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

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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (50)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Business Meals (40)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Romantic (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Cozy (27)
Casual (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Fun (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Healthy (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
People Watching (11)
Scenic View (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (8)
Waterfront (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful meal! Great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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 14, 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 13, 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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·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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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome as usual , love the valet parking, manager came to table to check on everything, showed concern for making sure everything was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I have eaten here a number of times and have yet to be disappointed. Consistently excellent food, service and ambiance and this dining experience was no exception.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Meal was great! Service was great! Nice selection of food. Prices were great

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food. Nice waitstaff. Right on the river on Wacker Drive v

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was great, food was delicious

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Cold as hell outside so there was not a lot of patrons. Got seated and had the seared octopus for an appetizer. Fantastic sear and great taste. Best clam chowder I’ve had in the Midwest. All the food was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food and service! Will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was a crowded Christmas Evening in very cold weather. The place was full. Service was great. Food was superb. The staff worked very diligently to get folks seated according to the time of reservations. It could not have been much better. We had a wonderful time and a wonderful Christmas dinner.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Out wait person, Diego, was awesome. Food was good but not awesome. A little salty. Overall, we had a nice time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very busy for Christmas dinner, and we were seated and served promptly and couteously. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. Very impressive overall, especially considering the holiday crush!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

I was surprise that the restaurant had only 2 valets for parking cars.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas dinner and the only disappointment was the slow service. It took more than 10 minutes for the server to approach our table. We thought that due to the holiday they had staffing problems. Server was genuine but seemed extremely busy. Difficulty in getting a second round of drinks due to this. Food was delicious and worth the wait.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very nice christmas dinner with the family. Not inexpensive, but very good

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was one of only a few restaurants open on Christmas and we are so glad we picked it. Service was great - food delicious and we never felt rushed. They are known for their seafood but we had steak and it was amazing! Highly recommend for all occasions!!! We might be making this our annual Christmas tradition - so long as they stay open! Thank you~

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food is low quality and the portions are tiny. We went for lunch as a group of 3 and ordered the lobster bisque, buttermilk fried shrimp, calamari, and ribeye. The lobster bisque had no lobster, the fried shrimp platter came with 6 miniature shrimp, the calamari was soggy, and the ribeye was overdone. Needless to say, we won’t be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful experience! Will return! Happy they were open at lunch during the holidays!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were there for Christmas eve dinner, and we pleasantly surprised that the restaurant was still vibrant at 8:45 p.m. and we were warmly welcomed. Luckily, we found a parking spot almost right in front, too, so I think it was our lucky night. Service was excellent, as was the food, although it could have been served at a hotter temperature. Missing was any sort of a little complimentary starter - a roll, or some bread - even though there were small plates that looked to be there for that purpose. Totally out of place, we thought, was the music which did not suit such a lovely restaurant with low lights and very nice decor. It was a mix of styles, though heavily weighted to rock/rap/vocals versus softer, romantic rock and/or instrumentals. Not conducive to a relaxing meal; heavy drinking maybe, but not a Christmas eve dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This year we went here on Christmas Eve, we usually go on Christmas Day. Our waiter was spot on - not too pushy but helpful when needed. Food was prepared well and we enjoyed our meal. Maybe a tad too dark, hard to see what we were eating, however we still enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I had the crab stuffed shrimp which was omay but not very hot. My partner had the flounder. It was disappointing because it was very greasy and not very hot. The desserts were very good. Service was not horrible, but not great. I believe the server had too many tables to handle and thus could not be properly attentive to all patrons.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. Our server, Alex, was very friendly and attentive. Great place to have dinner while enjoying Chicago at Christmas time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Overall, the food was very good but service was fair to good. We requested a booth. At first, we were told they didn't have any, even though we could clearly see that they did. Then we were offered a booth right by the host stand/front door. On a cold winter night - I don't think so. We were then taken to a table right next a couple with a fussy baby (in a restaurant that was half full at best). We asked about the open tables/booths along the wall, divided by curtains, and were finally seated there, but still by the fussy baby. At this point, we just wanted to eat. Shaved vegetable salad was outstanding, as was the soup. My friend had a shrimp dish, which was enjoyed, and the whitefish was excellent as well. Service was so-so. Note: recommend going for lunch instead of dinner - prices are much lower for the same dishes. How do I know this? The hostess gave one of us a dinner menu and the other a lunch menu!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I expected fine dining and received Black Angus quality food and 7-Eleven service.

Chicago has many excellent fine dining choices with great food and professional, qualified staff; Why waste your time and money on subpar food and staff?

- our party's Open Table 8pm reservation was ignored until 8:40 with no apology
- server did not appear until much later
- breadbaskets never made it to our table
- staff offered to transfer bar tab after our table finally became available, then idiot, functionally illiterate host guy insisted we pay before being seated (is there a manager running this place?)
- great location in downtown chicago

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our dinner was superb. The wine selection was excellant and our waiter was very informative and was attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and service was all 5 star

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awful! Will never go to another McCormick & Schmick’s ever again! From the raw burger my son (7 y/o) got to the then burnt burger when we got it back, to the lack luster menu, poor service, Luke warm lobster bisque, no bread....we won’t go back. I used to love M&S when they had a new menu every day....so disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our waiter was new to Chicago and such an attentive young man. Wish I could remember his name

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Have been to M&S in other places and usually quite pleased with it. However, this location overcooked the fish and their bread pudding tasted more like French toast. Maybe they were just off that night.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

overall good food. Not best value because other seafood restaurants are available in price range which are exceptional. Would try again but not before I check out other quality seafood restaurants.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Overrated and overpriced as far as I’m concerned

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 (London)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I have gone to this location for their happy hours multiple times, but never for a business lunch. It was embarrassing how bad it was. First, there was no one at the front to greet us. We had a reservation and waited for about 4 minutes before anyone noticed us at the front, even as servers walked past us. The host had no sense of urgency when he saw us. Finally, we get seated and our server (tall, long hair in a pony tail) acted as though he's not super interested in serving us. My one colleague order a salad, the other colleague ordered some sort of tuna tower, and I ordered fish tacos. We each had soup as a starter. The soup was delicious; we all agreed. However, it is a good thing we ordered a starter because it took them 40-ish minutes to bring out our lunch entrees. At about 30 minutes in, I ask the waiter if our food was coming out. He gave a passive chuckle and says, "yes" with a shrug, again, no sense or urgency. He's almost seems annoyed that I asked. Let's be clear that there are maybe 5 tables seated in the entire restaurant. It was not crowded. At this point, I'm annoyed because we only had about an hour before our next meeting. When the food FINALLY comes out, it looks terrible. Well, the tuna tower looked fine, but the salad looks like something you'd make at home for lunch. My fish tacos were sloppily thrown on the plate and looked like an afterthought. Honestly, there are better restaurants in a similar price point. I will never, ever come here for a business lunch. I found it hard to believe that this place was so empty at 12:15 on a Monday. Now I know why. IT IS NOT GOOD. I'd recommend going elsewhere. Stick to the happy hours. We still left a 20% tip for our waiter, even though our overall service was absolute trash.

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