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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B
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a good solid meal. Booths are nice, comfortable and allowed us to have a business discussion without issues.

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elizabeth was the best waiter we’ve had in a long while. In fact we interacted with the host and manager. They were both exceptional as well. The mgr was genuinely remarkable!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The service was a bit slow, but it was Mother's Day, so they were very busy. Our waiter was very courteous and made a good wine recommendation for my steak. He didn't check in very often though. The food was excellent as always.

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TS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Understandably, it was Mother’s Day at 2 pm but the service was hit or miss. I waited 45 minutes for an iced tea. The food was awful and cooked improperly. The eggs Benedict were hard-cooked, the crab cakes were soggy and my scallops were over cooked and rubbery. The raw oysters were shucked by someone in a hurry or didn’t know how as there were cracked shells in all of them. It was a good restaurant 10 years ago but it’s pretty much just an overpriced seafood Denny’s with apologies to Denny’s.

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WC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Lobster was chewy. We’ve been to the restaurant several times and it’s been fine in the past but this time the food just wasn’t that good.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We decided to try a new restaurant for Mother’s Day. We made brunch reservations based on word of mouth and the menu available online. When we arrived, the menu was different and had much fewer options that would be appealing to my teenage children. I ordered the bananas foster French toast, very disappointed in the quality. It seemed like two slices of bagged bread thrown on the griddle. No bananas foster sauce, few walnuts that were not candied. The value for cost is disparate. My wife ordered the shrimp and grits; shrimp was bland but the grits were very good. Coconut shrimp app was very good.

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o
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. A good choice for Mothers' Day....kid friendly food, too.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Poached egg portions of Eggs Benedict slightly overdone. Server and table help reached across patrons to deliver and remove courses.

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j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Went here for Mother's day brunch and had a delicious meal. Service was spectacular, though the menu suffered from a lack of variety. I guess given that this is a steak & seafood place, I should have probably expected that the menu would be 95% in that wheelhouse -- still, I expected a few more brunch-style staples. Overall a great brunch experience!

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BB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant offers good food, nice atmosphere, and great service. EnjoY!

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SA
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit was for Mother’s Day. Staff and food were wonderful. We will definitely be back again.

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S
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Decent food great service.

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JR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the chopped salad with grilled chicken - very fresh and delicious. Service was excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The service was prompt and courteous

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was my daughter’s 30th birthday, so we were seated in a lovely, private booth. Everyone was very attentive, and the food was delicious.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was definitely the best dining experience that my wife and I ever experienced. The service and attention to detail was top notch.

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h
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Worse steak house Ever!! We made our decision to dine here based on their website menu. When we arrived we discovered that prime ribs weren’t even on the menu?! What kind of steakhouse doesn’t offer prime ribs?? We were each given different menus which they also had to correct.

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DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The meal was delicious. I liked the way the entree was served with the sides chosen by the chef.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wall enclosed booth was an added Bonus having a two-year-old with us, and the appearance of the Easter bunny just capped an enjoyable meal.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easter - it was outstanding food and service. Easter bunny was a really sweet touch. Family from out of town truly enjoyed the entire experience. You’ve earned lifetime customers :)

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JM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Our April 21st visit was probably our 6th visit to McCormick & Schmidt and the only reason we continue going is because we occasionally receive gift cards to this place from our kids. I’m guessing they purchased them at Costco for 20% off which I don’t have a problem with I just wanted to share this with readers of my review. If you are an AARP member you get an additional 10% off food items as well. Even with the discounts I don’t think you get your money’s worth. There is really nothing wrong with the place just grossly overpriced. My wife had the baked stuffed shrimp for around $26.00 which was good but not great. I had the shrimp scampi for $24.00 which wasn’t bad but tasted very similar to what I would have gotten at Friday’s from about $10.00 less. Our entries were among the least expensive on the menu. A glass of wine starts at around $8 per glass. Again, McCormick & Schmidt’s isn’t bad but there are much better and less expensive places right around the corner that I think you will enjoy more.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The atmosphere was pleasant. The service was adequate , not classy but pleasant. Food quality and presentation vert poor for the price!

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WI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OUR SERVER WAS AWSOME. She was a true professional.

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w
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always satisfied with everything about this location.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We can always count on McCormick & Schmick's for quality food and service. Their location in Reston is convenient. The restaurant staff is very professional.

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TG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Service was poor. Server took drink orders for two diners and then two more diners a few minutes later. Brought the second two and totally forgot about the first two. All drinks were empty before we saw him again. We ordered a second round of drinks and food for four. One of our diners was very clear about no dairy. She ordered simple trout and veggies. After an excessively long wait, dinner arrived. Her trout was sitting on a bed of creamy mashed au gratin potatoes and a bit of lump crab on top with a melted butter sauce. After the server finally returned to the table, she explained the situation. He took the plate away. A great deal of time passed before her plate came back. By that time, everyone else was completely done eating. No effort was made to compensate, no apologies. Waited forever for the bill.
Food was just okay. No way we go back to this McCormick location. Lots of superior options in the same center.

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LD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoyed this restaurant & continue to do so. We stayed away for quite some time because of Reston Town Center's atrocious new parking system which is not only expensive but very hard to use. Now that the policy has been partially modified, we've returned, at least for dinner. Not for lunch since parking fees still apply after the first hour for lunch! We also preferred it even more before it was sold to Landry. Unfortunately Landry has insisted on raising prices so we don't go quite as frequently as we once did. Landry also removed our favorite appetizer from the menu, the crab & avocado tower. It was fabulous--would love to see it come back. But food & service otherwise were as great as ever. Warmly recommend it!

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NH
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Although the service is hit-or-miss, the food is always very good, and the setting is upscale but comfortable. We loved the little alcove that gave our party a quiet setting for our dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Waiter/waitress are friendly.
It is a good place to bring your business partner, customer and significant others.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Nice place and atmosphere. Food ok but expensive for quality. Server very busy so service was slow for 5 pm on Sunday night. First visit to this chain and wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thank you very much. It was a pleasure dining there

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JN
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was prompt and attentive. Menu had an excellent set of choices. The Filet and crabcakes entree was prepared to perfection. Excellent value!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! The meal and service was excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A most enjoyable dinner and wonderful St Patty Day

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Initially, once seated, no one approached my table for upwards of 15 minutes when the manager finally came to our table and apologized.

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TL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Recently had a "date night" dinner with my wife at McCormick & Schmick and couldn't be happier with how the whole experience was. The waitress was kind, knowledgeable and always attending to our every need. I have an allergy to mammal meat and products (alpha-gal syndrome) and the staff were amazing in their obvious care to meet my needs and keep me safe. The manager personally addressed the issue first with me then with his head chef who also came to the table and assured me that his preparation followed my instructions. Wow! So impressed by this staff.
Oh and did I mention that the food was also amazing! I recommend McCormick & Schmick to all who appreciate this kind of quality of service and cuisine.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Been many times and this time it fell flat. Despite being slow for brunch, our server was very disinterested and when asked about different entrees or the oysters he could not describe or remember. The food was OK but nothing to write home about

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b
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Overall the food and service was good but we were very disappointed in the landry rewards not counting out gift card points for McCormick & Schmick gift cards we had purchased at Costco.

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Came to watch hair supply and have dinner with a friend

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Waiter was a little too attentive , would have preferred to have a more private evening.

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