Clyde Common

★★★☆☆
  • 1014 SW Stark St

    Portland, OR 97205

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  • 503-446-4781

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Enjoy all night.. beer tastes good.. High 5 guys!

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★★★★☆

Enjoy all night.. beer tastes good.. High 5 guys!

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Clyde serves some of the best drinks in Portland and its burger is up there with Gruner as the best in the city. There are always great microbrews on tap and a lively atmosphere.

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Clyde serves some of the best drinks in Portland and its burger is up there with Gruner as the best in the city. There are always great microbrews on tap and a lively atmosphere.

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Okay, call me an ""amateur"" for my less than stellar review of Clyde Commons, but for what it's worth I've been to tons of restaurants in the Portland area and there's nothing at CC that would entice me into a return visit over the plentitude of good restaurants in the area. I suppose if meat and potatoes is what you're looking for then this is the place to come to, but I found my steak and side dishes utterly bland. As well, my date and I had to stare at a couple directly across from us at our picnic table who had no interest in conversation. That's fine, but I would've rather had a table to ourselves. Their selection of cocktails was not to my liking either. Not romantic by any means, loud, more suited for large groups of people as the tables are huge. Service was pretty good though. I didn't spend a fortune here, but I left feeling a bit jipped. I was kind of glad just to get the hell out of there. Call me an amateur reviewer if you will, but that was my experience. I likely won't return as there are better choices out there IMO.

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★☆☆☆☆

Okay, call me an ""amateur"" for my less than stellar review of Clyde Commons, but for what it's worth I've been to tons of restaurants in the Portland area and there's nothing at CC that would entice me into a return visit over the plentitude of good restaurants in the area. I suppose if meat and potatoes is what you're looking for then this is the place to come to, but I found my steak and side dishes utterly bland. As well, my date and I had to stare at a couple directly across from us at our picnic table who had no interest in conversation. That's fine, but I would've rather had a table to ourselves. Their selection of cocktails was not to my liking either. Not romantic by any means, loud, more suited for large groups of people as the tables are huge. Service was pretty good though. I didn't spend a fortune here, but I left feeling a bit jipped. I was kind of glad just to get the hell out of there. Call me an amateur reviewer if you will, but that was my experience. I likely won't return as there are better choices out there IMO.

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An earlier review, ""won't be back"", is what makes me worry about reviews by amateurs. \n\nThis is a wonderful restaurant with a solid energetic kitchen and vibe. I had the crispy lamb shank a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the finest meals I've had in Portland. \n\nIf you dig meat, go to Olympic Provisions one of Clyde's partners restaurants on the east side.

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★★★★☆

An earlier review, ""won't be back"", is what makes me worry about reviews by amateurs. \n\nThis is a wonderful restaurant with a solid energetic kitchen and vibe. I had the crispy lamb shank a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the finest meals I've had in Portland. \n\nIf you dig meat, go to Olympic Provisions one of Clyde's partners restaurants on the east side.

Pros: Hearty, fresh, smart

Cons: OK, you don't like communal?

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Went to Clyde Common late night for after dinner drinks at the bar. Fun crowd. Drinks were a little expensive, but all in all an enjoyable spot. Not sure I would want to have dinner there, since all the seating is communal, but could be OK for lunch.\n

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★★★☆☆

Went to Clyde Common late night for after dinner drinks at the bar. Fun crowd. Drinks were a little expensive, but all in all an enjoyable spot. Not sure I would want to have dinner there, since all the seating is communal, but could be OK for lunch.\n

Pros: Lively

Cons: All communal tables

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After a round of nice salads, I had the pasta, my sister had the lamb, and my husband had the skirt steak. My pasta was good. My sister thought the lamb was a little on the salty side, and it was unevenly cooked (a skewer?some pieces were cooked medium rare, some were still cold at the center), but she ate everything that wasn?t raw, and liked it. My husband?s skirt steak was too salty to be edible. It was nasty. He flat couldn?t eat it. None of us could eat it. When the waitress asked how everything was, my husband told her that the steak was too salty. She said she?d go talk to the kitchen. When she came back, she said that the problem was not that the steak was over-seasoned, but rather ?our food is too salty for your taste.? The remedy was not to replace the inedible steak, but to comp us a dessert. We accepted the dessert, which was good. They ended up taking a salad off the bill, which was nice. However, we?re now home, having paid our $110 bill, and my still-hungry husband is rummaging through the refrigerator trying to find something to eat, as he could not eat his $23 steak. What we learned tonight: Clyde Common serves every single dish seasoned to perfection, and if you think it?s too salty, the problem is actually your taste, not the dish. One inedible entr?e out of three may seem unacceptable, especially at that price point, but according to Clyde Common it was actually our fault for perceiving the entr?e to be inedible. We won?t be back, as there are a lot of restaurants in Portland more interested in satisfying customers than in defending self-proclaimed perfection. If you enjoy your meal at Clyde Common, congratulations! You, too, have perfect taste. If you do not, now you?ll know without asking: it?s not them, it?s you.

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★☆☆☆☆

After a round of nice salads, I had the pasta, my sister had the lamb, and my husband had the skirt steak. My pasta was good. My sister thought the lamb was a little on the salty side, and it was unevenly cooked (a skewer?some pieces were cooked medium rare, some were still cold at the center), but she ate everything that wasn?t raw, and liked it. My husband?s skirt steak was too salty to be edible. It was nasty. He flat couldn?t eat it. None of us could eat it. When the waitress asked how everything was, my husband told her that the steak was too salty. She said she?d go talk to the kitchen. When she came back, she said that the problem was not that the steak was over-seasoned, but rather ?our food is too salty for your taste.? The remedy was not to replace the inedible steak, but to comp us a dessert. We accepted the dessert, which was good. They ended up taking a salad off the bill, which was nice. However, we?re now home, having paid our $110 bill, and my still-hungry husband is rummaging through the refrigerator trying to find something to eat, as he could not eat his $23 steak. What we learned tonight: Clyde Common serves every single dish seasoned to perfection, and if you think it?s too salty, the problem is actually your taste, not the dish. One inedible entr?e out of three may seem unacceptable, especially at that price point, but according to Clyde Common it was actually our fault for perceiving the entr?e to be inedible. We won?t be back, as there are a lot of restaurants in Portland more interested in satisfying customers than in defending self-proclaimed perfection. If you enjoy your meal at Clyde Common, congratulations! You, too, have perfect taste. If you do not, now you?ll know without asking: it?s not them, it?s you.

Pros: Pasta was good...

Cons: Steak was inedible, restaurant was unapologetic

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Went to Clyde Common for a 30 something birthday and had a great time. The tables upstairs are perfect for couples. The wine list was nice and the portions did not overwhelm. The food was great and our server was attentive without being overbearing. I'll be back again soon.

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★★★★☆

Went to Clyde Common for a 30 something birthday and had a great time. The tables upstairs are perfect for couples. The wine list was nice and the portions did not overwhelm. The food was great and our server was attentive without being overbearing. I'll be back again soon.

Pros: Good Service, Great Food

Cons: Should RSVP for larger groups

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Clyde Common is unique because, when I called, the boy I spoke to told me he was ""very busy"" and hung up before I could make a reservation. Guess I won't get a table there... oh well!

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★☆☆☆☆

Clyde Common is unique because, when I called, the boy I spoke to told me he was ""very busy"" and hung up before I could make a reservation. Guess I won't get a table there... oh well!

Pros: Unknown

Cons: Poor phone manners

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Hanger steak was excellent; carrot gnuti far too bland. BMOC drink was excellent; ""Beginning of the End"" was not.\nThe service was knowledgeable, but a bit slow, even tho' restaurant wasn't full. Five of the six dinners in our party were excellent (hanger steak, trout, lamb, pasta), but the carrot gnuti was bland, and a very small serving for $20.

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Hanger steak was excellent; carrot gnuti far too bland. BMOC drink was excellent; ""Beginning of the End"" was not.\nThe service was knowledgeable, but a bit slow, even tho' restaurant wasn't full. Five of the six dinners in our party were excellent (hanger steak, trout, lamb, pasta), but the carrot gnuti was bland, and a very small serving for $20.

Pros: Excellent, innovative food

Cons: Way too noisy; hard to hear waiter, anyone

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I really thought the food was great. It seems very inventive and freshly original. Even items that I don't particularly like (like beets) were good in the preparation. No complaints there. I ate all of my hen (?) and wanted another one! The rest of my party really enjoyed their burgers. They say they are the best burgers in town. \n\nNow, as far as the service, that's another thing. I'm not saying that the service is bad. What I'm saying is that there was no warmth. I don't think she ever smiled at us or really looked as us. It was just kinda blah, like robotic. If the table gets cleared and nothing goes wrong, then I guess it's okay. I just feel like the experience would have been much more top notch had the server acted like she wanted to be there. \n\nI do have to mention though, there was a guy bartender who I asked for a taste of something. He was really friendly and excited about telling me about the product. Maybe I should sit at the bar next time.

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★★★★☆

I really thought the food was great. It seems very inventive and freshly original. Even items that I don't particularly like (like beets) were good in the preparation. No complaints there. I ate all of my hen (?) and wanted another one! The rest of my party really enjoyed their burgers. They say they are the best burgers in town. \n\nNow, as far as the service, that's another thing. I'm not saying that the service is bad. What I'm saying is that there was no warmth. I don't think she ever smiled at us or really looked as us. It was just kinda blah, like robotic. If the table gets cleared and nothing goes wrong, then I guess it's okay. I just feel like the experience would have been much more top notch had the server acted like she wanted to be there. \n\nI do have to mention though, there was a guy bartender who I asked for a taste of something. He was really friendly and excited about telling me about the product. Maybe I should sit at the bar next time.

Pros: Really interesting and good food, lots of alcohol

Cons: Service just OK

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I go to Clyde a lot. Why? Let me list the many reasons. The food is awesome and it changes enough to never bore without being weird. And although some people have problems with the communal dining I find it refreshing to talk to people I don?t know or ignore them depending on my mood. Did I mention the lunch menu? By far one of the best lunches in town ? real food without being pretentious or heavy and the prices are really reasonable. Close enough to downtown for an easy walk ? and close to Powell?s and Nordstrom! And the staff ? I have read the reviews and see complaints about service. For all of the times that I am there I have always had friendly, courteous, and helpful service. Who knows? There can always be bad days and it?s too often that people say the bad stuff and the good stuff gets left on the table. No pun intended. The bar rocks and desserts are sublime.

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★★★★★

I go to Clyde a lot. Why? Let me list the many reasons. The food is awesome and it changes enough to never bore without being weird. And although some people have problems with the communal dining I find it refreshing to talk to people I don?t know or ignore them depending on my mood. Did I mention the lunch menu? By far one of the best lunches in town ? real food without being pretentious or heavy and the prices are really reasonable. Close enough to downtown for an easy walk ? and close to Powell?s and Nordstrom! And the staff ? I have read the reviews and see complaints about service. For all of the times that I am there I have always had friendly, courteous, and helpful service. Who knows? There can always be bad days and it?s too often that people say the bad stuff and the good stuff gets left on the table. No pun intended. The bar rocks and desserts are sublime.

Pros: Eclectic menu that never bores. Great lunch!

Cons: ???

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Clyde Common accomodated our party of 9 with gracious, friendly and helpful service. Our server Joanna knew the menu, was not afraid to offer helpful suggestions and was attentive without being annoying. Highlights included the starters, we loved the pea puree, popcorn and salads. The steak was incredible and my personal favorite with the fried egg, a soft boiled egg that is then breaded and fried. An excellent egg is always a sign of a great kitchen.

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Clyde Common accomodated our party of 9 with gracious, friendly and helpful service. Our server Joanna knew the menu, was not afraid to offer helpful suggestions and was attentive without being annoying. Highlights included the starters, we loved the pea puree, popcorn and salads. The steak was incredible and my personal favorite with the fried egg, a soft boiled egg that is then breaded and fried. An excellent egg is always a sign of a great kitchen.

Pros: Steak, Vegan dishes (pea puree) and the fried egg

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I've been going to The Clyde Common quite regularly now since they opened and this is my second review (is it ok to write two reviews about your favorite restaurant?). As a chef I find Clyde Commons menu to be ""The"" most innovative fare in Portland. It's always different, entertaining, and it's always delicious. Great service at the Clyde Common as well. Recently we had dinner upstairs for the first time, if you can get a table for two on the upper level it's phenomenal; even if you have to wait at the bar for a cocktail or two, it's worth the wait. Keep up the great work.

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★★★★★

I've been going to The Clyde Common quite regularly now since they opened and this is my second review (is it ok to write two reviews about your favorite restaurant?). As a chef I find Clyde Commons menu to be ""The"" most innovative fare in Portland. It's always different, entertaining, and it's always delicious. Great service at the Clyde Common as well. Recently we had dinner upstairs for the first time, if you can get a table for two on the upper level it's phenomenal; even if you have to wait at the bar for a cocktail or two, it's worth the wait. Keep up the great work.

Pros: Most innovative Restaurant in PDX

Cons: Nada

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Felt like a ""beautiful person"" just for eating here. the ambiance is clean and very well designed. the food was fairly typical trend-of-the-moment local eating american cuisine. Service was friendly and helpful. Would only go back for the bar. The drinks are real stand-out, tasty and strong! Overall the price was too high for the quality of the food. Felt like we were paying for a trend and not substance.

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★★★★☆

Felt like a ""beautiful person"" just for eating here. the ambiance is clean and very well designed. the food was fairly typical trend-of-the-moment local eating american cuisine. Service was friendly and helpful. Would only go back for the bar. The drinks are real stand-out, tasty and strong! Overall the price was too high for the quality of the food. Felt like we were paying for a trend and not substance.

Pros: trendy, hip and the bar

Cons: trendy hip and average food

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The Clyde is next to the Ace Hotel, it has a nice open kitchen and a swank bar. The menu rotates and always offers a creative culinary experience. The seating is family style so don't be shy. It is great to go there with a group and order many items to share. Immense selection of adult beverages. Attentive wait staff.

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★★★★☆

The Clyde is next to the Ace Hotel, it has a nice open kitchen and a swank bar. The menu rotates and always offers a creative culinary experience. The seating is family style so don't be shy. It is great to go there with a group and order many items to share. Immense selection of adult beverages. Attentive wait staff.

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Lunch at Clyde Common was average. The food wasn't outstanding (I had the manila clams and husband had a burger). I did have an interesting soda concoction- some sort of ginger lemonade- it was fairly tasty. The atmosphere downstairs was casual for lunch with the large table and people sitting around you. I'm glad we went early because I certainly would have felt a bit uncomfortable eating and talking with a stranger staring at us. I didn't get a chance to check out the upstairs. The service was very good and I suppose if I plan on going somewhere for the service and not for the food, I would return. I just didn't feel like our lunch was worth $30. I thought it was a bit strange that bread with butter/salt had a $2 charge as a side- that's a bit ridiculous. I would return if I wasn't paying for it. ;) I do love stumptown right (almost) next door.

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★★★☆☆

Lunch at Clyde Common was average. The food wasn't outstanding (I had the manila clams and husband had a burger). I did have an interesting soda concoction- some sort of ginger lemonade- it was fairly tasty. The atmosphere downstairs was casual for lunch with the large table and people sitting around you. I'm glad we went early because I certainly would have felt a bit uncomfortable eating and talking with a stranger staring at us. I didn't get a chance to check out the upstairs. The service was very good and I suppose if I plan on going somewhere for the service and not for the food, I would return. I just didn't feel like our lunch was worth $30. I thought it was a bit strange that bread with butter/salt had a $2 charge as a side- that's a bit ridiculous. I would return if I wasn't paying for it. ;) I do love stumptown right (almost) next door.

Pros: Location, design, service

Cons: Cost

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This was a good restaurant with good food. Friendly fast service. The atmosphere was good and the place was clean. Great place to go with friends and family.

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★★★★☆

This was a good restaurant with good food. Friendly fast service. The atmosphere was good and the place was clean. Great place to go with friends and family.

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We got warm recommedations for this place, but it didn't live up to our expectations. We paid $20 for pork belly with beans, which was just a piece of bacon, which gave me stomach ache for two days (too much fat I assume). The dishes sure looked traditional, but the prices were not accordingly.

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★★☆☆☆

We got warm recommedations for this place, but it didn't live up to our expectations. We paid $20 for pork belly with beans, which was just a piece of bacon, which gave me stomach ache for two days (too much fat I assume). The dishes sure looked traditional, but the prices were not accordingly.

Pros: Rustic charm

Cons: Too expensive

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We were skeptical after reading so many negative reviews but were pleasantly surprised after our experience. I won't jump at the chance to go again but like I said above - it wasn't the worst place I've eaten. The ambiance was a little different and the set up in the dining room ""cafeteria style"" meaning you can be seated with other random people. They do have separate tables upstairs if you don't prefer sharing your conversation with strangers and would like a more intimate experience. The menu was rather ecclectic ranging from beef tongue to spaghettini to roast rabbit and pork shoulder. Everything we ordered was very good though. Service was also pretty good - no problems there like I read in other posts. It is rather spendy which is my only complaint - $74.00 for two people for sodas and an entree.

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★★★☆☆

We were skeptical after reading so many negative reviews but were pleasantly surprised after our experience. I won't jump at the chance to go again but like I said above - it wasn't the worst place I've eaten. The ambiance was a little different and the set up in the dining room ""cafeteria style"" meaning you can be seated with other random people. They do have separate tables upstairs if you don't prefer sharing your conversation with strangers and would like a more intimate experience. The menu was rather ecclectic ranging from beef tongue to spaghettini to roast rabbit and pork shoulder. Everything we ordered was very good though. Service was also pretty good - no problems there like I read in other posts. It is rather spendy which is my only complaint - $74.00 for two people for sodas and an entree.

Pros: Food is good

Cons: Spendy, Cafeteria Seating, Parking

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I went with a group of friends for a good bye party. We were told that groups were restricted to 12 only so had to disinvite 2 people only to have 5 -6 empty seats next to us all evening. In addition, there were other empty tables. It took over half an hour to get drinks, including water, over an hour to get salads. When asking questions about the wine list I was told by the waiter that he ""didn't have time to chit chat about wine"". The food was okay but not out of the ordinary. We had to remind the wait staff twice that one member of the party was still waiting for her entree.\r\nFor a restaurant in Portland, the local selection of wines was disappointingly small and limited. The food not impressive enough to go back and the service extremely slow and disinterested. Overall, not a place I would recommend or go back to.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with a group of friends for a good bye party. We were told that groups were restricted to 12 only so had to disinvite 2 people only to have 5 -6 empty seats next to us all evening. In addition, there were other empty tables. It took over half an hour to get drinks, including water, over an hour to get salads. When asking questions about the wine list I was told by the waiter that he ""didn't have time to chit chat about wine"". The food was okay but not out of the ordinary. We had to remind the wait staff twice that one member of the party was still waiting for her entree.\r\nFor a restaurant in Portland, the local selection of wines was disappointingly small and limited. The food not impressive enough to go back and the service extremely slow and disinterested. Overall, not a place I would recommend or go back to.

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Had the occasion to go here three times over a short time period. I think the menus were different each time. A good place to sample some unique combinations, appetizers and cocktails; which means you might find something you really like, or it might just be a miss. Some are standard tapas fare like codfish cakes, and others are more adventurous. They certainly get points for effort and creativity. Service was adequate at the bar, and good in the dining areas. I didn't get the sense that the service was inattentive, but appropriately inobtrusive. I'm not a big fan of communal dining, but there is some nice small group seating upstairs. Would definitely go again.

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Had the occasion to go here three times over a short time period. I think the menus were different each time. A good place to sample some unique combinations, appetizers and cocktails; which means you might find something you really like, or it might just be a miss. Some are standard tapas fare like codfish cakes, and others are more adventurous. They certainly get points for effort and creativity. Service was adequate at the bar, and good in the dining areas. I didn't get the sense that the service was inattentive, but appropriately inobtrusive. I'm not a big fan of communal dining, but there is some nice small group seating upstairs. Would definitely go again.

Pros: Varying menu, unique combinations

Cons: A little crowded at times; hard to get a seat

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We went here for a late night snack and drinks on a Saturday night. It was bustling with a diverse crowd, hipsters to middle aged suburbanites. We sat at the bar and the bartender served someone that came later. The fries and harissa were good. Didn't try anything from the main menu but the other happy hour food was average. Not sure what all the buzz is about.

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★★★☆☆

We went here for a late night snack and drinks on a Saturday night. It was bustling with a diverse crowd, hipsters to middle aged suburbanites. We sat at the bar and the bartender served someone that came later. The fries and harissa were good. Didn't try anything from the main menu but the other happy hour food was average. Not sure what all the buzz is about.

Pros: Nice decor, decent drinks

Cons: Parking, inattenttive service, average food

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It's nice because it's not a seedy meat market nor a pompous pearl district type bar considering what part of town it's in. Clyde Common has a pretty innovative menu and I even saw them serving Absinthe (legalized?) to some guys. Good service but it can get busy at times.

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★★★★★

It's nice because it's not a seedy meat market nor a pompous pearl district type bar considering what part of town it's in. Clyde Common has a pretty innovative menu and I even saw them serving Absinthe (legalized?) to some guys. Good service but it can get busy at times.

Pros: nice ambience, good service, innovative menu

Cons: can get crowded

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It would be appreciated if they let you know in advance that in addition to the cost of the liquor that you will be charged an extra 2.00 if you have your drink any way other than just the liquor. We ordered ours as a martini and when we got the bill the extra charge showed up. This is so cheezy is it really worth it to add these hidden costs?

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★★☆☆☆

It would be appreciated if they let you know in advance that in addition to the cost of the liquor that you will be charged an extra 2.00 if you have your drink any way other than just the liquor. We ordered ours as a martini and when we got the bill the extra charge showed up. This is so cheezy is it really worth it to add these hidden costs?

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I am decidedly not hip - but I know good food. The food was OK. Nothing on the appetizer list (or snacks - popcorn?) was really interesting, so I ordered the cheese plate off the dessert list to start. Nice cheeses, the bit of cracker served with it was stale, but the apricots were treated with a hint of rosemary that was nice. For dinner, we tried the clam linguine - nice that they knew where the clams were from, sourced in BC, the pasta was perfectly al dente, but the sauce was lacking the essential clamminess, bland in fact. \r\n\r\nI spilled my wine and the glass was refilled and I didn't notice until I went to take a sip - that was class. And they didn't bat an eye at a two year old dancing in the aisle. \r\n\r\nIn the end - it was OK. But I am not super keen on spending $60 on OK.

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★★★☆☆

I am decidedly not hip - but I know good food. The food was OK. Nothing on the appetizer list (or snacks - popcorn?) was really interesting, so I ordered the cheese plate off the dessert list to start. Nice cheeses, the bit of cracker served with it was stale, but the apricots were treated with a hint of rosemary that was nice. For dinner, we tried the clam linguine - nice that they knew where the clams were from, sourced in BC, the pasta was perfectly al dente, but the sauce was lacking the essential clamminess, bland in fact. \r\n\r\nI spilled my wine and the glass was refilled and I didn't notice until I went to take a sip - that was class. And they didn't bat an eye at a two year old dancing in the aisle. \r\n\r\nIn the end - it was OK. But I am not super keen on spending $60 on OK.

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Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff, but mediocre food in small-ish portions and no complimentary refills on iced tea. Iced tea has one of the lowest food/bev costs around, so I wonder if the ill will engendered by this charge is worth the profit.

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★★☆☆☆

Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff, but mediocre food in small-ish portions and no complimentary refills on iced tea. Iced tea has one of the lowest food/bev costs around, so I wonder if the ill will engendered by this charge is worth the profit.

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Had a great time here the other day. Food was good, service was better. The host at the front door made my night, he had me laughing so hard I almost fell over. Will eat here again.

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★★★★☆

Had a great time here the other day. Food was good, service was better. The host at the front door made my night, he had me laughing so hard I almost fell over. Will eat here again.

Pros: Service, funny host

Cons: Long wait

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Go early for happy hour - they have good cocktails, a great wine list, $5 burgers and a well-informed staff. Even when it's jam-packed they find you in a crowd, take your order promptly and deliver promptly. It's good people-watching and feels totally uptown. Love it!

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★★★★☆

Go early for happy hour - they have good cocktails, a great wine list, $5 burgers and a well-informed staff. Even when it's jam-packed they find you in a crowd, take your order promptly and deliver promptly. It's good people-watching and feels totally uptown. Love it!

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The worst service we have ever had! We went here with a group of friends. We had a 9:30 P.M. reservation and were not even seated until 10:20. We couldn't sit at the bar to wait for our table either, since all the barstools were ""reserved."" We paid $80 per person. We didn't get our entrees until 1:30 in the morning! When I complained about the service, the owner said, ""Well it is a 5 course meal you know."" He made no apologies about the way we were poorly treated. When they finally brought our bill which was very close to 2:00 in the morning, they had included the service charges in the bill! What a complete joke. Absolutely ridiculous! We will never go back here! There are several other fantastic restaurants in Portland with excellent food and great service, which is where my money will go!

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The worst service we have ever had! We went here with a group of friends. We had a 9:30 P.M. reservation and were not even seated until 10:20. We couldn't sit at the bar to wait for our table either, since all the barstools were ""reserved."" We paid $80 per person. We didn't get our entrees until 1:30 in the morning! When I complained about the service, the owner said, ""Well it is a 5 course meal you know."" He made no apologies about the way we were poorly treated. When they finally brought our bill which was very close to 2:00 in the morning, they had included the service charges in the bill! What a complete joke. Absolutely ridiculous! We will never go back here! There are several other fantastic restaurants in Portland with excellent food and great service, which is where my money will go!

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I would not recommend this place! The service was terrible. It took forever to get our drinks. The waiter kept disappearing for 20 minutes at a time. The wine we ordered was bad. My friends steak was overcooked and she had to send it back and wait another 20 minutes while the rest of us ate our dinners. Our table was right in front of the door which kept opening therefore making us put our coats on while eating dinner. Not a good experience at all! We will not be coming back. Also, pretty overpriced!

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★☆☆☆☆

I would not recommend this place! The service was terrible. It took forever to get our drinks. The waiter kept disappearing for 20 minutes at a time. The wine we ordered was bad. My friends steak was overcooked and she had to send it back and wait another 20 minutes while the rest of us ate our dinners. Our table was right in front of the door which kept opening therefore making us put our coats on while eating dinner. Not a good experience at all! We will not be coming back. Also, pretty overpriced!

Cons: Bad service, slow drinks, food not cooked right

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Went on a busy (90% of capacity) Friday night, sat at a communal table eveb with reservation for 5. Beautiful space has been created here. Waitress was polite, but disappeared after delivering food w/o much bussesr support- this didn't bother me, but several others wanted water and drink refills. Out of 5 entrees, I was happy with my whole Dorado fish. The ling cod was the standout, succulent in a butter sauce. The steak was only so-so, though the accompanying potato pastry was delicious. The chicken and pork shank were also only average. Another plus was not feeling hurried on a busy night. I would recommend for the atmosphere and order carefully.

2
★★★★☆

Went on a busy (90% of capacity) Friday night, sat at a communal table eveb with reservation for 5. Beautiful space has been created here. Waitress was polite, but disappeared after delivering food w/o much bussesr support- this didn't bother me, but several others wanted water and drink refills. Out of 5 entrees, I was happy with my whole Dorado fish. The ling cod was the standout, succulent in a butter sauce. The steak was only so-so, though the accompanying potato pastry was delicious. The chicken and pork shank were also only average. Another plus was not feeling hurried on a busy night. I would recommend for the atmosphere and order carefully.

Pros: Style and buzz

Cons: kitchen needs improvement

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My friend and I were able to steal away for a drink on a Thursday night (a rare and much anticipated event in our busy lives). We had both heard great things about Clyde Common and decided to give it a shot. I arrived first and was quickly met by a friendly staff member. I told her we were just hoping to get two seats at the bar and she promised to keep tabs on the situation. After checking in with me every few minutes over the course of about fifteen minutes, she came over to alert me that two spots were opening up. Just, then, my friend walked through the door. As we hugged in greeting, two young men swooped past us through the door and scooped up the spots I had been told about. We explained our situation to them and they politely (if a little sheepishly) relinquished the seats. I had already been sipping a drink but when my friend tried to order a beverage with vanilla vodka, she was told that they did not carry it. Looking behind the bartender at the towering wall of liquor, we found it hard to believe that they did not have the most popular flavored vodka in America. After making my friend's second choice drink, the bartender informed us that in the future, if we wanted a seat at the bar, we should let him know. He went on to say that we had sent his little buddies away when we had requested that they let us have the seats I had been waiting for. When I told him I had been in communication with the hostess for fifteen minutes, Mr Redponytail sneered and said, ""The hostess?! You talk to your bartender."" He was a totally ridiculous A-hole. In a first come first serve seating arrangement, I'm not generally used to having to arm wrestle men for two seats. I guess chivalry truly is dead. And so is Clyde Common as far as I'm concerned.

1
★★☆☆☆

My friend and I were able to steal away for a drink on a Thursday night (a rare and much anticipated event in our busy lives). We had both heard great things about Clyde Common and decided to give it a shot. I arrived first and was quickly met by a friendly staff member. I told her we were just hoping to get two seats at the bar and she promised to keep tabs on the situation. After checking in with me every few minutes over the course of about fifteen minutes, she came over to alert me that two spots were opening up. Just, then, my friend walked through the door. As we hugged in greeting, two young men swooped past us through the door and scooped up the spots I had been told about. We explained our situation to them and they politely (if a little sheepishly) relinquished the seats. I had already been sipping a drink but when my friend tried to order a beverage with vanilla vodka, she was told that they did not carry it. Looking behind the bartender at the towering wall of liquor, we found it hard to believe that they did not have the most popular flavored vodka in America. After making my friend's second choice drink, the bartender informed us that in the future, if we wanted a seat at the bar, we should let him know. He went on to say that we had sent his little buddies away when we had requested that they let us have the seats I had been waiting for. When I told him I had been in communication with the hostess for fifteen minutes, Mr Redponytail sneered and said, ""The hostess?! You talk to your bartender."" He was a totally ridiculous A-hole. In a first come first serve seating arrangement, I'm not generally used to having to arm wrestle men for two seats. I guess chivalry truly is dead. And so is Clyde Common as far as I'm concerned.

Pros: I guess my cocktail was good. Though I didn't care much after the rude service.

Cons: Rude bartender. Loud.

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How pretentious! It bills itself on having great burgers but when you ask for catsup you're told ""we may have some in the basement for the staff"". That's a direct quote. The last time I looked, it was acceptable to have catsup with a hamburger and french fries. Actually, there are no condiments available at all. Obviously the chef gets it right every single time.....I'll eat elsewhere.

0
★☆☆☆☆

How pretentious! It bills itself on having great burgers but when you ask for catsup you're told ""we may have some in the basement for the staff"". That's a direct quote. The last time I looked, it was acceptable to have catsup with a hamburger and french fries. Actually, there are no condiments available at all. Obviously the chef gets it right every single time.....I'll eat elsewhere.

Pros: didn't find any

Cons: too many other good restaurants in Portland to put up with this

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The happy hour drink menu is fabulous with excellent and unique cocktails and the bar food menu has great items. Try the rose and champagne cocktail... it is sublime!! We decided to stay and try the dinner menu and found the menu very limited. The food they had was great and simple, but they only have a few choices. I had the roasted chicken and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly. You might want to try a different restaurant If you are going there for meaningful conversation, because it is incredibly loud.

1
★★★☆☆

The happy hour drink menu is fabulous with excellent and unique cocktails and the bar food menu has great items. Try the rose and champagne cocktail... it is sublime!! We decided to stay and try the dinner menu and found the menu very limited. The food they had was great and simple, but they only have a few choices. I had the roasted chicken and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly. You might want to try a different restaurant If you are going there for meaningful conversation, because it is incredibly loud.

Pros: Happy hour menu

Cons: loud, limited menu

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We tried to have dinner at the bar, but finally decided it was too much work. The staff was not only inattentive, but morose. We had to ask to have have our food order taken - even though there were at least four behind the bar. The grilled corn salad was a fun change of pace, we really enjoyed it. But after working through that process, we decided to go elsewhere for our main course. We weren't the only ones -- a foursome that was sitting close to us at the bar entered our second restaurant only minutes behind us.

1
★★★☆☆

We tried to have dinner at the bar, but finally decided it was too much work. The staff was not only inattentive, but morose. We had to ask to have have our food order taken - even though there were at least four behind the bar. The grilled corn salad was a fun change of pace, we really enjoyed it. But after working through that process, we decided to go elsewhere for our main course. We weren't the only ones -- a foursome that was sitting close to us at the bar entered our second restaurant only minutes behind us.

Pros: Grilled Corn Salad

Cons: Bar service was morose

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I'm sorry...Clyde didn't come through. Food was just so-so....very loud.....and service was lousy. Better places close by.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I'm sorry...Clyde didn't come through. Food was just so-so....very loud.....and service was lousy. Better places close by.

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I can appreciate the appeal of this restaurant for many. Although I enjoyed the food, we had to sit with a group of strangers at large table. It should be noted that there are smaller tables upstairs, but sadly, and UNDERSTANDABLY, they were taken. I would also like to assume it is quieter upstairs. I could hardly hear my dining companion. It really was intolerable. As stated earlier, the food was tasty, although the whole experience didn't feel like dining. I may return for drinks.

1
★★★☆☆

I can appreciate the appeal of this restaurant for many. Although I enjoyed the food, we had to sit with a group of strangers at large table. It should be noted that there are smaller tables upstairs, but sadly, and UNDERSTANDABLY, they were taken. I would also like to assume it is quieter upstairs. I could hardly hear my dining companion. It really was intolerable. As stated earlier, the food was tasty, although the whole experience didn't feel like dining. I may return for drinks.

Pros: interesting menu, friendly server

Cons: noisy group seating, hipster vibe

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Overall, this place is pretty cool. The hip design and beautiful people, including the easily visable hotty chefs, make this place a gem. It looks like it could be set in a Wes Anderson movie. The service is okay, and the booze selection is impressive. Two different kinds of Aquivet! I'd avoid some of the fancier cocktails like their special Gin & Tonic. Substitute lime for cucmber and mint, and you wind up with a drink that tastes more like a boozy salad, than a refreshing summer cocktail. Oveall, it's a pretty decent place.

2
★★★★☆

Overall, this place is pretty cool. The hip design and beautiful people, including the easily visable hotty chefs, make this place a gem. It looks like it could be set in a Wes Anderson movie. The service is okay, and the booze selection is impressive. Two different kinds of Aquivet! I'd avoid some of the fancier cocktails like their special Gin & Tonic. Substitute lime for cucmber and mint, and you wind up with a drink that tastes more like a boozy salad, than a refreshing summer cocktail. Oveall, it's a pretty decent place.

Pros: Balcony seating, and hotel specials with $50 purchase in the restaurant.

Cons: questionable cocktails

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This restaurant is sooo portland. Set in a big sleek and modern space this place can get pretty loud when it gets busy, but it's worth it. Long tables where they seat you next to others and an eclectic and interesting menu keeps the trendier people of portland coming back. One look at the menu and it was impossible to decide what i wanted, everything sounded interesting. I finally decided on the green bean salad and flank steak and they were both delicious, i highly recommend them. Our waitress was very attentive and we didn't have to wait to be seated although the place was pretty full. If you're of age, the bar looked like a pretty cool place to be seen. I would go back to try more things on the menu and hang out in such a cool space.

2
★★★★☆

This restaurant is sooo portland. Set in a big sleek and modern space this place can get pretty loud when it gets busy, but it's worth it. Long tables where they seat you next to others and an eclectic and interesting menu keeps the trendier people of portland coming back. One look at the menu and it was impossible to decide what i wanted, everything sounded interesting. I finally decided on the green bean salad and flank steak and they were both delicious, i highly recommend them. Our waitress was very attentive and we didn't have to wait to be seated although the place was pretty full. If you're of age, the bar looked like a pretty cool place to be seen. I would go back to try more things on the menu and hang out in such a cool space.

Pros: cool space, new and interesting menu

Cons: loud!

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what is so exceptional about an $11. burger? the service upstairs is way too slow. the truth is, this place ends up being very expensive; $9. corn salads that are quite skimpy--in addition the menu doesn't seem to go together. been there twice would not go back--except for the hanger vodka martini. the place is very noisy.

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what is so exceptional about an $11. burger? the service upstairs is way too slow. the truth is, this place ends up being very expensive; $9. corn salads that are quite skimpy--in addition the menu doesn't seem to go together. been there twice would not go back--except for the hanger vodka martini. the place is very noisy.

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The service was good and attentive. Started with some beers and shared the corn salad. Yummy. Quite the eclectic menu - (I've have to come back and try everything) crawfish, livers, beef tongue. My date ordered the pasta. It was to die for. It was slightly al dente with a light orange zest. So simple yet tasty. I had the hanger steak. Slightly gamey and robust with a spicy sauce. I would order it again. Well we enjoyed what we ordered. The seating might be a turn-off to someone against sitting right next to people. It doesn't bother me.

2

The service was good and attentive. Started with some beers and shared the corn salad. Yummy. Quite the eclectic menu - (I've have to come back and try everything) crawfish, livers, beef tongue. My date ordered the pasta. It was to die for. It was slightly al dente with a light orange zest. So simple yet tasty. I had the hanger steak. Slightly gamey and robust with a spicy sauce. I would order it again. Well we enjoyed what we ordered. The seating might be a turn-off to someone against sitting right next to people. It doesn't bother me.

Pros: Quality of Food, Flavor, Oddball appetizers, Fun atmosphere

Cons: Can get a little loud, Group tables

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The people at Clyde Common obviously have respect for food and it shows. The flavors in everything we had-steak, salads, apps- had attention to detail of flavor that we certainly appreciated. High quality, fresh and unique. What more do you need? The staff seems happy to be there too (something that ALWAYS shows). The atmosphere is romantic and airy yet comfortable.

2
★★★★★

The people at Clyde Common obviously have respect for food and it shows. The flavors in everything we had-steak, salads, apps- had attention to detail of flavor that we certainly appreciated. High quality, fresh and unique. What more do you need? The staff seems happy to be there too (something that ALWAYS shows). The atmosphere is romantic and airy yet comfortable.

Pros: quality, service, ambience

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\r\n I'm not sure if this is kosher in the world of restaurant reviews... But I need to state that as an employee at Clyde Common, I've been adopted into a family of the most supportive, educated, creative, experienced, professional, fun, caring, FUN, consistent, complimentary group of people I've ever had the blessing of knowing. I'm not sure where I earned the great karma, but I hope to be a part of a venue where I am proud to present every dish and every cocktail to our guests for years to come.\r\n\r\nLove you!\r\n

2
★★★★★

\r\n I'm not sure if this is kosher in the world of restaurant reviews... But I need to state that as an employee at Clyde Common, I've been adopted into a family of the most supportive, educated, creative, experienced, professional, fun, caring, FUN, consistent, complimentary group of people I've ever had the blessing of knowing. I'm not sure where I earned the great karma, but I hope to be a part of a venue where I am proud to present every dish and every cocktail to our guests for years to come.\r\n\r\nLove you!\r\n

Pros: Rubbing shoulders with some of the industry's best.

Cons: Gaining weight - it's difficult to not eat everything, every night.

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With the Portland cult of all things seasonal, many menus about town\r\nare practically interchangeable, and many of the chefs seem to prepare these\r\nephemeral comestibles as if they've left their inspiration at the farmers'\r\nmarket. Enter Clyde Common, whose seasonal - yes, seasonal - New American\r\nofferings are too expertly prepared, too beautifully presented, too\r\nreasonably priced to quibble with the credo. The menu, like the portions,\r\nis sized just right. Some favorite dishes: the croquettes (ham or cod) are\r\ncreamy orbs of joy, the salads are perfection, the Scandinavian-ish\r\nbreadboards with smoked salmon or pork belly (accompanied by shots of\r\naquavit or vodka) are not to be missed, and, since they've been open,\r\nentrees such as pasta with nettles, whole roast fish, carbonara with fresh\r\npeas, and the most succulent roast chicken, have never disappointed. To\r\nboot, the wine list, with a refreshing dearth of West Coast options, wholly\r\nlacks pretentiousness. They offer glasses and bottles, at fair prices, for\r\nevery rank of oenophile. What's more, whatever your wine knowledge, you'll\r\nnot have to debase yourself by speaking in such unctuous terms as top notes\r\nand terroir. The list is bold, but unfussy and approachable. Much to the\r\nchagrin of my girlfriend, I told the attentive and amiable waiter I wanted a wine ""like a cat with unsheathed\r\nclaws."" And that's exactly what he brought me! In summary, Clyde Common is\r\njust what a jaded transplant from the East (like myself) has been missing:\r\nreliably consistent, delectable food; thoughtfully selected wines and\r\ncocktails; and hospitable service. The room, too, is a comfortable place to\r\nlinger, whether dining alone or with friends - appropriate for families,\r\nyuppies, old folks, grown-up punks, and trannies. To be sure, the\r\natmosphere is lively, but never raucous. It is, in short, a perfect\r\nrestaurant. Well, almost perfect. The nettles season is,\r\nI guess, regrettably short.

2
★★★★★

With the Portland cult of all things seasonal, many menus about town\r\nare practically interchangeable, and many of the chefs seem to prepare these\r\nephemeral comestibles as if they've left their inspiration at the farmers'\r\nmarket. Enter Clyde Common, whose seasonal - yes, seasonal - New American\r\nofferings are too expertly prepared, too beautifully presented, too\r\nreasonably priced to quibble with the credo. The menu, like the portions,\r\nis sized just right. Some favorite dishes: the croquettes (ham or cod) are\r\ncreamy orbs of joy, the salads are perfection, the Scandinavian-ish\r\nbreadboards with smoked salmon or pork belly (accompanied by shots of\r\naquavit or vodka) are not to be missed, and, since they've been open,\r\nentrees such as pasta with nettles, whole roast fish, carbonara with fresh\r\npeas, and the most succulent roast chicken, have never disappointed. To\r\nboot, the wine list, with a refreshing dearth of West Coast options, wholly\r\nlacks pretentiousness. They offer glasses and bottles, at fair prices, for\r\nevery rank of oenophile. What's more, whatever your wine knowledge, you'll\r\nnot have to debase yourself by speaking in such unctuous terms as top notes\r\nand terroir. The list is bold, but unfussy and approachable. Much to the\r\nchagrin of my girlfriend, I told the attentive and amiable waiter I wanted a wine ""like a cat with unsheathed\r\nclaws."" And that's exactly what he brought me! In summary, Clyde Common is\r\njust what a jaded transplant from the East (like myself) has been missing:\r\nreliably consistent, delectable food; thoughtfully selected wines and\r\ncocktails; and hospitable service. The room, too, is a comfortable place to\r\nlinger, whether dining alone or with friends - appropriate for families,\r\nyuppies, old folks, grown-up punks, and trannies. To be sure, the\r\natmosphere is lively, but never raucous. It is, in short, a perfect\r\nrestaurant. Well, almost perfect. The nettles season is,\r\nI guess, regrettably short.

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My wife and I brought my 82 year old father in law, mother in law, sister and brother in law bracing ourselves a bit for the reported noise factor. How nice to find that the ""noise problem"" has been overstated. We were all able to hear each other, including my elderly in laws. The meal was outstanding from start to finish: every dish was superbly prepared, delicious, original. Everyone commented on the simple, clean decor and the warm atmosphere. The wait staff was very professional and attentive. We stayed later than we had planned, lingering over after dinner drinks and coffee and never felt pressured to leave. I was pleasantly surprised. If Clyde Common maintains this level of quality food and service, I think it will be here for many years.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I brought my 82 year old father in law, mother in law, sister and brother in law bracing ourselves a bit for the reported noise factor. How nice to find that the ""noise problem"" has been overstated. We were all able to hear each other, including my elderly in laws. The meal was outstanding from start to finish: every dish was superbly prepared, delicious, original. Everyone commented on the simple, clean decor and the warm atmosphere. The wait staff was very professional and attentive. We stayed later than we had planned, lingering over after dinner drinks and coffee and never felt pressured to leave. I was pleasantly surprised. If Clyde Common maintains this level of quality food and service, I think it will be here for many years.

Pros: food, service, decor, drinks

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A quick drive by the restaurant will tell you that this place took inspiration from Gotham and Ripe. I expected attention to local seasonal foods, and it does. The house wine that can be ordered by the glass, split or full was a good deal. The crowd standing along the bar was a bit loud yet tolerable. What was intolerable was $9 spent on a slice of a tomato. Yes, you read correctly. $9 on one slice of one heirloom tomato with a few sprigs of basil. Our dinner club agreed that although the food (Salmon, Flank Steak, Pasta, etc.) was excellently prepared, it was overpriced. (Side note: the cauliflower was amazing.) \r\n\r\nWe live in a town where local and seasonal entrees are as plentiful as craft beer and if this place is going to stand out, it has to balance portion with cost. In the meantime, there will be standing room at the bar and empty seats in the restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

A quick drive by the restaurant will tell you that this place took inspiration from Gotham and Ripe. I expected attention to local seasonal foods, and it does. The house wine that can be ordered by the glass, split or full was a good deal. The crowd standing along the bar was a bit loud yet tolerable. What was intolerable was $9 spent on a slice of a tomato. Yes, you read correctly. $9 on one slice of one heirloom tomato with a few sprigs of basil. Our dinner club agreed that although the food (Salmon, Flank Steak, Pasta, etc.) was excellently prepared, it was overpriced. (Side note: the cauliflower was amazing.) \r\n\r\nWe live in a town where local and seasonal entrees are as plentiful as craft beer and if this place is going to stand out, it has to balance portion with cost. In the meantime, there will be standing room at the bar and empty seats in the restaurant.

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We wanted so badly to have a good experience on a special occasion but in a half empty restaurant on a Saturday night the food was mediocre and the service was dismal. Painful, actually. When I called ahead to make sure that there were vegetarian choices on the menu (since the example menu on the website didn't show many options) I was assured that there were ample vegetarian choices. In actuality there was one vegetarian pasta dish and a lot of meat (think beef tongue, frog legs and pork belly). It is a loud restaurant which was expected but our server was inaudible. We laughed, actually, because we had no idea what she was saying about the specials or our questions regarding the menu. The drink and dinner menus were limited and the end result was mostly edible but not at all special.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We wanted so badly to have a good experience on a special occasion but in a half empty restaurant on a Saturday night the food was mediocre and the service was dismal. Painful, actually. When I called ahead to make sure that there were vegetarian choices on the menu (since the example menu on the website didn't show many options) I was assured that there were ample vegetarian choices. In actuality there was one vegetarian pasta dish and a lot of meat (think beef tongue, frog legs and pork belly). It is a loud restaurant which was expected but our server was inaudible. We laughed, actually, because we had no idea what she was saying about the specials or our questions regarding the menu. The drink and dinner menus were limited and the end result was mostly edible but not at all special.

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I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes to eat excellent food and experience great service. The ambiance is incredible but we don't choose a place to eat based on that - unless the food is mediocre. In this place it all comes together. The style, the superlative food and the unsurpassed service. The place is filled with the cheerful sounds of people enjoying themselves. The conversation only ceases when the food arrives and the lucky feast partakers begin eating the flawless fare set before them. The food is prepared with the loving care of an artist. Each dish is uniquely delicious and empty plates are all that are returned. The wait staff are very attentive and know their food and spirits. Speaking of spirits, the selection is very fine. For whiskey drinkers, I highly recommend Buffalo Trace - a perfect compliment to any meal. The most amazing part of this experience is the cost - you get all of this at a reasonable cost. Go. Enjoy. You will not be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes to eat excellent food and experience great service. The ambiance is incredible but we don't choose a place to eat based on that - unless the food is mediocre. In this place it all comes together. The style, the superlative food and the unsurpassed service. The place is filled with the cheerful sounds of people enjoying themselves. The conversation only ceases when the food arrives and the lucky feast partakers begin eating the flawless fare set before them. The food is prepared with the loving care of an artist. Each dish is uniquely delicious and empty plates are all that are returned. The wait staff are very attentive and know their food and spirits. Speaking of spirits, the selection is very fine. For whiskey drinkers, I highly recommend Buffalo Trace - a perfect compliment to any meal. The most amazing part of this experience is the cost - you get all of this at a reasonable cost. Go. Enjoy. You will not be disappointed.

Pros: I didn't rate hamburger as they do not have any - a big pro in my book - everything is a pro here.

Cons: There are only two cons -- parking and this place needs room to expand as it is going to be extremely popular.

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Every single item that reached our table was outstanding. Wine and drink prices were totally reasonable, with many tasty wine choices that won't bust a budget. Family-style seating was just fine - - you can choose to relate to a neighbor, or ignore them without feeling antisocial. Service was responsive without being instrusive. In fact, just about everything was perfect except for the ear-splitting, constant roar. It's the kind of noise that makes your eardrums rattle. I know that most diners don't want to eat out in a tomb-like atmosphere, and that a lively setting is conducive to breaking the ice. But surely there has to be a happy medium - - somewhere alive and party-like where you can still hear the person across the table and talk to them without bellowing. As a person with some background in acoustical treatment, I made some suggestions. I hope they follow them so I can return and dig deeper into the culinary excellence of this restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

Every single item that reached our table was outstanding. Wine and drink prices were totally reasonable, with many tasty wine choices that won't bust a budget. Family-style seating was just fine - - you can choose to relate to a neighbor, or ignore them without feeling antisocial. Service was responsive without being instrusive. In fact, just about everything was perfect except for the ear-splitting, constant roar. It's the kind of noise that makes your eardrums rattle. I know that most diners don't want to eat out in a tomb-like atmosphere, and that a lively setting is conducive to breaking the ice. But surely there has to be a happy medium - - somewhere alive and party-like where you can still hear the person across the table and talk to them without bellowing. As a person with some background in acoustical treatment, I made some suggestions. I hope they follow them so I can return and dig deeper into the culinary excellence of this restaurant.

Pros: great food, reasonable wine list

Cons: painfully noisy

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I am completely charmed by Clyde Common! My girlfriends and I had heard nothing of the place when we walked by late at night and were drawn in by the beautiful light, honey colored tables, and happy looking crowd digging into their plates. We were seated at a quieter table upstairs with a great view of the hustle below. Every dish that arrived was balanced, original, perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. Standout dishes were the wild prawns with bacon, the fishboard, the hangar steak, and the white bean salad. The staff was professional and accomodating without being stiff or groveling; everyone seemed warm and relaxed and gave the impression that they really know and like the food they are serving. Our group eventually migrated to the leather couches where we luxuriated in desserts, fantastic after dinner drinks (try the house made infusions!), good conversation, and the decadence of kicking off our high heels and unwinding while still out on the town. I have rarely had such a good meal in such a lively, relaxed space.

2
★★★★★

I am completely charmed by Clyde Common! My girlfriends and I had heard nothing of the place when we walked by late at night and were drawn in by the beautiful light, honey colored tables, and happy looking crowd digging into their plates. We were seated at a quieter table upstairs with a great view of the hustle below. Every dish that arrived was balanced, original, perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. Standout dishes were the wild prawns with bacon, the fishboard, the hangar steak, and the white bean salad. The staff was professional and accomodating without being stiff or groveling; everyone seemed warm and relaxed and gave the impression that they really know and like the food they are serving. Our group eventually migrated to the leather couches where we luxuriated in desserts, fantastic after dinner drinks (try the house made infusions!), good conversation, and the decadence of kicking off our high heels and unwinding while still out on the town. I have rarely had such a good meal in such a lively, relaxed space.

Pros: atmosphere, excellent food, staff, perfect cocktails

Cons: parking could be hard some nights

Message from Clyde Common

Located in the heart of downtown Portland and inside Portland's renowned Ace Hotel, we offer a warm, friendly, and common table environment and have a unique European and Northwest inspired menu and wine list. Please visit our website for our full menu.

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In Short
Clyde Common's chic, comfortable and open atmosphere adds a glimmering facet to the great downtown Portland restaurant selection. The fresh, eclectic menu changes daily and...

Key Points

  • Inside Portland's Ace Hotel
  • Fresh Local Ingredients
  • Tavern Style Seating
 

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