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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4.3
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KT
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was great, very attentive, very helpful. Food was very good, from appetizers to entree. Drinks flowed nicely. I thought it was a little pricey for the items we received.

OT
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were great! Our server was very friendly and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed dining there! Prices were excellent during Happy Hour.

BK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Entrees were served before salads were comple and were already starting to get cold. Restaurant was very empty for a Saturday night.

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, food choices were very good. My husband has an allergy and they were very accommodating. The restaurant was very romantic for a lunch date. We will definitely return.

EL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in a great location. Dry rub steak was delicious!

PB
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Disappointed that the Cobb Tower was not a tower; and the dressing wasn’t as good as I’ve had at the South Side location: the service was ok but not as special as it should be at your prices.

JP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We both had the chef's special, sea bass Oscar over mushroom risotto which was excellent. Appetizer, salad and dessert were very good as well.

M
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were excellent. The crab cakes were some of the best I have ever eaten.

LF
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice atmosphere but a bit pricey for lunch.

K
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, would recommend for a date night. Staff was highly attentive!

HC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was ok. Nothing to elaborate. We were in the back room and it was very dark and right next to the waitstaff station so we heard the clanking of plates all night long. Food was a little better than just ok. Nothing to write home about but not bad either. Service was very slow and haphazard. It took a very long time to get our wine and appetizers came out at different times.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time at this location. Enjoyed everything

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day, very romantic setting. Couldn’t be happier with the food and service. We will definitely be returning.

AS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Not the usual service I'm used to from MS. The calamari came with about a teaspoon of Marinara. One of the people in my party got the Bouliea (spelling?) base. He did not get any bread with the soup and no spoon. The table beside us was offered bread before their entire party even arrived. When he asked for a spoon, one employee scrambled to figure out where to find one but our waitress was able to find one once she was aware of the problem. The restaurant was not very busy at the time. This is out of character for what I'm used to at MS. I will go back and hope things get back to normal.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were celebrating a birthday & our first time visiting the restaurant. We arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation & planned on heading to the bar, however the hostess had a table ready. We were immediately disappointed to see that it was a tiny round table located in the back room where everyone is practically sitting on top of each other. I quickly went back to ask if we could have one of the empty booths in the room up front or even one of the open tables as they are bigger & a little farther apart. I explained that I indicated on the reservation this was a birthday & would like a little room. She needed to speak to her manager, she arrived a short minute later & said they would accommodate us..that meant the front booth closest to the door & where all the traffic was from the people waiting to be seated. I had to wear my jacket the entire time & we had to endure people standing on top of our table, one being a couple who was rude enough sitting there waiting to get their picture taken. The service was subpar for establishment of this caliber. I had to ask our server twice for lemon for my water so I knew it wasn’t going to be good. I then asked for a side of crab legs with my steak & a short while later he came back to tell me they were all out but could add a side of crab on my plate. I declined & said I would add the stuffed mushrooms. Here came my husband’s lobster bisque & salad together, my salad & shortly the mushrooms all piled on the table together. The server could tell I was annoyed. I stated to him that I hope our meals will not be coming out before we had a chance to eat our salads. Minutes later here came our food. The server said I’m sorry the kitchen is really busy tonight & is just getting the food out quickly. Sorry, that’s on the server. This is a $200 bill not a $40 Applebees bill. Not sure I would return again for another visit, too many other good restaurants without hiccups.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Crowded... noisy... average quality for being priced so high. Both meals were wrong

KM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!!!! Had steak with a glass of wine. Everything was perfect.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service.

DD
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good, service was good. Atmosphere a little hectic. Now to be fair it was the day after Valentine’s Day so likely some spill over but they had tables in what are normally Isles. So it was loud and “close”.

MN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed everything. I have been telling everyone about how wonderful of a time I had. And I will be coming back very soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was a little over valued. Service was good could have been better

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I really like the Restuarant but they ran out Brussels sprouts and when my food arrived it was cold. I ordered the filet and two lobster tails but it was cold. I went to M & S for the first time when I was in Texas (twice) and was impressed with the menu and food. Because of my experience there , I took the family there for Valentines Day but was disappointed with the expertise ( mostly the food) Thanks for listening.

Pat

DB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening for me and my hunni! Dinner was great the setting was perfect! No complaints!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had made reservations the day before. Showed up at the time of the reservation and had to wait another hour for a table to be ready so we decided to leave.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were served someone elses food a few times. Staff was nice but space was tight.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. 10/10 would recommend.

a
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waited 30 min for my reservation. Food took forever to get to table.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Nothing to brag about this place. Food was ok. Small portions. Don’t get the calamari tho. Worst I’ve ever had.
Waitress was great. Made reservations a week ahead and was in some back room that had cheap lil tables setup for overflow traffic. Was not happy. Would not recommend. For same money and way better seafood goto Monterey Bay.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent

BR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My husband and I loved the food and drinks. Although we felt like the service was a little bit poor we had a bit of a wait before seating especially when we had reservations. I also felt like staff was a bit slow and was probably due to maybe lack of staffing that day. All in all the food was amazing and having a bit issues with just staff availability didnt ruin our night. Also, best oysters I've had up north.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere and the food was good, portions kind of small but overall very good.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. MOST DEFINITELY coming back

VM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It wouldn’t be my first recommendation. But I would recommend to a friend

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was very good, a little pricey but good. Our waiter was nice, but not very knowledgeable when it came to wine. Unfortunately the table they sat us at was right beside a serving station. There was barely enough room for the servers to get through. One servers tray hit the wall so he didn’t hit me and the plates went everywhere. Needless to say it took them at least 1/2 to clean it up. Also, every time a server went by, we had to duck our heads for them to get through! Not in no real big hurry to go back!

JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I would not recommend it during busy times or popular holidays I don't think their kitchen is equipped to handle a large influx of orders over a long period of time.

The same thing goes for the bar.

SH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was expensive, but that's what you get with steak and seafood. I wouldn't go there regularly, but I would definitely go back for a special occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Quick and friendly. Food was amazing and a great portion. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. We will definitely be back.

B
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience for Valentine’s Day. Food was awesome. Service was very good and noise level was perfect. We were able to enjoy the music and still hear each other talk.

l
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Dined on Valentine's Day, room was very hectic with wait staff running, service was ok, had to ask for bread which came after we were served our meals, food was lukewarm, but tasty. I don't mind paying a price for good food, but this was not up to par.

RO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valentine's Day. Fish tasted old and overdone. Not my usual experience at M&S, so I will try again in the future.

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