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
159 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)romantic (51)fit for foodies (39)great for outdoor dining (39)great for lunch (36)notable wine list (32)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (13)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (10)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Okay, but salty
    PlantDisease
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The waiter was quite pompous and provided limited attention to our needs. The food was predictable and on the salty side--generally a disappointing experience. I've been to other locations where the food and service were much better, so will not write McCormick & Schmick's off of my list of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday and anniversary
    steph
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. Celebrating two birthdays and two anniversaries. The staff was great and good good. Nice touch to have names out on personal menus. The private room was special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    AJMP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I celebrated our anniversary with dinner at M&S then on to Guthrie Theater. The wait staff worked well with us so we could make it on time for the play.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Treatment at McCormick's
    Jackson
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had an early reservation for 8 prior to the Paul McCartney concert in Minneapolis. So many restaurants won't seat you until the full party is there, but not here. I was seated immediately, and the rest of our party trickled in and no one made us feel anything but good. Our waitperson, Heather, was outstanding. The food was wonderful as were the drinks. Even though we were a large group we were allowed separate checks for each couple, there was not an automatic gratuity added to the bill. Also, even though we had an early reservation, we weren't hurried to leave. We couldn't have been happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delish!
    Delish
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had the chef swordfish over a bed of spinach and mushrooms and it was SO good! My husband had a steak which he said was "ok". He thought it was a little on the thin side, expected a thick juicy steak. But the flavor was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Tbear
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had another great experience at McCormick and Schmick's for lunch, this time with outdoor seating on a nice day. It was perfect, and the staff readily accomodated our Open Table request for such. We were asked if we wanted bread, and enjoyed splitting a warm loaf. My mother and I split the Lobster Cobb salad, which the staff graciously prepared with such in mind: 1 salad, 2 plates, 2 sides of dressing, and blue cheese on the side. My husband had the catfish for the first time, and was raving about how tasty it was. He definitely plans on ordering that again! Our drinks were refilled for a small charge, and everyone enjoyed their lunch feast!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Overall good food, it just really salty, the scallop, swordfish, and the clam chowder that we had were all really salty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice location, that's about it.
    ShesSavvyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went to M&S because I had a Landry's gift card and I figured the food would be better than the lackluster meals I'd already had while visiting Minneapolis. I was wrong. Ordered the heirloom tomato salad, it was bland and the balsamic vinegar tasted strange. Had the trio of shrimp for my entree. The sauce for the shrimp scampi was tart and not like a scampi sauce at all. The fried shrimp had no flavor so I drenched them in cocktail sauce. The 2 shrimp with crab meat were ok, but also had no flavor. Only good thing was I had a nice waitress but the food was not the standard fare they typically have.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Lentznight
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Another awesome night in downtown Minneapolis...Great food, atmosphere and location!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tiime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went out for a late dinner, 9pm, it was perfect, awesome food & top notch service. Great for people watching along the mall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood
    Sparky52
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Awesome awesome seafood. This was some of the best seafood that I have had in along time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad waiter
    MegSchultz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our waiter was PAINFULLY awkward. He was overly present when we didn't want him to be and not around when he should've been. Also made some bad recommendations on the menu. Disappointing but the dessert is always top notch so that made up for it a little bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday evening with my bride.
    Bakerman
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great food, service and meal choices. Fruit flies ruined the ambience somewhat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SmoothVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    this was our first trip and we were very pleased. we had a knowledgeable, friendly server; excellent food and a nice wine selection. Overall a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wide menu selection
    schbs
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The calamari appetizer was excellent- light and crispy breading and very tender. Halibut was prepared to perfection. Our friends had the crab cakes and while they had lots of crab in them they were a little mushy-they wouldn't necessarily recommend them. The warm applepie with walnuts and carmel stole the day. Don't miss it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Minneapolis
    urbanebob
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The seafood is the best in the city. With reasonable prices, great service, and dining selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tough to eat.
    JenJR
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had the tenderloin and it was overcooked and tough to cut and chew. I know that their specialty is seafood but if it is on the menu, you should expect the same quality. The drinks tasted as if there was no alcohol in them, the people next to our table complained about the same thing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food and service were great as usual. I asked about a variation on a menu item and there was no problem and it was prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    mfaulkner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great lunch! Service was good, food better and a nice view of Nicollet Mall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate