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