McCormick & Schmick’s closes fine-dining offshoot in D.C.

WASHINGTON After only 10 months of operations, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Inc. has closed Restaurant K by Alison Swope, its fine-dining operation here.

Restaurant K, which occupied the space vacated by the short-lived Jimmy's on K, had been developed around the cooking of chef Alison Swope. A specialist in the cuisine of Oaxaca, Mexico, Swope earlier had attracted a following in the area at Andale, which closed in the summer of 2006.

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