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McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City), Arlington, VA

McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City)

4.0
4
2873 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • 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: (703) 413-6400
  • Neighbourhood
    Arlington
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,873 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Seafood

2,873 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Inattentive, slow service. Mediocre entrées with inconsistent preparation, even within the same dish. I wouldn’t go back even if it was 30% cheaper.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a birthday. The hostess was fantastic and kind and gave the VIP card and said they would be serving a special Bday dessert. Our server, however, did not have very good customer service. Was disrespectful to our elderly father-in-law who is hard of hearing and wasn’t going to serve the bday dessert. When asked he responded frustrated “oh, I guess. Let me see.” Which made it super awkward and not celebratory if you have to ASK for it and get a hesitant response. Not what we expected for such a high class and expensive restaurant.

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  3. MarioA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the filet mignon, Very good. It came just with mashed potatoes, nice if you add some veggies. The tables in the booths could use tablecloths as well.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to wait 25 mins even though I made a reservation. Then waited 10 mins b4 a server came to my table. My shrimp kisses appetizer was raw. I was told they were out of a certain desert until I wanted a deduction off the pre fixed menu price because they didn't have what I wanted, then miraculously they have plenty Will not be returning to this location

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  5. MsMimi

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was a little disappointed in today’s visit to M&S. The service was really really slow, my wine glass was dirty, there was some strange man that came in off the streets to use the bathroom and started harassing my daughter, and our food was cold. I’ve eaten at this M&S many times and really enjoyed the exp it not so much today.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Typically poor service. They’ve not been able to constructively address their poor service.

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  7. leer

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and waitress. Good location. Good hours. Clean and able to have conversations

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  8. kennethm

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food selection, well cooked and plated. Service was great. We go to M&S often.

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  9. ChrisN

    Des Moines

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great! The restaurant is a great venue!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The $45 piece of Halibut was small and overcooked

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  11. Leslie

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!

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  12. LarryS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We requested seating at the bar, and were seated. The bartender grunted at us, said nothing, put waters in front of us, and disappeared. We waited about ten minutes, and she did not return. So, we left. We would have told them why we were leaving, but there was no one around to tell. However, we did have a fabulous meal at a restaurant across the street called Surreal. We will not return to M&S.

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  13. Chuckreview

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service by Vinh. Delicious halibut. Apple pie superior

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  14. JohnC

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service from Milagros and the rest of the crew was very good.

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  15. CraigG

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was meh. Service was slow. A big let down….

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so loud that cannot hear my husband talk to me

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  17. HEcC

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time and the food quality is great! New manager introduced herself, very nice first impression!

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  18. MaineJJL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was outstanding for our business dinner

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  19. molly

    Little Rock

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service - took 2-1/2 hrs for dinner. Drinks did not arrive for 25 minutes. Food was OK - filets were medallion thin, not center cut. Noise level was high

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Long wait. Terrible service couldn’t get drink refills without waiting and asking.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was terrible and expensive. Really disappointed.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Bad and delayed service, food was cold and just okay (but also expensive), water and drinks were not replenished — very disappointed. Ambience was nice, but not worth money and stress. Would not return. Do not go if you’re wanting an excellent meal and good service… More of a drop-in spot.

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  23. Lousie54

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Celebrated my birthday! It was wonderful!

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  24. MikeM

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Arlington. Service was wonderful and the food was excellent! Steak cooked to perfection and the chopped salad was outstanding. I’ll be back!!

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  25. carpediem

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I'm not sure if it was an off-night, but the explanation that was given by our server could have explained some of the flaws in the service due to other demands in the restaurant. We were told to understand that the restaurant would be conducting some form of pest mitigation ("bug bomb") that the staff were preparing for and it took our server away from our service enough times that the service was not satisfactory. Refreshments (soft drinks) were ordered but not immediately brought to the table, an appetizer was ordered but did not make it to the order, the temperature of the food was warm-ish and coffee after the meal could not be made due to staff containing/wrapping the machines as preparation. It was basically an inconsistent experience and one without the standard accommodation and quality of service that I have come to expect from this restaurant. Lastly, and after having forgotten myself; the opportunity to apply my membership incentive(s)/discount was not inquired upon (the host seating us at our table did acknowledge my membership and did thank me for my loyalty).

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  26. RickJ

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service were outstanding. Great place for a casual dinner or a date night.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We recently went to McCormick and Schmick’s at noon, and hardly anyone was in the restaurant. I try to get in and out for lunch since I only have a 30-minutes. We order a two lobster bisque soup, a salad, and a grilled chicken sandwich. We got the soup, but it was warm and not hot. I am unsure why it would be lukewarm since the restaurant just opened within 30 minutes, so I would expect the soup to be piping hot. In addition, we ordered a salad and grilled chicken salad, which I informed that I didn’t want a pickle with it, and I discussed that with the server. And by 12:48, we got the food, and we needed to leave, so we asked for boxes. It was apparent that the server didn't care about my request because the pickle was on the side of the plate. I got it removed, and we both got boxes and left. The chicken was thinly sliced and was not what I expected. I hope something can be done to make this right.

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  28. WilliamM

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good. Everything else, not so much. Took 1 hour and 15 min. from time of ordering to get our food. Server couldn't tell us if Ranch was an available salad dressing option. After about 25 min. of waiting for food, the server came back to us and informed us that "the chef said there's no substitutions on sides"... after I asked for a simple swap and approved an upcharge. Server came back 5 min. later and then said they were out of 6 Oz. steaks, but they had 8 oz.... at this point they should've just gave us the larger portion. Allegedly they were short-staffed in the kitchen. When we arrived they were maybe at 20% of seating capacity. Entire staff seemed very disorganized. Won't come back to this location again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sever was very nice. The restaurant was clean inside and out.

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  30. REH3

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food tasted great (although a bit overpriced). The real downside, however, was the very slow service despite a nearly empty restaurant. It's like they forgot about us until some more tables showed up.

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  31. FrJMK

    San Antonio

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All was good…food, waitress and location. The only thing the music was a little loud.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food if you ever get it it’s great.service not good at all

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  33. Hillrat

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. It took an hour and 50 minutes from when we arrived until we got our meal. We couldn’t even get water until we started asking random employees as they walked past. My glass of wine, which took over 30 minutes to get AFTER they put an empty wine glass in front of me, was corked and undrinkable. The chicken and fish were dry and bland, like they’d been sitting out. Every part of the experience was bad except for the pleasant and obviously overworked server. We felt bad for her, but we’ll never return. Rather than apologizing and at least giving us something in return for the awful experience, they actually overcharged us!

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  34. SonjaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was suuuuuper slow!! its like they didnt know it was NYE! They should have had extra staff on hand. We were late for our party.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service was provided. Oysters were fresh. Steak quality was ok. Lobster was tasty but way over cooked

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  36. foodfan

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Day dinner at the Crystal City McCormick & Schmick’s. In addition too their regular menu, they had a special fixed-price three-course menu that was incredible value. The food was all delicious, and the service was excellent. We also had a really nice table in a quieter part of the restaurant, that felt quite private. All-In-all it was a lovely meal and great way to spend the holiday.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, including steak, salmon, truffle frites, and crème brûlée. The ahi tuna appetizer was a bit uninspiring but decent. Skip the Spanish Coffee at dessert time and just order a regular cappuccino. Service started slow, but once our assigned server got to us, everything was very attentive. Somewhat pricey but overall a good experience. We would definitely go back.

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  38. Suzeq

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    McCormick and Schmidt is still one of my favorite restaurants. It has dropped a bit, however, as the more extensive menu it had pre-COVID has still not returned, and that means my favorite go-to menu items are still missing (the couple of choices that provided a little of several items, e.g., lump crab cake, plus salmon, plus shrimp, plus 1-2 additional seafood items, plus vegetables). That said, the food is always very good. Re recent visit, the restaurant was not particularly full, and it appeared to be appropriately staffed, but, surprisingly, staff were not particularly attentive, or else they were doubling as kitchen staff - a couple times we had long waits when we were looking for our waitress (or anyone else's). I know staffing continues to be a challenge for businesses, so I try not to hold them to a pre-COVID standard, but it's hard to understand. That's why 4 stars, not 5, however.

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  39. JoannL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Intimate quiet lovely evening. Excellent fish and cocktails. Wonderful wait staff

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This dishes were dirty I had to keep asking the server to bring clean dish ware,ended up Using plastic utensils . The food was so Horrible I got it takes off my check . The drink tasted like juice and everything about the setting was horrible . The manager was very nice and understanding she help us Out a lot

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 413-6400.

McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) is rated 4 stars by 2873 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's - Arlington (Crystal City) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

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

2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Takeout, 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: (703) 413-6400
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