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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant for a Saturday night. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious."
    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!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "VERY lousy food. Would not recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "Very disappointed in every aspect of dinner. The food was on the same level as Applebee's."
    Dined on 9/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 9/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "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
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