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“Good ambiance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clyde's of Chevy Chase

Clyde's of Chevy Chase
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Chevy Chase
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Willard Avenue
Transit: Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
Description: The opening of Clyde's of Chevy Chase in 1995 brought more than just a fine dining experience to this growing Washington location. Situated in the heart of a prominent shopping district, this fascinating site celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes and the Orient Express inside the two-level, 500 seat restaurant. Flavorful, fresh ingredients are used to prepare American style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

If you want a spot with a good aura to catch up with some friends, have a date or a family dinner , Clyde's can cover any of those. I always leave with a nice warm feeling, all courses wonderful, good service and a convenient location.

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Merry Land
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Have been eating here since the restaurant opened. Food is great and the prices are right. Excellent service, great managment.

Visited December 2012
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Toronto
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688 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
“Tasteless Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This restaurant has to rank as one of the most disappointing meals in a long time. We dined here with friends. It did not matter what we ordered (Pumpkin Ravioli, Grilled Atlantic Swordfish, and Grilled Filet Mignon) everyone at the table was disappointed in the meal. The fish was bland, dry and tasteless. The Ravioli had absolutely no flavour. The steak was ordered rare and arrived extra well done. The service was slow even though the restaurant was nearly empty. They never came back to check on us. Our friend ended up eating his well done steak because no one came around so we can send it back (perhaps this is done on purpose so customers do not send their meal back!)
I really do not know how this restaurant stays in business.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Presque Isle, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good service, close to our hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a inexpensive, comfortable place to get a drink and a good burger, sandwich, or salad. My beef entree salad was excellent and my friends thought their burgers were excellent.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Susan E
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Need a little more emphasis on the food...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Clyde's is a place I really want to love. The bartenders are great, the servers are friendly, I enjoy the decor in the restaurant, but the food just doesn't inspire me. I wish Clyde's would focus on its food and rev up the flavors. The trout is deep fried in too thick a batter, the salad dressing is bland, etc. I want to love this place - I want to have a local place that is my "go to" on the weekend or during the week...but Clyde's isn't that place yet. C'mon - fix your food! Make a great steak! Have a to-die-for entree list. Please?

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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