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
181 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (96)romantic (67)good for groups (64)fit for foodies (48)great for lunch (44)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (15)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (11)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
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    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 !
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    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.
  • Won't Disappoint
    MAC5VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and each time the food was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While Downtown
    RickyB
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I frequented this restaurant ! I enjoyed the menu and the time spent with many friends. This is a restaurant to put on your list. My sister had wedding dinner here also and that is another reason I keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Business lunch hot-spot
    MissamiVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I imagined that it would be a ghost-town in mid-July, but McCormick & Schmick's was buzzing at lunchtime...and on a Monday, no less. I was there for a business meeting over an early lunch and enjoyed good food and good service - not too intrusive and not at all evasive. I had the blackened Mahi-Mahi served with spinach and mashed potatoes with Andouille sausage. Nice, lunch-sized portion. Flavorful and prepared perfectly. Stingy on the bread for the table, though. Especially since the Cherry Hill (NJ) location has closed, this is the only area M&S that's convenient. Having had less than stellar experiences in the Center City Phila. location before, I was very pleasantly surprised with this recent visit & look forward to returning soon.
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  • Very good experience
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The seafood was excellent! The wait staff were courteous and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peanuts
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We celebrated our 41st anniversary. This was mentioned to the waiter and he wished us a happy anniversary. The food was delicious. I ordered the fried shrimp. It was delicious. However, it did not agree with me later in the evening and I was in the bathroom most of the night. I attribute it to the fact that I never eat fried food, but I was so hungry for fried shrimp. Never again!!! Overall, very nice evening. The waiter needed to check on us more often. There was a longer than usual wait for our dessert and the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    PickyEater
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My meal was absolutely delicious. My wife said her meal was delicious. So needless to say we really enjoyed our dinner. The only complaint that I had was the bread that was served before the meal. They served this regular roll/bread that wasn't warm or anything. They brought one piece to share. Not reAlly a big deal I just think it didn't match the rest of the meal. Over all it was fantastic and we are definitely going back!
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    romantic
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  • Good but......
    Twins
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This is one of our regular dining spots. Came to celebrate a milestone birthday of a very dear friend. Enjoyed most of the dining experience. Our server WAS not as 'hospitable' as we are accustomed to for M&S. A more 'friendly' attitude would have made a good dining experence even better. Especially since we were celebrating an OBVIOUS special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not So Good
    NotSoGood
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The last time I went to MCormick and Schmick's it was great. So I was very evicted to take a client for lunch. I ordered a lobster Cobb salad that had very little lobster for $22.00 and was not great! Thought it was just my entree but the others also commented that theirs was just fair. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • a little disappointing
    MrsJVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Appetizer I wanted...ran out of key ingredient (avocado). Salad I was interested in....no tomatoes or cheese can't remember. My husband's side order of grilled asparagus...hmmmm...out of that as well. Husband's Virgin Bloody Mary came to table without any garnish.
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  • Disappointed
    PhillyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We have eaten here many other times, so we chose to celebrate our anniversary at M & S. What a mistake. They were out of both the appetizer and entree I wanted. The waitress was lackadaisical, my steak was flavorless, my husband's fish was ok. The waitress never asked how the meal was, I think she knew. I'll think twice before I go back.
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  • Could Have been better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food took entirely too long to come out. The waiter seemed to be disengaged. We had to ask for bread. The food was pretty good when it came out. The ambiance was immaculate. And everyone was pretty curtious for the most part.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party of 6 had a nice quiet meal
    njfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Thanks to the hostess we had a nice quiet dinner. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The Bronzino, fried oysters and the shrimp dish were particularly enjoyable. All in all it was very enjoyable dinner.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lance
    lk4604
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was done excellent and the service was just as good. Employees were friendly and courteous. Wife and daughter had special food needs and they went out of the way to accommodate.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to the level of others
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I've been to M&S's in DC and Columbus, OH and was much more impressed. To start with we sat in the bar area after we showed up for our reservation at 8:25 and were told we are clearing your table now. Which is no big deal but they sat 3 other ranked and the bar was half empty so we chose there. When another hostess of our decision she apologized that a table had been ready the whole time. The server in the bar area was so-so. To many tables for her to handle efficiently it appeared. My wife got the filet and stuffed shrimp and it amazed me they wod serve the piece of neat they brought out It may have been 4ozvand was way over cooked. Stuffed shrimp was good. I got the bone-in ribeye which was cooked perfectly and was happy with.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Graduation
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food and atmosphere was fantastic, was our first time there we love the place as well as the service.. The drinks was very tasteful..
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Able to accommodate a large party
    dkefaia
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    At relatively short notice, our group of 8 was accommodated at a great table with good service by pleasant waitstaff. Always have found a good meal at this chain of restaurants.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Anniversary
    Birthday42
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    All I wrote in my reservation notes was that it was my inlaws 50th Anniversary- the staff at the Philadelphia restaurant had special menus printed for the occasion and could not have been lovelier. It was a great meal to mark a big occasion. We will definitely be back!
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my 3rd time going!
    Choclate
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've done dinner parties, Restaurant week, romantic dinner, and brunch with friends! The service is outstanding from valet parking until the time you leave! The food is amazing and wine list is perfect! See for yourself!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sophisticated
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Nice clean restaurant. Manager was very friendly staff was great food very good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25 min. wait for water ruined meal
    profviolet417
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We waited 15 minutes before the waiter realized we were his table, then at least another 5 to 10 minutes for water. Menu doesn't mention a green vegetable is included with entrée so we ordered asparagus to share. At $1 a spear, we could have been satisfied with the green beans that came with the entrée had we known. Waiter apologized for the wait and tried to make up for his error by serving a free dessert but it was too late; Father's Day dinner was a bust. The table next to us must have been practicing for a laugh track recording: non-stop, shrill laughter accompanied the bass emanating from the restaurant's sound system.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buttercup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband to dinner for Father's Day. He absolutely enjoyed the food. He said it was wonderful and the service was excellent. We had the steak oscar with hollandaise, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. For dessert we shared the upside down walnut apple pie with ice cream. It was fabulous. We enjoyed it and we will be back.
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nemrac766VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    GREAT restaurant....the seafood is thee BEST I usually get the parmisian crusted flounder I always like it dry not covered in the sauce, this time they covered it in sauce I was not crazy over the soggy fish tasted good but I prefer to add my own sauce on top the bread too die for I really wish they would substitute the blue cheese with feta cheese is it such a big deal
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    romantic, scenic view
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  • All Fish Overcooked
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We ordered Halibut and ahi tuna. Both were dry. It takes real inattention on the part of the cooking staff. Bread was cold and tasteless. Will not go back.
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  • pja1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was our third visit to this location and each experience has been great
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine but don't need to go back
    EJJIM
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There was really nothing wrong with the restaurant, just wasn't bowled over. My food lacked flavor. The waiter did not seem knowledgeable when we asked questions. Best part of the meal was the lobster cobb salad. The restaurant was also very cold. Not sure it was worth the drive from the suburbs.
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  • ladidi
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    A fairly good restaurant for a chain restaurant. More of a place to go for a business lunch or dinner, but the food was good. Not great, but better than average.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb Dining
    DDDD
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The place was very nice and the food was excellent. It took a little while for the entree to be served but, that was acceptable.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AT from Phila PA
    CelebrationDinner
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Our evening could not have ended better. It was a two-fold celebration; 1 birthday & 1 graduation. Everything was prepared just the way we asked for it. The shrimp kisses were delicious. My son enjoyed his king salmon so much he didn't want to eat it all he wanted to save a piece for later. My daughter had the shrimp mac n cheese and all she kept saying was "OMG this is so delicious." Our server was great and very helpful with recommendations when asked. Simply awesome!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliably good.
    HASS
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Consistently good. Servers are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Handsome, relaxing room. Fairly priced. Overall pleasant dining experience.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Made my day
    Babs
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Got together with an old friend for lunch and having not seen each other for many years, this was the perfect place to sit and catch up without being interrupted. The server was most responsive and answered all of our questions. We weren't rushed. It was a lovely leisurely lunch. She asked if we were members of Landry's (sp?) frequent dining program and my friend and his wife were and as it turns out, by simply providing his name and number she was able to give him extra points and take a certain amount off the bill because it was his birthday month. That was the icing on the delicious desserts we had!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.