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“Happy Hour” 3 of 5 stars
Review of M & S Grill

M & S Grill
11901 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5662
703-787-7766
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Ranked #41 of 119 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Library St.
Transit: Reston Town Center - Fairfax Connector.
Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I almost never go to M&S Grill for dinner or a "big night out," but it is really great for a Happy Hour. From 5-7pm, they offer a happy hour drink list and menu for not only small plates, but pretty decent sized ones, too. You can get a burger and fries for almost nothin'.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Reston, VA
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Inconsistent at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Used to be that we could be sure to enjoy a good steak, wonderful sides, hearty drinks and service that matched the white linens on their tables. Nowadays, you'll be lucky to get one of those. Tonight, we had bad nachos - cold, not as described, and definitely not what I'd call nachos (poorly fried tortillas to replace the chips, tons of red pepper [why?] and very little cheese that wasn't melted). The "kobe style" burgers were way too thin for a $15 burger and the medium burger was definitely well done. The brioche buns were dripping in butter - don't even try eating these with your hands. And the "onion rings" as the menu stated were actually fried onion "straws" that were terribly soggy and cold. The Cobb salad, while tasty, definitely wasn't "traditional" as billed on the menu. It was more of a tossed salad than the traditional Cobb that is served with each topping piled together. Would just like to see the menu accurately describe the food and have the food be delivered hot and prepared as ordered.

Unfortunately, this is not our first experience like this at M&S Grill, but it will be a long time before they get another chance to disappoint us again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My husband and I had dinner here Friday night and were very disappointed. The beautiful outdoor setting was the reason we choose this restaurant and the fact that we had eaten here years ago and had been happy. But the food was not good and was very expensive. We ordered fish and chips and the Kobe burger and the bill was $88.00. The fish was all breading, fries not good, the burger become food for my dog. Although the setting and service was good, I cannot recommend this restaurant. We wish we could have our Friday night back! Sorry.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Friendly Staff/good steaks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I went there on a Friday night with a couple of friends for some good steaks and I was not disappointed. We had made reservations and were quickly seated when we arrived. The waiter was courteous, funny, attentive and had all the answers to our questions. The artichoke dip appetizer was good. The steaks were delicious. We each had a different cut of meat and all enjoyed our selection. The desert menu looked great but when we tried the chocolate lava cake and the peanut butter cheesecake we were not at all impressed. Have your meal there and go to one of the many bakeries or ice cream parlors in the area for desert.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Best Staff in Northern VA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

My wife and I have a history here, and the staff continues to pleasantly surprise us. My wife and I met there on our blind date. The rest is history, we continue to go there at least every anniversary and they always take care of us with a bottle of Champagne or whatever the case.

We will continue to go there every year for our anniversary.

Wish they still had the Prime Rib salad, but the other options are still very good.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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