McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia

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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 wherever possible. With our exclusive line of signature oysters sourced from our own private oyster beds, as well as a fine selection of steaks, soups, salads and pasta dishes, McCormick & Schmick's appeals to the tastes of all diners. Our focus on the true spirit of hospitality only adds to our appeal, making us a popular destination on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, where we honor the military with free meals, as well as an ideal setting for private special occasions, date night and business functions.
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LR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Well prepared. Great taste. Perfect portions for lunch.

MS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The Philadelphia food scene has so many more options for quality food. The restaurant really needs an update. It looks old and tired. The shrimp cocktail and grilled octopus were good but not the quality I expected. The twin lobster tails were good but not great. The cedar plank Atlantic salmon was excellent as well as the lobster bisque. Wine and cocktails were very good.

JJ
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is always outstanding, fresh and tasty. Service wasn't top notch even though they weren't that busy.

E
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. My $39 whole grilled sea bass was undercooked and flavorless. My dinner companions were too polite to voice their disappointment. There are too many other restaurants in Philadelphia to spend money here.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business dinner. Excellent service and great food.

JP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome our food was awesome, everything from our appetizer to our dessert was mouth watering good. We made reservations and where taking right in, I like the music they where playing. Our drinks where very good also.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed. I got my Father a gift card for his birthday. The drinks-3 glasses of wine and a speciality drink did not come out together. We had to ask twice for the speciality drink- which we were told that the bar was backed up. (I don’t want to hear excuses.). 2 of us got salads and 2 appetizers- never asked if we wanted them together or not... main meals were ok. GF menu was fine. I would of liked to see more options. Coffee specials were delicious. Although one cup was dirty-had lipstick on it. For the amount of money we spent- I won’t go back.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst dinner ever. Seating arrangements cramped. Only selection that was half way decent was the Maine Lobster Bisque. Caesar salad was mediocre, Sea Bass and Lump Crab Stuffed Shrimp bland. Server was inattentive. For $200, we expected more. Won't be back.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rachel was a wonderful server

r
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal and service. Not crowded.

AH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was boarderline cold also the ser er was not as attentive as I wpuld have preferred

PS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pistachio Chilean Sea Bass was phenomenal. However, NY Strip had consistency that tasted as if frozen and cooked when only partly thawed. Service was top notch. Lighting and noise level were appropriate for pleasant conversation.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at McCormick & Schmick’s! The food was delicious and our server was wonderful. We were only there for a short trip but it made our time in Philly amazing!

LN
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The lobster tails were overcooked. I never got my lobster mashed potatoes, but they appeared on my bill so had to ask for an adjustment.

c
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special occasion celebrating my husband’s retirement. Delicious cocktails that were perfect. The appetizers were clam chowder, lobster bisque & salad. The salad was huge & New England clam chowder was some of the best, and I have traveled quite a bit to various places known for their chowder. The lobster bisque was just ok. Our entrees consisted of New York strip & stuffed salmon with shrimp & crab in a flavorful cream sauce, both were prepared to perfection!!!!! Service was attentive but not intrusive. Everything about this restaurant was ideal!!!! Can’t wait to return. Would DEFINITELY recommend 👍🏼

NB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. If you want quiet, ask fir private booths upstairs

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our 2 grandsons (7 and 10) and our waitress was kind and patient with them. She accommodated their specific wants and needs and brought their food immediately. The rest of the family had bass and salmon done just the way we each ordered it. They have really upped their game and this is now our favorite family restaurant for special occasions.

NS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My second time here and I was disappointed. Food was average and service was not good. Waitress was very new, no problem, we understand that everyone is new at some point. It just seemed like she should have had a more experienced shadow with her. For the price, you expect a top notch experience - above average food & service. There are definitely better options in Philly. Also we felt a "chain" restaurant experience. Never felt that way the first time. If I am looking for that, I'll pay a third of what we did and go to Outback or Longhorns. I'm not looking for information on your rewards program. That's tacky.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak. Great seafood. The waitresses are always good and nice. I wouldn’t deviate from the menu though. I think they struggle with creative food people.

RD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good. I enjoyed my experience here.

a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations but were lucky to get a high top in the bar area (which is first come first serve) to watch the football game. Server was great. Food was delicious.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was very unsatisfied with our experience. Service was ok. Food was terrible. We spent a lot of money to have such a bad experience

HS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server said he was new, he seemed to be.

t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Great service. I didn’t order from the restaurant week menu because it wasn’t interesting. Their regular menu items looks much better; it was so worth it. I even ordered something to take home to my sister. She really enjoyed her food also. We are planning on returning within the next two weeks

C
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good. Great food for a luncheon. Semi Private room provided a great atmosphere.

VW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My experience wasn’t great. I went for dinner. It took about 20 minutes for us to be acknowledged. Another 15 minutes to be served soup. Another 20 minutes for my entree to come out cold. The waitress never provided us bread while we waited. Out water glasses were filled once. I just wasn’t happy with my dinner experience and don’t plan to go back which is very unfortunate because I absolutely love seafood. I also think going during restaurant week, may contribute to the issue.

DO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, well prepared and worth every penny. The waiter slacked on the service, forgot to offer us water, bread or any appetizers...but overall a good restaurant to eat.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was slow. When you are on your lunch hour time is of the essence. We were not given bread for the table however other tables were given bread. Not sure if we had to ask for it cause it was not offered. We had to request our drinks be refilled it was not offered. Our bill had other peoples drinks on it. The food however was very good and so was the desserts.

N
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Service was great. It was a pleasant surprise to see that they personalized our menu with our names and an anniversary message. Thank you so much for making our meal special.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice

ER
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What we had was excellent! Fried shrimp and beef medallions.

AR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and our server were awesome! We dined on a Sunday for lunch before going to the theater. The food was delicious and each course was timed nicely so we enjoyed our meal, our wine and conversation. The server was pleasant and smiling!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Dined here on a Saturday night, 8 pm reservation for Phila restaurant week. Not a great experience this time at all. It took way too long to get our appetizers (over an hour)! The rest of the food cake relatively fast after that. But the main entrees (bbq shrimp & grits and francaise chicken with mashed potatoes) were not good. The cheesecakes were ok. Overall this dinner didn’t feel worth the value. Disappointed.

OR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my 10 year old son on Saturday evening. We were in town for the Eagles game. Both he and I had a great meal & also had some great father & son time. He now can’t stop talking about his favorite restaurant.
We had:
Oysters
King Crab Legs
Filet
Bone in Ribeye
Cheesecake

JK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Walls were dirty. Floor was dirty my wife waited 20 minutes for a beer, then waiter to totally forgot her second beer. My lobster tails were cold. Place has gone down hill.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Wife’s birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

VS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the waitress was exceptional.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible and the food was not cooked properly.

SA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pre-Flyers game dinner. Love the valet parking!

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