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About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks on Chicago's Wacker Drive is conveniently located in the Loop, just minutes away from Chicago Theater, Oriental Theater, Millennium Park, various shopping areas and some of Chicago's best hotels. In the summer, enjoy our beautiful outdoor patio and seating area with wonderful views of the river.

One East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
M-TH: 11:30AM-10:00PM
FRI: 11:30AM-11:00PM
SAT: 4:00PM-11:00PM
SUN: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Cross Street:
State and Wacker

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(312) 923-7226

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Chicago

Parking Details:
Valet parking available in front of restaurant on Wacker Drive

Public Transit:
CTA Lake St Station.

Executive Chef:
Po Wang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Details
Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

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.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for a Date (48)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Romantic (35)
Business Meals (33)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Casual (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (7)
Waterfront (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Waiter took forever to do anything

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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

The service was really good. The food? Not so much. Overall it’s a nice place for a date or a business dinner.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great service great server very attentive. Had reaervations taken immediatly to our table upon arrival.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We went there before a show. The food was very good. I had a baked Salmon dish that was excellent. My husband had a blackened fish dish that was good but the blackening spice had salt in it which he did not care for. All in all a nice meal and we would return. Nice variety of wine too

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I decided to eat here for dinner on Valentine's Day! We left our car with the valet. Once, we arrived the hostess seated us. However, we were near the edge of the staircase and I asked if we could be seated somewhere else and she was able to accommodate us after she checked the computer. We were very pleased. with our new table. Our server came over not too long afterwards and he asked for our drinks and we proceeded to provide him with our entrees for the evening. I am glad we did because it took a while for the salads to come out. The food was very tasty and the portions were the right size. Between the two of us we had a steak entree and the stuffed salmon. We enjoyed dinner, but had to wait a little while for our waiter. That is why one star was taken away for service. It didn't seem very busy, but who knows why he was missing at times. Overall, the food and price were reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant, and in particular this location to others.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Was disappointed with the location of our seating for our wedding anniversary.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was awesome as usual!! Service was impeccable!! GREAT VALENTINE DAY

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was great, Thanks to Joe. He came ready with some fantastic recommendations. The Salmon, Oysters Rockefeller, and Shrimp Mac & Cheese were delicious!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Early seating for Valentine's Day pre-theater although we were 40 minutes early, it was not busy, and we were shown to our table promptly. Fabulous unrushed dining experience! Server very knowledgeable of menu items and preparations; quality of food consistent with expectations for this above average establishment.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Round Table for 6 in the back was perfect for our business meeting. Service was very good, everyone enjoyed the food. We were able to take our time and had no issues with the hearing one another.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

M&S's 2-course lunch options ROCK - choice of a couple of appetizers (i chose a terrific walnut & greens salad) and one of three entrees. i had an OMG northland sauteed salmon that was PLENTIFUL and beautiful and so tasty ... lunch $16. REALLY? Found my new "regular" spot for a "nice lunch". Our server, Yancy, was amazing!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent fish, fresh and swell prepared. good service.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall, I think this restaurant is what you would expect from a chain restaurant. It is definitely not a high-end steakhouse, though the decoration on the inside is quite nice and the restaurant is comfortable. If you're trying to take a bigger group of friends out, it would certainly be more affordable than many other restaurants in the loop or River North. So overall, it fills a need for moderately priced food in the neighborhood.

Service overall was poor. Certainly feel they could have done a much better job for me the day I was there. A large table of customers next to me seemed to get better service than me by the same waitress. Something about me being by myself just made her ignore me? Main entree came out when I was halfway done with my salad.

Ordered from the Restaurant week menu. I gave the restaurant 3/5 stars for value, which definitely was helped by the special menu. Ordering straight off the regular menu, I probably would have given it a 2/5 as the prices are a bit high for the quality of the food. That being said, I really enjoyed the salad that came as part of my meal. The steak was bland and chewy, and it lacked the nice grilled flavor you want from a steakhouse. The portion for the main meal was adequate for the price. Dessert was tasty but not especially memorable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter Joe was great! And food was amazing.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

I ordered a bone in ribeye steak, it was horrible, the flavor was awful, there was too much fat on the selection I was given, they should remove steak from the menu or hire a Chef that takes pride in cooking because the chef cooking the night my family and I dined in sure didn't, he/she should be ashamed. On another note our server, Mike, was great.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service and excellent food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Waiter started out slow but he was really very good in the end!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I were in for dinner about a year ago, and we were not impressed by the meal. I decided we would try again because we were in the mood for fish. We had dinner Saturday night and it was FANTASTIC! We had the Ahi Tuna and Seabass and wow! Everything was so good! We cant wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

There was a party of 25 that took away from our service. Drinks and food took forever. I ordered the filet medium but it came out medium well and dry.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I went with a group of friends during Restaurant Week in Chicago. The special “Restaurant Week” menu was so limited that it bordered on bait and switch. That menu was so limited that most of this order off the regular, full price menu.

That being said, the food we ordered was good; prepared well, great flavor.

The wait staff was friendly and professional, but appeared to be understaffed. We waited for dinner and drinks longer than normal for this level of restaurant.

Based on all this, I would conclude that it has good staff but poor management. based on all this, I would conclude that it has good staff but poor management

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Ate here with friends on a Friday after work for Restaurant Week. The $33 prix fixe has nice choices, and they did not skimp on either food quality or their excellent service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was not as good as it has been in the past. We felt we were not served as well for being a part of the restaurant week menu. Isn’t the point of restaurant week to showcase your best foods?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Clam chowder soup is what always brings us back to this restaurant. I think it is the best in Chicago. The staff is very attentive. Food is reliably good. We regularly go to the Goodman Theatre. This is a great option before the show. Only about 2 blocks away.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was a very excellent experience. The waiter and waitress were very nice & pleasant. They made my friend feel very special by providing beautiful cake with candle.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My name is Carol Ray. Upon arrival, I sat in a booth with my sister Cheryl. We were meeting for lunch, nothing special. Our server, David, was attentive and personable. After Suggesting great options from the menu, we were left to enjoy the atmosphere. Our orders placed, David returned with a basket of bread. It was fresh and warm, served with soft butter. My sister had the lobster bisque, while I went for the Ahi tuna poke. The bisque was perfectly seasoned, with a healthy portion of lobster in the bottom of the bowl. The Hawaiian Ahi was succulent, it melted in my mouth like butter. While it is rather expensive, ($50.00 for our lunch), I feel it was well worth it. It was a dining treat, that I won't soon forget.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 24, 2018

You can't go wrong with McCormick & Schmick's. While they are known for fresh and high quality seafood, their selection of steaks will not disappoint. I had the Chef's Sea Bass entree which knocked it out off the par from the first to the last bite. One of my colleagues ordered the New York Strip Steak and was gnawing every morsel off the bone to get the last bit of satisfaction. Another colleague is not a seafood lover but ordered the Fish n' Chips and raved about how light and delicious they tasted. My other colleague ordered the scallops and was quiet throughout the meal. The cleanliness of his plate told the whole story. We all ordered dessert and were completely satisfied with the entire meal.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Horrible service, 20 minutes for a bottle of wine?. Food served just warm. All in all not with the $$$.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Crab was overdone and kinda hard. Didn’t really think it was worth the price

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Nikko from the bar was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was perfect! Our waiter (David) was witty and knowledgeable. Our food was amazing and the birthday boy was impressed by his own personalized menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great seafood place! Drinks were wonderful as well. Our server Jeff was very helpful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable about menu. All dinners were excellent. Ill definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had awesome food and great service! The handcrafted beverages were delicious!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful meal! Great service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Tuna nicoise salad is superb! Small plate w/swordfish and grits also terrific per my guest

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We really enjoyed the whole meal from the lobster bisque to the crem brûlée. Our waiter, Joseph was attentive and service was quick considering that we had play tickets.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ordered the ahi tuna, which had an overwhelmingly unpleasant sesame flavor. Mashed potatoes were doused in horseradish sauce, rendering them inedible (and I like horseradish sauce). Bok choi was not very fresh. Bread was good -- that's the best thing I can say about my meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Golf ball size petite filet, neither of us had our steaks cooked correctly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have attended this restaurant on several occasions. This restaurant has always been an excellent place for celebrations.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was amazingly tasty and fresh; the service friendly and professional - and prompt; and the menu diverse enough to satisfy the entire group (including a 10 year old!) Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Quick Bite
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