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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

2348 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (25)
  • Good for a Date (24)
  • Business Meals (22)
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
M-FRI: 11:30AM-10:00PM
SAT: 4:00PM-10:00PM
SUN: 4:00PM-9:00PM
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Phone number
(703) 413-6400
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Kennedy
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined 4 days ago

We were originally placed at a booth that was in a somewhat noisy section. I had initially requested a quiet table. Even though the private booth area was closed, they did accommodate us with a server there which was great. Very private and quiet. Our server was fabulous with her service; I believe her name was Rachael? I would definitely request her as a server again because she was so great. We thanked her with a generous tip. Our appetizers were over fried (lobster bites) and way too salty (shrimp kisses), my salad tasted like it was missing something, just kinda bland, but our entrees and dessert were good. Because we care more about the ambiance than the food, it was a nice date. I would just skip the apps next time.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined 7 days ago

I don’t know if it is just us getting older or what, we used to love McCormick’s, but, you can totally tell they have been turned into a corporate machine.

Everyone was nice but the bench seats are ridge and tight, maximize for occupancy and to keep you moving.

Waitress was very, very nice - but didn’t know the menu enough to recommend food to match her customers and while we were a very laid back table, we just wanted good booze and food. Mojito was made without sugar and had to be sent back (no comp or discount). Manhattan made with a reserve bourbon on the rocks was over machine made ice, think hotel, not McDonalds ice. Then wine was a 15 min wait... raw steak was out and sent back before it arrived.

Seriously, we are NOT those people, but when you have reservations for a 15 year anniversary and it takes a GM to come out to make a steak correctly, that is bad.

Don’t get me wrong, friendly and I can get how things happen, but it just seemed like a lost night that cost us $180 for yd2 cocktails (1 sent back to remake), 1 app, 2 mains (steak returned twice before GM cooking a filet up to perfection), 3 glasses of wine and that’s it.

Nothing compensated, no military discount. McCormick’s used to be a high end place, now it’s an Applebee’s with s limited and over priced menu. Just empty flat food, unless the GM fires up the grill - has it come to that?

Notgreat (Salt Lake City)
Dined on January 10, 2018

The steak was overcooked (although they did bring me a new one and it was OK, not great). The wind didn't come out with the meal. We waited quite a while for our food. Pretty pricey for mediocre. Was disappointed.

vipFoodFan (Washington DC)
Dined on January 9, 2018

M&S is a good option when you want a good meal at a decent price. They changed their menu since my last visit, so I played it safe and had the grilled salmon with rice; always a good choice. My wife had the trout which was also very good. They will not wow you, but not a bad choice for a good meal.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on January 8, 2018

Good service. Food was good. Parking options are lacking but not the restaurant’s fault.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was slow!!!!! Went there before the theater and had to rush out because we waited so long.

Dined on January 3, 2018

The food wasn’t what I expected. For the prices the taste was less than its value.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on January 2, 2018

Meal - Salmon rigatoni, pasta was terrible, leathery and tough. My guess is they used leftover pasta from the weekend.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 1, 2018

It was cold in restaurant. I tried to add one more person to my reservation and I called twice and they said not possible. Your restaurant was not crowded I believe something could have been done. I offered to adjust time a little. I waited for food and 30 minutes in they said it was not available. Then my meal came out 20 minutes before rest of table.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
Dined on December 29, 2017

Very cold in the restaurant!

Waiter seemed out-of-touch!