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: (215) 568-6888
  • 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
236 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (121)good for groups (92)romantic (70)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (60)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (26)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (17)great for brunch (15)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Awesome Relaxing Dinner with Customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a great dinner entertaining some customers. Excellent Bone-in rib-eye. The 'Shrimp kisses' appetizer was outstanding as was the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Highly Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Nice!
    Doodle
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This is such a pleasant change from most center city "eateries." I always enjoy coming here. The food is always superb and the wait staff attentive. Just what the doctor ordered!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The ambiance and food are fine. Noise level is reasonable. However the service is really poor. The waiter took a long time to take order and never visited us back to check on us. The orders were mixed up (we are only 8 people in the group). It might be okay if you want to spend a lot of time with people without being disturbed. But if you are there to enjoy a dinner and go to a show or in a hurry to get home it is not the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for lunch.
    dmss
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was very good. The service is usually excellent but the waitress we had did not mention any specials or offer us bread with our meal. She did bring it after we asked. Overall it was a good experience for our party of seven. Everyone seem to enjoy what they ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great, the waiter was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My wife and I will come again. Five Stars with Food, service, waiter, and environment. Our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday dinner
    Bday14
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food was amazing! The appetizer was very small for the price. Overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veterans DAY
    Nemrac766VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    It is a great service that every year M S offer FREE dinners to the VETERANS. This was my second time attending and it was wonderful. The various choices they gave you were great. I THANK YOU VERY MUCH MC S.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant restaurant
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    An elegant dining experience. An upscale restaurant with a nice wine list, yet not overpriced. The service was prompt, and the wait-staff impeccable. I would definitely dine here again. Special occasions, milestone events, dining out with friends, or intimate affairs would definitely be right at home here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We attended lunch for Veterans Day
    Gkevin
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a 345 reservation on Veterans Day which was absolutely jammed at the hostess desk but they did a nice job of seating us within 5 to 10 minutes and the service at the table for late lunch &nearly dinner was fun & Spot on
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    Critic
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was good, after my initial wait after the hostess seem to forget to seat us. Our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McCormick & Schmick review
    EatingDoc
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Had a reservation for a table of four - my three guests arrived before me and were seated at a table of 10 (family style) and later others were added to this table which inhibited conversation - first bad impression. When I arrived I waited ten minutes before seeing a server - second bad impression. Two ordered soup and it was not hot at all - would have returned it to server but she did not return to see how our meal was going. Had to ask for bread. When meal arrived on serving tray another waiter had to ask us if that was our food and then our regular server appeared and served meal (it was good and hot) -- had to find server to get a second drink. Poor service and terrible seating arrangements resulted in a rather poor dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Nice restaurant in downtown Philadelphia. Overall, the meals were not as good as in previous visits so it was a letdown. The staff was nice, but the food wasn't up to par as it was in previous visits.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service and food
    alwayshungry
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We enjoyed our meals here, the service was really good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worst filet mignon ever
    openmindVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    After dining at McGormick and Schmick's, I know that one can buy a $35 filet mignon and not eat it. My filet was overcook (I ordered medium-rare) and extremely chewy. I tried to eat a couple of bites but I had to spit them out. I could not eat it. The waitress never came to ask if I like it. She also never brought a steak knife (I had to ask for it). And it took two waiters and 5 minutes to bring me pepper. The lobster mashed potatoes were barely warm and very oily (a small pool of oil/butter/lard had formed). i was never asked for another glass of wine. It was an unpleasant, but expensive, Saturday night dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DonnaFitz
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant overall was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was good. The piece that our server could not control was how long it took our food to come out. Each course seemed to take even longer than the next
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night out
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Ate here because it was conveniently located across from the Marriott where one of our party was staying. Nice comfortable restaurant, good for groups. Our server was incredibly nice, and attentive, and allowed us to dine at our own pace. The ahi tuna entree was more like an appetizer, small slices of tuna. Feedback from the others in the party was that the salmon and trout were good, the crabcake dinner just ok. The service and ambiance, as well as decent food, made for a nice night out for a family dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing based upon service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We wanted to celebrate our anniversary at a restaurant that would provide ambiance, good food, great service and attention to detail. We were greatly disappointed. Although noted in OpenTable about our anniversary, the hostess said nothing nor asked if we were celebrating any special occasion. Service was incredibly slow from initial seating throughout dinner. Our server seemed lackadaisical and hardly said any words and even had an attitude like she did not want to be there, much less, waiting on us. The mojito tasted subpar; mostly of soda water. The server did not take our orders correctly; two dishes were incorrect to our specifications. She offered halfhearted apologies but she accept any responsibility for the errors.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PBK2
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner. Our server, Sam, made some excellent recommendations. The pace was perfect and the food was delicious. We were shocked also to see that our Landry points gave us a $25.00 discount in addition to $25.00 off for my birthday. thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To Whom It May Concern:
    Katie2St
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our Server was on his game! He made great recommendations and was just a pleasure to deal with! (Sam ROCKED!) I loved how personable he was! He made the whole expierence memorable! Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We waited for our food way too long, especially since there was no one really there for lunch and portions were skimpy and cold
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    1Viv
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything was wonderful! I'm very happy with my experience at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They were VERY accommodating. We started with a group of 10 that morphed into 12 and then finally 15. All were seated, served and taken care of on time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    the service was ok but the maitre`d was not that helpful when asked about parking. And then the final shocker was when the valet told us the parking was 18$$ that was a big surprise. I won`t return and will not recommend to freinds
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Babette
    Babette
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was excellent and restaurant's location very convenient.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Dining Experence
    Drdree
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our Server Frank Was Very Knowledgeable About The Menu, And The Wine List. The Food Was Excellent. We Had A Great And Awesome Night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were underwhelmed with our service. The food was acceptable but nothing outstanding. Had heard many good things about the restaurant but after eating there realized it was like every other chain and nothing spectacular. Wish we had made a different choice for our evening out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK..could've been MUCH better
    foodismysoul
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    There for a birthday celebrations; they asked over the phone the occasion, but did nothing special or extra. SERVICE was SLOW.....REALLY Slow. drinks and apps took forever. Food was okay...lobster looked like it was sitting the window for too long. Nothing was above or beyond. Have been there, and others before, when it was much better. That's why I would recommend it again, but that's the ONLY reason. A foodie at heart and a chef at home. I look for good quality. This just didn't hit the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    PerfectWeekend
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was perfect. We made reservations and our table was ready as soon as we arrived. Our server was attentive and social. The food was OUTSTANDING. The appetizers were delicious and our seafood entrees were impeccable! My husband kept commenting on how great everything was. We would of stayed all night and kept eating and drinking if we didn't have a show to see! It's on our list to go back too!!.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Sassafras
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our experience on Saturday night was great would definately be back again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    dininggem1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a great place for celebrations and business meetings. A very pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood
    Greta
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were a group of 4 and had great food, service and our conversation was not invaded buy sounds of neighboring tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McCormick & Schmick's review
    DrDave
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant is a chain but frankly, it is a local gem in Philadelphia. One of our party ordered a steak and the portion was vanishingly small. Truthfully, this is a fish and seafood restaurant and the others, as I was, were impressed. Close to all that there is to see in Philly, McCormick & Schmidt's is worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid it !!
    Froggy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    What else should I said than "Avoid it" !! Poor food, poor service, overall bad experience. Spend a few more USD and go to a real good steakhouse in Philadelphia... Was with a party of 8 and that was the only place where we could get a reservation. I now understand why :-))
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebratng Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were saying goodbye to one of our staff. This is a nice, upscale, local place for a work time lunch when you don't need privacy. The service is great and the food is well prepared with enough variety for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again.
    KevinDVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Returned after having visited in March. We also visit other store locations when the opportunity arises. The service and attention is very good. Menu is comprehensive and offers several mix and match options. Food quality is good with the only caviat being to suggest a little less salt be added to dishes. Minor point but you may hear from others as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    Nemrac766VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always have a great meal at McCormick & Schmick's the fish is the best I wish two things..... I would like feta chesse as a blue cheese substitute and I wish the string beans were cooked a little longer the are hard as a rock
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was satisfied, but not overly impressed. The food and cocktails were well made, but not distinctive. The biggest disappointment was the atmosphere. We had a relatively early reservation in order to get to a show, and the restaurant was understandably slow. Despite walking past the near empty main dining room we were taken upstairs, down a long small hallway, to a nook with a table for six, though we were two. There were no other guests around at all, and it felt rather like dining in a closet. I assumed that the main dining room would quickly fill with guests who had booked earlier, (or were more important) but it did not. If you are looking for privacy, the upstairs is recommended. Otherwise, request the main dining room.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Bunny
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I truly enjoyed this restaurant. The only thing that I would like is better lighting. As senior citizens, we had a hard time reading the menu because of the dim lighting. That is my only complaint, the food & service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for anniversary
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I went to McCormick & Schmick's after a show on our wedding anniversary. We had a 6:00 reservation but we showed up 25 minutes early. It was no problem or fuss and they seated us right away. I had indicated on the Open Table reservation that it was our anniversary, and they printed up special menus for us that wished us a happy anniversary. They even rolled up the menus with a ribbon after we ordered so we could take them home - nice touch! Our server was awesome (friendly, sincere and attentive). The special dessert they made for us was perfect! It's really hard to try someplace new in downtown Philly when McCormick & Schmick's is so good!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chain Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We live in the area and for some reason opted to go to an overpriced chain seafood place instead of one of the many local delicious options. Shame on us; we paid for it literally and figuratively. We sat at a bar high top and our server was extremely busy. We saw her deliver food to all of her tables which led us to believe there were no food runners. After our super long wait for our food you could tell it was sitting under the light at the line. Plate was super hot and the sub par food was warm. Overall I guess we got what is to be expected at a chain restaurant that caters to suburbanites and tourist. Wine is super over priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate