McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

4.6
2315 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Featuring seasonal seafood, tender steaks and signature oysters, our commitment to freshness is reflected in our daily changing menu. From our seasonal Wild Isles Salmon caught from the coast of Scotland's Shetland Islands, to our Hawaiian Seafood overnighted from the Honolulu Fish Auction, and Wild Pacific Northwest Salmon pulled from pristine river waters, our menu incorporates regional tastes, farm fresh products, and local and sustainably sourced ingredients.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2315 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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marcom
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. A little on the higher end as far as price goo.

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TerriM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Part of our meal was very good. The calamari was fresh and very good. The Hawaiian swordfish my friend ordered was very good. However I ordered the stuffed flounder special. Nothing had any flavor. Plain boring mashed potatoes. Mine are better. Fresh green beans. Were ok. The flounder and crab cake just didn't taste good. Something tasted fishy. It needed citrus or salt. The sauce had no flavor. It was very disappointing. The creme brule was ok. A little heavy on sugar topping. It was just really thick. Anyway probably will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonia was amazing service. Always love the experience there.

JM
JackieM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful experience, great food and great service. We plan to return on our next trip to Houston coming up soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Only one waiter for the whole restaurant, service was subpar, what can you expect when it’s a Tillman owned business

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MattN
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A little out of sync. Food took a while, drinks took a while. And it was just ok.

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StarrS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the drinks were great, the server was nice and friendly, and the ambiance was great! I would definitely come back to this location.

LH
vipLenaH
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Menu should indicate if bacon is in the meal. The sea seared scallops had bacon in corn hash. It was indicated that bacon was included. Please be courteous and mindful of those that expect seafood and not pork.

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Annavictoria
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our experience was not pleasant. The host or manager was extremely rude and had a negative demeanor towards us as soon as we walked in. We understand our reservation was at 10pm when the restaurant closes but that does not mean staff should treat us any differently. The host was completely hostile even slamming one of our glass of water on the table. Her attitude and behavior was completely unacceptable. For the price we paid we except better customer service from all the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice service and relaxing atmosphere!

TR
vipTomR
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Pedestrian, bland and not exactly fresh tasting food at greatly inflated prices. Dated, dirty, dark decor. If representative of the chain, it’s really struggling. Used to enjoy it, but now there are so many better options for the money. Won’t be back again.

The service was very good though.

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CourtneyS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday lunch at this location!

CW
vipChelseaW
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent food!

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YaniraM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service could have been better!
The food was bland!
Waiter wasn’t attentive we were celebrating a special day so we were hoping to enjoy our dinner. My expectations were better service and food. Would not return in the future!

CA
CandiceA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Took our waiter more than five minutes to greet and take our drink order. He did not have good knowledge of what alcohol they had. He gradually got better throughout the meal, but first impressions matter. Food was great and the bread was amazing! I got the shrimp scampi and my husband got the steak and lobster tail.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I always enjoy the friendly staff and the so very delicious food.

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VeronicaK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time coming here and omg the food was wonderful. My waitress helped me pick out my drink and food since I never tried steak before. Everything was well seasoned and the shrimp kisses are to die for.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This place has outstanding food, but the service is so slow to attend to your needs. Very few suggestions on food for new guests. The place was eerily quiet. Even the waiters seemed like they did not want to be there. If it wasn't for the outstanding food, this place would not be worth returning.

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vipJamesG
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect we sat outside and it could not have been a nicer setting. Food was excellent and drinks we’re good value and happy hour

JD
JohnD
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Mixed Grill Special was terrific! It is a wonderful sampling of fish, crab, and shrimp! Service was great! Their downtown location is wonderful!

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ahnjalenat
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and experience overall was great. Service wasn't the best. The restaurant was a little noisy with other guests. Caused our night to be cut a bit short.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and fancy place. Great food, great service. It’s not cheap, but not crazy priced

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This was supposed to be a nice date and from the start it was a bad experience... I left my mask in the car and since it was raining I asked the hostess if they had a mask for me to come in which she replied that it was a charge for the mask....the food was not worth the price salad was soggy the lobster mash was extremely salty and the steak felt more boiled then grilled...the server was very nice but that’s the only positive of this experience

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great place to have dinner.

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Justok
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were disappointed with our visit this time. The food was just ok and it was cold. We feel like all the Laundrys restaurants are becoming a chain food restaurant. The quality of food has gone way down.

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ChristopherK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was really nice snd helpful.
And she even helped me secretly wish my girlfriend a happy happy birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On 2/12, Corey was super awesome and great! Attentive and did not once express his traumatic experiences as I’m am finding from bar and restaurant wait staff that I’ve recently visit. I am an empathetic person, I am a public servant...but I don’t want to hear about traumatic experiences and heartbreak while fine dining.

JC
JoCarr
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing I felt safe in the environment. Our waiter Really was attentive to our needs. I will be back!

JB
JeffB
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My crab and shrimp stuffed salmon with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach was outstanding. Wait staff was attentive but not to distraction. Crowd was small and quiet for a Friday night due to the pandemic.

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GregoryW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this establishment. The food, service and ambiance are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Got special menus wishing a happy birthday. Staff and server were courteous to our occasion and gave a small complimentary dessert as well. Made us feel very special. Food was delicious and worth every penny.

DS
vipDaveS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I understand they are dealing with the whole COVID mess, I do.
But if you're going to be open then you're going to need enough servers, trained cooks, and do it right. Otherwise don't be open. There was one server for the restaurant the weeknight we were there. You couldn't get a drink, steaks were ordered rare and came out medium well.
This used to be a great restaurant. Hopefully it will get better but Thursday the 21st was not their finest hour.

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Cantu
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We both ordered the Rib Eye steaks, and they were mouth watering. The potatoes were excellent. The waitress gave us excellent service and we even got a free dessert because we were celebrating our 7th anniversary. The dessert was delicious. We will most definetly return. We went there because we received a gift card from our kids.

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Foodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I celebrate every birthday here but this year was a complete disappointment. I understand trimming back because of Covid so no decor or super warm greeting however none of my order was incorrect (steak well done to a gray when I ordered medium plus and when brought to the servers attention he said okay, no replacement of my steak or correction to the bill. Also my bill I was overcharged for items not received, not only did I not receive a complimentary dessert We were not even offered dessert for the table. Overall just completely underwhelming service and experience at that caliber of restaurant and price point. Completely ruined the experience especially since I've dined here several times and this food was very low caliber.

DE
vipDeeEats
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was just “ok”. It’s overpriced for just “ok” food.

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KenaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the scenery. The staff and food was great. I will be back.

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FredS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here. The lobster bisque is amazing!

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Glenn
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience overall. The waiter was very nice and very attentive. The food was very good.

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vipTexasT
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Ive been to M&S several times and at this location a few times. Always good just like this evening. It was NYEE and COVID was in the air so not sure what to expect. But we were seated quickly, no wait, but the ambiance was mellow, dark, and quiet. NO worries. We had good service, the mgr even came by once or twice, and I got to use Landry's rewards card. Food was so good. A great place for seafood and steak. Its a high end restaurant so a bit too expensive.

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 658-8100.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 2315 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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