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McCormick & Schmick's

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401 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4071 (4th Street)
+1 512-236-9600
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 21:00
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Campbell, California
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Had a simple meal at the bar, rather than the full dining room. Very friendly (and competent) bar staff. Pleasant dinner. Nothing to write home about though, except the price, which is on the high end.

1 Thank Russell D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

An elegant place to dine with a variety of seafood. As starters we had Oyster Rockefeller which had a tasty hollandaise sauce. The lobster bisque was a little salty and unfortunately was not served at the right temperature - I would have liked it hot. White cod was the fish fried in beer batter and served as fish and chips.... More 

Thank jolly370
Round Rock, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Made a reservation here for Thanksgiving day. Arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation and waited and waited for almost an hour in a very crowded lobby. So I ask the receptionist how much longer and she said there were a few still ahead of us. I checked again with her later and still the same answer. Meanwhile some customers... More 

Thank Michael A
Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant of all time. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and the restaurant itself was gorgeous. Can't wait to come back next year!

Thank Arlene A
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
352 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

The best one in the city.,convenient to the ElephaHat Jazz bar. Every thing is good. But I would recommend sticking with the sea food.

Thank La E
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I enjoy taking my wife and three children to dinner a few times per month. We are all foodies (even the kids), so it's usually to nice places. Don't waste your time at the M&S at South Park in Charlotte. This place does not live up to the brand I got to know well in Chicago. Slow service, wahoo was... More 

Thank George H
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Oysters smelled and tasted rotten. Shrimp was the texture of pork chops. Don't waste your time or money!

2 Thank Leslie L
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

don't usually write reviews but spent 160 bucks at this place yesterday and the food was horrible. (the waiter was very nice and attentive though). sea bass floating in a half a bowl of broth and steak extremely over cooked; the kids described their shrimp and fries as okay but not the best. worse of all, the place was hardly... More 

2 Thank jay l
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203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

What a downer-$200 dinner to thank a friend and its just ho hum? I have seen reviews that said service was bad-not our experience-no problem with the wait staff but the food? Well, we ordered oysters on the half shell-they were just ok. The last time I ate at this chain, it wasn't in Austin, the fish was wonderful and... More 

1 Thank Texastravelers94
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This was one of the better meals we’ve had in quite some time. We’ve been to the original McCormick & Schmick’s in Seattle, and also to the one in New York, but this was our first visit to the one in Austin. I can assure you we will be back. The restaurant was packed when we arrived, and despite the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4071
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 5th & Congress
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-236-9600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?