McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

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Bringing the freshest seafood to Arlington, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located close to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon, and Arlington National Cemetery.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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L
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. The stuffed shrimp was very good but the crab cake was the best. We will definitely eat there again.

SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group and service was wonderful! The food was good also. Would not recommend for kids but they were so nice to the children.

CT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food and service were excellent. A bit noisy but otherwise a fine dining experience.

OT
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving Dinner. Althought there was a turkey dinner option, we all opted for seafood/fish. We enjoyed our meals, shared a fancy shrimp appetizer and 10 leaf salad two of us were going to share was enough for all four of us. We all got specialty lemonades; our own entrees; and shared two desserts...the famous Smith Island Cake and a upside down apple caramel nuts pie. The cake is worth a try since it is made in Smith Island, MD in the Chesapeake Bay and shipped all over but the apple caramel nut pie with cinnamon ice cream was the dessert we all liked the best.
Hadn't been to M & S in several years after a so-so experience at another location. This experience was so nice that I didn't have to prep and clean up! I would recommend...there were lots of people eating out!

DH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was delicious. The turkey was moist and well seasoned. The sides were plentiful and also very tasteful. In addition, you had the choice of ordering from regular menu if not in mood for traditional Thanksgiving feast, which was nice. Service was impeccable. Overall, very nice outing for those of us who wanted to do something a little different this Thanksgiving!!!

VS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We've had the same server, Michael, for 2 or 3 years now. I'm sure he's a nice man and he means well, but he's too chatty in a not very interesting manner. It can also be a time consuming distraction because we can't always understand or hear him. Additionally, we have a 90+ year young family member with us and would prefer to focus our attention on her - she has a hearing deficit so it's a greater effort for her to hear us and for us to try to communicate so she feels included in our conversations. Again, I'm sure he's a great guy, but I haven't found him to be reading his audiences too well. We needed to get his attention so we observed him interacting with another table's occupants next to ours; we didn't want to interrupt, of course, but we wanted to catch him when that exchange was completed - we observed the same "over kill" approach! I love your restaurant, but I'm not there to be "entertained" by the staff - they are a very important part of the experience, but preferably not in that manner.

DT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know that the normal is for the vegetables to be crisp tender but as you get older, your system tends to want and need softer vegetables. Otherwise, dinner was great and the quantity was sufficient to have at least one meal of leftovers.

JL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Steak was way over cooked, felt bad for server, service was good. Took 30 minutes to replace a med rare steak. Very disappointing, been to other M&S and always great experiences. Manager came out and apologized but no credit until I told server that the manager should be ashamed for the quality of food and then they took $15 off. Tilman world not happy with this experience.

CS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was terrible. Our server is all over the place. Even saw one employee inserted his finger in his ears while he placing silverwares on the table. So gross!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bar area extremely loud. Detracts from overall experience

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everyone is very polite and efficient.

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Both entrees were sent back: one was wrong item; and other tasted bad (striped bass tasted grossly salty-inedible). Replacement dishes (crab stuffed shrimp) had lack of taste or at best a cardboard’sh after taste. Upon probing we did report this to server. Accompanying side dish, green beans, were flavorless and hard like stiff cardboard so they remained in plate.
In interest of our time there, by then a very noisy place, we finished what we could and asked for check which was not adjusted/reduced in any way. I would gave thought after all this, there could have been some adjustment of the bill.
What a disappointing experience unlike our night in District restaurant of same name which was wonderful un all respects on 11/11, two nights earlier.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The food was sub par and service was terrible. I am a regular patron of various M&S establishments, so I know the standard.

AH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to sit, relax and have a quiet dinner to yourself.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plan to take family. It was fabulous! My only regret is that I didn't know that dessert was included in the Veteran's Day special so I feel we missed out.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This location is good, however for every single Veteran’s Day, they are constantly overbooked and cannot manage the amount of reservations, which when you make them they still cannot seat you at the time you requested.

There is nowhere near enough space for all of the people stuck waiting upwards of 30 minutes to 1 hour for their reservation. Opentable does deserve some of the blame due to allowing all of these reservations to be booked and not confirming with the restaurant that they can turn over tables in a timely manner for such a busy day.

LB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from beginning to end. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was happy.

DN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. The Parmesan crusted chicken is really good.

LF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for our Veterans Weekend treat! There were four of us Veterans that were also celebrating my husbands birthday. The meals were delicious- thank you again for supporting and honoring our military veterans - we are so grateful.
Leah Friel

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Veterans Day

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful Veterans Day meal. I meant a lot to me and my fellow service members.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter (Michael) was excellent -- attentive, observant and provide great service.

MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Look forward to visiting again! Thanks!!!

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Veterans Day

RS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Appetizer and scallops entree were great. My wife had the steak. It was overcooked (ordered med rare and more like Med well). Did not ask for it to be redone since it would take too long.

AJ
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Having more vegetarian options would make this a better place to take my wife

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We did not wait long for a table and were promptly greeted by the waiter who took our orders for drinks and appetizers. He came back shortly to take our entree order but this was the problem. The wait to receive our food was very long, almost an hour or close I would say. We had a limited window so we had to get the check as we were finishing up our dinner

EI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like the consistency of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood. Perfect for non meat eaters. Lots of options for someone with a shrimp allergy. Great place for friends on the run to meet for dinner before traveling. Very impressed with the service. The waiter didn't rush us along. He was perceptive enough to realize that we spent the first 10 minutes chatting and had not actually looked at the menu. I liked that he took the drink orders and then gave us a little time to decide. He also let us take our time to eat each course. The great service and atmosphere were a nice compliment to a very good meal.

AA
Detroit
72 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - better than at least one other of same chain (Columbus Ohio)

IA
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For what we have paid for the same type of meal in the past this one was lackluster. I had the ribeye and it had way to much pepper as seasoning and my wife had the medallions and the presentation was also lackluster and the portion was not what we thought it should be for the price we paid. This was our first time at McCormick and Schmick’s and we will not be back.

GH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood, with superb service and ambiance.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town for the Marine Corps Marathon

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service.

LN
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food overall was okay the side selection could be improved.
For example add an option for broccoli and baked potatoes

K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had the fish taco and black bean soup special. The back bean soup was a paste of black beans. Almost like retried beans not a soup at all. It would have been great as a dip. Unfortunately the ‘crispy’ fish taco shells were soft and soggy. The blackened copies was good. The only redeeming item of my meal.

SO
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food although a bit on the salty side. Presentation was great, and the service was outstanding.

EC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

delicious food, but pretty expensive. love to stop here before going to a show at the synetic theater. wish the restaurant was kept slightly brighter in the evening but overall pleasant

HN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Clam Chowder, mixed Seafood grill and filet top notch. Service by Milagras also first rate.

g
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends

c
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was very slow and in attitude, but when he did check in on us, had a great personality. Food was good, especially lunch prices.

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