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!
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