McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

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At McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in the Reston Town Center, our hallmark is the freshest fish and seafood from around the world served in a traditional decor. Our fresh daily menu highlights favorites from our Pacific Northestern origins-Alaskan King Salmon, Wild halibut, and Northwest Oysters-along with East Coast Specialties like Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab and Maine Lobster. All this is presented in a handsome decor of rich mahogany accented with copper paneling, custom chandeliers and Virginia-themed stained glass ceilings.
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was under seasoned and not very impressive. Certainly not worth the incredible price you pay for it. The bathrooms were not very clean but the service was good. Overall the restaurant was just alright. Nothing that special.

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, but it was the waiter that made the evening exceptional.

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CF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food. A little expensive- why is fish “simply prepared” more expensive than the meal with more extras?

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SJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They played "rock music" loudly! Everything else was fine.

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BF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston. We were celebrating a special occasion. The service was prompt and professional and the food outstanding. A very memorable event.

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TL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had an issue with the salmon and waiter and manager corrected it. Manager had conversation with us. Made us feel like valued guests.

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our son’s birthday (adult). We received excellent service. We liked our semi-private seating. It was our first time to the restaurant as a family.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I brought my daughter and other three adult children for my oldest daughter's bday celebration. We liked having the private booth, but the curtains were never shut - why do they have them? Our waiter was ok, but a bit personally awkward. We had to ask about our drinks a few times and the steaks had to be sent back because they were undercooked. For the money I spent, over $300, I felt it could have been a better experience.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we were all very pleased with our food. They all commented that their dinner was very good. I had the tuna special and it was delicious. On the other hand, it was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was not at all busy. it seemed to take much too long for us to get our drinks. The desserts were disappointing. The strawberry shortcake had a grand total of 2 strawberries. The strawberry pie had a crust that we could not cut even with a knife. We had to return it. The coffee was served well ahead of the desserts and was lukewarm when it arrived. The server was attentive and did his best to make it a pleasant experience.

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JM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Service and food fantastic. Definitely recommend.

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PI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

High ratings for most categories except "Value for Money". Having to pay $17 for ONE small lump crab cake is way over the top! Also the Tableside Tartare for $20+ was ridiculous. In general your prices are way too high and this may have been why the restaurant was pretty empty around 7:30pm on a Saturday evening!! Also your wine prices are stratospheric!

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EG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was terrible. Ahi tuna was tasteless and bourbon salmon over cooked.

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HL
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious but sadly a few entrees arrived cold. Crab legs cold is not great, but cold scallops & spinach is just bad. The rest of us were happy with our meals. Niece said her shrimp scampi was the best pasta she’d ever had! Dad loved the halibut & I really enjoyed the buttery & huge portion of sea bass & edamame. Rock fish was not a hit, but probably a matter of personal preference. Waiter was very good.

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BO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Shout out to David, and Ryan the manager. Always great when they’re there.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing server and great atmosphere.

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RJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of 9 which was easily accommodated. Food was excellent and service excellent. Dining atmosphere was very nice in a room with other families.

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K
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had not visited for quite some time. We enjoyed our experience. The waiter made it especially nice. Our food was excellent.

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service took too long to acknowledge our presence. Asked twice for a specific menu which never arrived. Server suggested a dessert which we accepted on her recommendation to find out that the kitchen was out of that dessert. Food good as always though.

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated a birthday and had a very enjoyable meal; would do it again.

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable experience with great service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our hostess seated us right away, she remembered I had just called to say we’d be a few minutes late due to HS graduation. Our server was very knowledgeable about all the food and how it was prepared, we had a picky eater with us and he was very accommodating with changing around the sides. He knew exactly when to reappear for refills and then would disappear so we could talk. We really had a good meal and will definitely be back.

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SN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Resturant was comfortable, food was enjoyable, music in the bar was nice, but the wait staff (in our experience) needed some polishing.

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BF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food. Window was really dirty. Service was sub par for McCormick and Schmidt.

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was filthy, service was indifferent at best, food was average.

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VA
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined on a Christmas gift card from our son. We were able to sit in one of the curtained tables - very nice and quite. Salads and dinners were excellent. Great wine list. Our server was attentive but did not rush us.

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SM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our server was great so I rated him 5 stars. The food was hit and miss. My son and daughter in law both had salmon and really enjoyed it. My wife had king crab which was dry, she noted that's what the butter is for but she had king crab at Fords Fish Shack last month when we went out for our anniversary and said it much better. I ordered the two lobster tail dinner which was mediocre, the best I can say is at least I didn't make the mistake of ordering the three lobster tail dinner. They came with what I believe was described as lobster bisque mashed potatoes but they tasted more like instant masked potatoes with a little bit of lobster bisque soup poured over them. The Caesar salad I had was ok as best.

To top it off, I noted when I made my reservation that it was an anniversary dinner (my son & daughter in lay) and mentioned it again to the hostess. Someone should have said congratulations to them, nothing.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there on Memorial Day and deeply appreciated the recognition extended to veterans (myself being a veteran). The quality of the food was only surpassed by the friendliness and hospitality extended by the front desk, bartenders, and wait staff.

Will definitely be coming back soon!

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d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is exquisite and served with care, by friendly staff.

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ED
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Memorial Day Veterans Dinner and McCormick & Schmick's did not disappoint! The server was great, food delicious and overall a wonderful time!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service as one would expect from a top rated restaurant.
It can get noisy, so a table in a "quieter" area can be requested.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Memorial day special

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L
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Memorial Day meal

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant provides free meals to honor the Military every Memorial and Veterans days, which is greatly appreciated! I wish I could afford to patronize them throughout the calendar year, but, regrettably, the batter-dipped fish and fries entree is a poor value--over $20.00 for a small portion of fish, french fries and 3 tablespoons, tops, for coleslaw. I suspect that the waitress didn't expect a tip for the 'free' meal, because her service was okay, but mediocre (she failed to provide the bread/butter, until reminded, so it came while we were already eating the entree, instead of pre-entree, and she didn't come around to check on us or refill our water glasses. (PS: WE DO TIP! Gladly. And most vets getting the free meals are reminded to do so, too!) Free is free, and we truly do appreciate the recognition, really! But we just are not impressed enough by the portions, prices, value, or service to return without the free deal incentive. So sorry.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance and vet-friendly. Unfortunately, the swordfish was undercooked and kept me up all night and "uncomfortably busy" the next two days.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very grateful for McCormick and Schmick's for honoring all our Service members. Excellent food and service. The Manager Jim at Reston M&S was great.

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K
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For Memorial Day meal for Vets

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GP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I and my wife took advantage of the Memorial Day Complementary Meal for vets. My wife is also a vet and we both enjoyed our lunch at McCormick & Schmick's in Reston, Virginia, very much. Service and food was absolutely impeccable. Thank you for an excellent lunch dining experience. We will be back sometime very soon.

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c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for Memorial Day Lunch with my Wife, and it was a superb experience! The Manager, Jim, goes out of his way to make every dining experience there memorable, and this visit was no exception. Olga was our server, and she did a very nice job as well.
Thank you for another excellent visit!

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was wonderful. Service was even better. We loved this place.

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