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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Pittsburgh
  • Phone: 4122016992x
  • Hours of Operation:
    MON-TH: 11:00AM-9:00PM
    FRI: 11:00AM-10:00PM
    SAT: 4:00PM-10:00PM
    SUN: 4:00PM-8:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ricky Kirsop
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)good for groups (55)great for lunch (53)fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (34)romantic (33)vibrant bar scene (16)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Was better before
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our dinner was less then great, which was the case previously at McCormick's. Steak was poorly prepared and was not very tasty. Server was very good, but he could not compensate for the poor food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My first experience with McCormick & Schmick's was at the Oak Brook Terrace, IL location a few years ago and it was very disappointing. The service was lackluster and the food mediocre at best. I had no desire to return. But while visiting Pittsburgh this past weekend, the other two in my group chose this restaurant. Completely different from my first experience. Our waiter, George, provided exemplary service; attentive yet respectful of our time, and very accommodating, warm and friendly. The food was delicious and prepared just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for family reunion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a family reunion on Sunday August 31. There were 14 of us in our group including a baby. The service was simply outstanding. George and Chris were the 2 best waiters we've ever had. They made the whole evening wonderful, including treating our birthday celebrant very special, and being wonderful to the baby with ideas to keep him occupied. They kept the evening moving while not rushing us. The food was excellent and there was not a less than excellent dish including appetizers, main courses and desserts. All of the seafood was very fresh and was served piping hot. We plan to hold future family events at M & S.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Excellent
    Dcb700
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Such a wonderful experience. Wait staff was friendly and well informed. His (Bryan) recommendations were spot on and led to an incredible dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Amanda
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Service was outstanding (thanks, George!), food was excellent and nicely priced. Great overall experience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trigger
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our waitress, Anna, was spectactular. Our food was served quickly, she was outstanding, considerate, very sweet & ut the cake we brought in individual pieces for take out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • McC&S
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Having the daily special is always a risk. This time it was 50% or so. The small fillet was good and properly cooked. The small lobster tail was discolored (possibly from meat juices) even though the taste was not off. waiter paid much to much attention to the "regular" customer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum10
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I thought that the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. My friend has Gluten allergies and we were pleased that there was a Gluten-Free menu available for her to choose from
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable but not memorable
    FoodFan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Been to several McCormick & Schmick's but first time at this location. Had a very nice atmosphere, although a little dark. Service was very good both in the bar before dinner and in the dining room. Waitress in bar was helpful explaining happy hour deals and very friendly. Waiter was knowledgeable about the menu, answering several questions. The meal was ok but not great with one dish overly salty and another over cooked. Not to the point of sending them back but a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive
    Cookie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is great but expensive. There was a separate charge for the lobster tail and the filet. There should be a surf n turf plate offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Experience
    BizBuz
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great Food and Service. The staff was very friendly and helpful with our group of 16, they allowed us to use a more private space, everyone in group said they liked the food and experience (the endless bottles of wine may have helped also).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giovanna
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Slow service for kids! While the fixtures were interesting, the fan and aquarium , more important is the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Solid seafood downtown. Great service. Love the "restaurant week" lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aggressive Waiter
    Ogieboy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The waiter was unbelievably aggressive with all selections from the flavored iced tea to extra salad. He pushed my girlfriend three separate times to try the iced tea after she said no the first time, and he consistently encouraged us to order more food eventhough we expressed no interest. Unforunately poor service (which was, admittedly, quite knowledgable), but the food tasted good. We will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice night out
    JoeA
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went here for our anniversary dinner. Everything was good from the service to the food. The menu was nothing special though & you certainly get the feel of a chain restaurant. Prices for the size cocktails & style of food were a bit pricey...We would rather spend the money on a local specialty place in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just what you expect
    ahjs
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Downtown McCormick and Schmick is what you expect when going to any of this chain. Great service, great food lots of personal attention all wrapped up in a nice atmosphere suitable for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took very long time for food.
    Bismarck
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Something must have happened in the kitchen that day. Food took almost an hour with no explanation. I could see other patrons getting upset and the manager having a bad day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our daughter recommended your restaurant to us. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding, and our dinner was a wonderful prelude to the symphony concert we attended. The wait staff was efficient and very personable, adding personal touches to our anniversary dinner. It was a wonderful evening in the city and a special treat since we don't live in Allegheny County and don't come into Pittsburgh often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I always get great service here and the food is always very good. The fish tacos are my favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had a wonderful Birthday dinner with my best friend! food was good and service excellent:)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service & food.
    Patty
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Every time they treat me with white gloves and thank me by name. Outstanding service and food all around! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ChloesBack
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Excellent! The fish is so fresh and perfectly cooked. The side dishes are superb. The fresh raw oysters are really good. I've never had a bad meal at McCormick & Schmick's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zzzzzz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/18/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters a must
    Gucci21VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My daughter tried oysters for the 1st & loved them. Ask for Anna as your server!!!! She is the BEST!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch/Service
    Patty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was a friends birthday lunch. From the time we got there, until walking out the door, the staff were all amazing & made her feel special. The food & service were excellent!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Done and then some
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The fish for both parties was slightly over cooked. Otherwise, everything was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chas
    Chas
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Good service, good food and very hospitable dinint experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Jeffy1
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food didn't taste fresh and the service was just so-so. One of our meals tasted "fishy". The other was drowning in butter and salt. Salads were minimal. The wait staff kept apologizing for forgetting things which was nice but service was still bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Have eaten at M&S all over and it's always the same ...... Great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    boobala
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The service was exceptional. Wait staff was great. We had a problem with a glass of wine that was "off-tasting". The waiter gladly exchanged it for another varietal. No questions asked. We told the hostess that we'd like to get a cab when we finished dinner. She was always checking our booth to see when we might finish and had a cab waiting for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ron
    mrhungary
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Overall good food, a bit pricey & what we thought was to be a flavorable fish entree turned out to be nice but lacked the interest that the menu described.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    JPEGVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Hard to find if you are not from Pittsburgh. But that's it. Great service and great food always.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Lunch
    DDintheBurghVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I made a last minute decision to have lunch here. It was a pleasant surprise how quick this was for dinner. I expected lunch to be over an hour and we were done with in the hour. The food here is fabulous and the wait staff is very attentive and helpful. A very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great spot for pre-theater dining. The food was very good and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time here
    EattoliveLivetoeat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been to most of the upper end chains (Capital Grille, Morton's, Ruth's Chris, etc) and in general, they all do a pretty good job. This was my first time at McCormick & Schmicks. The restaurant passed the first impressions test, but went nowhere from there. Our server was great but she could not overcome the very disappointing food. Nothing I ordered made me say "wow, this is great.". Even dessert, which has to be very hard to achieve mediocrity with, was a let down. I hope this was an isolated case at this particular location. I should have been suspect when we walked in on a busy Saturday night and found their dining room half empty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You just can't beat it!
    AnnivEats
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    For an evening dinner before a show, we made reservations at McCormick's. The service was first rate, friendly, and helpful. The salad, the dinner (stuffed shrimp), and drinks were all great! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice near cultural district
    CJ515
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    McCormick & Schimick's on Wood Street downtown is a great dining choice for those attending events in the Cultural District. Service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive and the atmosphere is casually warm and inviting. Typical of menu preparations at upscale chain restaurants, the food selections are somewhat predictable, but always prepared well. Daily features provide some of the better choices. Seafood is always fresh and excellently prepared. The wood-planed Salmon is especially good as is the Lobster Bisque.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food. Terrific service provided by Chris. Perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DSCNVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a fairly large party (13 people). The servers were very patient and accommodating. We had a relaxed and enjoyable evening. Thanks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McCormick & Schmicks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Appetizer was very good (shrimp kisses). The miso scallops were Luke warm and somewhat disappointing. Service was good. Restaurant ambiance is very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.