McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

4.1
2805 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Novaeats
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing Thanksgiving Day dinner. Limited menu choices. One order of turkey was considered mediocre by diner who did not finish it. Grilled salmon was nothing to write home about either, particularlynthe vegetable accompaniments. Twin lobster tails were tasty but dry. Could have used a knife to cut pineapple cake, which had a very hard pie type crust. However waiter was not nearby to ask for one. Waiter brought wine to table before any food was ready but he did not open it until later, after being asked. It needed time to breath. BTW, the wine we ordered was Irony, a nice light pinot noir from Monterey, CA, although the waiter was pushing the Cab. The wine was delicious (kitchen couldn't screw that up).

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Steve
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Server did not smile and was rude. Food portions for Thanksgiving were small and inappropriate for the cost of the meal. Server did not bring water and bread until I
asked for it. He lied about the turkey, claiming it was sliced from an oven roasted bird. It was turkey breast only and didn't look appetizing.

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AdeleR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

No heat - but no one told us when we arrived. Few servers wearing masks. Probably understaffed, but there only a few tables and things were slow but that's everywhere and I can't fault them on that. Don't get tuna appetizer - no taste. Other disses were fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went to celebrate my birthday with friends and while I always enjoy eating at M&S this particular night it was average food. I ordered the bourbon pork chop with mashed potatoes and “grilled corn”. When the food arrived it was an ear of corn so it should have read “corn on the cob”. However, the most disappointing part of the meal was that the “grilled corn” was cold….like out of the fridge cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was horrible! The food was salty,my steak was over cooked, the drinks were not good it was a really bad experience

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Visiting
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Expected more flavor and larger portions for the price.

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JoeQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We got stuck with a rookie server. I had to track her down at the 30-minute mark of our lunch just to place the drink (ice tea) order. No one came to our table for HALF AN HOUR. The food came out at the 50-minute mark. The drinks finally came to the table AFTER the entree. We ordered a side salad but she brought a full salad AFTER the entree. It was a dreadful dining experience.

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MakiniN
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quality has gone down over the years. It's better than Appleby's but not by that much.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Newly trained waitress was super friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Manager was extremely rude and waiter didn’t even greet us, asked for drinks and took 30 mins, ended up running my card twice, spoke with the manager she was very nasty, and rude. The food overall was great.

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DaveP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Went to enjoy our discounted Veterans Day Lunch. Had a 12:30 reservation. Showed up on time to an empty host station. Waited 5 mins for someone to show up and seat us. Waited 20 mins for a server to ask us for our drink order. She took one of our drink orders, which was a beer, did not ask the other two people at the table. Took off and was never seen from again. After another 30 minutes we walked across the street to The Freshman and had a great lunch.
Recommend not having a Veterans Day event if this is the way you treat Veterans.

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LISAB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Good food, and the Veterans Day discounts are very much appreciated. Service was slow and inattentive, even though it wasn’t very busy. Most staff not wearing a mask.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Two guests ordered sea bass. Both meals looked and tasted terrible. Watery and fishy smelling. Just not what we’ve experienced at other M&S locations. Disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Great service. This is my favorite seafood restaurant. Always consistently good. Friendly staff.

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vipFoodForLife
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The open blue cobia is delicious with nice accompanients. They've added a cioppino with fettucine which is equally delicious.

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BervinE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They seem to have an excellent menu with a variety of items at good prices. Service was absolutely excellent. Food was hot and very appetizing. Plan to return in the near future. The staff maintained Covid protocols in their facility.

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vipDerrick
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day Meal

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xc40
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excelllent
service was prompt, attentive but unobtrusive.

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Samanthav
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Veterans Day meal was delicious.

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LeenaStarr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for the 2021 Veteran’s Day special menu. Very tasty meal, cozy restaurant & wonderful waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and the service from our waitress Ms. diamond was extraordinary!! My wife and I will be coming

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vipLovetoeat
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is fresh and seasoned appropriately.

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vipDiamond
Orlando
48 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service and food were mediocre. One word to describe this place: Dated. Restaurant feels like it’s on the way out.

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Diners2
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Granted it was Halloween evening, but the server and kitchen got our order pretty well messed up!
Might give it another chance, but might not!

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MatthewC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. Great service.

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VincentG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We went early so we avoided the crowd; had a really good meal

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iiccee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I took my Aunt out for her birthday. We had a lovely time. The food was fabulous and the Chocolate Silk Pie was out of this world. Our server was very attentive. I am already thinking about have my husband's 60th catered by M&S,

Thanks for a great evening.!

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LucyC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was okay but expensive. The service was extremely slow, it took 10 minutes to have the waiter take our order and about 30+ to finally get our food. Considering that the restaurant is not cheap,

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Lashandab
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I had a reservation at 7:30 I don’t get a table until 8 the server came over poured water and left and was gone for 30mins then comes back some people ordered some didn’t , the food and the champagne was outstanding but the service and the way we got greeted was very poor . The lady told me we are trying to get our reservation sat first I said I am a reservation then proceed to tell me we over booked our reservation s and I’m like I understand that but that has nothing to do with me

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phillip
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter, while pleasant, didn't check in after taking our order and dropping of our drinks. We didn't receive any bread as well while others around us did. It did take about 35 minutes for our food to arrive which seemed a little long given that we arrived before it became busy. The quality of the food was great, the ambience and noise was just as great. The price is in line with the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

It was alright . Fish didn’t seem fresh but the appetizer was good.

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DisappointingBizLunch
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Nice place, expectations not met with menu selections made, very dispointing as the quality of the food has really gone done. If you are looking for a private and quiet place for dinner, this location meets that requirement. If you are looking for wonderful and tasty seafood, please find another brand seafood restaraunt.

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LindaD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks. We had a great evening and the chocolate silk cake was to die for!

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RebeccaE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and attentive staff!
Fresh seafood!
Delicious chocolate silk pie!
Wonderful way to celebrate our 26th Wedding anniversary!
We will come back!

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was cold not cooked well…. Waitress did not listen to what we wanted. Food was nasty.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and prompt patient staff while we enjoyed both food and company. Thank you!

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vipDeucalion
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was slow and the food was mediocre for the price. There was a bug on my plate looked like a fruit fly the manager seemed annoyed that I was complaining. They gave me free dessert did nothing to apologize about the bug besides say I don’t know where it would have come from. I don’t care where it came from it shouldn’t be on my plate. Definitely don’t recommend.

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vipBrianG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was greatly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was an amazing experience will be back

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 413-6400.

McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) is rated 4.1 stars by 2805 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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