McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Tryon Street)
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Tryon Street)

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Tryon Street)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Charlotte
  • Phone: (704) 377-0201
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-SA: 11:30AM-10:00PM
    SUN: 11:30AM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Morris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer private facilities for up to 100 people. Cocktail parties or sit down dinners is our specialty. Custom made menus for any occasion and budget
  • Entertainment: Join us in our Lively Bar for our Famous $2.99 Bar Menu, Happy Hour offered Daily from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Selections subject to change. Minimum beverage purchase required.

    #1 Happy Hour in America - USA Today, 2013
  • Special Events: AWARD WINNING Happy Hour.. Thursday is when the party starts in Uptown, right here at McCormick & Schmick's

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Street and Tryon Street
  • Public Transit: Light rail closest stop is 3rd street. 2 1/2 blocks away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary Valet parking nightly after 6:00pm. Saturday & Sunday starts at 4:00pm
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Tryon Street)
The menu at McCormick & Schmick’s is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood locally to being flown in from both U.S. and international waters. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties to tempt any palate.

Centrally located in Uptown Charlotte at the corner of 4th and Tryon Streets, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is just minutes from Time Warner Cable Arena, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and Bank of America Stadium.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Tryon Street) reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)good for groups (44)romantic (42)fit for foodies (28)notable wine list (21)great for lunch (17)great for outdoor dining (13)neighborhood gem (9)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)scenic view (8)hot spot (4)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • First time, maybe last time
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was uninspired. Yes, it was "fish" but the preparation had little flavor. I ordered a stuffed salmon and I actually couldn't not tell, by flavor, which was the salmon and which was the crabmeat stuffing. No flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and a Show
    Njoyfood
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. The dinner, atmosphere and service were all excellent. It is a great place for a small gathering of family and friends. When our friends come to visit it is a must for them to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate...
    JSJB
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I have visited McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Charlotte (Tryon Street) many, many times (I have had events at the location) and have always had exceptional experiences with both service and food, this was not the case on my last visit. I went for lunch with a friend and we ordered our usual Lobster Cobb salad. The salad was delivered with a beautiful presentation; however, three bites in - I bit into something plastic. I called the attendant over and she took everything away and assured me it was " a burnt piece of bacon." The attendant offered me a replacement salad (Mmmm, no, as, how I am to know if something is not broken in the kitchen). My friend, who had ordered the same salad, promptly stopped eating...and while my salad was removed from the check...hers was not... More importantly, not once during this unfortunate event did I see or hear from the manager...I remain disappointed..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jordan
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food was excellent! I would definitely recommend people dine at this restaurant. Service was very professional. Restaurant was very classy also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leaning Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our waitress was wonderful but her back up help wasn't the same! Resting her arm on table and ledge wasn't so nice.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Parmesan encrusted chicken breast was very good, moist chicken with a crispy crust and good flavor. Broccoli and carrots came with the meal...not a huge fan of broccoli but ate the carrots; the carrots were cooked through without being mushy. The mashed potatoes were tasty and had small bits of potato, that I like, from hand mashing. Dessert was a piece of the upside down apple walnut pie with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream...just the right mixture of apples and walnuts and the ice cream gave it an almost dumpling quality. I had a Prosecco Sangria with dinner, very refreshing cucumber & strawberry. A very nice staff, low lit restaurant with enough distance between tables/booths for privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mccormick & schmick
    rpfreview
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    excellent, except we called the Southpark location and they told us we could do the lunch menu at the Uptown location. When we arrived they gave us the dinner menu and said that is all they offer. The question is that the Southpark location did not know what the Uptown location is doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    jimatQC
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My wife and I are both retired from the army. McCormick & Schmick offered a free meal to veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. The meal was superb as was the staff. We greatly appreciate this offer and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Food!
    Coco
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My husband and I planned to visit the McCormick & Schmick's at some point, but when I received the e-mail about Honoring Veterans Day (& we are both Vets) - we decided to go for lunch. The food was exceptional, as well as the service. We will definitely return, and thank you for honoring Veterans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paying It Forward!
    ArmyVeteransDay
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This Veterans Day was a great experience. The food was awesome with great service. I also love the cozy scenery w/ Valet Parking. I'm looking forward to next year. Thanks for taking care of my Veteran Brothers and Sisters. 😃
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sweet potato was haed
    Steph
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    They need to not serve vegetables so quickly. The sweet potato were hard
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Panther's Game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    A group of 4 dined on Thursday night before the Panther's/Saints game. Food was excellent and overall rating was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gameday
    ThirstyVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great food, ok service! Very very busy on game day. Not sure staffing was enough!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They made my birthday amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great birthday dinner, the food was sublime and they printed the menu with my name on it, a special birthday customization. There was a small snafu when the waiter spilled my husbands Guinness all over the table and well us, the menus etc. But they moved us to another table and reprinted everything and did everything to make it right. All and All my birthday dinner was great!! Definitely has my recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Place
    4food
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great selection. I would definitely come back. Waitress became inattentive to our table toward the end of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We don't usually eat at expensive restaurants so this was a treat for us. The food was delicious and the service was great. However, the tables were placed too close to each other. We could hear the other tables conversation. The restaurant wasn't full so it would have been nice if they would have seated people at alternating tables to provide a little privacy for each guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was great
    joerobp
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    food was great location is good service is good - good night out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not like I remembered
    JCJCVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've been to and enjoyed several different McCormick & Schmick's in different cities in the past, but it had been a few years since I'd been to one. I took my family there this weekend and was very disappointed. The biggest problem was that none of the meals were particularly hot when they arrived at our table. My wife's mashed potatoes had actually gotten hard on top they had been sitting so long. My daughter's "Filet Mignon" was about 1/2" thick and about the size of 3 postage stamps put together. My lobster tail was fair at best, but it's hard to tell because it was so cold. Very disappointing for a $220 dinner. We were offered the chance to pay(!) to be part of Landry's (M&S is now Landry's?) frequent diner club. Uh huh.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and atmosphere were perfect. We were celebrating a 60th birthday so this fit right into the plans. There was something for everybody.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Was good; not great ~ try elsewhere
    1girlie1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My friend and I were in town for the weekend so we decided to go to M&S for a nicer, more upscale dinner. The ambiance and service was pretty good. The food was just ok though. We both ordered the filet & stuffed shrimp (a $40 entrée). The filets were over-cooked (asked for medium; they came out medium well). Also my first filet looked like something I'd get at the Outback ~ not the filet I expected from a place like M&S. Since they over-cooked them, they had to start over. The next filet was a bit meatier and larger so I was ok with it. For a $40 entrée, I guess I expected a little more than a thin filet, 3 small "stuffed" shrimp & 5 spears of asparagus. The drinks were yummy. I will try elsewhere next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad but not Great either
    Wall
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had eaten there before & had the most wonderful food so I took a coworker when we were in town for a convention. Although she loved it & I thought the overall experience was nice my food was not to the standard that I remember. My soup was luke warm, as was my fish from my main entree & the first impression on my meal when placed in front of me was "MEH". Everything was one color, brown. Not eye appealing at all. I also think the chef forgot how to use spices such as salt & pepper. That being said, the host & waitstaff were outstanding!, & the overall energy in the restaurant was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow, but good food
    Prepanthers
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Took a long time to get our order. Crackers that came with our oysters were very stale and they were nice enough to comp us the oysters. Great appetizer and main course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlotte Uptown Hotspot
    travelanddine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our experience what just what we expected. After living in Seattle we knew that M&S was a good restaurant so wanted to try the one in Charlotte. It was very nice, had great food, and accommodated us on short notice. Our server was trying her best but was a bit overwhelmed with all her tables and seemed out of breath and in a hurry. The noise level was a bit loud but I am not sure how they can address this matter. We definitely had a great meal at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little sadden
    Nakia
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I arrived last evening for my mothers 61st Birthday, I had asked for a private area, ( placed her in the middle close to the door) not private at all, I asked that her Name be printed on the menu, It only said Happy Birthday, so it was not personalized.. Which I know they do because it was done for my Birthday. So it didn't feel to special for her at all.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday31
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    You don't get enough good for the money you spend. My wife had steak & lobster dinner it was 30+ an the steak was so thin an it was only a few peices. I was upset about that we had to grab a bite before we went home for the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dry Chef's Special "Wahoo"
    Scott
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Ordered Wahoo, it was listed on the fresh menu. The server suggested that I try the Wahoo listed on the Chief's Special, which I did. Probably the worst Wahoo serving I ever had. Clearly overcooked, dry to the choking point like well done tuna, a waste of good fish. Had I not been entertaining customers I would have sent it back. The appetisers and other dishes were enjoyed. I've eaten at plenty of M&S's before and have always had and enjoyed the fresh fishes and selections. Blaming this one on the chief.
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  • Expensive
    Chard
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I found the prices expensive especially if you vary from what is on the menu. Payed way too much for the cauliflower.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch Place
    McFrush
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    They have just redesigned and renovated the inside to be more open and usable. It still maintained a quiet atmosphere. Perfect for lunch and love the changing menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The service was awesome ; however i did not enjoy my entree at all. The appetizers and drinks were good but I do not plan to return nor will i recommend this resturant to others.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service was horrible. I waited over thirty minutes for a refill of ice tea and the food was just plain and over priced.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Was very disappointed in quality of food for the price. Fish was nothing special and lobster mashed potatoes an embarassment. Service mediocre at best despite a partially full restaurant. Expected a much better experience for $50 per person.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Waitress
    Stradford
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We loved Rachel G!!! She was awesome and we will be back to request her! This was or first time at the restaurant and definitely won't be or last! We enjoyed our three year anniversary there, thanks for being a part of our day!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlotte downtown location
    Mike
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very good food, great service, we had a very nice dinner. But be aware that drinks are WAY WAY overpriced. It turned out to be $ 14 for a Cosmopolitan with Kettle Vodka. We paid almost $ 10 for a small shot of Bailey's Irish Cream. We would expect to pay that at the finest of bars in Manhattan, or San Francisco, or somewhere like that. Not at a downtown Charlotte location, on an early Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    4boizmom
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We were celebrating 2 separate birthdays occurring in the same week. There were 6 of us. We had presents and we were in a great mood. We asked to be seated in a booth with 6 seats. It was a trifle tight but we were happy. The maitre d' was most helpful. The waiter was perfect and thought of everything we could possibly need. The food was fine. And they gave the 2 birthday girls a free dessert. Everyone loved McCormick and Schmick and we will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So much good food
    PelicanMom
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was part of a party of ten and we all got something different. Sea Bass, Tilapia, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Fish and Chips, Crab Cakes, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Sockeye Salmon. Of all the entrees, only the salmon was disappointing. It was overcooked. Every other dish was perfection! Our waiter was wonderful and helped us pick an amazing bottle of wine that fit exactly what we were looking for in a Chardonnay. He gave us just the right amount of time between courses and we never felt rushed or neglected. The desserts were wonderful as well. I have had creme brulee at several different restaurants and this version beat all of them hands down. Portion sizes were very nice as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a group of 8 for dinner. Our table was ready early even before the reservation time of 7:00PM. We were well tended too, the service was great, the recommendations and specials were clearly stated. Everyone enjoyed their meals, no disappointments... Fed and watered in an hour. Kudos to our server, chef, hostess and the entire M&S Seafood team for making our celebration a success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Favorite
    DanZVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I can't say enough great things about this place. The food is amazing and the staff is excellent. Being directly across the street from my office, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to hold afternoon work meetings. It's perfect for that -- the staff is prompt without being pushy or interrupting conversation frequently, the food is great without being overpriced, and the noise level is acceptable so that one can carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food.
    lunchcat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    However one waiter for a party of 10 seemed to make the service feel a little slow. Waiter was courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food
    SchmookieJackjack
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food, helpful and friendly wait staff, will absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Better 2nd Time
    BobbyZ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was more impressed with the food on the first visit. Service was better this time. Something was missing from the experience this time. I will try them again and see if they or I was having an off night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic