McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston

4.2
3035 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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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
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Phone number
(703) 481-6600
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Patrick Ferguson
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Cross Street
Bluemont
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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.
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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
What 3035 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
Service
4.2
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3.8
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Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service from the bar to our table was very slow. Apps were a bit slow also. The restaurant was not busy.

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and a great traditional seafood dining experience.

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MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Very disappointing. Meals were poorly prepared and we were trying to take friends out for a special thank you treat. So, friend pretending to like their meals and we did not want to ruin the evening by complaining, but in other circumstances the meal was not acceptable.
Steak order medium rare was served well done, but our guest while commented to us (but it was obivous) did not want to cause a fuss or make the rest of us wait while she returned her meal. Trio of Seafood had lackluster stuffing, over cooked salmon, and tough grilled shrimp.
Also, got charged for a vegetable substitution was not mentioned and seems ridculous.
I expect better from this restaurant chain, especially considering the price.
Don't dine here - Reston Town Center has other good options for better prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Perfect evening

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PS
Washington DC
216 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were going to be at Reston Town Center and decided on M&S. Food was really good and they have an amazing chocolate cake desert now. Always pretty consistent. We went with a couple of the specials that night.

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Big disappointment. Have been going to M&S for many years. This was the worst dining experience ever -- food was lousy and tepid. Restaurant was dark and unattractive (compared to the Tysons restaurant which is now closed). Service was okay.
Will not be back. You need to do a lot of work!

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Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Happy Hour here is the best ever. So delicious and such a great deal. Thank you.

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MY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiters were outstanding and brought me a birthday dessert with lit candles.

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A
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

McCormick and Schmick is our go-to restaurant in Reston Town Center. My husband took advantage of the lobster tail special offered on Sundays and Mondays. He thought the lobster was delicious, which is high praise coming from him. I had one of the salmon Chef's Specialties. It was very tasty as well. The manager stopped by our table to make sure all was well, and then spoke with us again as we left. All in all, it was a lovely evening.

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New England
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Alaskan crab legs we awesome.

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CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When I made the reservation online, I noted in the box for special occasions that we were celebrating my husband's birthday but also that we wanted to come for our upcoming anniversary because we held our rehearsal dinner at its partner restaurant that closed, M&S Grill. I figured they might give us a free little dessert or something. But boy, did they go all out!!

We showed up at the restaurant all dressed up for the special occasion, they escort us to a private little room with fancy curtains, and introduce themselves as the manager and waiter from the M&S Grill! The Manager said he remembered our rehearsal dinner! At the top of our menus read, "Happy birthday and 4th anniversary!" and they even brought us champagne! It was so nice and so festive and so lovely. It made the night feel even more special and brought back so many wonderful memories from the wedding weekend. We enjoyed it so much. Also, the food was amazing, the cocktails were great, and the staff added that special touch to everything. We were tempted not to get dessert because we were so satisfied with the dinner, but we splurged on dessert anyway and loved our cheesecake!

Thank you, McCormack & Schmidt's for a wonderful birthday/anniversary dinner!

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CJ
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Ehhh, very mediocre... waiter was an amateur, constantly trying to upsell and pad the check. Annoying, I was going to spend $300+ which was fine but he turned the meal into an infomercial.

There was no water in the mens room, couldn't flush the toilets or wash your hands, not good.

The general manager was a good guy and did his best.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience and food I would recommend to everyone.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We came there during the restaurant week. A few things did not work well:
-- we could not get appetizers for about 30 minutes
-- the salmon was dry (the beef medallions were good)
-- creme brulee was apparently brought from a fridge; the upper crust was pre-made and not baked in on our order
-- they messed up our bill: they put a regular charge for one of the desserts, instead of the special restaurant week price
(After we found the error, they removed the charge for both desserts, though.)

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AV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Service was very poor considering this is a "fancy" place. Food was cold and service was slow as well. Not impressed.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday - the birthday dessert was delicious
Thank you M&S

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b
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and service was super! We loved the seafood!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The waiter was awful, too pushy, insistent on upsellung soups, salads and most expensive items. We ordy1 bottle of wine, he recommended 2 bottles- everyone did not drink!
After the order was taken, it took too long for the food to arrive. The Restaurant was not busy!
Will not come back. Our guests were from out of town and I was embarrassed

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P
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent seafood, good steaks, outstanding service. But the restaurant's lack of gluten-free breads is a disappointment. Legal Seafoods can do it .. why can't McCormick & Schmicks'? We spoke to the manager about this .. he agreed that this should be an option but says his hands are tied by Landry's policies. Somehow Landry's management needs to be brought into the 21st century.

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LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at the Reston McCormick and Schmick are the most welcoming, professional people I have seen at a restaurant for a long time. We had our 15 month old granddaughter with us and they were so accommodating and pleasant. The waiter brought the baby’s food very quickly so she didn’t have to wait while we had the most delicious lobster bisque. Our entrees were all delicious and the mango sorbet was very refreshing. There was a band playing music and we could enjoy the music while still holding a conversation. I would definitely return for another meal and maybe just for a date night with my husband. If you have a baby don’t be afraid to bring them, they are certainly welcomed here.

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MM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We were seated right next to a very large party even though there were other tables open. That made it very difficult to talk and to even hear the waiter. The waiter was very distracted with the big party and no one else stepped in to help so service was slow. The food took 40 minutes and was underdone on both the steak and the salmon.

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JC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The kitchen was very slow and disorganized. The first time they send out the wrong order. The 2nd try brought basic entries but one lacked the requested side and other lacked the special ordered garnish. A third try brought one entry back with the garnish. The
requested side never came. The salmon was somewhat dry and overcooked. We guessed that they were short-handed and the supervisor responsible for checking the orders before they were served (if there was such a person) was distracted by other problems.

Then, the bill was slow to come. Of course, it was wrong. We were overcharged for one entre, undercharged for the other.

The maître 'd, Ryan, was very helpful on in straightening out the messes as they happened.

The Black and White draft beer combo of Guinness and Stella Artois was new to me. It was superb. Ryan's kindness and the great beer are the only reasons why we'd ever consider coming back.

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K
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was all just fine until we were ready to pay and our waitress disappeared for a good while, after we gave our credit card. No excuse or apology when she came back either which was odd.

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R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Slow service for both food and drinks. Must have been understaffed. Food was good but temperature was tepid. Must have been waiting awhile before we were served

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VG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overall it is a good restaurant but a bit overpriced. I had the Halibut special that came over ratatouille. The halibut was good but the ratatouille was all onions.

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A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Since the restaurant is not close to home, we came up to use my birthday special from the Landry Select Club before attending a concert my grandson was playing in nearby. This is our second trip to this location - the one we normally go to in McLean apparently closed a few months ago.
We were seated immediately and had our drinks in minutes. We had the Calamari “Fritto Misto” for an appetizer - it was delicately fried and delicious. Not only was the calamari in there, but jalapeño peppers, artichokes and sweet potatoes.
Our meals were also wonderful - I had the bourbon glazed salmon and my wife the Beef Medallions. I would recommend both. The salmon was tender, as were the medallions. The only downside to the beef dish was that it was a little light on the meat portion. The sides - mashed potatoes and spinach were also excellent.

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SK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and incredible service.

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the best part about mccormick and schmicks are OLGA THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT, PROFESSIONAL WAITRESS ON THE ENTIRE PLANET.......AND KEN THE VERY TALL CHEF W/A BEARD. GREAT PEOPLE - LOVELY, HELPFUL, PROFESSIONAL - AWESOME.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great meal. The waitress was extremely attentive and made for a great dining experience.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time. The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had. The staff was great!

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My husband & I were celebrating our 46th anniversary. We had been to this location 3 years earlier for the same occasion and experienced some issues with food and service. This resulted in management sending us a gift card for a return visit. Since it had been years since our visit, we thought we would try the restaurant again. We love seafood and M & S is popular for this fare in particular. The ambiance was still quiet and well appointed. The wait staff was personable and very accommodating. My meal was cooked perfectly. My husband’s not quite so, but not enough to make a scene by having to return it to the kitchen. We also had to wait an amazing amount of time just for bread, and ultimately couldn’t get any to go with our meal! This happened during our first-time visit as well! Something as simple as warm bread seemed to be impossible to provide. The excuse given was that it was close to closing time (45-50 mins.) and “its still in the oven”.
If someone was to ask about the restaurant, I’d have to say “Make your reservations with reservations!”

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Date night

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GA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, it always is! But the service... the amazing AJ, our sever, made our night very special. He paid attention to every detail and was super friendly! Also the manager, had the wonderful gesture of stoping by our table to make sure everything was perfect. And it was!
Excelent experience! It’s my favorite restaurant in the area so... we will come back!
Thank you!!

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GF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening all around. Our guest really enjoyed it.

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was very slow. Took a long time to get our food. Bill was incorrect and had to get the manager involved. The prices are high so high level of service is expected.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We went to celebrate my daughters birthday and Fathers day at the same time. I had the ahi tuna that was completely dry. I was surprised since they are a steak and seafood place. It was quite tasteless and also cold. My family really enjoyed their meals (steak, shrimp and crab cakes, and fried shrimp).

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WL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Although a bit noisy at prime dinner time, the food will be the main draw for coming to M&S Reston. M&S is a chain with consistently high quality offerings, and this one in Reston continues to further the quality of the franchise.

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PB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Ambiance was welcoming. Waitress was very attentive yet gave us space to enjoy our time. Well done!

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l
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

perhaps we ordered the wrong thing - we had fried softshell crabs- over breaded, and just not tasty. Wine was good, service was good, and we enjoyed sitting outside watching the street scene in the excellent weather. we have dined at McCormick and Schmick's in other locations before, and totally enjoyed the experience.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable meal with a great atmosphere and quick service.

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