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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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

JE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very attentive. Food was excellent. Thank you

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were going to see the Lion King

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Anna was amazing! From filet mignon to the seared tuna the food was great, the drinks were perfect, and all at a good value.

RG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was excellent! Because of traffic delays, I was running late. The restaurant was called to let them know that we would be arriving late. They were so accommodating and simply adjusted our reservation. This was my first time there and certainly won’t be my last!

d
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed. This is my 2nd time at this chain & will be my last. I expect better food for the price. The lobster bisque was so-so. I ordered the Chesapeake fried shrimp which wasn't fresh and honestly the chef could do a better job butterflying shrimp. Presentation definitely needs improvement. My hubby ordered the filet which was cooked good & tender but was bland.

KW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent and well prepared. Our server was very soft spoken and it was hard to hear what she was saying.

JS
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Poor service... Poor tempo.
From clearing appetizer plates, to waiting forever to place dessert orders... Our server was not even close to hospitable. McCormick and ?, you can fill in the rest.

BS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the restaurant and have been satisfied every time. This was an exceptional visit. The food was hot when served and delicious. A steak was done to perfection. Dessert was very good.

J
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal! Our service was great and he did a great job.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was undercooked sent it back and it came back hard as a rock

j
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food & cocktails were great had a very nice anniversary meal.
The servers (one in training) were very helpful & pleasant.

It was restaurant week & we ordered off the 3 course offerings for a set price. Unfortunately they were not set up to close the check under the set overall price. After 3 times trying to modify we took the slight overcharge. Hard to understand how a manager could not figure out how to correct.

t
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pretty decent lunch. The tuna I had was cooked to perfection, but I simply don't think it was a very good cut of tuna. Quite fishy vs what you would normally see with the fish.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I booked a reservation for a work lunch, and was immediately called then emailed details about a private room. I didn’t necessarily indicate that I needed a private room but appreciated the gesture since we were a large group. Other than gratuity, no other details or requirements were given. Upon receiving the bill, a 400 dollar charge was added. They accidentally charged a dinner minimum of $1000 even though it was lunch. The wait staff needed to get the sales manager. Johnathan (same guy who booked me) was understanding, and explained the minimums for lunch of 500 and dinner for 1000. Luckily for everyone involved, I just so happened to hit the $500 minimum so there was no issue after the bill was corrected, but I was not properly made aware of the minimum upon booking the room in fact my booking sheet said $0 f&b charge, which was acknowledged.

I have to stand up for myself with how I was spoken to while trying to resolve the issue. It was presented as facts I should have known and read like ‘the customer is a little bit wrong’. He made multiple references about having to make his numbers etc even when there was no remaining problem. he wasn’t outright rude or anything, but the exchange wasn’t my definition of pleasant. I don’t expect that I will use them for work events anymore given this experience.

At least the food and wait service was great! My team had a great time! Luckily they left before this all went down so the dinner can become a positive memory for them.

t
Pittsburgh
105 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beer battered fish ever....simply fantastic

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Honestly, I've had lovely meals at many McCormick & Schmick's locations over the years but this one experience was pretty disappointing. I went for a special occasion and specifically for one of the menu items/specials which I had gotten notification of. We planned our visit accordingly, and the special was still being adversized outside on a large standing sign. However, when we ordered that item, we were told that they had run out earlier in the day. I asked for a "rain check" but was not accommodated to my knowledge. Furthermore, the server was just plain slow and inattentive throughout the night even though we were one of a very small number of tables. It took well over an hour to get our meals and we did not order anything fancy. We waited quite a long time for the check, and once it was produced, waited again quite a long time for it to be processed, and then it was incorrectly done -- which the server acknowledged upon bringing it back to us (???? if you knew it was wrong, why bring it back and then ask if we wanted it to be redone???). Overall, not up to the usual standards at all and had this been my first time, I would not have tried it again.

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I normally give this restaurant outstanding overall, but I was somewhat disappointed this time! My Orzo was room temperature and stuck together, and my shrimp kisses were overcooked. Just not up to my expectations. The service, however, was outstanding.

DG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the lobster special was wonderful.. Service was excellent

MM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was EXCELLENT! Our server was very attentive. He even came out to the patio before they opened and asked if he could get us a drink. My wife said her Manhattan has superb and her Scallops were Devine!

AV
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We planned a date weekend, including dinner at McCormick & Schmick's and a Pirates game, until we had grandkids unexpectedly. We decided to include them in our plans instead of cancelling and how glad we were! Our waiter, I think his name was Jon, was the perfect choice for 2 energetic boys. He brought their food first so they could get started, he was attentive and the food was excellent. Can't wait to come here again, maybe with another couple. We have already recommended your restaurant to friends!

VB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food. The chocolate bag dessert is AMAZING!

L
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little pricey, but the food was good, not great. A wonderful waitress!!!

BS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Both meals and the soups were subpar. We went to the Capital Grill the week before and the food was excellent!
I had the stuffed salmon and my husband had featured fish that was environmentally sourced. We both had the New England clam chowder none of it was good. Very disappointing!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was disappointing.

m
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed with this place. Clam chowder was nuked in a microwave, you could see all of the oil on the sides. The grilled shrimp was extremely dry. The stuff shrimp was loaded with oil. The salmon was okay and the crab cake was good. The wife said her steak was fine.
The waiter reached in front of us while we were eating to retrieve an empty plate, not an excuse me or anything just a reach down the middle of the table.
Manager asks how is everything wife’s says fine I say it’s just okay he says thank you and walks on. If someone says okay I stop and ask why was just okay?
Then the bill comes and I write the tip down this guy opens the black case basically in front of us to see what we tipped him., I might add we gave him 23% even thou we had a bad experience.
Overall on a scale of 1-5 I would give them a two.

JO
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great staff. Food was average at best.

DF
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Lunch at McCormick's today! I recommend this restaurant the food is fantasic!

RA
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter John was great, efficient and perfect service and timing

AR
Tampa
77 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
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.

W
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is pretty expensive for the sub par service we got here. It wasn't terrible but we had to repeatedly ask for water, bread, parmesan, drinks. Sometimes they would say they were coming with something like water or bread and 10 min later be seen chatting with the hostess and completely forgot about us. The place was not that full (we were one of 3-4 tables in the dining area). We could have sat in the bar area and paid 50% as much for happy hour so it was not worth it for this level of service. In addition, they marked us as no shows on OpenTable and I got an email regarding the no show policy and had to contest I was actually there. They confirmed our reservation by name when we showed up and then failed to report we showed up.

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!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
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!

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.

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!

H
Pittsburgh
56 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.

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!

j
Pittsburgh
37 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.

GB
Pittsburgh
30 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 .

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

Great filet mignon, strawberry dessert, wine before theatre

BM
Pittsburgh
24 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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