Friendly Hostess; Waiter very
Friendly Hostess; Waiter very knowledgeable & friendly; 1 of 4 fish entrees was overcooked but was replaced in timely manner
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for business lunches
Great for business lunches and client meetings: the servers are attentive, but don't rush you, the noise level is low enough you can have a good conversation, and the food is excellent.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant in a convenient location that always serves the best of food.
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ms date nite
Good first date restaurant. Great service. Fair prices. Nice atmosphere.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were seated promptly. A
We were seated promptly. A waiter took our drink and appetizers order quickly The main entrees were well prepared and delicious.. The waiter was very courteous and helpful..
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Lunch
I celebrated my first mother's day here and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and the service was great. The restaurant also provided a free sampler of truffles for the moms which was so nice and delicious.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed eating at the restaurant
We enjoyed eating at the restaurant. I didn't like the fact that the 6oz filet mignon looked and tasted better than the 8oz.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service, food, wine, cocktails
The service, food, wine, cocktails were outstanding. We will definitely be back!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant takes reservations on a Friday night. We ordered calamari and the jalapenos and veggies was a great mixture. I ordered the Alaskan halibut (delish!), the asparagus was perfect and the mushroom risotto was to die for! The portions are perfect size but pricey. The drinks and creme brûlée was delicious. Our server was very nice and helpful, thanks Chelsea! She also suggested we try their membership program, so we'll be going to another affiliated restaurant in the near future. Overall a great place but a little much for my buck. However it was my graduation so I wanted to splurge! Using open table was easy and there were no problems. They also validate parking.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure
We love coming here. The food is consistently cooked to perfection. The seasoning is very traditional, which is a little more difficult to find these days. We had the fresh oysters, which were amazing. We also recommend the Kobe beef carpaccio and the crab tower! Both were beautiful and delicious. For the mains, we had a live Maine lobster, the new age surf and turf, and the Ahi tuna! The only complaint was the rice that complimented the Ahi tuna. It was dry, slightly undercooked, and not seasoned properly. But other than that, everything else was absolutely divine!
The waitress was so kind and attentive. The service here is always great.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot for business lunches
I work in the Irvine Concourse business complex and this is a convenient location for lunch. I LOVE their seared ahi entree, served with sushi rice and seaweed salad. At my most recent visit I tried the almond crusted trout. I really just wanted the butternut squash orzo that was served on the side, but overall the meal was good. Too heavy for lunch in my opinion (basically a pan fried piece of trout served with lemon butter). I'll stick with the ahi next time :)
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrating life's milestones
This restaurant is a very good place to celebrate with a loved one, or a small group. Perfect for a couple or a small group of friends. We were there to celebrate a 50th birthday. The service is great, the food is yummy, and the ambiance is perfect. They brought out one candle in a piece of cheesecake (no singing) for our birthday boy!!!! It was perfect. They have lots of choices on the menu. So there is something for everyone. The wine list is very good, and the mixed drinks are unique, and tasty. A great place to DINE!!!!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent spot for a business lunch
The service was very professional. And attentive. And the food was very good as well. Overall we had a very enjoyable dining experience.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dining experience
Continues to impress with good service, diversified menu options and consistant quality from chef and kitchen.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my daughters birthday and our server went above and beyond to make everything special
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special family dinner
Our experience was perfect. The atmosphere for a special family dinner could not have been better. The service level by every member of the staff was friendly and helpful. They paid special attention to the small family members to ensure they were happy and comfortable. The food and the wine were some of the best we have ever had. We would all highly recommend this great restaurant
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not for lunch only
This busy businessperson's lunch place lacks for nothing at night. Even though it's a franchise, it's done well and keeps much of the atmosphere of a traditional San Francisco sea food spot like Tadich with a huge bar, paneling and excellent fish of all sorts. Service is first class and it's money well spent, particularly saving a few dollars if its huge garage is entered inadvertently from an entrance other than valet parking.
I'd wanted to try this chain ever since Dominique Strauss-Kahn was headed to a Manhattan branch of McCormick & Schmick to meet his daughter before he paused to become involved with a hotel maid. His behavior was outrageous but he is a Parisian and presumably knows restaurants.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
date night dinner at 6:30 on Friday
Perfect spot for our date night dinner. Not crowded at 6:30. Wasn't crowded by the time we left (8:00). Incredible service. Very attentive staff. Great food.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service on a Saturday
Excellent service on a Saturday night. Food varied from very good to average.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had read some of the reviews others had written and was wondering why some really liked the establishment and others said they wouldn't go back. I think back and can say that about other places too. But I was very happy with my first trip to M&S. Was greeted warmly at the door and that set the tone for the rest of the evening. I try to stay away from excellent ratings because they are pretty hard to come by in my book but the service and food were very good and my wife and I were pleasantly surprised with our visit. Yeah, I'd go back.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a lovely restaurant for a special occasion. The food was delicious and the service was great.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice dining experience for
A nice dining experience for an advanced anniversary. We've tried many other restaurants for our "special occasion" but this
was one of the best.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their seafood is always fresh
Their seafood is always fresh and so many types of fish to choose from. I like that you have a choice of how the fish is prepared - if you want it healthy - you can have it grilled plain. The service was excellent. Quiet fine dining.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
McCormick & Schmick's shows it still has great seafood. Had a business dinner at McCormick & Schmick's/Irvine. The seafood was excellent and the service was fantastic. A great dinner at a great restaurant. With all the new restaurants which keeping popping up and then shutting down, we sometimes forget how good McCormick & Schmick's really is. Great place. Give it a try for lunch or dinner.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant for Fish
This restaurant, though hidden from view from Main Street, is one of those great restaurants that always can be counted on for a good dinner. Staff is always pleasant and willing to serve. The food is always hot and fresh. And the bread is to die for! Love to go there every so often!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner on a Sunday night,
dinner on a Sunday night, very quiet with few other diners. Food was cooked just right for all three of us, service was attentive but not pushy. A great meal was enjoyed.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood spot
I always go to this restaurant when traveling in the area. It is among the best in their chain and seafood preparations and selections are very good.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding; Their lobster soup is to die for.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've gone to McCormick's for our anniversary the last 2 years for a special treat. It was all we asked for--loved it!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mostly good experience
Service was very good. Our server took it upon himself to make sure we were happy. When we okay with the appetizer, he wanted to make sure we were happy. One of the party's entree's was overcooked. He immediately got it replaced. Good job!!!
While the food was overall good, the couple missteps were quickly corrected by our server. Thanks.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my relatives out for lunch, and needless to say, they were very pleased. First off, the service was great. Our table was promptly prepared and did not keep us waiting for long. When everyone was seated, the server provided excellent recommendations on the appetizers, kicking us off to a great start.
The summer flatbread and the shrimp kisses had our appetites going. For the entree, I ordered the Almond Crusted Rainbow Trout, which was a great way to finish the meals. Needless to say, the food is wonderfully prepared and delicious.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
By far one of my most favorite
By far one of my most favorite restaurants!!! Great food, great service, and wonderful ambiance.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food and Great Service!
The decor reminds me of a comfortable hunting lodge and is perfect compliment to their excellent fare. The lobster was perfect, the filet delicious and the Creme Brulet at the end incredible. Our server, Michael, was attentive and helpful and helped make the experience absolutely perfect.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood - Business District
I love all of McCormick & Schmick's restaurants. This one offers good value, and excellent food. We ate in their "second" room, and it was very chilly! We were told there was no way to adjust that, and no room for our party in the warmer main room. Our server was on top of everything, but she was overly assertive about asking us to order "side dishes" and appetizers. She was obviously trying to increase the bill. Probably Corporate pressures her to do that, but it was a more aggressive "sell" than I've encountered at other restaurants of similar stature, and I don't like it. However, the six of us had no trouble saying "no."
That said, decor is handsome, all food was excellent, we had very good wine, and we recommend the apple pie dessert.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I plan to be a regular
I had never dined at McCormick and Schmick's, and friends took me there for a belated birthday dinner. I loved how friendly but professional all the staff was. The waitress gave excellent feedback on their dishes and recommended their scallop dish to me and I am so glad I took her advice. It was one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant in a LONG time. All of us loved our meals, and I would most certainly not only recommend, but I plan on going back again in the neat future!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an early dinner so the restaurant was quiet which was fine with me. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We had shrimp oysters salmon and dessert and all were excellent. The plates we sent back were clean.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We began with the lump crab. Great visual presentation as well as taste. The waiter was able to split a Cesear salad for us. My wife had the lobster ravioli and I had the halibut w/crab has. Both were very good.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Daniel was our server. He was great. He was very attentive to all our needs. His recommendations for our dinner was perfect. Palm Beach Halibut. That was outstanding. The bus boy consistently made sure of water glasses were full while Daniel replaced the dampened napkin each time with a dry one. The manager stopped by our table for good conversation. We had a wonderful dinner and dining experience.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining and Service!
Everything here was FABULOUS! Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. This is an AWESOME Landry's Restaurant choice. Thank you, All!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great First Time
I & my husband had dinner for the first time at McCormick &Scmicks' @ Irvine. The location, space, food & service were all almost perfect. It was a great first experience dining there. We definitely would like to come back. However, it's a bit pricey but it's worth it. We also arrived exactly at 5 pm, our reserved time but no one was there yet at the front desk. We had to wait for a few minutes.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Works for me
This is a fine resturant although a bit more pricey than what I recall. The food was good and all enjoyed their meals.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steak Ever
Never had a better NY strip! Tender Juicy Taste. Service was outstanding.
Shoal did a wonderful job. She is the best server I have experienced at this location.
If I could have changed one thing it would have been the screaming baby next to me and the loud kids at the next table. Perhaps they could consider making the back room the kid friendly room and let us adults have a peaceful meal.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roasted King Salmon w/vegetables excellent. Chocolate Bag not to be missed. Service is on the decline.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for fancy lunches
We enjoyed our early dinner on a Saturday evening, there were a few occupied tables, some with kids. I imagine the restaurant does a lot of business during the work week as it is surrounded by office buildings. While not a hot spot, the food and service was excellent. We would return.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I went here for our anniversary and were very pleased. The overall atmosphere of the restraunt was very pleasant. The food was excellent and so was the service. Our waiter Chris was excellent. He took time in explaining the menu and answered any question we had. He was very friendly and made our first experience dining there a very good one.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun with Family
Enjoyed a lunch with family as part of my 70th birthday celebration.
We all had different entrees and everything was delicious.
Wine recommendation was just OK.
Food recommendation was great.
Best time -1:45 - to go with wheelchair and crowd leaves so we could hear ourselves and visit.
No special treat for birthday person :(
Prices quite high, might come only for special occasions.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience was none other than excellent. We continue to dine here because of the ombience, food quality and service.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Review from Veteran #5
Excellent upscale ambience, attentive and friendly personnel, and my Blackened Chicken Fettuccine was absolutely delicious!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Veteran's Day visit
Thank you for honoring all servicemen by offering a free meal from a selection of wonderful dishes. My free grilled salmon was delicious and my wife and son equally enjoyed their dinners. Semper Fi! Oooh-raaah!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant was outstanding.
Restaurant was outstanding. Wonderful food, great service and a quiet ambiance. Our server was great. I think his name was Mike if I remember right... he has a british accent. Thank you for a wonderful evening right before we went out...
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM