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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
  • "Food was okay, though I was hoping for a little more from a Landry's restaurant. I won't go back, considering the price for the quality and quantity. The hostess didn't greet us upon arrival and the waiter seemed more interested in socializing with the other staff and preparing the outside seating for the later crowd (we ate at 530 and it had just stopped raining). Place seemed to full of themselves considering the "experience" we had."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Nice place to go for Good food. Enjoyed sitting outside on such a beautiful night."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We went here for a Friday night dinner. Service was fantastic and the food was even better. We sat outside because it was such a nice night. I had the sea scallops and they were beyond tasty. My SO had the oysters and seafood plate - he had no complaints. I would definitely recommend this to someone who wants to get some fantastic seafood in the north loop area."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Disappointintimg for an anniversary dinner.Definitely a miss as far as service.We never got asked for refills to our drinks during our 1+ hrs sitting & waiting for our meal to arrive.The Malbec was good but had no chance to order more. After our meal finally arrived our waiter quickly came by &asked us how everything was.He answered "good" for us &walked away.We did not even get the chance to answer!Other than that,we didn't see him again except to give us the check. It was not that busy either. After we got our bill &it was realized we were Landry Club members a mgr? came & asked how everything was & did not do anything or apologize for the slow service. She just acknowledged slowness. They must be used to same customer comments!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had salmon and it was excellent. Grilled to Perfection. The Flourless Chocolate cake was delicious!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The glasses were soap streaked, the lobster bisque was salty and warm, the kids marinara sauce was spicy from too much garlic. I won't return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Restaurant toujours égales à lui même, bonne variété, cuisson impeccable selon les exigences du client et liste des vins correcte. Déçus de constater cependant que 2 items au menue (plat principale et dessert) que nma conjointe à commandé ne sont plus disponible. Inacceptable"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I had the chef's special dinner with the parmesan crusted tilapia. Everything was very good. My friend was able to order her meal without oil or butter, as she's on a special diet. I also liked the quiet atmosphere. It was easy to talk. This is not a quick in and out place. It takes a little time to get food. Next time I would allow an hour and a half for the meal."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted kindly and seated friendly the waiter treated us graciously but most important the service and food was tremendously spectacular this is not just a place you will eat at but this place will provide you with an unforgettable experience"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food and good ambiance. Romantic!!! The service was excellent, the waiter defiantly knew the products and explained everything in detail prior to ordering anything."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I've been here a number of times before with fine experience. Most recently, we had a 10 person family dinner for my mother's birthday. Overall, the staff needed a service lesson for fine dining. The hostess missed her core function of being polite & welcoming. Our server was insulting with his incredulity at us having dined there before. Each time food came out, men were served first. This particularly rubbed my father the wrong way, to the point that he asked for the women to be served first. The server gave him a confused & affronted look, but proceeded to do so. Lastly, no one cleared plates. We had empty oyster, appetizer & bread plates while eating our entrees. We had to flag people down to ask them to clear things."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was great. Service too. Prices are okay. I've heard their dinners are great as well. I ate at the bar late night."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Three for lunch. One entrée was input wrong and thus we received the wrong item. It was handled quickly and was acknowledged by the manager. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My first choice for seafood at lunch is McCormick & Schmick's on Wacker. Great menu, fresh seafood and service is always friendly and attentive but not overbearing."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Bordelaise thinnish. Mushroom and spinach combo incredibly salty. Salmon steak too salty. Mussel appetizer very good. Could be better and then worth the hype, otherwise, not so much."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We made an 11 pm reservation and due to difficulty getting a cab from hotel, we showed up 5 mins late and were told tough luck, last seating was at 11 pm. No offer to take care of us in the future or pay for the cab. Only after voicing our displeasure for some length of time, did they offer to pay the $12 cab fare. This idea was not their suggestion but ours. We rejected the money as it seemed to be offered only to get rid of us. We were told steakhouse down the block was open until 12 midnight - it was NOT. They seemed only interested in telling us NO and getting us out so they could go home. Extremely disappointed - no sense of customer service at all."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We ate here several years ago when we were in town and loved it. This time was a different story. Our service was TERRIBLY slow, and they were not busy at all. The patio was pretty full, but inside they were practically empty. It took a very long time to get our orders taken, then even longer to get served, even our drinks took a long time. My medium rare steak was medium/medium well, and my creme brûlée was burnt on the top. Instead of the golden brown crunchy top, it was blackened and tasted like burnt sugar. We will not eat here again, nor will we recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our waitress was terrific. Friendly sense of humor attentive!!! Made for a very wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Took almost one hour to get our lunch after ordering- very few tables occupied but server never checked on us and brought us the wrong entrees. Once we received our lunch the food was good- but poor service. What happens when they are busy??"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "McCormick's is located in my office building and as a result it is very convenient. Recently, Jimmy arranged for us to have cocktails and appetizers after work on the outdoor patio. We really enjoyed it. The appetizers were delicious."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great place to dine prior to a show at the Chicago theatre or the Goodman Theatre!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Always enjoy their food and service. Have eaten in their restaurants in other parts of the county, always great."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My flounder was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. d her service was delightful."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is where you get it all ... ambiance, great food, excellent service! It was Girls Day in the City and we had lunch here. We all raved about our food (best crab cake I've ever had) and the wine was excellent. We were so cozy in our booth we didn't want to leave!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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
  • "The service was excellent, reservation as requested, and the view while sitting at the outdoor table was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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