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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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4.2

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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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Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Bar Seating (18)
Casual (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Healthy (10)
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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Spicy (1)
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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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I reserved McCormick & Schmicks for my husband's birthday. We arrived & they sat us by a beautiful wide window looking out to the street. What a view! This place is like stepping back in time to a mixture of 60s, 70s & modern. The architecture & ambience are awesome. The picture ceilings & dark, cozy atmosphere are perfect for conversation & romance. I requested a small note saying "Happy birthday" for Kyle but they went above & beyond by printing a special menu for us with my note. Truly a keepsake. The Mojito I had was delicious. Kyle had the filet & it was one of the best steaks he has had. The white cheddar red pepper mash was absolutely fantastic! We both were floored at the beauty of the restaurant. The staff was so friendly & helpful. I would absolutely recommend McCormick & Schmick's to anyone. We will be visiting again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Love their snugs where you can have a small semi private event. Service has been exceptional -- both this time and earlier. Food is very good -- not gourmet but very good and satisfying. I'm going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It's overrated and overpriced. I've had better food at Cheesecake Factory.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This place has been around for years and their food and service speak to why they are still a go to place for a business lunch in DC.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always one of my favorite places to get together with friends

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Really good food, great service, and excellent location. Caleb our server made us feel welcome and like our family was his family! Such a good experience we came back for a second time in one week! Family of 5 100% satisfied!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our mistake was probably going for the seafood it was a dud

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 18, 2017

After a hard day of touring, we had a delightful and flavorful meal experience. Our server, Caleb was friendly and attentive making the experience worthy of a repeat visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

My experience at other McCormick and Schmick's has been stellar, but my dinner on August 16, 2017 was subpar. Service was unapologetically slow. Food was bland. I asked for decaf coffee following the meal and my colleague ordered an apple based desert. We waited and waited for both. When coffee came, it was half a cup and just warm. I did get a refill after a fresh pot was brewed. These may seem trivial, but slow service through the entire meal was unacceptable. It's not the chain, its just this link that was weak.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Visited for lunch during Restaurant Week. Service was very slow, but the 3-course lunch special was a great deal - the main reason for my visit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The seafood was overcooked and the 2nd batch was tasteless. It seems this is not the only McCormick & Schmick's Seafood to have this problem. I have been to several and they are not the choice for seafood.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I showed up. Checked in at the host stand. They didn't reconcile my reservation. Sat at the bar. Got drunk and had a nice time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I had a really great time on my dinner date here. The food was wonderful (I got the lump crab tower appetizer and steak and lobster entree). Our server was really attentive and gave great advice on his favorites because there are a lot of yummy sounding things on the menu. Also, there is a Saturday happy hour until 7pm! We got in just before it was over and the bartender let us put in our orders for drinks which we were allowed to bring to our table. Friendly staff and quality food. I was worried that I'd be under dressed in a t-shirt but the attire ranges from business casual to casual. I've been here for lunch before but the ambiance is a bit nicer in the evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good menu with great food that is well prepared. Nice atmosphere with multiple seating options available, including semi-private booths.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Nicely located near the metro on 16th and K Street. Exceptional service!!! Friendly, courteous and professional restaurant staff. Great for a business lunch or any other excuse for getting two or more people together for very, nice meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Services was slow and disorganized (EX: bread was delivered to me considerably after the meal arrived). Salmon was overcooked and dry. It simply wasn't an enjoyable experience. The only thing that was good about it was the restaurant's proximity to my hotel.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great service, Amazing food! It was an amazing experience...tasty drinks too! Great seafood! We had stuffed shrimp, shrimp scampi, salmon, crab cake, king crab legs and lobster!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Enjoyed a. Couple dozen oysters for nAtional oyster day , liquidity and scampi dish, breaded shrimp, clam chowder. Great waiter !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was good. Had a great time. Will visit again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This is my 2nd attempt as a Landry club member to have a pleasant experience at this location. Lump Crab Tower appetizer sent back for fishy tasting, gray looking crab meat. Entree ordered told not available, so I made another choice which I was looking forward to. Only to be presented by the first choice order looking like a plate that someone else didn't want and they reserved it (I know that was not the case but it looked awful and tasted worse AND was 35.00!!!

Sad because Crystal City is a good unit. I will NEVER be back to the DC location. The only good thing was the molten chocolate birthday cake. I don't think they charged me for that.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great service. Very accommodating to our group of 7

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Terrible job of handling food allergies. Rice was undercooked and cold.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Told hostess we needed a quiet table for business discussion. She took us to a booth between two long tables seating 30 each with a noise level of a Bavarian beerfest. Finally persuaded her we need a quiet spot and found it at the front of the restaurant. 15 minutes before waiter came by. Ordered wine which took another 15 minutes and we then ordered appetizer and entree. Half hour later appetizers arrived and three minutes after that entrees were plunked down on the table and the waiter left, for good. Meal finished but no service in sight. New hostess suddenly appeared to ask if we were enjoying our visit. Suggested she find waiter who scurried back with bill. Never again. I was embarrassed to have taken business visitors to this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Poor service. Some of the entrees were warm at best when served. Took them for ever to bring our pre dinner drinks and appetizers to us. We had to share menus. Waiter never checked with us to see if we were pleased, satisfied, etc. Swordfish was
overcooked and dry. This was for a group of 12 customers and directors. They were not impressed. I do not plan to host a function at this location or any location of this restaurant chain in the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food is always good here, but the service has been lacking the last few times I have dined at this location.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Service slow and pretty inattentive. Food decent but steak a little over cooked. Signature desert bag was good though.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 11, 2017

2 of the 5 people were late. The waiter was excellent and served while waiting for the others to arrive an hour late. We all ate together. Food was excellent , quick and plentiful. Quite great ambiance

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great meal and great service, felt like they wanted our business and wanted to make us happy

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Organic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The pros. Food was excellent. I had the Lump Crab Tower and the Seared Scallops. My husband had the Walnut Salad Greens and a Special which was Tuna with black peppercorns and a wasabi mash. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted very good. The service was great.

The cons. When I made the reservation I said it was a birthday celebration and I overheard the wait staff being informed it was a birthday table, but we were in no way treated any differently. That's fine, but why ask? When the server gave us the specials for appetizer and entree he asked if he could have us order those right away. I didn't like this method of pushing the specials. At the end of our meal the server encouraged us to become a member of McCormick and Schmick's Landry's Select Club and began a three minute schpiel on the rewards and benefits. It would be way better for the company to have a card on the table so that people can read and ask about it if they're interested. But to make people sit through it and feel uncomfortable about declining is too pushy for me.

The Lump Crab tower was delicious. But it wasn't a tower. Put away thoughts in your mind of onion ring towers that are 16" tall! It was about 2.5-3" tall and was in fact, more of a terrine. The scallops were delicious too, but a little in the small size for an entrée. I'd include a side of a carb if I were to order again.

Not a great selection of beer. My husband had to order Guinness as there was no IPA on the menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very slow service. Painful. So, so food. Steak was ok.
Side dishes were not so good at all. The dinner did not feel as a classy steak house, it felt much below our expectations. I would recommend many other places for the price.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Crab cake was okay. Dry rubbed rib eye did not have a lot of flavor and was overlooked. We asked for medium and it came out medium well. Waitress was very slow and seemed to forget about us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!! Every time we dine here it is always the best experience possible. I'm training my grandchildren to appreciate fine dining, and they absolutely love it here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great service, good food, convenient location. We had a good dinner

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Food was good atmosphere needs a attention. Staff was very confused and needed training. Could also use a music consultant who knows how to appeal to a bar and a restaurant crowd....Probably off my list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

To start, No greeting whatsoever by Hostess at front counter when we arrived. We were actually ignored for a minute while teaching a new hostess what to do.

Then 30 minutes later, the Manager would not (or could not) put on the air conditioning. Guests were removing suit jackets and sweating up a storm.

Next, at 6:30pm, after the waiter recommended tuna as the 'must get' signature dish, and two of my guests ordered it, he returns to tell us they ran out. At 6:30pm!

The trout simply did not taste good. At first, I thought it was spoiled. The excessive almonds overwhelmed the taste of the fish, it was dry, it just did not taste good.

Next, slowest waiter ever. Yes, I missed my train home. He finally delivered the check with no 'thank you'. He picked up the check with the same silence.

The funny thing is I meant to go to Oceanaire around the corner, which is always top-notch, but my secretary booked the wrong restaurant. I will never return here again. Try Oceanaire for FRESH fish and seafood.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Food was good, but not exceptional especially for price point. Have eaten at other M&S where food was better. Not up to their usual standards.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Steak went back 3 times for me and twice for my wife. Wanted medium, came well. Wife wanted rare got medium well. When they brought her a new one it was great. They brought mine back and it was med rare. They tried and just couldn't get it right. Disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The service was great from the time we walked in the door. Tayvon, our server, I hope I am saying his name correctly was amazing. Very mannerable, very hospitable, everything he recommended we tried and liked. His service alone was 5 star. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was just great. All round the setting, atmosphere and service was top notch. Would most definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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