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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

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McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant has many options for private/semi-private meeting and dining space.

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

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2010

We very much enjoyed all the dishes and the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2010

Overall, the food was delicious. I was really expecting much more from this restaurant being I have heard so much about it in the past. However, I was disappointed to find out that they did not offer combination seafood or sample platters like most seafood restaurants. Also, for the price of their foods, they should offer a much better selection on the menu to choose from. The service was excellent and the dessert was also delicious, but to be honest with you, I don't think I will be going back to McCormick and Schmick's. I have found other seafood restaurants in the vicinity that are not as highly known as McCormick and Schmick's, but offers a more variety of foods with much cheaper prices.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2010

As always, food & service were terrific; but, the dessert selection is by far the best, especially the Bread Pudding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2010

Since my girlfriend and I couldn't flee DC's oppressive heat and humidity by heading for the shore, we decided to have a seafood dinner. She got one of the lobster specials and I had the daily feature Monkfish. Both were delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2010

We were celebrating our 31st anniversary and chose the K Street location. Though quite lovely it became crowded and noisy. One of our entrees was exceeded expectations, while the other fell short. We know that it was likely an aberration in dining experiences at McCormick and Schmick, as we have been to one other location in D.C., but that visit was timed to follow the dinner "rush hour". To be fair, The K Street experience occurred on July 4th during dinner "rush hour" and this likely accounts for many of our concerns. Our waiter, though impeccable in most every way, was overly busy; thankfully his personality and thoughtfulness made up for his inability to be as attentive as we needed at times.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2010

The restaurant fit the needs of our trio perfectly. Valet parking was essential. It is a repeat visit for the group. Thank you, Stephanie Clough

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 1, 2010

Everything was great! Food, service and ambiance. Will return soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2010

I absolutely loved my first dining experience at your restaurant! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was so relaxing and enjoyable. The staff was very welcoming and polite as well. I will definitely come back to your restaurant in the near future!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2010

Very accommodating to our group and broad selection of great food for all tastes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2010

The food is never impressive--only adequate. The service is helpful but not exceptional. One gets the feeling of being on an assembly line and being "processed" rather than truly "served". With these prices M&S can do much better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2010

The food was good and the service was friendly, efficient but unrushed, and unobtrusive. Went back a second time during a short stay in DC - that's how much I enjoyed it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2010

Server was very nice and competent. Of five selections ordered by three persons, only one was tasty & properly prepared. The others bordered on inedible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2010

I have dined at this M&S several times during the month of June. The three prior times were excellent; but, this time was the worst. We were seated right away but no one brought water to our table. We also had to ask for bread two times before our server brought it to us. Perhaps they were short-handed, perhaps our server was having a bad day. For the money that we pay for meals at M&S, we expected better service and more attentiveness - our server never asked how we liked our meal. Speaking of meal, I order the Maine lobster steamer and it is very misleading because one would think that you get a whole lobster tail; but the dish came out with a half tail that was very mushy and lacking in flavor.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 26, 2010

The service and the food was great. However, when we ordered Earl Grey tea we received Green tea (twice).
Since the bags were not marked I believe someone loaded the Earl Grey container with the wrong tea.
It was not a big deal but it took a little bit of the "shine" off a perfect occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2010

I went to the restaurant with a business associate. We were seated at a two-top next to the aisle with all of the waiter traffic. We asked to move to one of several empty tables but were told that we could not. We were not happy with the seating. The food was excellent, especially the gazpacho.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2010

Great dinner and great service. We were a group of six and our waiter was incredibly helpful in advising us on appetizers and entrees. We all had different fish entrees and they were superb. The fish was fresh and cooked just right so that the flavor of the fresh fish came through without being overwhelmed by sauces. My crabcakes were fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2010

A solid restaurant with fresh-tasting food. The service was good, and it's a great place to have a business lunch in downtown Washington DC. The two-person tables could be a bit more spaced apart, but it's still fine. Booths are great. My office staff goes here all the time.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed the monkfish and the bottle of Mark West Pinot Noir at 50% off with the use of M&S Wednesday only coupon. The manager even packaged the remaining wine for me to take out of the restaurant. A really great deal!!! The receipt also offered a $10 off next food purchase with a code that you get after completing a short survey online. Will be returning soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2010

I always go to McCormick with my friend from Ghana when she is in town. We noticed yesterday that the front of the house was impeccable, but our waiter was not at all ready to be taking care of us. He admitted that he had been there only two weeks. We will come again, because this is the first bad experience we have had in our several years of making this the space we come to visit and celebrate...
BJR

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2010

Excellent food, Father's Day special was very good deal including soup or salad, prime rib, and dessert. Appetizers were very good and enough to share. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Great dining experience

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2010

It was an excellent lunch for me. Why? Because I'm dedicated this restaurant to my father ALEX, my uncles BERNARD and PAQUITO, and most importantly, my uncle BRUCE WILLIAMS who lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland in honor of FATHER'S DAY 2010.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2010

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!! The food, the staff, the experience HORRIBLE!! I will never go there again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2010

I enjoyed my quiet early dinner. The server provided excellent service. I really enjoyed the blue point oysters.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2010

good for a business dinner among three colleagues

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2010

The Shrimp Cobb Salad was awful! Way too much dressing on the salad, it was dressing with salad , rather than salad with dressing. Not what I would expect in this establishment...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2010

I never write reviews, and I very rarely complain to a restauraunt. This was one of the worst experiences I've had at a "fine dining" establishment. While the food was prepared correctly, my portion of Halibut was just . . . tiny, at $28. The service was the slowest I've expierenced in the U.S. It took 15 - 20 minutes to get our drinks, for a table of two guys -- AFTER we had to flag down a waiter NOT responsible for our table. Our own waiter made the usual lame apology (gee, everyone came at once), as if M&S is caught by surprise by the dinner rush. And it wasn't even much of a rush. A Monday evening, probably 80% of tables were occupied. I doubt I'll go back, which is too bad because it's nearby and I love fish.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2010

Our dinner experience was fair at best. Before the main course my wife and I had the house salad and seafood chowder. The highlight of the dinner was the chowder. It was thick and tasteful. We both enjoyed it very much. The salad was not the same experience. It was dripping vinaigrette and lacked the fresh ground pepper that other patrons seem to get offered from their waiters. Ours seemed to forget that part and many other things that others seem to receive. Most notably good service. Multiple tables that were seated after ours were enjoying their dinners well before we had our salads. I had the 9oz steak with stuffed shrimp and my wife had the swordfish. Both lacked flavor and would not be suggested as a must order.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2010

The food and service was out of this world.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2010

I used to love M&S (Tyson's location) but after a long break we visited the K street one and none of the three people in our party was happy with their food. The flounder dish is just way too oily. And while a handmade crab cake shouldn't necessarily look perfect, it should not look like a broken fish stick either. The fresh combos (3 items) are simply perfectly grilled fillets but without any sauce and the wedge of lemon is not enough to add any flavor. The food and drink was nowhere what one would expect for the near $200 we paid for three people and our guest, who had never been to M&S, said it was Outback quality food-wise and a lot less fun. However the wine selection and the appetizers are pretty good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 29, 2010

Overall excellent dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2010

All at our table ordered different entrees and all thought they were very good. Love the private tables. A classy place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2010

Excellent experience! The food was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the size of the portions...NOT TOO BIG! Most restaurants may serve good food, but they serve enormous portions which tend to leave you so full there is no room for desert, or you can't finish and need to take home the excess. The portions here, were perfect. The 6oz Filet not the 9oz, good size portion of mashed potatoes, but not so much you waste some of get stuffed from finishing. The Mahi-mahi was also the perfect size with the perfect compliment of sweet potatoes and shrimp.

Plus adding a commemortive Menu with "24 THE FINAL EPISODE ... MAY 24, 2010" typed on the menu was PRICELESS.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2010

food was great & served in a unhurried but friendly manner that suited our time table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2010

Food was terrific! Rest of the experience was average at best. Even after calling three times to confirm reservations, telling them it was a special occasion, and requesting a booth, we showed up on time (actually 5 minutes early) and ended up waiting 20 minutes until a booth opened up. Because of its central location downtown, this M&S seems to rely on the weekend tourist crowd and will take anyone dressed in anything... not the best M&S for any celebration... go to Reston or CC for that.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2010

We had a business lunch and got the table by the window as requested.All went smoothly.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2010

The food and service were awesome as usual. They need to fix the table, it was like a seasaw.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 17, 2010

Excellent Single-Malt and Wine selection. The food was fantastic and the hostess, very friendly. Great experience and we will definitely look to go back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 17, 2010

Great food and ambiance! Everything worked well and Open Table was great to use!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 15, 2010

Great Steaks. The ambiance was so nice and the waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2010

The service was excellent and the food was prepared perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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