McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/philadelphia-pennsylvania/SouthBroadSt.aspx
  • Phone: 2155686888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-TH: 11:30AM-10:00PM
    FRI-SAT: 11:30AM-11:00PM
    SUN: 11:30AM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Newkirk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking From 5:00 pm to close, daily for $18 per car.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, directly across from the historic City Hall and on the renown Avenue of the Arts, McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant features over 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily from around the globe. The two level restaurant features traditional white tablecloth dining in dark wood paneled rooms accented by handcrafted stained glass ceilings and mosaic tiled floors.

The popular, lively bar features a selection of micro-brewed beers and ales, regional wines, single-malt scotches, fresh squeezed juices and hand-shaken cocktails. McCormick and Schmick's serves lunch Monday through Friday, dinner seven days a week and offers a $1.95 bar menu twice daily. Reservations are encouraged.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)good for groups (57)romantic (55)great for lunch (41)fit for foodies (39)notable wine list (32)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (13)scenic view (12)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (10)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very Mediocre
    KeithK
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice space, but the food was disappointing, the service non-attentive, and server suggestions misleading.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Debora
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had lunch with my sister and my mom. It was a great afternoon for a girl's lunch. We really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary
    Unknown
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary there.The service and dinner was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food fine but not hair in it
    Hair4u
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Upon receiving entree I noticed a long hair in it. Our wait person promptly removed it, apologized, and in a timely manner one of the managers with loose hanging hair almost down to her waist delivered my new entree. I thought it was probably her hair in my food. After paying the check I spoke with our wait person and told him how unprofessional I thought loose long hair was in a somewhat upscale, sophisticated environment was. All the other staff members had very stylish hair anchored back. He reported this to the general manager. He also told me the hair did not come from the chef or line staff, since they either had shaved heads or extremely short hair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Girl-First Timer
    2gether
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my first time there and my experience could have been better. The bar did not have the ingredients for the drink that I wanted. I could barley taste the liquor in my Long Island Iced Tea sent drink back. I ordered Shrimp Bisque and it did not have one shrimp and was very salty. Although my entrée of stuffed Tilapia was well seasoned and tender, my vegetables were very bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love it!
    teez
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Awesome, great.wonderful service and servant. Food was great!!!!!!!!!!! You must go, the best atmosphere ever....... i didn't wanna leave. You feel so important and happy. A must go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around nice experience
    FrankyDukes
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dined here during restaurant week on a Thursday night with a party of four. We arrived early and grabbed a quick drink at the bar and were seated promptly prior to our initial reservation time. Or server Anthony was great...friendly, courteous and helpful with the menu and recommendations. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were served in a timely manner and we we're checked up on appropriately. Everything we ordered was great, shrimp bisque, shrimp kisses, carpaccio, filet and stuffed shrimp, oysters, gazpacho, double moose cake and crime brûlée among them. Would definitely return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    CharSie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our waitress was awesome. Went for restaurant week. Were seated at a table close to the kitchen entrance which wasn't pleasurable as it was a lot of traffic by our seats...... I ended up ordering off the regular menu because I want fond of their desserts. For instance they offered cheesecake on the lunch menu but but not dinner :-( otherwise the food was delicious. All five of us enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Evening Out.
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Ambiance was nice and romantic. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable of the menu. She also made excellent recommendations. She helped to make the experience even more special. Overall I really enjoyed and plan on going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week
    MrJonesandme
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went with friends during restaurant week and all four dinners were delicious! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    While I have dined here many times in the past, I was not pleased with the wait server on this occassion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Fish Choice in Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always good quality. A luncheon with clients was very well received by my guests and the service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Evening
    BobbyS
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have been here once before, and was very glad to return. For an anniversary dinner - during restaurant week - it was certainly a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, convienent location
    ShayShay
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    food was good, service was great. cocktails are wonderful. issues: 1. the restaurant is a little dark and 2. even though i put in a special request when I made my reservation online, the request was not fulfilled (cake slice for bday). if you are going to have a place to make requests you should ensure they are fulfilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood is their thing
    SadInWC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you are into seafood, that is what they do. Unfortunately, they had problems with our order, but fixed it. Its a little pricey, but that is reflected in the quality of food. All in all, a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor experience
    berthe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was fair- steak was tough and fried oysters not particularly good and mixed with fried octopus!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheap show
    GaryKGB
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Some negatives: 1) when I am paying $18-20 for valley parking, I do not expect to go hunt for the attendant to take my car. 2) when I am paying over $10 for 1/3 of of the glass of wine I want to see the bottle at the table and not some kind of medical quest diagnostics glass thing which some one could pee in. 3) I was catching myself in the need of the waitress and no one to be found close by. 4) over all the food is still excellent, the service got worth.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always dependable
    Eatingwelllady
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went very last minute, we were in town visiting friends from out of state. Decided to have dinner early in town. Because I received a coupon That Day from McCormick & Schmick for lobster tail and steak, we chose them ( after Oyster House closed for holiday ). The meat was done to my request(medium) and very tasty, with a good sauce. Lots of flavor in the lobster tail, too. Came with perfect roasted potatoes and grilled tomato. We shared lump crabmeat, avocado and mango, small for the price but good flavors.My husband enjoyed his almond crusted trout, not many almonds but grilled well, not overcooked, moist. He enjoyed the fish. The cous cous was supposed to have sweet potato, very little found! Went to Franklin Fountain for dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice experience
    carecaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've dined in other M&S locations before. This site is spacious and comfortable. Good menu selections, and we generally enjoyed our food. This time, our food was consistently very SALTY. We pointed it out to the waiter, who shrugged and said something to the effect that this was the Chef's style. Well, that's not OUR style...
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  • Not the greatest!!!
    Not4me
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was OK! I thought I was going to WOW over my food! Ordered the Shrimp Kisses, they were a bit overcooked! My steak was just ok! Not the best I've had! When the server gave me our bill .. He ran my credit card for $32 MORE than what my bill actually was!! When I questioned him I was reassured it was a mistake and I will not get charged the higher amount!! Well, guess what, I did!! So now I need to contact the manager and my cc company! I am not happy about that at all!! I would not rush back there to have dinner!! For the price of the food (I'm not cheap) you get very small portions!! Asparagus came with the dinner.. I do not eat asparagus server never offered anything else and when I asked I was told I couldn't have another vegetable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back to It's Old Glory
    TheBigCheeseVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    McCormick & Schmicks went downhill shortly after being taken over by Landry's but has returned. The last two meals we had were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • review
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We attended M & S for a birthday dinner. i reserved ahead of time on open table and indicated that it was my husbands 39th birthday. While we were eating, a different waiter had provided a table with dessert with a candle for a birthday. I had to remind our waiter that it was my husbands birthday before he even acknowledged it and than after he acknowledged it he was more concerned with selling us the membership card for $25 dollars that I already thought i was signed up for because my email told me I would get 100 point credit once we dined.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clymer697
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I visit McCormick and Schmick's often as it is in a convenient center city Philadelphia location. As I work in the building next door, I also attend with business partners when they are in town. Service and food are consistently good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Gennaro
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good food and good service. Online one problem : high noise level Gennaro
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for business lunch
    lunch4biz
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had reservations and were seated right away. Service was great and the server did not interrupt our conversation. Great place for a business lunch. Price and value match.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    foodie85
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Brought my bf here for his bday dinner and it was fantastic. We both love seafood and this was the best seafood we have ever had- We are planning on coming back again to try more items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Bad Service
    Hung
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for her Birthday and we left with a terrible experience. Our server never introduce his name to us, he took about 10 minutes to come to greet us, never mention or ask if we would like to know tonight's special or anything. I did the reservation through open table and did fill that it's a Birthday occasion but when we order desert.... there is no "Happy Birthday" on her cake because all the restaurants I took her to before at least write Happy Birthday when we order dessert to make the occasion special since we chose to spend money and time here. The worse part that got me really upset aside from the bad service, when he gave us the check he just tossed it on the table which I found very rude and unprofessional.
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  • Only If Everyplace Else is Busy
    CharlesWasInCharge
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My girlfriend and I attempted to have a romantic dinner here while on a quick vacation getaway. Rather, we were greeted with inattentive wait staff, patrons that thought baseball hats, plaid shorts and bright colored high tops were appropriate, and worst of all, poorly prepared meals that lacked flavor, texture and even temperature. If you have another choice available, go there... even if it is a taco truck, you will be more satisfied. We both ordered fish dishes, mine was so incredibly tiny while hers looked to be enough to feed a small family. My sides were cold and bland; hers were under cooked and under seasoned. I'm ashamed that I chose this restaurant to attempt to have a romantic dinner, as it only backfired on our evening.
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  • Great service, specials very good
    annie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff was extremely accommodating on seating our party that had a veteran in an accessible chair (the main entrance has stairs, so one person in the party must go in and the greeter will handle getting a side entrance opened. The food was pretty standard, except for a few unusual twists on the side dishes. Try to go "out of the box" when ordering and try specials; you won't be sorry. -a
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay place for pre-matinee lunch
    Jmrdel
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When we arrived at 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday, we were the only ones in the entire restaurant. A few other parties had come in by the time we ledt. Food was good, though french fries were below par.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dining Experience
    Dnvrdiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our table for four was ready and waiting. The service was pleasant and courteous. The menu is the same no matter where you eat--we have been to this restaurant in Denver, Washington, DC and now Philadelphia. The focus is on fish and the selection is extensive. McCormick and Schmick's is always reliable. The location in the heart of Center City could not be better. The food preparation is very good and with large portions (sometimes too large). We had an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bltkrVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have dined at this McCormick & Schmick's on many occasions. Unfortunately, this time was disappointing. The food was not up to their usual standard and our server seemed very distracted and slow. We watched other servers be prompt and attentive with their tables. We dine out on a regular basis and good service is an important part of the experience.
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  • FANTASTIC!
    fantasticVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The entire experience was amazing. I took my son to celebrate his 21st birthday. The meal and service was wonderful. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    Cynthia
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fabulous crab cake sandwiches! My party enjoyed everything !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing at best...
    ChipFlip704
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was as good as always but the service was the worst I have experience at any of the M & S places and I have visited most of there places in a variety of cities more then once over the last 7 years. The waitress broke both corks and could barely open the wine at the table, she asked for help the second time from another staff member. She had no clue how to serve a table and was very disengaged at serving the party of 7 we had. I was very disappointed and will not be coming back or recommending the Philadelphia location anytime soon.
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  • Loved It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    McCormick and Schmick's is absolutely delicious! Their oyster selection is fresh and flavorful and the lobster mac and cheese is to die-for! I'd go again, and again and again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How disappointing
    phillybrowngirlVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I used to dine at McCormick & Schmick's during business lunches a few years back. With its proximity to City Hall, it was a natural. Then, the food was so tasty I didn't realize it was a chain. Boy, you can tell it's a chain today! The fried oyster platter I had was not only greasy, but also skimpy. The clam chowder came out lukewarm at best. The waiter was a decent enough chap, but there is no way the food that was served was worth the money. I was saddened, on many fronts.
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  • Save your money - go elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been extremely disappointed the past two time that I have been here. They used to be top quality with a list of fish that change regularly based on season and what was available. The past two times the meals have been terrible. The selection of fish is limited. This past time I should have walked out as soon as the hostess rolled her eyes in annoyance (at 5:30 on a Sunday), they were not busy. There was no reason for the attitude or the poor service. Top it all off with I didn't even get the correct entree or the correct bill. My husband, kids and I have been frequenting McCormick & Schmick's for at least the past 10 years. They have lost my business forever.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my 5th visit. Very unsatisfactory. The restaurant was open for business but great service and great food were not at my table.
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  • Just Good
    darkknight369
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nothing exceptional. Good food. Fair service. A little pricey. Good for a first date for a young couple. Not for the experienced seafood lover though. Would go back if I was out of town and saw a Mc & Sch I would go but don't really have any plans on going back to the one here in Philly. Menu is a little misleading especially about the appetizers being enough for two. They aren't. Now that I think about it, I might go on Restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.