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“Several restaurants in one” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clyde's Willow Creek Farm

Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
42920 Broadlands Boulevard, Ashburn, VA 20148
+1 571-209-1200
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Ranked #4 of 152 Restaurants in Ashburn
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Claiborne Parkway
Description: When the opportunity arose for a new restaurant at Broadlands, just west of Dulles Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia, it became an ideal chance to create a truly unique destination for dining. This sprawling, rustic tavern features four bars and numerous dining rooms, making the question of where to sit much more difficult than you may have expected. In the 1980s the Clyde's Restaurant Group purchased several antique heavy timber buildings destined for demolition and more than 30 years later these barns, stables, homes, and taverns were reassembled to create the complex of dining rooms for Clyde's Willow Creek Farm. The restaurant which is located on a working farm, is inviting and comfortable, stunningly decorated with original artwork, sculpture, historic artifacts and an over-the-top collection of museum quality 18th century horse-drawn carriages - most strung from the ceilings lined with solid timber struts.
Ashburn, Virginia
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18 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Several restaurants in one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Okay, it's only one restaurant, but you get the feeling that it's multiple places because there are multiple structures - a large barn, several more formal dining rooms, a large bar area, a smaller bar (in a separate building), etc. The menu is good, but it would be nice if it changed more frequently. The food is not cheap, but is quite good. It's a good place for business luncheons. The atmosphere doesn't lend itself to romantic meals, as it's very open and can be loud. It's [only semi] jokingly called "Cougar Clyde's" due to the clientele in the bar areas on Thursday and Friday evenings.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sterling, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“What food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We've had so many enjoyable meals at this restaurant. We visited the first week the restaurant opened and are so glad Clyde's is here. We've had several family parties here and were so impressed by the way our large groups have been handled. We love the seasonal foods and creative menus. This restaurant doesn't feel like a chain. It is very well managed and we've never had anything but excellent service.It is one of the few restaurants where I will try foods I don't like. The restaurant is beautiful as well. After eating take a walk down the trails to the right of the restaurant and see what is left of the old farm.

Thank you Clyde's for coming to Ashburn. You've been an asset to your community.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
“Very Good Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good experience every time we go; excellent food always prepared very well and at reasonable prices. One of the best values around even though the prices are marginally higher than your standard chain restaurant. The atmosphere is excellent. This restaurant is good for any occasion - family, business, couples, etc.

My only critique is that the menu does not change as much or as often as I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

Visited October 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Lovely restaurant..food going downhill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have always loved going to Clyde's whether it be for special occassions or just a regular meal. Clyde's at Willow Creek is a beautiful location. However the past few times I have gone it hasn't been as up to par as it should be. I can overlook substandard service, however when it comes to food I want it to taste worth the price. The last time we went our food looked delicious, but was luke warm. Rather dissapointing.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Florida, USA
1 review
“Always a good meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

one of our fav dining places near us. Great atmosphere; we love the Audubon room! Service is fine and attentive. We had the Oct. Special -- 1.25 lb Maine lobster with fries and slaw. The Asian pear salad was bland- no distinguishing flavor. When we mentioned this to our waitress, she removed it from our bill without our asking. It was my husband`s birthday and he received a free dessert. Prices are always reasonable, good selections on menu, local veggies in summer, have their own garden for veggies and herbs. This is our top of mind restaurant for everthing.

Visited October 2013
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