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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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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (52)
Business Meals (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Romantic (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Great for Lunch (25)
Cozy (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
People Watching (12)
Casual (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Scenic View (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Our 8 pm reservation resulted in us sitting down at 830pm without even so much as a polite update. It seems like if you go here your expected to sit at least a half an hour after your reservation time. Once seated we were served by a very friendly English server. However his friendliness was overcome by the 70 minute wait for our dinner. We were told not less than three times that our dinner was being plated yet we waited 30 minutes after that. The excuse was that there were large parties ahead of us. That excuse was given despite the restaurant being less than 50% Capacity. Obviously when food is served that late , your appetite for it is diminished. And our waiter went overboard in trying to make up for the poor service to the point of it being obvious he was trying to just save his tip. The culmination action of the night came when we left and I mentioned to the manager that we has to wait for 70 minutes for our meal and his response was “ yes sir, we have very bad service here”. My advice is for everyone to stay away from this train wreck unless they have three hours to spare.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good. Ambiance is very nice. Waiter seemed a little overwhelmed. They sat us near the door so needless to say everytime the revolving door rotated, my wife and I were cold.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed a great lunch with colleagues. Portions were perfect and the food was superb. Staff and waitress were great, excellent service provided. Even went for the dessert. The upside apple Carmel pie included a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. Also tried the chocolate bag. A little tough breaking up the bag but yummy filling inside of the bag.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

It had been 20 years since we ate here and thought it was time to try again. The food was just mediocre and lacked flavor. I ordered a salad and it was basically arugula with very little garnish. Best part of the meal was dessert.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lobster was extremely small. Out of the dessert we wanted.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We arrived for dinner at 5 pm on a Sunday. We were. Disappointed that we were told that the chocolate bag dessert was not available because they ran out. When we were leaving the next table was enjoying the chocolate bag dessert, so it appears our waitress was given bad information. I blame the kitchen not the waitress for this.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Expected better food for the price, we both still need more to eat, we ordered more, still needed more to eat, once home I needed to cook more. For the cost we payed we expected to be full.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sunday lunch in downtown Philadelphia. Nice, relaxed lunch of steak and seafood.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A busy Saturday night, but it was later in the evening and the crowd was starting to thin out a bit. The service was ok, but not at all at the level that's expected for a place like this.
Our food, which took a very long time, came out very dry and not super hot. So I'm guessing it sat under a heat lamp for a bit too long.
Maybe it was an off night, but I was overall pretty disappointed for a place that used to be truly top notch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood has always been a favorite stop-off in Philadelphia for us so I am sad to report what will have been our last meal there. As appetizer the char-grilled octopus was fine, no problem, and my partner likewise enjoyed a mixed salad, although both portions seemed somewhat smaller than we had anticipated. For entrées we shared what was supposed to be a prime Rib Eye steak but the meat itself was not soft as expected and there was a lot of edge fat to cut away. However, the real disappointment came from what was advertised as "Genuine Lump Crab Cakes". We checked with the waiter who assured us the crab cakes were mostly all lump crab with very little filler. I guess that is what they are told to tell people. However, in truth, the two crab cakes that came as our entree gave me indigestion. There was a bit of lump crab along the outside covering but the main body seemed to be a mix of broken-apart pieces of crab with a mashed potato or bread center to bind it all together. Very disappointing and discouraging. We will not return again.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a good seafood or steak dinner regardless of city where a M&S is located. Philly is no exception.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great but the service was horrible and needs to be improved.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was an important business dinner and although the food was good, unfortunately the service was not. We ordered soup and waiter came out with 2 out of the 3 ordered and the other 1 had to wait at least 10 mins; the 4th party in the group had to wait for his appetizer for another 10 mins thereafter. Later for coffee, I had to go look for our waiter because he was nowhere to be found. Disappointing.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The drinks were nice, but the waiter was not personable at all. Also, the seared tuna came out cooked all the way through. I’ve had a pleasant experience there in the past, but this time around it was not enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food and great service. The server went above and beyond.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I was there to celebrate my Anniversary. But was disappointed that the restaurant ran out of King Crabs legs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at McCormick and Schmick's on a quiet Monday evening. The service was great, and we enjoyed our food. I thought the portions was a little small on the crab cake appetizer and the cup of soup. Location is hard to beat, after dinner we walked right over to City Hall for the Christmas light show!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Family from out of town

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome everything was great!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was awful. It took the waiter almost 20 mins to take our order, and when he did it was extremely rushed. Our drink order took almost 30 mins from the time we sat down. Our food was late to the table, my order was wrong, and my wife and daughter’s food were cold. He took all the plates away. My wife and daughter’s plates were the originals, just thrown in a microwave or under a heat lamp. Mine looked liked they just scraped off the onion Aioli, slapped on another slice of cheese and served it again. I asked him if they did exactly that, and he said no, they don’t do that there. It was evident that was exactly what they did. Also, no manager ever came and commented on the mix up, which is what you’d expect when you’re paying $50 a person before the tip. I’m not sure I could recommend M&S to a friend. I know it will be a while before I ever go back.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was horrible, which ruined an otherwise good meal. Server was all about selling and not about service. Drink order was wrong. Meat tempature was wrong, ordered well done filet and got medium rare. Kitchen did not make a new entree but just cooked it longer leaving it tough. Other tables had menu explained to them, not us. Water was not refilled. This was not the fine dining experience I expected.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love taking my family here for our annual post Thanksgiving day dinner in Philly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We dine here each year for our traditional Black Friday day in the city. The food & wait staff are always impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was very slow for the number of tables. Our server was good but you could tell he was overwhelmed

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My friend and I went there for lunch on Black Friday. The Clam Chowder and Lobster Bisque were decadent. We got different burgers and they both were cooked to our individual specifications and were delicious. Must do this again very soon.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrific nite
Food great
Server, "Angel" wonderful
Definitely would recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving dinner my sister and my sons'first time there they really enjoyed the food and ambience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Sat upstairs and felt as though we were being punished. Waiter slow although he had to run up and down for drinks so no drinks while we actually ate dinner. Unhappy!!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for our third year in a row thanksgiving dinner. The service was excellent, however waiting for dinner took an hour and a half and when it came we had two adult servings and 2 child servings. This would have been fine, but we were charged for all adult servings. Good was excellent as usual. Only fault was the adult vs. Child issue.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We made a reservation for 6 and arrived on time. We were seated immediately but there was a miscommunication between the waitstaff and 45 minutes later we were waited on. The manager did his best to apologize and make things right. The food was excellent and serving sizes were on point along with the visual display of all dishes. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food, great service. In town for the Thanksgiving Parade - ate at McCormick & Schmick's the prior evening. Not many folks dining here on Wednesday evening, but the food and the service were exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of my favorites! 3rd time we’ve eaten here and it’s been perfect every time. Chilean sea bass among best I’ve ever had. Good wine selections. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service. Fall shaved vegetable salad was excellent. My wife got the organic salmon and it was excellent. Highly recommend. I got the Pistachio Chilean Sea Bass, and it was little rubbery, though the sides were good. Warm bread was good too. I did leave a little hungry though, and had to eat extra food after.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were here for a pre-race meal with the Philly half marathon the next morning. Dante was fabulous in accommodating my requests. I had the grilled salmon with orzo and my husband had the scallops. Everything was prepared to our satisfaction and the service was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good food, good service, attractive place, nice lunch specials.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Had a wonderful experience. Made reservations for dinner. The walk from our hotel took less time than expected. Arrived 30 minutes early, no problem, was seated right away. The waiter was very helpful and nice, plus knowledgeable about dishes on menu. The food was served in an appropriate time frame and was delicious. The food was fresh, and great combination of seasonal food with different entrees. Upon leaving, the host asked if we had an enjoyable dining experience, we replied yes. He then asked if they had met our expectations. Our reply again was yes. He then thanked us with a follow-up of; hope you have an enjoyable walk back to your hotel, and that we can provide you with another pleasurable dining experience while you are here visiting.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

When we were seated ,we were seated at a table. We felt like a booth and asked Jimmy could we move and he said no problem . I didn't realize I would be going to another server. We went to Carol and the service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food very good. Dessert was outstanding. Their signature Chocolate bag. A large dark chocolate bag filled with white chocolate mousse and topped with raspberries was to die for.
Good place in Philly to eat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

very good food and good service. No issues except that the steak was not well done enough.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The ambiance and the service were superb, however the food was very pedestrian and ordinary. The entrees came with little if any eye appeal or garnish. The portions were small and not really worth the experience. Sadly we won't be revisiting for a while.

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