McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

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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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only recommendation is for them to change their wood tables. They were stained from wet classes with many circle all over.
I would also suggest that Open Table communicates the customer's requests with the restaurant sooner. They did not receive my comment and request for a table near the window, but they accommodated me anyways. Thanks.

BK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch for my father's 70th birthday. It was a great meal and the kids had a great time as well.

RW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Scallops were very small for the cost (4 for $41). Serve was awesome.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My steak was excellent. Only thing that was less than outstanding was the roasted root veggies. They could have been cooked a bit more. The carrots were very hard.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Cold seafood appetizer was good but very small pieces of crab

Margarita was not good - martini was fine

Blackened trout was dry and not well seasoned - potatoes were excellent

Beef medallions were ordered medium, but were served medium rare - very little sauce for the portion - spinach was under seasoned

Coffee was very good as was Smith island cake

We had a very pleasant server but he is clearly still training and left us for extended periods of time, especially at the end of our meal

DP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was subpar. Service was slow. Restaurant wasn’t super clean. It was a real disappointment.

MC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Quiet business meal over lunch. Food is good as always server seems a little inexperienced but friendly.

E
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... great service. The manage came by a couple times.... once to tell us about the oysters we just ordered and to check on our meal? Our waiter, Christopher, was amazing! We couldn't have had a bad experience even if we tried! I have been converted to a McCormick regular because of the visit 👍

L
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon with beets and asparagus was delicious and fit my dietary restrictions

NY
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food cooked to perfection. Personalized service was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased, we got seated immediately and our servers took good care of us. My husband ordered fresh oysters and I ordered clam chowder soup, both were delicious. As main dish my husband ordered lobster tail and I ordered the grilled seafood trio. Both dishes were also delicious. We ended our night with créeme brûlée. Our dining experience was excellent, from the service received to the quality of the food.

AD
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was ok but was valentine's day and wifes birthday. When M&S called back to confirm reservation said wife would get birthday dessert. Told waitress wifes birthday and she said happy birthday. We ordered desserts and both charged. We drove up from NC and chose this M&S because we used to live in area and came for birthdays and anniversaries.....Will dtill come when in area....

JO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

McCormick and Schmick used to have a better wine menu (older red wines) and a variety of fresh catch that changed daily. Not this time. The wine list included Ecco Domani Pinot Grogio, available from Costco for $8 a bottle and which no respectable restaurant would carry. We had Valentine's dinner so perhaps that's why they had more of a standard menu. The two lobster tails were small relative to the $38 price.

j
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were thrilled with both the food and service on our most recent trip to M&S 2/14/20. We previously had poor experiences here on Valentine’s Day but this year was much different. Our waiter was very personable and attentive. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. So happy we didn’t let a couple poor services keep us from returning.

AJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. It was Valentine's Day and the mood was just right.

DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience my fiancé and I from the time we were treated at the door with David(absolutely amazing hostess by the way he deserves a raise) and the waiter whom I cannot remember his name a made the experience incredible we will be returning again for sure. Thank you for a wonderful Valentine’s Day for my fiancé and I.

k
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We ordered drinks the moment we sat down and it took 30 min for them to be delivered. By the time they were delivered the logo in the signature M&S drink was melted and the prosecco sangria was watered down, which makes me believe they were sitting on the bar for awhile. We ordered appetizers 10 minutes after the drinks and those came out before the drinks were delivered. I understand the bar gets backed up, but it would’ve been nice if they would’ve let us know that or if something was done about the delayed, watered down drinks. I except more from restaurants when I am paying $15-$20 for drinks.

R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My mom came down for a visit

PP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Anniversary. Seated at a two top right by the open kitchen with a lot of traffic by the table. Ordered a second scotch that took 15-20 minutes to receive. Said they had to go to storage to get another bottle of Johnny Walker Black. Yeah right.

TV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great. Chilean Sea Bass with topping was tasty but was expensive. Calamari is a must. Service and attention to detail was mediocre. Cocktails at a premium price.

D
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Asked for a booth in a virtually empty restaurant and got a table in the middle. Wasn’t busy even when we left.
The Tempura tuna was extra fishy in smell and suspect it was not close to fresh. Really hard to eat. My wife’s salmon was marginally better.
Best part of the meal was the bread and wedge Salad. Should have stopped there.
The food was poorly prepared and the quality suspect. The only thing healthy was the price.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Great food, but the service was lacking.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Their private tooms are the vest. We could actually talk and enjoy our guests!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was very disappointing. I’ve had better salmon at restaurants that do not specialize in fish. My friend’s steak looked much smaller than the 6 oz. it was supposed to be and his sides were minuscule. And my martini was warm. The best course was dessert which we ordered because our portions were so small. McCormack & Schmick’s needs to do a better job.

RD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Maybe we had a bad night. 3 of us had salmon and I had crab cakes. Crab cakes were good, but there should have been more than a tablespoon of poblano aoili to go with it. The vegetables were good. Of the three salmon, one was deemed excellently cooked at medium. One of the others was overcooked. The third was called "no where as good as Jackson's", just down the block. Service was spotty. Daughter did not get timely refills on diet coke. Waiter popped his head in and asked how things were (when we were 3/4 done with meal and asked how it was. I looked up from my food, said not a word, and the waiter said "great" and left. We had one of the private walled in booths which cut down on the noise of the bar next door, so ambiance was nice. M&S needs to make sure fish is cooked to order, and have the waiters actually stop by once and a while.

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent wait staff. Just a really great experience.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the professionalism and service that we received here. You seem to only meet management when there is an issue but in this case the manager introduced himself and was very kind and attentive to our needs. The stuffed crab salmon dish was phenomenal and I cannot wait to eat it again! Thank you all for helping me celebrate my birthday the right way!

JP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, very pleasant surroundings.

GK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive. However, the prices are such that we can only afford to dine at McCormick and Schmick's occasionally.

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The level of service, the atmosphere, and the quality of the food were all outstanding. We have been going to this restaurant for years and have always been very pleased. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday celebration went well. All of our party had a phenomenal time.

FA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food quality was not worth the price. I am not sure if what I ordered was not done right but I was not impressed

SR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the host took extra care to give us a quiet booth as it was an anniversary dinner. We had a great time and the food was great as well.

MM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was the first time I was disappointed with my food there. A restaurant week thing was going on that we had to beg our server to tell us about. Meanwhile the waiter at the table next to us went on about that and specials. My lobster tail was tiny and my steak was undercooked.

DL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Overall we were disappointed in the restaurant and wish we had chosen another restaurant. We were not given a menu for Restaurant Week menu and had to ask. It took awhile for waitress to come serve us. We asked for Bread, but never came. We had to ask twice and waitress said it's in the oven, but never brought to us. They were understaff because the managers were delivering food as well. Our water was not refilled and the bill needed to be fixed, because we were not charged for Restaurant week price of $22/person. We were surprised that dessert was not included in the $22 Restaurant week. I've always enjoyed M&S Seafood at other locations, but was truly disappointed. We hardly saw customers, so we don't know what's going on with the restaurant.

CH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.

AM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service, and nice location! This restaurant is one of the best in the area.

DT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was average at best. The service was okay. A manager needlessly came to our table to resolve an issue that was being handled by our waitress.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I order lobster... it came cold and over cooked... but our server saved the day ... Samantha - sweet and funny

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years eve

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