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keep up with the latest around Clyde’s Restaurant Group!


Thanksgiving at Home

This year, enjoy a Clyde’s Thanksgiving in the comfort of your own home. We’re offering all of the Thanksgiving classics lovingly crafted in house and available for pickup. Enhance your festivities with favorites such as crab & artichoke dip, deviled eggs,  and jumbo shrimp along with wine and Champagne.

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If you prefer to dine with us on Thanksgiving Day, all our restaurants are open, so make reservations today. Whether you want to feast in our dining room or take dinner home with all the fixings to eat at your own table, make Clyde’s Thanksgiving a family tradition.

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Clyde’s Art & Decor

Items featured in this auction were displayed at Clyde’s of Columbia (1975-2020), Clyde’s of Tysons  Corner  (1980-2017), and Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm (2006 to present).

Highlights of the auction include posters from famed German lithographer Adolph Friedländer (17 April 1851 – 7 July 1904), Charles Gesmar renowned for his work for the great Parisian star Mistinguett, and Leonhard F. W. Fries. The auction also features several circus posters promoting Hagenbeck’s Tierpark (Zoo) in Germany, Barnum & Bailey Circus posters, travel posters, and a weathervane from Nantucket folk artist, Mark A. Perry.


Wine Cellar Sale

Taste some treasures from our cellar and some wines suited to everyday enjoyment for less than prevailing retail prices. Limited inventory, wines updated weekly. Sales end Thursdays at 5 pm for Saturday pick up.


Washington Monument

“I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love.”

– George Washington

The Washington Monument is officially open to the public now! Starting today, the popular landmark will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week with new safety and cleaning protocols to keep employees and visitors protected from the spread of infectious diseases. Tickets to the monument are available online at recreation.gov (tickets are not going to be given away in person due to social distancing guidelines.)

Tickets become available daily at 10 a.m. for the next day’s visit, each ticket is good for up to four people in a group traveling together, and there is a non-refundable reservation fee of $1.50 per ticket.

New safety features include timed ticketing, limited entries, significantly reduced elevator capacity, touchless check-in, touchless hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the monument, and closing each day from 1 to 2 p.m. for cleaning and disinfecting using antiviral disinfectant cleaners.

According to Mount Vernon records, George Washington often purchased bushels of oysters to be prepared for his family’s table (in fact, several oyster recipes are available on their website). Oysters and a visit to the Washington Monument sounds like a good idea to us!


Lobster- At Home

Crisp weather and rich lobster– just close your eyes and you’ll think you are in Maine! Relax at home with our Maine Lobster family pack!

Steamed Lobster Family 4-Pack
coleslaw, french fries, lemon butter $90
carryout only

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Picnic In The Park

Thanks to a partnership between Montgomery Parks and Visit Montgomery, you now have even more opportunities to enjoy a picnic in the park!

Picnic in the Park, an initiative to support local restaurants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, allows restaurant customers to legally consume alcohol in designated areas within 9 selected parks.  

Fresh air, great food, and perhaps a cold beverage is a great way to escape the stresses of working from home, and a perfect solution for a socially distant happy hour to catch up with friends! Learn more about Montgomery County’s Picnic in the Parks here.


Thank You For Trusting Us

In addition to the steps above, we’ve made recent improvements to our indoor dining rooms. We have increased the amount of outside air being circulated in our restaurants so that at no time during the day is there less than 35% outside air moving in through our HVAC system.  This level exceeds the compliance requirements set forth by ANSI/ASHRAE*standards.
We are switching out our air filters from MERV-8 to MERV-13 filters which will, again, also exceed compliance requirements.  MERV refers to the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values.  These filters are typically used for hospitals and are the most efficient commercially available.  Our HVAC systems are also meticulously maintained. Safety is our top concern!

*American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standards 62.1 and 62.2 (ASHRAE 2019a, 2019b), which include requirements for outdoor air ventilation in most residential and non-residential spaces.

CarCare To Go

Crab cakes and car repair aren’t the most obvious pairing. But that hasn’t stopped two of DC’s most storied brands – Clyde’s and Ourisman — from getting together to save you time, money, and keep you safe. 

Through our new CarCare To Go offering, you can get your car maintained or repaired without leaving home. Service valets pick up your vehicle at home or office, bring it to an Ourisman dealership service center and return it when the repair or maintenance is done. There’s no charge for the valet this month, and you also get a complimentary virus-killing treatment with each appointment.

Now here’s where the crab cakes come in. A $25 gift certificate to Clyde’s comes with every CarCare appointment. Redeem it at any Clyde’s location, Old Ebbitt Grill, or The Hamilton, now through the end of 2020. There’s plenty of seating both inside and out, spaced with safety and social distancing in mind. Dine-in or call for curbside pickup at any Clyde’s Restaurant Group location. 

Schedule today at CarCare To Go and use the coupon code CLYDESCARCARE to claim your Clyde’s discount.


Lobsters.

Our highly anticipated lobster special has returned! Available at all locations through October 28th (while supplies last), catch them while you can!

 Maine Lobster
 1 ¼# steamed lobster with lemon butter, french fries and coleslaw $21.99

 Lobster Shepherd’s Pie 
Maine lobster meat, peas, carrots, celery, onions, fennel, garlic, tarragon, whipped Parmesan potatoes $21.99 

Steamed Lobster Family 4-Pack
coleslaw, french fries, lemon butter $90
carryout only

Lobster Party

Squeeze out every last enjoyable minute of the summer! Entertaining a small group of friends in the safety of your backyard has never been easier. Our lobster special 4-packs are great for pulling together a last minute dinner party!


Family 4-Packs

Just set the table …and we’ll take care of the rest. Dinner plans are made easy with our prepared meals perfect for busy families juggling work and school. Family packs are available every day — no need to reserve days in advance. The rotating menu features favorites like crispy roasted chicken, rigatoni bolognese, meatloaf, eggplant Parmesan, crab cakes, Atlantic salmon, and, coming soon, lobster! The great sides are included and complete the meal. (Menus vary by location.)

With online ordering and delivery- what can be easier!

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Take The Party Home!

Looking for new ways to celebrate in 2020? Host your perfect celebration from home with our new cater out menu. From birthdays to bridal showers, Clyde’s will take the worry away so you can enjoy the day. Check our menus today!


Oyster Happy Hour

Working from home has its challenges like longer hours and a seemingly 24-hour workday, but perks like a flexible schedule ain’t so bad either. So why don’t you give your eyes a break, push away from your home office, and slurp down a few of your favorite oysters? If you need any more convincing: they are now at a discounted price for happy hour! And if you just can’t log out, bring your laptop…we won’t judge.

Raw bar offerings available in DC at Clyde’s of Gallery Place and Old Ebbitt Grill, in Maryland at Clyde’s of Chevy Chase and Tower Oaks Lodge (Rockville), and Virginia at Clyde’s at Mark Center (Alexandria).

Oysters on the Half-Shell

3:00 – 5:00 PM Daily
$12 Half-Dozen  (regular price $18.99)
$24 Dozen (regular price $37.99)

Not available for carryout or delivery.


Sushi Happy Hour

Sushi lovers rejoice! The Hamilton sushi happy hour has returned! Take a trip downtown from 2-5 pm on Mondays-Fridays for $5 off sushi rolls; and don’t forget to check out our saké  & beverage list for the perfect pairing.

Whether you are in the mood for our spacious air-conditioned dining rooms or want to check out our new sidewalk café seating, we’ve got you covered. Happy hour pricing not available for carryout.


Outdoor Dining

See You in September

KNOCK. ON. WOOD. We may have back-to-school on the brain, but the upcoming forecast reads like a straight-A report card! Day after day of perfect weather. Thank you, Mother Nature. We needed this. (We deserve this!)

I’m seeing early evenings sipping rosé, leisurely weekend brunches, bike rides and a picnic lunch, and late dinners after a day of yard work. Like many of you, we have been grasping onto the silver linings of 2020…lots of family time, discovering new interests, dusting off old hobbies, and of course, puzzles, so many puzzles.

Another bright side of this year’s many “pivots” has been the various jurisdictions providing opportunities to take advantage of outdoor space.

In Georgetown, the neighborhood BID has created “streeteries.” Savor heavenly bites of halibut sprinkled with buttery Castelvetrano olives as the historic district’s inertia hums around you, or read the Sunday paper over Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary as classic as they come, and a wave of normalcy may even pass over you.

As for our other locations: Clyde’s of Gallery Place has been allowed to set up outdoor seating under canopy tents in the courtyard between Clyde’s and Capital One Arena. Take a walk to the nearby National Building Museum and check out the Murals That Matter art exhibit to see some of the murals local artists initially displayed on & around Clyde’s.

Also in DC, The Hamilton has expanded as well and now offers outdoor seating on the sidewalks along F & 14th Streets. Experience Downtown DC like never before!

Up the road, Clyde’s of Chevy Chase’s existing outdoor patio and bar is in full bloom and they recently added additional tables & umbrellas along the wide bustling neighborhood sidewalk. Head up to Rockville, and you’ll find a serene setting at Clyde’s Tower Oaks. Stroll past the koi pond to discover new outdoor porch seating and a spacious tent adjacent to the restaurant.

If you are out & about in Alexandria, stop by Clyde’s at Mark Center which now has tented outdoor seating (and did you hear, oyster happy hour?!). Clyde’s of Reston is a perennial favorite for outdoor dining, and new this year: reservations! Click below! Biased, yes- but we find it hard to think of a better patio setting than Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm’s terrace. Enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner with generously spaced tables, a calming fountain, luscious gardens, and a shaded pergola.

You have been a rough one, 2020. This upcoming weather, though; we’ll take it. Stay safe, friends.

(Willow Creek Farm does not accept outdoor dining reservations)


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