Clydz, New Brunswick, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Clydz Restaurant
55 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  American

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality:  Well-executed menu featuring wild game.

Service:  Friendly, and attentive, though can be inconsistent on busy evenings.

Decor:  Charming, dimly lit, with a fireplace giving off vibes of the dark prohibition era, speakeasy ambiance.

Overall Rating: 2 1/2  Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate - loud

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy a trendy, vibrant bar atmosphere with exotic food.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer traditional food in a casual family oriented setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The "Brontosaurus" Short Rib w/ Cheddar Grits, Cipollini Onion, Candied Jalapeno, Balsamic Demi; The Miso Roasted Eggplant W/ Coconut Jasmine Rice, Pickled Vegetables, Spiced Cashews, Cucumber; and The Premium Reserve Pork Chop w/ Hot Vinegar Peppers, Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus

Liquor: Full-service bar --- with an excellent selection of cocktails.

One of most popular and long-established bars and restaurants, Clydz is located in the heart of New Brunswick's business district, across the street from the Middlesex County Courthouse and two blocks from the State Theatre,

This is a good place for a nightcap after the show. It's also a good place to meet up with friends for drinks and dinner, or for a date night.

While Clydz is enjoyed by wild game food enthusiasts, the bar scene is the featured event at Clydz with its excellent selection of drinks, though it gets crowded, and loud, with indie, folk, and alternative rock music.

Clydz is a very popular hang-out for the 21+ Rutgers crowd and professional businesspeople who enjoy a vibrant happy hour with large drink portions, especially the martinis. After midnight on a Friday or Saturday, the crowd turns younger.

The trendy, vibrant bar is enhanced by soft lighting and fish tanks with a fireplace giving off vibes of the dark prohibition-era, speakeasy ambiance.

Access to the main dining area is through the packed bar.

The seasonally changing menu features well-prepared wild game selections including kangaroo, rattlesnake, and venison, in addition to traditional favorites such as filet mignon, duck, grilled sandwiches, burgers, pasta, seafood, chicken, and vegetarian entrees.

Clydz is open six days/week for dinner, 4 pm - 2 am. Closed on Sunday.

Not recommended for children.

Street parking is limited, with public parking nearby.

(update March 2024)

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