McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Austin (Century Oaks) - CLOSED

★★★★☆
  • 11600 Century Oaks Terr, Ste 100

    Austin, TX 78758

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  • 512-836-0500

About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Austin (Century Oaks)

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Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun: 11am-9pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri: 11am-11pm

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Where to start? \r
How about the reservation, and then the seating, first in the bar by the door and bus tubs!! No thanks, Oh you wanted the the dinning area? Duh, reservations made for 2 at the BAR, give me a break. Next, the waiter,

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★★★★★

Where to start? \r
How about the reservation, and then the seating, first in the bar by the door and bus tubs!! No thanks, Oh you wanted the the dinning area? Duh, reservations made for 2 at the BAR, give me a break. Next, the waiter,

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We have gone here for a few years now and I think the food has gone down hill.

3 years ago my wife and I had a wonderful dinner here and enjoyed everything about the place.

Last year we ate here and the food was so-so

This year, besides the 30$s a plate, the food was just not very good. I had Bacon wrapped shrimp with grits and I could not even eat all of the 4 jumbo shrimp. Not because it was to much food, only 4 shrimp, but because it was not very good at all!!! My wife had catfish that was soggy.

I was a big fan of this place when my wife and I ate here back in 2007, but every time I go back it gets worse. I will not return. I hope you don't either.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have gone here for a few years now and I think the food has gone down hill.

3 years ago my wife and I had a wonderful dinner here and enjoyed everything about the place.

Last year we ate here and the food was so-so

This year, besides the 30$s a plate, the food was just not very good. I had Bacon wrapped shrimp with grits and I could not even eat all of the 4 jumbo shrimp. Not because it was to much food, only 4 shrimp, but because it was not very good at all!!! My wife had catfish that was soggy.

I was a big fan of this place when my wife and I ate here back in 2007, but every time I go back it gets worse. I will not return. I hope you don't either.

Pros: Great service, Down Town Austin

Cons: High Price, Bad Food, Funny Smell.

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worst seafood ever!!!!! i've never spent so much and been physcally ill with in a hour of eating it. king crab was too salty,crab cake was ok lobster was tough and steak was not good calamari was undercooked

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★☆☆☆☆

worst seafood ever!!!!! i've never spent so much and been physcally ill with in a hour of eating it. king crab was too salty,crab cake was ok lobster was tough and steak was not good calamari was undercooked

Pros: helps you spend my time in your bathroom

Cons: cost

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I happened in to McCormick & Schmick's one afternoon with my family and was SHOCKED. The Service was upscale, the atmosphere was incredible, and the food was TERRIFIC. i had a white fish that was tender and moist. Overall i highly recommend dining here.

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★★★★★

I happened in to McCormick & Schmick's one afternoon with my family and was SHOCKED. The Service was upscale, the atmosphere was incredible, and the food was TERRIFIC. i had a white fish that was tender and moist. Overall i highly recommend dining here.

Pros: spacious & great service

Cons: downtown parking

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Our first trip to M&S was on our anniversary in late April of 07; I made our reservation using opentable dot com and left a note that we were celebrating our 7th anniversary. When we arrive we were escorted to a private table with curtains and then were handed their menus with a note printed on top wishing us a happy anniversary. It was classy and my wife thought I had put a considerable amount of time into planning this dinner, but I hadn't. My wife and I wanted Alaskan King Crab Legs, but they weren't in season. Our waiter told us to try back next February, so we immediately thought we would come back on Valentines Day 08. Our Anniversary dinner in 07 was fantastic, all I really remember now is how good the service and oysters were. Lucky for us when we went on Valentines Day this year we had the same server, Jonesy, and again he delivered a truly remarkable meal to my wife and I. I am not a chef, but I have over 10 years of professional cooking experience and I highly recommend M&S; ask for Jonesy and you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

Our first trip to M&S was on our anniversary in late April of 07; I made our reservation using opentable dot com and left a note that we were celebrating our 7th anniversary. When we arrive we were escorted to a private table with curtains and then were handed their menus with a note printed on top wishing us a happy anniversary. It was classy and my wife thought I had put a considerable amount of time into planning this dinner, but I hadn't. My wife and I wanted Alaskan King Crab Legs, but they weren't in season. Our waiter told us to try back next February, so we immediately thought we would come back on Valentines Day 08. Our Anniversary dinner in 07 was fantastic, all I really remember now is how good the service and oysters were. Lucky for us when we went on Valentines Day this year we had the same server, Jonesy, and again he delivered a truly remarkable meal to my wife and I. I am not a chef, but I have over 10 years of professional cooking experience and I highly recommend M&S; ask for Jonesy and you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Service, Food, Presentation, Preparation, Wine Selection

Cons: If you want cheap seafood, try Long John Silvers

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Read the reviews giving this place only 1 star. They are correct. I'd never been, was counting on the 4, 5-star experience, and was sadly disappointed. The ambiance is nothing special. The elevator music, the "pre-fab" decor - pure chain restaurant fare. The food - mussels as an app were "fishy" and disappointing, the filet was chewy, but with a good flavor, and the stuffed shrimp left a bit to be desired. My boyfriend had the crab legs - again, we'd had far better.

Worse yet, the waitress kept trying to shove the "McCormick and Schmick's" cookbook down our throats for the low, low price of $20. Ugh - what an ironic item to sell; the food is hardly worth replicating! The wait staff had that "corporate" up-sell mentality that doesn't know when to give up and just let the diners enjoy dinner.

Absolutely not worth the time. If you're in the neighborhood, try Gumbo's and skip this overpriced slophouse.

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★☆☆☆☆

Read the reviews giving this place only 1 star. They are correct. I'd never been, was counting on the 4, 5-star experience, and was sadly disappointed. The ambiance is nothing special. The elevator music, the "pre-fab" decor - pure chain restaurant fare. The food - mussels as an app were "fishy" and disappointing, the filet was chewy, but with a good flavor, and the stuffed shrimp left a bit to be desired. My boyfriend had the crab legs - again, we'd had far better.

Worse yet, the waitress kept trying to shove the "McCormick and Schmick's" cookbook down our throats for the low, low price of $20. Ugh - what an ironic item to sell; the food is hardly worth replicating! The wait staff had that "corporate" up-sell mentality that doesn't know when to give up and just let the diners enjoy dinner.

Absolutely not worth the time. If you're in the neighborhood, try Gumbo's and skip this overpriced slophouse.

Pros: Didn't get sick after I ate it

Cons: Didn't get a good meal either

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My wife is a chef, and we are quite picky, consequently, in our dining. This restaurant is always the staple for our favorite dining choice, as much as we continue to branch out, we continue to return to McCormick's...First, there is no freezer. The seafood is flown in daily and the menu is then printed accordingly as to what they have fresh that day. Second, I think the easiest way to review it is to simply say on every other restaurant to which we return, we find that some things are a success and some are a miss. Not true here. The chef has our accolades. We have yet to experience any meal that wasn't only cooked to perfection, but the sauces are simply brilliant as well. In most cases, we prefer what we cook at home. Dining here holds the opposite effect...we like it MORE, I must say. The staff is perfectly attentive and friendly, it is the one place we always take guests, and as much as we try other restaurants, it remains our first love here in Austin. We have yet to bite into any appetizer, entree or dessert that we don't say "Oh my God!" And what more can be said than that? Impeccable...and we are picky. The chef truly concentrates on each element. We remain impressed.

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★★★★★

My wife is a chef, and we are quite picky, consequently, in our dining. This restaurant is always the staple for our favorite dining choice, as much as we continue to branch out, we continue to return to McCormick's...First, there is no freezer. The seafood is flown in daily and the menu is then printed accordingly as to what they have fresh that day. Second, I think the easiest way to review it is to simply say on every other restaurant to which we return, we find that some things are a success and some are a miss. Not true here. The chef has our accolades. We have yet to experience any meal that wasn't only cooked to perfection, but the sauces are simply brilliant as well. In most cases, we prefer what we cook at home. Dining here holds the opposite effect...we like it MORE, I must say. The staff is perfectly attentive and friendly, it is the one place we always take guests, and as much as we try other restaurants, it remains our first love here in Austin. We have yet to bite into any appetizer, entree or dessert that we don't say "Oh my God!" And what more can be said than that? Impeccable...and we are picky. The chef truly concentrates on each element. We remain impressed.

Pros: It is simply the best dining in Austin. Fresh seafood flown in daily

Cons: We wish we had time to dine there every night

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This was literally the wost meal I have had in at least the past year, if not 2. From the moment we sat down, the paper placemat and the offer of "tap" water set the tone. From there, we were served what could at best be desribed as mildly warm crabcakes that tasted slightly off. My stuffed salmon was raw in the middle...but no where else and was not described as "served medium rare" or anything like that on the menu. I was not asked how I liked my salmon and upon discovery of the rare center, my waiter then asked if I liked my salmon that way. Way to ask me after you've served my meal. He did offer to take it back and cook it to my liking, but at that point, we just wanted to get the check and get out of there. Overall, the menu is predicitable but the food was suprisingly bad. I would not recommend this place and have made a point to tell everyone how much we disliked it. I asked somone today if they had been there and while they had not, they mentioned that they "know I lot of people that have been once, no one that has been twice". That about sums it up.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was literally the wost meal I have had in at least the past year, if not 2. From the moment we sat down, the paper placemat and the offer of "tap" water set the tone. From there, we were served what could at best be desribed as mildly warm crabcakes that tasted slightly off. My stuffed salmon was raw in the middle...but no where else and was not described as "served medium rare" or anything like that on the menu. I was not asked how I liked my salmon and upon discovery of the rare center, my waiter then asked if I liked my salmon that way. Way to ask me after you've served my meal. He did offer to take it back and cook it to my liking, but at that point, we just wanted to get the check and get out of there. Overall, the menu is predicitable but the food was suprisingly bad. I would not recommend this place and have made a point to tell everyone how much we disliked it. I asked somone today if they had been there and while they had not, they mentioned that they "know I lot of people that have been once, no one that has been twice". That about sums it up.

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Moving from DC where we enjoyed their DC and Bethesda branches, the food and service was very consistent. It's not a dinner place for those light of pocketbooks. You get what you pay for. There are better deals around town, but you won't get dissapointed with a business dinner/lunch or a date out to this place. A lot of fresh seafood every day and the lobster bisque was superb (not as tasty as another local place that has good happy hour deals, but it doesn't taste like it uses nearly the same amount of salt and butter. ie...healthier alternative).

The happy hour really shines through although you have to sit in the bar area which can get crowded and a bit loud. Prices during happy hour are SUBSTANTIALLY less. A 1/2 lb hamburger results in a low $3 deal. Tasty calimari is half the price from sitting in the upscale back room/dinner section.

Located in the Frost tower building, valet parking for $5 is decent. Finding street parking around here during dinner time is difficult unless you park in a local garage.

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★★★★★

Moving from DC where we enjoyed their DC and Bethesda branches, the food and service was very consistent. It's not a dinner place for those light of pocketbooks. You get what you pay for. There are better deals around town, but you won't get dissapointed with a business dinner/lunch or a date out to this place. A lot of fresh seafood every day and the lobster bisque was superb (not as tasty as another local place that has good happy hour deals, but it doesn't taste like it uses nearly the same amount of salt and butter. ie...healthier alternative).

The happy hour really shines through although you have to sit in the bar area which can get crowded and a bit loud. Prices during happy hour are SUBSTANTIALLY less. A 1/2 lb hamburger results in a low $3 deal. Tasty calimari is half the price from sitting in the upscale back room/dinner section.

Located in the Frost tower building, valet parking for $5 is decent. Finding street parking around here during dinner time is difficult unless you park in a local garage.

Pros: great happy hour deals, great service. valet $5 is convenient when needed.

Cons: pricey, but you get what you pay for. parking around here can be tough for those not willing to pay for a garage or valet

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Unimaginative, benign atmosphere, melancholy service at best. Spend your money elsewhere. The crab cakes were sparse and the fish was good but not $18 good.

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★★★☆☆

Unimaginative, benign atmosphere, melancholy service at best. Spend your money elsewhere. The crab cakes were sparse and the fish was good but not $18 good.

Pros: It's on Congress

Cons: boring food, bored waiters, boring atmpsphere.

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The atmosphere is basic and boring. Trying to be like a midwest atmosphere interior but done on a limited budget. The service was programmed with no personality. The food was a corporate restaurant experience. Pre-programmed, measured to exact size and weight, plus boring on the flavor. I am writing this because Austin's premier newspaper has a love for this place and not sure why when there are many other great restaurants in Austin.

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★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere is basic and boring. Trying to be like a midwest atmosphere interior but done on a limited budget. The service was programmed with no personality. The food was a corporate restaurant experience. Pre-programmed, measured to exact size and weight, plus boring on the flavor. I am writing this because Austin's premier newspaper has a love for this place and not sure why when there are many other great restaurants in Austin.

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OK I do not like chain restuarants but McCormick and Schmick's defines a great dining experience. The absolute freshest seafood and the best oysters ever bar none. We always went there for the happy hour, which happens both early and late, two happy hours a day is a good thing. Our first dining experience away from the bar resulted in an incredible experience that i doubted would be impossible. The food was incredible the service was very attentive, not to pretintious but also not to relaxed. We heard rumors regarding the abilty of this place but be sure, put all rumors aside this place will not let you down. I am so tired of Truluck's its great to know we(Austin) have someone who knows how to serve real fresh seafood. Thanks McCormick and Schmick's keep it up.

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★★★★★

OK I do not like chain restuarants but McCormick and Schmick's defines a great dining experience. The absolute freshest seafood and the best oysters ever bar none. We always went there for the happy hour, which happens both early and late, two happy hours a day is a good thing. Our first dining experience away from the bar resulted in an incredible experience that i doubted would be impossible. The food was incredible the service was very attentive, not to pretintious but also not to relaxed. We heard rumors regarding the abilty of this place but be sure, put all rumors aside this place will not let you down. I am so tired of Truluck's its great to know we(Austin) have someone who knows how to serve real fresh seafood. Thanks McCormick and Schmick's keep it up.

Pros: freshest seafod ever

Cons: there wre none

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I don't know how y'all could rate this place an 8.7! I was in the other saturday night with my wife and had a wonderful time. I started with fresh oysters, they tasted like I went the ocean and pulled them out of the water myself. I followed the oysters with an iceburg bluechz salad that was great, my wife had a cup of crab bisque that was amazing. For an entree I ordered a filet of beef topped with shrimp scampi. I am a native texan and I love my steak, this may have been one of the best steaks I have ever eaten! A seafood resturant would have been the last place I expected to get a great steak, better than sullivan's, better than ruth's cris, I have been to them all and this was a great steak. My wife ordered swordfish that was out of this world! This is possibly the best resturant in town, fresh fish everyday, I don't know how they do it but you can taste the differance. This is already a long review so I won't get to detail about how great the service was. I come from southern hospitality, and I EXPECT the same wherever I go and this place was 100%! Evan, our server, did an outstanding job! Thankyou M&S, we will be back!

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★★★★★

I don't know how y'all could rate this place an 8.7! I was in the other saturday night with my wife and had a wonderful time. I started with fresh oysters, they tasted like I went the ocean and pulled them out of the water myself. I followed the oysters with an iceburg bluechz salad that was great, my wife had a cup of crab bisque that was amazing. For an entree I ordered a filet of beef topped with shrimp scampi. I am a native texan and I love my steak, this may have been one of the best steaks I have ever eaten! A seafood resturant would have been the last place I expected to get a great steak, better than sullivan's, better than ruth's cris, I have been to them all and this was a great steak. My wife ordered swordfish that was out of this world! This is possibly the best resturant in town, fresh fish everyday, I don't know how they do it but you can taste the differance. This is already a long review so I won't get to detail about how great the service was. I come from southern hospitality, and I EXPECT the same wherever I go and this place was 100%! Evan, our server, did an outstanding job! Thankyou M&S, we will be back!

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Sitting at the bar was a mistake, as the bartender was very slow at taking my order (the bar was not busy at all...it should not have taken that long). I felt like I had to ask for EVERY little thing...nothing was offered to us. It seemed like the bartender doted on the other party at the bar with great detail and ignored my party. The mussels were delicious, so I would return for the food. Sit at the bar if you want horrible service.

1
★★★☆☆

Sitting at the bar was a mistake, as the bartender was very slow at taking my order (the bar was not busy at all...it should not have taken that long). I felt like I had to ask for EVERY little thing...nothing was offered to us. It seemed like the bartender doted on the other party at the bar with great detail and ignored my party. The mussels were delicious, so I would return for the food. Sit at the bar if you want horrible service.

Pros: Food

Cons: service

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McCormick's has the best fresh oyster bar in town! Start here and move on to the impeccably prepared seafood menu. I had a holiday party for a work group here and everyone was very impressed with the atmosphere, attentive service, and fabulous dinner menu!

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★★★★★

McCormick's has the best fresh oyster bar in town! Start here and move on to the impeccably prepared seafood menu. I had a holiday party for a work group here and everyone was very impressed with the atmosphere, attentive service, and fabulous dinner menu!

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My family and I have eaten at M&S several times since its opening in Austin, and we have never failed to enjoy its ever-changing menu of seafood delights. The service is impeccable, the coffee is to die for, and the seafood is always fresh and delicately prepared. It may be chain restaurant, but this chain is golden.

2
★★★★★

My family and I have eaten at M&S several times since its opening in Austin, and we have never failed to enjoy its ever-changing menu of seafood delights. The service is impeccable, the coffee is to die for, and the seafood is always fresh and delicately prepared. It may be chain restaurant, but this chain is golden.

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M&S's is like a very bad cliche': all dressed up and no where to go. Bland, unimaginative food + dismal, unpolished service + beautiful interior space=Big Corporate Chain Restaurant. DO NOT GO!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

M&S's is like a very bad cliche': all dressed up and no where to go. Bland, unimaginative food + dismal, unpolished service + beautiful interior space=Big Corporate Chain Restaurant. DO NOT GO!!!

Pros: interior

Cons: , service

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I took my dad here for Father's Day, with my 6 and 4 year olds, and the service was friendly and quick. We all enjoyed the delicious seafood (fish and chips for the kids, lobster for Dad, halibut for me) and yummy desserts. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. We'd definitely come again.

2
★★★★★

I took my dad here for Father's Day, with my 6 and 4 year olds, and the service was friendly and quick. We all enjoyed the delicious seafood (fish and chips for the kids, lobster for Dad, halibut for me) and yummy desserts. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. We'd definitely come again.

 

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