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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
  • Phone: (513) 721-9339
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm. Saturday 12:00pm - 11:00pm. Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Erik Hayden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: All Pre-Theater diners are encouraged to make reservations at a minimum of 2 hours prior to the performance time and to make a notation indicating what theater they will be attending. This will allow for a unhurried, complete dining experience.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: There is a Metro bus stop located one block east of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have valet service available at the Central Parking Valet stand located on Vine Street. There are numerous parking garages within 3 blocks of the restaurant as well.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati
Offering extraordinarily fresh seafood and tender steaks, McCormick & Schmick’s represents Downtown Cincinnati’s most exceptional dining experience. The restaurant is conveniently located across the street from Fountain Square – a short trip from many of the city’s sporting venues, theatres and shopping destinations. McCormick & Schmick’s features a menu printed daily by the chef, employing seasonal seafood from around the world and full-flavored beef. Guests also enjoy the nation’s best happy hour, according to USA Today.

From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations.

As our guest you will experience culinary excellence at its best. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to several locations and this was by far the worst. The waiter spilled a drink on me (however he was very gracious about it), the food was cold, they forgot part of our order and the steak I ordered was terribly undercooked. When it was brought to me (without a knife to cut it) even the waiter exclaimed "oh my gosh! That's not right!" Thankfully the management corrected all of their mistakes with a smile but it was not a good experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was fabulous, the new décor is stunning, the service was attentive and right on."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Flashing light and noise for about 10-15 minutes. Fireman came on a loud speaker and addressed the situation was at the hotel. Came back and addressed it was fine. Noisy and annoying. Manager should at least given discount"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went with a plan to stay a few hours, talk and eat, no children, just enjoy each other's company. And that was exactly what we got. The waitress was well knowleged on the menu. We arrived in time for happy hour and she kept up on us for the drinks. She brought us a nice spinach/artichoke appetizer, bourbon wine and beer. Next was soup clam chowder and lobster bisque. We split an steak, cooked just like i asked juicey and delicious. Finally desserts and coffee. Everything was excellent the waitress took care of us and never rushed us left us to talk and enjoy the night. We left full happy and plans to return again. All for under $175 including a good tip."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We waited about 30min for our food, the burger was burnt , the pasta had all the veggie missing, and wa dry looking. We got different food that we were over charged for. The table that sat next to us was severd first, we were there 5 mins before they were . It took over 10 mins for us to sevred to get drinks .We ask to sit away from everyone one else, but was sat by bar. The manager told us he was taking care of the bill, I expect aleast one food item to be removed , that did not happen, they charged me for somthing I did not have . My money could have been spent at red lobster"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was great as usual, but service was spotty. While the server was pleasant enough, he didn't know the menu well enough to describe kinds of fish or difference between dishes. Server also slow in bringing more bread and completely forgot my companion's second cocktail. However, the food was great!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Restaurant was almost empty except one table next to us. They were complaining about quality of food & service loudly. We should of left then. Weird server kind of creepy... Food was cold when we got it, horrible portion sizes for price. We got 4 scallops for $28. Bad choice for my Birthday dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "19th anniversary, The food was excellent, service was stellar. The restaurant overall was very accommodating!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very over priced for what you get. We were very disappointed. Our waiter was rigid and not very helpful. He made us feel like we had to do everything his way or he was completely thrown for a loop. The crab cake one of us got as an appetizer was just horrible and over priced. The rest of our food was very mediocre, except for the filet Mignon which was very good but the asparagus that came with it was undercooked and somewhat bitter and like warm when served. The iceberg wedge salad was $7 for 50 cents worth of lettuce and once again mediocre dressing. I was embarrassed that I recommend we go there. It started when the hostess looked disheveled with her uncombed hair and then the table next to us sent their food back . . ."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Poor service due to lack of staff. Waitress was outstanding trying to give exceptional service ( she tried so hard). But, we had to wait for a long time for our check due to lack of staff."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Jamie covered 15 to 20 servers at his bartenders position (alone) and never missed a lick. As busy as he was, he still had time to carry a conversation with my wife and I and went a step further in suggesting a cocktail for our sons partner since they didn't carry the vodka that he normally drinks. You guys need to make sure Jamie stays with you in the future. Dined with you on 07/04/2014 at 6:00 P.M. THANKS...TDR"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good Happy Hour selection and prices. Convenient when going to a ball game."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very tasty. Good for foodies. Splendid Happy Hour prices. Heart of Downtown. Scenic patio. A must visit place for seafood dining."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not a good night. Grilled shrimp were so salty they were inedible. Lobster bisque was fair(but at $12.99 it should be extraordinary). Crab appetizer was short on crabmeat. Jeff Grady"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I generally like McCormick & Schmick's very much, but this is not a good experience. I sat at the bar as it was just me and the bar wasn't busy. The service, or lack of service, was frustrating. I had to ask for everything and never got a glass a wine I'd hoped to order. The wedge salad was excellent but the pasta with the shrimp scampi was tasteless even after I asked for parmesan and salt and pepper."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The service and food was fantastic. The only complaint I have is how long it took. We were there for three hours."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " Lovely, quiet, perfect for meeting friends. Food is consistently good. Brett, Front Door Host, was exceptionally accommodating and pleasant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The ambience and the service were very good. Sadly, the food was not up to par---seafood tasteless and over-cooked."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "From the personalized menus (indicating my wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary) to the attentive service and, of course, to the delicious seafood: McCormick and Schmick's is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy an evening! We've been there many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I met a friend whom I had not seen in the last year. We decided to meet "somewhere in the middle" and chose McCormick and Smick's. Our dinner was delicious (scallops and risotto) and our server did not rush us but was very attentive (Byron). We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and our dinner. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Awesome dining experience. Great food, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our food was great again! Service was too! The wine list is good. We ate outside making it a perfect evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was first time there. friends recommended it. We were seated promptly. Told us that Jamal would be our waiter, but he came and said No. He went ahead and went over wine menu and got us water. Another man came then. Did not introduce himself. Started to tell us about wine list then got snippy when we told him we had heard about it from Jamal. We ordered and appetizer came quickly, but we had to ask and wait for plates and our drinks. Food came quickly too, but husband's trout was badly burnt. He had to send it back. We hate doing that. Manager apologized and said chef would bring new one made. I had completely finished Neal and it still had not come. We complained to manager and did not accept meal at all. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My companion and I had a great time. The food was excellent!!! The service was even better. I couldn't have asked for a nicer atmosphere. I highly recommend this to anyone, for any occasion. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was a major letdown...not flavorful & over priced for quality. Even the happy hour apps were a letdown - no spice at all to firecracker shrimp, and fried calamari had more fried vegetables on the plate than calamari...strange. I've eaten at various M&Ss in the US, and at this location previously, and this was the worst experience on food. The outdoor seating over-looking Fountain Square was the best part."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We were offered a table on the outdoor patio, which sounded great to us. After more than 15 minutes of waiting with no server in sight (for us or the tables around us) we left and had dinner elsewhere. This might have been harsh but we didn't want to ruin our special occasion with such a strong chance for terrible service all night."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I brought a group of customers here for dinner and to a person they absolutely loved the place. The food was nothing short of excellent (steak and seafood) and the ambience very conducive to relaxing, friendly conversation. I will definitely take my customers here again."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Myself and a special friend had a great time. Service was great. Special reservation request were met. And the food was delicious. Best culinary buds I've experienced out in a long time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent crab cakes. The loaded salmon was incredible. Topped off with a bottle of win equaled an incredible date night."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I ordered Blackened Mahi Mahi. No evidence of it being blackened. I could not send back because we were going to concert and it would have made us late."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We always enjoy McCormick & Schmick's. The food quality and value are hard to beat. While we haven't had bad service, this is the one area that is inconsistent and could stand some improvement to make it feel more like a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Took mom for mother's day brunch - food and service was fantastic! We had bananas foster french toast that was amazing. Great brunch menu and a great dining experience. Thanks for helping make mom's day special"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We visit M&S occasionally when we want good seafood, because they are usually consistent. We had a nice experience last year with Mother's Day brunch, so we booked this year's event too. Unfortunately, things were a bit off the mark. We ordered crab cakes benedict and bananas foster french toast. The service was slower than normal. The french toast came out burnt - totally hockey puck black - on one side which was turned down on the plate so that you couldn't see it. Any cook should have been ashamed to put that out, it was inedible. Our server brought a reorder within 5-10 minutes. The breakfast potatoes that came with the benedict had a "buffet" taste to them - a little rubbery, like they had been sitting long under a heat lamp."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Came for Brunch, but no Brunch menus ready or on table. Waiter was pushing main menu. Waiter was slow and not very attentive. When we got Brunch Menus and selected our choices, everything was slow in arriving. Then some food items were burnt. Should not have been brought to our table. Attitude was like they didn't care. Six of our party of eight were first timers to this restaurant. Left the two that chose this restaurant with an embarrassing feeling. Used to recommend this restaurant but can't anymore. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had reservations for 6:30. We finally got seated about 7:00, after the hostess tried to seat us twice before, but the tables were not ready. We had show tickets for 8 pm, which we noted when we checked in for our reservations. Our food finally came about 7:40, and had to swallow it whole so we could get to our show."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I asked for blackened Mahi and got brolied..potatoes were cold...wifes shrimp were overcooked and dry. Crab cake was good.Both couples behind us and in front complained about service and waiting.Spent $150.00 but breakfast buffet at casino a lot better and cheaper"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I hadn't been to M&S in years because the food was just "ok". I'd been hearing such great things about the food lately so I decided to give it another chance. The service was disappointing. We sat in the bar area and we had to flag the waitress down anytime we needed anything. We waited over an hour for our food and it was lukewarm when it finally made it to the table. The long wait caused us to be late to our next engagement even though my reservation 2 hours prior should have been more than enough time. Overall, the experience was just disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "asked for a appetizer that was served in the past, Only serve it on Saturday during happy hours, in the bar. refused to serve to us. There was no guinness beer, desert no strawberry pie. this was at 7:00 in the evening. We quit coming a few years ago as the menu not as good nor was the selection of wine by the glass. Thought we would try it again, but this will probably be the last time, I think our server was overwhelmed and there didn't seem to be as much staff. waited for water fill for quite a whle. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had lunched at M&S but this was my first dinner - with my wife and daughter. We enjoyed the crab tower as an appetizer - not much of a tower but very tasty - avocado, mango and crab. My talapia was excellent as was my wife's shrimp trio. Our daughter had the smaller filet mignon, which was tender and flavorful. Good wine list too. It's a bit pricey when you add a salad or sides but it's great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my sisters birthday. I was given a call to confirm the reservation and asked if it was for a special event and said it was her birthday. They printed special menus with "Happy Birthday Katie" at the top. It was overall a wonderful dinner event. The food was great our server did a great job we had a lot of fun."
    Dined on 5/9/2014