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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
  • Email: mscn@ldry.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: Justin Konrad
  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, 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
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant is located at 21 East Fifth Street, directly across the street from Fountain Square, close to Tower Place, the Convention Center & the Aronoff Center for the Arts. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant serves more than 30 varieties of fresh fish & seafood flown in from both U.S. & international waters, available from menus that change DAILY. In addition to delicious seafood, we serve tempting pasta, poultry & beef specialties, prepared using fresh ingredients & served in a timeless & traditional presentation. We offer a private dining room that can accommodate groups of up to 160 guests. The restaurant provides custom designed menus that offer a variety of options to satisfy every guest.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wine not so cold. Small fish portion, more starch on the plate"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a great service. Food was good, but I just really like their happy Hours much more! I will be back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We chose McCormick and Schmick's for its proximity to the Aronoff and its menu. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us make our decisions. Our entrees were delicious. Downsides - it took over 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive after our initial order. Then it took over 40 more minutes when one person in our party ordered a second draft beer later in our meal. Our server said the bar was backed up. The restaurant was not at capacity, in fact the area we were in was quite empty. The restaurant attempted to seat a party of 8 at a table for 6 near us; the people in that group threw a fit. It was over ten minutes until they were moved to a different table. In the meantime, we had to listen to their complaining."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband really enjoyed this outing. The food was great and service was wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We try to have a romantic dinner here every couple of months, and we haven't been disappointed yet. I had Jamaican tilapia, and the tropical fruit salsa was delicious. My husband had the ahi tuna and loved it. The recommended pinot noir was a decent wine, although we felt it really wasn't worth the $50 cost for the bottle. The apple walnut dessert was marvelous as was the apple pie dessert drink. My husband had the 20-year-old port and said it was very smooth."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our go to restaurant when in Cincinnati and we never fail to enjoy our meal. Michael our waiter now two years in a row is fantastic and looks after us so well. Food is tasty and well presented, happy to return!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our server, Damon, did a superb job. Kudos to Damon. We were seated in a booth as requested. table service and wine recommendation were excellent, food prepared as requested and served hot, and food was delicious. No complaints whatsoever!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 for a 7:30 reservation. Ambiance was great, staff was super friendly. The food was tasted very good although it could've been hotter. It worked out okay because we were not in a hurry, but the service was very slow."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "the food, service and atmosphere is great! don't expect to go in and spend less than $50. it is pricey but more than worth it! I eat here everytime I go to cinci!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've been taking clients to McCormicks for years and building points in their loyalty program. During the most recent visit I was told the program has changed and I would be losing the value accumulated on the card. There was no communication from to the company to their customers regarding the loss of rewards, or change current loyalty program. The restaurant also had to nerve to ask me to buy a new loyalty card (after losing ~$100 worth of rewards). I will not recommend the restaurant and won't be back until they do the right thing and honor the previous balance and program. Cincinnati has too many great new restaurants to be treating customers this way."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "From being warmly greeted at the door to the ambiance of the decor and table setting, we knew right away this would be a special experience. I was celebrating my friend's birthday, and we were delighted when even our lunch menus said "Happy Birthday!" on the top. The service was excellent and attentive without being overbearing. The Chef's Choice Northwest Salmon Saute was outstanding- the blend of the tastes and colors was perfect. I would never have thought to combine the eclectic palette of ingredients. They were wonderfully fresh- a really delightful combination. Despite living in Cincinnati for years, this was my first experience going to McCormick & Schmick's, and I will definitely be back with friends and family."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We eat here several times a year for special occasions when we want to ensure a reliable seafood dining experience. M&S delivers and we feel comfortable bringing our young daughters with us - the staff generally do nice little things to make them feel welcome. Mom & Dad get to eat a quality meal, the kids get the feeling of a special experience - everyone leaves happy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "While the food was fine, the service was really excellent. I cannot recall our servers name, but she was very sweet. Just the right level of attentiveness and friendly without being in your face. She made us smile several times."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We have always found them to he consistently good quality and usually share two dishes. One is typically amazing and the other one is good. So it is good to share."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times before, however this time I brought friends that had never dined there before. We were seated right away, reservation through open table, the waiter came to take our drink order then disappeared for 20 minutes, finally coming over to say the bar was backed up. In the meantime he took our dinner order, but was not very attentive, did not bring bread to the table right away and disappeared again. We ended up spending 2.5 hours for dinner based on the service. I will return again as the food is always very good and next time make sure I dont get the same server."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The best seafood we have had in Cincinnati! We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again in the future!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our first time at McCormick & Schmick was a great experience. We walked in & was promptly seated. Out waiter was excellent at describing the menu & giving us some recommendations to try. The food was melt in your mouth delicious & the bread was so fresh. The whole evening was a pleasant time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed dining at McCormicks. The food was very good and reasonably priced for Downtown, Cincinnati. Would definitely return for another visit."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was great.Price for 6 people was $330+. Will go back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "McCormick and Schmicks was amazing. I had the lobster bisque for an appetizer and could not get enough. It was fabulous."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Steak was overcooked and quality of meat was poor. Everything else was great.....waiter was friendly and very helpful. Appetizer, salad, drinks and desert were great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Amazing dinner. We started with the Crabcake which was delicious. Portions were nice and not overly large. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Bar area overlooks Cincinnati's Fountain Square; great for people watching. Good bar food (and cheap!) during happy hour. My husband and I don't drink alcohol, so it is often difficult to feel "festive" when we go out and have to settle for a cola. However, our fabulous waitress recommended the virgin Arnold Palmer. WOW! Fresh squeezed, so delicious and special."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A group of girlfriends and myself dined with you on Saturday. Our waiter, Damon, was excellent. He was very friendly, helpful, energetic, and entertaining. We had a wonderful time with each other, but Damon made our dining experience! Our food was amazingly delicious! It was the best taste and presentation I have had for quite a while! We had a great time at your restaurant, had a delectable meal, and a fabulous server!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was amazing and our server was great! It was our first time ever dining there and was extremely impressed. We will def be back again!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I ordered the mussels and noticed right away the mussel's sauce on a grade for being "hot" a 10 on a scale of 10 being highest it is almost inedible. The folks beside us ordered two of the mussels and they both returned the mussels for the same reason. My wife ordered the head of lettuce iceberg and the whole lettuce head came frozen it had to be returned to the kitchen. My filet mignon was ordered medium rare and came almost well done and cold. The prices they are charging their customers, you would think that you are dining at a 5 star restaurant but this is not one of those restaurants."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to M&S before seeing Wicked at the Aronoff and our experience was fantastic. Our server was friendly and very helpful with the menu. He asked if we were planning on a seeing a show, as he wanted to time everything perfectly in order to get out on time/ he didn't want to rush us if we were not going (this was great!). We split a Cesar salad (nothing spectacular but good) and I had the Stuffed Salmon (crab, shrimp, brie, artichoke) and mashed potatoes and green beans--it was a party in my mouth, sooo good! My boyfriend had the Parmesan Crusted Chicken with linguine and really enjoyed his meal as well. I'd highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "From the moment I saw the pretty hostesses face to the minute I signed my check, I felt very welcome (and by the end, very full). The food was perfect and came quickly. The server Trey was wonderful as well, not too obtrusive. I would recommend this gem to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Food was not delivered all at once so we either had to be rude and eat w/o our friend or let our $30 meal get cold Once her food was brought it was prepAred wrong and had to be sent back Waiter spilled 1/2 my beer on floor,served me the rest but didn't take or off our bill Just too much money for a mediocre experience but I do admit the food was delicious Just a bummer we had to eat in front of our friend and then she ate really fast cuz we were finished"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dinner after the wine show. Very satisfactory But not exceptional."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been to this location several times and have always been pleased. We had a pleasant evening, and the food was wonderful, as always. The only minor hiccup tonight was that it took our waiter and the manager several attempts to get our bill right when we asked for a specific discount. Considering the rest of the evening, we will enjoy coming back."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Have a little more space in the booths between the table and the seats. It was a tight fit."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at McCormick and Schmicks for our wedding anniversary. Everything was wonderful, the food was superb and at the end of our meal the waiter brought us a menu that had been signed with Anniversary wishes by himself, the chef and other staff members at the restaurant. Classy touch!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had the chicken and pasta and salmon. Both were excellent. Our waiter was wonderful. Great recommendations, brought our food out in a timely manner, was quick to get things we needed, but didn't bother us too much. Let us enjoy our dinner without being too intrusive, but was still very helpful. Will definitely come again!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had the lobster bisque and clam chowder for appetizers - and they were both amazing, more so because I usually don't like clam chowder. The blackened mahi and the seafood trio were both exceptional - and if you don't try the scallops, then shame on you. Best I've ever had."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Have seen McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants in other cities and the menu always looks wonderful. Went downtown for a Saturday afternoon Broadway Play and went over for an early dinner. It was a perfect day. Our server Elizabeth was very very good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is very nice and the wait staff is appropriately attentive. Others in my party enjoyed their food but my steak was disappointingly overdone and tough. For the price, it should have been much better. I have been at this restaurant before and had really enjoyed it but not so much this time."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We lucked into going to McCormick and Schmicks the first week of their new lunch menu, it was so good. the have mini-apps with a salad and entree. Lots of variety but the perfect amount of food so you can still focus in the the afternoon."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We went to McCormick & Scmick's for lunch on my birthday, and it was a great experience! The Mixed Grilled (grilled salmon, shrimp, scallops, and stuffed shrimp) was a little bland, but the seafood was cooked to perfection. Our appetizer of Shrimp Kisses was absolutely the highlight of our meal. Our server was very attentive and polite. We will definitely be visiting again for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Hi, my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. We wanted to go somewhere downtown for our special evening. My wife's meal was great she said but my dinner wasn't. I ordered the Maine lobster which came out swimming in a pool of water. It was real chewy and was even hard to cut in piece in half. Would not recommend the lobster."
    Dined on 2/21/2014