McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

4.3
3150 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3150 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaredL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was slow and the drinks were watered down and at $13 per drink there is no reason for that. The food was very good which saved the nigjt

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LaurenZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service was completely terrible. Food was actually pretty good, but the lack of good or even average service didn’t make a difference. Unfortunately we will probably not go back. A table seated after us had their bread, drinks, and entrees before we were even given our drinks which we ordered before they sat down. It was very disappointing and lax. Thumbs down.

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RonaM
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The evening got off to a bad start - it took 45 minutes to get our pre-meal cocktails. We were assured they would come before the food so that didn't bode well. We hadn't finished them when our starters arrived.
However, the calamari was beautifully cooked, the baked potato soup very tasty (though very filling). For our main, I had cheese-encrusted flounder, nice flavor with a beautiful crisp coating, and the shrimp were good - too much mash and too many beans. My husband had the crab cakes which he said were very good. The wines we chose were absolutely fine at a reasonable price.
For dessert, he had the cheesecake ("how is the cheesecake?" "It's a cheesecake") I had the brownie and ice cream - I had been worried after two filling courses that it would be too heavy but it was absolutely perfect - hot and chocolatey and gooey.
We felt that everything was consistently good - it is not an outstanding place but neither are the prices over the top. Staff were friendly (and we had several apologies for the fact that the cocktails took so long).

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was really disappointed in the quality and flavor of my steak. I did get the Pittsburgh Restaurant week special and maybe that was why

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OctaviaB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. They always have a mixture of foods and drinks for everyone.

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DonaldG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food was of highest quality. Presentation was attractive. Seasoning was on target. Wonderful meal

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ToddVH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always! Gotta love the shrimp kisses!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and relaxing

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DDSnoopy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Horrible food. It looked like it just came out of a bag, microwaved and then thrown on the plate. Never again

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Youngblood
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great food and great waiter. The decoration is surprisingly bland. Pricey, but that's to be expected.

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vipSandra
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During Covid ,it was a great place to just enjoy good food and service.

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GinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was fantastic, restaurant was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for BestFriend

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vipPffw
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCormick & Schmick has a steak and lobster special on Thursdays. The meal was very good and the service was excellent. We will go back.

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vipDowntownDrew
Pittsburgh
180 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Woody clubby decor, large menu (very good fried shrimp,) pleasant service, lovely lunch.

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toddp
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding: attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.

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JosephV
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Hostess was very nice, professionally dressed and friendly. The Food was very good, hot and tasty, really liked the mashed potato sides. Premeal Bread was also very good. Server was very quiet, did not introduce himself and did not come around inquire how our meals were.

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vipRCRush
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet. As always, our meal was great. Salad, shrimp and mousse pie. Outstanding service. Parking is very close, only a half block from the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my first time at the restaurant and we came there for our anniversary. The service, food and experience was excellent. Would definitely recommend the restaurant and come back again.

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Kimd
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my daughter Birthday, we had 12 people. The service was great and so was the food. Nothing went wrong and we all enjoyed everything. Great job!

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vipErgonomist
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Arriving on time for our confirmed reservation, we were told that no tables were available "for at least twenty minutes" and we were offered self-seating in the bar which was crowded with little chance for distancing. Once we found a table that wasn't on top of others it took quite a while for the clearly overwhelmed waitstaff to notice us. When a waiter finally arrived, wearing his mask down on his chin so that his nose was exposed, all he was interested in were drink orders; which he took and promptly disappeared. When the drinks did arrive we prevailed upon the server to take our order.
A runner brought us our appetizer after a not-unreasonable wait but neglected to include any silverware, napkins or any other table set-up. The coup-de-grace came after we noticed that all the other tables around us had been served despite the fact that we ordered well before they did. We learned later upon hearing the waiter comment while laughing with the next table "Well, at least you got to taste our stuffed flounder", a runner had delivered our food to the wrong table who treated it as an opportunity for a tasting menu experience.
We were served eventually with more of a shrug than an apology, and the food was good; but certainly not worth the aggravation.
If you want to eat from this menu, take it to go.

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bill
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was incredible. Knew the menu well and helped guide us through the selections. They came back often to check on us and see if we needed anything. They were even quick to add a la cart items we wanted as we received our meal. Everyone's meal was amazing from the beef to the seafood that was ordered. We had one steak ordered well done, and it came on the medium to medium well side. We completely understood the challenges in preparing it that way. The staff did a great job to try and quickly remedy the issue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ウェイトレスの方も細かい所まで目が行き届いていて接客よかったです。食事も大満足でした。特にロブスターのビスクが本当に美味しかったのでまた食べたいと思いました。

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MelissaK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Anniversary

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Mac10
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We’ve dined at McCormick & Schmick’s a number of times in different cities and it has always been one of our favorite places. The food has been consistently excellent, the service good and a great overall night out. That’s why this time was so disappointing. Three of the four people in our party ordered the filet mignon and the other had the NY strip. None of the steaks were very flavorful and were definitely a little on the tougher side. They weren’t overcooked, just not great quality of meat. The asparagus was undercooked and the potatoes over garlicky. The different appetizers were excellent and the best part of the meal. We all had 3 rounds of cocktails and the bill with tip was over $450. We don’t mind spending money on a good dinner but this definitely wasn’t worth it. First time we ever had a bad meal at an M&S.

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vipGiovanna
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wedding anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a nice dinner, was able to sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many restaurants are cutting corners in this current environment. Not McCormick and Schmidt. The food and service were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service. Steaks are excellent.

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vipSaratogaBobE
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside for a 4 person business meal. Waitress (she was also bartender) did an excellent job with fast, friendly, service. Very relaxed meal with apps, main courses and dessert - all very good.
Would highly recommend!

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RobS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Courtney the bartender and server was great, as were her Manhattan cocktails. My son loved his steak; I enjoyed the Mahi Mahi, very tasty. Side dishes just average, attempt at creamed spinach failed. Nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great. Very friendly and attentive. All Covid procedures were followed to the T

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Cindi
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and our server was extremely attentive.

Late reservation so our over cooked steaks and cold king crab legs were not able to be prepared a second time.

Disappointing for the cost and what we heard about the location.

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Copycat
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Phil
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at McCormick & Schmick’s this past weekend. We had one of the best waiters we’ve had in a long time! Food was delicious and cocktails were excellent. We’ll be back!

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AnneH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. As for the food, the filet was just "good", not as I would expect for the price and style of restaurant. And, too few sides from which to choose.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The menu was very limited. The burger that I ordered and asked to be cooked medium had the exterior completely burned and charred and that was all you could taste. It was not edible. The fries were way over salted. The Salmon was also way overcooked. And to make matters worse, the people sitting next to us had 2year old who cried the entire time. It was very disappointing.

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vipJessicaK
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pace of service was a bit slow, but it seemed only when bar drinks were involved. The scallops desperately needed more seasoning, but the crab cakes were great.

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Celebrations
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet relaxing atmosphere. Food was good but not outstanding for the price. Service was good and friendly. A little pricey.

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CarlaS
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was attentive without being intrusive. The menu choices are excellent. Overall great dinner.

FAQs

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 201-6992.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown is rated 4.3 stars by 3150 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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