McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

4.2
2865 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2865 people are saying
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4.2
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SandraS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was slow and the food was mediocre for the price. There was a bug on my plate looked like a fruit fly the manager seemed annoyed that I was complaining. They gave me free dessert did nothing to apologize about the bug besides say I don’t know where it would have come from. I don’t care where it came from it shouldn’t be on my plate. Definitely don’t recommend.

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vipBrianG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was greatly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was an amazing experience will be back

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vipMorganAllen
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great here. Foods delicious. Great place for a lunch meeting

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BobL
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter was a little too attentive! No need to ask multiple times. Just walk by and observe.

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JohnL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We were celebrating our 37th Anniversary. The fish was dry and the lobster bisque was a salty, but the ambivalence made up for the negative.

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JaeL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service and food were great! Value was ok - thought it was a bit over priced.

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Pleather
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always enjoy my visits to M&S. This time however I was seated next to the kitchen. We should have asked to move. Very loud with unnecessary chatter from kitchen staff.

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none
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food has really gone down hill and is very expensive. I'm hoping it's just COVID and will get better. Service was great though

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frederickc
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and customer service were great!!!!
We will definitely dine there again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfectly prepared! Sangria was delicious! Only disappointment was that they were out of the scallop appetizer we were both looking forward to from the Restaurant Week menu. High quality food, nice “ticket” with the three course meal Restaurant Week price!

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MikeC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal…great service. I recommend this restaurant.

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LizH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service! I visited for restaurant week so the price was great as well. Highly recommend!

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AntonioC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was excellent and all food came out on time.

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KelA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Advertised menu items they did not have. The advertisement for national oyster day is what persuaded us to try M&S, so we were a little disappointed when they didn't have the items we were interested in ordering, but the manager did give us the items they did have at half price, which was a nice gesture.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very loud. Food was ok and wait staff attentive. Food value for what we ordered was a bit overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The service was good and food was fair. I think Reston location is better.

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JeromeH1975
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean and quiet. The service was exceptional and the waitress offered to explain the menu and if there was any questions pertaining to it. I went alone for a nice night out to enjoy an 'upscale' meal. I will be back again, hopefully with a date, as this place is great for a night out with company.

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vipRichardR
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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
47 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
4 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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hpku
Washington DC
26 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
10 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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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 4.2 stars by 2865 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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