Open late Mon.-Sat.
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Clyde Common Restaurant Review: Located near the Crystal Ballroom and other downtown music venues, and next door to the hip Ace Hotel, Clyde Common offers a convivial atmosphere and creative small plates. The kitchen is ambitious, with dishes ranging from interesting takes on sturdy standards --- a fried oyster sandwich with pickled fennel and Calabrian chilies --- to "offal" flights of fancy. Anyone for chicken-fried beef tongue? Designed with sophisticated urban style, the lively room features floor-to-ceiling windows, an open kitchen, a zinc-topped bar, and plenty of wood accents. Extroverts may take a seat at the communal table dominating the main room. There are additional private tables on a balcony and often, a lively bar scene. Dishes change frequently, but can range from truffled potato soup with bacon marmalade to hearty porchetta with heirloom beans and Italian sausage. Everyone will relish the fries that arrive with two dipping sauces: crème fraîche and spicy harissa. Happy hour patrons go for the burger. A nicely varied and affordable wine list enhances the menu, although many guests never stray from the creative cocktail list that offers a veritable tour of artisanal alcohols. Sweet finishes include chocolate mousse with pretzel praline, and an iced cinnamon cake with pumpkin butter and cocoa sauce.