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
276 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (172)great for outdoor dining (156)special occasion (119)good for groups (76)romantic (66)fit for foodies (44)great for lunch (43)notable wine list (23)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (21)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (17)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (10)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    COBaltimoreVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is a very nice spot for lunch. Great location on the harbor especially during Spring and summer. Good service and a large array food selections.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Retaurant Week Baltimore?
    hard2please
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Not a stellar performance! Very unusual for this flagship restaurant that I always use to compare other McCormick-Schmick's throughout the country.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    Cheercoach1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was in Baltimore for a convention and wanted good seafood. The dishes were amazing! Fish and chips, sea bass, crab cake, steak and a pasta and shrimp dish. The only bad thing was, the pasta with the shrimp was not hot, but we were also sitting under an air conditioning vent! Bring a sweater if you sit inside, a bit chilly!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over done
    Brill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For a seafood restaurant you would think they cook cook fish, not so. My tiny piece of $36.99 halibut tasted like my shoe. My wife had the shrimp trilogy, it was on par with any diner that can fry shrimp. Our waiter Brendan was outstanding the view is great just bad food. Will not return or recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Step it Up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Since it was restaurant week I made the reservation thinking we would revisit a restaurant we hadn't been to in several years. We shared the yummy crab dip appetizer, then three of the four entrees were served. We managed to get our waiter who did eventually brought the 4th entree. The portions , especially the tuna, were quite small. We ordered two desserts. Their homemade apple caramel pie was fantastic as was the heath bar brownie, both served with ice cream. So how did restaurant week play into our dinner - it did not. Their restaurant menu was very disappointing with only two out of the four entrees being seafood. However, we were pleased with the regular menu and we all had very good dinners.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Dinner
    FamilyM
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner; had to call and delay our arrival for dining and we were told it was not a problem; a large group was in-house and did not negatively impact service or wait times. Waiter was knowledgeable about menu items and preparation, as well as offered suggestions. Restaurant was a bit chilly and staff accommodated our request, as well as guests at other tables, for the temperature to be adjusted. Food presented very well, was hot; little wait time between placement of order and arrival. Oyster appetizer sampler was wonderful; fresh rainbow trout and other menu items were delicious. Mashed potatoes a little runny; orzo was great. Maryland crab soup loaded with crab pieces and quite tasty. Overall, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Last Friday night we were celebrating an an anniversary. Got a great table outside. Waiter kept trying to up sell but forgot the basics.ordered drinks salads and entree. Waited forever for drinks and salads. Took one bite of salad and here is your entree. Waiter was M I A until dessert then the offer to join their club. ...no mention of anniversary.upon leaving I spoke to the hostess who said"I'll let the manager know" Know this...for a restaurant billed as upscale you have a long way to go.
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  • nice view, decent food
    bluecrab
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    apps, dinner and desert were good. Nothing spectacular. The drinks were refilled as needed. Eric the waiter was personable and friendly. portions seemed small for the price. they were out of paper towels in both the mens and womens rooms.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate