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“Beautiful, cozy atmosphere.”
“The crab cake appetizer was fantastic, but at the price of an entree.”
“Waited at the bar for our friends to show up and ordered a tap beer, I got a warm glass with warm beer, after complaining, I got a cooler glass with warm beer, gave up.”
“We had our office holiday lunch here and 10 of us enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent, attentive waitstaff service.”
“Our out-of-town guests were very impressed with the overall experience and we will be back to feast on their excellent selection of oysters!”
“Very nice restaurant.”
“would definitely bring my husband her when we come back into town for a romantic dinner for two.”
“The waiter hurried us through our good but somewhat overpriced small filets of fish.”
“We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table which for a nice restaurant it was well worth it.”
“The service, slow.”
As a frequent diner during lunch at Mc&S, I have always had an enjoyable experience. However, two holiday night experiences have me rethinking.
Last Valentine's Day, we too had an experience similar to cookiesandjava (comments below). Last night was even worse. Even though it was Mother's Day, I decided to take a friend to dinner for her birthday. We were there in the evening and had reservations. The hostess asked the seater to take us to the back room, while she whispered, "if they will sit back there." The back room was having a large party and there were small children running everywhere. So back to the hostess.
On the way back, we noticed numerous unoccupied tables in the main dining room, so no shortage of tables. We were then seated at a small table at the very back behind another large group. When asked if we could be seated at one of the normal tables, we were told that they had to be held for parties of 4. Within two minutes a couple was sitted in a booth and a couple of guys at another table. And the other tables were never filled.
I find it incredibly insulting when restaurants feel that women dining alone are second class. This is truly not acceptable. Shame, shame.
nice restaurant. the food was not horrible but did not get me to want to come again.
Awesome food and excellent service.
We (Me & My Husband) often go to this restaurant. It has an excellent food, service and the ambience. I love this restaurant. The waitresses are very courteous.
The ambience of this restaurant is stylish,cozy and romantic. Food is very fresh and delicious. We love eating fish here. They have lots of variety of seafood.
We went on our Anniversary last time. I ordered one entree. I didn't like the taste as it was new for me. The cooking was good. It was my personal palate that i couldn't appreciate its taste. I told the waitress. She talked to her manager and he came to ask me bout the food and was very sorry for that. He asked me to choose another entree. I chose one. The service was very quick. He asked again if the second one was fine. Apart from that he didn't charge us for the first order and gave complimentary dessert.
That was an excellent behavior towards a customer. We were very happy.
I recommend everyone who wants to eat good fresh food and an excellent service.
Horrible customer service..we didnt' even make it to the food!.
My first post on Citysearch and my first time to EVER walk out of a restaurant. We made 5:30 reservations for our V-day dinner (on Fri 13th) about a week ago and when we came in, the sloppily dressed hostess looked for our reservations, confused, and told us we needed to wait to be seated. Why would we need to wait if we made reservations? After 15 more minutes, it seemed as though they forgot about us because they seated 5 more couples that just walked through the door.
When it was our time, the hostess (who didn't remember us) told us there was a seat ready. She took us to a room (which wasn't even 15% full!) and sat us down. Everyone around was eating and being assisted. We then waited 15 more minutes for someone to even acknowledge us. Mind you, I've worked in the restaurant AND retail industry so I usually have sympathy for people; however, this is just sad. We kept looking around for our waiter.
One nice guy, who seemed new and wasn't even a waiter, came over to ask us if we have been assisted. We told him no and he took our drink orders. 15 minutes later we had to stop him to ask where is our real waiter. He says he doesn't know. AND HERE COMES THE WORST PART: Right behind us, literally 3 feet, "our waiter" and a floor supervisor were arguing about our table. We overheard the waiter saying that our table wasn't in his zone and why should he have to help us. He didn't even look busy! We felt like the reject table that nobody wanted.They should have at least argued about this in the back. We were definitely offended, and 30 minutes into waiting, still have not even received our drinks or a real waiter. We decided to get up and leave.
I have never walked out of a restaurant before and I cannot believe we received the worst customer service: NO SERVICE on our Valentine's Day dinner. Way to ruin it for us McCormick and Stinks! I have told all of my friends and we will never return to THIS location again and neither will they.
Great Seafood. We where seated promptly. The seafood was great! Our waitress was pleasant and accomedating. We enjoyed everything. We arrived a few minutes after the kitchen closed and they still allowed us to order.
Clubby corporate restaurant draws seafood lovers with fresh daily catches and posh atmosphere..
Upscale and sophisticated, this chain features art deco-inspired trappings such as dark wood, shiny brass and beveled glass. Servers clad in black and white weave through cocktailing couples and businessmen at the bar. The classic American, seasonally inspired seafood menu changes daily; specialties include starters of Dungeness crab cakes and oysters on the half shell, plus entrees like cedar plank-roasted salmon, sauteed lobster with scallops and rock shrimp, and seared yellowfin tuna with wasabi, soy and ginger.
Beautiful Decor, Excellent Seafood, But Pricey.
We both really enjoyed our experience here. The wine list is varied and very accomodating for the seafood fare offerings. The Oysters Rockefeller that we tried as an appetizer were wonderful, but they only give you five of them on an order. I would prefer to be able to order a dozen, without having to place two and a half orders. But they were delectable.
The ambience of McCormick & Schmick's is really upscale, formal, and cozy. It's a great spot to share a romantic evening with someone special. Their fresh fish offerings are all delicious. It's definately a "must try" experience for anyone in Houston who loves seafood, great service, and formal surroundings. Dress up, take a special date, and make a nice evening out of it. You will not be disappointed.
Great Seafood. I have been eating here since they came to Houston several years ago. You can always count on good, consistent and high-quality fish. They have the best oysters in Houston. The bar is also fun for happy hour.
Best seafood in town. I was blown away by this restaurant all the way around. A menu that changes twice daily depending on the availability of fresh fish and the mouthwatering preperations created daily by a team of highly skilled chefs, where else can you find that? Not to mention the oyster selection that can sometimes include up to nine different species. Great service, great atmosphere and 90 plus scotches, whitch makes it great for large parties and business dinners. I will be back again and again!
Good food & service. I had dinner here last night w/ a group of friends. I had the lobster bisque for my appetizer & live Maine lobster for my entree. The bisque was creamy, but lacked much lobster. Of course, it was only $4.95 so you can't expect much lobster in it. It was still pretty good though. There aren't too many ways to prepare a whole lobster so it's a matter of not messing it up. I thought my Maine lobster was very good. In addition to the good food, our waiter was very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant. My friends also liked it & would come back.
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