The cocktail menu is as large as the food menu and our specials were very good. Service had bursts of attentiveness with periods of neglect. I believe every member of the wait staff delivered a plate, took payment, refilled water, dropped off a drink, etc. I would go back again.

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RoseQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A little dark to read the menu and a little noisy. Would have liked a more private table instead of close to other patrons but other than that it was good and I would recommend

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vipmikeL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at Clydz. Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!

CT
vip2021CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy to see Clydz is still a go to eatery after all these years. Lovely dining room feels like home.

DP
DougP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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RSThomas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clydez was a bit pricy, but the food, drinks, and service were top notch! I intend to go back to try other things on the extensive menu!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clydz offered us a great opportunity to try some very unusual food offerings, and we were very pleasantly surprised. We had the sampler with wild boar, quail, and rabbit sausage, and also got a petite portion of kangaroo and the alligator in a blanket appetizer, and it was all delicious (and very different, for us) and we enjoyed the experience greatly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was mediocre. Service was good. Old classic living on their old school reputation.

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Zoosh
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

TR
ToscaniR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

JC
JohnC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipchuckie
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

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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ETPHONEHOME
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

FN
FrankfromNJ
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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EllenS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

KS
KellyandSteve
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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