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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
  • Phone: (312) 397-9500
  • Hours of Operation: SUN: 11:00AM-10:00PM
    MON-SAT: 11:30AM-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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
Located in Chicago's famous "Gold Coast," McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks on Chestnut / Rush Street is close to shopping, hotels, bars, the famous Chicago Water Tower and the Magnificent Mile. It is the ideal location to spend an evening out on the town of Chicago.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "While I have been to McCormick & Schmick's on Chestnut quite a number of times, this last visit was not quite as memorable. My piece of tilapia was less than desirable and was served lukewarm."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Long story short - my wife and I love seafood...unfortunately we have a child with shellfish allergies. The times we get out without the kids, seafood is typically on the top of our list! The food was good, enjoyable. Unfortunately the service left something to be desired. Our server seemed to forget us for a bit - which is surprising when the restaurant wasn't especially busy, and some of the staff conversation that we overheard was inappropriate. It dampened our night a bit."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I used to eat here frequently when we lived in the city, so we were excited to go back after several years. It is not what it used to be. My shrimp scampi was in a sauce that more closely resembled an alfredo sauce, the apple crisp dessert was not nearly as good as I remembered, and the service was very spotty. Our waiter was attentive yet seemed to always be forgetting to bring something. It was a Saturday night at 7 pm and more than 1/2 the restaurant was empty…not a good sign."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Sara our sever and Jeff the GM provide excellent experience"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We chose McCormick & Schmick's for a pleasant night out because we have been to this restaurant before, along with other Landry places around the country. We are never disappointed. You can't beat the amazing menu variety, presentation quality, impeccable service, and overall professional ambience. Whether one wants meat or seafood, plenty of choices are listed on a diverse bill of fare. SteveandSally"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Was one of the best Steaks ever. Second to Capital Grill"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Overall,...this is the place to go. Always great service. Always great food. No complaints."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "M&S is a chain, but a really good one. I usually stay away from chains, but when we were on vacation with my.brother and his wife and she said she'd like some really good seafood for our last evening together, I made a reservation through Open Table for a M&S near our hotel. The food: jist as good as our local M&S. The service: impeccable. Our server knew the menu, and made us feel really special. She was a hostess and we were her guests. It was a lovely evening, and my sister in law was more than satisfied."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I've been to all of the top steakhouses in my city. I reside in downtown Chicago. McCormick's is the best! Delicious! Go with an appetite!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I made a reservation and had five friends over for girls' night and asked for my usual server Sarah. She did not disappoint! Service was flawless, food was amazing. She even offered to split the checks individually and also offered a free dessert to share (yay chocolate bag!) McCormick is my go-to for my family dinners and now will be my go-to for friends' get togethers!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Friendly hostess, server, and our bartender was fun and engaging"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I'm a fan of seafood and have happily dined at McCormick & Schmick's in several cities. Chicago is no exception, though service has varied from the exceptional to the ordinary. I'd like to see a little more work put into the wine list, especially red wines selcted to avoid big tannins..."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We went in for a combined birthday and anniversary, had a great meal, great service and complimentary dessert. Couldn't have been nicer!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Perfect Thursday night dinner. We definitely wanted excellent seafood at a great price. The Sun-Thur special is great for only 28 dollars. I personally got the scallops and loved them! Will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the waiter took forever. We waited 20 minutes looking at the dessert list which only had 7 desserts."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "One of the better M&S I've visited around the US. The shrimp and grits I ordered was good but the best part of my visit was my waiter Winston. A very energetic, well spoken and knowledgable about every menu item, wines, pairings, etc. I'm sure he will be a GM one day."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have been to several McCormick & Schmick's restaurants around the US and always had excellent service. The Chicago location on Chestnut was very nice but the service left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • " My mother in law's salmon special was overcooked and had to be redone. It took us a while to get the waiter's attention so we could tell him. Once we did he was very gracious about it and he rushed off to prepare another one but the damage (to the dining experience) was done. The rest of the party enjoyed their food and my mother in law's second salmon was good but too late. I chose this restaurant for dinner after the theater because I wanted great seafood, ultimately I was disappointed, at these prices I expect them to get it right the first time. Since all the other food was good I might consider trying this place again but probably not before I try it's competitors."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My medium burger came out rare with dressing on the bun despite ordering it plain. I got chips instead of fries, and we never got the food that we asked to get wrapped up back. I was using gift cards so I wasn't as picky. But it was not a goof first impression.a"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I felt like I was dining in Paris again as the pace of the meal was relaxed and unhurried. Waitress and other staff were friendly, responsive to our needs but never pushy or rushing us. Entrees for our group included 2 shrimp & beef tenderloin dinners, a chef's special blue marlin, and a fresh halibut. The quality of all was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I usually order the Filet Oscar. But, this time I tried the beef medallions. It was delicious. I LOVE the clam chowder! I washed it all down with the Prosecco Sangria."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Sierra our server was great, energetic and fun. The food we ordered was awesome, a must is the chocolate bag for dessert. We had kids with us and they had a good menu choice for them as well. Lots of families dining out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "great food and the ambiance was nice! great place for meetings, or to bring out of towners for a nice meal!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very richly appointed, food and service both great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "very good service, food hot and tasty, excellent ambience"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Every step was lovely. All aspects of service were great and Sarah, our server was really good"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've always wanted to visit McCormick & Schmick's and I'm so glad I was able to bring my dad for father's day! We all enjoyed the food and drinks. Our waiter was amazing!! They willingly accommodated whatever requests we had, which made our dining experience that much greater. I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Recent dinner with family from out of town. Nice diversity on the menu for beef and fish eaters alike. 35th Anniversary specials were delish!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food never disappoints and the staff is terrific - great restaurant - great location."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Didn't expect the steaks to be that great. They were delicious."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Take out cost, you know what you are going to pay when you go to a quality seafood restaurant. The problem is I didn't see the quality that I would have expected at a higher end fish house. I had the charred monchong supposedly flown in daily from Hawaii. It arrived minus the char but we waited so long to get our food I wasn't about to send it back. The lump crab was very fishy which we couldn't believe. Our waiter was very nice and personable, but was nowhere to be found most of the meal and the restaurant was quite empty. He kept telling us about their famous bread, but kept forgetting to bring us some to try. All in all we will not be going back to the Chicago McCormick & Schmick's."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Lovely ambiance; good vibe when you first walk in. Great menu choices, we went with the Thursday night special that included soup or salad.( we both got salad, great choice) . My tilapia was delicious as were the sides that came with it. My friend's medallions and shrimp were also great. The desserts, molten lava cake and creme brûlée were perfect."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was a birthday dinner for my wife and we absolutely enjoyed everything. They personalized our menus with my wife's name on it telling her happy birthday. We were satisfied and full, which is rare for some of the restaurants you go to downtown. Recommend to anyone looking for awesome seafood dishes!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Seat by the window was excellent. Always liked the bar scene. Will try the outdoor dining next."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Terrific restaurant that is managed and staffed by very nice people. My family has dined at this location and the Wacker Drive location a number of times - with great results. We have two young boys and a childs menu (which the Rush location has) is nice but the most important feature is to actually feel as though your children are welcome - and we overwhelming felt that sentiment. AND - The food is exceptional!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Having a hearing problem can limit where you can take someone you wish to talk with. M&S has always been a place where I could make this happen. Winston our server was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I was wary because McCormick & Schnick's is a chain restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was quite good and the service excellent. I requested an area of low noise because of a hard of hearing person in my group of 10. They were very accomodating. Would definitely eat there again. They also offer a wonderful happy hour option with tasty and reasonably priced bar food."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Good food in a pleasant atmosphere. Scallops and sword fish were well presented and thoroughly enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This particular location has excellent service, great food, a wonderful waitstaff, and a beautiful decor. I took my mother for her 73rd birthday and she loved everything about McCormick and Schmick's service, food, and drinks. We will definitely return to this particular location to enjoy other occasions. I've already shared my experience with friends and family members to go and experience the restaurant soon. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my first time going to this Restaurant. It was Fantastic! The service, food and atmosphere was outstanding! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014