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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice location and a very polite waitress

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall everything was good but the vegatables should have been steamed a little more not raw especially the potatoes and I wasn't a fan of the desert.

JT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We hadn’t been to McCormick in years because the last time we went, the service at the bar was so terrible that we waited over 30 minutes for a drink and could hardly get service again.

We went for Thanksgiving this year, and the service started off poorly again. We waited ten minutes for someone to come by, and then ended up asking the woman who seated us to get us bread at least. My MiL is hypoglycemic and wasn’t feeling well by the time we got it. The server forgot an appetizer, and the bill took a long time to come after we asked for it.

Considering how expensive this restaurant is, the experience should be better.

EB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

My family chose this restaurant in lieu of cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in over 15 years. We enjoy M&S Grill so much and decided to upscale a little for a special occasion. I made reservations on OpenTable and we showed up about 25 min early. I checked in at the front and apologized for being early. They told me the could possibly seat me early but it could be 20 minutes maximum. My family went and sat in the waiting area and watched everyone in the waiting area get seated before us including a number of walk-ins. It was near 5 pm which was the time for our original reservation when the woman finally came and asked my name again. She then proceeded to walk us as far back into the restaurant as possible I am sure because we were not in suits and dresses (I wore a button down shirt with jeans, wife and daughter had on nice blouses with nice jeans) but I don't let things like that bother me. We were seated and looking over the menu when the waiter came and took our drink order, upon returning with drinks he took our food order. It was at this point the night took a turn for the worse. We were never offered any bread and noticed constant service for the larger tables where we sat and waited patiently. We got soup and salad and then didn't see our waiter again for at least 20...well, we saw him, but he was busy with the large group to our right. He finally brought our main dishes out but I had to ask for the wine I had ordered and for a soda refill for my wife. The food was great as expected, my steak was tender and flavorful. We looked forward to dessert! We waited for our waiter to return...and waited... My wife said "Maybe we should get the dessert to take home." Yea, that would have been nice. But after waiting more we decided to just get the bill and leave. I'm very understanding of people working on holidays but the attention that was given to all the other tables overshadowed my intent to leave an extra large tip (would have been around $45).

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated Thanksgiving at McCormick & Schmick’s in Reston. The restaurant was busy but we were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation. Service was friendly and timely. Turkey dinner was tasty and ample. We ended up taking almost half home for another meal. My husband had crab/shrimp stuffed salmon which he really enjoyed. Overall a great experience.

d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I’ll cut them some slack as it was thanksgiving, but with a reservation it took mire than 30 minutes to seat us at an alternate table in the back then service was incredibly slow ..from getting us water to taking our order all the way through getting a desert nenu to getting desert.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was our server and he was excellent. Plus, they seated us so FAST when we arrived and the greeting team was very welcoming. Shrimp cocktails perfect; the folks who had the Thanksgiving dinner loved it and I loved my salmon and the mixed vegetable medley they made. Compliments to all and thanks for giving us a Happy Thanksgiving dinner!

TM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great mix of traditional Thanksgiving for plus seafood and dessert. Great service and fine crowed with easy parking nearby. The food was tasty and the ambience was outstanding. Overall a great value for the money soent

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a dinner for two all the way up to a family holiday dinner. Love McCormick & Schmick's!

RJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Thanksgiving special.

k
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorite restaurants and the added touches celebrating my husband's birthday were wonderful. Thank you to the staff

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good overall. Poorly cooked steak was the only detractor

JW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a private and quiet booth in the back and our waitress made the night memorable for us. We were there to discuss business and so they gave us a booth without even asking and we needed it.

PR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner on a recent Saturday night. We both had the tenderloin and crab cake, and it was outstanding. We couldn't decide on wine so the waiter brought us a taste to try. It was a warm, relaxed environment. We were not rushed at all. Highly recommend.

AP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was quite bad, which is very unusual for M&S. We were there over 20 minutes before the server came by, it was an hour before they were able to take our order, service was incredibly slow, not attentive at all the duration of the meal. We came in before 7:30pm, and were one of the last tables to leave. The restaurant overall was not that busy, but for whatever reason the whole experience dragged on.

JA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Staff made us feel like family! Veterans meal made for an extra special Veterans Day!

SM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the restaurant's dedication to Veterans. Impressive. We had tasty salmon and a great bottle of wine. Beware of the tenderloin tips as they were tough and not tender. Oysters and service were good.

BT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The establishment is in a dire need for a remod. The carpet, table, utensils are very old and worn out. The food is ok, but overpriced in my opinion. Some of the waitress were very good but we had a dud. She could barley speak English, didn’t give good service until she knew we were leaving her a good tip.

I’m not sure if I will be going back here in the future.

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not very good. Small amount of food and poor taste.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very nice staff all around. Ambience is nice. Before I get to the night gritty - have their signature dessert - it's some chocolate bag with cream. It is one of the best desserts I have ever had!! Go for that.

The meal - meh. It wasn't terrible but nothing worth noting, and for those prices I would hope it was going to be good. Both the chicken and the salmon were on the dry side. 😕

The bread pudding.....do a big pass on that one....and their way over priced sangria.

We may give it another shot next year and just hope we had caught the cooks on an off night.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day

JD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow and inattentive by the waiter. Otherwise, a pleasant experience. The free veterans meal shows that they support our troops and veterans.

EC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Terrific restaurant, always good service and great food.

RI
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great appreciation event for veteran's on 10 Nov 19. We were seated n the back at a round table for 6 - so we were easily able to easily talk as we shared tasty meals. Great service. Had three different staff serving us but staff was quickly able to divide out the checks.

OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Veterans Day Honor

DK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Every Veteran's Day, McCormick and Schmick's offers free entrees for veteran's. This year was no different. The food and service were wonderful. The respect and honor they show for those that served makes me a return customer throughout the year. Thanks again McCormick and Schmick's!

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Had the cedar plank salmon and it was cooked perfectly.

GP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Thank you for the Veterans Day meal. Good service, awesome food and nice pleasant atmosphere.

BD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the manager, Ryan, and the rest of the staff. Top notch dinner.

WR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, but the kitchen was slow (probably due to the Veterans' Day promotion, so it's all good). Our waitress was so nice and apologetic about how long it took to get our meal and comped us some food as a result. Surprisingly the women's room was not in great condition - one of the stall doors didn't lock, one stall was out of service, and the Dyson hand dryers were filthy. Other than that, it was great. We were grateful for the free food they gave the Vets that day.

J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

With it being Veterans Day it was VERY. crowded & loud...we are glad we had a reservation. Food was very good & our server was excellent. She was extremely busy but never showed any frustration...she was very professional. Overall it was very good.

M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Veteran’s Day special “Appreciation Dinner”.
We very much appreciate M&S doing this each year. THANK YOU, McCormick & Schmick’s!
I know their service is normally better than it was today. They were swamped today - and they did their best. Thank you M&S staff fir your hard work to make this day special! Much appreciated.

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Dinner was great. It was busy because of the Veteran's Day free entree discount. But the server was very slow and never checked on the table. That is the only negative of this experience. The food was great, the wine was great, and I couldn't ask for a better place to eat. This is the first time I have ever had server problems and did notify the manager.

MT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for your Service to Our Veterans!!! We had an amazing night :D

GS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Will definitely visit again. Can’t wait to plan a special occasion at the restaurant!

d
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at McCormick & Schmick's ! We went for the Veteran's Day lunch on Sunday and were impressed with the food, the waitstaff and the facility itself. Thank you, M&S, for saluting our veterans!

SN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

First, I want to thank you for the annual Veterans dinner. I do have a couple of concerns/suggestions;
1. The menu for this annual meal needs to change, add new entrees and delete some of the old entrees.

2. Seating should be equal regarding race. I noticed people of color, black, Hispanic, etc. were seated in the corners, against the wall/side wall in smaller tables, and near high traffic area. At the time that we were seated in a much less desirable area there were plenty of empty tables in center area. That action of the hostesses took the good vibe that I had, and ruined the rest of the time that we were there, couldn't wait to leave. By the way I'm Hispanic /American, my wife also a Veteran is Greek/American. Just a small observation, your hostesses need to be more careful as to where people are seated, and please get rid of those tiny 2 people tables.

M
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Veterans Day meal for vets. Thank you, M&S

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have dined at this restaurant over Veterans Day several times in the past. While the service was friendly, it did take awhile to receive our food and there was a noticeable decline in the quality of the food. My husband and I did not feel well for about 2 hours after we ate there. We shared a Cesar salad. While my scallop dish was delicious, it was expensive. Could have been an off day for the chef.

BA
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food/service was bland. I do appreciate the Veterans Day acknowledgment, however, not sure I’d return. The oysters were amazing.

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