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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BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, and the service by Olga, was fantastic. She was an excellent waitress...we really enjoyed the meal...probably because it was a quiet, Sunday evening... Everything tasted great!

RT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McCormick we know what we want! Food is always great, as is service.

Very enjoyable experience.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food as usual but the service was not very good

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Drinks, apps and dinner were all great! Chef even came out to see how we enjoyed the meals- What a nice touch! Food was excellent and pecan apple pie was amazing! Will definitely come back when were traveling back to the area

RD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good menu, good service, good wine, but the food was disappointing. The scallops were overdone and the filet mignon was chewy. In the past, the food has always been great. Maybe they were having an off day.

KM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The low cal tuna dish was very delicious, but my server didn't give us enough time to look at the menu, ever. He also came over and said Woah! every time he came over like he was commenting on how fast we ate or how much we ate, as if that's not what people normally do with food. He was really nice though. Also, we were in one of those small 6 place setting table rooms and we had to help clear away the other place settings because he couldn't get behind us to do it himself. He felt awkward about it and I understand why. He tried not to make us do too much.

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan and his staff were great! They gave extra attention to the children in our group and helped make my parents anniversary dinner special. Thank you!

GE
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent. Great atmosphere. Our waiter Evan was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience Thank you

DT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, M&S is excellent. I had the Sea Bass, and the waiter recommended a different way of having it cooked...he was correct, it was outstanding

SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our Landry specials, and the Restaurant is great in all categories.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was very expensive for basically the same types of food you could get elsewhere for a lot less.Their lobster bisque and clam chowders were very good. The wine selection was good but the serving was stingy. For the price of the few ounces they served, you could buy an entire bottle of the same brand at your local grocery store I will say their bacon wrapped “shrimp kisses” was magnificent. However, my steak was over cooked and slow to arrive (why I didn’t send it back). The restaurant was pretty much vacant for a Saturday, which made the slow dishes odd to me. The restaurant to me falls in that category of “expensive because we say we are exceptional”. We were there as part of a gift. Had I been there out of my own pocket, I would have felt ripped off.

MI
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Two waiters waited on us. Good food and desserts. Large table in middle of room nice to have with a big group of people

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good staff!!

PZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely birthday dinner for my husband! The food was fabulous. Especially the Time to “Share” menu dessert option, the M&S Chocolate Bag.

V
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch on Friday. I ordered the rockfish with jalapená grits and my husband ordered the fish and chips. Both were delicous! Our server JP was very helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had a delightful ambiance. The service and the food was excellent. The server was very professional and excellent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. I also recovered a birthday deal which was a great surprise.

SA
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The oysters were delicious. We enjoyed that we had multiple options for the type of oysters to our liking. Our main course was portioned perfect. I was concerned with our service. We were one of the first early tables. I felt our server was not prepared. We had to ask for bread and he was very scattered. Overall the restaurant is a must. We will return but maybe at a later reservation time.

J
Washington DC
204 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent perfectly cooked salmon and good crab cakes plus each entree includes a couple of sides that makes for a very complete dinner

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice dinner. Amazing service and excellent food.

WG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this location in open table on short notice (about an hour). We were seated immediately and received very customer friendly service for our party of 7. The food was delicious and the price was reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend M&S to clients, friends and family.

RR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Canned music was too loud but food and service was excellent!

HK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston during Open Table Restaurant Week 2019:

The menu, and wine list options were excellent choices on the special "Restaurant Week" menu. The seafood selections for the evening were all very well received, enjoyed, and prepared.

We recommend that a restaurant participating in the Restaurant Week Program offer the special "Restaurant Week" menu to all guests upon visiting. A customer(s) should not have to ask for the special menu upon their arrival to the table. The service was rather confusing at the beginning of our setting with multiple servers, who did not know who was to be serving our table. The end result of service from one server was totally acceptable.

We would admit rather disappointed that we had to pay for over 2 hours of parking at the initital parking garage off Bluemont, which as we were advised is owned by the Reston Hyatt. And, that the restaurant does not have a valuation stamp for the $12.00 parking cost. Supposedly all other parking garages have free parking on weekends. The Management of the Reston Town Center definitely has not done any smart managing on their part to assist in gaining business, and clients for the Reston Town Center businesses.

JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service. Food was mediocore. Chicken was tough, fries were cold, lettuce old.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Had a 6:30 reservation. Took 40 minutes to get our appetizer to the table. Took 1 hour 50 minutes to get our main courses. Wife waited & never had a refill for her ice tea until 1 hour 15 minutes mark when she had to ask for a refill. Screwed up the desert order. We where repeat customers. Never Again!

PS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great stop for restaurant week. Our first time at the Reston location. Food and drinks were very good. We will be back for Happy Hour very soon.

JB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the table side drinks were good.

CG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

So disappointed. Not sure if it was just a bad night or if M&S has lost its touch. In the past we could always count on great food and service, but not the other night.

JC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. But,the best part was the outstanding waiter. Thanks McCormick and Schmick’sfor a lovely meal.

TL
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

New server I think. Didn’t really know menu. Made a lot of implications. Some were inappropriate. Somewhat nervous but he was trying and he was a kid.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hello,

Mike, our Waiter did an excellent Job.
He was very professional and allowed us the privacy we needed.
The Host placed us in a full booth and it was perfect for our dinner meeting.

Thanks!

LD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious seafood, and a private booth for our family celebration. We are glad we chose M&S!

KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

A bottle of wine cracked to the floor , got wine all over my dress . Shrimp was way overcooked And Seabass was super fishy and loaded with salt . Will not go back. The price is shocking based on the small amount of food you get

SS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 11yo niece wanted to go out for a fancy dinner before we finished off our vacation on the east coast to return back to the west coast. Took our chance and thank the Lord (really, all praise to Him) this place was amazing in all ways. Great service, delicious food (we had fish and chips, shrimp stuffed with crabs, shrimp and crab stuffed salmon, fried oysters, crab cakes, strawberry lemonade, margaritas and the house dessert with raspberry sorbet and vanilla bean ice cream), awesome waiter, great ambiance and location. We went on a Wednesday evening and the place was empty. Closes at 10pm, but since our meal was served late, the waiter said we could stay as long as we wanted. It really was the perfect ending to an awesome vacation. And my niece approves!!!

TJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager came and talked to us as soon as we sat down. Food service really great, she knew me right away. When I asked for Sunday special, she make sure we can get it . It’s was special day for us for 12th year anniversary, they made us very happy. Thank you.

DI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. The sever was friendly. The general manager made a point to come around to the tables and see how everything was going. We knew the meal would be pricey, so we were not terribly surprised by the $100 bill for two people. However the price is why we do not go often other than special occasions. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable experience.

A
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was delicious, but the price wasn’t comparable. The general appearance of the restaurant could use a touch up the walls, floors appeared grudge

D
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was great with coworkers from start to finish. Staff were very attentive to our needs.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 year anniversary dunner. Our server Brandy was on point and the personalized menus were a really wonderful touch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was extremely slow. Server seemed inexperienced to handle large group. Took over 2 hours to get in and out, meanwhile the place was almost empty. Mediocre food. Will not come back.

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