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McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

4.0
4
2714 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
McCormick & Schmick's Arlington restaurant is uniquely designed to create an inviting, original and relaxed atmosphere, where guests can enjoy the highest quality dining experience. The menu is printed twice daily, featuring the signature “Fresh Fish” highlighting an impressive number of fresh seafood varieties, in addition to aged steaks, poultry, entrée salads and pasta. McCormick & Schmick's commitment to local freshness is apparent in the seasonally inspired dishes and regionally inspired preparations offered.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30–21:00 Fri 11:30–22:00 Sat 15:30–22:00 Sun 15:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    (703) 413-6400

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 680-4054

  • Area

    Arlington

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. BV

    BeautifulView

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Sorry to see this establishment go down. I saw the poor reviews but missed my old stomping grounds. Service was nearly non-existent. No staff present for several minutes. Hardly any guests. Little crab. Huge bun. My husband was not happy that I made us go there. Food was not what it used to be. Just okay.
  2. TB

    TourBusDude

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of four, dining here for the first time. Our entrees were, Filet Mignon, Sea Bass, Scallops & Linguine, Parmesian Crusted Flounder. Everything was prepared to perfection & tasted delicious! Our server, was Syria. She was very polite, professional & just a Sweetheart. She took care of our every need.
  3. TG

    TravelGi

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Waited over 30 min for table even with a reservation. Restaurant was out of a lot of stuff (food & drink wise). Apps were great. Ribeye Steak very fatty.
  4. B

    Billy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found my dining experience at this restaurant to be exceptional. The staff accommodated a last-minute change in arrival time and treated us in an efficient and friendly manner. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  5. J

    Jazz

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food Great service. but somewhat pricey.
  6. SW

    SuzanneW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Oysters were delicious and the steaks cooked beyond perfection!
  7. AG

    AGain

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Burger was over cooked after providing temperature requirements and time to table was extremely slow.
  8. g

    greezay

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good, not the greatest at least for the price I paid. I had the 20 oz. bone in ribeye. I’ve definitely had a better steak elsewhere but this wasn’t bad. It was flavorful and cooked perfectly. The service was the category that took the worst hit. It was a really busy Thursday night and we had a waitress that was new. God bless her heart but it took forever for our food to come out, we had separate checks that were wrong, it was just a nightmare scenario for her. We all still tipped her decently as she was trying her best. I think on a night like that, the restaurant experienced staff definitely needs to shadow the new employee. The manager was nice and she offered us free desserts, all decline except two of us. It would of been nice for all the trouble to at least have the most problematic order on the house. One of my co workers didn’t eat till we about finished with our food. Don’t let this review scare you away though as I’m sure the waitress gained a lot of experience last night on how to handle another situation like that. The staff was friendly, the food was good, and good times were had.
  9. R

    Rosewood56

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu had many great options! It was hard to decide. The service was outstanding and we loved our waitress. She was helpful in making recommendations and checked with the chef of one of our questions regarding preparation of the cooked oysters. Excellent experience all around!!!
  10. JB

    JamesBean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Through Open Table we made reservations while waiting in line and were seated immediately. Meanwhile others that tried reserving through the old fashioned method were still waiting. The service was outstanding even though they were short handed. The food was outstanding, filet cooked to perfection and the Ahi was melt in your mouth good. We will definitely be recommending and coming back ourselves!
  11. SS

    SeanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a good vibe overall , will definitely run it back soon
  12. CC

    CCityEmployee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The employees were not attentive. There wasn't a host on duty, I had to walk to the bar to be seated although I had a reservation. My food was originally brought out and the salmon was not cooked. I've had better experiences but this wasn't all that great.
  13. GA

    GustoABQ

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I was disappointed in what is usually a great place. The food was mediocre and service bordered on incompetent.
  14. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was slow & food was over priced for the quality.
  15. j

    janetr

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, apps and drinks
  16. JW

    JWJW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This is hard to believe: we arrived at the reception desk and there were two other parties waiting to be seated. We joined in the waiting. And waiting. I went to the bar and asked if there was a host/hostess on duty and they said that they didn't have one tonight. Seriously??? A server finally came over, and acted like we were waiting to get served at a deli counter ("Which one of you was here first?"). That is NOT how McCormick & Schmick should ever roll. As my dining guest and I were deciding on our order, we asked the server what the difference was between roasted vegetables and seasonal vegetables. His answer: "None. Don't know why they have them on the menu two different ways when they are the same." Speaking of vegetables, the broccolini AND asparagus stalks were way too long, thereby including the tough part of each. Is M & S also missing sous chefs as well as hosts? Additionally, I asked for my salmon to be prepared very rare, and emphasized this request, even asked if the chef was ok making it very rare, and I received a well-done piece of salmon (the asparagus was way undercooked, ironically). I am very disappointed and hope that M & S has an explanation.
  17. MM

    MikeM

    New England

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I went to dinner with a friend and my wife and did not have the expected experience. It began with no beer or wine that we had selected and went down from there. We ordered a tuna appetizer that was not fresh and way below standard for any restaurant. My wife and friend had the Rockfish and it was good. I had the shrimp scampi and it was terrible - drenched in dressing so the food was untastable. We had a scoop of ice cream to improve mood at the end. Overall, disappointing. I would not recommend.
  18. PB

    PeggyB

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Took 30 min to get our drinks. Two were wrong. Then took long time to get our food. We told our server that we had to leave at a certain time to make a tour and at that time, we were still waiting on desserts. There were literally 4 tables in the restaurant taken and it still took that long just to get drinks. The food was great once we got it.
  19. B

    Beauserboy

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food mostly was very good with the barramundi cooked a little too much. Server was apparently quite new and service was really poor —- e.g. beer arrived 25 minutes after mixed drink; kid’s plate arrived after adults despite the request to get it out ASAP; etc. He was trying but fell quite a bit short of adequate. Management very accommodating of ever changing number of diners — first 6, then 8, finally 7.
  20. TM

    TeddyMac56

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    The bright spot was the reception person, was downhill from there
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, server and food was top notch. Made out working dinner enjoyable!
  22. BP

    BP73

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Terrible service, waited for ever for a drink, server poured water into my wine glass with wine in it, brought wrong orders to table, missed the app and brought entre out first. Etc.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I received a text stating my table was ready and waiting, upon arrival the hostess checked us in and left to find us a table. She was a no show for about five minutes. When she returned we were advised someone was preparing a table. We can see empty tables but we waited another 5-7 minutes and were seated. Although the our waitress was nice, service was slow. Our food was average at best. We narrowed our dinner options between yours and Yardbird. Unfortunately, we think we made the wrong choice.
  25. B

    Bawarchi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We waited almost 10 minutes before any one attended to us. Could not find our reservations so I had to show them the reservation confirmation sent by open table. After that the experience was pretty good.
  26. c

    clarial

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Probably the biggest issue was that the waitress was in training. She was very nice and did her best, but was sort of overwhelmed. The food was good, but things didn't come out in an organized way. For example, the bread arrived after we finished dinner. The white wine was served in a hot wineglass that probably was just removed from the dishwasher. I had seared sea bass which was fantastic. My partner had shrimp and pasta which was good. For all the problems with the service, the manager offered a free cheesecake desert, and that was delicious. I hope they can get a little more organized so we will want to return to a formerly favorite restaurant. I cannot recommend this restaurant now.
  27. f

    foodwinesnobtoo

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Disappointing experience. Food and service were average at best. Regular beverage selection per their menu was severely limited with odd reasons given.
  28. JH

    JoanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food was terrific and the service was great. Staff were smiling, attentive, yet not intrusive, and overall, it was a very nice place to celebrate Father's Day.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father's Day
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my sister to dinner for her birthday…she never been to M&S and she enjoyed it very much. Everything was perfect, especially the young lady who greeted us when we first walked in. She was very kind and the smile never left her face. Going in and coming out she was extremely hospitable. Kudos for hiring such a great host!
  31. KW

    KenW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary was noted on reservation but no mention of it during service. Waiter was not the most experienced. We felt over dressed for other patrons.
  32. RW

    RubyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good location, nice menu, excellent service, and great food
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Our special occasion of my 50th birthday was not recognized as we noted on the reservation request in open table. I also mentioned to the waitress that my steak was not rib eye and she was adamant that the kitchen said it was rib eye. So disappointed with M&S. There customer service food and staff very disappointing. And it wasn’t cheap! Saddened.
  34. AD

    ArielDS

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    This was my second time dining at the Crystal City location in recent weeks. Both times the service was very poor. We had long waits for our drinks, few check-ins by waitstaff, and poor communication regarding our bills. I am guessing the restaurant is short-staffed and waitstaff are doing their best, however it is important for management to be aware of these concerns. After two poor experiences in a row, I don’t anticipate returning any time soon.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This location is ok. It’s not a great as the Harbor location but it’s ok. They were short staffed so maybe that affected the food and service. Overall it’s still a good place to visit.
  36. MS

    MarcoS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Had a reservation for birthday celebration, arrived on time seated immediately. Everything after that was a bad. Seating there for almost 15 minutes, no one in sight. Woman walks by and ask if we have been helped, we say no, she apologizes and comes back with a server and tel use deserts will be free to compensate the wait. Between appetizers, dinner, desert and check, we were there for 2 hours. Everything took forever. Desert were included in the check but at the point I just wanted to go home. We have been to McCormick & Schmick's in DC and everything was much better except the parking part, which was the reason we went to Arlington. Never again, the act like they are doing you a favor.
  37. AN

    ANNT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    The service was amazing and our waitress was on point. I ordered the chef's special (sea bass and black risotto) the sea bass was dry and the risotto was very salty and hard. My friend ordered a ribeye steak 9medium rare) and spinach. The steak was overcooked but the spinach was delicious. The shrimp kisses were good and the dessert (cream Brulee and Pineapple butter cake) was the highlight of our meal.
  38. CL

    CandiL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    A quick stop for drinks at the bar with a good friend while waiting for . The bartender stated she was new but she AWESOME! Although the bar didn’t carry my preferred choice of tequila, she made one of the best Margaritas I’ve ever had (glad that we just let her improvise)! The calamari was pretty good too.
  39. CB

    CarmencitaB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Hit or miss on the food depending on what you order
  40. m

    megans

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We’ve dined here many times, but I’m kicking myself that I took a business customer here. We had a quiet booth which was great, but it took 1 hour from the time we sat down to actually get our meals. The waiter took our orders pretty quickly. Then he came by 20 minutes later to ask if we wanted bread. He did come by a few times to check if we needed soda refills. Each time I had to ask if the meal was coming and he kept saying he’d check on it. The restaurant wasn’t that busy. Two of the group ordered fish and chips(not difficult) and I had the salmon power bowl. We had to push to get the check. By the time that finally came through we had been there an hour and 40 minutes. No app, no dessert. Just really, really slow service. Won’t have another business meal here.

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) is rated 4 stars by 2714 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today

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Other options

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Google Map for McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

Additional information

  • Area

    Arlington

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30–21:00 Fri 11:30–22:00 Sat 15:30–22:00 Sun 15:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 413-6400

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 680-4054

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