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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood

1 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-1474
+1 312-923-7226
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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1 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-1474
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

A balmy Chicago evening, having an outdoor steak for dinner, It followed some excellent fried calamari, and wash down with some good wine, The steak arrived on time and served with a smile. Tucking into it with gusto, it was cooked to perfection and tasted...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The location of the restaurant is great, especially if you sit outside you can enjoy a nice view. But the quality of the food is quite bad. Poorly cooked, very greasy and over priced with slow service. I wouldn't recommend going for dinner there.

Thank Panos N
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Conveniently located on Wacker Drive, this high end chain has a very good selection of seafood and offers the opportunity to dine al fresco weather permitting. Service was very good (thank you Kathryn!) and there is an excellent selection of alcoholic beverages designed to quench...More

Thank BosoxKen
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Visited this restaurant with three other colleagues for a business meal. Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and made recommendations which were not just the usual "reciting the menu word for word". Wine selection was good and priced as expected. I am tough to please on crab...More

Thank HJF0410
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The hotel we stayed at (the Wyndham Grand on the riverfront) called McCormick & Schmick's to schedule our dinner when we told them we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary, and we arrived to a VIP placard on our table, and custom menus with our...More

Thank bigbluebacker
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with a colleague on a Wednesday and the place was in disarray! We sat at the bar while waiting for a table and Ordered calamari, brushetta and ahi tuna and the food we were served was awful - wish we had...More

Thank Neelam B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not a good experience. for a high end place the service was very bad. Our waiter was very disinterested and tried to sell me some type of rewards card after a crappy 250 dollar meal for 5 of us. My sons shrimp was overcooked and...More

Thank jmcvol
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this location, but have visited another location in Virginia. If we had only had this experience, I might think differently of our visit. The food and service were good, just not as good or "standout" as we experienced in Norfolk. The...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 15 May 2017

That was what our server said when I asked him what HE thought about our dining experience. The food we had was good. The service was mostly nonexistent (except for a manager and 2 other servers arguing a few feet from our table about who...More

Thank Kalamadrew
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My wife and I along with another couple visited here during our visit to Chicago and really enjoyed it. Tremayne was our server and he was excellent. He was very friendly and knew the menu well. He took the time to visit and joke with...More

Thank James_Gusa
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Response from Sasassie | Reviewed this property |
No kids menu. I think it's a fancy place. I personally wouldn't wear jeans but, I have seen others in them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-1474
    (State and Wacker)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Lake St Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-923-7226
"In every way you can imagine, this place deals a hand of 'fresh catch' choices that's hard to match."----
Chicago Sun Times

Fresh Seafood--We offer guests dozens of seafood varieties at the peak of their seasons.

The "Fresh Sheet"-- Menus are printed twice daily featuring a fresh list of more than 30 seafood species.

Handcrafted Cocktails-- McCormick & Schmick's practices traditional mixology, hand-crafting cocktails using only fresh squeezed juices.

Tradition & Value-- Providing guests with liberal portions at a reasonable price and serving it in a traditional manner, respecting the "old fashioned " way of doing things.

Service--The McCormick and Schmick's service commitment fosters a "customer is always right" attitude.
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