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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/Chicago
  • Phone: (312) 923-7226
  • Hours of Operation: M-TH: 11:30AM-10:00PM
    FRI: 11:30AM-11:00PM
    SAT: 4:00PM-11:00PM
    SUN: 4:00PM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Po Wang
  • 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, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State and Wacker
  • Public Transit: CTA Lake St Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available in front of restaurant on Wacker Drive
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks on Chicago's Wacker Drive is conveniently located in the Loop, just minutes away from Chicago Theater, Oriental Theater, Millennium Park, various shopping areas and some of Chicago's best hotels. In the summer, enjoy our beautiful outdoor patio and seating area with wonderful views of the river.

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Diner Reviews
  • "I've eaten at M&S many times with mixed results. This time almost every aspect of the experience was bad. It took over 15 minutes to get our drinks at a table for 2. When they did come the Olives had blue cheese which I specifically asked for plain. He immediately remembered I asked for plain. The person I was having dinner with liked blue cheese so she had them while he said he would go get me some plain ones for my martini. He never came back with them. Getting drinks in general took forever and the restaurant was far from busy. The crabcake was a wet mushy thing. Should have been a bit dryer and seared better. My salmon on the McCormick trio was raw and slimy. The Lobster Bisque was amazing though."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great menu including terrific fresh fish dishes highlight this very affordable downtown dining experience. On the spot service and caring staff complete a nice pre-theater dinner."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Excellent food in an amazing location. We sat outside on the patio which was perfect to unwind after the work week. However, the service was beyond slow. We were there for 2 hours which was completely unintentional as we had somewhere to be. It took about 25 minutes just to get our first drink. I completely understand waiting a decent amount of time for well prepared food, but the time between taking our drink order, taking our app order, and taking our dinner order was INSANELY long. The service was just poor overall which basically ruined our time. I would love to try the menu again, but don't have the time to risk that quality of service again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I've dined at McCormick & Schmick's on several occasions. I'm so glad it was on my radar when I was researching restaurants where a friend and I could meet for lunch. As it turns out, she's been to McCormick & Schmick's a number of times, too. Neither one of us had been in quite some time. Our lunch experience was great! We're looking forward to going back soon. The lunch menu was diverse and the price is right. The food was delicious and the customer service was great from the moment we walked in. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It works for a business lunch setting. The burnt smell from the kitchen midway through the meal was a little disappointing though. Good seats were still available inside when I ate there on a lovely Tuesday."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Good food and great service. My daughters absolutely loves the shrimp scampi"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The decor is nice. Would have been a very nice restaurant for a business dinner. Howewer, the service was very strange and disappointing. Maybe the waiter is new and needed to be trained. Waiter did not clear the extra plate setting so there is more room for the appetizers. He forgot to pour water when asked twice. When he did poured water, he only pour it in one glass and ignored the rest of the people. We ordered wine with dinner, he forgot it and when he finally remembered to bring out the wine, it was at the end of the dinner. By that time, we did not want the wine anymore. He did not tell us about the special promotion during the 35th anniversay and Julty 4th weekend. VERY DISAPPOINTING!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've eaten at several M&S on several occasions but have never had as good an experience as here. The server was perfect. The meal was delicious. Great wine. Thanks!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant on Wacker where the manager is Jimmy Park and the service was horrible. My husband's food was cold and the server was missing in action almost the entire time. Not to mention it was not even a busy evening and it was my husband's birthday, so we were celebrating a special occasion. The manager was very nonchalant with our complaint although he gave us a discount. We did not have to spend our time and money there. I experience upscale restaurants all the time and this one will be taken off my list. We will not be going back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is not our first time at McCormick & Schmick. I made the reservations online, which is an awesome feature. It was my Husband"s 55th birthday, he received a special menu wishing him happy 55th, and a free unbelievably chocolate desert, which was too chocolate for me, but still delicious, all in all a very pleasant and nice evening."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our dinner was very good. We ordered a salad and any place that we have dined at in the past when we say we will split the salad it always has come to the table split for us. We were shocked that we had to do it at the table our selves. Drinks were good and entree's."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "After being seated, our waitress came and took our beverage order. I ordered a soft drink and a water. She returned with my soft drink, but no water. She then took our food order. After our food arrived we noticed that we had no napkins or silverware, but since our waitress never came to check on us, after 5-7 minutes I had to get up and walk over to the hostess and request utensils. Forgive me, our waitress DID check on us ONCE during our meal. But she didnt actually stop at our table. She simply asked how we were doing WHILE CONTINUING TO WALK PAST US. If I had a request at that time I would've had to yell to get her attention. Despite our waitress, we enjoyed the food. If I return here, I'll hope for better service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I've eaten dinner here twice in the last month and enjoyed the experience both times. Very good well prepared food served by friendly experienced wait staff. The desserts are excellent and the wine selection is very good and not outrageously priced. I will eat here again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had dinner here last Saturday (6/21) and I was rather disappointed. I ordered the lobster salad, 2 others ordered fish and chips and a 4th in our party ordered a salad and the margarita flatbread. I also ordered an entree "to go" and the waiter delivered much earlier than our departure. My salad had an appallingly small amount of lobster meat, and otherwise looked like a cobb salad you can get anywhere, all for $23. The fish and chips entrees looked like something you would get at a Denny's-type restaurant...very pedestrian. The flatbread was not particularly tasty (I had a piece) and was not worth ordering. The bread served at the table was a tasteless sourdough and certainly below standard. Bottom line: Skip It!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to mcCormick & Schmicks for our Anniversary, Dinner was outstanding. We started with the shrimp kisses, I had pan seared scallops with mushroom orzo.very very good,my husband had pan seared halibut. Everything was just wonderful.we will definetly go back. we stopped in one day by accident waiting for a show to start at Chicago Theater. that time i had the lobster bisque soup it was the best i ever had."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lobster bisque was great and the scallops were good too but both the steaks we ordered were tasteless and all the way cooked through even though we had ordered it to be medium rare."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a very nice waitress and the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Bad food and service. Definitely tastes like a chain restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went for happy hour and it wasn't even as busy as we were expecting. The waiter was very nice, but extremely slow, and was not able to remember our orders, but did not write them down."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food tasted good, unfortunately the prices were too high for the food offered. My drink arrived in a dirty glass with food stuck to the side of it. The entree came with a side of mashed potatoes that were at best fair."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Good time & good food Portions are a little small for the price for both the steak (oscar) and the fish (oscar addition) I reaLIZE THIS IS A CORPORATE RESTAURANT Drinks and wine selections are very good"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My party arrived early, and was taken direct to table. Ambience was very nice, and being early suited us - it was pretty quiet! Service was attentive and prompt. food was well presented and tasty!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Exactly what we were looking for, a nice dinner before the show."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Highly recommend McCormick & Schmick's restuarant for great seafood and service!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food but service was sub par. We received our main course before our soup/salads and then never received our soup/salads. The waiter did give us a few free desserts but still was not impressed by the service"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We sat outside. It was crowded, but not overwhelmingly so. It was 20 minutes before we even saw our waitress and 10 more minutes for a drink. The manager arrived to "help" and, while offering a ridiculous apology, our apps and salad both finally arrived at the same time, which didn't faze her. There was no bus service and our dirty plates say our on table. When the food arrived, the waitress asked if we needed new silverware. I suppose that would be acceptable at Red Lobster, but when I order a $40 fish entree at a higher end restaurant, don't ask. Just bring me new silverware. Food was decent and it was great to sit outside, but we will unfortunately cross this one off our list forever-- at least this location."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Business dinner in this most established restaurant. Can't go wrong selecting M&S, especially if you know them from other locations. Wide variety of food and drink in a very dignified manner."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Lovely relaxing dinner with great service. Great steaks and we loved the Brie mashed potatoes. Just a short walk from the Chicago theater, our destination for the evening. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "although server was very pleasant, service was very slow...had to cancel dessert as it was served significantly after receiving cappuccino, which was served significantly after placing order...restaurant was not crowded...most of servers were standing clustered...wait time for all parts of my meal was longer than expected...this was longer than I ever experienced when dining at McCormick & Schick...was very disappointed..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A group of five of us booked the same day for a Friday night dinner. The maincourse seafood was delicious (blackened whitefish and house special swordfish). The appetizers were suitable for sharing. Deep fried calamari appetizer was generic and not distinctive. Soft shell crab appetizer was new for us and was good. The crab cake appetizer was very good. Good value for money. We would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "While the food was tasty enough , the place was understaffed. It took a long time to get waited on. When, after a longer than acceptable time, the food arrived, we were on our own. We were asked if we wanted pepper, but the waiter didn't have the pepper grinder with him, and never returned with it. Not really like having an attentive waiter."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was very, very good and the manager coming over to the table to check on me enhanced the already great dining experience!! I look forward to returning to the restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sold us on a diners card the waiter said had no fee then added $25 to our bill!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • " M & S is a decent alternative for lunch in the Loop or a pre-theater dinner. Food is overprice, but probably on par with the other restaurant choices in the area. Here you will find white table cloth prices with chain restaurant food. As long as you know what you will be getting when you make your reservation, you will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Wonderful romantic lunch with wife during middle if the day. Nice lunch prices and menu make this downtown gem very affordable. Was welcomed by staff and catered to by all including manager."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "food was good but a bit too salty (I had scallops)"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "First time dining at McCormick & Schmick's and it was a wonderful experience! We try to visit different restaurants after Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Symphony, or in this case.......Motown, however I know we will return to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I often dine at McCormick and Schmick's - the menu is familiar and I can always rely on a tasty and satisfying meal."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I had read several reviews about the restaurant and they talked about how bad the service had been. Our server was very attentive. However the restaurant was very slow while we were there. The food was okay. Nothing special. The Mahi Mahi dish was good. The steak was not great. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "First visit to Chicago. A place to return to definitely. Amazing good sea food. A great evening. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014