A friend of mine and I dined today for lunch at the Bethesda McCormick and Schmick's and ate very well. I had the oyster stew which had nice, delicate flavor and plump oysters along with some garlic toast made with their very good sourdough bread. My friend had the Cajun catfish sandwich which was nicely spiced, the fish moist on a nice, crusty roll with very good fries. For dessert, I had delicious mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries and blackberries) and my friend had their creamy, delicious creme brulee. My advice is eat there rather than the one on K Street (though Mel Krupin IS working at the K Street one at lunchtime if you want to meet him and be insulted in a goodnatured way). The service in Bethesda is much better - less harried and desultory and I think the food is a little better. That said, they are having a Northwest seafood feature this month and, in honor of that, are having a good sounding wine dinner at the K St. location on October 26 at 7:00 for $70 inclusive (wild salmon, halibut, king crab and the like). We dined at McCormick and Schmick's for Thanksgiving one year and it was very good. I was the only one at the table having the traditional turkey, stuffing, etc... (everyone else had seafood - I'm a traditionalist) and it was great.