McCormick & Schmick's - Crystal City

2010 Crystal Dr.
Arlington, VA 22202


Neighborhood: Arlington, Crystal City/Pentagon City, Arlington

Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Friday 11 to 11, Saturday 4 to 11 PM, Sunday 4 to 10.

Nearby Metro Stops: Crystal City

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Oysters on the half shell; steamed lobster; fried shrimp with cocktail sauce; fried oysters; Key-lime pie.

Neighborhood Eats: McCormick & Schmick's

The menus at these seafood dining rooms tout their “fresh list,” a daily roster of 30 or so varieties of fresh catches. Decor varies—the Bethesda outpost is wood-paneled and clubby, the one in DC’s Penn Quarter more modern—but the corporate polish remains the same.

What to get: The menu changes often, but you’ll have the best luck with simple preparations—iced Beausoleil and Kumamoto oysters; steamed lobster; crunchy fried shrimp with cocktail sauce; fried oysters with slaw; just-tart-enough Key-lime pie.