McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

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2923 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 2923 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRichardR
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First, let me say that I eat out a lot. Probably 3 - 4 dinner meetings a week, and I have booked nearly 200 reservations on Open Table. I rarely write a review but in this case I made an exception. The dinner bill was $64.68. The service was not bad but not great, so I left a $10.00 tip, bringing the total bill on my credit card to $74.68. But apparently my server, Jackson decided this was not enough so when I got my statement, I saw he ran the card for $80.68. So McCormick - THIS IS STEALING FROM YOUR PATRONS! I don’t care if the food is exceptional or just fair but stealing - that’s unacceptable. You should be ashamed and terminate any and all dishonest servers that you employ.

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LaShawnD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had a 8pm reservation, however, we had to adjust and our entire party of 8 arrived at 9:05pm. We were sat, and initially the service began well. However, as we progressed through our dinner, the service level diminished. We place appetizer orders upon arrival, however, the server never came back for our dinner orders until 9:50 and rushed us because " the kitchen was closing in 10 mins". In the interim, before this mention, water and drinks were not refreshed, there was no follow-up to see if we needed anything or if we were ready to place an order. Just a rushed mention 10 minutes before we needed to order. Once we ordered, we called the server over to refresh drinks, she then mentioned the bar was closed, yet we received no last call. Our dinner came out fairly quickly. We initially mentioned celebrating a birthday, and when we asked about bringing out a slice of dessert, they said they couldn't. We questioned why, and spoke with a manager. The manager then reminded us that we were late - although that had nothing to do with the matter - but finally they brought out a cake. But also note, that we were never offered dessert, one of the main reasons we selected this restaurant. The bill was brought out and we paid our $600 bill. We asked to speak to the manager again just to make her aware of our dining experience and note areas of improvement. The Manager on Duty, Ashley, was not receptive to the feedback, and continued to mention they "accommodated us after missing our reservation". However, the restaurant was basically empty and if seating us at 9:05 pm was going to be difficult, we would have rather been turned away, than to receive poor service. When speaking to Ashley, she was rude and rebutted everything that we mentioned,; although she was not present or engaged with us during our time of dinning. She then became angry and told us we leave, I believe her actual words were " y'all can get out". A huge disappointment for a significant amount of money.

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KimG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The employees were very friendly. The food was good. The atmosphere was relaxed. Our group of seven had a nice time.

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vipKeri
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I remember when this restaurant used to be a nice place to go to, but it has really gone downhill. The back of the chairs were fabric and so filthy! The food was below average for the price. It's sad, because I used to like this place, but I will not be returning unfortunately.

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vipNashvegas
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with McCormick and Schmidt’s! It was great, thank you Mary sou for making it a memorable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our serve and the manager were very pleasant!

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FernandoT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great location.

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GlendaW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

This was my second time here. I came here after I had my girlfriend birthday dinner here. I choose to have my birthday diner but did not receive the same service as last time. There was no acknowledgement of a birthday being celebrated. Other than that food was good service was okay.

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EbbajeanA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Things was good, until its came to the cake, on the phone they said it was a 25.00 fee, when I got a pay my check they said 40.00 was the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was great. The food was ghastly

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viprperry3146
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped for a post Nats game meal on Fathers Day. Food was excellent! The service was outstanding. Well done to the M & S team!

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Donald
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayla did an awesome job taking care of us. She was very attentive to our needs throughout the meal. She was professional and respectful. I would love to have her as our server in the future.

We had the ribeye steak, the shrimp scampi, and the Cobia. All three food items tasted outstanding. We would order these items in the future.

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Pamben92
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wasn’t busy so we were able to be seated quickly and to my table preference. The food was good but steak was undercooked, asked to be cooked a little longer then got a new steak that was overcooked. Server was really slow for it not to be busy. Just the details for me that made the dinner short of spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks was good

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LeoR
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was very attentive and made good recommendations for our party. The classic clam chowder is very good and has the perfect spice to it. The fish and steaks were cooked to perfection. A great place for a business lunch

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ZeeshanS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The first time they gave us potatoes that were hard and raw from the inside. Made a complaint and they replaced the potatoes and when we came home the ones they replaced were not very different from the earlier ones. Will avoid this restaurant in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Staff was friendly and attentive without being nosy. Food was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The only good thing about this restaurant was the drinks. The mashed potatoes taste worse than the boxed ones you buy at the grocery store. All the food was more than horrible- I will never be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the flavor of all the food we consumed.

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Service was outstanding. Even sitting close to the bar the noise was very minimal. Obviously this was due largely with very few people being here due to Covid.

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VvReview
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time. Great Service! It was very quiet and we enjoyed lunch a lot.

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NorbertK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is refreshing to have great food and service. You pay for it, but it is worthwhile if you want to enjoy yourself.

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N31G
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very good the night that we were there. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Went for Mother’s Day Brunch and the service was horrible. 30min wait for drinks from the bar. 45min wait for a glass of water and appetizers I requested when we first sat down. 1hr for entrees. It was ridiculous and the restaurant was not busy at all.

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ClaudiaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was the worst steak house I have ever been too. Will never go to this chain again. Service was horrible and my steak had to be sent back and it took 15 minutes to get it. My friend was already done eating her small lobster tail!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was underwhelming but the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mothers Day

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DoraF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Scheduled seating was much delayed. Alternative suggestions to be seated on very high stools after witnessing the cane being used by one of us. I was assisting her. That was thoughtless.

My steak and presentation, resting atop smashed, mashed potatoes not great. Meat was tough.

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KFoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Mother’s Day Dinner!

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BoShuff
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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
24 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
25 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 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
2 reviews
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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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 Postmates and Uber Eats. 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 2923 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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