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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Diego
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Diego

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Diego Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
  • Email: msom@ldry.com
  • Phone: (619) 645-6545
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Mary Hinds
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Semi-private upstairs dining overlooking the restaurant and downtown.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Public Transit: San Diego Trolley Stop - Gaslamp
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available across from restaurant. Validations available excluding Petco Park events.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Diego
Our restaurant is connected via sky bridge to the new Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and is perfect for catching a meal before or after the game. We are also conveniently located directly across from the San Diego Convention Center and the historic Gaslamp District. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are also an ideal location for large parties. Printed daily, the menu features the freshest selection of seafood offered in San Diego. The "Fresh List" changes daily and exhibits catches from around the globe. Visit the lively bar and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices or try a selection from the extensive wine and beer list. Don't forget to visit us for our famous bar menu.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have used your 'booth' system for business meetings for several years, especially when colleagues come to town for scientific meetings at the convention center. There are few places in that location that are quiet and suitable to get some business done while enjoying a good meal"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is a convenient venue near the Convention Center for business meetings in a comfortable environment. I had requested a quiet and private area away from high traffic, and we were put into a pleasant alcove with good privacy. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. The food was fine, but could be of better quality for the prices charged. Valet parking is offered by the Omni Hotel. and a discount is provided with the food receipt (just ask your waiter to print out another copy for the valet desk.) Overall, a convenient and hassle free way to meet for business in the Convention Center/Gaslamp district."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been to M & C's a few times and have always found it to be exceptional. My husbands dish wasn't quote as good as mine. He had the scallops with Mushroom risotto. It was still delicious and well prepared, but I have picky taste. I had some sort of white fish topped with a crab and spinach combination and served over a corn cake arepa. It was amazing! I definitely recommend eating here. You wont be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The wait staff was second to none, even going so far as to replace our white napkins with black napkins because we were all wearing dark clothes!mThe pllwaiter made several helpful menu suggestions and checked on us frequently without being overbearing. The food was well done and presented. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but I felt we got what we paid for. I would not only recommend but will come back next time we are. Town."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were attending a conference and met with several vendors in the restaurant. Service was exceptional and food was good."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I made reservations and was seated quickly. Very friendly waiter, offered drinks and appetizers. Good selection of seafood and wines. Salmon is our favorite. perfectly prepared. We frequent this establishment and are always greeted by staff with a smile and a hi !"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The restaurant is inside of a Hotel. There were lots of kids running through the restaurant (looked like a group of your cheerleaders). The waitress messed up on the food order and we had to wait. The food was just average. Very expensive for the food and service we received."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "inventive dishes made of fresh and delicious ingredients - great staff!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is very nice and formal. I had the steak, which was cooked the way I wanted and the carrot cake is very good which is served with a little fruit, very tasty."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great place for fresh seafood in San Diego, CA. outstanding food impeccable service. The Cobia I had was cooked perfectly and very tasty"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "A very good friend of mine and I went to lunch and the steamed clams were delicious! The Beet Salad was also very good But our entrees were not up to Standard. I actually had stomach issues later that evening."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were in town and wanted something close to the hotel, enter McCormick & Schmick's Seafood. Right off the bat the waiter impressed me. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and more specifically on the type of seafood. His recommendations were spot on. Food was very good, but not to the point where I would go out of my way to go there every time I am in town. If looking for an overall good experience I would suggest you try it."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Once we were great fans of M&S's, especially, their very fresh seafood menu, before they were bought by Landry's. We looked forward to being in M&S cities, but many of these were closed because of Landry's other restaurants (eg, Phoenix). The San Diego one is convenient to the Convention Center & hotels, so usually large parties eat there because of the convenience--thus, it can be very noisy, which it was for our large party of 8. Thus, it was difficult to hear everyone (we had a very noisy party next to us), which spoiled our reunion dinner. But, overall, we all enjoyed our food including the sole, scallops, fish stew, etc. And, our waiter was attentive in that we didn't need to wait too long for him to reappear to check on our needs."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We are M&S fans and we weren't disappointed this time. Our habit of celebrating Valentine's Day is to wait until after the crowds and prices return to normal levels and then enjoy a date. Carl treated us wonderfully and since it was a "regular" day, he had the time to visit with us, too. A little noisy as business folks began to return from work and the bar ramped up, but it was okay"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Fresh and delicious sea food dinners and appetizers. Dined on Valentine's Day, not a night I would normally try and go out to eat, but service was attentive and food was good. Will be another great option during Padres season!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not a good fit for Valentine's evening. An hour wait to get our food. Our server was good at keep us informed and doing what he could, but the food and drink delays were out of his control. I think they overbooked for this special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were celebrating a 25 year wedding anniversary and could not have selected a better location in San Diego by PETCO Park. From the time we arrived until we left everyone at McCormicks helped make this one of our best evenings ever! We all commented in our car when we left that we had to return. Since that day we have purchased several gift cards to McCormics for our relatives and one for ourselves to return with them. I would have to say the service by the waiter and by the person in charge made it a special evening."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The service was fantastic. We celebrated a birthday and the Host, Server and Manager took excellent care of us. I would recommend this spot to everyone. Don't forget to try the lobster mashed potatoes!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I made reservations on Valentine's day for 9:30 pm, at the San Diego location. After showing up and checking in at the front at 8:45 pm, my girlfriend and I waited until 10:15 pm, at which time we left because they said it would still be another 30 - 40 minutes. I understand places get busy, especially on days like V day, but they could have at least taken less reservations, or made some effort to. Will not be going again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I thought the point of getting a reservation in advance to a restaurant was to get seated at the designated time you scheduled. My reservation was scheduled for 8:45pm, and it wasn't until I complained for the third and waiting for more than an hour that my girlfriend and I were finally seated. If it wasn't for the sheer fact that it was Valentine's Day and I did not want to ruin the lovely evening with my girlfriend I would have left. The hostess blew me off twice because I am a young adult (21 years old) and did not take my complaints seriously. It was not until the third time when I would not take no for an answer that we were seated. Not acceptable. Once seated the older gentlemen server was charming and took care of all our needs."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I were in town for a conference and stayed at the Omni. We researched a good VDay restaurant several weeks in advance and eventually settled on M&S, thinking the food would be solid and it was in our hotel. We had 7PM reservations and were told upon arrival that they were running 15-20 behind on seating. 35 minutes later we were seated. The first thing the waiter told us was that the kitchen was backed up and it would probably take 45 minutes from the point of order to receive our food. After waiting 35 minutes for a table, this was not good news. We ordered an app that was tasty - crabcake of some sort - but main course not so great. Stringy scallops that seemed hastily prepared. Bummer of a VDay for two visitors from Texas!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good fresh seafood that is well prepared with an interesting side and a good wine list. M&S as we've cl me to expect it. Also, top flight service with good menu knowledge."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Kansas and Fernando were, and we would gladly return for their services."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Having been to Donovan's, Ruth's Chris, Flemming's, and other fine steak houses, I was skeptical about coming here for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised with everything at McCormick & Schmick's. I ordered the herb roasted pork chop (rarely ever order pork) and was very happy I did. My wife order the filet mignon and she said it was the 2nd best steak she's ever had. The servers were very friendly and gave excellent wine recommendations. I will definitely be going back for the seafood dishes."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went as a couple on Valentine's evening. There were numerous unhappy looking couples near the front desk. They stated they were running late but would not give any estimate of how late. We spoke to other people waiting and they were at least an hour behind with only one hour left to be open, according to their hours. They gave us a weak apology. No explanation of what happened, attempt to make things better, etc. We left and had to eat in a sports bar down the street (only place able to get in at that point). Ruined an evening. Strongly recommend people don't go here!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten here twice for Valentines' Day. The first time was great. This last visit the service was unacceptably slow. Our waiter did warn us that the kitchen was backed up but diners expect restaurants to prepare for big dining holidays. It took over an hour for our food to arrive after we ordered it. All of the food was good but mind tasted like it had been under a warming light for awhile."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After receiving gift cards for Christmas, I made reservations for Valentine's Day at M&S. WAIT: We arrived exactly at 7:30pm but the host ndicated that they were running about 30 minutes behind. There were a lot of people in the lobby waiting but we were able to find two stools in the corner of the bar. The bar area was very nice and modern. TABLE: Our table was private, almost like a stall. It was elegant and secluded, which we liked. SERVICE: The service and all staff members were phenomenal. Attentive, polite and helpful. FOOD: The porterhouse steak for 2 was mouth watering. The bacon, wrapped scallops were great but we wished there were more than 3. OVERALL: It was my first time at McCormick's and it was an excellent experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food did not make up for the horrible service. Had to wait 45 min after our reservation time. Main course came while we were still eating our salads. Had to ask someone to bring an extra plate. We brought our own wine and paid the corkage. The server never came back to pour the wine. The server was never seen. No one asked how our dinners were. Will not go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here for my fiances birthday and the food was great. Ordered a few drinks, steak, scallops and chocolate cake and everything was yummy! The only uncomfortable moment was the greeting. The host was unorganized and acted very lax for the setting, thank goodness it was not how the rest of the evening went. Our server was extremely attentive, professional and just great!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "The Staff is always attentive and the food was very good!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed. The food was not bad but it was not quite the quality I was expecting. I had heard good things about McCormick & Schmick's and went there expecting high quality food. We were not impressed. Our meals were just average and I feel that we could have gotten the same type of food for much less somewhere else."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was great. The staff remembered me and I appreciate that. I will definately be back."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We needed to be out of the restaurant by a certain and they did this without rushing us. The food was quite good and the service great. Thanks for a lovely dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "...but it far surpassed our expectations. We celebrated my Father in Laws 80th birthday here. They even printed up special menus that said "Happy 80th Birthday". That was a really nice touch. Food was excellent, especially the clams starter. Service was perfect."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Special oeder Dungenes crab was quite good! Conversation with chef was also good, and he was so kind to teach how to cook. I used to visit other McCormick & Schmick's Seafood in west coast. Here is second time for us. I will visit next timwe when I will be in San Diego sometime soon. Thank you very much for all. It was a great pleasure!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Fernando was great, trout was delicious and the service was spectacular."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I've been to McCormicks on both coasts. The food has always been superb. This location was no different."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Our dinner was as good as we expected. We love coming here for dinner when we are in San Diego and as usual it did not disappoint. Food and service were wonderful."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Great meal, timely service, excellent wines. A perfect evening in a private booth."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We came in from out of state to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We made the reservations on line with OpenTable a few weeks before and did not think much of it. When we got to the restaurant we had a overwhelming surprise....they had a special VIP table set up and menus printed with our names on it wishing us Happy Anniversary. So many special treats.....Champagne and strawberries, appetizers and dessert. Our waiter Garrett was wonderful and the rest of the staff came by to congratulate us. It truly was one of the best if not the best dinner we have ever had. We went there for breakfast and it was just as good as the dinner!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014