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“Good - Not Unbeatable” 3 of 5 stars
Review of McCormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmick's
190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)
(404) 521-1236
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Ranked #470 of 3,466 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Transit: McCormick & Schmick's is located on the Marta bus line.
Description: Visit McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Atlanta's exclusive and interactive entertainment venue, the CNN Center, also home to the luxurious Omni Hotel and Cable News Network's global headquarters. McCormick & Schmick's at CNN Center offers traditional seafood excellence at one of Atlanta's top points of interest. Visitors and locals can visit the new Georgia Aquarium, the 21 acre Centennial Olympic Park, home to the 1996 World Olympics, the World Congress Center, Philips Arena and the Georgia Dome, all conveniently located next to McCormick & Schmick's. Famous for classic seafood specialties served in an unpretentious atmosphere, the menu at McCormick & Schmick's changes daily and features the freshest seafood in Atlanta. Be sure to try the lunch and dinner specials that include salmon roasted on a cedar plank, Nantucket Bay Scallops, Copper River Salmon, charred Red Snapper and Florida Grouper.
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“Good - Not Unbeatable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

This was my first visit to a McCormick and Schmick's and I will start out by saying that this was a ballgame evening at the nearby Georgia Dome, which may have impacted the place somewhat. We found the place to be about par with a decent mid-range seafood establishment on the coast. The food was good, but not "write home good". It wouldn't make my top 10 for seafood, but it wasn't bad. Sirloin steak was better than the seafood in my opinion and I would probably stick to that next time. No dinner salads - entrees come with asparagus instead. This isn't bad, but it will always deduct a point or so in my book. The bar area is very close to the dining room and it was absoluely raucous. Service was good, but the place was clearly understaffed for the busy evening and the floors were dirty, etc. Entree was supposed to come with creme broulee, but they ran out:-) I would give it another try knowing that the evening was atypical. But, first impression of the place is an attempt at fancy that fell short...give me a salad and baked potato:-) The location is great, right off of the CNN center and across from centennial park...about 2 blocks from the GA Dome. Expect decent food at upper-range coastal prices.

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“Over-rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

I first ate at McCormick and Schmicks in San Francisco several years ago and it was delicious. I did not have the same experience at my recent visit at the location in downtown Atlanta- CNN center.

I ordered the halibut with potato croquets. The halibut was crusted with spinach and something else, but the flavor was very bland. The potato croquets had a funny taste and were more breading than anything.

The service was good, but didn't make up for the poor quality of food. I'd skip this place and go to the Atlanta Fish Market in Buckhead.

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“Great happy hour menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

Great happy hour menu

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

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“Stick to grilled”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

We ate here with trepidation. It being a chain with a goofy name.
The grilled fish were all fine. The sides were good. The prices were non-traumatic.

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