McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Virginia Beach
The service was great. We know these are difficult times for the restaurant business We will try to order out from as many restaurants as we can until this is over.
The bar selection was thin and drink quality and service left much to be desired.
Consistent, superb food quality and service. We were provided a booth as requested. Laura did an exceptional job remembering and fulfilling our 4-person orders. Very convenient when attending Sandler Center for Performing Arts presentations.
Here’s the deal with this place. Good food, decent atmosphere, great service. However, they officially have a dress code but in reality the riff raff is in full effect. Guys in caps, families in sweat pants and men wearing wife-beaters...was not what I was hoping for where I spend $140 on a nice meal. I’m not a sharp dresser but I wore a nice shirt and slacks. If you want to stop by for an expensive meal and head to Wal-Mart afterwards, go for it.
The service was great. Laura our server was amazing. She suggested dishes that were perfect for the occasion. We believe she went above and beyond to make the evening as special as we had planned. Will definitely come back to the restaurant as well as refer to friends and family.
Service was great, portion size of my dinner, smaller than expected.
Convenient location in middle of downtown VA Beach. Food was wonderful, not sure if the portion was worth the price, but overall, it was a great dining experience. I have the Open Blue Cobia and it was seared and cooked to perfection. I will definitely come back when I am vacationing in the area again.
Love this place. Great food. Awesome service. Will definitely return!
Literally amazing every time!!!!!!! They seated us immediately! Waitress was friendly! Chef came out to speak to us!!!! It was awesome!!!!
We were on vacation and decided to stop by this restaurant after a friend had recommended it. We requested a booth but was sat at a table, once we were seated we waited about 20 minutes for our waitress and once she brought us cold bread and water we waited another 20 minutes before she returned to take our order. The food came out fairly quick and we asked several questions about the food and how it was prepared which she did not know the answer to. Food was great but because of the wait staff we will not be returning. We had several people experience the same thing so as a group we will not dine here while at the beach.
Excellent meal as always and great drinks. Went to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was an early dinner reservation. We had ordered oysters on the half shell, it took a little longer than usual for shucking but once they arrived they were delicious. The food and Patron Margherita were delicious.. will definitely be back!
Excellent eatery! They have plenty of knowledgable staff and excellent food.
Our waiter Sean was amazing and recommended great food and wine choices!!!
Went there to celebrate my 30th Wedding Anniversary. From the time we walked in to the time we left everything was PERFECT!!!!!
We went to dinner at 5:45 pm before a show at the Sandler Center. Ordered a cocktail and a glass of wine and waited an unusually long time for them to arrive at the table. Unfortunately, our entrees arrived about two minutes later, spoiling my husband’s enjoyment of his cocktail. The food was outstanding. Then we ordered coffee and a slice of the Smith Island Cake for dessert, and again had to wait a surprising length of time for the cake to arrive. Without these two long delays I would have given an overall rating of 5 stars, but they did put a damper on our experience.
The waiter got my order incorrect but she got it right the second time and besides she didnt charge me for my meal she charged me for the wrong order which was cheaper than what i actually ordered so im happy.
Service was slow. Coffee was cold. Food quality was less than expected. We waited an abnormal time for each portion of the meal. Drink refills, dishes to be cleared. Waiter seems ambivalent.
Waiter was wonderful!
It was great and our waiter was great. Food was excellent.
We went had called prior to our reservation saying we were around the corner and might be 2-3 minutes late considering parking was a bit backed up. The lady who picked up the phone was rude and insisted we did not have a reservation and said to quote "come in whenever, we'll see what we can do"
So first impression, I was already not amused. Coming in, the hostess found our reservation and seated us right away. I was feeling better again about the restaurant. Until we got our waittress, Lauren. She was just as rude as the women I'd spoken on the phone with. She seemed to have had a long night so i cut her a break but we did not once get checked on and we did not receive any kind of greeting. As we left to pay she walked by us as scoffs and rolls her eyes! i could not believe the treatment we received coming here. I tipped her the minimum 15% as i felt like a burden being HER customer.. it almost makes me wish i didnt tip at all if she was going to OBVIOUSLY scoff and nod her head at us like that. So sorry if you were having a bad night, but that just made 1 into 3 bad nights. We will not being coming back again.
Very nice Atmosphere, great waitress, & excellent food. I highly recommend.
The food was very good and the service was great. It was Valentine’s Day and we were looking for something special. I knew it would be $150-$200 and I was good with that. I made the reservation a month in advance and was seated at the worst table in the restaurant. It was the first table in the middle of the floor and everyone that ate there walked by us. This is no reflection on the waitress, she was terrific.
Valentines dinner with my wife. She had the seafood “ Mixed Grill” and I had the “Beef Medallions”. Both meals were okay. We have only been at McCormick & Schmick’s 4 times in past 4 years, and every time the food was outstanding. For the prices, it’s time to step up your game and get back where you were in quality.
Our main dishes (filet mignon, surf and turf, flounder) we’re fine, the side dish of mashed potatoes were not (not moist or tasty), rice was cold - waiter was non existent - forgot to bring drink and did not stop by the table to check on how the meal was (another waiter brought out meal from kitchen) until we were finished - otherwise he seemed like a nice guy - gave him a larger than normal tip because we used gift cards and felt generous because it was Valentines Day.
My wife and I came for lunch on Valentines Day. I ordered the Filet mignon (medium well) and my wife ordered the ultimate seafood grill. Our server never brought us any bread. After 20 minutes, we asked the general manager about it and he was kind enough to bring us some. We had to wait for an hour before our food finally came. When it came, my steak was overcooked, so it had to be sent back. My wife was able to finish her meal before the waiter came back with the steak 20 min later. Altogether, we were there for about three hours, and the place wasn’t even busy at that particular time. When it was time to pay the bill, one would think they would have at least given us a discount for our inconvenience, but that never happened. I didn’t push the issue, but this will definitely be our last time at this restaurant.
Pretty good overall! Service and the scallops were great!
Everything was wonderful, from the waiter, to the wine selection, to the main course to the desert. Thank you!
Congratulations to the staff!
Great menu, delicious food, well prepared cocktails! Everything was perfect!
It seemed to be a very busy night although there were many empty tables. Our waiter, Mike, was visibly overwhelmed and, as a result, it was the worst experience we have had at M&S. Wine never delivered, salads never delivered.
Portions were small. Not a good value for the price.
First time guest, food was awesome, server did not come around as much as we would have liked, took a long time to get drinks more than once. Would definitely go back.
As we arrived about 30 mins early, we were able to be seated by a friendly staff before our reservation time. Cori, our waiter, was outstanding in every way. Our Seafood Trio selection was deliciously prepared and promptly arrived once we finished our Walnut Salad. The location is very convenient to the Sandler Theater. Always a great time!
My chicken was plain, I had to add salt and lemon, but it wasn't enough. Potatoes were bland. The Kung Pow calamari were great, not enough sauce, just a drizzle. Waitress only showed to take our order and deliver food, orherwise we would have requested more sauce for each of us. What was odd is that there was one tiny piece of a fried veg in each of out bowls, not representative of attention to detail. We expected more for the very high prices. We will not return.
Better than my last visit. Our waitress (Laura) made our experience very happy
Service was terrible. We waited over an hour for our food! Other tables seated when we were had finished eating. We talked to the manager and she really didn’t care. We do not plan to return
It was very loud in the restaurant. The waitress was no where to be found. Never asked if we needed a refill on our drinks. The food was just ok. We had a 6:30 reservation and did not receive out dinner until 7:20 we were not at all satisfied with our experience here.
We went here for dinner before a show at the Sandler Center during restaurant week. While we did not go here specifically for restaurant week one would expect to get the menu for restaurant week when being sat. We were instead given a limited menu because the kitchen was backed up according to the server. We had to ask for the restaurant week menu. The server seemed overwhelmed.
It was restaurant week and the kitchen was undermanned and overwhelmed service was slow. Our waitress was very honest with us and she was delightful.
If you plan to eat at this restaurant, be sure they have staff on hand to handle the number of people eating.
Friday night with a performance at the Sandler Center, it was taking up to an hour to get cocktails and appetizers to tables.
Inferior management at this restaurant.