Conveniently located in Reston Town Center, McCormick & Schmick's specializes in seafood and steak dishes, but there are plenty of other entrées to choose from. Many products are sourced from local farms and wineries, and most of their dishes are inspired by the region, with the seafood coming from the Pacific Rim, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
My family and I go here every Christmas Eve for a pre-celebration lunch. During the early afternoon, it’s not usually difficult getting a table, but dinner reservations are recommended. (My family always asks for one of the side booths because there is a curtain you can draw for more privacy.)
I usually order either the Clam Chowder or the Maine Lobster Bisque to start off and indulge in their Classic Shrimp Scampi or one of their other seafood pastas.