Clyde's of Chevy Chase

4.3
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3689 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Situated in the heart of the upscale Chevy Chase shopping district, the decor of this two-level restaurant celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes, and the famed Orient Express rail line. Chef Eric Frisch uses flavorful, fresh ingredients to prepare American-style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room. Travel bar on main level, and a seasonal outside bar and dining area.

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What 3689 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LorettaN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Five of us went because of a friend's birthday and he wanted a place that has oysters. Clyde's has 1/2 price oysters and clams on the half shell daily from 3 pm to 6 pm, so we went at 5 pm, ordered a dozen of each (all excellent) and a variety of dinners (ditto). Had a great time!

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Clyde's is my go to place and I have never had a poor meal or bad experience at this restaurant. The happy hour prices are fantastic! Quantity and quality of the food is top-notch. Wait staff, hostess/host are cordial and polite. Yes, the restaurant is kid friendly and the basement bar is luxurious and a perfect place to dine and watch that game. Two hours complimentary free parking...what more do you want!

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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tmtm
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poorly mixed bloody Mary at brunch. Exchanged for a watery Perfect Manhattan. Ordered a Kir Royale that was good but cold have been colder.
Weren't ready the specials or at least the market priced fish or soup of the day. Had to ask when the food was coming out because it had been so long then came out with the wrong side with an entree. Had to tell the busser bc our waitress was no where to be found after our food came out. Icing on the cake, ordered 2 cappuccinos after dinner after being told before the meal that there are no fancy coffees 😮 and one came out cold the other lukewarm. This when the place was half empty. Our waitress was actually very nice just a no attention to detail. At least the manager was kind enough to do some service recovery and invite us back but...

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PhilipW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good!
Thank you!

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NCoughlinDC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This last visit service was very slow. The salads and food usually tastes better and freshness was not typical of most visits. It has the variety and options that work for my family but if we were looking for a great fresh quick meal this last visit was not a great overall experience.

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vipTinyJ
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, always something to please everyone.

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ELAINER
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere at Clydes is always a pleasure. I really appreciate that I can have a nice meal in a nice restaurant and not feel like I have to take out a loan to enjoy it.

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BKSK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised at my first visit to the Clyde's in Chevy Chase, not being sure what to expect. The food was delicious, the menu varied, and the service prompt and courteous. The atmosphere is perfect for conversation, and the booths are comfortable. I would definitely return and highly recommend it.

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Yoing
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crispy chicken rice bowl was delicious! The waiter was attentive. It was a Friday evening, and the restaurant was crowded, but the quality of service did not suffer.

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vipAlanK
Washington DC
412 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Staff is super friendly. Food is excellent and reasonable. Kudos!

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MarciaA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always pleasure to go to Clyde's. The food is consistently good the service is friendly and you are never rushed .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 and were delighted with food, service, and the not too high noise level.

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vipkmc4
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not served the way we asked. There’s a stale smell in the restaurant. Convenient location for lunch.

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vrob40
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a great selection of appetizers -- brussel sprouts, chicken wings, and calamari. I didn't like my first drink but was readily replaced by the server with an amazing mojito.

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goblue
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was upset because I asked twice whether the person at the desk stamped my parking ticket, and he said yes both times. However, he did not, and that cost me $9.00 unnecessarily.

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vipLoDines
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a regular diner at Clyde's Chevy Chase since it opened. Always top notch service and food!

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LinK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable for food and service. We enjoyed a delicious dinner.

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EvanD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Very disappointing. Have loved Clydes for years. This time it was all around meh.

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vipWazza
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfectly acceptable food and atmosphere! Good place for work lunch as table spread out and you can actually hear people talk!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was the consistent quality that I expect from Clyde’s but the service was the worst experience that I have had there (despite the fact that it was relatively empty). My server never checked on us to see if we had what we wanted or how the food was and, when I needed something, I had to find another server to help. The manager also never checked on us because he was busily flirting with his young female staff.

When I paid the check, I asked if the server could please validate our parking but she said I had to go to the receptionist’s area to have that done. It was a minor issue and normally I wouldn’t mind at all but, given the general issues around the service, I think she could’ve easily done it herself but didn’t want to bother. When I went up there the manager was again flirting with the two women at the front and, although he validated it, he never asked us how we were doing or thanked us for coming or checked to see if we were satisfied. Instead he just continued with his banter without ever addressing us directly or making eye contact. So, while all the food was quite good, the overall experience left a bad taste in my mouth.

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vipHorsegirl
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food5service