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McCormick & Schmick's
Posted by gourmand1981 on 08/09/2007
I went yesterday during restaurant week in DC, where, for $30.70 plus tax (per person) you order off of a 3 course prix fixe menu. I had done a lot of research (as I was just visiting), so that I could have the best meal possible. I was drawn to this restaurant due to the location, but mostly because lobster was on the menu. I am a picky eater, and i had checked many menus before settling on this place. When we arrived and began to order, I was told that there was no more lobster left. I was disappointed and dismayed to see that no other choice had been included. It was already 8:30 PM and getting another reservation was unlikely, so I figured we would just stay. I ordered the baked scallops, and my husband ordered a salmon stuffed with crab meat, shrimp and brie. The entrees arrived as we were eating our (unmemorable)appetizers. But the real problem here was the food. I've had better food at diners. My dinner tasted like some 60's casserole concoction--and to make matters worse, miniscule bay scallops were used as opposed to sea scallops. At a restaurant of this caliber (and expense), sea scallops should have been used. My husband's salmon was OK, but I couldn't really find any shrimp or crab in there, just a lot of Brie. The flavor profile was weird at best. I don't usually complain, but I did ask for the manager. He offered to take care of my bill." He then proceeded to take off $10.50, which was the extra cost for one glass of Cabernet. I will never go back there again, and it was by far the worst meal I have ever had for $80. So disappointing considering that I had one night to have one memorable meal in a city with many options for food-lovers.
Posted by jeff on 07/01/2006
This is our favorite restaurant in downtown DC. Always good service and the fish is always the bfreshest. Really like the shoe shine guy and during the day Mel Krupin is the host. Now that's worth the trip!