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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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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4.0

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4.0

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4.0

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3.7

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (23)
Romantic (21)
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Business Meals (21)
Casual (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Authentic (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very insulted by the server. When we requested for additional bread as only 2 half loafs were provided for the party of 5, he said he will bring more WHEN we finished the original basket, which was not enough for the 5 of us to begin with. In addition, he spilled the food on us during packing. He noticed it but did not even apologized. Your restaurant has a horrible review on Yelp. In addition, your Tysons location has been shut down. This is very disturbing.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was exceptionally great. Our server went out of her way to assist and serve. Also, the manager visited our table to check on us.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately, the wait service and the food was horrible. The waiter took about 10 minutes to finally greet us. Ordered cocktails about 5 minutes later waiter came back to ask us again what cocktails we ordered. Ordered food and the food seemed to be previously frozen. For the amount you pay it should be fresh or close to it. The salmon I ordered was supposed to be stuffed with crab and shrimp. It was only stuffed with crab and when asked the waiter if the salmon was stuffed with both he said no it’s only stuffed with crab. I asked for the menu and indeed it stated crab and shrimp. At the end of dinner ordered cappuccino in which it took 10 minutes to receive and it was luke warm. Spent $62.00 on food I could have easily received at a lower end restaurant. Extremely disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We made a reservation and still had to wait about 15-20 minutes.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I had the pleasure of Cleveland being my waiter and he was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We are Landry club members and come often but tonight was a total miss from timing to food especially dry steak to having to ask manager to check on food. A bit disappointed to say the least.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

As a member of Landry’s Club and presenting the membership card, the host didn’t greet us or acknowledged us until he decided he was ready to check us in.
Previous experiences with the club, someone comes to your table to greet you and verify everything is ok, not in this occasion.
A five long inches hair was in my son’s burger, someone came to tell us that they were sorry and will follow up to replace the meal, that person never came back. After receiving the burger, we all had finished eating and he couldn’t eat any more.
No one came to offer any more drinks or offer any water I’m refills.
Honestly, we expected better for this class of restaurant.

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vip
 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Slow slow service to the point of excruciating annoyance. Lunch took 1 hour 40 minutes and it’s not because I was chatting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent seafood. Great oysters. Good wine list.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious. However, we all returned our soup because it was lukewarm. It came back properly hot. Server, Megan, was very good, friendly and caring. Long wait between courses. Recommend you have no other plans so you can relax despite the wait. Prices are reasonable for the food served.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We visited for valentine's day, our first time, our waitress was really good. She kept checking up on us and made sure we were satisfied. She would be on top of our list for returning. The food was amazing, but the high light of our visit were the drinks. I would definitely recommend here for anyone looking for a nice relaxed environment for a date or jut a place to feel at home.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The best place we have found to eat in Crystal City. Just wounderful service and food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I never miss McCormick and Schmick's when I visit DC. We first discovered this chain at 16 & K streets in DC and now have visited 18 different properties in different states. The seafood is always fresh and the crab cakes are great. I plan to visit another M & S in a different city in two weeks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent wait staff and cooks. They have a great selection of wines by the glass as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

So, our waiter was nice, but he seemed to be off his game. It wasn’t busy, but we had to ask multiple times for simple things like sweetener. The food was good and the cost was reasonable. Would recommended.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was not good. Fries were stale and needed to be remade. Martinis were filled half-way. Food wasn’t very fresh or particularly hot. Waaaaaay over-priced for mediocre food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall, we had a great time. The server was really nice and professional; however, very slow. We were the very first table in the restaurant and our appetizer came out cold, and food took almost an hour to come out. We also had to wait a long time for dessert, of which two were birthday desserts. For the money you pay, nothing should come out cold at all and there should be no extensive waits when you are the first table to sit.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I was not pleased with the service. Brandon, the waiter wanted me to pack my leftover salad. This is the 2nd time at this restaurant that I have been disrespected.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Found Hair in my initial order although they did go get another order — I was still charged for the dish — incredible as the manager said we don’t compensate we just replace — wow — again there were 3 large strands of hair in my Cole slaw —

The customer service from the Assistant Manager on duty was awful — felt like I was negotiating to have a good meal and evening.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We visit M&S periodically for several reasons; the food is good, the prices are generally reasonable, and we can usually get a 1k point table. This visit was ok; good good, but the waiter was slow. I was a little bothered by the hostess who wanted to sit us near the bar while happy hour was in full swing and we were obviously there for a quiet dinner. After a short discussion, we cleared the issue up and were seated further back away from the noise. We’ll come back occasionally when the situation warrants a visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Overall experience was just okay. The food was mediocre and certainly not on par was the cost of the meal. My husband and I order two salads to start - mine did not have any salad dressing on it. Not a deal breaker as I was able to get some on the side and it was pretty good. Had to ask for bread which was either stale or just baked too long as it was very hard to eat. For our main meal, my husband order the Seared Hawaiian Tuna which we were told is flown in fresh from Hawaii every night. To say it was bland would be an understatement - it was only encrusted with sesame seeds but otherwise lacked total flavor. For my meal, I order the beef medallions which was cooked to my liking (medium rare) and the sauce was good, however, the spinach and mushrooms were not edible. It had no flavor and almost as if it had just been sitting in water. I asked if I could substitute asparagus for the mashed potatoes that came with the meal, but not only did I have to wait on the asparagus as it was forgotten, I also got charged over $5 for it. This was our second visit to M&S and will be our last. Too many chain restaurants overcharge these days for subpar food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Metro Washington Restaurant Week Dinner menu offered a very nice selection for a great price. Mrs' fish dish and my lobster dish were very tasty and cooked perfectly. Service was excellent. We make this restaurant one of our regular stops.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I went here today with a co worker for lunch since it was restaurant week. Sadly we had a very bad experience. My reservation was for 12:15pm. When we walked in the hostess was not at the front. We had to wait another 10 min to be seated. Then when we were seated and ordered, i was told the crab dip that was on the restaurant week menu was not available any longer. How do you run out of food at only 12:30pm during the day???!! This was the main reason i had come here. Then we waited over an HOUR for our food to arrive. Yes, an HOUR!! Keep in mind, my lunch break is only 1 hour. Then i asked for my desert to go with NO ice cream. WHy did they come out with my dessert in a bag and told me that they were all out of the dessert i had requested??? This is the 2nd time now. So they took it upon themselves to give me the creme brulee which i did not order or ask for. AND they put ice cream on it!! Long story short, i had the manage come out and they only took 20% off the check.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I was honestly underwhelmed by the quality of food and service. I came on Thursday night with my boyfriend and there was a clear lack of servers/hosts/hostesses/ waiters. We had a very attentive waiter the first half of the night who was a "trainee." We did not meet our actual server until later in the night when it was clear that the trainee went home. Our food was okay, but I was not really amazed by the quality for the price. My boyfriend's meat came out very very rare, and he prefers medium rare, so we had to send back the meal to be modified (first time I've ever had to send back a meal).

Overall not sure I would ever come back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week but ended up eating off the main menu. I really enjoyed the ambiance and the service. Nice window seat with great conversation from the waitress and manager! And I loved the Prosecco Sangria!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Exceptional service by our waitress who went out of her way to ensure my fiancee was served the excellent asparagus she really enjoys--no longer on menu--which is a MISTAKE. But our waitress asked chef and the asparagus served.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Worst McCormick ever... Bad service and management. We sat down at 6 pm and we didn't get our soup until 7 pm and of course, it was ice cold... I ordered steak (med-rare) and, it was colder than the soup... When we called the waiter we told her not to rewarm it in the microwave guess what, they threw it into the microwave and brought it back, steak still cold plate is burning. it was the worst night ever. I or anyone I know will never go to this place...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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?

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 9, 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.

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vip
 (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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very cold in the restaurant!

Waiter seemed out-of-touch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Standard experience, a bit slower than usual due to holiday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner

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