McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh South Side
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh South Side

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh South Side

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Pittsburgh
  • Phone: 4124323260x
  • Hours of Operation:
    MON-TH: 11:30AM-9:30PM
    FRI-SAT: 11:30AM-10:30PM
    SUN: 11:30AM-8:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ricky Kirsop
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offsite Catering is available. Please contact our Catering Sales Manager, Leisa Anderson for details. 412-201-1156

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ladel Parking Garage is located directly across the street from our location providing stress free parking.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh South Side
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in SouthSide Works, a unique lifestyle center with unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment.

The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood locally to being flown in from around the globe. 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh South Side reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)good for groups (39)fit for foodies (37)romantic (26)neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Yum10
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was rather disappointed in the experience. There seemed to be a lot of small children in the restaurant and rather than it feeling like a "special" dinner out, it felt more like a trip to a Chuck E. Cheese. There was a good bit of foot traffic around our table as well. I had a much more enjoyable evening at the Downtown Location a few weeks ago.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foods well below average
    Lucky
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My sons filet look like something you would get at Denny's
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    FrugalFoodies
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I, both, celebrated our combined birthdays on a Tuesday evening. We were surprised as to how fast we were waited on and how quickly we received our food. My husband can't stop talking about how good his dinner was. Mine was every bit as good. We were pleasantly surprised as to how not "over the top" the prices were. I am looking forward to our return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Portions were a little small but the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fair
    dineme
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This experience was average. The greeter acted as though we were inconveniencing him despite a nearly empty restaurant. The waiter was very good early but quickly became overly busy and took awhile to get attention about request for bill. Food was way too salty. Disappointing. At best, an experience like a mid tier restaurant chain.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was subpar, the service was good but I would not recommend it to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Seafood!
    23AnnivDineExperi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I both had the Ultimate Mixed Seafood Grill, when placed on the table it was arranged nicely on our plates. We thought it may not have been enough food for my husband at first because he's a big eater. Not only was it way more than enough food for him, but he could not stop talking about how it was the best seafood meal he had eaten at any restaurant in a long time, and we are "big on eating seafood" when we go out to eat. It was our anniversary, and I must say, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience, and service we had at McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant. Personally we would highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    dcw7777
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great Service. Great Food. Wonderful birthday dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    kstwldcat93
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had business dinner meeting. Atmosphere was convenient for conversation. Seated quickly and had attentive staff. Good menu with fresh fish
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server barely checked on us. He lost another sale of drinks because he was never around. We enjoyed the food but not the service. Very disappointed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OVERPRICED
    Rich
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ala-overpriced, well how can you say overpriced. Will not be returning. Food - way to much butter feel to entrée and OVERPRICED. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food with great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Many places in town have good food but our server made our dinner a very enjoyable experience. He was attentive without being intrusive and made some spot on suggestions regarding menu selections. The parmesan crusted flounder was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Up to Standard
    dsmrsmVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Neither the food or the service were up to the standard that we have experienced in the past at any of the Landry's Restaurants, both in and out of the Pittsburgh market. Perhaps it was an off night, or just the specific individuals we interacted with- but will most likely dine elsewhere next time. There are simply too many good choices available within walking distance to excuse the level of food quality and service. To be clear: if the food was served timely and servers were willing to return to the table so guests could order another glass of wine, this review would most likely have a different tenor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    pgher
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went on a Sunday evening with reservations for two - seated right on time. Good strong drinks. Calamari was delicious while Maine lobster bisque was too salty. Entrees of beef medallions/lobster tail and whole Maine lobster were both excellent. Unfortunately our waiter had told us that my entree did not come with veggies so I ordered the mashed potatoes with lobster. Entrees came with roasted potatoes so we had lots of potatoes to eat. Server should have been more aware or not intentionally steering us wrong to pad the bill...I hope it was the first. Both entrees were cooked perfectly and delicious. Surprise "Birthday" dessert was delicious also. Server was pleasant and engaging. Very nice and enjoyable overall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Sherlock
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were very disappointed in the food at McCormick and Schmick. We took our mother out for the evening in hopes of having a great meal. We had to ask for bread, the portions were small and the quality of the food was just ok. Our bill was 200$. We felt we could have gone to another restaurant and received a much better meal and experience for that price. We won' t go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    the steak is not fresh enough, and the lobster is extremely salty.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Adequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Out of the only thing I wanted (live lobster) Lobster tail was tough and only half decent. Mussels were cold and not very tasty. Great service though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sumptuous Seafood
    Patty
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pre-dinner mojitos and margarita flatbread were good, but the salmon in the seafood trio of salmon and 2 types of shrimp was melt-in-your-mouth sumptuous! Orzo was good. Too full for the shrimp stuffing and no room for dessert! Would eat here more often if the calorie counts were lower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never going back there
    Foodie4pitt
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I go out to eat all the time. We got gift cards here so we thought we would go. I will never go back. It was disgusting. First of all it's not cheap. Our bill was $119 for both of us which we don't mind paying when the food is good but it wasn't. I got the sea bass and risoto. I needed a knife to cut my fish. That's not ok. And the risoto was over done and heavy. I could hardly eat my meal. My boyfriend got the cordia and crab. He could hardly eat it as well. This is supposed to be a seafood restaurant however they do not know how to cool seafood. We will never go back and neither should you. They city has many more amazing options!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average Place
    Buckeye
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was our first time in Pittsburgh, I chose our dining destination on line when I saw that it was restaurant week. The menu selection looked good. The steak and lobster was my husband's meal. His steak was cold and not very flavorful, he said the lobster was delicious. I chose the scallops, which were pretty good, the green vegetable side was not good at all. My meal was very small, 4 scallops and some of the green veggie which I didn't eat. I didn't like that there wasn't a potato with it. I felt it was overpriced for the quality. Our server wasn't very good, he made several small mistakes for which he kept kindly apologizing. I don't think we were the only ones either, I heard him apologizing to the next table also!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair
    Lash
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife's steak and lobster was good....my grouper, less so. Perhaps it's not fair to expect good seafood in Pittsburgh though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Celebration
    BandD
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Went for restaurant week and our wedding anniversary. Food was fantastic especially the lobster tail
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really liked
    Pitt29
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We really like the seafood selections. The food, service and wine was was great. The seafood grill was awesome. It is a really nice chain restaurant to have in pittsburgh with consistency. The happy hour is also superb!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Because I was treating 2 guests to dinner that night, I did not want them to think I had brought them to a bad restaurant, so I didn't say anything about the lobster tail I ordered, but it was not satisfactory to me. It was so tough and had no taste at all. I have eaten lobster tail at many other restaurants and it was never tough. My guests seemed to like their meal, so overall it the dinner was fine, but I was disappointed and will not return to your restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Place to Meet and Talk
    TacoShopGirl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was on a business trip to Pittsburgh. My family is close by. We decided to pick a spot close for all of us to meet. All of us LOVE seafood. We had a reservation and were seated quickly. Our server was friendly. The food was terrific. We started with a shrimp appetizer (shrimp in bacon). It was very good. I had the halibut. The portion was right on the money for me. My sister and I had the chocolate bag. We should have shared one! Our server was attentive, but still managed to give us time to talk. I would tell my friends to give this place a try. (Parking nearby and an easy walk).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood on the South Side
    HarryVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good seafood, varied menu and reasonably priced. Service and food quality is consistent. Located in a vibrant section on the South Side. Parking is difficult on street, but there are indoor garages that are easy to access. Reservations on weekend are recommended, but during the week, I would take a chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redeemed!
    NaurelRestaurantBuffVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had recently visited the downtown location and had a horrible experience which has kept me from returning (food and service). I had been to the South Side location previously and never had a bad experience, so I decided to give it another shot. I am glad I did! It was great. The food and service were wonderful! I think I will stick to the South Side location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    jdamico9
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A fantastic spot that my wife and I went to, to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. It was a great decision. Everything was perfect, service, ambiance, food, drinks...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent quality
    tdandjjcVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Can always count on Mc & S for a great meal. Seafood and steaks are done to perfection, plus great salads!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Seafood
    Thom
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    McCormick & Schmick's in the South Side is the better of the two Pittsburgh restaurants. The fish and the seafood are fresh and well prepared. The service is very good. The desserts are excellent. We were surprised to see several empty stores in this once vibrant area of the South Side of Pittsburgh. Because this is a bar/restaurant scene area of town, the stores probably do not do as well as they would like here. There is convenient garage parking for the restaurant less than a block away.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We made our reservations well in advance, specifically requesting a booth, and we were given the worst table in the house. Also, the service was spotty, and presented us the wrong check when we were ready to leave.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had 8 people is our lunch party. The service was excellent and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very positive experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Dined on a Tuesday evening so not a hectic weekend crowd. Wait staff was cordial and prompt. Waiter offered suggestions, was attentive and knew the menu well. Food was excellent...mussels were a little to big to be really tender, but clam chowder and halibut was outstanding. Would definitely recommend it for dinner out or group events. When making reservations, let them know if you are celebrating a birthday...nice surpise awaits you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was lacking
    Unhappydiner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Drinks took forever to get. The drink my daughter and I ordered had to be altered because they did not have the ingredients. Food took forever. Husbands entree was OK but steaks were not cooked to order and my whole plate was ice cold. Manager was accommodating and removed from the bill. So over priced for food and experience. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but...
    fishfan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is good but it is not worth the price. Perhaps they should revisit their pricing compared to local restaurants...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graet time Great Food
    fbdad75
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great dinner and a very pleasant time. Great service from the time we walked in - greeting, seating and food service. The staff was great they all needs to be commended. Food prepared super.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food great...weak drinks
    Luv2drnk
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    No complaints at all on the food. We tried the lobster mashed potatoes for the first time and loved them. Our problem are the drinks. One time they are good, the next they are not. We ordered the $12.00 margarita's, not the happy hour ones and were very disappointed. We made a decision that was the last time we were ordering drinks there. We don't mind paying a higher price for drinks...but we expect them to be good. The glass was overfilled with ice, and the drinks were weak. We complained to the bartender and he basically told us that is how it is. We'll, if that is how it is we are done ordering drinks there. Too bad,because a couple times we ordered them they were as good as the ones we make at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We loved the restaurant from the minute we walked in! Beautiful old building and the interior was spectacular. The food was excellent and served in a timely matter. The location of the restaurant is great because you can take a stroller around the neighborhood and shop or just take in the view down by the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion dinner
    bm212
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We wanted take the family somewhere special to celebrate our Son's College Graduation. We selected three restaurants and let him make the final decision. After reviewing all of the menus, he decided on McCormick & Schmick's South Side location. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent as well as the food. Our waiter was very patient with us as some of us were having a difficult time making a decision from the wide variety of menu items. My son ordered the filet mignon cooked med rare. It was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Two of us had the steak and lobster, also very well prepared. Our experience there made a special occasion even more special. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carolynsfeedback
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Restaurant almost empty where there and still took inordinate time for food to arrive, some cold. Server John was horrible, inattentive...would never have him again. In such an upscale restaurant one expects excellent service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate