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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati

3.6
3.6
4167 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The history of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants began when Bill McCormick purchased Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant located in Portland, Oregon, and brought the more than 100-year-old landmark back to life. When asked the secret of how he revitalized a restaurant on the brink of closing, McCormick says, "I like nothing better than being a good host." Part of the managerial talent McCormick tapped was Doug Schmick, a management trainee. The two formed a partnership in 1974, creating Traditional Concepts, a precursor to today's McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants. In 1979, they opened the original McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. The combination of an open imagination and a respect for tradition are what makes McCormick & Schmick's the classic and successful business that it is today.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 721-9339

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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: (888) 989-6141

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    There is a Metro bus stop located one block east of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    All Pre-Theater diners are encouraged to make reservations at a minimum of 2 hours prior to the performance time and to make a notation indicating what theater they will be attending. This will allow for a unhurried, complete dining experience.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    It was daughters bday. Only three of us, couldn’t of had worse service! Didn’t get any sort of drink including water for at least 1/2 hour. Appetizer came before that. Then waited so long after receiving food for waiter to come back. Never received after dinner coffee until we were ready to go. Awful service for expensive place!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Shrimp Cocktail app was delicious, Caesar salad and bread was good. My husband’s food was ok. I initially ordered scallops with linguini and it came out like it had been sitting under a heat lamp, super chewy scallops and hard pasta. Sent that back and ordered a glazed salmon that was so undercooked. I suspect they were rushing to try and get my plate back out but unfortunately it was not so great. The sides were good - spinach and potatoes so I ate those and we had to scoot to catch a show. Unfortunate but the food I was able to eat was goid.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    There was a mouse that came out of the kitchen and ran around the restaurant
  4. KC

    KimberlyC

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and such friendly staff from the minute we arrived. We arrived 20 minutes early and were able to be seated right away. Our waiter recommended several options- was very thorough and well mannered. Food was excellent.
  5. J

    Jeepchick67

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    the restaurant was pretty much empty and yet it took forever for them to bring us anything, there were only 4 people in our party. My salad came with a gnat, sent it back, took them 5 minutes of telling me that they were going to remake it and then the chef comes out and says I'm going to remake it. Really? I don't need 5 people telling me that they are going to remake something. Horrible, this place has gone severely down hill. More than likely will never return.
  6. MC

    MichaelC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Poor presentation of green beans. Served hard as a rock. Cold.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Front desk staff unfriendly. Excessive wait to receive food. High noise level. Only “fair” environment/ ambiance for a high class restaurant. Almost unfriendly🙁. In a city with a lot of options I would probably recommend someplace else.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great as always. Service was a little slow, likely due to staffing. Server was great, just seemed to be stretched thin.
  9. IG

    IntownGinny

    Atlanta

    70 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This place needs help. Service was terrible. Bill was not correct. I was staying in the hotel above the restaurant. I stopped by for a glass of wine, and I met another customer that had the same experience. For the price point, service should be outstanding. Do not take a client here.
  10. 1

    1bigfoodie

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Michael was an outstanding waiter. A lovely place to sit and converse. Food is above par, but keep in mind this is a chain.
  11. B

    Broadway

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    This visit demonstrated a total failure of management and training. The soup was served cold like it was just thrown together. The stuffed flounder fish (supposedly their specialty item) was completely overcooked and hardened to the point it was not eatable. The stuffing had no flavor, like seasoning had been forgotten. The server was polite, but it was clear she was very new had not been properly trained. It appeared she was tossed into a sink or swim situation with no training. Some of the folks in our party got their appetizer or salad and others did not for a long gap in time. Perhaps a kitchen failure. The basic courtesies of how to serve were missing. No idea how to open and serve a bottle of wine. Our impression is total management failure hindered by new untrained personnel. This review should be taken seriously, as we never write these except in extreme cases where warranted.!
  12. D

    Dave

    Cincinnati

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this fine dining restaurant. Nice atmosphere and the service was very good. We ordered salmon which came with mashed potatoes and spinach. The food was tasty and cooked to perfection. For dessert we had the warm apple pie with various toppings and ice cream on the side. The dessert put the icing on the cake so to speak and was scrumptious. Highly recommend McCormicks & Schmicks for your consideration.
  13. SD

    SDub

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The food was good but the wait for the food was excessive. Would not recommend at this location.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was too slow to come out. Hostess acted like we were an inconvenience to be showing up. Food was ok but not up to the cost for it.
  15. JM

    JanetM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Overdone steak and cold sides with a long wait for food to be served. Not busy, just apparently incompetent and unperturbed. Would not recommend.
  16. JS

    JudyS

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Service could have been better as the restaurant was fairly empty.
  17. SN

    StephanieN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The atmosphere was lovely, and I love that it is right on Fountain Square. The food was "okay" but not as tasty as we hoped. The mashed potatoes were bland and cold, and the green beans needed just 1 more minute of cooking. The main entree was perfect, we had salmon. Unfortunately I don't think I will go back.
  18. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Horrible service, decent food. Would not recommend and would not dine here again.
  19. RS

    RStick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    This was my daughters and my first time eating at this restaurant. The good was horrible for the price we paid. We will not be going back. We ordered mussels, the sirloin steak, swordfish, salmon, and a wedge salad with chicken. Sadly the best thing any of us ate was the salad. All of the fish items were dry and over cooked. The mussels tasted off, we did not finish eating them.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Stake was ok nothing to great. I had new york strip. Stuff salmon was un seasoned and bland. The green beans with that was awful they tasted like they were cooked in pond water and un seasoned. Oysters were good. The service was very very slow. Overall a disappointing dinner for two that was around $140.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. It took awhile to get our appetizers but it was worth the wait once our order arrived. The shrimp kisses were amazing!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very overpriced for the food quality.
  23. J

    Jeff

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Got there at 650pm and the food got there at 830 pm. Wait person forgot to put our order in. Overall terrible experience. Never ever going back even if it was free.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Restaurant was very cold inside. Server was nice but had to ask where appetizers were. Soup was luke warm and fried shrimp entree had several pieces that were over cooked. Scallop pasta dish was extremely greasy. Not what I’d expect for spending over $100 for two people.
  25. L

    Lisad63

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent! Service was very poor. Jason was our server and was absent most of our dining experience. We had to leave our table to get our bill. Were never asked if we needed another drink, or if we wanted dessert. The bread was delivered to our table after our meal was served.
  26. NH

    NancyH

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. My husband thought the lobster mashed potatoes was out of this world
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Really terrible. Service was extremely slow. Server was weird and her uniform was filthy. Manager didn’t care when we complained. I’ll never go there again.
  28. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Once seated had to wait 30 minutes for someone to come to our table. Once they did they acting irritated we were there. After 50 minutes had a drink and bread. Finally ordered and food came out cold. Horrible experience and would not recommend to waste your time here.
  29. T

    Tiffani

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The host lied and told me there was an extremely long wait time. I found out it wasn’t true and got a seat. The waitress was good. But the food had no flavor and the lobster mashed potatoes didn’t have any lobster, just a sauce.
  30. A

    Anonymous

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I was so excited and looking forward to dining because I don't live near a McCormick & Schmick's anymore. It was my favorite restaurant back in Philadelphia. I was EXTREMELY disappointed. My food arrived at the table and it was not what I ordered. I ordered the Twin 4 oz. Lobster Tails only to receive a single 8 oz. Lobster Tail with Shrimp and both were covered in Scampi sauce. That is NOT how I like my lobster. When I brought the error to the server's attention, the best I was offered was a single 4 oz. lobster tail prepared without Scampi sauce. Needless to say, the bill arrived with the Lobster Scampi which was more expensive than the Twin Lobster Tails. Rather than complain to management about not only the slow and poor service, I deducted the difference from my customary 20% tip. Please do better! A "fine" dining experience is not supposed to be like this.
  31. KS

    KimberlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tanner was a great server! Very friendly and attentive, and made some great recommendations.
  32. KB

    KennethB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Going before arnoff show
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food and service not great for our work meeting
  34. AF

    ArtF

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good spot for seafood in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    On arrival the hostess was annoyed.. we were seated & our waitress was very sweet! We ordered an appetizer came out in a timely manner. We ordered salads for entree & manager came out after 30 minutes & said the kitchen had to remake them due to not looking up to par.. we got our salads about 45 minutes after ordering.. the waitress offered us a free dessert we accepted but then took 30 minutes to get it.. never going back
  36. BG

    BlairG

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The waiter service was good but the kitchen staff was very slow and the manager had to come out and apologize that it took so long for our food to be served. Food was decent at this location but it has been better at other locations
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from welcome through service all the way. Gave us the VIP treatment for my husband’s birthday.
  38. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the bar area during Happy Hour. Our reservations were at 5:15. The atmosphere was great in a booth by fountain square and the food and drinks were excellent! We would definitely go back!
  39. D

    Disappointed

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Our dining experience was beyond disappointing. We had been here several years ago (pre-covid). We were eager to have our anniversary dinner here, but it became memorable for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, the service was slow. The food was completely inedible. My roasted potatoes were flavorless and the steak was off putting. My husband struggled to politely swallow a bite of shrimp. Our waiter was friendly and apologetic. We’re deeply saddened to see the significant decline in what was once the pinnacle of dining experiences.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter gave us excellent service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 721-9339.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati is rated 3.6 stars by 4167 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati

21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    There is a Metro bus stop located one block east of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    All Pre-Theater diners are encouraged to make reservations at a minimum of 2 hours prior to the performance time and to make a notation indicating what theater they will be attending. This will allow for a unhurried, complete dining experience.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 721-9339

  • 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: (888) 989-6141

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