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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
  • "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 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
  • "We decided to try the DTLA M&S for Mothers Day dinner, a change from our usual Pasadena M&S. It's a little hard to find M&S DTLA because the entrance and parking are on a very small, curved street, so make sure you look at google maps carefully first. GPS won't always get you to the correct address. The ambiance at MS DTLA is much better than Pasadena, as it is on the 4th floor and has a view of the plaza below. That said, it was odd that the hostess was keeping customers away from the window tables. The closest we could get was second table from the windows. Several other families tried to sit by the windows and were told "No". Those tables were empty the entire time! Is this a tipping issue?? Free MoDay choco strawberries a plus."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great seafood and good table arrangement to allow for private party dining. Will definitely go back for special occasions or business meals."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "it took for ever to get helped, they did not have the onlty item on the short menu that I wanted ( no more "sole" at 7:30 pm ??) The food was ok but not any better than Red lobster !!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "From the valet to the hostess on through to the waitress the service was poor and sadly there seemed to be no adult supervision. At a chain you know you won't get an owner or that "pride of ownership" level of treatment, but you'd expect a manager on duty and some corporate standards which he/she is trying to maintain. Not here. Just employees who act like they don't want to be there and providing service accordingly."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was very good. Service was excellent. Best of all, the free shuttle to the Ahmanson Center was perfect! We were able to park our car once, enjoy a great dinner, and hop onto the shuttle directly from the restaurant to the theater!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We chose McCormick & Schmick's because we knew the food was good, and because of it's proximity to Disney Hall--with a free shuttle to and from the concert hall. We enjoyed our dinner, which was very good but lacked the personal touch of a chef-managed restaurant. It feels a bit corporate, which I guess makes sense downtown, but I'm spoiled with more interesting places. Still, it's a very good restaurant with a good menu and wine list. Excellent steaks for those who don't want to partake in seafood."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I always request a Telephone Booth and never get one..."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Wonderful fish, and steaks! And desserts! Fine staff, always attentive."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I always enjoy the food and overall experience at McCormicks and Schmicks. In downtown LA I request one of their private booths, which are very nice and quiet. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Once again I had great halibut with excellent service"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The drinks were good; the food most enjoyable and the service excellent. We told our waitress we had theater tickets and she made sure we were out in time."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I come here for lunch regularly since our office is in the same building. The servers always remember me and my guests and make us feel right at home."
    Dined on 4/28/2014