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“Great food, great atmosphere!”

Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
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Ranked #2 of 211 Restaurants in Ashburn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've been to Clyde's at Willow Creek Farm several times and have never been dissappointed! The food is always delicious and fairly reasonably priced. It's an absolutely HUGE restaurant, and there are many different styles of rooms for you to sit in. There's definitely something for everyone!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Kelsey C
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Farm feeling in a cool restaurant”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I love going back to this restaurant. It has great atmosphere, fabulous interiors and great staff that takes care of you really well. Food is modern, mostly well prepared. Menu offers a lot of choices so everyone can pick what they like. Definitely try their drinks, desserts and coffee (good espresso).

Visited March 2012
Thank Agnes L
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

First time at Clyde's. It was a Monday and some wine's were 50% off. I was there with a couple people from a work conference in the area. The food was very good.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Bemidji28
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Bluemont, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fell short of expectations . . . again.”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I so much want to love Clydes at Willow Creek Farm, but each time I go they continue to disappoint. While generally the service is very good, the food almost always comes up short of expectations.

Most recently my husband and I went to CWCF last weekend for dinner; he ordered the duck and I ordered the filet. I ordered my steak medium but what I was served was a well done, unidentifiable piece of grey beef. I showed the waiter, he agreed it was overcooked, took it away and I waited. By the time I got my food my husband was done with his dinner. What also disappointed me was that the restaurant manager was not the one to deliver my food or even come by to offer his apology (which customers should expect from finer establishments, which CWCF appears they strive to be).

While CWCF does have a nice atmosphere, it is not enough to sustain my business anymore. I really do hope they get their act together and begin to be more consistent with the quality of their food because they could really be a great restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Pamela K
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Herndon, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Dependably good food in a beautiful setting!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The various Clyde's locations around the D.C. area are dependable stand-bys for variety and quality of their menus, decor and service, but this location is unique in the chain, and well worth a little extra driving distance for us. The restaurant consists of four 18th- and 19th-century farm buildings disassembled in Vermont and elsewhere, and later relocated here, then integrated into one sprawling, comfortable, complex. Combined with farm- and horse-themed decor, multiple fireplaces, and tasteful furnishings, the restaurant is full of character and charm. The food is varied and always good. I have tried a wider variety of menu items at their other locations, because, admittedly, most of my visits to Willow Creek Farm have been with kids and family for their great burgers (and in particular, their unbeatable Saturday afternoon half-price burger deal). This weekend's version (the WCF burger) consisted of grass-fed beef topped with grilled corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing, in a sesame-seed bun-- cooked just as requested, and most satisfying! The service here shines-- kid-friendly, too. (And I even heard two friends both comment on how nice the roomy restrooms were-- so Clyde's pleases on all fronts.) In nice weather, we have enjoyed dining on their spacious patio. Four and a half stars!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank MJGfromVa
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