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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
  • "We'd been to a play @ Barclay's Theater, UCI and went to McCormick & Schmick for dinner. I've eaten many times at various locations. This particular time the food was good, not great, but everything else was very nice. I think it was just my selection as I tried something new."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We have dined here off and on over the years, and are always pleased when we return. High quality service and consistently good food. It was my husband's birthday, and they made an appropriate fuss, including a personalized menu and lava cake dessert with the requisite candle."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service as a whole with all the staff was very good. Are waiter in particular impressed me most. I'm used to overly excited waiters that feel a bit overwhelming and even intrusive. The gentleman helping us just seemed like a more down to earth nice guy. I wish more waiters where like this. He made a good recommendation for an appetizer. The food was fantastic not sure I would say it was worth the price but it is clearly better then most restaurant we go to. We already have place we go to at this price range for special occasions. Although I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have been to many restaurants in the John Wayne airport area but this one is very nice for business. The tables are reasonable in terms of noise it is very easy to talk and do business. The fish was outstanding and they also have an ice steak selection for those who wish. The wine list was good not great but a good selection of all types of wine were offered. If you need a nice quiet place with good food this would be a good place to go to."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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
  • "With our favorite waiter in the lead, we had yet another wonderful dining experience. Jeff caters to my wife's build her own entree (from menu items of course), and everything comes out right on time, ready to enjoy. Appetizer to desert, cocktail or wine, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food took over an hour to get restaurant was not busy"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Was a wonderful anniversary dinner - and even the Mr. said he would return. Good job / great food."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Was a good experience, food and service was great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We ordered from the full menu but still a very good experience would definitely visit again "
    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
  • "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
  • "Had a short business dinner and it was great, food was outstanding and the service was impeccable as always!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "the parmesan crusted sole was absolutely delicious; service was attentive and friendly"
    Dined on 4/6/2014