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McCormick & Schmick's

2000 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 756-0505
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Ranked #66 of 531 restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $31 - $70
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main & Gillette
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65% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've been to several of these recently. All of them leave me feeling like they're very average restaurants dressed up as higher end places in pricey locales. Food is OK, somewhat noisy inside, and pretty good service. Fairly expensive but prepared to order. "Meh".

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Costa Mesa, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I am local and wanted to meet my financial advisors for dinner. We went into the back bar, during happy hour and had a first drink, the server was attentive and must have come back at least 3 times. We then cleared the tab and went into the dining area, and our server was a very nice lady who told... More

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Roseville, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My finacee and I went for a belated fathers day dinner and had a good meal. Service was very good and the food was good also. Only complaint was the shrimp was a little over cooked. The cream brulee was excellent.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nothing to write home about, but this place was right accross the street from the hotel and was better then getting a burger. The portions are very large - ate outside which was nice.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great formula works every time - will be there next time I visit Irvine, We had great fun with the waiter's knowledge of European beers.

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Napa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love everything about McCormick & Schmick's, great atmosphere, excellent fish selection and wonderful bar tenders

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Laguna Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nothing fancy. Fresh seafood with extravagant pricing and stuffy atmosphere. You can do better elsewhere.

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

For many years, we have been dining at McCormick & Schmick's in Irvine on special occasions and annually as a family tradition on Christmas Eve and have been very happy with the service. This tradition will probably stop. Although the food is still very good, we have found the servers for the past couple of years have been various combinations... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was staying at the hotel adjacent to the restaurant and have visited this restaurant a few times previously just eating in the bar area. I was with a work colleague so we took a table. The service was fast and very attentive. Very good menu to choose from including decent selection of wines by the glass. Having had several... More

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Los angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I've been coming here whenever I have health-conscious friends coming to town in the past few years. It's all about fish. It's rare a place would have so many different fish to choose from. The Parmesan Crusted Sole remains my favorite. The orzo they pair it with makes the dish especially interesting. Steamed Mussel, and Crab & Avocado Tower usually... More

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