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: 2028612233
  • 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
139 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)good for groups (50)great for lunch (48)romantic (27)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (11)neighborhood gem (10)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (8)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Diminished under new owners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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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  • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Great After 30 Years
    Frank
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been coming to McCormick since my mid twenties. Now in my fifties, I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience. Very rare for an establishment to maintain such quality year in / year out. Our server was kowledgeable, and delightfully stealthy. The food was excellent as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food good but other issues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always reliable for the food; but the service was very slow esp unhelpful for a work lunch where everyone is on a tight schedule; also the guest that was meeting my boss was NOT told that they were at the table already and the guest waited 15 mins before my boss went to look for him and found out that he had NOT been told the rest of the party was already seated. VERY disappointing from a business and expensive place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They card even 80 year olds
    Ruined1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Took my uncle for his 80th birthday and the server refused serve liquor since he didn't carry his id. She carded all of us in our 40+ !!!! Called the manager and he too used a bogus excuse or saying it's law in DC to card everyone. I re checked ABC law and it only states that an establishment has the right to card everyone. Not when you are 80 and walking with a walking stick !! Ruined our night. Additionally they charged for 3 cocktails when infact only one was served, the other two were returned since they were no good.
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  • Food was good enough
    PastaloverVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was better than the food.The food was good but We have had better at other fish restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    DynaMo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A group of 7 of us ate at the DC McCormick & Schmick's on K St NW, and it was fabulous. They seated us in this very private enclosed space (with privacy curtains too) at a table that sat 8, so we were all very comfortable and out of the waiter's traffic patterns. Everyone's appetizers (Heirloom tomato and mozzarella, oysters on half-shell, clam chowder), main courses (seared ahi tuna, seared scallops, steak) and desserts (crème brulée, chocolate box) were very very good. The menu has something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad seating, poor service, avg food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were seated in a middle table even though the restaurant was nearly empty. We asked to be relocated to a table along the wall. The service was not up to the standards of a fine dining experience.
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  • Everything was great
    Tonda
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went and took part in the restaurant week specials. Everything was great. Our server was also awesome. Perfect lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent time
    aggie1992
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My friends and I came for Restaurant Week and we had a blast. We managed to get a table that was away from the bar, which was fairly loud, so we were able to have our conversation without having to shout over each other. Our server, Nia, was a sweetheart. She was very friendly and attentive and knowledgeable about what dishes and drinks to try. Overall, I enjoyed my experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I went here for restaurant week and was pretty disappointed. The wine was good and the crab cake was pretty good as well. However, the bread was cold, service took a long time, and the creme brûlée didn't have the top that cracks. It tasted good, but they need to work on the top of the creme brûlée
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  • Fantastic as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Love this McCormick and Schmick's location. They are always willing to go the extra mile for their customers. Department lunch was a hit and all would like to do this again in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and professional service
    yourconscience
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    In D.C. for one night and stumbled upon this very nice chain. Excellent oysters and lobster, and a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfriendly Hostess at K St.
    payingCustomerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Lunch was good. The Hostess at the front was one of the most unfriendly that I have come across in a while. I have had plenty of good experiences at McCormick restaurants - mainly in Crystal City. Anyway, friendliness matters - that is their job - if they don't feel it they need to fake it, people are paying. If greeting & wait staff can't be friendly - management should consider putting them in the back of the house for the duration of their attitude issues.
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  • Quality restaurant
    HonestyIsgood
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The friendly cautious friendly yet professional and business-like atmosphere makes it great for a quick time to escape the work environment and taste a bit of warmth welcoming environment. Only the lunch menu is limited and a bit pricey compared - which is why I go there only once in a while for lunch. It is not a place for budget conscious people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Special
    Ctwo
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Two course lunch special was an excellent meal with great value.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is an old favorite that I hadn't been to in years. I was so glad to revisit it! Everything was good - the drinks, the food, and don't get me started talking about the bread! Wonderful warm sourdough with butter that wasn't ice cold. All in all, a tasty dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crab Cakes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I had the shrimp wrapped in bacon and cheese for an appetizer and it was great. The double crab cakes lunch entree was good but not great. The crab cakes had a lot of meat but not much flavor and they were served almost cold. The waiter, wish I could remember his name, was excellent and as good as they get. All in all I would, and will go back for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food, great service. Really enjoyed my meal and the service was fantastic. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistent
    staceVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have been going to MS for years, about 4 times a year. The service is always great, the bread is really good and it is as consistent as it gets. The fried shrimp I had this week was a bit short...only 5 shrimp and they were very small.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could not have asked for more!
    UptownBrown
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I was attending a conference at the Mayflower hotel and in need of a seafood restaurant in the vicinity. A number of other restaurants names were suggested by the Concierge, but seeing the limited number of seafood choices they had and the prices, I opted for McCormick & Schmick since I KNOW they have a huge selection of seafood to choose and close by. I stopped in before our reservation and asked the Maitre d' to recommend a semi-private booth/cubby hole. We had an EXCELLENT dining experience and evening. Vinny is an incredible waiter -- very efficient, clear, knowledgeable and charismatic. He added quite a lot to the dining experience! The food was exceptional, all 4 dishes, an the appetizer recommendations as well. Thanks M&S!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restuarant in a Good Location
    ATrueFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The staff is very attentive from the time you walk in the door until you leave. The food was delicious and lunch portions were just right. The service was a little slow in light of the fact that we were there before the crowd, but since my lunch partner and I had so much to catch up on, it didn't hinder our dining experience. The lighting was a little too dim for the lunch hour, which made it hard to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad jokes
    classydiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    One of the members of our party was offended by a joke that was told when she asked about the location of the ladies room. However, he apologized . Thanks to the manager who was very kind and rectified the situation by discounting the final bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We recently celebrated our 14 year wedding anniversary. We had a terrific time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I thought the food would be better
    Craig
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant was beautiful. Our waitress, Angie, was awesome. My wife and I dined there for our anniversary and received great service. They even printed menus specifically for us wishing us a happy anniversary. We were both a little surprised, however, that the food wasn't better. They specialize in seafood, but my mahi mahi was bland and my wife's sword fish was overcooked. For the price, I expected better. I doubt we will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Another great seafood place on Washington DC. Many choices shrimp trio was outstanding as well as the plank cooked salmon. In walking distance of many downtown sights. So a place to walk off a great meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place, good recipes
    antoine71
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Maybe the only negarive point was our waiter. He was kindly and wiith good attitude but absolutely unefficient
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.