McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - McLean
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - McLean

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - McLean

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 7038488000
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-FRI: 11:00AM-10:00PM
    SAT: 4:00PM-10:00PM
    SUN: 4:00PM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Cody Lynch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leesburg Pike
  • Public Transit: Fairfax Connector, Route 427, Tysons-West*Park Transit Station/West Falls Church Metro Line, Weekday Service Only.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Service from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. We also validate self-parking for 2 hours for Lunch and Dinner.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - McLean
In the heart of Northern Virginia's high-tech corridor and in the Tysons Corner/McLean area, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Steaks is the perfect place to enjoy fine dining with family, friends and business associates. The handsome interior of rich mahogany wood, brass and stained glass creates an inviting, upscale, yet unpretentious atmosphere.

From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - McLean reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)great for lunch (52)good for groups (40)romantic (35)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (29)great for brunch (25)great for outdoor dining (21)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (11)scenic view (6)hot spot (3)Show More
  • CalvinnPiperVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    dinner is always good -- atmosphere is pleasant and appropriate for business meetings
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent seafood
    Mike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    McCormick & Schmick is always our first choice for seafood. This visit was like all the others: both of our meals were delicious. My lobster bisque contained a lot of lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Landry Management
    Greybeard
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I used to enjoy the ambiance of M&S more before the Landry group purchased the M&S chain of restaurants. Landry has stripped off many of the decorative touches that made each place unique and now it looks just a like one of many of an indifferent chain of slop shops. The music used to be pleasant, unobtrusive background sound. Now it is more intrusive hip-hop kind of junk. As business investment decisions, these moves may make sense, but they have disappointed me as a loyal customer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pasta!
    shanks
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant is known for the steak and seafood, I would highly recommend the Cajun pasta!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine service
    paulie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The extended family came for a dinner ranging all age groups and there was something for everyone. Appetizers for sharing came out and there was enough for all to get samplings. Ordered the main courses and overall everything was ok. In my instance the fish could have been cooked a minute less. I think the cooking technique of putting on generous amounts of butter mitigated that dried overcooked fish texture. Service was spot on as our server was very friendly, polite, and looked out for the kids. I have been there many times over the years. I think the main dining area could use a little makeover after all these years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the stained glass light fixtures and the decor- traditional, classy and "cozy feeling". The food was very good, especially the homemade sauces that came with the calamari. The only thing missing is that bread wasn't served before the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    seafoodi
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent place for a variety of fresh seafood all expertly prepared. Everything we had were excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Lunch
    SEHLunchspot
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    As always I am guaranteed that I can meet someone for lunch and the food and service does not detract from the business at hand. Thanks M&S for a perfect place to meet and greet friends and clients.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great review
    Gwens
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I loved my dinner. We had great food and service. I always enjoy this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable experience
    SnickersVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    one of the consistently best seafood restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ceoboss
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Superlative A+ in every possible way! You will need a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    beach9to5
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was perfect for all 12 of US- service was great and waiter was very engaged with the group needs-
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gwens review
    92755
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A friend was going to a new job and I invited her to join me for dinner. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Lunch Top Choice
    SEHLunchspot
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The staff was very efficient and the food was very good. This is a great place to meet when there is a special meeting that need to be done during lunch. Everything was timely and therefore this will always be my first choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    mksantana
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food use to have a wow factor but now the meat was not as soft and not as flavorful as i remember it to be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was a beautiful day to sit outside on the patio. Food was delish and service was good. Good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gwen's review
    92755
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to McCormick and Schmick's very early and sat in the bar. It was great!! the food, bread, drinks were all superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Sea Bass
    JJVienna
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass - it was delicious. I love that you can add lobster tails to your meal. We got one entre and added a couple lobster tails and shared. They split it into two plates and it was the perfect amount of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Love the seafood - done very well. Go there often and I'm never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Reliable Seafood Option
    breakfastloverVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The Thai mussels were outstanding; the cedar-planked Sockeye salmon was wonderful; the cod was delicious. This M&S always serves reliably good seafood with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have been to the McCormick & Schmicks in downtown DC, Norfolk and now McLean. All have been a rousing disappointment. The menu basically has not changed in 15+ years. The food is tasteless and the décor is 1990s, at best. My salmon dish (a "special" for their 35th anniversary) was so bland and dry that I had to send it back to have it redone. Although the chef came out to explain the dish (basically admitting that they provide no seasoning), I was left underwhelmed. I can cook better salmon at home. As my husband said as we left "I guess this goes on the 'no list'."
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  • FANTASTIC!!!
    Diane
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had dinner and it was wonderful!!! Salads were great and the seafood was excellent!!!! Will definitely be returning again and again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was very good, as was the service. The window views are awful, overlooking a dreary grass, grating and concrete exterior.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok restaurant
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was mediocre and service was fair. The DC location is much nicer. Unfortunately we were disappointed and will not choose this location again.
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  • Quiet and relaxing
    Rich
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    we had a dinner here on july 4th with my family. --quiet-- easy parking--great food and service-- couldn't ask for more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Our Best Experience
    DoinwhatcomesnaturallyVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Went on 4th of July. The Chef met us at the door and took us to our table, interesting touch, eh? After cocktails and an appetizers (both were great) the problem was a surf and turf special they had for the holiday. The steak was over-cooked and the lobster was bad (tasted like sulphur or iodine). Manager took the meal off the check (least that could be done) and comped us some after-dinner coffee. We are regulars and this experience is far and away the worst we have ever had here. Not sure if we will go back...it will be a while, regardless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    kayceeintulsaVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We always enjoy M&S for lunch and this was first dinner at Tyson's location. Service and food were both excellent. Started with ceasar salad and we had Salmon with roasted vegetables and blackened Cod as entrees. All were served hot and tasted wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surrounded with Serenity
    Bruncher
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My guest and I were given one of the small alcove rooms that has a table for six. The room has beautifully paneled walls and even has green velvet draperies at the entrance. So we had perfect silence in which to enjoy the extraordinary chef's selection - salmon studded with crab, scallops, shrimp, and brie served over crisp broccoli and rich mashed potatoes. Superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissatisfied
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Not a good value. Seafood was on par with Red Lobster with a higher price. If the choice of french fries is McCormick or a fast food restaurant, I would go with the fast food choice. When you order a glass of wine, my wife expected more than a third of a glass. The waiter dispeared after taking the order and never returned until he was flagged down by which point we did not care to order anything else. Whatever your reason for going out to dinner, there are better choices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bethesdabob
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A GREAT MEAL AND WONDERFUL AMBIANCE. A LOT OF ATTENTION FROM OUR WAITER.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit the bill for my wife's birthday
    Charlie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday. Food was good and the Heath Brownie was excellent for dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • McCormick & Schmick rocks 2014
    Voiceanpen
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    FANTASTIC meal, service, and experience at the McLean, VA location!!! Exceeded expectations. Please extend our personal thanks to the Chef and staff for an absolutely unique and memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Enjoyed our meal and the service
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had the clam chowder which was very nice - not the best I've ever had, but nice. My husband had the fried shrimp which was ample in quantity and was nicely presented. My stuffed shrimp was nice - again not the best I've ever had, but certainly good. For folks wanting good food but nothing spicey or unusual, this is a good place. Our service was top notch. We ate outside because it was a lovely day but all you have to look at are the cars coming and going. The valet parking is certainly a nice perk
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great fish
    rwkahn
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The three of us had three different fish preparations and all were quite good. We did have to ask for bread (a good sourdough) and for refills of our water. It seems McCormick and Schmick is becoming less of a special place to eat, despite the $36.99 for simply-prepared halibut, and just another restaurant where parents don't monitor their children. The only way to have an enjoyable meal is to request one of the secluded (behind drapes) tables. That will be in our request if we make future reservations at the McLean M & S.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Twilight Zone
    AlessandroVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We found McCormick & Schmick's in Tyson's to be a rather bizarre place - a single row of 5 tables arrayed down a corridor flanked by booths with drapes mostly pulled shut! The constant noise of waiters shuffling tableware to the left of us and a couple bickering behind closed drapes to the right of us! The slamon on a wooden plank was pretty good but the tuna steak was bone dry, just sucked the moisture right out of your mouth! Lastly, the location was strange, in the lobby of an office building in an area of office buildings. And the cost was rather pricey given the quality of the food and the dodgy ambience.
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  • Star Attraction
    ChefBobVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    McCormick & Smick's new restaurant in Tysons corner is a real hit. McCormick & Smick's is one of our favorite restaurants, whether in Naples Florida, or South Beach Florida. Steaks are always some of the best in town, and seafood is always fresh and very appetizing. The appetizers are good and the drinks are fantastic. Valet parking is offered at this McCormick & Smick's so set your GPS as it is tucked away in one of the office buildings. The prices are reasonable, and the decor inside is absolutely fantastic. We had never had a bad meal at any McCormick & Smick's restaurants anywhere up and down the East Coast.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mostly good
    roffah
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The main courses (grilled snapper and blackened mahi mahi) were quite good. Vegetable sides were good, mashed potatoes fair and lukewarm in one case. The crab cake appetizer was quite good, but the oysters were a major disappointment in that they were small, not particularly tasty and overpriced. Desserts and coffees were OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two disappointments
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Very disappointed - No local craft beers on tap. Shocking, really. Northern VA region is a strong local beer market and their absence does not speak well of M&S local vendor purchasing decisions nor customer preferences. Disappointed - My two colleagues were expecting to order a favorite salad -- a cobb of some sort I think -- and it was no longer on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Embrown
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Delicious food & fast service. The lunch special is a great deal and the bacon wrapped shrimp and grits is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding!
    Springfielddiner
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We have enjoyed dining at the Tyson's McCormick and Schmick's many times and are always pleased with everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet