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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/OrangeCounty
  • Phone: (949) 756-0505
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm (11:00pm at the bar), Saturday and Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Davila
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main & Gillette
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Parking,
    Self-Parking Validated for 3 hours
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine
Just minutes from the University of California, Irvine and the John Wayne Airport, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks offers the best seafood in Orange County.

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.

Be sure to stop by and enjoy our award winning bar food during our Happy Hours. Every item on the menu is appealing and the prices are equally attractive!
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times. The service we excellent and staff very friendly. The food came out rapidly, a little to quicjk as we had not finished our salads, but acceptable. The fish dishes were overcooked. Disappointing. Since the restaurant was not busy, it was surprising to be rushed AND get overcooked food quickly. I will return since this was not representative of the past. I am afraid post July 4, that we got the "B" team in the kitchen."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a pleasant lunch - Shoal was our server and she was EXCELLENT. Had the lobster cobb salad and it was beautifully presented and delicious! Colleague had fish and chips, which were also yummy and not at all greasy. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick's is our "go to" whenever we have a gathering. Its diverse menu makes it an ideal place when dealing with groups of people with varying tastes."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service excellent as well as food. Server very well versed in menu. Lobster Bisque excellent as well as Chilean Sea Bass. Nice ambience overall."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Was a good experience, food and service was great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Mc Cormick @ Schmick's. We were seated right away and waited on right away. The staff was very attentive and friendly. It was a great dining experience. The food was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A classic place for a special occassion. The recognition on the menu of our 39th wedding anniversary was a very nice touch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The atmosphere was vey pleasant and the food was so fresh and very delicious. We enjoyed the trout and the salmon and both were outstanding. The had oysters for an appetizer which were also outstanding. The service was very good as well and I would recomend McCormick and Schmicks for any occasion."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Too much plus-selling, namely constantly steering the diners to the highest-priced items. The prices are plenty high! My complaint is about the waiter, not the food. The food was good to very good, although not a particularly good value for the money. But the staff was too interested in boosting the bottom line, and didn't really take a hint."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "great restaurant for casual dining. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Our waiter Brad was very helpful with suggestions."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Spent a lovely evening at Mc&S with a small group celebrating family events...college graduations and birthday. We had reservations. We were seated promptly, had great service, we had a room to ourselves. The food was great. I would highly recommend for a special event. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The first hostess that spoke to us seemed a little confused, but then someone came immediately to seat us. The oysters were amazing. Both our entrees were great. I had the crab stuffed salmon. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I typically love McCormick's. Generally great food and great service. But this experience was just kinda sorta so so. And everyone is entitled to a bad day. The ceasar salad was yellow and lifeless. The steaks were good but just good. They didn't seem hot out of the oven. The creme brulee had an odd texture. It didn't change my feelings about the chain. I will go back. I just hope that it's better."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife and I try to go every few months for the oysters which are marvelous but pricey if not on special. Our waiter was excellent and attentive. Its nice to be able to know if we can get in with Opentable."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal! our waiter was awesome! sorry don't remember his name...He chose a dish for a friend and I to spit and it was wonderful. We loved it because the food was fresh and well prepared and we could have a conversation."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "food and service was excellent. the traditional décor is very tasteful "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Service and food is always the Best. Wonderful aromas. All three of our meals were great, again. And the server (Greg) was a delight. Thanks for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "A great choice for family or business entertaining. Always great seafood and attentive and professional service. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Things got weird when our waiter told us not to order 3 or 4 items that were on the chef's specialties. We wondered why they were special, if that was the case. By then we were turned off to most of the menu and thought about leaving. I ended up ordering the scallops which were very good. First time at this "chain". I don't plan to go back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I wanted to take my wife to a nice restaurant. I looked on line and found this close to our hotel. When we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly hostess. When our waiter arrived to take our order, I was impressed he knew the specials. He suggested the fish and he was correct it was great. I would deffinetly recommend this to others. We live two hours away so we are looking for one closer to the Coachella valley."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was amazing!!!! Very disappointed in the food. I ordered the burger since that got the most reviews... I couldn't even finish it. Unfortunately, won't be going there again! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ordered from the full menu but still a very good experience would definitely visit again "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have never been to a McCormick's that wasn't at least very good. This was no exception. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and helped me out with my specific dietary issues. Kudos. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining a McCormick and Schmick's. Brad's service was excellent and his food recommendations were right-on."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I've eaten at the Irvine McCormick and Schmick's on at least ten occasions. The seafood is always fresh, well prepared and the service is top notch. Always a pleasure to dine there."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • " Portions are way out of proportion to the $ cost. For $24 for a lunch entree, there should be larger portions and something special about the mashed potatoes or mixed vegetables accompanying the fish. There are so many alternative less pretentious restaurants with just as high quality food that it makes it hard to justify the prices, given what you get."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Had a short business dinner and it was great, food was outstanding and the service was impeccable as always!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I have been eating at McCormick & Schmick's for years. It's a great place for business dinners as well as family events. Even Thanksgiving was great. Always consistent, great seafood."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I took my wife for her birthday, and unfortunately, we were a bit disappointed. The food was fair, but we expected much more for the price. We will not go back again."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "McCormick and Schmick's on Main in Irvine is a great place to go for good food and consistently good service. I have eaten at this location several times and find that I enjoy the consistency of the experience and I like to variation in the specials that they offer. I have not had a bad experience while dining here."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My wife's side vegetables were soggy, salty and not very enjoyable. Her halibut was ok but for $38?? I don't think so. The desserts were underwhelming. Just standard fare, nothing really exceptional. All the food was average at best. Glad we had gift cards. We haven't been to M&S for some time - it seemed like it was not up to what we remembered. Sorry. Our waitress was pleasant though."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "the parmesan crusted sole was absolutely delicious; service was attentive and friendly"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The menu includes a chefs 3 course special. I had the beef tenderloin and shrimp scampi. It was great. It came with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. The walnut salad was very good for a starter and for dessert I had the molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream. It was fabulous. I was very impressed with the portion sizes for this "priced fixed" menu item. I would get it again."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My clam chowder soup and the grilled seafood trio were excellent, with one caveat. The grilled salmon was dry, and hard to eat. My wife's salad - mixed greens - had a bitter taste and hard to finish. But her entree order was excellent. The server was fantastic. He anticipated our needs. Unfortunately, the receptionist, who seated us, was cold as ice, with a smile pasted on her face, with little desire to step outside her scripted role. She was the weakest link in the entire dining experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good dependeable food - and a great valet who takes your car when you arrive."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Took forever to get our drinks and there were not very many people in the restaurant! Wanted to split a wedge salad with my husband - waiter said, may not be enough - ordered two and one would have been plenty! My shrimp was O. K.! The cooked carrots on my Mother-in-law's plate were not cooked enough - hard!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The service was extraordinary. Our waiter was attentive without being overly so. food was excellent, my wife said the salmon was the best she'd ever tasted and we're from the Pacific NW so that says a lot. My ribeye was just right"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The four of us celebrated a birthday on a Friday evening. The menu selection had nice seasonal options. I order the parmesan crusted sole as usual and loved it. The service was attentive. Fabulous evening."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I took my business partner with his wife to McCormick & Schmick's restaurant in Irvine and we had an excellent time! The food was phenomenal! My client complemented the restaurant choice many times during the dinner and afterwords! The food was truly amazing, the tables were nicely spaced out, great service and ambience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "our server added additional items to our bill and then seemed confused when we inquired about the charges; we ordered moscow mules and drink was served in a glass, not a copper mug. When we inquired about the mugs, we were told that sometimes they have the mugs and sometimes they don't; the cost of a small add on (relish) is out of line with other restaurants."
    Dined on 3/28/2014