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

4.3
2950 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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mofoya
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant looks old and dated and needs new furniture. The staff seemed less than enthused and certainly did not add to the experience. This location is a hard pass.

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Darcy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful dining experience. Celebrated my birthday and was happy we found this gem!

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Mills
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food tasted amazing. We have had the same dishes elsewhere but the taste here was well above par. Awesome ambience !!!

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viplke56
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for happy hour. Prices were good and we enjoyed the food (grilled tuna, calamari, mussels, hamburger and fish taco) with cocktails.

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FromMaryland
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, we understood that they were short staffed, but we were not in a rush so everything was wonderful, the only thing that took more time than hoped was our drinks. Who could go wrong with the lobster bisque-Amazing! The lobster was wonderful and perfectly cooked. The chocolate bag-superb-definitely will order that again. This restaurant is in a great location as well.

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vipEricaC
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Service and food were all fantastic. The team even went out of their way to look everywhere the next day for a little stuffed animal my son had left behind. No luck on the stuffed animal, but lots of luck with a great, private spot for a fabulous meal.

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Antonio
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time on Christmas Day. Was a last minute decision. Staff was on point and the food was delicious. Definitely would go back.

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vipVISITDC
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Location next to McPherson Square. Convenient to the Red Line and the Orange/Blue/Silver Lines. They decorated for the holidays. I had the salmon on walnut/greens salad. It was perfect.

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Washington, DC. Loved the ambiance. We were seated in front of the fireplace; very cozy. The food there is always great and no matter what I order I am very seldom disappointed with my meal! Servers are also great and always efficient, happy and polite. Can’t wait to return. It comes highly recommended.

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ClaireC
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was over the top great (It was 5:15 though). Our waiter was outstanding. All food was terrific except one entree. The scallops linguine. It is a nice serving of scallops but a little rubbery and no sear on them for flavor. They didn’t have a lot of taste and were on linguine just swimming in olive oil. So much that it spattered on my sweater. That was the only flavor. Bland scallops, bland pasta with just olive oil, pine nuts and a little garnish. I would definitely go again and would just order something else.

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WalterK
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Salmon was over cooked. String beans were to greasy. Mashed potatoes were to runny.

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vipSomewhatSatisfiedCustomer
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food; prices notably higher, likely due to COVID and supply chain issues. Although the service was good, needed to remind servers of drink and food orders. Unfortunately, didn’t get correct the first time.

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STEPHANIEW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was on the cusp on holiday parties, but we were seated right away; our server (AJ) was attentive, even though he had several other large parties. I got the13 oz ribeye that was done perfectly; my dinner mate had the sirloin - also done just right. Would have preferred a dinner salad, but it was not a menu item. Hot rolls, plenty of water, and a delicious cheesecake dessert. With a glass of wine, between the 2 of us, the meal was $120. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. I was especially surprised how the sound was dampened, even with holiday party merriment!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was superb; polite, and friendly!Great location and atmosphere! Needs a new Chef: 1-Small portions: Pork chop ;Although tender and juicy for the size: should have had two! What killed the dinner was The horrible Rockfish entree surprisingly, small little over-cooked rubbery portions and it tasted old (more like cat fish) .
Unless a new and improved Chef arrives I will
Eat elsewhere!

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DavidK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good but steak was undercooked.

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MikeK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food! I’m not a foodie but I really enjoyed my Rockfish. My wife’s scallops were excellent too! I hope you get AJ to wait on you. Great service! Great personality!

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vipMsBrown
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Definitely not as good as last week. The chowder was sweet for some reason, the calamari wasn't crisp and our server (bar area tables) got missing in action and never asked us about our food until we asked for the check. We went back so soon because we had a gift card, but won't be going back anytime in the future.

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CrystalJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

While the food was delicious the service was awful. To start the white table cloth was filthy. The water glass was also dirty and when they bought out my Arnold Palmer that cup had someone else’s lipstick on it.

There also appeared to only be one waitress handling the entire lunch rush so needless to say she was not attentive nor quick.

This McCormack and Schmicks is a shell of it’s pre-pandemic self and I don’t see myself spending $100 on lunch at such a physically gross place.

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vipCharlieJ
Detroit
93 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Actually quite surprised with how very good the food tasted and the level of service at the bar. Had the traditional Fish & Chips and it was perfect. Bartender service could not have been better. And, overall ambiance of this M&S, much better than many we have visited.

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DMDJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood. All of the food was out of this world delicious. Special kudos to the chef for the Baked Scallop Gratin appetizer and the Chef's Specialty, Cioppino. Delicious, delicious, delicious! In addition, our waiter was friendly, but professional. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

For Thanksgiving this year we went here. This place is supposed to be top notch. My turkey dinner was meh, mashed potatoes were a bit bland, and I didn’t even get cranberry sauce. My wife ordered the ahí tuna with sticky rice, and the rice was not cooked properly, it was a bit hard! She only ate about a third of it. Thankfully we had both the raw and cooked oisters as appetizers and that saved the night.

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Gerberdt
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We arrived for our 12pm reservation with only one table occupied. We were taken to sit in the bar on one of the high bar tables. We asked to be seated at a table. Since we had a reservation, not sure their reasoning in trying to put us in the bar. Our group all ordered the turkey meal. My husband loved his salad and the bisque was good. The turkey was moist and tender. Everything else was bland, needed more seasoning than salt & pepper.

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JeanetteB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lovely inside. We were sat at a very nice table near the front windows and the fireplace and I was very comfortable. Our drinks and our meals were delicious. The staff was very pleasant.

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vipSSPa
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

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vipKevinH
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Probably will look for other options in the future.

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EddieL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good though felt too much oil & butter on the menu i ordered. Thanks for allowing me to provide feedback. -Eddie

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KevinJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

This was the first Veterans’s day meal service where we had to pay half price (previous meals were complimentary) The half price menu was too limited and did not include enough non seafood meal choices. The waiter service was very limited and took too long to order . I understand that the pandemic may have something to do with the service and food portions. But I still appreciate this restaurant solute to Veterans always.

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JamesC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I was taken aback as a Veteran when we were charged for our meal. We were supposedly saluted and that salute (I thought) included a free meal. We three (my wife, friend and I) have a combined 55 years of military service. My wife served in the first Gulf War, my friend served in Turkey and I served in Somalia and the Iraq War.

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Michael
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We celebrated Veterans Day. It was nice and we will return.

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vipVanny
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfecto! Will always go back to McCormick and Schmidt s

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice.The service was excellent. The food was superb. The location and ambience are top-notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

El servicio es el peor que tenido
El mesero materialmente nos corrio llevando la cuenta sin ofrecer café o postre
Fatal
Muy mal servicio
La comida deliciosa

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very friendly server. Food was excellent but the bar service was a little slow. Clam chowder was delicious but should have had oyster crackers instead of saltine crackers. Salmon was cooked perfectly and thoroughly enjoyable. Tuna was excellent but not a fan of the Oysters Rockefeller.

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vipMidwesterner
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AJ was our waiter. He was wonderful! He was helpful and polite and gave us great service. The food was delicious. We enjoyed every bite.

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LovLo
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Everything was ok, not superb as it was a year ago. The food was ok, not great; service was on point, not excellent or outstanding, the ambience was almost depressing.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food wasn't bad -- but not as good as pre-Covid. The person seating us tried to seat us at a 4-top (high bar stools) in the bar for lunch. NOBODY was at the restaurant -- but we had to ask to be seated at a comfortable table. If we hadn't had a reservation and it was crowded, I would have understood. But this was crazy.

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Tommac
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Salmon and cobra was very good

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DavidG
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Your staff were very friendly and professional. I will return.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Teach your bartender to make proper old fashioned’s. It’s a classic. You can’t mess that up. Should be served with block ice, not crushed. Orange peel, not orange wedge.

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 861-2233.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) is rated 4.3 stars by 2950 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.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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