McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland

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Seafood
Located in the scenic River Place marina, the Harborside Restaurant features great dining with a spectacular view of the Willamette River. Adjacent to the Harborside Restaurant is the popular Pilsner Room, home of the Full Sail Ale microbrewery. Featuring 24 beers on draft and all the specialty Experimental beers from Full Sail brewerey.
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Portland
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hand a shared 3 course steak meal and a great bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Service was excellent. View of the river was also nice

MK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The fillet was unsatisfactory. This steak was equivalent of a Denny’s breakfast steak. It was small and not flavorful at all. The lemon chicken on top of the linguine was dry and had no flavor. Your restaurant has really gone down hill in terms of food. Waitress was great!

t
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, nice view of the Willamette Harbor. Good go-to for out of town friends.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the river!

c
Portland
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good formal ambience for an occasion. Good location with a view of the river and a good selection of sea food

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing preparation. Overly oily bread. Very cheesy orzo not mentioned on menu. There are much better fish restaurants in Portland

h
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant along the riverfront. Convenient to hotels on this part of town. Food and service didn’t disappoint.

BR
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We are spoiled by our McCormick & Schmick in Michigan, I guess. The Portland restaurant was a bit of a disappointment. The service was good, but everything else was just OK. We didn't feel particularly welcome, the food was just OK+ and hence the value was only fair. I'd go there again, but it wouldn't be anywhere near the top of my list, given all the alternatives.

AF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and the ambiance was good. Great view of the river. Our waiter was also great. I would highly recommended this restaurant to a friend.

D
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We has such an enjoyable evening with friends. The food was delicious, the service was perfect, the atmosphere was wonderful. Thank you

AB
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Cassie was very responsive and professional.

d
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. What a perfect summer evening to eat outside and watch the activity on the river. Food excellent as usual. Wines by the glass, a small but reasonable selection.

BC
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Yellow jackets made it challenging, but the food was great and the service very good. Good portions and flavors. Had to wait a bit long for the bottle of wine to arrive, with a reminder. Overall we love it here!

ON
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My fish was just mediocre, way over priced for the flavor and presentation.

Y
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved having our dinner in this great spot next to the Willamette, which offers beauty and great people watching. Service was good, the food was wonderful, and the value was excellent. We will go again soon!

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night with friends food and service was awesome

CT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We were surprised by the limited menu for a restaurant that is supposed to be known for its seafood. We go to the Chart House back home where we are always very happy. Sorry McCormick and Schmidt, you just weren't as good as we expected.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, we were celebrating our 40th anniversary. We enjoyed our food very much, maybe to much it was very rich

OT
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

There is better food in Portland unfortunately. The calamari was served cold. The ahi was over cooked for seared. The rockfish was very very good. The simply prepared salmon was also good. The server would take your order and turn around and move on before you were finished speaking. Felt very impersonal for a high end seafood restaurant. View and outside dining is nice.

SB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and our waiter was very helpful with helping us choose our meals that were absolutely delicious!!

R
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice evening outdoors

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our two year wedding anniversary and it was everything we wanted! 💕

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice atmosphere. We came after dark, and we sat outside, which was really nice, but there are no lights at the table or lighting attached to the umbrellas making it very hard to read the menu, see the food, or really see each other. The food was delicious, although the calamari had some interesting surprises in it, and when it's dark and you can't really see what you are eating, it made for a strange and slightly unappetizing experience. They were quite greasy as well as shown in the puddle of oil at the bottom of the serving tray, and my slight nausea after eating only a few. Other then that, I really liked the outdoor location by the water, all of the other food served, and the friendly server who waited on us.

T
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I had a 10 leaf green salad that was HUGE and delicious. Way to much for one person to eat. It had lots of bacon, large chunks of blue cheese and a wonderful balsamic dressing. My husband had the wedge salad. He said he had never had a wedge salad with so many blue cheese crumbles. My entree was the Parmesan crusted sole. There were three large pieces of fish along with green beans and a rice pilaf. It was very good but again more than I could eat. My husband had the steelhead and it was also delicious. Tuesday night is half price bottle wine night which was a nice surprise. Our server was not as attentive as I felt she should have been in this type of restaurant especially because the restaurant was not very busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Historically M&S's is excellent. Our server was not listening well, so received wrong dinner. It was sent back and made right, therefore didn't eat together. Expensive for average or less than average quality and service. Also, we were placed at a table where my husband faced the butt of the big swordfish on wall. It was our anniversary (which they knew), so M&S could have done better this time around.

ED
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for dinner to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. They had a little VIP card on the table and gave us a special desert. Our server, Sarah, I believe, was fantastic - personable, friendly, attentive, informative, etc. The person who brought out our food was also personable. All the way around, my wife and I had a great experience.

S
Tucson
53 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful views and ambience. Excellent food and wine list.

PD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Couple of yellow-jackets with the outside seating, but that happens. Service was pretty good regardless.

MB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Great way to enjoy the restaurant.

KC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server( Sarah) was amazing ! The service was excellent and the food fresh & delicious !

We will come back !

KG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was great, wonderful staff, beautiful view. What more could you ask for!! Will definitely be back!

DG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Dinner: parmesan fish, greasy, truffle fries were not truffle-y at.all.
Desserts: creme brule: the ratio of creme to sugar crusted top off balance, thin thin layed of creme below hard shell
Berry pie with ice cream: except for the far outer rim of crust, the rest of the crust gummy, undercooked. The berries tasty, the ice cream, underwhelming; I suggest really creamy ice cream by Tillamook.
Deb.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The bok choy vegi was uneatable because of the sand or earth that wasn’t cleaned from it. I cut it open and left it exposed if anyone wanted to see.
It was our anniversary and I didn’t want to say things weren’t ok.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was poor at our visit. The waiter was MIA almost the whole time. They never once refilled our drinks, asked if we needed anything. There was a problem with my husbands order and after waiting several minutes we had to stop someone to let them know. Still the waiter did not come over. For this price point of restaurant, it was pretty unacceptable.

PV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service friendly food was excellent. Had out of state guests with us who enjoyed the meal as well. Tkx

A
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from Kyle..loved the patio hostesses! The food was excellent..steaks cooked perfectly..and oh that peach cream puff dessert ..to die for!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

our only problem, dogs everywhere. my wife is very allergic to dogs. they had a wonderful table reserved for us, overlooking the waterfront outdoors. as we went to sit, a large hairy sheepdog on a 18 ft lease comes from another table and climbs on my wife’s chair. I turn around and a bulldog takes a dump at other table. luckily my wife hadn’t come to table yet.

the host said all he could do was put us inside because the dogs were here first.

i told him, i’m from Philly. we like humans more then dogs.

MS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing. We were celebrating my daughter's 26th birthday. Karen Carey made the evening so memorable. Thank you!!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, but a bit pricey. Setting was outstanding and the service was also excellent - food was delicious

SW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made sure our Anniversary dinner was perfect! The food, drinks and service were all fantastic. I have a dairy allergy and the chef was great about it which I appreciate so much! We’ll definitely be back.

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