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“Very good food & atmosphere, though a bit pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mc Cormick & Schmick's

Mc Cormick & Schmick's
200 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (Third Ward)
(704) 377-0201
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Ranked #240 of 1,848 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $31 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Third Ward
Cross street: 4th Street and Tryon Street
Transit: Light rail closest stop is 3rd street. 2 1/2 blocks away.
Description: The menu at McCormick & Schmick’s is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood locally to being flown in from both U.S. and international waters. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties to tempt any palate. Centrally located in Uptown Charlotte at the corner of 4th and Tryon Streets, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is just minutes from Time Warner Cable Arena, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and Bank of America Stadium.
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32 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very good food & atmosphere, though a bit pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Part of a group of 9 people here for a retirement dinner. Great menu selections. Everyone enjoyed the shared appetizers (a great mixer platter of much variety -- two of these platters served all 9 of us, with some left over). House Cabernet was smooth and went well with everything. I had a fillet which was properly cooked "medium" and very tender and flavorful. I would have preferred options of peppering, blue cheese, horseradish or mustard, but these weren't offered. Also, it only came with a small side of asparagus spears -- no potato, etc. Of course, other side options were available, but ranging from $4 to $12 added cost. And they don't even offer baked potato! Everyone had dessert. Two of us had chocolate mousse cake -- mine was ok (too dry for me) and the other man had only one bite (I don't know why he didn't like it, but probably the same reason).

The atmosphere was great, the service was just right, and it was suited well for a party of our size -- a couple speeches, story-telling, etc, were well accommodated at our table. The evening was a good memory for all and a tribute to the new retiree.

Overall, I would recommend it as long as you don't mind spending about $8-10 more per person than at other similar local places (e.g. Texas Land & Cattle).

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kent, Ohio, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good, but nothing spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was my first visit to a McCormick & Schmick's, so I can't say how it stacks up to other franchises. We visited during Food Week, so we all got the special four-course meal. It was good! Nothing to write home about, but it was a nice place to have dinner.

Visited July 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good service and food in Downtown!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you want fresh, high-end seafood in Downtown Charlotte this is the only place to go. The menu also includes some nice filets. You pay a premium for the quality and the location but it is worth it for a nice night out. Try the garlic mashed potatoes.

Visited June 2013
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Jonesboro, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Quality Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My friends and I ate at McCormick & Schmick's downtown Charlotte. We were seated immediately. Our server Ryan was was attentive and the food was good. The three of us enjoyed our various dishes. I had crusted talipia with mixed veggies and mashed potatoes. The fish was well seasoned.
I appreciated how attentive our server Ryan was. Thumbs up to the downtown locaton.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangor, Co Down, UK
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Had a lovely lunch here.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice lunch watching the business people of Charlotte with their packed lunches hurrying by. Good service and nice food but nothing really special for the money.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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