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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (F Street)
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (F Street)

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (F Street) Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/DC
  • Phone: (202) 639-9330
  • Hours of Operation: SUN: 4:00PM-10:00PM
    MON-THURS: 11:30AM-10:00PM
    FRI: 11:30AM-11:00PM
    SAT: 12:00PM-11:00PM
    Bar open 1 hour after close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Joel Lucas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are the perfect place for your private function. We have a private dining room that can seat up to 45, which is equiped with a private bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th and F Street
  • Public Transit: Metro Center and Gallery Place metro stops are within walking distance.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (F Street)
Bringing the freshest seafood to Washington D.C, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located next to major attractions such as the Verizon Center, which is home to the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and major concerts. The new Washington D.C. Convention Center and Spy Museum are also within walking distance.

The menu is printed daily and features the freshest selection of seafood offered in Washington, DC. The "Fresh List" changes daily and exhibits catches from around the globe.

Visit McCormick & Schmick's lively bar and enjoy traditional mixology, making hand-crafted cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices, never using blenders or mixes.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I love McCormick & Schmick's. I visit frequently and rarely have any issues. However, on August 19, 2014, I went to celebrate my birthday. We had a 6:30 reservation. They did not seat us until 7:30. The hostess gave a speech that was clearly written for her and she did not modify it although the questions I asked required a different response. She said, " our manager knows you have been waiting. They are making the rounds to apologize to our guest right now. The reason for the extended wait is to ensure we pride you with a great service". I asked how much longer and she gave the same response. I mentioned that I have not seen a manager and she have the same response. Once seated, the food was mediocre at best, the server slow... Worst ever!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "had a 6PM reservation. they knew we were going to a 7:30 concert and needed to eat fast. Seated us at 6:20 and didn't see a waiter unbtil 6:30. He informed us that the kitchen couldn't guarantee food in time for us to leave in time. we asked for items that were quick. received drinks at about 7 and food(appetizers) at 7:15. Waiter was very apologetic and did the best he could. tables around us were empty and we never saw a manager. never offerredeveen a free drink. I have been a big fan of this restaurant in the past but never again. the manager obviously is not trained in even the basics of personal service"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This is the second M&S location I've tried and will never return to. I'm ready to give up on the entire chain. The food is decent and the servers were much nicer at this location than the other. But my guest and I were the only people in our section of the restaurant and we had to work to get any kind of attention from our server. I had to ask for every water refill, ask for bread, wave her down when there was a problem with the food. She was too busy talking to her friends or coworkers to do her job properly (but again, was very nice when we did interact with her). Regardless, I will not be returning."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The cocktails were perfect, with no need for explaining how to make them. My friends all declared their meals delicious and beautifully prepared. As a vegetarian, I try not to let my dietary preferences interfere with my meat-eating friends' dining choices, and I'm usually able to find enough on the menu to make a meal. In this case, pickings were slim, so I opted for the grilled asparagus and the pan roasted wild mushrooms. The Margherita Flat Bread I ordered turned out to be unavailable, so I asked for risotto. The mushrooms were delicious paired with the adequate risotto, but the asparagus was, shall we say, "mature." The Chocolate Bag for dessert was very tasty--almost as good as Isabella's on NYC's upper west side."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We went during restaurant week for lunch, and told the host that we were on a time crunch. My dining guest and I had the same lunch, shrimp scampi, salad for me, calamari for her, and both had the apple pie. After 1 hour, we had only received our salads. I complained to the manager was given a complimentary appetizer coupon with the purchase of an entree. Inasmuch as we had to wait an hour for just hour salad, to not make an adjustment on the current bill was bad management. I won't be going back any time soon. Contrast that experience to Georgia Brown's for dinner, which was packed to the hilt, but was one of the best dining experiences. There was no unusual wait for food, the staff was very attentive and I will be going back soon."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "food at this location has always been a stellar but this restaurant needs to re-staff - from the hostess to the server; customer service is less than 1 star... so disappointing!!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Loved the décor, the food was excellent, & the staff were all very friendly."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I have dine at this restaurant in the past and the service and portions have always been very good. Sad to say not this time. I realize that the restaurant and any business establishment "has" to make money, but on the same token a customer should get their money worth. We specifically told the hostess AND our waither that this was a birthday lunch and we had a timeframe. Even tho reservations were made for 12:00, we did not get seated until 12:10. The restaurant was NOT crowed. We ordered and the food did not arrive until 30-45 minutes later and the portions were unbelievable small. Not worth the price AT all althought the decrations on the plate were cute but NOT ediable. Bottom line I would recommend Legal Seafood instead."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and service were terrific. It was a great place for the four of us to meet and have a leisurely (and very tastey) dinner."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our a birthday dinner was ruined by inattentiveness, apathy, forgetfulness and extraordinarily slow service! We received and finished our appetizer (missing 1 shrimp) 10 minutes BEFORE our drinks arrived. Our waitress (Melissa) disappeared, so we had to ask a manager for bread (tables seated after us had bread). We informed the manager of our slow service. When the manager inquired about our entrees, we asked her to cancel the soup our server forgot to bring. When our server arrived 10 minutes later to inquire about our food, she brought the soup. It then took our server 20 minutes to return our credit cards after we chased her down for the bill! The manager never apologized for our horrible service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Tho we have been to M&S in Chicago, found this menu different (lots of seafood...good). Great server, knowledgeable and pleasant. Great food and consistent service."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our main dishes were excellent - fresh fish and seafood. The desserts were fine with only the chocolate layer cake being special"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The McCormack & Schmick Seafood on F Street maintains the high quality food and service the chain has developed over the year. A recent lunch there had some terrific fish specials that were most enjoyable. You can always count on their fish entries being most rewarding. Look forward yo a return visit."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I recently had a bridal shower for my friend and colleague. Upon arriving we were greeting and taken to our private dining room. The dining room was set up and looked absolutely beautiful. The restaurant prepared special menu's that included a "Congratulation message" which i though was a nice touch and was well received by my guests. Our server was Calvin and he did a fantastic job of take care of all of our requests. He was very polite and professional. I would definitely recommend McCormick and Schmicks for other parties that i plan to host there."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Went on a warm Monday evening in July at 7:30 pm - very few people there, but although not busy, service was slow or perhaps disinterested. Waitress indicated she would bring bread to the table after taking drink orders and never did. On the plus side, waitress was friendly with a 10-year old in our party and made him feel welcome. Food was OK, and not overpriced, but I have had much better meals at the McCormick & Schmick's in Boston."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very recommended food, drinks and deserts. Seafood above all. Good service. I ill it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Think the waiter said that every time he came to our table."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "After the fireworks on July 4th, we went out for dinner, and the M&S came through! It was a great experience with the usual excellent food, but the service was excellent as well. Many smiling faces, and taking care of everything we needed. It was a great experience, and we will go back next time in DC."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "we went there before 4th of july fireworks. people welcoming you were nice and servant was nice. it took them forever to bring appetisers. we ordered three stuffed salmons for our party of 5. One came with another entree. Two came after like half hour while everyone else waited to eat together and then after a while were done with their meal and sat there again waiting for other 2 people in the party still without food. Mashed potato was very good. Stuffed salmon was average. For this kind of money, you expect excellent service. The restaurant wasn't even full."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Short notice reservation, food was great and the service was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The entire experience was fantastic. The private seating area and service was excellent. The staff was attentive and customer-focused. The food was timely, cooked to perfection and tasted great. The dining experience exceeded my expectations and made a very sepcial occasion both enjoyable and memorable - THANK YOU!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Reliably good food and ambiance! They were nice to give special attention for a Birthday celebration as well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food is good, not superb but solid. There is a great lunch special. The service this time was good, but at times it can be inconsistent."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My overall experience was not nice at all! I made the reservation for my boyfriends 28th bday on a Tuesday, when we arrived there was no one at the front to greet us & when we finally were helped, we were told we had to wait ten minutes. Ten minutes turned into almost thirty, the lady kept telling us she was trying to find a table for us. The spot my boyfriend and I were standing at, we seen MANY available tables that were STILL available when we left. The lady finally found a table for us, then it took ANOTHER fifteen minutes until our server took our drink orders. The food overall was not that great, we will NOT be dining here ever again!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food is really, really good. Entrees are accompanied by steamed veggies instead of a lot of junk like French fries. I'd like to go back and work my way through all the appetizers. Our waiter seemed like a rookie--nice enough, but forgetful. In the middle of our meal we were told his shift was over, but apparently no one told him this, so we had two waiters the rest of the night, which left everyone confused."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Overall the quality was good. Food was tasty and fresh. Service was friendly - almost too much so - but oddly still slow. Good if you're in the neighborhood look for fish, but I wouldn't cross town for it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I met a girlfriend for lunch and it was the perfect location for both of us. She lives in MD and I live in VA, the location was perfect for both of us, half way point and McCormick being located close to the metro was even better! We both choose the lunch special, I had the blacken talpia, it was excellent!! I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Maybe because it was at 8:30 on Saturday night that the place was quiet because it was like a ghost town, hard to find other diners and staff. The cucumber cocktail was the highlight of the evening. Both plates were returned, one undercooked, the other had cold mashed potatoes. Both plates were returned as ordered and while there were no further issues, the staff was hard to find. Perhaps a short staffing problem. But we have dinned there before in the day and the place was busy and full without any incidents."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was not busy and after a long wait we had to remind our server to bring our cocktails. They were terrible and were removed from bill, we switched to wine and beer, . The bread was cold, tough, butter had an old taste. My partner's catfish was eatable. I chose the Chef's Exclusive Dinner Cashew Crusted Tilapia. The salad would have been good if the balsamic vinegar wasn't the only flavor in the dressing, very bitter, hard to eat. My fish seemed microwaved for half was cold, center section hot and it was not "crusted" but soggy. I could not finish it. The Creme Brulee was presented well but was way too sweet and getting old. The restaurant was not busy but our server, though friendly, kept disappearing. Will never visit again!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Good good, but not as great a selection as anticipated. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Appetizers were good inclduing the Crab Tower. My Ahi Tuna dinner tasted very good but was not seared properly. The Shrimp scampi my wife had was seasoned and cooked well and tasted very good. We would go back again if in DC."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We found our experience for our son's college graduation celebration very relaxing and enjoyable! The staff were very attentive and the food came out all at once and hot for our large group of 14. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We eat at this chain of restaurants at least once when we are traveling. They always have great food, reasonable prices, accommodate our child, and have wonderful service. This particular restaurant was just a fabulous as the rest. I highly recommend going there!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I was absolutely pleased with the level of service, atmosphere, price point, and food at this location. The server was prompt and attentive to our group which was 7 very picky individuals. The decor of the location was very elegant and appropriate for my Master's graduation which we were celebrating. The menu offered meals ranging in economical price points to suit most restaurant goers. The food was presented elegantly and the flavors were on point. We ordered both a bottle of wine and individual drinks and everyone was happy with their selections. I will be going back to McCormick's but at a Boston location where I live."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I've been to better Outback steakhouse. Horrible service right from the start. Most, if not all, staff interactions were very frustrating because of utter incompetence. I paid for almost $40 for an overdone and under seasoned steak, which I had to wait an hour to even be served. Never ever ever eat here if you want a decent experience. So far, the worst restaurant I've ever experienced, especially considering the price."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a nice round table where a few friends from around the country could get together and have a wonderful meal. Good prices and casual dining."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was a great spot for brunch on Mother's Day and then off to the Portrait Gallery. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was divine and the wait staff was fantastic! One of the best restaurants we've been to!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "A great place to eat......but this was one of those times when my meal was very,very, very bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was fine (not great, but fine). However, the service was horrendous. We had made a reservation for 8, yet the hostess tried to seat us at a table for 6. When we objected she gave us a lot of attitude and said the table for 8 was booked. (Yeah, by us). She finally relented and moved us. No idea why she was being difficult, as the restaurant was only half full even though it was a Saturday night, and never filled up. Apparently others know better than to dine here. The waiter was terrible - inattentive, and brought meals out at different times. When we finished dinner he simply presented us with our bills, and didn't ask if we wanted coffee/tea or dessert, which was bizarre. Lousy experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014