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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RR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Canned music was too loud but food and service was excellent!

HK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First visit to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston during Open Table Restaurant Week 2019:

The menu, and wine list options were excellent choices on the special "Restaurant Week" menu. The seafood selections for the evening were all very well received, enjoyed, and prepared.

We recommend that a restaurant participating in the Restaurant Week Program offer the special "Restaurant Week" menu to all guests upon visiting. A customer(s) should not have to ask for the special menu upon their arrival to the table. The service was rather confusing at the beginning of our setting with multiple servers, who did not know who was to be serving our table. The end result of service from one server was totally acceptable.

We would admit rather disappointed that we had to pay for over 2 hours of parking at the initital parking garage off Bluemont, which as we were advised is owned by the Reston Hyatt. And, that the restaurant does not have a valuation stamp for the $12.00 parking cost. Supposedly all other parking garages have free parking on weekends. The Management of the Reston Town Center definitely has not done any smart managing on their part to assist in gaining business, and clients for the Reston Town Center businesses.

JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Slow service. Food was mediocore. Chicken was tough, fries were cold, lettuce old.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Had a 6:30 reservation. Took 40 minutes to get our appetizer to the table. Took 1 hour 50 minutes to get our main courses. Wife waited & never had a refill for her ice tea until 1 hour 15 minutes mark when she had to ask for a refill. Screwed up the desert order. We where repeat customers. Never Again!

PS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great stop for restaurant week. Our first time at the Reston location. Food and drinks were very good. We will be back for Happy Hour very soon.

JB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the table side drinks were good.

CG
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

So disappointed. Not sure if it was just a bad night or if M&S has lost its touch. In the past we could always count on great food and service, but not the other night.

JC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. But,the best part was the outstanding waiter. Thanks McCormick and Schmick’sfor a lovely meal.

TL
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

New server I think. Didn’t really know menu. Made a lot of implications. Some were inappropriate. Somewhat nervous but he was trying and he was a kid.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hello,

Mike, our Waiter did an excellent Job.
He was very professional and allowed us the privacy we needed.
The Host placed us in a full booth and it was perfect for our dinner meeting.

Thanks!

LD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious seafood, and a private booth for our family celebration. We are glad we chose M&S!

KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

A bottle of wine cracked to the floor , got wine all over my dress . Shrimp was way overcooked And Seabass was super fishy and loaded with salt . Will not go back. The price is shocking based on the small amount of food you get

SS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 11yo niece wanted to go out for a fancy dinner before we finished off our vacation on the east coast to return back to the west coast. Took our chance and thank the Lord (really, all praise to Him) this place was amazing in all ways. Great service, delicious food (we had fish and chips, shrimp stuffed with crabs, shrimp and crab stuffed salmon, fried oysters, crab cakes, strawberry lemonade, margaritas and the house dessert with raspberry sorbet and vanilla bean ice cream), awesome waiter, great ambiance and location. We went on a Wednesday evening and the place was empty. Closes at 10pm, but since our meal was served late, the waiter said we could stay as long as we wanted. It really was the perfect ending to an awesome vacation. And my niece approves!!!

TJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Manager came and talked to us as soon as we sat down. Food service really great, she knew me right away. When I asked for Sunday special, she make sure we can get it . It’s was special day for us for 12th year anniversary, they made us very happy. Thank you.

DI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was very good. The sever was friendly. The general manager made a point to come around to the tables and see how everything was going. We knew the meal would be pricey, so we were not terribly surprised by the $100 bill for two people. However the price is why we do not go often other than special occasions. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable experience.

A
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food was delicious, but the price wasn’t comparable. The general appearance of the restaurant could use a touch up the walls, floors appeared grudge

D
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch was great with coworkers from start to finish. Staff were very attentive to our needs.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10 year anniversary dunner. Our server Brandy was on point and the personalized menus were a really wonderful touch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Service was extremely slow. Server seemed inexperienced to handle large group. Took over 2 hours to get in and out, meanwhile the place was almost empty. Mediocre food. Will not come back.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was under seasoned and not very impressive. Certainly not worth the incredible price you pay for it. The bathrooms were not very clean but the service was good. Overall the restaurant was just alright. Nothing that special.

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good, but it was the waiter that made the evening exceptional.

CF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food. A little expensive- why is fish “simply prepared” more expensive than the meal with more extras?

SJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

They played "rock music" loudly! Everything else was fine.

BF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston. We were celebrating a special occasion. The service was prompt and professional and the food outstanding. A very memorable event.

TL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Had an issue with the salmon and waiter and manager corrected it. Manager had conversation with us. Made us feel like valued guests.

L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our son’s birthday (adult). We received excellent service. We liked our semi-private seating. It was our first time to the restaurant as a family.

BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I brought my daughter and other three adult children for my oldest daughter's bday celebration. We liked having the private booth, but the curtains were never shut - why do they have them? Our waiter was ok, but a bit personally awkward. We had to ask about our drinks a few times and the steaks had to be sent back because they were undercooked. For the money I spent, over $300, I felt it could have been a better experience.

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

we were all very pleased with our food. They all commented that their dinner was very good. I had the tuna special and it was delicious. On the other hand, it was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was not at all busy. it seemed to take much too long for us to get our drinks. The desserts were disappointing. The strawberry shortcake had a grand total of 2 strawberries. The strawberry pie had a crust that we could not cut even with a knife. We had to return it. The coffee was served well ahead of the desserts and was lukewarm when it arrived. The server was attentive and did his best to make it a pleasant experience.

JM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Service and food fantastic. Definitely recommend.

PI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

High ratings for most categories except "Value for Money". Having to pay $17 for ONE small lump crab cake is way over the top! Also the Tableside Tartare for $20+ was ridiculous. In general your prices are way too high and this may have been why the restaurant was pretty empty around 7:30pm on a Saturday evening!! Also your wine prices are stratospheric!

EG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Food was terrible. Ahi tuna was tasteless and bourbon salmon over cooked.

HL
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious but sadly a few entrees arrived cold. Crab legs cold is not great, but cold scallops & spinach is just bad. The rest of us were happy with our meals. Niece said her shrimp scampi was the best pasta she’d ever had! Dad loved the halibut & I really enjoyed the buttery & huge portion of sea bass & edamame. Rock fish was not a hit, but probably a matter of personal preference. Waiter was very good.

BO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience. Shout out to David, and Ryan the manager. Always great when they’re there.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing server and great atmosphere.

RJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a large group of 9 which was easily accommodated. Food was excellent and service excellent. Dining atmosphere was very nice in a room with other families.

K
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I had not visited for quite some time. We enjoyed our experience. The waiter made it especially nice. Our food was excellent.

f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Service took too long to acknowledge our presence. Asked twice for a specific menu which never arrived. Server suggested a dessert which we accepted on her recommendation to find out that the kitchen was out of that dessert. Food good as always though.

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Celebrated a birthday and had a very enjoyable meal; would do it again.

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable experience with great service.

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