About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

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.

We serve more than 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily from both U.S. and international waters, available from menus that change DAILY and is THE place to socialize in the best of traditions. Prepared using fresh ingredients, your food is served in a timeless and traditional presentation.

Enjoy the spirited and lively atmosphere of our bar after a show and enjoy watching our bartenders practice traditional mixology, making hand-crafted cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices, never using blenders or mixes.

2010-B Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
M-FRI: 11:30AM-10:00PM
SAT: 4:00PM-10:00PM
SUN: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 413-6400

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/

Executive Chef:
Marc Kennedy

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Daily 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Business Meals (16)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Waterfront (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was a little slow but our waiter was friendly and sociable.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Went here with my significant other for a quick dinner after shopping in DC. It was quiet and classy with fantastic food. Our server was wonderful and answered all of my questions about dishes with ease and we got a nice booth to sit comfortably together. This is a wonderful place for a date or anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service. Adrienne was a very attentive and gracious waiter

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Overall a great experience. Can't wait to get out and do it again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server Channel was great! The food was very good and we enjoyed the special for Veterans and their spouses. You are leading the way!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The situation was the restaurant's salute to Veterans As a Viet Nam veteran I want to thank McCormick and Schmick sincerely for their gesture. The food was superb, the service excellent, the reservation was on time and the entire experience I would rate outstanding. Thank you.
Russell Vowinkel

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I visited during the Respect Veterans Meal offer. While finding an ideal time for dinner during such a promotion was not available, I settled for a late lunch and was not disappointed. The fare was varied and tasty. The service was great. The meal was free allowing for a great tip to my waiter! I have been coming to this McCormick's for two years. They try to do a credible job in the challenging face of hiring and training wait-staff. Sometimes the wait time during lunch, given the size of the customers present leaves something to be desired, they do try and fulfill their promise to great food and service. I believe they would increase their customer base by discounting certain evenings and times when customer demand is at the week's low. Recommend you drop by and see for yourself. Do lunch though first. It's a better value and gives you a sense of the food and service. Edward

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall a good experience. I had medallion filet tips with potatoes and vegetables and it was very good. My date had sea scallops and related that they did not taste fresh. I have eaten here many times in the past and the ford has always been good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My friend and I went for the Veterans Day meal and it was excellent. The meal and attendance to our care was was spot on. Thank you McCormick and Schmidt's.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We actually went to enjoy Veterans appreciation. The menu choice was excellent. Both of our orders (one from the regular menu and one from the special menu) were cooked to perfection and just the right amount .

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My first visit while on business trip. Food was very good and waiter was very attentive. Overall a really good experience for travelers as well as locals I am sure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was good but service slow, getting water, food, and settling the check.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our meals were good but not stellar. The crab cakes had a lot of filler. The Maryland crab soup had lots of crab but lacked a bit in vegetables. The salads were tasty but not very good. For the price (pretty average) I think there are better seafood restaurants.

Our waitress, Chanel, was nice and accommodating even while she was serving a large party next to us. For the number of people, it wasn’t extremely loud but was a bit noisy.

I might go back if I were in the area but would recommend it with reservation. We had a limited sample of the entire menu. There appeared to be other restaurants within walking distance that we might try if I’m the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was not great at all.
She was nice but not attentive at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dinner was delicious. Atmosphere was nice. The stuffed shrimp was great. My date had salmon he said he enjoyed that also. And my waitress was so nice and well mannered. I will visit again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had the ribeye and my husband had the sea bass. Both were good, but nothing remarkable or special. The wine was a little too warm. But otherwise it was a good experince.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The hostesses were very rude and wouldn't seat us in the dining area. Only after I made an open table reservation would they seat us. The dining area was not crowded on this evening.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was here for dinner with a classmate and his wife. The appetizers and pasta dishes were good. Unfortunately, my classmate's wife ordered shrimp and salad, and the shrimp never arrived even though we informed the staff twice.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The lobster bites was a very very good appetizer. The area is a good place to go for a walk after your meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall this is a nice place! The food is very fresh and nicely prepared. The wait staff is attentive but the service is a bit on the slow side. Prices are within keeping.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Made a reservation for my sisters birthday. The hostess and the food were the only thing positive I can say about this restaurant. Waited for 15 minutes for someone to acknowledge us in the bar so went to get a drink myself.. Bartender super frazzled and told me they ran out of Tito's. Then I tried ordering another type of vodka and he ran out while pouring. In the meantime, reservation was called so I told him to forget it. You would have thought he would have offered to send it over but no such luck. It only get's worse from there. Service was super slow and the waiter never checked back with us to see how our dinner was that took forever to come. The food was hot and cooked as specified. Don't waste your time or money going to this place. Hopefully, they can turn it around because the food was good. Perhaps a good manager will help, did not see one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overpriced for quality of food and alcoholic drinks. I wouldn’t recommend this spot. Outside sitting was the only thing enjoyable. Staff is nice but because of the price is not worth your money or time.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was cool to cold. The price to value was not proportionate. The service was wonderful, the value and quality was truly lacking. It is not a quiet place to eat or to engage if that is what you are looking for. It was quite loud.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service - very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and specials- terrific job!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

slow service and steak was over cooked (was not sending it back took too long the first time)

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fantastic food and service. From the time we entered through departure everything was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a great Anniversary dinner with my wife!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was very disappointed with the waiter on Saturday, I believe his name was Henry. I asked for a to go bag. He was so lazy that he made me pack it up. I am a Landry member and Open Table. Is this the way we are treated?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Corey our waiter was very attentive and made our dining experience exceptional. The food was delicious.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great birthday experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The McCormick and Schmick's brand has severely deteriorated over the past 7 years or so. This location is no exception. I'll start by saying that our waiter was excellent and attentive. We ordered the stuffed salmon and rockfish. After waiting 45 minutes for our meal, it finally arrived. The rockfish came out room temperature and lacked depth of flavor. At room temperature, I was surprised to find it overcooked. The stuffed salmon on the other hand came out completely cold, including the mashed potatoes and vegetables. We sent it back to be placed in the microwave. To our later amusement, we noticed that when we told the waiter, he wasn't surprised at all that our food wasn't satisfactory. The dessert, bread pudding, was the meal's highlight. The food wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I'm used to for M&S, nor was it worth the price tag.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Easy to get reservation; table and staff well prepared; good service; good food. Almost too noisy for our specific needs, but we all enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The hot bread was excellent. Swordfish was cooked just right but accompanying vegetables were greasy. Apple pie was warm and good. Location was convenient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The service was horrible. The food was mediocre.
And what makes this worse is that I never complain.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Came in late for dinner and sat in the bar area. Lots of space and they have the most gorgeous tabletops! They were mesmerizing. Service was good, food was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. There are great happy hour prices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

M&S prices seem consistent with a predominantly expense account clientele. Their atmosphere, service, and prices are a cut above the nearby Legal Seafoods, which is more likely to be frequented by louder groups and families. So, it was perfect for quiet conversation with a friend in an unhurried way. The cocktails were well made, and the food (mine was a trio of salmon, & fried & stuffed shrimp) was perfectly prepared, including the vegetables. Our server, Frank, was a model of attentiveness and cooperation. Overall: Very Good, but no bargain.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Not happy at all with my visit. Surely, I was not happy about being questioned by the waiter as to how I wanted my food prepared while he proceeded to belittle my guests. I will never return to this restaurant again. They have lost me as a customer because of their lack of concern for the customer's dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My fiancé and I love dining at this restaurant and always our go to. We came to celebrate a late birthday dinner and it was amazing as always. My server Thomas was just absolutely friendly and gave us some good suggestions. The ONLY thing I was not to pleased about was the host stand. When we first arrived we literally waited close to 5 mins no hi no nothing. It was just disappointing that I had to finally go around to the bartender to be seating but as I said other then that mishap everything else was just wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Steak was over cooked... waiter no response to problem. Landry frequent program $25 off questionable how it was taken off bill. Less than satisfied with overall performance.

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