McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
On a family weekend getaway and decided to dine here. The food was outstanding. Our problem was with the waiter. We had to ask for every drink refill and that was after we waited to even see our waiter. I asked for sweetener twice before I got it. The restaurant was not busy at all so that was not the problem. He brought the check without asking how we wanted it split for 5 people. Honestly it seemed as if he had a bit of an attitude for some reason.
Good as always.
Server was attentive, though rather slow. I needed gluten free options and he wasn’t familiar with that. He did ask the chef about specific dishes and made recommendations. Food was ok but not the best. Shrimp cocktail was excellent but shrimp on the seafood trio was just average. I expected higher quality for the price.
This was just a simple anniversary dinner. Right from the greeting it was a great experience. Excellent service and great food. This is a really beautiful restaurant and a go to place for a celebration.
Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great location.
The food is always good and the service is always mediocre. The staff tends to do well up front, but once your order is taken, they see, to forget about you and leave things to the runners. I’ve discussed these issues with the manager and he was cordial and concerned, but he has his work cut out for him; motivate a staff that doesn’t really care.
Our waitress was really slow. There were really really really long waits between her coming to our table. Drinks took a long time. When we were ready for our check we had to flag her down and ask for our check. The wait for the check continued. We flagged her down the second time. Again it took some time for her to finally bring it.
OVERALL the evening was wonderful. The food was great and the atmosphere wonderful. We will not hesitate for a minute to come back again. Other than the waitress we were pleased.
Great food & excellent service. Free parking across the street after 4PM. We enjoyed the evening!
This was a business meal scheduled at 6:45pm. We were unable to leave the restaurant until closing at 930pm. Upon arrival there was only 1 other table seated in the dining area. We were the 2nd table to arrive and the last one to leave. This was directly due to the slow service that we received. As other tables arrived it became apparent that the waiter was unable to provide service to our table. Our water was never refilled, salads were not received that had been ordered, it took an excessive amount of time to receive our food and drinks. We sat there and watched as other tables received their food and drinks while we were unattended. This is unacceptable.
Everything was great. Food was delicious and service was on point.
We recently had a Business lunch at this location. This restaurant has excellent ambiance. We could talk and discuss business topics without distractions and loud music, which everyone greatly appreciated! However, the Menu items ordered were not well prepared, not fresh, did not taste good, and were overpriced. Everyone agreed the Food was very Disappointing.
Server was disinterested and slow. Room was empty
We had a great meal, which is the expected standard for M&S. THe service was better than the normal M&S and much better than many restaurants.
It was nice except very loud, hard to hear each other.
I have been to other locations in the past and have received nothing short of exceptional service and a delicious meal. This location was an epic FAIL. The service we experienced was horrible . Our server did not tell us his name, we waited 25 minutes for a Diet Coke and iced tea before I asked who I assume was the manager to assist in obtaining the beverages, then I had to go to the bar to ask for sweetener and straws. Though our main courses were delivered much more quickly than I was anticipating, all four meals were cold. Just a bummer to spend as much as we did on our meals to have such a lousy experience. Thank goodness for the fantastic company and senses of humor within our party!! No one in our party will be returning to this location and we will not be recommending it to anyone.
Nice birthday dinner with friends. Mahi mahi was nice, but the best was the coconut crusted Ahi. Salads were all nice and presented well. We split them they were so large.
My main problem is after being seated no waiter come to our table for 15 minutes, after a customer at the table beside us who was seated after us went to the front and complained did an waiter come to our table. He told us he just got to work and the shift was changing and we should have been told, which we had not been told.
We went here for a late Father's Day lunch. I'm not sure if it was an off day because of the time (2:30) but the service was just ok. For the money you pay the food was not as great as we were hoping. Try them at a normal time for a meal but we won't be going back.
Everyone and everything was lovely; we had a very nice dinner and a surprise cake at the end of our celebratory night.
Arrived with a reservation. Waited at table 15 minutes and no one showed up, no waiter, no menu, no water.
The place was only half full.
I was in town on a pleasure trip and made a reservation for a Friday evening dinner my last night in town. My date and I arrived and were seated promptly. The waiter was very friendly but he made mistake after mistake all evening long. First he had to be asked several times to bring lemon for my water. Then he brought out the wrong bottle of wine. Next he brought out the wrong soup for my date. After we finished eating he brought the bill to the table, and never asked if we wanted dessert, which we did. We ordered dessert and coffee and the coffee was cold. The food was good and arrived hot, but the service really did ruin the experience for a $200 dinner.
Order wasn’t cooked as requested
Too loud. Ok service and food.
Very disappointing, havent been there in a few years, quality has declined significantly
This is a high end restaurant where the average check is about $80, so you would expect excellent service and in fact, the service by the waiters/servers was great. BUT we found a large piece of plastic in our butter. I understand this is human error and the manager came and apologized for it, but there was no compensation. As a restaurant manager/owner, I would have offered to comp the drinks. But that wasn't the case. Oh well, I guess we won't be back since we like spending our money on places that put customers first and center just like we would.
After a rocky start, we had a very nice meal.
Food came out cold and stiff. The staff tried to be helpful (which we appreciated very much) but, the service level is not great overall. It looks like they need to increase staff.
Absolutely fantastic food, ambience and above and beyond service! Thanks so much!
Deborah - 100% Disabled Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Woman Marine Corps Veteren.
Staff is exceptionally welcoming. Food is fresh and served promptly and hot. Servers extremely pleasant and attentive. Lovely atmosphere. Recommend !
Thanks to M&S for putting out the red carpet to military veterans! We really enjoyed our meal and the support you give to Vets!
Great service as always . Arrived early and was immediately seated and served
Loved the ambience and the food but service was lacking!
I've been to this location numerous times. I've never had a bad meal. The Go-to place for any special event for my Mom (she LOVES the seared scallops). Their support for the military on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day is unparalleled and greatly appreciated.
Memorial Day Veteran appreciation
Memorial Day Veteran’s Lunch
I took advantage of the restaurant's Memorial Day free entree for vets. I had the beef medallions, which were very tender and cooked just the way I like. I also had a very delicious rum and ginger cocktail and the key lime pie was outstanding. The service was quick and friendly -- my waiter was a vet, and many the vets on the staff were wearing some insignia of service. All in all, a great way to honor the day.
If we didn't have the gift certificate I would have been upset! Service was awesome, water was the BEST part of the dinner. Food is way too salty!! I mean salt in everything...YUCK! They knew it was our anniversary yet no complimentary anything?? I have never had a restaurant not acknowledge the special occasion. Would not come back not worth the money:( Water was RO and awesome though we had 4 glasses for FREE!
Thoroughly enjoyed are experience from host staff and wait staff. Food was prepared well. We dined on trout and fried shrimp entrees, and were very happy with our meals. It was lovely to have a dinner out without an issue. Thank you.
The food was delicious. My friends and I had a very nice time.