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“Always the same...good but not great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McCormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmick's
11920 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5624
703 481 6600
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Ranked #34 of 129 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bluemont
Sarasota, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Always the same...good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you have been to one, you have been to all. Consistency can be a good thing. And this chain has it down. the Ahi tuna was seared perfectly and the service was friendly.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great Customer Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We look for great food, customer service, and pet friendly establishments. This restaurant (outdoor area) met all our criteria. It was our first time, so we can only attest to one dining experience. The burgers were excellent, althought there was too much bread for the burger, fries were good. The hush puppies were different and tasty, especially the special sauce. We also enjoyed the mac and cheese. We will go back again

Visited April 2013
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Reston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

It is always a pleasure to visit McCormicks & Scnicks for whatever. Wheteher I am enjoying a steak, seafood or happy hour, it is always fabulous...On thursday night through sunday night, they have either a live band or dj starting later in the evening around 1030 pm or 1100 till closing which draws a good crowd of peoplt from the international community in fairfax to socialize and dance. I have always had only good experiences at these events and no problem finding a partner to work on my cardio on the dance floor or just have pleasant conversation...I recommend this place to anyone visiting the area or who resides here for fun and relaxation. The staff is awesome and only cimpliments the experience...

Visited March 2013
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Salt Lake City
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Solid, but not outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted something quieter and more upscale. This seemed like the best choice in Reston Town Center. We had been sightseeing all day and were not dressed nicely, but no one blinked an eye. We were seated at a nice booth immediately. Service was outstanding throughout. It's just that the food was just pretty good. I had the scallops and they were nice, but there weren't many and they needed some sort of sauce or more of it. They were on top of "crab" potatoes, but I saw no crab. It was almost $30 and I was still hungry after. My husband had the shrimp scampi and it was pretty good, but the sauce was a little too tangy and it just wasn't great. We had dessert - a highly recommended heath brownie. It seemed like a typical brownie with crumbled heath bar on top and a drizzle of chocolate and caramel sauces, but not enough sauce and the whole thing was just okay. The bread at the beginning was good but it was a small piece. Overall, nothing we ate was a "wow" - the portions were smallish, the recipes just okay - nothing luscious and decadent. For the prices, we expected more. But as a package deal with the service and atmosphere, it was very good. Just not outstanding.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NYC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Very nice spot for a special occasion or business dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The quality of the food will not disappoint. The waiters explain the meat selection with an incredibly amusing (though not intentionally) spiel about the cuts of steak being offered. But they are kind and attentive and they try so hard that you can't resist their rather corny pageantry. If you're in a hurry you will need to be very clear on this point or the wait between courses will drive you to desperation.

Visited March 2013
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