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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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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RitaF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and served by a very competent server. The food was delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipDrip
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok. The tartar was the best part of the meal.

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Alan
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal supported by an outstanding team!

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None
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overcharged,. There were a total of 3 people and I was charged for 4 entrees. Slow service, not clean, and much, much more.

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NHtravler
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A business dinner. Great location for our needs. The service was excellent. The food was as expected.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Staff was responsive and friendly. The food was not very good for the s second straight visit. The kitchen really needs a lot of work. Undercooked meat, cold potatoes, poorly prepared desserts.

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KerryB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was warm and friendly, efficient, with helpful advice regarding the menu selections. We had a wonderful 10-green chopped salad - highly recommend it. Fresh and perfectly dressed. Our rockfish, with crab meat and mussels, was outstanding. I had forgotten how wonderful a well-prepared rockfish can be. The ambiance was nice, which enhanced our dining experience. The noise level was such that my wife and I could have a quiet conversation and enjoy the evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Other than i was checked in at hostess desk and told the reservation i made for bar seating was not available because they don’t reserve bar seating though clearly i had a reservation for it. Then i received a no show from open table when i was clearly there and checked in

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JimS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

New server. Adequate service. Response to requests slow. Dinner okay. Good steak. Mashed potatoes when served were luke warm. Asparagus undercooked. Dinner for 3 with bottle of wine and tip $300. Not recommended. Additionally, a passing server spilled a drink on my wife and her jacket and purse. Response to the incident was wholly inadequate. 5 days later still haven’t received a promised call from the manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant; friendly service; quality food; slow.

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BobbyJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had party of 8 on 2/23/2020. Service was good, as was the food. Food could have been served a little quicker, however, we were in no hurry.

Recommend for a leasurely dinner

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MochiCatt
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, if pricey, but service was off. Ordered a glass of wine and got an empty glass. About 15 minutes later server asked if I’d like a refill. Ordered two types of oysters and one of them was incorrect (and pricier). Ordered a special seafood dish but got the grilled fish with a small side of roasted veggies instead. Had a hard time finding server at end of meal to pay, which was a little nerve-racking as we had tickets for a show. I would not return.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food and, at the early time we had lunch, the restaurant was quiet. The location is perfect for anyone in the Crystal City area.

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Kevin
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

solid place to dine would recommend it if you are in CC

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SheldonK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The restaurant was not prepared for the number of people visiting during Valentine's weekend. It took 20 for me to be seated even though I had a reservations. It took another 30 minutes for the waitress to attend to us. Service was slow.

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EricaD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. We were seated after 10 mins of arriving they made sure reservations were a priority. Had a wonderful night

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

It was quite the busy night there, so service really wasn’t all that great. However, the food was surprisingly good. Hadn’t had a crab cake that I truly liked until I came here.

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DerrickW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice time from top to bottom. Wonderful environment, very polite and the food was awesome! Perfect for a date night out with the wife!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was not happy that we had to wait over a hour to be seated and served. Management should’ve anticipated for higher traffic but once we we’re seated everything else was great.

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JodyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a 9 pm reservation through open table. We were not seated until 9:45. The hostess was very rude, not just once but several times. Once seated our waiter was slow, seldom checked on on, never cleared dishes except when asked to. We actually had to get help from other waiters when our waiter never appeared when needed. My wife ordered a medium filet mignon steak which came rare and with some mess of a hot peppery sauce on it. We sent the steak back and when the new one was served at 1045, it was poorly prepared without any seasoning. We finally left without my wife having her main course, no apologies offered. The manager never came by. This was a totally disappointing dining experience. I do not recommend M & S in Crystal City for anyone desiring a fine dining experience.

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ErikaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Valentines Day dinner. The food was superb the waiter not so much! Glad we reserved our table on opentable, as the restaurant was packed when we arrived but we had no wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came in waited 40 mins after reservation and got seated at a table that should only be for 2 and we had 4 people. After sitting for too long without even being asked what we wanted to drink, we all just left and grabbed fast food

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KevinH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There on Valentine’s night. Service and food were still outstanding/memorable.

This one in Crystal City is always outstanding.

Noise was highest but it was a full restaurant and lots of valentine talking. Saw lots of folks trying to either close a deal or continuing one. 😉

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TracyW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Solomon was the best waiter ever! Great experience, will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Valentines

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Saul1234
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A large party tied up staff, so service was a bit slow
my scampi noodles were tough for al dente
My dinner partner felt ignored

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Surprised
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It was not what we had expected. Seemed more like a Ruby Tuesday's.

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Cigarjoe
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we visit a new city, we always check to see if there is a McCormick & Schmick's there. We've visited 17 of their locations. They're all great and very consistent. Crystal City is no exception. The food and service were great. We'll go again next year.

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was HORRID. We waited an hour for food in a totally empty restaurant. We arrived before 1:30 and had no food at 2:30. Three people of the five had to leave without eating because we had to get back to work. Most people who dine at this location are office workers with about 60 minutes to get in and out. When we spoke to the manager she did NOT apologize or offer a remedy. The server told us it took a long time because the burger and salmon were well done. That is BS! This is the SECOND time in two month we have had this issue at this location. Either the servers are too slow or the kitchen is too slow. No excuse. It is a poorly managed restaurant. We will not be going back and no one from our 60+ office, down the street from here, will be going back.

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AJonze
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This location is on par with other M&S locations I've visited (which include Atlantic City and Baltimore Inner Harbor). Enjoyed a great ribeye and my wife had twin lobster tails. Also had salad and soup. All the food & drinks were excellent. Decent selection of cocktails and craft beers. The service was great too, although a bit slow as it was busy. The room was fairly quiet which was nice. Not a place to bring noisy kids. It's pricey & upscale compared to your average casual eatery, but not as much as more upscale establishments as Ruth's Chris or Morton's. It's a good value and we enjoyed our visit.

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MikeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just ok. Other restaurants offer better food and atmosphere.

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vipCMPA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I'm a frequent guest at McCormick and Schmick and everyone is entitled to a bad a day and the chef was having a BAD DAY . The wait service was good but the seafood pasta special was awful. The sauce was good but they like cardboard . The pasta was either once frozen or just old

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ErolM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Arrived at 6:25pm for our 6:30pm reservation. Waited ~12 minutes to be seated. Food was above average. Service was ok, nothing special, nothing bad. Noise level seemed higher than at other McC&S's that I have been to.

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VickieL
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sea Bass. Cooked perfectly. Very attentive waiter. Second visit and second time very pleased.

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vipFoodFan
Washington DC
152 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the first time in quite a while where we did not have service problems. The food is always good, but while normally the pesto sauce in the salmon rigatoni is thick and creamy, this time it was quite watery. The flavor was still good, just a different and less pleasing consistency. The rest of our meal was good and the noise level was much better than during the work week when the bar was much more vibrant and disturbing. Overall this was a good meal; just some minor things.

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vipLisa
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was good the server was ok. He didn’t tell us his name or wear a name tag. He didn’t tell us the specials. We had to ask for refills on drinks and had to ask for bread to go with our meal. I had the blacken chicken fettuccine and my husband had the chopped salad with salmon. The food was good but the service could of been much better. Not the typical.

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vipChuckreview
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Filet requested medium well; served medium at best. Key lime pine ordered—was either the New York cheesecake or no lime key line. Wife chose to eat but lessened her experience. I would have sent both back

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vipkennethm
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always have enjoyed dinner here. We did not have the best waiter this time. Seems he lost track of us and it really wasn't crowded at all.

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ChasH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant week menu. Noisy from the crowd but nice place to take a friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Restaurant week and they weren’t prepared

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 413-6400.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City is rated 4.2 stars by 2797 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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