McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati

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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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4.3
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4.3
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F
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was not good. My fish was dry and cold .. Service was TERRIBLE!

S
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Seated right away. Server was friendly and appropriately attentive. Appetizers were great, as were soups/salads. Dinner was mixed, mostly due to temperature of food. Some dishes were scalding hot, others were just warm. One dish was actually cold and we had to send back to the kitchen. One meal was terrible, but my son ate it before saving me the last bite to show me how awful it was. I would have sent it back if he hadn’t eaten it. The rest of the meals ranged from ok to great.

We were here for a birthday, and it is the birthday girls favorite restaurant. Luckily her entree was one of the great ones. But we plan to return next time just for starters and soups/salads.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

First and last time at this restaurant. Service was horrible.

CC
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The quality of the food has gone down quite a bit from the last time I dined at this location. Have no plans to come back anytime soon. The waitress did a great job.

JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were nine of us. Mike was our waiter and was fabulous. Three of my guys told me it was the best steak they had ever had!

B
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinners were very good. Scallops and stuffed shrimp. Service was attentive and good. Nice and quiet. We had a window seat so we could watch street activity.

KB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was absolutely EXCELLENT.

J
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the location is very convenient to Fountain Square. Very friendly and helpful staff!

E
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a busy Friday evening downtown. We had reservations, seated immediately, the order was taken and we began our evening. The service was good, busy Friday evening, the food was excellent and the associates were friendly and helpful.

c
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and serve. Just real noisy

LT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were greeted cordially, seated in a roomy banquette and served food prepared to perfection! Who could ask for more?

t
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere. Perfect for out of town guests.

C
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent turkey dinner for Thanksgiving!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was just ok

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ordered the medallions and they were tough :(

D
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Incredibly disappointing --- I used to love this restaurant, but I can't recall a worse restaurant meal in several years.

I don't know if they were just having a bad night in the kitchen, or if they have gone WAY downhill in the past year, but the food preparation last night was horrible.  There were only two of us -- one ordered soup and the other a salad, and we specifically asked to have them served at the same time.  They were not -- the salad didn't come until my friend had finished his soup -- server apologized about it.  Our entrees and side vegetables took probably 30 min. after that -- the server stopped by twice to apologize for the wait.  We both had entrees incorporating shrimp, and they were dry -- overcooked -- and lukewarm.  Mine included some sort of mashed potatoes, which were probably 2/3 of the entree, and were COLD.  I couldn't eat that much anyway, so, I took them home --- even though really nothing was satisfactory, we had already been there over an hour, and sending them back would have meant starting entirely over with the entrees.  $8 grilled asparagus was 8 spears -- rather expensive.  The high point was sauteed mushrooms -- those also didn't come out with the rest of our food, but, at least they were hot and seemed to be prepared right before serving.

I'm very disappointed -- I've had better food preparation at places such as O'Charley's.  I won't be going back. After the fact I wish we had complained to management -- for almost $100 we got two barely edible meals with things served at the wrong times.

LC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good tasting food, great people, slow service, needs an interior refresh.. good location.. fine, not fancy..

KG
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service wasn't the best, but the food was excellent! We don't believe it was the server's fault, but poor restaurant management. We were seated promptly upon arrival with a reservation for which we were running late, but literally sat at our table for 10-15 minutes with no one acknowledging our presence. We finally said something to a server passing by and a few minutes later, someone explained that they had "double seated" our server. In my experience, you have all hands on deck in that situation and make sure that someone stops by with at least water and bread while you wait for your server. Once our server arrived, everything was great! Excellent food - we'll be back despite the hiccup at the beginning of our visit, but still can't give 5 stars.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 2 year anniversary and everything was quite perfect! The atmosphere, food & service was excellent. We will be back

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my 22nd birthday perfect ❤️

MM
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCormick and Schmick's is a local favorite. Great after the theater. Great food, great service.

TH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They made the evening memorable, as they made special menus for our table as we were celebrating two birthdays.

VS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food1service3ambience3

I decided to go to McCormick & Schmick's for my birthday meal. A few years ago I had Alaskan King Crab and enjoyed it very much. I was surprised to see a 'fish' place of this status not having it on the menu.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was beyond disappointing, I was shock at the quality. I had the stuffed shrimp and there was absolutely no flavor. This was one of the first times I have ever had mashed potatoes from a restaurant without any seasoning. For the amount of money I was willing to spend I expected an exceptional meal. It was my first night and Cincinnati and this dinner was a horrible start to my trip. Not worth it.

JC
Coahuila
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, and a good value. Service was truely excellent.

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was delicious.

OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant advertised closing at 11 PM. We got there at 10:20 and the doors were locked.

c
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service,the food was outstanding. The restaurant was very clean. staff very friendly.

TJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful wood-paneled fancy restaurant located across street from Fountain Square in Cincinnati. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend for fine dining.

PS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Although the meal was excellent and the decor very good, the serving was very small and pricey.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Free entre for veterans!

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t
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

server took forever and could not answer our questions. fish was like warm. was not impressed

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our meal started very poorly, but LeJason saves our dinner. We came with our 12 yo daughter before taking her to a musical. A couple minutes after we were seated at a wonderful private table, we asked the hostess that sat us for a kids menu- she reaponded with "well she looks 16." She is not and wanted somethingnshe has had before off the kids menu (we are Landrys Reward members). We then sat for 15 minutes. No water, no greeting. We finally flagged LeJason down and he immediately took our order. He was great and took great care of us. He made the meal pleasant for us in the end.

As we were preparing to pay, we overhears the table next to us flag him down because they had been sitting for 10 mimutes without a greeting. To note, neither of us were his tables originally.

We are debating whether it woupd be worth it to return to this location, especially before a show where we have a specific time we need to be finishwd by.

TB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’m retired military, so brought my daughter with me. She was given the same menu as myself and no prices were on the menu. Imagine my shock at the cost of her meal. Wasn’t happy with no explanation given.

K
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Veterans Day. Nice choices, some of food not to hot temperature wise. Nice ambiance. Staff nice.

AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The Cedar Plank Salmon was cold and not cooked all the way. It didn't come with any rice or potatoes just a small amount of vegetables. My cheeseburger was a hot but the fries were cold and there wasn't any pickles. Wasn't very good due to food temperature.

MO
Cincinnati
102 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special treat on Veterans Day!!!! Thank you for the entrees! As Vietnam Vets, we cant begin to express how much this means to us! Wonderful salmon, and fish & chips.... great wine selection (the bottle of Storypointe was jammy with spice & a perfect finish), and we finished with the Chocolate Bag - oh my!!! Totally over the top service, and perfectly timed.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

To be honest my wife and I were a little surprised and a little disappointed with our lunch at M&S.

They host a very nice Veterans Day menu on the Sunday before the observed holiday and we've partaken more than once.

On this occasion the service was somewhat lacking. The lag between each step in the experience was long - being seated and being visited by our waitress, placing a drink order and actually getting the drinks, being able to place our order, etc.

Our food seemed like it might have been good... but it was just barely warm by the time it got to us, and as a result things were not as nice as we had had there previously. As an example: My fettuccine was rubbery and the sauce had turned pasty.
The waitress offered to have it recooked, but we had waited a very long time to get it, and we chose to eat rather than sit and wait for who knows how long.

We make it a point when we are there for Veterans Day to spend a little of our own money and tip according to what we would have paid; the wait staff shouldn't take the hit for our free entree. My guess is this waitress had been cheated out of sufficient tips by veterans in the past and lumped us into that bucket.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Veterans Day meal

CW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This was so disappointing. Our steak medallions arrived cold. My Wife's dish was extremely boring as well. I have had much better food at Applebees.

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