McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

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$30 and under
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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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4.4
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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
1 review
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
1 review
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
93 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time ..I loved the food and the person was so nice

WG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, but the service was outstanding.

JW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have started a tradition of celebrating our wedding anniversary at this place. We like the food, the atmosphere, and the staff.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

They gave us a great table however, I ordered a medium rare steak and received a medium well one. I didn’t want to wait for another one to have to be cooked so I just dealt with it and paid for a $40 filet.

JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I've sent feedback to McCormick & Schmick directly as well, but they've yet to respond. Despite making a reservation, when we showed up even a little early, we were told we need to have patience because our server would have our 5-top and another. We thought that was odd that it would be an issue to have 2 5-tops, but didn't think much about it. We were then seated right at the kitchen, which was extremely high traffic area which included a party room in back - not to mention there was an empty 5-top table in the middle of the place that never got filled. I got bumped hardly by a serving table by another server and he said it wasn't his fault. For both drinks and food, we had to wait extra time and our entrees came out 3 at first and then 2 about ten minutes later - all was corrected after being asked by either a manager or another server if we needed something. Additionally, we had advised that the meal was a birthday celebration, but not mention. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find the best location to celebrate this meal while we were out of town - extremely disappointed with the service, ambience and food.

OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience4

We waited 35 min. to be seated. We had concert plans that evening. Many people waiting as well. We were almost late to the concert. Not relaxing at all.

JL
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant.

MD
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted great and the service was outstanding!

BK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

only prob is the construction mess outside - need some signs especially if parking in green garage - otherwise great

BJ
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Left me standing for twenty minutes until my reservation time even though the table was empty and ready for my group.

J
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Our server, which I hate a cant remember his name was very friendly. There was a mix out drinks but he and management was beyond accommodating and the food was great. No complaints at all

M
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The restaurant was crowded but the service was still good and the salmon was great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere

n
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our reservation was for 12:30pm. While we ordered appetizers, i don’t recall getting our main courses until 1:30pm. My food was near cold. It was not hot and fresh as i expected it to be. I did not complain because i was very hungry and had waited for quite some time.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesomely service and food

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! No complaints at all. Definitely will be returning.

I
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for anniversary business dinners or any delicate discrete or executive event, excellent staff attention, very delicious food, in a few words I will come back again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but really good

DR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, outstanding service and delightful ambiance!

GT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you McCormick & Schmick's for supporting the Veterans! Always great service!

TL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and fresh with zesty tadte.
Business casual made me feel comfortable as well as classy

SM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked perfectly as requested, service was impeccable! 10/10.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time and service is impeccable as always. But I ordered the scallops and was disappointed; they were overdone and I found the dish overpriced compared to what you get - size, quality of scallops, garnishes etc. I don’t believe in waisting food so I didn’t send it back. Other than that my table enjoyed their dishes.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service... Definitely will be back for other special occasions.

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