McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

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Seafood
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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JM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server Liza was the best! The steaks were okay, they were very fatty.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

First off the steak I ordered was a filet Mignon it had no taste to it it was not cooked in any spices , or anything it tasted very bad. And the shrimp scampi was beyond Al dented it a good experience.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience and food was good. The one thing is that two of us finished our main course before the third person. Our plates were taken away and that was nice. We were given dessert menus and asked something like if there anything that we liked even though the third person was still eating her main course. We didn’t want to order dessert until our friend had finished her main course. Also there was no decaf espresso which I was surprised since it is a classy steakhouse. Thanks

KB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The filet was cooked to perfection. One of the best I’ve had in a while! The salad was a little skimpy for the price, in comparison to others at similar restaurants. Friendly and prompt service. Warm and comfortable atmosphere. Online reservations is an added perk. Pre-theatre dinner date.

HR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It has become our Thanksgiving tradition to go to M & S in downtown Pittsburgh. They are very accommodating and the food is very good. Our server, whose name I have forgotten, was very good too.

BR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made last minute reservations for Thanksgiving and had an excellent meal. Alex P was our server and did a great job ! We liked it so much that we will be coming back for Christmas Eve, and have asked for Alex of course.

MP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

There was a bit of confusion with our order. We got the wrong food. She did comp my husband a bowl of soup while he waited for his meal. The noise level was way to high for such a restaurant. I didn’t think we should have been walked thru a small hallway where the servers had supplies. (Water, silverware etc) . The quality of the food compensated for the others.

CP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant. The waitress we had was very very nice and professional. The atmosphere was very pleasant. However, we went to eat. That is what we went there to do. We both ordered the ultimate seafood dinner. I felt that the quantity of seafood was very small. The shrimp were tiny and would have liked a larger piece of salmon. It was cooked to perfection though. Very small shrimp. Small amount of potatoes and bread.
We had to go to the parking lot and pay for the parking and walk outside to the restaurant, which is kind of a pain. Luckily it wasn't too cold. As far as I know, there is no elevator that takes you directly into the restaurant without going outside and walking up the ramp.
All in all, I like it very much, but I think it is very expensive for what they give you.

WC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will definitely be back!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before a show. Nice way to start off the evening. Waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. Food was cooked perfectly.

D
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was really nice. Food was good but not great.

G
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Told them we had show tickets for 8 pm. Our food came promptly and we never felt rushed to eat. Had plenty of time to get to the show.

CG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful, delicious dinner this past Saturday before going to Heinz Hall. Service, ambience and food was terrific.

M
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Really poor for the second time in a month. My wife ordered the wahoo. It wasn’t cooked. Second time in a row that happened to her. Chopped salad, which I normally like, was sour and vinegary. Beans were not cooked and they gave me wrong vodka in my drink. Crab cakes were fine. Service was poor. Hard to flag down anyone where we were sitting. I have a Landry Card but am so disappointed that we may not go back. We usually go there before an event in downtown Pittsburgh.

SO
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Paid for entire meal, still were not served 1 1/2 hours of waiting, had to leave.

Management said they would correct but have taken no further action.

f
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience here prior to the Elton John concert for a birthday celebration. Our server, Austin, was very attentive and knowledgeable, with a welcoming attitude. Places like M&S that ask if it's a special occasion and then give a complimentary dessert show that they care about their guests' dining experience and want you to remember it for future celebrations--which we will!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The fish was over salted, king crab was dry. We didn't get drinks until we were almost done with dinner - even though we ordered them closer to the beginning of the meal. Just overall not worth the money.

NS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Veterans Day

EB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere/Ambience was fantastic. The restaurant is stately and beautiful. Our server Scott was excellent. The food and drinks were delicious.

a
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food

DD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! First time here, live in PGH all my life.
Our waitor was amazing, his service and professionalism was first rate.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

In the 5yrs this was the a disturbing evening. The music was for a cheap bar not a fine dining experience. The fish was greasy the flavor was not the standard. The experience was NOT what I have grown to exspect over the past 5 years.

LL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the restaurant prior to a hockey game. Our server, Robert was awesome!! He gave us suggestions, answered our questions, offered more drinks and cleared our table regularly. Our food was awesome. One person in our group got the filet, it was so tender no knife was necessary. There was not one complaint about the food.

c
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Our server was the only good thing and that's a stretch! Food was not good, pasta had no seasoning and was returned and comped. Very dissatisfied with my visit!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wasn’t very crowded but both bar and kitchen were backed up.

AL
Pittsburgh
182 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good - but MUCH to long to get cocktail and drink - not waiters fault - I think understaffed and kitchen slow - took 20 minutes or more to get cocktail

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Servers and host were outstanding. I had filet and lobster tail. Lobster was chewy and over cooked . Filet was good

KS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Our server was great unfortunately my fish sandwich was inedible. It was so over fried you couldn’t even bit into it. I was at lunch with colleague so did not want to complain.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was lukewarm. And by the time you finished the dish it was cold.

KR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience and amazing food for my mother’s 50th birthday! She loved it! They even gave her a personalized menu to keep!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, David, was very attentive and responsive to our needs. When my wife's filet was undercooked, he took it back, and both he and the manager checked back with us. The meal overall was delicious, but the crabmeat stuffed shrimp was a bit under seasoned. Something to keep in mind for the next time. We will definitely be back, however!

SE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was on my way to a show with my sister that evening. The waiter asked if we were attending a show so that he could be mindful of our time. We told him that we were and we agreed on a time when we'd like to be on our way. We even got to have dessert without being rushed. I will return the next time I am in downtown for an evening.

SL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! From the shrimp kisses, lobster bisque to my beef medallions....very tasty! My cocktail was tasty too. I will be back for sure.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday I wanted him to have a nice dinner. The food was amazing the best seafood I ever had anywhere. The staff was very welcoming and always asking if we needed anything. Atmosphere was quiet with very tasteful music. I highly recommend

DW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Had a great experience, you have a very professional staff. We will be back.

CS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Big party in banquet room made a lot of noise!!!!!!!

S
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a team lunch for Boss's Day and everything was just perfect. Our servers were amazing and so attentive to our needs. Everyone's lunch was done to perfection and the atmosphere was awesome.

SC
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

McCormick & Schmicks has been very consistent. The food is DELICIOUS! The service is very attentive. This was for a birthday. NO Mention of Happy Birthday. OK no complimentary dessert but a Happy Birthday from the waitress would have been appreciated.

m
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. John was great!

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