McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Oak Brook

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks in Oak Brook, Illinois is located in the Oak Brook Promenade with convenient access to the I-88 Tollway, the Yorktown Shopping Center and movie theaters and local hotels.

McCormick and Schmick's strives to be the best fresh seafood restaurant available featuring a traditional scratch bar with hand shaken cocktails in a classic seafood house setting.
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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Ian is a very good waiter
He’s very knowledgeable about the menu
He’s very personable and good with his customers
Very eager to please his timing is excellent
I request him every time I come in
He goes out of his way to accommodate his customers
He always smiles very energetic and is on top of his game
He’s a very hard worker and is to be commended

FS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

This location has seen better days. The decor is a little tired and the restaurant was more than half empty on a nice Friday evening. They were woefully understaffed and the staff in attendance was generally inexperienced. The GM was staffing the bar, and the first $12 cocktail (when it finally came) tasted very different from the second (same drink ordered). The server was not knowledgeable about the dinner or drink menu. They were inexplicably "out" of one of the most popular of the four scotches listed on the menu. The server missed part of our order, and service was verrrrryyy slow all around. Value and experience does merit the high price tag. Doubtful if we will return. Too bad, because there are a dearth of seafood establishments in the area.

m
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was mostly good, though stir fried veggies were oily. Our server, however, was disappointing. He kept pushing us to order more things than we wanted. He asked about appetizers, we said we weren’t ready to order. He came back twice after we said no to appetizers, finally getting us to get one “for the table. Someone asked for a cup of soup, he suggested a bowl. Also pushed for ordering more wine. The larger the bill, of course, presumably the larger the tip. We prefer suggestions made to enhance the dining experience, not the server’s tip.

H
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place and well kept secret! Nancy was terrific; attentive, but not pushy. We originally were going to sit on the patio but due to an event, we ended up dining in the bar and there were no regrets. We will definitely be back!

O
Chicago
354 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

6:30pm reservations seated immediately. Restaurant was empty. NO host/hostesses. Greeted by gentleman could’ve been the bartender? Sat outside on the patio. Nice ambiance, chillier evening fire pit was on. Felt rushed throughout dinner. Good food & service. Celebrated wife’s Bday! The table next to us the woman was treated to a Bday dessert but nothing for my wife. My understanding that this McCormick restaurant location was sold off from Landry’s group.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Ian was superb & very attentive. The food and drinks were awesome! This was my first visit to the restaurant, but it will not be my last.

B
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for lunch. Not very many people there. They were out of 2 desserts we wanted. It wasn't at the beginning of the week, so they couldn't use the excuse they had been busy. If they aren't going to have the desserts, they shouldn't be on the menu.

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat on the patio for happy hour menu. Food and drinks were good, service was fine!

B
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for the wonderful service and the special menu with Happy Birthday, Grandpa on it. You guys are the BEST

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ian was fantastic ... food was awesome

HO
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

That McCormick and Schmick's didn't accept my Landry's Select membership card,,, (I was told they don't participate it after I have ordered the food).

2. My membership credits: (1) $30 New membership credit (2) $25 Birthday credit were not honored.
I couldn't take any benefits of $30 + $25 = $55 credit in my account.

3. My total payment of $80.03 + tip was not credited to my Landry's Select membership account.

4. In addition to our two main meals we ordered two Lobster Roll + Clam Chowder + French Fry that should have been $12.50 (as advertised in the McCormick and Schmick's restaurant website)
But, I got charged $18.00 each for each ---- ($36 total) --- $11.00 over charged..

5. We ordered two coffees, but the waiter brought three coffees and charged extra $3.40 for one coffee we have not ordered.

Date: 08/31/19
Time: 3:06 PM
Server: Matt W.
Casher: Fred
Table: 532/1
# Party: four (4)
Total $ Amount Food ordered: $80.03

CA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my best friend's 60th birthday at McCormick & Schmick's. Best birthday ever. Ian was an excellent server. His meal suggestions were spot-on and very much appreciated. Eating outside on your veranda was an extra surprise. It was wonderful!

d
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Food was really good service was poor. Waited a least 20 mins an for my food. About before 15 mins before a service came over to introduce himself and give us water. I had to go to the bar and asked what was taking soooo long. 😤😤😤

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Won't be going back. Disappointing all the way around.

M
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Well, we had come back only because we had a $50 gift card to use from the last bad experience here. And this time wasn't perfect either. We had reservations at 7:30 pm, we arrived around 7:00 to have drinks at the bar. Hostess said: fine just let her know when we were ready to be seated for dinner. We did around 7:30 and she said it would be a little while. I'm thinking now what, they gave our reservation away. So we continued to stay at the bar. Now it is 8:00 and we were still not seated for dinner. Went back to the hostess and said we were really hungry and needed to be seated. Just then it was okay to sit.
The reason was because they were short on wait staff and had plenty of open tables, just not enough help. We are so done coming here, always something.
Bye Felicia!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Food was awful prices outrageous for what you get

RD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was magnificent!!! I love the Dolce Sangria. We will definitely return.

f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent seafood & service was friendly and prompt.

D
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

M&S is one of my favorite restaurants and I'm not into seafood. While I will eat shrimp or scallops occasionally, I'm a beef guy. Their steaks are excellent. In fact the Filet Mignon I just had was one of the best I've had at any restaurant anywhere. As good or better than even the best steak houses. On top of excellent beef, M&S is quiet, a rarity today. The service is also and always excellent.

We have recommended M&S to our friends and they have all enjoyed it for the same reasons. Put M&S on top of your list, you won't be disappointed.

LE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menus printed with Happy Birthday on top for us!

RS
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food an service.

j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Wife’s birthday - food great, ambiance great. Service fair at best- friendly but always a bit tardy with everything. Considerable time spent without food, without water or drink refill. Not that busy, so unless they were short-staffed, there was no excuse that we could find. Still a well above average dining experience. The chocolate bag dessert was just outstanding!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Waited for a server. Then waited a good 1/2 hour for our drinks. Our meal was brought out while we were still eating our salads. Waited for our server after we finished our meal to order coffee and dessert. He eventually brought out my husband’s espresso but not my coffee, which was lukewarm when it did arrive. Then had to wait for our dessert. We were there for almost 3 hours and most of that time was spent waiting and looking for our server. We could understand if it was busy, but it was not even close to a full house. The food was just ok. It was our 2nd time and I don’t think we’ll go back.

a
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service. Enjoyed happy hour cocktails and appetizers prior to meal. Highly recommend.

TM
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding food was absolutely delicious I’ll definitely be back

S
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We ate on the lovely patio on a Sunday evening. We shared a Caesar salad, which was easily large enough to split. My husband had the seafood trio and enjoyed everything. I saw a sign for a lobster roll when we came on, but the waiter said it was only for lunch. So I ordered the lobster risotto and a lobster tail. The risotto was delicious! The tail was OK, but I don't believe it was the 4-5 oz. he said it would be. Should have ordered 2 risottos. My only complaint was the waiter was rushing us. Took our drink order and then asked if we were ready to order our meal! Maybe let me enjoy my glass of wine. Since there were maybe only a dozen tables filled in the whole place I don't get the rush. Of course when we were finished he was nowhere to be found.

P
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was better than expected. The server was solid (not great, but serviceable).

S
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

What a beautiful property when you're seated outside. Unfortunately, it seems that M/S is asleep at the wheel. The menu has not varied much over time . . . and the changes made are questionable. Calamari that was once offered fried is now grilled (YES!) . . . but all they did was keep the same ingredients and sauces (marinara does not go with grilled calamari). The prices here have never been kind, so this restaurant has all but lost its reason for the drive.

On a positive note, the wait staff is very personable and welcoming.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful. We went at 2:30 so it was fairly empty but that was fine for us. The service was great. We had an appetizer and split a salad, our entrees were good size portions and everything was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I can’t wait to go back.

HF
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The food was satisfying but not great. Less than I expected from a popular high end restaurant. The ambience was beautiful and the service was impeccable, however the food was mediocre at best. Chicago is a big city with a lot of competition, more than likely I won’t return to McCormick and Schmicks

b
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

ordered medium rare steak, came out medium well,
same as Kobe burger, came out medium well.
all other food , OK

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. It was my husband's birthday and it was his first time here and he enjoyed the food and our waitress was very attentive.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious, but for the price it was a little subpar.

MM
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The Buffalo Shrimp was terrific but, even better, was the outstanding service provided by Sarah. We would recommend this to all of our friends and are looking forward to returning.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful thank you for allowing us to spend our 19th year Anniversary with you all

P
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner, cooked perfectly. Waiter's recommendations were right on. Upside Down Apple Pie for dessert was amazing.

ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food! Great service! Seafood was amazing!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Empty dining room at 1215pm on a Thursday. Yet it took over an hour for our food to arrive. Now I know why it was empty.

AD
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Haven’t visited in over a year, but didn’t disappoint. Alex our waiter was attentive and provided excellent service. Great pace with food delivery. Food was great too, well done. Will visit again soon, thank you for a great dining experience!

RY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Matt, our server was just the best.

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