McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

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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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SM
Houston
106 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with Friends for a Service Anniversary dinner. Our server Evan was outstanding and the food was delicious and perfect portions. We highly recommend for seafood and location

DR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very delicious and we were very well taken care of by our waitress, Rachel. The pricing does seem to be too high for the amount of food we received.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Valentines Celebration at McCormick’s! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive, we enjoyed the entree and wine pairing she recommended for us when we we’re deciding on our wine, and we still had room for dessert which wasn’t overfilling. We will definitely be back!

MB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Was disappointed with short menu and eating off a folding card table. Would have given 3 stars but waitress was outstanding. As a result, gave it an overall rating 4 stars.

TB
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Promptly seated after identifying our party at the receptionist (had reservations). Server recommendations were great, as was the food. Friendly server (Justin). Very engaging. Did have to ask for water, bread basket, and spoon. Overall, a great experience and will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful and the service was terrific

T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My server could have been a little more friendly and more attentive.

BP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

My reservation was not honored and I was skipped over for nearly 45 minutes. Hostesses seemed to randomly decide who was seated even if you had a reservation and checked in. When I complained they finally sat us in the very back left corner next to all the extra chairs. They sat us at a 4 person table when there were plenty of the 2 person tables around. Food was fire, server was good but we were the last people on his rounds (again because they sat us in the very back furthest table in the building), so we went entire courses without water or drinks some times.

AT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was hands down so worth the price my boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day and we are definitely going back the food was amazing and actually a good portion! Also the cocktails were very good!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience and the food tasted amazing

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Other than the service we received from our waitress we would definitely come again! The host was amazing and the food taste delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s date night

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great but forgot to give us bread but maybe we were suppose to ask for it lol

BR
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary and the experience was wonderful... we traveled from Baton Rouge

BA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Happy hour menu with such a variety of seafood available especially if you like spicy seafood. I would give it all 5 stars, but everything on the happy hour menu was spicy. I was limited with my options what I could do to tone down the heat. I did however, enjoy the coconut shrimp, crab cake & fried calamari. The grilled octopus was very tender like lobster, but to spicy for me to savor the flavor. My dad's Boullabaisse was excellent with a lot of meat for only $25, however he could not eat the crab legs since there was no way to crack open to get to the meat and he did not want to ask waitress for a tool to use to crack the legs open. Waitress was very friendly and attentive.

M
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very busy. Waited for 10 minutes for waiter. Manager took our order. Food good. Service slow.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & atmosphere

OT
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service was average. Felt the server was always trying to upsell the most expensive items, highest priced wines, and she did not know the menu very well. I have dined at this restaurant previously, and this type service is unusual. I had a reservation at 7:15 pm, was about 5-10 minutes early, but we were not seated until about 7:40. There were plenty of open tables at the time.

BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Prices are a little high but you are paying for ambiance and service. I will return

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything but I could’ve eaten 2 meals with the portion sizes. No bread or salads before so my salmon meal was small. Had to share a dessert to be satisfied. Too expensive for that portion size.

LL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is simply Houston elegance. The service is the finest. You will be greeted with smiles and welcomed by management. The menu includes seafood, chicken and steaks and you will have a hard time deciding which tempting options to choose from. The bar, appetizers, sides and desserts have a wide variety to compliment the entree selection. It is truly a dining experience that you don't want to miss. We celebrated my birthday here and can't stop talking about how wonderful it was.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We had a party of 23. The service was spectacular. Heather, Justin and Lashanda went above and beyond. They made our experience second to none

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was made extra special by your attentive staff and delicious food. First time visit, definitely not our last.

TS
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, excellent staff

R
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my sister

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Anniversary

IN
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Attended M&S for a business meeting. Eight individuals attended. Service was great, ambiance was good- we were seated next to the waiters area and there was a lot of traffic and noice in that area. The main entry' (lunch) was good but could of been a lot warmer upon arriving at the table. Appetizers and deserts were spot on....

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their happy hour was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for birthday, food was great and service was excellent

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My server was very good at the beginning, but failed to tend to us towards the end of the meal

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family was visiting from Baltimore Maryland

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My steak was not cooked to the desired temperature. It wasn’t a big deal to me (med/rare vs med doesn’t really matter) but the server was quite content to interrupt me to prove how much he cared for my steak. It was actually quite rehearsed in my opinion and I found nothing sincere in his actions. Prior to this entertaining portion of our dinner, it took 15 minutes for someone to finally pay us any attention. Thankfully there are an abundance of restaurants that actually produce a great meal while delivering great service throughout Houston to choose from.

TL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I love the restaurant but I would highly recommend the Uptown Park location as opposed to Downtown. We had terrible service downtown from the entire wait staff. Bartenders are not friendly and lengthy unwarranted waits between courses.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food, we really enjoyed our dinner.

CC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS great! Our server, Mark, was exceptional! One of my favorite Houston restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Special Birthday Celebration! I loved it from the moment I walked in to the moment we had the most Amazing Mousse Silk Chocolate Dessert. It was Fantastic

GB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anything is good here

JV
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was not what I expected at all. I was generous with 3 stars. First of all after we were seated we waited 12 minutes before anyone came to our table. When Our sever finally came to the table; he had to have been high on something. The guy looked liked he just smoked a blunt in the back with the dishwasher and kept giggling (that low stoner giggle). He took our order, left and came back to retake our order. OH! And he came back a third time to take our order. Besides him taking our order 3 times he made it very obvious he was staring at my wife’s boobs. Now that I say it out loud probably explains why he had to take our order 3 times 🤦🏻‍♂️He didn’t tell us the specials or recommend any wine like he did with the other two nearby tables he was waiting on. Was rude of him to ask my wife “are you sure you drink wine, you don’t want to taste it first”. I didn’t even know how to respond to that. My “blackened” redfish was bland And flavorless; c’mon its blackened its supposed to have some SABOR! The red pepper mashed potatoes were excellent. My wife’s fillet and lobster was perfect with the expectation of the butter dip, it has this unusual taste. I will say the restaurant was elegant, the ambiance was very calm and relaxing and the value is exceptional when compared to similar upscale dining. The service however, was well below par and I’m assuming that it was our server and not the standard. I would definitely go back but this time I’m getting a steak 🥩!!!

RC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service. Came around minimal but during the rt times. Food was excellent and the wine selection was top notch.

R
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating for our late post-Nutcracker Ballet arrival. We did not feel rushed, although we were the last people to leave the restaurant. Food was quite good, service was excellent, and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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