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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie
  • Address:
    4999 Old Orchard Center
    Old Orchard Center, Suite G8
    Skokie, IL 60077
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/chicago-illinois/skokie-illinois/old-orchard-center.aspx
  • Email: mssk@ldry.com
  • Phone: (847) 763-9811
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm
    Sunday: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We sat at a booth in the bar, and were able to order happy hour cocktails, and an appetizer to accompany our full dinner order. I enjoyed the boubon glazed salmon, with mashed potatoes, and vegetable. My dining partner like her cashew crusted tilapia. We dined on a Sunday evening, after a day of shopping. It was not crowded, and we were seated immediatley. Our waitress was friendly, and knowledgeable regarding our food selection questions. Delicious!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "went to McCormick & Schmicks for a birthday celebration. We had 6:00 PM resevations on a Sunday night-left at 8:00 PM-service was very very slow. Couldn't have been the crowd-it was half full. To be honest-don't think we will return!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a great meal, food was amzing and service was okay. The only thing that would have made it better was a different server. Whenever we asked him a question and got a bad facial expression and an "I don't know" answer."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great selection of fish/seafood and good appetizers. The oysters were very good. The bar area is a nice place to have a drink before being seated. Wait staff was friendly and food came out at the appropriate times for a relaxing dinner. My wife had the seared scallops which she rated a 9.5 and I had the blackened mahi mahi which I gave a 9 because the mashed potatoes were a bit unique with red and green peppers which were just OK. The fish was awesome."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Only fair for ambience because we were placed very near the door to the kitchen."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday with friends and family...had a wonderful time. The stuffed salmon was declicious and I do not like salmon. The crab cakes were the best I have had in a long time. Definetely would return for any occassion."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "over-dressed salad, under seasoned sashimi, they are just getting by on their reputation for good seafood. unlikely to return. staff was pretty good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Place was very clean. Friendly staff. Overall it was a great place but the food wasn't anything to brag about."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Feel very relaxed and the place is kind of cozy and all the dishes we have ordered so far we have had no complaint."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We made a reservation a couple hours before a show at the performing arts center across the street, allowing plenty of time in case dinner lagged. We didn't need to worry -- We were in and out in just about an hour, yet didn't feel the least bit rushed. One of us ordered scallops atop a cake of potato with red pepper, and one of turned the lobster appetizer on the seasonal menu into an entree by adding sides. Both were delicious, and the portions were right-sized. There was only one small error, which was skillfully corrected. I'd ordered broccoli as a side and the plate arrived with mixed vegetables instead, so the plate was whisked away and returned quickly with the mixed vegetables off and the broccoli in their place. Nicely done!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Scallops were wonderful on the cra n potato patty... Ruth enjoyed he Cobia ... Informative and attentive service !!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was the perfect choice to hold our business dinner. Service was great and food was very delicious"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I was reluctant to go to this chain restaurant that was in a mall area. But I was pleasantly surprised. Service was outstanding. I think that just set the tone and made everything better. Server explained the menu and suggested his favorites and most popular dishes. Cocktails were really good. Delware oysters super yummy. I had the mixed seafood grill which was good. My partner had the Blackened Mahi Mahi which was outstanding. For dessert, the apple pie which was to die for--and I hate apple pie. All in all a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time. Love the private alcoves. Food is excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is not the restaurant's fault, but the party next to use had a crying baby that made the whole "QUIET" dinner impossible. Granted they gave a right to bring their infant with them, BUT consideration for other people should also be understood. I also fault management for not suggesting they take the baby out, but management is too polite."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always enjoy your restaurant, especially the happy hour and have been lucky to have visited Raleigh, Denver and San Diego many times. We had a nice dinner, excellent service from Anchonette--great recommendations and let us sample the wine we were deciding between. Stopped at the bar waiting for our party to arrive--I love the happy hour menu but did not have any food items as we were there for dinner. Sat at the bar for a glass of wine, Sara was our bartender, she was very attentive and the young servers were so outgoing--did not get there names but everyone seemed to be in a great mood, Enjoyed the experience and my husband and I are looking forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "When we're in the mood for seafood, McCormick & Schmick's is our favorite. The food is always perfectly prepared and matches the menu description (which many restaurants do not). Our server was polite, efficient, timely and friendly. We were there with friends and did not feel rushed although we dawdled for 2 1/2 hours."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had great seafood dishes for lunch with a fresh salad. Our server was very pleasant, always on call but not hovering. It was particularly quiet the day we went. Will definitely go again. Especially enjoyed the fact that they included fresh veg which was NOT overcooked with our fish."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Good food, good atmosphere and a very good wait staff, I would recommend McCormick & Schmick's to anyone."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I had a Mojito - which I have had there several times. This time it was just so-so. The food was great, very tasty."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We reserved our anniversary dinner here ...... The crab legs were dried out and they wouldn't crack open they bent... They must soak them a long time for them to be so soft. My husbands steak came out well done ( they replaced it very rare). and mashed potatoes were cold. Cream brûlée was the best I've ever had. This is my first review ever but being that it was a special occasion with high expectations I felt I had to. Wait staff slow considering this Sunday night it was pretty empty.."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My husband and I were very disappointed with the food. I ordered the chef's special, Chilean Sea Bass for $33.00. The sea bass came on top of a wet pile of peppers, etc. and the bass was over cooked and skimpy. The dish did not look at all appetizing. I sent it back and ordered another mediocre fish entree which arrived after my husband was through with his mediocre meal. The service was good, the waiter apologetic. We had a drink at the bar, the service was very good and friendly there as well. We won't be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Given the high prices and advertising hype surrounding MCormick and Schmick's, we definitiely expected the highest quality seafood and service. Instead all 3 dishes disappointed in terms of size, presentation and most importantly, FRESHNESS! Even the salads were lackluster and without flavor. We had a nice kid serving but he was incredibly SLOW. How could McCormick and Schmick's fail to deliver on its great ad campaign?"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We had a party of four, of which I was the only non-seafood eater. But two of my friends were very disappointed with their selections. The crab cakes were so salty they could not taste the crab meat. While the restaurant did take the charge off of the bill, they promised to bring a crab cake from a new batch, which we never saw. The waiter was okay, although seemed a little annoyed when asked to refill water glasses and when addressing the crab cake issue. For all the wonderful things I had heard about the restaurant, I was disappointed overall with the outing. We probably will not go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday here with two other couples. We were provided one of the private rooms which made it great for privacy and it gave us lots of room. The food was spectacular and they had generous portions. Everyone was extremely quiet in the group once the food arrived since they were so focused on enjoying their meals. Our server topped it all off with a complimentary chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and a nice birthday candle. Everything we tried was delicious. Between the 6 of us, we tried most of the fish dishes on the menu. Also, you can't beat the prices for the quality you are getting."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went for an early dinner and requested a quiet table. Our table was nice - a little out of the way of the main traffic. I got seafood and my wife got a blackened chicken pasta. Both were very good. My cesear salad was fresh and very good and my wife's walnut green salad was equally good. We selected a Malbec which went well with both our entree selection. For desert we split a berry cobbler with ice cream and was amazed at the service size; I don't know how one person could eat the entire thing; It was perfect for sharing. Our server was attentive without being smothering, which we like. We will come back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Join their club, we were early for our reservation but with club card you get priority seating whichever is great. We were seated within minutes. Our server was attentive but not a bother. All in all a grand time was had by all and the food was selfish."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I called and the next opening was at 10:00pm but I got one for 0830pm online. I understand that OpenTable may have some agreements with the restaurant which is great but I thought the time difference was ridiculous."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food--excellent service--our waiter, Steve was perfect! He was friendly, professional and great at his job!! Kudo to the chef--everything was wonderful and HOT when served! Very nice, relaxing meal--spent with my honey of over 34 years!! Thank you"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Starting with the crab, avocado, mango appetizer (which by itself is reason to go back) the whole meal was delicious and cooked to perfection. We were looking for great seafood and we found it! So good we joined their rewards program."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated our 8th Weddning Anniversary at McCormick & Schmick. They printed a special menu with an anniversary message on it. The food was delicious, and the staff were super accomodating! Perfect for a special night!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our waiter was great - he was attentive but not too much. Our food was very good, a little pricey"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Our fish entrees were very fresh. For the prices, the portion sizes should be larger, especially on the steaks. Sauces/coatings on the fish should be explained clearer. Also for the prices, soup or salad should be included. The selection of seafood and shellfish is very good."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My husband is still dreaming about this appetizer and his ribeye! Our waiter was fabulous, friendly and helpful, guiding us to some of his faves and now ours. We really enjoyed the food, and it was a Friday night, crowded , so good people watching. My only complaint is that we had a reservation and the female maitre'd sat us at a table with a view of the front door and all the other tables and some booths were empty."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to sit is in a comfy booth in the bar. Great atmosphere and Matt is one of the best servers around. Always makes wonderful food and wine recommendations and is very knowledgeable in both. The Fall Salmon is to die for and was a recommendation from Matt. This restaurant is always crowded, but the bar area is very intimate and the booths very private and great for conversations."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a fantastic time and enjoyed the seafood selections. The service was beyond outstanding."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Planned on doing a romantic dinner for valentines day. We're seated right away upon arrival. Before visiting we looked at the menu online to get an idea of what they offered for food selections. Great service. Food was fabulous. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We do not like noisy restaurants. Some booths can be completely separated from the main room, it is like a private dinning hall."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was very good, but the service was very slow. It looked like the poor waitress had all of the tables so although she was walking quickly between them, it took a long time to take our order, etc. Other tables kept signaling her for help so then she wouldn't get to us. We are not sure if it was a bad day and some one did not come in, or if she was just overwhelmed with limited staffing."
    Dined on 1/29/2014