McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

4.3
3220 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The history of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants began when Bill McCormick purchased Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant located in Portland, Oregon, and brought the more than 100-year-old landmark back to life. When asked the secret of how he revitalized a restaurant on the brink of closing, McCormick says, "I like nothing better than being a good host." Part of the managerial talent McCormick tapped was Doug Schmick, a management trainee. The two formed a partnership in 1974, creating Traditional Concepts, a precursor to today's McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants. In 1979, they opened the original McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Since that time, the company has expanded to more than 80 restaurants across the country. The combination of an open imagination and a respect for tradition are what makes McCormick & Schmick's the classic and successful business that it is today.
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  • 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
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

It was my sons 18th birthday. We made a reservation. We had to wait about 15 minutes extra, ended up at a table too small for our group, as I think they sat another group at the table they told us would be ready shortly. It was very busy so the waitress rarely appeared, the food took forever and there was a VERY loud biker gang next to us dropping f-bombs every other word.

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

We were seated in the center of a large room with 3 parties of at least 10. It was loud, crowded and messy. We were lost in the shuffle, as the server was handling our table of two along with the parties. We had to ask for drinks ordered and not delivered. There was very little service at our table beyond ordering and check paying. I don't blame the server at all - she was overwhelmed. When making a reservation, I didn't expect to specifically request a quieter table in a restaurant of this stature. I could have gone to Red Lobster and had a more enjoyable atmosphere.

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john
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

great food and the place was clean and very organized. Everyone seemed happy and were very attentive.

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SimplySteph
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great. When we made the reservation we noted that we were celebrating a birthday. The menu’s all said “Happy Birthday”! This was great as it’s the small details that make a difference. Everyone at the table (7) had seafood and it also was great. My only complaint was the mashed potatoes, they were just barely warm and other guests at the table had the same complaint about the potatoes but after a quick and quiet conversation with our server, she made it right! Great Birthday Dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were rushed.

I ordered the Clam Chowder and the Twin North Atlantic Lobster Tails with Lobster Bisque Mashed Potatoes. The chowder (although very good) was served with the entree, so I rushed through it so the entree wouldn’t get cold. But that didn’t matter bc the lobster bisque on the potatoes was already cold.

The lobster tails were small in my opinion, and bland. No seasoning at all.

I also ordered the Creme Brûlée. It was ok. Barely any caramelized sugar on top.

My son got the strip steak. He said it was very good. But then again he was starving, and it’s hard to f*** up a steak.

We were in and out in 35-40 min.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This place was packed, no one was spaced out.We were in a small party room filled with people and minimal ventilation. fA bus person walked around without a mask the entire time. The food was so so, not worth the price. We ordered drinks that came out after my salad, cause nothing goes better with salad than gin, right? The wine was warm. The waitress, although nice....was hurried. At one point before dessert she bussed all of our drinks, my glass was still filled with sparkling water. The meal wasn’t over. We won’t be back

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Kmac
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were looking for a good steak dinner at reasonable prices and we found it! We had a ribeye and a filet. They were perfectly cooked and tasted delicious! The only minor complaint about the food is the lobster mashed potatoes were a weird consistency and had no lobster in them or lobster flavor, they were really just a cheesy potatoe. The service was ok. Our server was nice, but it took forever to get a drink and then we waited quite a while to get our food, but when it arrived everything was hot and cooked just right.
We'll definitely go back!

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Ronnritt
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed in the food here. My husband and I both ordered the bone in ribeye, which is supposed to be flavorful. My steak was so tough I couldn’t eat it and sent it back. It was not only incredibly fatty and exceptionally tough. They brought me another one and it was only marginally better. I’ve eaten bone-in ribeye in many fine restaurants and never had a steak like this. We will never return.

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JanetA
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate my birthday the food drink and waiters was awesome as well as the bar staff

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I had a reservation for 7:45pm. At arrival I was told it was still going to be 30 min for a table. Because I have been fasting all day for religious reasons, I chose to take a table at the bar area rather than wait 30 min. We didn’t get our food until 9:15pm!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised on this Pittsburgh hidden secret. Our server was attentive, engaging and energetic. The price also very sensible for a steak house. I ordered the stuffed salmon and my boyfriend ordered the 8oz strip. Both entrees were so flavorful and satisfying. We were very impressed.

Great place to celebrate any special event and or first date.

Will definitely return when in the city!

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vipCharlieS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtown lunch activity as of mid April 2021 is limited, and uneven. M&S can be busy, or like April 16, truly empty. So unlike pre-COVID when it was always jammed. Lunch pricing is quite reasonable (compared to dinners there), and the food for both of us was excellent and presented nicely as well. Service was attentive and friendly. I am sure that as downtown repopulates, this will once again become a "go to" downtown lunch location.

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DianaB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere. Would recommend to others.

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vipDeborahR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a business meeting lunch and everyone was very patient. The service was very attentive and the food as usual very good as well.

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KarenS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The BEST Chilean sea bass I've ever eaten! Crab dip and bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizers were also delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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GeorgeM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food selection. Food was prepared properly and was delicious.

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KristinR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our go to restaurant...not anymore. We were prepared for an elegant, delicious Easter dinner but what we got was reheated, steam table quality, sat under a heat lamp too long meals. My lobster tail was so tough, the potatoes were actually shrunken from being reheated too many times, we were seated alone in a back room by a server station. The tables were dusty, our lamp had cobwebs on it. We order oysters as a starter and before we were done our regular appetizers came, a minute after that our salads and soup and before we could start on any of it our dinners came out. My daughter ordered a side of mashed and they gave her the table side shareable size. Our server was very inattentive and rushed us through what could have been a 2.5 hour dinner in 1 hour. A very expensive, 300.00 dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. All the food we ordered was good. My fav was probably the shrimp kisses (appetizer) although everything was good, including main entre and dessert.

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Campbells
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. First time at this location. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.

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MelissaC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The lobster had a very odd ammonia taste. I eat lobster all the time and first time I’ve ever experienced this. Not very tastey.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late lunch - had dining room to ourselves

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FloraR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter & I celebrated her 39th birthday & fully enjoyed the crumptious salmon, sauce & potato crusted pancake with spinach

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MichaelS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, outstanding food and service! I’ve never been disappointed here

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vipTerranceP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Not enjoyable experience. Waited almost an hour for our entree. Server was apologetic but only offered anybody a non-alcoholic drink fo their troubles. Patrons sitting next to us smelled offensively of marijuana. Ambiance was poor as was the food. $47 for a steak that was tough and not tender. Lobster tails were over cooked. Not going back to this joint!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Whiskey Glazed Salmon Special was fantastic. Incredible food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very helpful and prompt. Food was excellent. We were not disappointed from the appetizer to the dessert.

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Rachel
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went to McCormick & Schmick’s on a Friday night because we heard they did a great job with distancing - and they did! The weekend before we went to Eddie V’s where every table was packed and it was very covid uncomfortable. Back to M&S- We had drinks and oysters, salad and entrees. The first funny thing was when I ordered a martini (it was good!) and the waitress said “so like a cosmo?” which I found amusing but it was then that I knew we were in for it! The timing of everything was so wild! Our salads came out before our oyster platter was removed from the table, and the next thing we knew, our entrees arrived! The service was crazy and we were basically being forced to eat as fast as we could. You shouldn’t turn a table in 45 mins if the customers are spending $200. It was crazy haha! I also accidentally got a little drunk because we had a pre-dinner drink and a couple glasses wine with our entrees. The food was good but I was really looking forward to a safe, fun, leisurely dinner and it was over before I knew it. Would recommend the oysters and bacon wrapped scallops, and maybe giving your waitress a timeline of when you want your food to arrive!

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SamS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server krista was amazing, she needs a raise!!.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cousin’s Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious. The lobster bisque and clam chowder were spot on. The raspberry mule was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner recently here at
McCormicks & Schmick’s Downtown Pittsburgh with my wife and our Two adult children along with my mother & there Grandmother to celebrate my younger son Jacob’s 19th Birthday, Food was outstanding, the service was excellent,I’m making reservations now for another Birthday dinner tonight for our oldest son Jeffrey.You cannot go wrong with McCormicks $ Schmick’s delicious food , great atmosphere and superb service .

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JadenM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Highly recommend happy hour!

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Theo
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was almost eerie at first, as we were the only diners in our room of the restaurant, but eventually a few others did appear. Such is the continuing impact of the pandemic on te hospitality sector...

The service and food, on the other hand, were up to the usual M&S standards that we have come to appreciate, although obviously the selection was understandably more limited than in normal times.

All in all, it was wonderful to get out for a meal on our wedding anniversary, despite the almost-too-quiet atmosphere that has descended over far too many venues.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was cold and not very good. Kitchen messed up two orders and took awhile to get our orders

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good times eating here. We had a very loud 4 top behind us, however other than that, noise level would have been very low. There was 6 other tables in the back dining area were we were eating.

Service is always exceptional here ! Our waitress was so great.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Average food. Nothing special.

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MorganC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had the absolute worst service I’ve ever experienced at this restaurant. The waiter was in a terrible mood and practically threw food at us- he didn’t put any of our meals in front of us, he simply put them on the table and walked away. He was trying to rush everything along- he was visibly irritated when we told him we wanted appetizers- it felt like he was forced to stay later than he anticipated and we were going to pay for it. I rarely rate restaurants- no one wants to be a Karen, these are crazy times, but big yikes, I won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our time here. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

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jnk1111
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

While our server did provide us with prompt service and the food was reasonable, she wasn’t polite nor did she exhibit any behavior that I would expect from a restaurant with a relatively high reputation. She would walk away in the middle of us asking something, was condescending when changing an entree order immediately after placing it (she literally didn’t write down the original item before I changed my mind).

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Birthday

I Ordered the stuffed salmon, could not tell that there was shrimp even on it, and the rice was sweet to taste, didn’t taste right!

The waitress couldn’t answer our questions, claims is was new, not trained well!

For the money we paid, was very disappointed!

FAQs

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown also 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 3220 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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