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About McCormick and Schmick's Harborside

This beautiful restaurant located on Lake Union offers spectacular waterfront views and contemporary Northwest cuisine with a dedication to seasonality.

1200 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3:00pm-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 3:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Highland Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 270-9052

Website:
http://www.harborsideseattle.com/

Catering:
McCormick & Schmick's Harborside's four private dining and function rooms are perfect for catered affairs and meetings. Please contact our Director of Catering at 206-270-8815 to discuss your event needs. Off site catering is also available. There are food minimums and geographic restrictions assessed for off site catering.

Parking Details:
At the bottom of the ramp in the lower Republic parking lot, there is parking for a minimal fee. This lot is directly in front of the restaurant and we validate parking for $4.00.

From 8:00am – 4:00pm, parking on Westlake is metered with the city. After 4:00pm parking is free without a time limit in this area.

Executive Chef:
Heath Swanson

Private Party Facilities:
Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (877) 648-3423

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

McCormick and Schmick's Harborside Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (874)
Fit for Foodies (673)
Great for Lunch (667)
Great for Outdoor Dining (519)
Notable Wine List (491)
Neighborhood Gem (422)
Great for Brunch (325)
Kid-friendly (285)
Vibrant Bar Scene (183)
Late-night Find (179)
Hot Spot (146)
Waterfront (63)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Local Ingredients (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Cozy (12)
Casual (11)
Outstanding Value (11)
Seasonal (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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Bar Seating (3)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2016

not a great experience. sand in my mussels. poor service. mediocre entree; horseradish crusted fish; no crust and little horseradish. nice dessert, service was poor. asked for bread; came at the end of the meal. never asked about beverages. only re-filled water after dessert.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2016

Great personalized service. They care and make it known to customers that we matter to them.

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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Very nice afternoon. Happened to be quiet in there at the time which made it better. Traffic picked up a bit but it didn't matter. No complaints. The salmon dish that I ordered was a bit salty and loaded with mushrooms which detracted a bit, but not a deal-breaker. Been there before and will go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Good food, a bit dark, room was a little cold for my taste. Didn't realize they don't fully cover your parking, after their validation ticket, we still owed $4!

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2016

I have many business lunches at McCormick and Schmick's because its nearby, but the service was really disappointing this time. The server was slow to take our order and when he did he left the menus on the table...odd. It took quite a while for us to get our iced teas and once we were done it took a while to get the check. The food is fine...not exactly the best seafood in Seattle, but I've never had a bad meal...just average. I don't want to be rushed during a business lunch, but having an attentive waiter is appreciated. Unfortunately, the service has been lacking on a number of occasions.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Very disappointed with our experience at this restaurant. A bowl of chowder was ordered and a cup of chowder was delivered. The waitress said we could keep the cup of chowder and she would reorder the bowl of chowder. It never came until we flagged down the waiter 45 min. later. Toast for the Bouillabaisse was burned. Salmon was overcooked with bits of charring on the fish. The beef medallions were overly salty. A side order of French fries never came until it was reordered the same time as the bowl of chowder- 45 min. later. The waiter never came back to see if everything was alright soon after the food was delivered. If he had, he could have corrected the issues with our order. We never saw him or any other server to let them know about the missing orders and burned food. When he finally showed up, we told him about the burned toast and he said he would bring new toast, he never did. He never asked to refill my ice tea. When he delivered the check, we mentioned the burned toast again and he said the kitchen was having problems with a hot stove! There was no apology for the missing orders or burnt food. Very poor service. Will not recommend McCormick and Schmick's Harborside restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2016

When traveling to Seattle, the McCormick and Schmick's Harborside is my favorite restaurant to dine with my brothers' families. Tremendous service, excellent food!!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2016

An enjoyable evening with really good food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Ordered halibut prepared cedar-planked and it was not. Irish coffee was cold. Computer billed my dinner $2.00 more than on the menu.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Uniquely ambiance- great Lake view

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 8, 2016

McCormicks & Schmicks have earned their place among the better Seafood houses around. This location has a great view of Lake Union from just about any seating with the busy Seaplanes and sailboats which is a great distraction from the dated decor inside. The service is personal enough without invading one's privacy and the meal and spacious placements of the tables give plenty of feeling of being a special guest. We very much enjoyed our experience and our entrees.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2016

Great food and view, service was below the standard we are used to.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Fabulous in every way! Service and food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 4, 2016

The best part of this place is this view -- which is amazing. The food was sub-par. Six diners -- one good entree. Don't order cioppino --instead of rich broth you basically get tomato water and over cooked seafood. King crab legs --overcoooked. Shrimp -- overcoooked. The whole meal left us asking where could we actually go for dinner. The answer -- Purple Wine Bar which did not disappoint.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Once again, a great event, excellent food, my out-ot-town guest enjoyed not only the food, beer selection, and attentive service but also the many activities outside our window on Lake Union. I believe Seattlites take Lake Union for granted and it takes a visitor to truly appreciate the uniqueness of our public working lake. Our fish entrees were, as always, perfectly prepared, we enjoyed the wine and beer list offerings. I sincerely hope Harborside will be here for many years to come as I always enjoy coming here.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Casual, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2016

A consistent restaurant, but could use some food upgrades

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2016

View was great, we looked right out onto the water. The first thing we noticed was how old the green carpet was, and how tired it looked. If it was my house, I would be embarrassed. The waitress was very nice, and prompt, very good service. The food was poor, I had filet mignon there wasn't much flavor at all. My wife had crab, it was served split open and was very dried out. My wife got wild mixed green salad, it was wilting and drenched in dressing. The beechers mashed potatoes were very good. A let down for a Seattle landmark restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Love this Place!!! Great food friendly staff and great view of the water!!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Wonderful experience. We received this as an anniversary gift. We enjoyed a window seat, watching the sea planes and boats.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Beautiful dining room! The menu had been personalized for our special occasion. Nice touch Despite our waiter's genuine courtesy, he seemed unable to hear or appropriately respond to any special requests. Water with no ice please, was met with , "No problem!" and yet the water came with ice. When it was requested again, a glass of water with no ice came, but the glass with ice stayed on the table until we asked for it to be taken away. My friend has food sensitivities, one of which is bell peppers, so she asked about the vegetables, was told they would be zucchini & potato, but they were actually bell peppers. And so on...

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2016

McCormick & Schmick's Harborside Restaurant is our "go-to" restaurant for my birthday & other special occasions. I love the free birthday reward entree & the lovely water views & plenty of parking! We have taken many out of town guests here & have never been disappointed. The seafood is fresh & the chef is creative! Only thing to correct is the check-in on Facebook doesn't come out as the Harborside location but the downtown one!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2016

A beautiful August Sunday afternoon spent gazing at the wonderful variety of boat and seaplane activity on Lake Union was made more perfect by our excellent wait person, Zelda, as well as another staff member whose name I did not get, who treated us as honored guests. I had the cedar-planked halibut, which could not have been better, juicy, succulent, and my companion had the Alaskan cod fish & chips, despite my encouragement to try one of the non-fried entrees. Even so, his was a generous plate and he enjoyed it, so that was all that I cared about. The gentle ambience was perfect for us & I indulged in two glasses of Meiomi Pinot Noir, a special treat for me.

I plan to return in a few weeks to bring an out-of-town guest who will especially appreciate the Lake Union location as much as the menu and professional service. Kudos!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The see planes taking off and Landing is worth the experience

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 13, 2016

A very special meal and a great location on the water. They use the freshest fish and salad ingredients which made all our meals fantastic. Have dined a McCormick and Schmick's across the country and this one was one of the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2016

We met my sister and boyfriend there on our recent visit to Seattle. The views are magnificent, the food and service are very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Food was great but portions sucked for such high prices. I got a very small steak medallion and 3 shrimp - my meal cost $56.00 - that bothered me a bit...

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2016

I asked for a substitute for fries and was told I could get a side salad. When the bill came a $4.00 charge was added. We were not told of this and it was removed. I asked for my dressing to be on the side. The salad came with the dressing already mixed in and also the dressing was on the side. The salad had too much dressing mixed in it. A substitute charge should not be this much. Also, the website showed the Parmesan Crusted Trout was one price, on the menu at the restaurant it was $1.00 more and when the bill came it was another $1.00 more for the almonds which were not explained at the time of ordering.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Delicious food, very accommodating. Waiter was fabulous

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Unbeatable view. Charming service. Ambience and decor could be better. Cocktails were great. Food was delicious ... except the dessert I ordered (chocolate silk pie) was hardly silky. We were a family of 4. Look forward to going there again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2016

//Service was extremely slow. Ate there a number of years ago and my wife was quite enthused by it and enjoyed it then. She wanted to go there for our anniveersary but both she and I were quite dissapointed and probably will not retun.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Service was not very good. For a wedding anniversary meal, we were disappointed.
Our server never even offered us dessert ( nor did we ask because of it ).

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Consistent and one of better choices near work. Not inexpensive but fair considering the food compared to other places. I was sad to see the Lobster Cobb was no longer on the menu but the Classice Louie with crab and shrimp was very good. Fresh seafood and good dressing. The appetizer of Shrimp Kisses, prawns wrapped in Hempler's bacon with pepper cheese, corn relish and onion strings was very, very tasty. The price was in the lower end of the range of Louie's I have eaten in Seattle.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Poor service ruined the experience. Drinks always empty asked for things like ketchup or Splenda and they never came. Check was dropped off before meal was done and nothing asked about dessert

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Super accommodating servers and waiters. Great view of SLU and the fireworks during the 4th. Two out the three dishes served were great. My New York strip, however, while cooked medium as requested, tasted burnt and charred on the outside. Other than that, no complaints!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 3, 2016

The worst service I have ever had in a high end restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2016

I've always thought of McCormick & Schmick's as a higher end restaurant but I was very disappointed with my meal at the Harborside location. It was marginal and not worth the price. I also received a drink that was garnished with a cucumber that had a human hair on it. They were nice enough to eventually bring me a new one, but did not offer to comp it, which I thought would have been reasonable. I think I would still recommend McCormick & Schmick's if it was the right occasion, but definitely not that location.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2016

We took some out of town guests by boat. This restaurant never disappoints. It's a great showcase for visitors who want to experience well prepared seafood and fantastic views.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2016

We went for a special event. The location and view are spectacular. The staff was friendly, yet a bit slow. The chief seems to have two favorite flavoring agents - Butter and Salt. There was very little other flavor. We spent a fair amount of money and did not get the quality of food I would expect.

I would not return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2016

We took our of town guests to what we remember as a very reliable seafood restaurant. First, noticed that what used to be an attractive, comfortable upscale restaurant had no table cloths and cheap place mats. For the price of food you would expect excellent service, food and ambience. My Dover sole was heavily fried with more coating than fish. Chowder had no cream. It was chalky as though it was thickened with corn starch or flour. I am not going into our guests fish which looked disapointing. The food came out of the kitchen very fast. One would suspect that it had been preprepared. When our meal was finished we had to have a waiter corral our waiter. He was busy visiting with someone at the the bar and forgot to bring our bill which he quickly retrieved. Need I go on.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 26, 2016

This location couldn't be better. You expect the food to be good, and that is the case. If you can sit by a window facing the harbor, there is no lack of activity and cool things to see. We were there on a lazy Sunday afternoon for the restaurant, and Lake Union was buzzing with activity...mighty fine!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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