McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)

4.2
3499 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Featuring seasonal seafood, tender steaks and signature oysters, our commitment to freshness is reflected in our daily changing menu. From our seasonal Wild Isles Salmon caught from the coast of Scotland's Shetland Islands, to our Hawaiian Seafood overnighted from the Honolulu Fish Auction, and Wild Pacific Northwest Salmon pulled from pristine river waters, our menu incorporates regional tastes, farm fresh products, and local and sustainably sourced ingredients wherever possible. With our exclusive line of signature oysters sourced from our own private oyster beds, as well as a fine selection of steaks, soups, salads and pasta dishes, McCormick & Schmick's appeals to the tastes of all diners. Our focus on the true spirit of hospitality only adds to our appeal, making us a popular destination on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, where we honor the military with free meals, as well as an ideal setting for private special occasions, date night and business functions.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3499 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Overall the experience was great. There was some confusion with the server in the beginning causing us to have to sit and wait before being serviced

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VincentE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service! Friendly wait staff.

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BrookeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The server was very kind and attentive. The food was above average but nothing really set it apart. It seems just as advertised.

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TimE
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a special dinner planned with my sons for their spring break trip. I was able to get into the restaurant and can't say enough great things about the whole experience. The table spacing made us feel very comfortable and we had no Covid concerns.

Our server was so awesome. She went above and beyond to make sure we were well cared for and that the boys had a great experience.

The boys tried new foods that they never would have such as oysters. The quality of the food was excellent and enhanced the entire experience. Would HIGHLY recommend this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband birthday was amazing. He really felt special.

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LaurenFinesse
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Our server was in training and I had no clue, as she was doing really well!

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ABRtC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

They messed up our reservation with a larger party, the food was nasty me and my cousin sent our salmon that was not fully cooked back. Only thing good was the drinks the bartender was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was phenomenal just a bit expensive as you'd expect

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and attention to details was excellent

MN
MNeats
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They had a great happy hour menu! Perfect for after work drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The staff was all over the place, Our order was all mixed up. Doubt we will be eating here again.

TK
vipTerryK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The dinner at McCormick and Schmick's was a nightmare. We had a 7:15 reservation, arrived at that time, and were told "I'll mark you as here, but we'll be a few minutes before we can seat you."

We were seated 15 minutes later, and were greeted by Megan, our waitress, who told us that all orders needed to be taken up front due to Covid. No problem, and she came back around 10 minutes later to take our order. We placed our order at 7:47, as I had just happened to glance at my watch. Nothing special, an appetizer and three entrees that were straight off the regular menu.

About 5 minutes after we ordered, our appetizer appeared. As did a bottle of wine we ordered. So far so good.

at 8:30, 43 minutes later, Megan approached our table and said "what did you order?" She then went on to say "this is all my fault," which was never explained but I presume she forgot to enter our entire order. She then said "I'll give you a free dessert," to which we said we didn't want dessert, just what we had ordered. She said she would 'get it right in.'

at 8:50, 20 minutes after the re-order, still no food. No bread had ever been brought to our table, so a bus boy fetched us a basket.

Right then the manager (whose name I don't know), came to our table and apologized and said that she would comp our dinners but couldn't comp the wine. That seemed reasonable. Right after the manager left the table, Megan the waitress reappeared and we asked when we might expect dinner, which after all had been ordered over an hour ago. She said "I don't cook the food, and I have all these tables." With all due respect, that's not our problem as patrons.

The manager kept her cool in a pretty bad situation. The kitchen was running out of vegetables and desserts, and she hustled and tried to make it as good as she could.

Our hope is this is just an anomaly. But it ruined an otherwise special night with our daughter.

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Funfamily
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food and ambiance was GREAT! Service was very slow for a Sunday night and the restaurant did not look that busy, but the hostess must have apologized 4 times for drinks coming out slow...appetizers coming out slow etc. We told her it was all good, we were in no hurry. The bread served before the meal was fabulous! It is very pricey but it is what you pay for great food in a great space in a great city!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Chicago restaurant Week in full swing. I am really impressed by the way the staff handled complaining guests. And difficult situations. They really turn what could have been a poor experience into one that we will brag about.

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vipKk425
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous food!!!

ML
vipMonaL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, we would visit again for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The staff needed to communicate better as a team. We were kelt waiting for drinks, water and bread. Service felt broken and not coordinated. Had to send my steak and friend’s fish back for being under-cooked and cold. Manager discounted our meals but damage was done. She was the only one who actually cares to ask us how we were doing. Numerous times the Bus boy and multiple waiters/waitresses just walked right by us without asking us if we needed anything. Brought out steak but didn’t ask if we needed any steak sauce. I could go on but there’s plenty here to work on

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

So disappointed. Went here for a date night , ended up frustrated and walking out unsatisfied. Waited 35 min for our table after we made the reservation 3 days in advance. Terrible service all around. Will never be back .

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waiter seemed busy they weren’t that busy.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our Anniversary was completely ruined! The server was horrible. The food was not cooked to the temperature requested. We waited 1hr to get food. If you would like to know more feel free to call me 314-517-2991

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JohniseB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was ok but slow. We were seated as a vip table and still waited 10 mins for water that came in dirty glasses. We have been to this restaurant in a few other states much better experience as far as service but the food is always excellent.

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Jaleesa
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Our waiter wasn’t very attentive to our needs. The food was not hot and it was nasty! Had no seasoning

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our food was absolutely divine! Unfortunately our waiter was not very kind, he didn’t check on us throughout the meal so we were unable to order additional drinks and food like we had planned. Had it not been for the service, it would’ve been a 10/10 night.
I would highly recommend the crab and shrimp stuffed salmon!

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PatienceW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally pleased with the entire dining experience.

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DionneC
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was nice. Service was a little slow. Restaurant was not packed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travelled to Chicago as a family for a quick spring break get-a-way. I cannot say enough about the time we spent at the restaurant. We even had a nice conversation with the manager unexpectedly. Clean and well versed in covid protocols too. We were incredibly happy we chose this restaurant.

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JamieV
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I felt terrible for the waitress upon arriving for lunch yesterday. She expressed that she was on her own as was the one cook in the kitchen. She also said that she had the option of contacting her manager but seemingly didn’t want to exercise that option and instead felt poor service was more appropriate. Not only were we getting poor service but the neighboring tables also were. I’m sure the pandemic hit them hard and I’m sure retaining talented staff, among other things has been the pits. I was absolutely willing to look past the fact that it was freezing in the restaurant and that I wasn’t given a steak knife to cut my steak but Megan explaining that she was used to this just seemed like the wrong answer for business coming in. Sounds like they have thrown the towel in.

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Unknown
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and comfortable atmosphere for family dinning by the river

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Spuds
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

M that’s why I usually dine there whenever I can.

MA
MonicaA
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Tried this restaurant during St Patrick’s Day weekend. Therefore, super crowded and server had too many tables. He was also multi tasking as the Bartender. Food arrived after 30 minutes, and portions were way to small for the prices. Food was only mediocre. I ordered crab cakes which were bland. However, hubby did enjoy his aged Ribeye.

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GabrielleF
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was great. Only thing is the waitress broke glass by where we were sitting and police had to be called due to an altercation with a customer who didnt want to pay which caused a scene.

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SharonaJ
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Janet was our server! She was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome server. Amazing food. I had the bacon wrapped scallops with a whiskey mustard sauce that was delicious. First time trying oysters and our server was very knowledgeable on the food as well as the wine! I will visit again next time I’m in Chicago!

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vipCatherineC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at this M&S multiple 4 times over the past 9 months and I have enjoyed my experience each and every time. The food and service was excellent each time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting and food was good but small portioned. I would recommend for a last minute dinner date but the price is not worth it

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AshlyFaith
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was so peaceful ! Our ready was very gracious and attentive.

TB
TerranceB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Waitress was very consistent, helpful, and friendly. Food arrived fast.

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 923-7226.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) is rated 4.2 stars by 3499 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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