McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/
  • Phone: 4013514500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 6:30am-11:00am & Sunday 6:30am-Noon

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm & Sunday Noon-4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Bar Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday 11:00am-12:00am; Sunday Noon - 11:00pm.

    Happy Hour Bar Menu: Sunday-Thursday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 9:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Friday-Saturday 3:30pm - 6:00pm & 10:00pm -12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Squire Davidson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Public Transit: Kennedy Plaza
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Park at the Biltmore and pay $5 for parking while dining at McCormick & Schmick's. Please see Host for parking validation. 3 Hour Limit
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
Returning to co-founder Bill McCormick's hometown, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is located in the historic Biltmore Hotel, where Mr. McCormick once parked cars as a young boy. McCormick & Schmick's is conveniently located adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center and within walking distance of the business, historical, governmental and cultural communities of Providence.

The menu at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant is printed twice daily and features more than 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood from around the world. Other menu highlights include tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties to tempt any palette.

Visit our lively bar and enjoy traditional mixology at its best, featuring classic cocktails made from scratch using fresh-squeezed juices, bottled and tap beer, or choose a selection from our extensive wine list to accompany your meal.
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.4
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
61% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (17)notable wine list (15)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (6)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Okay
    VSquared
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have dined many times at this location but had not been in over a year because the portions seemed to be getting smaller and smaller, and they had replaced their signature (and exceptional) hot bread with not hot rolls. We ordered a simple cod meal and a Chef's Special of swordfish with accoutrements that was tasty and savory although the piece of swordfish was thin for that dish's price tags of $30.99. Also had the mussels to start--very tasty broth with grilled bread to soak it up--and a Caesar that was fine. The portions of the hot foods were satisfying because we ate everything but not large in a culture where everything has become so. That's fine--just don't expect to be taking anything extra home from this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service slow
    ConventionVisitor
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went their for business dinner on Sunday night due to its close location to the Conv. Center. It was about 30% full, and the hostess was MIA. The lobby smelled like a old mop, and it just smelled musty in the place. The server was well versed in her presentation, but the bartender hindered service and it took forever to get a bottle of wine served to our group of 6. The seafood was good and no one in the party complained. Timely service was an issue as the place, and it was mostly empty. I would pass.
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  • Great Steak, Seafood & Staff.
    DDINERS13VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Very good NY Strip, prepared perfectly, just as ordered. Shrimp Scampy was the best I ever had. Will return for sure!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Notgood
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service wasn't great. Our waitress seemed fake. And even the hostess or manager (not sure) had an attitude when I asked a question.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood
    Michel
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great seafood as usual and friendly server. A goog choice when in Providence. No bad surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh seafood, well prepared....
    ReadyEddy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Consistently fresh fish, a nice selection of seafood and preparations, some simple and some creative. Attentive but not stuffy service. Always a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was challenging
    Dissappointed
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was good, but there was no value in the entire experience. We spent $130.00 and it was a little dissappoining. The drinks were small, the server was a hot mess, and I would not recommend anyone to go there. I could spend the same amount of money for a better experience at Hemenway's, which I plan to do next time.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not as Good
    AlRomeo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We came here this past New Year's Eve. The restaurant was busier and the food was better. This time we chose the restaurant for our 45th Anniversay dinner. The baked cod was low quality and cold. The shrimp trio had shriveled up fried shrimp, super salty scampi and the stuffed shrimp had a hint of iodine. We realized that the restaurant has cooks but not chefs to prepare a menu of never changing dishes.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • zag137
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Last week was our 13th anniversary. After being seated, we were given the special drink menu, my wife ordered a Pommegranate flavored drink. She was told they did not have the necessary ingredients. She then ordered a hot apple cider drink, which they also said they didn't have the necessary ingredients, then came back and said they could make it. We placed an order of 2 appetizers. The waitress proceeded to take our dinner menu. When the meals arrived, my wife had the wrong dinner. She had ordered the Chef's special salmon and was given a salmon dish from the menu. I ate my meal while my wife watched me and I did the same. My wife's meal, which she did not order was comped, but it wasn't a memorable experience.
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    special occasion
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  • Overall extremely good
    MarciRIVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were a bit apprehensive about trying this restaurant because it's part of a large chain. We were pleasantly surprised when everything was very nice and upscale. We were seated immediately, the service was good, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was well done. We will definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't Go Back
    Oort
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While my wife enjoyed her seafood dinner, my steak was dry and burned on one side. The issue was less that it was medium-well rather than medium, and more that it was charcoal on one side, with that bitter taste permeating the meat. The restaurant did comp the steak as a kitchen error, which along with the other service, earned 5 stars for service, but the fact that it happened plus the meat being overcooked and dry drop the rating for the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food. Poor table service.
    PotsandPensVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our server was new and very inexperienced. For a Saturday night, the place was slow. Very few customers. Unfortunately, our server was unable to make recommendations because he's never eaten anything on the menu. The restaurant was dead and for good reason. Disappointed in our experience. I would not recommend this restaurant. Note to management: Stop bring cheap and let your servers try the food so they can make proper recommendations.
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  • Restaurant week
    TomR
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed the experience. I was surprised and the lack of patrons especially during restaurant week.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sashaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    they never found our reservation but pverall, it was good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncomfortable
    Ralphy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for the first time since I've always wanted to try it. As soon as I walked in, there was no host in sight making the feeling very unwelcoming. Luckily a patron who was sitting by herself also waiting for service asked the bartender to seek a host. After sitting down, the feel was very uncomfortable and unwelcoming so my wife and I decided to just walk out. I'm sure the restaurant is great but guess we decided to go in on the wrong day. You figured since is restaurant week they would be a bit more prepared for guests and patrons to be greeted as they should.
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  • McCormick and Schmick Review
    Mike
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Drinks excellent. Bartender excellent. Food was good but based on price could have been more. Service was slow. New waiter. Seemed confused. Dinner took over 2 hours. Was glad I was in good company with nowhere else to go. Appreciated manager stopping by and birthday greeting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    sheterp
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I would never recommend going to the Prov. location. It was a Saturday night but not too busy to warrant such AWFUL service, plus we were only a party of 4. One of us ordered a bottle of wine, coke and water...water came 30 min later, coke came after 2nd request. One in our group dines w/ clients at M&S & raved about dessert so we asked to see the dessert menu 4X's before we ordered (to make sure we left room)...menu came after dinner. Husband ordered 2nd drink never came but showed up on bill. Guest asked for Bread 3X's we were told it was in the oven came 1/2 way through dinner, it was COLD. Husband's dinner came late, odd it was raw fish. Waste of nice evening & $$. They should be ashamed for having her on the floor.
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  • Lovethenorthend
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had dinner before attending Waterfire. The meal was superb and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been better...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Normally McCormick and Schmick's is one of our go-to restaurants and is on our Top 10 list for Providence. But, we've had much better experiences than we had on this Saturday night. Our server was not very good, e.g. promised water 3 times, but didn't bring until 15 min later, slow, couldn't find her, etc. And, most importantly my flounder and my husband's shrimp were overcooked. On the other hand, my sister's salmon was cooked perfectly. So, they got 3 out of 5 dishes right. We really do love this place, so we're going to give them a second chance and put this event in as the one miss in the last 5 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was awful. very small portions and not was tasteful. Service was great. Would not go back
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  • Smelly & Yucky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We sat at the bar and their was a strong smell of bleach and I could even taste it in my wine glass. Then we walked from the bar to our table and the bottom of my shoe soles stuck to the floor. The bathrooms were in the basement - had to go down 3 flights of stairs (not good for the elderly). The lobster was very dry. We are overall very disappointed in everything.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good dinner for a traveler
    jdregan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I ate at this restaurant two nights in a row with different friends while on a business trip. I had the Mahi Mahi one night and the second night I had the flatbread and a Caesar salad. The fish was excellent; the Caesar salad was okay. The second evening the room was very cold. One of our members had to return to the room for warmer clothes. The wine selection was plentiful and priced reasonably. The service both nights was excellent.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PamelaZ
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have been going to McCormick and Schmicks for 10 yrs. never ever have we had a worse experience! From the moment we walked in there were problems. First the 2 girls at the hostess stand could not figure out the computer to seat us. Second, I was seated in a chair that was about to fall apart. Next we waited 20 minutes to finally realize that no one was assigned our table so no water or bread. Then we told 2 or 3 people including the hostess and still no response. Then, we got a waiter and he was great and the fish restaurant ran out of salmon and it was only 7 PM! The portions were tiny. My husband got one strand of broccolini on his plate and finished his steak before his potatoes were served! We paid almost $200 for this!!
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  • never again
    Mollie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The room temperature was so chilling. Many tables complained and staff informed there was nothing to be done since system tied to the hotel. Many lunch dishes had salmon and when we were ready to place our order we were only then informed there was none. Tasteless scallops, sole and shrimp. Very disappointing.
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  • excellent signature vegetables
    CBValdovinoVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    my ribeye, although cooked to my liking, had a lot of silver skin and was not very flavorful, and the accompanying brocolini was nearly raw. The signature vegetable side dishes of wild mushrooms and spinach, and, the grilled asparagus, were excellent. My table mates were not impressed with their fish entrees, but they also liked the vegetables. We felt that our service was lacking, besides being slow, although we had an early seating and it did not appear busy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 745 reviews are from the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence reviews archive.
  • IsItWorthAnotherVisit
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had dinner for a girls night out. For the food, the only thing I recall thinking, "wow, this is good" was the walnut salad. Everything else seemed just average. I got the impression you were paying for the ambience of being in a fancy hotel however the actual quality and uniqueness of the food (including specials) wasn't anything that would draw me back with so many other options in Providence. It was quiet which was nice for a conversation and the service was perfect.
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    special occasion
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  • Fish to perfection
    NewToProvidence
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Both my boyfriend and I ordered fish entres - he ordered salmon and I had mahi mahi. Both were cooked to absolute perfection. I will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RISD Graduation Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Second time here... server was very nice and attentive. food arrived before cocktails bar service was bad..... Ribeye was average quality which seemed a miss for your brand as a landry's.. Scallop dish was really good, veggies cooked right augratin pots good overall value for the dollar seemed weak however you prices wer high for the quality of food you served we are restaurant operators ... Thanks
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  • Lovely Experience
    jojo14
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went for a Commencement celebration along with hundreds of others. However, had reservation months in advance and in fact the host was able to seat our large party earlier than planned. Unfortunately, the restaurant ran out of several of our favorites. The pasta dishes were heavy on pasta and not so much on the fish so the price paid did not equate the food received. Overall, the attention of the wait staff and lovely atmosphere made up for the shortage on food.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Great food, poor service
    seafoodie58
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is the second time we have gone to this restaurant. Both times our food was great, but the service was leases that so. We had to as for bread and water. My so in law ordered surf and turf .... They brought him the meat, but no lobster tail,he had to wait 20 minutes for that. Considering that there were hardly any other diners in the restaurant at the time we were there it was overall a disappointment. We spent over 220 $ but no one really made us feel like our party was important. I liked the food but would hesitate to go again due to the service.
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    special occasion
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  • Downtown Dining
    Lynda
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Nice downtown spot - close to everything. Great service! A little too pricey for breakfast.
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    great for lunch
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  • Mother's Day Disappointment
    Foodlover
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom and sister out for a mother's day dinner. Bad Bad Bad..I wrote a whole review but the do not give you enough space...so I leave you with this. Do not eat at chain restaurants. Support local folk who give a damn about what they are feeding you.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food - Slow Service
    luv4food
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day dinner with the wife and kids. The food was amazing from the appetizers to the main course was delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant inspite of a loud party behind us. The only negative was the waiter was off his game. There seemed to be a few missteps in getting our food in a timely manner. Not my first time so I'll just give this visit a pass.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that bad
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Positives: 1) We were seated on time. 2) We were able to get an accessible table for my father who has mobility issues. Negatives: 1) Not being offered any bread like the other tables. Thankfully I ordered the wedge salad or I would have been starving by time the entrees arrived. 2) Service: Even accounting for the fact that it was Mother's Day, service was slow. The runner who brought our entrees to the table got a nice round of applause! I might go back again, but definitely not on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going down hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were looking forward to a wonderful Mother's Day brunch, only to find out that they did away with the brunch buffet. Fine..we will order from the menu. Ordering from the brunch menu we were later told they were out if a few meals. Really? At 11:45am? Service took so long and they complained to US about the new management. Spoiled our Mother's Day!!
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  • Terrible Service
    Patsy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were there for Mother's Day Brunch. The food was just above average but the service was terrible. Took 20 minutes to get coffee and tea. Then had to wait another 10 minutes for the milk for the tea. Another half hour before the food arrived. We weren't in a rush but sitting for almost 45 minutes before we were served seemed a little long.
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  • Great before PPAC
    rbolducri
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We usually go to M&S before attending the theater, tonight's meal was a little disappointing. My dinner Swordfish Casino was warm but not hot, my wife's veggies were very dried out. Seems like maybe her Salmon might have taken longer than expected, and they threw the other meals up on the hot plate to keep them warm, but left them too long. On the plus side, the food was very flavorful and the Salmon was done PERFECTLY! The service as always amazing. We will go back, but next time bring it to the servicer's attention that the food wasn't cooked to our liking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Service was slow even though it was a Sunday afternoon and not very busy
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    special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Although our table was ready upon arrival, no one came to our table for 10 minutes. After ordering cocktails and requesting bread for the table, we ordered appetizers while waiting for our drinks. My wife's bisque was served about 15 minutes before my appetizer arrived. The bread came to the table between our apps being served. Although her fish and chip dish was good, it looked more like fish sticks than a fillet. My dish, a "surf & turf" was 3 baby quarter size beef medallions and a steamed lobster tail, tasty enough but well overpriced at $33.00. The service staff was unorganized as well as the kitchen because the food was served sporadically. Live and learn; we will never visit or recommend this restaurant in the future.
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  • Very Dissapointed
    FishLover
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    From start not a good experience...6:00pm out of many items , server brought small wedge of bread for 4 people -dry/stale, when we asked for fresh piece he said , it's been sitting out on counter a while, only allowed one wedge per table. Didn't take back for fresh or offer extra . My sister ordered salmon with roasted vegetable she could not eat due to food sensitivity, server said can't substitute, then came back an hour later (we hadn't received our meals yet) and said they were all out of the vegetable and would be substituting another their choice would not allow her to choose a substitution she liked. It took another half hour to get our meals. Vegetables over-cooked, salmon ok. Clam chowder however was very good.
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