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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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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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4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Lunch (15)
Casual (14)
Romantic (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Healthy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Disabled Access (6)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·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 3, 2018

Birthday dinner. Food was ok. Service just ok.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 31, 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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·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 21, 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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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was good overall, but being a Maryland native, I did not like the crab cake entree. It had too much filler & was very small for the price. Definitely not a $25 meal - and they charged me $1.75 to swap mashed potatoes instead of Orzo. Will not order that entree again. Ordered chocolate silk cake for dessert. Nothing silk about it upon delivery. Too hard, so I took it home. After coming to room temp hours later, it was very good. Restaurant is nice, servers are good (although ours was very slow — 1 1/2 hours for lunch), atmosphere is cozy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Very disappointed with our server. The restaurant was not over crowded for lunch time, so I am baffled at how non existent she was along with forgetful when she did appear. She left us for a long period with no drinks while we finished our food.

The calamari had way too much breading along with to many pieces of banana peppers, carrots, jalapenos and I think artichoke mixed in with it.

The stuffed shrimp, stuffed salmon and steak (cooked perfectly) were wonderful; the lobster tail left way too much to be desired - it was over cooked and quite small - definitely not worth the $12 I paid.

There are many other places nearby to go to that have top notch service, so I will not return here anytime soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were in town for the holidays and decided to walk around the town and we were really surprised how good and the service was on a Sunday evening. We had the Maryland crab soup and the iceberg edge and both were totally outstanding. We then had the tuna special and the fish and chips. Both were very delicious and we both really enjoyed our evening. If you have not tried McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street) you have missed a treat.

Tags: Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious dinner. We asked for a quiet table on the reservation, then called ahead to request again. We were put in a "snug" by ourselves so that we could talk without too much outside noise. My request for additional vegetables instead of the mashed potatoes was nicely accommodated. One of our party of four thought the service could have been better: a request for more bread was forgotten at first and water glasses not refreshed often. The restaurant wasn't crowded and we were allowed to linger over coffee and dessert. I would definitely go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Shrimp platter was (as always) delicious. Service was great!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

The waiter served our wine in warm glasses. When we questioned him, he said they just came out of the dishwasher, and he didn't offer to get alternates. He obviously has not been trained well. Not the quality you expect form a top steak and fish house.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic food and enjoyable atmosphere

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was good. Recommendation for meal was perfect. Went for VERY early (4:15 P) meal so bar crowd noise was a bit disruptive. Had medallions and shrimp, both cooked as requested/perfectly and delicious.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great meal snd service. Would recommend family and friends

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner here. Was very disappointed in both food and service. Took close to ten minutes after we were seated to have someone acknowledge we were there (restaurant was not full). Looked like there were plenty of bus boys to at least bring water. Ordered the crab tower for appetizer and that did come out pretty quick, but took at least 40 minutes for the rest of our meal— the thanksgiving special (which was all probably pre made already) and a filet mignon, so didn’t order anything complex. Waiter never stopped by durIng the meal to see how everything was. Food was mediocre. No water refills. As we were leaving, I noticed other sections had gotten bread...no one around our table did. I was expecting much more service and food wise especially for the price we paid. Will not recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food tasted good but the portion size was small.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Overall, it was a very good dining experience. The food was excellent in taste, presentation, and portion. The wine we chose was also excellent and not overpriced. The atmosphere was welcoming, and the lighting was subdued, but it was easy to read the menu, etc. The staff was friendly and professional. There was one minor detractor in the service. Our sever made two order mistakes. One was in the quantity of an appetizer (ordered 8 oysters on the half-shell but received 6); the other was needing reminding about one of our desert orders. Those were minor annoyances, and we still had an overall very good dining experience. We won't hesitate to visit this McCormick and Schmick's again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had mentioned it was a spevial occaision, my wife’s birtheday and celebration of my daughter’s college admission, however no recognition was given.
Also not happy getting a 4-person table with an extra chair right beside the entrance.
Service was not as good as should be expected for this kind of restaurant (and as I have experienced from other restaurants in the chain). Not likely to come back to this location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great! Came out hot and was very tasty! Waiter was a little slow and a little inattentive but it did not spoil the occasion. He was friendly. Just did not worry about our needs. We were never asked about refills on our drinks. Would still visit again though. Love the desserts!! Purchased the caramel crust pie to eat there and the Chocolate bag for later!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Visiting DC and selected based on reviews. Good quality food and drinks. Walked from the national mall area. A little pricey - $150 for 2, but enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately. Great experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great seafood meal today. Very good waitress.
I’ll come back.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday dinner was AMAZING!!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The atmosphere was very nice. They have private dining which I did not take advantage of at the time, but look forward to on my next romantic dinner. The seafood was delicious, the service was professional. I can't wait to my next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good. From arrival they could not be nicer and more professional. We all enjoyed the experience. Thank you

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ambiance elegant, but enought oo much to inhibit to use it outside a special occasion. Excellent quality food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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