Clyde's of Gallery Place

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$30 and under
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American
This grand Victorian saloon is on two levels, with four distinctive bars, including an oyster bar, and six dining rooms. Open for dinner til late in the evening, it is the perfect spot before or after a Verizon Center event, movie or the theatre, and is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch.
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CD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Clyde’s and will definitely be coming back. Service was amazing and food was top notch.

RR
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress was awesome! I hope she serves me again!

WT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Clyde’s. The setting was just lovely and the service was great. A small incident with a side dish caused half of our meals to come out much later than the others. Overall excellent

s
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the Caps games. I/2 price Oysters. Say no more. I had the lobster which was on special. Nothing special but fine. My companion had the crispy chicken salad and enjoyed it. Only down is it is a large restaurant and very loud.

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow. I was served catfish versus the salmon I ordered. That said, the blackened catfish was outstanding.

w
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent before heading to the Caps game. Good food, good service - Leon was an excellent server.

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Clyde's used to be very good, but over the last two, if not three times I was there, primarily out of convenience, the food and service were both really below par. We had a variety of appetizers and entrees and really nothing was notable. The appetizers took forever, and when they finally arrived, one was missing and the entrees arrived within minutes. Just really unorganized and uncaring. I could tell from our waiter, who was very apologetic, that this was typical and he was used to being the fall-guy for the kitchen's failures. The wings were so overcooked, they were all like small pieces of jerky and barely edible. As a restaurant, they should have been embarrassed to serve food in that condition, and whoever let this dish out of the kitchen should be let go. The burger was cooked very unevenly and the crab cake had a solid crust on it as a result of being way overcooked. The bottom line is their chefs are clearly not capable of consistently producing good food or management is incapable of overseeing the process effectively. In either case, three times and we're out. Convenient or not, you'll have no idea the quality of the food you'll receive, but the amount on the check will be the same regardless. If you go, keep your expectations very low and maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised, but doubtful. With all that said, the Clyde's in Columbia, Maryland is the antithesis of the one in D.C. and is well worth going to. If management is paying attention, they should inject some of the Columbia DNA into the DC operations and help/mentor them on how to run the business properly.

GB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had the lobster shepherds pie the veggies were hard and crunchy not fully cooked

m
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Definitely not the best meal I have ever had, but it was a great meal and perfect for catching up with friends and family. Service was okay- our servers were very kind, but we didn't receive our wine until after our appetizers were already cleared from the table. All in all, I would definitely go back.

F
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I always enjoy the Happy Hour and food at Clyde's. One of my favorite place.

TL
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We chose upstairs for a business lunch but the outer area was closed for lack of staff so we could barely hear ourselves.

AE
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Clydes before the Caps game. Another great experience!

T
Atlantic City
51 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was great. The hostess was very accommodating. I added two extra people to the reservation and were to fit them in our table. Everyone was happy with their entree choices.

AF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was decent...once we actually got what was ordered. We ordered white wine and received red. Then of the 2 meals ordered only one was correct. For the incorrect meal, we were brought a completely different dish and the waitstaff seemed confused why we didn't want to just eat what they gave us. While we did eventually receive the correct meal, when we received the check there were charges for 3 meals! They eventually did make the corrections, though we ended up having a lot of unnecessary aggravation and were late for an appointment as a result of the mess. Needless to say, I don't think we will be returning to Clydes.

OT
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lobster special
and mac and cheese side.
Decor is excellent!

SC
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My wife and I ate on a Saturday night. The food was not bad but we didn’t enjoy our meals as much as we did at their sister restaurants. We ordered pumpkin ravioli (which was good), a Reuben sandwich (average), and a salad (average). The decor is good but location is very loud (it’s in Chinatown). The service staff is very nice and our overall experience was just ok. Would be willing to try again; perhaps we didn’t give a fair chance after being traumatized by all the outside noise in Chinatown before entering the restaurant.

TF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. & good service. Booked over a month ago & was hoping I’d be in main dining area. We were put in bar area which was very noisy.

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time Washington establishment that has maintained their standard of excellence. I highly recommend it. If you are going to a Caps game you will get a much higher value for your money then eating in the arena. I loved the food and Aretha was an excellent server. Thank you for the experience. I will be going there before the Caps games and I recommend that you do the same!

w
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was especially tasty - the steak tacos were excellent. Only issue was the order of onion rings did not come out with the rest of the meal. The manager made things right by comping the rings. Overall a great meal before the Caps game.

SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We where there for dinner before the opening game. I reserved a table through open seating. We where greeted well and seated right away. The place was pretty crowded so I feel our waitress did a great job taking care of us.

C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food ! Always enjoyable.

t
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

ES
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food. Inattentive service.

DT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Quality of food has definitely dropped off since my last visit last year. My 8 oz. filet mignon looked more like 5 oz. and it was overcooked and flavorless. By looking at it, it looked like it was cooked appropriately. However, it was dry and almost chewy. Maybe low quality beef. My side dish of creamed spinach was good and at least twice the size of my filet. My husband did not enjoy his blackened wild blue catfish dish either. While they were very accommodating in removing the sausage from the andouille jambalaya accompaniment, due to an allergy, the dish was “tomato-y”. We’ve always enjoyed Clyde’s until this year.

CB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We ordered the big seafood platter and 2 appetizers. Our big seafood platter came first and finished eating it but our appetizers didn’t come out after almost an hour but yet the people that just got their appetizers really fast. The flatbread appetizer was not appetizing at all. Not expecting this at Clyde’s at all.

KS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up a little late, it was no problem and we were seated immediately!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Management is amazing. Love the customer service!

FB
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always 😊

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised at how reasonable the food was by Washington standards. The 1 1/2 lb lobster was $21.99. Will definately come back next year on our annual visit to DC.

JS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and value.

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance are top notch. The restaurant has a clubhouse feeling. I can hardly wait to return.

DT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

My mentee arrived a few minutes early and was seated in the empty, HOT, LOUD boom box audible Conservatory. I arrived at reservation time and discovered this. We were moved next to a service station which was unattractive in many respects. I mentioned in my reservation, downstairs, upstairs, and to the server TWICE that we were celebrating a 21st Birthday. No recognition. No candle. A rather gross uncooked low calibre brownie with a tad of ice cream was her “special” treatment. What a letdown! This girl lost her mom and hasn’t celebrated anything until this outing. I have celebrated scores of colleagues’ family, friends’ and other birthdays at all the Clyde’s Group. Never has the birthday celebrant been unrecognized!!! I had to tell her that her REAL celebration with Cale was Saturday. Elsewhere!

SC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food and service. They use to have Liver and Onions on the menu and a trout dish - I wish they would bring both back.

DP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clyde's is always a good choice for dinner in Washington, DC. The quality of the food cannot be bested, and the service is top-notch.

DT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Place in Chinatown if You’re in the City! The Menu is Great

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Clyde’s! We were seated in the second floor atrium and the ambiance was fantastic with all the windows and greenery. Definitely would eat here in our next trip to DC

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty, the artichoke dip and bread is always a must. Server Chris was attentive and was on top of things. Great time!

T
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

At one point, our waiter was not seen. We had to get the manager just to get our check.

JK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We ordered our appetizers and then the waiter forgot about us to take our main order, so that took a very long time.

JL
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place! My fiancée and I were completely pleased with the service that was given to us! We found them asking about our food allergies and them mentioning that they have an open kitchen very reassuring and considerate. Also, the waitress was really polite and humorous. We don’t experience that at any restaurant we go to unfortunately. We will surely go again for our next anniversary!

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