McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

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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.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Our holiday a la carte menu and Traditional Turkey Feast for 29.50 will be available all day. Feast includes Roasted Turkey, Butternut Squash Bisque or Mixed Walnut Greens Salad, Cornbread Stuffing, Apple Squash Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Seasonal Vegetables and Cranberry Sauce.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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PR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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.

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
15 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.

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch for Veterans Day. Tasty fried calamari and lobster bisque appetizers followed by pasta dishes for main course. Attentive servers and the manager walked around greeting everyone personally. Recommended for special occasions!

JH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food! I will gladly eat here again!

c
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the fourth year in a row that we have visited McCormick and Schmick's on Veterans day. Both my husband and I are Vets and and we really appreciate that McCormick and Schmck's offers a free entree on Veterans day. The food is always delicious. I had the shrimp scampi and my husband had the grilled salmon. We never leave hungry! Thank you!

RG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but the portion size was small. I had one of the striped bass dishes which had a reasonable portion of bass but practically no vegetables and no other side. I usually have food to take home and I definitely did not. The new menu was welcome, after years without a change, but the increased prices that accompanied it were not justified by any significant change in quality or quantity. Service was very slow. The restaurant was very full on a Saturday night and apperantly there were not enough servers. As a result our server was quite abrupt.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After a request to change tables from being seated next to the front door to the one in the quiet corner,
our birthday dinner was spectacular. Service was great and food was excellent. Drinks made by the bartender named Charlie (great gal) were superb, unfortunately the other bartender was not as qualified and made us stoped ordering more drinks.

LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved our meal and waiter (Keith). However, they sat children on each side of us, one was a screaming baby so ambiance was Lost.

r
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Two of the six people had gastrointestinal problems. I had tenderloin and oysters and my daughter had shrimps and rib-eye steak . The atmosphere was good and the service was excellent.

S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I had the Lobster salad tower. The salad was good, but not remarkable. There were two orange-red colored stringy pieces of lobster on top of the salad. The lobster was not fresh and was not either claw or tail meat. Very overpriced for what you get. The salad also arrived five minutes after all of the hot entrees, so a table of nine people waited for a cold dish to be delivered before eating.

F
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster bisque was velvety smooth and delicious. The lobster tower Cobb was not only spectacular to look at but super delicious with the right amount of dressing, blue cheese, bacon crumbles!

RM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. My first time for lunch and it was perfect. Had a great burger.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While the potatoes were hot the stuffed shrimp were only warm. Up until this meal that old problem hasn’t been an issue for quite a while. Hope it doesn’t become a regular occurrence.

Was disappointed when my wife spilled her drink shortly after receiving it and we were charged for its replacement.

g
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

M&S is a Reston icon. Great seafood & steaks, look for the semi private booths if you’d like a more intimate evening. Fantastic for date night!

b
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. We have never had a bad meal here and especially enjoy the menu selections.

GA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had dinner with friends that I have not seen in 30 years. The manager and server were wonderfully patient with us. It was a fantastic evening

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