Architecture and Development
Each McCormick & Schmick's restaurant is uniquely designed to create an inviting, original and relaxed atmosphere. There is not a corporate blueprint for restaurant architecture; rather each property dictates the layout. Whether overlooking the water, under a wheelhouse chandelier or with original artwork found in a more than 100-year-old dining room, each restaurant has its own style and ambiance.
Site Specific Designs
Ask to see the "company blueprint" for a McCormick & Schmick's restaurant, and you had better clear some room on your desk for more than 80 very different designs. No two restaurants are the same in size, layout or personality. Each restaurant is uniquely designed to reflect the culture and heritage of the city in which it is located.
Many McCormick & Schmick's restaurants are located in buildings included on the National Register of Historic Places. For example, Spenger's Fish Grotto in Berkeley, Calif., is in its original building from the early 1900's. One of the Boston restaurants is located in historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Touring the restaurants one might find themed rooms such as the Kennedy room located at the Fanueil Hall restaurant in Boston; local sports logos in exquisite glass-workings; or wood species indigenous to the region.
Our restaurants are situated in a broad array of locations – from downtown urban cores to suburban retail-driven centers. Each location is carefully chosen to ensure that we can best serve the local dining community and reach as many guests as possible. Many of our restaurants are stand-alone properties, while others are built as part of dining/lifestyle/shopping developments.