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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Our holiday a la carte menu and Traditional Turkey Feast for 29.50 will be available all day. Feast includes Roasted Turkey, Butternut Squash Bisque or Mixed Walnut Greens Salad, Cornbread Stuffing, Apple Squash Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Seasonal Vegetables and Cranberry Sauce.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Daily 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Veterans Day

EB
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food

DD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

AL
Pittsburgh
176 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
5 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
5 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!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We had a 6pm RSVP to celebrate our anniversary.
We arrived promptly at 6 and were seated.
We ordered a cocktail to have prior to our meal. Our server apologized for the delay in getting our drinks; the bar was backed up.
Subsequently our meal arrived while we still were having a pre dinner drink.
Then ordered a glass of wine to have with my meal. Again the bar was backed up. My steak was cold by the time the wine arrived.
Again, not a reflection on our server.
It is unfortunate that the bar seems to cater to patrons in the bar.; not the guests in the dining room.
I often go to M&S for celebratory occasions. Rather disappointed with our outing.

GB
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and drinks were very good. Service was outstanding. Ambience is very nice. We will definitely be back!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome and my food delish. Unfortunately, the birthday boy's halibut was on the tiny side with only 3 asparagus spears. He was still hungry for the price we paid. Despite portion size, I would definitely go again when in PA.

j
Pittsburgh
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good dinner prior to a show. Service was excellent and the food was excellent.

JW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Incident occurred with the wait staff - very disruptive and unsettling.

l
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for lunch for my birthday. Food was great. Our server was attentive. We weren't rushed out the door. Have been there many times and will continue to patronize this restaurant.

TV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

This was my second visit and the service was terrible... It was a fairly slow Monday evening and our group of 7 were having a 6:15 PM dinner prior to the Steelers game that kicked off at 8:15. A bottle of beer was spilled on one of our guests and the waitress had the odasity to say she would not charge him for it. Then, after waiting an hour for the meals to come out (and nobody ordered appetizers), one was missing and had to be reordered... Needless to say, by the time the final meal was served, the rest of us were done (he insisted we eat and not wait for his meal to arrive). To add insult to injury, his filet arrived overcooked... They did comp his meal but did not offer nothing to the other guest that was doused in beer. Terrible.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was subpar...our server disappeared for most of the night and after dinner was served not once came back to ask us how it was. Good thing we liked it and didn’t need to send anything back! Overall, it was good but would probably not go back unless someone else chose it!

TG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For some reason they were putting everybody in one room rather than in the front room. We were sat right next to large party and the noise was overwhelming.
The crab cakes were not as expected for the price. Not the size but quality. We’ve gotten much better crab cakes from other places not considered “Seafood Restaurants”. Steak was ok but nothing special. This is the 2nd time at this restaurant and our last

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hosts were friendly and helpful when we arrived. Our table was ready for us with personalized menus for my birthday :-) Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and our food was coursed perfectly. I really enjoyed my meal of Hawaiian Swordfish and my friends all enjoyed their food as well. We saved room for dessert and shared the chocolate bag. The dark chocolate and berries is always delicious at the end of the meal! We will definitely be back!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was kind and attentive. The atmosphere was extremely comfortable. Most importantly the food arrived quickly and was of incredible quality. If you are a seafood lover, this is a can't miss.

SK
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meal experience at McCormick & Schmick’s. Service is always great and we can be assured that we will be able to leave in time to attend a performance while downtown. Unfortunately the noise from the bar crowd was really loud- we don’t usually dine there on Friday evenings. I had the fish and chips, as I was up for “comfort food” and it just wasn’t as great as usual. The breading was denser and the pieces of fish were small. Plenty of food but just not great. My husband had the maple glazed salmon and said it didn’t have much flavor. Maybe just an off night but we’re still loyal fans.

F
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our server assured me that the crab soup was gluten free. It was not. I felt sick almost immediately. We took a risk and ordered steaks at a seafood establishment because we are familiar with Landry’s and figured why not... ordered medium rare and they came out medium. We didn’t have time to send them back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Savannah our server was awesome! Very informative and pleasant.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Chef missed the mark for food intolerances, a few times. My husband and I had a gift card so we went here for a date night. I was encouraged by their gluten free menu online, and they had it ready when we arrived. I ordered a salad whose only adjustment for my gluten and dairy intolerance was no cheese - a simple enough request. The restaurant was not very crowded but the waitress came out to let us know she had caught the salad having cheese so the chef was making a new one for me. So far, still okay. As I ate several bites of the salad brought out I discovered a few cheese crumbles. The waitress was on top of my needs and immediately apologized and sent for a new one. The manager also handled it appropriately, apologizing and compensating the meal. Unfortunately in what was presumably an effort to get my meal out quickly, the chef sent out (now the 3rd attempt) without bacon on it and with salmon that was undercooked. The rest of the salad was just greens and not enough to sustain as a meal. At that point I was done. The manager and waitress were good - but if a kitchen staff can't handle making a salad without cheese that doesn't instill much confidence on the quality/safety of the food prep. We will not return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh seafood meal. Will return again when we are in Pittsburgh for a show.

P
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service and food. Not outstanding, however we would return.

One thing that was difficult: Ordered king crab legs. They were VERY difficult to remove from the legs as the legs had been cut right down the middle, in half. This made for extremely small pieces to get out of the legs. Had the legs simply been cut on one side, or shears provided, the meat would have come out as a lump for each section and would have been much easier to eat.

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