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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/chicago-illinois/skokie-illinois/old-orchard-center.aspx
  • Phone: (847) 763-9811
  • Hours of Operation: MON-SAT: 11:00AM-10:00PM
    SUN: 11:00AM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: John Mcgowan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our professional staff is available to assist you in planning all of your private dining. Lunch or dinner meetings, memorable client events, festive theme parties, holiday celebrations, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, or any special event, our versatile dining areas provide private and semi-private spaces accommodating events large and small. Our staff will work closely with you to plan a custom menu that will be sure to please all of your guests. We offer a fine selection of appetizers to create platters designed with your guests in mind.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Skokie Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet & mall lots available.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie
Our extensive menu changes daily depending on each day's fresh seafood deliveries & in keeping with the McCormick & Schmick's tradition of offering only the freshest seafood available in season. With more than 80 preparations available, with a wide range of steaks, poultry, & vegetarian entrees on our menu each day, every guest is sure to find something to satisfy their palate.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Not as good as it used to be! They have been bought out and it shows that they are now part of a big company. Portions are smaller and prices are higher. Not as many fresh fish options that are unique like they used to. Menu is much more mainstream. Will probably not return."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The food is good and a variety of seafood selections are available. But for the cost being mid-$20s for an entree, the portions were smaller than most competitors plates. That would be fine if they had great service, but I just didn't experience that. After being initially seated and orders taken, the team of wait staff didn't check in to see how the meal was and we had to flag down wait staff several times. I think this place wants to be a nice restaurant, but doesn't act like one. This is probably why all of the other restaurants around them did not have availability for reservations on a Saturday between 5:30 and 8pm, while this one had all times wide open."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Will come back everytime I am in Chicago. I have dined at the finest restaurants and this is right up there with the best of them."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I have not been here for a while, but came for my Mother-in-law's birthday with a large family group. There are not a lot of seafood restuarants that offer the variety of fresh fish as does McCormick & Schmick's, and can accomodate a large group on short notice. Even the kid's menu has alot of variety. I was impressed with the improvement in the taste of the food and the quality of the service. In the past we have sent food back to the kitchen due to problems, but this time everything was served hot, timely, tasty, and as ordered. I look forward to returning and using the Landry's Select Club points I earned."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Service:2 I do not appreciate my server tapping on the table to talk to us. Even though he was checking to see if we needed anything. This is not the restaurant for this service. Giving him 2 stars because he was attentive and checked on us many times. 1 of the 3 oysters I had was bad. I didn't want anything else, and I was charged for it!!! Had to shove a big piece of bread in my mouth n lots of water n lemon to get rid of the fishy taste from the bad oyster. Taste of food:1 My Parmesan flounder was blah! Picked out the cheese crust. The veg that came on the side is the same as my daughter's order. It felt like chinese buffet stir fry that they just scooped out onto each plate. Grilled salmon over mashed potato was tasteless."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick is a reliably good seafood restaurant, with plenty of options for seafood lovers and for those who prefer something else. They are very cooperative about adapting dishes to meet special dietary needs or allergies, and everything is tasty and attractively plated. A good option for light or heavy lunch as your prefer -- but not a place to be if you are in a rush."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "It was the worst-everything on our plate was horribly over salted"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "WE visited later in evening and were limited on time. Our server was very helpful in getting us in and out on time, and with great food and superb understanding. Thanks."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Good restaurant chain with nice 1000 point option. Food is excellent. Wine list is a landrys list so you know it's good. Excellent job to the staff overall. Felt welcome and enjoyed a nice meal. Was only disappointed when the server charged me for a substitute item when he didn't tell me there would be a charge. Ended up adding like $7-8 to the bill but it wasn't THAT big of a deal overall, just annoying."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The server was outstanding. Helpful with menu selection, attentiveness, timing of course presentation. Best service in months."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We brought someone here for a big birthday and M&S made it special for him. The food and service were outstanding and the drinks and appetizers each seemed to have their own M&S twist."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had an early dinner at this restaurant and were concerned with prior reviews that had indicated mediocre service. Our service was excellent with a young lady named Lium. The food was served well (hot and prompt), drink orders as requested and special requests were managed with a smile. Although we are not from the immediate area, we would come back if the opportunity presented."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good food and service. we had an understanding waitress. She gave our salad and bread promptly after we ordered."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Service was poor. Server Mary was very slow in getting to our table."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Ordered fish and chips...awful. Instead of a cod fillet was delivered ;title strips of over fried fish sticks that seemed to come from a package. Very disappointing!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service and great place to meet."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "While this place is quite pleasant, there is a significant negative imbalance between it's cost and the overall dining experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "A must place to go for a special occasion. Ambiance is outstanding and the food and service is excellent."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I am never disappointed with dinner here! My steak and shrimp scampi was delicious, and my husband really enjoyed his swordfish. The bread is always good, and this is one of the only nicer dining places I've been to that doesn't freeze their butter! Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This used to be one of my fav seafood places, but over the past year or so the service quality has dropped down to miserable, there's often something wrong w the food, and the prices remain $$$$$! No wonder it's empty mostly. Wonder how long before they shut down."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was decent but overpriced. Would probably not go back:("
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a group of 7 and loved the intimate dining setting in our own small private room. The food was delicious and we were able to have great conversation and catch up with old friends. I would definitely recommend this spot, especially when you want great food, but also really want some privacy and a great environment for conversation."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I haven't been here in a bit but have to say I will definitely be coming back more often. It was a date night for us before the baby arrives & everythign from the updated menu to the service was impecable. When you go ask that Matt H. is your server. He's the best ever....made sure all was perfect. I never had to ask for a refill on my iced tea he was spot on."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. The decor was pretty. Our server was outstanding … especially pleasant. The food was good and the prices were lower than I had remembered. I'll bet the restaurant has lowered their prices to reflect the tighter economic times. We will certainly go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I had an oportunity to go for dinner to McCormick's after shopping that day for first time and we loved it. We recommend it to every one."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food and outstanding service. Everyone at the table selected something different form the menu and could not say enough about the taste and what a wonderful meal it was."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "First time having oysters, lobster and scallops. Cannot think of a better place to show me what seafood should be. Everything was phenomenal. Our server was great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I loved everything about my dining experience at McCormick & Schmick's in Skokie, IL. The wait staff was friendly and very professional. I loved that they were able to accomodate the 7 year old in our party. The food was fantastic. The waiter overheard us wishing a member of out party happy birthday and at the end of our meal brought him a small dessert cake and ice cream. The service from beginning to end was superb."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had not been in a long time it was very nice and not as crazy as the last time we were there the bes experience we have had at this restaurant and the fish was great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our third time here, the food is great and overall not expensive for what you get compared to many of the other restaurants in the same category."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Needed to take my employee to lunch for her review. Really liked the atmosphere. Easy to discuss with lower noise level. The food was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our food and waitress were fantastic! I can always depend on the service and food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was fine, not great. My fish had more coating than necessary and the cous cous was ordinary. The side of asparagus was not very large and a tad overcooked. Dessert was yummy but not the reason we came. Not many diners in the large space...hmmm..."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent Service and food. What more can you want."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Most notable was our server Matthew. VERY knowledgeable about all the foods, different fish, wines, etc. extremely polite and attentive but not overly so. the shrimp kisses appetizer =AMAZING! I had blue marlin, as I haven't ever seen this on a menu before. The seasoning was great! the fish seemed a little tough (or overcooked? -not sure as I haven't ever had it before) for me, but my boyfriend said it was b/c it is a wild game fish and that's the way it is supposed to be. boyfriend had the surf and turf steak medallions and lobster tail. lobster was definitely overcooked & sad looking, steak medallions were so-so. overall the meal was good, a great formal fancy date night."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you had tried the restaurant previously and found it disappointing, feel free to try it again. We had given up on the restaurant, but recently tried it again. I am glad that we did."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our choices were good, the service friendly and informative. Bar was out of apricot brand so could not make the drink my guest first wanted. Dessert took a long time in coming. All in all it was a nice birthday celebration"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wednesday night at 6:00 and not crowded. Our waiter had another table at the same time and I felt like he was totally slammed. I ordered a bottle of $130 wine and after what seemed like awhile he came back to let me know they were out of it and would I please choose another. Picked another, waited longer only to find out they were outta that as well. A lady comes out to try and assist me as if I was just choosing wrong. The 3rd bottle was in stock, came out slightly warmer than I like. Asked to have a glass and chill the rest a few degrees cooler. Came back just as warm... I give up. Food was average (swordfish and flounder). I'd hate to be there if it gets crowded, I felt like 2 tables just was such a tough task."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Took my sister and nephew to celebrate her 69th birthday and she loved the attention and the great food. The wine selection was good and the food terrific. She loved the candle on the dessert we ordered for the table. Great work by the whole staff."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Went for lunch, had coconut shrimp and chopped salad. Shrimp were ok, nothing special (similar to what you find in the freezer section). Chopped salad has green olives, so I did not eat it. In-laws liked the fried oysters. My husband had the surf and turf. Lobster was cooked properly and steak was fine, he also had fries as his potato, the presentation of his dish was lacking, it looked like a dish that could be from Lone Star (nothing wrong with that), but way over priced for the dish."
    Dined on 6/15/2014