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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati

3.9
3.9
4350 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

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 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: (513) 721-9339
  • 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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What 4,350 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

4,350 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    6:30 reservation, waitress came with water immediately. 30 minutes later drinks, bread and dinner came out at same time. A lot of apologies but…

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  2. KStewart

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish was mediocre. I’ve eaten at different M&S and this is the worst I have ever had. My &50 sea bass was not worth $10. The lettuce on my wedge was browning. Very disappointed by this location. And the fire alarm went off during our business dinner.

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  3. KellyM

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It is upscale dining but cold atmosphere service was ok timely but I believe all good restaurants should check on after you have had a chance to taste your food especially in this upscale place. Food was ok pricy for portion sizes. Seasonal vegetables to me are squash zucchini broccoli but they had green beans which were very undercooked and from the color not in season. Some even had stems still on them. I do not mind spending a decent amount dinner but the food has to be excellent with great service. Price for value did not match and we probably will not be back.

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  4. MichaelG

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. Good food. Good service. Good location at Fountain Square.

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  5. Linnet

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Have eaten at other M&S and not been disappointed but this was not up to their standards. Leathery calamari, fish in batter so thick it was like a donut, while the cocktails arrived after the appetizer.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All was good, except for the timing. We ordered cocktails and appetizers, both to come before the meal. We waited quite a long time, then everything came at once. I wanted a glass of wine with my meal, but instead had to drink my cocktail with it.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely awesome experience. The ambiance feels very cozy and warm as soon as you walk in. Service was excellent. Asian calamari was very good. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Friendly service. Great location. Could add more items to menu that have fewer carbs and less added sugars.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Derek was amazing and provided great service. Food was excellent.

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  10. ccurran

    Cincinnati

    464 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    464 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My sons and I had a lovely lunch celebrating one of their birthdays.

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  11. TarekK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating experience by everyone. Food was wonderful.

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  12. caitlanc

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding evening as always, food is delicious and the service is 5 star!

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  14. Theatergoer

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was sluggish. Ambiance was stuffy. Ahi Tuna was lukewarm and tasteless. Shrimp and scallop fettuccini was ok. Will not choose this place again.

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  15. TracyL

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful service. We had filets and seafood and everyone enjoyed the meal. Tattianna was wonderful in serving us. Highly recommend

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  16. Jimbo

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Service a little slow, but we could tell they weee understaffed

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  17. CarlS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was not good. Our food arrived cold. We were very disappointed. We will not go back.

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  18. RJS70

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated by the front door on a very cold day. They then open the back door which created a wind tunnel and chilled my 5 guests. The food was good but being cold throughout the meal ruined it. Sadly service was somewhat slow as it appeared they may have been short staffed.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service! We went there for my birthday. There was a long way, but we were able to sit at the bar. The bartenders were awesome and made sure we had an excellent experience. Thank you so much. For my birthday they made menus with our name at the top.

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  20. WendyP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was not up to the usual quality. It was not served hot and was overcooked.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome awesome awesome service was great food was great oysters where out of this world

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were expecting to have some great food given the prices, but unfortunately, we did not receive great food or great service.

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  23. LeifH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lady of the table had Atlantic twin lobster which she said was very good. We each had a fancy drink and on value for those alone I would have given a 5. Very nicely done. I had miso sable fish which although good was soupy and seemed almost like an Applebee’s version of a fancy dish. Unlike some other reviews our service was great and the food and drinks were timely. Oh and crème brulee for dessert was as expected and just fine.

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  24. MaxG01

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly, the quality and timeliness of service is lacking at this Cincinnati downtown location. Food was lukewarm when finally served and service slower than it should be perhaps due to waitstaff shortage but still - no explanation given - just poor and sullen service

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  25. cincydiner

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was really disappointed this time at McCormick's. Failed on so many levels: 1. Was ignored by the hostess and another server upon entry - both were busy on their phones. I think that the Manager seated us in the bar with our reservation. 2. Our server was non-plussed, to put it politely. 3. Both the shrimp appetizer and our main course fish specials were of poor quality - the seafood tasted old and fishy. Quit eating after a couple of bites to avoid illness. Have been a customer of M&S since the 90's, a Landry dining member since then also. Restaurants have their good days and their bad days - guess this was a really bad day at M&S.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Anthony was terrific! He explained to us any questions we had about the entrees and had great suggestion’s for cocktails and appetizers.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Came at my reserved time and the doors were locked. Paid for parking and everything for nothing. Shouldn’t have times available if you’re going to be closed. Was freezing cold outside. Was a really bad experience

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but very forgettable. The sides were cold for both parties. The main corses were good but not great. They lacked seasoning. Overall it was just ok. Highly doubt that I would return.

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  29. ElizabethV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambience. Food was a little bland. A great evening overall

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  30. carolw

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our 8th Christmas dinner at your establishment and it may be our last. Service was horrible; we had to beg for water twice. Server was nice, but got two of our orders wrong altogether. We’ve been there when it was way more crowded and had better service. Very disappointed.

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  31. Larry

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were great. Merry Christmas!

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  32. RobertT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not happy servers Did not have a record of our reservation

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  33. RobertL

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Drinks were good and took a while to get them. Also not very busy but used excuse bartender was busy, he was yapping when we looked at him. Restaurant a bit loud but I think it was just the rowdy crowd.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Perhaps it was the fault of Christmas Eve, but the service at a restaurant has never been worse; It was comically terrible. We waited 30 minutes longer than our reservation to be sat near horrible obnoxious people (clearly not the fault of the restaurant, but merely added to the agitation), then given a waitress that seemed to have no intelligence whatsoever, waited what felt like an eternity for mixed drinks (one being a very simple Arnold Palmer), and waiting even longer than eternity for our food. Even the bread took forever. While this sounds dreadful, it was. However, this added to the hilarity of the situation and made for a memorable night (even though your restaurant sucks.)

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was very slow and inconsistent. We were the only people there on Christmas Eve at 5. Slow to get drinks and food. Steaks all undercooked. Was so hot inside and music blaring.

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  36. MarissaD

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was spread too thin. She did the best she could but allowing too many walk ups and not enough servers

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  37. TinaB

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived for an 11:30 reservation and did not receive food until appx 12:20 or so. We had to rush. The waitress seemed unbothered when I brought the delay to her attention. She said she was just talking to the kitchen about that when I approached her at the bar before the food came out.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I know there’s price in food but this was ridiculous. I was excited for oyster same price as rubys, they had to be the smallest oyster in history. They I got chop salad, which again @ 11.50 looked like a house salad spread around. Tomatoe? Bacon? Nope

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  39. LauraN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all had the soup with some appetizers. Everything was delicious. Expensive but delicious:)

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  40. suzecincinnati

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was excellent . View and atmosphere are fun!

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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 3.9 stars by 4350 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

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (513) 721-9339
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