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Update on Dining at Clyde's

June 7, 2020

Outdoor Dining:

These outdoor dining spaces are open at: Clyde’s of Columbia, Clyde’s of Chevy Chase, Clyde’s of Reston, Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm.

 

Due to new laws, expansion outdoor space is now open at: Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge (Rockville) & Clyde’s at Mark Center (Alexandria)

 

Due to new laws, expansion outdoor space will be open soon at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, The Hamilton & Old Ebbitt Grill. (Tables were set up briefly this week but plans were paused during protests)

 

1789 Restaurant Carryout Desserts:

Clyde's Restaurant Group & 1789 General Manager Brian Zipin welcome Shari Maciejewski to the team as Pastry Chef at 1789 Restaurant. After opening Georgetown hotspot, Brasserie Liberté, Ms. Maciejewski joined the Clyde's family earlier this spring for the opportunity to once again work with Chef Stephen Lyons, CRG Corporate Chef. The two had formerly worked together at The Inn at Little Washington. 

 

Select desserts from Chef Shari are now available for carryout at Clyde's of Georgetown and Old Ebbitt Grill. Shari is also making custom celebration cakes out of the 1789 bakery. Orders can be placed via email at 1789sales@clydes.com.

 

Auction:

With the help of CRG VP of Food & Beverage, Bart Farrell, Clyde’s friends and family got together to support Clyde’s employees by creating a silent auction benefitting the relief fund. The auction is live now and ends 9pm, Friday June 5th. Visit auction here.

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Plexi-glass:

Earlier this spring, CRG purchased 11,000 square feet of plexi-glass. The bar & booth dividers we had fabricated arrived this week and installation is underway to prepare for the upcoming phases of reopening. Portable “red houses” were also made to allow for safer walkup & carryout business.


Closed but not silent:

Our DC properties have been secured with plywood and additional security added. Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Old Ebbitt Grill, The Hamilton, & Clyde’s of Georgetown all had reduced hours, outdoor seating cancelled or closed for a couple days due to protestors. They look forward to continuing to reopen and hire back employees soon. In the meantime, they will continue to support the peaceful protestors making their voices heard against racial injustice.  

 

With temperatures over 90’ last week, volunteers from Clyde’s team handed out water, granola bars, and masks to protestors outside of Old Ebbitt Grill.

 

Seasonal Availability:

Still available on our menus: local asparagus & strawberries, soft-shell crabs.

 

Carryout:

Carryout business continues to grow and evolve. All Clyde’s, Old Ebbitt Grill, and The Hamilton are available for online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery. 

 

Oysters:

Oysters are now available to order to shuck at home from Old Ebbitt Grill & Tower Oaks Lodge. “Oyster Shucking 101” by CRG President Tom Meyer is available online here.

 

Family Packs:

Family value meals have been added to carryout options. Priced at $65, the meals feed a family of 4 and include a choice of salad, bread and butter. Menu options include Rigatoni, Roast Chicken, Meatloaf, and Chesapeake Bay Blue Catfish.

 

Sushi:

The Hamilton’s sushi has been a popular carryout item! Menu includes nigiri (salmon, shrimp, tuna & yellowtail) as well as several rolls. Menu available online here.

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Lobster
The lobster special is back! All locations except Clyde’s of Gallery Place & The Hamilton have 1 ¼ pound lobsters from Douty Brothers in Maine for $21.99 available daily for carryout, while supplies last.

 

Market Pantry
They will offer “Market Pantry” for one more menu cycle (through June 10
th). Household items such as flour, yeast, and *handmade masks are available to add to your carryout order.

 

*Made with Grace masks, handmade, reusable, and washable masks made by 8-year old, Gracie to benefit the Clyde’s Restaurant Employee Assistance Fund has raised over $8000 to date.


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Clyde's Installs Plexiglass Shields

May 24, 2020

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Clyde’s Restaurant Group is preparing for a new dining experience fit for a COVID-19 world.

 

According to the Washington Business Journal, the company is partnering with Lion’s Wood Banquet Furniture to install different acrylic diverse to separate bar and booth seating for dining.

 

The company purchased 15,000 square feet of plexiglass earlier this month, according to the report.

 

The move could allow the restaurant to fill all of its booths instead of spacing out with every other booth.


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Clyde's Continues to Serve Us

May 5, 2020

Here’s the latest on how Clyde’s Restaurant Group is here to serve us:

 

Mother’s Day

Family-style meals (for 2-3 or 4-5 people) are now available to order for curbside pickup at all Clyde’s, Old Ebbitt Grill, and The Hamilton. 

 

Menu options include traditional favorites like ham, beef tenderloin, and crab cakes to brunch items like quiche with yogurt parfait and coffee cake. Drink kits, specially priced wines, additional side dishes, and a flower bouquet are also available for purchase. 

All orders come with a complimentary blank Mother’s Day card that can be filled out at home. Limit your trips out and stay safe. Advance orders only, orders must be placed by May 6th.

 

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Carryout

Carryout business continues to grow & evolve. All Clyde’s, Old Ebbitt Grill, and The Hamilton are available for online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery.

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Lobster

Lobster special arrived early this year. All locations have 1 ¼ pound lobsters from Douty Brothers in Maine for $21.99 available daily for carryout, while supplies last.

 

Market Pantry

Menus now feature household items such as flour, active yeast, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizer—a great way to add an item or two to your lunch or dinner menu. Again, limit your trips out and stay safe.

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Made with Grace

Handmade, reusable, and washable masks are now available for purchase from our Market Pantry. 100% of the proceeds go the Clyde’s Restaurant Employee Assistance Fund. Eight-year-old Gracie started sewing masks for Clyde’s employees. She kept at it and put masks out on a table outside our house in NW DC free for neighbors. Grace later enlisted the help of her friend, seven-year-old Bella Barongan (daughter of CRG VP of HR), and is now selling the masks online (via Clyde’s carryout). They sell out quickly and are restocked each Monday. The girls have raised over $4,000 for the fund so far. Fabric donations are now coming in from all around the Clyde’s family with mothers, aunts, and godmothers of Clyde’s employees all helping out. 

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Food It Forward

Since launching their meal program in late-March, they have served over 14,000 meals. The program has expanded to Maryland and Virginia and is now providing meals to frontline healthcare workers in addition to communities in need.

 

Virtual Happy Hours

A big part of their saloon culture is enjoying live music. Most of their restaurants offer free live music throughout the week. They continue to support local musicians and try to virtually get together with our temporarily laid-off employees and regulars with virtual happy hours. The Hamilton Loft, Clyde’s, and The Tombs are all streaming free music on Facebook or Instagram. 


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