McCormick & Schmick's - Boston - Park Plaza
McCormick & Schmick's - Boston - Park Plaza

McCormick & Schmick's - Boston - Park Plaza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Boston
  • Phone: (617) 482-3999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Hopp
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In addition to our traditional dining areas, we also offer beautiful semi private and private rooms warmly accented in rich mahogany, beveled glass and polished brass. These areas are built to suit parties of 10 up to 100 and exhibit the many possibilities to charm and impress your guests. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner or a company reception, it will be our pleasure to assist you in the planning of your event. Please do not hesitate to contact our Catering Sales Manager at 617.482.3999 or msbocsm@ldry.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arlington Street
  • Public Transit: Green Line - Arlington Station
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking at the Motor Mart Garage across the street or Valet parking through the Boston Park Plaza Hotel
A word from McCormick & Schmick's - Boston - Park Plaza
Conveniently located in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel adjacent to the Theater District, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village and the South End, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant maintains a stellar reputation for uncompromising value and quality. Whether meeting for lunch, dinner, drinks or after theater dining, McCormick & Schmick's is the ultimate choice for family, friends, visitors and business associates.
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McCormick & Schmick's - Boston - Park Plaza reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)romantic (25)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • As always, about fish and more!
    Gembythebay
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Up to the same standards as always, the gem on Columbus Ave in Boston served up excellent and attentive service, good alcoholic beverages and great fish (as well as excellent oysters). We were tempted but did not succumb to desert after a lovely meal. And, lest I forget, the bread is warm and sourdough- yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delivers a Great Dining Experience
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We're no strangers to M&S, although this was our first visit to the Boston location. We've enjoyed dining in their restaurants in Seattle and San Francisco, and this week's dinner in Boston was every bit as good. A great choice for seafood or steaks. My wife said her Carpaccio appetizer was the best she's ever had. Her entree, parmesan-crusted chicken over linguini, was excellent, and I absolutely loved my choice of seared scallops, served over spinach and mashed potatoes. Portions were sufficiently generous that we left no room for dessert. If there's a M&S in any city we visit, we are sure to go for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The foord was excellent and everything else was excellent, I am not great with words except to say, the yhave earned my respect and I will revisit the restaurant again. Thank you. Happy veteran's Day
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Night Out
    Veterans
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    McCormick & Schmick's Park Plaza was wonderful. My wife has the Landry's dinning club card and an email came to her for Veterans Day. It mentioned McCormick & Schmick's as one of the restaurants featuring specials for Veterans. My wife wanted to honor me for my service in the Navy and surprised me with a dinner invitation. It was great food, great service, and a wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were disappointed that the advertised wine special for Veterans was not available at the downtown Boston location. But the food pffered was very much appreciated and we would certainly return again and tell our friends about the restaurant. Thank you for caring about Vets.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Veterans Day
    Veteran
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very appreciative of the Veterans Day recognition. I live in the Boston area and had never been before. After such a fulfilling experience, will plan to visit again and suggest this to others, thank you
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Veteran's Day meal
    hallieg
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    What a wonderful thing that this restaurant does every year for our veterans. The menu had a little bit of everything on it so everyone found something that they could eat. The food was terrific, as always, and the service couldn't have been better. They have the most extensive fish menu during regular days and I highly recommend this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Veteran's Day event
    Andy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very nice Veteran's Day event. Good choices. Good staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater choice
    pjm1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a 5pm reservation before a 7pm event at the Wang. Valet parking is only $16 for the night, which is a great deal.Despite the reservations and not being crowded it took a while to get our table, menus, etc. The waitstaff was friendly, the salad and roasted broccoli we got as starters was yummy. The dinners themselves were only ok, and the slow service meant no time for dessert. We asked if we could come back for dessert after the show, and were told "sure." When we can back around. 9:45, no host to be found. When she turned up , she hesitated to seat us and said she had to check something. She was gone 10-15 minutes, and we considered leaving. My husband went to look for her and found our waitress who seated us. So, a mixed night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BOSTON TRIP
    ddiner
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Stopped here for lunch before leaving Boston and had a wonderful lunch with appetizers, fish and desert. The Clam Chowder was probably the best I had my whole trip and I ordered clam chowder at every restaurant I went to.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit with son
    Lovegoodcooking
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My sons favorite restaurant. Always requests it when we visit. Great food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for what you get
    ArchCaliberX
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was alright, but for $100.00 for two people including 2 entries, 1 wine, free bread, 1 desert, 1 soup, a shot of Jin and a tip, I could have dined at a better local fish joint and had money left over for the cab. If you're staying at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, the restaurant is in the building, and given what the Hotel charges for room service, this is a better bet it you need a later dinner after traveling all day. A cross between Red Lobster and an upscale Irish Grill, I think most people who eat there are probably there for the bar which looked well stocked.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise!
    westenderVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We chose S&W for dinner before a show in the Theatre District. Not too far at all. We were very impressed with the friendly greeting when we arrived, and the handsome décor, with many small semi-private tables (for 6 max) were a great surprise. Made dinner cozy and muted the noise from other diners and the overall music. All 4 of us ordered just a main course - crusted flounder, tilapia (2) and trout. All plates were cleaned! Our pleasant server did not forget us, even though we were a bit secluded. We even had time to share a lovely crème brulee before leaving for the show! We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodcriticwitchElizabeth
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Overall enjoyable experience, good service, good food! Blue crab and corn chowder was delicious. Desserts, including the Boston Crème Cake and Strawberry Shortcake were splendid. Thank you for a great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly disappointed!
    Businessdiner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The service was good...most everything was not. Empty restaurant but was seated in clear view of scaffolding. Then the fire alarms went off and no staff moved as the noise continued through 1/3 of our meal. The soup and oysters were good...however, beef medallions not presented well...just seemed to be plopped on plate...overdone for medium, then replacement medallions arrived rare Sautéed spinach was greasy and the bordelaise sauce was flavorless. Lobster was also dry and not sweet at all. What surprised me most was waiter kept telling us the Manager was told of issues but manager never came over.For a meal over $100, excluding tips and not including alcohol, the price was not even close to making it worth it. Restaurant very poor!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    FortheloveofLarry
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our server was wonderfully attentive, the ambiance was very attractive, the food...a bit spicy for my taste. Overall, a really nice place...just not my usual taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Dinner
    LikeToEat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    On my second trip to M & S, I took my entire family of 5 and got to the restaurant 20 minutes ahead of our reservation for 7pm and due to their busy night, we waited half an hour (7:10pm, 10 minutes after our reservation) to get our table for 5. The waitstaff and hostess did apologize though and we got a private booth, so that we nice We got bread immediately this time. All of our orders were delicious (Filet Mignon, Beef Medallion, Salmon Special, Steak and Shrimp Scampi, and Stuffed Shrimp). We also all ordered dessert (Apple Pie, Cheese Cake, Creme Brulet, Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Bag). It was a wonderful dinner and the manager, Ted, did stop by to see how we were doing and though it was late dinner, it was a great experience!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Santium
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A nice menu, friendly and attentive service. Food presentation was so so, but preparation went wrong somewhere - the taste of appetizers (crab cake) and entrees (lobster) amateurish and sloppy. Crab cake was fresh but had no substance and tasted bland and stringy. Lobster tasted fishy. One night misshap? Not sure if I want to find out.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unacceptable all around
    jake0909VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    All 4 of us ordered different seafood dishes. All 4 were ghastly. Food took over an hour to be delivered-no apps, only wine. Salmon was ordered rare (we emphasized this twice) Came out well done. 'Oven-roasted root vegetables were badly charred. Swordfish was so over-cooked: unrecognizable as swordfish. Fries with the shrimp were lukewarm. 3 of the 4 entrees were $30 each, toward high end of their prices. We expressed displeasure when plates were collected (most food uneaten); they 'comped' us one of the entrees, and offered a lame excuse about how the 'chef' operates. Server did not recognize 'VO Manhattan' cocktail --Asked me to write it out on a notepad. A truly disappointing experience. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic 60th Birthday Celebration!
    Luvthenorthend
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    When we got to the restaurant, on the menu they had Happy Birthday Steve! Amazing I have some food allergies so Chef Steve came out and made me a delicious special meal. Our waitress Ann went above and beyond to make our dinner wonderful. Steve absolutely loved his meal and cocktail. I would highly recommend this restaurant, they go above and beyond to make your dining experience great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing night on the town!
    lexahope15
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I came for dinner here to celebrate a special occasion and we had an incredible time. The wait staff was so attentive, the food was served promptly and was impeccable. It was the perfect place for a romantic night out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance and Food
    LikeToEat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My Wife and I decided to have Sunday Dinner (with the kids!) and picked McCormick and Schmick's (M & S) in Boston - Park Plaza. The food was great (had the steak and lobster special) and my wife had the pre-fixe dinner and she enjoyed it as well. The ambiance was quiet and romantic and the waitstaff was friendly. There were minor distraction that otherwise would have received a full 5-star review and they are: The bread was forgotten, but when reminded after we finished our appetizers, they were cold. I was hoping for freshly baked warm bread. The coffee did not have cream! That is odd! But other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant and to prove it, I will be going again tonight with my entire family (my three kids)!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Ctdiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was delicious, service was great. A perfect seafood dinner before a show at the Wilbur!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Disappointing
    MysticODBVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were there for 3 hours on a Wednesday it was not busy. All drinks and food items were sitting for a LONG time before we received them. While the waitress was attentive she was gone for very long stretches of time. All drinks and Martini glasses delivered sweating = no longer cold drinks, all plates served super hot=food was under a heat lamp for a very long time. My steak ordered rare served medium well, the follow up steak did not come out until after I had to ask if it was coming out again and then it came after the whole table was completely finished eating which makes no sense at all, this steak was grey as in not seared nor cooked properly and was also not seasoned. Bad service, underwhelming food, prepare to spend a long time here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food.
    Lovegoodcooking
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Server Catherine was excellent as was the food. The lobster bisque was outstanding. Very enjoyable evening with our son.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week was great!
    Dunno
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I took a friend out-to-dinner last night (Monday, August 26) at McCormick & Schmick! We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and had lobsters! Food was great! Service was excellent and friendly! And the menu selection was an amazingly sweet deal!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Quality Seafood
    TAJO
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were a group of 4 and all had seafood) of one type or another (salmon, trout, shrimp, scallops). All were well prepared and quite tasty. Our waitress was excellent. Very cordial and not stuffy at all. The atmosphere is first class.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great server, I think his name was Tino, not sure. Also Dave (Manager) was awesome
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were celebrating my nephew's 21st birthday and we had a wonderful meal and special birthday dessert. The manager was exceptionally nice, Ted and made sure that we were satisfied with everything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Delicious!
    MsJazzyDVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food! Impeccable service! Outstanding friendly staff! My server, Michael, provided excellent service and had a wonderful sense of humor. My dining experience was further enhanced when my table was visited by the General Manager, David Wilson, who genuinely cared that his patrons had a delightful dining experience at his restaurant. McCormick & Schmick's has been my favorite restaurant for years, and even though ownership has changed over the years...it is still #1. I will be returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great romantic dinner!
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was great, ambience was romantic and service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate dinner before going to see Jackson Browne at the Opera House. Food was very good. The wait staff was helpful and friendly.thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Dissapponted
    Alikat81
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We came to this location to celebrate our anniversary and it was probably one of the worst experiences ever. The service was horrible and there was hair in my food. I will never step back into this place again. Absolutely disgusted.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boston Anniversary dinner
    Fun2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had a great time. Thought the restaurant greeted us very well accommodated a a change in the reservation very easily. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. All around great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food and service!
    diner2618
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went there Park Plaza Boston location) to celebrate my birthday and I was not disappointed! We (my husband and sister) were treated wonderfully, a menu with my "Happy Birthday, name" on it, directed to a private room with a VIP table tent, and a wonderful molten lava chocolate cake for a surprise dessert! Husband ordered beef tenderloins and King Crab (beef was wonderful!) and my sister and I ordered the seafood trilogy- the stuffed shrimp was beautiful and the salmon cooked perfectly. Our server was Tian, and he was so attentive and knowledgable. The manager came over to ensure all was good. It was a fabulous evening, and I would return in a heartbeat. Thank you for A wonderful memory.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1097 reviews are from the McCormick & Schmick's - Boston - Park Plaza reviews archive.
  • Such a great night!
    DVillanueva
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I loved this experience. My husband & I attended dinner here for our 8 year wedding anniversary. We absolutely loved it, the food was good & the service was even better. I couldnt have asked for a better night. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LucyB
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was exceedingly slow on a night that appeared to have many staff and not so many diners. Worse, two of three entrees were fair only. My flounder was "fishy," which for flounder usually means not fresh, and greasy. The butternut squash risotto should have been labeled "garlic risotto." Had the food been decent and the service better, we might not have minded the overly chatty waiter, but on this night it was just an additional annoyance. We will not got to this restaurant again nor recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Bacon wrapped shrimp amazing. Shrimp in pasta were tiny and clearly frozen. Boston Cyrene pie was also dry and clearly frozen. Would rather goto Legal across the street.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Surprised
    Jenn
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have eaten at many McCormicks in the US and this one was a surprising disappointment. We had to make multiple requests to our waitress for silverware and drinks. The food was below average in comparison to other M&S. The lobster was extremely overdone and my sons chicken fingers and fries were burnt and had to be sent back. I sadly would not recommend this particular McCormicks.
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  • Very Good, Especially for a Chain
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    McCormick and Schmuck is a chain, but did not seem like it. We had dinner here while visiting Boston for our anniversary. My wife and I both had different salmon dishes, and the fish was fresh. The presentation was nice. The staff were helpful, polite and smiling, and even though it's a bit upscale, they were not pretentious. The decor was appropriate for an upscale seafood place. The ambiance is nice for a romantic dinner. Dress is mostly dressy casual, but some people were in over casual clothes. I have no complaints, but really can't rave about it either. It was a good meal in a nice place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.