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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
  • Phone: (703) 413-6400
  • 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: Seafood, Steak, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice to sit outside, but sometimes servers forget you are out there."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I truly had a great meal. Service was nice, staff friendly. Highly recommend for couples and family."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food was ok. My steak was overcooked and I heard someone at a nearby table complain about the same. The portions were also pretty small--the only of the 3 restaurants I went to over the week that I didn't have anything to take home for another meal. Additionally, my friend and I felt very rushed (even though the restaurant was fairly empty). The entrees came out before we were even done with our appetizers, and everything just felt hurried."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We started at the bar during happy hour for the reduced price drinks. Bartender was great as were the Mojito's. We took advantage of the restaurant week special--the food was very good. We especially enjoyed the fresh lobster tail. Was disappointed with the small dessert when we were expecting the regular apple tart--this wasn't quite the same dessert. Stacy, our waitress, was very dynamic and made sure I food came at the right time."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I went to dinner with my daughter's family, including 3 grandchildren who can be a handful. I was most impressed by the seating arrangements. We were put in a secluded room with only 3 other tables, which made us feel like we were not impacting anyone trying to have a romantic evening, and we felt like we were having a nice family get-together. The entire staff was very patient with the children, using gentle guiding instead of impatience and irritation as you sometimes find in restaurant staff. We were all treated like we were special and everyone made us feel like whatever we wanted could be accommodated. We had a very special, relaxing evening that I will remember for a long time."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent server. Food was decent (came for an early dinner, and our potatoes were not cooked through, but everything else was delicious). Customer base is a mix of tourists, classy locals, and people who appear to have never eaten outside of a Popeyes. Not much the restaurant can do to fix that, unfortunately."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary, needless to say were expecting a "special" dinner. The good, our server Mia was great, very attentive, knowledgeable, with a wonderful personality. The timeliness of the various courses were perfect, never felt rushed, paced just right. The not so good: Ordered my strip steak medium-well, meaning there should be a nice layer of pink. Well, when the steak arrived it was over cooked by a lot, again, the staff was very attentive, and apologetic. The next steak that came out, slightly better, but still overcooked. I didn't send it back, because I didn't want my wife to eat alone. We ordered asparagus, never got them. We pointed it out to Mia who offered to got them, we said don't bother."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The service of the McCormick & Schmick's was second to none. Server was prompt, engaging and catered to everything we needed. If you go the the McCormick & Schmick's in Crystal City try to get Amber, her great service rivals the well prepared food."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was generally good and well-prepared. Service was adequate but not remarkable. Waitress never identified herself or offered any specialties. We waited 10 minutes before anyone came to our table after we had been seated. Wine list for full bottles was good, but wine by the glass left very few selections."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My residents had a great time. Our server was wonderful, patient, and accomodating. He deserves give stars as well :). Everyone in our group was happy with their meal. Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We have been there before and this time we went because of restaurant week. The food on this menu is of lower quality and taste, than their usual menu. Thus a disappointing experience. Restaurant week is a scheme at some place and M&S falls into thus category. We have had far better experiences with Restaurant week menus elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Glad the restaurant had a "restaurant week" menue - it gave options I tried but would normally not."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We recently celebrated our 8 year anniversary and all I can say is WOW!! I usually don't do reviews but the way we were treated was simply amazing. I will definitely be back and recommend my friends and family!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Service was slow and food is overpriced for the quality."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "There has been a massive improvement to this locations in terms of service and style. The servers were engaging and the bartenders asked what type of drink I was seeking, not just a name but to help me find something new. The food was also very well done and meticulously crafted."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Good food! Great place for groups and special events."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very poor service, even with the manager in the loop. Also had to send drinks back to the bar. Pretty sloppy performance. service, even with the manager in the loop. Also had to send drinks back to the bar. Pretty sloppy performance."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The waitstaff did an excellent job! If all the staff is as awesome as her this place knows what they are doing. The good was great and I will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This is the first time dining at Schmick's since the were sold to Landry's, Inc. The food was good. We unfortunately had a brand new, very inexperienced person taking care of us. But the restaurant was not the same as the Schmick's of old - no "daily" features, no custom menus, no polish. It truly was like an expensive Landry's with an over-priced wine list and upscale furnishings. For a $160 dinner (salads,entrees, wine only) for 2, I expected the old Schmick's level of polish and not just good food."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I love M&S. The food is always fantastic and the service is top tier. The lunch prices are in line with an upscale dining experience. The Lobster Cobb salad is one of the best items on the menu. If you order the salad, be sure to request the chef to go a little light on the dressing. It's amazing but could be a little less wet. The environment is wonderful for hosting business meetings during the day and then for dinner with a special guest at night. My wife and I have dined at M&S for special occasions in the past and have been very happy with the experience."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was awesome. The manager Adam was very polite and asked how we was doing. The server wasn't attentive we had to ask for bread for the table and ask for menus. The birthday boy asked for sauce for his steak and she recommend Worcester sauce and never brought it. He had a great time just not happy with server."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Can be expensive, food is great though. Loved the calamari and the clam chowder."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Mediocre seafood that has sunk to the level of Red Lobster but prices remain much higher. this used to be a favorite but I won't be gong back anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Where to begin? Had seared ahi. SIMPLE AND SEARED. It arrived with a chipotle rub on the outside (never mentioned in menu). I had to cut it away as the waiter was SO bad that I was afraid I might never get my meal...or worse. Oh wait, perhaps it was applying the rub that took our meal more than 40 minutes to arrive. Had oysters as app: meh. And the waiter never described which were which..... The waiter. Had to ask for everything. Took forever to anything, including refill on tea. Didn't even fill water glasses the entire time we were at the table. Please train your employees the basic skills. VERY DISAPPOINTING"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Since we went on a weekday, we took advantage of the 3 course fixed price dinner. We both got the salad with walnuts and blue cheese and it was a very nice choice. Fresh and tasty with a light dressing. My main was the beef medallions and shrimp. It came with vegetables that were a bit overcooked for my liking. The molten chocolate cake was a nice dessert with the portion not being too large and refreshing ice cream on top. My dining partner's creme brule was a very tasty treat as well."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I think I'm done with M&S. Service was good but their food is always very average. Very average! It's a chain restaurant that really taste like a chain."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Poor service, undercooked scallops, chipped glass, mistake in wine delivery"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service, convenient location to the metro."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good place for seafood. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. The sides are excellent and something I would find daunting to prepare at home. Easy parking in the bldg. They got us in on time and out in time for our Kennedy Center tickets."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Been to McCormick and Schmick's many times and we are part of their rewards program. Received an email with an Independance Day Special...steak and lobster with salad and desert for a reasonable price. When I showed the waitress she said she knew nothing about the special asked the manager and he said they didn't honor this offer. I was quite dissapointed so the waitress asked the manager again and he said he would honor it this time. Do I need to call and ask if they honor their own specials?"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding day here and the service and food were amazing. Thanks to Decosta for making a beautiful day and evening even better."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We always enjoying going to our neighborhood McCormick & Schmick's. They cater to our dietary needs and without question. The staff is always accommodating when we request a window table"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "we were seated away from the bar but the drinks and beer came frosty cold and fresh. The bread was warm the salad crisp and not drenched in dressing, the entree's were served as ordered and our server(oksana) was very pleasant and prompt. what more could you ask for"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We arrived at the restaurant earlier than expected, but no problem we were immediately seated. A waiter came right over to us. Overall experience was great. Very friendly and the food came out really fast. We will be coming back to this location. Thank you for the great food and service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We've been to this M&S location a handful of times now, and generally service is outstanding, but the last visit was less than what we expected. It took almost a half hour to get a second round of drinks, after dinner was already served, and the manager walked by our table a number of times without saying a word... even when we tried to get his attention since our server was MIA for quite some time. Generally this is a top recommendation from us but not this time."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The restaurant's design is comfortable, with adequate room between tables. I got lost walking to the restaurant, and was 15 min. late, but seated without comment. Fine waiter. The oysters on half-shell were pristine, cold, and glistening, also well selected. Wine list was good, with variety. My entree, black mussels, cooked with Thai curry and peppers, was delicious. Spicy, but not overwhelming the mussels. Large serving, a great value. I took the waiters recommendation for dessert, chocolate mousse cake, and was pleased. Because of ambiance it would be my choice of two good seafood restaurants in the Crystal City area."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food was great. Server informative but I judge service based on refilling my coffee and water. I had to ask for each. Our bill had a suggested gratuity of 18 percent. Which was 21.77. We gave a 20 dollar tip in cash but she came back and said she needed the other 1.77. If its suggested then why wasn't she happy with the 20?"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My partner and I frequent Landry's restaurants often, and M&S is definitely our favorite. Due to a last minute schedule debacle, our graduation party was moved from the DC (F Street) location to the Crystal City spot, and it was well worth the change. Our server, Cameron, was outstanding - attentive but not overbearing and quick with recommendations for my parents who had never been. This location is a bit more cramped than either DC location, but the service made all the difference. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been to McCormicks in Boston many times, one our favorite restaurants. We were promplty seated and our waitress was lovely. Lemon drop martinis were fantastic! This location was disappointing. $30 something for a piece of halibut 2 inches wide and 5 inces long. The side of orzo & grilled vegetables consisted of half vegetables that were not cooked and the other half had been cooked 5 times over and to top it off they threw some cheddar on it and melted it so when it came out to me it was a mass of hardened cheese . My crab cocktail was ok, accompanied by unripe mango and avacado. Everyone restaurant has off moments. We will stick to the Boston locations which we have had many good experiences at."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Decent amount of open tables and seated so we could see in kitchen. Server lacked knowledge of menu. Service slow. Food was medium. Love the Phila one - would never recommend this one."
    Dined on 6/26/2014