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

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2585 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.







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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 - 4:00; Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm & Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 861-2233
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Executive chef
Shaun Albers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 16th and 17th on "K" Street
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Parking details
Public parking garages at 1667 K St. NW (.02 miles), 1625 I St. NW (.04 miles), and street parking throughout the week.
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Public transit
Located near the Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue Line) Metro stops.
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Special events & promotions
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant has many options for private/semi-private meeting and dining space.

Inquire with our Special Event Coordinator to reserve your special occasion!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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What 2585 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. No problem with our reservation and we showed up early and were very accommodating

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FK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server did not articulate well or receive my simple order clearly. The oysters had no taste at all and the fish was overcooked. The total meal and satisfaction was not worth the price of $83.

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g
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Sent my son and his date here for pre-homecoming dinner. Great ambience for formal date. Fresh oysters and was told everything they ordered was good. A bit pricey for high school students so the other couple was a bit surprised. We have been there a few times so it was expected. Everything was good for the exception of parking. Wish they offered valet parking. My son ended up getting a ticket. Still unsure as to why. Something about no receipt of meter paid. There was no meter around. Saturday night 7pm.

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Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was fantastic....but the service was stretched too thin. Our server had too many tables to contend with so even though she was friendly, she was over-worked. She would deliver things like forks, bread, water, wine etc but not take away the old utensils/bread baskets/ etc almost to the point of being comical....literally got to the point of no room for anything b/c she would not take away used items. Also, she brought out our only ordered appetizers of oysters with our main entrees. The fastest/easiest menu item that requires no cooking and very little kitchen assistance.......meaning you put the oysters on a dish with ice and a small lemon garnish and the kitchen could not time the entrees, right? Most likely, the oysters sat out and she realized it as she was delivering the entrees. When I complained, they took the entrees back to the kitchen but then when they were delivered......they were lukewarm/room temperature....ie a steak, the steamed crab and the shrimp scampi and my bouillabaisse. Also, I went to the restroom at 825 and there was no toilet paper in the ladies room...I shared this info with the server. I went again at 935 and still no toilet paper....totally gross. Finally, as were were enjoying our dessert around 930, the other waitstaff were prepping the other tables for lunch service the next day......so bringing out dishes/glasses/silverware/changing out tablecloths all around us and the other patrons....but they were loud, talkative and created a distraction.....basically not conducive to a nice business casual but $$ restaurant. Fantastic food though...so either needs an effective manager who actually leads/instructs/guides the waitstaff or better yet trains the waitstaff on dining/restaurant etiquette. Also, must clean/visit the bathrooms to stock with the necessities.......especially after being told of the issues.

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MS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was great except the service was really slow.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Waiter wasn’t that interested, had an attitude. Get better food for better bake at Martin’s Tavern.

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was divine and service was outstanding! Waiter was very nice and even took our picture for us!

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NN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Long wait for drinks only to find out that the bar was out of one of the required ingredients for its specialty drink, food was average at best - MD crab soup had pink crab meat on the top so sent back(raw??).

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DJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Waiter was outstanding!! Would be nice to have more of a beef selection on menu for lunch for those of us who are not seafood lovers.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall good experience. The food was delicious although the portions were much smaller than I expected. Also, we had to wait quite a while for our food, especially considering the restaurant was practically empty. And the waiter forgot about our soup orders, which we ultimately canceled. Otherwise, good experience.

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BR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing and if you want a good steak I would HIGHLY recommend this place. Also when we arrived we had a great time at the bar while we were waiting for our table. The bartenders were nice, energetic and pleasant to be around. The only con I had was that the service was a little slow.

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VM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great get-together with a friend who I had not seen in quite a while. The food was outstanding!

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the moment we walked in, everyone was friendly and attentive and lovely. Robert took excellent care of us, making sure to ask if this was a special occasion (Yes! celebrating my Dad's 90th birthday with a trip to DC). Attentive and unobtrusive service, Lobster Bisque that was the most decadent thing I've ever tasted, delicious entrees (filet for him, scallops for me), and a "Happy Birthday" plate with flourless chocolate cake (look in dictionary under 'decadent' and a perfect cheesecake and berries. It was an exceptional dining experience. We were seated away from the (rockin'!) bar at a nice quiet table, which was perfect for us. If there was a sixth star, I'd give it.

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WV
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not sure if I would say that you get your money's worth here. The food was good but VERY expensive. Definitely a place to set aside for a special event and not for a large party.

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AI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner while in DC playing tourist. The food was delicious and well prepared. It was a very nice experience.

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K
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfectly prepared and service was outstanding!

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DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Have been there many times and this is the first time we were disappointed. It started with cocktails; the tonic in my vodka/tonic was flat, and they did not have any fresh tonic in the restaurant. My swordfish was very thin and tasteless. My wife's Alaskan King Crab legs had been frozen and did not taste fresh. Will not go back again.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Horrible lunchtime service. More than 20 minutes before we even saw waiter. He took drink order and disappeared for another 20 minutes. I don’t think he brought the right beer. I know my beer and it wasn’t it. He insisted it was correct. 45 minutes before we got bread. 1:15 hour to get food. Not acceptable at lunchtime when restaurant is half empty at 2pm. Lobster/shrimp roll, chowder and fries was very tasty but terrible service ruined experience.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McCormick's is my go to for steak when I don't know the area very well. It's moderately priced and the food quality is almost always excellent. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice meal to end their day.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always.

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LG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A convenient location with "snugs" to allow for quiet environment for a group business dinner. Service was ok, but not great. The biggest issue was the food quality and presentation. Food served was basically mediocre; no creative plating to look attractive, and all food was lukewarm. Bottomline, this restaurant used to be much better. Too bad. If you want the quiet snug environment go for it, but don't go for great food quality.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was terrible and it came after a very very long wait. Not many customers but still food took very long, Food was not good terrible, The frozen fish was not cooked enough. Management issues. the waiter poor guys they have no clue. another one customer was really upset . Total drama. I read bad reviews but still decided to go as it was close by. I ordered for a white wine and the guy first got me a wine glass that was crazy hot. Whit wine in a warm glass.
Please do not go to this place. I ignored the reviews. My mistake.
You have to remove this hotel from open table.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was over cooked. Lobster was rubbery and dry. The pasta was over saturated with wine. The fish and chips were burned. The staff showed up once to take an order and once for main course. Disappeared the rest of the meal until he had to be tracked down for service. For what this place charges per plate I'd say dont go. I was very disappointed and will not be returning.

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. The crab cake and salmon special are always a favorite of mine. I like it that the noise level is not too high so we can actually hear each other.

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LF
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome and food was delish! I had the salmon, bacon, avocado sandwich. It was divine. My brother had the lobster roll with the soup. and he said it was incredible. M&S never disappoints.

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ME
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seafood was very good. Service was excellent. Nice relaxing evening.

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HF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Clam chowder was awful. Like paste. Roll and fries were good.

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very poor service. It took a long time to be seated, and even after that point, even longer for a waiter to come to our table. My guest and I ended up prematurely leaving to dine elsewhere.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was my mom’s birthday day and the nothing stood out to make her feel special.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was all delicious from the seafood tower to the ribeye I had and my son had the blackened salmon. The issue we had was I ordered the bone in ribeye and got the center cut. We both ask for a second drink before our main course came out and did not get it till we were done with our meal. We ordered dessert I asked for no ice cream on the side of my apple pie and got ice cream.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow. Food was ok but we've had better. Somewhat disappointing.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top class, food excellent, staff excellent, if I had to be critical, small baby crying was a bit off putting so late on a Saturday night

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g
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family dinner with 8 people. We were seated at a fantastic table with a curtain that was spectacular for family time.
Our service was beyond great.

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DW
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super good accommodations for business guests and great food and service. Had a good time and brought it in on budget

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FS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Several problems getting seated - my guest was taken to one table, I was taken to another - so that we sat apart for more than 30 minutes before we discovered each other. I specifically asked, twice, when I arrived whether my guest had arrived before me and been seated. I was told no but in fact, he was there. Fortunately we connected. Once we did, service was very slow and more than once I had to ask for bread, water, and to order. The manager talked to us and was supposed to have comped the appetizers but I realized after I left that we paid the full prix fixe for restaurant week for appetizer, main meal, and desert. Alas, I like McCormick and Schmick and eat there often but this was a bitter disappointment.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I had experienced Crystal City, Virginia location before. It was fantastic. However, K Street location food was over cooked (burned in some cases). I hate wasting food so I finished it but not something I’m looking forward.
All my team members felt similarly.

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DL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an overall great experience at MC&S.

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This was one of the worst experiences I've had at an establishment in a while. Sat at the bar and was never asked about a drink. Food came out after an hour and came out in pieces. The staff completely forgot and had to involve the manager who was not helpful. Several other patrons were visibly irritated and verbally expressed their distain for the service. Got there at 5:45 and didn't get a drink until 6:30 and didn't start getting food until 6:50. Also, please note that the restaurant was about 20% to capacity and my party included 4 people. We do not plan to patronize this establishment in the future.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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KB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here often for business and personal last minute lunch and dinner. Food is always outstanding and service is excellent.

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