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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Chicago
  • Phone: 3123979500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    SUN: 11:00AM-10:00PM
    MON-SAT: 11:30AM-11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, 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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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)good for groups (40)fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (35)great for lunch (26)notable wine list (21)scenic view (16)great for outdoor dining (15)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (9)great for brunch (9)Show More
  • Changed.., & not for the better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service was very poor. I was brought two entres that were not mine. When my food came., it wasn't anything special. I ate only about a fourth of what was on the plate. I told my waiter my fish didn't have flavor.., no reply. The history of the restaurant name doesn't reflect to their food.
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    good for groups
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  • A little disappointing.
    md80guy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Ordered a filet and lobster tail. The filet, although cooked properly, was tasteless. The lobster tail was prepared in such a way that whatever method they used to cook it, and in what, killed what flavor a lobster naturally has. Ordered a blue cheese salad. Salad was soggy, blue cheese taste was missing.
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  • ABdiningoutVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our waiter was nice & tried hard-just messed everything up&talked wayyyy too much to us!He kind of had NO CLUE what was doing!We left him a good tip-just annoyed&didn't do what should've:(I come very often&also spend a lot!Extremely dissatisfied this visit. We even had to go things&he said they ran out of tips for the containers&as it was the soup was ALL over the car!:(Not to mention..other food was NOT closed tight enough&was a TOTAL mess.We spent around $300&was NOT even close to how should've been!Brought out food in absolute worst order&forgot appetizer 2x!Then while was finishing salad asked numerous times if could bring out main dish-it's ready responded saying im slow eater, but brought out anyway&took salad wasn't done eating away!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MIC1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    While service and atmosphere were fairly good, I was very disappointed with my meal (chef's special Chilean sea bass). The fish was simply NOT fresh! I have had Chilean sea bass quite a few times in the past and have prepared it myself. I am therefore very familiar with its taste. It never occurred to me a restaurant that specializes in seafood would serve a fish with "fishy" taste. I should point out my wife's meal ( I believe crusted walleye) was fresh and delicious. Regrettably I cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone and will not be planning another meal there myself.
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  • Consistently good
    fashionableVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    While we had a taste for seafood, we also wanted pasta...so, here we were able to have both. The pasta dishes give you a combination that is light and tasty without the pasta hangover. The service was outstanding and is consistently good here, the food well prepared, and the cocktail selection is choice. It's nice to have just what you want whenever you come in. They also have a fantastic happy hour menu that we enjoy every now and then too. Personable bartenders, great service and a great selection of bar food. You can't go wrong here. The service is outstanding from everyone. If you go for happy hour or lunch, don't miss the fish tacos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pass
    Btraveler
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is not a very good steak and seafood place. Service was not good and the steaks were mediocre at best. 3 people and a total waste of $200
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  • RockRad
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food and drinks were excellent (as usual). The Sangria was outrageous! Staff extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place. Great menu.
    Stephs
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always joy our dinners here wonderful staff excellent food
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was good but not great. Two of the three fish dishes were slightly overdone and therefore drier than should be especially in light of the prices. Service though was excellent, even though the waiter had a couple of very large groups to handle at the same time.
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    good for groups
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  • Big snooze
    BurlingtonBay
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This concept needs a serious rejuvenation. It is bland looking, unexciting and boring. The server was efficient and professional but "canned" in her approach. The food was good however.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't have picked a better place
    LAtravele
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A "get together" lunch was made even better with their great food and exceptional service. Highly recommend them for a leisurely lunch with old friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Meal & Ambiance
    jferg
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were looking for a place with great food and quiet surroundings as we wanted to visit. This restaurant fit our needs to the utmost. We had a hard time deciding on which food to order! We were able to talk freely as we requested some place quiet and were given a private booth. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice night out
    Nicscravings21
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went on a friday night food was good Strong drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Jorge
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Well, it is is McCormick. So, it is a good warranty. In this case the walnut salad was not so good as expected, but the pesto pasta (recommendation from our waiter), compensated big time. Special kudos to Bertha, our waitress. Even she was on training, she was very charming, knowledgable about the menu, and with a smile and a brilliant comment!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Good food. Great service.
    OTRegularVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Occasionally when I travel on business I wind up having dinner solo, and M&S is usually a good pick. Tuesday night in Chicago it turned out to be a great choice. The food--wedge salad and rainbow trout almondine--and drink--a perfect Sapphire martini and a very drinkable house Merlot--were excellent. And the staff were exceptional. They seated me at a quiet table where I could read and dine at my own pace, thanks to my waiter, who attended to all my requests and never rushed me: He didn't bring the wine until I was done with the martini; or serve dinner until I was done with the salad. It all added up to a very pleasant 2 hours that made just another evening on the road something a little special.
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  • Good Quality Food Reasonable Price
    PeterR
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The branch of McCormick and Schmicks on Chestnut in Chicago met our expectations, with good quality food at a reasonable price. Some excellent fish choices. The staff were welcoming and friendly and knew their dishes. The restaurant wasn't very busy the night we went, a Tuesday evening, but they had a steady turnover of guests. I can recommend the restaurant to you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tilapia
    xenobiaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Service ehhh
    litosway
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Not what it used to be
    melikesushiVIP
    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.
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  • Romantic evening!
    Lovesfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a romantic booth to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent and the evening flowed so nicely. Everything arrived on time and the Ahi Tuna was perfect as was my wife's Parmesan chicken. The Key Lime for desert was as good as any we've had in Sarasota. We'll be back!
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sara our sever and Jeff the GM provide excellent experience
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    SteveAndSally
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks!
    Electric
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Was one of the best Steaks ever. Second to Capital Grill
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinning
    JJJJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Overall,...this is the place to go. Always great service. Always great food. No complaints.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Always good
    Skramde
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Best steaks in Chicago!
    DesignAngelVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for groups!
    eyedoctor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Friendly hostess, server, and our bartender was fun and engaging
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually a reliable top spot...
    IceRebel
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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...
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    good for groups
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  • Birthday and anniversay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went in for a combined birthday and anniversary, had a great meal, great service and complimentary dessert. Couldn't have been nicer!
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Loved the scallops!
    MG120
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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!
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  • fourchar
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    the waiter took forever. We waited 20 minutes looking at the dessert list which only had 7 desserts.
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  • Nice
    Lazarus
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expected more
    PepeT
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not Great
    Bostongirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
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  • Jzzzz
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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
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  • Great dining great experience.
    Molinediner
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Superb!
    Bossy
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • McCormick & Schmick
    tfotoVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love it
    Neville76
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    great food and the ambiance was nice! great place for meetings, or to bring out of towners for a nice meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate