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

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/chicago-illinois/skokie-illinois/old-orchard-center.aspx
  • Phone: 8477639811x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, 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.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Skokie reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (89)good for groups (51)great for lunch (48)romantic (40)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (34)notable wine list (25)great for outdoor dining (17)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (13)late-night find (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always delicious!
    CollieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We dine at McCormick and Schmick's several times a year. The food is always very good and the offerings are creative. I was hoping to eat outside but was out-voted. The patio is right next to the drive and parking lot but I think they did a nice job with the plants to divide the patio from this. The only thing that was not so great this time was the service from our waiter....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions
    LovelyLunchVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband brought me here for my birthday dinner and we really enjoyed it. We shared the chopped chicken salad for an appetizer and he had the ribeye while I had the mixed grill seafood entrée. His steak was cooked to perfection, and my mixed grill was a nice mix of shrimp, scallops and salmon, sure to please any seafood lover. We got the lobster mashed potatoes to share and with my vegetable medley we had a great variety of food to share. Everything was made to order and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crabcakes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    8/29/14 The highlight of our recent dinner at MS was the crabcake appetizer! It was full of crab meat and flavor. We also enjoyed 1/2 dozen oysters as a starter which were excellent. My entree was the filet and lobster special which was cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the shrimp and andouille mac n cheese which was just ok. We would defiinitely return for the crabcakes and will consider them for our entrees.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Improvement
    SuburbanDad
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nah! not happy about it
    tutmaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but slow
    NorthCenterResident
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maggie444VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was the worst-everything on our plate was horribly over salted
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    northsiderVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    zeronero
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super service
    Jimbo6VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The server was outstanding. Helpful with menu selection, attentiveness, timing of course presentation. Best service in months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time for a special occasion
    Lobo
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    datenighttonight
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good food and service. we had an understanding waitress. She gave our salad and bread promptly after we ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rg77VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Service was poor. Server Mary was very slow in getting to our table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jake1240VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • A hidden Gem
    SuziVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great food, great service and great place to meet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Value Imbalance
    BigJohn
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    While this place is quite pleasant, there is a significant negative imbalance between it's cost and the overall dining experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must place !
    John
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A must place to go for a special occasion. Ambiance is outstanding and the food and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    TafferCakes10
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service, mediocre food!
    ChicagoDiner2014VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
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  • Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was decent but overpriced. Would probably not go back:(
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the private dining
    Becktrin
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful....
    HeatherC78VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EnjoyEatingVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience.
    EfftyVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    Char
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfection
    ajamal
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 stars
    AngB
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fish
    great
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Briberk
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for business or pleasure
    JMarie
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love being a repeat customer!
    Lovefood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our food and waitress were fantastic! I can always depend on the service and food.
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    romantic, great for lunch
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  • overpriced & underwhelming
    Munchkin514VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • secondtime
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Excellent Service and food. What more can you want.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Date
    Diamondrah
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Past Years
    TennisGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We liked the variety of the menu
    skokiesenior
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.