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

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

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, 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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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)romantic (49)good for groups (49)fit for foodies (39)great for outdoor dining (35)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (24)scenic view (23)late-night find (11)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Dissappointed
    Bean
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a 6:30 reservation because we knew the place would be busy after the parade. We were seated, given menus and forgotten for about 10 minutes. We placed our drink and dinner order together, eventually got water and waited forever for the salad. We were half-way through the salad and the entrees came to the table. No need to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place for a Dinner with Friends
    LeoJ
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The service was great. We and are friends all left having had a great meal in a setting conducive for our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Calamari and Parmesan Flounder were both overcooked. Enjoyed the orzo and stir fry vegetables. Apple pie was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for steaks and seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Had a great dinner there the other night with my wife. The atmosphere is very nice and the waiting stuff, including the GM, was awesome. My wide had a stuffed salmon, which was very good and I had an amazing swordfish casino. Highly recommendable - especially since pricing is not cheap, but very good value for the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Responsive to location request
    Sherman
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My group of six from outside Chicago wanted conversation-friendly seating and were pleasantly obliged.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pesto Salmon ragotoni
    veteranartist
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The pasta was cooked to perfection (not gummy, not over cooked), there was ample sauce to cover everything. The color was inviting and the salmon was cut into nice size chunks. There was enough Salmon to have samples in every bite of food. I even had some to take to work the next day and make peoples' mouth water in the break room. The pink flesh against the green pesto looked like a portrait in my plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant Experience Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This was excellent, the food was perfect. The chef came to check on us personally and the wine was delicious. Our waitress Madison was very attentive but not over beAring & lbelped us with choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veterans / Military red Carpet
    EATn
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The Staff, menu and entire experience was a "red carpet" level deal. I will be back !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    DburnVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very good! The waiter was very attentive but was not knowledgable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Night Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Started with the mussels, which were ok; they were served in a shallow bowl & lacked sauce. The crab & corn chowder was very good. I had the strip filet and my husband had the cashew crusted tilapia. The steak was cooked properly and seasoned just right. The tilapia was a hit. Finished with the Crème Brûlée.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucket List
    dimples
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A place you go to once, so you can say you've been there. The menu choices were interesting, but when the food arrived, mussels appetizer was small and not tasty, entrees were great, but sides were nonexistent or bland. Atmosphere was good, but service was poor, no utensils were brought out for mussels and a wine glass was grabbed near the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience!!
    MDXFoodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My coworkers and I really enjoyed everything about this place! The decor was stylish & the atmosphere was extremely relaxing at lunchtime. Our server, Thomas, was especially courteous & very attentive!! He asked if we were celebrating a special occasion & set out to make our experience memorable. There was a vast menu selection & the prices were reasonable. The clam chowder & lobster mashed potatoes were group favorites, and the blackened tilapia & salmon sauté were equally delicious. The presentation of all the meals was superb! After we finished our meal, the manager William, came to greet us and ensure we were satisfied. Very nice touch!! The ambiance, food, service & management are all reasons that we'll be returning real soon!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our server's name was Erin. She was so personal and on top of everything. Probably one of the best we've had. The cocktails were wonderful. The food was good. We weren't thrilled with the shrimp cocktail as it seemed very dry. We ordered the stuffed salmon, the salmon was hot but the potatoes underneath were warm almost cold. The other entrée we ordered was very hot and cooked to perfection. We didn't send anything back or complain as it is not our style.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place Great Service AWESOME!
    TRoc87
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Came here for a birthday dinner for my Girlfriend! We were immediately greeted by the host who was AMAZING, she welcomed us and made us feel special just by having a great personality. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable about the food and recommended the AWESOME shrimp kisses appetizer. My girlfriend was totally shocked as they personalized the menu to read happy birthday with her name. I think the little thoughts and gestures like that make the experience and they didn't fall short. Great service great food great environment can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grazioso
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Outstanding and interesting presentation and taste. Server a bit affected in her voice and attention. Overall, however, I would certainly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Comfortable environment, nice seafood selection and great martinis are only the start - they also have one of the better steaks in downtown Chicago. They aren't doing anything avant-garde here, but they always do a really good job with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business lunch
    eatsgoodfood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I conducted a business lunch/interview at the Wacker Drive location in Chicago. It was private enough to have a confidential discussion while also having a nice atmosphere. Good food, great service, very convenient location. Very appropriate for my needs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    raviVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Loved as always the salad and fresh fish taco's , my business guest loved the burger too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ChicaGwen
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Always predictable in terms of service and ambiance; always a pleasant surprise with menu selection, healthy alternatives that are fun to eat. With these things covered, it's easy to have a lovely lunch, enjoying the company, and even looking forward to the next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • McCormick & Schmick Lunch
    HonestEater
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was pretty tasty. Didn't realize, however, that the entree I ordered was more of a fish stew than a piece of fish with toppings. Obviously, this was my fault for not asking. So, I really can't be hard on the venue. But, it did impact my experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood!
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Consistently great options for lunch and fresh seafood items.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good variety of seafood
    tabugh
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Loved that there were so many options for seafood, each one sounding tastier than the other. Though the juices were way overpriced for what they were, they went nicely with the fish. Very nice ambiance, great for date nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    Lynn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I ordered the Ribeye and wanted it extra crispy on the outside but Medium Rare inside. It came out exactly the way I asked for it and it was very juicy and delicous! The brocolli was not overcooked but was seasoned with a terragon or a sage so I didn't care for it as much. I also enjoyed the blue crab and corn chowder, rich and creamy. My server was very professional and prompt with her service. I really enjoyed this visit and will be back when I come back to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've dined here many times - mostly for lunch - both indoors and out. The service is always cordial and efficient, the food always terrific. And a very good value for the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very small portions for the cost. Drinks mostly all ice. Server did not tell of the specials of the day. For a downtown location would expect better professional approach. A lot of tables available but seemed to be rushed. In and out of the restaurant within 40 mins. To much money for the service and amount of food and drink given.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Pricy menu and small portions. But the food tasts great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was pretty good, the only problem it took forever to get a drink at our table and then for someone to check if we needed another.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I enjoyed my first experience at McCormick & Schmick's; I will dine there again. The food was good; I had lobster and steak.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Review
    diningdivas
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    A friend and I met there for lunch and dined outside. The experience was great and the food and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Overall bad experience. Service was horrible. Waiter had no regard for table. Slow night and food was still extremely long wait. Very disappointed with McCormick Schmick. Will not be dinning there again for a long time.
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  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Never got our bread and had to ask for drink refills. Very disappointed! !
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • moni
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great place to eat. I was surprised with the reasonally price menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Down a notch or two from last time
    DanteVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Was in a convenient location to our hotel while at a convention and I was tired so tried it again. Poor service - inattentive, kept dropping things and seemed to be as green as the salad. Food was mehhh. This is a great food city, will have to try something else close to our hotel for the next time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    LizK
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food, service, and atmosphere were good, but not good enough for me to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great view and service
    jechelle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was excellent, recommend the stuffed salmon and lobster bisque. Excellent service with great view
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvable
    cheeseme
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was lovely the feel of the entire place was soothing and some how my bf likes the cheese sauce more then I
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a nice booth which was very quiet and intimate, waiter was attentive and helpful, food was well prepared and presented. Did not have a wait for a table on a Friday night, however we ate on the early side
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I thought the staff was very attenetive and made sure we had privacy for our pre-lunch meeting at the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ChiJudge
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great meal. The restaurant was not crowded. Our server, Travis was very attentive. Our meals were excellent: arrived promptly and were hot. I had a great martini which the bartender made exactly in accordance with my specifications. The ambiance is pleasant and low-key and we were able to have a conversation. The manager came by and checked with us to make sure we were satisfied which was a nice touch. Overall, this was a really good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mpf1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent location, right in the heart of Chicago. Easy walking distance from most hotels. Staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was hot, tasty and very well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.