McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - 13th St

American, Seafood
$$$$ ($15-$24)
This chain of seafood restaurants has a way with oysters.
Mon-Fri 11:30 am-11 pm
Sat-Sun 4-11 pm
(Downtown)
Metro Center (Red, Orange and Blue lines)
202-347-1500
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Editorial Review

The Food section rated this restaurant's crab cake for a July 2009 story about the area's best.

Fishy flavor is a bad sign in a crab cake. That was the first problem. Then there was the texture, dry and flaky; the look, squashed by a spatula; and the seasoning, bell peppers and a few indistinct green "herbs." That may pass at outlets around the country, but in the heart of crab cake land, the kitchen should show a little more respect.

Two 4-ounce lump crab cakes, $25.95

(July 29, 2009)