McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pasadena
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pasadena

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pasadena

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/LosAngeles
  • Phone: 6264050064x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday 11:30am-2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Alfredo Amado
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • 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 8777515416

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking entrance on Union Street. Validated parking available.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pasadena
Our casually elegant dining rooms feature mahogany woodwork and stained glass windows in a beautiful setting reminiscent of Pasadena's own "Greene and Greene" architectural style. Located in Plaze Las Fuentes, McCormick and Schmick's is nestled among beautiful fountains and sculptures.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pasadena reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)good for groups (27)romantic (20)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (11)notable wine list (11)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Excellent Fish dishes
    meldav
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our meal was wonderful. Service was great and it was very quiet. We could actually talk and hear each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • James2
    James2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Friendly staff and service ,which pay attention to reservation notes. Great menu choices and great food to back it up. Ambiance is warm and pleasant with low noise level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef's exclusive is very good
    RAT98
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were party of 6. The Calamari appetizer was perfect for sharing. My order was included in the Chef's exclusive dinner, the beef was so tender and the scampi shrimp was delicious. My husband's order was Shrimp scampi over linguini, he said it was salty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere - the service was outstanding - our waiter was on point!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oysters Too.
    TomM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good fresh oysters by the piece, and plentiful fresh fish to chose from. Interesting appetizers. The Crab/Mango/Tower is as good as ever. Great location near the Westin Hotel. Ample underground parking, first 1 1/2 hours validated. Street level is on the Spanish themed plaza with lots of window view of the plaza. More than a few single malts to chose from and several after dinner ports as well. A great unhurried dinner. Less than five minutes to the Ice House Comedy Club without driving on Colorado Blvd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dimmer
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed McCormick and Schmick's. Greeting warmly by the two hosts, we were presented with a printed menu with our names and "Happy Anniversary" on it. Outstanding! Service was wonderful as was the complementary special occasion dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoyable
    empress
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Pleasant, tasty, large selection, and accruing points
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a Birthday
    luvcfood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was so nice to read, "HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY, MARLENE!" at the top of the menu! My dear friend of 64 years was delighted to see her name and birthday greetings on the menu. That was a very nice touch. At the end of our meal, while my friend excused herself for a few moments, the server came to ask if we wanted desserts, which we did. She also mentioned that there would be a special birthday treat for my friend. The treat was shared between my friend and my husband. I stuck to eating the sorbet which was mango and very delicious and refreshing. Due to my friend's husband's health issues, we had not been able to celebrate or have our special lunch at McCormick's since about three years ago. We'll return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JBMB
    Fishfan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I haven't been here since Landry's took over but it doesn't seem to be a positive change. I ordered King Salmon pan seared and it was dry. How does that happen to a $39.00 entree. Our server was great the people who greeted us were very nice but that doesn't influence the kitchen. I don't like dessert but the brioche bread pudding that used to be on the menu was world class. We were told that Landry's eliminated the one item that had many write ups around town.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • onthevine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was a wonderful evening. Good food in a nice environment. Only negative, was the hard padded seat that was too afar away from where my wife was sitting. It was difficult for her to reach the food. Otherwise, it was a pleasant evening. Good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Disappointed in waiter service….hard to find when needed….
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ICHIBAN!
    Pasadenajohn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    How can you make an already GREAT PLACE evern better? If there is a way then I am sure it willbe handled and done. I love the food and experience of dining there and just everything about it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O! Oysters !
    pasadena
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a wonderful seafood meal, pigged out on oysters, other great seafood dishes, lovely wine, excellent service, a memorable meal indeed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, great service
    IrishMike
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My steak was fantastic, The wife had stuffed shrimps that were unbelievable I wish I would have ordered them. The service was great and we weren't rushed to leave. We had dinner with a friend we haven't seen in years so we talked and ate from, 6:30 to 9:30. Great place, good cocktails. Try happy hour, Claire is a great bartender
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience but a few issues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a nice time. THe food was excellent. The table broek on both ends time adn time again and there is soemthing gross in the water. The issues were attended to by the staff in a prefessional way. The waiter was nice, professional, and knowledgeable. Just one thing was that he kept calling us my-lady and my-sir, which wouldn't have been as strange if he'd had a foreign accent but he seemed to be a valley guy so it felt weird. He was a good waiter though. The wine was excellent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holiday not so special
    Stonewalk
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Steak medallions were fatty & chewy. Bread was stale and hard. Salad was not fresh. Not a very good day for them.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valerie Foucrier
    2cnbcene
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My entire group of 5 was pleased with our lunch experience. There was a very good selection of meals with a good range of prices. The personalized birthday menus and delicious molten lava cake and ice cream were unexpected delights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice at Night
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I came here for my birthday gift from the Landry Club and was not dissapointed with the quality of the food and staff. It was not crowded and had a good selection of fresh fish. The only thing I would recommend to the restaurant is that the sourdough bread is not as fresh as I'm accustomed to.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a nice "send off"
    Ricktheslick1
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Celebrating my retirement after 33 years! It was a very, very nice place, the service from Hostess to Waitress was wonderful! Food was delicious and they were nice enough to personalize the menus commemorating my event!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch too slow and off
    Hungrycat
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The manager should be aware that business lunch service was too slow to be acceptable, orders were mishandled, and no accommodation was made.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sea Food
    Beiderbecke
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I took friends there for a birthday lunch. They enjoyed all the food: the fish and chips, and the crap stuffed shrimp was superb. I always enjoy coming to McCormick & Schmick's. The server we had was very attentive. High praises all around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!
    malcolm
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife & I have been coming to McCormick & Schmick's for year's and always enjoyed it here. We had dinner last saturday night and it was a disappointment! Service was slow. Ordered 2 Lobster & steaks dinner's and the portions were small. The lobster tail was about 3 ounces (appetizer) and the steak was tough.
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  • Good food let down by poor service
    LoveToDine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was my wife's and my first date night out in almost three years due to two very young children and finances. We decided the time was right for a special night out. We were late for our reservation and Dick the manager was very accommodating. Our server Nick had only three tables. He was very polite, knew the menu, and seemed nice. Unfortunately, after he delivered our entrée he disappeared. He passed by my empty wine glass sitting at the edge of the table four times with out noticing or stopping for more than 20 minutes. My wife wanted dessert but since he wouldn't come around we went and had dessert and more wine elsewhere. They lost money on that trip and future customers. I've eaten at M&S six times; never again at this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have been going to McCormick and Schmick for many years (more than 30 years). I really enjoy the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1069 reviews are from the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pasadena reviews archive.
  • Birthday Brunch
    MrMac
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Took my wife to Sunday Brunch for her birthday. The whole dining experience was "fantastic"!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went to lunch here, good food and service was OK, the waitress didn't really check on me too much which was Ok however just thought she would have paid a little more attention to me since I was the only one in that section. Oriental salad is very good and filling for a quick lunch. Would recommend this place for dinner or lunch will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ladies night out
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Never realize there was a McCormick & Schmick's Seafood at Pasadena. The area is nice. Since it was on a Monday evening, it was less crowded and the dinning area was very quiet. We got excellent service and food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PdotVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Our party went to M&S's because it is convenient to the Pasadena Auditorium. We found it on OpenTable. The restaurant is decorated in heavy wood, kind of old world effect. It was quiet, so we could actually hold a conversation. It was Monday evening so this could change during busier nights. The food was delicious. Three of our party had the sole encrusted with Parmeson cheese and it was great. A nice side is that they have complementary parking, a rarity in Pasadena.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was awful
    Will
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went here for mothers day for a party of 15. I was surprised to get a table as a last minute reservation. I considered myself a foodie and eaten some of the fanciest (Mellise, Providence, Arroyo Chophous, Bestia) and hole in the wall eatery (King Taco, Savoy chicken). We were all disappointed with the appetizer and main entree. We didn't dare to order the dessert to further our demise. Service was top notch and server was very friendly and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zoe B
    Summer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good. The service was fair. We were a bit surprised being that it was Mother's Day that there were no buss boys. We had to ask for water. Our waitress was not receptive to filling up our empty glasses with water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    pasadenadiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day. Sat on the patio. Nice atmosphere except for people from Calif Pizza Kitchen searching in wrong place for elevator and distracting us. Clam chowder was extremely good. Portions seemed a bit smaller than other fine restaurants. Seafood combo was very good, but could have had more shrimp. Salmon was the right amount and tasty. Mussels were good, but very small and not as many as elsewhere. Cesar salad was very good and large. Have a number of unique house cocktails. Waitress was nice, but too aggressive. We needed more time to look at the extensive menu. Finally figured out we'd be ready when we put our menus down. Huge wine selection. More expensive than other fine restaurants. We enjoyed ourselves and will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A++++Service
    BelAir
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great service provided by Waitress Lea. Her attention to detail for my party of 5 was superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak & lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was surprised that the steak & lobster i got had a very small lobster tail (only 2 bites) whereas the steak & lobster plates brought to a guest at my table and to other tables were twice as big.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Though we did not go on Mother's Day, this meal was to serve as a special Mother's Day dinner. The hostess was extremely friendly and informative and we started out our experience on a great note. It took about 15 minutes between the waiter introducing himself and his return to take our drink order. Apparently they were changing out a keg, taking another half hour to get our Sam Adams draft. It doesn't take that long to change a keg. My mom has a medical condition making it essential for minimal sodium intake and we were assured that they could accommodate. We were told that she could get a specific steamed vegetable medley and when served, they were different vegetables. They also put capers on her fish which are loaded with sodium.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MS-Pasadena
    DanV
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was well-prepared and of excellent quality. The chef was good enough to split a large Maine lobster for us, and the dessert was sensational. Erik waited on us with a friendly efficient manner. This particular McCormick & Schmick Restaurant excels others we've patronized. Validated parking provides convenient access to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrated Mother's day here
    BabieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was okay, but not so great. It's acceptable for its price range.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sets the Standard...
    JGilVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    It has been a while since I ate at M&S and I had forgotten how truly enjoyable an experience it is. It's definitely one of the better seafood houses in Pasadena. Service was exceptional and making a reservation a breeze. The scallops were cooked to order. Crisp and delicious. The salmon was prepared perfectly. The lobster tail side order was to die for. The food presentation was amazing. A hidden secret here is the bar tender makes fabulous drinks. Great job... I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our first time to try McCormick and Schmick's - asking ourselves why we waited so long. We were celebrating our anniversary and this was a perfect choice. We were greeted cordially when we entered and since it was early there was no waiting to be seated. The staff was very friendly and the waiter made some excellent recommendations. The seafood was perfectly prepared, the portions were sized for a multi course meal. From the "Firecracker Shrimp" to the "Upside Down Apple Pie" and everything in between - delicious! We definitely plan to dine with them again. PS - they validate for parking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    unhappy
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The service was ok, but the food was lousy. To begin with, the menu has limited selections. We ordered the blue point oyster as an appetizer, but it was nothing appetizing. The oyster smell so bad that it became obvious of not being safe to eat. We ordered the stuffed shrimp, and the live lobster for the main course. The shrimp was not that fresh and we did not see any lump crab meat as mentioned in the menu. The lobster was overcooked. It was absolute disappointment. May be we went to the wrong place for quality seafood.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    maryslight
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We went for lunch to support the Pasadena Restaurant Week. McCormick & Schmick's was one of the restaurants participating with a great fixed choice for lunch. The food is always great and we love the ambiance of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate