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McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

4.1
4.1
2700 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

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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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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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. B

    Beauserboy

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food mostly was very good with the barramundi cooked a little too much. Server was apparently quite new and service was really poor —- e.g. beer arrived 25 minutes after mixed drink; kid’s plate arrived after adults despite the request to get it out ASAP; etc. He was trying but fell quite a bit short of adequate. Management very accommodating of ever changing number of diners — first 6, then 8, finally 7.
  2. TM

    TeddyMac56

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    The bright spot was the reception person, was downhill from there
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, server and food was top notch. Made out working dinner enjoyable!
  4. BP

    BP73

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Terrible service, waited for ever for a drink, server poured water into my wine glass with wine in it, brought wrong orders to table, missed the app and brought entre out first. Etc.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I received a text stating my table was ready and waiting, upon arrival the hostess checked us in and left to find us a table. She was a no show for about five minutes. When she returned we were advised someone was preparing a table. We can see empty tables but we waited another 5-7 minutes and were seated. Although the our waitress was nice, service was slow. Our food was average at best. We narrowed our dinner options between yours and Yardbird. Unfortunately, we think we made the wrong choice.
  7. B

    Bawarchi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We waited almost 10 minutes before any one attended to us. Could not find our reservations so I had to show them the reservation confirmation sent by open table. After that the experience was pretty good.
  8. c

    clarial

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Probably the biggest issue was that the waitress was in training. She was very nice and did her best, but was sort of overwhelmed. The food was good, but things didn't come out in an organized way. For example, the bread arrived after we finished dinner. The white wine was served in a hot wineglass that probably was just removed from the dishwasher. I had seared sea bass which was fantastic. My partner had shrimp and pasta which was good. For all the problems with the service, the manager offered a free cheesecake desert, and that was delicious. I hope they can get a little more organized so we will want to return to a formerly favorite restaurant. I cannot recommend this restaurant now.
  9. f

    foodwinesnobtoo

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Disappointing experience. Food and service were average at best. Regular beverage selection per their menu was severely limited with odd reasons given.
  10. JH

    JoanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food was terrific and the service was great. Staff were smiling, attentive, yet not intrusive, and overall, it was a very nice place to celebrate Father's Day.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father's Day
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my sister to dinner for her birthday…she never been to M&S and she enjoyed it very much. Everything was perfect, especially the young lady who greeted us when we first walked in. She was very kind and the smile never left her face. Going in and coming out she was extremely hospitable. Kudos for hiring such a great host!
  13. KW

    KenW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary was noted on reservation but no mention of it during service. Waiter was not the most experienced. We felt over dressed for other patrons.
  14. RW

    RubyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good location, nice menu, excellent service, and great food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Our special occasion of my 50th birthday was not recognized as we noted on the reservation request in open table. I also mentioned to the waitress that my steak was not rib eye and she was adamant that the kitchen said it was rib eye. So disappointed with M&S. There customer service food and staff very disappointing. And it wasn’t cheap! Saddened.
  16. AD

    ArielDS

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    This was my second time dining at the Crystal City location in recent weeks. Both times the service was very poor. We had long waits for our drinks, few check-ins by waitstaff, and poor communication regarding our bills. I am guessing the restaurant is short-staffed and waitstaff are doing their best, however it is important for management to be aware of these concerns. After two poor experiences in a row, I don’t anticipate returning any time soon.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This location is ok. It’s not a great as the Harbor location but it’s ok. They were short staffed so maybe that affected the food and service. Overall it’s still a good place to visit.
  18. MS

    MarcoS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Had a reservation for birthday celebration, arrived on time seated immediately. Everything after that was a bad. Seating there for almost 15 minutes, no one in sight. Woman walks by and ask if we have been helped, we say no, she apologizes and comes back with a server and tel use deserts will be free to compensate the wait. Between appetizers, dinner, desert and check, we were there for 2 hours. Everything took forever. Desert were included in the check but at the point I just wanted to go home. We have been to McCormick & Schmick's in DC and everything was much better except the parking part, which was the reason we went to Arlington. Never again, the act like they are doing you a favor.
  19. AN

    ANNT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    The service was amazing and our waitress was on point. I ordered the chef's special (sea bass and black risotto) the sea bass was dry and the risotto was very salty and hard. My friend ordered a ribeye steak 9medium rare) and spinach. The steak was overcooked but the spinach was delicious. The shrimp kisses were good and the dessert (cream Brulee and Pineapple butter cake) was the highlight of our meal.
  20. CL

    CandiL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    A quick stop for drinks at the bar with a good friend while waiting for . The bartender stated she was new but she AWESOME! Although the bar didn’t carry my preferred choice of tequila, she made one of the best Margaritas I’ve ever had (glad that we just let her improvise)! The calamari was pretty good too.
  21. CB

    CarmencitaB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Hit or miss on the food depending on what you order
  22. m

    megans

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We’ve dined here many times, but I’m kicking myself that I took a business customer here. We had a quiet booth which was great, but it took 1 hour from the time we sat down to actually get our meals. The waiter took our orders pretty quickly. Then he came by 20 minutes later to ask if we wanted bread. He did come by a few times to check if we needed soda refills. Each time I had to ask if the meal was coming and he kept saying he’d check on it. The restaurant wasn’t that busy. Two of the group ordered fish and chips(not difficult) and I had the salmon power bowl. We had to push to get the check. By the time that finally came through we had been there an hour and 40 minutes. No app, no dessert. Just really, really slow service. Won’t have another business meal here.
  23. BJ

    BarbJ

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a nice time and food was basically good especially the appetizers. I was a little disappointed with my swordfish which wasn't hot when it came--kind of lukewarm but I just ate it and didn't say anything.
  24. C

    Caino

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Carlos! Excellent ahi tuna and filet mignon with iced jumbo shrimp cocktail starters!
  25. TR

    TonyR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Staff need to learn how to make a proper martini. It’s not that hard.
  26. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    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.
  27. LW

    LegalWineBard

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. J

    Johnawc

    Jacksonville

    127 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    127 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.
  33. c

    cammac00

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day

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 2700 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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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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