Clyde’s is a successful DC establishment, but each restaurant is so individualized that the only thing they share is a menu. Wood-paneled walls are covered with vintage posters, and a skylight filters sun through to a small alcove of tables. Sink into a deep red booth by the bar, or pick a circular table by the massive stone fireplace. The restaurant is large, but designed so you feel pampered by the friendly waiters, who are eager to carry out your every whim, no matter how specific.
On the menu, an arugula salad has tiny plump strawberries, crumbles of creamy goat cheese, and bits of spiced pecans. The French onion soup is served in a classic brown crock, and tastes exactly how all French onion soup should, complete with oozy strings of melted cheese. A Reuben is piled high with pink pastrami, and the accompanying fries nearly explode off the plate. Clyde’s menu caters to tastes of all kinds, and manages to deliver excellence in all corners of culinary preference.