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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 8165316800x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, 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 8776359825
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
279 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (213)romantic (129)great for outdoor dining (91)scenic view (81)fit for foodies (78)notable wine list (61)good for groups (60)great for lunch (55)neighborhood gem (33)great for brunch (29)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (27)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (14)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was very happy with the food and service and would recommend McCormick & Schmick's .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrated our 10th anniversary and your restaurant and staff made it an extremely wonderful and memorable experience. Ali was our server and treated us like we were royalty. Best dining experience we've ever had, and we've visited McCormick & Schmick's many times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great restaurant for a romantic supper and then a nice walk around the plaza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding across the board
    freshfoodhound
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    we were pleasantly surprised how everything clicked from the front door reception to the end of dinner . as usual fresh and very well prepared culinary delights !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good, great service, as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I celebrate our anniversary every year at McCormick and Schmick's. It's our favorite place in Kansas City. The quality of food and excellence of service are always top notch. We are never disappointed. Congratulations to the chef and the wait staff on a job well done. Again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Plaza location
    Gold
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Elegant dining location on the Plaza. Beautiful glass ceiling on round room. Large selection of seafood dishes. Service to meet all your needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love McCormick and Schmicks
    Happy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    That was our first time for Sunday brunch and we were not disappointed. The food, as always, was great as was the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening!
    Connie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good atmosphere and nice dinner. Service by Josh was excellent. The upside down apple pie was fabulous. Looking forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Hungrydiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    M & S consistently offers a great selection of food that is cooked correctly and served well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh so close
    DDDDR
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Everything was perfect with one exception our waiter miss peoples needs once in a while
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very well treated
    WakDaddy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood in great location.
    TheSaint
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Weekend GetAway
    Getawayguy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood!
    Bondman58
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    jamiehmo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious salmon
    HattieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SteveF
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The reservation went fine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    with the waiting list close to two hours long, we were seated in less than 10 minutes!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT LUNCH
    JONES
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    THE FOOD, WINE & SERVICE WERE ALL FIRST RATE DURING OUR OUTDOOR LUNCH.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made our celebration special
    BirthdaysRwe
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Fish
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food and service were good. Nice table overlooking Plaza. I do think it's overpriced for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Night for Special Occasion
    Derricomonico
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!!!
    Number1
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    RLL51
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Portion sizes
    Diner50
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with customer
    Rheorob
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The service was great. It was quite easy to have a conversation with my guess. dinner was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise
    Entertainment
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Too loud for romantic evening. It's ok as a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great happy hour
    DannyVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood Menu
    Pulse
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Possibly the best seafood menu in KC, lots to choice from and fish you do not normally see. The oysters were amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    Carlos
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this was a special birthday
    twinkaa
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 35th wedding anniversery
    edgarallanfoodlover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    great food and service. We were well taken care of and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went here before a concert, and had fabulous steaks, potatoes (red pepper mash was awesome!), and wedge salad. Nice wine selection. We sat outside, which is rooftop, and were lucky to have perfect weather. A 2-man band played classical guitar and bongos while singing songs from Bob Marley, the Eagles, Jason Mraz, and so many other pleasant tunes. It was so nice and just an enjoyable meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very bad experience!
    unluckyanniversary
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.