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

4.1
3009 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3009 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShaniB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the service went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you again for a great experience!

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LakendraS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good choice for an anniversary diner and also right next to the several hotels which made the date night perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing the waiter was great

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AskYvonneC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best birthday ever! The food was great! The wait staff was great! Great atmosphere. Great restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family evening

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vipMeli
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great steak and desserts (the creme brulee was delicious), and excellent social distancing/cleaning precautions in place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was for my anniversary! I wanted to take her to her favorite restaurant

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Kevin
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Our waiter was very attentive. The food was good. But we ordered off the happy hour menu, and was not told that the happy hour menus only applies if you sit at the bar. I would say that in overall value of the food you got four the price it was poor. I would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I got sick from the salmon! My body couldn’t even digest it, I threw it’s up that night! I tried to avoid writing this review but management has not returned mine or my husbands call! I would not recommend this location!!!!!!!
Sad!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I had a reservation booked here for a Saturday night. When we arrived, we were not greeted at the door. We had to wait 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge us at the front.

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vipcargcar
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a quick lunch.

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Margaret
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We must have had the B-team in the kitchen as the co-vid continues to plague us here in the district. My sister and I ventured out to this stand by hoping to forget our boring meals at home. We felt safe as there were only our table and one other in the dining room. I've always like the ambiance of the place and have many happy memories of eating there but sad to say, we were both underwhelmed by our lunches. We both had the Bass being the fish of the day. It was under-cooked and chewy and the same could be said for the green beans (except that there was more chewing involved!). Okay, we are both over 60 yrs. old and have never understood the fad for near raw green beans. We did ask for another serving so that we could digest the GB's but they were only mildly better. The drinks from the bar were devoid of personality and sister's Mimosa came in a sticky champagne flute looking very sad. May I say the service was excellent and we were happy to get out of the house but...

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vipSteve
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice job by M&S for DC Restaurant Week. Making the best of the pandemic!

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vipChuckreview
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from very pleasant lady. Excellent filet. Recognizing the situation, food prices seem very high.

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BoozyBrunchandBites
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farewell for a dear friend was lovely experience server was so kind and very friendly bartender

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and Tayvon were AMAZING! We had the best girls night ever! The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!!

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Chris
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tavon was phenomenal! He did an amazing job and if you dine there be sure to request him. We were never left with an empty glass and his presence was known without being intrusive. The food was excellent and exceeded my expectations and I will return!

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ChristopherM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Calamari appetizer came with approximately 50% random tempura covered vegetables, presumably to reduce food costs. Salmon entree was undercooked.

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viprockefeller
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole my server was fantastic. She deserves a raise. She went beyond the call of duty. I will request her when I return.

Rocky Twyman,

Founder

Oprah for Nobel Peace Prize Movement

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vipHcc1
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Not sure why, but after showing for my reservation and having dinner, the next day the restaurant sent a message that I was not eligible for any points. They gave no reason.

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JasmineN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was able to make a reservation, but when we arrived the restaurant was closed.

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vipRobertaS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was no one there, and the metal grid was down. No luck after being rained out Friday! I deferred my bonus points because I am afraid to try again.

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vipRobertaS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They closed suddenly because of a storm as I arrived. I had another reservation yesterday at 6:45 PM, but no one was there and the grid was down in front of the restaurant.

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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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DeeC
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
Detroit
3 reviews
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

FAQs

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 4.1 stars by 3009 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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