McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Kansas City

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Whether you’ve spent the day at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Union Station, or The Steamboat Arabia Museum, or shopping and strolling around the world class Country Club Plaza, or are preparing to head to the theater or an event at Sprint Center, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks offers you the finest dining experience in Kansas City.

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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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter was delightful! Food was excellent and my son said best biscuits and gravy ever! He had the side order. My son in law had the entree. It needed a fruit side or bacon.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of the best outdoor dining venues in KC with excellent martinis, fresh fish , veggies and an excellent wine list ♡

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

40 minutes to get drinks/bottle of wine. Good crashed and spilled right by our table. Missing crackers with soup. Our friends were frustrated and we were embarrassed for recommending. For such a high-dollar restaurant, it was miserable. They clearly have major problems with staff coverage.

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BC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Very slow service

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MC
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The enthusiasm and professionalism of our server Shanterra made this a wonderful evening. You are to be complimented for finding such a great staff member. Please pass along our compliments.

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CE
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The server was horrible attitude inattentive. Spent over 800 and was not worth it. All of us had sub par food. Had to send back one and no offer to cover any of the ill Wtf. Done with McMormicks

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MT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place and food. Dessert was wonderful!

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B
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at M & S. We were greeted with a happy anniversary wish and our server also wished us happy anniversary. Service and food was excellent!

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AC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always! We will be back!

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SS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good, not outstanding. The service was good as well. The waitress was nice and engaging. However, it is a terrible shame that such a beautiful location does not have any dress code.

This is not being a snob, but we dropped $200 for a meal with wine and dessert and were seated next to a guy in old sweatpants and a hoodie. Kind of sad.

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SD
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Timely seating, server friendly but not great, seafood and drinks delicious, sides were so-so. Spilled coffee all the way to table and on the table and did not clean it up. Entrees did not come out together. For the price we expect a bit more. Still, patio is lovely and seafood selection and prep is hard to beat.

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NB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The table location was not great. Lots of walk bys. From the door to other seat locations

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A
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic experience. Went here for an anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. Our server was incredible and the food was really good. We were very impressed.

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our daughters 16th birthday party here and the restaurant was very accommodating! Food was amazing and the staff was fantastic!

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j
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Did not have the wine I ordered by the glass off the menu. Ceasar salad was unsatisfactory- very little flavor.

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PH
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there with about 15 business partners hosting a happy hour. Our server was super and everyone really enjoyed themselves. The manager, in particular was very attentive and accommodating. She really hustled to make sure we were attended to.

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RW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for our 37th anniversary and was greeted promptly and seated promptly. Great food and service.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Aside from drinks on the patio, this was my first full meal at M&S. Two guests and I we thoroughly pleased. The food was fantastic! Although the prices are moderately high (still reasonable), the portions and quality were on par.

The service was appropriately timed and attentive. Only knock was the server seemed to forget a few simple requests and had to return a few times to take care of things even though the restaurant was not busy and seemed sufficiently staffed. Ultimately, she did a good job.

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HM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Amazing food- we can’t wait to come back

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ZH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut and swordfish were prepared perfectly with wonderfully flavored sauces and sides. The service staff all did an outstanding job as well. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and even better food. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a good night in the plaza.

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DD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We had a couple of mixups on our order. The server was very pleasant but a little overwhelmed.

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JV
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dry aged bone-in ribeye is my favorite steak from any restaurant. I live in Oklahoma and have eaten this steak 3 times in the last year in Kansas City!

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NT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

McCormick & Schmick's has always been a special place we go to celebrate special occasions. It didn't live up to our expectations this time. The service was great, patio had a great ambiance but the dining room was loud and the food choices weren't as good. We're not giving up on them yet...we'll try again soon and hope for better!

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NI
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Jennifer, was friendly & attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the food was very good as usual and everyone was there to make our evening wonderful.

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A
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from the time we walked in and dessert was awesome!

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PR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely!! We celebrated our daughters birthday and we enjoyed the entire dining experience!!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent, though pricey. For that price level, I was not impressed with the attentiveness of our server.

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FD
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Took my husband for his birthday. Requested a quiet table and indicated that it was for a birthday. We were seated immediately. We were put at a table which seemed quiet at first but turned out to be in front of a supply door and right outside a private room. The private room was soon occupied by approx 30 high school prom attendees and, if there was a door on the room, it wasn't closed. Staff had to keep interrupting us to get more chairs from the storage. In addition to the noise factor, I felt like I was being rushed through a meal at Denny's. We were offered drinks before we even sat down. Within 5 minutes of our seating we were ready with our drink orders. At the same time, we were asked if we were ready to order. Then our server brought our drinks. He started to pour what was supposed to be cabernet but was a white. As we were enjoying our cocktails, chatting and looking at the menu our server asked if we were ready to order. I explained that we needed a few minutes. Three more times this occurred within approx 15-20 minutes. We ordered our meals. He had the halibut which he said was very good. The asparagus spears were thick and tough. I ordered the twin lobster tails. They were very small and borderline cold. The lobster bisque mashed potatoes had good flavor but were room temperature. We were never offered a second round of drinks. There was no complimentary dessert offered for the birthday. This was to have been a nice, romantic, 65th birthday dinner for my husband. Instead, with a 6:15 reservation we were back in our car by 7:20 PM and the check was over $100 without the tip. I realize that cocktails can be a big part of the cost but he had one Boulevard Wheat beer and I had one glass of $8 Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon. Really reinforced my opinion of chain restaurants. It's not about the customer. It's about turning over the tables as quickly as possible. We won't be going back.

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A
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it, but was seated right next to kitchen so there was a lot of hustle and bustle. Thankfully, we were able to close the curtains to avoid most of it.

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LU
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing! We started with shrimp stuffed mushrooms then shared a bowl of clam chowder. Both excellent! Then we shared the seafood sampler including grilled shrimp, stuffed shrimp and salmon. The plate was complimented with lobster mashed potatoes and green beans. Absolutely awesome. We finished the evening with the chocolate basket. Mmmm!

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n
Kansas City
263 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here on a recent Friday night. I started with the salad with blue cheese and walnuts and my companion had the clam chowder. Both were very good. He had the mako shark and i had the blackened mahi mahi. We each enjoyed our entrees and shared the upside down apple pie for dessert. Everything was tasty and nicely presented. He really enjoyed the shark. There are some nice wines by the glass. Service was very professional. The restaurant is pretty with the stained glass ceiling. We were seated close to the bar but the noise level still allowed for conversation. Parking in the adjacent garage is easy.

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FC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food good as always. Service good. Music way to loud and maybe inappropriate. Had to talk loud over music which add d to noise. Never been quiet establishment but tonight was a little to much

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K
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, we showed up early and took advantage of the happy hour!

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m
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Kansas City favorite. Dinner was delicious. Service exceptional. Always a number one choice.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going for special occasions. The wait staff doesn't hound you, very nice to have an uninterrupted conversation over dinner.

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C
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a private table and got one... the crabcake and clam chowder were good as always... a great place for a business lunch...

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P
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Our server was amazing. We had a quiet place for lunch, away from the dome, as it was a birthday celebration. My friends had pesto pasta with salmon and chopped salad with shrimp I ordered a roasted turkey sandwich. It was horrible. It was ice cold as if they brought the pre-made sandwich out of the refrigerator and served it. The bacon was cold and not fresh, there was the s sliver of avocado and lettuce was wilted. The French fries were not recently cooked/some were burnt. I did not complain because it was a celebration for a dear friend and I didn’t want to spoil the celebration. I have eaten at MS many times, but never had food this bad. With no alcohol our bill was $66 plus $10tip. It’s not the money, it is the disappointment I experienced. Take the Roasted Turkey sandwich off the menu if you can’t make it fresh.

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MR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stacey was a great server. We will ask for her section the next time we visit.

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