Tower Oaks Lodge
WE WERE CELEBRATING A FRIEND'S 80TH BDAY AND I HAD INFORMED TOWER OAKS OF OUR SPECIAL OCCASION WHEN MAKING OUR RESERVATION. EVERYTHING WAS FINE; HOWEVER, WHEN THE CHECK ARRIVED, I WAS SURPRISED/SHOCKED TO SEE THAT I WAS CHARGED $1.99 FOR THE BDAY CUPCAKE (VANILLA BEAN CAKE W/CHERRY ICING AND CANDLE ON TOP). THAT, I THOUGHT, WAS BOTH CHEAP AND VERY TACKY. SINCE WHEN DOES ONE GET CHARGED FOR ONE BDAY TREAT AT ANY FOOD ESTABLISHMENT????
Notably slow service, not usual. One of four dinners not edible, compared . Seems to have unexplained problems. Favorite eatery not living up too usual standards.
Always love their crabcakes and garden fresh vegetables. Also really enjoy their Clyde's house brand chardonnay, creamy and reasonably priced. For dessert, you can't beat the brownie sundae.
Food and ambiance are always very good. We enjoy going there with friends or just the two of us.
We have been dining there for years. Never disappointed. Always courteous friendly staff, excellent service and food.
Always happy to see the return of the fried green tomatoes! All good. Great waiter!
The food was creative and tasty, service was attentive, kids were happy....what more could you ask for? Thank you Clydes for being one of my favorites for the last 30+ years!
Had a blackened chicken Caesar that was averagely best. Also, was seared in a room with no windows; disappointing.
I had the Tuna Nicoise Sandwich and my Mom had the Reuben. Both were excellent and we each had enough to take half a sandwich home. The atmosphere in the back room of Tower Oaks with all of the beautiful windows is marvelous. We had a wonderful time.
Not my best dining experience! Disappointed this evening. Chicken was rubbery.
Have been many times and keep returning because it is so special.
Lovely grounds and multiple dining rooms with different outdoorsy themes. I had the Albacore Tuna Salad "Niçoise"(green beans, roasted tomatoes, olive salad, hard-boiled egg, potato chips, roasted garlic mayonnaise, dark honey wheat bread). It sounded like an interesting combination of ingredients so I tried it. It was delicious and I will get it again.
This restaurant has a wide menu. The food is consistently good, and you can have either old favorites or try something new that the chef has put together for seasonal ingredients. The service is also very reliable at and attentive.. I recommend it highly.
Always our favorite place to go, particularly for special occasions or when inviting friends. Their menu has something for everyone and over the years improving in new dishes and tastes.
Amount of time to take our drink order was not reasonable. I requested that my second cocktail be put in an on the rocks glass just like the first drink. Server brought the drink in a tall glass. As she set it in front of me I said I asked that it be in a short glass. The response was, ''it's the same thing just in a tall glass'' and then promptly walked away.
The food was amazing and the overall feel of the restaurant was so nice, I just wished the drinks were a little bit more descriptive. I ordered the love potion #9 thinking it would make me fall in love with my date. Too my unfortunate surprise, I still found my date to be loud annoying and overall not attractive by the end of the drink. You should preface the drink with *will not actually make your date desirable on the menu. Thanks
We had a good dinner in a comfortable environment. Food and service were good. We wish to thank the chef and serving staff,
We were there for a 5 pm Sunday dinner. The restaurant was only half full when we got there but completely full when we left. The “cabin in the woods” setting is beautiful and unique in the Washington DC area. Service was excellent and the food was really good. We loved it and will definitely come back.
Our waitress was charming and attentive. But I was uncomfortably cold, and the background music was way too loud. I've been there before, so I am familiar with the restaurant--I wasn't expecting fine formal dining.
But there weren't a lot of people in the room where we sat, and I think the restaurant needs to adjust the temperature and background music for that situation. However, the music was too loud, and both of us were cold the whole evening. It is unusual for my SO to be cold. I asked if each could be adjusted, and the mgr. did comply, but the music was turned up again later and became overwhelming. When I asked a second time for the air to be lowered, I was told that it couldn't be because of the others in the room. We were both uncomfortable the whole evening, and I left feeling that I could see no reason to return--cold all night, music too loud, food OK, not fabulous, but as expected, our side of the room too dark, a bit of a downer. We did have a lovely waitress.
We had a wonderful server Walid who was very attentive. My haddock was so good it melted in my mouth. All in a beautiful room with lots of ambiance.
Always good food!!
Ambience great food delicious and our server Crystal perfect . I would recommend Tower Oaks because of all the attributes mentioned plus the prices are moderate
As always, food-service-ambiance all perfect for an enjoyable meal.
First time using Open table, worked great! Tower Oaks was delicious, good to go early on Friday!
My friend and I eat here often and are never disappointed either food or service.
The service was excellent, the food was very fair. My crabcake was good. My husband's trout was good and my two friends' hangar steaks were just okay. The presentation of the hangar steaks was particularly bad....just a steak sitting by itself on the middle of the plate?? Oy!! Especially for Clydes. The drinks were very good and the salted caramel bread pudding was awful. . Very disappointing since dessert is my favorite part of the meal and I love bread pudding. Oh well!!!
Our waiter was superb. He had to take back my salad as it was too hard for me to chew. Blame it on aging and graciously replaced w another. I was so impressed w him and apologized for making him work so hard. His response was it was a pleasure working w us
It was our first time. Friends recommended. We were very satisfied with the food and service.
Since we were treating out of town guest, we wanted to take them to a place they would enjoy. And they did!
Great service...good values
As always, Clyde's delivers on quality, value and taste. Not a surprise that this restaurant group has been in business for a very long time. They have the right formula for success. Bravo!!
Nice location, but food was just okay. Nothing special.
Always a fabulous experience. Will return.
Happy to recommend to others.
This not a review, but I always feel like the air conditioning is too cold there. That is why I have to wear long sleeves and pants .
Brisket was dry and extremely fatty. Menu has changed and I now consider poor
Staff are so friendly and gracious Free birthday cake was amazing!
My Mom’s 97th Birthday at a special place was made even more special by the server!
Had a business dinner and was looking forward to an incredible meal and our server was so rude and disdainful that he really made what should have been an enjoyable evening and meal was ruined to his poor attitude and service.
Always good. Our go to place. Friendly staff. Good food and excellent value.
Outstanding waiter! Food was great!!!
Food and service are good. Will sure come back!