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Clyde's

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by Bear, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Bear

    Bear Member

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    Today, my wife and just returned from Clydes on its opening night.

    Wow!

    This is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever been to. They have 3 different bars (2 non-smoking) and about three different seating areas. It is wonderfully set up and decorated. I am having trouble putting into words how impressed I was visually, go and check it out.

    The food was good, not unbelievable, but we hardly cared. Just to get away from the kids in such a nice set up was plenty.

    Bear
     
  2. sunnydog

    sunnydog New Member

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    Hey Bear, we're walking down there now. Very very exiciting! We'll post our review later tonight!
     
  3. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I've been telling ya, folks..........There ain't nothin' like it around here.......
     
  4. foodie

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    Fellow Foodies--

    "Y'all" are correct in your appreciation of the new Clyde's restaurant! My husband and I (quads and three week old twins--yes--we all ventured out!) ate dinner at Clyde's tonight. Earlier today when I was out shopping, I stopped by Clyde's to make a reservation for an early dinner. I happened to meet John Laytham the owner of ALL the Clyde's restaurant group. Quite impressed with his restaurant and personnel.

    I stopped to make a dinner reservation and received a warm welcome and tour of the whole restaurant complex. Yes, twins were home with Dad (quads at school). Mr. Laytham proceeded to ask if I was interested in an informal tour of his latest venture. Quite an impressive place I must say. It was my husband's birthday so we celebrated with family and friends in a large dining area that accommodated our "brood". We requested a quiet and secluded place to dine. Mr. Laytham told us to come eat at 4 pm. Great food, waitstaff, and service. Quite a kid friendly restaurant!

    We will return to Clyde's in Broadlands. Clyde's is a great asset to Broadlands.

    Foodie
     
  5. jblnd

    jblnd New Member

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    We also went to Clyde's tonight for our Anniversary. Very impressive--as with any Opening night there were a few glitches but the atmosphere is great and the food was good. I think it will do very well!!
     
  6. mdcrim

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    We ate at Clyde's last night, too. WOW!!! From what I saw they had a manager in every room to make sure things went smoothly and oversee the servers. The food was great and it was an incredible atmosphere. I can't wait to go back. I will say that, even though the parking lot was packed, there did not appear to be a wait when we left around 6:30pm.
     
  7. mdr227

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    I take it we can make reservations there?
     
  8. mdcrim

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    They do take reservations.
     
  9. LKelly

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    Went there today around 3:00 -- NO wait at all, seated immediately. Service was great, food was great (ham sandwich: mmmm... if you like brie, which I do), and the restaurant itself is a sight to behold. It really does look like a swank country inn, and I had no idea it was that BIG. Once word gets out to the rest of Loudoun and even Fairfax that it's open, I think it'll have a constant flow of traffic. I'll be back to enjoy it while it's still a sort-of secret!
     
  10. mdr227

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    My wife and I went there last night and had made reservations for 6:15. Got there and were seated immediately in the largest of their seating areas in the back. Great atmosphere there (although my only complaint would be that the four person booth tables are a little bit too close without much division from the adjacent ones and you can hear their conversation as much as yours) with plenty to look at. On the way to the back we walked by many smaller, more intimate rooms that looked great for large parties and/or for that initimate dinner. We were informed there were 7 separate dining areas and the restaurant can hold 650 people!!!!!! We did see three bars, one of which is larger with nice flat screen TVs near there front and an area to the left as you walk in that is sport coats required. The menu is pretty good and our food was great along with the service, very high quality. Price for entrees is between 14 and upper 20s when you go for the steaks or seafood, but there is a large selection of great things in the mid teens and sandwiches/burgers for below $10. Great desserts too. All in all a wonderful new addition to the area and one we well frequent often.

    Forgot to mention that at 6:15 and throughout our meal (we didn't leave until 8:15) there were always plenty of open tables in our dining room and never seemed to be a wait. It was nice and crowded so had a great atmosphere, but little or no wait like so many new restaurants have. However, I don't expect it to be like that for the Cheesecake Factory's opening!!!!!! We are fortunate it is tucked away in our little neck of the woods and hasn't yet started to draw from Leesburg, Sterling, South Riding, etc., but I imagine as word gets out it will.
     
  11. Merlin

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    One more round of kudos for the new Clydes. We went opening night. It was packed, things were a little slow, but we expected that and have no doubt it was just opening night chaos. The food was very good -- unique. I had ox tail for the first time! We loved their wine list. Lots of good options in the $25/bottle range. The managers were working all of the tables to introduce themselves and make everyone feel welcome and taken care of. I too, can't get over how freakin huge the place is...and it looks fantastic.

    We can't wait to go back!
     
  12. Tech Head

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    The architecture and atmosphere of the Clyde's blew me away! Unbelievably nice. This is by far the nicest restaurant in the area. Once word gets out about it, I have a feeling it will be constantly busy. But for right now, It's kind of nice having it all to ourselves. Way to go Clyde's!
     
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    Brunch was great this morning and I could not believe how slow it was for an area that is 'dying' for more breakfast places. We went at around 10:30am and I would say the restaurant was only at 20% capacity filled!

    I am sure it won't last long....... the being-able-to-walk-right-in-on-a-Sunday-morning part I mean.
     
  14. ExRIGuy

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    Just returned from dinner: amazing atmosphere, decent but not overwhelmingly good food. I'll be back for sure, but I hope they can add a bit more depth to the menu and refine the tastes a bit as my meal was bland. Any the portion was small too . . .
     
  15. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Don't forget...they have done essentially nothing to advertise the fact that they are open for business.
     
  16. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    I agree with ExRIGuy- the food decent but nothing special- although the crab soup was REALLY good. but the atmosphere and service- WOW. very impressive! The outdoor patio with the fountain will be really nice in the summer. I'm curious to see how the outdoor noise will effect the homes right across the street...
     
  17. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Hopefully it won't be an issue. The building itself provides a block between the patio and the houses.
     
  18. T8erman

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    Brunch is not Breakfast. With the number of families with earlier rising children, waiting until 10-10:30 is not an option. :D
     
  19. gryphon

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    I feel the need to pile on here, and it fast appears that Clydes is turning into the our neighborhood's best-loved place. I TOTALLY think that is justified!

    We're within walking distance to Clydes. Friday was a mad house (throngs of people), so we popped in, walked through the place, had a drink at the bar, and then left. Over the weekend, we went for brunch, and the food was fantastic. The building, inside and out, is nicely designed and well decorated (understatedly so, which is a nice change).
     
  20. Tech Head

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    The only concern I have about Clyde's is that the large bar (to the right, with the carriages hanging from the ceiling) appears to be all smoking. Seeing as how the bar to the left requires a suit jacket after 4:00, that only leaves the small back bar (by the barn section) as the only smoke-free, "unrestricted" bar. Not too happy about that.
     

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