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Clyde's of Reston

4.3
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3598 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 3598 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mickeyfan1999
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My lunch was just ok. The staff seems to be quite uncomfortable with serving people at this moment. The food was just ok and not as good quality and tasty as in past visits to the same location. Menu need to have better choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sat outside it was nice. Everyone does a great job making sure everything is safe and sanitary

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vipTVYS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They are sanitizing our table so well before hostess take us to there. Patio table is great! Our server was very attentive. I really appreciate their service.

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YellowBrickRoad
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great time. It was not too crowded and food was good.

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DaveB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed having the chance to get out and have a quiet dinner in the open air at Clyde’s Of Reston. We’d been doing carry out for the past 4 months and having the chance to get out and have a nice meal was terrific. The server was very attentive and the food was great.

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vipGerryN
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Clyde’s has always been a solid, favorite place of ours for years. The food is always excellent & moderately priced. I’ve tried almost everything in their menu & I am never disappointed. The crab cake over salad is delectable and their coffee brew is one of a kind. This is why we always come back to Clyde’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

I feel safe to dine in. Would like to come back soon.

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SethEats
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately not the quality of food from Clyde's that we have come to expect. We took advantage of the 50% off deal on July 1st and ordered a good variety. On a positive note the service was great. Unfortunately the food was not. Wings were tasty but tiny. Fried zucchini was just ok. The calamari was very bland. For dinner we ordered steak frites, crab cakes, pasta, and the pastrami sandwich. Everything was just ok and on the bland side of things.

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MadRhino
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to sit out and enjoy life. Also Wednesdays was 50% entire check including alcohol.

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vipSamK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As best as you can do to eat out in the land of Covid. Wear a mask. 59% off total bill today July 1, 2020.

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vipBugged
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

First in restaurant seating we’ve done during COVID. We were 1 of 3 tables so quiet until the 3rd table of 2 adults and 4 very young kids came in.
I expected a very high level of sanitation based on Clyde’s ads, however other than wait staff wearing masks and plexi glass between booths (which we didn’t need based on the scarcity of patrons), I can’t say there was much else visibly being done. Our waiter wore gloves but never changed them between tables. He held glasses by the rims, brought straws with no wrapper, provided no sanitizer or wipes, and lastly brought the check and required a credit card and touching everything as in the “old days”. The ONLY new process was they provided a pen in a wrapper to sign the check. The lack of sanitizers visible anywhere left me very hesitant. Won’t be back for a long while.

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KMMMMMMMMM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was fine, the wait staff was excellent, and it was a very pleasant outdoor dinner. We made our reservation online and that worked out great. We went after 5 so the parking was free.

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ReginaK
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First restaurant experience and our group was impressed w food, service, and commitment to safety. Tables were appropriately distanced and the staff was aware of the times. In fact, the staff all seemed both excited to be there and happy to serve. The menu was perfect for the afternoon business. We had calamari, Caesar salad, crab cakes, salmon, and steak salad. As always, Clyde’s never disappoints.

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vipCathamasu
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience2

In the middle of COVID 19

This was the worst experience I’ve ever been in with Clyde’s. The food was terrible. I got the eggs Chesapeake and the muffin was not cooked enough and the flavor was just off. I will not be back.

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vipDCReviewFoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great wait staff

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zoey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was great, outdoor seating was well distanced. Soft shell crab was tasty and hub enjoyed the ribs So nice to be dining out once again!

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BudC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Clyde's Reston is one of our favs and we have always enjoyed our visits. This was our first time out since the Pandemic began and this visit didn't disappoint. Everything was excellent. The one thing I did notice that it was quieter, due to the reduce seating restriction, and that was a unexpected plus. Given our continued positive experience, I highly recommend Clyde's Reston. Great place/great food/great service.

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Annetastes
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific lobster and crab cakes!

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LBlairH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Stopped in with wife, nephew and brother in law just as CoVi

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vipJack
Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were so glad they have added a Fresh Catch of the Day to their menu. I Had the
fluke with an excellent sauce perfectly cooked. Wife had the crab cake which is always good.

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vipkayceeintulsa
London
421 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had lunch at Clydes in Reston for first time in awhile. Crowds were way down due to virus scare but staff were prepared with proper hygiene etc. Felt very safe there and food was excellent as always. Trying to do our best to support local businesses thru this tough time!

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vipRIHSr
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Laticia was an awesome server

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vipkaline6
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy brunch at Clyde's enjoyed french onion soup and salad this visit. Have enjoyed the reuben sandwich in prior visits. Terrific service and a quiet place for great conversation....

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Disappointed
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Reservation through OpenTable worked well. Service was superb. Calamari appetizer was not tasty and it was noted by waiter. Manager came over to apologize and offer to take care of the issue. Rest of food was good but not worth the prices. Alcoholic drink was watered down. Dessert was yummy. Don't believe we will return to this restaurant.

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Brooklynn
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service was very slow and the food made the other member of my party sick. In addition, the appetizer that we ordered was never brought to the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, I’d definitely recommend.

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EGND
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Let me start by saying that nothing that went wrong at Clyde's had anything to do with the front end staff. They were amazing. Ok, that said, if I was "Clyde", I would shitcan the entire cook staff starting with the chef at the close of service tonight. Everything we ordered was overcooked to the point of being inedible. I ordered a rare filet. The first one I received was solid gray all the way through. Utterly ruined. Our amazing server apologized profusely and asked another member of our party if his steak was right. His was like a used sandal. They took both steaks back and told us that the chef would remake them both. 15 minutes later they came put again. IDENTICAL TO THE FIRST 2 STEAKS. Another gorgeous 8oz filet mignon that was hard as a rock and solid gray all the way through. I ate it because we were an hour into our meal and I was hungry. My side of broccolini never made it out of the kitchen.

Once again, the incredible front end staff apologized profusely and the management took our steaks off the bill and gave us complimentary dessert and coffee. I wish the rating system here was better able to capture how thoroughly the perfectly inept and talentless kitchen crew destroyed 4 gorgeous steaks and embarrassed the skilled professionals on the front end staff with their incompetence.

I was a chef and restaurant owner for over a decade and I have a lot of experience with good and bad staff on both ends of the house. I also understand that everyone has the occasional bad night but this was not that and everyone's reaction to what happened was not one of shocked confusion but one of familiar disappointment.

If you're considering Clyde's, reconsider. Try Denny's for a steak prepared with more care and skill.

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LindaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Definitely not a restaurant for vegans - ugh. Not even a few good options

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JohnR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Mediocre food... noisy.... fairly expensive... crowded together

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vipDisappointed
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We were seated immediately but didn't see our server for almost 15 minutes. The manager came over and took our drink order. It took almost 10 minutes for the drinks to arrive at the table. Almost another 15-10 minutes pass by and our waiter comes over. He did express he was just sat with a few tables, so we brushed it off as not a big deal. We order. It took almost 45 minutes for our food to come out. We ordered wings, a vegetarian meal, a "burrito bowl" and a filet cooked medium rare, so not any item that would require a 45 minute wait time. The filet was very dry and over cooked (ordered medium rare but had no pink in the center.) The bearnaise sauce was not a sauce, it was cold and congealed in a little side bowl. A second round of drinks (a beer and a G&T) were ordered which took about 15 minutes. We sat at 8:15PM and didn't leave until about 10:00. We've never had any major issues with Clyde's, but were very disappointed with the overall experience of this dinner. It was near $150, took almost 2 hours and wasn't very good. I'm not sure we will be back any time soon. As a side note, the server, although not super attentive, was very nice when he did come by the table.

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KyleF
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I won’t return to this location. I ordered a burger medium rare - it came to me well done and cold, with a side of cold fries. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve sent food back at a restaurant and this was one of those times. The floor manager was very gracious and apologetic when I asked to order something else. Despite that, I was so grossed out by the overcooked/cold burger that I plan to avoid Clyde’s of Reston.

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vipJoey
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. The kid who served us was excellent. I ordered the Duroc pork with Brussels sprouts; and Maryland Crab soup as a starter. This was my second time dining here this week. What a great find!

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stanleyl
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Nearly perfect in every category. First visited in 1991; we appreciate decor has been virtually unchanged.
Why alter a winner? Wait service always excellent; we never feel hurried. Lighting subdued, but adequate.
This was our 60th anniversary, and we certainly did not choose to draw attention.
Finally, your head Chef deserves to take a bow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our breakfast was hot and delicious. Jason, our waiter, was very courteous and helpful. Third time visiting from out of town and would definitely recommend.

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Michael
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

My food came out room temperature. My martini was meh. Staff was nice

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viplunchgirl
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Busy evening but since we were seated after the rush, had a nice relaxing meal. Food was good and service great.

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vipMomWifeAttorney
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was very, very slow, and we only had 3 people.

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AmirS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Popular menu items were unavailable. They brought substitutes with the orders without telling us and the food was overcooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Went for my husband’s birthday and it was the biggest waste of time and effort. Our server moved at a snail’s pace and was indifferent at best. The entrees, when we finally got them were both overcooked and lukewarm. I didn’t eat mine and ended up getting chipotle on the way home instead. Never again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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 4.3 stars by 3598 OpenTable diners.

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