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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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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

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4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Casual (26)
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Good for Groups (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Seasonal (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
People Watching (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Fun (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The server got our orders wrong a couple of times but rectified the mistake. The wasabi potatoes were overwhelming to the person who ordered it. The appetizers, entrees, and dessert were wonderful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was not good, a very dissapointing experience. The clam chowder tasted like clam juice with lemons, I couldn't even eat it. The stuffed salmon arrived still frozen in the center. The stuffing of crab and shrimp was minimal and cold. I sent the plate back and it came back warm, still not edible in the center. The mashed potatoes were a lump of potatoes, not like any mashed potatoes I've ever seen and cold. The sorbet was like frozen corn syrup and hard as a rock. The couple next to us sent back their plate and didn't want it back. There seemed to be a bread shortage, people were asking for bread and it never came? We had a bad experience several years ago, but thought we would give them another try. It's nothing like the restaurant in Berkeley, too bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was a bit on the slow side. It took over 1/2 hour to get our food after we ordered it. The waitress seemed to be 'away' from the dining room more than other waitress. Seems like the other customers were getting more attention... sadly... for us.
We were celebrating my birthday, with was obvious since we used my Birthday Reward. But the waitress didn't even offer a birthday dessert. Although she might not have since she said she felt that we were in a hurry since we had asked about the status of our order earlier. Anyhow, she never even offered dessert to us (nor even a little something to celebrate my birthday).
We were a little disappointed and decided to leave anyway since we wanted to get our car out of the parking garage before our 2 hour validation limit expired. So we ended up driving to somewhere else for dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

I recently enjoyed a great business lunch there. I had the scallops and a Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc. I'll certainly be returning in the future. The staff was incredibly attentive.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Everything was good; food, friendly waitress, cleanliness. We ordered the Special dinner with salad, steak, shrimp and veggies and dessert-all done to perfection. The only thing was the noise. There was a large group seated next to us and they were very noisy!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food & service was excellent. Need to put a wall near the door to block the wind tunnel and it wasn’t a windy day.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was good but service was terribly slow. Soup and salad were served seconds before some main courses and in some cases after the main course.

The restaurant was relatively empty and several managers or supervisors were milling about, seemingly not doing anything.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very mixed - Martini was OK; Oyster's Rockefeller were good; salad with grilled salmon was OK; filet with two small lobster tails was a disaster...lobster tails way over cooked - came out soggy and tasteless, and the filet that was ordered medium rare came out extremely rare, really just seared and served. Got the feeling that the chefs/cooks had little if any kitchen experience. The services, however, was top notch - friendly, efficient and helpful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went here for my mom's 73rd birthday. They were able to accomodate a party of 13 which included an infant in a stroller. Food and drink was good, service was good. My son didn't really enjoy his burger. My only disappointment is that I was told a molten lava cake would be provided for birthday recipient with the words Happy Birthday written on the plate. Instead, a scoop of ice cream was provided with no Happy Birthday written. I would go here again, but probably only during happy hour for the holiday season when Christmas in the Park is also happening.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My request for rare salmon Caesar arrived poor quality fish burnt to a crisp. The salad lettuce was a disgrace to California. We had to hunt down a server to order as well as to complain about poor quality in a restaurant with few clients.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food with outstanding service. Staff is very friendly and goes out of their way to make things nice. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Celebrating a Birthday, we had Lobster Bisque and Cedar Roasted Atlantic Salmon. Bisque was quite good.. However, the salmon was a bit bland and not what was expected. More of a grilled salmon was expected, rather than the roasted we received. Waitress was very attentive.
Dim lighting was a negative, especially in trying to read menu. Other patrons were actually using flashlight phone apps to read the menu. The complementary birthday dessert was a very nice addition.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was average, nothing spectacular. Overpriced for the entrees received. Will not go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I've been coming to this same location for over ten years - not sure what happened, management change, ownership change, not sure, but about two years ago saw quality of food and service drop through the basement.

This was another disappointing visit to what used to be a great restaurant.

Server was slow, didn't bring things we asked for and food quality was all over the map. Sent back the Octopus appetizer (wasn't cleaned or cooked properly) and two other food items (one was my wife's steak which was cold and not cooked as requested).

Used to enjoy coming here, now dread it. Won't be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My second visit, food was average, service was average, very noisy.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had an early dinner here on NYE. We only had a party of 3 and were seated in the corner at the bar area, away from the main dining room and just cornered off from everything. The bar area was not full but we were seated there anyway. The service was completely lacking even though the restaurant was only moderraly busy. The server never came to check on us during the meal and she just seemed short/rushed. The food was just average, so it’s not worth the money. I had a good piece of sea bass that came with tons of dried tomatoes and only 2 fingerling potatoes: $40. It tasted good but nothing I’m going to remember. Same with my husband’a meal. He had filet with lobster tail. Just so average for price. Coupled with the poor service, definitely not work the money. Pass on this place.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve at McCormicks was great! Would do it again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First timers, my wife and I had heard great things. Our experience was not terrible, but the food, service and ambience were less than satisfying. Below average for a place we’d heard such good things about. For an extra $50 I’d go across the street to Grill on the Alley for an experience worth the money.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's weekend Family Dinner. Reservation was timely. Food and service were great!!! Kid Friendly.(1 1/2 year old) Called us ahead to confirm reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall disappointing.
Out of martini glasses.
Service was just ok.
This use to be a top notch restaurant. Has declined in the last year or so.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It had been a long time since we had eaten there. Great as usual from before.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and i ordered Scampi and we got overcooked prawns, under cooked noodles and NO GARLIC at all and no butter sauce detected. I have had 10 times better at Red Lobster. We also had the Lobster Bisque and it came to the table luke warm, not hot with huge bread pieces and very little lobster for that price. Again, could get better at Red Lobster.
Our waitress was wonderful.

The dessert was good.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The little food that we ordered (apatizers) were very good and the drinks as well. Unfortunately my party was unable to sample the entre because after waiting an hour and a half for the main course had still not yet arrived to our table and we had to cancel the rest of the meal. Because we had to leave in time to watch Shen Yun. Why this happened is beyond my comprehension because about twenty tables that arrived after us all received their meals in a very timely manner. I would like to say that being black was the cause of delayed service but can not do so.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great variety of seafood choices as well as surf and turf.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was the worst meal, fish was cold and ahi tuna was bad. This was a special occasion and our dinner was ruined. The server tried but it was all so wrong.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Started with the Walnut greens salad, followed by the beef medallions. The salad was very fresh, the medallions were perfect. My wife had the beer battered fish and chips, very tasty. Finished the meal with the molten cake. Overall it was a great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Lot a large crowd, place was cozy and quiet. Staff were attentive and always smiling. Food was served in timely manner, soup and bread were warm very tasty. Entrees looked beautiful. Each diner enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were 12 minutes late due to having to fight through a massive crowd of people and were told that the kitchen was closed. Had we sat down at 9pm as we had planned, would they really have given us 12 minutes to order our drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert? I doubt it.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Our server was a delight and everything came out perfectly.. our second time going there for Xmas Dinner. I would recommend it.
The only downfall is getting there through the throngs of people attending Xmas in the Park. But doable.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had dinner at McCormick and Schmicks on Christmas night and enjoyed the food and the great service provided by Andrew. It has been an annual event for us that we will continue.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was an amazing meal and get together for Christmas Dinner!! I loved all the activity going on outside.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was for Christmas dinner so it was busy and a bit loud. Ordered what they called "Classic Shrimp Scampi" but it was really spicy which was surprising and a bit much. The shrimp and linguini were very tasty but would prefer without the peppers. Even though it was busy our
waitress was attentive enough which was appreciated. We really enjoyed the bread, salad and dessert too. Too bad parking is tough around the restaurant or we would probably go more often.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was seated quickly, but took the waitress quite a while to even acknowledge us. Food was mediocre at best. The shrimp was overcooked and steak was wrong and by the time it was redelivered the rest of our party had finished eating. Would not recommend this restaurant , especially for the prices that they charge.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came here for Christmas Dinner. The service and the food was absolutely horrible! The ONLY thing worth the time and the money was the claim chowder and the hot bread!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was extremely slow on Christmas day. The restaurant was not very busy, despite the holiday. Our server seemed to be in a daze, or possibly just new on the job and nervous. We had to ask for things like refills and to place our order. I was not impressed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall the meal was, ehh, ok.
Our server seemed as if she didn’t want to be there, but warmed up about 3/4 way through the meal. I ordered a bowl of Clam Chowder and another party ordered a cup of Clam Chowder. When they arrived, my bowl was rectangle. Ok, maybe I’ll allow for a bit of creative license, BUT, I noticed that the cup was just about the same amount as the “bowl”. To that I say, “Dirty Pool”! Someone in my party ordered the Beef Medallions. When they arrived, the Beef vs cost ratio was off. To that I say, “Where’s the Beef?!?” And “sauce on the side” really shouldn’t be a topic of conversation. Some may like a lightly sauced entree. Or isn’t sure if it will be liked, so if the entree is sauced, the entree is “ruined”. Will we return, not sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner with family

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was great - we sat outside. Unfortunately we sat next to a family of 10. They acted as though they had never been to a Restaurant before : rude, no manners, small children standing on the chairs and running around their table and loud.

This isn’t the restaurant’s fault. Just want a reminder for families who want to dine at this nice restaurant will get a clue by this review. Keep the children / noise under control-

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Keep trying. Quality has been lacking for several years and continues to go downwards versus up. Food is just OK. Nothing special or particularly wonderful outside of the walnut apple pie.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My reservation was on Christmas Eve family dinner. I called to confirm my reservation for Brenda Bryan early in the day . The restaurant confirmed my reservation. And when we arrived the hostess said that they were getting my table ready for Brenda Bryan .
And we sat at a table in bar area waiting for our table . Then the man from restaurant came over to table and said . We don’t have a reservation for you and you cannot be seated . I said yes I have a reservation I called and confirmed reservation today . He said in loud angry voice “ no you don’t have reservation “ then I said yes I do and he again said no you don’t.. Then I said can I speak to manager and he said “ I am the manager and loudly said you do not have a reservation in a mean rude voice . I then said; “ do I need to prove it to you ? And he said yes you do in a rude voice.. I was completely embarrassed and felt harassed by this rude evil manager . I then showed him my reservation under my app open table and .. The mean manager walked away then came back and said you made reservation under Brenda Chadburn wrong name . I then explained my name is Brenda Chadburn Bryan .
I think the manager ruined my Family dinner and He is completely unprofessional .

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