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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.
San Jose, CA 95113
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
W. San Carlos
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are 5 public lots within walking distance.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour $2.99
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - San Jose Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
Family it 7 went a for special Veterans Day dinner promotional offer. Food and service were excellent. Lots of different choices for food. Server was very attentive. Table was very private, but a little noisy since it was next to kitchen. Definitely a good experience. Only negative is restaurant ambiance looked a bit dated, it needs an upgrade.
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!!
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!
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