OK, many of you may be saying "Yuck" right now, just looking at the title of my review. But, it's true, this is the best place for liver I have ever been. Don't get me wrong, they have many other traditional delicious menu items like the steak, crab cakes, and sandwiches, but it's the liver I love the most. The liver is not smothered in batter or flour, it's simply seasoned ad grilled to perfection. It is presented on a bed of tasty mashed potatoes and topped with onion straws that are not at all greasy; there is a light and really delicious wine reduction too. I always order the sautéed spinach as my other side because it's really good. You'd be surprised at the people who frequent Clyde's for this dish!
But if you're not a liver fan, there are other really good entrees. My hubby likes the crab cakes and the steak, and when we went earlier this week, they had scallops. The steak is consistently well-prepared and the crab cakes are too, but the latter has a wee bit too much breading for my taste. The restaurant has a wide-ranging menu and you can even get a sandwich for supper if you want. We like the menu because there are the items that are always there and then there are seasonal items and specials, which makes for a nice dining experience.
The wine list is currently being updated, so it's in flux. I would like to see the restaurant offer better options for wines by the glass; that one aspect that's not strong at all. Dessert has not been a terrific experience for us, but when they have it, their bread puddings are pretty tasty and consistent. They change the contents (fruits) according to the seasons and they are always flavorful.
Service is always excellent and the staff know the menu very well and are always helpful. Lastly, if you get to the restaurant and place your order before 6pm on weekdays, you get 20% off the bill--not bad!!!
I guess each location in this chain is different (menus included), so I can't speak for all, but the one on North Beauregard in Alexandria, VA gets a thumbs up!
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