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“Recognizable restaurant that lived up to it's name” 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 #18 of 128 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bluemont
Boca Raton, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Recognizable restaurant that lived up to it's name”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We went in for appetizers that evening as we werent that hungry but knew we would be starving later. We had the sliders and quesadilla appetizers. They were excellent portions, cooked to our request and very tasty. The staff was very nice but distant. You had to keep requesting them to stop by versus them checking in on you. Not sure if this the style of the restaurant or simply because we ordered only appetizers. Te place was clean, bright and we could see out the windows to street to window watch people. It was conveninantly located by our hotel which made it the perfect stop.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Too much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were seated promptly, in one of the booths the best place to be seated. Our waiter introduced himself, then the general manager who was shadowing him that day. Calimari was good, not spectacular, Fresh oysters amazing! Entree's as always perfectly presented and delicious. Our server on the other hand was just too much, he actually bowed as he left every time, almost comical. Overall a wonderful experience. Try the planked salmon, it's proven to be consistenly perfect!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Captamerica911
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Hattiesburg,
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

I had a very good experience at McCormick & Schmick's. Note that I visited during the slow time, around 4:30pm. But, I enjoyed myself thoroughly. The server was great! Absolutely loved the buttermilk oysters appetizer! I had the Seafood Trio and it was very good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Sg2011523
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Reston, Virginia
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Average - bad value.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Wow - what a disappointment. We had our first dining room dinner at McCormick & Schmick's in Reston's town center. We have had dinner in the bar several times and it was fine - nothing fancy. The dining room is usually mobbed but last night it was empty so we decided to try it out. My wife had a very good broiled Parmesan encrusted filet of sole and I ordered a "fresh" grilled Halibut with mango salsa topping. The Halibut arrived somewhat shredded (I guess by the grill - not sure really) and wow was it a small piece. I had high hope for McCormick & Schmick's "fresh" Halibut but instead received a unattractive flavorless thin slab of white fish. Server was very friendly but never refilled our wine glasses?? We talked with our friends about our McCormick & Schmick's dinner and their response was "why did you eat there?" well we expected something better - oh well. We will not eat at McCormick & Schmick's Reston again. The $140 dinner tab was not anywhere near worth the expense. Bon Apetit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Consistantly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We can always count on McC&Schmick's for an excellent dinning experience with good service. The menu changes to a large extent daily which allows for a lot of variety. These days we go to the Reston location. It is a great place to take out-of-town guests. If you sit in the tables in the main dinning area it is a bit noisy and hard to hold a conversation but the "private" rooms are nice and a booth cuts down on the dinning noise.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Cathy D
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