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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We had an incredible night out. The food was absolutely perfect. We each walked away stuffed and thankful to have found such a great place. Thanks for a lovely evening. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our experience was very good. We loved the experience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "On a very busy night downtown, we were seated right away. Both the service and food were very good. M&S prices, however, continue to be just a bit high for what they serve. While I don't mind paying for great and fresh seafood, the scallop dinner was not a great value. 3 scallops came on a bed of crab hash. The hash was mushy and underseasoned, the scallops - though done well - I would have expected 1-2 more for the price. The clam chowder was a little soupy, but plentiful of clams. The fish and chips were good, the batter just a little on the heavy side. The calamari appetizer offered more than calamari with some fresh veggies almost tempura style, but again, for the price, I expected more calamari - less veggies. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Delicious dinner at a window table. Waiter was attentive. Wonderful evening."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The service was excellent but the seafood, which they are known for, the salmon was dry, the shrimp very tough and dry. The two scallops were excellent. My husband had a rib-eye. Our home cooked are of much better quality and when we cook medium, it is medium not well done as what we received. Very fatty and not much flavor and very thin. Texas Roadhouse is much better for rib-eyes and frankly dollar for dollar for dinner, I recommend Morton's or Ruth Chris you get a much better meal and steak for a couple dollars more. We won't go back there. The manager offered a free dessert for $9 - come on, really!!!! We had a New York Cheesecake and it was not that good, the strawberry sauce was terrible. the strawberries bitter. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food was very good and service was great. One of the few restaurants that we could talk to each other in and not have to yell at each other, which was very appreciated! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Very friendly staff and considerate of the theather plans we had after dinner. The service was courteus but agile to keep us in time for our appointment."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I ordered a well done burger out came black black burnt I told the waitress and she didn't apologize she told me I ordered it that way. I was very unhappy. The mgr came an apologize and took it off my bill."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We dined here before seeing a play at the Aronoff. We had very good service. The food was also very good. It was not too loud unlike some restaurants, and we were able to enjoy our meal. I plan on going back for another special occasion In the future."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Everything was fesh and tasty. Service was fantastic. Cheesecake was the best I've had."
    Dined on 5/3/2014