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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Cincinnati

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3280 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Offering extraordinarily fresh seafood and tender steaks, McCormick & Schmick’s represents Downtown Cincinnati’s most exceptional dining experience. The restaurant is conveniently located across the street from Fountain Square – a short trip from many of the city’s sporting venues, theatres and shopping destinations. McCormick & Schmick’s features a menu printed daily by the chef, employing seasonal seafood from around the world and full-flavored beef. Guests also enjoy the nation’s best happy hour, according to USA Today.

From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations.

As our guest you will experience culinary excellence at its best. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm. Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm. Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 721-9339
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Erik Hayden
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We have valet service available at the Central Parking Valet stand located on Vine Street. There are numerous parking garages within 3 blocks of the restaurant as well.
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Public transit
There is a Metro bus stop located one block east of the restaurant.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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What 3280 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent. Waiter not so much Waited 25 minutes for cocktails to arrive Waiter forgot bread three times

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We dined during the Cincinnati Restaurant week and ordered the specials they were offering. The food was excellent, with the lobster tails being small but very tasty and well prepared. The salads and sides were great and the 2 deserts were outstanding! Service was wonderful! We highly recommend visiting McCormick and Schmicks!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

What a treat it was dining at McCormick and Schmicks. My husband and I are from Dayton and were in Cincinnati for a show at the theater.
The server was very very attentive, the food was excellent, atmosphere was pleasant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious dinner for Cincinnati Restaurant Week!
Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

A nitpicky complaint, but one I need to address. I substituted the sautéed spinach with my lunch, not knowing that they do not cut the stems off the spinach. Imagine my terror when I realized that part of a stem got caught in my teeth. A situation that could easily have gone viral. Note to Self: Never order the sautéed spinach again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was friendly and professional. Steaks were fantastic. Dessert and specialty coffees were a hit. Great value!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great meal during Cincinnati Restaurant Week.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointed, went for daughter’s. Irthday celebration. We were seated at a dirty table, glasses continuously went dry, had to ask three different times for bread, were told it was baking, and then when it came out it was cold. The bill was wrong and to top it off when my husband and son went to the restroom before leaving , they had no hot water.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We had 4:30 reservations and told the waiter we were going to Arnoff for 6:30 show. The service was extremely slow, and we didn’t get our dinner until 5:50. We didn’t order appetizers, only salads. A couple that came in 40 minuets after us got their food before we did. The waiter forgot our bread, wine, ice until reminded. There were only a handful of tables occupied while we were there.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Fairly good food; prices on the high side; HORRIBLE WAITRESS!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our group of 6 ladies enjoyed our dinner at McCormick and Schmick's. Our server was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. While the pricing is higher than what you might pay other places, the quality was wonderful, and the portion sizes were generous. We had requested a gluten - free menu ahead of time, and it was ready and at the table when we arrived. Thank you for a wonderful evening; we would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We were seated promptly for 8 pm. Hershel was our waiter. Service was prompt, effective, personable, and humorous. We're Landry Select Club members and we recommend joining it. The rewards outweigh the slight cost. All of our food choices were great, with tasty wine and beer. Also received a free birthday dessert.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice restaurant, but sadly not enough servers. For the price of finer dining, we expect a better service experience. Very dark and quiet. Looked like the bar was a better option.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had Sunday brunch with a friend. Wonderful food; great service. I have been to M&S for dinner many times but first time for brunch. I will definitely do this again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and really good waiter - we enjoyed the visit. My first trip McCormick & Schmick's - we will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Friend in from Houston

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter it was wonderful

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter and were well pleased with everything there except the background music. It was a little too loud. The food and service were very good overall.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch. Had special brunch menu and regular menu was also available. Service was very good as was food.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Location is great for midtown events and people watching. Our server was outstanding. Easter brunch food was good but things were not executed well. Food not hot, did not bring small plates for a shared appetizer. Will go back because the server and management made the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding server. Food was excellent. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good experience!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

James is a very good waiter. It was early evening so not crowded. Quiet.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had a dinner date with my sister. We decided to enjoy the happy hour selections in the bar area. The selections of foods and drinks were phenomenal. The prices was great. Overall the visit was memorable.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was wonderful! Great service!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Quality food and atmosphere. We always enjoy our time here

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, courteous, and helped with recommendations. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Mixed seafood grill excellent. Lobster bisque good but very rich. Steak was also excellent. Service a bit slow.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went to grab a bite before a show with my mom and received the worst service ever! First, we sat for nearly 15 minutes without drinks.... we only ordered a water and iced tea with lemon. When they were finally brought, no lemons. So we again asked for lemons and sweetener... lemons were brought, sweetener never was. We also then asked for bread... never got that either. We both ordered salads and an entree... My salad was brought, my mother's never was. At this point, she complains to the server. Finally, the manager comes over, except he does nothing except say he is sorry that they never brought us bread. Then the server comes back and says, "So my manager came over and explained the bread situation, right?" What about the lack of drinks for 15 minutes or additional failure to bring us sweetener and salad? Then to top it off, the entrees were mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the cost. It's a shame because we've dined here several times in the past without issue. Needless to say, we will never be coming back!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went to McCormick and Schmick’s before seeing a play at the Aronoff. We all enjoyed our meals but the service was truly slow. It took 30 minutes after ordering for our first drink to arrive. We ordered bread which never came and ended up having to cancel our second drink order because they were not going to arrive in time before the play. We had a 6:00 reservation for an 8:00 play and we were still running late by the time we got out of there. I would probably return but many people in our party of 9 said this was their last dining experience at McCormick.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were very impressed. Our only other M&S experience was on Beavercreek and, since acquired by Landry, went way downhill. Maybe that's why they're closed. Service and food at Cincinnati location reminded me of why we used to like M&S in Beavercreek.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always above and beyond food and service. Everyone enjoyed greatly.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Good food. The background music was too loud - it made it difficult to hear table conversation.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food was very good. We had a new server. Friendly and polite. Much too timid. Did not know the menu well enough. Very slow in getting bottle of wine to the table. Needed to ask for bread for the table. Didn't clear plates or bowls from table before bringing the next course. Needed a little more training before being left on her own. General Manager came by our table to inquire about our satisfaction. We informed him of the service issues. He thanked us for the feedback and said he would work with the server.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We were so appreciative to be able to seat on the bar area for our meal. We had a show at the Aronoff and we truly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the delicious food.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I picked McCormicks for the location and my past experience with business meals. They are always consistently great in service and the food is delicious. If we have a hard deadline to meet they are great to accommodate. .

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had an excellent dinner here. Our server was very attentive, the food was delicious, and it was a nice, quiet atmosphere. Great for a cozy dinner for two.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent, as usual!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was very slow. It took 15 minutes before someone came to tell us they would be right back. Ordered drinks and then waited another 10 minutes before we got those. We were really looking forward to trying this restaurant and were left disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food is no where near what the price dictates.
Actual server was ok but when things got screwed up, and they did, management didn't step up.
Whole experience was very average, even food offerings were very weak. Example Ahi Tuna had lots of gristle and only a butter knife to cut. Served on Mashed potatoes.
Blah for $31... hahaha

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