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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!

Specials

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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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4.2

service

4.1

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4.3

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3.9

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Bar Seating (18)
Casual (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday dinner was AMAZING!!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very disappointing. Steaks were marginal. Bathrooms were dirty. Had the feeling of a chain with weak management.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I ordered a cocktail and wanted to swap the vodka for burbon and they did it was a yummy drink....Ruby revival.

We ordered the lump crab tower with avocado and mango vinaigrette and ahi tuna tartare for appetizers and shared the scallops for entree which were seared to perfection!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We received outstanding service. But, to my surprise, my meal tasted bland.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a reservation for 3 for their veteran free meal (all three are veterans). Our reservation specified window seating, with one opening, however it was being held for another group so they sat us in the middle of a booth. That was fine. The booth was not set up. Took 5 minutes for someone to get us napkins. Took our waiter over 10 minutes to greet us. Once our drink were ordered, he brought down some bread, of course, with our table not set up from the get go, we waited another 5 minutes for bread plate. We ordered multiple appetizers and our table had no salt or pepper. Being as our waiter wasn't around, we ended up getting one from an empty table. Food was great but the wait was not. At the end, we had enough and asked for the check. Took our waiter 10 minutes to get it. I love McCormick back in the west cost but definitely will not be back to this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Terrible dining experience. I am allergic to mushrooms - I shared as much with the waiter. My order arrived with enough shrooms to fill a garden. No apologies. I then ordered a "safe" option from the menu...a burger..cooked medium...of course it came out well done. All this on a night that they were supposed to be honoring veterans. Guess they don't like the military. Save your money and a trip. This place has gone to hell in a hand basket.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The staff was good but fly's in the water and the under cooked food.The apple pie is really what made me upset the walnut crust was paper thin. They just covered a Mrs Smith pie with a few walnuts. The Spanish coffee was not well made and silverware was dirty. The waiter was real nice otherwise I would have walked out earlier. The Fairfax and National harbor have been 1000 times better.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very generous support to veterans and really good food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant is consistently fantastic and I will return and highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I've enjoyed McCormick & Schmick's over the years for various occasions. I've been going to the Veteran's Celebration dinner at McCormick & Schmick's on K Street since it began. As a veteran myself and the daughter of a 45 year veteran, I enjoy the gathering and atmosphere of that day there. When my father passed in 2011, I chose to carry on the tradition with my mother.

Yesterdays dinner was excellent. We sat in a booth by the kitchen area, I love the preparation and presentation that takes place and had the best server, Ali. He was gracious, attentive but overall exceedingly polite. My mother has food allergies and Ali did everything possible to ensure she enjoyed her meal.

Although I look forward to the celebration next year, I'll continue to treasure the ambience of McCormick & Schmick's.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is the second year that we have attended the free dinner for veterans meal at this restaurant. I do enjoy the food at McCormick & Schmidt. The service is what I find lacking. I know it is a busy occasion but one too many forgotten requests made the meal less than enjoyable. When reminded of requests our serve seemed annoyed. I found this to be the norm on both outings.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I'm a vet so I ceased the opportunity to enjoy a free meal for Veterans Day. As Always, the food was fantastic and I just can't say enough about it. The ambience was great; not too noisy; not too quiet. I do so look forward to visiting this establishment. Food, service, and all other features are great!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My veteran day meal was very good. My wife and I enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

A wonderful special for Veterans this year that was true to its advertisement. Will be back here again to try more of there menu.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was outstanding. McCormick and Shmidt should be commended for the Veterans Day Special they for the Military Community. The menu they offer was great

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I went for the Veteran's Day special. I had salmon pasta and she had the flounder. The food was very good. The service was very attentive. At lunch, the restaurant was quite busy, but everything was perfect. We had not been here for a very long time. However, what we had led us to the conclusion that we should come back again soon. We look forward to a return trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ali was a great guide for the evening. Clam chowder is the best I've ever had. Organic salmon was top notch but the accompanying vegetables, asparagus and beets, made it all the better. Landry' rewards program just highlights how good of a deal this is.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was awful. Food was OK. Would not recommend this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a lovely evening with friends. All of our selections were really nice.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I can't deliver anything but praise. We were seated immediately upon arrival, at our reservation time. Our server was prompt and efficient. Our drinks were delivered and perfectly prepared. My fresh oysters were tasty and my wife's wedge salad was crisp, cold and the dressing was terrific. My blackened salmon was great and the red pepper mashed potatoes were a great addition to the meal. My wife's surf and turf was prepared perfectly, with the meat being tender and the crabcake broiled and full of lump crabmeat. It was a terrific evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have always liked this place which is a good value for lunch (happy hour specials are also good but it can get crowded). This time I asked for something that was taken off the menu and I will pleased that the staff were able to make it for me anyway. I'll be back !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food itself as well as the presentation was excellent. I had the sesame crusted tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes. Delicious!

The only negative and it tainted the visit was the poor service. We were a party of 7 and waters went un-refilled, the waiter would disappear, the drink order was slow in coming out. A request for low-fat or whole milk ordered with coffee had to be reminded., etc.

This is unfortunate and not like my past visits to the restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was wonderful. The tuna tartar was especially delightful. However, the kitchen was very slow, no fault of the server.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Awesome dinner here with my husband. My special favorites are the clam chowder and the shrimp and crab stuffed salmon. And our waiter couldn’t have been nicer. I love this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lost reservation. Very poor service, mediocre and lukewarm food. Would not recommend this location.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was great, especially the lobster bisque soup.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Romantic. Beautiful setting. Upscale. Most of the staff is Spanish speaking, which was nice. The food was great. I would recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

MEDIOCRE FOOD - and a lot of it
We fondly remembered McCormick from years ago and went back for fresh seafood. What a disappointment! The waiter was scatterbrained and forgot to bring the bread he offered 3 times. The draught beer was aged to perfect staleness. The low quality of the ingredients the large quantities of food were hidden by overfrying and overspicing. The crab tower revealed tasteless watery crab morcels barely covering overpowering mangos on some artichoke mush embedded in artfully useless decorations. Trust the reviews and AVOID.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Tavon provided excellent, unhurried service. The swordfish and the ahi tuna were both outstanding, as was the lobster bisque.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

My guest and I enjoyed a delicious lobster cobb salad. Loved the presentation.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

My sister was visiting from FL and wanted to have seafood for her birthday. I suggested we meet at McCormick's on K Street. Everything was great. The service was excellent, the food was good, and the portions were just perfect for a late dinner. The also brought a birthday desert for her and she enjoyed that as well.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Happy hour is such a good bargain! Best burger for $5!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This is the third time I've eaten at this branch of McCormick & Schmick's and it's the third time that service has been terrible. In fact, I've only returned here because of good experiences I've had at other restaurants of the same chain. Never again...

There's always an excuse "too many large parties tonight", "only the manager can get the wine", "sorry, we're out of stock"; but if you have to consistently wait ages and ask repeatedly to be served, then it's a bad experience and something is wrong. I would say, in their defence, the staff are charming, but it's a shame they have to spend so much time apologising.

One final suggestion for the staff of this chain everywhere... Please don't always tell me that (whatever I order) it's your favorite thing on the menu. You know I don't believe you, right?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We all ordered the "Crab, mango and avocado" appetizer which was different but VERY good. I later ordered a cup of the crab soup which was quite disappointing. I would describe it as "MINESTRONE SOUP WITH A "HINT" OF CRAB".

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was very slow and there were only a few other tables there. Our waitress was great. Food was good just took a long time to get to our table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I've dine at McCormack and Schmidt restaurants in many cities and have always enjoyed the food, service, ambiance and location. This experience is no exception, the location is great and We were presented with delicious food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It is a great place for that assured good steak/fish in a smart place in a perfect location.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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