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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood

#277 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Gold Coast
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41 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2015 (Chestnut & Rush St)
3123979500
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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NY
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to eat here two nights during our visit, since it was across the street from our hotel. The first night we had a very friendly waiter, who made sure my food allergy concerns were addressed! The filet was very good, my friends fish was excellent. Prices were not horrible for Chicago. The second night, waiter was not as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois and Naples, Florida
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no question that the food here is excellent. The important thing to know is that you can get both great food and service here, but also a quiet, dignified atmosphere to enjoy it. That makes this place one of our favorites and a rarity in our neighborhood.

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Thank Paperdoll1787
Laredo, Texas, Usa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place and great food with great service on a Saturday noon. No waiting and food cooked fast without having to wait too long for it to arrive. A must try if you're in the area.

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Thank Roger C
Chicago
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the seared sea scallops or grilled swordfish for dinners. The happy hour has several items I love. And then the Thursday special on wine makes this place a bargain in the Gold Coast.

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Thank Bill H
Highland Lake County, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here during a stay for our 32nd anniversary. Amanda, our server, was outstanding. Her recommendations of stuffed mushrooms and scallops were excellent. And we were treated to a free molten chocolate cupcake for dessert. A definite return visit will be planned soon.

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Thank Debra G
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wait staff was great. We had a room on the second floor only for our private dinner. The food was good. I didn't like how long it took to get our food once we placed our order.

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Thank Lulabell2014
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dined here on the outdoor patio while staying in Chicago. The waiter was a very nice guy from Austin. He took very good care of me and my food was perfect. The cocktail menu at this place is very unique and well done.

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Thank UglyDogg
Greenbrier, Tennessee
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Not too loud. Very friendly staff. Thanks Winston for the great service. Great food selection and quality. I would come back

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Thank Bruce B
Greenwich, Connecticut
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The happy hour is on weekdays from 4 until 7. The prices are very reasonable and the quality of food is very good. I have attached photos of the bar and the menu. Service was a little slow on the Tuesday evening that I attended, but it appears that there was only one waitress for the whole bar. The Ahi... More 

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Thank Reasonable50
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

You can not go wrong here the menu is intense and wine list is great . I love the food and service here and try to eat as often as I can

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2015
    (Chestnut & Rush St)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago & State
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: 3123979500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gold Coast

Neighborhood Profile
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.