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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/Chicago
  • Email: msch@ldry.com
  • Phone: (312) 397-9500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 4:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Wallach
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut & Rush St
  • Public Transit: Chicago & State
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago
McCormick & Schmick's prepares fresh seafood in a traditional manner with a contemporary twist, as well as many other original favorites such as sirloin steak, and McCormick and Schmick's classics.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Everything about our dining experience was fine, just not the quality we were expecting based on others recommeding it. No major complaints just wouldn't go out of our way to go back again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My friends and I were looking for a great restaurant to celebrate our friendship. We had no idea what we were in store for when we entered this beautiful ambiance since none of us had dined here. Our food was amazing and the service was impeccable. I can't wait to share more memories there."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was my third time eating at McCormick & Schmick's to host a large part for dinner. The first two times the service was wonderful and the mean went smooth and in a reasonable time frame. However, my latest visit there was totally different. The service was not up to the standards we were used to receiving and the meal took almost 4 hours. While I can appreciate a leisure meal, that was entirely too long for dinner for a party of 12. Generally we've been out in 2/2.5 hours. The food was very good and that part of the experience was still to our satisfaction, but the other factors definitely outweighed the taste of the food. I will not be using McCormick & Schmick's to host my next dinner when I'm in town."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had group of 9 for a business dinner on a Monday night. Service was fine but one guest at our table had to send his salmon back TWICE as it was not cooked. I had sliced filet medallions with a lobster tail and it arrived cold. It was just average in taste. Learned later that everybody at the table got cold food. Too many awesome restaurants in Chicago to ever consider returning."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary here. The food was delicious. The environment was quiet but the restaurant wasn't busy at the time. I would definitely return. We both had steaks that were cooked to order. We had the coconut shrimp for an appetizer which was delicious."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Four of us dined here. We've been many times to the restaurant in Seattle and also New York. Service was very good and there were no issues getting plates with special dietary options (gluten-fee and nut-free). I wasn't crazy about the lobster bisque: it could have been warmer, and there were too many croutons for my liking. However the scallops were cooked very well. I'll go back as it's a dependably good meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My experience overall was fair! The server was knowledgeable about the menu was polite but range in my order incorrect. My order was made on the fly I watched my mate! Not that impressed with the swordfish but the sides were awesome. Couscous and sweet potatoes and asparagus was delightful! ROUND TWO ny food arrives and it was uncooked stuffed salmon I should of kept the incorrect plate stuffed shrimp it looked good. Word to the wise don't send food back! The manager handled the situation very professionally and so did the server. I was very pleased with that! I didn't order anything else. Now would I try it again idk maybe I would I hope that experience was just a bad day. Great wine selections and my martini was good (a rose is a rose)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "staff was very attentive. food was very good. For a large chain, it is a very good value."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went for our anniversary. The cocktails and lobster bisque was amazing. I was disappointed with my steak and vegetables (both were burnt) especially since it took awhile the receive the entrees. Restaurant staff was very nice though."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We received excellent service for our business dinner, with great food. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "High quality cuisine and spirits coupled with amazing service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was sent a $15 off coupon for at least 2 entrees from McCormick & Schmick. I gave it to my waitress when we ordered. She then told us about the daily chef's specials, which we decided to try. Two ordered bourbon salmon ans I had cashew crusted talapia. We all ordered drinks. When the drinks arrived, our waitress said her manager would not accept the coupon because it could not be used with other "promotions," that the chef selection was a promotion. I said it was not, that it was a permanent part of the menu, that if it weren't accepted, it was no more than a bait and switch scam. She left to tell her manager. When she returned, she said they would accept the coupon because"we don't want you to be unhappy.""
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The customer service by the manager was great, dessert gratis due to a server error. That said, the server forgot to put our salad order in. The dining experience would have been more enjoyable had the order been processed correctly. Crab tower's avocado & mango were tasty, but the crab tasted fishy. It really was not appetizing. Grilled red grouper was a little tough, perhaps overcooked? Roasted veggies & mashed potatoes were good. Flourless chocolate cake was rich & fudgy, and decaf coffee tasted fresh. I'm not sure when M&S' quality deteriorated. The menu used to include numerous varieties of fish & seafood flown in daily-the menu has shrunk, and there's no longer a testament to the freshness of the offerings. Disappointing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was beyond excellent and the service and atmosphere were great."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We always ask for Sarah (don't know her last name), she is very personable, friendly, helpful with decision about what to order, very attentive to our order and needs. The other staff are very good too. We had our wedding reception there too, and everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had an excellent waiter, Jared, who made our night at McCormick & Schmick's great! He gave us recommendations on everything from drinks to appetizers to dinner and dessert. All of his recommendations were also spot on! Truly loved my scallop dish - so delicious! It was also nice to know that the executive chef was in the kitchen that night - we enjoyed knowing that, because most people assume the exec is there, but in reality, it can be a rarity. Will definitely be back to McCormick & Scmick's - this location and others!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were looking for nice diner table for a small family diner and the experience was very enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "After many meals over many years at McCormick's the recent meal was a great disappointment. The fish was tough, apparently overcooked, and strangely curled up. Salad was just OK. Service was good."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "McCormick and Schmick's in Streeterville is a go to place for lunch. The fish tacos are an entree of choice as the fish can be prepared in a variety of ways; it is a light, fresh dish. My companion enjoyed a pasta dish which was very generously portioned. As entrees are prepared to order adjustments can be made for allergies or preferences. Service was attentive but not disruptive and supportive to our conversation. The restaurant which has been remodeled is most welcoming."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I live in the Chicago area and wanted to try this place as we see the chain when we travel to other cities. Nice looking place at first and I don't know why I expected more. This is a convenient place to go and filled mostly with people in from out of town visiting that don't know better. Fish was OK and not outrageous in price as the steak. The side dishes were all terrible. Creamed spinach that looked and tasted like it was from a frozen box. Cheesy mashed potato that tasted not only like they were from a box but also did not taste ANT different than the plain mashed potato that was on my plate. It was a different orange like color however. Too many other places to eat where you can say...wow that was great food!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The surrounds were pleasant. We sat upstairs in the corner so the scenery was only fair. The food was good. Our drinks were poor. We ordered martinis. ..they were very vermouthy..not good. We have been there dozens of times and sat downstairs and ordered drinks that were way better prepared.... this time was a dud...The drinks brought down our rating."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was looking for something a little less pricey than some of the other restaurants in Chicago, but somewhere nice to take my girlfriend on a date for our last night in Chicago. We had 2 dinners, 2 desserts and 4 drinks and everything tasted amazing, and it only ran us 160-something... I would definitely recommend. We were very happy with the location, meal and atmosphere. I am not sure how to rate our waiter. At first everything was great, but he seemed to become very sarcastic / irritable. I do not think we were being loud, though perhaps we were getting too close to closing time for a Sunday evening? Not entirely sure, but I know it threw both of us off a bit."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I love the food here. The potato medley under my scallops was not as warm as the scallops and the manager promptly brought a hot serving. Very happy with service and food. I will be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Considering this is a chain, you pretty much know what to expect in which ever city you may be in. The food is consistantly good, service is good and the locations are usually convenient. I have recommended this restaurant and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent from the appetizer crab tower, chopped salad, shrimp trilogy and the ultimate mixed grill. Each shrimp item was very good and the buttermilk fried was not greasy. Our waitress would have gotten an outstanding rating except for the end of the meal when she asked if we wanted to join their reward club. I specifically asked if there was a cost, to which she answered "no". She brought the bill and a reward card with a $25 credit to be used on our next visit. However, the bill reflected a $50 charge. Turned out, that was an error. She said it should only be $25 for the gift certificate to be used on our next visit. Not sure how a gift certificate is "free" if we pay for it. We ultimately cancelled the reward card."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food and portions were really good. Our server, Nick, was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had good meals, but the chocolate bag was the best part! Great service. We always enjoy going to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We usually enjoy a great experience at M&S but not so this time. We were not greeted by our server for at least 10 minutes. When the server finally came to the table, he only brought 2 waters, not 3, as their were 3 of us dining. Someone, maybe it was the manager, came to the table, didn't give us his name or title, took our drink order and apologized for our wait. He told us their best server would be helping us for the evening - if this was their best, they better change their standards. In any case, tone was already set, they tried to recover. Food was fine and the evening was ok. Maybe they do better at the Rosemont and Skokie locations, as Chicago didn't have it going on this evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The weather probably kept the crowd down. Our server, Jared, was attentive and knowledgable. Our party had shrimp kisses, pecan Encrusted walleye and stuffed shrimp. Great time."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night to use some of the gift cards that we got a couple of years ago. This was our first time at the restaurant. Our food was good, but I cannot say awesome or out of this world. We might come back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Lol everything was great especially the seafood selection and the service was awesome as well."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Unfortunately I wasn't able to experience the restaurant because , they never received my open table reservation. I was very disappointed with Open Table . I won't be using this service again"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food. without doubt. The Oysters were fresh and delicious. The service was SLOW,,considering the Restaurant was practically empty at 11.45 am...But overall a good experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner last night at M&S and really enjoyed the evening. Our server, Lauren, was great. The restaurant was very busy and possibly under-staffed but Lauren really hustled and took care of us very nicely. Our food was very good and served on very hot plates which I appreciate. My husband had fresh red grouper that was perfect. My meal was beef medallions with crab stuffed shrimp...both were very good. Green beans served on my plate were completely under cooked ... Maybe just run under hot water which is my only complaint. The restaurant is dimly light for a very nice ambiance and lively enough to be fun but not as loud as many downtown restaurants. We will return and do recommend."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I was disappointed at how ordinary this experience. Our expectations were much greater just based in the "name"."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We ate in the bar area and enjoyed our fish dishes, done well and served quickly. Service was very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We visit Chicago once a year with a group of friends. We weren't sure where to go but wanted something close to our lodging. We were a diverse group of 8 and received excellent service and the food and environment were very nice. Everyone left very satisfied. Thank you."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I can always count on McCormick & Schmick's for consistently delicious food and the best apple pie in Chicago!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We did not have a long time to wait for the waiter and the was hot."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Hubby and I had impromptu lunch on a Saturday. This is a luxury now that we have 2 little ones. There were not a lot of people at 2pm on a football weekend, but the staff was just as enthusiastic as if it were 8pm on a Friday night. We felt special! The food was exceelent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014