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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Kansas City
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Kansas City

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Kansas City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
  • Phone: (816) 531-6800
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:30pm-6:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Kent Long
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator (877) 635-9825
  • Entertainment: Join us Sunday night's with Brett Blakemore as he showcases his immense guitar talent on all of your favorite tunes. Rain or Shine.
    Wednesdays in the summer months see Norman Riley on the steel drum from 5-7pm. Weather Permitting.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Watch us on Twitter and Facebook to learn about local events such as Wine Dinners, Patio Events and Fundraisers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Covered Parking: Enter the Valencia Place Parking Garage with entrances off Pennsylvania and 47th Street. The restaurant is located on the P1 level of the garage.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Kansas City
Whether you’ve spent the day at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Union Station, or The Steamboat Arabia Museum, or shopping and strolling around the world class Country Club Plaza, or are preparing to head to the theater or an event at Sprint Center, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks offers you the finest dining experience in Kansas City.

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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our experience at McCormick & Schmick's was really outstanding. I am not good at remembering names, but the server really knew his stuff. I am just amazed at how he remember each of our orders without writing it down, and did not make a single mistake. Ours was not his only table either. I love the way the Medium Well Steak turned out. We were all treated as important . This is something we can not do very often. The money for this was set aside from the inheritance of my Mom's estate. It was so relieving to be treated so well. This was money well spent, and I only hope the tip above and beyond 20% showed our appreciation."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My wife, who is not a fish eater generally, is unafraid to dine at Shmick's; she had the best halibut ever. I tried something different and was pleasantly surprised. The fish is always fresh, an essential for satisfaction."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Always enjoy an overnight stay at the Plaza and dinner at McCormick & Schmick's. Great service, Great food-Seafood or Steak, salads, dessert, etc. Friendly bar service, nice place on Plaza for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Many fresh fish offerings. The Rockfish was excellent blackened. Although certain areas of the dining room feel tight, the decor and ambiance is nice. Compliments to the chef!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I had family visiting from Michigan. We spent part of the day at the Sea Life Aquarium and somehow had an appetite for seafood. Booked a reservation at McCormick & Schmick's. It was a bit pricey for a family of six, however, the food and service outweighed the expense. Everything was sensationally seasoned and cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Ordered the salmon and pasta for lunch. Fabulous! Enjoyed it for lunch then again that night for dinner. Very generous amount. The pasta was as good as I've had in a long time."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "My wife and I visited on the 18th of August, ordered swordfish grilled and swordfish casino (the special). We specified rare and both of us had to return our meals ... way overdone. We we're told that the kitchen was not used to customers ordering rare, quite perplexing for an establishment that touts itself as a seafood place. We received apologies and the meals were replaced. Better but just average. No offer of compensatory items or discount. Quite surprising. My wife and I generally use this restaurant as our "go to" place when we travel to KC. May have to rethink."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "with the waiting list close to two hours long, we were seated in less than 10 minutes!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I booked a table to celebrate my husband's birthday at one of his favorite restaurants. They personalized his menu and at least four employees wished him a happy birthday throughout the evening. Even though his filet had to be returned, our waiter and the managers made sure we were pleased and taken care well taken care of - they went above and beyond to ensure it was a wonderful experience. I am not a seafood person - so the Blackened Chicken Fettucine was WONDERFUL. As was the filet. And my husband loved the stuffed shrimp. We ended the evening with the Chocolate Bag and it was a perfect ending for our little celebration. Had the food been less than superb, we would still return. The service is OUTSTANDING."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We stopped in for a special occasion and were not disappointed. Our server, Ally, was spot on and our food was perfect. Thanks for making our special moment all that much better."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food and service were good. Nice table overlooking Plaza. I do think it's overpriced for lunch."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had never eaten at McCormick & Schmick's and decided to try for going away dinner. The food was OK at best! Plates were thrown together, $19.99 for fried shrimp and fries, way too expensive for what you got!! I don't mind spending money on a good dinner, but was very disappointed. Service was not very good either!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Our table for four enjoyed a couple appetizers, entrees and two desserts. The service was good, the appetizers and entrees were great. I personally enjoyed the crab tater tots and Ivory King Salmon. I was disappointed in the chocolate bag because it seemed to be a bit warmer than usual. The chocolate structure was room temperature and the white chocolate pudding was nearly liquid. We tend to go to McCormick & Schmick's because of this unique dessert, so it's a shame that it didn't turn out as well as it usually does. Other than that, it was a lovely evening and I will certainly return."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The best seafood and most tender steaks in KC can be found here. The food was outstanding . The service was very good and the view was gorgeous at night. You will pay for the privilege though ... ran my party about $60 per person with no alcohol. We will only be going for special occassions."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Dinner was nice but not great. Celebrating our 40th anniversary which was noted on the reservation but was not acknowledged at the restaurant. I did notice that they recognized a couple one table over celebrating their 20th anniversary. Food was good but not great."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at this restaurant and both times I have gone with my family. My family can be extremely critical of service at restaurants (especially my dad) and has been blown away both times by the incredible service and food at this restaurant. In the two times we have been here we somehow ended up with the same server, Jesse (I'm not sure if I'm correct on the spelling) who was just fantastic! Everything he had recommended to us, we really enjoyed and when he had over heard that I would be getting married soon and we were there celebrating my parents' anniversary he brought us a complimentary dessert. There really is nothing bad I can say about this restaurant and we will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our family dines at M & S for special occasion celebrations. This visit was notably different becauae of the small portion sizes - after finishing the entree, the two men in our party said they didn't feel they had eaten enough. Even the ladies commented on the small size if the entree. For the price, not a good value. Disappointed."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The service was great. It was quite easy to have a conversation with my guess. dinner was good."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Too loud for romantic evening. It's ok as a group."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "went for happy hour and had great $1 blue point oysters and peeled shrimp, great bottle of chardonnay by Stags Leap (Karia), it came with a free dessert"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Possibly the best seafood menu in KC, lots to choice from and fish you do not normally see. The oysters were amazing!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The service was very good, the appetizers, calamari and fried oysters were very good, my dinner, cashew encrusted tilapia, was very good. On the other hand, my husband had the crab cake dinner and he said it tasted like salmon loaf, and not a very good salmon loaf at that. Also his risotto had something very bitter in it and he couldn't eat it. I had creme brulee for dessert and it was burnt on top and not very tasty. My husband had red velvet cake and, although he loves red velvet cake, he was not at all impressed with this one. We probably will not return here to eat again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I requested a nice table with a view because it was for a birthday and they first seated us near the kitchen, which was very loud and the next couple they seated there also would not set there. Then they seated us at a table with a no view - one of the wall. I asked to speak to a manager and she came and was very rude and said she would not move us to another table although I noticed that the place wasn't even half full and they seated the couple after us at a nice table with a view. Not sure why the manager acted this way but I will not return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I, we went to KC to visit friends and we decided to have a wonderful dinner in McCormick & Schmick's; we did not wrong, we had an excellent diner with the best fish we ever had. It is worthy the trip to KC. Thanks for the wonderful time we had!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "93rd for my Mom. Yes, they even printed a Happy Birthday with her name at the top of the menu! M&S cannot be beat for tasty seafood and FRESH seafood. We had a terrific, friendly (no, not overly) waiter who was just spread way too thin. He was a bit stretched and we waited a bit too long for the first beer or first course. But he picked things up after that. He was super just not enough of him to go around. Mom had everything and anything she wanted. And truly, after all was said and done, I thought the price was reasonable. And for a top rated restaurant, I think that's well worth mentioning. It was lunch...and so that made a difference. I love it at M&S"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "great food and service. We were well taken care of and the food was amazing."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My wife and I were at the Plaza (KC. MO.) location. This was our 35th wedding anniversary. We booked ahead of time for a table (window view, which we were told we could get) at 7:00. We arrived at 6:40 and ordered a drink at bar. We noticed a couple of window seats open and finally asked why we were not seated. Finally we had to settle for a table at bar side at 7:15. Then we discovered that the Chefs choice was different than on website and manager said they changed it at 4:00? How are we to know that! Then what we wanted to order (Red Snapper) they were out! Service was horrible and waitress said fish was 5 days old. Mgr. offered a drink, wow. We left at that point. This ruined our night."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We arrived early but were immediately seated. Service was prompt and efficient. Great view of the plaza. Presentation of all items we ordered was wonderful. I personally like the heavy cutlery and the design of the china. My entree of Atlantic salmon over mashed potatoes with a limon, beurre blanc was quite tasty. The fresh-squeezed lemonade was...fresh. I always want to make a visit to this restaurant when I'm in K.C. Desiree was our server and she was outstanding...friendly, knowlegeable about the menu and forthcoming with great suggestions. My bro' and I enjoyed the mussels app which had plenty of broth for sopping their great sourdough bread. The flan was superb. My wedge with bleu cheese dressing and crumbles was crisp/cool."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Although we had on several previous occasions enjoyed the restaurant very much. This experience was no where near those standards. For instance the napkins were not all but one in particular looked as if it had been used and refolded. It was filthy looking. The wine glass I was given had a chip in the rim which was quite noticeable. We had gone early and their were not that many people in the place, but it still took a long time to get served. Not talking about the entree, I am talking about even greeting drinks. Once we got to the main course the real disappointment began. The Chilean sea bass was so oily as well as the orzo that it was served on. Nothing done for our anniversary or our friends birthday like at other places. Not happy!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We visited on a Saturday night. We decided to sit and eat at the bar instead of a table. The bar has great views of the Plaza. The entire bar staff was easily and readily available. Our dinner was wonderful as were the drinks. This is what you expect from McCormick and Schmick's. I do wish they would have handed out all the menus. We missed the summer menu and I may have chosen a different meal if I had seen this."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were greeted at the door and only had to wait a couple of minutes for our table, with a reservation. The entire staff welcomed us on the way to our table. However that is where the service stopped, out waiter was nice, although somewhat preoccupied and inattentive. He asked if we would like some bread for the table and we said yes, however the bottle of wine and the appetizer made it to the table before the bread. We tried to catch the waiter 3 times as he walked by without even looking at the table. The food was very heavy on the spices! I ordered the seared ahi tuna, nowhere in the description did it say "Blackened" the spice was so hot, I could not taste anything after the first two bites. For the price the food could have been better"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Despite our reservation, we were seated half an hour late. Our server didn't bring us water or menus until we had been seated for nearly 15 minutes, and didn't return for another 10. I understand being busy on a Saturday night, but we had an excessive wait for each step of the meal without a single word of apology or explanation. This type of service is unacceptable. It's a shame, because the meal itself was delicious, but I can't say I'll be dining at M&S again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was good but not great for the price. Waitress was a little over zealous in explaining the menu, which slowed down her ability to deliver food and drinks on time. Otherwise no complaints. Overall good experience and we'd go back if we're in the mood for seafood. Live music on the sidewalk outside was a pleasant surprise."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Oysters on the halfshell were superb. Tasted 2 of each and the subtle flavor differences were stimulating for the palate and conversation. The menu has many choices from halibut to snapper and grouper. The flavors were excellent and the entire meal was relaxing. The service is excellent without cloying or "pieces of flair". We have never had an experience here that was less than 5 stars. It can be expensive, but we'll worth it as a dining experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went for the 35th anniversary menu. Ordered scallops and they came out raw. Told the waitress I was unable to eat them and would like to order a different dish. The manager came over and even though apologies were given I was told that they were cooked properly and that they always cook scallops on the raw side???? Kind of strange. Ended up ordering a steak instead which came out 30 minutes after our original food was served. The steak was good and cooked as ordered."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Chilean Sea Bass was a delightful treat prepared perfectly - my husband order the blackened tuna which he asked to have lightly blackened - they definately prepare each dish with care"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Restaurant is always consistent with food quality and customer service"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "It was our first visit and i thought it was great! The food was excellent, your staff was friendly and professional. We had a great view of the plaza below and the domed ceiling was beautiful. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Awesome food. Service was a bit slow, but the food definitely made up for it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014