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“Food Excellent/Service Superb”

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
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Ranked #30 of 715 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: US$31 - US$70
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main & Gillette
Description: McCormick & Schmick's Irvine 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.
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We have been to McCormick and Schmick's in Irvine many times and in the last two months three times for different occasions. Tonight it was just a nice dinner with friends. Between all of us we enjoyed the lobster bisque, clam chowder, stuffed shrimp, rainbow trout some mussels and halibut. The bisque is brought out as a bowl of lobster and other inserts which is then brought together with the waiter pouring the bisque over the mixture and it was heavenly. I was told the halibut was perfectly done and the stuffed shrimp were jumbo shrimp infused with a tasty seasoned crab etc. along with a mash of potatoes in a creamy salmon colored base and was exquisite. My husband loved his mussels and chowder. Dessert consisted of creme brulee, strawberry shortcake and fresh berries. The food at McCormick's has been quite consistently good. But the prize tonight goes to our waiter. Michael A. did a superb job of explaining the choices and never became rattled when we interjected questions as some do when you interrupt the speech they've rehearsed. He was of great humor and very pleasant. He was patient with us and kindly waited while we took an unusually long time in our decisions. He was not only respectful and polite but he went beyond the norm. That was appreciated by us all and it made the dining experience much more wonderful.

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Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

A great restaurant. The service was wonderful--staff very friendly. Food was exceptional!!!!And the atmosphere was fun.

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Was here on business and we had a set menu so didn't have the choice I'd normally like, but the food was good quality and enjoyed the honey beer.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

dinner was great and staff was wonderful let us chat and drink our wine and enjoy the elegant surroundings.

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

McCormick & Schmick's offers a reasonable quality diner at a reasonable price for a restaurant that falls somewhere between a casual and fine dining restaurant. This restaurant is acceptable if you are in the area and want a comfortable, up-scale dining experience, but is not a "destination" restaurant worthy of a special trip. The seafood is good, the service professional and prompt, and the interior ambiance is attractive.

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Thank William P
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