McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

4.3
3196 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3196 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeborahR
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
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
2 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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Rachel
Pittsburgh
3 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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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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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
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Mathew was tremendous!

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JamieP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Meals were not great. Steak tasted funny. Took forever to get refills on drinks.

BB
BobandBarb
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious, fresh, and well prepared. The staff was eager to make sure everything was perfect and to your desire.

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Nathanial
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took the lady out on a Tuesday to celebrate. We we were the only patrons in the restaurant, neither here nor there. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable, and service was timely; no surprise. Our drinks were delicious! I recommend the Raspberry Lime Mule. We ordered a crab cake appetizer. I though we would have received more food for the price, but what I disliked was the un-fresh taste of the crab cake. My filet was cooked perfectly, as was her salmon. No complaints about our entree.

Overall, we got what we expected, except for the appetizer. I've been here before, and I'll go here again.

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Indea
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. Dinner was perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Brandon
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The mashed potatoes were so good and so was the salmon The service was awesome! We will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Very good Valentine’s Day Special.

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Jeff
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. My wife and I both had the Sea Bass and our son had the Bourbon Salmon, both were fresh with plenty of flavor. The bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer was outstanding! Service was excellent. Overall very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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KatieS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Our waitress was awesome, however for the price, it was not worth it at all. This was our first time and thought it would be nicer inside than it was. It was Valentine’s Day, and they were playing Jimmy Buffet on the radio above like we were at some bar chain restaurant. The steak was not the right size as advertised. My boyfriend never got a refill for his drink and was finally asked when we asked for our check. We were told our meal came with asparagus and we got mashed potatoes. That’s fine, however it showed how the staff didn’t know what the valentines special was. No one even thanked us for coming as we walked out the door, even though there were at least 5 waitresses all huddled around the host station. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liza was an awesome server for our party of 16, thank you so much.

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vipJackp1970
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Over rated. Lack of attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the service. We will definitely visit the restaurant again.

DG
DavidG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good Valentine’s Day celebration and dinner!

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 3196 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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