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. Since that time, the company has expanded to more than 80 restaurants across the country. 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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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4284 people are saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KyleV
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

When we arrived our server Jason has a bit of an attitude. It took almost 20 minutes to get our cocktails, then they didn’t have one of the ingredients to make it. Then things got a bit better, salads came out quick, main course came out just before we finished the salad, but ok. Dessert was fine, coffee was a bit cool in temperature. So have to give the overall experience a rating of a 6-7 not like the other times we have dined at this restaurant.

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Annie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner and excellent service. I’d recommend it any time.

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TreettaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal, Great customer service, Nice pleasant waiter very knowledgeable and kind. I would dine here again, each time I have dined at McCormick's & Schmick's Seafood for special occasions they did not disappoint. I will definitely go again.

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Hanzel
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was slow. The restaurant was not busy.

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vipPatR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food was not good at all. It tasted old and previously frozen. The scallops were overcooked, hard and rubbery. I returned that and the shrimp wrapped in bacon was no better!

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Dano
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

very good food but a little pricey. Service was fine and our dinners were excellent. No bread before hand which would have been good for a start with our wine.

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Ambience. Great for Group of 8. Great Server. Delish!!

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mattc
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was great. We waited for 30 minutes past our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy dining here. Service was stretched thin but Jason exceeded our service expectations. Patron noise was way less than desired. Lobster bisque was amazing! We both ordered fillet and lobster tail. The fillet was cooked perfectly; but the lobster was tough and dry.

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HollieS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jason was so friendly and gave us excellent service. He catered to our dining needs. And was also polite, courteous, and professional! He made the experience too knotch. The food was absolutely incredible. I had the chefs choice tuna. So much flavor and the presentation was beautiful! Over all I couldn't ask for a better experience at this restaurant. Thank you so much for making my birthday an extra special day!

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vipLdmvolley
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was fantastic, but the lobster on the lobster special was mushy and had almost no flavor. Everything else on the plate was very good, but, since the lobster was supposed to be the star of the dish, the actual meal was very disappointing. I will say that I’ve been to this restaurant many times, and the food has always been great. I hope this was just a one-off,

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MollyS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restraunt and being right next to fountain Square. We were quickly seated per having a reservation. Door staff and server were very kind and attentive. I was expecting to be blown away by the food and in our opinion it was just mediocre & needed more seasoning. Perhaps would go back and try again ordering different menu options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and so was the food

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was super slow and took a while to get drinks. They were t busy at all and they seemed staffed. Asked for more bread and lemons and that took very long as well. Food was ok, nothing extraordinary.

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waterbear
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter for her Birthday, she was very please with the whole experience.

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DNAinOH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jason our server was incredible. Truly made our day special.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Herb grilled chicken was tasteless and very dry.
Service was very slow.

Our hostess and waitress were accommodating and very nice.

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JamesV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was very bad took and hour to even get bread took and hour plus to get our food

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vipJamesC
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

You were very understaffed! We could tell that the staff was really trying, but they couldn’t keep up.

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TedM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It took 25 minutes to get a refill on my daughter’s lemonade. The sides were cold but the steak was good. The person who gave us the plates did not know where everything went and we were not sure either.
Extremely upset with the dinner and service

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:30pm...did not finish until 10:30...3 hours! Our waiter, Juwan, was great, but there wasn't much he could do if the bar was slow and so was the kitchen. I ordered the chef selection ahi dinner. I didn't expect the fish to be too hot because it is seared and rare, but the mashed potatoes were cold. It came with a pepper sauce which was really good, but there wasn't enough of it. My husband said his fish and mashed potatoes were cold as well. We probably won't be eating there again.

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billc
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was just ok. This restaurant use to be a nice evening out but the quality of the food, at relatively high prices, has continued to decline. Service was slow but we understand the shortage of help puts pressure on the staff. Even so, it took 30 minutes to get a glass of wine after we were seated.

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JaylaH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience1

The Food Taster Aline Seawater, The Waitress Was Polite But I Had To Send My Food Back Because It Tasted Like They Rushed Through The Dinner Due To The Fact It Was Nearing Closing Time.

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Johnk
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Felt as though as soon as I walked in the place I was unwelcome. It took 20mins+ to get my 1 and only drink refill. The waiter walked past the table probably 3 times without asking if we were doing okay or if I would like another drink, so I finally I asked him for one and he seemed annoyed by that and then went to every other table around us asking if they wanted drinks, got their drinks and then he came back to give me mine. When our food came it was laughable, the steak was all fat and honestly was so slimy and fatty I couldn’t cut it because it was like rubber... definitely the first and last time I’ll go there.

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JulieR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The service was good but took a long time even though the restaurant was not even at 1/2 capacity. Food was tasty. The table looked worn and not up to par with the ambiance.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, always good food there. Nice location for business lunches.

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Dawgs69
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and friends went over to have dinner and we had great service. The menu was a little limited but when our orders came out they were cooked well. I would recommend this restaurant.

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JerryG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was non existent. I had to hunt someone down just to get my bill.

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Gibby
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Definitely a disappointing experience. If this place is known for seafood I’m glad none of us ordered steak. Definitely will not go back.

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JaneG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reliable place for quality seafood.

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vipralphs
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The place had just lost its freshness.

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TomR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The steak and the Seabass were awesome! They appear to be a little understaffed, which is somewhat understandable in these times.

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GinaD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was tasteless, def. not worth the price. Also barely warm.

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Laura
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The atmosphere was pleasant and our waiter was friendly. The lobster bisque was just fair, too much of a tomato flavor for me. The ribeye steaks were okay. The lobster tails and the asparagus were very good. The lemonade was very weak lemon flavored water. Skip the beef and go for the lobster!

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JakeW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was perfect! Crab cakes are second to none!

LeJason was great and super helpful!

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vipBrenda9200
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Crème Brule was the hit of the evening. Blue Cobia and steaks were excellent. Lobster tails yummy. Calamari was a 10 (however, the menu doesn't tell you they add breaded carrots, artichokes and two types jalapenos, which lowered our opinion as we didn't want the jalapenos and they did spice up any calamari touching them.) Lobster mac and cheese a little underwhelming for the price. Server seemed a little new but had a good attitude. Scallops arrived almost cold, so a little disappointing. Parking difficult with Westin valet closed. Overall, would go again but hoping for a little more pizazz for the price.

* Not as disabled friendly as would like as there are steps to the restroom and elevator not recommended to us to use.

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vipMasonDad
Cincinnati
91 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

While our prior experience at M&S's was very good, our most recent dining - on Mother's Day - was NOT a good experience. Service was very good, and we were seated right away, but the food was NOT up to standard. Two of our party ordered scallops that were extremely over-done, rubbery and not the way scallops should be served. My daughter's steak was served raw/rare after requesting medium rare. And for myself, I ended up with later discomfort for some part of my food that must have been off. Also the Calamari appetizer was hastily assembled, and oily. And they must have run out of Jumbo Shrimp as our Shrimp Cocktail appetizer was small shrimp that were just laid in a plate. Clearly M&S was after quantity and not quality on Mother's Day. We have dined many times before, so we know this is NOT indicative of their standards, and my hope is that our next experience is back to their standards.

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JGun
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was Mother’s Day, so they were busy, unfortunately they missed all the little details like cooking the steak to the correct temp and getting the correct sides you ordered. It took a really long time to get anything as well. I have eaten here previously and it was really good. may just be due to lack of help and a busy night. I will go back again in the future, just will wait a little while before I do.

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati is rated 4 stars by 4284 OpenTable diners.

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

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