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Clyde's of Reston

4.4
3689 reviews
$30 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
PATIO NOW OPEN! First Come, First Served
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Carryout - delivery & pickup

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

Support Clyde's of Reston during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3689 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BruceB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet for a nice lunch and dinner talking with friends

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vipLd1191
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting, good food

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mathmom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a fantastic brunch. Loved the outside patio.

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CharlesRT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed outdoor lunch on 10-23-20 in perfect warm weather. Service and food were great.

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vipJRLJRL
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful lunch as always. We dined on the patio snd we each had different salads. The only minor issue was that our server did not know Clyde’s validates parking at Reston Town Center. I’m sure she knows now. We’ll be back soon!

LM
vipLMC05
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out with a friend in approximately 7 months. Ate outdoors on the patio; service was exceptional! Food was delicious. Wine recommendation was excellent.

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect place for outdoor seating during COVID-19!

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SashaB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing food and outstanding service! have zero complaints

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Definitely recommended!

JA
vipJosephineA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time around in the past month, was another great experience! The service was impeccable... Armando had personality, was quick on his feet, and determined to make us 100% satisfied! We appreciated the friendliness of all the staff, and the surprise birthday dessert for the celebrant, even though we were there for brunch! The manager on duty (Jim) came over to chat, and, like PJ, had a wonderful sense of humour!
Thank you for allowing us to celebrate my 25 year old in a special way!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management is great! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We sat outside which is why the noise level was low. The food was an excellent value as well as delicious. The only problem we had was our service. For some reason, our server was not very attentive to our needs. We would not see him for long periods of time. Now we came at 4:00 pm on a Thursday night. Plenty of empty tables. I could not see where he would be busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We sat at the table for 15 minutes before anyone came over then when someone did they said they would be right back. Ten minutes later- no one. Then my son finally got a sprite and it was flat. Our calamari was burned and fishy. Still hardly any service so we said we were going to leave. We hadn’t touched our food but we’re still charged. I found the experience to be unacceptable and I used to be in the restaurant business

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have eaten at this Clyde's for many years and have always been pleased. It's been a family "go to" restaurant. This last experience was abnormal because of Covid. We had a reservation for the patio had to move inside because of rainy weather. We were concerned about this, but were able to have an indoor table far removed from others at the back of the restaurant which we were comfortable with. The problem we had is that there were quite a few children, well over the age of 2 (CDC guidelines for mask wearing), not wearing masks, and walking around the restaurant, and right by our table. We wish the management were better about enforcing the mask wearing at this restaurant so that we'd feel comfortable going here during the rest of the pandemic. At this point we won't be making any plans to go back until sometime next year when it's safe. Besides this, we love Clyde's! I'd only recommend with caution.

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Ivette
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday at brunch at Clyde’s. Since Covid, I have only dined outdoors at restaurants. The weather was rainy yesterday, so we ate indoors, with some ambivalence. I must say that Clyde’s did a wonderful job of keeping patrons safely distanced and all employees wore masks. Our servers were friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The service was good but the food wasn’t. Was not worth the money.

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DevonH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My lobster was excellent and was a great value. The baked potato wasn' quite done to my satisfaction but I didn't bother to send it back. Love the restaurant and they are a reliable go-to.

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smallmoj
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We chose Clyde’s because we could sit outside and bring my dog. She was well behaved and the staff were kind and accommodating. The server was knowledgeable and gracious throughout and service was prompt. Definitely will return!

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jrock
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no complaints!! Everything was excellent, right down to the server, fall drinks and the incredible food that never disappoints! And there is that HUGE patio that can accommodate so many patrons! Remember that you're outside though-- and be mindful of all the kids that are playing on the turf. The screaming was a little much, but hey, I'll be back because you really can't beat the surroundings during these crazy times. Thank you Clyde's for an enjoyable dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was good

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Halimah
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an awesome experience in the outdoor dining area for brunch. The staff was helpful and attentive. The food was delicious. As a starter, we had the CRAB & ARTICHOKE DIP. It was divine. I will be dreaming about this dish for weeks! I had the EGGS CHESAPEAKE (jumbo lump crab cakes, Old Bay hollandaise, English muffin, brunch potatoes). It also had two poached eggs on the top. I really enjoyed it. It all went well with my peach Bellini and pineapple mimosa. This will be a place to return to again and again!

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JoshB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was a great server, she read the table quite well.

JA
vipJosephineA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clyde's is an old favourite of mine! I love the ambiance in the restaurant, and at the Reston Town Centre in general. We were a party of 5 this evening and felt right at home from start to finish! The staff were all very welcoming, friendly, helpful (even with the parking app. which was extra complex), and accommodating.
While initially there was some confusion in our order, etc., it was quickly addressed. Our waitress, Silvia, was very pleasant, efficient, attentive and eager to ensure our full satisfaction, and we really appreciated that. The Asst. General Manager, PJ (not pyjamas! :) was our kind of manager! He came to our table to check on us, patiently listened to our concerns about the confusion, apologised and candidly shared his desire to satisfy all customers. He had a fabulous sense of humour, and married it perfectly with professionalism. And then, much to our surprise, he removed a good chunk of our bill and asked that we return soon, requesting us to let him know ahead of time so he can take care of us! We recognise things are difficult these days, and restaurants are struggling to stay afloat, so we were particularly impressed with his gesture, and truly appreciate it. Loved the calamari, chicken wings and the cheesecake! And our tea was served with piping hot water, so Clyde's gets an extra bonus point for that! We had a really good evening eating, chatting and laughing amongst ourselves, and didn't even notice we had spent almost 4 hours there! It was a good break.

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MoniqueL
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The lobster was was really tasteless and too cold by the time it got to us.

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MarkA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster shepherds pie. It was full of lobster and very flavorful. I highly recommend it.

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered double lobsters and the first 3 came and then another 20 minutes for the 4th , and it was chewy......I think they lost the order?
Crab dip delicious, same with stuffed baked potatoes.
Lovely day on the patio...great service and staff and management.
Felt safe during covid!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The menu was very limited. It seem like the bar did not have any liquor to make our drinks

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vipSatisfiedDiner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant outdoor seating. Excelent service. Engaged manager. Varied menu. Quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service

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Sharry
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food—overall great experience.

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melindam
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good, not great. Trout had too much crumb crust on it. Swordfish pretty small piece. The accompanying vegetables were delicious. We sat outside and it was beautiful. Our waitress was sweet, but too sweet. Constantly "checking back" with "how are WE doing now?" "Have WE saved room for dessert?" Also people constantly walking past the table to clear dishes. Not very relaxing.

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vipCarolP
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Clydes. We lived in NOVA for 15 years, so on our visit back had to make Clydes of Reston a must do!!

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vipgloria
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to Clyde's for many years and have always enjoyed ourselves. We sat outside again and were happy to have the heaters - very comfortable. We'll be back, of course!

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vipMaracaibo
Richmond
74 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Social distancing tables was excellent and rules very clear on wearing masks. Our waiter was a young man that was very nice and friendly- efficient too. We had a great evening.

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food. Friendly service. Clean restaurant.

My only complaint was that the service was so extremely slow. We were there for 2.5 hours, just waiting, waiting, waiting for the server to take our order, for our food to come, for the check to come - and we were only there for lunch in a mostly empty restaurant.

We skipped desert and went across the street to Ben & Jerry's just to finally get out of there.

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lovefood
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing observed. People were wearing masks.
A+ for following covid guidelines

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vipRob1
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a really nice dinner and I'd recommend Clyde's to anyone who's looking for good food, good service, and enjoyable surroundings. We were a party of four, arrived 15 minutes ahead of our reservation time, but were seated immediately at an outside table as requested. It was Saturday evening so very busy. Server appeared to be a bit overextended (we had to wave her down in order to place orders for drinks, then appetizers) but pleasant. Bottles of water were promptly served, and cocktails/wine orders were delivered as requested. Appetizers: pimento (pimiento?) cheese spread with toast and crab dip were delicious and adequate for 4. Entrées: 3 of us had the lobster special and one had the filet mignon. Everyone was very pleased with their meal.

Reasons for 4 vs 5 stars: minimal attention by server, lobsters were questionably 1-1/4# as advertised ( though extremely tasty), and fries were lukewarm at best.

Still, we'll return. Clyde's is a treasured institution in DC and continues to deliver an excellent product in pleasant surroundings during these difficult times.

JP
JuliaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mike, was wonderdul! Great sense of humor and attentive service was a major reason why we all had a great meal. The hostess who seated us was very pleasant especially since she seemed to become, to other patrons, tour guide and shoulder for them to gripe about things. I have been to Clyes many times over the years and this was typical of what I have experienced...outstanding service and food!

JD
vipJuneD
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us went in specifically for the $21.99 lobster special. And we shared the deviled eggs appetizer. Everything was really terrific!! The French fries and small side of slaw were delicious accompaniments to the 1 1/4 lobster. A little messy. Filling. Just enough. We hope to go back for the special again if it’s still available.

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Lovetoeat
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening with our lobsters on the patio. The food was delicious. The waitstaff were excellent. I had called ahead to ask for a table close to the entrance to accommodate a person who uses a walker. Our request was met, which was much appreciated. It's always a good time at Clyde's.

FAQs

Clyde's of Reston does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Clyde's of Reston also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 787-6601.

Clyde's of Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 3689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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