McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati

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$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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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was great. I will definitely be recommending and revisiting.

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vipAJ001
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was not good drinks made wrong …shrimp seems out dated …steak came out under cooked sent it back …charged out credit card twice.

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PhilipB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food mediocre
Overcooked and not tasty
The saving grace was Terrell who was personable, funny and responsive

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LydiaC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary and they treated us like kings and queens!

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PaigeV
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

For the price, the food was very underwhelming. Bland.

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KEITHD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Anthony our server seemed overwhelmed , things were extremely slow from beginning to end. We had 5:30 reservations and felt rushed at the end to leave by 7:30 for the concert since everything dragged out all night long, we asked for our check when the dinners were delivered to help speed up things.
Not sure how much was the servers fault or the bar/kitchen staff for the slow service. I picked M&S for us based on reputation and prior dining there years ago.
I will give other restaurants a chance the next time I go downtown for dinner.
Never saw a manager all night walking around checking things on the floor .

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vippink45
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This location needs a refresh. My salad was good, but my husband’s lobster and asparagus looked old. We’ve been to 2 locations in 2 different states in the last 6 months and I don’t think we will return.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We chose this restaurant because it was in our hotel. We were so disappointed. Our server Dez was amazing and none of our experience had anything to do with him. Our dinner took a long time to come out and the manager came over to say that the food wasnt prepared to their standards so they were remaking it. We appreciated that but then when it finally came out my steak was rare when it was supposed to be medium. It had to be sent back and by the time it came back my husband was almost done eating. My steak came with asparagus which was not fresh at all and gray in color. I ordered a side of the roasted potatoes for $8.50 and got maybe 6-7 small potato cubes in my plate. My husband ordered the shrimp scampi which was also terrible. Very bland and the shrimp didn’t taste fresh. For the amount of money this restaurant costs you would be better off choosing the Morton’s steakhouse across the street or Ruth’s Chris down the street. Don’t waste your money.

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RodW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but not great. Service was good but bar service was a bit slow. It was Saturday evening and they were busy so that's to be expected. Desert took about 20 minutes to come out which was pushing us to the brink of our time table since we were going to a concert. Our server was great and apologetic about the waits for drinks and desert. These delays were expected as we understand the shortage of restaurant workers. Ambiance is very good but a little noisy. That could be our perception because we haven't eaten inside a restaurant for 1.5 years. We usually dine outside although that was not an option here. All in all though, it was enjoyable.

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vipDianaB
Cincinnati
154 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing spectacular
Food was good and fresh
Need more fresh fish options/blackened too
It’s nice

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vipSmitty
E. Tennessee
48 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was good but slow but good. Ordered the Ahi appetizer which was just 6, 1” squares of thin sliced tuna. Way overpriced.

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Ozzy
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went very well, from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out. The food was outstanding,cooked just as ordered. Service was great. We were well attended but our server did not hover. We were not surprised at the price, well worth the cost. We look forward to coming back soon. Maybe we will try lunch next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The service was very slow. We had an early reservation as we had tickets to a concert. We were seated promptly at 5pm, but did not even order our dinners until close to 6pm. Half of our table were served there drinks, half did not get our drinks until closer to 5:45. Other tables surrounding us seemed to get their drinks and food timely. Very disappointing.

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had my birthday dinner down there 8/29/21 it was really amazing, the waitress was super nice the atmosphere was perfect…

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Hanzel
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is outstanding. We did heavy apps and oysters on the half shell. Very fresh and tasty. The service was excellent. Our server was polite and attentive. The food is pricey, but you get what you pay for. We will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent staff had a great time. If you’re in Cincinnati you need to stop bye.

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SherriA
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hostess & server were excellent. Food was very good but a little pricey.

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JeanT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was mediocre for the price. It was not bad but it wasnt worth going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I did not have any problems and they made all corrections in a great amount of time.

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vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our waiter Juwan was delightful but the food was fair. It took 30 mins for our appetizers to arrive. Juwan said there was a shift change going on in the kitchen. He apologized for the delay. The shrimp was not cleaned properly, veins were still there. Juwan gave us another but they were only half cleaned. The Herb Grilled Chicken was over cooked. The Tuna and fish tacos were fine.
I know restaurant’s are struggling now but one of this caliber needs to make sure the quality is there. Thankfully our waiter could not have been more helpful and friendly.

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MikeD
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the meal😀

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LarryB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The table top was sticky like it hand not Ben thoroughly cleaned in a long time. Made Me wonder if the kitchen is dirty too

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chrisk
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and food was delicious.

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vipPawriter
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was good except the wine was served warm—-a good bottle of cab should be slightly cool. We had to put ice in it. The food was good but menu was somewhat limited from what it once was.

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Leslie
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had lunch on Sunday. Service was very good and I had a Dolce Sangria and it was fabulous. Our meals were ok, a little on bland side and the temperature was on the lukewarm side. I would of expected a upscale place like this to be a little more clean. Bathroom had no soap and the stall doors were dirty. Front door glass was dirty and the front voyeur needed to be vacuumed.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First, we never were brought any bread. Glancing around that seamed to be common for our waiter. The section next to us had bread. Ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp as an appetizer. The shrimp were very overcooked. When we received our main course, made an unsolicited commitment about how the dishes were not sitting around. One bite into each told us the both were. They were both cold. The group at the table next to us received their main course when they were only halfway through their salad. Overall, just poor execution. It wasn’t even busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had to wait for a long time for our food to come out of the kitchen. My husbands steak was not cooked properly. It was his birthday. This used to be our favorite restaurant but we aren’t sure we will go back for awhile

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Was not what we expected! service was really slow and unengaged. Our food was bland and very basic for the cost. Wish It turned out how we were expecting since It seemed like a great find. Disappointed in the overall experience.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was not in line with the prices. Basic bland grilled chicken/ fish and undercooked green beans. Due to this we will not return. Service was great and drinks were good

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. One of our 4 orders was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They put more effort into making a good looking menu than making the dishes actually taste good.

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vipKYSue
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was sub par and we were surprised. Salmon was dry from being over cooked and potatoes overcooked and runny.
We had hoped for a complimentary dessert but restaurant didn’t do that.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our server was awful. I’m a Landry Select member, and this location has been very consistent. Our food was over cooked. Our server was slow, inattentive, and non responsive. I asked for a glass of ice twice and he never brought it.

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BillF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had excellent food and the service was great. It is a little pricey but OK

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vipBBFoodie
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This location was extremely disappointing. Food was lukewarm and the restaurant wasn't that busy and we waited a very long time for our food. We ordered dessert and it was approx 20-30 minutes and the Chef came to our table and told us that they no longer had the dessert we ordered. He tried very hard to get us to order a different one and we declined. This is not the quality or service I have been accustomed to with this chain of restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation

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Mickey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty. They have an apple pie that is soooo good. Definitely happy with my visit.

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vipfinediner
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding.

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vipLanceH
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Waitress tried her best, they ran out oysters, asparagus, soup, tuna over cooked. Just a bad experience I never leave bad reviews, but cant not on this experience. Hopefully they will see this and make the proper corrections

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vipVisiting
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We left after 30 minutes of not receiving service. The restaurant seemed very understaffed and the staff that was there was in no particular hurry to serve us.

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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 4 stars by 4219 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati 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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