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
View Larger Map

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Reserve your comfort and cheer!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Reserve your comfort and cheer today!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Reserve your comfort and cheer today!

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

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

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (23)
Business Meals (19)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (12)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
2853 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a reliable option with good food & service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Very good. Great waiter

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was not busy for lunch still the service was very very slow right from getting the food, Check, etc. there is no provision for coat and bags Check in.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value2

 
·Dined on December 6, 2017

Had reservation , no wait. Food was excellent but it was too loud.

Tags: Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

Meal was cold, too greasy, and just not worth the price

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent fresh flounder and scotish salmon cooked just right. Waiter was also great!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I always try to have a business meal at McCormick and Schmick's when I travel to Reston. The food and the service is fantastic!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was pretty good. I enjoyed the vegetables and the lobster mashed potatoes a lot. The drinks were very good and the service was phenomenal. Jerry is the guy to get at this restaurant. Observant, and very on top of things.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Waiter appeared to be brand new and lacked personality to rate the experience any higher. We were in and out quickly. Probably would have enjoyed a refill on our coffee at least.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving. My husband had the traditional meal. It was fine. I ordered king crab legs and they were NOT king crab legs, they were overcooked, dry and very cold when they came out. They come with a pile of potatoes that tasted awful and were greasy. I ordered the salad wedge and it was overpriced for iceburg lettuce and way too much dressing ... very little tomato etc. I was very disappointed in my meal for the money paid. We spent $138 dollars to walk away dissatisfied.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food and atmosphere were great but the best part of the experience was the very personable waitress. She was so warm and comfortable and felt like part of our group by the time it was over.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

took family from out of town for thanksgiving dinner. approached the host station and waited three minutes before we were acknowledged (person was on the phone then hung up only to engage in a personal discussion with another server). Food was below expectations...think high school cafeteria.. way overpriced. Service was very slow (and we were one of 6 tables in there). the seating was adequate- for a party of 6, we had our own area.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was good this time but not great. The seared tuna special was over cooked and almost no pink left. The mussels were good with a spicy sauce as was the wedge salad .
The salmon special was ok as the salmon seemed a bit overdone .
Some Snafus with the waiter forgetting a side and overall general malaise with the service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely restaurant with good food and good service. One of our favorites

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food. Service was fine but waiter could have used a personality.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Restaurant was practically empty and food took a really long time - came at 1:00 and food did not arrive until 2:05. I think they had to catch the fish. I had the Tilapia and it came stuffed with shrimp and the shrimp were these tiny little things that looked liked canned shrimp.

Tags: Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

They set my group in a private “room” so conversation was easier to hear and communicate. I would highly recommend for a business meeting or a date night!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service and food were excellent! Thank you for providing free meals to veterans!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was a little slow - busy night because of Veterans' Day special. Food is consistently good/very good here which is why we come back. That night it was a bit loud for my taste - would prefer to be able to have a quiet conversation over dinner. Again, probably a bit unusual for a sunday night but the Vets special clearly was bringing in the business.

Menu is always one of our favorites - good variety, well prepared.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Another great meal. Thanks we enjoyed the occasion.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Rest. hit another “home run” on our most recent visit.
There were 6 in our party - and EVERYONE was very pleased with their meal. We had a variety - Seafood, steak, salads, etc. All excellent.
We highly recommend this restaurant for a “won’t let you down” place to take family & friends.
Kudos and thanks to all the staff at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Reston.
Very much appreciated all that you did.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As usual, excellent !

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I went in for the Veteran's Day special. I've eaten at McCormick and Schmick's several times in the past, but never at this location. Meal was phenomenal and service was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Food & Service! We were seated on-time based on our reservation. We were there for the Veteran's Day meal offer. The waitress had a pleasant smile for us and explained all our options. We were served quickly and everything came out in the proper order (drinks/appetizers first, then main meal). I enjoyed the ambiance and would recommend the Reston location to anyone.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I went there for their annual Veteran's Day special (actually they do it the weekend before, making it possible to not have to choose between them and someone closer to home. We've been to both McCormick and Schmick's and M&S Grill before, so the atmosphere was not a surprise, for food was outstanding. The bottom line is that it is a bit pricey. We only had to pay for our desert and the one glass of wine we each had, which as still $50. I always tip based on the actual value of what was served, so it was pretty healthy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Once again, another quality meal at M&S ... delicious seafood ... four different entrees and an appetizer ... hit it out of the park. However, the cost for 3 adults and 1 child, with non-alcoholic drinks and one appetizer, and with two free adult meals due to a promotion was $120. Why? Part of the reason was the outrageous price for non-alcoholic drinks. $3.40 for an ice tea. $3.40 for lemonade. $4.00 for Arnold Palmers. $1.25 per refill for everything but the iced tea, and never mentioned. So the way to do this place these days and to save yourself $20 (or to pour that $20 back into the awesome food) is to drink water. Of course, we were never offered water and stared at 4 empty water glasses the whole time. Of course, we weren't staring really, as we thought we were getting free refills of the pricey beverages we purchased. Well, live and learn. Still recommend the restaurant for the outstanding food and friendly service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful and funny sever. Food was very good and price was ok. The only problem with Mckormick & Schmidt is that it doesn't feel "special" enough for a fancy date night. There something generic about the decor and menu that could be improved.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and great food! Would defiantly recommend McCormick & Schmick’s for all who enjoy great steaks in a laid back, causal atmosphere!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 31, 2017

The waiter, Mark, needs an attitude adjustment and quickly. He acted as though he was doing us a real favor to just be there at all. He never smiled but had somewhat a disgusted look on his face the entire time we were at the table.
Put in other words, Mark spoiled the evening. Food was so, so. Caesar salad bland and blackened chicken pasta was extremely dry and basically tasteless .

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

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

My wife and I go out most Saturday evenings for date night. We cover the spectrum and like variety when it comes to our dinning experiences. We had been given a $50 gift certificate over a year ago and figured we give it a try. To be fair, we both love the steaks from Ruth Chris, but this is not their review. The host started off the visit well by having our table ready and was engaging. The server was fine, but decided for some reason not to provide us with the bread basket that everyone else was getting; I wondered what we would do with plates. We ordered seared ahi tuna as a starter and that's when the visit really spiraled down. What come out was old, dried up tuna sushshimi. Not even sure why she did not notice that it was not served tuna. The first bite was the last; my wife spit hers out...it was rancid. When the server checked back, she returned it to the kitchen and we asked not to have it replaced. The dining room manager came by and removed the cost from our bill. After serving us rancid fish, I would have expected to have at least Bombay Saphire and tonic comped, but nothing. The server was pretty much non-existent for the remainder of our visit and we left after completing our main courses quietly and totally disappointed with a restaurant that is not only established, but considered to be somewhat upper end. There are lots and lots of restaurants in No. VA, we will passing on returning to this one.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was just ok. Nothing to write home about ...the server kept trying to up tick my order 8 oz. steak over 6...etc. they did take us an hour before our reservation we got there very early.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lunch visit, it was quiet, the service was excellent. Started with the calamari which was delicate and crispy. The $3 bloody mary was amazing, one of the best I ever had. Finished up with the crab cake and fresh vegetables. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It's a nice place, good food and service. There are other McCormick & Schmick's I've tried before, but this location is the best.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was tasty. Though, the lobster bisque was a bit too salty. The salad, which I ordered with grilled salmon, was delicious, nutritious and filling. My husband enjoyed his ribeye steak. The lobster mash potatoes he ordered were tasty, but nothing to write home about. My absolute favorite however, was the Cucumber Mint Lemonade.
The reception staff was very accommodating, we were seated rather quickly. Our waitress could have been a little more welcoming and friendly. Unfortunately, she was not the most attentive or hardly ever had a smile on her face, which could possibly be explained by her being Eastern European. It might have been a cultural thing.
Overall, the ambiance was nice. The low noise level allowed for a pleasant conversation with my husband and an enjoyable dinner experience.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I were out for our anniversary and were very disappointed with every aspect of our visit.

Our waitress warned us away from the wahoo, so we both chose the plank roasted salmon. It came out watery and devoid of flavor (water squirted across the table when I put my fork into it). We also ordered two slices of upsidedown walnut-apple pie for dessert; the pie tasted fine, but her slice was at least 25% smaller than mine.

We had requested a booth, which we were given, but that led our waitress to forget about us. A promised refill of our bread was never received, and she completely forgot/ignored us when it came time to pay. She circulated the dining room in a clockwise direction, never glacing to her left, where she would have seen me waving to get her attention to request the check. Our dessert plates were already empty when she brought the check, yet it was nearly 15 minutes before she picked it up, and that was only after I shouted at her by name to get her attention as she rushed past us.

I had been seriously considering bringing my check to the hostess stand to be processed, but that likely would have been for naught. I intended to mention our displeasure with the hostess on the way out, but she was too engrossed in her cell phone to look up or acknowledge me as I approached her station, so I turned away and left.

This was the third consecutive year my wife and I celebrated ur anniversary at McCormick & Schmick, and it'll be our last, as this was my second consecutive disappointment at their restaurants (K Street in March). It seems this chain has lost its way.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value2

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I often eat at McCormick and Scmick's Seafood when I am in the Reston area. This was a business dinner and all facets - food, service, and ambiance were excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our server was Jose. He was very attentive and made excellent suggestions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 9, 2017

The restaurant has 0 view, it is hidden on a back street, very unnoticable entrance. The decor is not original, the nooks are some wooden boxes with a curtain, supposedly for more privacy that almost completely isolates you; art decor is very ordinary... Best service was given by the manager Amanda who was able to resolve a very unpleasant conflict with a server.

Tags: Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This restaurant once stood head and shoulders above the heavy competition. The decline has been gradual and uneven, the kitchen occasionally fluffing a dish, the wait staff friendly and engaging even when harried. The failure was complete at dinner, the swordfish dull, the rockfish lackluster, none of the McCormick & Schmick creativity apparent on either plate. The waitress? Harried, overburdened and seemingly working most of a large room, especially the larger tables and booths. The wait staff is constantly changing. Neither of us enjoyed dinner and we’re unlikely to return.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Was rather disappointed w this visit. Dishes and silver had crusty stuff and service staff was rather abrasive. Food was good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.