McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

4.1
3241 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The history of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants began when Bill McCormick purchased Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant located in Portland, Oregon, and brought the more than 100-year-old landmark back to life. When asked the secret of how he revitalized a restaurant on the brink of closing, McCormick says, "I like nothing better than being a good host." Part of the managerial talent McCormick tapped was Doug Schmick, a management trainee. The two formed a partnership in 1974, creating Traditional Concepts, a precursor to today's McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants. In 1979, they opened the original McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. The combination of an open imagination and a respect for tradition are what makes McCormick & Schmick's the classic and successful business that it is today.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3241 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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3.7
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Took time to get water at table. Brought salad and appetizer at same time. Actually brought the wrong salad. Food was barely warm. No acknowledgement of special occasion. Overall very disappointing. Expected better service and food.

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DrScott22
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect the service was perfect amd fast! The drinks were perfect and our waitress was very friendly and attentive! I would say that was the best filet I have ever had! We loved everything about our experience!

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PaulF
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a business lunch or personal lunch.

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RobinB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service were very good, however the prices are very expensive for a lunch menu. I used to enjoy lunch here often, but it is no longer affordable.

DB
vipDaveB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was slow and the scallops arrived cold. Didn’t have time to send them back.

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AmberW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was salty, some cold, some were a hit and miss the drinks were amazing! 🥰 over all good experience. Ryan was my fav he’s amazing!

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Qiqi
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but little pricey.. …
The service was great!!

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SarahP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was ok. The food was good but the portions were small. You had to pay for the sides for the steaks which we are used to at higher end restaurants but for the price, the sides were only enough for one person which was crazy. We prefer other higher end restaurants downtown but it was ok.

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vipBobABooey
Pittsburgh
87 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our food quality was very good but pricing a bit high, considering. Ever since Landry's bought this once great chain, they've put their typical disappointing mark on the restaurant chain. Service was slow on this visit but at least acknowledged our new waiter who was doing his very best, which is all you can expect of a good waiter. The manager also stopped at our table to have a few words after dinner, which is good.

Value is still strong if you visit during happy hour times in the lounge. Great variety of drinks and food on their happy hour menu.

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DanielleF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Food was outstanding. My first time eating here and it was a great experience.

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PhyllisP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. Great service. Will definitely go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

This was my Mom’s birthday and I was extremely disappointed. The menu items were not appetizing and the menu is completely different from the south side location. To make matters worse, the south side location closed! I was not happy about the fact that I even spoke to the manager and she did not do anything to accommodate the situation other than asked if I wanted another entrée which I also didn’t like. She didn’t apologize or try to make things right… she was just going through the motions with her job.

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JudyC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were amazing! We were running late for our reservation because of road closures and they were so patient. Our waitress was training someone and they were both doing a wonderful job of serving us.

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LindaW
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really meant to celebrate my birthday, but did not even think about dessert. We ordered drinks,appetizers, soup, salad and entrees. Everything was delicious…especially the salmon chef’s creation.

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vipVTchris
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The restaurant clearly did not have adequate resources to be operating. Almost comically poor. Waiter must have apologized 10 times during the course of the meal.

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AngelaB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was not on par. The wait staff seemed to be stressed and was sharing his woes with us at the table again and again after we told him it was a birthday celebration. We complained about nothing but dreaded each time he approached the table.

We could not wait to leave.

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LHotch
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Restaurant was fairly
Empty. Server was fairly junior for how expensive the food was.

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CarlyD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at the McCormick and Schmidt in downtown. My boyfriend and I went for our one year dating anniversary and everything was great! Food, service, drinks! Will definitely go back!!!

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NYCFoodie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed Father's Day dinner. Good service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was fantastic. Prices were very reasonable. Would definitely eat there again.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here, couldn't have been better. Matthew is a platinum grade server.

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mhiller
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The staff was attentive and friendly. Nice atmosphere, but disappointed in the food for prices charged. The green beans were under cooked and my husband got two large asparagus that were so chewy and tasteless. My salmon was good but the shrimp served with it were to tiny and sparse. Wanted it to be great but it wasn't.

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jgjg
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Reliable restaurant for a special meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Restaurant was still extremely light on patrons and obviously suffering from new staff woes. Nothing too bad, just obvious. Lighting changes could be considered as it was starkly bright for evening meal. Overall a good experience.

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LaToyaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate was awesome. Well versed with the menu and food was delicious!

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Bart
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening! Everyone enjoyed themselves…

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Dubie
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed they did not wish me happy birthday

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SarahH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, attentive and accommodating! Great location for our meeting!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was exceptional! Lobster mashed potatos were too!... the apple dessert thing with the candied pecans was off the charts!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was not worth the value. Our server was over whelmed as our food sat on a tray unattended. We were not asked about our food and we were not offered refills on drinks. Very bad experience.

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DiDi
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

nice meal - would like to see more desserts to chose from - all else great

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SophiaC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had reservations I showed up early was not seated by the staff and was left at the table for 30 minutes and no server ever came out to check on us so we just left

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DSLP
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasant surprise to find such a comfortable environment in which to dine after > a year of limited services due to the pandemic. Bravo!

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LateDate
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were in town and found M&S on Open Table. Ribeye was like butter melted in my mouth. Service was very good. Matt was great server.

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable meal at the downtown M&S! Food cooked perfectly, wait staff amazing and management ever present to oversee that every detail is taken care of! Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good. Everything else was great.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the dining experience. Food was excellent and so was the service. The restaurant a good atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food. Easy to get last minute reservations given the pandemic. Had a great time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and even better service!

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we had a nice time we were in and out fast not rushed at all and and our server was personable she training young man named Nate he did great job also I manage a private club and would be happy to hire either of them

FAQs

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 201-6992.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown is rated 4.1 stars by 3241 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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