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!

2000 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Main & Gillette

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 756-0505

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/OrangeCounty

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet Parking,
Self-Parking Validated for 3 hours

Executive Chef:
Paul Davila

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good service and the food was great. We'll be back- thanks

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our server was not very friendly. He not only seemed grumpy and offended at the prospect of our group paying with separate checks, but he also was not wholly forthcoming about the price of the appetizer sampler. We were distinctly unimpressed with his service, although we appreciated the hostess and the assistant who refilled our water glasses.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had the trout grilled. It was very good. My husband had the parmesan crusted flounder very flavorful. Service is always excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I remember this restaurant chain as a more elegant restaurant with white table cloths. However, I found no table cloths on the tables, so the restaurant did not look elegant. Food was good, but a little pricy for a restaurant that looked on the casual side. Still, it is a decent choice for casual dining.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Restaurant was over crowded and the noise level so high that conversation ranged from difficult to impossible. Food arrived in spurts with long waits in between. Salads arrived after nearly an hour with the main course appearing 3 minutes later. The food was good, the service was less than adequate due more to the server to patron ratio being low than than ineptitude of the Waite staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and value. The best here is the service and friendly, welcoming staff. Our waitress was outstanding! I miss ordered an entre that was a little too spicy for my taste that I couldn’t eat. She sensed a problem and ancouraged me to order another entre, which was perfect, and did not charge for the first one!
Great place!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

food almost came before the wine we ordered. Waiter comped a dessert which was nice. Staff did not seem to be working together. No one noticed we didn't have water for over twenty minutes nor did anyone ask.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good environment with great service and food. Would come to this location again. Easy access with plenty of parking

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our favorite stake & sea food restaurant was closed for remodelling. We picked this restaurant because they had crab legs on the menu. We were not disappointed. My husband had the filet mignon and My friend and I had the Alaskan king crab. What a treat. The crab was perfect and delicious. My husband really enjoyed his steak. Service was very good. Prices are comparable to other restaurants with the same type of menu. The crab legs were reasonably priced at $40. In fact the crab legs are $60 at our other favorite restaurant. I think we found a new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food and drinks took too long to arrive. Looked like the kitchen could not keep up. The restaurant did not seem to be busy. Food tasted delicious though.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wait time for our entrees was unacceptable: orderd dinners at 5:30 and they were not served until 6:40.we were told that kitchen was short staffed. Our server was cold and indifferent, with an attitude that should not be seen in public. We are frequent diners of Opentable ( since 2006) and rarely complain. Would not recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy. By the way,
Food was no great shakes either.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Worst service I have ever received from any restaurants that I have been to.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We ate in the bar as it's a little quieter. Megan was our server, and as usual she did an excellent job. Thanks!

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Outstanding service and food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I was seated within a few minutes of arriving. Tyler, my server greeted me, immediately, and took my drink order. They had a very good menu, for their Veterans Day special. The plank salmon I had was excellent. Again, Tyler checked with me regularly. I complimented him and also the food, to the mananger, and thanked him for the free meals for Veterans. The manager was friendly, and very observant, checking on the service throughout the restaurant during the meal.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Visited on a busy Sunday night, still had a positive service experience. Wait staff was friendly and displayed warmest in handling all request. Will continue to use this facility for lunch and dinner occasions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I first want to say THANK YOU for honoring our Veterans by offering a free meal to them
We made reservations on line. When we arrived we were seated almost immediately. Our waitress April was at our table before we sat down to take our drink order. She was back shortly with our drinks and a warm basket of bread. Because I am a veteran I was given a special menu for the day. My wife was given the regular menu. My menu had ten choices for dinner. I ordered the Salmon Rigatoni. My wife ordered the Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Salmon. Both meals arrived with in a few minutes. They were hot and very good. Although the prices are a bit high ( most things on the main menu run in the 30 plus dollar bracket) the food is very good. We really enjoyed ourselves and will use this restaurant for special occasions.
Thank you again for honoring our Veterans and thank you to our waitress April for the big THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
I also wrote a review on Trip Advisor

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I went to McCormick & Schmick's because they were offering a free entree to veterans. I brought a date. Overall food selection is good; fish (what they were once famous for), beef, chicken. Waiter was very attentive, bartender was great.

HOWEVER, the bar top was dirty, looked like crumbs from last meal plus spillage from drinks. Bartenders have to reach over their well drink bottles and equipment to reach bar top. Not ergonomic at all. I can see why drinks are spilled getting to customer.

Dining room seating is pretty packed together; booths and table for 4-8 people. Place was very busy so noise level was pretty high but not unbearable.
Frankly, it was a better place before it was acquired by Landry's.

Food prices are typical for OC: My cedar planked salmon's price was $29.00. My date's Caesar salad was $17.50 (very large portion) Food was very good, given the dinner rush. Not too long of a wait for getting our order placed and served.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good food and the service was excellent.
And we will be back again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our amazing dining experience. The food and service was excellent. We definitely plan to return soon.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Celebrating an early Veterans Day celebration with some nice drinks (Bloody Mary's, red wine & IPA beer) at the bar on Sunday, November 5th! My father (3 years U.S. Marine vet) & myself (11 years U.S. Navy vet) enjoyed a late lunch/early dinner complimentary meal along with our spouses at this excellent McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Irvine! Our overall dining experience was outstanding as usual with great food from the main entrée menu, excellent waiter service and an amazing ambiance!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been to the restaurant several times in the past. I must say that this was my best experience. Everything , the service, the food, how quickly we were served and seated. Perhaps in part it was because we arrived much earlier then usual 12:30 pm instead of mid to late evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My group of 6 were one of the first groups there on a Saturday night. The waiter was often unable to be found and the “bar was backed up” even when we ordered wine rather than a mixed drink.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Consistent quality and quantity from M&S as expected. Always a good experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Over cooked steak, Other then that great service good drinks. Made reservations on a Saturday night but didn’t need them got there early and was seated right away. Just to bad my medium rare steak was cooked medium well. I didn’t say anything, knowing they would have cooked me a better steak while I watched my date eat her meal.

Hey open table how about not putting a 50 word minimum on reviews so I could have just said the steak was over cooked !!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Everything was good but air-conditioning was not keeping up. It was 95F outside when we left and it felt cooler outside.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I asked for a table because the booths are uncomfortable. We were relegated to the bar area. Service there, for lunch, is very poor. The bartender is overworked. This is the second time this has happened. M&S needs to improve its service in the bar at lunchtime.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our server was great and the food was very nice. The restaurant itself was a beautiful charming room.The spread they served with the warm wonderful bread was terrible.Why would a company with such high qualities serve a mix of margarine and whoever.I asked for REAL butter and the waiter got me some from the chef.I was happy

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Waiter was always "hurried" though efficient. Several times walked away from the table while I was speaking to him. Food was quite good, though.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I came to celebrate my 52nd birthday, I asked for acknowledgement of my birthday to be somewhere on my table, they went one step further and put my name on the menu! It was not pointed out to me, I had to stumble upon it but it was a very nice touch. We sat longer than expected before one of the server's noticed us and saved the night. Thank you Greg, you were awesome. Our server was Seth, never served us, never acknowledged us, one server look at me hesitant turned his head and kept walking. I'm really happy Greg was working that night because I was surely out the door.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have dined here since this restaurant opened years ago. Love the food and staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wonderful food and great service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Birthday was fun

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was particularly good. Our party of 10 had everything from steak to crab legs to halibut and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was outstanding.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always way too expensive for the quality of food. Nice atmosphere, and a place where you can have a personal conversation. But always way too expensive for what you get.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food offering and presentaion was up there with the best. Thank you

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Went to celebrate my Daughter starting school and she wanted Lobster Mashed Potatoes. I ordered a steak along with 3 others in our party. One medium rare and 3 medium well. They came back charred even the medium rare, the others in the party that ordered fish received their food cold. The manager took off one plate and gave us free desert platter which was exceptional!! But the Chef needs to be reprimanded for the way he prepared the food and sent it out just horrible will not go back and take a chance on that expensive of a meal.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had excellent, attentive service, and the food and drinks were wonderful. We appreciated that it wasn't loud, and we appreciated the validated parking.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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