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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
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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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4.1

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4.1

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4.1

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3.8

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Good for a Date (35)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Good for Groups (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Romantic (20)
Casual (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (15)
Seasonal (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great Beer (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
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 on November 5, 2017

My girlfriend and I went there for the Veteran's Lunch Celebration and it was one of the best lunches we've had in a long time. Our waitress, Karla, was very friendly and helpful. We did not feel rushed at all and the food was exceptional. We both had the Salmon Rigatoni and it was delicious! We hope to go back again soon. Thank you!!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife came to have lunch on Veterans Day. I am a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and I appreciate there hospitality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been to McCormick & Schmick's a few times. The food is excellent! The flounder I had last Sunday was fabulous!! This is a very special place to go to because of the quality of their food, their courteous service and a serene atmosphere. Their service is superb!

McCormick & Schmick's is a little pricy but it's well worth the extra dollar you pay for a meal, not only because of the delicious food but because of their excellent service. You are pampered from the minute you set foot at their door. Even the manager goes to your table to make sure that everything is okay and that you're enjoying your meal.

I highly recommend McCormick & Schmick's...and I'm very picky!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My steak was good, her salmon was average.
My vegetables were burned.
The salad was limp.
The coffee was lukewarm.
The prices were pretty high, considering the overall average quality of ingredients.
The place is pretty loud. Few customers dress well, many Levi’s and ball caps.
Can’t recommend it these days, especially if you’re trying to impress someone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We met old friends at McCormick & Schmick's recently and enjoyed an unhurried meal and conversation for over three hours. Our waitress, Andrea, added to the evening by joining in quick-witted repartee with us that resulted in much laughter. The chopped greens salad was excellent, and all four of us enjoyed the mixed grill with beef medallions and two lobster tails. This restaurant has been our get-together spot for many years because the atmosphere, food and service are so good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant was great. I was a little concerned because when we walked in the restaurant it was very loud on one side but the hostess took us to the other side of the restaurant which was surprisingly quiet. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food is usually good, but this time my steak was burned on the outside and undercooked on the inside.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is always consistent with good food and good service. The meal was scrumptious and the drinks were on point. Enjoyed my birthday meal very much.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a delicious dinner for my daughters birthday. The menu had her name printed on the top - what a nice touch. The private room was the perfect setting. Service was exceptional. We are excited to go back for dinner again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved the food

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

First time, great dinner! Met with out client which was close to the vicinity-

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

An excellent pre-concert dinner on every count but one. The food was excellent; the service was as good as we've ever experienced. The only negative was a dessert (the "Chocolate Bag") which comes smothered in assorted berries, which are an allergy issue. Our waiter readily agreed to serve it without the berries and even added more white chocolate mousse to fill the molded dark chocolate "bag." But the plate was still garnished with what appeared to be a "pool" of raspberry puree, and the "bag" sat in the middle of it, so I couldn't eat most of the dark chocolate. However, we WILL return, and will be more specific when I order the same dessert again, which I will definitely do.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

They were out of 5 of the 15 choices of Chardonnay, out of Crème Brulee - one of the two desserts on the Sunday thru Thursday menu (it was Sunday) and out of Whaoo - a fish. Service was slow, food was adequate but expensive and the staff really didn't seem to give a damn. Will not be back

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful service, tables were jammed together so that it was hard to leave! LOL Had a great time!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were given happy birthday menus, which was such a nice way to be acknowledged. The meal service was polite and attentive. We were asked a number of times who the birthday person was (we had two), so it was a little anticlimactic that there wasn’t any other acknowledgement for the birthday folks — no candle in the dessert, etc. Honestly after the buildup it seemed like an oversight. Other than that, I would totally recommend this establishment for a birthday group.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice downtown restaurant for seafood and steaks although I usually eat seafood there.
Fresh fish, nice preparations, ample portions. Parking can be a challenge but there are lots within walking distance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was real bad night for the restaurant, but the manager was a champ. Will try again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

So-so. I ordered a martini very cold— it came in a warm glass (out of the dishwasher maybe?). Then my swordfish came out pretty much raw. They did re-cook another piece but by that time my dining mates were almost done. Everyone else’s meal was okay but probably won’t be coming here again soon

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A nice meal generous portions.
Great bar
Great selection of all types of meat

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food is good, service always great, atmosphere great. Recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

All in all, skip M&S and spend $260 elsewhere. I was looking forward to this birthday celebration. It had been a few years since I had dined at M&S. We had a reservation and when we arrived, it was as if they weren't expecting us and said we'll have to see what we can find for you. It was a Saturday night, but wasn't super busy but finally got a table . It took awhile our server to arrive & wine as well. The mussels there are my favorites there, so I was really looking forward to having them again. What a huge disappointment - they had a funky smell (from roasting the shells?). The broth, which I had remembered as slightly spicy & rich to be completely soaked up by the bread, was the opposite. It was a benign, uninspired flavorless broth, and with the unappetizing smell of the shells, it was hard to finish them and we definitely did not sop up the broth. The second appetizer was a single crab large cake so it was too difficult to share. While it had a lot of crab in it, it was gummy, probably because it was not cooked through all the way. We had better hopes for the salads but were again disappointed - the Caesar salads were underdressed and dry. However, my son had the wedge salad which looked great and he enjoyed it. We had high hopes for the entrees to save the evening. I had the salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp - while the portion was large, it was under-seasoned and just a bit overcooked so it was not moist enough and so simply not enjoyable. It came with mashed potatoes - lukewarm and so dry that I couldn't even finish them. Did they come from a box? My son's blackened red fish was overcooked and super dry. His entrée came with andouille mashed potatoes, not quite as dry as mine. My husband's steak was ok, cooked to his request but nothing special. The only saving grace of the evening was his lobster mashed potatoes and the Riesling (Saint M). How sad is that. We didn't order dessert - no reason to stay for more disappointment.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

not sure if the kitchen was disorganized or the server was confused............appetizers and salad took way too long.......oysters were way way overdone...........had to ask for my wine with dinner...arrived 1/2 through

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointed because we had positive experiences in the past. For this visit, my wife's swordfish was dry. My blackened rockfish was tasty but I was surprised to find a number of bones in it. More disappointing was the andouille mashed potatoes. Tasty but cold and clearly not fresh. We won't be going back.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Meal was just what we wanted, good variety of choices for each course, including desert!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Appetizers, salads, sides were great. Two steaks ordered medium, both came well done with no pink meat what so ever. One steak sent back With new one brought out by server with attitude, steak was beyond rare. Disappointing since everything else was great. Molten cake was not molten, just warm chocolate cake. Must have been same chef that cooked the steaks.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As usual it was a wonderful dinner. Always enjoy dining here just wish parking was not so difficult. Being handicapped makes it quite the challenge which is why we don't come more often.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Went for my sisters birthday. Food was excellent and our server was very attentive. We had a large party and he saw to it we always had something to munch on and drink while we were enjoy each other’s company. Food was excellent will definitely come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Unacceptably slow service. 40 to 45 minutes to get drinks after ordering, and this is during happy hour. Not enough waiters / staff to service customers. Food is ok but the wait just kills the experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

One word, Superb in every way. Well, that is four words, isn't it?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our second trip to the restaurant within 2 weeks. The first time (9/16), we were there on a romantic date to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary which was mentioned in the comment when we reserved our table online. The service and food were great but our special occasion was never acknowledged. Manager Kevin or Ken reached out to us and encouraged to dine there again to make up for the mistake and that he would make it "exceptional". So, we dined again on 10/1 for a family dinner since we were attending the Little Mermaid show nearby afterwards. Again, we mentioned in our online reservation that our show was at 6:30pm and that Ken/Kevin was to be notified of our reservation. The host did mention about our show so we knew the comment was read. Andrew was our waiter and got us done in time for our show thankfully; however, he forgot my ice tea and never brought us bread even though he offered and we consented for it. There was nothing "exceptional" about our dining experience. Needless to say, we do not plan to dine here again. We will go to Scott's for seafood and Morton's for steaks. Please do not contact us. Thank you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Steaks were poorly cooked, presentation was poor, veggies were over cooked.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a very nice corner table for 5 that gave us the ability to talk and converse and not be in the middle of the restaurant. Our server was wonderful and very accommodating. There were two specials that night. We had both of them and the Ono/Wahoo special was very dry and the Salmon special came without the Arugula salad that was part of the entree. When we asked our server about it, she had completely missed it and brought it out in a separate bowl. It was an okay meal, nothing to write home about.

Someone at our table did forget their sunglass and the manager did call and let us know they were available for pickup at the front desk of the restaurant. That was much appreciated.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

While the restaurant was not crowded and no one was waiting, it still took longer than expected to be seated. Tables appeared ready. One seated, service was nice and timely. Food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food is reason enough on its own, but on this night, having Louis as our server
made the evening truly special. He made us feel like welcome guests rather than
a potential tip.
We were going to see "The Little Mermaid" on stage, and the seafood here made for
a perfect theme night dinner. (Sorry Sebastian!)
By all means, go to McShmick. You won't be disappointed .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We were greeted with a warm hello by all. We were seated right a way. Gave us plenty of time to view the menu. We ordered clam chowder (it was excellent). Our main course was very good, as well. We were celebrating my wife's birthday - we were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary dessert. We will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Would not recommend Filet!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Went here for a date night. The service was excellent, and we had a number of people come by at discreet times to make sure that we were enjoying the experience. We absolutely did.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

One of the best Landrys restaurants. Good food and excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lobster bisque was kind of salty but otherwise the food was good.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a business meal and were seated in a private alcove. It made the discussion and experience that much more enjoyable. As always the food was very good and service were terrific.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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