McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
Great Customer ServiceI just want to say that I experienced great customer service at McCormick & Schmick. I believe my waitress' name was Amber, but I am not sure. But everyone from the hostess, to the waitress, and even other service personnel who was not assigned to my table, were excellent and friendly. I was proud to take my mother there for Mother's Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPlusses and MinusesThe food is wonderful, as is the service. Unfortunately, the restaurant always seems to have a hard time with the special instructions I put on the reservation, such as a menu with my girlfriend's name, or the special flower that they offer and I agree to get. They usually make it right, but I have to ask. Also, they lost our Landry's card on one occasion. Why do we keep coming back? The food and the service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day SpecialThis was the perfect spot for a Mother's Day away from home, and it all went perfectly. Right from the start, the greeters at the desk were smiling and helpful and sat us immediately. We had a great waiter, TJ, and he was helpful and took care of everything. I like that someone asked if we wanted lemon slices for the water. We did, and she brought us a bowl in a few seconds. The menu was super, lots of good choices. TJ did a good job of explaining everything, and because of that I ordered one of the specials. We all enjoyed our meals, and the desserts were great. I got the walnut apple pie with cinnamon ice cream-very tasty. Then the plate of chocolate truffles for my wife...perfect way to end a great meal and a great time!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the crab soup, searedWe had the crab soup, seared tuna, and seared scallops. All were well prepared, well presented, and delicious. Its not cheap, but nice for a special occasion.
Was disappointed that we we put at a small table partially blocked by a column despite there being many available tables. That greatly hampered our overall enjoyment of our time there.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMservice was outstandingThis wasn't our first time dining at M&S, but we took my mother there for a pre-theater mother's day dinner. We had special needs for our group and the staff was very attentive and accomodating; we got there early and barely had to wait for a table. The toasted coconut shrimp appetizer was amazing with its orange marmalade. The red snapper was fresh although a little dry on the outside, but still delicious and went well with its bed of carrots, broccoli and mashed potatoes, lemon butter on the side. The creme brulee is served cold, and the caramelized top wasn't too thick, with fresh berries on the side. Overall, food comes in large portions and no one left unsatisfied -- would definitely recommend going again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for business lunchI took a client here recently and found the restaurant to be well run, quiet, and smelling like really yummy food. We had excellent service and the food was right on target. Good all around!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable eveningI've never had a bad meal at any of the McCormick & Schmick's. One of the things I like about the restaurant is the varied
table options which include private booths-some of them with curtains. The low noise level makes this my go-to place for dinners with lots of conversation.
One of my guests is a vegan-vegetarian. Always a nuisance. The kitchen prepared a special plate of noodles and vegetables which I appreciated. I thought my guest would eat fish but I was wrong.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant provided excellentThe restaurant provided excellent food, and a great wait staff.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDate NightExcellent food, great place for date night! We'll be back! And the Landry Card is a must! We saved $25 off our meal! Fantastic!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, slightly spotty serviceFood was cooked perfectly. Waiter seemed a bit lost at times. Pace of service was a bit too deliberate for a post-work dinner of business travelers. (We needed "get us fed" pace, not "romantic date" pace.) One of my colleagues ordered the spring salad from the daily specials menu but got a standard green salad from the regular menu.
New York Steak was great, chicken parm was very good. Creamed spinich was spectacular. Cheddar mashed potatoes were OK but nothing particularly special.
Overall positive experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is definitely theirThe food is definitely their asset. The server was polite and astute, however, our food (entree') took over 30 minutes because apparently the ticket was lost. All is all though everything was great!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was all delicious.The food was all delicious. The salmon, sea bass & shrimp were all perfectly cooked & enjoyable. Our waitress was great & very attentive. She offered good advice on food/drinks. I would definately eat there again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, enjoyed the presentatioGreat food, enjoyed the presentation, the flavor & service was great3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent althoughEverything was excellent although unfortunately they did not have crab legs the night of our visit. The mac and cheese with shrimp and sausage was a knockout!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. Much better thanExcellent. Much better than the M & S outlets in Portland, Oregon. This is the second DC area location that far outpaces hometown Portland, Oregon.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice dinner.We had a very nice dinner. We all enjoyed it very much.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy ratings above says it all.My ratings above says it all. There is a saying: "If its not broke, don't fix it."3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPam, our Server, was AWESOME!Pam, our Server, was AWESOME! We enjoyed the food and service immensely. Thank you.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM