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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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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Special Occasion (48)
Business Meals (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Romantic (31)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Cozy (26)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Good for Groups (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
People Watching (11)
Scenic View (10)
Waterfront (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

The lobster bisque was excellent, the oyster Rockefeller was cold and salty. Someone had put several pieces of that large rock salt in my oyster. The mule drink was outstanding. The calamari was not to my standards, either your calamari is great or it's bad there is not grey area in my book. Bread pudding would of been good if it was fresh, the bread seemed to be tuff and old.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was slow. The hostess had to find someone to serve our table.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food choices - all the sides are fantastic!

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 (London)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had great food here and an attentive waiter who talked us through the menu. Some of the wines are quite expensive but overall reasonable value for the quality of food on offer.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Although our waitress turned in one order incorrectly, she was quick to alleviate the problem and replace the dish with the item that was ordered. The meal was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall great. Sat us in high traffic area. Took the luster off the occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent food and wine with very good value for money.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

One entree served lukewarm ; manager compd that dish
( that need not happen w good service/ coordinated kitchen)

Waiter was personable but service substandard
- soup cup and entree dish hadn’t been cleared when he showed up w the birthday treat!!
- we felt so very rushed, especially when the check was presented when we barely finished dessert
- waiter never asked if we’d like coffee or beverage w the dessert
- so many good seafood places in that area, we need never return

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

As always very delicious food, professional service and a reasonable price value balance

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Spicy, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

You can taste the freshness of the fish. Always have a special that is unique. Great food at a good price.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful place to celebrate with family. Food was excellent as was wait staff

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was excellent however the bloody Mary signature drink was very weak not likely to order again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Really loved the crab stuff shrimp. Thinking of returning for Christmas 🤓 Service was excellent too!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My Steak was half cook I order well done half of Steak was red had to ask server two times to take back and cook some more. Instead of server just bringing back a well done Steak. For the price . Over all food was good. This was my birthday celebration.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Got seated right away, our server was great and very informative and the food was excellent!1

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed 3 different selections on the menu and were all very happy with our choices. Our server was very attentive. We will be back for Thanksgiving.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was very good atmosphere was good and we had an all-around good time. My one complaint is the amount of butter/oil used to cook the meal. I know it is easier to use too much butter but when you have a good steak or a good piece of fish the butter drowns out the taste.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, drinks , and service.
I would recommend to all my friends as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had to ask for a waiter 10 Mins after we were seated

Food was served lukewarm

Once table was cleared we had to ask for the check

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My first experience was wonderful. It was my birthday and Jo treated me like a Queen!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Steak was cold , late getting me my iced tea, only one refill and never offered more. Would not recommend. And we had a party of 10 people.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent meal and service! This restaurant will become one of our favorites. I ordered the Chef's choice Hawaiian mahi mahi, which was delicious, especially the wild mushroom risotto. My husband had "Jake's Famous" Bouillabaisse, which was also excellent. However, he had was 1 unopened clam out of 2 and 1 unopened muscle out of 5, which he relayed to the server and she immediately gave us a free dessert. We wanted to alert the chef and their suppliers. The dessert - upside down apple walnut pie with cinnamon ice cream was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great lunch location, good food

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The service was outstanding, second only to the food quality.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Best Clam Chowder ever and my martini was well made and cold and tasty. Service great.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server was amazing. It was packed due to a veteran's day event and they were very busy. We made reservations in advance and were seated right away and our server, clearly very busy, still managed to make our evening special.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was great but the service was not. Took 45 minuets to get our first order of drinks. Took 2 hours to complete the meal. We had 12 people in our party.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Annual veterans outing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a pleasure here. Maybe because it was Veterans Day the service was a little underwhelming, however the food was good as usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I really enjoyed my overall experience with McCormick and Schmick’s. I had a reservation for six people that grew into eight. Unfortunately it was a busy night and there weren’t able to accommodate the increase of my guest. Instead we were reseated in the chilly bar area in the front and sat on bar stools for dinner. After sitting for a hour we had to request bread and butter which I believe should have been available to us after we were seated. However, we did get our orders in and received them promptly after. The portion size for each meal was perfect and we all were very pleased. Thanks for saluting us Veterans with a nice fulfilling meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I called to advise i would be 10 minutes late and young lady was nice saying no problem. When i arrived it was the attitude not exacty him saying since i was late that he would have to sit others first before me since i was late. I would have accepted it better with a more pleasant attitude. Also, not sure since it was free veteran's day meals that but the food was luke warm. Now my wife loved the apple pie, their crust she says was delicious! For my first time being there and hearing so much about the restaurant...it was just ok.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Free Veteran's Day Entrée for my Hubby. Great Sunday afternoon. Perhaps valet parking options should have been made available online, when I signed up on Facebook. I paid $33 to park from 2:57pm-4:11pm. Charged a 2 hour rate. :( FOOD WAS DELISH!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

good service , great ambience, good food but season the burger a little more. it had no taste.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waiter asked me where was my husband, which I didn't care for. Did not want to be bothered like this while getting a nice meal.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was just okay. Waiter was just ok as well, took 15 minutes to come to the table and acknowledge us. Did not bring out bread right away, not worth the money for the dining experience. I have to agree with the other people reviews about the food, steak was ok, my wife loved the king crab legs, the calamari was delicious. I must say my overall experience with the restaurant was around where I would rate Chili’s but paid way to much for the food. I will not return and could use better seats and invest in a actual booth for customers who want a booth to dine in.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere, and moderately priced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter, Seven, was amazing! The food was mediocre for the price; however the Lobster Bisque was phenomenal. The steak & mahi mahi was a tad on the dry side. Definitely try the Prosecco Sangria for a drink!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, attentive staff. We celebrated my sisters birthday. The manager, server & host all wished her happy birthday. The stuffed shrimp was flavorful, the lobster bisque was heavenly & the flounder was seasoned perfectly.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was excellent. Trey was very attentive but not intrusive. I ordered the McCormick Grill and all was well prepared and not overcooked. My table mates also enjoyed their meal. Highly recommend.

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