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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Los Angeles
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Los Angeles

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Los Angeles Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/LosAngeles
  • Phone: (213) 629-1929
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:00pm-10:pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Kina Deth
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Los Angeles
Entering our traditional-style restaurant is like being transported to an earlier age. The restaurant's ten private booths offer a perfect environment for business or romance.

The restaurant is conveniently located near many downtown attractions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA Live, the Nokia Theater, The Staples Center and the Music Center which includes the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Shuttle service is available to The Staples Center and the Music Center when events are scheduled. Please call us for more details about the shuttle.

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Very upscale ambience with stellar service. Would certainly return again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nothing special about this place. The food was just OK. Pretty pricey for what we got. The service was friendly but VERY slow even though it was not busy. We may try it again to see if this was just an off night."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Another wonderful meal. We often eat here before theater. They have shuttle service to the Music Center. Excellent food and service. Love their private booths."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 6:15p.m. and we were seated at that time. We selected that time due to an Ahmansohn Theatre event beginning at 8:00p.m. Our orders were taken in a reasonable amount of time, and the food arrived with plenty of time for us to enjoy our meal. Things became sketchy when we ordered dessert and an after dinner drink. The dessert (sliced fresh strawberries) took longer than we expected to arrive. The after dinner drink nearly caused us to arrive late at the Ahmansohn Theatre. Our first choice, it turns out, was sold out, but it took the waiter an inordinate amount of time to discover that fact and let us know. The initial delay forced us to speed walk up Hope Street to make it to the theatre in time."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was my first time at the LA M&S being new to the area and a hug fan of the restaurant chain. Andre "Dre" our server was great, friendly and attentive. He made recommendations and suggestions based on his personal experience. . However, the food was not up to par compared to the other M&S's I frequent. My guest had the ribeye which had to be sent back twice. First it was over cooked, the second time the meat was too tought. However, I enjoyed the seabass even though I could not enjoy it as much as I would have like only as I waited until my guest entree was right."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great Seafood Chowder and fresh fish, very professional and able staff"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "As always! You can order your fish any way possible."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love this restaurant... AND, the staff is fabulous!!!!!!!!! TEN STARS!!!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Appetizer and main dish were really good while the dessert a disappointment. Waiter provided excellent service and was very friendly."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Dinner was great and our server, Samantha, was friendly and helpful. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone at this point as I had a terrible service. The waitress was not attending to us properly and continued to apologize, but too slow and we had ask for water, bread, even for the menu many times. Took too long to get our food and I got in trouble for taking a longer lunch. I regret having gone there."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent unique food and presentation. Service was accommodating from the time we arrived through providing a shuttle to the theatre. Private booth was great for the four of us."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I felt we were well accommodated for the evening and all our needs were met. They had our table set and ready for us and were very attentive to the fact that we had children in our group. Very well mannered children, I might add! It was the perfect end of our day day celebrating my husbands birthday. And if I may add, Open Table made it very easy to set up this reservation. Very impressed!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "this is a good place to stay away from based on my experience. There were 3 of us and none of the entrees were any good at all. Very bland and tasteless. There are several places within a block or 2 that would be a better experience I am sure."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food and great service at a reasonable price. A nice spot for happy hour or a fine dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had the pleasure to taste seared scallops which where highly recommendable. The menu was good with enough specialities to decide from as well as a good wine list. Very service minded staff. Nice and clean location."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for food, and the waitstaff are excellent. But for the second time, I have had the manager make a (very lame) attempt to turn me away, possibly because I had a coupon for a special from Landry's Select Club. The first time he tried to tell me that the coupon didn't pertain to that branch, even though their address was on the e-mail. Then, last weekend, I went in with a "July 4th Weekend Special" on July 5, and his first words to me were "We aren't really open." And indeed there was a short staff, with one waiter working the bar, and there were (as there always are on weekends) quite a few customers dealing with slow service that was not the fault of the waiters, but of the management."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Arrived for my 5:00 reservation on time, and was made to cool my heels in the lobby for ten minutes. The explanation was that only one server was on duty. I was offered to sit at the bar, but declined in favor of a table. The hostess eventually seated me in an area of the dining room where four other parties were already eating. ?? I'm still trying to understand the delay, when it wasn't because the place was busy."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "An outstanding restaurant to go after a Play or Musical Show. The drinks are good and the food is outstanding. The restaurant is set up to provide private rooms for large or small parties. The fish dishes change daily and the Chef's specials are outstanding."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I am a frequent theatre attendee at the Music Center and I have always found McCormick & Scmick's the perfect addition to any theatre evening!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "great for attending the music center or Ahmanson, etc. as prompt service oriented to let you have time to catch the bus right outside the door and return after the event to valet parking that is less than at the Venues. Very smooth and good food to boot."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Staff are friendly and made the celebrant feel special."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Like the History and Elegance of the buildings, McCormick Schmick in Downtown Los Angeles at the top of the long flight of steps across from the library, the experience here is upscale but not stuffy. Seafood is well prepared and fresh here, and all the food is well crafted... seasonal menus add variety to the solid standard menu, and selections of course vary dependent on the available product. Service is first class; always polite and professional, prompt & accurate. My waitperson knew my salad order even before I could get the request out of my mouth! The Star of the Show here is the location... the best of what Downtown LA has to offer. The interior is classic yet comfortable;"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We come back over and over and are never dissapointed"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We almost always go here before our theater nights at The Ahmanson or Mark Taper. Can always count on the staff to be helpful and the food to be great quality well prepared. Bonus is it's not a long walk from the CTG parking garage and then you can shuttle back after dinner."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "our wsiter was extremely pleasant with big smile. We were very happy with hospitality."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I have eaten at McCormick and Schmick's at multiple locations and have consistently been pleased with the food and service. I have not had a bad experience. I did notice that they have raised their prices but I guess that is par for the course."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our first visit to a McCormick & Schmick's and our first proper meal in LA, we were not disappointed. Although in the business/financial district it was noticed that we were dressed for dinner and not business and were treated as such being given a booth for privacy. The food and service were outstanding and would not hesitate to use M an S again especially this one. Dinner here is a must."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "the best food and service five star and five diamond"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This must be a fine place to meet for happy hour, if you work in (or near) the building. This is not a destination restaurant. To be honest, this seemed more like a fancy (expensive) Sizzler or Red Lobster than it does a serious steak or seafood restaurant. The Chopped Salad was tasty, but the steaks were inadequate for the price. We dined before the symphony on a Friday night while many large, loud groups met after work. Drinks took too long to arrive and the servers were pleasant, but the restaurant was insufficiently staffed to properly handle the work required in a fine dining restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I feel like the food quality has gone done over the years. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a great time. Everything was great from the drinks to the dinner."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Stopped in after a show for some appetizers. Like the fried oysters but the calamari was a little on the dry side. Also thought the cocktail sauce served with the calamari was bland. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great food & drinks. Much improved valet parking experience after play"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Valet parking with only one attendant on duty is not valet parking ($8)! Try waiting for a valet to appear on Hope Street at 6PM on Friday. Then after the theater everyone gets off the bus and we all wait forever for this gun to run back and forth for each car. Never again at Mc Cormick and Schmick! The restaurant was quiet because it was empty. Food was not memorable."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Pretty dependable placed where you are going to be happy with your meal and satisfied with the overall experience. For privacy and an intimate setting for 2 or maybe even up to 6, I like the "telephone" booths. Martini's were super-chilled and an excellent start. The fresh fish choices were the best (crab-stuffed salmon yum!) and they swiftly replaced the one item we didn't like (almond crusted trout - too sweet) from the regular menu...I will order the shrimp kisses every time and a cup of the lobster bisque - both very good. They validate self-parking and they have valet parking too. Shuttle to Music Center & Staples make this a great pre-show choice."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Nice variety of menu choices; great service; restaurant has a classy ambience. Been here several times over the last 3 years when we visit LA area and it's been consistently great."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We noted on our reservation that we wanted lobster, and also called twenty minutes ahead of getting there to double check that they had lobster. Unfortunately, though they said there was plenty, they were out when we ordered. Ended up with a gross shrimp dish with dried out orzo and cold broccolini. Ruined my birthday dinner. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • " Because we were traveling with students, we were not allowed to try the drinks, but the food was delicious. I had raw oysters and the mussels. They were excellent. The oysters were a little small, but they are off season and had a good flavor. Others members of the party had fish dishes and steak and all were happy with their choices. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this restaurant In December 2013 and enjoyed our dinner very much. My husband was impressed enough to bring me here for Mother's Day 2014. Our 19 year old daughter joined us. All three of us ordered the entrees recommended by Andre our server. The shrimp combo was excellent; perfectly cooked and served piping hot. The whole Maine lobster was cooked perfectly; the lobster meat was moist and succulent. Serving the lobster pre-cracked made it easier to enjoy Andre was knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails; he was attentive, personable, and very professional. Overall, our experience made for a memorable Mother's Day celebration. We'll definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014