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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 Elegant
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com/Chicago
  • Email: mswa@ldry.com
  • Phone: (312) 923-7226
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, 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.)
"In every way you can imagine, this place deals a hand of 'fresh catch' choices that's hard to match."---- Chicago Sun Times Fresh Seafood--We offer guests dozens of seafood varieties at the peak of their seasons. The "Fresh Sheet"-- Menus are printed twice daily featuring a fresh list of more than 30 seafood species. Handcrafted Cocktails-- McCormick & Schmick's practices traditional mixology, hand-crafting cocktails using only fresh squeezed juices. Tradition & Value-- Providing guests with liberal portions at a reasonable price and serving it in a traditional manner, respecting the "old fashioned " way of doing things. Service--The McCormick and Schmick's service commitment fosters a "customer is always right" attitude.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Take my girlfriend there for her birthday, and had a great time. The food and service was great."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was not that busy, we had a staggered arrival and 2 guests did not make it, but the waitress still took forever to figure things out and to serve us. The entrees, not a great one out of the three, the parmesian crusted flounder was way over cooked and served hard as a rock. The steak entree was not properly cooked either, the salmon ordered was marginal. We should have spoken up but were engrossed in our business meeting."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Went to the wrong location, Chestnut address. They were very accomadating and sat us anyways. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great, the food was excellent and the service was awesome."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "and the staff was magnificent. We had the Bestest time."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Location is ideal for loop dining, service is fast, food is good and prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We dined at the location on Chestnut this past Saturday night. It was the 3rd time we've eaten at this location. The atmosphere was sort of a calm and soothing quiet, but not like a library. We were able to talk to our friends without any difficulty. It's unclear if neighboring tables could eavesdrop, but I suspect they could have. Our server was very personable, and Jeremy was extremely attentive to us the entire time. We also appreciated not being rushed into ordering as is common on a Saturday night at some places downtown. We sat for about 3 hours and enjoyed the experience and visiting with our friends. The food was excellent from appetizers to dessert. Our drinks were good, but not nearly as strong as we would have liked."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Close to the theatre. Great seafood. Opens earlier than Catch 35, which helps when a play lets out early."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The service was excellent and so was the food. The music was too loud and not background music. At one point all you heard was the base beat and could not talk to your table mates."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick's was one of my favorite restaurant until this experience. The food was very good as usual, the wine was excellent, all of our meals were tasty and had a good presentation. However the service was beyond awful. Our server didn't return until our meals were finished, the manager stopped by and we made a request for a missing item, however she never returned. The manager stood at the back of the room for about 30 minutes chatting with various staff members as they seemed to be waiting for food. I have always had excellent service here, however, after this experience I will not be returning to this location, and am hesitant to return to other locations."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed McCormick & Schmick at several locations. Very flavorful selections, well done, & consistent service excellence."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The waiter was sensitive to the fact that we were conducting business and was very nice about interrupting when necessary. Food was wonderful and we all had wonderful food. Dessert was divine!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I recently took my best friend from Michigan here and we loved the food. The waiter was a little slow but we think it was because it's such a laid back environment. I ordered the salmon and stuffed shrimp and it was perfect. My best friend ordered the rib eye and it was cooked perfectly and good as well. It was a little pricey but it was worth every penny. Will be going back here more often."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have never been to this restaurant before and went based on the reviews. The reviews did not let us down! We had an excellent experience. I know some reviewers did not and well, you can't please everyone. We had a group of 6 people & we all enjoyed our meals. The shrimp kisses (appetizer) were outstanding. They also have an amazing chopped salad! Steak and Lobster - cooked to perfection. Our server was fun & attentive. The GM of the restaurant came by our table & chatted with us for quite sometime! Funny guy! We are a group of outgoing people that love to laugh. We were there on a Wed evening so it wasn't real crowded. We only disrupted a few people with our loud laughing! :) If you're on the fence about going here-jump off and dive in!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our waiter was wonderful, very attentive, helpful & personable. The food was perfectly prepared & delicious. Excellent overall experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We stayed at Hotel Monaco in Chicago for our 27th anniversary, and this restaurant was just a few steps away from our hotel. We were easily able to make a reservation on Yelp, which was awesome. Our waiter was a very nice young man who told us his favorites on the menu, which was helpful. The food came out surprisingly quick, and portions were perfect. Very nice experience over all. We weren't looking for a loud dining experience, so this was just right."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Good experience except we weret first seated too close to noisey kitchen and had to request table closer to the front."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The last time we went to a McCormick Schmick restaurant, at a different location, I speculated that the waitress was deaf, as most of our requests (such as for a glass of wine) seem to fall on deaf ears. This time the pattern was similar -- our very pleasant but rarely visible waitress again forgot my glass of wine. No bread at table. 20 minute wait (in a nearly empty place) before our order was taken. Three staff energetically talking at the cash register -- perhaps going over facebook posts. Informed after 20 minutes that an item on menu was not available because of a computer glitch (!?). :Too late to walk out. This restaurant needs a manager."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was very tasty and make sure you will ask for specials of the day."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our server kept cutting us off when we spoke and gave everyone the wrong orders numerous times. I ordered a rare steak but got medium, one would think that a place that specializes in steak could cook it correctly. Stuffed shrimp was good, as was the crab tower. The ratio of crab to mango and avacado could use some work."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good, solid traditional seafood/steakhouse fare. Attentive waitstaff. Nice ambiance. Enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We just recently celebrated our anniversary and it was wonderfully pleasant. Good food, great service nice, warm and sleek ambiance. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I've taken clients to lunch here many times. I know that no kitchen is perfect but it was unacceptable that day. The waiter was great. We ordered three meals, he kept the drinks coming. He brought three entrees but one was missing the sauce. He took it back. One client had his hot lunch and the other had no food. I am patient and he was patient. But ten minutes later, I went back to the kitchen. The lunch finally came out and the woman running the kitchen discounted the meal. But it wasn't about what I paid. It was about having a client having a bad experience while we're conducting business."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We choose this place close to hotel for a special dinner. We had HIGH HIGH hopes but it was disappointing. The calamari was delicious! He had a fish entrée over some fancy potato hash and it was VERY SALTY!!! Even tried just the fish hoping the hash was just the salty part. But wrong it was ALL SALTY! I had a steak and cheesey mashed potatoes... Steak wasn't juicy at all a PERFECT steak should have some juice and this plate was dry... The potatoes were lacking the cheese should of been mixed in them and instead it was just melted on top.... We did dessert b/c we were unsatisfied w/ the meal, we choose the Chocolate Bag, very COOL and delicious! So I won't be rushing back here as there are plenty of BETTER places in the city!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick's on Wacker Drive in Chicago's Loop has lost it's way. Previous visits have been amazing, but this was very disappointing. We were seated an hour after our reservation time, and the menu is much different than before. Service was mediocre although waiters were friendly. It appears to have become a youth bar/restaurant. My fish was very good, but my husband's steak was tough and the side veggies disappointing. We will not go back. The manager did not stop by our table or I would have told him how disappointed I was. If you're near a Bonefish Grill in Chicago, go there and stay at a suburban hotel. Much cheaper and the food is always good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Usual appetizers, Calamari and Coconut Shrimp were atypically good. Calamari was served with an additional jalapeno sauce that was spectacular. Only personal negative was Seared Ahi was served as a cold platter, I usually like it served as a hot platter. Although it was still very good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Arrived early for our nighttime dinner reservation but were still seated promptly. Disappointing beer selection, local craft options turned out to be only Goose Island 312 and Green Line pale ale. I ordered a Green Line which arrived with no head and was flat. After ordering entrees our server asked us "soup or salad" . I ordered a salad and my wife ordered the lobster bisque. This happened so quickly we didn't realize until after he left we'd just added $20 to our bill. We sent the bisque back because it was far too salty (and taken off our bill) and my wife's entree's pasta had way too much garlic on it. Food was mediocre, felt deceived by the soup/salad thing. Will never go back even if entire meal would be paid for."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I was not disappointed, from the friendly greeting as we walked in to the server (Jesus) , who by the way was fabulous!!! the appetizer (Calamari) was the best I have tasted yet, the main course was elegantly presented (I even took a picture of it); they surprised me with a chocolate fudge filled cupcake with ice cream on top and a candle (that was priceless) I felt like royalty oh and the wine was very refreshing. Like I said I was very impressed and so was my date and he is not easy to impress but this dining experience exceeded his expectations! Thank you all from the greeter, the server, the Chef and all of the staff!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at McCormick & Schmick's in advance of an outing at the Goodman Theater. Unfortunately, our dining experience was marred by a very boisterous child at the next table. The waitstaff was visibly frustrated, but no one addressed the child, who was allowed to roam about and be disruptive to guests. Too bad - the food and wine were excellent - otherwise."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was great and their service was amazing. We enjoyed our meals and our waiter was very attentive!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant right after our matinee play at the Goodman Theatre. It is a very short distance away walking. Had a reservation but the place was not full requested an received a booth. We had drinks and a glass if wine with our meal. The warm sourdough bread was great. We shared a salad which the waiter requested in two separate plates. Our fish meals were flavorful and good. Husband had the cheesecake for dessert and it was very good without being heavy! Will go back again!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My fiancé and I walked here after a show and had a delicious dinner for a very reasonable price! 2 dinners an appetizer and drinks for under 100! The food was delicious and the service outstanding. We will be coming back and have already recommended it to others"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was really good and our waiter Raul was very attentive"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted dinner to be special. McCormick & Schmick's did not disappoint us. Food, service and ambiance were all incredible -- all offered with such a level of expertise that measures of service appeared effortless. I cannot wait to visit Chicago again, if only to have dinner at this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We LOVE McCormick & Schmick and the Wacker Dr. location is one of our favorites. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and always impressive with just the right amount of attention. Never rushed."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is a favorite for seafood; we go regularly. Whether you like your seafood simply grilled, pan seared or baked, they'll do it. And they have some wonderful preparations that look and taste wonderful. Our only criticism is that they tend to have a rather heavy hand with the salt."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Nice restaurant tucked into a busy area of the city. Food was good, service was fine. Recommend going, we will be returning for sure."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "I try to visit this restaurant when I travel to Chicago. It offers an atmosphere where people can hear each other, enjoy FRESH seafood, impeccable service, and reasonable prices. It has been a while since my last visit, but I found my expectations in all of these categories to be consistently outstanding. My party of four enjoyed different types of fish, each were to the liking of the patron. We ate before the symphony, and ate a busy hour; however, we still had time to order appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts and made it to the performance with time to spare."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Dependable, solid, consistent. Have never been dissapointed,"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The entire dining experience at McCormick and Schmick's exceeded my expectations. The service was gracious from start to finish. The menu was very appealing. I selected grilled scallops, which were perfectly prepared. I also received a lovely birthday surprise: a flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and toffee sprinkles. It was delicious. As a solo diner, I was very comfortable in a small booth, and as a commuter, I appreciated my server's efforts to arrange my meal in a timely manner."
    Dined on 2/6/2014