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“Not impressed, overpriced” 3 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not impressed, overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

For prices like these, I would expect better service, better food, and a more quiet atmosphere. It was not crowded, but the bar noise carried everywhere. Even though it wasn't crowded the service was slow and the waiter's accent prevented him from being understood. The popular Halibut he recommended was dry and didn't taste good and was returned. The crust on the apple pie was barely cooked, soft and mushy. I agree with the previous reviewer who called it upscale pub food. But entrees then should not cost $32. (The salad cost extra). We have no compelling reason to return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
NC
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner with outstanding service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had an excellent dinner here with friends. M & S is located in the Reston Town Center, a great place to visit in its own right. We found the service, ambiance, presentation, and taste all top notch. This is a special occasion restaurant with prices to match.

Visited April 2013
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Reston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dinner with Friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the private booths for celebrating with friends a family - did I mention that the seafood is fresh?

Visited November 2013
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Potomac Falls, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“In Appreciation: Well done!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

M&S is the only primary venue we frequent that hosts Veterans the Sunday nearest 11/11. It's become a tradition and we typically invite service-connected friends to join us. While vets order from a special menu, it's replete with standard selections on the larger menu and we typically find appetizers, etc. to supplement the entree. Service is always fine at M&S, but there's a better, more respectful tone at the Veterans' Day meal. It isn't missed on our other visits, just noted when it's obvious.
A sincere "Thank you" to the management, the staff, and the Landry's corporation for starting and continuing a tradition.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California, USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good business venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a very good restaurant with a wide variety of choices so it is a safe choice for a business dinner with diverse guests. The food is very good and the service is discrete but attentive. It is easy to reach from anywhere in the Dulles area, being just off the freeway, and a main parkway, with plenty of free parking in the area. Prices are reasonable for this type of restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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