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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4.2
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4.3
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vipMartha
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent presentation and very delicious entrees.
Manager on duty and Taylor our server offered outstanding service.

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vipjbsb
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service waiter was very slow and kitchen very slow.

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LaurieO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Steak not cooked as ordered
Slow service
Noisy
Lobster bisque was good
Had a better experience at the DC location

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AlanL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. I appreciate their hard work and honesty

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vipArtPoet
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All four of us enjoyed our meals. The food was well prepared, portions were just right and dietary needs were accommodated. We were seated in a booth with walls which made conversation among the four of us very easy to hear.

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SusanR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour menu! Waitress was attentive and food was good. We will return!

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YosemiteLover
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JP did such an excellent job...he really took such good care of us! And our food was delicious!

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OldScientist
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and the experience were excellent. For three of us, our three choices were: scallops, ahi tuna, and swordfish. Each one was outstanding. I used to go to McCormick & Schmick often. Then it seemed to go downhill. I had not been to McCormick & Schmick for several years. My belief was that there was only one truly excellent seafood restaurant in Reston. Now I know there are two, and one of them is McCormick and Schmick.

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DanielleD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
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.

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vipBenjaminK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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RonW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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Pcam
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
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

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DavidP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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

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vipMCreview
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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vipEric
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
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 👍

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Lint
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NYCDiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food cooked to perfection. Personalized service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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.

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ArtD
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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....

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vipJimOakHill
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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.

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juneg0729
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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.

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vipAnnmarieJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 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.

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vipkt18
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience3

I got violently ill hours after eating here.

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vipRa1n1se
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My mom came down for a visit

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PhilP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 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.

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vipTonyV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 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.

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vipDiscerning
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on 6 February 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Great food, but the service was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 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.

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RestonDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 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.

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vipFelicia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sheanell
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 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!

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JoyceP
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, very pleasant surroundings.

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GeoffreyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 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.

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MichaelMcVicker
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 481-6600.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston is rated 4.2 stars by 3453 OpenTable diners.

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

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