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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JK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for their Thanksgiving dinner special; it was fairly traditional (though reasonably well-prepared) and tasty, plus a good value, especially compared to what many other restaurants were asking for their Thanksgiving specials. We will go again.

DM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Pretty good. A little over priced, but overall, nice.

t
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Four family members ate seafood dinners rather than the traditional Thanksgiving turkey etc. Cobia, sea bass, salmon and stuffed salmon-- all were very tasty and well presented. Maryland crab soup cup was delicious. Salads were generous portions as were the fish. Smith Island cake was terrific, vanilla bean and cinnamon ice creams were very good, and the upside down apple pie and ice cream went fast. The restaurant was crowded because of the holiday, it was pleasantly warm and we could hear each other talk with no problems. Server was kind and attentive.

AK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow, didn't see our waitress for long periods of time. But it was Thanksgiving night so not sure if that is usual or just understaffed that night.

CY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't like the traditional Thanksgiving foods. The lobster tails and crab mash potatoes were amazing! My friend had the salmon that was exceptional. Ambiance and service great! K St has become my fave loc.

MG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My uncle and I enjoyed Thanksgiving at the K Street NW location. Our waiter (sorry I do not recall his name) was excellent at making us feel at home.

BF
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Three of us had Thanksgiving at M&S. First, the walnut salad was very, very good and a very healthy portion. One had the Thanksgiving meal. The plate was full of good food. The turkey - and there was a lot of it - was nicely moist. The apple/squash side was very good. The only complaint is there was no gravy on the potatoes. Two of us had the Chef's recommendation, a salmon dish. I don't order salmon often, but I'd go back for this. Same for the other person.

SS
San Francisco
155 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody’s food was excellent & the service was too. Kudos & no complaints

DB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Have never had a bad meal at any McCormick & Schmick’s.

SW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, herb bass was fantastic. Twin lobster tails also were to die for. The staff was enthusiastic and inviting. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We will surely be back!

AF
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Relaxing atmosphere. Awesome experience!!

CM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we had on our 4 day get away. We will return as we return to DC and search for others when we travel

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

SK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner.
Quality and quantity of dinner was not satisfactory to me.
Wait staff was very nice

ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food and service were outstanding!

AB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, price, and customer service. Great place for lunch - small and large groups.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our AJ was very helpful and pleasant and made our dinner even better. The table we were seated was quite and more private which made our business conversation easier. I would go this restaurant again.

MJ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience4

I definitely would return to try to cook deedp salmon

L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Reliable good quality but not the best for steak and seafood. Seated 7 in a closed booth which moderated the noise a bit. Sea bass was good sized portion but a bit uninspired. (None of us looked up and said wow this is great. ).

BF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's an annual event celebrated with a Silver Star and a Bronz Star recipient and a couple other war heroes! Our only complaint is they stuff the 6 of us in a tiny space and we're not too buff any more. But we're thankful for the annual reunion! Thank you McCormick and Schmick!

CM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We celebrated my husband’s birthday and had a lovely time. Staff was attentive and our food was great.

GH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and staff was superior. I want to thank the management and staff for a very professional experience and attention to detail.

l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've dined at McCormick's before and was never disappointed. The only dissatisfaction was that my cocktail was not as good as previous ones that I've had.

MQ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, one of the best Veterans Day meals I’ve ever had.

LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Our waiter was clearly overworked!! There was no silverware on our table and it took him a while to get it to us...after we had received our food. Similarly it took a while to get the check.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service was slow and the server was disinterested. When feedback was provided to management a simple thanks for sharing was offered. Nobody came back to the table after the check was presented so I had to track down the manager after 10 minutes and walk the payment to him. Unfortunate and embarrassing as I has invited associates to celebrate

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Service was ok- in all fairness our server did have a large party to take care of- he was very professional though...The lighting was too bright...Music on the playlist was more fitting for a TGI Friday’s than a M&S (some traditional jazz / Sinatra kinda stuff would have been more appropriate) I dined here a few years back and had a great experience. Not sure if I’ll visit on my next trip to DC

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marshall was amazing. Thank you for the great service!

CF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience! This is one of our favorite restaurants. Our server, Tavon, was the perfect combination of attentive without being overbearing. He made a couple menu recommendations based on our stated preferences and they did not disappoint. The food was delicious as usual and the wine selection had a few tasty new additions. We will definitely be back.

DW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Service was slow, only one waiter for entire front seating area. Food arrived cold.

JK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Smallest piece of fish I’ve ever been served, but priced like a full size piece. I think instead of salmon, they served me a minnow!

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Perhaps the best fish medley of shrimp and salmon I've ever had...but not enough food. Only 2 stuffed shrimp and a small piece of salmon. I could have eaten at least double amount served.
Service excellent but not crowded.

OR
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the Bass was excellent and the martini was perfect

KC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere....quick service for a larger group. I would definitely return.

RW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyday dining with my parents. Prompt polite service and well timed hot food. We are regulars in another state and had just as great an experience here.

M
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The quality of food at this location was subpar

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was extremely bad

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst service ever!!!! Will never go back. 45 minutes to get drinks. Appetizers took over an hour. Asked to see the manager twice and never came to our table. Do not recommend at all.

MC
Riyadh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I can tell I’m getting older when even “dining early” does not guarantee a quiet atmosphere. Most restaurants embrace the “open concept” now, which I love in my home, but do not appreciate when trying to enjoy a romantic dinner.

Service was outstanding, food was very good, but the hustle bustle and kitchen clanging was heard throughout the establishment. Likely a wonderful place for the office staff Christmas party!

OT
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but the bar was “out of Jack Daniels”!? The service was slow; our waiter was new, but should have had more training on timing and basic techniques such opening wine bottles.

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