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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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Private Dining

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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56% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2010

food was very good, small portions, good service

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2010

My lobster ravioli was lukewarm and the portion was small but my husband's sole dish was fantastic. Good job overall.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2010

The items on the special menu all sounded as if they were fit for a king. I narrowed my choices to two. My wife reminded me that I should pick one over the other for health reasons. The young lady that served us made recommendations that made the meal even better than I had expected. The food was great, the service excellent and the surrounding made for a very pleasant dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Made reservations and glad I did. The place does fill up fast. Good service and a nice place to take the significant other. The only problem that I had was the toughness of the steak and the shrimp. I ordered the 6 oz Filet Mignon with Stuffed Shrimp, both were a little tough as though they had cooked the meats way too fast on too high of a temperature. But as I said before, the place was pretty busy. Other then that, awesome place to go relax and have a good meal with a group or a date.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Our experience was wonderful! The choices were top notch as well as the food. Our server, John, was very impressive also. He knew about all of the food we questioned and how they cooked it, as well as the taste. He offered suggestions in all price ranges as well as a wine to compliment the meal. We sat in a quiet room behind the bar, which offered privacy for quiet talk. We frequent this restaurant for special occasions and will continue to go back in the future. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Food was great.
Server was great.
Protions could have been bigger

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2010

The service and food was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2010

Excellent service, friendly staff, superb food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2010

Got together with another couple for a nice night out. The $5 valet makes this an easy and stress free spot to get together. The prices are fair considering the atmosphere and the food quality. The city was alive with water-fire and this was a perfect refuge from the hustle and bustle.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2010

good service, excellent food, well treated. we would go back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Food portions were small for the price charged. server was good but lacked personality. took too long to get food. Hostest was very pleasant. hostest seated my party in a timely manor.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2010

The dining experience overall was very good. Very nice atmosphere and our waiter was very attentive. I gave the food only 3 stars for two reasons: 1) My steak was overcooked, I ordered medium, which to me should be a warm pink center, and it came out medium well with a gray center, 2) the "garden" salad consisted of some shredded lettuce (some of which was turning brown)in some sort of hard tortilla shell and a couple of grape tomatoes - I am a salad lover and was a bit disappointed in this one. The appetizer of littlenecks on the half shell were excellent - very fresh. The veggies that came with the steak were excellent as well, and we shared some risotto that was quite good. My daughters meat was cooked perfectly and she was happy.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2010

We all had a wonderful dinner and were able to linger comfortably over our coffee. While I think that overall it should be $$$ rather then $$, we will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2010

Been to McCormick & Schmick's in a number of different cities. Always had fresh, well-prepared seafood.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2010

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Service was good, but a little slow (partially due to kitchen staff). Server had great suggestions and, when told of a particular time-table requirement, made sure dessert was served in sufficient time. Very friendly staff all around. Had a wonderful time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2010

It was my boyfriend and my first experience eating at your restaruant. It was a very positive experience. The service was great, the food and atmosphere. I would rate our experience a 5 on the ranking scale.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2010

everything was excellent as usual

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2010

Not impressed. It was our first time - a birthday, so we wanted a special evening. The service was average (not attentive; plates left at the table long after we finished; when asked about three dishes, the waitress said, "Well, I don't like those personally, but I hear they're good"). The food was overpriced for what you got. The Grilled Lobster and Shellfish Brochette was very good, (especially the couscous!), but the menu said lobster tail, when it was only half a lobster tail. At the bar, men were singing along to the '80s songs. I asked about karaoke, but the waitress said they don't have karaoke, just a rowdy group that spilled over from another room. Odd evening overall and no need to go back. For a $180 bill for two, a C+ at best.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2010

High Quality, As Usual - a bit noisy on this particular night, but the food and service more than made up for it

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2010

Anniversary Dinner. Service was very good and food was as advertised.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2010

we all had differant entres and everything was very, very good. service was very good. It was a very nice evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2010

We are "foodies" I guess. I love oysters, M&S is best in our area, so I ordered 12, then another 4 of my favorites. The waiter had an annoying habit, as I am seeming to remember other waiters have of continual "upsell", refilling wine glasses, (and in the past, sparkling water glasses) in order to wrench as much revenue out of our seating as possible. After ordering three appetizers I didn't order a main, but agreed to share my husband's, the waiter tried (unsuccessfully) to remove my side dish and all my silverware, as if to say "well you are all done- in my book!" It marred the experience for me. I am pretty certain it is company policy. If I noticed, probably others do. Why not respect your wonderful food more than money, please.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2010

Upon entering restaurant at reservation time, no greeter/hostess for about 10 minutes. We had to find the greeter/hostess. Web site said dinner menu started at 3PM but hostess said at our 4 PM reservation that the dinner menu had not been printed yet. It really did not seem like the hostess was expecting any guests. About 4:20 we were seated and told we could now order from the dinner menu. Food portions were small for the price of both orders-Clams with linguine (5 clams)at approx $18.00 and fish and chips (small pieces of fish in lots of batter) for approx $17.00. This restaurant will not be on our go back to list. There was an odor to the restaurant that was unpleasant. This was our first visit and a gift from our granddaughter

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2010

I always like going to this McCormick & Schmick. Since it is n the grand old Biltmore Hotel, it has a nice location where you can sit at the window and people watch the downtown pedestrian traffic. (a lot more interesting than overlooking a parking lot as most suburban restaurants do).

Food & service outstanding as usual!

I like this one as the McCormick & Schmick's near me in New Jersey has terrible ambiance. They stuck it in the Bridgewater Mall, and actually offer a kid's special menu. BOTH times we had been to that one, I felt like we were dining at Friendly's during a birthday party - or at best, a Red Lobster... ARGH! That's why the one in Providence is such a treat by comparison.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2010

i ordered grilled alaskan salmon, which swam to my table in an oily slick, luke-warm...too much oil on mixed veggies as well. cup of ne clam chowder also served luke-warm, after my tablemate nearly completed her appetizer...maitre d' surly when he approached our table with the wrong appetizer.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2010

Food was fresh and well prepared and the waiters recommendations were spot on. They were able to accomodate me with a vegetarian plate that was not on the menu. Service was a little slow, but worth the wait and our waiter was attentive. Highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2010

We are repeat visiters at the Providence M&S. The food is always great, the service is professional, yet friendly. Great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2010

Excellent food and great service

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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2010

Great menu choices from seafood to steak, very fresh seafood and portion size is perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2010

I took my boyfriend for his birthday dinner to your restaurant and am so glad I did. It was a great experience wait staff were excellent. The attention to detail was outstanding. They are truly above and beyond the rest! Chris was a faboulous waiter. Thank you for everything. Vicki

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2010

Honestly, I was not positively impressed. We had a reservation trough Open Table but still had to wait over 20 minutes to get a table. We were seated in the middle of the room and the table next to us were very loud where we could not hear our conversation unless we shouted. The food was not overly special for the relatively high price. Sorry.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2010

I WAS OUT FOR A ROMANTIC NIGHT WITH MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER AND IT COULDNT HAVE BEEN BETTER. the waiter was extremely charming and personable and the atmosphere was great. If it was more in my price range we woyuld eat there regularly i guarantee.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2010

My first time at a McCormick & Scmick's and it was just average. Food was good - but nothing special; Service was only average - the waiter could not multi-task at all - oen request and he was gone for awhile....I asked for a special table via the Open Table - and they barely recognized my reservation - even after they called to verify I was coming. Will not go back, and I plan to be in Providence many more times - so many other choices available. Do some homework.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2010

We often go to McC & S before theater at Trinity. I squelch my customary aversion to national chain restaurants because it has the feel of a local restaurant. The fish is always great and the wine list large enough and fairly priced. Odd for me to notice, but the vegetables were cooked to perfection! On Fridays, we always ask for Amanda as our waitperson.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2010

Wait staff are outstanding and helpfull.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2010

We have been to McCormick & Schmick before and have always had excellent meals but this was sensational! My significant other likes his salmon on the rare side and it was cooked to perfection. My dinner was just as perfect. The appetizer, sald & vegetables were all cooked to perfection and we shared the dessert which was outstanding. All & all an excellent meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2010

Our dining experience was a 10+!!!! From the time we entered till we left everyone there made us feel special....We frequent your restaraunt each & every time we go to Providence RI....It is always one of the highlights if our trip....Ryan, the Manager makes sure we are always taken good care of & we appreciate it....Looking forward to going back for your delicous food & wonderful service....Lori McGlynn

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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2010

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is a great place for casual dining or for a special day. We love it here. I have allergys and the chef always makes sure that I have a great meal.
The servers are awesome. It is like visiting family that you like!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2010

We were never asked by our waitress how the food was or we would have told her, and it wasn’t real busy. For appetizers we had stuffed clams and a mussel’s dish. The clams were really awesome but I had at least 3 “bad” mussels that I had to spit out of my mouth and other that didn’t look too good. For dinner we both had a stuffed swordfish dish that came highly recommended from our server. Although the dish was flavorful, for $24 we should have gotten a more "meaningful" piece of fish. We both felt like we received two end pieces that were left over from a “real” swordfish dinner. And $13 for a Johnny Walker Black, you’ve got to be kidding. From now on we’ll stick with M&S in Boston, “Gracie’s” in Providence and “Spain” in Cranston.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2010

Went on May 8th,2010 for early Mothers day. Food was fabulous, our waitress was very accomodating and we had a great time. Five of us went and not one of us had a complaint. Great place for a romantic dinner or night out with friends.

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