About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

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.

11920 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:30AM-11:00PM
Sunday 11:30AM - 9:00PM

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 2pm

Cross Street:
Bluemont

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 481-6600

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/

Entertainment:

Parking Details:
Free parking is available within the Reston Town Center. The newest and closest parking garage can be entered from the corner of Bluemont Way and Library Street.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Ferguson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding experience!

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·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I went there for our second wedding anniversary. They asked us what the occasion was when we made the reservation. I do not know why because they gave us a table closest to the door. They did not make the night special at all. Why ask what the occasion was for? Upon receiving our food, I got a center cut ribeye medium rare. It was a thin overcooked piece of meat. The manager looked surprise at the cut of meat himself. They then remade me a new steak. However this time it was completely raw. Third time was the charm. Unfortunately my wife was done eating before I even took my first bite. 40$ for a USDA choice piece of meat? I don't get why it cost so much. Not going back....ever.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

It was great!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was good amazing food and friendly atmosphere along with excellent service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We thought the food was so so. I had crab legs and they were a bit dry

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful private atmosphere with tables that are In cubicles. Kind of a limited menu. Swordfish was exceptional. The almond encrusted trout was tasteless and a very large piece. The veggies and orzo were also tasteless. We have eaten at this chain for many years in various locations and the menu seems to be tired. They do procure from local farms but the recipes need to be updated. Service was good.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great seafood variety with very high quality on each of the entrees. This good food when combined with excellent service at a reasonable price makes this M&S a good place to dine at.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Celebrated birthday dinner here. We shared a fried calamari. Also ordered lobster bisque. Had a filet and crab cake with green beans.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant had a challenging evening. Seated, then moved our family group of 6 to another table because the waiter assigned to that table hadn’t yet come to work. Then unable, after 20 minutes, to find the ordered wine. The waiter eventually brought a bottle of a different vintage, and when I declined that and ordered a different wine, it then took 10 minutes to bring the replacement. Food quality - both steaks and seafood - were excellent but one steak ordered medium rare was vastly over cooked. Given the difficulty, it would have been reasonable for them to comp a dessert or coffee but no such offer was made. The just-closed M&S Grill across the street seems to have merged some staff and management, so perhaps that accounts for some of the glitches. But it’s something that needs attention.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Did not let opentable know that we made our reservation!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Unfortunately, our experience was average at best. The food wasn't in line with the price.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, particularly seafood. Ambience is rich, waiter was very attentive and quick.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

McCormick and schmicks food is always consistently good. We enjoyed the oysters, lobster meal for my husband and crab and filet meal for myself. I'm not sure if it was because it was New Year's Eve and a. Jay evening, but the service was very slow and seemingly disorganized this night. Small details over the course of the evening that all added up. Not enough to deter us from coming back as I mentioned- it's usually always a great meal and great value overall

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Horrible service and drinks did not come till after we eat and food was all messed up and looked like over night vegetables

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food. Nice ambiance. My manhattan was pretty poor—even the replacement for the one I sent back. But everything else was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was a bit slow but it was New Year's Eve and they were busy.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding service! The waitress was from the same native country as my wife, so her dining experience was exceptional as all conversation about the meal was in their native language.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our party of four had a great meal on New Years Eve. We were placed in my least favorite room, but the noise level was moderate, which mattered most. Entrees were steak (grilled to medium), which was excellent; the diner wished there were more it was so good, I wished I had one myself. Two of us had the seafood trio, which was very good, though the green beans were undercooked, hard to cut or chew. Roasted potatoes were good, unexpectedly mixed with squash. Waiter was not particularly helpful in that regard. Another had the cedar salmon, which was excellent. She wished it had more of the fruit sauce, I had a taste and didn't prefer the sauce, excellent as it stood. Wished the salmon I cook at home was as perfect throughout. The side (extra charge) of mashed potatoes with cheese and bacon was superb.

No hiccups in the service or food; we will go back for another special occasion, even if it is just getting together with important friends.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Worst experience we've had in years. First time here, as well. We literally waited 30 minutes for our cocktails and 20 minutes for just water. We are okay with waiting; as we understand the business. But 30 minutes just for a cocktail??? Even went to host and they said we would receive a new server, but the same server came. Restaurant was not busy. Best part of the meal were the cocktails that took 30 minutes, but wait...they were incorrect when he finally brought them. Didn't acknowledge my wife's birthday and never checked back on anything. Birthday was even in OT notes. No one said goodbye as we left. We will never go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Noise level + inappropriate music put a chilling effect on this special occasion dinner.

Chef was out of lobster. Alternate entree was fine, service was spotty. Management was requested to address noise/music level but Never responded.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went there for our annual Christmas family dinner. We got a private quiet booth where we could talk in a normal voice without having to shout over the crowd.
I got the oysters Rockefeller and crab cakes, my wife got the scallops. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went to this restaurant for a last minute work lunch. They were able to accomodate a group of 16 on the short notice. The food was delicious, the server was very professional and the ambiance was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was awesome. Waiter was clearly very inexperienced and didn’t know the menus.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Serivice and food bad.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a great time at this restaurant. I enjoyed my date night with my husband. It was our first time dining at this restaurant. The food was delicious, service was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I would suggest you do a reservation before coming to this restaurant. We came on Christmas Day and It was very full. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to eat seafood!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

No festive holiday menu. Server inattentive, not knowledgeable about menu and options for dietary restrictions. Overcharged with no apology, after waiting lengthy time for manager to change bill in computer to correct items. Manager never visited table to offer any apology either. Food very salty and overdone.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was good but service was horrible. Took over 30 minutes just to get drinks. Table was it set for enough people when we were seated. Bright light over the table was never summed after several requests. Was told manager was going to come by but we never saw him.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Thank you for being open on Christmas! Although the service was pretty slow, I was impressed that the wait staff all seemed to be backing each other up.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Dirty water glass and silverware. Waiter took away the glass and forgot to bring a replacement, we had to remind him it wasn't replaced. Brought replacement silverware and left the dirty ones on the table. Received the food; it was cold and the order was wrong, sent it back. Received new food and the meat was hot, but the sides were still cold. Waiter did not know the menu; we ordered an additional side because we were told the meal didn't have one when it did. Ordered coffee, waiter brings it in a cup, w/o a saucer, holding his hand under it instead, which left no option for carrying a spoon, which I had to ask for, along with creamer because he didn't ask if I wanted it before he left to get it. Brings the creamer in a coffee cup along with a soup spoon. Waiter was nonexistent during the meal then hovered after check was delivered. For as expensive as this restaurant is, I expect hot food, to be provided what was ordered, and a better class of service. Will not return unless someone else is buying.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Horrible service. We complained to the manager. We won’t be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant before and this is the first time I was diasappointed. It was Christmas and there was a very large crowd so perhaps the kitchen was overwhelmed. The calamari appetizer was barely warm and very greasy. My crab cakes were more mushy filler than crab and they were very greasy. The vegetables were perfect however. I felt the meal was over priced based on the quality.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere and food. We would recommend it to friends. Great service and we had a wonderful table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Swordfish way overcooked. . Crust on parmesan trout too heavy so could not enjoy taste of the fish. Service extremely slow.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went on Christmas Day looking forward to a great meal out verses cooking at home. The lighting was extremely bright in the section we sat in thus the ambiance was less than desirable. Our waiter brought our wine, opened it and ready to pour but forgot our wine glasses. When he returned, one had red lipsick on the rim and the other one had specks and fingerprints all over it. From that point, service was good, food was okay, not great but okay... until our bill came and we were charged $184.00 for the $48.00 bottle of wine we ordered! Giving them a 3. Sadly, we used to love this place! Not sure we will go back after this experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was amazing as always, and the service was spectacular.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Christmas Eve Dinner with family. Food was amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, but a little pricey. Great for any occasion, can seat large parties and big families.

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