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About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine
Just minutes from the University of California, Irvine and the John Wayne Airport, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks offers the best seafood in Orange County.
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.
A distinctive feature of our restaurant is our beautiful bar area that offers you a comfortable environment from which to enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails.
Be sure to stop by and enjoy our award winning bar food during our Happy Hours. Every item on the menu is appealing and the prices are equally attractive!
Irvine, CA 92614
Seafood, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm-10:00pm (11:00pm at the bar), Saturday and Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Main & Gillette
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complementary Valet Parking,
Self-Parking Validated for 3 hours
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine Ratings and Reviews
We loved our dining experience at McCormick and Schmick's. The service was fantastic, the food was perfect and we liked the atmosphere very much. Our service was an experienced waiter who knew when to approach the table, he knew the menu + wine list and remained patient with my picky dining companion through her dietary restrictions, indecision and numerous requests. The atmosphere was a ideal place for a business meal. I highly recommend!
FOOD WAS GREAT AND SERVER MARTI WAS TERRIFIC VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY ATTENTIVE SERVER. WE WENT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY AND MADE A RESERVATION. WHEN WE WALKED IN THE PLACE WAS PACKED, BUT WHEN WE GOT TO THE HOSTESS, OUR RESERVATION WAS HONORED AND WE SAT DOWN IMMEDIATELY. GOOD JOB TILLMAN, WE LOVE YOUR SHOW
Very short staffed when we arrived for our reservation at 5 pm. One server for the whole room. I went up to the bar to get water. Server was apologetic but not his fault. Food was ok, nothing that great. We started with a shrimp cocktail, 5 nice size shrimp. I had a Caesar salad which was just ordinary if that. My husband had a trio, two types of shrimp and a piece of salmon. Again, just ok. This used to be a nicer place with really good seafood. So sorry to see it start to go downhill.
Calamari "Frito Misto" very crispy and tender. Walnut Mixed Greens lightly dressed (perfect) however the blue cheese could have had a slightly sharper flavor. Parmesan crust on the slightly overcooked flounder overpowered the flavor of the fish. Service - EXCELLENT!
I had the Scottish Salmon with the beets, onions and asparagus -- wonderful! One of the best salmon I've had in a long time. We also had the tableside Tuna Tartare -- very good. The reception and service was good. The only criticism I have is the booth (bench) seating is uncomfortable. Next time we'll ask for a table instead.
We were disappointed with the service. There were only two servers in the lounge. Our server didn’t seem to be able to keep up the tables. We asked for water n bread but she brought it after we finished dinner but she didn’t say sorry or any explanations. Don’t know if I’d eat there again.
We had gone for dinner. The waiter and service was very good. The coconut shrimp was overcooked and had no coconut on it. Strike 1. The clam chowder soup was fantastic--best part of the meal. We also had the walnut salad--it was good. Someone ordered a margarita and said they could not taste alcohol in it (and she is a light drinker). The wait for dinner was far too long and the manager even come to apologize without us mentioning the lateness. We were going to be late for a next appointment. Strike 2. When dinner arrived the fish plate was to have nuts on it (had nothing) and the fish was overcooked--very dry. We could not eat it and just took it home for the dog. Strike 3. The restaurant did waive the cost of that dinner dish from the bill since we could not eat it.
Way too pricey for what seemed casual, average food. We could not wait to leave the place and will not return. So, it seems that the place is cutting corners and should close.
We made a late reservation on a Friday evening. Maybe it's a warning sign how easy we got a reservation with little lead time on a Friday evening. We arrived on time, restaurant was not busy (maybe quarter full). Waited several minutes before hostess showed up to seat us. Waited some more before waiter showed up to take our drink order.
I ordered Lump Crab Stuffed Shrimp and wife order Lobster Habanero Mezzaluna (Ravioli). I had a cup of New England Chowder which was quite good. Waited for our food to show up. Not sure how long our food sat under the heat lamp. Plate was hot but our food was lukewarm at best. Her ravioli was a bit dry. Flavor was actually pretty decent if you can overlook it not being hot which is not so great for seafood.
Price is on par with other restaurants of similar class. However, we expected better for the price of our meal. We did not have any alcohol and the bill came out to around $70 dollars. We'll think twice before give this place another chance.
Having dinner with family and was rather disappointed with the poor service. Our waiter Greg seemed to be disinterested in providing basic level of service. No checking back on us, didn’t ask if I wanted another cocktail until after our food arrived and didn’t clear my empty glass until after the meal. His attitude was poor and it definitely detracted from our meal.
Open Table asked if it was a special occasion and I checked Birthday since we were celebrating our daughter’s birthday, but it was not acknowledged in any way.
Food was great, service was adequate.
A simple dinner salad option would be nice rather than having to choose one of the elaborate salad options.
We were seated 20 minuets after our reservation. Took 45 minuets to get our food and it was cold. Our waitress was no where to be found until we would summon another waiter for service. They ran out of many food and drink options on the menu. Very bad service and food.
I dined here with my wife, parents and sister on Christmas Day. We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation and were not served our food until 1 hour and 15 minutes after our order. The food came out lukewarm for my mother and sister’s pasta dishes and was returned to the kitchen to reheat. My rib eye steak was cooked just how I ordered it yet lacked seasoning leaving it very bland. The mahi mahi my father ordered was very, very small and could reasonably be eaten in two to three bites. The seafood trio my wife ordered was also very small with just two grilled shrimp, three fried shrimp and a small piece of salmon. Overall, service was not only slow but the food was small, relatively tasteless and a poor value for the price. While it is understandable to have disruptions due to Christmas Day, there was nothing done by the staff to ensure the shortcomings were met. We did not complain to the staff even though many others had done so. I’ve been to other McCormick locations and had an entirely different experience. I’d pass on this location!
One of the few places open on Christmas Day, you must remember to make a reservation through OpenTable (or call the restaurant), or you may not get in. And remember, OpenTable may not have the time, or even availability, for you to choose from. We were lucky in that we reserved, at the last minute in the morning of Christmas Day, and only two reservation times remained available.
Our Christmas dinner turned disaster. The restaurant was so unorganized. We made our reservation but they kept giving the table to other parties. They finally seated us 30mins after our reservation at the bar area. We called for manager but did not get helpful outcome. All the staffs were poorly trained and seemed over worked. We waited 1.5 more hour to find that the food we ordered never came. So we left with big disappointment after spending 3 hours at the restaurant. Do not recommend this place. Especially for special occasion.
Worst Christmas Ever
We had 6:30 reservation that we made a year ago and we were coming in from Northern Calif, We did not get seated Until after 7 in an overflow area,not the dining room, After being ignored, and told they were out of Mussels for an appetizer and Heineken Beer , we were served salad. At nearly 830 pm we were told that our dinner would be there in three minutes. Instead nothing ever came so we got up and walked out with no Christmas dinner. No excuse from the waiter ( who we ran into downstairs serving another table) or Manager. We were at a Hotel with nothing open so imagine how we felt as a family.
This establishment should be ashamed.
Had our Christmas dinner here. As a party of eight on Christmas, I expected there to be issues as it was busy. We had reservations for 630 pm and showed up early in hopes of getting seated early. Nope. We got seated at 7. Ordered drinks quickly a few minutes after we sat downs and ordered shortly after. We then began our hour and fifteen minute wait for our food. When we did get our food, the food was bland and mushy. The $60 porterhouse steak I ordered was tough and lacked flavor. Will not be coming here again
Excellent food, good service, except we had to wait and wait and wait and wait for the meal to be served (note: soup and salad courses were served promptly). The slow delivery of the main course was no doubt due to the fact this was a 5:30 PM reservation on Christmas day. Other tables near us seemed to suffer the same problem. Our server came by several time to apologize for the delay of the main course. Perhaps the restaurant booked too many reservations for the time window and both my husband and I, who have been here before, were disappointed the proprietors seemed to lose their perspective on reservations vs. service.
We went to Mc Cormick and Schmick for Christmas dinner this year as we did not have family nearby. We eat here occasionally and generally enjoy the experience. There were many large parties nearby which made it very noisy as we were seated in a corner. The large parties were seated first (even though their reservations were after ours). There were not many restaurants even open om Christmas and reservations were limited. Our biggest disappointment was not having the availability of a traditional Christmas meal as one of the options
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