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

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

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/dc
  • Phone: (202) 861-2233
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 - 4:00; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Bar open 1 hour past close each night
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Fernando Giacomini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant has many options for private/semi-private meeting and dining space. Inquire with our Special Event Coordinator to reserve your special occasion!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 16th and 17th on "K" Street
  • Public Transit: Located near the Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue Line) Metro stops.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking garages at 1667 K St. NW (.02 miles), 1625 I St. NW (.04 miles), and street parking throughout the week.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
McCormick & Schmick's is in the heart of D.C.'s business district, just two blocks from The White House. Widely regarded as the place to see the city's most famous and notable names, it has distinguished itself with a fresh-daily menu of more than 30 seafood and fish selections from around the world. Its lively bar features the best shoe shine in town and a happy hour noted by the Washington Business Journal as "phenomenal" and voted "Best Seafood Restaurant" by Washingtonian Magazine readers. Outdoor patio is open April thru October. In addition to our regular menu, Executive Chef Fernando Giacomini and General Manager Barry Hathaway feature great specials like Filet & Jumbo Shrimp Combination and great seasonal wild selection. Make your reservation today!!
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (55)special occasion (55)great for lunch (46)fit for foodies (30)romantic (27)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (10)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • The wait staff quality is now low
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The wait staff quality has sunk a lot since we ate there last year. Some are surly, poorly trained, poor command of language. That lowered the ratings substantially, though the food was good as usual. We will not be returning to the Washington DC restaurant, but will rather eat at the Tysons Corner one which is consistently good in all aspects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent
    Kitty
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This used to be a great place for a business lunch, with consistent quality of food, including a few great specialties, and timely and attentive service. Lately, the food quality has been inconsistent. The service is very friendly, but can be very slow, even when it is not crowded.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A*******
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Excellent Meal and Service, wonderful dinner. My shrimp were wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Veterans Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    so grateful for McCormick and Schmidts support for veterans. Great way to spend the holiday with my fellow veteran friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ThLd1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My experience at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood was heavenly. The only complaint I have is the water. DC's water is potent with the smell and taste of fluoride. Such a prestigious business as this should have filtered water, especially with the prices one has to pay for a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Service as Well as Food
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I truly enjoyed my meal, it was really really delicious and the service was great. I would love to come to DC all the time dine in this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    kkia
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I had a great time for lunch. Our Waiter was exceptional. I would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    DCL1234
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a reservation for 7:15 but was not seated until 8:05. We were fine to wait at the bar and have a few drinks and appetizers however 2 member of the party waited 45 minutes for martinis. Others in the party were served the wrong drinks that still tok forever. We asked to speak to a manager but she was busy and didn't come out. We asked to speak to a manager after dinner to explain that the drinks from the bar should be comped due to them taking 45 minutes, she acted inconvenienced. She comped the ones that took long and said "are you happy now?" All around poor experience, I think Sean was our server and did the best of anyone. Spent years working in restaurants, I'm usually forgiving but this was just bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    we were visiting our oldest son who lives in bethesda, our younger son came for the night from philadelphia, his birthday was the next day and we wanted a nice place for dinner. had trouble getting reservations elsewhere, so we came here. got a great private booth/room with a curtain for privacy. our waiter was terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, excellent seats
    JoanieH
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Had to wait a about 5 min for our table, which wasn't bad. Service was excellent, love the private booths, food this time wasn't as great as in the past. The fries were a little soggy, which is a shame because I don't eat them often. Several of us had the crab cake sandwich, and it was really very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dinner
    foodie16
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Salad with blue cheese and stuffed salmon with Brie were perfect. Mahi mahi was a little overlooked and dry. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter, Marvin was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The filet was cooked to perfection but your vegetables (broccoli and carrots) need some TLC. The apple pie dessert was incredible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service & food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I had not been to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in quite a while, maybe years and I'm very close to the location. That will change, the food, service and the remodel were all an experience in excellent. Thank you for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What happened??
    SuZeQuZeVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My husband and I have been dining at McC & Schmick restaurants (K St, Penn Quarter, and Bethesda until it closed) since it opened in DC many years ago, and until the other night have always had good food and pleasant service. But Tuesday evening was enough of a disaster to make us reconsider our loyalty. -- First, two servers battled over which was to get our table. That was unpleasant and unnecessary. -- Then the food (your special miso-braised scallops) was slightly overcooked, arranged messily on the plate with another white food, cauliflower, and not very tasty. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special dinner
    CathyK
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a very special dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. The crabcakes we started with were super -- I had seafood with lots of veggies which I loved. Hubbie had a great steak. We even had dessert which was worth the calories!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT seasonal food
    LaxMom23
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    LOVE LOVE this restaurant. We visit and bring my college son here every time w visits him at college and we enjoy our food each & every time! Blue Crab Soup was outstanding (a seasonal special), my son enjoyed his lobster, and I my shrimp. My husband his ribeye steak. Amt of food was less than the last time was here, about 6 mos ago, but still just as tasty. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, and we had a wonderful waiter as well. Always a pleasure! Will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business lunch
    imdubiousVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    M&S remains one of my favorite business lunch locations. A snug gives you a feeling of privacy, yet open enough to the rest of the restaurant to let the ambiance enter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Room was very cold but staff was very responsive in getting temperature adjusted. Wait staff was very pleasant but food took about 55-60 minutes to be served from time of initial order of entree to food reaching table. Food was fair to good in taste. We had a group of 10. Recommend this location but with reservation. If they can find a way to speed service, it would be a much better experience. Considering cost of food, this was quite disappointing. Entire group decided NOT to order dessert for fear we would have to wait another hour to receive. Will likely not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    MickeyD
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My food came out barely warm...but I didn't want to bring the mood down by sending my plate back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a novice waiter
    FormerFedVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    So had problems with slow service and misunderstood orders. The guy was friendly and will probably improve with experience. We shared the Shrimp Kisses to start and both liked those. I got the simply-grilled Mahi Mahi, which was very tasty. She got the Steak and Lobster and was initially intimidated when a couple tools were delivered before the entre arrived. I joked "Didn't you notice the footnote that said 'Some disassembly required'?" As it turned out, the lobster tail did not require cracking or digging, although she thought it lacked flavor. Her steak was good. We will return to McCormick & Schmick's, but not in haste.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Mercedes
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food is outstanding and the service is great. I always feel special when dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Bknight
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had a wonderful experience my first time at McCormick & Schmick's. The waitress was wonderful, pleasant and great with accommodating our large group. I will be coming back for another celebration for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great service
    Traci
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our party if 6 collectively agrees that M&S was a great choice for dinner. The food was great, but the service is what made it worth the trip. We were seated in a private "cubbie". server Angie was 100% attentive, knowledgeable and fun without being over the top. When one member of our party couldn't get what she wanted in a cocktail, Angie sought the manager, who came over and made personal recommendations. She made the right food recommendations when substitutions were requested, was timely with the service and was a good sport when our group drew her into our conversation. If you visit, ask to sit in her station.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • harplover
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were welcoming a new member of the team and had a wonderful experience. The food was great, the staff was helpful and efficient. Overall it was a very good experience!! It is our place to go to welcome new people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HORRIFIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I love McCormick and Schmicks. Went to this one last night and had the ABSOLUTE WORST business dinner EVER. The service was slow and abysmal, from claiming they had no oranges for a Blue Moon (one of our party got up and took pics of a bowl of oranges at the bar), to tuna that was dry and tasteless - sports bars have better. Cold shrimp was spongy. They tried to bring our soups, salads, and entrees all at the same time - no apology. So we try and laugh it off, and decide to order dessert - and the manager comes over to tell us 2 of the desserts we ordered they were out of.... The whole experience was embarrassing and the food quality was average at best. Service was a joke. The Ribeye one of us had was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diminished under new owners
    Axxell
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My first dinner, at this location after the hostile takeover by Landry. Service was abysmal, taking over 1 hour after our dinner order was placed to be served. When we were seated and our order placed, there were only 6 other tables dining. Kitchen only had three cooks and was reduced to batch processing, only doing appetisers for all, then dinners for all. Sign out front stated Happy Hour from 4 pm till closing but only 1 bartender on duty. Much breakage of barware as the young lady tried to keep up. The 20 years (before the Landry takeover) we dined at every M&S, including their great joint venture on Fisherman's Wharf. M&S was a great restaurant group.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Washington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While the waitstaff, food and wine were very good, the kitchen was very slow that evening the waiter must have apologized 3x's.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The special was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I ordered the Coho Salmon special, which was yummy. Mild flavor, well seasoned. Our server was attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Sallie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were disappointed in the service. Four people were served three slices of bread. It took 20 minutes for more bread to be delivered. The white wine was served warm. The Caesar salad was the poorest my husband has ever eaten, and this type of salad is his favorite. Service became slower and slower throughout the meal. The waiter took so long to come back to take our dessert orders, probably 15 - 20 minutes, everyone decided to forego dessert, when three members of the party had been ready to place orders. I've dined there in the past, really enjoyed it, and recommended it to my party. I don't plan on returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grilled Trout
    TheAnswerMan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The trout was excellent. Very good martinis. Liked the private dining booth for a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clairsey
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a nice surprise to see a 2 course luncheon special offered on the menu. Also like the new updated decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal
    PAchick
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I scheduled a group dinner and had to change the time. They were very accommodating and the waitstaff was very friendly. They didn't communicate well and we had several extra desserts delievered; however, we were not charged so it worked lovely
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal in DC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Enjoyable meal. Food was excellent. Staff attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Seafood but very noisy
    DancerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This restaurant is one of the chain in DC there are several. This one on K street, NW is extremely noisy so much so that the waiters can barely hear what you want to order . Food is always very good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Saveyourmoney
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I was expecting a flavourful meal what came was bland and not hot. Waiters around us spent much of their time apologizing to their customers for their orders as well, explaining their was a new chef.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Lunch Specials
    Ctwo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A nice selection of two course lunch specials, a solid list of wines by the glass and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zorro
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Certainly glad it was not any busier than it was or we would have had no service. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    UWS63VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very disorganized. Food ordinary. Resented having every guest asked for their IDs. Demeaning and unprofessional. We were a table of scientists and adults. Will never go again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Date Dining
    Shivani
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    rom the initial experience, my date and I were apologetically late. I thought I knew the proper direction from DuPont Circle, but we ended up lost and excessively late. I was grateful the hostess allowed our entry and seating. Then there was Vinnie our assigned waiter. His customer service skills were exemplary and he catered to my special request. He was congenial, warm and friendly, but extremely efficient with a perfect sense if humor, an unbeatable combination. In my opinion, selecting Vinnie as a waiter was a great decision overall. He establishes rapport with the customers immediately.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst service I have ever had.
    invertgrrl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It took us over an hour to get a basket if bread and our wine. Although the manager gave us a discount afterwards and apologized, I would not recommend it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate