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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown
  • Address:
    301 Fifth Avenue
    Piatt Place, Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/Pittsburgh
  • Phone: (412) 201-6992
  • 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: Seafood, Steak, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Have eaten at M&S all over and it's always the same ...... Great"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Hard to find if you are not from Pittsburgh. But that's it. Great service and great food always."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great spot for pre-theater dining. The food was very good and the service excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food. Terrific service provided by Chris. Perfect evening."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a fairly large party (13 people). The servers were very patient and accommodating. We had a relaxed and enjoyable evening. Thanks."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Appetizer was very good (shrimp kisses). The miso scallops were Luke warm and somewhat disappointing. Service was good. Restaurant ambiance is very nice."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We will be back. Had a great time befor a CLO show."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Our waiter kept the meal moving so we got to the O'Reilly with time to spare. Yet we didn't feel rushed. The 2 course meal left us satisfied and comfortable to sit through a show."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The Plank Roasted Salmon was delicious. Even delicious the next day for leftovers. Would definitely get again. However, the Crab Cakes were just so so. Instead of nice lumps of crab, it had either been over mixed and all the crab became shredded or they are not using lump crab. Not enough seasoning either. Had it for leftovers the next day and added some Old Bay and that improved the flavor. The Fish and Chips, as always, were excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was just okay..I thought it would be better quality for the price and being the biggest restaurant conglomerant. ..Darden...guess this is what happens when you get tooo big.."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wasn't notified of extra charge for shrimp on the Idaho trout, was told "it comes with shrimp". Same for flavored tea refills, no mention of refill charge. Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Loved my food. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was fabulous."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great restaurant to enjoy lunch or dinner before or after theatre downtown!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 for a special birthday dinner. The guest of honor was treated especially well with personalized menus and cake at the end. The steaks and seafood were very good. My children enjoyed their meals as well. Our server was very nice and accommodating but the service was very slow. The experience would be much enhanced with valet parking as we had to walk to the parking garage down the block in the rain."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Always please with the food and service no matter which city i am in. One of our companies favorite places to take customers to dinner. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Food was excellent and staff was very friendly and accommodating. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our server was very attentive and the restaurant was lovely, although I would have preferred to be seated in the front dining room which was busier and more lively. The food was ok, but somewhat disappointing for the price. My husband ordered a steak which was tough and he left half of it."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We visited in 2012 and had a great experience all around - food, wine and service. We decided to treat ourselves again in May of 2014. It was like a different restaurant. Our server was inexperienced and poor at her job. We ordered a bottle of white and had to ask for a chiller. Unfortunately, we had to ask for other things, often times more than once. She spent alot of time chatting with another table when we were in need of help. The bottle of white we ordered had terrible sediment - the worst we have ever seen. The manager defended the fact that wine has sediment, and gave us each one glass of low quality wine as a "soother." I've been to several locations of this chain. This is the worst experience and I will not return. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great service - crab cake appetizer delicious. Service was absolutely fabulous."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went to McCormick and Schmicks on a few recommendations. My experience did not live up to the hype. The food was okay, but the menu could be clearer on serving size. 6 shrimp cocktail for $15 is not worth it. My waiter spent more time performing and upselling than actually providing decent service. Although a person appearing to be a manager worked the room, he passed by our table three times without saying a word to us asking about our experience. The Maryland Crab Soup tasted like canned vegetable soup with crab thrown in and not of the style described by our waiter and definitely not of the style of the Chesapeake area. Our overall experience was okay, but the food, ambience and service was not worth the price we paid for our dinner. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were visiting the city and decided to eat at McCormick and Schmick. We had asked for a quiet area and they seated us in a nice quiet booth. Our server Angela was terrific...very friendly and helpful with suggestions about the meals. The food was delicious - two of us had meals from their 35th Anniversary Menu. The desserts were so good! (Apple pie and double chocolate cake) Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had arrived a half hour early for our reservation. They seated us and quickly had our server assist us in choosing 2 wonderful meals with corresponding wines. I had the Cedar blank Salmon with a Sharp Chardonnay. It was fully cooked without being dry. My Guest had the Scallops with the Zinfandel. Best scallops she has had in years. The food was fabulous and the service was spectacular. Will be returning next for lunch."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Asked for NO butter on my fish or veg. guess what??? got it... the food was not a quality that i would have expected at a company such as this... we will not be back... ( we are a flight crew, so money wasnt the issues... the lack of quality IS the issue ) The waiter was knowledgeable and helpful, but his support staff ( the kitchen ) should learn to read what he writes."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our server, (I believe his name was George?) was so wonderful! The recommendations were perfect and he was so kind. After dinner it was raining and he walked us to our shuttle under his umbrella. Such a gentleman! Food was perfection! When in town I will be sure to be back!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Although I've dined here quite a few times before, Friday's experience was less that satisfactory. First off, I order Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, expecting 4-6 large shrimp in a light buttermilk batter. Instead I got 10-12 small shrimp (butterflied) in a very hard crust. Still edible but not what I expected from this restaurant. BUT, the waiter really put a damper on things--completely disinterested and terse. After presenting our bill (which was a disappointment because we'd asked for two bills and he agreed), he came back past, picked up the wallet, asking if it was ready, and when it didn't contain money or credit card, literally threw it back on the table. Later he tried to see us some reward pkg, so maybe that's what made him grumpy."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My husband and I had a fantastic time. Our service was outstanding and the food was delicious. They accomodated all of our dietary needs and requested changes. Prices seemed reasonable for the quality of food and service we received. Only the drinks were weak, especially given their hefty price tag. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have taken friends and guests to this location and continue to return because of the courteous service and food that we have always experienced. This time, although, the food was excellent, the service was not up to par. While the server was not rude, he was just short of that. I was embarrassed by my recommendation to my guests. The server was not attentive and we almost missed our theater arrangements. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We eat here once a month, never disappoints. The food is top quality and the crab tower is the best around. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "too dark - salmon dinner small portion-no flavor. crab cakes very good. salads too expensive. bread very good but waiter took before done. bill was wrong-adjusted. no atmosphere. Lamont a much better restaurant - foodwise, atmosphere and service. would not recommend this restaurant to anyone - just OK. too expensive, food not the best and service just ok. too dark to even read the menu."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Nice 'serviceable' lunch with a client. The food is consistent. It was a little odd with a non packed restaurant - everyone who was there seemed to be sitting in a real small area. Other than that a good visit. The waiter was very kind and helpful. This was the best Arnold Palmer (drink) that I have had."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at McCormick & Schmick's the other evening, and had a wonderful experience. We both have celiac's, and cannot have any gluten, and I also have a dairy allergy. The head chef, Jeff, came to our table and went over the menu with us so we knew exactly what we could order safely. He was very thorough and understood our issues very well. The service was prompt and courteous, and our dinners were wonderful! We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Took my wife out for dinner with my 4 year daughter. She is due to give birth in 2 weeks, so this is quite possibly our last night out for some time. The staff was very accommodating and the manager was exceptional. We were treated very well and the food was great. The staff was extremely attentive and even gave my wife a surprise special dessert for our special occasion. We will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My whole experience was fantastic! The service was excellent with Nathan and Chris and a young lady whose name I did not get. The food was excellent from the lobster bites and crostini to the entrees and dessert. My family was very pleasantly surprised! we definitely will return and look forward to it! Thank you to the entire restaurant. We had to move our table while dining and even that was done seamlessly! Thanks again and hats off to all!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "For the $300+ we spent for 4 people, it would have been nice to have decent service. They forgot our salads, and when reminded, forgot them again so we just canceled them, as dinner had arrived. Forgot one dessert also. Very slow with everything. Must have just been an off night - have dined at other locations and not had this problem."
    Dined on 5/17/2014