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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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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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4.0

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4.0

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4.0

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3.7

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2011

food was really a disappointment - earlier visits were more successful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2011

Nice atmosphere but the food is not as good as it used to be. Have had many great meals here however recently the food is just average.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2011

Probably the most pricey meal we've had in ages; you do need to be ready for that! The food was good, but it wasn't so good I'm dying to return immediately. I was a wee bit surprised that while my husband was eating the waiter reached right in front of him without even a "pardon me".

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2011

Very nice overall. Good food , good service

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2011

I have been to McCormick & Schmick in Scottsdale, AZ as well and I give it an A rating every time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2011

This was our 4th time at M&S and the food has always been wonderful. They have a wonderful variety of fish and wine list.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2011

We love eating at M & S. Waiter was attentive but not pushy, that is great. The people that greet you were very nice but totally uninterested maybe even bored. Not a good beginning. We tried to reserve the private room and no one seemed to know anything about it. It is rather minor but I'd like to know yes or No on the private room and even a suggested change in plans if necessary.
We will be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2011

When I made reservation I asked for round table. Didn't get it. Restaurant fairly empty yet they set up two table in middle and it was crowded in terms of being too close to other booths as it was angled and no need to be Usually food is better- I generally order same dish- trout with almond crust. It was overdone and too fishy
Service good, they brought birthday dessert which was great as I only mentioned it on my reservation

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2011

The food was good but the service was super slow. I don't think I'd go at lunchtime again because it took forever.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2011

Service was timely and polite. Waiter had good knowledge of the menu and specials.
The food was cooked precisely and the sefood was fresh. The Calamari appetizer was
very good. (not too well done) We had a bottle of white wine from Southern Oregon
that was superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2011

The food was delicious and presentation was outstanding. the noise from the kitchen detracted from it's overall atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2011

Great seafood, great place for kids for downtown dining, server was kind and helpful.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2011

Server was rude and inattentive. Food took forever and we were never checked on. When pointed out to the manager he gave us all free desert, however that is certainly not adequate to compensate for rude and slow service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2011

They finally updated the menu. However, still no crab sandwich.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 22, 2011

excellent food, knowledgeable waiter

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

Very good meal for Father's Day. My pesto crusted Wild Alaskan Halibut was very good, as was my son's ribeye. And can't beat starting a meal with a dozen oysters!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

At McCormicks San Jose I always feel special and the food is excellent. I enjoy having dinner at McCormicks.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

Most everything about our Father's Day dinner was good. Our waitperson was reasonably attentive, without being overbearing. However, she did forget a request to substitute a vegetable. Once noted, she very quickly brought the vegetable as a side dish. It was really a very minor issue.

The food was good to very good, but the Au Gratin Potatoes were pretty bland. Not what we usually expect at this restaurant. We will be back again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

We had a table of 8 on Father's Day. The service was inconsistent, sometimes being very attentive, other times disappearing for quite some time and required flagging down for help. My sister's salad, while delicious, was not brought until after the entrees were served. My 90 year old grandfather was the last to be served his entree after a 5-10 minute wait behind everyone else and he even ordered the Father's Day menu. When my uncle, also a father, asked if he could substitute the dessert that came with the menu they told him no, but then brought something different than advertised because they had run out of the chocolate creme brulee. Inconsistent service and attention to detail = 2 star rating. Wish it had been a little better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2011

Our waitress has excellent customer service. It was a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2011

I was very pleased with the table we received. I'd asked for a round table for 7, and not only was it povided, but it was in it's own private alcove. Service was very scketchy. I think our waitress was new, she tried hard, but just didn't quite measure up to the quality expected. I'm certain she will overcome that with more experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2011

Great place to go before events in downtown.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2011

Keeping in mind that this was a slow Saturday afternoon, we were promptly seated, regularly attended to by the waitress, and quickly received our appetizer, main course, and dessert orders. The food was well prepared: the sirloin steak was juicy despite being medium well instead of the medium that was ordered; the shrimp were cooked perfectly, as was the salmon, mahi mahi, crab and oysters. I cannot speak to the quality of the establishment under truly busy conditions. Be prepared; our group of six paid $300 after tax and standard tip for what, at this restaurant, was standard fare.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2011

We had great service from the moment we walked int he door! Our group was large (8), our table was ready, our server Sarah was attentive but not too much so. The food was great!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2011

Service wasn't really consistent. It our server awhile to show up to greet us. He was also absent once he took our orders and it took awhile for anyone to notice our water glasses needed to be filled, consistently. Our meals were good. Some of the guests were surprised at the preparation of some of the fish dishes and one of my family members sent her food back because the fish was undercooked. It also took a long time for the food to come, about an hour...which did not leave room for us to consider dessert as we had to leave for our event.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2011

McCormick & Schmick was conveniently located for our before symphony(at the California Theatre)dinner. The food was outstanding and our waitress was very helpful in selecting food that was perfect for our taste.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2011

Had a party of 12, they sat us in a private room, I didn't even ask for it, service and food was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2011

Food and service always good and in excellent location for theatre and other things in downtown San Jose.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2011

This was my first visit to this restaurant. Our waitress was a tad unfriendly. Soup got served without a spoon, drinks got yanked away without a word for refilling, etc. May have caught her on a bad day. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. Portions were quite small. I may have been expecting too much. You can easily find better food for half the price in San Jose.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2011

Restaurant was great. We had wonderful drinks and dinner and our waiter was terrific.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2011

Great food and great service. Location was perfect for the Greg Kihn band after dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2011

The fish and chips was delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2011

The food was decent, but overpriced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2011

As always, the food and service was top notch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2011

Great food as I remember it. The seafood was well cooked and and fresh. The mussels were fantastic. Our server was very helpful and was a total pro. She did a great job. The only reason I didn't give the food 5 stars was I had to send my drink back to be shaken again (it wasn't cold) and we weren't overly impressed with our garlic mashed potatoes side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2011

All in all it was good. When we first arrived and seated we waited several minutes for anyone to acknowledge us. When the waiter finally appeared we had to ask for water. (and through out the meal we we often out of water) Our server was good, but it seemed as if he had too many tables, so ordering and getting our food took longer than I like. The buss service seemed non existent. When we left I had to track down the host to get our validation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2011

This is a favorite place of ours. We had dinner there on a Wed. night. Generally the food is exceptional. The trout appetizer was probably the best we have ever had. Our service could not have been better. I had the chipotle salmon which was served very hot. My husband had the fish trio which was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2011

Great food and service.
You should try their Puerto Rican Tilapia.
The Dungeness Crab bisque is to die for.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2011

The stuffed lobster was outstanding!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2011

Love it! Great service and food!!1

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