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

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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1652 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

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

Cross Street:
Between 16th and 17th on "K" Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 861-2233

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/dc

Parking Details:
Public parking garages at 1667 K St. NW (.02 miles), 1625 I St. NW (.04 miles), and street parking throughout the week.

Public Transit:
Located near the Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue Line) Metro stops.

Executive Chef:
Shaun Albers

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Daily 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

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.

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (12)
Casual (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Seasonal (4)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Scenic View (2)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

A perfect night with a table in front of the fireplace. Our server Ali and the bartender Vladimir could not have been any more accommodating. Food was exceptional.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Terrible terrible service and tasteless food. There are about 100 other places I’d rather pay $50 for a steak. The server didn’t come back once after a food came except to deliver the check. Steak was over cooked and unseasoned. We could hear the kitchen staff’s crude jokes to each other from our table.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Steaks not good. Not worth the price paid.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was good but they took a minute to come over and get things started but once they did everything was good.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The menu and wine list made for a great dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The appetizers were delicious. Unfortunately, my grilled salmon was dry because it was over cooked.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Took my wife there for Valentine Day and had a great time. I use to work in DC so this was my favorite Happy Hour restaurant. The location and the professional service you get there can't be beat. I also go to the one in Reston VA, National Harbor and actually any city their in. I really enjoy the food, being part of the Landry Select Club which offer extra benefits when I go to M&S to eat. Strongly recommend for date night, Anniversary, birthday party's or just after hour's after a hard days work.

Robert G. (Ret.)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

30 minutes after the order was placed we were told one of the dishes were not available. How does that happen? Inexcusable. Manager didn’t seem to completely understand the problem. Only after much pressure, the replacement dish was comped. We were very disappointed with the evening. The server understood. The manager didn’t.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was not as good as I expected. The fish and chips were rubbery, fries undercooked and greasy, and there was a hair in my colleague’s crab stuffed shrimp.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Second time there in a few months. The salad and the crab soup were very good. The main of tuna was good. Would recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I waited 30 minutes for my cocktail, which was wrong when it arrived. I had to ask for it twice. Service was extremely slow. Food was good but when you get mediocre service, it’s not worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service and food quality were FAR lower than expected. Rice on sea bass was horribly cooked, though we got a reduction in price. The only dish that was hot were French fries . . . truffle fries were ordered but plane fries were delivered. Service was extremely slow. Supposedly bread was baking but arrived very late. One salad was not delivered but was included on check in spite of repeated assurances that it would be taken off. I eventually paid it to avoid more discussion. More time was taken having us sign up for a discount card of some sort than was taken attending to our service. Sadly, we will not return and will not recommend M&S.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The wait staff seemed unfamiliar with the menu and unable to provide recommendations or answer questions. The fish was very over cooked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overrated...I think they live off their reputation of the past. I was disappointed by every phase of service, the greeting, the service, the food, well dessert was the star. everything came out at the same time, drinks, bread, apps, and entrees...a big no no! It was restaurant week and the server and apparently the host did not know either because it was not promoted or mentioned to any of the diners. And yes, they actually had a restaurant week menu. Albeit, it has been years, this restaurant has fallen off big time. The servers was dress more professional than the manager. At the end of the day, I can tolerate bad service, but the food must be better than good. They lost me with the food. It just was not good...signature chicken was dry and the sauce was way too salty.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place. Quiet. Perfect for our date.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

For this restaurant not even to be crowded or had the worst service ever!! We had to ask for bread, we never got the salads we ordered. My husband asked for a “Corona” and got “Rum”!!! Worst service ever!! Won’t recommend this place to anyone I like or even dislike for that matter!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This used to be a QUIET and elegant dining establishment, where it was a pleasure to bring friends and family. Now, sadly, it is an unbelievably noisy sports bar type place with incredibly loud and terrible “music” echoing troughout. It is no longer worthy of the name McCormick & Schmick’s. Little wonder, that the place was half empty on a busy Friday evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service is about the worst I have ever experienced at any McCormick & Schmick’s. I can see why it was so easy to get a last minute reservation and get an additional 1000 Opentable points.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First less than great experience I've had there. Service extremely slow, took 45 minutes to get soup and salad. Another 20 for lunch to arrive. Server kept disappearing. Food came out with some items cold. Not the level of quality I have always gotten there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I wanted a great lunch and that is what I got! The restaurant featured a special menu for "Restaurant Week" that was delicious! Thanks!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was decent. The bisque was way too salty and had to be returned.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great service and excellent food my wife and I have had several date nights here and we’ve never been disappointed

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very nice experience. We have dined at locations in several cities. Never disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I LOVE the private booths that are NOT separate rooms. I have been to your location 4 times in 3 years in conjunction with a conference. Vinny was THE waiter, but he no longer works there.
I loved hearing about the ability to put a message on our menus, and I did. However, once I saw the message, I was pleasantly surprised that one of the clients actually noticed it! Your menus are so packed with text (and choices) that you really need to use a very different font for such messages. Great idea, but it almost went unnoticed. 5 of 6 entrees were excellent. My Blackened Salmon was also excellent, but it was so salty that I could only eat half.
I was dining with great clients of mine and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with appetizers, wine and desserts. I'm certain to be back and hope to be 100% in all areas as had been my experience on previous occasions. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was a "New Year's" business lunch for five persons. Relatively quiet, fast service and the food was tasty - some portions were rather large and others right on target.

Yes, we'd visit again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I have been a customer or McCormick & Schmick's often, especially in Chicago and love it. However, my visit to the one on K Street in Chicago was well below par for one reason - service. It took forever to get our drinks. It even took 15 minutes before water was on the table. We had already ordered a dozen oysters before we realized the service wasn't going to get any better. When we complained to the waiter he blamed it on the bar because it was 'Happy Hour'. I guarantee you I was about to drop a whole lot more money on dinner and drinks than anyone in the bar would. We ended up leaving after the oysters and one round of drinks (45 minutes) and went elsewhere to finish our meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Birthday dinner. Food was ok. Service just ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waiter was extremely nice and personable, and the food was the best we ate in DC. Would definitely go there again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We did enjoy ourselves and the meals but I was extremely disappointed that no one acknowledged our daughter's birthday. In the Open Table reservation, I specified Birthday - Special Occasion and, again, when we entered and checked in, I re-emphasized at the front desk, we were there to celebrate our daughter's birthday - but no one said or made any kind gesture (lit candle, nice dessert) to celebrate the occasion we were there to celebrate. We may visit your restaurant again in the future but not to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I’ve come to rely on good service and food from MS but was disappointed in my most recent visit. This was primarily due to the service. Members of my guest party ordered warm tea and were given a cup of hot water absent the customary kettle which was only brought when requested and only after all others received their drinks - how long does it take to get hot water? This was followed by one of my party’s steak being brought out without a steak knife. Took two requests to have it brought out. While these things in and of themselves didn’t kill the evening it’s not the MS service I have come to know and rely on.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wedding Anniversary!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrible service we sat with no refills had to ask another waiter to bring us something to drink so we could finish our food. We are no check finally we ask to speak to manager she had nothing to say except I will reprimand him and still no service. Asked for the check no dessert recommendations finally just paid and left. Embarrassing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was awful and food was just as bad. Went for anniversary dinner with husband and 3 teenagers. Sat by the Service area and the waiter was non existent. Was charged for food we never got as well as charged for beers we never got.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I enjoyed the great food and excellent service. It was a good Christmas dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding seafood presented very nicely. Excellent wine list. A very pleasant staff but seemed harried.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very good shrimp, appetizer and main course! The white sangria was original and was my beverage for the meal. I couln't eat any moer so skipped dessert. Very pleasant waiter!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The filet mignon was over cooked, tough and disappointing. I had Chrismas dinner there last year and it was quite good. It may sound silly but the waiter was over attentive. It was uncomfortable and intrusive. Overall it is not an experience I wish to repeat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been to McCormick's for Christmas Eve 10 out of the last 12 years...in Bethesda, Washington DC and out in Oregon. It's a family tradition. This year, the whole experience was dreadful. We requested a booth, and instead were placed at a round table out in the open...directly next to the front door so each time it opened we got a nice gust of 30 degree wind. And the table was right under a speaker that was blaring Christmas music. I went to the front desk and asked for the music to be turned down. There were 5 people standing there dressed in black and doing nothing (the restaurant was 20% full). They said they would have to ask the manager. Went back to our table and waited on a waiter who had tables all over the restaurant. Food was fine, ambience was atrocious, waiter was doing his best and the 5 people at the check-in desk were just collecting a check. What a disappointing evening. Don't know if there will be a next time...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Not the best McCormick & Schmick's I have been to by far. The service was just ok, nothing great. It took a good amount of time to get our drinks. This was surprising because the restaurant was far from busy. First we were waiting for a mixed drink, then we were waiting for a glass of wine. It was noisier than it likely normally would be due to a couple of bigger tables evidently celebrating the holidays. The food was good, but nothing stellar. For the money, there are other restaurants that represent better value.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food choices were very good. Focus mainly on seafood. Everyone at my party of 6 was very pleased with the meal. The waiter was very knowledgeable on wines.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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