McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown
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Daily 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
The waiter was very attentive. Food was excellent. Thank you
We were going to see the Lion King
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.
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!
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.
Food was excellent and well prepared. Our server was very soft spoken and it was hard to hear what she was saying.
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.
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.
Everything was phenomenal! Our service was great and he did a great job.
Food was undercooked sent it back and it came back hard as a rock
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.
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.
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.
Best beer battered fish ever....simply fantastic
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.
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.
Had the lobster special was wonderful.. Service was excellent
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!
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!
Great service and wonderful food. The chocolate bag dessert is AMAZING!
A little pricey, but the food was good, not great. A wonderful waitress!!!
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!
Food was disappointing.
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.
Great atmosphere. Great staff. Food was average at best.
Great Lunch at McCormick's today! I recommend this restaurant the food is fantasic!
Waiter John was great, efficient and perfect service and timing
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.
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.
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!
Great time with food and cocktails. Hoping the Lobster roll lunch special we had last summer returns!
Every part of my meal was delicious. My waitress was also extremely attentive.
Upscale eatery, strong drinks. Service was great! Had the Chesapeake Shrimp, very tasty! Caesar Salad was primo!
Nice ambiance, good service, a menu with something for everyone and the food (fish) was nicely prepared and very tasty. Reasonably priced.
Best seafood in Pittsburgh! We absolutely loved the lobster mashed potatoes. They also cater to allergies very well!
M & S is right across the street from our offices, so I'm there often.
Lobster bisque is always good.
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 .
Great filet mignon, strawberry dessert, wine before theatre
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.