McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 7034136400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-FRI: 11:30AM-10:00PM
    SAT: 4:00PM-10:00PM
    SUN: 4:00PM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Marc Kennedy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
Bringing the freshest seafood to Arlington, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located close to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon, and Arlington National Cemetery.

We serve more than 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily from both U.S. and international waters, available from menus that change DAILY and is THE place to socialize in the best of traditions. Prepared using fresh ingredients, your food is served in a timeless and traditional presentation.

Enjoy the spirited and lively atmosphere of our bar after a show and enjoy watching our bartenders practice traditional mixology, making hand-crafted cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices, never using blenders or mixes.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (44)special occasion (41)great for lunch (39)fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (21)romantic (20)vibrant bar scene (15)great for outdoor dining (12)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (7)hot spot (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great Service!
    Jsmmrs79
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The Salmon was perfect as was the Mai Mai. Our server was friendly and efficient. The tables are all really close which makes for a high noise level, so better for a nice group lunch than a quite date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food was great, I wish I had more. Very good service, all around nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Dissapointed
    ZeevkaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We visit the area often and dine at this restaurant often. This visit was just bizzare: 1. Drinks - the waiter recommended a local brewery (IPA). Oops - they are out. Not big deal, we pick another beer. 2. The meal - Wahoo, sword fish and chicken. Oops - no wahoo nor sordwish. No big deal, we order different fish. 3. The chicken comes out - half the usual portion - not larger than 2" by 3" 4. We starting to complain - the manager, agrees it's a small portion and brings a second chicken portion of the same size. 5. Desert - plain vanila ice cream and bread pudding with ice cream. Oops, no vanila ice cream. The cheff comes out and takes full responsibility. The check is being delivered - full price. Again - very dissaponting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good drinks only
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Thankful we made reservations-it was full. We were greeted & seated promptly. Our server came by and got our drinks (mine was plain water;my husband got the peppery bloody mary). We ordered the Shrimp Kisses, and they were by far the BEST thing we had that night. After we ordered entrees (Shrimp Trilogy & Filet & Stuffed shrimp), we waited a good 1/2 hour to get food. Our server dropped off the food, and also dropped off for the rest of the evening. My water glass did not get re-filled the whole evening, even though that was the only drink I had. My entree was good, but my husband's was sub-par: the filet was tender enough, but it was only room temperature warm. Server was not around to let him know. Highly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    food met expectation, server just adequate. Music selection was distracting. Hostess very attentive. Manager made unsolictated adjustment on bill due to late service. Much appreciated
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    seafoodjunkie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It's easy for me to recommend a restaurant that not only has great food and great seafood choices, but a kind, generous and quick service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is the Best!
    Famreunion
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Raheem is the best! We came back a second night because not only was the food delicious, the service was THE BEST! Raheem is a gem - he will keep people returning over and over!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited forever for our entres...
    ChYMVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The waiter kept saying "your food will be right up" but he had no idea it would take forever. Food was pretty good, but this specific McCormick and Schmick does not do a good job yet of gluten free.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close Quarters Dining
    HeloShark
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The dining area in this restaurant is very cramped. It looks like they shoehorned an extra table in the area we were seated to increase revenue. If you are seated in the area we were in, be prepared to be asked to leave your seat in mid-bite to allow patrons and servers to move around. A very good menu with 'seasonal' dishes. A below average dining experience because we had to do calisthenics to accommodate other diners and servers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood restaurant
    Seba
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    What a great experience! We had a reservation and when we got there we noticed the place was full. They asked us to wait a couple of minutes, and sure enough two minutes later and we were being guided to our table. Our server, Amber, was amazing. Very polite, professional, attentive, and content person that even shared a few anecdotes and laughs with us. The food and drinks came out on time, never felt that we were waiting for something, and the food was just delicious! Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ups and Downs, today was a down
    IrishtiggerVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I have had an odd-love affair with this location. At times they have been on top of their game and at others seem a little off. Today, they were off and I had a bar expert (sure you all have seen the show) with me. We were the only table in the bar and I had to toss around a napkin for a little attention. Like I stated, this place has its ups and downs and the after lunch time seems to be the down. 4pm to 9 pm is the up!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday Chef Special!
    JWPaisVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We both ordered off the Chef Special, I had the Shrimp scampi and my husband had the Talpia. We enjoyed both dishes! The servirce was outstanding and the ambiance was perfect for a quite sunday evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I just wrote one of these
    Kubrat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I loved the steak and lobster dish; the fish and chips are super; so is the upside down apple pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal
    PSdiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Meal was ok. Filet mignons were good but veggies and side dish were mediocre at best.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Probably won't return
    Janey
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The restaurant decor, ambiance and service are great. The food was good but the portions were small for the expensive pricing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific seafood meal
    shrews61
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I tried this location of the well known upscale seafood restaurant chain and was not disappointed. I had the fresh Coho salmon, cooker perfectly medium rare, with tremendous seasoning and flavor. I also had the glazed grilled Fall vegetables, which were fabulous. The blue cheese wedge salad was a great start. I was eating alone, but the server was still attentive, which is often not the case when eating alone. All and all, a very enjoyable meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good seafood for crystal city
    KvetkaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I come to this place for lunch with my friends and colleagues. It is great that they have outdoor sitting when the weather is great - you don't want to be inside. Crabcake was very good!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very good new Fall choices and quick service for lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Laura
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant has very tasty food. The desserts are great too. The only downside is it is very loud no matter where you are in the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kent
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, great service, great ambiance. gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience all around
    wineNdine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    All if our dining choices, including the wine selection was not disappointing. Two of us had fish selections - pecan crusted tilapia and almond crusted trout. Although the place was pretty hopping, it did not feel overly crowded or noisy. This was such a pleasant change from other establishments. I would not hesitate to go back or to bring out of town guests here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr
    sgre144
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    there were 13 of us and M&S was able to accommodate us at a single table. Unfortunately, there was one meal served late. However, they comped the meal. given the restaurant was packed, there was a little bit more noise then I would ave preferred, but we contributed to it. Overall, everyone enjoyed their meal and having this family get together was a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Service
    great4groups
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We hosted a small dinner with our 17 of our closest friends to celebrate our upcoming wedding. Despite the group's size and multiple orders, the waiter remained patient, lively, and attentive throughout the evening. The hostess and manager were very accommodating when we arrived 20 minutes prior to our reservation time and promptly seated us. The chef also personally spoke to us and asked whether our food was cooked to our liking. Our 9-month old son remained entertained throughout the evening with the help of the waiter and chef. We would hands down recommend this location/restaurant as well as dine here again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M&S is great for lunch
    OpenTableFanVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took two of my employees to lunch at M&S. The service and food were fantastic. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster experience
    RosieGrace
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The restaurant and bar were extremely crowded and noisy, so we sat outside to be able to hear each other talk. Service was somewhat erratic and inconsistent because our server seemed to be the only one working outside tables. Our orders came almost too quickly, one order was confused, the meal was just okay, nothing memorable, and our final coffee order was confused - caffeinated rather than decaf coffee! Disappointing, and mediocre are the best I can say. With other restaurants in Crystal City, we probably won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dontmakefoodmakerezVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We brought a friend and he enjoyed the fish tacos, oysters and the new app tuna (yum). Very busy so service was slow that Wed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and Food Quality
    kzzz
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service was not up to par. Could have been just our waitress for the night. Apps and sides were pushed onto us. Food took around 50 minutes to come out after ordering. Waitress never gave us an update until we asked 45 minutes in. The food quality was a bit less than average and portions were small. One of the dishes (Ultimate Mixed Grill) tasted like the food was all frozen. Shrimp was rubbery and bland, vegetables were squishy. Probably would not come back to this restaurant chain after this experience, let alone, the location in Crystal City.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Night
    Aftertheshow
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great restaurant for a Saturday night. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great, venue was great, service was Good especially given our server had two large parties (12+) besides our table and another - seemed like the same music was playing over and over. Not sure if there is a way to change the background music. The bacon wrapped shrimp with pepper jack cheese was fantastic. Compliments to the Chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A New Discovery
    IrishtiggerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have become a fan of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood in Crystal City. Where years ago, I avoided this location in order to maintain my sanity, it has made a phoenix like recovery. The appetizer happy hour menu is phenomenal and Nick the bartender is always willing to take up a whiskey challenge and introduce a new cocktail to me. The management in the past was disengaged but now they are seen on the floor getting to know their clientele. With the slow death of Morton's down the block (mostly due to the departure of their former GM, Stephen), M&S has become the new home for my dietary and mixing habits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Violette
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    VERY lousy food. Would not recommend this restaurant
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Extremely disappointing
    JonathanVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very disappointed in every aspect of dinner. The food was on the same level as Applebee's.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not your nice Sunday night dinner
    Woodpile
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We took our 3 children for a nice family dinner--spent $250. Server was very nice but the food and timing of food was not up to our expectations. My daughter ordered soup, meal and dessert option. Her soup arrived after her meal. My salad did not show up at all. My food had been put under a heat lamp to keep warm as my potatoes had a hard she'll around them. Same with my other daughter's salmon which would have been amazing had it not sat and dried out. When spending the money for dinner out, we expect much better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    Kathy22192
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a nice experience at this restaurant. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We were a party of four, shared an appetizer, and each had a different entree and dessert. IMO, the food was good, a little overpriced for the quality. My only complaint would be that we waited 20 minutes for the desserts. Our waitress was apoplectic, but it would have been nice if a manager had come over to acknowledge the wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gwens review
    Gwens
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great experience. I usually go the McCormicks in Tyson's. I will make this one my #1 now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The waitress worked a little to hard to up sell everything. She was courteous, but when you know what you want that should be good enough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    Bill
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Super food and service! Had a great time w/ a good friend and my wife. We were celebrating my retirement and no better place to do so than this restaurant. The food was just excellent and the waitress was skilled in meeting our every need. I would definitely recommend this restaurant; world class!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy hour
    VeryAuthenticVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    M&S had a great happy hour menu. Started at the bar for some cocktails and then headed to the dining room for dinner. Both entrees we ordered were fish and came out well prepared and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Made Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Party of Five to celebrate a birthday. Very nice touch to have added a personalized Happy Birthday wish right on the menu. Food was outstanding as usual. Service is smidge slow, but we weren't in any rush so not a big problem. Food is fresh, very well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outside
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Nice to sit outside, but sometimes servers forget you are out there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate