McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

4.5
3233 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 3233 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
LT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good meal, quiet and able to hear conversation, which was good. Swordfish was excellent!

Report
Helpful
JG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Looks old and tried! Need to be more creative face lift to facility and menu.

Report
Helpful
BK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We most recently dined at McCormick & Schmicks for a special occasion. We planned to relax and were in no hurry. Jesse made those plans work with seriously OUTSTANDING service -- always there when we needed him, but no hovering and no pressure. It's that fine line that makes for excellent wait staff!

Report
Helpful
b
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We always feel like we are really treated well when go here. They try hard to make sure we are happy with the service, etc. Food was very good and so was service.

Report
Helpful
B
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good solid meal. Booths are nice, comfortable and allowed us to have a business discussion without issues.

Report
Helpful
f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elizabeth was the best waiter we’ve had in a long while. In fact we interacted with the host and manager. They were both exceptional as well. The mgr was genuinely remarkable!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was a bit slow, but it was Mother's Day, so they were very busy. Our waiter was very courteous and made a good wine recommendation for my steak. He didn't check in very often though. The food was excellent as always.

Report
Helpful
TS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Understandably, it was Mother’s Day at 2 pm but the service was hit or miss. I waited 45 minutes for an iced tea. The food was awful and cooked improperly. The eggs Benedict were hard-cooked, the crab cakes were soggy and my scallops were over cooked and rubbery. The raw oysters were shucked by someone in a hurry or didn’t know how as there were cracked shells in all of them. It was a good restaurant 10 years ago but it’s pretty much just an overpriced seafood Denny’s with apologies to Denny’s.

Report
Helpful
WC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Lobster was chewy. We’ve been to the restaurant several times and it’s been fine in the past but this time the food just wasn’t that good.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We decided to try a new restaurant for Mother’s Day. We made brunch reservations based on word of mouth and the menu available online. When we arrived, the menu was different and had much fewer options that would be appealing to my teenage children. I ordered the bananas foster French toast, very disappointed in the quality. It seemed like two slices of bagged bread thrown on the griddle. No bananas foster sauce, few walnuts that were not candied. The value for cost is disparate. My wife ordered the shrimp and grits; shrimp was bland but the grits were very good. Coconut shrimp app was very good.

Report
Helpful
o
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. A good choice for Mothers' Day....kid friendly food, too.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Poached egg portions of Eggs Benedict slightly overdone. Server and table help reached across patrons to deliver and remove courses.

Report
Helpful
j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went here for Mother's day brunch and had a delicious meal. Service was spectacular, though the menu suffered from a lack of variety. I guess given that this is a steak & seafood place, I should have probably expected that the menu would be 95% in that wheelhouse -- still, I expected a few more brunch-style staples. Overall a great brunch experience!

Report
Helpful
BB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers good food, nice atmosphere, and great service. EnjoY!

Report
Helpful
SA
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit was for Mother’s Day. Staff and food were wonderful. We will definitely be back again.

Report
Helpful
S
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent food great service.

Report
Helpful
JR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the chopped salad with grilled chicken - very fresh and delicious. Service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was prompt and courteous

Report
Helpful
JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my daughter’s 30th birthday, so we were seated in a lovely, private booth. Everyone was very attentive, and the food was delicious.

Report
Helpful
MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was definitely the best dining experience that my wife and I ever experienced. The service and attention to detail was top notch.

Report
Helpful
h
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Worse steak house Ever!! We made our decision to dine here based on their website menu. When we arrived we discovered that prime ribs weren’t even on the menu?! What kind of steakhouse doesn’t offer prime ribs?? We were each given different menus which they also had to correct.

Report
Helpful
DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The meal was delicious. I liked the way the entree was served with the sides chosen by the chef.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wall enclosed booth was an added Bonus having a two-year-old with us, and the appearance of the Easter bunny just capped an enjoyable meal.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter - it was outstanding food and service. Easter bunny was a really sweet touch. Family from out of town truly enjoyed the entire experience. You’ve earned lifetime customers :)

Report
Helpful
JM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our April 21st visit was probably our 6th visit to McCormick & Schmidt and the only reason we continue going is because we occasionally receive gift cards to this place from our kids. I’m guessing they purchased them at Costco for 20% off which I don’t have a problem with I just wanted to share this with readers of my review. If you are an AARP member you get an additional 10% off food items as well. Even with the discounts I don’t think you get your money’s worth. There is really nothing wrong with the place just grossly overpriced. My wife had the baked stuffed shrimp for around $26.00 which was good but not great. I had the shrimp scampi for $24.00 which wasn’t bad but tasted very similar to what I would have gotten at Friday’s from about $10.00 less. Our entries were among the least expensive on the menu. A glass of wine starts at around $8 per glass. Again, McCormick & Schmidt’s isn’t bad but there are much better and less expensive places right around the corner that I think you will enjoy more.

Report
Helpful
SZ
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
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!

Report
Helpful
WI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR SERVER WAS AWSOME. She was a true professional.

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

Always satisfied with everything about this location.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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!

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

Awesome! The meal and service was excellent!

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

A most enjoyable dinner and wonderful St Patty Day

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
81

Tweets by McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston