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 WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
271 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (170)great for outdoor dining (164)special occasion (113)good for groups (75)romantic (66)fit for foodies (51)great for lunch (43)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (22)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (12)Show More
  • Food was just Blah
    Ariesfoodieforlife
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was slow and Ronnie, our waiter, was annoying and overly talkative. Food (crab cake sandwiches) was very disappointing for a seafood restaurant .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Awful
    Awful
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This was a terrible meal! Service was slow, the wait for our food was unconscionable, the servings were minute, and the food was too heavily salted. We sat on the patio that had no lights in the dark! The server eventually brought some inadequate lights that were ineffectual. I wrote the corporate office but have not heard from them. I would appreciate a response. Thank you, Dr. Steven Fink
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  • Internet promotions are not REAL ??
    JHAY
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to the resturant the one by the Inner habour based on the resturant promotions on the internet, please refer below the website link : http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/featured-promotion/three-course-dinner.aspx First of all, the waitress came to our table without that promotions menu, we'd to asked for it, (cause we were interested to try 3 course dinner for $ 24,99) then she came back later indicated the menu was just print out by manager?? and the prices for 3 course dinner was $ 28.99 ?? We did not ask further more questions about it cause we were hungry, but, I wonder why the resturant promotions on internet has 2 different standards than the acutal menu in the resturant? that is not an good impression for us at all !
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  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Was at the restaurant on 7/19 (around 2pm) for a birthday lunch. It was a beautiful day, so we wanted to sit outside. Approached the two hostesses out front which immediately set the tone. We weren't really greeted and the hostesses seemed to not want to be there. The majority (not our waiter) of the staff had the same attitude. Our waiter was knowledgeable and speedy; however, didn't ask how our meals were (still tipped him 20%). My salmon and roasted veggies (the potatoes) were not done. I've dined at this restaurant in Reston Town Center and the experience was completely different. I would not dine at this restaurant (in Baltimore) again. Too many other options with better prices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Taste that lobster bisque, mmmm!
    ECrefugee
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The lobster bisque was the best we've ever had! There was something on the wine menu for every price range. I definitely want to go back and try other things!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rough waters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The Company had another event going on the same night and was overwhelmed as well as spotty food. The management did remove costs from our bill and were honorable.
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  • service doesn't match food
    2moms
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    After taking a break from having dinners at this restaurant for family gatherings, we decided to go back last weekend. Unfortunately, the service level still doesn't match the level of the food. Everything we tasted was good, but the wrong appetizer came out, the wine came after the appetizer and then the wine we ordered for our meal arrived after we had finished our meals. Our server was pleasant, but not competent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took my girlfriend out for a nice dinner. They honored our online reservation at 9 and were even able to get us some outdoor seating when our original table was taken. The only issue was with a noisy wedding ceremony that seemed to spill over the balcony. I have zero issue with someone enjoying their new marriage I just probably would have chosen a different night had I known I was going to hear akon and other club music spilling over in to the outdoor seating area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO SERVICE FOR 30 MINUTES
    traveldine329
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I arrived for a reservation, but we were asked to wait for our table. After about twenty minutes at the bar, I checked in with the hostess and was seated. For the next THIRTY minutes, waiters and hostesses passed our table without acknowledgement and we did not have water or bread. We finally decided that even if we eventually got service, it was not worth it to stay in the restaurant. I told the hostess we were leaving and after explaining why, she apologetically asked if we'd like to see a manager, pointless at that point, so we left. I can't rate the food because we were never noticed.
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  • WORST EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had made reservation for 8:45pm for four people. We got there at 8:30. We went to bar and ordered drinks. One person ordered an Apple martini which came in wine glass. Another person ordered a vodka martini came with no olives (said they were all out). After several trips to the see the host and waiting an hour and fifteen minutes I went back to the host and asked if we were ever going to be seated and she asked my name. Again I told her and she said we just seated you five minutes ago. I replied obviously not... Ten minutes later we were seated outside were there are no lights. We needed to use our cell phones to see the menu. After fifteen minutes of not one person even acknowledging we were there we decided to leave.
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  • Terrible experience
    Cinbowls
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was worse then other lower class and priced seafood restaurants. That is when we finally were served. It took over an hour for our dinners to be prepared, then overcooked and lukewarm!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic chef
    retiredtraveler
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I can say we probably had the best seafood and steak in the same restauant we've ever had. Our waitress was excellent, we wanted a leisurely dinner and her timing was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    cookiecutter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our second time dining here, but unfortunately did not compare at all to our first experience. We went with reservations for a party of four, and were seated promptly, but after that the service was far from prompt. We waited 1.5 hours to receive our dinner, before which one of the appetizers was forgetten, with a poor excuse given by the server. After watching other tables be served, enjoy their meals, and leave, we did call the manager to the table. The manager gave a light-hearted "empathetic" apology and said she would check back; however, she never did. In the end a slight discount was given on the bill, but not reflective of the poor service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Teeni
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I made the reservation for McCormick & Schmick's for my boyfriend's 26th birthday. I made note of this on the reservation request, but did not receive a birthday wish when we arrived or while dining, but it was okay. I did request a personalized menu. I'd recalled certain locations doing that in the past, but either that is no longer in practice, or the request went unnoticed. It would have been nice, but everything else was fantastic. The food was wonderful, and our server was very attentive and pleasant. We were seated outside and the view was great. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    PeggyB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was excellent. Had a very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Overpriced Food. Subpar Service.
    TsubasaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Above average prices WITHOUT the quality to match. Stick to local favorites such as Thames Oyster House or even Philips Seafood. We sat down at 6:15pm, ordered by 6:25pm, and appetizers didn't come till 7:05pm! I asked to skip the blue cheese in my Lobster Cobb Salad, and of course the kitchen ignored my request. The salad was pretty big, but there was barely any lobster in it. Had to wait another 25 minutes for the main courses. My wife ordered the miso scallop and got 4 dinky scallops. I ordered the pan-seared black grouper and to be honest it was alright. Overall a not-so-good experience. Will not go back. Do not recommend. Many better restaurants at same price bracket.
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  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The staff accommodated our early arrival and request to sit outside promptly and courteously. We had a very attentive waitress and after hearing that one guest's steak was a bit overcooked, she must have told a manager. The manager came over shortly afterward and asked if he wanted another steak. When he said no- don't worry about it- she told him his meal would be removed from the bill. The wedge salad was big enough to be shared by 4 of us. The entree portions were correctly sized and delicious. The 6 of us were completely satisfied with the location, the wait staff, the kitchen, the ambiance and the total of the check. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great Service not good
    paperman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went before a O's Game on a Saturday afternoon. We had to wait 15 minutes for one Bloody Mary and 3 ice teas. We ordered 2 cold Apps, one hot app and a crabcake. WE sat down at 1:50pm and the food came at 2:45pm after complaining to the manager. the Food was very good but it took to long to get. Management handle the problem but it ws too long to wait.
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  • Family weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had made reservations before hand, and not familiar with the restaurants, I was not sure which to pick. We had a nice family dinner outside the 1st night we were in Baltimore. We were very satisfied with all our appetizers/entrees/drinks/and desserts. Only 1 thing, after dark the standing outside lights didn't come on and we kind of asked for candles for table. Had to use light on phone to look at bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening!
    Maggiemay
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everything about our experience was perfect! From the service (Jeff was the best!), to the food, to the drinks, I could not have asked for anything more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    69erVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went 2x over the 4th & won't go back. From check-in to check-out went from bad to worse! Food has gone down hill, the crab cake was mostly filing couldn't find crab meat, the filet was well done instead of medium well, vegetables left to be desired, wait staff we had except for 1 was not friendly. how sad, was a good place in the past.
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  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A bit overpriced for food quality, setting is beautiful. Service is slow and disjointed. Had to ask several times for a drink for our toddler, had to request bread. App came out in 1 minute but meals took a long time.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roller Coaster Ride!
    YazDadVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    HIGH: Excellent shrimp cocktail, bar drink (M&S Iced Tea) & sourdough bread (as good as what you get in San Francisco) LOW: Went to the rest room...came back to find my table cleared and reset for the next guests HIGH: Waiter immediately replaced my drink (better than my first one) and sourdough LOW: Kitchen backed up (July 4th crowd)...dinner would be delayed HIGH: Ordered pan-seared Rainbow Trout, Oscar-style (crab lumps, asparagus & Hollandaise)...the fish was perfectly prepared & delicious LOW: The fish was layered over mashed potatoes, green beans & carrots (Oscar style?) HIGH: The "Oscar" was still quite tasty LOW: Had roasted potatoes for a side...two potatoes in one dinner? LOWEST: I identified one crab lump in the Hollandaise!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Sat outside on the patio to enjoy dinner on the harbor. Absolutely beautiful setting and well kept. Our server worked her butt off keeping up. It was 4th of July and the place was jumpin! Food and service were excellent- we had a great experience. We will certainly visit again when we are in Baltimore.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful patio
    FeliciaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Prompt service. Good steaks. Nice view of the harbor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baltimore Barbour
    Designer21136
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful outdoor deck. Hidden gem in Baltimore. Great waiters/waitresses. Very knowledgeable about fish and cooking methods. On sunny nights unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    69erVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Steak and Seafood not bad. Could offer better sides & what comes with entree. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for anniversary
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Everything was very nice. We were greated and seated right away. Our server was nice but not to friendly which I am sure some people prefer but not us. The food was great except we would have liked a salad as part of our meal without having to pay extra. Overall, I would recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    NewYorkeratheart
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was very slow. Possibly due to too many tables crammed into the place. The waiters had trouble serving as you couldn't walk around a table to serve. Waited over an hour for the halibut that was recommended by our waiter. It was lukewarm and tasteless. Steak was tough. Ordered tea and was served 1/2 cup of a small cup of hot water. Just getting the tea took 15 minutes. Even the bread is cold and tasteless. Had high hopes for this restaurant. I've gone to others in other cities and the food was very good. Food is pricey, but nothing was special about it in Baltimore.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We always looked forward to dining here in the past. This time food was just OK, non-alcohol drinks were grossly overpriced.
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    special occasion
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  • AroundTheTownVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Lacking in service and food quality. This restaurant has changed the past years. Once one of the better harbor front restaurants. Now just mediocracy at harbor prices.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • A Little Off This Visit
    MikeB
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Took my wife to dinner for her birthday - this M&S is one of her favorite restaurants. My halibut was overcooked, and she said she liked her shrimp scampi, but commented that Cheesecake Factory's tasted better. Salads, wine, desserts and specialty coffees were all above average. We'll be back, but the fact that a seafood restaurant overcooked a featured fish was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy but small
    alycat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    went for a date night and found the food and location very nice. the staff was friendly and the food was pretty good too. the only downside other than a pricey meal, was that the portion sizes for the fish was very small - especially, when paired with the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    service was prompt and attentive...food was excellent along with the cocktails we ordered
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    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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  • Horrible place for food.
    SkrentzmVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice location. Food was horrible! Everyone's meal was made wrong in some way
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  • Very slow service
    SpencerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food and location at the Inner Harbor, but lack of customer service skills and slow service.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    When I first walked in the host greeted my guest and I pleasantly. However, I was not happy with the attention my server displayed. I noticed that he very rarely came to my table but visited other tables often. Not very happy with the table service at all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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  • McCormick & Schmicks was great!
    JoeV
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary this year by dining at McCormick & Schmicks in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The food was outstanding! One of the best meals I have had in a while. I had Mahi Mahi (Blackened) and it was perfectly cooked. I also had green beans and mashed potatoes for sides and they too were perfect with this dish. Also had a cup of Maryland Crab soup and it was flavorful and a great appetizer. My wife had the stuffed shrimp which she too enjoyed. I would highly recommend this place for dinner. We enjoyed sitting outside. Dress is very casual and shorts are perfectly fine, at least for the outside dinning. We enjoyed the three berry cobbler for desert and like the meal, it too was very good.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DISAPPOINTING at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We arrived for our 7:15 reservation for 2 and were barely acknowledged by the hostess. She told the second hostess where to seat us, no communication with us. We were given a table for 8 inside. We said we did not need a table that large. It was not that busy inside, but they said that was all they could give us because of server sections, etc. We asked about outside and were told it would be a 15 minute wait. So we got a glass of wine and waited, and waited, and waited. Finally over an hour later were seated. We chose McCormick and Schmick's because we were going to a cocktail party there at 8:30, so the timing was now way off. Servers seemed confused, orders came out wrong. Food was blah. Just an overall bad experience.
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  • Very enjoyable
    ec81
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was very good. Our server, Bianca, was friendly and helpful. The view was very pleasant.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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