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McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

4.2
4.2
2755 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
McCormick & Schmick's Arlington restaurant is uniquely designed to create an inviting, original and relaxed atmosphere, where guests can enjoy the highest quality dining experience. The menu is printed twice daily, featuring the signature “Fresh Fish” highlighting an impressive number of fresh seafood varieties, in addition to aged steaks, poultry, entrée salads and pasta. McCormick & Schmick's commitment to local freshness is apparent in the seasonally inspired dishes and regionally inspired preparations offered.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 413-6400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 680-4054

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ordered Amaretto Sours before ordering dinner. Drinks were not well made. No amaretto and too much sour mix instead of lemon juice. We had to order shots of amaretto to make the drinks drinkable. Steak was amazing. Lobster mashed potatoes 3/5. Chopinno was made with sun dried tomatoes, not traditional, and did not have the heat of a traditional chopinno. Seafood in Chopinno was over cooked. Service was amazing.
  2. VB

    VeeBee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    easy to make reservation, not busy for a Saturday night. We both had the salmon, good but not great. Great hostess and great waitress. I will go back, try something different to eat.
  3. L

    Lucho

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted to eat at McCormick & Schmick's for Thanksgiving, and we couldn't have been happier. The food was amazing, and so was the service. The ambiance was much better than expected. The overall experience was, in one word, superb! We plan to come back for other special occasions, as we can't go wrong here. Highly recommend!
  4. M

    Marsha

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good and price was right. Server was friendly and attentive.
  5. ET

    ET513

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    First off: food and drinks were good, and I will return. I’m assuming our server was having an off day, because that part of the meal was rough. I sat down, she came over about 5-8 minutes later to take my drink order. After I ordered my drink she stared at me and said “and what food?” I explained that I just sat down and she rolled her eyes and left. She returned 20 minutes later…with no drink. She said “I just found out we’re out of Ketel One.” No problem, I ordered something else. Another 10-15 minutes for that. Our food was delivered by a friendly runner and was wonderful. Server never returned to ask about additional drinks, refill waters, etc. After we sat with empty plates for a while we caught her and asked for the check. We will definitely return and try again, because I think it was just an off night.
  6. LH

    LinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent wine list and a great diversity of dishes to appeal to steak lovers, pescatarians, and even vegetarians. The lobster bisque is a classic!
  7. KB

    KateyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had an early reservation. When we were seated there was hardly anyone at the other tables but it took a long time for our server to accommodate us. As the restaurant filled other tables received service faster. Very inconsistent. The waiter was rude, no management checked on us and we were never asked if we were satisfied. Very disappointing. Wouldn't go back. The Hostess however was super friendly!
  8. j

    jamesf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!!! The atmosphere was warm and inviting.
  9. BH

    BenjaminH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding value with the Veteran's Appreciation Menu and excellent service.
  10. AR

    AmeliaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly enjoyable experience and thanks for the half price, Veterans Day meal.
  11. BM

    BronteM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and outstanding service. Thanks for the Veterans Day special!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The management was great to honor the veteran’s day deal even though I showed up on the wrong day! Very nice. The food was terrific.
  13. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Place was not busy at all. Stay was nice but not attentive. We had to ask for bread that came after our entire meal was over. Ordered a beer with lime wedge got the beer after dinner was over and no lime. Steak was tough. Shrimp scampi was rubbery. Crab cake was dry with shells in it. Would not recommend
  14. H

    Hanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience! The waitress was very sweet and gave great food advice. And the food was incredible!
  15. LM

    LindaM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The waitress was not very professional. She set a hot plate down across from me and said “ it’s hot You will need to use a napkin to pick it up. “ She told us to hand her plates. But when the dinner was ALMOST over she came by and grabbed her bill/tip. Also ordered the sea bass and after about 20 mins she came back and said they don’t have any sea bass. However the food was very good
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Celebrating my sister birthday
  17. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The food was good as well. I am from Seattle and I have come to believe that all the McCormicks are good, however, service does very by location. I was very happy with this location and the positive attitude of everyone at this restaurant.
  18. B

    Betseyb

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, service was good, restaurant was pretty empty. Lunch menu isn't very large but there was something for everyone in our party. Food was a bit pricey but that was expected.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!!! The salmon with crabmeat and shrimp was delicious!!
  20. D

    Donna

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quiet table. Could actually talk with each other. Nice ambiance. Helpful serving staff. Sea food dinners —one fish dinner and one scallop/pasta dinner both with chowder were very good. Just took a longer time to get main course. Easy access no fee inside parking public garage on same side of street.
  21. RT

    RickT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wait staff great. Disappointed in the food selection
  22. RE

    RandyE

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  23. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic experience for a dinner date night with my husband. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and genuine. The food was fantastic and we rounded out the meal with the Chocolate Bag with White Chocolate Mousse. The most delicious dessert I've ever had--worth a trip to this restaurant just for that!
  24. SM

    ShannonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and great service!! Enjoyed my time there!!!
  25. NN

    NancyN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, but the service was a little off.
  26. CM

    CosmosMom

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited McCormick & Schmick's 3 times in one week. The 1st time we tried to walk in without a reservation on a Tuesday evening about 7:30pm but we could not get in due to several very large parties taking all the tables. So we left and had dinner at a nearby Thai restaurant. For our next 2 visits, I made reservations for 2 via OpenTable. The 2nd visit was on a Wednesday evening at 7PM. Initially, the hostess was going to seat us at a table for 2, but we asked to be seated at a booth and she was able to accommodate us. Our waitress, Milagro, was excellent. Our seafood entrees were excellent. Initially, I made reservations for 2 for Friday evening at 7PM. However, I easily increased the number of reservations from 2 to 6 via OpenTable. Our 3rd visit was great. We were seated at a round table which made it much easier to have conversations with my family members. Milagro was our waitress and she remembered us from Wednesday evening. Everyone enjoyed their seafood or steak entrees.
  27. D

    David

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We never got our appetizers or bread. We were never checked for additional drinks. A great restaurant, the worst service I ever had there. I have been there many times. Food was great.
  28. b

    brandonguse

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good meal with a coworker. We came during happy hour and enjoyed their HH specials (Poke bowl, calamari, fish tacos, and tomato bruschetta. All were good with only comments being be prepared for garlic with the bruschetta, they don’t skimp as I have had this two weeks in a row and different M&S and noticed it both times. Also the Poke bowl was a little lacking from flavor as it was just the tuna and rice, no other toppings, sauce, etc. Otherwise our service was excellent, drinks were great and I would come back when in the area as their HH can’t be beat. 4 drinks and 4 apps and our bill was $52. Just can’t find pricing like that for higher quality restaurant anymore.
  29. SB

    ShawnB

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was slow and definitely green. Steak was medium well although medium rare was requested. Flavor was good though and steak was tender. Tables and chairs were a bit worn.
  30. RC

    RobertC

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ordered the Oyster Rockefeller to share. Two of the four oysters were very good. The other two were so small they should have been embarrassed to serve them. They were a waste of money. The clam chowder was excellent. My wife had the salmon, and it was delicious. I had the Ahi Tuna, and it was cold and tasteless. We will not return to this restaurant.
  31. LO

    LeightOpinion

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    First, I want to say that our server was very nice and the food was very good. Why I give the very poor rating is because my friend and I both ordered the Seafood Cioppino Fettuccini fully anticipating it was going to be what was described on the menu as "Shrimp, Mussels and Calamari simmered in a savory seafood broth tossed with Fettuccini" All things we both LOVED and this night we were celebrating a big accomplishment. We were going all out with champagne, oysters and a fancy dinner, the works. Champagne was good, oysters were extremely small for the price, but honestly still tasted good, so I won't complain too much. It was when the main meal came that all was ruined. I fortunately took the first bite and noticed that there were scallops in this dish. I knew my friend was highly allergic to them and mentioned it to her. She quickly started to panic and referred back to the menu where there were no mention of scallops being in this dish. We called over the server and he apologized and confirmed scallops were indeed in this dish and asked if he could have the chef make it without scallops. We agreed. He took her dish away and after waiting 10 minutes I had to finish my meal alone before it got cold while hers continued to be made. Which by the way, was very good if you are not allergic to scallops! Finally her meal arrives and she then gets to eat alone. The manager comes over at this point and proceeds to apoligize and offers to buy us dessert for the mix up. My response to her was that THIS situation was not just a mix up and could have been MUCH worse if I had not ordered the same dish as my friend and discovered it before she bit into it. I think you should offer more to her than a dessert. She could have died by such a mistake. The manager blamed corporate and said she would let them know and in the end ended up taking my friends dish off the bill. Bottomline, the experience did not leave the Celebratory impression we were hoping it would.
  32. BK

    BKay

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Haven't eaten here in years & was massively disappointed. Truffle fries were utterly tasteless and had barely anyyhing on them, truffles or otherwise. I like my steak well done (yah,yah) and no effort wsa made to cook it, it was just burned.
  33. DS

    DarleneS

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!
  34. D

    Ditty

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress gave us a memorable experience along with the great food.
  35. k

    kennethm

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Servicer (Vinh) basically abandoned our table and we had to have other servicers assist us. Not well done!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    first, i reserved a table for our anniversary which was never acknowledged once while we were on the premises. second, it took a couple of minutes to be greeted, just to have to wait 5 minutes for a glass of water. third, we weren't checked on until we were halfway done with our meal. vaughn was the worst server we've ever had. this is our first trip to D.C. and everything has been perfect so far, except for this experience. i didn't even finish half of my asparagus and let the man that was bussing tables know i was not happy with my asparagus, and he took it out of my way without saying anything (i had to tell him since i couldn't locate my server for long periods of time). we had to go to the bar for another drink since we finished our bottle of wine while waiting on our food since it took 51 minutes after we ordered to receive it. way less than satisfied with our experience. good food only goes so far. hospitality is what takes a business to the next level, and this place holds little to none.
  37. MC

    MichelleC

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I had Chicken on a salad it not edible. My sons ribeye was a little grizzly.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were tasty and unique. Service was OUTSTANDING. THE PRICE—-doubled and I will not go back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    All was great except for our server who assisted us. I had no knife when I got my dinner, took 20 minutes for our drinks and never ask us for a refill. Didn’t even ask us how our meal was. But other servers looked great constantly assisting the customers. Just very disappointing.
  40. m

    mchills

    San Antonio

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    M & S has gone downhill since the last time I visited one (it has been several years). Seems to happen with every chain Landry's takes over. The host looked like he should have been the car valet he was dressed so sloppily. He sat the two of us at a booth set for four; I had to finally ask for the other two places to be cleared. Waiter knew nothing about the wine list. Took two requests to get water. So-so wedge salad; nothing interesting. My husband ordered tuna, medium rare. One piece was stone cold and the other well done. My rockfish was a bit overdone but passable. Skip this and go down market a bit; you'll get better value and maybe even better service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) is rated 4.2 stars by 2755 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 413-6400

  • Private party facilities

    Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 680-4054

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