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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SZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The atmosphere was pleasant. The service was adequate , not classy but pleasant. Food quality and presentation vert poor for the price!

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WI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR SERVER WAS AWSOME. She was a true professional.

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w
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always satisfied with everything about this location.

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always count on McCormick & Schmick's for quality food and service. Their location in Reston is convenient. The restaurant staff is very professional.

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TG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. Server took drink orders for two diners and then two more diners a few minutes later. Brought the second two and totally forgot about the first two. All drinks were empty before we saw him again. We ordered a second round of drinks and food for four. One of our diners was very clear about no dairy. She ordered simple trout and veggies. After an excessively long wait, dinner arrived. Her trout was sitting on a bed of creamy mashed au gratin potatoes and a bit of lump crab on top with a melted butter sauce. After the server finally returned to the table, she explained the situation. He took the plate away. A great deal of time passed before her plate came back. By that time, everyone else was completely done eating. No effort was made to compensate, no apologies. Waited forever for the bill.
Food was just okay. No way we go back to this McCormick location. Lots of superior options in the same center.

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LD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoyed this restaurant & continue to do so. We stayed away for quite some time because of Reston Town Center's atrocious new parking system which is not only expensive but very hard to use. Now that the policy has been partially modified, we've returned, at least for dinner. Not for lunch since parking fees still apply after the first hour for lunch! We also preferred it even more before it was sold to Landry. Unfortunately Landry has insisted on raising prices so we don't go quite as frequently as we once did. Landry also removed our favorite appetizer from the menu, the crab & avocado tower. It was fabulous--would love to see it come back. But food & service otherwise were as great as ever. Warmly recommend it!

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NH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Although the service is hit-or-miss, the food is always very good, and the setting is upscale but comfortable. We loved the little alcove that gave our party a quiet setting for our dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiter/waitress are friendly.
It is a good place to bring your business partner, customer and significant others.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Nice place and atmosphere. Food ok but expensive for quality. Server very busy so service was slow for 5 pm on Sunday night. First visit to this chain and wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you very much. It was a pleasure dining there

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was prompt and attentive. Menu had an excellent set of choices. The Filet and crabcakes entree was prepared to perfection. Excellent value!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! The meal and service was excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most enjoyable dinner and wonderful St Patty Day

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Initially, once seated, no one approached my table for upwards of 15 minutes when the manager finally came to our table and apologized.

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TL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently had a "date night" dinner with my wife at McCormick & Schmick and couldn't be happier with how the whole experience was. The waitress was kind, knowledgeable and always attending to our every need. I have an allergy to mammal meat and products (alpha-gal syndrome) and the staff were amazing in their obvious care to meet my needs and keep me safe. The manager personally addressed the issue first with me then with his head chef who also came to the table and assured me that his preparation followed my instructions. Wow! So impressed by this staff.
Oh and did I mention that the food was also amazing! I recommend McCormick & Schmick to all who appreciate this kind of quality of service and cuisine.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Been many times and this time it fell flat. Despite being slow for brunch, our server was very disinterested and when asked about different entrees or the oysters he could not describe or remember. The food was OK but nothing to write home about

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b
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Overall the food and service was good but we were very disappointed in the landry rewards not counting out gift card points for McCormick & Schmick gift cards we had purchased at Costco.

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Came to watch hair supply and have dinner with a friend

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiter was a little too attentive , would have preferred to have a more private evening.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

After spending $325 on dinner for four, we found it took 25 minutes for our meals to come out, our wait for drinks was 15 minutes and service was slow with plenty of excuses.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

It’s maybe busy night.we ordered seafood tower so good But dish one of seafood plat over cook,I’m looking forward to tryout again.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I seldom get out of the house to enjoy an evening together.we have known each other since seventh grade and we're in our mid-60s with a house full of kids and grandkids. So when my wife and I needed a night to enjoy each other's company we were met at the front desk by a pleasant hostess. We did have reservations and we're seated immediately our waiter Mike did an outstanding job answering all and detailing all the values of the evening. So if you need a kick-start with somebody you've known for 50 years we had a great time thank you very much to you and your staff. By the way your food was also outstanding I enjoyed it totally best wishes Jim

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was wonderful to the entire family, there for a surprise birthday.

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MC
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. The food was excellent and the service was fast and attentive.

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VA
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Quality seafood and many options, parking right across the street, and not too loud on Saturdays so great place to meet friends and visit.

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FB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As indicated the noise level was way to high. Unfortunately we hit the one Friday a month when there was live music in the bar.

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SS
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very delicious meal. We had lobster tails and crabcakes, which were both excellent. Also had a lobster bisque appetizer, which suited the rainy weather, and coconut shrimp. All very delicious and satisfying.

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R
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. Had Salmon and Big Eye Ahi Tuna specials. Delish! Staff and management top notch. Will become our new go to restaurant in Reston.

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b
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service every time! We are never disappointed. Everyone is very attentive to making sure we are happy with our service and food.

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C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced. The crab cakes were not lump crab. Too much filler. Definitely not worth the price.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our main courses were very good. We had the Ahi tuna special and glazed salmon. Our appetizer, however, was not very good. We ordered the Oysters Rockefeller and they had way too much Hollandaise sauce loaded on them. It was all you could taste.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was ok. The service was mediocre. The noise level was higher than what I expected. Our server was over worked but even then his service was below par.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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ET
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Our table was probably the worst table in the restaurant, too small (there was hardly enough space for my husband) and right next to the kitchen.
The waiter was probably only doing his first or second day in his job.
The food was excellent as usual but everything else was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful.

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MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food. Will be back for special occasson

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JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, good food on a very busy Valentine's day. Job well done by the entire staff, would recommend to others.

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S
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Going to upscale restaurants on holidays is always a crap shoot, with limited menus and a “rushed feel” overall vibe. In spite of that, McCormick and Schmidt was AWESOME on Valentine’s Day!

From the time we arrived to leaving, the reception, Seating by manager, and table service were top notch. Our server BranDe was amazing and possibly the best server my wife and I have ever had. (50+ years old). She helped us through the menu, drinks, and by dessert we simply let her pick for us. She helped us make the most of the limited menu, and made our experience special. Fantastic experience and we will be back often.

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o
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines day

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LV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and the Service was excellent.....our waiter was very personable & friendly.

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