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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
  • Email: msir@ldry.com
  • Phone: (949) 756-0505
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday 3:00pm-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: Business 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Thursday and Friday Live Music Begins at 7:30pm Classic Rock, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, Top Forty

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
Now celebrating its 17th year, McCormick & Schmick's brings the freshest seafood to Irvine. Featuring up to 30 species daily, with emphasis on new and often exotic species from Hawaii, New Zealand and the Northwest. Taken from the purest waters and prepared in traditional fashion, the kitchen showcases the superior natural flavors of all the seafood served at the restaurant.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "My Daughter and I enjoyed our meal immensely. The Mahi-Mahi by her and the Cobia by myself. Service was attentive and professional. The new menu items listed were very inviting to partake in."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed the ambiance & food at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood in Irvine. I took my boyfriend there for the very first time for his birthday in 2009 & we ended up taking family there last Thanksgiving. Recently, when we were choosing restaurants to celebrate our anniversary, he chose McCormick because he LOVES the SEAFOOD!!! We had a great dining experience on Sunday, March 23rd. We enjoyed our food & decided to get SEAFOOD this time rather than the steaks. We truly enjoyed our dinner from appetizers to salad to the soup to our entree & desert. We were so full by the time we had our dinnres but was able to take home the leftovers!! All & all always a great place to dine!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It was our wedding anniversary and Jeff made it special as he and the restaurant consistently does. Will keep coming back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The fish is fresh, and preparations vary---always a treat. With Landry acquisition steak is great too. The wait staff is always great---we had Shole and she was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "McCormick and Schmick's does just that - - - gives a great dining experience. Great food and friend, timely staff!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Normally, I love this restaurant, but not on St. Patrick's day. You would think with a name like "McCormick's" they would know how to prepare a good corned beef. I eat corned beef every year, usually at home prepared by me. This year, I thought I'd treat myself to a meal at a restaurant for something really good. What I got was overly sweet, tasted more like honey than anything else. There were no traditional corned beef spices. The cabbage was burned on one side and overcooked. It was mushy. There were no carrots in the dish, even though the menu listed carrots. Online, the menu stated the price to be $12.99. The restaurant charged is $16.99. Even when we showed the manager the website price, he refused to give us that price."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The seafood is always prepared well here. The lobster bisque and vegetables were a little over salted but tasty. If you are watching your sodium, ask the waiter to lighten it up when ordering."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Such tasty food and wonderful service!!! Highly recommended!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "McCormick and Schmick's Irvine is a typical McCormick and Schmick's. It is comfortable, reasonably quiet, good fresh seafood, and good attentive service. It's a little more epensive than some, but then Irvine is a high cost-of-living area. My only complaint is that there was no local seafood on the menu. Barramundi from Australia? Sure. Oysters from Canada? Sure. But where was the local squid or yellowtail or other local seafood? Not on the menu, unfortunately. By the way, the very similar Wild Fish Grill had an almost identical menu, with no local seafood either. Otherwise,McCormick and Schmick's is fine."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "WE HAD AN EXCELLENT TIME AND THE FOOD WERE DELICIOUS. A LITTLE PRICEY BUT WELL WORTH IT. I WOULD DEFINITELY WILL COME AND DINE AGAIN. THANK YOU"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Wait staff was prompt, courteous, and attentive. Food was well presented and quite yummy. Had the stuffed shrimp and would certainly order them again. The desserts sounded wonderful, but opted for a pleasant stroll back to the hotel after paying the check."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I have always found this to be a great restaurant for a business lunch or dinner. The food is exceptional, the service top notch, and the booth tables keep the conversation focused. This time was up to their high standards."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "They have a well deserved reputation for great sea food."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Good talking waiter.....But he forgot to place one of the four orders....Fish was dry and overcooked............ Manager accepted the complaint and did not charge for one of the guests. I have eaten there before and it has always been good. I will give them another chance"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "See note below that I emailed to the manager... to date, they have not responded. McCormick's is known for their steak and seafood, so you think they would get the steaks right the first time. We've gone here many times and for the most part, we have been very happy with service and food. This time, they failed on the food -- not once, but twice, and this was my wife's birthday dinner. She finished her entire meal before they brought me my 'corrected' steak dinner. They charge a premium price (our tab was over $140), and we know that, so we expect to receive excellent service and food -- but this time, they didn't deliver on the food, and I guess on the service -- waiter was good, but service from the kitchen, not so much!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Open Table worked great. We walked in an were seated immediately - Had made reservations another time at Gulliver's and had to wait for more than 30 minutes with reservations. I guess I expected too much. I comparred this M&S with one we went to in Boston. The food was okay - just nothing to rave about- and why oh why would you NOT have baked potatoes? Yes, they are an everyday occurance but come on! The selection was not what I was expecting. Three of us - two had steak and one had trout- bill - $240 bucks - I don't mind spending the money because it was a special occasion - but - did not feel like we had a $240 dinner - Sorry M&S - I wont' be back"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I used to go to M&S once or twice a quarter and the seafood selection was always broad and deep. The preperations tasty and the place hopping. This M&S in Irvine was dead on a Thursday night, the selection was pared way down from what I am used to and the parmesan crusted snapper was more breading than anything else. I think I recall reading that the chain was bought by an investment group. If that's true, then I'm not surprised by the drop in quality. I won't be back to this M&S. I may give the one in Portland a try before I write them off completely."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great restaurant, great food. I spent close to $800 for a party of 8 for a milestone birthday celebration in mid-February '14. Yet I was charged a $20 corkage fee for each of the four bottles of wine I brought with me. These fees came to $80, which I feel is too much."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Fantastic, consistent place with excellent staff and outstanding food!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Got together with a friend for happy hour and dinner. The mussels were quite good (not great, but good) and the almond-crusted trout was very tasty. Tasty food plus good beer, so no complaints."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We went to McCormick and Schmick's for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. However, the birthday guest was told her dessert would be the chocolate molten cake, but then was served crème brulee. She enjoys crème brulee but really loves chocolate. A subtle disappointment."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We took friend to the Irvine McCormick's & Schmick's which was highly recommended by friends. Her birthday was Feb. 19, and we had a 6:15 reservation. Ambience was great, though noise level was extremely energetic. We ordered salmon and shrimp which was well prepared. Waiter was very pleasant and helpful. I told him privately it was our friend's birthday. When it was time for dessert, no dessert menu was offered, but the house supplied a nice little cake with ice cream and candle to our friend. The waiter just sat it down--with 3 spoons-- and left. I had expected waiters to gather and sing to her. Also, the rest of us would have enjoyed ordering dessert too. Implication was all were to share her birthday dessert. Awkward!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Have always enjoyed mc &schmiks. Now done with them for a while."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Just about everything was great.......prices might be a tad high, but not bad."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The scallops were fabulous as well as the service and ambience. We had a long lunch and the waiter was extremely accommodating."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Every aspect of the meal was superb! Our server Shole took great care of us with thoughtful recommendations, and exceptional attention to our needs. Three of six diners had the sea scallops, two had the stuffed salmon, and my father had the almond crusted trout. We exchanged samples from each of the dishes and everyone commented on how well prepared and flavorful each entree was. We ordered three delicious desserts: cheese cake, bread pudding, and creme brulee. The only downside was the noise level. We were at a table for six, and my parents and wife had a hard time following the conversation because of the distance to the opposite side diners. We were there on a Sunday during the early dinner sitting (5:30 PM)."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "They were able to accommodate us early on V-day which is a plus! Food- do try the ribeye, scallops, creamed spinach and shrimp kisses- they are awesome!! Don't bother with their clam chowder or lobster mashed potatoes- these tasted like they were from a can and are overpriced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here for birthday celebration but no special desserts or confetti like they do at Roy's. Ok message written on menu but that was it! Food was salty esp crab cake. Steak was poor because taste and quality was worse than something you can cook at home with Costco steak. I will not be returning here. I thought since this restaurant was closer to residence we would give it a try. But I will stick with Roy's, Flemings,even Daily Grill for better food quality and special occasion celebration!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was incredible ! Could not believe, tho, you only have one urinal and one toilet for all the men in the place ?????"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my Girlfriend here for valentines day. It was very romantic and energetic. We loved our waiter and the food they served. It wasn't the most amazing place I've ever been to (it was missing that final edge ) but overall, It was outstanding and I highly recommend it to others. prices range from around 20-50s. Get the lobster ravioli !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014