McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

4.5
2097 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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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 46 th anniversary , always go somewhere during Restaurant Weeks. We live close by, we can walk over and we know the food is good. Olivia was our waitress and she was awesome. Very pleasant very sweet and very professional. I ordered the scallops and my husband ordered the steak from RW menu. Both perfect. I love it there and will go back.

R
Houston
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The stuffed salmon is excellent - very light and flavorful. We went on a Sunday evening - the restaurant was quiet and it a was great for carrying on a conversation with my family.

JH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to this location downtown and was better than I expected. Everything was exceptional, including our waitress that was in training. She was very personable, attentive, professional, and really made us feel welcome. In comparison to Uptown location, where we had terrible service, I felt the downtown location is a model restaurant. Kudos to the restaurant manager and his excellent staff. We will be coming back.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 1st visit. M&S was everything I expected and more. I shall return.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. The ambience was good. Everything was good.

A
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was very slow for lunch.

KH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered from the Houston Restaurant Week menu which was very good and not huge servings so we we're satisfied but not "over-served". The restaurant was pleasant and quiet but we ate early, before the theater.

JB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was really slow, they were busy, but you expect a little more from such a nice restaurant. Food was incredibly good. We had a nice private table.

M
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Was not crowded and service was very slow

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Birthday diner.

RG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were all excellent. We ordered from the Houston Restaurant week menu.

HR
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

As usual, this place did not disappoint. Food was awesome. We went for HRW- and paid the upcharge for the beef (well worth it). the apple dessert was amazing! the service was just ok, but its so busy there, you have to give them a break. this was our first place for HRW and we were all glad we decided on it. :)

CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Not particularly busy for a Saturday night

m
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food - service a bit slow

DM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was not good quality compared to other restaurants in its class.
Will not be back.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

McCormick & Schmick's is always a good lunch location. The Hostess made the experience terrible though. She could not find my reservation, and could not connect the dots with the party that I was meeting there. She was utterly worthless in my opinion.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by our waiter and the food was magnificent!

RO
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday get together. Service was great. Food was tasty. Very good experience.

JM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I've tried for a year to get the crab cake sandwich & I was finally able to get it. The service was good, as well as the food.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday evening dinner was delicious.
Waiter was very personable and timely in his service.
Pleasant conversation
Outstanding food

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food , excellent service

TW
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I ate at this location three nights prior and had an amazing experience. It is funny what three days can do. This visit was completely different. The service was still exceptional and our server went well beyond the call of duty to make sure we were satisfied. I wish I could say the same about the food this time. My food first came out barely above room temperature and my server took it back to the kitchen. She reappeared just a few minutes later with an overly hot plate... all they’d done was remove the condiments and put the plate into a microwave. The third time she actually dumped the plate and had the kitchen make a new plate. That plate was better. I’m not sure why there was such inconsistency in my experiences, but my advice would be for the diner to be a bit wary.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service! Our server, Nikita, was very friendly and made excellent recommendations. Although it was nice to see the Blue Copaiba (?) specials in color, the presentation made it look like we were dining at a Chilis or Red Lobster. Descriptions as in the regular menu would have kept to the restaurant's classiness.

KP
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The server wouldn't let my boyfriend order my food. She kept talking over him.

JM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent and staff attentive, food was mid range and not up to the standards that we anticipated. valet service was loud and confrontational to each other and homeless hanging around made the location uncomfortable

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal! The shrimp appetizer was was delicious we should have ordered two! My steak was prepared perfectly & the blue cheese topping made it pop. Overall a wonderful experience & I look forward to eating there again soon.

M
Austin
191 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I had an outstanding dinner accompanied by a great Ecco Domani white wine. She had the Chilean Sea Bass which was fantastic, while I had a great stuffed salmon. The salmon was delicious but I would have like to have had a bit more crab/shrimp stuffing. Clam chowder was outstanding as was the Iceberg Wedge. Finished up with a delicious strawberry cheesecake and a glass of Harvey's Bristol Cream sherry. We eat at M&S throughout the country. Sadly, they closed the one in Austin, TX, so we had to drive to Houston to enjoy their food and service. Morgan, our server, was very professional and personable. Great restaurant for seafood.

KK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going to M&S and it was outstanding! Food was amazing! The steak was great! Will return!

JF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many things going on in Houston. However, it was a wonderful place to dine after a questionable meal at another restaurant the night before. Would highly recommend.

NN
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The shrimp kisses were amazing! Considering it was lunch time in downtown Houston, the service was very fast and the food was amazing. I would recommend bringing bread to the table prior to the start of the meal and appetizers. We received the bread after we ate the appetizers and some were working on their soup and salads.

WI
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We forgot that M&S is a chain in the worst sense of the word. It used to be pretty good, but it's become way too much of a "chain" mentality. Menu was limited to be candid, the wine and booze list was exponentially longer than the food item list -- we get it, you make all the money on the booze/wine and you want us to drink up! We won't go back. The food is OK, but no outstanding anymore. Bright spot was our server - ex military and he knew how to pay attention to all the tables under his purview, super polite and courteous (EVERYONE should get some military training in this respect), and he conversed with us during the meal.

JM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love going to this restaurant, the food and service is wonderful. We will definitely be back 😃

DM
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a 2 couples dinner before a show at Jones Hall. The food very excellent and the service was very attentive. Quiet, comfortable, and affordable.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a business lunch

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with my girlfriend on our 1 yr anniversary

d
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dinner here. We have had the same waiter (John) twice and he is awesome- great service!!

JK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was excellent. The service was horrible. We were on a home schedule. That's the reason I
made reservations. I took an entire hour to get our food. Afterwards it took 45 minutes to get our tickets. We had to actually go to the back where the register was, to speed the process things up. There was a game out I asked who was the manager. She told me that he was working with the thickets. Once I got back there she started working on them. The service overall was just ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was delicious.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

I never got my lunch. The wrong item was brought to me, and it wasn’t replaced until everyone was finished with their meals, and it was just a salad. I got it to go because my clients had to get back to work. I literally had no meal the entire lunch.

j
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress was terrible, we were her only table and she removed our plates without asking and we still had food on the table...

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