McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine
Celebrating life's milestonesThis restaurant is a very good place to celebrate with a loved one, or a small group. Perfect for a couple or a small group of friends. We were there to celebrate a 50th birthday. The service is great, the food is yummy, and the ambiance is perfect. They brought out one candle in a piece of cheesecake (no singing) for our birthday boy!!!! It was perfect. They have lots of choices on the menu. So there is something for everyone. The wine list is very good, and the mixed drinks are unique, and tasty. A great place to DINE!!!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood spot for business lunchesI work in the Irvine Concourse business complex and this is a convenient location for lunch. I LOVE their seared ahi entree, served with sushi rice and seaweed salad. At my most recent visit I tried the almond crusted trout. I really just wanted the butternut squash orzo that was served on the side, but overall the meal was good. Too heavy for lunch in my opinion (basically a pan fried piece of trout served with lemon butter). I'll stick with the ahi next time :)6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureWe love coming here. The food is consistently cooked to perfection. The seasoning is very traditional, which is a little more difficult to find these days. We had the fresh oysters, which were amazing. We also recommend the Kobe beef carpaccio and the crab tower! Both were beautiful and delicious. For the mains, we had a live Maine lobster, the new age surf and turf, and the Ahi tuna! The only complaint was the rice that complimented the Ahi tuna. It was dry, slightly undercooked, and not seasoned properly. But other than that, everything else was absolutely divine!
The waitress was so kind and attentive. The service here is always great.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation dinnerThis restaurant takes reservations on a Friday night. We ordered calamari and the jalapenos and veggies was a great mixture. I ordered the Alaskan halibut (delish!), the asparagus was perfect and the mushroom risotto was to die for! The portions are perfect size but pricey. The drinks and creme brûlée was delicious. Our server was very nice and helpful, thanks Chelsea! She also suggested we try their membership program, so we'll be going to another affiliated restaurant in the near future. Overall a great place but a little much for my buck. However it was my graduation so I wanted to splurge! Using open table was easy and there were no problems. They also validate parking.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service, food, wine, cocktailsThe service, food, wine, cocktails were outstanding. We will definitely be back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed eating at the restaurantWe enjoyed eating at the restaurant. I didn't like the fact that the 6oz filet mignon looked and tasted better than the 8oz.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day LunchI celebrated my first mother's day here and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and the service was great. The restaurant also provided a free sampler of truffles for the moms which was so nice and delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated promptly. AWe were seated promptly. A waiter took our drink and appetizers order quickly The main entrees were well prepared and delicious.. The waiter was very courteous and helpful..5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMs date niteGood first date restaurant. Great service. Fair prices. Nice atmosphere.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SpotThis is a great restaurant in a convenient location that always serves the best of food.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for business lunchesGreat for business lunches and client meetings: the servers are attentive, but don't rush you, the noise level is low enough you can have a good conversation, and the food is excellent.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly Hostess; Waiter veryFriendly Hostess; Waiter very knowledgeable & friendly; 1 of 4 fish entrees was overcooked but was replaced in timely manner4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHaven't been in years andHaven't been in years and it was spectacular!! The food was flavorful and wonderful. Our waiter, Jeff, was delightful. He anticipated our every need. I'll be back and I'll be telling my friends.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood. RoastedExcellent seafood. Roasted vegetables will make anyone love to eat their vegetables. Thank you for excellent service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was delicious and theDinner was delicious and the price was reasonable.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerWe enjoyed the restaurant. It has become a little more casual than I remember. Food was good, not exceptional. Our waiter was very attentive, knew the menu and was excellent. Very pleasing service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and Knowledgable ServiceWe had a party of 10, they seated us right away. The service was spot on! As soon as the entire party arrived we ordered apetizers and got our bread and butter on each table. Our waiter was very quick to make sure that we had wine in our glasses, water in our cups. He made sure that everyone was more than satisfied with their orders. He explained and answered our menu questions in detail. We had a really great time celebrating my husband's birthday! Couldn't have had a better evening. We will definitely be dining at McCormick and Schmick's in the near future!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Dinner ExperienceOur Birthday Dinner for my Daughter was super nice. Attentive service, great tasting food and not too crowded m,ade for a nice dinner.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe seafood is very freshThe seafood is very fresh and there is a wide variety of choices to choose from. Both the chilean sea bass and the king salmon were very rich and flavorful, cooked perfectly. Neither were overpowered by the light sauce accompanying them. The service was very attentive. I look forward to coming back to try some of the other appetizers and dishes.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful leisurelyWe had a wonderful leisurely lunch at McCormick & Schmick's Irvine....it was delicious, as always, and the service was outstanding.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was great. Hot whenOur food was great. Hot when served. Waiter was informative on the menu. We will go back. We were seated immediately on arrival due to our reservation made with your service. Keep up the good work!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur special occasion standbyMy wife and I have visited this place several times. Each time we have left feeling fulfilled and happy. The food is always good, the atmosphere is always lively yet intimate, and the service is always exceptional. My wife and I love coming to this place because it offers you a fine dining experience without breaking the bank. We will come back here again!2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMChristmas Success Story!Christmas Dinner for nine adults and one baby was perfect. Michael took extra care to be sure everyone had exactly what they wanted and served the delicious dinners (all clean plate club), with style and grace. We were even entertained with costumed Carolers; could not have been more pleased! Thanks to all who had to work on Christmas Day, so that we did not!!12/25/2012 12:00:00 AM