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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bridgewater

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bridgewater reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)great for lunch (44)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (34)romantic (26)great for outdoor dining (25)notable wine list (18)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • KateVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our server continually got our order wrong - our three kids waited 40 minutes to get their drinks. Instead of their drinks, he placed an order for popcorn shrimp (we ordered shirley temples) - once the manager came over to correct that, it was still an additional 30 minutes until the first drinks came out. Instead of my entree, I received an appetizer selection of the "crab cake" and I waited approximately 15 minutes for my husband's dinner to arrive after mine came out, so by the time I ate it was cold. The manager then asked us how the evening was, and when I explained, he offered desserts for the kids. When the bill came, all of the desserts were charged, and when we informed the waiter, he corrected the bill twice to only take off one dessert
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  • Better the first time around
    GoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went there twice in a row because my wife was seriously craving the parm crusted chicken, but it just wasn't the same the second time around. I don't know what happened, but it didn't look or taste the same as the night before. The Ribeye was really good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive wild caught options
    GoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    One of the things I appreciate the most in dining out is being able to order free range, organic, or wild caught items. Very rarely do menus have more than one wild caught fish option, but on that particular night M&S had 4. The salmon was a very good item, as well as the mahi. Also ordered and well-liked were: steak&lobster, parm crusted chicken, and bone-in ribeye... We had a very good experience, esp in terms of the food. We actually returned the following night for the parm crusted chicken
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 times a charm
    52pickup
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Needless to say this is my 3rd visit here and the food is consistant tasty even at its price.The service is always professional and curious and this time our server even entertained us a little. The great thing of being a member of their frequent diners club is the seat us right away and the manager always stops by and checks in.I haven't tried any desserts yet but that's next on the list. I will be back before the end of the year again .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We've dined at many McCormick and Schmick's Restaurants in the past and have always been pleased with our experience. Our reservations were for 7:15 and we were seated on time despite a very busy reception area. We did not have contact with any restaurant server until 15 minutes had elapsed; no water, drink order, bread. We ordered cocktails that came at the half hour point. Our server took our food order, but had to come back to retake the order because he forgot it. His ineptness continued throughout our meal. He brought soup without spoons and had to return to the kitchen for silverware. He was unseen for the rest of the meal except to return with a different wine than ordered. We saw the manager making rounds at tables that were complaining. Our food was below an acceptable temperature. Our assumption was that the server left it sit too long. The shrimp stuffed with crabmeat were the smallest stuffed shrimp I have ever seen. The potatoes cold and the salmon tasted like frozen farm raised that I could get at a diner. I highly discourage all people from choosing this restaurant. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat 40 min after reservation time.
    Viking
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a reservation for 6:30. (we arrived at 6:15) We were not seated until 7:10 and it was an undesireable table. We had requested a booth. No one was apoligetic, I thought the customer service aspect was horrible as they were at fault and offered no apolgies, just said' hey, it's a busy night'. I didn't make a scene, but I am writing a review. I wonder if management will respond? I eat here often and this time it was very bad
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  • Great
    CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great, Fantastic, wonderful, marvelous. Fine, filling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I went with 2 colleagues from work, we ordered seafood and food was barely ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations for 6:30 seated at7:15
    Bev489
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I did not enjoy the food, I felt that the menu lacked variety and was very limited. I ordered the ultimate grill and was disappointed that I couldn't select my one sides. When I asked I was told that all sides were alacarte. The meal came with mashed sweet potatoes and broccoli both of which I do not like. For $33 I should have been able to select my sides.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food selections
    Perfectfind
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. I had the Cedar Plank Salmon w/ roasted potatoes & veggies & it was perfectly cooked. The private booths are such an excellent touch for those special moments too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tommyR
    tommyR
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The salmon was outstanding, as was the fried shrimp done to perfection. The drinks were great with just the right amount of liquor. the chocolate almond basket was yummy. My compliments to McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant for honoring our service men and giving them the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous free meal. Sincerely, Sara
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honoring Veterans
    51stBirthday
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We are extremely appreciative of the manner adopted by McCormick and Schmick's at Bridgewater to honor I and my wife who between us have a combined 60 years of military service. In particular, the method was well organized (uniquely designed menu) and the service exceptional. I witnessed innumerable Veteran representatives during our meal visiting the restaurant and in every instance, the staff's approach was genuine and respectful. As Laundry's Select Club members we are proud to be affiliated with a group of restaurants who demonstrate their appreciation for/about the service of our nation's military members. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anthony
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent, as usual! Good food, good service, good menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you
    Allanj
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Sincere appreciation for the attention and service that you provided to us veterans.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good menu selections
    bikerider3
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. The service was great and the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience. The food was great.
    Poppy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    What can I say? It is my favorite place for seafood! Sometimes however, I'm disappointed that some of my favorite things have been deleted from the menu! I like the changing menus, but I'd like to see haddock on the menu more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The menu offered a variity of entrees to accommodate most tastes. The food was top notch and presented well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Great Place
    love2eat
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was outstanding and service was great. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but overpriced
    m1chael57
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Nothing wrong with the food - everything was delicious but pricy. Honestly, I think food was on par with Bonefish Grill. Ambiance was wonderful; not too noisy. And they have these semi private booths with a curtain covering the entry very romantic! I had a martini and did NOT get s generous pour. Lastly, service was just okay. Very friendly waitstaff but a bit of a wait and mistakes were made.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good seafood experience
    DrewNJVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Customer service was very good. Had terrible service in the past. Much improved as I can tell.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so memorable
    Tricia
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Normally the freshness and preparation of fish and seafood is outstanding. This time I received the wrong order and the plate arrived in a greasy and unpleasant state. The other fish dish that was ordered was bland and pasty. Sorry this time around it did not live up to my expectations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wchrisemer
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Oysters on the half-shell were good, even though they had only 1/2 the variety listed on the menu. Fried oysters were quite good, although the fries served with them were WAY too salty. The small lobster tail was poor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diamond in the rough!!
    52pickup
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wow this place is really tops. A colleague of mine always talks about this place and I promised him I'd check it out one day. I'll try and keep it short.I had my doubts being that it's connected to a mall.Boy was I wrong as soon as I walked in I was surprised ,very classy and modern.The friendly hostess sat us in a preferred booth with curtains in the back.I asked for something private and romantic for my lady friends birthday.The server was friendly and professional and made a good recommendation for a Mahi dish over a potatoe hash.They knew it was my girlfriends birthday and even bought her a nice chocalate cake with a candle. The managers were awesome they shook our hands and made some small talk.i even signed up for their dining card.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a Business Lunch
    Vacationer
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is always a great place to go for excellent seafood and attentive service. So, it makes total sense as a good setting for a business lunch where people expect both and you don't want to be surprised in a bad way. I'm never disappointed with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst McCormick and Schmicks ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Poor menu choices and even worse food- go somewhere else for dinner
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  • Dining Excellence at the Mall
    Thinman2001
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is one of a chain of excellent steak and seafood restaurants that always please. Somewhat pricey, but well worth it. The ambience, service and menu are top drawer. For a special dinner or just to reward yourself for a tough week, this is a guaranteed palate pleaser.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a personal favorite
    LiamNJ
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent food, outstanding service. Attentive service, but you never feel rushed. Have already made our reservation for Thanksgiving dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch, not dinner/Special occasion
    DJsDiningPOV
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant is literally within Bridgewater Mall so one side is glass views to people walking around and kills any ambience or feeling of something special. It's a classy enough looking place but neither the steaks, nor the seafood we had are on par with a good seafood or steakhouse you would seek for a special occasion or when you're Jonesing for a great steak or piece of fish. This is what it is...a decent place for lunch when you're out at the mall but not much more.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful and that was the only good experience we had at that restaurant. I made a reservation a week prior to the day that my family and I had gone and when we arrived, the table was JUST getting set up for us while we stood around waiting for everything to be set. When my food arrived my potatoes had a frostbite taste, my husband was very unsatisfied with the steak he was served (not moist; burnt around the edges and also tasted like it was JUST defrosted from a LONG sit in the freezer)and my mothers lobster was overcooked. For a seafood and steakhouse restaurant, this place is just too overrated. I've gotten better food at Applebees.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food!
    Cher7
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We really enjoyed our visit. The service was great. Our steaks were delicious. It was a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Caesar Salad
    Donna1026
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love their Caesar Salad + delicious menu selection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lousy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Either they didn't have enough staff or they were simply incompetent. Didn't bring what we repeatedly asked for and once the check was returned they added the tip without asking (we had a party of 3). Lousy service and dishonest.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hs
    Flavortester
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was good, but overpriced. Service was not good. Got one little piece of bread for five, restuarant ran out, didn't account for enough bread for sat. Business. Food took to long,close to an hour to be served.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where do they get these people?
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Average, but pretty bland food. But the screamingly loud server was quite a trip. Asked for water when she was standing there and could see my empty glass. She got the pitcher and poured my glass, dumping a lot on the table, but ignoring that. When she started to walk away my husband asked for some too, he still had about a fifth of a glass. She said (as a joke?) "no, you can't have any HA HA") then poured his and walked away leaving us at a wet table. While waiting for our check the manager asked if we wanted bread. We said we wished we had some for our salads or dinner, but not now. No apology or excuse. As a couple in our 60's don't appreciate a server calling us "you guys". Nice place or a fast food joint? No training at all?
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  • Nice break at mall
    TomMartyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Nice choices on menu in this fairly quiet low-key family restaurant. Nice break from the noise of the mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frank
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Ate at the bar. Chris was attentive and helpful. Food great and good value
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice if you're at the mall
    Suebee
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Nice alternative to eating upstairs in the food court. Food was good and service was excellent. Friendly staff and manager.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great choice
    Carsnfoodforme
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoy McCormick's whether for lunch with the kids or a special night out for mom and dad. If you can get a private booth it makes the experience that much better. Have not had a bad meal - favorites include crab and corn chowder, crab tower appetizer and shrimp kisses to get you started. Fresh fish selections are sure bets and you can add on favorites like "Oscar style" or other tp reparations. The specialities list has some great choices Palm Beach Mahi is my favorite. With great sides and salads we are always stuffed when we leave. Can get pricey with drinks but overall a very good spot that offers flexible menu, quality seafood and steaks and a great loyalty club (Landry's Select Club).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was good but it was noisy and the waiter was aggressive on up selling everything. I didn't want pelligrino like others at my table and I had to ask numerous times to get a refill for tap water each time. My wine was refilled easily and quickly.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal
    Ninaluv808
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    While attending this restaurant, my guest and myself enjoyed an amazing dinner outside. The manager came over to introduce himself, and the dessert was the best I've had in awhile!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet