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
40 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.3
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
55% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)notable wine list (13)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (7)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Nice Thanksgiving
    SFTempTransplantVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Thanks to the staff ot McCormick & Schmick's for delivering a very nice Thanksgiviing dinner for people like me how have no friends or family close by. Everything was very good but most of all, the service was excellent. Our waiter was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner was just okay
    FarmerBrown
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Food was sub-par. For the price, the quality was mediocre and unremarkable. We expected better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal, but slow service
    vpnbuilder
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Our party of eight had Thanksgiving dinner there. We could have ordered off the menu, but there was a excellent turkey dinner special. It was a great meal and all were very happy. The only downside was that the staff was a bit slow. A request for extra gravy had to asked three times and the meal took about a half hour to get to us after ordering.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service, eh.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food turned out to be great. But, the hostess station needs improvement. No one was present when we entered, staff at end of bar felt it was more important to finish their conversation before seating us, and, there was no one there as we left. We were sat at a table with settings for 4 & it took a several minutes before our server arrived to remove the extra 2 settings. Our server, Brie, was friendly but not necessarily sophisticated. She was somewhat challenged opening the bottle wine, having to place the bottle on her leg while balancing on one foot to insert the corkscrew. The oysters were good & the seafood was cooked well, tasted great. Could have been advised they came with sides when we ordered, but the additional sides were good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven Experience
    bondnj
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Went for a late lunch...No hostess and seemingly no one in the restaurant... Lone waiter and patron in bar area as we sat ourselves after waiting for someone for 2-3 minutes! Despite an empty restaurant the fish tacos for me and shrimp salad for lady friend were actually pretty tasty! Server was attentive and pleasant.
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  • Exquisite
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    McCormick and Schmick's really made my trip to Rhode Island spectacular. The food was delicious; but the service was even more outstanding. Colette guided us to a wonderful table and checked in throughout the evening and was very professional. The bartender Marsha made some amazing wine recommendations as well. She was very friendly and polite. Christina - who wasn't even our server - made several nightlife recommendations and even took the time to write out directions to get home faster than the way we arrived. Most importantly, I'd like to thank Abraham Reay for his candor, courtesy, and most of all being genuine. Kudos to all that made the evening memorable. Many thanks, Alan Kensek
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Professionalism
    spectacular1
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Professional and efficient. Our server was informed and great to talk to.The food was excellent. Thank you for having us on Vererans Day, it was a very nice gesture.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • somewhat disappointing
    BTfromEG
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Quality of food was good...presentation fine...waiter seemed to have an "attitude"...had to ask him for water (quite sometime after we had given our order) .also had to ask two different servers for bread (quite some time after our drink order was delivered to us)...twice the waiter came to me to clarify which of the three salmon entrees I wanted...(I wanted the one and only selection I originally had requested).....we have received better service at less noteworthy restaurants...I might add that the restaurant was not very busy during our visit (reservations originally for 5:45...we arrived about 4:15 and asked if we could be accomodated without a problem).........we would not rush back
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  • Outstanding service and really
    Jimmymo
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Outstanding service and really good food.I went to your restaurant for the Veterans Day Meal along with my lady friend. The food was great, the service was even better, I am sorry I do not remember the young lady's name (bad memory). She was working on November 10, 2013 at 3 PM. . Being a veteran and a former Marine the idea of a Veterans special on the Marine Corps Birthday was more than I could resist and I thank you for this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Misandy
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    If you want to go and get a great meal at a decent price, this is the place. Food presentation is beautiful and very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Longest wait ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We had to wait 1h to get. Our meals and they came 15 min appart by the time everyone had their plate the first ones were already cold!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We were going to a concert at 8pm, made reservations for 6:15 and had to leave at 7:50 without a main course!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant reservation
    ilovefinediningVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The restaurant reservation system was overwhelmed or something. We were stuffed in to a table by the kitchen and our waiter gave us the excuse that the bar was backed up. It was probably just an off night, because we have never had this type of service. Our meals came out hot and delicious, but I can't rate the dinner as anything better than okay with the extra hour it took to get our dinner and drinks. The waiter did nothing wrong and you could tell everyone was hustling to keep up with demand. We would go back, just not before a concert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Good for Concerts
    Adventure1961VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We had tickets to see Elton John at 8PM a the Dunkin Donuts Center. I thought a 6PM reservation here on Saturday night would be a great choice for a nice meal before the concert. We were finally shown to our table at 6.25PM. No waiter came to the table for at least 10-15 minutes. We decided to skip the appetizers, and immediately placed our entree orders. At about 7.15PM I was beginning to get worried so I asked the waitress to check on our order. A manager came to the table at 7.25PM to let us know that the kitchen was a "little" behind. I said "little"? After some discussion she admitted they were a "lot" behind. We ended up rushing our entrees, and it was a totally unpleasant experience. Not to mention the complete lack of an apology.
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  • Our waiter was poor at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Our order was wrong so the waiter took it back after 10 minutes the same food came back and was left for us telling us that they were working for us to fix the issue we finished eating and the the lobster tails that we were missing arrived cold and half missing I ordered another drink which arrived after we finished eating and we're ready to leave once I told the waiter I didn't want it we never say him again. We sat for 15 minutes or more wait ing for our check Still no waiter. Finally another waitress got our check and chased us out I tipped her for going out of her way to help us. Poor poor service
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  • McCormick & Schmick's Seafood RI
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was excellent tasting, great service from our server and they had a very good Wine list. The place was clean and very comfortable the menu was excellent . I would return there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super place for a special night out
    Aprildv
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Come for a night out to celebrate. What a great place to go for super food, great service and fantastic drinks. We loved everything. The drinks were super good - I got the Prosecco sangria and it was amazing. I had to have another. My boyfriend asked for a blueberry lemonade with vodka and loved his specialty drink as well. The shrimp kisses appetizer - great. I had the king crab legs and they were sweet as could be! My boyfriend had the 6 oz sirloin and loved it. We were saddened that the specialty dessert - the chocolate sack was sold out. Our waiter was prompt, effecient and personable. He found time to make a persona connection in a way that was just right. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    bevr
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I found the food and service to be only fair. Definitely, not worth the price. There are many excellent restaurants in RI and this is not one of them.
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  • Decent Dinner; great dessert!
    steve329
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    My wife and I started with the clam chowder. Chowder was flavorful, but a bit salty. For entree, I had the Chilean Sea Bass off of the Fall specials menu. While the fish was flaky and flavorful, the apple miso had too much of an acidic taste for me and the cabbage was more of a kale-like leaf. Desserts were the highlight of the day. My son had the strawberry shortcake, my wife the flourless cake, and I had the creme brulee. Each was a perfect finishing touch. The staff was awesome and were the stars of our dining experience! Kudos to them! Likely won't be back aside from another special occasion because the quality of food we ate could be had from many other seafood places in RI.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Providence Foodie says No
    AerialArtist
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The overall experience here was just mediocre. Food was good..certainly not great.. and too expensive for what we had; service felt rushed like the server had too many tables. There are just too many really good restaurants in Providence to even bother with M&S again. (Having lived in Orlando before, there "used" to be a M&S there at the Mall at Millennia...its no longer there... I guess I know why if all M&S are the run the same way.)
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  • Always great food and service
    Maureen
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Have been to McCormick and Schmidt a number of times. And I always have good service and good food. This time kept to appetizers. salads and wine. Still very good
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good service
    Centeroftheuniverse
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Booked using open table and they sat us right when we walked in. Had a very friendly waiter that made sure we were comfortable and had a good time. My salmon was very flavorful but a little over cooked, the tuna appetizer was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very dissapointed
    Pandabear
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My sister and I had been to the McCormick and Schmicks in Cincinatti, Oh and loved it. We couldn't wait to dine at this one in Providence, however we realized quickly it was very different. Our appetizer of stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon were so dry they were almost in edible, the tilapia with butter rum sauce that we had in Cincinatti that was sooo delicious was terrible.! The tilapia tasted like it had been marinated in jalapeño juice and the butter rum sauce had no flavor. Also the server was kind of snooty and the atmosphere wasn't near as upscale as we had previously experienced...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great but slow
    ruthB
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The food was really good. The service was really good in that the staff was polite, but they were very slow. We kept having to hunt down our server to ask her for something - can we have water, can we see the dessert menu, can we have the check, etc. Other than that it was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    DRGEM
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We decited to go to M&S for my son's 18th birthday. After Spending over $50.00 per person for dinner we all felt that we could have done much better at a longhorn or other chain. Very disapointed.............
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  • Great steak and lobster!
    Tommyboy
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The waitstaff were excellent, from the moment we were greeted at the door (with a "happy anniversary" greeting once I gave them my name) to the personal recommendations of our waiter ( and happy anniversary greetings again).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch in Providence
    PJS5
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Very nice restaurant with excellent service. Food was good and the seafood was excellent.. We were a party of five and sat down at 3:45 P.M for the luncheon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Minor glitches but a nice meal
    ReadyEddy
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Terrific service, seafood. All very good through the meal, but dessert was disappointing. Chocolate expresso cake was very stale. Had it before and it is dry between layers, but this was well beyond that. Not a huge deal. Their signature dessert is the "chocolate bag". My wife looks forward to this immensely, plans her calories all week, etc. They were "out" of it. Normally, not a big deal, but she was very disappointed and let them know this. The reason this is noteworthy is that, there was a year or so when they removed it from the menu. When we asked, they would make it for her. That tells me that it's not a long prep. But no offer was forthcoming. The place was almost empty early Sunday evening, so they had to have run out on Saturday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beliw expecting fr/McCormicks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Pretty empty restaurant - and they seat a table if 6 in a booth. The service was below what I expect from McCormicks. Good was good but nothing special. We ate at a McCormicks in Virginia beach the week before and it was a 10, the Providence location was a 5
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  • Waiter
    MAK270
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    I have eaten at other locations. Food is always exceptional. This experience was different only because the server wad pretty rude. It seemed as if it was a bother for him to be our waiter. Maybe he was just having a bad day. Happens to all of us I guess
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Rosie2
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Had a lovely dinner food was excellent. Service very good. Relaxing atmosphere. Noise level low which is a big plus for me Can't wait to go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but rushed
    EdFox
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    McCormick & Schmick's delivers excellent food in a really nice venue. The service was rushed and brisk, but it was a busy night with WaterFire going on. Great restaurant, pretty good value, indifferent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food- nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    I was a bit surprised by the increase in pricing- but the food was still very good. The service was fine, but we had to ask for more bread which he never brought. Also, didn't find the answer to another question. It was a slow night (Thursday) so there was really no excuse. Additionally, I had requested a window table in the on-line reservation. They seated us at an interior table when window tables were available. So the service people could be better trained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    The food was delicious but the service spotty. Many items needed to be requested two or three times. Getting the check (and getting it corrected took a half hour. We all enjoyed the dishes we ordered but getting everything right was the problem.
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  • We had a family gathering.
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    We had a family gathering. We were one of only a few folks in the restaurant and the food took a long time to come out. In addition we had 3 kids under 5 and their meals were the last to come out. For the price I would not recommend.
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  • Not what I thought
    CatherineprovVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    This place is not what I thought. Very different to others iv been to. The restaurant itself wasn't very clean. The food was Just okay nothing to write home about. I thought for the prices I was going to be getting something along the lines of Capitol grille or Cafe Nuovo and I didn't. Bartender was friendly but a corporate style manager lurking around making what should be a nice relaxed lunch atmosphere a little awkward. They need to work on the crab tower and maybe a good steam clean of the place would help.
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  • Excellent food, average service
    mnoormo1VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Thumbs up for the shrimp cocktail, mussles and wild Alaskan Salmon; however, service left much to be desired. The mashed potatoes were luke warm and appeared to be a combination of instant and real potatoes. Our water glasses were never re-filled and no one asked if anyone wanted a refill on the coffee. Dessert too drew mixed reviews. The cheesecake got a thumbs up, however, the strawberry shortcake was inedible. I have dined @ other locations in Washington, DC and Chicago and have not been disappointed.. So this first visit to this location was a surprising disappointment.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • open table problem
    reserved
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    My friend and I dined at McCormick and schmitts Friday evening. I booked the reservation using open table Upon arrival we were told we had no reservation We had copy of the confirmation information .fortunately the restaurant could seat us. told us this is a common occurrence w them and open table reservation system Beware using open table for use may derail your dinner plans!!!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    mariac
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    My friend & I took advantage of Restaurant Week and had a really nice dinner from the fixed price menu!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Enjoyed several glasses of nice crisp refreshing pinot grigio. Food is delicious. Started w/ calamari app which was excellent. Then steak & lobster tail meal w/ the sauteed wild mushrooms side & I cannot tell you how incredible it was. Literally almost a scene from When Harry met Sally while I was enjoying this. I made such delicious noises while eating it that I was embarrassed after my plate was cleared away. In fact we decided we better leave after that & decline dessert . Definitely recommend this dish. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Atlantic salmon chef special dish as well, great flavor in the meal & specifically the sauce w/ it (a soy based sauce). Definitely an amazing meal. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.