McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown

4.5
2305 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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 2305 people are saying
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YaniraM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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CandiceA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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VeronicaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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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
3 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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
69 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Xmas vacation

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TerriP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious. Our server wasn't happy to be working Christmas night, but she warmed up a bit toward the end. The negative is that there were multiple diners who were dressed more for a dinner out at a fast food restaurant rather than a finer dining restaurant. I've noticed that Landry's is not enforcing any form of dress code at its restaurants now. Shame.

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vipMrsWilliamTaylor
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We dined on Christmas Day, I expected it to be busy but there were only a few patrons. I specifically asked to be seated in a booth on my reservation as I always do at M & S but the hostess took us to a table in the middle of the restaurant. I had to ask her to please seat us in one of the many available booths. She obliged. Service was sub par due to short staffing. I believe we spent almost 2 1/2 hours there which only 1 hour collectively was actually eating/drinking. We waited a significant amount of time for each item we ordered and the wait between appetizers and the meal was absolutely uncomfortable to say the least. With that being said- the Chesapeake fried shrimp are worth a return visit because they were so delicious. Perfect crunch , large shrimp. We ordered a variety of things from octopus to ribeye which was nicely prepared ,calamari fritto is good...lobster tails and the fried shrimp....cheesecake....upside down apple pie (which was an apple pie with delicious apples and a concrete crust.....My server was sweet just not attentive. Despite not being busy. BUT- all in all....I live in the area and I will return for patron margaritas and the fried shrimp. 3 people-$330.....$50 tip for lackluster service. This was my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came for Christmas Eve. It was very quiet when we arrived. There was no valet unfortunately, and no one at the host stand; we had to wait a bit to be seated. Service was better than usual, since it was very quiet. Food was good, price high, but acceptable.
Better than usual experience for this location, since it was very quiet due to Covid.

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BarryB7
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was very enjoyable. Great service.

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KevinTX
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick to seat and serve. Excellent food. Love the quiet since fewer people are eating out.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Steak and lobster every Thursday is a great value.

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vipCathyC
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Cocktail and bar service was awful for a restaurant that wasn’t busy. Waited over 1/2 hr for a drink. Food was mediocre at best. Definitely not the McCormick & Schmicks from the past.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Arrived and were seated promptly. Sat for about 5 minutes before server came to take our drink order. Ordered drinks from the bar and water. Server asked if we wanted bread & we said yes (bread didn’t come until we asked for it during our meal). Server brought out drinks from the bar and forgot water (brought water later). We ordered an appetizer. Our appetizer plates sat at the table a good 15 minutes after we finished it. We had to ask a separate server to clear the dishes away. Our server returned to take our dinner order. Our server did not deliver our food. Someone else did. Our server came around about half way through our meal. We were never offered another drink & our water glasses had become empty. We ordered asparagus in the place of the mashed potatoes that came with our meal. The stalks of the asparagus were so large (the size of two of my thumbs together) and Tough that we could only eat the very end. The sauce over the salmon was super salty and overall the fish had no taste. We spoke with the manager and she apologized. She did comp our appetizer for the inconvenience. This restaurant is part of the Landry’s chain. If you want your visit added to your account, be sure to tell your server. Our’s never asked. Had to tell the manager for her to add it. We wanted a nice dinner and did not receive it. We will not be back.

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BrennaH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and if you want a private dinner, there are booths with curtains that can be closed to give you a more intimate setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ordered the lunch special née York strip with side of asparagus. My steak was served well done when I ordered medium rare, side of asparagus was perfect. I sent it back and round 2 steak was still over cooked, medium ish this time, but edible so I went with it but this time asparagus was unseasoned and barely cooked. Too hard to eat. Service was great but I was very disappointed with the food.

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vipMarc
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a great place for a business lunch.

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Kevin
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual

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dennisb
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and great food ! The restaurant was very quiet which helped with the conversation.

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston - Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 2305 OpenTable diners.

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