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

4.4
3602 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Featuring seasonal seafood, tender steaks and signature oysters, our commitment to freshness is reflected in our daily changing menu. From our seasonal Wild Isles Salmon caught from the coast of Scotland's Shetland Islands, to our Hawaiian Seafood overnighted from the Honolulu Fish Auction, and Wild Pacific Northwest Salmon pulled from pristine river waters, our menu incorporates regional tastes, farm fresh products, and local and sustainably sourced ingredients wherever possible. With our exclusive line of signature oysters sourced from our own private oyster beds, as well as a fine selection of steaks, soups, salads and pasta dishes, McCormick & Schmick's appeals to the tastes of all diners. Our focus on the true spirit of hospitality only adds to our appeal, making us a popular destination on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, where we honor the military with free meals, as well as an ideal setting for private special occasions, date night and business functions.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a laidback romantic dinner the food was absolutely amazing .
And the staff was very friendly.
A MUST visit in the future when ever we hit Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffery was a fantastic waiter, very attentive and efficient. The ambiance was upscale but cozy and the food was delicious! Everything we ordered was delicious with good portion sizes and great pairings. Highly recommend!

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AelitaR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Awful… visited this location while in Chicago to celebrate a birthday. Made reservations and arrived 10 minutes early to wait 30 minutes. Once seated our waiter was TERRIBLE! It felt like he either didn’t want to be there or didn’t want to serve us. Each question we asked he was short and cut us off before we could get the complete question out. Oyster Rockefeller was awful, it was spinach with a thick sauce over it that tasted like gravy. Told the waiter and he just said ok and took them away. Didn’t ask if we wanted something else. Entrees we’re just ok… the scallops were over cooked and sister had the mixed grill which she didn’t even eat half. The meals were lukewarm at best and not very flavorful. Nothing special was done or any acknowledgment of the birthday so I’m not sure why the question was asked on the online reservation. Unfortunately, we were left completely underwhelmed and disappointed in this choice for our birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My best friend and I had a great time at dinner— the ambiance was dim and moody, the booths were relatively private which made conversation easy. We had a 9:30p reservation which is around the time that the kitchen closes, so our order was somewhat rushed but we understood. My steak was cooked to the perfect temperature. The food was good, pretty on par with the other steakhouses in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, fresh, succulent oysters, attentive service. Will definitely return the next time that we’re in Chicago.

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vipBrianK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had reservations on Friday at 7:30 and it was maybe at 50% capacity. This should have been our first hint. We ordered a bottle of wine, wedge salad, oysters and shared a filet. The wedge salad and oysters came before the wine. The filet had to be returned it was under cooked. And then to top off the evening after we got home, we realized the restaurant switched our credit card with another table. We got someone else’s credit card. The other person didn’t realize they had our credit card and used it at Timothy O’Toole’s. We had to cancel the card.

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan was a awesome waiter, he did a fantastic job.

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johnp
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great service, and safe from a Covid point of view

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for great food and amazing vibe. Great for date night.

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Sarah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of seafood and cocktails on the menu. There are many different choices for food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great dinner. Sat outside on patio and really enjoyed the ambiance. Food was excellent.

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ravensgirl24
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Starting from welcoming manager serving us at the bar, tasty and flavorful appetizer, entree and dessert and the courteous attentive server. Exceptional all around.

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AndreaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was just ok for us. The food was mediocre. The service was not terrible, but it was not good. The server was not inherently rude but was very nonchalant and rushed us at every course of the meal. He took the menus away before we could even look to see if we wanted dessert. It was my boyfriend's birthday, which I noted in the reservation and reminded the young woman who checked us in. I even mentioned it to the server when he came over. We were not offered the menus back for dessert and we were so off-put by the service we received, we did not want to ask. I finally decided to ask for the complimentary dessert & had to repeat the request three times before we finally received it. The dress code is not enforced as we appeared to be overdressed in comparison to the flip-flop sandals and shorts we saw other patrons wearing. The experience was not what I expected based on previous visits to other locations, and I would not go back with the intention of having a nice romantic dinner. I was not pleased with this experience. This location is likely more suitable for a casual lunch date.

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MaryO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cozy and romantic. Great for an anniversary. The crab cake was delicious.

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Papapromo
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We decided last minute to grab dinner. We were a party of 6, but could only get a table for 3. We showed up and asked if they could accommodate and they kindly found a table for our entire party. Manager mentioned that the service might be slow because they were shorthanded but service was perfect. Food was on point. Its a great location downtown with a nice dark wood interior steakhouse feel.

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SeanS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience. First time going to this location and staff was extremely nice and welcoming.

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SandyA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so accommodating and helped me with a shoe issue and were so genially!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best “Damn” rib-eye steak I’ve had in a while. Well seasoned. Presentation amazing. I wanted to “kiss” the chef!!!😘

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nikita (not sure how to spell his name) was the ABSOLUTE BEST! Our table of 4 was celebrating 2 occasions. My 50th bday and there 35th wedding anniversary. The food was great. Drinks were delicious 😋. Ambience was cool. Had a fabulous time.

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vipStephK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our engagement celebration so special! They even printed our engagement and a congratulations with our names on the menu! The food, service and ambiance was perfect. Recommend for any special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The server was rude with his dry sense of humor and all. He seemed inexperienced at serving and came off as sarcastic when we asked questions regarding our dining experience. The food was terrible for such an establishment. I have dined there for years prior to celebrate special occasions and enjoyed the food and service. However this time was the worst. The standard was not typical from past visits.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall dining environment very relaxing. Perfect table spacing. Our server very nice guy. He was attentive & anticipates what we needed before we knew we needed it.
Felt very comfortable….highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience that I’ve ever had in my life in the restaurant.

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Kesh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was horrible. Brandon our waiter could use some improvement..he didnt introduce himself to us, we didn't receive water right away. He was attentive to other guest than us, he didn't come back and check on us to make sure we were ok or need anything else. With that type of service we received made the food unenjoyable. Also the dress attire was no athlete wear and there was guest with baseball hats,gymshoes. Me and my husband was out celebrating his birthday and were dressed business casual for the ambiance. We could have thrown on sweats and ate at TGIF FRIDAYS. I was excited about eating here but maybe I should have spent my money at Grand Lux. Please improve.

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DwayneW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow. Food was salty, especially the mignon. Loved the atmosphere and ambiance.

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AdamSM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was great. Best silk pie ever. And the apple upside down crumble was to die for.

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BenoitTrow
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Understaffed, chaotic & very slow. No personal service or friendliness from staff. Completely underwhelmed by the entirety, definitely won’t return!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family lunch downtown

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SamIAm
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Wedding Anniversary. They had one of the booths ready when we got there. The server was very nice and very accommodating. Love the food. It melted in my mouth. It was the first time out eating at a restaurant during the pandemic. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for helping my wife feel comfortable coming back out to eat for the first time in about 2 years.

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AlejandroA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the over all ambiance was relaxing will dine again

JJ
JamesJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Despite very few diners in restaurant, barely saw server, manager actually cleared entree plates and took - and served - dessert order. Received up charge for substituting potato selection.

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Madeline
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very good. Celebrated a birthday. Dessert was delicious. Service was adequate, however have been there before and that service was excellent! Still, definitely recommend and we will be going back.

JS
JoeS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually the best meal of my life! Nick was our waiter and he was a joy!

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vipGoldcoast
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The poor air conditioning made it difficult to enjoy the meal. The waiter said simply that the building and air conditioning were old and there was nothing that could be done.

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IvanR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great, but for as much as they charge, they can really improve the overall ambiance of the place. Wine had a fly in it and i had to return it. I’d consider going back but they should work on making it worth the money instead of charging 150$ for two.

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MbT01
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This has been one of my favorite places in the city, however, after eating their Lobster sauce with mash potatoes I got very ill. For the moment, I have no interest in coming back.

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EstherG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Excellent service. Unfortunately the oysters were not that great and the fish was overdone. Drinks very good.

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ShelleyE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Janet was wonderful. Food was cooked perfectly. As always enjoyed the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was tasteful.. Our waiter was very nice and attentive to our needs.

AB
AprilB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!! We all loved our meals and service. Very pleasant atmosphere.
We will be back!

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 923-7226.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) is rated 4.4 stars by 3602 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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