It isn't easy to replace a 34 year old staple restaurant and Clyde is not even trying. The new restaurant and bar that Christopher Fehlinger and Jon Lipshutz opened in the former Le Central space is its own fresh animal. Named after the couple's French bulldog, Clyde is a bright and airy, quaint and modern, both in its aesthetic and its menu.
There are dark floors and natural wood elements throughout, clean white walls that make the space look more open, and exposed brick showing off some of the building's character. With a heavy emphasis on wine, Clyde offers bites that work well with whites, reds, and pinks, Lambrusco included. Among the highlights are the oxtail dumplings, the airline chicken, and the risotto cakes. The restaurant is very friendly to allergies, celiac included.
An annex design shop, which will sell furniture, kitchen wares and more design-centric household items is nearing its opening as well.