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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
  • Phone: (401) 351-4500
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 6:30am-11:00am & Sunday 6:30am-Noon

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm & Sunday Noon-4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Bar Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday 11:00am-12:00am; Sunday Noon - 11:00pm.

    Happy Hour Bar Menu: Sunday-Thursday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 9:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Friday-Saturday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 10:00pm -12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Squire Davidson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Public Transit: Kennedy Plaza
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Park at the Biltmore and pay $5 for parking while dining at McCormick & Schmick's. Please see Host for parking validation. 3 Hour Limit
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
Returning to co-founder Bill McCormick's hometown, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in the historic Biltmore Hotel, where Mr. McCormick once parked cars as a young boy. McCormick & Schmick's is conveniently located adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center and within walking distance of the business, historical, governmental and cultural communities of Providence.

The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood from around the world. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties to tempt any palette.

Visit our lively bar and enjoy traditional mixology at its best, featuring classic cocktails made from scratch using fresh-squeezed juices, bottled and tap beer, or choose a selection from our extensive wine list to accompany your meal.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was awful. very small portions and not was tasteful. Service was great. Would not go back"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We sat at the bar and their was a strong smell of bleach and I could even taste it in my wine glass. Then we walked from the bar to our table and the bottom of my shoe soles stuck to the floor. The bathrooms were in the basement - had to go down 3 flights of stairs (not good for the elderly). The lobster was very dry. We are overall very disappointed in everything."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I ate at this restaurant two nights in a row with different friends while on a business trip. I had the Mahi Mahi one night and the second night I had the flatbread and a Caesar salad. The fish was excellent; the Caesar salad was okay. The second evening the room was very cold. One of our members had to return to the room for warmer clothes. The wine selection was plentiful and priced reasonably. The service both nights was excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The room temperature was so chilling. Many tables complained and staff informed there was nothing to be done since system tied to the hotel. Many lunch dishes had salmon and when we were ready to place our order we were only then informed there was none. Tasteless scallops, sole and shrimp. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been going to McCormick and Schmicks for 10 yrs. never ever have we had a worse experience! From the moment we walked in there were problems. First the 2 girls at the hostess stand could not figure out the computer to seat us. Second, I was seated in a chair that was about to fall apart. Next we waited 20 minutes to finally realize that no one was assigned our table so no water or bread. Then we told 2 or 3 people including the hostess and still no response. Then, we got a waiter and he was great and the fish restaurant ran out of salmon and it was only 7 PM! The portions were tiny. My husband got one strand of broccolini on his plate and finished his steak before his potatoes were served! We paid almost $200 for this!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "my ribeye, although cooked to my liking, had a lot of silver skin and was not very flavorful, and the accompanying brocolini was nearly raw. The signature vegetable side dishes of wild mushrooms and spinach, and, the grilled asparagus, were excellent. My table mates were not impressed with their fish entrees, but they also liked the vegetables. We felt that our service was lacking, besides being slow, although we had an early seating and it did not appear busy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had dinner for a girls night out. For the food, the only thing I recall thinking, "wow, this is good" was the walnut salad. Everything else seemed just average. I got the impression you were paying for the ambience of being in a fancy hotel however the actual quality and uniqueness of the food (including specials) wasn't anything that would draw me back with so many other options in Providence. It was quiet which was nice for a conversation and the service was perfect."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Both my boyfriend and I ordered fish entres - he ordered salmon and I had mahi mahi. Both were cooked to absolute perfection. I will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Second time here... server was very nice and attentive. food arrived before cocktails bar service was bad..... Ribeye was average quality which seemed a miss for your brand as a landry's.. Scallop dish was really good, veggies cooked right augratin pots good overall value for the dollar seemed weak however you prices wer high for the quality of food you served we are restaurant operators ... Thanks"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went for a Commencement celebration along with hundreds of others. However, had reservation months in advance and in fact the host was able to seat our large party earlier than planned. Unfortunately, the restaurant ran out of several of our favorites. The pasta dishes were heavy on pasta and not so much on the fish so the price paid did not equate the food received. Overall, the attention of the wait staff and lovely atmosphere made up for the shortage on food. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is the second time we have gone to this restaurant. Both times our food was great, but the service was leases that so. We had to as for bread and water. My so in law ordered surf and turf .... They brought him the meat, but no lobster tail,he had to wait 20 minutes for that. Considering that there were hardly any other diners in the restaurant at the time we were there it was overall a disappointment. We spent over 220 $ but no one really made us feel like our party was important. I liked the food but would hesitate to go again due to the service. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Nice downtown spot - close to everything. Great service! A little too pricey for breakfast."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Took my mom and sister out for a mother's day dinner. Bad Bad Bad..I wrote a whole review but the do not give you enough space...so I leave you with this. Do not eat at chain restaurants. Support local folk who give a damn about what they are feeding you. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were there for Mother's Day Brunch. The food was just above average but the service was terrible. Took 20 minutes to get coffee and tea. Then had to wait another 10 minutes for the milk for the tea. Another half hour before the food arrived. We weren't in a rush but sitting for almost 45 minutes before we were served seemed a little long. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Positives: 1) We were seated on time. 2) We were able to get an accessible table for my father who has mobility issues. Negatives: 1) Not being offered any bread like the other tables. Thankfully I ordered the wedge salad or I would have been starving by time the entrees arrived. 2) Service: Even accounting for the fact that it was Mother's Day, service was slow. The runner who brought our entrees to the table got a nice round of applause! I might go back again, but definitely not on the weekend."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day dinner with the wife and kids. The food was amazing from the appetizers to the main course was delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant inspite of a loud party behind us. The only negative was the waiter was off his game. There seemed to be a few missteps in getting our food in a timely manner. Not my first time so I'll just give this visit a pass."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were looking forward to a wonderful Mother's Day brunch, only to find out that they did away with the brunch buffet. Fine..we will order from the menu. Ordering from the brunch menu we were later told they were out if a few meals. Really? At 11:45am? Service took so long and they complained to US about the new management. Spoiled our Mother's Day!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We usually go to M&S before attending the theater, tonight's meal was a little disappointing. My dinner Swordfish Casino was warm but not hot, my wife's veggies were very dried out. Seems like maybe her Salmon might have taken longer than expected, and they threw the other meals up on the hot plate to keep them warm, but left them too long. On the plus side, the food was very flavorful and the Salmon was done PERFECTLY! The service as always amazing. We will go back, but next time bring it to the servicer's attention that the food wasn't cooked to our liking. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "From start not a good experience...6:00pm out of many items , server brought small wedge of bread for 4 people -dry/stale, when we asked for fresh piece he said , it's been sitting out on counter a while, only allowed one wedge per table. Didn't take back for fresh or offer extra . My sister ordered salmon with roasted vegetable she could not eat due to food sensitivity, server said can't substitute, then came back an hour later (we hadn't received our meals yet) and said they were all out of the vegetable and would be substituting another their choice would not allow her to choose a substitution she liked. It took another half hour to get our meals. Vegetables over-cooked, salmon ok. Clam chowder however was very good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Service was slow even though it was a Sunday afternoon and not very busy"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Although our table was ready upon arrival, no one came to our table for 10 minutes. After ordering cocktails and requesting bread for the table, we ordered appetizers while waiting for our drinks. My wife's bisque was served about 15 minutes before my appetizer arrived. The bread came to the table between our apps being served. Although her fish and chip dish was good, it looked more like fish sticks than a fillet. My dish, a "surf & turf" was 3 baby quarter size beef medallions and a steamed lobster tail, tasty enough but well overpriced at $33.00. The service staff was unorganized as well as the kitchen because the food was served sporadically. Live and learn; we will never visit or recommend this restaurant in the future."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have had lunch here several times before seeing a show at Trinity. The service has been somewhat slow but everything else is excellent."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Good place for seafood. A little pricy for the portions. All around good place. Not terrific, but enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Oysters weren't shucked properly. Spent more time picking out chunks of shells than eating them. Manager took 4 off the bill out of 12 and titled the discount "Did not like". Discount wording was unprofessional and inaccurate. Food was just okay. Presentation was definitely lacking. There was more space on the plate than food. Disappointed in the experience, especially for the price."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have always heard great things about McCormicks restaurants but absolutely nothing was worth mentioning except the terrible service"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The crab cakes, shrimp kisses, and fried calamari was great. The Kolbe burger was terrible, it was blane boring and flavor-less. It came with a side if kettle potato chips? Are you serious. Overall the server was awesome but the entrees were not worth it. Also we had drinks for the first twenty minutes and after that one of the guys actually got up and found one of the ice water containers to refill the table. I am disappointed and I don't think I would ever come here again honestly. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick's was good as usual. I enjoy the Providence restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick is always one of my favorite restaurants. Service was outstanding. I had the beef medalions and lobster tail, which was great. My wife had the Carribean fish, which was ok.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We dine here regularly when attending shows at Trinity Rep. The food has been consistently good and the service just as consistently friendly and efficient. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. If anything, our most recent visit was the best of all. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We enjoy eating lunch before going to a matinee at Trinity Rep. We had plenty of time before the show, so we were not too concerned that our meals did not come out quickly. Unfortunately, only one of our four meals came out as we had ordered them. One of us carefully avoids dairy and requested that there be no cheese on his sandwich, but it came out with a generous slice of cheddar. His wife's meal was supposed to be almond encrusted trout with butternut squash risotto, but she got grilled trout with mashed potatoes. My wife got her crabcake, but with the waiter running back and forth to fix the other problems, she did not have the heart to complain that she had not gotten her poblano tartar sauce. We went down the street for coffee."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went St. Paddy's day for corn beef and cabbage. Meal was tasteless and portions were small. Meat was chewy. Cabbage looked weird; like it was old. Restaurant was empty. Service was good."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Made reservations for 12 for my husband's 60th birthday. I couldn't have been more pleased! The waitstaff was outstanding and went over and above to attend to our needs! The food was brought to the table in a timely manner and everyone's dish was cooked to perfection. We all enjoyed our meals and would definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our first time in Providence. We were staying at the hotel where McCormick & Schmick's was located. Ordered two appetizers they were out of all of them. This was Saturday night at 7:15 pm. The third appetizer was shrimp cocktail, they came to the table and told us the shrimp was warm and I am sure you do not want warm shrimp cocktail. We asked them to chill the shrimp we will wait. The other appetizer was calamari, over cooked and grease. The mahi mahi was ok, I had it topped with dynamite crab. I asked the waiter if the crab was spicy. He said no I like the crab and hate spicy food. The crab was so spicy I had to remove form the fish. The service was poor from the beginning to the end."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My experience at McCormick & Schmick's was simply first class. Chris our waiter was delightful, and really made our night a night to remember."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Service was not acceptable not very friendly. Food was rushed. The quantity of food for the price was high."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food is always great, and I love the ambiance of the restaurant. The only negative is checking in, especially if you enter through the hotel (as the signs directed us to do on Wednesday). Though there is a hostess stand, there is never anyone there, and unless a wait staff member wanders by, it isn't clear how to get seated."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The evening began with our having to wait at least 5 minutes for the hostess to appear from somewhere in the back of the restaurant. It was 7 pm and not at all crowded, so there was no excuse for there to be no one at the front. Next we were seated at a table where immediately I felt a chilly draft coming from above. We requested another table and there my spouse was under the chilly blowing air. Finally, the third table worked. Our server, Andrea, was very sweet and did her best. But she and her peers were clearly not well trained and this led to very slow service. She did not check in with us to see if we needed more water or another glass of wine or more bread. The food was ok but definitely not worth the hefty prices."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I ordered fish and chips and husband ordered fried fish sandwich. both meals were awful and tasted like the food was in the refrigerator for days. dry, tasteless and tough batter."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick's Seafood in Providence was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The waitstaff was fantastic. The food was fresh and delicious. Recommend to the highest degree."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When went on a Monday night when it wasn't very busy. No one was at the hostess desk so we waited several minutes to be helped. We were seated in an area with a lot of traffic and right next to the lounge(very loud). It was obvious that we were on a romantic dinner (both dresses up) and our table was right next to a couple family tables with kids. There were tables next to the window away from the louder area but didn't get to sit there even though we had reservations. I thought that usually gets you one of the best tables in the house. It was so loud that we couldn't hear our waiter when he finally showed up to greet us(10 min) later. Food portions were very small, didn't taste great and was cold. Never again($150 + tip)not worth it !!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014