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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
  • Email: mshdfoh@ldry.com
  • Phone: (713) 658-8100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: : 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: David Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private Room available for up to fifty guests

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dallas Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Several parking garages within easy walking distance. Valet service is also available Monday - Saturday starting at 6pm.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown
Conveniently located in GreenStreet near Discovery Green, the Theater District, the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and Reliant Stadium.

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "even though myself and my party were late we were treated with the upmost respect and kindness to make my 30th birthday even better. the maitre d and the waiters were awesome, thanks again!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food delicious. We sat next to a window and it was lovely to look out. The ambience was very nice."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "There is a signficant construction project going on at the Pavillion, and there was a big jackhammer truck right outside our window table. Really a pity because the food is always good, and it is usually a good place to have a business conversation. But the jackhammer was just awful. Fortunately, it started to rain so the construction project was halted for the afternoon."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Had a business lunch on monday. Great service great food. Out very timely and the waitress allowed for the meeting to continue without interruptions. Great location as well. Don't mind the little bit of street construction."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This is a good spot for a lunch meeting as well as business diners. At lunch there are plenty of reasonably priced selections. The service is good and the food is good and consistent. They have a good selection of wine and beer. The mixed drinks have been hit and miss. Multiple Old Fashions have been weak even though I asked for premium brands. One time they actually brought a Manhattan instead. The bar needs some work."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "For all of the hype surrounding this restaurant, we found the food and service below par. I ordered the mussels and to my surprise, the bowl contained no more the 4; the server seemed like we were an afterthought. All in all, save your money and find somewhere else to enjoy."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "overall an excellent, quality restaurant; was unusually busy for lunch slowing service from great to good; my cashew-encrusted tilapia was a bit fishy but still good; shrimp gumbo was tasty although I personally prefer a thicker roux."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The crabcakes are fantastic. All crab with great flavor. Our server was great- very attentive. Will visit again for lunch downtown."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Waiter had what I am sure is an off day. We will go back and try again."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Restaurant was nearly empty but had a hard time getting anyone to pay attention to us. Took a long time to get water let alone cocktails. Steaks were very undercooked even after sending back once. Manager offered to take 1/2 off one of the steaks. Kind of an insult but at least he came to the table. Quality of food in general was good. Wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I took a group of 11 staff to McCormick & Schmick's - very well received by employees and visitors to Houston. Excellent wine and appetizer combinations with outstanding Chef's recommendations! Received a number of compliments from the dinner group the next day and appreciated the new dinner venue!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The service was great, and everything I've ever eaten here has been delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I invited a good friend to dinner and he had never eaten here before. He was very impressed with the food and service. Our waitress Kim was great! I told him that the Lobster Bisque was the best and he totally agreed after tasting some of mine. We topped our meal off with coffee and dessert, and we both were totally content for the rest of the evening!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I reserved a table for two for an early lunch and requested a quiet table for my 20th Anniversary. We were welcomed with a Happy Anniversary and our menu's had Happy 20th Anniversary embossed on them and were lated rolled and bound with ribbons for us to take. They provided us with a booth out of the hustle and bustle of the restaurant for a more quiet dining experience even thought they filled up most of the restaurant. We were also presented with a lovely complimentary choclate cake and ice cream for dessert. Absolutely fantastic service and attention to detail. The food was good as well, although not quite as good as we were hoping for as the beef wasn't as tender as I'm accustomed. All and all a fantastic lunch. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I've been to this McCormick & Schmicks several times, and I will return, however, the server was inexperienced. Although she did her best, it made the experience much less enjoyable. Two specific issues: 1) We ordered a fine bottle of Stag's Leap Merlot ($77), and she could not open the bottle - worried more about presentation than getting it done. It took quite a while and was very distracting to our conversation. 2) The Sashimi appetizer was delayed due to "the kitchen getting backed up" and she initially served the appetizer at the same time as the main course. I told her to bring it back, I didn't want both at the same time."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Reliable and dependable. Service usually good - had a disappointing experience with extremely slow service - likely owing to large parties attending concert at Toyota Center. Seemed short staffed which slowed everything down - food even came out tepid. Will avoid patronizing on night of downtown events."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food was good and the atmosphere very pleasant, but the service was slow even though it wasn't at all crowded. And the food was delicious, but not hot."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Diego was an excellent waiter who made recommendations that were spot-on. We didn't feel rushed, as is the case at so many downtown restaurants withe pre-event seating. We will definitely be back! The only recommendation I might make is to tone down the rap music....not a real ambiance enhancement."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, service was outstanding and Ambience is very nice."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Our waitress was very friendly and professional. Did an excellent job with service and making sure our requests were met."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The Chefs Choice is always a good pick. Our Swordfish Casino was outstanding !"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Food was very good - well-prepared and well-presented. Service was good although waitress could have brought soft drink refills quicker."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is a classy restaurant serving excellent seafood and great wines. The lobster bisque was fantastic! The service has always been first rate as you would expect in a restaurant of his caliber."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was outstanding but we were in Houston for a show and the restaurant was not staffed properly. Service was terrible and the manger really did not seem to concerned other than to say they were not prepared."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Was in town on a business trip. Found this place in a hurry, made a reservation online fast and simple. When my coworker and I showed up they were ready to seat us. The place was clean and the tables were spaced out well. We both ordered the filet and stuffed shrimp with veggies. We also shared an order of lobster mashed pots. Steaks were cooked perfect and all the food was really tasty. The 5 stars definitely goes to our server. He was very polite, respectful and was on top of our drink and food. I took a cheesecake slice to go and it too was delicious."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I expected more from this restaurant and staff. The food portions were very small for the price. The waiter mixed up our checks and it took almost an hour to settle it. They initially charged our account twice for $118 & $193 and the waiter became visibly frustrated with me when I asked for the first receipt."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food and being with my husband! We were pleasantly surprised by the portions, the food was excellent! The only complaint I had was the verbally abusive man with his wife at the next table....almost asked to be moved!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday night and the place was hopping. Our server asked if we were going to the Eagles concert at Toyota Center which explained the big crowd. Glad we made reservations. We had theater tickets at Hobby Center. We were greeted warmly and promptly served requested cocktails. Dinner specials were explained and delivered as promised. All in all it was a very good meal."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Kicking myself for coming here instead of Morton's just down the road. Food was subpar... Barely ate half, had no interest taking anything home, left hungry. Service was friendly, but inattentive. My 8 oz filet was ok. Sides, salads, soup, my girlfriend's filet/shrimp entree - really everything else, even the bread - were not worthwhile. The filet in the filet/shrimp combo completely went to waste, it was destroyed by the kitchen. Wouldn't even go back with a gift certificate, just a bad experience overall. Aside from having to stop somewhere to get some food afterward, the rest of the night went well."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Disasterous - arrived at 6:20 for a 6:30 reservation. Were told we had to wait to be seated although there were empty tables. Once seated, took over 20 minutes to get two glasses of wine. We ordered right after being seated., got a cup of soup and a salad in 20 minutes (food was delivered before the wine), but then waited over 40 minutes for main course. 7:35 still did not have our food. people were seated after us and ordered after us, had their food. told the waiter give us our bill. said the manager was coming over to talk to us. waited another 5 minutes, but no manager. waiter tells us not to pay for our food. We then got up and left. We had to settle for hot dogs and popcorn for dinner. I will not visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A wonderful dinner, great food and a very attentive staff. Friday night dinner on the way to a show - everything was perfect!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "High quality seafood at a convenient DT location to the Toyota Center and the House of Blues."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "It's was our first visit to McCormick and Schmick's and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the almond crusted rainbow trout and husband had blackened Mahi Mahi. Both were excellent, but the trout was the best. I would definitely get it again. service was great as well. Lol forward to going back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We specifically chose "McCormick & Schmidts" to dine before the Eagles Concert. We arrived "on time" for our 6:00 p.m. reservation, having made these weeks in advance anticipating lots of crowds downtown for the concert and events in the area. Our server took our drink orders... & then... we waited 45 minutes! She kept apologizing and even sent the Manager over...their excuse..the bar was "on overload with downtown crowds".VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THEIR SERVICE! A downtown restaurant, with the reputation of "McCormick & Schmidts" ,should be prepared for downtown event crowds, especially since they are close to the Toyota Center... I was embarrassed as we took guests to dinner & concert... At least the Eagles ROCKED THAT NIGHT!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took my wife for her birthday dinner before going to the theatre. We had eaten there about a year earier and was disappointed with the food but decided to give them a second try. Both of us were impressed with all they had to offer and would definitely return. The only thing we would add is it would be nice if they served warm bread at the beginning of the meal without having to ask the waiter for it. If you ask for bread it will be served cold and if you ask them to warm it - it depends on the kitchen."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Always come back to this location, excellent service, hardly a wait time, got seated b4 our reservation time. was able to make a reservation like an hr and half before hand. oh! And the dessert called "chocolate box"- amazing! It was suggested, couldnt pass it up, chocolate, vanilla mousse, fresh fruit-- whoever thought of that combo was a genius. when you eat it, you def don't feel guilty whatsoever"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took clients to lunch there. Some had been some had not. Everyone liked and said they want to go back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Wait staff all very friendly and very helpful. Portions of food were cold and when sent back for a second time my medium well steak was delivered very well done. Manager did compensate me for portion of meal but after two failed attempts at least my meal should g ave been removed from bill Not my companions meal but my failed meal. I can not in honesty recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Thank you for the opportunity to report this."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went to this McCormick's for Valentine's Day and the atmosphere is nice and so was the service. My problem was the FOOD! I had the filet mignon and it was very dry and had no flavor, and the potatoes were stiff and cold. This was my first time patronizing this particular McCormick's . I ate at the City Center restaurant and had the same thing and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The service was horrible. The server seemed like he was new. We had to ask for water and refills on drinks. It took us 35 minutes to receive our appetizer. In addition, the cook could not get the steaks cooked right after two attempts. The best part of the experience was the manager understanding that the dining experience was horrible. I would not recommend this restaurant at all."
    Dined on 2/14/2014