McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

4.5
3602 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3602 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LadyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Totally under staff for both kitchen and dinning room. You may have better experience if order take out!
Some light was out on dining spot but mangers were too busy to review or repair it before open restaurant during the weekend.

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vipSalba
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly , knowledgeable and aimed to please. Ambiance was warm, inviting and relaxing. The food was very well prepared and the sour dough bread was warm, fresh and crusty.I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends, family and strangers alike.
The only problem is that they were understaffed due to the COVID and employees not returning to work. Thus the timing was long before our meal came.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time at the Reston location. The waiter was very attentive to our needs and the ambiance was great. Would definitely dine her again.

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Cromskid
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While there the power went out on the block and they were still able to provide our food while keeping us entertained with great sevice and constant updates on the electricity.

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vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal with outstanding service. Everything was served to perfection!

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vipVAnative
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent ... one had fried shrimp and the other had the salmon pasta pesto. Topped off with the Apple Pie/Walnut/cinnamon Ice cream dessert which we split and was still a lot!

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vipjbsb
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience1

Service from the bar and kitchen were both very slow. Writer stated you had two large parties and not enough kitchen help

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kathiew
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The steaks and fish dishes used to be much tastier in the past. We were a party of 5 celebrating a Birthday on Saturday evening. Our plates came out with the steaks under cooked (raw when medium was ordered) and not too flavorful but very heavily peppered. The side dishes were rather tepid. Appetizers (bacon wrapped shrimp and calamari) were also just... OK. Our waitress took over 20 min to visit the table on two occasions and forgot some things when she returned. The only saving grace of the whole evening was the Apple pie. It was delicious. It will be a long time before I return, if ever.

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Wali
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The swordfish stuffed with crab meat was delicious.

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vipLovethisplace
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Kyle is attentive, professional, and overall, a great guy! The well-prepared food arrived quickly and hot. We enjoyed a delicious meal and we'll be back.

JM
JollyMon
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very good food and service just a bit pricey. Did I mention just a bit pricey?

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ScottS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about the night was perfect. We went out for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. Food was amazing. Service was good. Oklahoma Joe, assistant manager, checked-in with us several times to insure all was good. He made the evening perfect by just caring enough to stop by our table.

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vipMrsB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service

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MicheleB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The staff were very customer friendly. Only need a heater on patio if eating outside. Limited outdoor tables.

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KennethB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a large table (10) on a busy day (Easter) for brunch. We had at least two waiters - one primary and another contributing as needed. Our primary wasn't very prompt, but the second waiter supporting (Ryan I recall), whom we've had before, was awesome. Very cheerful, and overall service was good. Lastly, I think all of our diners enjoyed their meals. However, I had the 13 oz ribeye which was done the way I ordered, but I found the meat a little tough .. flavor good, texture tough.

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vipLeesburgFan
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The Reston location for McCormick and Schmick's is dated. The table we sat at had many rings of water stains. That's fine, but I remember think of this place as "classy" a long time ago. Not so much this time around. Food was good enough for what it was. The crab cake had more filler/flour or something than I'd like. Scallops were good, the clam chowder and lobster bisque were good.

The server seemed to have a bad day. Ms. Olga was real short with her answers, didn't seem happy to be there and had her arms folded and watched us leave the restaurant after we paid the bill. I don't think we did anything to offend her. We asked how her day was, tried to have casual conversation with her, but seemed real bothered. She refilled our water, which I'm grateful. Hard to tell if she was smiling given the masks everyone wears now. That being said, her tone, body language made her seemed annoyed.

The restaurant was clean, I appreciate that. Someone parked outside in a non-parking space right in front of the facility and then they came into to dine alone. Pre-pandemic, parking enforcement would have given this person a ticket. Now, eh...do what you want.

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SDK1960
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service. good food. I an a native Floridian. Closest off the boat seafood in the area.

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WestportWill
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was a revisit to an old favorite, post-pandemic shutdown. I have to admit that I was disappointed; this dinner did not match up to prior experiences.

I recall the bartended from my prior visits … he may be the manager as well. He was focused, attentive, friendly … all one might want in an establishment. The wait staff was somewhat inexperienced, but more than made up for it in enthusiasm, if not attentiveness.

The clam chowder was good. However, the rib-eye was not. It was small, with too much gristle, and (initially) undercooked. I do not believe that I have sent a steak back (in my life) for being too rare : I had to do so this time. The truffle fries were "okay"; again, not up to my recollection.

The best part of the meal was the cheesecake.

I do not like writing reviews such as this. But, I will return, if for no other reason than to see that this was an "off night" … I hope it was.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great - the food and drinks excellent

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PeteM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Server was on day 3. No one shadowing him on a Friday night is insane! Food lacked flavor. My wife’s chicken breast was paper thin and dry.

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CharlesP16
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome service, great drinks, shrimp and crab was great. Salmon was a little under seasoned for my wife and I taste but still great food.

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vipCarlaK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Jamieson's whisky salmon was outstanding! And the potato croquette was to die for! Would definitely get this again. Although it was a special, I hope they consider making it a regular entree. We've never been disappointed at this restaurant. Their happy hour specials in the bar are one of the best in the area.

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Doug
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geat service, food with happy hour drink pricing, will continue to frequent McCormick's in Reston !

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AmandaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my son's 18th birthday. The place was beautiful. The service was excellent. And the food was outstanding.

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Atul
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in an amazing restaurant

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AaronE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan the manager is fantastic and visited our table regularly. Our server (Kyle) was outstanding. We love this restaurant and can't wait to go back!

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PIETJOT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty. Service was pleasant and quick. We had a booth which was nice

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AaronE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks as always. Looking forward to trying their seafood next time we go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service

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Christine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & atmosphere. Doing a great job to make customers feel safe during COVID. Highly recommend! The lobster bisque is a must!!

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Tedh
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Although, we had to wait for about 15 minutes before anyone came to our table after we were seated, the service was excellent. Soloman waited on us, and he was great.

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Kammoaa
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter barely came to our table and the food was cold upon arrival and we were basically forgotten about. Service was terrible!

KJ
KevinJ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid place to go. Good food, clean and quiet while we were there for lunch. Server was very pleasant and the price is reasonable.

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vipLovethisplace
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipdaddyg
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive but not intrusive, congenial and spot on for everything we needed or asked for. The food was delicious, well prepared and nicely presented.

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BigFan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was truly outstanding. Our waiter was extremely attentive and took all the necessary COVID-19 precautions. We also appreciate the manager and general manager stopping by to make sure the food and service were to our liking. Great choice of music playing in the background, too.

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vipWilliamJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on Super Bowl night, consequently only 2-3 other tables were occupied, making for a very quiet and calm ambience. As we have allergy issues, wait staff and managers helped decide what was safe for us to eat, or could be modified for our safety. Our meals were excellent. It was a most pleasant evening.

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Boatingforme
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience!!! Would highly recommend to anyone!!! The whole flounder was amazing!!!

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FunSho
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

My boyfriend and I came out for restaurant week, we wanted to try somewhere new for us. The restaurant was little dirty, tables were not wiped down, food crumbs in the floor with dirty silverware on the ground. The server was very friendly and very polite. The food was average, enjoyed my crab cakes and my boyfriend liked his steak. His mashed potatoes were cold, my roasted potatoes and green beans were not seasoned. The calamari was not good. The water tasted like it came from the faucet. We asked for lemon slices to see if it would cover the taste but did nothing. I decided to order some Coke which the Coke tasted like it came from the faucet. Since, I was disappointed in most of my meal I decided to skip dessert. Truly disappointed in my first experience here do not think I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Little wait to get table with reservation, and service was backed up but we enjoyed and were appreciative

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 481-6600.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 3602 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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