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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bridgewater
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bridgewater

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bridgewater Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/NewJersey
  • Email: msbrfoh@ldry.com
  • Phone: (908) 707-9996
  • Hours of Operation: M-SAT: 11:30AM-10:00PM
    SUN: 11:30AM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Josh Pincus
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bridgewater
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at Bridgewater Commons is located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, in the heart of Somerset County and approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan. The upscale Bridgewater Commons is the home to several prestigious retail establishments such as Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor and Macy's.

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Diner Reviews
  • "The noise level in the establishment is pretty much intolerable. You cannot hold a conversation with someone without shouting. The night began with the hostesses and manager arguing over what table to seat us. Food is very expensive and medicore. Because the tables are practically on top of each other, we saw that others had a different menu then the one we received. When we asked the server about that, we were told they had the Spring menu. "I guess someone forgot to give you one." Ah. We noticed other tables had bread. We had to ask for bread for the table. We ordered coffee and cappuccino after dinner and both were served ice cold and sent back. Needless to say, a very disappointing evening. Will not be returning."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food & drink quality and taste exceeded all my expectations. We had a few service issues that needed attention. This was also surprising since the restaurant didn't seem that busy during our visit. It was still a great night out."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Front desk, terrible; waiter could not be better, (that is why service was marked very good) food very good"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a great place, the food is outstanding and fresh. The fried oysters were as good as New Orleans!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had a reservation set for 7PM for 2 people. Got there, said they were overbooked, waited 20 minutes to be seated."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Although the staff was friendly, and trying to make the best of it, the kitchen was having a rough night. Lots of patrons were complaining about the delays. Our crab appetizer did not taste fresh. We waited about 30 minutes for our entrees - we both got fish. One was very good, but the other was dry and overcooked. The cheescake desert was bland and seemed freezer burned. We will not go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the new spring menu is great."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner here this weekend. While the service was excellent, and the appetizers were good, our main dishes were average at best but leaning towards sub par. We both had Mahi Mahi. One dish was grilled, and the other pan seared. Unfortunately they were both dry with minimal flavor. We are avid diners and felt that for the price we could have found a much better meal at any of the local byob places locally. Overall I would say that our experience was not worth the money we paid."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "After we were seated in a booth with a bench that was not comfortable, service was all down hill. No craft beer, taps were not working, no dos Equis beer, no limes,(understand the shortage), let me bring you bread that came at the end of our meal and was a tiny piece. Food was tolerable but this is a mall hang out that I would only go to if Cheesecake Factory was mobbed and I had no car. Captive audience is their customer. Not going back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good food at decent prices. Service is usually very slow and a little unfriendly. Best bet is to eat in the bar area especially at lunch area on the weekends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were very happily impressed with our dinner. Our waiterAlex was very attentive, and made wonderful recommendations. Both of us had a great meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The seafood at McCormick & Schmick's overall was very good. Some notes were higher than others, but nothing we ordered this evening was unenjoyable. Being a chain, mall connected seafood restaurant; the prices were much higher than I hoped. I don't think the food is over valued, just pricey. That being said, it was a good choice for a quick anniversary celebration. Upscale style food without all the formalities of an upscale restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you get a booth, then you can actually have a conversation with the person you are dining with. If you get stuck in the middle with all the tables, you will have to yell to talk to the person next to you."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It seems the management changed at this location (Bridgewater, NJ). Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. This was one of the best servers we have ever had. The manager stopped by our table to ensure everything was going well and spoke with us for about 4 minutes. Overall a very good dining experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Because I did, and this is what you get: Five grilled shrimp Two stuffed shrimp A salmon filet the size of a credit card All that for 27 bucks? RIDICULOUS."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This wasn't my first trip to this restaurant. However, I am afraid it was the last one. While the food is always good at this place. The service does not match the food quality. Our waitress had the rest of her tables at the other end of the restaurant, so she didn't bother stopping by once asking if we need anything or drink refills. We had to wait for our main course for about an hour. Manager stopped by once to apologize and assured us that he personally will bring our food. This was the last time we saw him. Once our food was served, our waitress disappeared again and we had to ask other waiter to fin her so we can ask for the check."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We came here on Veterans Day. Tiny portions, everything overcooked, terrible service. Never again."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Great service, management checked 2 to see if everything was good The seating was a great spot, nice romantic spot, very private"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "It is a restaurant that has many interesting and good choices for seafood. The seafood is fresh. It is a shame when so much seafood is deep fried and there are no other choices not true with this restaurant. It is convenient to drive to and also can do some light shopping in the mall. We have been here several times and the food is very consistent and very good. Our waitress was a little forgetful not so much that it ruined our lunch."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had terrible service. We had to flag down our waitress for anything we needed (water, drinks, etc). We ordered 1 round of drinks which were good. Then we ordered another round and they were completely different. We got up to find the waitress since she never came around and she got the manager. The manager looks at our drinks, tasted it with a straw and is like those are terrible. It was just a really bad bartender. We noticed the table next to us ordered oysters and they forgot to bring them Also we asked for general recommendations and the waitress listed 1 item on the entire menu. we asked for recommendations on oysters and she said she had no idea."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "the food was good and was consistent as it usually is at this restaurant but they are pricing themselves out of the market for the average person who would likely only use this restaurant for special occasions based on there pricing structure. With the Cheesecake Factory right next door, patrons have alternative pricing options with an extensive menu. This however does not seem to have a affected the ceiling on their pricing."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Truly enjoyable experience. Able to have a leisurely meal without worrying about being disturbed. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We were "squeezed" between 2 other tables for our table of 4. Then we sat for 20+ minutes at our table w/ our menus waiting for service. We specifically made a reservation as we had a movie afterwards. We approached the manager. He advised the waiter to mark us as a "WOW" and noted the time we needed to leave. Then we sat again waiting for our order Then we sat again waiting for our food One person ordered a 2nd cocktail and it never came We approached the manager for our check as we waited for that too. He said he was sorry and wish he knew we had poor service ... we then told him that we had told him in the beginning so why he didn't know I have no idea"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our fish was excellent. The Mixed Grill and Flounder was very tasty, even the next day. Nice ambience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a reservation for Valentine's Day but arrived early and were seated well before our reservation time even on a busy night, which was nice. The waiter was very attentive and remembered all of our requests. Food was cooked perfectly. This was the second Valentine's Day we spent at this location and it probably won't be the last."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always good for a business lunch. Not rushed and not loud. Food is good and service is great."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food at this restaurant was absolutely unacceptable. I visited during restaurants week, the food was cold and appeared to had been frozen and reheated. The highlight of my experience was my waiter he was amazingly friendly and courteous."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at McCormicks and Schmicks Seafood restaurant on a Sunday evening.I was really looking forward to dining here, as I had heard a lot of good things about this higher end chain. We were disappointed by the sound level, and the ambiance made us feel like we were absolutely in a restaurant in a Mall. The crab, mango and avocado appetizer was very disappointing. The crab had no flavor at all. I have had a similar dish to this at other restaurants, and this item did not compare. The service was ok as it was a busy night. We had a long wait for drinks, food and extra plates. The Mako fish entree was good except it was cold and the waiter never came back for 15 minutes to check on us.Table next 2 us was complaining loudly!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Service could have been better on our Sunday night visit. Waiter did not smile much, and appeared to be just going through the formalities. Food was very good although one entree was a little too cool which implies it was sitting. Bread was hot and fresh, apps were good. Not such a good value."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We were placed next to the kitchen with other people who booked on here. Not sure if I would book on here again or call the restaurant. Made reservations well in advance but felt like our table was just thrown together."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food isn't as good as it used to be. The fish dishes we ordered were simply OK. Very disappointed. Server too zealous. We needed a little space."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I had read some not so good reviews of this restaurant. I am happy to say we decided to try it on our own and our experience was wonderful. The service was outstanding (thank you Stephanie), the price was reasonable, and the ambience was conducive to catching up with our friends. We enjoyed our dinner and will return in the future."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went there for a nice evening out. Can't complain about food, it was very good and big proportions even had left overs. However, the wait staff was beyond rude and lacking manners. Overheard other wait staff members being rude to their tables. Our waiter kept bothering us every two minutes in the beginning and was no where to be found during/after meal and wasn't busy at all. When it came to the check the kid was very rude. I would not go back to this location due to the rude staff members."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As a Landry Select club member, we have priority seating, the table we were given was a booth with a window facing Mall enterance. The waiter forgot part of our order and said he'd check on it and we never received it, nor did he menchion it afterwards. He was unattentive as far as checking on our needs. The food was excellent, but the service is what would defer me from returning"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First off, my review comes from a visit on the busiest holiday for restaurants, Valentines Day. We loved it! The food was great even on the set menu, they had a large Wine selection, our food came out fast, our server was excellent, and the scenery was enjoyable. We had a great time here only complaint a very minor one would be that the table were a bit crowded next to each other but that was only in the spot where we sat. Great place we will definitely be coming back soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Arrived at reservation time; seated promptly at a booth. Booth had a large window where you could see the folks entering/ leaving the Mall; a bit distracting for a Romantic dinner but not a big deal. Ordered the crab cake appetizer. Wife said it was the best she has tasted.. The wife ordered the stuffed Atlantic Salmon and I ordered the Seafood Trio (Stuffed Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp and Salmon). The Wife loved her meal; said the sauce on the salmon was excellent. Very good portion for her; had to help her finish her dish. My meal was excellent and the complete dish was a good size portion, too. Overall food was outstanding. Food here is pricey, total bill approx $80 for two, no alcoholic drinks. Overall, a very good dining experience"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a very good place to have Valentine's Dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The walnut vinaigrette salad was refreshing and the steam mussels were great. The almond crusted tilapia was perfectly cooked and great. The atmosphere was absolutely inviting and beautiful."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Valentine's day dinner with my love and friends"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I normally don't write reviews, but was honestly thought it was an unpleasant experience. First of all we had to set a reservation for 9:30 and when we got there it was pretty much empty so I'm pretty sure it was unnecessary to say they were that busy. The music was incredibly loud, and the waiter seemed too busy to tend to us. The absolute worst part for me and my date what the food. My date had a $30 piece of ahi tuna that wasn't enough to feed a bird and it was a weird color orange and didn't even taste right. I had a steak rear and paid approx $40 which was not of any kind of quality. the appetizer was the only "ok" thing about that place. I'm 100% sure that I'll never go there again. This restaurant is not open table worthy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014