McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/philadelphia-pennsylvania/SouthBroadSt.aspx
  • Phone: 2155686888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-TH: 11:30AM-10:00PM
    FRI-SAT: 11:30AM-11:00PM
    SUN: 11:30AM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Newkirk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking From 5:00 pm to close, daily for $18 per car.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, directly across from the historic City Hall and on the renown Avenue of the Arts, McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant features over 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily from around the globe. The two level restaurant features traditional white tablecloth dining in dark wood paneled rooms accented by handcrafted stained glass ceilings and mosaic tiled floors.

The popular, lively bar features a selection of micro-brewed beers and ales, regional wines, single-malt scotches, fresh squeezed juices and hand-shaken cocktails. McCormick and Schmick's serves lunch Monday through Friday, dinner seven days a week and offers a $1.95 bar menu twice daily. Reservations are encouraged.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)romantic (70)good for groups (67)fit for foodies (49)great for lunch (45)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (16)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (11)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Menu lacks sophistication.........
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I'd dined at McCormick & Schmick's in the past, but it had been several years since last Saturday, that I'd been there. I ordered the crab cakes and was a little surprised that they were served with french fries. For those prices, I expect at least mashed potatoes and a vegetable. Of course I had to pay an additional $6 for the mashed. Also, a few ppl at the table complained that their food wasn't hot when it came out to the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I just wasn't impressed with the overall ambiance of the restaurant. I went for a first date and we both were just not impressed enough to come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food
    shryx86
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We wanted to go to M&S's for a while, and restaurant week seemed like the perfect time. We were sat right away despite being 30 minutes early. We received 1 restaurant week menu but 2 regular menus. It felt like a nudge to order from the regular menu. We ordered the salad, steak, mousse cake, and creme brulee from the RW menu. The steak lacked in quantity but had good flavor. It was missing a starch like potatoes. The salad was great, and we felt the steak should've been served on top of it. The cake was good, but the Hershey syrup on top instead of melted chocolate detracted from it. The creme brulee lacked flavor. We started the dinner with much anticipation, but the meal left us underwhelmed and without a desire for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Attended for restaurant week. Not really impressed with parmesean crusted flounder. Shrimp bisque very salty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was delicious and our server was excellent. The environment was clean and very nicely decorated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First, but certainly not the last.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had heard a lot about Mccormick and Schmick, but we'd never been so we decided to give it a try and we weren't disappointed. Great place with an exceptional and friendly staff. The food was excellent and came to the table in a timely fashion. Our server was excellent as well. Attentive without being intrusive. We'll definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Good food, nice drinks, good service. Waiter didn't know how to graciously interrupt the table conversation in order to ask pertinent questions about the meal and service. Nice kid, though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We visited this place during restaurant week after having always heard about how nice it was. We were not disappointed! Drinks were fabulous, soups were wonderful and the entrees were amazing. The atmosphere was classy and the wait staff was attentive. We would recommend to anyone looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was an overall good experience. I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I was quite impressed with the restaurant, the service and especially the food. Will definitely be returning. The chef even obliged my dessert because of my dairy allergen. I had a scrumptious Apple pie dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went for Restaurant Week. The service, menu & food were good, but not spectacular. The restaurant is beautiful, with a great ambiance for date night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The waiter staff was exceptionally great. I will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Participated in Restaurant Week and me and my 5 friends all ordered off the set menu. Everything was really delicious from the drinks to dessert. Patrick, our server was excellent and it made for a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I had high expectations because they are a higher end restaurant. I had my heart set on surf and turf. What they brought out as surf and turf was disgraceful. The lobster tail was overcooked and I only got about 4 bits of lobster. The beef was fine but the portion was meager and there was no bordelaise sauce on it like it says on the menu. They do not serve any bread prior to your meal. The waiter ask if we wanted soup or salad with our meal implying it came with the meal. It does not and it is quite pricey? My son ordered the small filet mignon. Just a piece of meat with 4 pieces of asparagus. Really? What restaurants don't serve any sides with their meals? Very very disappointed. And it was my birthday! Executive chef should be ashamed!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Mediocre
    KeithK
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice space, but the food was disappointing, the service non-attentive, and server suggestions misleading.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Debora
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had lunch with my sister and my mom. It was a great afternoon for a girl's lunch. We really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary
    Unknown
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary there.The service and dinner was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food fine but not hair in it
    Hair4u
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Upon receiving entree I noticed a long hair in it. Our wait person promptly removed it, apologized, and in a timely manner one of the managers with loose hanging hair almost down to her waist delivered my new entree. I thought it was probably her hair in my food. After paying the check I spoke with our wait person and told him how unprofessional I thought loose long hair was in a somewhat upscale, sophisticated environment was. All the other staff members had very stylish hair anchored back. He reported this to the general manager. He also told me the hair did not come from the chef or line staff, since they either had shaved heads or extremely short hair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Girl-First Timer
    2gether
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my first time there and my experience could have been better. The bar did not have the ingredients for the drink that I wanted. I could barley taste the liquor in my Long Island Iced Tea sent drink back. I ordered Shrimp Bisque and it did not have one shrimp and was very salty. Although my entrée of stuffed Tilapia was well seasoned and tender, my vegetables were very bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love it!
    teez
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Awesome, great.wonderful service and servant. Food was great!!!!!!!!!!! You must go, the best atmosphere ever....... i didn't wanna leave. You feel so important and happy. A must go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around nice experience
    FrankyDukes
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dined here during restaurant week on a Thursday night with a party of four. We arrived early and grabbed a quick drink at the bar and were seated promptly prior to our initial reservation time. Or server Anthony was great...friendly, courteous and helpful with the menu and recommendations. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were served in a timely manner and we we're checked up on appropriately. Everything we ordered was great, shrimp bisque, shrimp kisses, carpaccio, filet and stuffed shrimp, oysters, gazpacho, double moose cake and crime brûlée among them. Would definitely return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    CharSie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our waitress was awesome. Went for restaurant week. Were seated at a table close to the kitchen entrance which wasn't pleasurable as it was a lot of traffic by our seats...... I ended up ordering off the regular menu because I want fond of their desserts. For instance they offered cheesecake on the lunch menu but but not dinner :-( otherwise the food was delicious. All five of us enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Evening Out.
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Ambiance was nice and romantic. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable of the menu. She also made excellent recommendations. She helped to make the experience even more special. Overall I really enjoyed and plan on going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week
    MrJonesandme
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went with friends during restaurant week and all four dinners were delicious! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    While I have dined here many times in the past, I was not pleased with the wait server on this occassion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Fish Choice in Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always good quality. A luncheon with clients was very well received by my guests and the service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Evening
    BobbyS
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have been here once before, and was very glad to return. For an anniversary dinner - during restaurant week - it was certainly a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, convienent location
    ShayShay
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    food was good, service was great. cocktails are wonderful. issues: 1. the restaurant is a little dark and 2. even though i put in a special request when I made my reservation online, the request was not fulfilled (cake slice for bday). if you are going to have a place to make requests you should ensure they are fulfilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood is their thing
    SadInWC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you are into seafood, that is what they do. Unfortunately, they had problems with our order, but fixed it. Its a little pricey, but that is reflected in the quality of food. All in all, a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor experience
    berthe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was fair- steak was tough and fried oysters not particularly good and mixed with fried octopus!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheap show
    GaryKGB
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Some negatives: 1) when I am paying $18-20 for valley parking, I do not expect to go hunt for the attendant to take my car. 2) when I am paying over $10 for 1/3 of of the glass of wine I want to see the bottle at the table and not some kind of medical quest diagnostics glass thing which some one could pee in. 3) I was catching myself in the need of the waitress and no one to be found close by. 4) over all the food is still excellent, the service got worth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always dependable
    Eatingwelllady
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went very last minute, we were in town visiting friends from out of state. Decided to have dinner early in town. Because I received a coupon That Day from McCormick & Schmick for lobster tail and steak, we chose them ( after Oyster House closed for holiday ). The meat was done to my request(medium) and very tasty, with a good sauce. Lots of flavor in the lobster tail, too. Came with perfect roasted potatoes and grilled tomato. We shared lump crabmeat, avocado and mango, small for the price but good flavors.My husband enjoyed his almond crusted trout, not many almonds but grilled well, not overcooked, moist. He enjoyed the fish. The cous cous was supposed to have sweet potato, very little found! Went to Franklin Fountain for dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice experience
    carecaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've dined in other M&S locations before. This site is spacious and comfortable. Good menu selections, and we generally enjoyed our food. This time, our food was consistently very SALTY. We pointed it out to the waiter, who shrugged and said something to the effect that this was the Chef's style. Well, that's not OUR style...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the greatest!!!
    Not4me
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was OK! I thought I was going to WOW over my food! Ordered the Shrimp Kisses, they were a bit overcooked! My steak was just ok! Not the best I've had! When the server gave me our bill .. He ran my credit card for $32 MORE than what my bill actually was!! When I questioned him I was reassured it was a mistake and I will not get charged the higher amount!! Well, guess what, I did!! So now I need to contact the manager and my cc company! I am not happy about that at all!! I would not rush back there to have dinner!! For the price of the food (I'm not cheap) you get very small portions!! Asparagus came with the dinner.. I do not eat asparagus server never offered anything else and when I asked I was told I couldn't have another vegetable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back to It's Old Glory
    TheBigCheeseVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    McCormick & Schmicks went downhill shortly after being taken over by Landry's but has returned. The last two meals we had were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • review
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We attended M & S for a birthday dinner. i reserved ahead of time on open table and indicated that it was my husbands 39th birthday. While we were eating, a different waiter had provided a table with dessert with a candle for a birthday. I had to remind our waiter that it was my husbands birthday before he even acknowledged it and than after he acknowledged it he was more concerned with selling us the membership card for $25 dollars that I already thought i was signed up for because my email told me I would get 100 point credit once we dined.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clymer697
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I visit McCormick and Schmick's often as it is in a convenient center city Philadelphia location. As I work in the building next door, I also attend with business partners when they are in town. Service and food are consistently good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Gennaro
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good food and good service. Online one problem : high noise level Gennaro
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for business lunch
    lunch4biz
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had reservations and were seated right away. Service was great and the server did not interrupt our conversation. Great place for a business lunch. Price and value match.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    foodie85
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Brought my bf here for his bday dinner and it was fantastic. We both love seafood and this was the best seafood we have ever had- We are planning on coming back again to try more items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.