Clyde's at Mark Center

4.4
2991 reviews
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Located in the West End of Alexandria, Clyde's at Mark Center is open for lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday Brunch. Stroll by the koi pond at the entrance, and choose from a number of interesting and comfortable rooms - the Adirondack room, with its own fireplace, twig lamps and cozy booths; the Chesapeake room, reminiscent of a duck hunting lodge on the Eastern Shore; the Newport room, with decor in keeping with the yachting world; the Crew Bar with its raw bar; and the Straight Wharf Bar, with its enclosed patio and whimsical Nantucket-style decor. Dine on a bacon cheeseburger, Maine lobster in season, or Wild Alaska Salmon in the summer months. Visit for our daily happy hour and enjoy discounted starters and burgers at the bar. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.
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PL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Waited 30 minutes to receive a glass of wine ordered, 45 minutes for food. Server never checked back to see if we needed anything. Another long wait to get the check. Service has declined greatly in recent weeks.

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YS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service, food and prices.

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JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

There wasn't anything special about this restaurant. The gentleman that greeted us and the woman who sat us were nice enough but our server didn't check back to see if we needed refills and a couple of our meals were overdone. Seemed pricey for what it was.

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EC
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was simply fantastic !!
6 stars on scale from 1-5 !

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B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere. Took our friends from Europe here for dinner and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

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MP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Clyde's Mark Center is one of our absolute go-to's for a great dinner out, and to entertain friends. The food is always reliably great. Friendly, attentive staff. The seasonal menu changes are creative and well executed. Also love that you can have a conversation while dining and actually hear what your dining companions are saying.

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S
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Clyde's Mark Center had been our "go to" place for years, but it just became our "don't go to" place. The menu has been reduced, probably because they don't have the necessary chef expertise to handle the traditionally wonderful menu. Our salads which were supposed to be served with filet mignon prepared medium were presented with some other kind of cheaper steak that was well done and overcooked. I was trying to introduce my fiance to a special dinner, but we both sent our salads back and she ended up substituting a bland turkey sandwich for her salad. Even the bread served before our meals was virtually inedible because either it or the flavored butter was loaded with salt! It was an overall disappointing experience, and it unfortunately has eliminated Clyde's Mark Center from our special places to dine. I always hate to give places a bad review, but this disastrous experience generated a much-deserved condemning review.

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Beverage service was very slow. Server missed bringing one drink on order. Food service was slower than usual, but the food was good, It appeared to be a busy evening, perhaps that was a reason for quality of service not up to expected standards.

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MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Always good food & service! Easy rez opportunities

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Still hungry after an appetizer and main course. Main soft shell crab was too small and was served with a thimble size of starch.

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YL
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had visit Clyde's on Mother's day. Nice atmosphere. Great food. Excellent service. Very pleased. Will definitely come back.

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N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fabulous. The new chef is making a real difference in the quality and creativity of the god. Can Mark Center bring back its black bean burger, so much better than the standard Clyde’s lentil version.

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

I would recommend a friend to Clyde's at Mark Center for their lunch or dinner menus, but the Mother's Day Bruch menu was terrible. Not one item ordered from the Blue Crab biscuits, coffee cake, Chesapeake Bennie, or the most expensive item on the menu (scallops) was tasty. Who created/executed this menu? My family of four didn't enjoy one item. The combinations of ingredients did not work well together. Not one of our dishes was good. We will never spend money on a Clyde's brunch menu. The overall comment was "I never have to have that again."

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Were there for Mothers Day. Service was very good and food was good. Really like their menu. Very varied and very good value

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JJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Table area was very dark due to some electrical issue. We were offered to move, but we declined after we were settled. No seating should have taken place in that area, IMO.

Matt was our server and he was really attentive. We got 3 orders of steak and eggs and there was very little steak and potatoes, and it took a long time. We also ordered a caesar salad with shrimp and it was good. Food had nice flavor. Not a memorable experience and not worth trying again.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. We always enjoy the Ship Room and look forward to our next visit.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Mother’s Day brunch! Lovely ambiance and good service. Mom was happy!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh ingredients, great staff! We had an oyster platter and the cheese sampler for appetizers. Definitely a must. Our waiter, Evan, was super friendly and cleverly dealt with our antics.

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Re.: Service: I would have liked to get the extra lemon we asked for.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience

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DA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Clyde's never disappoints - lovely ambiance, service and food. Best of all, it's quiet enough to converse with your dining companions!

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I
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My son’s 41st birthday

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SB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My brother and I had dinner with our mother who lives nearby. It was packed; probably conference attendees from the Hilton? Quite noisy but we survived! Food and wine was very good!
I wish you didn't put arugula with the steak frites.....prefer mixed greens; arugula doesn't agree with me!

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CE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good, good quantity, just the right amount; noise level in the ‘sailboat’ room was good, easy to talk

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Clyde's was great and welcoming as always. The only reason I gave fewer stars for service is that it was very slow even to get water on arrival, and we did have to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time for a table--but this was understandable as a large concert next door had just let out and the restaurant was packed with concert goers. In all, Clyde's always does a great job even when they're very very busy.

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RB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was well-prepared and very tasty, but portion size was quite small. And service was not attentive. We asked for drink refills and they took about 10 minutes. We've dined there several times before, and these were changes form previous times.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wide selection of food choices to include brunch, their regular lunch and an oyster menu - we had 2 pm reservations. Service was excellent. Food was, as usual, very good. My friend and I will be back!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Newport room ambiance is always great. Courteous staff.

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love their liver! Best in the DMV! Good martinis, too!

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TR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Menu has changed and they now have less of a selection.

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LA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We waited forever for our cocktails. The waiter relayed our drink order properly to the bartender who had questions. The manager intervened and placed our order and eventually delivered our cocktails - STILL Wrong. We waited another 20 minutes for our entrees. Fortunately we were not in a rush and enjoy one another's company. It will be awhile before we visit again.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. The overall service was slow but, the food was delicious and met our strict diet requirement.

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BL
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The liver lunch was excellent! Our wait staff, "Annmarie J" was outstanding. Only issue I had was that a family with very young, children were seated just across form us as we were eating. Very noisy and disruptive.

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f
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a little gem tucked away in our own backyard! Even enjoy the lovely waterscape filled with beautiful Koi fish...so serene. Highly recommend, great for large parties or even table for one.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always good at Clydes except on holidays. Don't know if kitchen staff, chef, is overwhelmed by number of orders.
Ate at Chevy Chase Thanksgivi g, Turkey was so dried out, I couldn't eat it, Tower Oaks Thanksgiving past year..had crab cake that had no taste, Easter, Apr 22, 2019..ham was so salty I couldn't eat more than a few bites, collard greens were so hot & spicy..also couldn't eat.
I've eaten at Clydes Tower Oaks & Chevy Chase many times & it was always good but I'll never go again on a holiday. I had 10 People with me this last Easter.

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Generally everything at Clyde's is very good,but not so on Sunday. The waiter ignored us many times, not filling our water or ice tea glasses ,we finally got a pitcher of water so we could refill. After not seeing him for 30 minutes we got another waiter to give us our check. The meals were also delivered at different times so people had to eat before others were served

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MB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Easter holiday with out of town family.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

For a Easter menu... thought it was poor

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Clyde’s is a tradition in our family for birthdays Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter: you name it, we love Clyde’s. The food, the service, all of it is just excellent !

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DB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always our favorite place to dine for Easter we appreciate the staff and waiters.

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