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About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia

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.

1 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
M-TH: 11:30AM-10:00PM
FRI-SAT: 11:30AM-11:00PM
SUN: 11:30AM-9:00PM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(215) 568-6888

Website:
http://mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/philadelphia-pennsylvania/SouthBroadSt.aspx

Parking Details:
Valet Parking From 5:00 pm to close, daily for $18 per car.

Executive Chef:
Mike Newkirk

Additional:
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

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

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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 - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.1

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4.2

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3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (50)
Business Meals (49)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Romantic (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Great for Lunch (21)
Cozy (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Authentic (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (12)
Scenic View (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 10 hours ago

Maritsa was awesome

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·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome service and food!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

portions extremely small
and valet not available at all times on weekend

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·Dined 2 days ago

Nice environment. Quiet enough to hear yourself think and engage in good conversation. Food was very good although the portions could have been a little larger.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice atmosphere and service. The food was good but was not exceptional as expected.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The ambiance was beautiful and clean

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

I felt good was avg and slightly over priced for what we got.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, great food, place looks beautiful.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Needed early reservation because of theater tickets. Found McCormick and Schmick's on iPhone. Reviews were reasonable so tried it. Were not disappointed with the seafood we ordered.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Seafood Tower was superb, my twin lobster tails were succulent and rich, the sauteed spinach was alittle heavy handed with the garlic, but since I love garlic didn't have an issue, but other probably would. The chocolate basket should be a bit smaller, and maybe some crunch or cake layers added, rather then just mousse, but it didn't stop us from digging in with gusto to it, delish! Orlando was very attentive and fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was just not very fresh overall. For the price point, I would expect more.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Bar was great but when seated in dining room,service horrible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The atmosphere is old world, but the food was awful. Perhaps the weather played a part in the quality, but the poor quality was i excusible. My steak was not only grossly over cooked, but poor quality. The mashed potatoes tasted like pure salt. My dinning parter felt the meal was on par with the Olive Garden.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Slow service, food was just ok and a fight broke out between employees

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were very disappointed with the wait, e.g. bread, then butter, etc. It was extremely cold in the restaurant and we complained to the server and the assistant manager . The assistant manager was lacking in his response. A young couple was seated beside us. She indicated that it was her first time and the last time due to the extremely cold restaurant temperature and poor service. (They were told the server for their table had quit and others were filling in.) The temperature was so cold that we were unable to enjoy the ambience and or the food. My hands were freezing and my teeth were close to chattering. We deserved a comped meal and a medal for sticking it out.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I heard nothing but good things about McCormick & Schmick's Seafood. However I was not overly impressed with my meal. The steak and lobster were average. I had the same meal a few weeks at one of my local restaurants and it was much better and 1/3 of the cost. I did enjoy the raw oysters I had.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A group of friends went for NYE dinner and had a great time!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was adequate but my filet was as plain as it gets. No seasoning, no nothing. My wife got the stuffed salmon which seemed to have one very small shrimp and a little bit of crab. It was definitely disappointing. The appetizers, drinks and salads were good, but overall it was a mediocre dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was excellent but the best part about the meal was the wine and cocktails. The food was mediocre and overpriced. I’ve been here before and remember it being much better in the past.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The fish was very over cooked and the cocktails had no taste.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best meal that I ever had! The chef, Kevin prepared the most delicate and delicious sea bass with risotto !!!! We will definitely be returning!!!! Thank you! The dessert was simply perfection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife and I both ordered the twin Lobster tails. We were very disappointed that there were a ton of shell bits in them from when they were split.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice atmosphere but strange selection of pop music is piped in. Would think smooth jazz is more fitting.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We gave up on this restaurant 10 years ago. We should have held to that position. From the minute we got there, the experience was bad. The restaurant was nearly empty yet we stood at the desk for several minutes. When a man came to seat us, there was no hello, no smile, no sorry for the wait. The only thing he said was table or booth. I got seared tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes and boc choy. The potatoes were room temp and could be cut with a knife. The boc Choy was room temp and lacked flavor. The tuna was room temp but that was seared so no complaint. My wife ordered crab cakes, green beans and orzo. Crab cakes were mushy and room temp, the green beans had no flavor and were also room temp. Guess what, orzo was same as green beans. For desert my wife got chocolate silk pie that lacked the silk because it was frozen. Her coffee was, you guessed it, room temp. The only bright spot of the evening was my chocolate bag desert that was filled with white chocolate mousse and topped with berries and whipped cream. I will note that our server was very attentive and did a great job. If not for him and the chocolate bag, I would have given this a 1. I don’t know how this place stays in business. Will never go back again.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was awful...............never again..........people friendly but the food was not worth what I paid.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Disappointed. But maybe just an off night. Food was slow despite letting them know we were in a rush for a play. Salads came out without dressing. Drinks came late.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was terrible—we were a party of four and it took almost 2 hours for our meal. The wait between courses was very long. Food was lukewarm when it came out. The restaurant wasn’t very crowded and there were lots of servers so we were perplexed on why the delay.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good, service was good, but a bit slow at the end of the meal. We initially said no to dessert and then changed our minds and asked for the dessert menu. Our waiter became busy and it took to long to get back to us so we left.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Out of four adult dinners only one was hot. Had to keep sending it back and then they got it wrong again. Ran out of NY strip steak at 8pm?? Really?? This was not a good dining experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I always select Morton’s, Butcher & Singer or Ruth Chris. This was my 2nd trip to McCormick and Schmick. My first trip was 6 years ago - and again it was a disappointment.

It was Christmas night and they had no valet working at 6pm. We took an Uber so not an issue for us but several patrons had to go inside to be told there was no valet and then be pointed to the Wanamaker parking garage.

We waited a good 5 minutes until someone arrived at the hostess stand to check us in - however we were sat almost immediately.

Unfortunately No one pointed us to a coat check or offered to take out coats.

Once seated we waited 5 minutes till our waiter came to our table - he was however very good but overwhelmed as they were understaffed.

Ambiance - great feel to the place however the music choice all evening was odd. One would think on Christmas they might have seasonal music but if they don’t want to go hat route normal dinnner music would be nice - not music with vocals. Very poor music for any dining occasion.

The meal:

My wedge salad was excellent.
My blue cheese and Onion mashed were great.

My filet was poor. Ordered medium and it had no red. It was overly chared on outside and had absolutely no seasoning or flavor. It did look like a very very good cut of beef.

My girlfriend said her lobster bisque was amazing and her stuffed shrimp were excellent. Her filet looked perfectly cooked (was ordered medium) but she also stated it had no flavor.

All and all a great meal because of the occasion - (Christmas dinner) but honestly they will not get a 3rd shot at my business.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I would rate the experience at this restaurant as borderline fair/good. My seating was not the best as it turned out to be a major foot traffic thoroughfare. This was a source of annoyance for my dining party.
The food was just "ok" this time. The sea bass came with pork sausage in the mash potato. A disappointing no-no. Also, the fillet mignon was not quite as tasty as in previous visits.
I had no complaint with the heinecken.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

First time going out to dinner for Christmas and we couldn’t have picked a better place, Everything was perfect. Great service, delicious drinks and the food was outstanding, completely exceeded our expectations. We will be returning.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to dinner on Christmas Day. The restaurant itself was beautiful but the food and service was very disappointing. The waitress was very nice but it took her a long time to get our drinks. Another 20 minutes for appetizers and then 40 minutes to get our meals.

Two people in our party ordered steak and they were out of the cut they wanted. They ordered another steak and it came out cold. I would not recommend this restaurant. High prices and low quality food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I can not describe how disappointed we were. In fairness the restaraunt was busy a couple days before Christmas. Also we had family in town and decided to just finish the meals instead of returing them. We also have had no problems in the past.

Of the 2 dozen oysters there were quite a few that should never have been served, they were pulverized when shucked or served on the wrong shell rendering them dry.

Most of the main dishes were cool to touch with a couple exceptions. Like I said we didn’t give them an opportunity to fix the issues. As we were departing I did alert our excellent waiter so he could make the right notifications.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Bathrooms were filthy. We also ordered an expensive wine that the server did not chill at the table

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Had lunch at the Center City Philly location. Overall food was just OK. Stuffed mushroom appetizer was very good. Ahi tuna poke tower has high in quality and taste but very small. About a tablespoon of tuna and the rest rice. Cheeseburger was OK. Prepared perfectly. Crab cake entree was just OK. Crab cake had lots of filler and not much crab. Orzo was bland at best. Veggies were OK. Chocolate silk pie was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lobster bisque was good. But it was outrageous that our waiter brought my son a coke contaminated sprite. Saying the lines were crossed instead of bringing just a sprite from cannot bottle.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was awful and hour and 10 minute wait from appetizer to dinner never check in that timedrinks in between

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My sister and I enjoyed a very good meal on a Monday evening. The restaurant is located directly across from City Hall. We started with the Caesar salad and chop salad. Both were generous portions, crisp greens, and were delicious. My sister chose the salmon while I chose the sea scallops. Both of us really enjoyed the seafood but left most of the included garnish /sides barely touched.
Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and win s offered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was good but service very slow not sure it was kitchen or server

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching
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