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: 6174823999x
  • 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
59 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)romantic (20)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Visit
    lovediningout
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My husband and I were headed to the Boston Opera House and chose this restaurant for an early dinner after a recommendation. We sat in the bar area at 5:00 PM versus the dining room. Very cozy. The waitress was friendly and personable; she was very helpful with selections and recommendations. Did not wait for food or drinks. The Sangria with cucumber and strawberries was light and delicious; the red pepper mashed potatoes and the espresso choc cake was awesome! It's a place we'll definitely would go back if we're in the area again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Broken AC
    NZ5reviews
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food and drinks were great. We followed our server's suggestions with a few items including the rasberry mule, shrimp kisses, and New York strip with lump crab. However... There was NO AC. It was hotter inside than outside. It made our dining experience incredibly uncomfortable. Our waiter even acknowledged how hot it was, but did nothing about it (offer to move us, maybe bring a fan over, comp drinks)! Don't go until the AC is fixed. We couldn't wait to get out of there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dining experience .Will return
    Scipio
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went here for our 24th anniversary. This was our first time. Good food and drink selections. The food and drinks were very good . The ambience was also nice. The only negative was the waitress was a little slow bringing out the drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Here
    BostongirlVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was good, the service was good, the atmosphere was good. Nothing special or out of the ordinary. The fish was fresh but the sides were not great (i.e. the risotto). Our dessert was a total failure and the waiter took it off the menu. Overall, a decent meal was had by all but I can't say we'd rush to go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice
    Sigmond
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a great restaurant for a romantic dinner. The Exec Chef actually came to out table to discuss a special order. Service was excellent! Food was very good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    DeboVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I've been to several M&S's over the years and it is always good. The layout of the Park Plaza restaurant provides quiet dining compared to some of the louder energetic seafood restaurants in Boston. The shrimp kiss appetizer is amazing and can be a lunch all by itself with 5 bacon wrapped fried shrimp. Also recommended is the generous tuna tartar appetizer. The seafood entrees are fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient Back Bay Dinner
    briozVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    McCormick & Schmick's is convenient to many locations in the Back Bay and their menu is comprehensive, with something for pretty much everyone. The fish here is quite good, but there are plenty of options for those who don't care for fish. We have been here on several previous occasions, and each time we have been pleased with both the service and the food quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly Good
    luvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Thinking we were going out for s teak dinner, we ended up having perfectly cooked seafood. My salmon special was terrific, and my partner's swordfish was cooked to perfection, however, on the small side. We both received a very large plate of food and were satisfied at the end of our meal. the service was lacking here, hard to believe as the restaurant was very slow the night we went. It may have just been our waiter. We will definitely return for the food. The place, I feel, needs an overhaul. Don't go expecting a fancy restaurant, just good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet night at M&S Park Plaza
    Mike
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The place was deserted on Saturday night. When I've been there before, its usually buzzing. Everyone was very nice. One entree was delayed (some in our party had finished their meals by the time it arrived.) To their credit, the manager came over and explained that the chef would not allow the dish to be served as prepared, and it was being re-cooked. We were given 3 deserts as a goodwill gesture. Wine and company were great, so we had a good time. We and our guests enjoyed the food and quiet ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had a 12pm reservation and our table wasn't ready until 12:07pm. After waiting an hour for our lunch, at 1:10pm we were told that they were plating our food. After another 15 mins, our food finally arrived but they got 1 of the orders wrong and another person had to wait an additional 5 mins for their meal. I will never again go back. They didn't even offer to comp the meal that was incorrect. We went here to celebrate a co-worker's birthday and the whole experience was miserable.
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  • Great dining experience
    river
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had a wonderful evening! We walked out of there pleasantly stuffed and looking forward to our next trip down to Boston to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    not bad for a large party. we had to wait 30 minutes for our first round of drinks but after that things went smoothly. staff was friendly despite being slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nonickname
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    no thank you. i do not wish to write something. i don't like that you have to fill in this section.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1078 reviews are from the McCormick & Schmick's - Boston - Park Plaza reviews archive.
  • Wow!
    BostonEats13
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was blown away by the service and food at M&S. When the general manager called me that morning to confirm my reservation, he asked if it was a special occasion. When I told him that two of the guests were celebrating college graduation, he asked their names. When we arrived at the restaurant we were surprised to see written congratulations to our graduates (by name!) on the top of our menus! Our secluded alcove perfectly allowed for an intimate dinner, yet our waiter was extremely attentive and enthusiastic. He made excellent recommendations for seafood--everybody ordered different but equally delicious dishes. The Tuna Tower and Shrimp kisses, though decent sizes, were gone in an instant! We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation dinner
    DFC62
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went to celebrate my daughter's graduation from Boston University. Right from the start, the staff was friendly, accomodating, and knowledgable. Our waiter, Tien, helped select the wines and they even prepared a special scroll and dessert for the new grad. Have been coming here for years because if the superior food, wine, snd service. Will continue to do so!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always terrific
    Idahofoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have eaten at several of these restaurants and I always enjoy dining there. the ambiance is just as great as the food. The service is absolutely terrific and the prices are reasonable for a steak/seafood house.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • used to be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    had not been in perhaps a year....menu less choices.....food not as good....( not bad just not as good) small changes noted.....had lobster no water bowl/not even a wetnap... About two years ago I tasted the best calamari EVER at this restaurant ....so perhaps my expectations were high...the waiter was good..clealry a seasoned pro..the food let him down...it was blah
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Meal
    Luvdiningout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We dined on Sunday for Mother's Day. The meal was excellent and our waiter Jonathan was great. We were seated in a booth with curtains which could be drawn for privacy. I would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good chain....
    BearVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    For a chain restaurant, the food and quiet ambience were surprisingly good. Our server was a little slow, but overall, a very pleasant dinner. Not memorable or gourmet, but we will go back for reliable and affordable seafood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    hard2please
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were so glad that this turned out to be the very place, with the very food and service that we wanted for Mother's Day brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great except
    Babs
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Scallops and salmon were great. The crab potato hashbrown was thick or heavy. The grilled shrimp were over cooked. Steak was great! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Show Dinner
    Ophelia
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I went to this before an 8pm show at the Wang Theatre. They had us in and out in time without being rushed, it was perfect. The waiter asked us if we were doing anything that night in order to gage when we needed to leave, it was very smooth and really appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sara's 60th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I made a reservation for 17 but 18 showed up. The staff was great all night. All moved at a easy pace. We were made to feel both comfortable and important. Thanks
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed in food
    Hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I went there with my daughter before a show. Got flounder that did not taste good. Very fishy tasting. My stomach was upset at the show afterwards. Daughter got burger which was ok. I did not like being solicited with dining offer brochure by server. He Went on too long and we were trying to enjoy appetizers. All in all it was not a good dining experience
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic