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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 7136588100x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, 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: 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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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)great for lunch (48)romantic (47)good for groups (46)fit for foodies (31)notable wine list (26)great for brunch (13)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (7)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was good and delivered without much delay. We didn't have any wine, but the list did look extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was our first dining at this restaurant. I like McCormick and Schmick's in Boston. We were greeted by nice people and a nice waiter. Like Crab cake was good as expected Dislike 1. Raw oysters were flavorless. One of 3 kinds was tiny. 2. Ordered seared ahi tuna. When I finished appetizers, however, I was told that it was not available since it is "too cold". Is it still frozen? Unbelievably unprofessional. 3. Tilapia I ordered instead was undercooked. I needed to ask to cook more. Due to this, desert was on manager's, which was appreciated. 4. Overall, tilapia and flounder that my wife ordered were bland. I uploaded my evaluation to my FB. Two people agreed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great menu, location,service. Convenient for Toyata Center functions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but overpriced
    HoustonFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have eaten here several times since it's close to my office. But this time was a little disappointing, because the service I received was below the usual standards. The waitress did not bring any bread before I asked, and she did not refill my drink in a timely manner. Also, the price that was charged for my meal was really unreasonable given the small portion size.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased with McCormick
    TWall
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Definately had a great experience. We went for lunch for HRW and the food was really good. The clam chowder was really good along with the sourdough breaq they serve. I would definately go again. For lunch best to pick the 12:45-1pm time to ensure a seat, but with our opentable reservation teh wait wasn't long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Houston Dining
    Anniversarydiner19
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great restaurant experience for special occasions. Food was superb as well as service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    guamgirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We tried the HRW menu to celebrate a birthday. We also ordered calamari (it was delicious!) and kid's meal (huge cheeseburger for a kid) on the menu. We were given an extra dessert as a birthday treat. The creme brulee was delish. The molten chocolate cake with ice cream were just okay. The service was very slow: we waited awhile for the waitress to come to our table for the first time and to get our bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly staff and tasty food.
    Codius66
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visited McCormick and Schmitts as a part of Houston Restaurant Weeks. We made reservations and we were accommodated with a lovely table. Our meals were beautifully plated and tasted wonderful. While the meal may bit pricy for the casual diner, it would be a nice place for a more special occasion. I will have to say that parking is a beast. 10 bucks to park and long lines for valet make for a challenging evening if one is on a schedule. (Dinner and a movie or theater perhaps)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    excellent location as well as food choices great service - Jonathan was "excellent" in accommodating my many requests!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I liked it.
    Idek
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Here is an example of a helpful review: "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service and food was wonderful. Everyone was pleasant from the time we arrived until we left.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    charlie89
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Celebrated my 25th birthday with a group of family & friends (16 ppl) and service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Trout was a little butter-laden, soup was not hot, resent as hot, salad was good, oysters no longer available cheaper by 6 or 12, and quite high, service was really superb, lovely waitress.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HRW 2014
    JustMe
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We dined here for HRW. The food was good, but there were a few missteps worth noting. I ordered the watermelon caprese salad, but got a salad with watermelon, tomatoes, and basil - no mozzarella! Our entrees were good, but my husband's molten chocolate cake was not molten at all - most likely baked too long. Overall, a decent experience that would be very good if a little moe attention was paid to detail.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    djgruve713
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The place was awesome with great appetizers. However my main course was bland, so I was dissappointed. I had the bone-in ribeye and it lacked flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure to dine here
    jennysw
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food is always fresh and delicious at McCormick & Schmick's. Wish I could eat there more often!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation Request
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was my 6th year wedding anniversary, and I noted that when I made the reservation. There was no mention of our anniversary during our visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service FIRST RATE!
    foodfan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food at McCormick and Schmick was great. The spices on the blackened mahi mahi made my mouth water with delight after I put it in my mouth! I have to say, though, while the food was great, the service was absolutely top-notch! Nothing dirty was left on the table; the waitress was very attentive to drinks/beverages; they came up with a nice birthday surprise of a candle in creme brule...just a great dining experience all the way around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Diningdelights
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday for a friend. We ordered the Seafood Trio" 3 course meal that is offered through Houston Restaurant Week for $35.00. We were delighted to find our menus were customized to say, "Happy 50th Birthday". The service was outstanding and the booth was cozy. The food was nicely presented and the taste was delicious. The manager came to our table to ask how we were enjoying the meal - a nice touch. The dessert, "chocolate molten cake" was amazing as well. We valeted the car for $10.00 - well worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Houston Restaurant Week Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We came here for lunch during Houston Restaurant Week, their special entree menu had a great selection as well as their every night menu. The food here was fresh, delicious and plated very nicely when arriving to our table. The waitstaff is amazing!!! They provide great customer service and are very kind and helpful. They are very knowledgeable about their menu and the chef's specials. Definitely a great place for lunch, dinner and special events.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never thought I'd say these words..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was in the restaurant last Friday, and ordered the Lobster Cobb salad. The lobster was plentiful, but rather tasteless. Of course it could have been the overpowering salty flavors from the bacon and blue cheese crumbles. Trust me when I tell you "too much bacon..." has never crossed my lips before.... so while my salad was disappointing, my guest had a wonderful piece of salmon that was cooked to perfection. Our server was lovely and very prompt, yet respectful of our time to converse. Because I've visited before and know that everything has always been wonderful, I will be back. Sometimes bacon misbehaves ....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch or dinner.
    Flavor2k
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A nice place to have a long lunch. I have never been disappointed with their food. SHRIMP KISSES ARE THE BOMB.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Good
    nickname
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved the bisque. Heard the lobster bites are good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster
    mskita
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I had the steak and lobster. The lobster was awesome. I felt the steak could have been seasoned a little better. However, it was cooked the way I asked and it was tender. Will definitely go back to try the stuffed and grill strip. Unfortunately, hubby wasn't to happy with his fried fish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • expectation not met
    hatedit
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was rumored that this was Good steak and Seafood place but it horrible for price and service would not recommend to My enemies. Food was Luke warm and server didn't know the menu as though they should. We waited longer periods of time for food than other tables with the same amount of people. I assumed that they were on the level as Pappas Bros and The Capital Grille!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service was excellent! Thank you for accommodating our party on such a short notice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy M&S
    msdiner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently great food. I always choose M&S for any special occasion. They also have a great happy hour with daily menu items and co-workers and I love coming by after work for a drink and some munchies!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    Meatlover11
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food and service are excellent. Wait staff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    ASaleem
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We generally take our new employees out to lunch and McCormick & Schmick's is our place. We were greeted by the hostess who sat our group right away. Our server Jazmine was amazing. She was very attentive to our groups needs and made wonderful menu suggestions. I would recommend this place for all who love great food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great team lunch in private room
    Pete
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went there for a team lunch. Great appetizers to share, main courses all well received. The restaurant did a great job looking after a party of 17 (food arriving at same time, efficient service, etc.).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My boyfriend and I came to McCormick & Schmick's to celebrate our 1yr anniversary of dating. I thought it was a very nice touch to be able to put his name across the top of the menu, to commemorate the occasion. The food was delicious, and our waitress was wonderful. Thank you for a lovely evening :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Swimbikerun0306
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Quiet nice atmosphere. Could hear and wait staff was attentive but not overbearing
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent exp at MS, almost a theme.
    Nicuzza
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food always terrific, service could improve some given everything else. Seems the waiters and waitresses are taught to upsell as always looking to sell something more or specials without telling you the price. It would be good for them to just be great service providers and helpful to the client as the place and food speaks for itself. No need to overkill !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TimeToCelebrate
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Setting up the reservation online was a snap though this was a celebration and the resturant offers special items for the guest of honor so I had to call anyway. Which is a plus for the resturant for any group gathering to celebrate a special occasion. Food excellent, though service was slow, long delay between the courses and getting tea refills.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pan Seared Halibut
    luvhalibut
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The peach lemonade was delicious, so was the house salad to which I added avocados but the pan seared halibut was too dry, it had been overcooked. I liked the added onion rings and food on which the halibut was served. My friend had a steak and grilled vegatables which I did not sample but was told was very good. Also, the Chef accommodated her special needs, which I think meant no spices, but I had arrived after she had already checked with the waitress, so I'm not exactly sure what she requested. Overall, a very nice dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningReviewer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was 2nd visit to this particular restaurant within a 6 week period. The service was MUCH better this time however the main courses still took a long to receive and everyone's food was not brought out at the same time (most of table was finished when last person received food). 'Okay' food at a high price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over priced lettuce salad
    HolostoiVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Popped in for lunch. Food was cooked perfect, including dessert. However, 7.99 for mixed greens, a few candied nuts and dressing is way over priced. So avoid the salad add on and the value is spot on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a Return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Started with happy hour. Drinks were ample and very reasonable. Reservation was honored exactly on time. Meal was excellent (Salmon and Filet). Service was outstanding. They even phoned for our hotel shuttle and came and got us when it arrived. Restaurant was quiet (no /TV's in dining area making for a very quiet atmosphere. Definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BmcpVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It was empty at 8 on a Thursday which was kind of creepy
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Overpriced for no reason. Kitchen was slow. Portions were small. Menu was very limited. Food was bland. Will never recommend or return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet