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About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence

Returning to co-founder Bill McCormick's hometown, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in the historic Biltmore Hotel, where Mr. McCormick once parked cars as a young boy. McCormick & Schmick's is conveniently located adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center and within walking distance of the business, historical, governmental and cultural communities of Providence.

The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood from around the world. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties to tempt any palette.

Visit our lively bar and enjoy traditional mixology at its best, featuring classic cocktails made from scratch using fresh-squeezed juices, bottled and tap beer, or choose a selection from our extensive wine list to accompany your meal.

11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 6:30am-11:00am & Sunday 6:30am-Noon

Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm & Sunday Noon-4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm-11:00pm

Bar Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday 11:00am-12:00am; Sunday Noon - 11:00pm.

Happy Hour Bar Menu: Sunday-Thursday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 9:00pm - 11:00pm.
Friday-Saturday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 10:00pm -12:00am.

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 351-4500

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/

Parking Details:
Park at the Biltmore and pay $5 for parking while dining at McCormick & Schmick's. Please see Host for parking validation. 3 Hour Limit

Public Transit:
Kennedy Plaza

Executive Chef:
Squire Davidson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence Ratings and Reviews

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54% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very attentive staff both in the coffee lounge before dinner and during our meal. Thsnks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went on a Saturday evening before a PPAC performance. Food was good and fairly priced considering the ambiance. Menu seemed a little limited however with many of the same ingredients showing up in multiple offers IE shrimp was in many dishes. Service was attentive and low keyed. Would absolutely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was extremely salty.
Overpriced for the amount of food.
Dessert was good.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Second time trying this restaurant and it was just OK. Soup came out cold. Dinner took a while to get to get to us (party of 6), vegetables were cold. Some diners meat was cold when delivered, no one came back to see how our meal was. It was just ok, not sure we'll go back, especially for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter was terrific, recommending different foods and wines. The manager was also extremely nice. Best meal my wife and I have had in a long time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Final night for WaterFire! The food was wonderful . Perfect date!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

service was not very good and mussels were bad, had to send them back. tuna tar tar was great. loud

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Something was clearly quite wrong the evening we arrived. On a Saturday evening at prime time, there was no available at the reception area when we arrived. Two more parties arrived as we were waiting - still no one. One of the other parties ventured into the dining room to see if anyone could help, and a young member of staff in the dining room promptly seated them, and we eventually got seated as well. Someone gave us menus and took our drink order and then disappeared. A waiter eventually arrived but knew nothing about our drink order, so went off to find out. After another 10-15 minutes of waiting, he returned, without our drinks, and took our dinner order. Just as we were getting truly alarmed that our drinks had still not arrived, our meals were delivered. The waiter then apologetically ran off to search for our drinks, which eventually arrived. Our meals were fine and consumed without any issues. We ordered coffee and dessert, and the coffee arrived without cream or sugar. This took another 10 minutes to retrieve and the coffee was by then cold, and was quickly replaced. While we were waiting, we overheard the party in the next booth complaining to staff about variations on the same issues we had experienced. The place has been there for some time, so I assume this evening was an anomaly or they wouldn't stay in business. But if you do go here, be vigilant about the service. The dining room staff seem to be quite young and inexperienced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for brunch, delicious food, employees were very nice.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nothing impressive about the service or ambience. The food was not very good. We were a large party who ordered a variety of apps, salads and entrees. Definitely will not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The bartender was fabulous but the atmosphere is called an austere when you walk in. They need more large booths so you get a better steakhouse feeling. Our porterhouse steak was cooked properly but missed on the flavor. We ordered many sides and they were not something that I had to re-strain from seconds.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We waited 20 minutes after we order our drinks to be served. We ordered wine with dinner which was served 10-15 minutes after dinner was served. We had similar experience with service last time we dined here as well. Food was good but service needs improvement

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As usual McCormick & Schmick's Seafood is great place to eat - ALL of the staff were wonderful and friendly. The manager made sure we received a birthday dessert and stopped by a few times to check on us.

I don't know who made the decision but the bottle of wine we ordered (our favorite for $65) was out. I then ordered the wine that our waiter recommended but changed my mind a few minuets later to one we had before and loved ($95) I figured once a year isn't going to break the bank. When we received the bill the wine was listed correctly but the price reflected our first choice. We were very surprised that someone and I don't know who made the decision to charge us the lesser price because they were out. THAT is just another reason for us to love McCormick & Schmick's Seafood.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wait staff did not come to greet us for at least 10 minutes in a nearly empty restaurant.
Not worth the aggravation

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Steaks were terrible and had no taste, and the restaurant ran out of A1 steaksauce. We were charged over $4 for kids drinks, $4 for seltzer water (machine soda water) and $6 for a salad with only lettuce. Terrible experience, especially for what you pay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic food , service was sensational!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

My meal of parmesean crusted flounder lacked any flavor. My wife's meal was overcooked and chewy the first time, and just tasted bad the second time. The soda was flat tasting. The appetizer, and my wife's drink were the only good things about the food.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We enjoyed a nice dining experience. There was a very loud man in the bar, but he was removed promptly.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were going out with friends to see Les Miserables @ PPAC and selected McCormick & Schmick's for dinner before the theater. They were training our waiter and the trainer wasn't paying enough attention so we ended up with 3 pieces of bread for 4 people having dinner. We had to ask twice for more bread. The trainer was a very nice guy but had horrendous breath and whenever he was near the table the smell was overwhelming. We started with oysters - whoever shucks the oysters there does not do a good job and we had little pieces of shells in every oyster. We also ordered a shrimp cocktail appetizer - when we asked the trainer, he told us they were quite large but when they came they were no where near large in any of our opinion and they looked like they had been sitting out unrefrigerated all day - we sent them back (they willingly took them back and removed them from the bill). My wife asked for mashed potatoes instead of french fries and on a $32 plate of 2 crab cakes, the mashed potatoes turned out to be instant. When we got the bill, we had been charged for 2 crab cake dinners - 1 with mashed potatoes and 1 with french fries (which we did not have). Overall, we thought this dinner was a total letdown. Luckily Les Misearables was amazing to compensate for the very disappointing start to our night out on the town....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food tasted like frozen fish sticks. Had trouble when being seated. I had a reservation and when I arrived the restaurant was empty. They sat me at the bar. I told them I didn’t want to sit by the bar. They said those tables where for people with reservations. I told them I had a reservation. They gave me a hard time but finally changed our table. This restaurant is overpriced for the poor quality of the food they serve. The only good thing about this place was our server was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Dinner came out cold and over cooked. One person in our group didn't get his dinner until after everyone was finished because it was wrong initially. And it was way over cooked. Not the server's fault but the chef's

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was thoroughly disappointed with the entire experience. We had a reservation for 8 people but needed to make it 9 when we got there, the staff had a heart attack at the idea of putting an extra chair at the end of the table . The place was empty btw so it should've been less than no problem. Then the waiter proceeded to tell us at least 5x throughout our meal that we needed to tip him well . I asked for blue cheese olives in my martini he said he would stuff them himself as long as I remembered it at tip time . Then gave me my drink with no olives . The only reason I gave it above a 1 was because the food wasn't bad and the busers were extremely nice. Otherwise it sucked .

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The cost of the dinner was not worth the experience. Initially it started with a poor table location - what's the point of making a reservation (?) - upon request we were give a better location. The servers were not sure who was covering which table and the food was just ok. I had expected better from M&S.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our reservation through Open Table couldn't be found by the Maitre'd when we arrived, but he promptly sat us anyway. There were many free tables but he sat us at a teeny tiny one, slightly uncomfortable. Our waitress Juliet should most likely work less hours (if she was tired) she couldn't take our dessert order with our dinner order - as she said "She'd most likely forget it" and if we could wait and order it after. She was slow to come to take our order and was uncomfortably 'fake' constantly responding in a sing songy way "Your Welcome" to my kindly meant thank-yous. After dinner, she asked, if we'd like dessert? UM.. Yes I said Two Creme Brule (which by the way was outstanding) she brought one... I said hum I ordered two.. her remark was "Well share that one and I'll go get another" ... ok, but it wasn't what I asked for! As I said the service was not good, but the food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was our first visit, and we will go back to see if there's improvement with the service. We had heard about this from a friend. They had been to another one out West, and recommended it for steaks. It's in the city, which might explain why it was almost deserted at 6PM on a Saturday. Anyway, we sat at the bar. There were a few other patrons, ourselves, and two bartenders. While the food was good, the service was very sporadic. Walking around I saw no more than 4 tables in use, so the staff was not overloaded. Anyway, it is well worth your time to go.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The service was terrible. I had to ask other servers for refills of water and to clear plates. The food had no flavor, was luck warm and for the price that we paid it was not worth it.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was great, as the waiter was courteous & friendly. The menu choices were many but didn't cater to those that are looking for lite/ healthy dish(s). Also we were a group of 6 and everyone was commenting that the food/entree & side choices were notably salty. The Bartending service was Poor, as 1 person ordered a Bellini and got a glass of wine/preseco with peach liquor & an slice of orange! The ambiance was okay but the overall restaurant needs a renovation.
It certainly didn't meet the expectation of the Boston location. Thank you

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The Lobster Cobb is amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Nowhere near as good as other McCormick & Schmick's I've visited (NY, DC, etc.). Felt like a B-level version; did not feel like a fine dining establishment.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Silverware was dirty, bread plates were dirty, they took forever to provide appetizers even though restaurant was less than half full. Steak was significantly undercooked. I typically go to this restaurant in other cities as I know what to expect - high quality service, nice restaraunt, and great food This restaurant clearly underperforms relative to others I've been to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Staying at the Biltmore so we decided that we did not want to go our too far from hotel after a long day of sightseeing. Everything was very good, but our waiter disappeared for quite some time after our meal was served by another person. He later claimed that they like to leave you alone while you eat, but table next to us had a different waiter, who was quite attentive to them without being obtrusive. He would walk be and ve in vicinity if they needed anything.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food was great especially of the fish tacos. The only thing that I had a problem with was that my appetizer came after I was done with my lunch . I'm pretty sure that our waiter forgot to put it in and when I reminded him it was too late . It doesn't take 45 min for stuffed mushrooms to be baked.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very good seafood and steak! A little pricey, but appropriate for the high quality food. Would especially recommend the stuffed shrimp and salmon.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always great food and service! The only thing is it takes a little while to get bar drinks. Whether you are sitting at a table or the bar. Other than that love this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We have eaten at M & S several times before, always happy with the food and service. This was disappointing. It began with them losing our reservation (place was absolutely dead so did it really matter?) and continued with menu options we selected not being available. The food that we eventually settled on was fine (not great - just fine) and the service was okay. I was anticipating the Asst. GM would stop by knowing we had been disappointed by the menu shortfall but I had to seek him out. Not even a simple apology. I guess it's time to find a new seafood restaurant in Providence.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Dinner was good, though a bit pricey for what we got. It is a nice restaurant that is still kid-friendly, if your children are up for a leisurely paced meal. This was a good meal before Waterfire, although it was still less expensive and more convenient to the post-dinner entertainment to park at the mall than at the discount rate of valet at the Biltmore (where the restaurant is located). Raw bar was fresh and included local seafood.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Restaurant week did not disappoint. Crab and corn chowder was great, only disappointed on it's small portion. Crab mac and cheese portion was the gift that kept on give as my husband and I both had leftovers. Other than a crumb filled seat, it was perfect.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We have dined at this restaurant group before and have not been disappointed in the food or experience. This time was no exception. We ordered a couple of appetizers with a discount coupon and found the shrimp bites to be particularly delicious. Our entrees were a mix of seafood and beef and all were well prepared. The desserts, especially the "chocolate bag" (literally a bag made from chocolate and filled with mascarpone and fresh fruit was over the top.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Chose this location for "restaurant week" because of it's good reputation. Got all dressed up and headed out for our 8:00 Saturday night reservation. Found other patrons in ripped jeans, denim shorts and tank tops. Escorted to a table with a pool of water on it. Had to ask to have the table wiped down. The hostess looked at it and walked away. Had to ask for the restaurant week menu. Not a big deal. Ordered our wine, and asked for glasses of water. Sat for 25 minutes before the server returned with the wine, but no water or menus. Was a full 50 minutes before we got to place our order. Food was delicious, but there are a lot of restaurants in Providence with good food. Server told us we were in luck because there was "water fire" tonight. We knew of this activity and headed down to the waterfront after dinner. No water fire....it's next weekend. That sums up our visit to McCormack and Scmick...big expectations and big disappointments!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food was delicious but our service was horrible! After we asked the waiter to correct his mistakes he didn't apologize or offered us anything for the inconvenience. It was my first and last time there! It's such a shame because the food was delicious!

Tags: Late-night Find
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