McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston
Business dinnerThe high walled booths make it perfect for business discussions. Having chairs instead of a booth is conducive to a business atmosphere. At the peak of the evening the noise level still got quite loud and discussion became difficult. It would have been worse sitting in the open area of the restaurant.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLost reservationDespite having made our reservation 6 days in advance, when we arrived there was no record of the reservation (also despite receiving a confirmation), However, we were seated in the booth of our choice and service was good and the food while unexceptional was fine.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAhi Tuna LoversAhi tuna is our favorite and is always presented with fresh perfection. Rated food one star off due to portion size management. My husband and I both ordered the Ahi Tuna dinner portion. The size of the tuna slices was noticeably different by approx an inch. The server noticed the size difference and server the larger portion to my spouse. I would have preferred two more balanced portions. I was only eating the ahi while my spouse also enjoyed a Cesar salad and bread. I was still hungry which has not been the case on previous visits where I ordered the Ahi Tuna.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and Drink but NoisyWe dined at the restaurant not the pub of the same name.
Overall ambiance was upscale and comfortable, but not "country club" quality. Chatter was very loud - what I would expect in a bar scene -live acoustics. Place settings were sparse with incorrect flatware. No salad forks. All spoons the same size. Plastic table mats & electronic winking candle were cheesy. Glassware-typical restaurant, nothing special for my top shelf scotch. Lighting was almost too dim - annoying. . Service was above average but not exceptional. Server knew his wines. Food was top notch, adequate quantity with vegetable and swordfish sauce a delight. Done to perfection. Pricey! $$$$. 2 people -well over $100.00 w/drinks, but no dessert. Not including tip.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThomasThe Service and food at McCormick & Schmick's was outstanding. I would highly recommend the Reston location.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent LunchWe had an excellent experience with prompt courteous service, a knowledgeable wait staff and tastefully prepared food presented nicely. My only complaint with this restaurant has always been the noise level when it is moderately busy. It is very loud and does not allow for quiet conversation with others at your table.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceI love seafood and this restaurant it's known for freshness! service is impeccable. I am never disappointed!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh QualityRestaurant is top quality from food, ambience to service.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRefreshingA Lovely place to have lunch with friends and out of town guest. The food was a refreshing change to the norm. Atmosphere was great for a business lunch discussion. The wait staff service was excellent. Definitely, a must on my list for a revisit this summer.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was slow even though restaurant was not crowded. Waiter just disappeared for long periods.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food ruined by loud noiseI had the best swordfish I've had in ages, but a mother's day dinner for my wife was marred by loud, jarring music that appealed to no one at our table, and we had widely varying musical tastes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Outstanding......in all respects. Took our family of 9 to restaurant for Mother's Day 2013 and had a great time. Selection of wines and food was great. Food cooked superbly and to order. Service was great. Would recommend this restaurant for large groups and just the two of you..5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent in for Mother's Day.Went in for Mother's Day. Nice scene, a little more crowded and more very young children than expected but it was Mother's Day. Staff were very attentive. Food was good, but not as great as I remember it, nothing to spectacular, average.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy our diningWe always enjoy our dining at this restaurant. The food is always very good, the service great and the ambiance superb. We will return on our next special occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceThis is one of our special occasion restaurants and the service we had on Mother's Day was terrific! The staff is so friendly and attentive. Food was excellent as usual.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food that never disappoints.You can always depend on quality and great food here for all of your special occasions or casual dining. Kids can have a chance to explore different "tastes" and cuisines that they would never try at a your local everyday restaurant. My kids feel special whenever we go here and love the dessert, chocolate purse bag with mixed fruit, cream and white chocolate.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOn a Busy Mother's DayHad reservations for 6:00, requested a curtained booth and were seated in a timely manner. The place was packed and loud, so being "isolated" in the booth made it very nice. Service was a little spotty, (forgot to serve bread and a bit of a long wait between 1st two courses) but otherwise very good, especially since it was packed. The calamari, grilled seafood trio and seared tuna were all very good. I think the chopped salad is excellent. A bit pricy, but you can get gift cards at Costco (pay $80.00 for $100.00 card).5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Seafood and BeefWe had a party of 7 and everyone ordered seafood or beef. The caesar salads were fabulous, the scallops were cooked to perfection and the hash brown/potato and spinach they rested on were delicious, the salmon was very good and the 3 people who ate the beef raved. We were too full for dessert - nice size portions, especially with a salad. 5 of the 7 of us went home with boxed food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SeafoodWe have been to McCormick and Schmick's many time and never had a bad meal. My husband had the swordfish and I had the stuffed shrimp. We split the shrimp egg roll. All were great. Our waiter was also good too.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal!My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner. Lump crab tower appetizer was exceptional and both entrees were great. Looking forward to going back again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious!as always, this place was great! delicious food and great staff! love the ambience - it really makes a difference!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a super seafood restaurant,This is a super seafood restaurant, but everything they serve outstanding.
The dishes are prepared correctly by not overcooking. The seasoning in
each dish is spot on.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHi. Considering we had theHi. Considering we had the reservation, we were surprised to get a table for 6, which meant the table was not romantic but a bit big, plus the waitress leaned over us to remove the other placemats which took some time. Food was delicious, as it always is, but in spite of us stating that we are not in a hurry and there to enjoy, the waitress was nice but a bit pushy, asking us to order when we were not ready for it. Considering we ordered a bottle of wine, a dozen oysters, then a starter, plus two main dishes and a side order, we felt rushed and decided not to do dessert or digestive, but to have them at home. Since we live in Reston Town Center, we enjoy our local restaurant nevertheless and will be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood seems to have improvedFood seems to have improved since my last few visits and the menu is more interesting.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect butEverything was perfect but the waiter (who was very good) forgot to come and get my credit card. I was able to flag him down 20 minutes later and he apologized profusely.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating Alberto'sWe were celebrating Alberto's birthday that day. The food and service were excellent. Everybody enjoyed themselves and Alberto thought it was a really nice gesture to have personalized birthday wishes on the menu.
Thank you for making this birthday celebration a success!
Judith Rivera4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the Swordfish CasinoI had the Swordfish Casino and my wife had the Coast-to-Coast Tuna plus a salad. Both dinners were extremely good. We also enjoyed a spring rolls appetizer. We will definitely come back again. Very good value for money.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite McCormickThis is our favorite McCormick and Schmick's of all we have been to3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchEnjoyed Easter Brunch. Great service, small portions, dining area room temp was a bit cold
Easter rabbit was excellent and generous with candy3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA usual spot for me and theA usual spot for me and the food is consistently good. My family loves the seafood as much as I do. The snugs (private curtained tables) make a huge difference - especially on special occasions like mine was.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMClams equals very happy daughter!Everyone was pleased with their entrees. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. Bonus - my daughter asked if steamed clams were available (not something on the menu) and the chef came through!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Wonderful EveningWe love McCormick & Schmick's, always have great service and wonderful food. This evening was no exception !!! Our waitress was outstanding, I do apologize I do not remember her name, and was very helpful picking the wine based on our dinner decisions. I even ordered her dinner suggestions. The Scallops were heavenly !!!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for business meetingsWent there for business meeting and we were located in a private booth. Their food and service was top notch.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the grilled salmon withLoved the grilled salmon with black pepper asian sauce. Wish i had room for dessert. The seasonal pie sounded wonderful.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as usual !Our meal at Mccormick and Schmick's was great as usual ! and our waiter, Aaron Rodgers, provided outstanding service !3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing as the waiterFood was amazing as the waiter suggested the chef's special. Great presentation! We had a table by the bustling kitchen, but I never felt distracted with great conversation. They have some fun enclosed tables and the bar was well stocked. Wine selection is a full back page. Again, the service is excellent and you won't be disappointed in this chain.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent 8th anniversary dinner!We went here for our 8th wedding anniversary. Though they don't officially reserve specific tables, they made sure to give us the corner booth that we were hoping for knowing that it was our anniversary. The waiter was excellent, professional, friendly but respectful of our privacy. We ordered off of the chef's seasonal special menue and it was really excellent. Beautifully plated, perfectly prepared, delicious. Couldn't have asked for more. Even though this restaurant is in our neighborhood, we tended not to go there, but after this experience it will be top of mind in the future.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual the food was excellent.As usual the food was excellent. The server while good came to the table too frequently.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the private booths forLove the private booths for our "all gals" reunion......very nice and private. Great service!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great!Food and service were great! Family enjoyed very much3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgood option for dinner ingood option for dinner in the Reston Town Center. The oysters were very good as was the chopped saled. They usually have a couple of fish specials each day and we went with the swordfish last night. Not overly expensive and a place we like for a consistent seafood meal.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM