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McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

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4.1
2696 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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Additional information

  • 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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What 2,696 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TR

    TonyR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Staff need to learn how to make a proper martini. It’s not that hard.

  2. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    Slow service. Very, very overcooked and not fresh flounder. Poor seating - patrons and servers bumping my seat back constantly. Meal was disappointing for $160. Will not return.

  3. LW

    LegalWineBard

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The Female Bartender made our day!! We had a nice late lunch during the storm… as a Landry Select Member, we visit M&S often in various locations. Always on point! On this visit to the Crystal City location the highlight of our visit was the very professional, friendly and excellent bartender! She went above and beyond! Food runner was kind as well (young male) We will go back to this location again just for her! It’s nice to see guests are appreciated and valued!

  4. GB

    GeraldB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    Service was deplorable. No waitperson took ownership of our table, our water glasses went unfilled for 40 minutes after we sat down. Even then, the waitress ran out of water before filling my last guest’s glass and said she would be right back with more water. After 20 minutes, I had to get her attention in order to remind her of the problem. Empty dishes remained on the table for 30 minutes after the meal before I had to ask for the check, dessert was out of the question by that point. After having the check for more than 10 minutes and no one picking up my payment, I took the bill to the hostess in hopes of having a manager run my card so we could leave after almost two hours of miserable and inattentive service. The hostess said she would send the manager over to my table. On my way back to the table, I saw the hostess speaking to the waitress, apparently telling her there was a problem. The waitress immediately came to my table and took my payment and returned promptly with my receipt. Regrettably, I never saw a manager, either following my request or in the course of his responsibility of oversight of routine dining room operations. Stay away from this McCormick and Schmick’s until more attentive management and staff are hired and trained.

  5. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Continue to use quality employees. Was greeted upon entering and exiting. Server was amazing.

  6. SP

    StephenP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always great service and great food. Fully endorse the M&S and its staff.

  7. J

    Johnawc

    Jacksonville

    125 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    We have eaten at many of the M&S restaurants. This one was a bit of a disappointment. First, the tables were much closer than even before COVID. We chose poorly reserving a table at 7 as the noise level was so high that a casual conversation was not possible. Many of the loudest patrons had obviously just left work and needed to impress each other with their daily exploits. The food was not of the level I expected. My wife had the lobster which was overcooked and dry. I had the stuffed salmon which was fine but the stuffing of crab and shrimp was so similar in taste to the mashed potatoes as to be one in the same. I will return to M&S, just not this one.

  8. JS

    JoelS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    I was disappointed in food quality as the steak was on par with Golden Corral. Service could not keep water glasses filled and the menu was light in selections.

  9. c

    cammac00

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    We had 2 different steaks: Filet Mignon & Sirloin cooked to medium rare. Neither were flavorful and both were oddly tough. Our server was lovely.

  10. e

    efwjpw

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3

    Food was good but service was very slow, many open tables so it was not because they were busy. Could be short staffed like everyone else but maybe say that upfront.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Good was good, good wine, service was horrible. The servers were spacey and not coordinated. Very disappointed. We didn’t get bread until half way through our meal. I asked for water for about 30-minutes.

  12. EW

    EdwardW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My wife's fish was a tab over cooked. Also,price far out weighs the portion size.

  13. M

    Mike

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    We had reservations, still had to wait 20+ minutes. Ordered steak well done, it came very rare and bloody.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    I chose this restaurant due to its popularity however the food was at best blah. Too much feta cheese made the salad dry, the “crab” stuffed salmon lacked seasoning, the food temperature was Luke-warm. The food experience was just not worth the price, did I say the food just didn’t taste great? I won’t be back.

  15. LP

    LisaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Took to long to be acknowledged by the waiter after we were seated. Appetizer was hot but entrée was lukewarm to cold We did not receive our bread and water/drinks till after our appetizer came and we noticed that the other tables were having the same issues

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

  17. d

    dunnbe

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    I've been going to this location several times a year for almost 10 years. This was by far my worst experience. Not sure why as we've been there on busy days before, but after we were seated (at a horrible table, my dominant arm was greatly restricted by a post) it was almost 20 minutes before anyone asked if we'd been helped yet. No water, no bread, no nothing except watching other people get served and us get ignored. Other tables were seated and attended to in a timely fashion. I have no idea why we were singled out to be ignored. Once we were finally adopted by a server everything was okay, but the die was cast at that point. There are so many other choices of places to eat that I'm not sure if we'll be back.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    No complaints…excellent outing on Mother’s Day

  19. D

    Diner360

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall it was a nice dinner out. When we walked in, after dropping our kid off at the prom next door, they wouldn't seat us, saying they were book. True, we weren't dressed very well, but thanks to open table I made a reservation while we waited in the bar and the rest of the evening was nice and our waiter attentive.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    We had a reservation at 8:30 and the party was seated at 8:18. From then we did not have anyone come service nor greet our table to even offer water to until 8:42… well over 20 minutes after being seated. The hostess had to take our drink and food orders, not the server. No one seemed to know what was going on and it was the only the hostess that made a visit to our table to apologize for the inconvenience. We then were served bread at 9:06… still no food and now it’s approaching almost one hour since being seated. I pleasantly brought this disgrace to the Manager and was told “there are lots of people in training right now and I’m sorry.” We were there Saturday evening to have an early Mother’s Day dinner to avoid the crowds on Sunday. This evening created a somber mood to what was supposed to be a special occasion. Our food was fine but the service was absolutely HORRIBLE! I informed the manager that I would never come back to this location and will dine at other locations that know true customer service!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great! I called ahead to advise that we were running late for the reservation. When we arrived we waited less than 5 minutes to be seated. Our server, Carlos, was FANTASTIC!! This was a much better experience than our previous one at the National Harbor location.

  22. XL

    XiaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Altogether it was a great outing. The food was amazing and the service was great! The only thing that was disappointing was I asked for the specialty cocktail listed for May 1st to May 8th and the server didn't know anything about it. Other than that, this was a wonderful place to have our anniversary dinner!

  23. FS

    FlavorSeeker

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was tasty. Service left quite a bit to be desired, especially when the restaurant was visibly empty.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was quick to arrive and phenomenal. The drink options were plentiful and tasted amazing. I will 100% be returning in the future. The ambiance is great for date nights, friendly get-togethers, and anything in between.

  25. T

    Troy

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, great food and service. Highly recommend.

  26. D

    Deli

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and comforting

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My dad and I went there after Easter service for lunch and we both had a great experience, the food was delicious and waitstaff very hospitable. Overall a wonderful time. Thanks so much and God bless!

  28. M

    Matt52

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our Good Friday meals were outstanding! The service was super also...

  29. DG

    DavidG

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and service

  30. A

    Alphonse

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Food was very bad; it will be along time before the restaurant gets back to pre-covid standards. Cocktail was very ordinary, no garnishes.

  31. OM

    OleseaM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    After spending a few hundred of $$ for dinner we forgot our cc. When returning to get it 2 hrs later, the “manager” as she claimed to be, couldn’t find the credit card and when we asked for our ID back - she yelled at us “f$ck You” in front of the whole restaurant… no explanation or anything… disrespectful, unprofessional, rude… that’s how McCormick treats their customers or should be more selective when hiring their employees … disappointing experience.

  32. MK

    MrsK

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I made a reservation for 2 for 4:45 pm thinking it would not be busy. I didn’t realize that also meant a lack of staffing! There was no hostess when we arrived but I could see 2 bartenders working. Neither acknowledged us. After a short wait, I asked one of them about the hostess and was told they should return shortly to seat me. After another short wait he came over Ms seated us. Service was so slow. We were were at the restaurant for 1 hour and 45 minutes!!! I had the classic shrimp pomodoro which was fine but the shrimp was overdone. For dessert, we ordered the classic crème brûlée and pineapple brown butter cake. The crème brûlée was blah but the pineapple brown butter cake was EVERYTHING! Nothing tasted good after that treat!!

  33. C

    Carol

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The good was good and the service was excellent.

  34. S

    Samarama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and service was attentive and timely.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Terrible service. Waiting over 15 mins before a waiter came to speak to us even though multiple walked by. We could not even get water for the table during this time. Order oysters but they came after our main course. Definitely will not be back

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating an office social, to say farewell to some teammates that will be leaving the office, and M&S did an amazing job accommodating a large group and making the occasion that much better!

  37. SE

    SharonE

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Friends get together, only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was attentiveness of waiter. We were only ones seated on 1 side partition, with 5-6 tables on other side. Think he just got too tied up with them and left us. Had to chase him down for after dinner drink & bill. Food was excellent.

  38. JO

    JamesO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the few McCormick & Schmick's remaining in the DMV, for which I am grateful. The food on our last visit was very tasty and reasonably priced. We particularly like the upbeat vibe in the restaurant's bar section. I would recommend this establishment (and they have a tremendous HH on most weekdays I think).

  39. MC

    MaryC

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our server Braxton was the best!! So friendly and accommodating.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All well done!

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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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 2696 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 16 times today
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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