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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
  • 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
  • "Overpriced for no reason. Kitchen was slow. Portions were small. Menu was very limited. Food was bland. Will never recommend or return."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant (downtown location) the other evening with my son and husband. Our server was so polite and attentive to us. He was very knowledgeable about the food when we inquired about it and he made great recommendations to us. Our server was very tuned in to our needs as we ate and throughout the visit. My husband had the bone-in rib eye, my son had the swordfish meal (one of the specials of the day) and I had the redfish with the shrimp scampi. We loved the food, everything was delicious. We had the pecan pie for dessert which was also wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a great meal!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Thought food would be better. Did like the crab cake appetizer. Not a nice view."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our food was bland. That is the reason for the two stars. We arrived at 5 pm during the happy hour. The bar was busy,nice and loud. So at first it was hard to hear my family talking to each other. The noise level did decline later in the evening and it was pleasant. Our waiter provided excellent service. The restaurant was clean and decor was nice."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the ambiance and the food was great! Jasmine, our waitress was very knowledgeable. Great experience over all. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I enjoyed this eating here the food was good and the service was great. The menu is a little pricey the check was a little bit more than expected but I felt it was worth it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was much better before Landrys bought it. The food was low quality, but priced like it was high quality seafood."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a great dinner here, on a Friday evening. We loved everything ordered. Will definitely recommend the Crab Cakes and the Lobster Bisque. Our service was very good. We enjoyed the dining experience. The only complaint would be the dress of some of the patrons. If you advertise as business casual, take reservations, and it is a Friday evening, should you be observing people in jean shorts and a t-shirt?? If they choose to dress that way ask them to dine in the patio or at the bar. Otherwise, state your mode of dress is anything and everything...the homeless are welcome...I have no problem with any of that...just do not try to pass off as a fine dining establishment and have many patrons dressed like they are at Burger King."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great place and great food. Our waiter brought the entree out before we had finished our salad which is my biggest pet peeve. Other than that a good dining experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "One word: SPECTACULAR!!!! It's one thing to feel special with "Happy Birthday Tabatha" at the top of everyone's menu, but the ambiance and feel of the serves and hostess was enough within itself!!!! One of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. We went to McCormick & Schmick's before the BB King concert, as we couldn't get into the restaurant at the House of Blues. The food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. Even though they forgot one of the four ingredients from our Ultimate Mixed Grill, it was brought out within five minutes of our mentioning it. And it's a good thing they did - those missing scallops were incredible!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The restaurant was very quiet on this evening While that was a surprise, we enjoyed the more intimate atmosphere. Our meal was very well prepared and the wine selection was very diverse. However, how waiter Jimmy made the evening completely enjoyable. His level of service for our party was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Our server did a great job but she was busy and no one helped. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I visited M&S for dinner prior to a show at the Hobby Center. We were a little late due to walking from our parking location, but were seated promptly and with care. The host and wait staff were friendly and attentive. I'd like to see more wines by the glass but they have a reasonable selection. We had a starter and salads followed by main courses (seafood naturally) and the strawberry shortcake. We both enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everthing was great this visit. Nice to know what to expect ahead of time. The food was great and service excellentSth."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The swordfish was fantastic I would highly recommend it"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was by far the best possible restaurant we could have eaten at in Houston. The food and service were impeccable. While the food was well worth the price, the restaurant was a bit empty. The only thing I would potentiall change about the restaurant would be that there were a few more diners. Perhaps slightly lower prices, or intriguing deals / offers would bring in more diners."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My wife and I had an anniversary dinner celebration at McCormick and Schmick's Houston-Downtown. The hostess greeted us and gave us anniversary wishes. The Lump Crab Tower was delicious with chopped Mango and Avacado. I ordered the Atlantic Salmon and it was delicious. The green beans were cooked just right. My wife ordered Blackened Mahi Mahi with Avacado Pico De Gallo and it was very tasty. Lance served us a complimentary, celebratory chocolate dessert for two. He made sure we were out in time for a play at Hobby Center. A note of disappointment was that Happy Hour drink prices are only good at the bar, not at our table. This is not noted on signage about Happy Hour. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Everything excellent, food to service to atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My sons took me here for early supper after attending the TUTS theater. The staff could not have been nicer or more attentive in making it a special meal. The service wonderful, food suggestions insightful, and the food was very good too. A bit expensive, but expected. Would definitely come again. Convenient location downtown with parking near by."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the first Mother's Day I spent with my mom ever. There may have been one or two as a child, but surely not since the age of 10. Almost 20 years later, I decided to take her to McCormick and Schmick's for a nice brunch. Our server (older guy) was fantastic! His calm yet professional demeanor was great and the food is to (not die, but close) for! If you die, you can't eat it, right? At any rate, the food, drinks, service and overall experience was worth it ($200). My cousin says I was being cheap!! Go figure!! I advise anyone go even if he/she/they have NEVER been. I had the Ribeye and my mother had the Seafood Trio--her first time trying salmon and she loved it--with a few drinks and some Strawberry and traditional cheesecake!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Would highly recommend this place. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I enjoy the happy hour here but it was my first brunch experience. The food was good but our server was very slow. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant worked really hard but missed during the hectic moments of Mother's Day. Our first table was right next to the kitchen entrance - very noisy and we were staring into the dish crew. We were reseated and another large group was seated 12 inches from the edge of our table. The food was good but very slow."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I think this was a great place to eat. The vibe was nice and the servers did a great job. We came during lunch hours which outside the construction going on downtown was quite on the inside. I would reccomend this place for anybody wanting good food and a nice seafood selections. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Our Blackened Redfish, NY Strip and Trout were awesome and cooked perfectly. Problem looking up our points on the Landry's card but overall a wonderful dining experience. The Chef was again just awesome and the service was very good but not great."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Good food good portions. Very nice service. A nice place to have dinner on the patio. Delicious cocktails and appetizers. Would definately come again."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We selected M&S for a fine dining experience, having heard much about it. My wife had a Caesar salad (acceptable), grilled red snapper (good but a little dry). I had lobster bisque (excellent) and panned seared red snapper (again, good but a little dry). We shared a crème brulee for dessert which was very good. What spoiled the evening for us were some of the people who were seated very near us and their dress. One couple, rather shabbily dressed (he wore an ill-fitting worn out golf shirt, shorts and sneakers) and a woman with her two teen children (he wore a "wife beater" shirt, shorts and flip flops, she had flip flops and very short shorts. These people were dressed for Denny's. Does M&S have no dress standards? Disappointing."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food, easy to get to, comparable to Perry's or Fleming's. Just fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This was our first time dining and we were extremely impressed. I wished we remembered our waiter's name because he was wonderful. Super knowledgable of the menu and knew every answer to any question we had. We took his recommendation on the blackened mahi mahi and seared sea scallops and both were incredible. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Our dinner was good but the service was very slow."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "It wasn't a bad experience but, I've had MUCH better food for far less!!! Given the location, and ratings I expected so much more. The staff was nice and very helpful. Too bad the food wasn't better or we would come back. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food tasted frozen and lacked the taste and quality that I would have expected."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went Easter Sunday and the food is was great. Our terrible waiter was Lorenzo and he seemed unfamiliar with the menu. We ordered a calamari appetizer and asked for sauce on the side, very rudely he stated he thinks it's all made together and that the chef cannot do that. Then minutes later brings the dish with sauce on the side. My 90 year old grandmother in a wheelchair asked for a kids menu and was informed she cannot order off the kids menu. While ordering our entrees we asked for an omelette with no onions and was informed rudely once again that he thinks that it's all made together and the chef cannot do that. Once again minutes later receiving the dish with no onions. He was rude, inattentive, and unfamiliar with the menu. :/"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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