McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

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2860 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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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 2860 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.0
service
4.0
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3.7
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCraig
Washington DC
752 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. New England Clam Chowder was amazing. Great oysters, great wine. Superb service!

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vipEdwardTjGerety
Cork
81 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service was slow to get started but slowly improved. The food was decent but nothing to write home about.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was pleasant, the food has been better before

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Maree
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Well it was my birthday I thought they would have acknowledged it with a dessert. The waitress told our server before we were seated it was my birthday. Nothing occurred.😔

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience.

Service: very friendly and helpful. The host was great and friendly. The waiter was attentive, efficient, and provided great recommendations.
Food: one of the best steaks I've had in any restaurant. I had the bone in black Angus rib eye. It was cooked to my request (medium) and was very tasty and juicy.
Drinks: me and my wife loved our drinks, I had the old fashioned while she had the raspberry mule.
Value: a little on the high end but definitely worth the price.

I highly recommend dining here, I will definitely return at this restaurant if ever in the area again.

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LoriC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. No wait, easy to get to and parking a breeze in the garage. Food was delicious and the desert was incredible. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I was on a date when three women sitting across from me was loud and extremely disrespectful the entire evening. They were able to stay their entire meal, completely making us uncomfortable due to the virus going on and their lack of masks. We didn’t complain there though but to pay what we paid then have that experience will not be forgotten.

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vipbac17
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Food was great service was incredibly wonderful. Thank you

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Tracy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The evening started off bumpy. We had reservations but upon arrival, there seemed to be a debate about where to seat us. After seating, we spent close to 15 minutes with no one attending to us - no water, attention, etc. Finally, we asked for attention from the hostess who took our order but then no one brought it out to us. When we finally got a regular wait person, she was very nice and attentive and the dinner went well. Yet, it was all tainted by a very bad arrival experience. As the saying goes, "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression." Given the food was very good, I would cautiously recommend M&S.

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vipRicoN
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. I was there for my birthday, our server was amazing. great ambience, great food and drinks. I will be back

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RobertS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Steak was amazing!

Service could have been a bit better, like offering to pour wine & we had to ask to have dirty plates removed.

Overall great meal and we will be back soon! Love the steak!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our food was service was really delayed. And they ran out of dessert.

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JosephO
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Service was top notch and food was excellent. I will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delectable, and the service was professional to the upmost.

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EGDickau
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My fish meal was boring and the mashed Potatoes weren't worth serving. The portions were small and as such..over priced.

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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor server attentiveness by the bartender, but once we left the bar and were seated for dinner our second waiter was fine.

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vipWillWatson
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and superior service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were the only table in the whole restaurant. Food was below a sports bar. McCormick and Schmidt supposed to be a higher end restaurant. The steaks were overcooked. The server only stopped by the table once. Highly would not recommend this restaurant.

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AVREYES
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and tasty.
Our server was nice and helpful.

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Lulu
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Amazing service! Loved everything about it.

MB
MichellB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined on a Wednesday evening & we were the only people there. That was due to COVID. It felt very sterile.

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trinicrew
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables was sticky but the bar tender wipe it a couple times then got napkins to line our table so we can enjoy the night. Asked if I could substitute seafood for chicken and that was a yes... I never knew this... Yay no more fries for me...

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Pearls
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I wouldn't recommend this place. The waiter was very slow and he took forever getting back to see how we was doing. It was not great at all.

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DCFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every second! Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding. I will return post COVID.

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Thanksgivingdiner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Soup was very good as was last years. Meal was mediocre, compared to last year. Had to ask for bread. Drink looked like half had spilled on the way to the table.
Luck of the draw.

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katherinep
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty much always a first rate expereince, which is why we come here. Always will be on the pricey side, but the little service extras are always nice -- like splitting up one dinner order between two people and adding a little flair to the presentation to boot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food wasn’t worth the price ticket. My mashed potatoes weren’t fresh but came to the table cold, the salmon was very bland, the waiter came back to the the table three times because he was offering drinks that weren’t available. My husband’s fish was dry and his fries weren’t fresh either. The only good thing was the bread and butter!

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Social distancing and safety protocols were clearly being followed. Very nice time celebrating our anniversary.

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TerrenceW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was absolutely horrible, the server kept forgetting about us. We sat outside however it was somewhere cool and the service was very sporadic. The food was average at best

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anitaJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I was seated without having a server..So I was over looked and service was slow. A server tried to may my experience a little better once she notice what happened.

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KeithH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Azeb was the best server ever! She was professional and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

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WilliamL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This review should be titled "Old School Fine Dinning Resting On Its Laurels". In the ultra competitive fine-dining restaurant market M&S seems to be stagnant in the "over the top dining experience" like it seemed to pride itself years ago". I will admit we try to eat at M&S every year because of the Veterans Day special and it just seems to loose a little appeal every year.
First we ordered of the Vets Special menu, a 10-oz center cur sirloin with mash potatoes and upgraded to the $10 walnut & blue cheese salad and desert option (we were told they were making their awesome crème brulee, which is always a treat. Then my wife had the $25 Sunday 3-course special of a Caesar salad, crab cake stuffed flounder and desert, which was a chocolate silk cake. All good or so we thought. This is were the fine went out of dining at M&S (remember the crème brulee was being prepared according to our waiter).
First we get our drinks me a perfect Manhattan and the lovely wife a Resiling (both very good), then a basket of awesome sourdough bread, but no bread plates (maybe COVID)? The salads come and both were very good, then after a medium wait our entrees arrive. But lo and behold, a full size sirloin with no mashed potatoes but over asparagus and a crab and shrimp stuffed flounder with green beans and mashed potatoes? We call our waiter, to tell him we have the wrong food and he offers use free drinks? However, the food is good and we eat it. Then the desert orders are taken and they have no creme brulee after 40 minutes of ordering. Kitchen manager should be fired for that travesty, so we both have a underwhelming chocolate cake. Then the real fun comes as we get our bill.
The waiter appeared to have out every thing ala-cart with the special and it was about $25 dollars more than expected. It took 3 times for them to get it correct. Overall the food was good, the experience not so much. May look for another fine dining restaurant for Vets Day even if we pay more.

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xc40
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were ordered for takeout.
The bag with meals was waiting on the counter top on time as requested.
The duty manager also loaded the order into my Landryselect card and applied the $25 credit in the card from previous purchase.
I took the order home and since we had a visit scheduled with grandson, I put the steak and veggies in the refrigerator. When we returned home, I heated the steak in the microwave for brief time. The steak was ordered medium and even after a visit to the MW, the steak was warmed but not overcooked.
Everything about the meals were just fantastic.

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DJJB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Took entirely too long for my check- almost 30 minutes- crazy-

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GloriaG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food will attend again

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Earnestine
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice for quiet intimate dinner. Great food and exceptional service.

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NickcoleB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food would marvelous. It was our first visit and we definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was very nice and friendly with good knowledge! He was very attentive but not pestering. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. We were celebrating our 24th Anniversary and chose the restaurant for the 1st time since we heard so much about it. The whole experience was terrific

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LarryJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great, and the server was professional and superb. The food was awesome, no complaints. I would recommend this restaurant to persons in that area.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Lobster tail was small and tasted bad, steak was good, as was the desert. Server was disinterested in helping us at all - worst service we’ve had in a long tine. We will not bet returning

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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City is rated 4 stars by 2860 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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