McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Minneapolis
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Minneapolis

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 6123383300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Woodyard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th & Nicollet
  • Public Transit: Located 4 blocks from the downtown light rail system, with easy access to bus routes.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available after 6pm Wednesday though Saturday on the corner of 9th and Nicollet before crossing Nicollet Mall. Ramp parking is accessible between 8th & 9th street off LaSalle Ave, choose from US Bank or LaSalle Court Parking Ramps. We are also connected to the Skyway system.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Minneapolis
Unique to Minneapolis, the restaurant has several "snugs" (private booths for six with draperies) in the formal dining room. The handsome interior features handcrafted mahogany, stained glass (depicting Minnesota heritage), brass accents, and Tiffany-style lamps lending a traditional note to the interior.

McCormick & Schmick's also features a lively bar experience, with a bar staff that practices traditional mixology -- hand-shaken cocktails using only bottled sodas, freshly squeezed juices and premium liquors.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)fit for foodies (48)romantic (47)notable wine list (43)good for groups (38)great for outdoor dining (36)great for lunch (28)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (10)great for brunch (7)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to the restaurant at the downtown location. It was fabulous! The food was delicious.The parking was close.The staff was friendly and the location was great for people watching. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves seafood.It was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disadrew
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    High Prices-Poor Value. The food was very disappointing i.e. my New York Strip @$38.99 was the toughest piece of meat I have ever been served, the roasted cauliflower could hardly be cut with a steak knife, the Walnut Mixed Greens salad had maybe 3 crumbs of blue cheese. There was a constant booming sound in the background music that made me feel like I was in a Rap Bar, not a nice restaurant. Our server definitely needed more training. She was pleasant but took forever to return after an item was requested and forgot half of the items if there were more than two. This is not our first visit but our last!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Start to a Night Out
    DinnerandPlay
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had dinner before a play at McCormick & Schmick's this past Sunday. The meals server were bouillabaisse, miso scallops, fish & chips, & tilapia; all were well prepared & delicious. Dessert was crème brulee & chocolate lava cake; both tasty. There were 4 of us; we could easily chat. The service was attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great menu, food and ambiance
    Valchatel
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really enjoyed the healthy, interesting entrees, salads, and sides available. Freshly prepared meals. Easy access downtown Minneapolis. Good decor; however, dining room was very noisy and difficult to converse with others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business garthering
    Rdarud
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Group of 12 was attended by 2 wait persons. Seasonal menu was a plus. If you like seafood, great selection. Valet parking would help a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine, great server.
    fullcourtpress
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Erik navigated us through the menu and wine list, and our experiences was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak & oysters great. Other-meh!
    Pili
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The filet mignon and Kobe burger were excellent. So we're the oysters. However, the fried calamari was disappointing-lots of mystery fish and vegetables thrown in. The Creme brûlée was tepid. The overall value was not good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!
    barbie1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love this place. We came to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had a large group (with small children) and were seated near the window facing the street. This was great as the kids could look out and see the people walking by downtown. The food was great (which it always is). We all had a wonderful time. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will cross the street next time!
    DocRon
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I was looking forward to an anniversary dinner with my wife, and seafood was the theme. We've eaten at the other twin cities 'airy' seafood restaurant king, but wished to try someplace different. We were disappointed. From slow service, specific seafood not available (how does the place run out of Mahi Mahi?), over cooked shrimp and Opah, and luke warm sides, it was disappointing to say the least. I will stick to Oceanaire if I wish a fantastic meal. But, since I am moving to the Atlantic coast in 2 months, the future holds truly fresh seafood!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    ahoritica
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    loved the food and atmosphere. First time at this location but would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Pastalover
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Some of the food was fabulous but the fish was dry and overcooked. Service was a little slow. We gave ourselves 2 hours before a concert and barely got there in time. The biscuits for the Strawberry Shortcake tasted like day old bakery and the strawberries weren't fresh. The chocolate mousse in the chocolate bag was very bland and didn't taste like chocolate but more like just whipped topping. The Creme Brulee was delicious and the berries on it were wonderful. The manager did apologize and make good on the fish though and we really appreciated that. On a positive note, we got a front window seat which was great for people watching and I LOVE Nicollet Mall. Overall, we probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Katie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I dined at McCormick & Schmick's a couple of weeks back prior to going to the orchestra. My date and I were all dolled up and wanted to make a night out of going to the orchestra. Choosing McCormick & Schmick's as the right choice! We had awesome drinks, an amazing appetizer and entrees we couldn't get enough of. We had such a good time and made a lot of fun memories during dinner that night. It will definitely be a place we visit again and I will recommend to others! Order the Shrimp Kisses appetizer - you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Brits
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had the sea bass, and it was the best I have had anywhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice place to grab lunch
    MinneapolisDiner
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Even though we had noon reservations, the restaurant was quiet and not terribly full. We were able to eat a nice lunch for about $25, but that was only two entrees (no drinks, appetizers, desert, etc.) so the pricing was fairly high for lunch. That being said, the food is of good quality and more expensive ingredients (seafood, steak, etc.) The food was very good, and the service as attentive and very honest about his preferences on available entrees and preparations. Generally a good lunchtime dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Our waiter, Phil, was wonderful he gave his top recommendation and gave great suggestions to our questions. He was very professional but also fun. The food had lots of flavor and was cooked perfectly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Overall
    vegasgap
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our group of four plus our favorite service dog had a very nice evening at M & S on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Our well trained service dog did not present a problem to the restaurant and was accepted by staff and diners alike! The food was excellent overall and the service was very good. You will not go wrong dining at this McCormick & Schmick's location .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wow
    cellinaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was bad and the food was horrible. Season veggie were cold broccoli with less than few carrots. No flavor on the food at all. The food was just blunt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience, Even better Food
    ChefGuru
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The plate presentation was beautiful. My Parmesan Crusted Chicken was perfect with a hint of lemon in every bite. Our food came quickly with prompt service. Definitely worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Excellent as always
    Foodie77
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The staff was extremely accomdating even with my guests being over an hour late. Our server was prompt and made excellent recommendations to amend for the inconvenience. Each person who attends to us made our experience pleasant, which is why I keep on recommending it to family, friends and business acquaintances.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    LoveFood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I always enjoy the food when I go to McCormick & Schmick's. I have never been disappointed no matter what I have tried. This was no exception. I had the seafood trio and it was excellent. Was offered a free cake for my birthday so that was a nice bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as always
    Larry
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Service was exceptional. Great waitress, very friendly and knowledgeable, recommendations were spot on for the food. A bit pricey. Noisy with music from speakers but we asked for a quieter table and they were able to accommodate us. Food was well prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Over prices for terrible food. I have been to their chain in Maryland and it was awesome. The lobster potatoes was over cooked and dry. The food portion was not worth money. We were there to celebrate a Birthday. I was embarrassed and disappointment I had suggested this spot. I will never go back
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tuna
    Randy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I wanted a piece of our ahi tuna steak. I ordered the ahi tuna and what I received was five little strips of pre-cut tuna. It comes to them shipped like that. The menu mentions nothing about little strips, I assumed I was getting a tuna steak. It was very disappointing to pay $30 for five little pieces of tuna.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We again had an excellent dining experience. The steak and lobster dinner was wonderful and could not beat the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Used to be our fav....
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant used to be our favorite. Food was always outstanding and the cozyness of the booths was always romantic. Our last dining experience was complete opposite. The food was fine - nit outstanding as we have had in the past. The remodel to tables made it feel more like an Applebee's or TGIFridsys. McCormick is a place we would go to celebrate something but now, we will turn to somewhere else. We missed the cozy booths and the romantic atmosphere - it was replaces with more business type setting. And, on a Friday night, those wandering Nicollete Mall were able to walk up to the window and stare at us -not something we enjoyed either.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I eat here often. The music was too loins and too much rap. Not appropriate for dining. The waitress needed some experience and needed to speak up over the music. My order of stuffed shrimp was tasteless. Had to ask for lemon. 3 itty bitty slices arrived. Really? Slices? I was relieved when I left.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mojo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been to McCormick several times and have always been impressed with the service and food. We will continue to frequent this establishment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    DatenightersVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything was very nice. We had three different meals at our table and everyone enjoyed them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food/staff
    TheFoodDoctor
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everyone always makes us feel so comfortable and food speaks for itself!! Drinks are great, wine list is very good!! Cannot wait to comeback with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was very pleased to get a snug! The waiter was quite attentive (and quite funny too) and the food was fantastic. Really good meal and good time. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marty
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a wonderful late night dinner celebrating our anniversary. Service was great, we ordered champagne for a toast. Manager gave it to us on the house. Food was great. Overall it was a wonderful anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good!
    MonaLisaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful as always. The new decor is lovely. The noise level is low which is much appreciated when we have a group of 6-8.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    NodakFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Server recommendations were spot on. Wonderful sea bass and salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our food was delicious and our service was excellent!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for celebration
    djkg
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A special event, a large group, a busy night...it was handled without effort. our server made us all feel special. the food was outstanding, service outstanding, we all declared it the perfect choice for our celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Dakotakid
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice place. Had mahi mahi that was ok. Nothing to write home about.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JBB333
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went there for our 5th wedding Anniversary and it was great. Serivce, and the food! We would go back in a heartbeat and tell our friends to go there as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much lemon
    seafoodjunkie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The lobster bisque was to die for - awesome! The rest of our meal had good flavor but the lemon sauce overpowered the rich sweet flavor of the seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First-time, wonderful
    pdeater
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I ordered a cobb salad and lobster bisque soup. Both were amazing - fresh and flavorful. Portions were perfect for lunch. I was very satisfied with what I had and the price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service, but flies??
    rayc
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The fish was out of this world, as usual, and the service was top notch. I had to ding one star because there were fruit flies all over us as we ate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate