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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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Wilmington
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was ok but was valentine's day and wifes birthday. When M&S called back to confirm reservation said wife would get birthday dessert. Told waitress wifes birthday and she said happy birthday. We ordered desserts and both charged. We drove up from NC and chose this M&S because we used to live in area and came for birthdays and anniversaries.....Will dtill come when in area....

JO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

McCormick and Schmick used to have a better wine menu (older red wines) and a variety of fresh catch that changed daily. Not this time. The wine list included Ecco Domani Pinot Grogio, available from Costco for $8 a bottle and which no respectable restaurant would carry. We had Valentine's dinner so perhaps that's why they had more of a standard menu. The two lobster tails were small relative to the $38 price.

j
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were thrilled with both the food and service on our most recent trip to M&S 2/14/20. We previously had poor experiences here on Valentine’s Day but this year was much different. Our waiter was very personable and attentive. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. So happy we didn’t let a couple poor services keep us from returning.

DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience my fiancé and I from the time we were treated at the door with David(absolutely amazing hostess by the way he deserves a raise) and the waiter whom I cannot remember his name a made the experience incredible we will be returning again for sure. Thank you for a wonderful Valentine’s Day for my fiancé and I.

k
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We ordered drinks the moment we sat down and it took 30 min for them to be delivered. By the time they were delivered the logo in the signature M&S drink was melted and the prosecco sangria was watered down, which makes me believe they were sitting on the bar for awhile. We ordered appetizers 10 minutes after the drinks and those came out before the drinks were delivered. I understand the bar gets backed up, but it would’ve been nice if they would’ve let us know that or if something was done about the delayed, watered down drinks. I except more from restaurants when I am paying $15-$20 for drinks.

R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My mom came down for a visit

PP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Anniversary. Seated at a two top right by the open kitchen with a lot of traffic by the table. Ordered a second scotch that took 15-20 minutes to receive. Said they had to go to storage to get another bottle of Johnny Walker Black. Yeah right.

TV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great. Chilean Sea Bass with topping was tasty but was expensive. Calamari is a must. Service and attention to detail was mediocre. Cocktails at a premium price.

D
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Asked for a booth in a virtually empty restaurant and got a table in the middle. Wasn’t busy even when we left.
The Tempura tuna was extra fishy in smell and suspect it was not close to fresh. Really hard to eat. My wife’s salmon was marginally better.
Best part of the meal was the bread and wedge Salad. Should have stopped there.
The food was poorly prepared and the quality suspect. The only thing healthy was the price.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Great food, but the service was lacking.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Their private tooms are the vest. We could actually talk and enjoy our guests!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was very disappointing. I’ve had better salmon at restaurants that do not specialize in fish. My friend’s steak looked much smaller than the 6 oz. it was supposed to be and his sides were minuscule. And my martini was warm. The best course was dessert which we ordered because our portions were so small. McCormack & Schmick’s needs to do a better job.

RD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Maybe we had a bad night. 3 of us had salmon and I had crab cakes. Crab cakes were good, but there should have been more than a tablespoon of poblano aoili to go with it. The vegetables were good. Of the three salmon, one was deemed excellently cooked at medium. One of the others was overcooked. The third was called "no where as good as Jackson's", just down the block. Service was spotty. Daughter did not get timely refills on diet coke. Waiter popped his head in and asked how things were (when we were 3/4 done with meal and asked how it was. I looked up from my food, said not a word, and the waiter said "great" and left. We had one of the private walled in booths which cut down on the noise of the bar next door, so ambiance was nice. M&S needs to make sure fish is cooked to order, and have the waiters actually stop by once and a while.

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent wait staff. Just a really great experience.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the professionalism and service that we received here. You seem to only meet management when there is an issue but in this case the manager introduced himself and was very kind and attentive to our needs. The stuffed crab salmon dish was phenomenal and I cannot wait to eat it again! Thank you all for helping me celebrate my birthday the right way!

JP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, very pleasant surroundings.

GK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive. However, the prices are such that we can only afford to dine at McCormick and Schmick's occasionally.

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The level of service, the atmosphere, and the quality of the food were all outstanding. We have been going to this restaurant for years and have always been very pleased. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday celebration went well. All of our party had a phenomenal time.

FA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food quality was not worth the price. I am not sure if what I ordered was not done right but I was not impressed

SR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the host took extra care to give us a quiet booth as it was an anniversary dinner. We had a great time and the food was great as well.

MM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was the first time I was disappointed with my food there. A restaurant week thing was going on that we had to beg our server to tell us about. Meanwhile the waiter at the table next to us went on about that and specials. My lobster tail was tiny and my steak was undercooked.

DL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Overall we were disappointed in the restaurant and wish we had chosen another restaurant. We were not given a menu for Restaurant Week menu and had to ask. It took awhile for waitress to come serve us. We asked for Bread, but never came. We had to ask twice and waitress said it's in the oven, but never brought to us. They were understaff because the managers were delivering food as well. Our water was not refilled and the bill needed to be fixed, because we were not charged for Restaurant week price of $22/person. We were surprised that dessert was not included in the $22 Restaurant week. I've always enjoyed M&S Seafood at other locations, but was truly disappointed. We hardly saw customers, so we don't know what's going on with the restaurant.

CH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.

AM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service, and nice location! This restaurant is one of the best in the area.

DT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was average at best. The service was okay. A manager needlessly came to our table to resolve an issue that was being handled by our waitress.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I order lobster... it came cold and over cooked... but our server saved the day ... Samantha - sweet and funny

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years eve

LR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful and our server, JP, was terrific. He was very personable and attentive to all requests.

d
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Christopher, was fantastic - attentive without being intrusive, conversational, personable and efficient. Would definitely ask for him again. The food was excellent, tasty, prepared just right, presented well and plentiful. Really enjoyed the sourdough bread.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

No bread. Bisque & crab cakes great. Wife’s fish so so.

j
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Newer wait person not friendly and had a no care attitude until I spoke with Manager, service very slow, wine took forever to get to table and then was served incorrectly. Not a good experience this time.

G
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The receptionist and greeters were very nice. The wait staff was excellent. The food was good. Our waiter was very prompt in. Helping me find another entree when they ran out of the lobster tails. (It was 6:30 pm) we loved out waiter. The fish I ordered was very well prepared and delicious. The desserts were the same old same old. I don’t think we will be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Realizing it was Christmas Day, we knew it would be busy. Even with a reservation we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. Our table was directly in front of the kitchen and the noise from the kitchen made it difficult to hold a conversation. At least we had a table. The wait person appeared inexperienced. Questions about wines could not be answered. At the suggestion of the wait person we placed our drink, appetizer, and dinner orders. Drinks came fairly quickly but it was a long wait for appetizers. The wait person told us that there was a wait for the crab cake appetizer to come up. After more waiting our entrees were served by what appeared to be a manager. He was surprised to find out that we never got our appetizers. We told him to forget them. (By the way one of the entrees was crab cakes) The food itself was mediocre, not very warm for being next to the kitchen. All in all we had a place to sit and food to eat. It had been quite awhile since I had dined at M&S and I thought they were better than this.

R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The restaurant was crazy busy!!! Understaffed for the huge crowd. Once we realized how long it took to get cocktails and oysters, we immediately ordered bottle of wine and dinner. The bread was hot and very tasty. The seafood was perfectly cooked and delicious!

PS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Don’t get me wrong, love McCormick & Schmick’s but our waitress was awful! When she first came to our table she did not great us or give us a speal but just stood there staring at us! I had to take the initiative to ask if she wanted our drink orders. We waited forever for drinks and water!! Our meals were very slow as well. The only real thing she did say was My pleasure when we thanked her for pouring more water!!
Food was fabulous and would have been a perfect dinner if we had had a waitress with any personality at all

n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Just got home from dinner at the Reston M&Sand must say how disappointed I was in the service. 15 minutes seated before we were greeted by wait staff. 20 minutes after order for beverages taken had to ask for them to be brought to us. Not once but three times had to ask for more water. Was told bred was coming out of the oven...30 minutes later had to ask if it would be coming soon. My sister ordered the scallops. First she asked for the tomato pesto would/could be on the side. Wait staff came back to say they would take it off the plate. Re-asked for it to be on the side. Came out without. Had to ask them to bring. And the scallops were tepid at best. I ordered the crab cakes and asked if I could replace the orzo since I don't eat pasta could be replaced with mushrooms. the answer was certainly. Would have been nice if they said no up front since the did not replace but charged me for them. I will not be returning anytime soon. At those prices I would have expected exceptional service. Regards, Alison

T
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Christmas dinner and it was a very good dining experience. The restaurant was packed but we had a very short wait for our reservation. Service was good although the bar service was somewhat slow. Our meals were cooked perfectly and served promptly. This is a solid restaurant and I recommend it.

EK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was unfortunately a disappointment. Food was dry, steak had to be sent back because it was over cooked. Dessert was mediocre. It worth the $. The waiter was very good and personable.

PH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Four of us had Christmas dinner, all of us having seafood of one kind or another. I had lobster tails, which were actually quite good which can sometimes be a surprise even in a really good seafood restaurant since they are not absolutely fresh from the ocean. Everyone reported that their food was very well prepared and tasty. Our server was very friendly, attentive and responsive to our requests. Restaurant was crowded and noisy on a holiday , but we were seated in a back room which was much quieter than the front area. All in all it was a good experience and we would gladly return for another meal.

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