McCormick & Schmick’s is your grandfather's oyster house reborn as national chain. They do a pretty good job of recreating the plush, timeless, metropolitan vibe, with dark woods, leather banquettes, and antique prints on the walls.
The menu changes based on the daily catch, and waiters know the difference between Newfoundland and Long Island oysters. Don’t look for flash or fusion here: McCormick & Schmick’s is the place for seafood classics done right. Non-seafood options are available, yes—but would you order fish at a burger joint?
The wine list is extensive, and cocktails are made with freshly squeezed juice. It’s as expensive as you imagine; come here for a big date, business meal, or special celebration.
Offering a view of the Potomac River, McCormick & Schmick’s is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
McCormick & Schmick’s
145 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD 20745