McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - El Segundo
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - El Segundo

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - El Segundo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 3104161123x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Wednesday 4:00pm-10:00pm Thursday-Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm Sunday 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Davila
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: any type of event

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nash
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Enclosed Self parking validated for 2 hrs for lunch and 3 hours for dinner.

    Valet parking $4.00 charge.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - El Segundo

We are close to the Los Angeles International Airport and conveniently located between the San Diego Freeway (I-405) and the Pacific Coast Highway/Sepulveda Boulevard.

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.

A distinctive feature of our restaurant is our beautiful bar area that offers you a comfortable environment from which to enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - El Segundo reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)romantic (28)good for groups (24)fit for foodies (22)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • good as always
    KillColl
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    never fails to please. great seafood, fast service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    DollFace
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love this place. I could eat here everyday. This restaurant never fails! The manager here was very attentive. The server was great and knowledgeable. The host who sat us was very knowledgeable and friendly as well. We ordered the lump crab cake as an appetizer (YUM)! Try the shrimp kisses, that is an awesome dish. We also ordered the albacore and the mahi mahi. We dined pretty late and they didn't have any more halibut. Cinnamon ice cream for dessert! Their chocolate bag is great. If you haven't given this place a try....you really have to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Fish
    jgstr
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've read other reviews which are hard on this place. But we found the service and food to be worth the money (and it is more expensive than a typical steak/fish house). I recommend ordering from the seasonal menu. This place is also decent for people using Paleo or Ketogenic diets. Plenty of fats, meats, and non-starchy vegetables to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Best part about this restaurant is its design. It isn't the food, and it sure isn't the service. Good place for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Dinner
    PapaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant at 4:15 PM and were seated in about five minutes. We told our waiter that we wanted to order right away because we had a child and wanted to finish before she got to tired. Well it took one hour and forty five minutes to finish our dinner. We had Salad, main dinner and dessert. It should not take almost two hours for a meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and affordable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had steak dinner for two and it was very good. I like to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why make a reservation?
    Lizzie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We made a dinner reservation, requesting a booth, and arrived on time. We were told a booth would require an additional 20 minute wait, which we agreed to, since two in our party are hard of hearing and booth seating helps them to be able to participate in conversation. After waiting 45 minutes, and still not offered a booth, we took the next available table and suffered through a noisy meal. The manager was of no help. His response was "everyone wants a booth." This restaurant used to have many booths, and removed most of them during their most recent remodel. Note: McCormick & Schmick's has declined considerably since being bought out by Landry's, closing locations, reducing hours, and providing less generous frequent diner perks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Happy Hour Menu
    ScottiePVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've enjoyed this spot for dinner and Happy Hour for years! They recently changed their happy hour menu and added some amazing new cocktails to the drink menu. And where else can you find Lobster Mashed Potatoes! ALWAYS amazing service as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Service
    mamabear
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    all the staff was attentive to your needs; absolutely will go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff needs better training
    Eat2much
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Staff needs better training worst service ever did not enjoy my meal there at all i will definitely not return to this establishment
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Enamored by Recent Visit
    mr90278
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Vestibule – Pleasant greetings and prompt seating away from the bus station as requested Service – I’d rate the service as good though servers’ table appearances were minimal. Had to engage other staff members for basic assistance that should be the responsibility of the primary server. Food – Appetizers, walnut salads, and NE clam chowder were good (as expected). The disappointments were in the entrees. Salmon Panzanella (Chef’s Choice) and Salmon over Pasta lacked flavor/absence of seasoning. My entree, the Blackened Swordfish, was exceptional. Despite this one visit that seems out-of-family, I do plan on returning to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going Away Party
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I felt having a little retirement lunch would be nice at McCormick's and know we would not be disappointed. The food was good and they were able to sit 11 of us on one table. I thank our waiter for being able to negotiate the room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opportunity Missed...
    Music76
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I selected M&S's for my father's 80th birthday dinner celebration. I noted it in Open Table and told the hostess. I asked the hostess if they would do something at dessert and the hostess said she would make us a VIP table. After she put the card on the table, I learned it made no difference. The food was delightful and the server was wonderful with my senior parents when present. Unfortunately, he was too busy to keep up with a normal service for a higher-end dining experience. Several long delays... and unfortunately no birthday acknowledgement when dessert was delivered. I guess I should have managed the restaurant experience better since M&S was too busy to mark my father's 80th birthday. Good food, just skip M&S for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood for All
    Temecula
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Three of us enjoyed a delightful evening at McCormick & Schmick's in El Segundo. The martini's were perfect, as were the oysters, lobster tails and fish. We appreciated sitting in one of the semi-private booths, where it was quiet and friends could catch up without shouting to be heard.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of Service
    igetaroundVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good. The employees not not live up to the usual McCormick and Schmick style of service. I will go back but not to that location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disapponted
    Evel
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Ahi Tuna was uncommonly spicy. They said they use Cajun sauce/spice though it is not listed in the menu. No word that the dish is SPICY. That ruined the meal for a first time guest. She had specifically asked the waitress about the dish and no mention was made of the spiciness of the dish.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It was awful. I've been to this restaurant before and had good experiences. This most recent trip, the lost a customer. Getting seated with a reservation was slow, service was slow, the first item i ordered the restaurant was out of, the steak I ordered was stLe and over cooked. I will never go back to this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasant Evening Out
    BeachbarbVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had a nice meal, reasonably priced in a quiet location that allowed good conversation. The service was timely and it seemed everyone tried to make our evening special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was so so.
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was not bad but for the price I expected a lot more. They have booths with curtains you can close for privacy so it can be romantic. The noise level was very low but that's probably because it was pretty empty at 6:30.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We both ordered the steaks. I ordered the filet medium but it was only pink in the dead center and well done all around it. It even had a charred crust all over the outside. The new York strip was cooked better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charged 4 stuff didnt order or get
    reen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Totally angry for the waiter Antonio charging me for four Creme Brulee instead of two and a higher priced plate of food. IF he did make a mistake why didnt he serve that salmon plate to us isnt the computer print out what the cook sees?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great!
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was exceptional, and the food was great. I will definatly return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bigjimfromlomita
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    i would just recommend to my friends as a good place to take the wife or lady friend.the service was great,the food was good,it was very clean ,nice and quiet so we we could converse just all around pleasant dinner evening
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were celebrating a Wedding Anniversary. Everything went perfectly and there were affordable selections on the menu. Very pleasant evening. Jon & Dale Rice
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    meatnwinelover
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food and service are excellent. All the staff is very friendly and helpful. Our waiter made some excellent recomendations on the wine and was very knowledgeable in the food preparation. I have recomended this restaurant to many of my friends and family and everyone has been pleased.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to this restaurant?
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was okay once it finally arrived. We had to get up physically each time we needed a waiter since he generally ignored his tables. The restaurant was very empty and yet the service was almost non-existent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Meeting
    UMass1972
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The location was excellent, being close to my hotel. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. Service was very attentive and friendly. Overall a great place for a business meeting with my clients.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the Cobia!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    OMG! The Cobia was absolutely delicious!! It is a very light fish which came with a very light dipping sauce. Our waiter was superb also. He sensed we didn't need much so left us to be alone. We appreciate that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food; Service Needs a Boost
    harlemo25
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I recommend this restaurant for the food and atmosphere. The food was delicious and the private table booth we were seated in was perfect for the work team I was hosting. However, the service was much too slow for the lunch hour; particularly since the restaurant was half-empty. It was 20 minutes before our server came back to ask if we wanted coffee and dessert. I had to get up with our leftover dessert and walk over to the manager to ask him to wrap it up. The food is outstanding - just don't eat here if you are in a hurry - or make it clear up front that you want faster service. Our server did not get it. The jambalaya, lobster salad, lobster mashed potatoes, and chocolate bag with berries and cream is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Spot
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lots of seafood on the menu. Very nice presentations and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    Lucky
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I reserved a table for my son's 21st Birthday. The waitress gave us the menu, and to my surprise it had His name and Happy Birthday on it. Nice touch. Asked the server for suggestions, food was wonderful, mahi mahi. Calamari appetizer very good, not chewy. Apple walnut pie with cinnamon vanilla ice cream wonderful. Only the caffe they brought the first time was cold. Place was quiet!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service.
    Spike
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service, was very good by the server, very couterous, very knowledgeable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • headed in the wrong direction
    ATLLocalVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I used to really love M&S. the food used to be really quite good. It seems to be that once Landry's bought the chain, the quality of the meals have consistently gone downhill. The LAX location used to be jampacked. This night, the sizeable bar and the dining room were dead. Maybe its not just me with the same opinion? The food was just okay but seems to be moving closer to a red lobster with fish every visit...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sloooow
    Biggie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Have been there before but service was exceptionally slow although the restaurant was not busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD MUSIC
    LousyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    TOO BAD THEY HAVE TO SPOIL SUCH AN UPSCALE AMBIANCE, FOOD, ETC. WITH LOW CLASS LOUD MUSIC. THEY DON'T NEED IT; IT TAKES AWAY FROM AN OTHERWISE GREAT EXPERIENCE...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a very nice dinner and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M&S
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was very good. It is what you would expect from a higher end chain. Waitress very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Seafood
    HNL808VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    You can always count on this restaurant to have very fresh seafood if you select from the fresh seafood menu. The other items on the regular may not be fresh although the dishes are usually well prepared and tasty. Very good wine list at reasonable prices. Good happy hour. Recently remodeled in summer 2014.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Paula
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We dined on July 16, the occasion was for my birthday. There were 4 of us in the party, my son, his fiance, my husband and myself. We were seated in a "roomette". The service was superb, the waiter was always available but not invasive The food was wonderful, appetizers and the main courses. I recommended it to my friends and they will be dining on Sunday also for a birthday celebration. I hope their experieince is as good as ours.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion Lunch
    Lunch1
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our small group chose to meet at McCormick & Schmick's for a reunion lunch. The waiter was great. Attentive when we were ready, but also gave us space to do a lot of catching up. The food was wonderful and we hated to leave. I have been there previously for lunch and dinner and have always enjoyed the food, service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet