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: 4045211236x
  • 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
141 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)good for groups (54)romantic (39)fit for foodies (33)great for lunch (26)notable wine list (18)scenic view (17)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (16)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Experience was okay...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food, scenery and ambiance was great! The waitress was plain terrible, she would look at the table without checking on the party, we had to ask for refills after her walking by multiple times. She even brought out one of my favorite desserts...BURNT. She checked on other tables frequently so I guess we didn't look rich enough for her, so I played along and gave her a poor tip for her poor service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Yes, we knew making a reservation on the night of a major concert the restaurant would be busy & noisy so our expectations were not high. We arrived early, bar packed, difficult to get a bev, lemon drop martinis had a disproportion amount of lemon&sour juice to our 1 shot of Vodka. Poured (but not shaken) drinks sat on the bar for 10 minutes and I asked what the situation was and after being told they were out of martini glasses I simply requested it be poured into a regular wine glass which was accommodated. Reservation honored, nice quiet booth/room, lovely server but she admitted she had no knowledge of the wine menu. My guests apple martini had little vodka. Flat bread pizza was soggy. Sea Bass C-, one order mixed up but credited.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kitchen/wait staff out of sync
    cindyf
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've always counted on Mccormick's as a 'known entity'- good food and service but our last two visits to this location (we also ate there about 2 months ago) were disappointments. We were seated promptly, but basics were slow (water- 20 minutes after seating, 1 small basket of bread four our party of 7, etc.) and food was very hit and miss. Just as in our last visit, parts of orders were forgotten; one meal had to be sent back, and several of the meals had 'heat lamp' crusts on them (and then luke warm underneath). I'm not sure if they are chronically understaffed, the kitchen is out of sync, or what, but the meal took nearly 3 hours and we will probably have to regrettably cross them off our list for the future. Steamed clams were good
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Probably Won't Go Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Even though it was a Friday night, the restaurant was not crowded. From time we ordered until time food arrived was 35 minutes. Out of the 4 of us, the one who ordered the snapper was the only one who thought the food was good. 2 of my 3 items were not even warm, much less hot. The crab cake was mushy with too much filler and seemed like it had not been cooked long enough. It was luke warm on outside and cold in the middle. :( Maybe they were just having a bad night but it was not good at all!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RecentlyRetired
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    First visit. Food and service outstanding. Prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Notgood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a reservation for 6 at 5:30. Our service was slow. We had to ask several times for our drinks. Our food arrived cold and my steak was over cooked. Our meal per couple averaged $150. Very disappointed. Would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Revved Up
    concretegoer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My party was preparing for a concert that we have planned to attend since childhood. We picked M&S randomly and were very pleased. We were ushered to our private dining room and a wonderful experienced followed. We had a minor with us who was treated with respect and her whims were catered too as well as ours. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food, drink, privacy, and were prepared to continue the night in a fabulous mood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were seated immediately even though we were a bit early for our reservation. The service was great and because it was my daughter's 30th birthday, they put a sweet note to her on the menu. Great food as well!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atlanta weekend
    BigRich
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wife and I were at a conference, looking for a nice place to dine. We're able to get a reservation using Open Table. M&S were very busy due to the conference. We found the service a bit slow at first but improved dramatically once we made them aware of it. Gods was excellent. The tower of crab was a very move surprise. Lump crab meat with fresh mangos and avacado was refreshing and delicious. The swordfish oscar was perfect. And the buttermilk fried shrimp were as good as any and better than most. And the Heath bar pie was smooth and to die for. All in all, it was an outstanding dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apple Pie
    eatntravel
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The dinner was ok, loved the risotto, the grilled fish and fresh green beans....but the star was the upside down apple pie dessert. I was immediately searching for how to copy it at home as I do not live in a city that has this restaurant. Yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Lynn60
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was good and once we were seated and ordered, our food came fast. The only problem is that I made reservation, however, my party of three had to wait for thirty (30) minutes. We arrived no less than 15 minuted before our reservation so that there would not be any problems. We arrived together and was concerned that we still had to wait for 45 minutes to be seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Meal and Service
    JumpSquad
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary. They started off slow and didn't acknowledge the occasion. They made up for it and printed menus with our name and topped it off with creme brulee comped, which was outstanding. Very good vibe in downtown Atlanta. Plenty to do at Centennial Park and that area in general. Sea bass was wonderful. Shrimp and grits was different and outstanding. I'd definitely go again! Keep it up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There have been some menu changes that I don't like. The shrimp kisses used to come with 5 shrimp now they have reduced it to 4. I always thought it should have at least been half a dozen but now it is even less. Now they seem to go to a stacking method as it relates to your food. What I mean by that is I got the blackened grouper that comes with potatoes and spinach. The potatoes were on the bottom, followed by the spinach, followed by the grouper and topped with the crab. I don't care for this presentation at all. I prefer my items separate and if I had known it came that way I would have requested they not be layered. This was my fourth time coming and I will try it once again, but if there are other major changes I might not be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid this restaurant!
    Vicomm
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We visited following Ala vs West Virginia football game. The appetizers were relatively fast but the main course took 1 and 1/2 hours and then it was poorly cooked. When the floor manager came over she asked why we'd complained? When informed her our reasoning - she proceeded to tell me there were several large tables seated before and they took priority. Never once did she even say she was sorry. When the store manager cam over I informed him what the previous manager had stated and her attitude and he looked confused and troubled. I would not recommend this restaurant and will avoid it during future Atlanta trips. The server was excellent on tying to make us happy but 1 and 1/2 hrs can not be overlooked. I hope this helps. David and Lynn
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for lunch before game
    Like2cook
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fortunately we had reservations as this is a convenient restaurant for lunch before the football game (Bama 33 WVU 23). As might be expected service was a little slow but I still rated it good considering the large crowd being served. Drinks were the slowest as the bar was extremely busy. Good choice of heavy or light lunch meals at reasonable cost.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lynn did a gret job, returned often making sure everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    rebel038
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a party of 11 and the service was five star all the way from the hostess to server. The food is very good and just the right portion. The fresh catch seemed to the favorite. Great job by the entire staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We well receive and we ask to change our table in the main dinning room instead of a private room with any problems. The service was impecable and the food was great All of our group like it a lot. Great value for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion...Oh Yeh!
    RobertRestaurant1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always nice to rarely visit M&S at CNN Center Atlanta. Wish I could visit more but fare is simply too expensive for regular dining. That is the only disappointing aspect to M&S. The location at CNN Center is great because after a great dinner one can visit Centennial Olympic Park area, Skyview Atlanta, etc and enjoy the parks just outside the door. I could only recommend it however as a special event restaurant due to pricing. Seafood should not be exploited by price to consumer at any level no matter how well supplied, prepared, or served. But when that special occasion comes around, this M&S is great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange Location
    NotHappyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    For some reason, my party of 6 was seated in an enclosed area .... away from the main bar/restaurant area but BY OURSELVES!! ALL ALONE!! During the next 90 mins, hostesses tried to seat other small parties in the same area but they all refused. Food was up to McC & Schmicks high standards...great!! Too bad the odd location ruined what could have been a very nice evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Christina
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Took my hubby for his birthday. His steak was excellent and my stuffed shrimp were as well. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy nosh
    JfromGA
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Lots of people - with the hustle and bustle of a Friday, but on a Wednesday. Kind of noisy for polite conversation among four people at a square table. Party of four (w/reservation) seated right away. Strong server (Joshua) who made thoughtful suggestions. Drinks were slow, as were water refills: I didn't notice a lot of team work in that regard. But the speed was nothing to raise a fuss about. I'll be back someday.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • so much for birthday dessert
    lerchVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    was told we would get comped a dessert for a birthday meal. so we ordered that dessert. AND we still got charged for it.... Waiter disappeared when he dropped the check and had somewhere else to be or I would have addressed it then.
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  • Awesome service
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went for lunch and had an amazing time! It was quiet, the service was excellent and the view was very nice. I truly had a wonderful lunch with a close and we both agree that we need to visit more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Betty
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had eaten here on a prior trip, so we expected fine food and service. We had neither. Food was just ok and service was very slow. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodJunkie7
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice and our server MJ was outstanding. Awesome service and the food was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great customer service. I had to pay $10 for parking which would deter me eating there in the future. Food was good...I especially loved the apple pie for dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time experience
    Kaisala
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service is awesome... friendly, timely, and focused on you. I expected more flavor from my food. My sister and I ordered stuffed shrimp. The first one was pretty good. I couldn't eat more than three as I liked the taste less the more I ate. She loved hers. I ordered a molten lava cake to go and ate it without warming it back up. There is a crunchy topping that is delicious but the cake itself reminded me of mud pies. I'm giving it another shot, but I won't order the same thing. Their signature Arnold Palmer didn't make me want more, but my sister liked mine more than her sweet tea which had the making of an aftertaste but not really. I would have drunk it with no problem, but the fresh squeezed lemonade in mine was better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The portion I received was not worth the money! I would have been better off ordering from the regular menu! The desert portion was embarrassing! I won't go back for resturant week ever again!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • dtg
    cardiodine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife had salmon and I ordered trout. Both were very well prepared. The service was excellent, the food was good...all lived up to expectation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I am a fan!
    Augie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    As always, great food and service! Love the cinnamon ice cream and apple tart
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    Fabolous
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    the experience in the restaurant was great and the food was better and love the service have recommended to friends and family
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    There is no need for a lengthy review for this place. If you are in downtown Atlanta and enjoy Steak and/or Seafood, this place is a must stop! The food was great, my service was fantastic and dessert was heaven. Straight and to the Point.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as the last time....
    sixfootrn
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My girlfriends and I went here prior to a concert before. It was very good, and a mistake on a n orders was rectified quickly along with a complimentary dessert. This time the Chef's special was completely different than what was on the menu. The server was nice (but slow). Overall very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I heard good thing about this chain, but it was not good at all... both food and service was not good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Food was just OK...I don't think we will return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I had a very good server/waitress. The food wasn't what I expected - considering its name, but it was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.