Neighborhood Eats: McCormick & Schmick's
Comments () | Published March 1, 2008
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McCormick & Schmick's - Reston
Address: 11920 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-481-6600
Neighborhood: Reston/Herndon
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open daily 11:30 AM to 1:30 AM.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Oysters on the half-shell; fried oysters; fried shrimp; steamed lobster; Key-lime pie.

The menus at these seafood dining rooms tout their “fresh list,” a daily roster of 30 or so varieties of fresh catches. Decor varies—the Bethesda outpost is wood-paneled and clubby, the one in DC’s Penn Quarter more modern—but the corporate polish remains the same.

What to get: The menu changes often, but you’ll have the best luck with simple preparations—iced Beausoleil and Kumamoto oysters; steamed lobster; crunchy fried shrimp with cocktail sauce; fried oysters with slaw; just-tart-enough Key-lime pie.

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