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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (19)
Special Occasion (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
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Good for a Date (14)
Romantic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·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 11, 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 5, 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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

As usual we enjoyed our dinner at Clydz. The food is always cooked just right. The wait staff are friendly but professional at the same time. Made reservations already for our Christmas dinner with our best friends!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food and seating for 4 was available without issue on a Saturday at 6. Good location as it was within walking distance of State Theater and Stress Factory.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The dining experience was wonderful. The food was great, ambiance was relaxing. Our server was awesome, the service staff worked together as a team. We will definitely be back. Best meal and experience in a long time.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Exotic cocktails and meats! Excellent selection of main courses to satisfy anyone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Romantic, Tapas
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Clydz and will definitely be returning. Service was amazing as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Used to be good, has changed recently and lost attention to detail.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great food with even better servers. Amazing cocktails in a quaint and sweet setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Incredible service and good food, but off-putting scent lingers throughout the dining room.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food is absolutely amazing. Great service and all around great experience

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

I took my fiance here for his birthday because we both love trying new food and wild game. The service and food was outstanding! Will definitely be back and would recommend it to people!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food and drinks were great. Our server, Terri, is just the best.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

BEYOND amazing!! Literally top 5 places and I eat at a lot of places. Fun bar atmosphere dining behind the bar or a quiet dinner in a different closed off area from the bar crowd

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Tapas, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed, food was great as well as the service.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Waiter service was a bit Unattentive...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Had a great night, food was good, service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The service was great (Terri), the drinks were terrific (Laura) and the food was delicious. We love this place!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had Mike as our server and he was very helpful and friendly. The alligator in a blanket was deliciously seasoned and the venison was perfectly cooked. Will be going back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Been several times. Eugene was amazing. Food and drinks were on point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The scallops were delicious but sandy. Drinks were perfect. Staff is always friendly & attentive.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

An excellent dining experience ... the restaurant is deceiving when you walk through the crowded, noisy bar to enter the dining room. But once inside the setting is very pleasant. The food is excellent -- variety that is hard to find anywhere else in Central New Jersey. The service is also first-rate. Our server, Brain, knew the menu and was just friendly and helpful enough to be appreciated without being over-bearing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Have been to Clydz many times and it is consistenty excellent. On this visit, our waiter was disappointing compared to previous experiences. He never introduced himself and seemed distracted and disinterested. He did not make mistakes but was definitely not up to the standard set by our previous visits.

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

Ambience: Old, dark and dingy inside.
Food: Bone marrow & mushroom soup left me feeling nauseas all night. Go somewhere else! 😝

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