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Mc Cormick & Schmick's

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21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3114
+1 513-721-9339
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is adequate, not more. The place smells of the oil used for frying even through the kitchen is far from the dining area. Music blasts, TV screens flash and people at the bar scream to be heard above the din. Who wants to eat in such an environment?

Thank fspinnyc
The Woodlands, Texas
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A business dinner with five attendees from all three coasts and all had a good experience on a Saturday night. I am a Landry's Select Club member and the reservation was made through Open Table. No problems getting seated and the service was attentive. The appetizers were good and a couple of entrees exceeded expectations. We meet quarterly in Cincinnati... More 

Thank garyhE5312ZR
Cincinnati, ohio, USA
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say that dinner was just so so at this restaurant, and the service was very slow. Prices were decent though. We got a filet and a seafood dish.....nothing out of the ordinary or knock your socks off. The music was absutely terrible and loud! Our table was in a terrible location as well...and was located right outside the... More 

Thank Brandie K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with a group of about 8 people. The server was very rude and disappeared for long periods of time, which was odd because the restaurant was almost empty. From the time we ordered it took an HOUR to get our food. The one saving grace is that the food here is excellent. But for the great... More 

Covington, Kentucky
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A type of elegant dinning without the killer prices. Expect to pay up but the service has always been great and the food is awesome. Always look to the chef's specials.

Thank Pete R
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were in Cincinnati for a concert in December. Since we were staying at the Westin we made reservations for dinner at McCormick & Schmick's, which is right next door. Our waiter greeted us promptly and offered to answer any questions we had. During this conversation he asked the reason for our visit. We told him about the concert and... More 

Thank M_MWade2013
Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I would just order fish and chips next time as the fancier dishes were just average, although pretty pricey. The atmosphere is very cozy though, and a window table looking out on Fountain Square makes for great people watching.

Thank KingstonPike
Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great service and very good food, this restaurant is close to Fountain Square and made our NYE celebration complete! The seafood trio was awesome.

Thank keithmallon
Grayslake, Illinois
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed our meal this evening at McCormick and Schmick's. Even though it was quite crowded, we were shown to our table promptly at the reserved time and didn't endure a long wait. We really liked the mussels that we ordered as a starter. They were plump, tasty and served in an excellent broth. My wife had the seared... More 

Thank gad38
Lahore, Pakistan
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

With a heavy rain pouring outside and having delicious dinner at McCormic and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Cincinnati, Ohio makes a wonderful weekend while we were served with McCormick's Seafood Trio (Grilled Shrimp / Stuffed Shrimp / Grilled Salmon), Salmon Rigatoni (Asparagus / Mushrooms / Artichoke / Pesto Cream Sauce) and Fish & Chips (Beer Battered / Chesapeake Fries / Tartar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 55
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3114
  • Public Transportation: There is a Metro bus stop located one block east of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-9339
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant is located at 21 East Fifth Street, directly across the street from Fountain Square, close to Tower Place, the Convention Center & the Aronoff Center for the Arts. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant serves more than 30 varieties of fresh fish & seafood flown in from both U.S. & international waters, available from menus that change DAILY. In addition to delicious seafood, we serve tempting pasta, poultry & beef specialties, prepared using fresh ingredients & served in a timeless & traditional presentation. We offer a private dining room that can accommodate groups of up to 160 guests. The restaurant provides custom designed menus that offer a variety of options to satisfy every guest.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?