McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Virginia Beach

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Seafood
Our extensive menu changes daily depending on each day's fresh seafood deliveries & in keeping with the McCormick & Schmick's tradition of offering only the freshest seafood available in season. With more than 80 preparations available, with a wide range of steaks, poultry, & vegetarian entrees on our menu each day, every guest is sure to find something to satisfy their palate.
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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend had scallops and I had the crab cakes. We both had shrimp cocktails as appetizers. The food was delicious. The service was great. Even though it was crowded the noise level was low. Enjoyable meal!!

BB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nicest Chain experience ...Our server was great and food was terrific

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and good vibes

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great. My wife and I shared an entree; food was wonderful, only knock is that the extra plate we were given for sharing the entree was not warm, so the food placed on that plate cooled quickly. Aside from that, it was a fine experience. This was our first time visiting; we will definitively return.

TO
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and 5 star quality only thing is I wish I could go back sooner.

BW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lady and I had a great experience, it was actually her birthday and she really enjoyed herself. The service was great , food was great ,we enjoyed our time there .

L
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, delicious.

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TL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent as always - our server was attentive & very friendly , we had a great time!

KM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or if you just want a great meal in a pleasant atmosphere.

Q
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

An upscale seafood restaurant, food was excellent and the services impeccable. I had the twin lobster tails which were cooked to perfection and my wife had the Parmesan Crusted Chicken which she loved. Great place to impress a date, or just have a quiet dinner with your spouse of significant other. They also have a back room for parties and large groups. A fine dining experience that should be tried if you are in the neighborhood.

KH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here and had an excellent evening. The prices are exorbitant, but other than that I really couldn't find a flaw.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waited for 30 minutes for a table that we had reserved. The food was pretty good. The service - slow. The restaurant was really cold.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Went on Christmas night and had a 8pm reservation. Got there at 740 and checked in. My husband and I didn’t get sat until 820pm. When sat we had to wait 15mins for a manger to finally realize no one had even greeted us or taken our drink order so he did for us. Finally our server came over once we got our drinks and took our food orders. We hardly got refills and my husband was only asked once if he would like another soda. Once we got our food his meal was cooked wrong so he sent it back and then they didn’t get it back out until I was fully done with mine and it wasn’t even what he ordered but at that point he still ate it and showed the server that it wasn’t what he ordered. Still got charged for the more expensive item that he didn’t end up getting. First time there and the last time we will be back. Poor service and took over an hour for our food.

MA
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Won’t be coming back.

MM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

salmon was over done, but rest was wonderful
crab cakes were perfect and stuffed shrimp was outstanding

We knew it was crowded and service was slow, but we were out for the evening and didn't mind the wait.
Server was kind and brought hot bread and lots of tea to keep us happy.

SB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This Restaurant has 5 star pricing but 1 star service. We went on Christmas should have been a wonderful evening. We sat at the bar and got the worst service ever! They were so busy and overwhelmed they couldn’t handle it. You should be able to. The bar staff was not Friendly . We sat face to face and they didn’t even look at us we had to keep asking for more drinks . The one bartender kept throwing the glass empty liquor bottles into the trash like she was angry whipping and slamming and practically breaking them . Made us jump ! Afraid we were gonna get hit with broken glass. My husbands expensive twin Lobster tails were rubbery! Spoke to a manger we received a $35 credit! Wow how exciting .. won’t ever go there again ! Our hard earned money is everything and I’m out of work my husband is the sole worker and this was a treat for me and that’s how we were treated . The food was not good. It seemed like frozen seafood and my food was cold . I honestly would like a full refund this was Christmas and should have been a wonderful meal and evening. I seen alot of people mad and neglected that night. Oh and the women bartenders complained about everybody they worked with that’s all we heard! Less complaining about your staff and more attention to the paying customers !

AS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

They must over booked themselves as we ended up in the private room after a twenty minute wait past our reservation time. The room was freezing, we barely got checked on, the food came after an hour of waiting and was mediocre.

h
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Christmas Day dinner. Service was horrible. Orders were not accurately delivered. Bill had overcharges,ie, items charged we did not order. They were overwhelmed with too many reservations taken. Food was mediocre for the price. Will not be going again!!

DP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner, very nice good food it was very nice evening

S
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We’ve spent many holidays here but won’t be back. They must have added extra tables to accommodate the crowd, every time someone walked past my husband they hit him with their purse, coat or just body. Very few said excuse me. Our waiter was absent most of the meal. My husband’s steak was over cooked and did not look like any filet I’d have ever seen. Most likely a cheaper steak, only about 1/2 inch thick. My shrimp was some how undercooked by the tails but cooked under the crab meat which was cold and watery. The broccoli was also cold and not steamed, more like raw. I only had water to drink but never had my glass filled. The waiter did bring another beer to my husband but not water even after filling a table next to ours. I ask for my dessert to go and that didn’t come out till after the bill was paid. That said we won’t be having another holiday here for $200.00 + I’ll stay home and eat Lucky Charms instead.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had appetizer, salad entree and dessert and it was all delicious.

P
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top shelf has we've have come to expect. From Minneapolis, Philadelphia to Virginia Beach the experience has been terrific.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My family frequents the Virginia Beach, VA restaurant quite often and we have observed that the service from those at the front seating guests to the wait staff, has significantly declined.
It is no longer professional, accurate, or timely.
We are very disappointed and wonder why this has happened at this location. We will be looking to spend our money elsewhere from now on.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food combinations were not good
Sea Bass was in too much broth and veggie combination was not good
Seafood combination was basic and over priced

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were sitting right next to a table of kids that were just being kids, but the noise level was high. I’d would have rather be in the adult section, so our party of 8 could hear each other. But it seems we were in the kids section next to loud kids and a screaming baby.
After they left things were much better. I should have asked to sit in a different section of the restaurant prior to sitting down. I take the blame for that. But, al in all it was a good dinner.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Our Son was home from colly

H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Charged five star prices for a one star experience. We waited forty minutes for cold, and bland food and the server grabbed a menu from my hand and for entire time we were there we didn’t receive any water.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food, as always. The server may have been new because she was a little rusty in some areas.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing, and everyone was very pleasant! However, every thing seemed to be very disorganized and not well managed. When I arrived for my reservation for 6pm (at 5:55) there seemed to be some confusion about where I should sit. The restaurant was not yet busy, from my perspective, and yet no one had set up my table. My other person I was eating with arrived 10 minutes later, only to be seated in a completely different booth. I only realized it because I could hear her. It was not a one time incident. We watched as it happened to another group of people. And I saw a staff member talking about needing to make a table for 11 because it was supposed to have been done, and now the people are here, but it wasn't ready.
When the manager came to see me after my meal, I tried to explain my concern. He apologized for the hostess and said he would make this a teaching moment. I didn't feel he quite understood that it wasn't all on the hostess. As we were leaving a few minutes later, he was actually doing the 'teaching moment’ to the hostess, right then, at the front of the restaurant. So, as I was leaving and saying goodnight, I passed right beside them. I feel it would have been better handled at a staff meeting or just after closing, and certainly not at the front door.
Overall, everything was disorganized and mismanaged.
But, the experience wasn't awful. The food was amazing. And everyone was pleasant. I would eat here again, but I hope management gets things under control.

s
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a truly wonderful lunch here celebrating a friends wedding. Mike, our server, was excellent as were all the staff. We enjoyed everything including calamari, crab dip, salads, fish and chips, those days special fish. They exceeded our expectation and every way. Highly recommend

DJ
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mother, her good friend and two of their family members to have dinner prior to seeing a show at the Sandler Center. Those that had never been to this restaurant were very impressed with the food and the ambiance. Our server was also very kind and helpful.

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation for 5:30 as we had a show at Sandler Center at 7:30, and were seated promptly in a booth (it is much quieter there than in the open room). Our server wears very attentive. The food was hot and all 4 of us liked our meals. I had read many negative reviews and was skeptical about giving this restaurant a try. We were not disappointed

G
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Parmesan Panko flounder was excellent. Server Ki was very personable , knowledgeable and attentive.
Great place for a pre-concert dinner.

MA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was wonderful. My only concern was there was a large party seated right next to my table and it was extremely difficult to hear my conversation with my guest. Upon leaving I had a hard time exiting my table due to how tight the area was. My daughter ask the guest to move his chair up so that I could exit and the guess didn’t move his chair. It could have been difficult for him but nevertheless we enjoyed our meal. Thank You Melody A Jessie

CG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our reservations were at 8pm. We arrived early & sat at the bar until our table was ready at 9:30. Then our steaks arrived cold & icy in the middle & our side dishes were forgotten. We explained all of this to management & left without eating.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Hostesses were rude and not welcoming. Sat us at our table and just placed menus down and didn’t say a word. Server didn’t greet us until more than 5minutes later. She was a total space cadet. Never refilled our waters until we asked. It was a huge chore when we asked for bread. Busboy walked into our table multiples times and was very loud. Food was good. Overpriced, but good. I’ll go to the Olive Garden the next time I want good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Parents night out. Table was cramped for four people. Two ordered the Parmesan flounder it was wafer thin and very dry the only thing that saved it from it seeming like cardboard was the drizzle of lemon caper sauce. The side dish was a pasta with a vegetable which was more pasta than vegetable and was about 2oz serving. The fried shrimp dish was overcooked but still had flavor this sat on top of a large plate of dry french fries. The stuffed salmon was tasty and moist the mashed potatoes were dry cold and lacked flavor the side of broccoli was overcooked. The waiter was underwhelming but performed his routine well. He visited the table once during the meal. We mentioned before ordering we were there to eat and move on as we had a concert to attend. After the meal we flagged down another waitress to locate our waiter and provide the check eventually he made his way back to the table. This was my first experience dining at this establishment and more than likely my last.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, we had a great meal. The service was a little slow and the music was too loud.

D
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Huge wait for such few people dining. Food was cold. Music was not a neutral selection at all and I’m blown away the only child accommodations available are booster seats. No car seat slings or high chairs.

DS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent customer service. If you love seafood M&S is a great choice.

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