About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Denver

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks is located at the Denver Tech Center. Come and enjoy one of our delicious seafood dishes in our dining room, featuring intimate private dining areas, handcrafted mahogany woodwork, brass fixtures, Tiffany-style lamps and stained glass chandelier.

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

A distinctive feature of our restaurant is our beautiful bar area that offers you a comfortable environment from which to enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails.

Be sure to stop by and enjoy our award winning bar food during our Happy Hours. Every item on the menu is appealing and the prices are equally attractive!

8100 East Union Avenue, #R101
Denver, CO 80237
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Union & Ulster

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 200-9339

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Denver

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet or Public lot available.

Public Transit:
Enjoy a 10 minute walk east on Union Street from the Belleview Station Light Rail stop

Executive Chef:
Joe Ramirez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

We offer two beautiful, completely private rooms accommodating groups of 10-60 people. Also available are private patio space, semi-private and buy-out options for up to 200 people.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Good for a Date (44)
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Good for Birthdays (31)
Business Meals (31)
Romantic (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Worth the Drive (26)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Casual (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced and overrated. Food was flat and boring. Couldn't justify going here again for the quality and price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We will be back soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Super fun, hit it for happy hour and the food was great and a great value!! Actually LOVE their sea bass too!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sadly disappointed, my husband and I had not been there for a while, we totally dislike the "new" (to us) menu. The fresh fish selection no longer exists, the oyster selection does not exist and in fact there were no shellfish in the ice when walking in. I ordered the lobster tails...more like large shrimp/prawns, the mashed potatoes with lobster bisque is not a good addition to the lobster, lumpy dry, potatoes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Liz was an attentive and polite waitperson
Our Neal was very nice
Presentation good
My only negative would be that my crab stuffed shrimp were very tough
The rest of the meal was terrific

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very disappointed. First: I ordered an Old Fashioned drink to start. The flavor was fine but it was made with regular ice. Thus melts fast and dilutes the drink. Should have been served with the large single ice cube. Second, the tuna tartare was made table side w ith a mustard sauce. Terrible idea with tuna. Way too over powering. Then came the lump crab cake; I thought it was a joke, I seen better looking one out of the freezer. It was flat in flavor and appearance and there was no lump crab to be seen. Tasted like they forgot the crab and served just the breading. The wedge salad was dull at best. Then there was the entree...seared tuna. Over cooked and over seasoned. When you spend over $200 for a dinner for 2 you expect to get what you paid for. I will not go back and I wish there was a way to get my money back. Advise for the restaurant? Go go Delfrisco's see how it is supposed to be done.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a favorite. Try the mussels.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

New Years day anniversary celebration, had almost the entire restaurant to ourselves, good good, great service by Kevin. We had a good time.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent! We went to McCormick’s on New Years Day with our toddler (nervous since it’s nice) but they were extremely accommodating and our little guy behaved!
Food was excellent: crab legs were perfectly cooked and not over-salted. Fish n’ chips were crunchy and not greasy!
Comfortable, Business casual dining with ambience similar to the old McCormick’s downtown. Still sad that location closed but this is just as nice!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was fantastic, the food and drinks were disappointing. When i spend over $150 for a meal for 2 i expect better than ok. The portion was the size of what i would serve to my 10yrs old son. The drink had no liquor, for $14 each i expect that some liquor would be added.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is the 5th time I’ve been at this location and it’ll be my last. 1) had 845 pm NYE reserv. Arrived a little early and was informed they were running late maybe 30 minutes behind. 2) they told us to wait in the bar nd they would get us. 3) while at the bar getting a drink noticed it was around 9. The bartender started telling his crew 1 hour !! I was shocked to find out the entire place shuts down at 10 pm !!! Lol really !! Even on NYE. The bartender said we could grab a table in the bar area which we did . The greeters and hostess at front were ill prepared to handle anything that night and were more interested in going out after closing.
The HVAC system in the bar is a joke. You need to have heated air curtains at the exit doors ! Every time the door opened ( which was every 2 minutes) it was freezing. Not good. Not good at all. But 10 pm closing every nite including new year eve ??? Really !

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My girlfriend and I have been to McCormick & Schmick's for our New Year's Eve dinner two years in a row, we love the food and the atmosphere, wonderful place to have a dressed up, fancy date night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was fantastic! We all ordered different entrees and each one was delicious! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve. The food was excellent the waitress was friendly and the service was good. Took awhile to clear away dishes when finished with food, but the overall experience was great. Would definitely come again.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lobster Cobb salad was awkward to eat ... way too many tomatoes and too expensive - this is a $15 item at most

Showed up with a 5:30 res and was told there were no booths even though I reserved two weeks prior - consequently, we had to sit in the bar area

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice, slow New Years Eve dinner. Great food and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We made an early NYE reservation and were given a cozy table away from noise as requested. Very good service and food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We scheduled this NYE meal early to beat the crowds and have the evening free. We definitely achieved that goal as we were one of maybe five dining groups in the first seating. The walnut mixed greens salad was plentiful and fresh, the clam chowder tasty, but small. My dinner partner enjoyed the filet mignon, prepared just right, though the brocolini was slightly under done. My seafood mixed grill was plentiful, the stuffed shrimp unique, and the salmon prepared just right. My veggies were clearly fresh, though also undercooked. The sauces complimented everything very well. The spiced raspberry cooler was refreshing. Overall, a very nice meal with attentive service. A great start to celebrate the ringing in of a new year.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Choose this restaurant because our birthday celebrant loves Seafood. This restaurant provided all of us with a wonderful meal and excellent service by their staff. They had specially labeled menus and a birthday dessert for our daughter which were both appreciated. Special kids menus with crayons for the grand kids was wonderful. This is a special restaurant and we look forward to returning.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

They were short staffed. Diner for 3 took 3 hours.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Has to wait over 20 minutes for our reservation. Decided to wait at the bar which was extremely slow. Our server was fine though she didn’t check back with us until we were almost finished eating. The steak had good flavor but was thin and dry. The lobster tails were tiny and barely warm. I would guess our dinners were under a heat lamp as they took a long time to come out. For the price we’ve had much better experiences downtown,

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It took at least 45 minutes to get our food, and then it was only OK. Not worth the high price. I expected better. Told the manager that the steak was over cooked, but nothing was done.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I had read several reviews prior to our reservation and many had mentioned the service being something to be desired. However since the comments concerning the menu were very favorable and being Christmas Day evening I decided to dine there. Our reservation for four was 7:15 and we left the restaurant at 10:15! We basically waited for everything beginning with cocktails and ending with desert and our check. The food was great, no problem there, but there is no excuse for the management to allow wait staff or kitchen to continue down their present path. The table of five next to us were so upset they asked for the manager and he appeared to have comped part of their bill.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We've been to a number of McCormick & Schmick's (M&S) restaurants in various cities/states and have usually had good to very good food and service. While we love to give good reviews, we found little to nothing redeeming about this location in the DTC (Denver Tech Center) area. This location does not represent the brand well and in fact we could easily say it bordered on being an embarrassment.

The food was unacceptable in terms of quality, the minuscule entree portions served and/or a complete lack of presentation beyond school cafeteria level. On rare occasions, we find the need to send back a dish. On this night, between the four of us in our party, 3 dishes plus an appetizer had to be sent back for being dramatically under or over cooked - or for missing core items of the dish listed on the menu. All were recognized by our server and the restaurant manager, but we were charged for everything except one appetizer nonetheless.

The service and staff were obviously inexperienced and it was also obvious that they did not like their jobs. At the risk of over speculation, patrons observing the restaurant manager openly argue with an employee at the front of the restaurant could indicate a contributing factor to the service and apparent staff morale.

All in all it was a poor experience which we think was shared by other patrons based on overhearing their comments and complaints. If I was the owner or equivalent of this M&S, I would look into how the location is performing with a sense of urgency. In the meantime, we do not plan to return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were there on Christmas. We were seated on time and service was friendly and efficient. Our waitress was great and we didn’t feel rushed. It was a great evening for entertaining our family. So glad you are open on this holiday. Dinner st McCormicks has become a Christmas tradition

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was very good and the service was amazing. It is wayyy over priced though for what it was.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We dined on Christmas day. The food, wine, and service was very good. I would have liked to have seen a more Christmas atmosphere. There were a few poinsettias - only on the tables with booths.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Niece restaurant in general; good service; pleasant staff.
Food was very average and not worth the cost.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner with family

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was cooked to perfection. Nice selection. Get rid of the green bean veggies. The restaurant manager is terrific.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food OK but not up to the cost. Service was also not up to restaurants published image. Mussels decent but never got plate for shells. Crab cakes mushy. Brussel sprouts barely cooked and hard. Salmon dry. Had to ask for drink refills. Was Christmas Day and busy but always empty tables. Not good enough for me to return

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

How disappointing. The sea bass was overcooked. Steak was bland at best. Waiter was like a ghost. He would pop up for a bit but then disappear for the longest time. He tried explaining to the table behind us that he never brought their salads because he forgot because he was in charge of a pizza order for the staff. Not sure why a manager was not taking care of that and they left it on a waiter that could not handle this task as well as serving tables. I can assure you for the $100 we paid we will not be back. Our money could be better spent anywhere else.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were disappointed. Granted it was Christmas Day but the service was not good. Our waiter missed 2 things and never did bring the salad. The meals were OK, nothing special considering the price.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was not cooked correct even after several try’s.
Wrong temp and under cook veg. They are pushing out the food and not looking at what they maid . Lack details.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was very poor - rarely saw server. Food delivery was slow. Restaurant was too noisy - hard to hear conversations. Salad dressing was spilled on someone in our group - barely received an apology or acknowledgement. Do not plan to come back here after coming for many years.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wow, M&S used to be one of our favorites--no more. Drinks were very poor, had much better at a Texas Roadhouse the night before!

Pick another restaurant!

Service was incredibly slow, waiter was not knowledgeable about menu offerings and drink menu. In serving first drink order, he dropped a champagne flute that shattered on the table. Luckily, we were able to quickly grab napkins to keep from getting wet. He was very apologetic and we were extremely gracious--accidents happen, no problem, we said.

Food was mediocre at best. Caesar salad had all dressing on the bottom of the bowl and hardly any over the romaine. Wife had sesame crusted big eye tuna that was OK , but not outstanding as we had come to expect of M&S. Lobster bisque was quite excellent, however.

Lady ( manager, I think), came by much later in the meal and asked if we were upset about the champagne incident. She was quite arrogant and a little insulting in her tone and demeanor. We again expressed no problems for us and she quickly turned and disappeared.

We were surprised that we were not comped for the spill. I did not ask for a comp, but expected one. Nope, full charges for everything.

Regarding the drinks, they have dropped most of the quality mixed drink offerings like the excellent Hemingway Daiquari. Other drink offerings were less impressive than the average Applbees. For example, the mai tai was watery and bland.

All in all, M&S has "lost its luster' and two customers.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

They were overbooked because of the holiday. We were seated well after our reservation time. The hostess and wait staff did well recovering from a management and planning problem.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It is frustrating to have to wait an additional 30 minutes beyond our reservation time, which has happened each time we have come. I realize holidays are busy but reservations should hold closer to the time scheduled. The trout I am sorry to say was bland and we ended up eating in the bar to get seated sooner

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was wonderful but our waiter was just so so. I realize the night was busy for Christmas Eve but he was disorganized and inattentive. Parking was a beast so I’d eat here again, I just wouldn’t pick a holiday when everybody is eating out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been a fan of this restaurant for a long time. This time, not so much, actually the last two time times I have eaten here, things seem off. On this trip service was way off, slow, not attentive (until I asked for the check) almost forgetful. A group of friends decided to dine here and one of my friends is in recovery and we do not drink in front of them to show support. The server arrived and asked if we wanted a drink from the bar, beer, wine, cocktail. When we declined it seems she became dis-interested in my party.
We ordered several appetizers and soups, which were fine, the main courses seemed to take longer than usual but we were in no rush. Once we completed the main course when she asked if we wanted to have dessert, we said yes, it took 10 minutes to get dessert menus and another 15 minutes to order the desserts.
All in all my group left disappointed- This is just my opinion but this restaurant has slipped to my second tier choice for seafood in Denver.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals
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