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“Excellent service; great views; good trout”

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Baltimore
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Ranked #128 of 2,026 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Inner Harbor
Cross street: Eastern Avenue
Transit: Water taxi
Description: McCormick & Schmick's prepares fresh seafood in a traditional manner with a contemporary twist. Entering our traditional-style restaurant is like being transported to an earlier age. The hand-crafted walnut wood, beveled and stained glass create a warm, sophisticated atmosphere of a private club. "Inviting dining rooms with their superb waterfront views will immediately put you in the mood for treasures of the sea....The deep selection will have you agonizing over choices" - Baltimore Magazine, April 2000 McCormick & Schmicks guarantees reservations for indoor dining only. Specific seating requests will be honored based upon availability. Outdoor seating is done on a first come, first serve basis.
West Palm Beach, Florida
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent service; great views; good trout”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have been to this restaurant before and have not been disappointed by the food. Three of us went there yesterday after spending the day at the aquarium and walking around Harborplace. Sitting there relaxing with some draft Blue Moons and iced teas and looking out at the water was a wonderful way to relax after walking around in the heat. The restaurant is light and airy with walls of windows and no loud music or other noise, unlike some of the other restaurants at Baltimore's Inner Harbor that have no windows and are noisy. The Maryland crab soup was loaded with crab, but they were soggy shreds that had been sitting in the soup too long instead of lumps of crab. Adding some crab pieces just before serving it would definitely have added to the soup. The flavor, however, was very good, piquant but not too spicy. The rainbow trout with almonds was delectable--cooked perfectly. My husband doesn't like orzo with squash, so our attentive server Rob was happy to substitute mashed potatoes for him. It came with green beans, too, and was very reasonably priced--under $20. My two crab cakes came with fries and a small cup of coleslaw. The only reason that I didn't give 5 stars was that the crabcakes were not jumbo lump or even mostly lump. As someone who lives in Maryland, I expect nice lumps of crab in my crabcakes. I thought that $27 for this type of crabcakes was too much. If they had been lump, then it would have been a very reasonable price. Our 7-year-old was given crayons and a menu to color on, and her macaroni and cheese was the best all of us have ever had! It was made with aged white cheddar, not the orange, tasteless American cheese usually offered, and the broad, flat, noodles cut into squares were more interesting than the ubiquitous elbow macaroni seen in boxed mac & cheese. I would definitely recommend this as a side dish to order--its taste was superb! The portion size was huge, and the price was only $6, and we took a lot of it home for her.The key lime pie was generous and delightfully tart, and the cinnamon ice cream was scarfed down by the little girl and pronounced "Great"! The prices here, while not cheap, are very reasonable for most items and are definitely better tasting and less expensive than some of the restaurants on Market Place and Harborplace. You also can't beat the nice view from the dining room and the bar, and there is outdoor seating right by the harbor. On a day with cooler weather, that would be a perfect place to sit. I would recommend this restaurant to people visiting Baltimore. See Harborplace and visit the spectacular National Aquarium, and then walk across the pedestrian bridge to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood!

  • Visited October 2013
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Manchester
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144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere but average pricey food”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had read other reviews and agree with them that the service is slow. We had reservations and arrived on time. The restaurant was not crowded at all. We were seated by the hostess immediately but not greeted by our waiter for ten minutes at least. The food is good but overpriced. Salads are extra. We have had similar quality food at chain restaurants and paid less. The crab dip is excellent but they should give you more pita toasts with it. We ended up with dip left and no pita toasts so had to use the bread they gave us on our table at the beginning of the meal for the dip.

Visited September 2013
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Lancaster, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour!!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We went there with friends and had a great time. We sat at the bar and were taken good care of by Cole and Alex. We had their Happy Hour sandwiches -- Cheeseburger w/fries and the Chicken Parm Sliders. Each item cost $3.99 and were great. Would definitely go back when we get back in town.

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6 restaurant reviews
“Good”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Good food in an empty Restaurant. Excellent location and view. The lobster was very well prepared. Somewhat pricey but we would definitely return.

Visited September 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Very slow food, and bar staff overwhelmed”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Had apps here at the bar. There was a concert going on outdoors, and the bar staff was totally overwhelmed. Food took 45 minutes for 12 oysters on half shell and fish tacos.... Food was ok, but not sure if I would go back.

Visited September 2013
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