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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
  • "The service was very friendly and attentive. We splurged and had an appetizer (Firecracker Shrimp) and desserts (Banana Cream pie, Apple pie) that we don't normally get. All portions of the meal were good and worth the money."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I would not recommend. And I only clicked "notable wine list" because this page would not allow me to leave a "private note to the restaurant" unless I completed the review portion of the page. Appetizer and entree (including pilaf and vegetables) were way too salty. Waitress was pushy."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food and service was good as always, but loud music from the bar made for poor ambience. And there was no one in the bar. Waiter said they would turn it down, but that never happened. Also the restaurant has been there for years and needs an update. Starting to look worn."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was very good and everyone there very nice and accommodating, but uncomfortable booths. They have hard edges and too much direct sunlight on a hot day, with no shades to control the light. Not good for a a business lunch wearing a suit. Request a table."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The manager and servers were very attentive. The service was quick, food looked and was appetizing."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My now Fiancé and I went there after I proposed. I didn't know when I would be done with my plan of proposing and I made my reservation late. Unfortunately we finished sooner than I expected. I called McCormick & Schmick's & the hostess was able to get us an earlier time in the restaurant and in a great location. Upon our arrival they had complimentary valet parking. Once we entered the door, the hostess took us to our table and handed us our menus. To our surprise, the menus said "Congratulations on your engagement." The service and the food were phenomenal. To end our magical evening, they provided a complimentary lava cake to celebrate our evening. This dessert was one of the best I have had in a long time."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Overall very good experience and food is great. The restaurant is located in a business district, so it is not in a very lively neighborhood. They do provide valet parking when you dine at their restaurant."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I scheduled a birthday dinner for my son and our family of 5 enjoyed a nice meal together. The birthday guy ordered the crab legs and a generous amount of Alaskan King crab legs was brought to the table. My daughter ordered the filet mignon and it looked yummy. The fish and chips looked yummy as well. I had the lobster bisque which was served with bisque poured over big chunks of lobster in a hot bowl. The calamari appetizer was a great start to a great meal. I loved how they personalized the menu with my son's name and birthday wishes. Good job M&S!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "As always the team over performed and the meal was great - always a favorite"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Old shrimp, my sole was more like a pancake because of so much breading. Where is the fish? Service was fast but very cold and they did not honor their internet offer of a free desert with the purchase of an entrée. We cannot recommend M & S."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We received a gift card to McCormick & Schmick's a couple of weeks before our 45th anniversary so decided to use it for the upcoming special occasion. The restaurant is located in a business area by John Wayne airport so I think the clientele were more "out of towners". The food was incredible, our server was very attentive and the wine list was pretty good too! On the downside, I thought it was a more upscale restaurant and therefore we dressed "Nice Casual". We saw people coming in with shorts and flip flops more suited for a place like Island's or 5 Guys and made us feel over-dressed!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was great and service was friendly. Very much enjoyed my visit"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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