McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

4.4
2031 reviews
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Seafood
Conveniently located in GreenStreet near Discovery Green, the Theater District, the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and Reliant Stadium.

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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1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful experience. Service was extremely poor. Will not be going back.

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s
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McCormick’s has some of the best seafood in Downtown Houston. The oysters and mixed cocktails are my favorites. There’s no better place to get extremely delicious and fresh oysters at a very reasonable price! Customer service there is a 10/10. Waiters will describe every item to perfection and give amazing recommendations.

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Tampa
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food in a beautiful, traditional, wood-paneled setting. Attentive service.

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k
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Great place to be able to converse. Food is excellent

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FH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super service! We were treated like stars by overwhelmingly knowledgeable staff! Look forward to our next visit.

Frank Herron

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AL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Waiter was very informative about the menu and his recommendations were spot on. Very attentive.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great in helping me celebrate my wife's birthday. Loved the location, and the food and assume service from start to finish

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w
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere there was very nice. They have tables set up on sides like booths with walls dividing you for a more personal diner. It wasn't too loud. You could actually hear the music playing . The food was great. Very fresh. The walnut apple desert was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service and the food was less than mediocre

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WC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would not recommend for dinner. Happy hour is great with some nice appetizers. The restaurant and the outdoor patio are lovely. The dinner was luke warm and wasn’t tasty.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had salmon over vegetables, with the house cabernet before a Bublé concert. Both were delicious, perfectly prepared and perfectly seasoned. The food was served in plenty of time for us to make our concert. The wine was Robert Mondavi. Wine was 8$, salmon was $30. We will use this restaurant again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

20th Anniversary

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VA
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not as good as previous visits. All three of us were disappointed in our entrees. The calamari appetizer was greasy. Also, the background music was loud. Great service, though!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only negative was that while we were at the bar waiting for our entire party to arrive, it was very difficult to get bartender's attention to order cocktails.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Miss leading St. Patrick’s Day Special
We could only be served at the bar area not the dinning room
The bar area was very cold ac full blast on a
chilling day

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OT
Houston
176 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
great service
great management
great hostess
Recommend for a business lunch and special occasion
Main entrée food was fresh
oysters
My only recommendation would be that they would not hand out too many menus when you walk in to your table
fabulous place

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I would recommend the hotel to someone staying downtown because my filet was good. We were in very early, coming from a conference, so maybe it is to be expected that we couldn't finish our salads before the steaks arrived.

Overall, an average experience with good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had dinner here, server was polite but awfully slow and didn’t attend to refilling drinks and checking in on the table. Manager had to constantly assist my table as well as others to keep things moving. Screaming kids in the restaurant; this annoys me beyond reason. I had always taken my kids outside when they were loud. Restaurant reviews on Yelp said not a good place for kids. Hmmmmmm. Food was good.

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Although we had a reservation, and there were clearly several empty tables, there was confusion at the hostess stand which left us standing and waiting for a while. Our waiter seemed to be spread thin and barely made it around to us every now and then. Our steaks were both under cooked and not cooked as specified. Patrons were sloppily dressed . . . shorts, flip flops, baseball caps. Children were rowdy and noisy. For the price, it certainly was not a "nice, enjoyable dinner downtown" experience.

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P
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Grant go wrong with McCormick & Schmick's . It is perfect spot for last minute brunch on Sundays. Menu has something for everyone. Food isn't AMAZING but sufficient. Good spot for Happy Hour. Both location in Uptown Park and City Centre have great patios. Specials during the week are also good options.

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JC
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service as always! Menu contains many new items being tested for popularity. Chef recommendations are ALWAYS delicious! Love this convenient Downtown location! Repeat, repeat Customer. Best M&S restaurant citywide, easy and inexpensive Valet parking.

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EW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff accommodated extra 3 people for our reservation at the last minute during very busy lunch. Thank you.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience & timely service from an outstanding restaurant .

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MC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I needed a restaurant with a flexible menu and nice atmosphere to catch up with an old friend. I easily made a reservation for my party of 3 on a Saturday night. I was pleasantly greeted by the executive chef who happened to be at the hostess stand when I arrived. We joked a bit before the real greeter arrived which was a very nice personal touch on his part and made us feel very welcome. We were promptly seated even though we were a little early and one of my guests hadn’t arrived. The food was fresh and prepared to perfection. The atmosphere was lively but quiet enough for conversation. The staff were very pleasant and accommodating.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

New waiter was a little slow. Picked up the pace and all was good.

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TG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Probably rated service higher than should have but I think this night there were a few large parties and our party of 2 got overlooked more than a couple if times. It was a 8:15 reservation for our table for 2. We were casual and not high maintenance and not too worried about it, but as a business owner myself tge observations were that a manager was either on a long break or MIA that night, or attending to the much more important big parties and overlook the small groups such as ourselves. For example we ordered dessert, cheesecake to share...took almost 45 minutes to deliver to our table. Every time we tried to make eye contact with a waiter (most were trying to clean up the night at this point as it was getting later towards closing procedures) we got that quick turn of the head. So we had a "warm cheesecake@ because I assume it sat under heat lamps for some time. Our waiter we only saw at tge beginning of the service. We had 2-3 different staff through the process. I never not tip so..it was spread out to 3 people. Won't return to this location. Seems to struggle and hope its isolated, but not worth a second try for us. There are plenty of choices walking distance to this restaurant.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were awesome during Happy Hour!

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm not a seafood fan. But this was a birthday lunch for a friend. She tried something new and absolutely loved it. I loved what I ordered and I also loved that the restaurant doesn't have a seafood smell. It's very nice and upscale yet comfortable. A great place for a special meal. I would definitely recommend it for seafood lovers. And it's got enough options for those of us that don't particular care for anything from the ocean, lake, pond, stream, etc.

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JA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

A change in servers during the evening... we were not told about it and the result seemed to delay offering refills on water and beverages. The meal was good, but just took way longer than normal visits. Restaurant was not busy; therefore, slightly unhappy!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Server was good and food was good but when my date and I were walked to our seat we were walk past a few empty tables and placed in the farthest corner after being looked up and down by one of the wait staff. We felt offended and this location will most likely never get my service again.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. We will be back for sure. The service was the best from the time we got there until we left.

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JG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

There should be more booths at the side of the wall.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat

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EF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Parking is a real issue. Great overall experience. Portions are very small considering prices. Beautiful presentation and great service. Very friendly staff.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 recommend to anyone wanting great steak and seafood. Servers are very professional and the environment is nice. Great selection of wine and cocktails.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food (shrimp)
Waiter could’ve been more nice
Nice setting
Upscale
I would go again!

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TO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great, and atmosphere was great. I thought the price was high. We had no alcohol, no appetizers, and no dessert. We had 2 teas, 2 lunch entrees, and 1 coffee. $102 for 2 people to have lunch on a Thursday.

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RM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but service could have been better. The staff may have been overwhelmed with a convention in town but there is no reason to be asked three times if I had a reservation after checking in and 45 minutes to order food after being seated.

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RW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. I will definitely plan on coming back.

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