McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City

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Bringing the freshest seafood to Arlington, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located close to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon, and Arlington National Cemetery.
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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DJ was absolutely Amazing so was the food!🥰

BM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The host needed some training, salads were ordered and bread service was not offered. The food was acceptable. This restaurant did not meet my expectations as my experience with this restaurant in my home city is a 5 star.

S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good as usual

DP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from beginning to end!! Food was delicious and our server was great!!! She was friendly, really knowledgeable, and attentive without being over the top. This place never disappoints!!

KS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

While we liked everything we ordered (hummus, shrimp avocado toast, quesadilla, Smith Island cake and white chocolate mousse), the service was extremely slow from start to finish. They were also very stingy on the pita chips with the big mound of hummus. They gave us 4 pita chips. When I asked for more, they gave us 3 pieces. These are pita chips! Why so stingy over them? When it came time to pay, their machine was down, so they charged me for items that should have been covered with my Landry’s Select Card. I pointed that out and they went back and took another 25 minutes to finally clear my bill. This is the third time I’ve been to this particular McCormick & Schmick’s. Each and every time, service was slow. The food is great but always pack a lot of time and patience

MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was very slow on Friday. Ordered the restaurant week menu and it took almost an hour and a half to get the food.

JT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I have had lunch at this McCormick & Schmick's a few times over the past 5 months. Generally the food and service are good. But last week the server seemed to ignore our table, even though we tried to get his attention more than once. It took about a half hour after we ordered to get our food. The fact that a different server brought it to us raised my suspicion that someone forgot about us completely. That suspicion was confirmed when I saw that my salmon was seriously overcooked, while the potatoes were more tepid than hot. I would have raised an issue with the manager. But unfortunately, the delay in getting my food made it impossible to do so without causing me to be late for a meeting (one that I had left plenty of time for when I booked the table).

DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my son for restaurant for the first time and he loved everything about it

KC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent but service slow. I was one of two in the dining area, arriving at 11:30 am. The appetizer took about 20 minutes, the entree another 20 minutes and the dessert 20 minutes, after finishing each course. The staff kept apologizing for the dessert for taking so long. I was there for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Other guests arriving after me, ate and left and I was still waiting.

OT
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rib Eye with Blue Cheese topping is excellent choice
Service is great!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately all of our food was cold. The only thing that was hot was the bread. I told the waiter our food was cold but did nothing. The waiter never asked if we wanted another glass of wine.
Also unfortunately I got very sick Saturday evening, I believe it was the cold mushrooms.
Evelyn H

CK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stuffed salmon is great.

BT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The best part of the experience was the service. Milagros was our server, and she was awesome. Very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable.

PS
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was ok. Not worth the price. Child’s chicken tenders were hard, fried shrimp were good and golden brown, shrimp pasta wasn’t worth the price. The shrimp were super small. Server was ok, he seemed like he didn’t want to be there. No smile no eye contact. I haven’t been to M&S since I moved up here in 2016 and I remember why now. We won’t be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great service. No complaints.

PM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great hostess, great waiter.
Great crab cake.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Nightmare experience for dinner. Avoid avoid avoid until they figure out front of house and how to expedite food out of the kitchen in a somewhat normal fashion. Rude front desk (even though we had a reservation), slow wait staff (even though when we arrived the dining room was mostly empty), 45 minutes from sit down to appetizers arriving (even though we ordered apps and heavy salads for a casual dinner). It was a rough night for sure.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

JP
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service, and great location. A definite trip there again!

KS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible experience. Completely ignored by servers and bartenders for over 30 minutes. Multiple people waited for seats, even those with reservations, while an entire section of the restaurant was empty with multiple tables available. I watched two other people sitting at the bar make a reservation at Ruth's Chris while sitting there and left because they were so tired of waiting to be served. The dirty glasses from those sitting at the bar prior to us remained in front of us the whole time we were there. The food was good but they didn't get my order right even though I asked twice for it to be fixed. The one highlight of the evening was the Hostess, who was delightful and amazing despite how busy and clearly understaffed the restaurant was. The manager was very nice and apologetic and said they were very understaffed. She thankfully refunded my money, even though I did not ask for that, which was certainly appreciated.

S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

SH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went a healthy route and had the Tomato-based crab soup and the Garden Salad with Salmon. Both were excellent and I debated ordering a second to satisfy my hunger. Instead, I went with the Raspberry sorbet and that was a great way to and the dinner.

AD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. Kudos to the chef. McCormick & Schmick's is such a great find in this part of the town. It is close to the airport. so if you are picking up a friend or a business partner, this might be a good place to impress them with a good dining experience in the Beltway.

SL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Everything but the food was good. Amazing service, decent ambiance but poor quality food. Overcooked scallops, undercooked fish, for the price definitely not what was expected

PA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was very good! A little pricey. My next visit will be during their happy hour.

MG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Calamari was over cooked. We let the waiter know as it was half eaten. He should have offered to comp it instead he tried to get us to join the frequent dining club thing or whatever they were promoting. Lobster Cobb and wedge salads were good.

LT
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was informed by separate email from Open Table that I was not eligible for points. Can you tell me why? If I did something incorrectly, I would like to know, so in the future I will receive points. Our party of six did however, thoroughly enjoy their dinner at McCormick & Schimick's Seafood. I would definitely recommend them and will return the next time we visit Crystal City.

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch meeting, food was delivered quickly, was tasty and fresh and service was friendly and professional!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and attentive. My medium rare bone in ribeye was prepared perfectly. Although the center cut ribeye was not so tasty. It was as prepare correctly so it may have been the meat itself that was not so tasty. Various fish dishes were good.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Fairly empty but seated in direct line of the back door.
Forgot an appetizer.
Pleasant server.
Food above average.

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The waiter and staff really didn’t help us enjoy our wedding anniversary. They didn’t care.

TH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

the price was high. the food was mediocre:
-the Chilean seabass had the consistency of jello which was offputting, and the portion size was small. I wish I ordered something else. It's not a dish you should be proud of.
-My grandson's new York strip was just okay. He said he wished we had saved the money and cooked steaks at home because our steaks are way better.
-My wife and grandson both commented that the ceasar salad dressing tasted like bottled dressing. just ok.

j
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at M & S is incredible. We had the Maryland rockfish which came with mussels and a crabmeat side. The service was also great. The server was always near but not intrusive.

A
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service from entry to end. Reservations don’t mean anything here and with so many choices in the area skip and go elsewhere.

WF
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Waiter did not Do a great job always rushing of food and customer service Was not good.

DT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for supporting veterans! The Veterans' Menu was excellent, and the service was wonderful!

AJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciate the there support of our military on memorial day. Great food and great service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I attended as a veteran for the Veterans Day meal.

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service by the waitstaff and food was prepared well and quickly

TT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks for honoring veterans! The service, food and overall experience was great. An excellent spot to take family and friends. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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