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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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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

3.9

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3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
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Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The bar service when we first arrived for some cocktails was a little slow, however, there was a wedding going on so a lot of guests were pre-gaming. Once we arrived to our table the service was excellent. Our waiter was on top of his game and gave us great suggestions for appetizers and meals. The down fall was the meal itself. Our food arrived cold like it had been sitting out awhile waiting to be served.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter. We went at 2:00 and there wasn't anyone dining yet. I ordered two things from the menu and they came back 10 minutes later saying that they didn't have either item.
It's not what it used to be. Also they didn't even acknowledge that I booked it through open table, they said their computer system wasn't working at the moment, so I'm not even sure if I received credit for it

We will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch - delicious! Service was stellar...needed to turn on the a/c - uncomfortably warm. Pleased with prices and menu selection. Booth seats are odd - seem short so they are quite uncomfortable - choose a table over a booth. Valet with brunch $7 - tad expensive. All in all another nice visit to McCormick.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We have dined at a few McCormick & Schmick's and this was as good as our previous favorite at the Park Plaza in Boston.

Our food was excellent and the service was fantastic. We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and staying in Providence for the evening. We never felt rushed and our server was able to help us with the menu and most importantly when ever we needed something he always was there in a timely manner. My wife was torn between two items, our server said one of her choices was his favorite and she picked that item and now has a new favorite herself.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We had booked early to get to the theater on time and the food was amazing while remaining very affordable. The place has a wonderful rich wood interior and lends you to feel like you are in a very high end atmosphere but the staff was warm and welcoming! Great first time experience, will definitely hit this spot again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Very good food and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Amazing food!! Our server Nick was fantastic. Very attentive and knew his menu! Made wonderful suggestions. Loved everything about the restaurant. ❤️

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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

When we arrived for our reservation we were greeted and seated right away. The waiter took a couple minutes to greet us but we figured that it was because they seemed a bit busy. After we ordered the food it took about 5 minutes before we received our water. After another 10 minutes, the Waiter came by quickly stating that our food would only be another couple minutes. About 15 minutes more (now 30 minutes since we ordered) the food was delivered. The plates were very hot but the food was cold. I had steak and lobster with potatoes. My potatoes were skinned over on all sides like they were reheated several times. The lobster tail was cooked and presented well and the butter was still hot. My meal was served without a steak knife so I started to cut the steak with the butter knife before the waiter came by and apologized and said he would get me a steak knife. It took 5 minutes for him to return with it. My wife's dinner was fish and shrimp. It was cooked and presented well but it was also mostly cold even though it was served on a hot plate. We were considering ordering desert, but the waiter didn't return for almost 30 minutes after we were done eating. When he did return, we asked for the check. When we left, we went elsewhere for another drink and desert.
There are many other establishments within a couple blocks that I would recommend over this one. It's unfortunate because it is a very nice location in a nice hotel. Too bad the food and service was not even close to the level that we expected.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Celebrating our anniversary, we stayed at the hotel for our first night away from our new baby. We had lunch at the bar and later came back for dinner. Service was excellent! Both server and bartender were very informative, attentive and professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

3/17/17
After show bite to eat / drink
Service was very friendly even if place was not as busy as we expected - as a matter of fact when we arrived we though they were closing up.
Our waitress was very pleasant
Disappointed we could use bar menu for small bites as we were sitting in restaurant area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We did not eat because food was burnt, although I let the waitress know, nothing was done about it, she just brought the bill... disappointing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Horrible. Visited Friday night. We had reservations. The place wasn't busy at all. Waited 20 min before a server came. At 35 mins still no drinks, no water, no bread, no app. Walked out and went to Flemings. Never again.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We celebrated St. Patrick's day with a lunch. Never did that before as we always sent out local for corned beef & cabbage. Enjoyed the service and menu selection for the date. Licked the costumes of the wait staff & manager on duty.
Had a good time and the food was excellent. Might be an annual thing for us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Drinks were great. Food was delicious. Service was great. And our waiter was awesome. Little pricey but you get what you pay for. I'm looking forward to going back

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Was very disappointed in the meal. The fish was so dry and over cooked we had to send it back. Service was slow despite the place was empty. Did not feel that I got my money's worth. Happy Hour at the bar was much better than the dining experience. Although service was slow there as well.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I thought it was really overpriced for the food I got.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Very disappointing experience. Service was very slow even tho our server knew we were on a tight schedule as were many of the patrons going to Luke Bryan concert. Bread showed up on the table after entrees were served. After long wait between salad and entree our server informed me that the specialty potatoes/ Brussels sprouts had run out (at 6:00PM - really!!!) and did I want mashed potatoes. Mashed were cold, my wife's entree had clearly sat in a warmer - dried sauce, leather chicken. And to top it off I was charged for the special potato and sprouts! You mean to tell me that with a sold out concert and RV show across the street the management couldn't properly staff the kitchen. It was a Saturday night!! Having 35 yrs in the business I was appalled at such poor planning and execution.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Very good restaurant for a pre-theater meal. Swordfish and stuffed shrimp were both cooked nicely and very flavorful. We will visit again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Pleasantly surprised . Nice decor and great value

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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding he really made the experience for us

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 22, 2017

SLOW service for breakfast. Took much too long

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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

My Wife and I took our Son out for Dinner since he attends Brown. Service was painfully slooooow, we were there over three hours on a slow day! The food was decent but the portions were very small and the price was very big!

Not our favorite Providence place to eat and I doubt we will go again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Amazing food and great service. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The waiter (Chris) was the best ever!!! Thank you so much for the love, very nice and treated us very good I will come back just to have him be our waiter...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Good food, but just a little pricey. Definitely save for a special occasion!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2017

20 mins and a server never came to our table.... unacepteble

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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2017

First time having dinner at M&S and was not disappointed. Good food, atmosphere and service by our waiter made my business dinner with a key customer very enjoyable. Next time in Providence, I will be back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was outstanding. We'll definitely be coming here again, many of the choices (both food and beverage), that I picked for dinner, they did not have. Also, my boyfriend sat with his oysters waiting for my seared ahi tuna for about 15-20 minutes because they didn't have my king crab cocktail. That was really the only negative was the lack of items. Also, I had ordered a rose bottle, the only one they had out of the 4 bottles to choose from was a sparkling Rose.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I went out for Valentine's Day(2/14/17) at McCormick & Schmick's in Prov and it was AWFUL! We had reservations for 7:15-we didn't get seated until 7:50. The bartender took 15 mins (9 people at bar) to take our order; then took another 10 to run my card and hand it back. Hostess brought us over to the table where we waited an additional 30 mins before I had to go back to the hostess to ask if someone was going to wait on us. Our server finally arrived and it was all downhill from there. Alberto (our waiter) was horrible! We had to ask for bread, plates, flatware, etc. The service was terrible-DON'T EVER GET ALBERTO FOR A WAITER. Totally ruined our night out-forgot a few things-added others too; rushed from the get-go too. We ordered apps from the raw bar(best idea-you really can't screw up raw shellfish). Alberto rushed our orders-always asking for our entree order within 5 mins of us getting apps. I ordered a steak with truffle fries-Steak cold & overcooked; Truffle fries cold-looked like they opened a bag of Ore-Ida french fries and threw them on the plate. My wife ordered Alaskan King Crab-supposed to be warm-COLD; No cocktail fork to get the meat out of the shell; No drawn butter- and we had to send the crab back! The best thing about this dinner was my wife-who kept my temper in check. We had to ask a manager on the floor to help us get bread, drawn butter, etc.
It was busy, but in our area, there were only 4 other tables-ALBERTO was in way over his head-we overheard him to say to the area mgr, that he couldn't possibly take another table. This made his entire section a total of 9 people and this guy couldn't handle it. Give me a break buddy!

I WILL ABSOLUTELY NEVER GO THERE AGAIN! M&S is a terrible restaurant with HORRIBLE WAITSTAFF AND BARTENDER! DONT' WASTE YOUR TIME! NO-ONE EVEN CAME OVER TO ASK US HOW EVERYTHING WAS-NOT OUR "WAITER" OR THE MANAGER.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 12, 2017

The food was acceptable, lukewarm and just plain old food on a plate, lacking expected above average presentation. None of our party of 6 sent anything back, but service was not comparable to some other places we have been served. Even after our reservation was in place well ahead of time, the table was not set with all tableware. We should have known upon entering and seeing a less than 1/3 full dining room that we were not going to get anything more than decent food on a plate. I will not go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Our waiter was great and the food was really good. We did wait for about 20 minutes to be seated, even though we had a reservation. They appeared to be under staffed and had trouble seating people during the prime dinner hour. This was my first visit. I would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

First I'll say we were happy to find we could get a table for 9 with only a few hours notice.! First we did have to wait in the entrance where the door was kept open to a gusty wind. No problem, we were busy making introducing our selves to new friends we had met up with. So second, our table for 9 had an awkward gap in the seating which made it difficult for conversation. We managed ok, but not ideal. Third our waiter was not to attentive with drinks after our first round. Our delicious lobster bisque was not very hot temperature wise and we didn't get spoons for about 5 minutes following. Still ok. I am not crazy picky. Fourth, Our dinners arrived and 3 of us got the scallops special, scallops were Luke warm although tasty. One of the three dishes had been missing the bed of spinach the was integral to the dish. Strange.. hi would a chef suddenly forget that? Anyway overall everyone liked their dishes and the company was good. I would say they should focus on Hot food being served hot. Remember that people want drinks refilled (my savy wait staff want that anyway since it ups the bill right?)

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I was very excited about going to this restaurant because my fiancé and I were celebrating Valentine's Day, I thought that making a reservation through open table would get us seated on time, but unfortunately it did not. We waiting 15 minutes and within that 15 mins we realized we were not the only ones waiting with a reservation, there were multiple parties waiting for tables with reservation times that had passed. Once we finally sat down we waited another 10 mins before the manager realized we had no waiter and came over to take our drink order. Once we got a waiter we ordered our appetizer and meal immediately, afraid that the waiter would never return. Long story short, we waited about 1 hour total for food, the service was awful. The manager Ted was very nice and did give us a free round of drinks, overall the food was good but over priced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The service was awful and not cooked as ordered. Drinks took forever. Food came out too soon and we were still eating salads so food got cold.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was only slightly above average and not the high quality expected, especially for the prices. Service was very spotty, less attentive than required.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

My expectations were high, so with all that went wrong, I was very disappointed. The server's and manager were VERY nice and the manager immediately came out with a complimentary bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer for us and it was delicious. Great start! Although the waiter was clearly new (strange to put an inexperienced person on for a Friday night, luckily for him and us.....the restaurant wasn't even 1/2 full), he was nice and tried his best. So much went wrong, I will just highlight it: The fresh out-of-the-oven bread came towards the end of our meal. The 2nd drink I ordered, never came. In fact, the server asked if I had received it (huh? wasn't HE the one to bring it???) AFTER I asked for the check!!! I ordered the fish & chips, a standard comfort food for New England, plus this IS a Seafood restaurant. Yet, it came with a spicy aioli. I dislike spicy foods so asked for some normal tarter sauce. Evidently, they do not have any tarter sauce in house! So, they tried to make some. I say tried, because it was quite bad. Nice of them to try though!!! The carpaccio I ordered was plentiful (enough for 3?) but was cut a bit too thick, so wasn't as tender as it should be, plus they piled a huge amount of greens in the middle of the plate. There were other instances, on top of these, but these were the highlights....or low lights as it were. Plus, this place is pricey. Definitely will not be returning, nor recommending.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Me and my boyfriend always come here for any special occasion. Food is always amazing. They have great cocktails and great service. We love it here

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Very few customers in the restaurant the evening we were there. So the service was very good. The waiter was excellent, very professional, courteous, and accommodating. The food is very tasty, reasonably priced. One short-coming, the main courses were slightly cold by the time we got them. Maybe we order too much appetizers? Maybe the kitchen started cooking too early? The ice cream was excellent. The chocolate cake was very sweet. Slightly blemished for an otherwise great evening.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Positives:

Our entrees were excellent across the board. We were all happy with our entree choices.

Our table was ready when we arrived.

Valet was very fast.


Negatives:

Service was terrible. Our waiter was nice but not attentive. The bar was allegedly backed up with a large party so we waited 20 minutes for our first set of drinks.

The lettuce on my wedge salad was very brown. I had to return it which I am not one to return food. We could not find a waiter so my husband had to walk up to the kitchen. They never came back with a replacement so I ended up asking for it to be removed from our bill.

My husband ordered the mahi mahi. They came back about 10 minutes later and told him they were out of mahi mahi. He ordered a sea bass dish. Instead, they delivered a salmon that had shell fish on it. He is allergic to shell fish so he had to return it. They had his sea bass ready quickly though.

Two bathroom stalls were out of toilet paper.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We chose this restaurant as part of Restaurant Week in Rhode Island and it did not disappoint. Part of my party chose from the Restaurant Week menu and I chose from the regular menu. The food was very good, but the standout was our waiter who knew we were in a time crunch and did everything he could to get the food out to us in a timely manner.

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