McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
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- General Info:
- McCormick & Schmick's Philadelphia restaurant is uniquely designed to create an inviting, original and relaxed atmosphere, where guests can enjoy the highest quality dining experience. The menu is printed twice daily, featuring the signature “Fresh Fish” highlighting an impressive number of fresh seafood varieties, in addition to aged steaks, poultry, entrée salads and pasta. McCormick & Schmick's commitment to local freshness is apparent in the seasonally inspired dishes and regionally inspired preparations offered.
- Extra Phones:
Banquets: (856) 317-1749
Fax: (215) 568-3101
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards
- Philadelphia National Bldg
- Avenue of the Arts South, Center City
- Seafood Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Garage, Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Specialties: Happy Hour, Garden Fresh Salads, Aged Steaks, Delectable Desserts, Appetizers, Seafood
Posted: 2/15/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I was thoroughly disappointed with this restaurant. I ordered the most expensive steak on the menu thinking that I would be satisfied with the meal. Needless to say, I was miles from it. I actually looked at the ""steak"" three times to process the joke I got for $34. I was warned not dine out on Valentine's Day because some restaurants skimp on portions. I didn't think this place would try it. The fact that the weights of the steaks are not on the menu is very telling. Our server was great. I wasn't going to complain and put a damper on our evening. However, when the check came, it should have been delivered by someone with a gun and a mask. We felt like we were robbed. Were it not for Melissa, Valentine's Day would have been completely ruined by this restaurant and the pathetic excuse for a $34 steak. Not only will I never return, I will make sure that my friends and family are clearly advised not to patronize either. The only reason this place got one star from me is because this site won't accept zero stars.
I have to give the place a thumbs up just for the location which is in the heart of downtown. The place was packed on Friday and the wait was about 20 minutes which isn't too annoying and we drank from the bar. I had a strawberry martini and it was too powerful. I could hardly taste anything but the alcohol.
We finally get seated and the waiter was extremely nice and knowledgeable and seemed to hit it off with our kids immediately. Our daughter had no interest in eating any seafood and the waiter made suggestions to make it easier.
Our appetizers came very quickly and we are glad they did. We had the calamari which was good and crab cakes which I thought were terrible. Then it kind of went downhill. For some reason, they could not get out or meals. It took almost 30 minutes.
I had the Hawaii seafood combo which was under cooked after 30 minutes. By then though, I was starving so I didn't complain. The waiter was very apologetic about the wait and we understand it wasn't her fault but they had a hard time in the kitchen for whatever reason.
I can't say if we will go back. We very rarely hit downtown and there are too many options to choose from. First impressions are important.
Posted: 3/5/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Let me start out by saying I enjoy eat out more than most people. I love going to a nice dinner and taking clients out for something special. This is not the place for that. THe food is actually terrible, HOW CAN YOU MESS UP SEAFOOD??? I got a rotten oyster for an app... and then was told by our SLOW waiter, that it happens sometimes... well never has that happened to me before! I almost vomited on the table! I ordered a beer which came about 20 mins. later and had crust from the dirty tap lines in it. I had to ask for the bill 3 times before getting it... basically it was a waste of my time, and money... for how much inflation is taking a tool on our wallets, you would think going out to dinner would be an enjoyable experience. I believe if your paying a high price for food and service, it should be good... and I would rather go to red lobster and save 200 dollars than go here EVER AGAIN. Please take my advice and find somewhere else to dine... because the are NOT earning your business!
Posted: 12/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My mother and I went to the Cherry Hill location today for an early dinner and there were five ""people"" at the bar who thought they were outside. I have never been in a restaurant where the patrons were allowed to scream and yell at the tv to such a level that they could be heard in any corner of the establishment. Where was the manager? We often go to this restaurant as we enjoy their food and their bar is nicely stocked - but today's experience soured me on McCormick's and I don't see us going back any time soon.
And to the screaming savages that were there, I hope you learn some manners there is a time and a place to scream like an idiot - a restaurant is rarely that place.
Posted: 6/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Worst meal ever! My husband and I stayed in the city last weekend and decided to go here for dinner. The service was beyond terrible (in fact our waitress was also working at the service bar!). Aside from being extremely slow and never being asked for drink refills, my appetizer was wrong, my husband's entree was wrong, all the food was cold and looked like it was sitting out for hours. AWFUL!
Posted: 9/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to this McCormick and Schmick's twice. Once I was seated upstairs, which was lovely in a booth. But downstairs is huge and very noisy. The food is overall good - only a few bum dishes, but they're still at least adequate. The waitstaff is fantastic; very knowledgeable and professional. Its pricey, but the fresh fish is good (try the Mahi Mahi), and its a much better alternative to Bookbinder's. You'll be treated well, so its worth a try.
Posted: 9/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
It?s sad that so many people did not have a pleasant visit here because I did, and I would CERTAINLY come back!! I guess every restaurant has a ?bad day?, but thankfully, I didn?t run into one. My friends and I went during restaurant week, (a first for me, but the third visit for them). I ordered from the ?regular? menu and the food was DELICIOUS!! Everything was cooked to perfection from the Filet Mignon to the asparagus (which I don?t normally eat). The ?Warm Bread Pudding? was heavenly!! Our server ?Sam? was very attentive and friendly and quick!! Even the manager came to our table to ?check on things? ? AND he was sincere. I don?t usually dine in Center City because of the pricey parking, but it was worth it that day. McCormick & Schmick?s have a customer for life!!
Posted: 8/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Accompanied my wife here on a Saturday night; she was with a rather large group (probably 30 people total), which could explain some of the service problems...but the menu was fixed (choice of salad, entree & dessert was limited). The food was terrible.
I had eaten at the Seattle location of this chain in June, and both the service and food there were forgettable as well. I'll never go in their doors again.