McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston

4.4
3277 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 3277 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Everything was top notch. From personalized menus to great food. Will definitely be back!

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DonS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as always. Great waitress.

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vipwildhare
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our party of four began with 4-1/2 dozen east coast oysters - delicious, served with cocktail sauce and a veniagret. Also had shrimp cocktail, and roasted octopus - both good but not exceptional. I had blackened sea bass - the blackened flavor was non-existent. Cappuccino was lukewarm but flavorful. The wine list appeared long but lacked much of a range of varietals and qualities. Service ranged from active to inattentive. The creme brûlée was average, nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Came here for my sisters birthday. The food was ok. Not really seasoned. They didn’t even acknowledge my sisters birthday. When i made the reservation I told them it was for a birthday. I wouldn’t particularly pick this place again it’s overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Took a while to be greeted. Fish was over cooked. Restaurant has a musty smell. Server was good once he arrived.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server. Evan was awesome I recommended him for a raise. He was ready to provide a first time experience and awesome customer service. He is the true example of what hospitality is. I will definitely return and hopefully Emmy serve would be Evan again!

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CynthiaA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

I used to love the place, I come here primarily for the oysters that are of great quality because they come from Canada or northern regions. The service is always great and the food simply delicious. However I see a change in customers frequenting the place.... it's as if the standards have been relaxed. There was a family (or 2) with so many young children more than 6, all running around the place and screaming. Babies crying and young children running around did not contribute to a nice atmosphere at all. We come here because M&S used to be rather sophisticated indicated by its patrons but now it's just another family place and we fear that will be reflected in the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, my server was great and so was my food

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Winetasting
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for an Anniversary dinner, which I mentioned in the reservation. We were seated at a private table and our waitress pulled the curtain giving us privacy for our dinner. I ordered the Seared Scallops which were cooked to perfection. My husband had a Filet steak also cooked perfectly and as tender as my scallops.

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Rosa
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

food cold and service slow
need to improve service but not easy due to lack of sufficient personnel.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere. The noise was generally low. The hostess was charming and our waiter was attentive and thoughtful.

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KrisD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was slow. We waited for the bread for 30 minutes. The price seems to have increased and the portions are very small. The taste of all the items was good.

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Quelaysia
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good and fast service and I can't wait to return

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BrandyR
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to McCormick &
Smick’s seafood, it is always great service ,great food and an overall great atmosphere! My dad had an absolute great Father’s Day! Thanks again for being so great!

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SharonB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent at McCormick and Schmick's, that is why it is a joy to return. Julius was our server and he was attentive but not hovering. He was quite pleasant and competent. We will gladly request him for our next visit. The only small negative is the noise level. It is pleasing to see so many people enjoying themselves, but at times it is distracting.

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MimiH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Service a little slow but the waiter was very kind and knowledgeable.

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KevinE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We took my daughter for her birthday, because she loves seafood. The entire experience was impeccable. The food was immaculate and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Would recommend to anyone who is a fan of good food and drinks...

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ForresterG
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Service was exemplary. I would highly recommend this restaurant for an event or evening out.

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LindaH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Before it changed hands, this was our go to special occasion restaurant. After it changed hands, the food quality seriously deteriorated to the point that we stopped going. The seafood is seriously overcooked and unpalatable.

We went on my birthday only because we had a gift card. While the reservation asked if a special occasion- and we designated that it was a birthday, no acknowledgement was made of this- so, why ask?

The waitress had her mask under her nose the whole time we were there, which was uncomfortable. We have no plans or intention to ever go back.

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vipFrequentfoodie
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The baked oysters were mediocre. They were very expensive even with half off..The wedge salad was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant experience, from the welcome at the door to the service from Evan. Evan recommended the Western Australian Lobster tail which was very delicious, my dinner partner had the Chef’s recommended Tuna. This was a very generous portion and he enjoyed the accompanying mashed potatoes as well. Overall a great dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was slow to come out from the kitchen, but everything was prepared as ordered and was delicious. My only other complaint was the noise level but our server was wonderful

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TomT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The server seemed to be very inexperienced. We were seated almost 15 minutes before we were offered drinks/appetizers. She started clearing the table while some of our group were still eating. She also did not ask if we wanted dessert. We were very surprised, not what we expect at a Fertitta restaurant.

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ArthurG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the time we walked in the door. The food was excellent.

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BillT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food a d service. Has a nice neighborhood feel.

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vipHawaii52
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

GREAT FOOD GOOD SERVICE AND WONDERFUL COCKTAILS!!!

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viprocket
Houston
109 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Hayden for excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved it and the service. Will definitely come back

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vipDKWinter
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All was good. Service from the bar was slow. I had to coach our server.

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vipBigMac
Houston
107 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was very helpful with recommendations. Very attentive.
Worked on patio.

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vipPAI2013
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining with great seafood.

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viprocket
Houston
109 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Hayden for excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Just returned to Houston after a 5 year absence, and chose this venue for my birthday dinner based on my experiences here in the past. Understanding that most restaurants are shorthanded these days, I was still very disappointed in the complete and utter lack of attention by our waiter. The noise level in the restaurant was incredibly distracting, to the point it was difficult to carry on a conversation. And while the food was above average, that alone is not enough to compensate for all the negatives. Sadly, this will be the last time I frequent this restaurant.

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Coleshsmartinez
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Service was good. The food was quite lacking. The chicken was tough, it was not moist and a struggle to cut. The steak was fair, there should not have had any gristle on it, that alone ruined the meal. McCormick & Schmick's restaurants seen to be experiencing a lack of quality when it comes to the culinary expertise in the kitchen. This was true for the The Domain location in Austin as well.

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vipTashR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the dining experience at McCormick’s! We made it for happy hour and was seated by a lovely
Hostess. She was so sweet and helpful. Our server also rocked! Overall great experience as always!

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Nelson
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant was not adequately staffed. It was an expensive meal with a low level of attention to our table. Birthday celebrated but no acknowledgement from the wait staff.

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vipMichaelD
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Biggest downside is a very poor scotch selection. Good shrimp cocktail and good scallops.

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Handymandy
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to M&S on special occasions because we know the quality of the food & service is consistent - it's always very good. Tonight was no exception. We had a lovely time with family and friends. Thank you M&S!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very bad service. Food just ok. I don’t think we’ll be back.

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Jenka
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the Hostess to the working team, all were great. This team works like clockwork together. If Julius our server was unavailable, someone else stepped in. Even the Manager. Food was great in in good portions. I will go again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 840-7900.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston is rated 4.4 stars by 3277 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Houston 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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