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About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Jose

Bringing the freshest seafood to Silicon Valley, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located adjacent to the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose. Situated central to San Jose landmarks and businesses, McCormick & Schmick's is across the street from Plaza de Cesar Chavez and within easy walking distance to the Convention Center, Civic Auditorium and the Museum of Art.


The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily and features more than 30 species of fresh fish and seafood caught daily from the Pacific Ocean as well as other regions around the world. Combining the bounty of fresh ingredients from California's Central Valley and wine country, McCormick & Schmick's prepares and serves seafood in a timeless and traditional presentation. Enjoy your meal in our dining room, on our spacious outdoor patio, or in the bar.

170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
W. San Carlos

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(408) 283-7200

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

Parking Details:
There are 5 public lots within walking distance.

Executive Chef:
Jose Guevara

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Happy Hour $2.99
Mon-Fri. 4:00pm-6:30pm

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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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 - San Jose Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Good for a Date (35)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Casual (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Romantic (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Bar Seating (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Notable Wine List (17)
Seasonal (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
People Watching (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Scenic View (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The main dish is a bit too salty for my taste. the appetizer was great

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was actually decent and so was our waitress. Unfortunately our table of 4 was cramped with other tables that I was touching shoulder with the lady of the neighboring table. Changed tables to the bar, which was much spacer and quite. As mentioned, our waitress was very friendly and helpful. However, the kitchen was extremely SLOW! It took almost 2hrs for dinner.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We, a family of 4, had dinner on a Sunday night. The website linked to Open Table, where we made a 6 pm reservation. When we arrived at 5:55, the host explained that there were no tables available--claiming that OpenTable is not properly synched, and that we would not be able to get a table until 9 or 10 at night. When we questioned this, they graciously cleared a table for us in the bar area. The service was very slow, and the waitress did not even take our order until we had finished our appetizers. The appetizers and entres we're over-priced, under-sized and not impressive. On the way out, we noticed numerous empty tables in the dining area.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Shrimp was over cooked. Fish and chips were just Ok. Everything was just ok, which made it not worth the price. Service wasn’t bad, but a little slow. Food on the seat when we sat down and not properly wiped off.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The Ancho Chili Charred Octopus was good; not great. The seared sea scallops were very tasty with the roasted corn hash my favorite part, together with the avocado cilantro lime puree. We were there mid-day and enjoyed a relaxed meal with conversation.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Next visit will be for meat. My scampi did not have a light flavor, and sat heavy on the pallet and finish. The noodles were too thick, pasty, and long. My wife's crab legs had been frozen and were tough, sinewy, and dry.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This was one of the best meals we have had at McCormicks since we started dining here several years ago. Our meals were cooked the way we requested and presented very well. I would order the same meal again. Enjoyed our lunch date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Our reservation was moved 45 minutes out without explanation, and although we arrived on time we still had to stand and wait almost 20 minutes to be seated despite several empty tables that had been reset.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I was excited to try McCormick & Schmick's as I heard a lot of good things through the years. We arrived on Valentine's for an early pre-6 p.m. dinner, and were seating at the back of the bar. We were unable to see our menu and the seats were crammed between the wall and another table so the seat backs were touching. There was no candle on the table and no over head light, and there were small bar flies hovering our table. This was disappointing as we left there were 5 tables open, closer to the windows. Service was good, and food was good. I asked for extra vegetables, but it looked like one portion. Not sure if it is worth it to go back. Very disappointing on the whole event.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a great dinner on Valentine's for my wife and I. The food was great, loved the taste and the presentation, the drinks were just perfect, my wife found the perfect spot for a sangria... our server was amazing and attentive to our needs and made is feel that she cared for us having a great date. Chef Andres's flare on the food was unique and delicious, I would totally recommend this place for a special occasion or a regular date night...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

They put us in the bar if I wanted to be in the bar I would have sat at the bar so I was not to happy about that. Our server was nice and she did a good hop and our food was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and the food was delicious..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Ambient noise was high, but tolerable. Service and food were great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I was really looking forward to this evening as it was a significant anniversary for my fiance and I. Unfortunately we were not given the type of service that we had expected. The service was not what it should've been and we seemed to wait a long time for service. In addition to the disappointing service, I had only gotten through a quarter of my meal and my fiance had gone through half his meal and when they cleared our plates, I asked for them to be wrapped up and we never got our food to go, which was really disappointing. I'm not sure I will come back just given the level of service that was provided to us.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

For spending $200 on dinner for my husband and I, the food was pretty lacking. The service was great but the entrees left more to be desired. I had the mixed plate of salmon, stuffed shrimp, crab cake and grilled shrimp. Stuffed shrimp was good. The salmon was overcooked and dry. The crab cake was not what I was expecting. It was a very thick cake loaded with artificial crab. It tasted so fishy that I could not eat. The grilled shrimp were burnt chatted and extremely dry. It tasted as if they had been cooked earlier and reheated. My husband got the filet and shrimp and added a lobster tail. He ordered the steak medium rare which it was. However when it was seared it was charred and it ruined the overall taste of each bite. The lobster tail was so small he finished it in three small bites.

Overall for $200 that we spent for Vday dinner I would have gone somewhere else. Definitely feels like this place has become commercialized since my last visit. Can't say we would come back at those prices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a wonderful time at McCormicks & Schmicks - the food was fantastic the service
was great - the atmosphere was romantic. We always have a great dining experience there!
Thank you
XOXO

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Saturday night dinner for two. We had three starters and one entrée: coconut shrimp, salmon poke, seared tuna, and trout. The shrimp were delicate and crunchy, with a fragrant sauce - I'd have loved more of the mango salsa to go with it, it was a nice complement. The tuna was excellent, with a touch of spice, but very little of it. I did not like the salmon poke - it was meh. There was no distinct flavor to the fish, it was as though the other ingredients swallowed all aroma. Very bland and mealy. My spouse was happy with his trout. Our server was very good; she reappeared at the right times to check in and was friendly but unobtrusive throughout the meal. - I was dismayed to no longer find the trip of tuna dishes as a starter, which I really liked when I had it before. Most of the dishes on offer are the same as they have always been, but not this one, and it was my fav.....

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Birthday dinner for my husband. We had a great time and Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service , great food , would definitely go again!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Service at the beginning was very slow. It took almost 10 minutes from the time we were seated until waiter introduced him self and another 5-10 minutes later until the wine bottle we brought was opened. My wife ordered a glass of Pinot and when the glass was brought to our table she noticed obvious lip stick marks on the glass. The waiter apologized and brought her another glass. The food was excellent however the noise level was loud as we were seated in the booth adjacent to the kitchen and next to us there was a dinner party of 12 people. Unfortunately for us our favorite waiter Louis no longer works there and it showed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Dined on Friday and Saturday....Jorge and Crissy were outstanding

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A very nice Friday dinner with family.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Professional meeting clients.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Took a large group for dinner. We were given a private room which was a nice touch. Service was okay, not high end but the food was very good. Our table had mostly seafood. Good place for corporate dinners.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We started the meal at 6:15pm with “We’re out of filet and lobster tail.” How does a steak and seafood not have filet and lobster tail? The beer selection was good. Food was average.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service, great food and values. Great staff. Will come back...👍👌

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our 1st time here at McCormick and Schmick. Food was very good and we love "Shrimp Kisses" (we ordered "Steak & Twin Lobster Tails for my husband, Ultimate Mixed Grill" for me; Both are good but little pricey!)
Kid meals have very good price and our kid loved it.
Waitress was very nice and friendly! Overall Very Good service. Parking are lacking but not the restaurant’s fault.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The fish and chips leave a lot to be desired. The fish was greasy and the fries were blab...
the other three in my party enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Engagement of a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was just warm, some cool spots. Service was excellent. Portion of meat on one meal was quite small. First time here, usually go to the SF location, don't remember having an unsatisfactory meal or experience there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

They have a simple menu, with good choices of fish and meat, I had the scampi 3 course dinner special, my date had the oysters Rockefeller, a 6oz Filet, with a side of roasted potatoes and bessel sprouts. my dessert we shared, molten chocolate cake. Good dinner before the show.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was ok.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 24, 2018

One of our favorite places to eat in downtown San Jose- welcoming and great staff service- - group of 7 were served hot and tasty meals

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Server was terrible, she ignored us the whole time; we actually asked for a new girl but was unable to get one. Manager had to serve our drinks & appetizer. We should have left but needed to get to the play at the performing arts. Very disappointed, found a hair in my food too

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

My wife and I went to McCormick for a special occasion and were quite disappointed that both the ambiance and service that don't really qualify for special occasion or date.
When I booked this table on Opentable, it had the tag for Special occasion, Date, Anniversaries. I dont think it qualifies for that.
The food is good.
The service was poor in a sense that our waitress made a couple of basic mistakes. it started by serving the appetizer before my first glass of wine was served. Later as the waitress removed a couple of dirty plates from the table next to us, she came to our table, bending over to it , still holding these dirty plates , and removed our plates. First time ever, that I see a waiter removing plates of two different parties at the same time. A bit nasty if you will.
Ambiance: in this location, seems that many customers are business travelers or groups. We were seated next to a large table of business oriented dinner, and naturally it removes any attribute of romantic place, charm, quietness to the place.
In addition to that though, I didn't find that the place has any cachet or attributes that make it to be great for special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our waitress provided stellar service with lots of personality!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Having a Landry Card is a big help and our selected table was waiting. The oysters on the half shell were tasty and fresh. The swordfish was a bit overcooked; however, the crab topping was spoiled. Didn't taste good and didn't smell good. A manager did phone me to make amends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Daddy/daughter date. Great food with really quick service. Place was packed when we left so definitely recommend reservations or come early. A little pricey but the quality was worth the couple of extra bucks!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

At 5:45 on a Friday, the dining room was pretty empty, so my wife and I decided to start our evening in the bar for Happy Hour. The bar was full, with a great buzz. They had excellent drink specials, and a nice selection of appetizers on the Happy Hour menu.

After about an hour, we were able to move to a table for dinner, and the place started to fill up around 7:00. The dinner and drinks were excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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