McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Atlanta
  • Phone: (404) 521-1236
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Hammer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centennial Olympic Park Drive
  • Public Transit: McCormick & Schmick's is located on the Marta bus line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Centennial Parking Garage is located across the street from the restaurant.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
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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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center) reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)good for groups (82)fit for foodies (56)romantic (50)great for lunch (40)notable wine list (29)vibrant bar scene (25)neighborhood gem (22)hot spot (21)scenic view (20)great for brunch (19)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is the best M&S location we ever visited. Food and service were outstanding. The only thing lacking is valet parking - and that would be a bonus as it took us almost as long to find a place to park as it did to enjoy a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best night ever.
    Tina
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant was incredible. The wait staff and food was amazing. Would recommend to anyone.Thanks again for a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovable
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I had never been to McCormick until now. I had guest in from out of town and wanted to take them out to a seafood dinner place. My friend told me if I wanted a great place to eat go to McCormick. I must say we all loved McCormick. The food was fantisic and the service was excellent. Thank You for a great dinning experence.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    my wife and I really enjoyed the atmospherethe only complaint I have would be the food portion
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Happy Hour
    Love2Travel
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Awesome happy hour and drinks with great prices. Paid like $35 for one drink each and four appetizers. Great bartender too!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 90 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1216 reviews are from the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center) reviews archive.
  • Great Place!
    Melp
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I loved everything about this resurant. While it could be considered pricey it's well worth the dollars spent. The staff is outstanding and the food amazing. We enjoyed the stuffed salmon, coconut shrimp, shrimp scampi pasta and the upside down Apple pie ( best dessert ever!!!) if you want a nice romantic night this is the place!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • succulent seafood, downtown ATL
    ATLFoodie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    McCormick and Schmick's CNN based location in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Ga delivers on the trifecta: atmosphere, great customer service and delicious seafood that makes for a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet dinner in the bar...
    johnnyo
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Simple dinner in the bar, was a quiet night in the bar and the service was average- nothing to write home about but not awful. Food was decent, fish and chips was good, and the strawberry shortcake was the hero of the night. Would definitely return- even just for dessert!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • extra at no request
    Tray
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Got extra n my crab tower- a sticker. Guess that was a way to advertise the ingredients. Not happy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WORST FOOD EVER AT A M&S.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I normally look forward to M & S in various cities we visit. We have dined at this Atlanta branch before. But this time BOTH the service and the food was awful. After we were seated, it took over 15 minutes for someone to take our order. Then another 10 minutes just give us water. Yet if was NOT that full. And finally the waiter takes our order, but then when both our entrees arrive, they forgot or missed serving my salad first. "Oh, you ordered a salad?" My wife and I just shook our heads. Then I had to spit out the first 3 bites of the Special, which was steak with crab on top, because the steak was so poor. As I worked on the beef, the pile of fat and unchewable grizzle grew on the side of my plat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed!!
    TxRick
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Was both shocked and disappointed to see a sport fish on your menu, Blue Marlin. Have dined repeatedly at McCormick & Schmick for over 6 years and may be a while till I return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food was poorly prepared. Nothing was hot. Everything was either over salted or spicy (the tuna appetizer was inedible). Service was slow and there were so few in the restaurant. Not good at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review for McCormick and Schmick's
    arena
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great place, food was excellent will look for another one and hopefully thereisone near home as ran across this one while traveleing in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BargainHunter
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food was great. Server was attentive. We were seated under a speaker that was pumping out music (even after I put a note in our reservation that we wanted a quiet table because one person in our party was hard of hearing) but they graciously turned down the volume per our request and even checked afterwards to make sure it was done sufficiently.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere. Good eat
    hilltop223
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food and service. I will be returning. The staff was great and the food came out on time. The crap dip as an appetizer was lovely as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    LB20
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We like going here because there is a variety that appeals to everyone and the food is always excellent. It's convenient to the CNN center and Phillips Arena. The private rooms make your meal more intimate. Great for when you are catching up with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Although the service could have been better the food was soooooo good I can't even explain.....i took my leftovers because I was I wanted dessert which was sensational.....I microwaved my leftovers n they taste the same as the day before! It was also our first time visiting and will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed My Father's Day
    plez
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    After spending the day with my loved ones celebrating Father's Day... it was quite a treat to relax and enjoy the scrumptious food at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood. Everything was fresh and prepared by top notch chefs. The dinner was awesome... and the dessert was decadent (I almost hurt myself since I finished everything on my plate)! Although, a bit pricey, it was well worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    KdjonesVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were there for Father's day at 4pm- good service, meal was delicious. Had the stuffed shrimp and steak.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    sskinner1000
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was prepared and delivered right on time. Mixed drinks were perfect. Food was excellent. Service outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal/service
    Stew
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went there to celebrate our engagement. The food and service were superb! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Could not ask for anything better!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue, location, and dinner
    Rocco
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Ambience, service staff, and food were all exceLlent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good, but pricey
    Kenyon
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food and service were outstanding, but there were a bunch of loud idiots at the bar ruining the otherwise elegant feel of the restaurant. Although the food was excellent, I ended up paying $100 for one appetizer, two entrees and I soft drink plus tip. That's expensive! It was all very nice, but frankly I could have paid $50 somewhere else for almost the same thing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wasn't impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I would not come back again. I definitely would not suggest this restaurant to my friends or family.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday lunch
    Reesecup
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had to rearrange my reservation and they were more than polite when changing my reservation excellent service in that area. The food was great the service didn't go with the food..A little more attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    Seafoodfan
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    This restaurant has a notable seafood menu, with multiple excellent choices. The wine list contains an excellent selection of wines for many tastes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary, but to us it was only okay. We expected it to be a lot different. I thought it would be fancier, but there were people in there with T-shirts on and noisy kids. We also had to wait a very long time for our waiter several times and the food wasn't THAT great. Overall, I probably wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food poor service
    Bumblebee
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had to wait an extended amount of time before anyone spoke to us after being seating. Then was given a lame excuse. Our drinks were done incorrectly. They were replaced but again WRONG. However, the food was GREAT. Loved the sea scallops.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience
    Ctown
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We order variety of oysters which were not fresh (smelled awful and were dry) .The waiter did not know which ones were which. Then swap the bad ones with another kind and we got charged for both. The fork was dirty. The swordfish tasted like it was dipped in salt and scallops were over cooked, chewy and burned. The restaurant was empty and we got seated by the door which made the whole experience even worst since the staff was hanging out by the host table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    JIvey
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Everything was amazing! Hostess, waiters, and food. I'm definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the ambiance
    Peachyshoes
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I went for a last minute date night. I made our reservations on Open Table while on the way there. Everyone was friendly and the ambiance was nice and quiet. Not too noisy and dark, but the lighting, the food, the beverages our waitress Tiffany was just perfect. This will definitely be one of our "go to" restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • business lunch
    shackeatsout
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Good venue and convenient for clients. Would recommend to others for business lunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table not ready for the RSVP time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We had to wait for another 15 min for a table, although we showed up 30 min early. Together 45 min of wait.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do not go if a concert that night
    FuninsunVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I made reservations. I showed up 30 minutes early for the reservations and was not told they were behind. They were having a fight at the front desk with another customer and that was handled very poorly. My reservation stated that I was going to the concert and what time the concert started. At my seating time I was told there were 10 tables ahead of me and that they cannot ask tables that are done to get up after all they paid $300 for dinner. What about those who want to spend monies to eat? This cannot be the only concert that this is a problem so maybe take less reservations or put on the reservation maximum time to sit so everyone has expectations that are realistic? The GM was not working.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plan on being sat late every time!!
    ShowStopper
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This the the third time we had reservations here and the third time we were disappointed. We regrettably choose here before Pink, Elton John, and lately Cher at Phillips Arena. Everytime we were sat late and this last time 45 minutes after our reservation! We had to rush through our meal to make our concert, I eat my steak well done, not butterflied, and I couldn't even get it the way I wanted because we had to leave in 30 minutes. We couldn't enjoy our club seats at the concert beforehand because we got there 5 minutes before the show started!! When we complained the manager out her hand in our face and walked off. I understand your busy, but this is what you do every day, it is not the first time you were busy at 6 pm before a show.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very disappointed
    seafood8
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Waitress was lovely. . Food was cold. Waited about 30 minutes for my drink. A manager asked us how everything was and I said we haven't eaten as yet. After all the praises family and friends had given Mccormick and schmicks I thought it would be great .. It was NOT as much as dinner cost it was not worth it at ALL.. Maybe it was a bad night however I will not patronize them again and would not recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had an excellent time. Despite a slight mishap with our order, which was fixed promptly, we thorughly enjoyed our brunch there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night to remember...
    foodies
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The food was the BEST seafood I have had in Atlanta!! This was my first time going here and it made our Anniversary a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Dani2
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Food was unique, delicious, and the orders came out right. Our server was friendly and helpful with the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood superb!
    Atlfoodguy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The fish was tender and well seasoned. The wildushrooms were awesome!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.