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

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TH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great Service front door staff and waiter had a very great time with my friends The crab cake appetizer was to die for very good

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G
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to the symphony downtown, we added the restaurant to relax before time.
It was refreshing and the food excellent.

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PH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. Not sure why with a 4:15 reservation you would seat another party in the booth behind us when the restaurant was empty at that time. The loud couple behind us took away from the atmosphere we were hoping for.

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MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. We enjoyed a quiet dinner. However, the handicap entrance was not functioning and we were only able to enter the restaurant because another patron exiting the restaurant helped us get in.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but not a great value for the price. The big issue for our table was that the floor was clearly understaffed, with too few servers racing around and trying to keep up.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Server forgot to bring our soup/salad. Brought entrees our first. Fixed mistake, and immediately took them off our bill.
Service was great ! Food too !

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BB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived about 25 minutes early for our reservation and were seated right away. Thank you!
The food was very good, as always.
Atmosphere pleasant, quite enough to have a normal conversation, with a nice selection of music playing in the background.
Service was good, but could have been a little more attentive. The wait for the check was a bit long.

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AG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was good. Nothing about the food had a wow factor and it was definitely overpriced. The lobster bisque was just ok, but it was missing... lobster! For $15 a bowl and $8.5 a cup I expected much more. My shrimp and crab stuffed salmon was more like a 6 0z piece of salmon drizzled with A shrimp and crab sauce baked on top. Service was friendly. I definitely wouldn't go back for any special occasions. Seemed like a good happy hour place for appetizers.

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S
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful - service was attentive and food excellent -thanks for a nice evening.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect! Food was excellent! So close to the benedum center... easy 5 minute walk, maybe less... Will definitely be back. Thanks for a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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b
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went to dinner after the ballet. Was disappointed to see there were no options on the menu for chicken. I checked on line menu specifically for McCormick & Schmick's in downtown Pittsburgh. Blackened chicken was listed as an option, however, the menu had no chicken options listed. Two of my guests had to settle for salads. Another one of my guests was missing walnuts from her salad. We mentioned to the waiter and he brought her some.

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TG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great setting, waitress was extremely polite and courteous, but failed to listen to requests, which became a little embarrassing after the fact. Price vs. quantity could be better!!

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was good but found a tip of a lobster claw in my crab cake?? My wife's scallops had a shell which she bit into. For price of meals here we would not expect such things. Manager came over an apologized but that was all. Lots of high end sea food restaurants in the area. Will not be revisiting.

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MG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside, so the noise level was as expected. Our waitress was great and was on her game. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. I got the Chilean sea bass. It was the BEST sea bass I have ever eaten. My meal came out with steam still coming off of it!!!! The portion was huge and the fish was so very flaky. Plain and simple—it was over the top. My husband had the salmon and was also very very pleased.

Recently, we were at the Grand Concourse for dinner and also Eddie V’s. I would chose McCormick and Schmick’s over both of these establishments because the food was absolutely delicious!!!

Thank you for a beautiful meal and dining experience!

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I had the Ultimate Mixed Grill and it was overcooked by a half hour. The Crab Cake had zero moisture and the Salmon and Shrimp was like eating jerky. The service was great, ambiance great, all else was good but the food absolutely sucked. Considering the bill was over $300 for 3 people you can find much better choices downtown. I was there Tuesday night the 7th of May.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good meal with good ambiance.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great! The server recommended a wonderful dish for dinner. Dessert was slightly disappointing since the expectation was not met. I was intrigued and had to try this chocolate bag from the menu. What was delivered to my table was not at all what the menu showed! I felt for the price and the expectation of dessert this was a let down.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

1st: Service was abysmal. Waitress, when she did appear, was rushing us, rude, and overall having a bad day. She was unprofessional and lackluster to say the least.

2nd: Food was awful. I ordered the bone-in-ribeye and my wife and joked that it looked like something from a family style diner (bob evans, Cracker Barrel, etc). It was over done and very thin.
My wife ordered the ahi tuna in which parts were disgustingly slimy and others tasted very old and stale.

Overall: will not return. The price point of this meal for the service and quality was outrageous. What should have been a $40 meal was well over $150 for terribleness.

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OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice lunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Wonderful service.

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EA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was gift card from Christmas. We enjoyed the meal. We were seated at a table for 2 between. Two large parties so it was noisy and hard to talk

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we are not from the area and not close at all, spent lots of time googling for a nice place for dinner in celebration of my son graduating from the University of Pittsburgh! I finally had made a reservation at McCormick & Schmicks Seafood, and so glad I did! The atmosphere was inviting, the food was delicious, and our server was great, attentive, and fun, we really enjoyed ourselves.

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service but I was disappointed with the food. I thought the mashed potatoes would have more texture and the salmon would be generously topped with crabmeat & shrimp.

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K
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food and service is consistently great!

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JC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The oysters were especially fresh tasting. The bone in ribeye was very good and evenly cooked. Would go back again.

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R
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had to send my meal back because it was overdone. Even the chef agreed and personally made my replacement. Unfortunately it was not nearly as good as the dish at other restaurants.

The waitress was okay, but quite slow o bring condiments (e.g. more butter).

I’ve had delicious meals with great service at M&S, so this experience was surprisingly disappointing.

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J
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

7 of the 8 meals were great. The eggs Benedict were not good. Very little hollandaise sauce and the muffins were so hard to be inedible. However the lobster tails, French toast, salmon, and crab legs were fabulous. The “chocolate bag” dessert was a big hit with the children!

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PP
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have dined at this location in the past. Tonight we took friends who had never been to a M&S. Very nice experience. Our friends loved the lobster bisque. I thought my bluepoints were small. That was the only disappointment.

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F
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had dinner before heading to the Cher concert. Excellent, timely service and good food. Thanks for a great start to the evening.

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PN
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as usual. Comfortable atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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RW
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was over the top awesome...He paced out meal wonderfully as we indicated we had to leave by a certain time....if was not at all rushed yet timely...he would be the primary reason that I would want to go back...the menu felt somewhat limited...

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RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been a while since I’ve dined at Pittsburgh’s M&S and I was impressed. The service was exceptional, the manager Dan, came over to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. I ordered the sea scallops and our server recommended a great wine. A very enjoyable experience - I left fat and happy.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The salmon and the shrimp were both excellent. We like the decor but it’s a bit noisy. We will come back!

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b
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to McCormick & Schmick's made our celebration extra special. Thank you to everyone who took part in our luncheon.

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R
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service

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M
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only issue was that the table for 4 was very small.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As soon as we arrived we were seated right away, and we were early for our reservation. The waiter was very attentive had great suggestions for appetizers. Our drinks were delicious .we decided to split a salad and the kitchen had it split in two already for us! My boyfriend got the swordfish and scallops that came with a side of green beans and mashed potatoes. Very great value and a great dinner. I got the fillet and shrimp. The waiter is the one who mentioned my steak being over cooked, brought a new one out fresh for me. I definitely suggest the Apple pie dessert, great finish to a great meal! Definitely recommend, it is expensive but you definitely get what you pay for and we expected to spend a little more than we are used to! I do recommend making reservations, we went on a Sunday evening but I can see it being very busy Friday and Saturday nights.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was horrible. The server was not on point; very distracted. Don’t go there.

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t
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Food was excellent and prepared fresh to my liking. Will be returning in the future.

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N
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and excellent food. Very reasonable wine list.

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