McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)

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McCormick & Schmick's is in the heart of D.C.'s business district, just two blocks from The White House. Widely regarded as the place to see the city's most famous and notable names, it has distinguished itself with a fresh-daily menu of more than 30 seafood and fish selections from around the world. Its lively bar features the best shoe shine in town and a happy hour noted by the Washington Business Journal as "phenomenal" and voted "Best Seafood Restaurant" by Washingtonian Magazine readers. Outdoor patio is open April thru October. In addition to our regular menu, Executive Chef Shaun Albers and Regional Director Melody Casbarian feature great specials like Filet & Jumbo Shrimp Combination and great seasonal wild selection. Make your reservation today!!

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FrankH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, crew knew the menu and their business. Had a traditional fish and chips. Quieter than I recall but it was not crowded and I wanted to have a meaningful business lunch. Meal was delivered promptly and was surprised that such a high quality meal and setting could be had for such value.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was so loud we had to yell across the table to each other, and the steaks were not good. They were overcooked for what we requested and had a weird artificial smoke flavor. The roasted vegetables were bland. The grilled salmon was actually pretty yummy tho.

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SangK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I had made a dinner reservation for 5:30pm through opentable. Me and my gf arrived at 5:15pm and was told that they don't open until 5:30pm. We came back around 5:35pm and had to wait for the waiter to sit us at 5:50pm and the restaurantwas clearly empty and even made few eye contacts with a few of the servers walking around in the back). According to my gf, the woman's restroom ran out of soap and had an odd odor. At a time with the COVID19 going around, you would think a restaurant would stock up on soap for their customers.

We ordered the calamari and arugula salad. Fourth of the calamari was fried veggies/jalapenos. The lobster tails were alright. We got the C.A.B NY strip with bone in at medium rare but it came closer to medium/medium well and some burnt edges. Truffle fries tasted like normal fries. Nothing too special and truffle about it. Not sure if I'll make another visit (at least at this location).

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DiandreaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) was lovely! I went late at night right before it closed for a quiet dinner on a Wednesday night. The waiter was very attentive and helped me even figure out what kind of oysters I like! I will definitely be back.

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vipElayneO
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the rockfish small plate with mashed potatoes mixed with cheese. It was fabulous! However, I thought it was a bit over price for the portion. This dish should be priced around $10 to $12
For very light eaters only

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Awesome
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Kevin was very professional and helpful. The service and food was excellent for our company outing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great experience

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vipVince
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Although the food was excellent our service was not good. Both food and bar service were not good. It took extremely long times to get our drinks, appetizers and dinner. I'm hoping we can write this off as an off night and the next time we visit M&S will be back on top of their usually excellent game.

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BobW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

After being seated, we waited and waited for server to bring us menus. We waited and waited for waiter to return to take our order. After order was placed we waited and waited for our food to be delivered. We had to summon the head waiter to bring the check. We have been coming the M&S for years with very good service and food experiences. This Washing DC location is a loser. wait staff was friendly to some customers and not to us. NEVER AGAIN! We won’t be back!!!

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iiccee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a birthday gathering for my son. Overall we had a great time. He loved the crafted drink and the manager did a great job with the presentation. I think it was the Aromatized & Smoked. Service was a tad bit slow, but nothing that could't be handled with great conversation. The instructions for the burger were not followed (no mushrooms and no onions) it had both and the crab cake had way too much breading in it. When eating a crab cake it should only be a small amount of crumbs to hold it together. it was more breading than crab. Those are the only two issues I heard throughout the meal.

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Jacque
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hospitable and attentive server, Nicole. The 3 orders came to the table within a reasonable period of time after ordering and my guests enjoyed the crab cake and trio plates.

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vipRobertB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is recommended you request AJAY as your server - he is superb

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KellyCashman
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar - great bartenders and service.

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vipgtammaro
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Poor service and mediocre food. Spend your money elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Hasn’t been there in forever and was so excited for some good seafood. I got scallops which were good but barely warm. The decorative stuff on my plate looked like someone stick their fingers in it...looked kind of gross:(

We ended up getting Smith Island cake which was fabulous and had the most excellent cup of coffee. Our waiter was great!

On the fence about going back again but love seafood so I just might.

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MacbrideA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It was crowded and the waiters kept bumming into me. I do not recommend the grilled sixty salmon because it mediocre and the vessel on which it was served made it look unappealing. Had to request the complimentary bread before it was offered. Not going back.

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MargeF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our server was great. We had a private booth for our party of 7 which was great. It was our daughters birthday and she invited some friends who enjoyed their meal and the restaurant.

Thank you,

Marge Francis

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Lonerhino
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised the menu was as limited as it was. I have been to the original in Seattle, and the menu was extensive. More choices would have been most desirable. My Chincoteague oysters weren't as fresh as they should have been, given the proximity to the source. Everything else, however, was splendid. My wife's fish was cooked to perfection, and the beef medallions I had were off the chain!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great atmosphere, service was nice and food was okay.

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AndrewC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wasn’t too thrilled about this Valentines Day meal. Took us over 30 min to be seated with a reservation. The staff was not very friendly. Food was not worth the price. Overall, mediocre experience.

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TyeishaP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very nice food was delicious and we didn’t have to wait long for anything

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Kunsey
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Burnt steak, took our plates before we were even done

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JamJam
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING. The servers were REMARKABLE. No complaints at all!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Valentine’s Day

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CathyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sister's 55th birthday and she enjoyed it very much. Everything was OUTSTANDING!!!

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vipdrsilz
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!!!

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ATrueFoodir
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. A special shout out to Kevin for his outstanding service and professionalism.

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Sarah
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at M&S! Our server, AJ, went above and beyond with his knowledge, patience, concern, and friendliness. Our food was incredible, we truly savored every bite, but the service is what will keep us repeat guests. AJ is just exceptional! We can’t wait to see him again. At his recommendation, we had the shrimp kisses for an appetizer, followed by the crab and shrimp stuffed salmon and the swordfish topped with lump crab. Everything arrived quickly and was cooked to absolute perfection. For dessert, we had the Smith Island cake and the creme brûlée, and the creme brûlée was great, but the Smith Island cake...if you’ve never had it, DON’T SKIP IT! The whole evening was just perfect. From the moment we walked in until the time we left. I couldn’t have asked for a better restaurant for a great date night.

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Penny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was a little disappointed with my latest visit to M&S. I once frequented it more often than now. I was surprised by the quality of the food. I order spinach, stuffed (crab and shrimp) salmon and mashed potatoes. Presentation was uninviting, salmon was overcooked, spinach and potatoes were barely edible. What happened!?! Service was amiable, solicitous and helpful (I use a walker). I'd probably go again but with lower expectations.

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vipWilliamG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been to M&S a few times, and the food never disappoints. The cocktails were excellent, the dinner was great. Service was a little slow due to some big tables.

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rickw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow. We sat quite awhile in a very uncrowded restaurant before the waiter approached. Waited even longer for water. The food was disappointing the salmon overcooked and dry.

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vipPatriciaR
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local spot, lunch was good, had a burger with a salad.

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vipUptownBrown
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Use of the Boardroom private room was excellent way to have a meeting , followed by a great dinner.

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DCDowntowner1
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

McCormick & Schmick's is always very good food and service for lunch and dinner. One should also try their Happy Hour daily with very good prices on food and drink. I've been dining here for many years and continue to return and enjoy.

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ScottT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great environment, nice and classy establishment. Group had some issues with the flavor, seasoning, and cooking of meals. Server was perfect and manager on duty, Caleb did an excellent job. Cooks need to be a bit more aware of their final product.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The server was attentive. Our appetizer came out in a reasonable amount of time and was delicious. However, our entrées took a very long time and were delivered by what we assumed was an assistant manager, who then awkwardly came back and asked how everything was only a few moments after we got our dinner. The meals seemed as if they were under a warming light for awhile as my steak was cooked too well done.

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vipLJ128
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my meal and drinks at McCormick and plan to come again soon.

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vipRosita
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and oustanding service.

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vipWayne
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The lunch entree menu offerings are too few and not diverse (fried fish, shrimp and crab) as compared to previous visits. I should have looked harder at the non entrees. The side salads were really very small. The lobster bisque was good (lots of lobster). The location, interior and service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For New Year’s Eve, the place was surprisingly not busy. We should’ve known why. My steak that I ordered medium came out well done. The server would disappear for half an hour at a time so we couldn’t even complain. She literally never asked how her food was. The dining rooms were OK, I guess, but having ads for the restaurant you’re sitting in running on the TV beside you while you ate was really obnoxious, especially considering you couldn’t order half of the stuff that they were showing on the TV. We really only went there because they have a seafood platter on the menu online, and then I New Year’s Eve they had no specials, and didn’t have the seafood platter.

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 861-2233.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) is rated 4.2 stars by 2986 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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