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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/Pittsburgh
  • Email: mspp@ldry.com
  • Phone: (412) 201-6992
  • Hours of Operation: M-FRI: 11:00AM-10:00PM
    SAT: 4:00PM-10:00PM
    SUN: 4:00PM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Christian Mayrhofer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wood St. and Oliver ave.
  • Public Transit: Easily accessible from our location.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking: Oliver Garage
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh on the corners of Wood Street & Oliver Avenue, at Piatt Place. The restaurant is conveniently located near the cultural district, and is a perfect pre-theatre destination. Our private dining room is the perfect spot to hold business or social gatherings.

The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily & features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish & seafood locally to be flown in from around the globe. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry & beef specialties to tempt any palette. Visit our lively bar & enjoy traditional mixology at its best, featuring classic cocktails made from scratch using fresh-squeezed juices, bottled & tap beer, or choose a selection from our extensive wine list to accompany your meal.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Went here for lunch. A bit more expensive than most restaurant choices in the area, but considering it's seafood in Pittsburgh, that's somewhat expected. Overall, it was a decent lunch, though the service was a bit slow."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food is always good. Love the Tilapia. The best lemon drop martini. The downtown restaurant is a bit pricey but great for a special evening."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "It was our family of four for my husbands birthday dinner. We enjoyed it very much. We ordered from the spring menu and all was delicious. Our cocktails were also very good. Service was enthusiastic and well versed with the menu, but it took a long time to get food and finally had to ask for bread while waiting. We were also disappointed by the quite petite cocktail servings and glasses of wine. All said, we had a good time, made good memories and would go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This restaurant had some good food & I had the 3 course special for a reasonable price but otherwise it is greatly overpriced. I had to ask twice politely for the horrible music (see other reviews) to be turned down, but once in fact it was lowered I enjoyed my meal. It's close to the Omni Hotel which is a plus & the service for the most part was fairly attentive."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a great waiter but service was slow due to his need to handle too many tables. This was problematic because we had an 8 pm performance to attend. The restaurant needs to improve its staffing to handle the pre-theater crowd."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Outstanding service and always-excellent food makes this restaurant one of our favorites."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lobster Bisque was excellent. Lots of claw meat, perfect seasoning. Great scampi. Great service. Restaurant was a dimly lit, may be difficult for those with vision problems."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "we were entertaining clients. Our lat bread app was so soapy it was wet. The Mussels app. was very good. The main courses. 3 were good one was cold. We had waiter take it back..came out cold again. I"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I've eaten at the other location but this is the most upscale. Surprised by the disco music playing but it was a really good experience. Bartender knows how to make a martini!."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was incredible. The service was great and I loved that we were seated at a private table in a nook. The hostess took the time to wish us Happy anniversary when she seated us and our waiter gave detailed explanations on the dishes when we asked. Everything we ordered arrived exactly as described in the menu- no disappointing dishes at all."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We always have an excellent meal and excellent service and love to sit in one of the cozy snugs. But the music is AWFUL. Even elevator music would be better than those noisy screamers that make it anything but conducive to dining. Who is their main clientele?"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We frequently eat here when attending some cultural event downtown -- it is only 2-4 blocks away from just about everything. The menu offers a wide range of choices, the service always friendly, and the prices generally reasonable. recommendation: First, offer more wines at lower prices. As I remember little if anything was available at under 45 dollars -- which was more than most entrees. (Often the bottles are a good 4 times retail prices.) Second, the restaurant used to offer valet parking, which made it doubly convenient. They should bring that service back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Really very impressed. Excellent service and good food for the price. I had a large group and everyone was served quickly and together. This is a professional outfit"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Supper was tasty but for almost $30.00 I would have expected more than just 4 scallops. Probably will never go back, and will defiantly let my friends known to beware of this issue."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I loved having lunch here, but would love it more if you brought back the $10 lunches."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Both the food and service were wonderful. There were three of us and we enjoyed the entire meal from the flatbread app to the dinner plate. We had a mix of seafood dishes. I had a trout with crabmeat dish that was super tasty. Only two negatives, neither of which would stop me from going again. One, I'm guessing in this part of the city it's dead unless there is sporting event. It was a nice night and we walked from our hotel but there just we're not many people out so that was a little disappointing to the overall experience. Secondly, the inside of the restaurant was a little beat up. I noticed a few water stains on the ceiling."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to this restaurant in Baltimore and loved the food. Unfortunately, we didn't have a very good experience in Pittsburgh. First my husband's fish was not cooked. He took and bite and it was raw inside. Then I went to eat my meal and my fish was also raw inside. They gave me a new meal and again the fish was not cooked on the inside. The waitress was very friendly and took my meal off the receipt and apologized. We were looking for a romantic evening with some good seafood and things just didn't turn out that way."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I went here with my dad for lunch. I had the shrimp trilogy - delicious! He has oysters on the half shell and the lobster bisque. The oysters were good; however, the bisque was extremely salty. Our server (Linnie?) was made aware and she apologized. She also had the item removed from our bill as well as offering my dad some other soup if he wanted. He declined, but we were happy that the server seemed to care. The salty lobster bisque has not deterred us from ever returning. Everything else was great and the customer service was top notch."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food tasted great, but the entrée portion was small. The creme brulee was perfectly creamy and big. I wish they had one back home."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "It has a great location for a meal prior to a theater event. The tables are very close together the dining is very elegant. Basically the fish was dry and tasteless. Fish is their specialty and it was not high quality as you would expect for the price."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went to the Downtown location for Valentine's Day Dinner, dinner was good, service was fine and the noise level was to be expected for a dinner date on that day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Usually love to dine here... Made my party wait to be seated and then server never filled beverages and were out of many of the courses after we had already ordered... Will def give it another go... First time had been disappointed here :/"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Ok nothing extra ordinary. I had the monkfish which I was skeptical it truly was?Service was good. Won't rush back"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to food, but McCormick and Schmick has done it."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The steelhead was done very nicely and the greens that came with it were quite tasty. Chopped salad was very nice, also. The perfect Manhattan was made perfectly. On the down side, the breaded shrimp were small and overcooked. We left our credit card in the folder on the table, but when we came back after the theater, the manager had the card waiting for us. Very nice!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I have eaten at M&S Boston many times and the prices are much more reasonably then in Pittsburgh. I ordered a Walnut salad was very good but the portion was small. Now for the entree Seared Ahi Tuna. $28!!! The tuna and accompaniments were lost on the plate. Where was the cucumber salad...it was a municule teaspoon dropped on the plate. There was a timbale of white rice stood out ...largest portion. A glass of Processeco $15...give me a break I could by a bottle fo much less than that. There are much better options for seafood or sushi at a much more reasonably cost. I walked out still hungry! I will Never Return !!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The cocktails are fantastic. All made from scratch. That's the high point. The food is fine, but nothing overwhelming or particularly original. The service was fairly lacking. Despite being a Friday night during lent there was a pretty scant crowd, but we still waited a while for drinks and food. Our server seemed more interested in socializing than she was with taking care of her tables. Basically made the reservation because it was a 1000 point reservation, but I probably wouldn't dine here again without some incentive. Pretty pricey for pretty average food and sub par service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Thanks for making my friend feel so special on her birthday...she loved the specialized birthday menu. You guys do a great job! :) have a good day!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our experience was just so-so. Service was not great. When we asked about specials we were pointed to two items on the printed menu. We overheard the waiter at the table behind us list quite a few specials we were not told about. My wife's fish was very good. My seared ahi tuna was not seared at all- just raw sushi. ( I like sushi but that's not what I wanted) The sides on my plate were awful. My martini was served in a brandy snifter because they ran out of glassware."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "came here because of close location to Cultural District. Easy walk to Bendum and Heinz Hall. Not as crowded and more open than the places along Penn Ave. Food was excellent and service was great. Very happy with the evening."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We choose McCormick & Schmick's in downtown Pittsburgh because we know we will always receive friendly, prompt service and consistently good food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Good food, food service and the timing was good as well; an overall positive dining experience for my guests and me. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food was typical M&S. The sea scallops were really tasty but did not hold heat very long. Good wine list. Not busy and closed at 9:00. Fortunately, I was not headed to the bar for an after dinner drink."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a long overdue date night. Had a great dinner and enjoyed a live show downtown Pittsburgh. All within walking distance."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Excellent location for pre-theater dining. I was looking for a quiet dinner with my son, daughter and her college friends. This was our first visit to this restaurant. We arrived as the theater crowd was leaving. Service was fair, it took a long time to get bread but the water was refilled regularly. My son enjoyed his shrimp with grits and the calamari and coconut shrimp were good. The lobster bisque was heavy and over salted. All in all I would try this chain again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was nice to have a group there and they didn't rush you out."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good Calamari but the portions did not align with the pricing. Nice for a special lunch but otherwise too expensive"
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Tasteful atmosphere in the dining room. Very attractive interior. Spacious has lots of potential for various special functions. Food selection was geared for seafoods. Lovely fish selections. Birthday dinner was spectacular."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It's nice to dine @ different spots before plays. Since we also had a birthday to celebrate, we wanted to make the evening even more special. The free birthday dessert offered was a treat but the entrees were just average. They were out of the first entrée a guest selected and the service was slow. The salads were served chilled & were very tasty & they had nice wine offerings. Prices were high for a dining experience that was just adequate."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "seated at 6:05 pm. never saw a waitress until 6:20 when we ordered drinks and dinner. drinks arrived at 6:40 and dinner at 6:45. waitress ignored our complaints and never brought a manager as requested."
    Dined on 2/25/2014