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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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Daily 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

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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4.3

service

4.4

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4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (18)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for a Date (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Make sure to verify whether there will be a charge for meal substitutions. Weren't warned of requests to change up sides on a main meal - discovered only when bill was presented.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food and very attentive service by everyone, including the manage...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Stayed at the hotel across the street before a flight the next day so this was convenient. But not a good choice. Very slow service in spite of being nearly empty. Overcooked seafood, both shrimp and salmon pasta. Very rich sauce on salmon with dry pieces of salmon. Tried to pick out the vegies and fish but still got digestive problems from the sauce. Seems like they should know how to cook seafood out here on the coast. Expensive for what you got, too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Hubby and I saw their 3-course dinner deal and went to try it out. My expectations were high because it is a Landry's chain, being quite pleased with Mastro's, Morton's, Rusty Pelican, Bubba, etc. Clam chowder was good and filling, served with a small package of crackers. But, came the beef medallion... tough and quite tasteless, which needed a splash more of their gravy. Shrimp that came with it was also a bit chewy and thankfully not fishy. Creme brulee is creme brulee, not special. I love the coffee. Our server, April, was super nice and attentive. She became worried when she found-out that I was unhappy. She insisted on replacing it with their filet mignon but dinner was over for me at this point. She would be the reason I would give this restaurant another shot, someday.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Waiter was rude, did not refill water, passed plates in front of us and generally tried to hurry us when the restaurant was practically empty at 5 PM on a Friday evening. Food was very average - definitely not worth the high prices. Not what I was expecting from a McCormick's a chain which I have eaten at for years.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Celebrated my daughter's birthday and the personalized menu was great!

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and an anniversary. For a place that claims to specialize in seafood, they missed the mark horribly. My scallops and my wife's seafood mix were all overcooked. Granted, they did waive the corkage fee and provided an pretty significant dessert. Regardless, forget this and go to King's Fish House off the 5 at El Toro Blvd.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 10, 2017

My friend and I go out to lunch every Thursday when we are both in town. We have been to M&S before and have enjoyed it.
I had the lunch special with salad and a salmon dish which was outstanding. My friend had the Scottish salmon which he really enjoyed.

I had the upside down apple pie with walnut cake (not sure exact description) which was fantastic. We both had coffee which was good quality.

Our only complaint was our waitress was not able to serve us the whole time we were there as her shift ended during our meal. It took a long time for the dessert to come and to make the transition. We weren't in a rush as we are both retired, but it was a little annoying.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We try to visit this restaurant, whenever we are in the vicinity - which is not too often. It has always been very good, and this visit was no exception. The foot was better than even last time. The service was also very good. We were a little disappointed that the restaurant no longer offers valet parking, although this is not a big problem. They are located adjacent to a parking garage and they validate for the full cost of parking (not cheap). But, we liked the earlier convenience of valet parking since one of our party has some disabilities. Initially, the restaurant was a bit warm, and we asked to be re-seated in a cooler location - which was cheerfully accommodated. Our party especially enjoyed the lobster bisque, a bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer, and a lobster bits appetizer. I had the halibut which was awesome. Our party also enjoyed the "chocolate bag" dessert. Highly recommended seafood restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I have been going to multiple McCormick's locations for the longest time. This was my first time at the Irvine location and it was absolutely horrendous. The ambiance of the restaurant felt very rundown and old. Renovation are certainly necessary since the entire place was dirty and felt gross. Although our waiter was nice she did not check in sometimes and at times felt awkward. When arriving at the table I noticed a napkin with a stain on it and a dirty wine glass. The appetizer of Calamari that we ordered was completely drenched in oil and made my stomach upset. I order the dry rub steak, it was not appetizing at all. The steak was burnt on some sides and somehow tasted rubbery it was accompanied with green beans that were completely over cooked. My partner got the swordfish that smelled strange and did not taste well at all. It was accompanied by mashed potatoes that honestly tasted like 1 minute microwave potatoes. I will certainly not be visiting this McCormicks ever again and I'm not sure if I want to visit another location after this visit. I'm not the type to complain but my overall experience was horrid and I was very excited to leave after paying the bill.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food is always delicious. I had the trout grilled . It was moist and excellent. No bones.
My husband had the scallops. Excellent dish as well

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