McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Baltimore
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Baltimore

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Baltimore
  • Phone: 4102341300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Evan Wagner and Dan Downey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eastern Avenue
  • Public Transit: Water taxi
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking after 5:00 pm.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Baltimore
McCormick & Schmick's prepares fresh seafood in a traditional manner with a contemporary twist. Entering our traditional-style restaurant is like being transported to an earlier age. The hand-crafted walnut wood, beveled and stained glass create a warm, sophisticated atmosphere of a private club.

McCormick & Schmicks guarantees reservations for indoor dining only. Specific seating requests will be honored based upon availability. Outdoor seating is on a first come, first served basis.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
283 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (178)great for outdoor dining (162)special occasion (124)good for groups (78)romantic (69)fit for foodies (51)great for lunch (45)notable wine list (26)kid-friendly (22)great for brunch (21)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (19)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (11)Show More
  • Not Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I ordered a Filet and got a NY Strip. I had to ask a it by side order 3 times before I got it, I had already eaten 1/2 my meal. My wife was told her meal came with red skinned Potato's with red peppers she got rice. I ordered a 2nd beer when my 1st one was about 1/2 gone and I had to ask multiple times where is my 2nd beer I adjusted my tip based on our service. As I was leaving the waiter tracked me down to question my tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service was good but slow. We were seats about 10 minutes before the waiter come to the table to take our drink order. Everyone was nice but the waiter's visit to the table was not very often for a party of 12. I left a 25% tip and never got a visit back saying thank you. Not my best visit at your place/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant in Maryland's Inner Harbor is very scenic. The food was great; try the bacon wrapped shrimp and cheese. The disappointment was the service. Much too slow and received the wrong order. Must have been a new server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    After being seated outside by the water. No one came to our table for 30 mins. It wasn't until I found a manager did we finally get our waiter. The excuse they used was I brought a beer from the bar out. Although my wife had nothing to drink and we both had Menus. After finally ordering and waiting another 35-40 mins our cold food arrived. Trying not to make a scene and have a nice dinner I ignored this fact.After finishing dinner we waited another 30 mins with no waiter ever coming to our table. I had to go to the manager a second time to inquire if my bill would ever be coming. I eat out 2-4 times a month and this was the worst dining experience I can ever remember. I had such high hopes for this restaurant only to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Made an opentable reservation, beware these apply only for indoor seating. An outdoor table is 15 min wait. Fine. Decide to wait at the bar; it was noisy and crowded so move back outside, leave our name and ph number at a 2nd hostess stand. Hostess assures us she has our name and adds our ph number. 30 min later, still waiting for a table, go over the check on the problem only to find two hostesses chatting at the stand. When we give our name, the 2nd hostess replies "oh, we've been looking for you". I point to the bench we were sitting at in plain view and mention we left our phone number. A shrug about not using her personal phone to call customers. No apology. Service was slow, our server forgot a ginger ale and bread. Not impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & great scenic view
    Ladybug
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I enjoyed the food, service and perfect outdoor view!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Weekendgetaway
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great service by Scott! Meals were delicious! We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occassions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a fantastic lunch to celebrate my 50th birthday. The food, scenic view and service were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ditch the microwave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    my crab cake was cold in the middle - sent it back to get it returned on the same plate, microwaved. manager was snotty but did take my meal off the menu. this was a special evening - I only get to see my sister once or twice a year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best outdoor dining
    MoondanceVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food, good service, awesome dining room with out a ceiling
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bad Day, Perhaps?
    Candylish5VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Skip this restaurant if service with a smile, or any service at all, is important to you. After arriving at 5:30 on Sunday afternoon, we sat at our table until 6:00 pm while disgruntled-looking servers passed by without saying a word. Not even a "Gee, folks, we're sorry." No. We were simply ignored. Actually, the place was pretty empty, and now I know why. Finally a sympathetic busboy--who kept looking at us--got the manager (around 6:05) who seemed confused and tentative. Having enough of this disaster, we decided to leave and drive a few blocks to Oceanaire Seafood Restaurant, where the service was amazing! I have since heard that poor service is nothing new at McCormick & Schmick's, so take heed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Good, but not exceptional
    Bakesomeonehappy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The meal was good, the service was good, the atmosphere was good, but nothing stood out as being exceptional. The meal was pricey ($160.00 for two people, with one moderate bottle of wine), so I was expecting a little bit more "wow", especially in the seafood dishes. One disappointment was that it rained and we could not sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was basically nonexistent. Upon arriving, I told the outside hostess we had made an open table reservation and we were directed inside only to be redirected outside because that's where we wanted to sit. Mind you I wrote that in the reservation notes. The service started out good. We were greeted by a nice young man who recommended apps and other items on the menu. We placed our order as well as our drink order. Our app came and then our drinks came as we were pretty much done with the first course. Our server delivers our drinks and says "the bar is a little slow tonight". Being a manger in the service industry, you never blame another area of the restaurant! We finished our meals and waited over 10 minutes for our check!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but overpriced.
    Jman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was good but overpriced. Must be the harbor view.. Service was good but server was over dramatic. Nice place to go for a special occasion but not a regular place to dine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a mess
    Unhappyreturndiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was second bad experience in a row. We assumed we hit it on an off night a month ago. Obviously not - poor food and service is now the norm. Food is incredibly below average. They seem to rely on microwave 100%. Medium steak was purple and had to return it twice - didn't come back till rest of table was finished eating. Fish and lobster was rubbery. Water not offered. Not one of our party of six thought their meal was good. Manager came back with steak the third time, but acted like she was inconvenienced. Definitely felt that we were not treated right. This is a disgrace with the prices they charge. No offer to take the steak off bill, which was left uneaten - as was the majority of the dinners. This place is a FAIL!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Experience was outstanding. It was our second night in a row. Food and Food service was what I have experienced at other McCormick & Schmick's, outstanding. Waiter was a jewel. As noted earlier, we had a totally different experience the night before. It was like we had entered an entirely different restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok but...
    OctDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    For the price, it needs to be better than just ok. Some of our meal was fine - fresh oysters, delicious herb-crusted rockfish and nicely sauteed vegetables. But a mediocre cocktail (underpoured, lacking sufficient alcohol punch) what seemed to be a steamed, mushy lobster served with vegetables on a water-logged plate and a bar staff that had a hard time finding the right bottle of wine are not what one expects from a restaurant that promotes itself as a high-end place. Waterfront Kitchen has a better view, O'Leary's in Annapolis, and even the casual Mike's Crab House put out better seafood. I can't think of a single reason to recommend McCormick & Schmick over those. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excellent; the waiter not so much, not attentive. We had to ask for bread. My friend ordered coffee, which was served in a cup with no saucer and cream added. She asked why the cream had been added and no saucer. His response, that is the way we serve it. Yet it was not true at adjoining tables. I must add, we had a totally different experience on another night with a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad experience
    Ssc3201
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wine glasses were filthy. Waiter didn't know difference between Chardonnay and Riesling. Food came about an hour later and was completely cold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food, Slow service
    mmquin2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Celebrated a recent birthday dinner by dining on a Saturday night on the patio. First, the Good news. Lovely patio, great view, great ambience. The food was excellent! Looked like small portions, but deceptively filling! Highly recommend the scallops. Second, the not-so-good news. Tried one of the recommended drinks - prosecco sangria - no flavor, watered down, and tasted only like cucumber. Try something else. Service was a little slow - hard to tell if because the restaurant is huge and they had far to go to get outside or they simply had too many tables. The restaurant was nice and sat us before our reservation, but then didn't mark down that we'd kept our reservation - and this was after giving our name/reservation time to the hostess!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious seafood, Friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I didn't have one bad experience here, the staff members were knowledgeable and polite, the food exceeded my expectations, (actually making my mouth water just thinking about it!), and the ambiance was modern and romantic, with comfortable tables and chairs. I've already recommended McCormick & Schmick's to some family and friends. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nance
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great atmosphere!! Dined outside. The food was delicious. We did the Restaurant Week special and it was really good!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 38th Wedding Anniversary this past Thursday evening along with two of my sisters and were able to dine outside on the patio with a gorgeous sunset as the backdrop! Great food, great service, great experience! We'll be back! Kim from Mechanicsburg, PA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • teky
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had chosen your restaurant to meet with a friend that I had not seen in 53 years. Thanks for making my lunch super special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh . . . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was heavy on the salt and pepper and the portions were lacking. Suppose that was good in this situation since it wasn't that great. I got the AHI Tuna dinner and left still hungry....which at around $30 plate seems wrong. Waiter was nice enough. Bathroom was pretty gross - usually tells me a lot about a restaurant. I notified the host at the front, but she didn't seem too concerned.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Service
    jlevenson
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I am new to the area so I wanted to take advantage of restaurant week and try out McCormick and Schmick's. I was not disappointed. The food was wonderful, the wine was excellent and the service was more than I could have asked for. I dined outside with family and we had a fantastic time. There was a concert going on at Pier 6 and we were able to hear the whole show which just enhanced our experience. The concert was going on however, it was not loud enough to interrupt our dinner. My only note was that we were eating in the evening after sunset and the outdoor area was a bit dark. That too was not overly disruptive but, I would have liked a little more lighting. I highly recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our Waiter John was phenomenal! Food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    visitfrompa
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were disappointed in the menu for restaurant week. There were very few choices especially seafood ones. WE ended up choosing from the regular menu and spending more than we had originally planned for only average food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was excellent, service outstanding and an extensive wine list, mixed coctails and excellent beer selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    very crowded, it took awhile to be seated - food portions were small, but good, tasty
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was below average the table was just inside the doorway it took thirty minutes to get our drinks and two hours to dine
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not that great
    Sjdubbs35
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary. Our reservation was for indoor dining, but when we arrived we wanted to sit outside. The inside hostess led us and we were seated quickly. But at a dirty table. Our server was horrible. She gave us bread, but never gave us silverware. Our food came out lukewarm and we still had no silverware. 20 min to get our server's attention so we could finally get silverware. The food was mediocre. I did order dessert. But I had it wrapped to go. The outdoor scene of the water and pier six was awesome. I did love the view. Overall, the next special occasion we will probably travel the extra miles to the McCormick & Schmick at the National Harbor. Amazing service, food, and view there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant and I fully enjoyed my self. We had reservations and we were seated promptly. Our server was excellent. The crab dip with the warm pita chips were simply out of this world. The food portions were just right. Everything was simply wonderful. The selections on the restaurant week menu were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mc& Schmidts Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    yes, when I looked at many other local hotels on restaurant week - same comments appeared: kitchen too busy and food is not up to their usual high standards.. our waitperson had way too many tables and our service was really bad (the bar was very busy so it took 15 mins to get my glass of wine and his martini... the rice with the snapper (excellent) was literally raw and hard - she offered to bring me some other side but that took 20 mins and I was done by then -- which she freely acknowledged when it arrived. one thing I've seen several restaurants do is assign too many tables to a wait person because they themselves ask (they want more tips) and service turns out not great for anyone. valet was great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oyster Heaven
    AryzonaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I went here to have a few drinks and ended up in oyster heaven. They were SO good I think I tried about 3 of each one!! And of course the Maker's 46 and the R1 was an amazing way to close out a fabulous oyster experience. I have been there for the swordfish and I have to say that it was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again
    Javonne4
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was my favorite restaurant 5 yrs ago! I was surprised to hear of the new owner. The food taste like new owner. I well never go back there!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience
    hungry
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I absolutely enjoyed the restaurant, the service was outstanding. The food was great, except the Calimari which still has me not feeling well 48 hrs later.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    VDL866
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Hostesses were unfriendly and rude, it took half an hour for the waiter to bring us drinks, food was not worth the price
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At the Front Door
    luv2eatsalmon
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Although we had a reservation for 6:00 pm, we stood around at the front entrance waiting at least 20-30 minutes before being seated. The hostess offered no apology for the wait and offered no options such as waiting in the bar area. The atmosphere could be enhanced with a few seats for waiting. The restaurant was busy in that we arrived two hours before a big show in the area, so we understood that we received limited but pleasant attention from our waiter. Three out of four of us were extremely pleased with our meals. It was a new experience for me to have stuffed salmon. I prefer my salmon to be more delicately prepared. All said, I will go back probably for an outdoor evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • packywacky
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great Food and Wine! Perfect location for a pre-concert dinner at Pier Six
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.