McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia

4.2
3924 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, directly across from the historic City Hall and on the renown Avenue of the Arts, McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant features over 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily from around the globe. The two level restaurant features traditional white tablecloth dining in dark wood paneled rooms accented by handcrafted stained glass ceilings and mosaic tiled floors.

The popular, lively bar features a selection of micro-brewed beers and ales, regional wines, single-malt scotches, fresh squeezed juices and hand-shaken cocktails. McCormick and Schmick's serves lunch Monday through Friday, dinner seven days a week and offers a $1.95 bar menu twice daily. Reservations are encouraged.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
M-TH: 11:30AM-10:00PM
FRI-SAT: 11:30AM-11:00PM
SUN: 11:30AM-9:00PM
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Phone number
(215) 568-6888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Newkirk
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet Parking From 5:00 pm to close, daily for $18 per car.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

Food was a bit Luke warm and didn’t come out hot

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Greetings All, This was a awesome place to go! The food, wine, room and service was top notch! It was a night I didn't want it to end! A big Thank you to all! William

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Father’s Day

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The service was poor and if you fancy your entrees cold to somewhat warm, then please visit this restaurant
No Manager came and check on food

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My husband and I have been about three times. Food was delicious and the drinks were great. I like their sangrias. Nice atmosphere and great for any occasion.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My fiance's parents and grandparents were in town and expressed interest in seafood so I took them to M&S. It was close by, and I have had good experiences at the one in Pittsburgh, PA. Maybe it was just the particular day we were there, as there was a relatively large party seated nearby, but the food was just not good, burnt steaks, over- or under-seasoned fish that had been hastily slapped on a plate. Server seemed distracted, service was slow and infrequent, and no one even got a refill on their drink until we asked for the bill. For the price tag and the location, this was overall a very disappointing visit. Probably won't come back.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food was good, not great, but the service was the worst part. Our waiter (Thomas) had absolutely no personality, was of no help when we were ordering and asking questions, and took 20 minutes just to get me a new glass of water when the glass on the table when we sat down was dirty. When going to a restaurant like this I typically expect my service to at least be good where I wouldn’t really comment on if it was good or bad, but it truly was not good at all. It was also upsetting to see that for what is supposed to be a nice restaurant, there was no dress code enforced and people were dressed as if they could be sitting in a sports bar. Overall not pleased with this experience.

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I visited this restaurant on June 15, 2018 after coming from my daughter’s graduation ceremony at Citizens Park. It was late. I arrived at 10:33pm for a 1030 reservation that I made a few days prior, while still in NYC. I was seated no more than 5 minutes after I arrived. The waitress came to the table about 5 minutes later and it ALL WENT DOWNHILL FROM THERE. We placed our drink orders, which were light, due to the late hour. One of my guests ordered a clam chowder. The waitress came back approx 15 minutes with our drinks NO SOUP. She then took our dinner orders. She came back to our table about 10 minutes after taking our order to inform us there were no more lobster tails. My celebrating grad had to order something else. NO SOUP. She came back to the table about 5 minutes after taking the grad’s revised order to tell us there were no more mashed potatoes. After discussion, we changed our orders NO SOUP. About 50 minutes after ordering the soup and because my guest inquired about the soup, the waitress finally brought the soup to the table. About an hour after placing our revised dinner orders, we received our meals. The meals were lukewarm, seafood was tough and over cooked, the fried shrimp was bland, the spinach tasted awful and the salmon was dry. I will never visit this restaurant again and I urge you all to not waste your time or your money. It was aa horrible experience. I chose this restaurant after speaking to folks and reading reviews in hopes that it would be a great dining experience. IT WAS NOT. A great restaurant is one where you can enjoy a great meal at any time of day, as the first customer or the very last customer. THIS MEAL AND SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE. If I could have left ZERO STARS, that would be a star too many. 😡

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The service sucked like the straw I never received. Although the food was good it took long to come out despite the lack of people in the restaurant. I would get better treatment at Friday’s.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Very nice! Across the street from city hall in center city Philadelphia. We enjoyed a nice family dinner to celebrate the last night of our vacation in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Loved the food.!!!!!!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Wonderful place for seafood lovers. Was not happy about my steak since it was not only overcooked but burnt on the outside, but since we had another engagement I couldn't give an experience for correction.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

As usual, our experience at this restaurant was very good. Alexander, our waiter, was particularly helpful. We were not rushed. I do have a minor complaint: I ordered my steak medium well. When it was served it was burnt on the outside and medium on the inside. The burnt I don't mind so much; but, medium is too much blood for me. I didn't complain, I was too hungry, so, I ate it. It didn't kill me.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Very disappointing visit to this Center City staple. The lettuce in my salad was frozen, and the shrimp were dry and overcooked. This was a client meeting, so it was especially disturbing. No effort was made to either comp my meal or offer a complimentary dessert. Poor experience.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Graduation for my sister. Service was great and the waiter was very nice.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

A good place to be, thought a bit noisy.
The cuisine is fine, the place is clean, the prices are at an acceptable level - especially when considering the ideal location.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

steak was very good. however we went to Del Frisco's for dessert and I have to admit the steaks I saw coming through looked a little better and bigger. but overall good food. both restaurants are pricing so can't really compare that they are equal in that sense.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Lovely restsurant. Great setting with good service. Only issue I ordered my steak med. Rare it came more med well. But it was tender and tasty.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our experience was only just fair. We remember this place being much better. Revolving door at the entrance was smeared and dirty. In the lounge, crumbs and debris on the bar and unbussed hi-tops gave a seedy appearance. In dining room, service was very friendly and welcoming, but became sporadic as the meal went on. Our "specialty" cocktails (Kentucky Smashes) were weak. There was no obvious attempt at maintaining a dress code -- shorts, flip-flops and baseball caps were very much in evidence. My "Hawaiian" swordfish (a special) was thin and dry, with only a minuscule amount of "lump" (shredded) crabmeat on top. My companion's arugula side salad was wilted and had clearly been prepared long in advance. Coffee was good and dessert (caramel ice cream) was adequate but did not make up for a disappointing dining experience. McCormick and Schmick's used to be a moderately upscale place that seems to have fallen victim to the tourist and office-party trade in its location near City Hall, while maintaining pretensions of being something special.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Our waiter was very thorough knew his job and the meal gave great advice on what to order. The food was delicious very fufilling

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Good food and nice ambience

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Predictably good food with exemplary service. Always an easy choice for steak and seafood.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I have eaten at Mccormick several times...but these was the best yet.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

great restaurant. Great location, Great service. I had the octopus for appetizer and it was very tough, would not recommend. Otherwise the meal was great. This is a beautiful restaurant in a great location.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent food on 5/6 entrees, the exception was overcooked swordfish. Chicken is amazing for those who don’t like seafood. Service was good, messed up a few small things but they were fast at fixing them. Highly recommend the apple pie with the cinnamon ice cream.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Have fined at this restaurant many times previously, though have not been for a while. Have to say we were disappointed in the quality of the food. The dishes we had were shrimp cocktail, filet mignon & lobster tails. For being a seafood restaurant the food was all were just average.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The wine was very good. The service was good, but the waiter was a bit young. The food was very good.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner! Food was amazing!

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The hostess was delightful and seated us quickly. The waitress was polite but gave me and my father the wrong steak orders. Not a big deal, we just switched. We were left with empty glasses for most of our meal and when she finally returned she only brought one beverage. The lobster tail was ok, not great and the strawberry shortcake was not good at all.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

beautiful atmosphere, wonderful food , great service

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I had a coupon for free dessert or appetizer the waiter didn’t tell me that I could only use the coupon for an appetizer until we had already ordered dessert 🤔

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The service was fabulous as well as the meal. I had fried shrimp, rice, and coleslaw. The vanilla ice cream was delicious. The restaurant has a great ambiance. Everything was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We thank you for having us for the Veteran's Memorial Day lunch/dinner. Both, my husband and I, are veterans. The staff greeted us with friendly smiles. Our server was awesome and very attentive. His recommendation on the perfect cocktail to go with our meal was splendid. My husband doesn't eat salmon but he enjoyed it. We really felt appreciated. Thank you again, McCormick & Schmick Philadelphia

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Restaurant didn’t acknowledge our reservation despite me telling them I had and open table reservation prior to being seated. Had to contact open table to get my points. Other than that. Food and ambiance was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

My reservation was Monday at 3 p.m. I was seated promptly and a nice window table please server was quite attentive and knowledgeable. And my Memorial Day lunch of the grilled salmon was off the charts. McCormick & Schmick's delivered yet again
I was so enjoying my salmon that I forgot to take a picture of it, but here's a picture of the desert which is equally scrumptious

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2.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We both had the trout almandine which was flavorless.
For dessert key lime pie which was overpriced($9) and too sweet.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Our server Jonathan was very professional. There was a lot of talking and he very patiently waited for out order. The food came out hot and special requests we're accommodated.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Enjoyed the Alaska king crab and the sea bass. Also the lobster bisque as a starter and the strawberry ice cream pie for dessert. Great meal in comfortable surroundings!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Perfect all around, definitely will go back!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was excellent. if the tardar sauce was better, the meal would have been perfect.

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