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

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

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/dc
  • Email: msdkfoh@ldry.com
  • 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 & Promotions: 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!!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Despite being a chain, M & S provides tasty special dishes in addition to the standard seafood and meat fare. Service, as always, is impeccable."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My family and I had enjoyed our meal and the great service. This is a restaurant that we can count on for a great experience. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent as always!! Service and food outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I made reservations for my brother's birthday party. The server was not attentive, taking forever to order our food and bring refills for our beverages. My family was eager to try the food as the has a nice selection to choose from. But again just like the service the food was a let down. Most of our dishes were quite bland. The overall experience was not nearly as special as I anticipated, especially for a birthday celebration. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My partner and I were married the day we dined and the experience at McCormick & Schmick's was the perfect ending to our beautiful day. The service was impeccable, the food delicious and the atmosphere very romantic. We highly recommend this restaurant and will certainly return on our next visit to D.C."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have been to McCormick & Schmick's in other cities and had very good experience. Not here. Hostess was unfriendly. She made us feel like our being there seemed to interrupted her day. The restaurant was so noisy it was difficult to have a conversation. Our waitress was average at best as was the service and food. I would not recommend this location to anybody."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had a working lunch here...fabulous service, excellent food, and awesome environment! I plan to coordinate a group luncheon here in the near future. The ambience is so amazing! You must visit...you will definitely become a repeat customer like myself and my colleagues!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Ok, but there's got to be a better seafood restaurant. If you want seafood ... It's ok just nothing special."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a lovely semi-secluded table for our birthday celebration so we could actually hear each other talk. The food selection was extensive and the food was excellent. Our server was also very attentive without hovering. We were a bit disappointed that we could not get happy hour drinks at our table but there was an extensive wine, beer and drink menu. Everything was terrific except I was surprised at how expensive everything was. Perhaps I haven't dined enough in DC in the past few years but it was more than I had hoped to spend. I'll do more due diligence next time. It was, however, a wonderful choice for a special occasion and I might return for another special occasion--but be more prepared for the total cost."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Seems ever since Landry took over the service is very slow, almost to the point where it makes us question if we want to go back. Food quality isn't considtent either. We had to wait at least 10 minutes after being seated as VIP for server to take our drink order."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Seated next to the kitchen - other tables available - had to be moved - waited forever for a server - ordered drinks - one guest had a hair in their drink - ordered a scotch on the rocks - came without ice - drink measured with an-eyedropper - barely covered the bottom of the glass - should have refused for $12 - also had a hair in it - our server never viewable - unlike others - 3 servers arrived with someone else's food then wandered off confused - ordered wine with meal - came 15 minutes after the food was served - overall disorganized and confused - not well managed"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a good restaurant for catching up with friends. We were assigned one of the private areas, and it was perfect for us. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had a party of eight for a birthday lunch for a co-worker. The server was very good, and even adapted something for one of our diners, which was a special request. She was pleasant and competent and attentive. That said, the service was very, very slow, to the point that all of us were commenting on it. We were there nearly two hours, which caused three of us in the party to have to re-schedule meetings (including being on phones, trying to do calendar changes, while we were supposed to be enjoying a nice time with colleagues). For the prices of M&S, I'd expect service to be a little more timely."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My wife and daughter were running The Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race this weekend and we chose this restaurant for a pre-race meal. We probably ordered a little more food than normal as far as appetizer, entre, and dessert. While most were hits there were a few misses. The Lobster Bisque was a little floury and the Rigatoni with Salmon lacked a little flavor. The Seafood Mixed Grill was very good and so were the salads and desserts. Overall it was an enjoyable evening but not quite as good as it could have been."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Despite few other patrons as there was a weather issue the service was poor.. the servers were talking amongst themselves instead of focusing on patrons. Food was okay"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Very disappointing. Nothing like the original. Loud room, despite many empty tables. Terrible service, from beginning to end. Felt like we were at a TGI Fridays. Each course took FOREVER. Steaks arrived overcooked for everyone's taste. Were not anywhere near the quality one would expect at a restaurant calling itself a steakhouse. Can get a better steak at Applebees."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What exceptional service! From menu recommendations to above and beyond to accommodate special dietary requests. Amazing team."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "As a member of their Club and a regular luncheon patron, I continue to marvel at the consistently high performance of the staff as well as the wide and ever-changing variety of delectable choices on the menu. Great bar for a quick but fine dining experience as well."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food for lunch was okay but service was unfortunately poor. Took a long time for lunch (a simple caesar salad and BLT) to be served, tea was served consisting of hot water, without tea bag and the second cup of hot water/tea took 30 minutes to arrive after asking for it, again without tea bag. The waitress was quite inattentive. Really too bad, as the bar and oysters are usually fabulous and highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Didn't get a warm fuzzy from waiter. Felt a little uncomfortable there. Have been to other M/S locations with better results. Was a little disappointed."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had made a reservation, showed up early and there was a lot of available seating on a Saturday night. We had 3 kids in tow (2 of whom eat from the adult menu) and of all the places to sit in the restaurant they marched us into the back room, away from society... yet in a room where they had other tables. It felt like they were trying to HIDE us! I asked if we could sit in one of the 8 seat private spaces (as there were A LOT of open ones)... the hostess and waiter rolled their eyes and in a sharp, rude tone the hostess said: "well I'll follow you" and the waiter gave a look of "well OK then". I was very polite in my speech and we did not deserve to be treated like we are LESS THAN any others. THEY DID NOT BUSS OR WATER TABLE!!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Wonderful food, people and service! This location is the best in the DC/Virginia area!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Although we had requested a booth via Open Seating, we got a table adjacent to one party of 13 (11 loud college kids and 2 parents) and another of 8. Each were loudly celebrating birthdays. We didn't object because we were there before either of the boisterous parties arrived. By the time they were seated we had ordered and we did have a wonderful waiter who did his best valiantly. The food was good. We didn't linger and were happy to leave."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are regular diners at M&S when we are in DC and Baltimore. Fish choices have gone down in number but grilled to perfection. Disappointed that selection of oysters has diminished to only a couple of choices. Had another enjoyable evening and good seafood, but we have had much better here in the past."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Food quality marginal and over priced. Service onlr fair."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our son proposed to his girlfriend earlier in the evening on the night that we recently dined at McCormick & Schmick's. All 4 parents were in on the plan, so we had pre-selected this restaurant and had ordered bottles of champagne to be chilled and ready when the couple arrived. The wait staff was in on the surprise for the newly engaged couple, and they helped to make our celebration a great success. The food was delicious, and we had a terrific time. McCormick & Schmick's was definitely the right choice for our families' memorable event."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here tonight, and the meal started out great. She had the Lobster Bisque and I had the Mussels as appetizers; both were outstanding. Then we decided to try the steak and were sadly disappointed. Longhorn Steak does a better job for less than half the price than these steaks.We might go back, but not for the steak."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Superb weeknight treat! We ordered the new lobster fritters as an appetizer at the recommendation of our charismatic waiter. The fritters were delicious and the presentation was lovely. The lobster Alfredo was also delicious: I ate every bite. For dessert, the berry cobbler was warm and very yummy. The restaurant itself was clean and the staff was friendly. My only (small) complaint was that we were seated in a booth near the door. As the door opened, we felt a draft. It wasn't as cold out as it had been earlier, but the air was cool enough for me to remember. I've been to this restaurant many times and have always had an enjoyable experience. I will definitely return; I will just ask to sit farther away from the front door"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I hate paying over $450 for a group of four only to be treated so poorly. Restaurant was unbearably hot, orders were messed up, had to go to the manager 3 times over issues. Ridiculous!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We go every time we stay in DC- has never dissapointed"
    Dined on 3/22/2013
  • "The service was very poor and the wait for food and even water refills long. The only good part about the experience was the easy booking for a reservation through open table and the lobster bisque, which was very good. They have a nice selection of oysters, but the staff could not tell is much about them."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I booked my reservation with Open Table and indicated that we were celebrating Jackie's Birthday. After we were seated and the menus were presented, Jackie was shocked to see "Happy Birthday Jackie " at the top of the menu. This small detail made Jackie's birthday lunch a memorable celebration. Kudos for the special recognition! The 2-course lunch special was excellent. I had the fresh salad and grilled Tilapia."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Seafood and steak fabulous eats. Generous pours on drinks. Service friendly and helpful with menu."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Whenever I want to take a client to a special place for a first-class business luncheon - I choose McCormick & Schmick!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My dining experience is always very good. The food is excellent and the service is impecible. Definately a place to have a special occasion, socialize or for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The slow and erratic service at McCormick and Schmick's seems to be a system-wide problem. I have encountered it at several locations. On this occasion there were gaps in service at every point--getting attention on seating, getting food delivered, even getting the check. The restaurant is well-located for a downtown business lunch, but if you are short on time, this might not be the place to go. And I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to have lunch there just for the food and service."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This restaurant proved to be quiet, allowing a reasonable conversation to take place over dinner. Service was on time but not rushed. The food was good across the board. We were able to talk and enjoy the evening."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This downtown DC location was great for a weekend dinner. The food was great and the wait service was perfect. A nice place for a quite dinner or a group."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have visited this chain in various locations, including DC, Baltimore and Boston. This visit was surprisingly mediocre. As it was Valentine's Day, I was expecting this chain to up it's game just a bit. But the room was noisy, the tables were cramped and pushed far too close together (it was humorous to hear an older woman at the next table complain that "they have us jammed together like a bunch of poor people"). But the cardinal sin was serving both me and my wife under-cooked fish. As an additional irritant, the staff rushed us through our meals, making it difficult to enjoy our bottle of wine and some Valentine conversation. And I really was offended by the hard sell on the discount card for an additional $25 to our $250 tab."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The staff is naturally friendly and VERY knowledgeable but the prices are a tad high. My Ribeye had great flavor but was a bit tough for a medium rare and for the price I paid, I've had better cuts at places like Outback. The seafood (which my wife had) was superb! I would have to try other cuts of beef before I could judge their steaks but the seafood rocks! The server was incredibly friendly and knew the menu as if he himself had prepared the menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014