McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh on the corners of Wood Street & Oliver Avenue, at Piatt Place. The restaurant is conveniently located near the cultural district, and is a perfect pre-theatre destination. Our private dining room is the perfect spot to hold business or social gatherings. The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily & features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish & seafood locally to be flown in from around the globe. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry & beef specialties to tempt any palette. Visit our lively bar & enjoy traditional mixology at its best, featuring classic cocktails made from scratch using fresh-squeezed juices, bottled & tap beer, or choose a selection from our extensive wine list to accompany your meal.
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Daily 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

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Tampa
64 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

HORRIBLY SLOW SERVICE! The food was great, truly great, but the service was WAY too slow. We waited about 25 minutes just for our drinks. But, if you don’t mind waiting, the food was truly good, no complaints there at all. I just wish our great food experience hadn’t been marred by the slow service. The manager came by and apologized, appreciated, but I just didn’t understand why so slow as the restaurant wasn’t packed at all. But again, the food was very good. 5 stars for food, less than one for service.

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NB
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since it has been a few days, I don't recall specifics, but overall was very pleased with the experience. I've been to M&S before and chose it for a birthday lunch for a friend because I knew it served quality food and had good service. Kudos to our waitress, who had the courtesy of backing away from our table and giving us space and time to finish a short conversation before placing our order. Appreciated that!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time with food and cocktails. Hoping the Lobster roll lunch special we had last summer returns!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every part of my meal was delicious. My waitress was also extremely attentive.

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TR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale eatery, strong drinks. Service was great! Had the Chesapeake Shrimp, very tasty! Caesar Salad was primo!

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H
Pittsburgh
54 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambiance, good service, a menu with something for everyone and the food (fish) was nicely prepared and very tasty. Reasonably priced.

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best seafood in Pittsburgh! We absolutely loved the lobster mashed potatoes. They also cater to allergies very well!

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j
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

M & S is right across the street from our offices, so I'm there often.
Lobster bisque is always good.

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GB
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our dinners here. The ambience is very nice and the service was outstanding. The food and wine were delicious. I tried the fish of the month which was cobia. I had never heard of it but it was very good. My only suggestion would be to improve the side dish. The vegetables were not that tasty and we got such a small portion we could barely find them on our plates. Other than that I would definitely return .

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AM
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great filet mignon, strawberry dessert, wine before theatre

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BM
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Management problems, the servers were distracted and unavailable. Don't think that it is their fault . I don't think that they were properly trained. Watched a busser throw a cleaning rag over two tables ( One of which was our's!) In his defense it landed on the table that he was busing. Fish was slimy we have eaten here a lot. probably wont be back for a while . Its a shame too because they were coming back strong.

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience the waiter was amazing the food came out very quickly and everything was delicious!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner after a show. Great food. Great service.

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R
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genuinely enjoyed our experience. I felt like our waiter was exceptional, there when we needed him, keeping exactly the pace for our meal we wanted. Recommendations were spot on and the food was delicious.

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our visit. Food was delicious drinks were amazing. They even added my name to the menu with a birthday message.

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DD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The overall experience was wonderful! We were seated immediately upon arrival. The booth that we were seated in provided intimacy... The food from appetizer to dessert was excellent! It was a pleasure to begin our weekend celebration with great food and wonderful atmosphere.

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MD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Our food was not warm and we very dry. Very disappointed

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J
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Having frequented various M&S restaurants for their excellent seafood, we were very surprised when one order (Cobia) arrived grossly undercooked - cold, hard and raw in the center. This was quickly remedied by putting the offending fish back on the grill for a few minutes but did get one of our party out of sync with the rest in eating her dinner. Once this was fixed we enjoyed an excellent meal. Our server was competent but not quite up to the usual M&S high standards. We would still recommend M&S because these issues were out of character with our typical M&S experience.

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F
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We Made a reservation for 6:30 pm and there was no delay seating us when we arrived. The waitress was friendly and professional, and offered some options during ordering our meal. Overall, a nice dinner experience with good food, wine, and service.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not a good night for the wait staff. Our table was kind of forgotten- not sure whose service area we fell into. Bread was terrible- like cardboard. Three of us ordered salmon at different temperatures and the mixed up the service.

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Z
Charleston
75 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pre symphony.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The server was nice, but service was slow. My scallops entree came out lukewarm, although my sides were nice and hot. The restaurant itself is starting to feel a bit dark and dated. They would do well to update it a bit!

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AW
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful waitress, good food, excellent service.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

your food is quite expensive. the dish I ordered was scallops. There were only FOUR large scallops for $ 32.00. the sever was polite but service itself was slow.It is easy to run up a $ 100.00 bill for two people. I feel that the meal was not worth the money and I shall not eat in your restaurant again. MW

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M
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Arnold Palmers are outstanding

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RW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from the Seattle area and very familiar with great seafood and steaks. We have been to their location in Tacoma, Washington in the past and had great service and food. We had the same level or better at the Pittsburgh location. It was around the corner from the Embassy Suites and was a vey short walk. Our server was Shane. He nailed it. Outstanding effort, my ribeye center cut (no bone) was melt in your mouth delicious. My wife's Ahi was perfect. Job well done. BZ!

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EB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at McCormick & Schmick’s was excellent. The food was exceptional. My server was very good. She was very professional, service was fast. The ambience of the restaurant was exceptional.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. This is an excellent place for a special occasion dinner.

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the salmon and it was quite delicious. The Coor’s Lite was cold and refreshing along with the water with lemon. In addition, the atmosphere cozy.

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G
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Memorial Day. My husband and I are both Veterans and we were greeted warmly with a big thank you for our service. Our entrees (which were at no cost) were delicious. Our waiter couldn't have been more attentive or friendlier. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food took a long time to arrive without any explanation or attention.

I’ve been here multiple times and ordered the same dishes and for some odd reason the portions were really much smaller than usual. For example, my fish came with fresh vegetables and there was literally one bite size piece of fingerling potato, one half piece of asparagus, and a couple onions and 1 mushroom slice. It even looked odd on the plate as though they were running out and just put a couple on the plate but it was weird. I assume since I’d been here before that there was some kitchen issue but again no explanation. I had invited guests who had never been there and it embarrassed me.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible experience. We waited nearly 15 to get water. Waiter claimed that he didn’t see us sitting at the table??? Food took forever to arrive. When it finally came it was just average. I order a filet of beef done medium. It arrived with absolutely no pink at all and was like eating sand it was so dry. We won’t ever be back.

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JF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We've been here a number of times. They were more crowded than usual, and the servers were a little overwhelmed. We never got our soup, and they just weren't as attentive as they were in previous visits. The food was still good, but not as good as usual.

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g
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. My wife and I have not been there for dinner for sometime, and look forward to going back soon. Well done.

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TH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great Service front door staff and waiter had a very great time with my friends The crab cake appetizer was to die for very good

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Anniversary

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G
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to the symphony downtown, we added the restaurant to relax before time.
It was refreshing and the food excellent.

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. Not sure why with a 4:15 reservation you would seat another party in the booth behind us when the restaurant was empty at that time. The loud couple behind us took away from the atmosphere we were hoping for.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. We enjoyed a quiet dinner. However, the handicap entrance was not functioning and we were only able to enter the restaurant because another patron exiting the restaurant helped us get in.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but not a great value for the price. The big issue for our table was that the floor was clearly understaffed, with too few servers racing around and trying to keep up.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Server forgot to bring our soup/salad. Brought entrees our first. Fixed mistake, and immediately took them off our bill.
Service was great ! Food too !

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