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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood

#327 of 7,631 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Gold Coast
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41 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2015 (Chestnut & Rush St)
+1 312-397-9500
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Wharton, Texas
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here again this Christmas day evening as we had enjoyed last years meal so much. I am glad to say that this experience just as good as before--the food excellent, service friendly and we were not hurried in any way. Tried the bread pudding as a Christmas treat though we thought we were full--it vanished quickly and completely... More 

Thank percy98
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the many restaurants to choose from,this incarnation of this chain needs to step it up a bit. We have visited this chain in 2 other cities,and this restaurant needs to bring their A game. It was too dark to read the menu,but our food was good. We would go elsewhere next time,and spend our dollars giving another restaurant a... More 

Thank Desiree C
Kew Gardens, New York
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected more for the pricepoint. The portions were fair to generous. The atmosphere was consistent with a Las Vegas hotel dining room with taxidermied fish on the wall( the chain is owned by a casino owner). The staff were pleasant but a little stiff for no good reason ( not a 5 star Ritz dining room). The experience left... More 

Thank brian k
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible waitress slow service had to send two items back they were just lukewarm had flounder tasted like frozen don't bother with this if you like good food this was also expensive

Thank 773gordonf
Chicago, Illinois
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2,239 reviews
1,223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,446 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I retired from the newspaper business in 2001, my colleagues asked me to choose a downtown restaurant to celebrate the occasion. I chose McCormick & Schmick's at 41 East Chestnut Street for several reasons. I was acquainted with the signature seafood dishes that have made this nation chain very popular from coast to coast. And I was anxious to... More 

Thank Taylor B
Grand Rapids, mi
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No greeting whatsoever upon arrival. The hostess looked up and then back down to whatever she was doing, basically ignored us. We looked at each other and laughed and went ahead and sat ourselves at the bar. Our oysters were poorly shucked (hacked up instead of smooth and intact oyster) and not separated from the bottom shell. Surprised that a... More 

Thank foodieinGR
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237 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood here is fresh and sides are wonderful complements to the main courses. Always a treat to visit here when in Chicago.

Thank Psyprof51
St. James, New York, United States
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201 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place has very good seafood, service and atmosphere all at reasonable prices. I know it is part of a chain, but you really don't get that feeling while you're dining there.

Thank HarlanJF
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. the service was very good , the atmosphere good and the food was fine, if not outstanding. Also compared to other restaurants in the area it was very good value

Thank MelbourneSeashell
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Having paid 7 dollars for s small beer further from the centre I was amazed to get the quality and value in McCormick and Schmicks(4 til 7) Buffalo chicken wings were perfectly spicy and meaty(6) 7 dollars but the full cheeseburger was also delicious and full portion for 6 dollars. Perfectly fine cab sav is 6 dollars a glass. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2015
    (Chestnut & Rush St)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago & State
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-397-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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