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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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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Jose Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Good for Groups (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Romantic (20)
Casual (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (15)
Seasonal (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Hot Spot (5)
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Authentic (3)
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Live Sports (3)
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Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a cool spot. Stopped here for dinner before going to Christmas in the Park. The calamari was excellent; had hot peppers and artichoke with the squid. I had the Sea Bass. Broth was superb, fish could have had a crispier sear but hey, its sea bass and you can't go wrong. Wife had the scallops and they were excellent as well. The bacon, corn relish was smokey and was a perfect accompaniment . Nice, classy place.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress was wonderful but overwhelmed. She was left alone with no only our party of 15 but another large group. She didn't have any help with serving drinks or meals. Our meals were gold when received - again oiur waitress was fabulous. It took a very loing time to get our food and drinks.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had our annual Christmas luncheon at the restaurant and it was a wonderful experience.
We had attentive service and beautifully plated food. Everything was delicious and we all intend to come back for another visit. I think it will be our go to spot for work luncheons.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance! We loved that we were seated so quickly. They food was top quality and had many choices. The noise level was a little too loud for a fine dining experience, but given that the holidays are here, people just seemed a little more boisterous than usual. Our entire party said we would like to come back and try the Happy Hour.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing! Our waitress was amazing aswell. I wish I could remember her name though! Definitely going back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Too many tables packed into the dining room - servers couldn’t get around the tables. Not all of them full. Need for food runners...our food sat waiting to go to our table for too long. Kids meal came out first which was nice. Usually a great dinner experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great dinner here last Saturday night with friends. The food was wonderful! I loved me filet mignon, and others loved their swordfish. The ultimate mixed seafood platter with stuffed shrimp, bbq shrimp and salmon was also especially good! Allow lots of extra time to get here during the holidays due to all the traffic but it’s a great place to people watch and see all the Xmas decorations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was tasty, but not at all worth the price. We ordered a crab cake appetizer (I didn't see the price until I got the bill) $17.00 for ONE crab cake (are you kidding me? I added a lobster tail to my steak ( I thought the price of 12.00 would be fair thinking I would get a average size tail) I have seen bigger SHRIMP! You can add a tail at Red Lobster for 8.00 bucks that is bigger then the one I got there.
I thought the food was tasty, but too dam expensive for the portions they give you. Would not recommend this place, the price is too outrageous for what you get.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food just take extremely long to be serve. My frequent location is San Francisco McCormick which have more than double this San Jose restaurant and they still serve fast. Order kid meal Salmon is grilled and over burn all the corner. I stil love to come to McCormick but just wish probably you can increase the cook in the kitchen during holiday weekend time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

While staff is friendly don't expect a nice meal. The service is slow without regard to the timing of courses. The food was served after having sat in the kitchen over 10 minutes. Fresh fish is questionable tasted frozen. The service staff is uncooperative they will not help or ask for help from one another. Management will seat you but never check in.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Each year when I am in San Jose always go to this restaurant great service and food, Usually sit at bar and is always busy. Great restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good food & service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was okay, but service was severely lacking from time we walked in the door. It was obvious the staff had not been trained on how to properly serve their clientele. It took 40 minutes to get any bread and finally our first course. We dined early after a performance and it was clear the kitchen was not ready for service. I don’t believe we will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fresh fish flown in from Hawaii were our choices for brunch. We enjoyed the Ono and pan seared Ahi. Had a nice Gewirtztraminer from Alexander Valley Vineyards to accompany the meal. Finished with coffee drinks and some delicious cinnamon ice cream. Our server Kremo was very pleasant. We always enjoy this particular McCormick and Schmick's. It was a great start to a day at the symphony.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed our gathering at McCormick & Schmick’s. The food was delicious and well plated and the service excellent. The only downside was that the tables are placed close to each other making it a little challenging to hear each other over nearby tables’ conversations. It’s also challenging for the wait staff in getting around tables. I’m not sure if this is the usual table arrangement or if extra tables have been added to accommodate Christmas in the Park guests and for the holidays.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was good. Wasn't as busy as I was told it was going to be that night. Exceptional service from the Manager Mike who helped to accomedate my reservation by modifying it to a time that better suit me despite the reservation I set on Open Table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The service was very slow, had to ask for bread multiple times and it was very loud in the front room. It was kind of disappointing. Once our food finally arrived, it was very tasty.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been going here for the great food for years. But our last visit prompted this review because the service and ambiance seems to be slipping: two tables that were seated after us had their meals and departed before we even got our check. Our server would disappear many times and did not follow up after bringing a dish The restaurant was not busy. The manager replaced a votiv light on one table but negleted four others and many tables were not completely set with salt/pepper, napkins,ect. These observations seem trite but even some of the dishes our party of three ordered were not as tight as we've priviously enjoyed. Are standards slipping?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food we all loved it and everything nice

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday celebration

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great service and food. Lobster tail and rib eye was amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Feast , Excellent, Service was Great. The quantity of food and price good

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a large party of 17 seated in the oyster room for a Thanksgiving. You can order the 27$ traditional thanksgivings meal or order off the menu which worked great for us!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I went with my two kids for Thanksgiving. I believe they raise the prices for the adult meal by 2 or $3 from the last time that I went and they no longer include pumpkin pie as part of the Thanksgiving dinner special. I may be back next year but will definitely look at alternatives

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My fish was dry

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great as always! We were seated in a side room which was very quiet which made conversation easy. Only problem, our server was good but seemed a bit scattered ( maybe too busy) and seemed no bus boy to help. Our water glasses never got filled and after dinner the bartender actually cleared our plates since she said she had 15 minutes until the end of her shift. The food was enjoyed by all 6 of us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The seafood we had was awesome! However, I made reservations through Open Table, mentioned my wife’s Birthday but they had no clue. Food was great, service was lame, at best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server & the manager were nice checking on us how we were doing! 👍 Great venue before or after watching a show at the San Jose Center Performing Arts.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our waiter, Tony was excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I made reservations to eat at the restaurant because we had tickets to see "Beautiful" just a few short blocks away. We were caught in terrible traffic so I called the restaurant 10 min. before our reservations to give them a heads up that we'd probably be about 15 minutes late. We let them know we had an 8pm show and they assured us we would be fine. When we got there they seated two other parties, made us wait several more minutes and then seated us in the worst table in the restaurant, in the bar area, next to the kitchen under such bright lights you feel like you are going to be interrogated. The host insisted that they had no other tables available in the restaurant. We were not happy and said so. He didn't even bother to give us menus when he took us to the table. I just happened to have been holding one because I was looking at it while waiting to be seated. We had to flag down another person who worked there to ask for a menu! I asked the waitress if the lights could possibly be dimmed a bit. She said people complain about the lighting all the time. Obviously management doesn't care or they would have corrected that. She dimmed them a bit. Three times during the meal someone turned them back up! I asked for my fish cooked medium. It came out dry, which is not medium but of course we couldn't wait for it to be redone so I ate a very dry $30 piece of fish. In the end we decided to give their loyalty program a try since we do end up there when we go to shows downtown and they claim you get preferred seating. We chatted with the manager when he brought the card over. We usually have a much better experience at McCormick & Schmick and that is why we were willing to try the program, but I let the manager know if we are ever seated at that table again we won't be back. He did end up giving us a discount, which we appreciated, but that was not the point. The point was to have an enjoyable dinner out. It was not.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Usually enjoy this restaurant but the service was slow. By the time we got our food served it felt as though it had been sitting under a heat lamp for an extended period. We had tickets for a show and had to rush out even though we had been there for almost two hours.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was good and we like the outdoor seating. However, the service was spotty (we experience this almost every time we dine here). Not the server's fault - The kitchen is slow and the bar backs up. The pictures on the desert menu are standard Photoshop - not accurate and the menu descriptions are not totally accurate as well - the trout with butternut squash - it was hard to find the butternut squash - it was more of a mixed veg with no butternut squash....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wait staff friendly and informative. Good drinks. Good fish dinners. Great cappucino’s
Not inexpensive, but nice portions and large selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was very good. We had an early reservation and service was fine until it got busy around 6:00. My husband ordered a second glass of wine when our main entree was served but the wine didn't come until he was almost finished with his meal. Dessert took a half hour to be served. Restaurant gets really noisy when it got busy especially from the bar as there is not much separation between the bar and dining room. If you plan to go I would recommend eating early or after the dinner rush. There might be a staffing problem as our waiter kept apologizing for taking so long to check on us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a good meal, just have to figure out which parking lots can be validated and plan accordingly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food, wine, and beer were very good; and our waitress was very polite and professional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food, awesome service, all in all an awesome seafood experience in San Jose!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service very slow, Mentioned on reservation it was a 52nd wedding anniversary, was not acknowledged at restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good location near the public parking lot and pretty good food and wine with quite reasonable price! Like to go next time as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Cozy
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