McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

4.1
2913 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2913 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
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4.1
ambience
3.8
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

When I got there for my reservation no table was available and we got placed at the cocktail area. Nobody came to take our orders for 30 minutes before we had to say something. And everything I wanted to eat was sold out or they didn’t have butter for my lobster tails. I was very disappointed and would not recommend this location to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was underwhelming but the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mothers Day

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KFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow although there were only 2 other families in the dining room at the time. As things picked up I could see the wait staff hanging out near the kitchen area but not checking on diners. Apps came out fast but soups/salads took much longer than they should for items that are mostly pre-made. Cobia was dry and flavorless and crab cakes had lots of filler. An overpriced, underwhelming Mother's Day experience.

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VeeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Mother’s Day Dinner!

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vipBoShuff
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Boring chain menu. Overcooked fish, over seasoned entrees, slow service. Ignored the special occasion tag. Price point doesn't match reality. It's not a seafood version of Morton's, its a fishy upgrade from Friday's. Too much good seafood in the DC area to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I had the Lobster Tails... They were old and over cooked. My Green Beans were extremely soggy. Very disappointed in the meal... more disappointed that they did nothing to rectify the issue. So. Not.worth.the. money.

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vipPentCityDiner
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Happy Hour specials, the bar is great, nicely spaced tables, very clean, and great service. Our waiter was always checking in with us about every 5-10 minutes, which was nice. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the portion sizes just right, and our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

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LeoR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant was almost empty and therefore no problem with social distancing. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was good as always. My guest enjoyed seafood and my Tuna was perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was completely empty. Carlos was AMAZING!! Thank you for your service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We are Landers Select card holders and we got a server who was on day 2 at the restaurant. I think he should have shadowed someone to make a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great date night out with my fiancé! The food was wonderful! They followed COVID guidelines. A little noisy at times due to some people enjoying themselves loudly, but overall it was great!

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Moxy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved EVERYTHING we got here. We decided to make our own tapas-style meal by ordering a bunch of appetizers and sides and we were all gushing over everything the whole time. The cocktails were yummy too, plus our server was attentive and just so delightful. So glad I live close by and will definitely be coming back!

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NancyR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful choice for catching up with an old friend!! We each had a different entree (crab stuffed shrimp, salmon, tuna, and filet) and all were delicious!!! Three different desserts -- chocolate silk pie, cream brulee, and apple pie were all yummy, though we agreed the apple pie was the best ever! The service was outstanding and all "rona" precautions were taken without negatively impacting our dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone in the area. While not inexpensive, absolutely worth every penny, especially for a special night out!!

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ElizabethW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

M&S remains a solid choice for a regular meal or a special event such as a recent bday celeb. Two tiny things to suggest for the manager:
1. Make sure to use filtered water for the tea, as I could taste the impurities in the water in the hot tea, which greatly diminished its taste.
2. When people order tea, offer the entire box for them to select from, as opposed to grabbing a couple of random options and adding it to the tea saucer.
All else, particularly the Hawaiian bowl was perfectly delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waiter was ignoring us and also he never came back to check on us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. This was the first time we were able to all dine as a family together in 5 years! The ambiance was nice and it felt like we were in our own private section

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vipLuvToDine
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We made dinner reservations for Easter Sunday at the McCormick and Schmitt in Crystal City. We were very disappointed to find this restaurant with no outside tables even though they are located on an ample corner. Inside the restaurant in very dark and uninviting. Most of the table are still closed off but even those that are open had the feeling of bare bones afterthought. No table cloths and only a wine glass and a rolled set of silverware greets you at the table. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating. The Lobster Bisque, which should be a stand out in any seafood restaurant, was thick and tasteless with just a hint of anything lobster. The stuffed shrimp, which used to be a stand out dish, was just mediocre -- the crab meat stuffing tasted more of breading than crab meat. On the bright side, their bread is good although the butter has very little taste.

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Sunnydays
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations online and requested distancing and because I'm hard of hearing, I can't hear when others are talking around me. Was placed near restrooms and large party, while it was only.two of us for special Easter dinner. Requested another table and they were very accommodating. Food was very good, lobster tail was very cold, and cocktails were delicious. Service with waiter was impeccable.

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GIGI
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of ten and everything was taken care of for us.

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Patrick
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I have to say I was very disappointed, I ordered the Fish & Chips and what I got was 4 little fish sticks and a hand full of fries. If I am paying $22 for a meal I would expect a lot more than I got. Can't say I will go back anytime soon.

JD
JerDog
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For a Friday night it wasn’t crowded. We were seated immediately and the server promptly appeared to take drink orders. The Oysters Rockefeller were outstanding. However the whisky plank salmon was just OK. Nice piece of fish but it was a bit fishy and the flavor didn’t work for me.

The server was delightful and stopped by just enough to be attentive without rushing us.

Overall the food was good and the service was great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants fish and steaks in Crystal City.

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vipthegodmother
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After waiting 20 minutes for our drink order it arrived and was incorrect. While waiting for the drink to be corrected I tasted the other beer - it was flat, warm, and the glass tasted of soap. At that point we decided to cut our losses and leave. No one seemed bothered by this. It appears that this is not an unusual occurrence.

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DoDcustomer
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening. My scallops a little long under he heat lamp. Clam chowder perfect! Service a little slow due to st Patrick day crowd. Over all good job!

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vipEdwardTjGerety
Cork
84 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience3

The food remains tasty but service is a constant issue.

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vipEdwardTjGerety
Cork
84 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Sadly, the service is slow and sloppy. But this location has had this issue for sometime.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

The disappointment is huge.

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vipBrianS
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Crystal City! One of the best M&S in the DMV!!

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vipDavid
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We always enjoy this restaurant and have never had a bad dinner there!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was ABSOLUTELY amazing! I seriously wish I remembered his name (I do remember he said he was from Lebanon and he was an older gentleman) but he was ABSOLUTELY fantastic. He was super professional, friendly and overall had a great personality. The food and the drinks were amazing! My friend and I came during lunch so it was quite and peaceful. Definitely a wonderful place to dine for lunch as well as dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing environment!

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RobertP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect with the exception of the flounder being a little bland. My friends steak was perfect. The server was incredible and the wine was great. Going back for the NY Strip soon!

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Nicole
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great but the service could have been better. I had to wait 15 minutes after I arrived (I arrived 5 minutes before my reservation time) to be seated. My waiter was just okay, didn’t really return to the table much and hovered over us while we were deciding what to order. Also, did not offer any bread or anything while we waited.... good food with basic service.

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ShawnB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Food was delicious!!

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GeorgeS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got there the manager didn’t allow us to enter the restaurant and he was very Rude

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vipJamesT
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food. Friendly service. Outstanding dinner promotions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner. We were seated promptly. The service was very good and the food was excellent. We’d go back again.

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Jer48
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Second time here and it was a bit of a disapointment from my first time there. It might have been just a busy night. The apps were good, our entres took longer than usual. We ordered a medium salmon panseared with aspagus and the Crabbed stuff Salmon. Our veggies were overcooked and my salmon was well done. It wasn't dry so I didn't fuss. The chocolate pie was desbribed as a mouse but had a thicker consistency. Again maybe it was just a busy night.

RJ
ReginaldJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience, food was great

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City is rated 4.1 stars by 2913 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - 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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