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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
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Met my parents here. Very much a chain restaurant but they try to make you believe it's a high end restaurant. Don't be fooled. We were seated right next to the kitchen door and a huge bachelor party group. We had to ask to be moved - we were told "I have to ask the manager". Restaurant was mostly empty, but service was still very slow. Waitress was nice, but it was clear was reciting a cheesy script. Whenever we had a question she had to go ask someone. We also had to ask several times for silverware and water refills. Food was basic chain food. Overall very mediocre. Doubt we will ever return. Go someplace else."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We arrived at the outside podium and asked if this was where we got a table. The girl directed us to a side door to enter. When we got in, it was a small corridor where waiters were working. We had to search for the front entrance where the young hostess was chewing gum. Very unprofessional. She lead us to a booth, which was fine. Julio was our server. When he brought our drinks, we asked for water also. Took about 10 minutes to get it. When we saw the menu, we realized that no salad or sides came with the entrees. Julio suggested the $9 gruyere mashed potatoes. My steak was $29, so I thought that was ridiculous. I ordered them and they were very dry. Not worth $9. Steak was very good, but meal was too expensive. We won't be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We were seated in one of those booths with curtains - romantic! The appetizers of lobster bisque and the crab tower were flavorful and the entrees of almond crusted rainbow trout and parmesan crusted flounder melted in our mouths. Wonderful food."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It was our 36th anniversary, not a biggie like the 35th or a 40th and we had just gotten back from vacation and wanted to have a quiet dinner at a nice restaurant.When Ie called to make a reservation, I joked about it being our 36th wedding anniversary and we were celebrating it quietly. We appreciated the fact that we were provided with a nice secluded table away from the larger parties and then were surprised with personalized menus to keep. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. After we ate, we were given our own personal dessert with 2 spoons to share. It was just enough for us. We love this place!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Met a friend there for an early dinner. Outdoor dining was comfortable, service was respectful. We did not want to be rushed, and server did a great job"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Decent food but high prices. The portions are kind of small for the money."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "McCormick and Schmick's seafood is consistently good. Food is always well prepared. Service was prompt and the waiter friendly and knowledgeable. He described various items and offered suggestions. Atmosphere is quiet and somewhat upscale without being stuffy."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Located in a mall with outside entrance and very large patio. Attentive staff. Fabulous fresh seafood prepared from scratch. Ample portions, great drinks and a relaxing decor. Would definitely return.....oh and they also have some steak and chicken on the menu."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Service has greatly improved over the past couple of months - a good thing, because they have a very diverse, great tasting menu! A good break from the Mall - things looking up here - worth the visit!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Nice place. Meeting place for small gathering. Consistent quality."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Took 30 mins to bring out ordered wine. Steak was cold. Soup came after main course. Side-orders came when dinner was almost over. Lost track of our birthday cake handed to them. Manager offered two glasses house pour red wine and refused to come to us anymore. Nothing went right, no one was pleased. The birthday mood and the evening were ruined. Will never return to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Appetizer and Lobster bisque were excellent, however not impressed w the filet Mignon entrée . not worth the thirty five $ price.."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Okay food with slow service and a weird feeling that people are not coming. At least during the weekend lunch periods. Perhaps it is the time of year. But service needs to at least seem more friendly-make the effort. It was a very good place for a long time."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had the special $14.99 lunch. Great deal! Portions were very large. A oerfect afternoon to eat outside"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience in a very romantic setting of a private booth. Enhanced by a lovely meal, although many of the things I attempted to order where not available, we were some of the last patrons in the restaurant so it was somewhat understandable. Service was great when there, but once again due to it being so late - the wait staff was obviously busy running around tasking and therefore doing double duty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great trip for the fiancé's birthday. We had reservations and were seated right away. The server was polite and knowledgeable. We ordered the mussels for an appetizer and they were delicious. They had a bit of a kick to them, which we like in our food. I ordered the almond crusted salmon and it was perfection. My fiancé ordered the chicken pasta and he ate it all. Great meal. Always a pleasure to dine at this establishment."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Especially when the restaurant isn't very busy, it makes little sense to leave customers with empty glasses on the table --- and even worse when the waiter stops by to check on things and fails to notice. Good food, nice space, but service could use a bit more maturity and genuine attentiveness."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I requested a quiet,secluded table and the curtained booths were available. Perfect for an extended conversation with a new friend!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Father's Day proved to be too much for this location. Our waiter was not familiar with Open Table specials advertised and placed our orders incorrectly, Even after we showed him the email detailing the special. He brought us the wrong steaks with the wrong vegetable and no mashed potatoes. The Manager eventually apologized had our sides and toppings brought out. The asparagus was undercooked and the potatoes cold. Dessert was even an adventure. The Manager adjusted our check, but we were denied the exceptional experience we've come to expect, and, we were not alone. Several tables around us had various difficulties that ultimately required escalation to the Manager. This is a great restaurant, but staff missed the mark this time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I went there for father's day and they were overwhelmed - had to look for our waitress several times during the meal. The manger apologized profusely about glitch in the booking system but NEVER offered any discount, free dessert, or any other form of compensation. The steaks were average at best though the scallop dish was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We ate here on Father's Day. We chose to eat outdoors and it was very nice. We were all happy with our selections of food, as well as the cocktails. Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have dined here a number of times. It is average, we come back because it is a convenient location. Somehow I am always surprised when the bill comes. It is always much higher than i think it will be. I ordered coffee at the end of my meal and sat with it with no spoon or cream for ten minutes. I would have taken it off the bill!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • ""I loved the outside dining of this place – very comfortable seating. They immediately sat up down with our choice. As we began to order food the waiter told us that they didn't have the item after he tried putting it in the system. Im surprised he didn't know what wasn't available. The service was delayed to a point. The appetizer came out after the main course was ordered. Be careful with there specials. Make sure you pay attention to the Check because they tried to charge for the full price of each item when it was suppose to be cheaper. Food was great but service needed some improvement.""
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This restaurant offers good food at good prices but it has the worst service. The place during the day, even on weekends is empty with the staff outnumbering the patrons. There seems to be an overall bad attitude that has kept people away. Always slow service. Place needs help."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Ambiance is good. Dinner started on a very good note. Appetizer and entre were very good and service was good to that point. Service declined toward the end of the meal. Cappuccino and coffee were cold upon arrival, [decaf] coffee had grinds in the cup, forgot one cup of coffee, forgot to refill [requested] water; service became slow after the main course was served. Overall good but not quite up to expectations and prior experiences at the same facility."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meals.started with a mixed salad with walnuts both dinners were specials.. Halibut and mis glazed scallops. Excellent. Only disappointment was no outside table available."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went right after Memorial Day, so it was VERY quiet. Service of course was outstanding and so was the food. My friend had Trout and it was a big portion. I had Cobia and although it was a small portion, it was delicious. For dessert we had the berry cobbler. We liked the berry part but did not like the thick dough crust on top. It could have been thinner and flakier. It was too doughy. The menu food selection was generous without being overwhelming. At the recommendation of our waiter, I got the Landry's Select card and it was definitely a wise investment. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Starting with not enough appetizer plates and silverware, no asking for repeat serving of drinks, partial order, steak served well done when asked for medium rare - not the kind of service you expect from restaurant like M&S. Other locations like Boston or Manhattan are far more professional - maybe it's just the Bridgewater location. Not planning on re-visiting any time soon."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "After we all settled at our table the wait staff did not complete setting the table....we had to ask later when food arrived. We were asked if we wanted bread and said yes. It never came until they asked if we wanted bread again at a later time. When appetizers didn't arrive after waiting 20 minutes we had to ask and track them down. When entrees arrived one piece was missing. Had to find wait staff to let them know then waited 10 minutes for its arrival. Food was good but we will never go there again."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food prices vs quality is way out of whack. Two servers for party of 12 and service was still not good. Wait staff does not know menu. More interested in peddling Landry's Dining Card program"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Went to McCormiack & Schmick's in Bridgewater, NJ. Usually go to M&S in DC area, which we love. Fish had too much breading and tasted dried out. Disappointing experience. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "All 6 of us thought that the food was very pricey. We had been there before and thought the food was reasonable at that time. We had asked for a quiet place but in actuality it was noisier! I would not go for dinner again but would try lunch."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our dinner experience at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood for our 10th anniversary. Thank you Martin for being a great Host and we also enjoyed our server, he was the best! We will return again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The ambiance, the layout, the prices on the menu, they all make you feel like you've just entered a 5-star establishment. That is, until you realize the food is below average, the service -- while hospitable -- is poor and slow, and you've just wasted 90 minutes of your night without even having dessert or coffee. I came to McC&S with my wife in kids in the hopes of having a wonderful, fancy dinner with my family on a special occasion. It certainly looks the part, but falls short on delivering on that promise on just about every level. We visited on Monday night, 7PM. Occupancy, about half full. We waited 20+ minutes after our order was placed (!) for water and bread. Food was what I would expect from Applebee's. Will avoid at all costs."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Sat down immediately and had multiple managers/wait staff walk past us, multiple times. 35 minutes later, we finally had utensils and water glasses. The manager Sean apologized, would not comp a drink or appetizer, and never thought to come back to make sure everything was fine afterwards although he looked over at us a few times. Really seemed like he didn't care. HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT. For $125, the food was mediocre. Could have went to the Red Lobster and gotten the same meal for 1/4 of the price. I will never be back and will make sure anyone I know never goes to the M&S in Bridgewater."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My experience was very disappointing. Our appetizers were served without silverware which we had to ask for. I ordered the Lobster Cobb Salad which was served alone - (7) minutes prior to all other entrees! Again, we had to ask for silverware for this course. The waiter was absent for more than (15) minutes - no checkback to ask if everything was OK. My wife ordered coffee and I ordered cappuccino - her coffee arrived - no spoon. My cappuccino arrived (5)+ minutes later...no explanation, no apology - just late! My daughter ordered sherbert - again served without a spoon! Overall, the food was just OK (a 3 outof 5), but the service was extremely poor (a 1 out out of 5). A disappointing experience!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "food was fine---waited nearly 20 minutes for wait staff---he waiter we got was fine--but no one knew who was responsible for our table"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Time management. Had a reservation for 7PM and was seated at 740PM."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Those waiting to be seated spilled over into the dining area, unacceptable. Cobia excellent, portion looked as if it was ordered off the child's menu, way too small. Service very good."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food and service can't be beat! Love the lobster cobb salad. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014