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“Outstanding service”

McCormick & Schmick's
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Ranked #34 of 154 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bluemont
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Went for a business dinner. We did have a preset menu, but lots of choices. The filet mignon was just perfect! Very nice cozy private seating (need to reserve in advance). Pretty decent wine list. Will recommend highly. Excellent service by the the team, my special thanks to Adam, and the manager (apologies, forget name).

Can be quite crowded even on a weekday, so general seating may be noisy

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Thank Shree K
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I had a champagne budget instead of a beer budget. This restaurant is amazing! The service is incredible, knowledgeable and everything you could hope for when you are out for a special occasion.
My husband and I dined there after being apart for two weeks, It lived up to our expectations and then some. We were happy we chose to arrive on the earlier side because it did fill up very quickly and became a lot noisier. If we had arrived later I would had a difficult time with the noise level. So if you are one who has trouble with background noise go earlier.
The waiter introduced us to Ecco Domani which turned out to be a delicious pino grigio. Really surprised me how refreshing it was.
We tried the calamari appetizer ..delicious!
We both ordered the hazelnut crusted tilapia, with couscous. Cooked to perfection and delicious!
I must say the portions were perfect..

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Thank quasimoto
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

For me, if you are with someone you value, the ingredients of a stellar dining experience include:
excellent food, of course; discrete and attentive service (servers who interrupt conversations rudely need not apply); quality wine; and an environment in which you can see and hear the other person. What's the point of having dinner with someone if you cannot talk to each other?

The McCormick & Schmick's in Reston Town Center has all of these qualities -- plus stellar deserts that make one want to linger over coffee and talk. M&S is the seafood version of Morton's, also part of the same restaurant conglomerate, and the service is of comparable excellence.

The "chocolate bag" desert is amazing. If there were an option to drop in just for an Irish coffee and desert, I might be there every night. The bag is made of a thin layer of chocolate shaped as a shopping bag, topped with white chocolate mousse, whipped cream and strawberries. Clearly wholesome as this covers most of the major food categories, doesn't it?

Service: I usually give 20% tips these days, but I rarely go higher. It takes really wonderful service to move to that next level. Even with the bill (not cheap), this was a 30% night -- quite possible more if I had it on me.

The restaurant has small "rooms" for parties of from 4-10. These are basically booths that are walled-in with 8-ft partitions of wood and glass, enabling diners to talk to an entire table without shouting over restaurant noise. Personally, I think this is a brilliant idea.

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Thank Chessplayer17
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very good, very fresh seafood. Went here recently for a night out without the child (not recommended for children) and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

Thank Travel4Fun_DC
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I should have known better. Here I was in a high class seafood restaurant and I ordered fish and chips. The main ingredient was 'grease'. Still the wine was reasonably priced and quite good. Plus my dining companions were pleased with their meals.

Thank 1213pdg
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