McCormick and Schmick's Harborside
McCormick and Schmick's Harborside

McCormick and Schmick's Harborside

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harborsideseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2062709052x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-3:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3:00pm-9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 3:00pm-10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Josh Westcott
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: McCormick & Schmick's Harborside's four private dining and function rooms are perfect for catered affairs and meetings. Please contact our Director of Catering at 206-270-8815 to discuss your event needs. Off site catering is also available. There are food minimums and geographic restrictions assessed for off site catering.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: At the bottom of the ramp in the lower Republic parking lot, there is parking for a minimal fee. This lot is directly in front of the restaurant and we validate parking for $3.25.

    From 8:00am – 4:00pm, parking on Westlake is metered with the city. After 4:00pm parking is free without a time limit in this area.
A word from McCormick and Schmick's Harborside
This beautiful restaurant located on Lake Union offers spectacular waterfront views and contemporary Northwest cuisine with a dedication to seasonality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
McCormick and Schmick's Harborside reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (83)special occasion (40)romantic (27)great for outdoor dining (25)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (14)great for brunch (13)neighborhood gem (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Not recommended
    Notapickyeater
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We decided to finally use a gift card for this place. We were quite disappointed with the food, especially a place that 'specializes' in seafood. Both of our fish were dry. The place was dead on a Friday night; and now we know why.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hungry
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Mixed feelings. The setting is very nice by the lake. The food is pretty good, but somewhat overpriced for what you get. The wait staff could do a better job of staying on top of refilling water and supplying bread.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, decent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Lovely view of the busy Lake Union...lots to see! Food was good...not exceptional. Sablefish was yummy, scallops were more potatoes than scallops! Service was good...would hate to see it when busy though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For the price the good wasn't good
    LunchMatt
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I regret to give less-than-positive feedback but based on my lunch reservation the food was mediocre which for the price is an undesirable experience. I ordered two calamari appetizers ($14 per, if I recall correctly) and the there wasn't much calamari in the order an there were more vegetables than calamari. What calamari there was seemed to have sat for some time as it wasn't warm. Let's just say it wasn't good... My meal had a big portion (salmon over rice). I believe quantity won out over quality. Luckily the view is great and the weather was good so the overall experience was average at best. On the upside the website was good for reservations. I liked the e-mail confirmation and reminder about the reservation sent the day prior.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    Cuppacoffi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a great place to dine! The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the view was impressive!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best part is view
    eggs
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We came for the view of lake union and all the yachts, seaplane action, kayaks,etc. That did not disappoint. My first impression was not great, as the chair seats and variety under the tables were very dirty. The restaurant was not busy at all as the last time we visited, so idle bus personnel could have been cleaning that. The menu had some great fish choices and we both enjoyed fresh halibut. Green beans were too al dente. Drinks were prepared well. Desserts nice. Wait staff were pleasant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy Happy Hour
    Kissincousins
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great drinks and flavorful, varied happy hour menu. Offers a nice and very casually elegant space for entertaining while enjoying the view. Happy hour prices are attractive. Music was a bit loud, but the bartender was able to adjust sound volume by our table so we could have conversation without shouting or difficulty. Bathrooms were spotless. Service very helpful but unobtrusive. We enjoyed the afternoon very much.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harborside
    MrTwist
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great place, had a good time, enjoyed the ambience and the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first time visiting. We found it to be overpriced for the food and service we recieved.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Service Plus Poor Food
    seattle1crk
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Chose this restaurant for our out-of-town guests, and because it was previously top notch. We hoped that the mediocre service would not be notable if the food was superb, but no such luck. The salad was poor quality and bitter with way too much dressing, which was laced with garlic. The entrees were nothing special and were small in portion size. Above all, it was the service which made this experience so bad. We had to get up from the table twice, to go and find our server. He never smiled, and acted as if waiting on us was a nuisance.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dreadful Service - Excellent Food
    Chrisdianne
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My host, Neil Beaton, had never dined there before and was very impressed with the decor, view and menu. By the time we left, he said "I probably won't come back again." The service was terrible, one server for a large area. Our empty appetizer plate sat on the table for about 30 minutes, as did our dinner plates after that The food came up in good time, but the table was never bussed. When 2 people have a bill for almost $100, we expect far better service. We were both very disappointed. The food, however, was excellent. He had the sea bass and I had the mahi mahi
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something was off....
    Cuthbert
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    . Only one serving person for entire bar/deck area -- on a beautiful, warm, Saturday evening; . Music volume very, very LOUD. Asked the serving person if it could be turned down, and was advised that the volume level was set at the corporate level, and could not be changed. Odd. One of our party eventually went inside and spoke to someone, who turned the outside deck volume down -- much to the relief of all the tables; . Because only one serving person working the entire area, beverage and food delivery was very, slow, and sometimes things had to be requested multiple times; . Have been to this location many times -- but something was very off about this experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We miss the old restaurant
    Deniserella
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    M&S Harborside has changed a lot since we last visited. The menu is still varied (prices on the high side) but we're not fans of the redecorating. Our table had a view of downtown with a partial view of the water and was separated from the other portion of the restaurant by a wall of curved seating arrangements. The other side of the restaurant had better water views. Service was excellent and the food was good but expensive. Our group had "under 21" diners so we couldn't take advantage of the outdoor bar area, which would have been a more lively (possibly cheaper) and sunny experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had the fish tacos and the fish was overcooked, sides were not tasty. My wife was also disappointed with her food; a salad. It's a beautiful setting but just much less than I expected from a usually reliable chain.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    MooshiegirlVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was my second try at the Harborside McCormick and Schmick. The first time, I gave them the excuse that it was a busy night and so quality of food standards were not being kept because of the rush. This visit, however, the restaurant was quite empty and the food, again, was very poor. I only ate 10% of my plate, and that was all side dishes. Even with all of the food on my plate and refusing a to-go box, our server did not ask if the meal had been okay. Also, although it is not required, a standard of a great restaurant is attention to detail like asking if there is a special occasion being celebrated. This was my birthday dinner that I didn't even eat and cost me over $60. I will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem for Lunch
    SeattleErik
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    McCormick and Schmick's Harborside is the perfect place for lunch when you want to be able to have a great meal, conduct business and enjoy a wonderful view. Many lunch spots are either too casual or too noisy--this restaurant was perfect for a recent business lunch with an out-of-town colleague--AND there's ample parking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Quality Service and Food
    BallardVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a very disappointing dinner at the Harbor Side on July 6th. The excuse was it was the fourth of July weekend. The food quality was poor and the services was mediocre. Poor value and quality.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    MiriamVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We ordered the lobster and steak special. The special came with a lobster tail and filet, and vegetable. Also a large salad and apple crumble with ice cream. It was wonderful. One of the best meals we have had.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view. Food/service, ok
    Encantavida
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was a perfect venue for 4th July. With a window seat, we had a fantastic view of the fireworks on lake Union. The food, whilst extremely tasty, was merely warm when served. Not sure if this was just the night that was in it as they were so busy but still, I buy food, especially at these prices, I'd like it hot. We did check in 15 mins before our reservation as we were hoping for a window seat but were still told they didn't know what table we would be given. The maître d seemed a bit hassled and a little bit short with us but we got the window table which was great. Table service was fine. All in all, we had a fantastic night. We would go back. The view is great and I'd hope the warm food was a once off. We'll see.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food if you want to wait
    Runners2
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for our one year dating anniversary. The restaurant validates parking for 2 hours and I remember thinking we would be done with time to spare. Wrong! It took awhile to be greeted, Longer than expected for drinks, and we skipped appetizers and went straight to entres. I had a simply grilled salmon and my boyfriend had pork with pasta. My order came out wrong and I waited another 10 minutes for it to be changed. The food was awesome but it was overshadowed by how long we waited for everything. We waited for the check and just made the 2 hour mark by 1 minute. Definitely reccomend coming here only if you are not on any time schedule.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner in the main dining room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I was disappointed in the service and the quality of the food. It was not the level of quality that I have enjoyed at M&S for many years. I think I will look elsewhere for good seafood in the future.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eh.
    LikesFood
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Overall, meal was eh. Altogether, it was a special bday dinner and I would rate it as 2 stars, overall.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect view, good food
    ladiesnightout
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Lovely table with a view of the Duck Dodge Tuesday evening. Brought some East coast friends to dine with us. Our waiter was ok, but when I asked if he could make an entree out of the crabcake, he told me I shoukd just order 2 or order a side dish with it. Usually, most restaurants check eith the kitchen and come back and just tell me how much it would cost. As it turns out, I ordered the risotto with it and a side salad, and it was great. We began at 6:20 in the evening and at 9:55 they turned on the bright overhead lights. I think k it might have been better if they had let us know they were closing. ?.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halibut was over cooked and dry
    KCiaccio
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We will not be returning, over all disatisfied with the man courses. Expensive for the quality that wa served.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skippy2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had an excellent brunch experience Sunday afternoon. The view of Lake Union was 180 degrees of prime Seattle action, especially since it was 70 and sunny outside. Having both a brunch menu and the lunch/ dinner menu was very nice, as some of the party wanted breakfast and others wanted an early dinner. McCormick and Schmick's seems to be a standard of great food and attentive service. I would definitely go back the next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view and tasty food
    LavenderTrinVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went on Fathers Day and had a window seat with a great view of Lake Union. The food and service were top notch. This is always a favorite spot for us to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The harbor view is the only thing I'd return for. I ordered Ciopinno which was served with a section of crab legs in the stew. Very messy. The accompanying bread was an over-toasted heel. The other 3 diners at my table were equally unimpressed. Our waiter apologized for running out of bread...but we had to ask for it. The noise level was almost painful. I'm happy to pay their prices if the experience is outstanding...it wasn't.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Birthday Celebration Spot
    JoyBird
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Halibut was "melt in your mouth" good and fresh. The New York Steak my son ordered was the best he's ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We eat here every month
    MiriamVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We both had the pan seared halibut in season. It was great. The service was great. We also enjoy the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    Annie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Perfect Seattle setting to enjoy a delicious meal. Lovely view of the sea planes taking off in Lake Union and the food is deliciously prepared. Very attentive wait staff. Nothing negative to say.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    DBonMIVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Not my first time to the restaurant but will certainly be my last. Service was poor at best, dirty glassware and utensils and the food was bland.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommend
    MICK
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Their reputation speaks for its self. As great as always I can't wait to be back next month.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Strangest M and S ever?
    ratlas
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    we were looking for a romantic seafood restaurant in Seattle and found our McCormicks' Harborside. we have eaten at other McCormicks around the country so we knew what to expect. We thought we did. The restaurant looked like an undecorated coffee shop. My salmon was overcooked, and I had to go to the bar to retrieve my drink. it was a strange experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • UW1211
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I took my daughter to lunch and we loved the place! Great view, food, ans service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good - not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Restaurant was VERY quiet only a few of us dining on Saturday night. Service was great, view was amazing and food was good. Steak was a bit over cooked and dry but all the seafood was well prepared.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The Lake Union view is impressive and the activity captivating. However the service and the food were underwhelming. The restaurant was not busy and the staff seemed disorganized and unprepared to greet us for our 6:15pm reservation. The hostess desk was unmanned and another party was waiting when we arrived. The waiter came by to say they were not ready. The décor was nice and the ambience pleasant. The service was slow and seemed challenged. The calamari and coconut shrimp appetizers were the highlight of the meal however the entrees were uninspired. Chilean Sea Bass- overcooked. Salmon Fettuccini-not flavorful. Scallop & Pork Belly- overcooked & Rock Cod-spice paste was not dissolved in the broth. Need to take a lesson from Rays.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    MiriamVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We eat McCormick and Schmick's Harborside one a month regularly. We always enjoy the food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    maddiedeee
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    There was nothing bad at all about this dinner. The food was delicious, our server was very funny and charming, and the view was lovely! Try the salmon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic preparation
    Seattledad
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I had relatives coming in from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere with a view and good fish preparation. We were able to get a table on a Friday night overlooking Lake Union without a problem. The dining room renovation from a year or so ago is very nice. The menu has a great selection of fresh fish and prime beef cuts. Everything was fresh. The potatoes and vegetables had a nice Northwest flair without being too edgy. All of the fish was cooked to perfection and very tasty. And who doesn't like watching Kenmore Air float planes taking off outside the windows.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor seating choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Unfortunately, the hostess sat us right next to a very loud party of 5 adults even though we were the only other group in that section. The noise level was equivalent to a sports bar. That put a damper on our dining experience. The sablefish was excellent. The tenderloin was ordered medium rare and came medium well but was very good quality. The waiter substituted my oyster choice without asking but the recommendation was very good. The berry cosmo came without any berry garnish and was lackluster. The martini was excellent. Overall, it was a mixed bag. They are capable of a great dining experience. I just wish they were more consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.