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“Always the same...good but not great”

McCormick & Schmick's
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Ranked #32 of 151 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bluemont
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Always the same...good but not great”
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
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great Customer Service”
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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Thank skfFairfax
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Reston
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome!”
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
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Solid, but not outstanding”
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
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NYC
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very nice spot for a special occasion or business dinner”
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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