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

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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

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (20)
Business Meals (17)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Casual (14)
Romantic (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Cozy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The waiting staff was very attendive, the food was very good and cooked to the point. A perfect lunch break.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We went to McCormick for lunch and as always, enjoyed ourselves. The food was tasty, but the service was Excellent! Can’t remember our server name 😔 but she did an exceptional job.

Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. We have never been disappointed in either food or service at this Crystal City location. Recently the restaurant has been running a special on Sunday and Monday ... twin lobster tails with mashed potatoes. Try it. This was the second time we tried this special - fantastic. Just the right amount of tasty dinner, with wine and a cocktail.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a fabulous experience at the Crystal City McCormick and Schmick's. Food was fabulous (lobster bisque and steak for hubby, crab and shrimp stuffed salmon for me), server and management were attentive and our booth seat allowed us to be in a quiet spot (which we had requested).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A fairly standard restaurant for business meals. The environment is nice, comfortable and the wait staff is very well trained, friendly and makes for a pleasing experience. There is nothing very special about the menu (though there is plenty of variety and the food is well-prepared) and I feel the cost of the menu items exceeds the value. Overall, a nice place, but nothing special.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and service. I dine here each time I visit Arlington!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great as always. Milagras was was fantastic.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Five friends celebrating one of them turning 60. Four of us started with a cup of soup, one lobster bisque and three clam chowders. I can't speak of the bisque, although my friend really liked it, but the chowder was very thick and filled with more clams than I've ever had before in a clam chowder. Absolutely delicious. Everyone liked their main course. We all got fish of some sort, and this place knows how to prepare it. Plus all the plates were very attractive. I think our waiter, Cleveland, was fairly new as there were many things he didn't know about items on the menu, but he always got an answer for us and provided excellent service. For me, the only downside was the steep parking charge, $21.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

When we arrived at 5:15, there was no receptionist/hostess. We were left by ourselves for 5-10 minutes until a wandering waitress helped seat us. Although there was only one table occupied, we were seated next to the kitchen where we could hear every clanging of dishes and overhear conversations of the kitchen staff, and experience high foot traffic.

The food was "ok," but I thought the price was high for that type of restaurant. We've been there before and at each successive time, I get the impression that the place is going downhill.

We drove up 395 to go there and never again--not a place to celebrate a special occasion, like we did. (We did get a free birthday dessert though and the waitress was "nice," but not adequately, professionally trained.)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was ok. Fine. Just ok? I wasn’t wowed; for the prices, I expected more.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City is a good place for a casual meal. Service was friendly, if a bit slow. The food was all tasty, as were the mixed drinks. I especially liked the fish tacos and my wife especially liked the calamari.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were visiting th area for the weekend and found this restaurant on line. We were able to walk from our hotel. Our service and waiter was outstanding. Food was delicious. Our only issue was the party of 2 30ish year old ladies were extremely loud and language was constant swearing. This was disruptive to our quiet seeking dinner. However, our waiter, (Andy, I think) was most understanding and reseated us in the bar (with Lauren) for dessert. It certainly wasn't the fault of the restaurant for the obnoxious ladies in the next booth and we appreciated the staff for quietly accommodating us by moving us to the bar.
Overall a great place to dine and we will return. I have already recommended this restaurant to other family members.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great birthday dinner with a friend. Service was good. Menu selection was very good with reasonable prices.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We live within walking distance, and have been frequent customers over the past 8 years. Recent visits have shown a steady marked decline in service and attentiveness. This latest visit with friends from out-of-town was instructive. We were seated immediately and asked for water while we perused the drink menu. When we ordered drinks, we asked again for water. When the drinks arrived, we again asked for water, which finally arrived. (By this point, we'd seen the water server make the circuit of the room three times...but never to our table.) The server was scarce during the meal, and we had to wait quite a while at the end of the meal to attract her attention so we could pay the bill. It was slow enough that our guests commented on it at the end of the meal--embarrassing, of course, but correct. The Bottom Line: the location, ambiance and food are all fine, but the service has really gone downhill over the past year.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

In town with my family for a D.C vacation. Had happy hour in the bar one night. Specials were very large portions! The fresh squeezed grapefruit with vodka cocktails were fantastic! Then went back the next night for Thanksgiving dinner. Two of my kids and i had the turkey entree. It was sooo good! My husband loved his swordfish and my oldest son loved the buffalo wings! Fabulous dinner! Very very nice waiter!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This has become our go-to restaurant for Thanksgiving Dinner over the past several years. This year, the food portions were generous and the food was perfectly prepared. Although the set price did not include dessert, the price was excellent for all that was on the plate. And, frankly, we didn't have room for dessert!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We made reservation but when we arrived we were told to wait for quite a while. Our calamari appetizer was really salty. My order of the new york strip was over cooked. My baby’s order of spaghetti was left out in the food heater so when it was served the noodles were all crispy. Truffle fries were also overly salted and soggy. Spending almost $300.00 would havent been a problem if the food was satisfactory. I will not recommend or go back. Thank you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our waiter was terrific and the meal was delicious! We celebrated our 28th Anniversary and everything was perfect! From the great steaks cooked to perfection, good sides and a surprise dessert! We'll go to this Crystal city location again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I joined friends from my deployment. We had a great time. The wine flowed and the food was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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