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

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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

I was very disappointed. We sat at our table for 10 minutes and know one greeted us. I went back to the hostess and she approached two employees to ask them to pick up our table and they went back and forth and they both said NO in front of us. A few minutes later a young lady came over rushed through forgot and item that we order. As we dined 3 couples left after being seated because of the wait time from being greeted and the sad part about it was 8:45/9 pm..I will not return or recommend this establishment...

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

WATCH your check. We were mischarged on one entree, and still something wasn’t right. I think I’ll stick with the Happy Hour menu in the bar at this location. I have had much better experiences at M & S in Seattle, Boston and Pittsburgh.

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P
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great we went for my girlfriend birthday. We made a reservation and we had a table in a separate area from the rest of the customers it was very nice . Her name was also placed at the top of the menu with a happy birthday to make her feel special it was nice !

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MN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was simply not that good. The calamari was overdone and over spiced. The fried shrimp was also overdone. The slaw with the fried shrimp had more onion than cabbage it seemed. The Salmon was overdone and so salty I could not eat it. This was our first visit and we were very disappointed in the quality of the food. It is very pricey for such mediocre food.

We found the restaurant too loud. We had difficulty hearing each other and difficulty hearing the waitress. Needless to say, we will not be dining there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Manager gave our table away. Hour past reservation and still no table, we had to eat in the bar. Then he went and hid vs. speaking to us.

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MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I gave 10 McCormick 50 dollar Christmas gift cards a nd now regret it. I’m not s

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Rib eye steak was just ok and cold, not impressed, I’ve had better at Texas Road House

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

They didn’t handle the influx from a large convention in the nearby convention center well. They were overwhelmed. One hour late for a 5:45pm reservation and then waited 20 mins for drinks. No room in the bar to wait. Food was exceptional though.

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DD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Very poor management of special events, ie AHR Show. Over booked, over crowded under manned, poor service, quality of food suffered because of the previously mentioned. Over or undercooked and server wrote down orders incorrectly. Your restaurant was not prepared for the influx of people at the AHR event, good luck for the Super Bowl!

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Made reservation for 8:45pm, still did not have seat by 10:00pm despite checking back several times. Ended up eating at bar.

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J
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 4

My food was cold. The waiter told me, “we have a lot of large parties. I didn’t understand what that had to do with our food. I guess the restaurant caters to large and private parties.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

McCormick and Schmick’s told me they were out of steaks. I thought they were joking. They were not. So I ordered the fish. It was very good. Until I saw steaks being delivered to the tables around me. I asked about the newly cooked steaks and they said they were just delivered. I don’t know if I upset the wait staff somehow for them to blatantly lie to me or they were reserving steaks for others but the whole experience was strange and I won’t be returning. Check out Ruth’s Chris around the corner or Capital Grill. Much better options all around.

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JN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

In town for a trade show and restaurant was full. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and waited 45 minutes to be seated. The excuse: customers would not leave their tables. We immediately placed drink orders and waited another 20min to receive them. Our waitress who was new said the delay was because of trade shows in town. Well this establishment is in the heart of it all. They better get used to it. Despite the early time of 7:45 they were out of filet lignin. How does a place that serve steaks run out of the most popular cut of meat? Three of our party of six had to order something else. Food quality was good but I wouldn’t bother visiting this location ever again

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EJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Super loud. Are here two days in a row and they were out of steak both days.

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DG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was cold and not cooked to order
Restaurant was out of several items
Really bad dining experience

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AS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very good, but service was poor and the length of time to get food was unacceptable. We were there over 3 hours and most of the time was due to waiting on food. The restaurant did throw in free dessert, but everything took forever. Several tables got up and left because wait staff were not coming around. It was clear our table was not the only one with issues. I was a bit surprised, as this location is right by a large convention center and hotel and I would have thought they would be used to being busy and having large parties, but it seemed to be a mess.

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AG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waitress was pheononal! Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

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l
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

very noise, service was slow, food was just ok for the price

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our table was in the draft zone, so it was cold. Otherwise a fantastic dinner.

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c
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Hostesses were rude. Had reservations and was seated 45 minutes late with no apologies. Had to speak to the general manager, who was fabulous, to get a table. Probably the worst service I've had in years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding, ambiance, delicious food and fantastic service!!!! We will return!!!

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The servers were all very nice and the food was great!

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j
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience - made a reservation was not seated until 35 minutes later and then took over 2 hours to bring us our entrees. When they came after 2 hours to tell us 15 more minutes we cancelled entrees and they hen they wanted to negotiate - manager was extremely unprofessional - never will return

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G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my wife and I visited the place. It was our 37th wedding celebration. Food was Great as well as the service. We had a bit of a wait due to a national convention I the city. Will visit again!!!

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JK
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Unattentive service and poor food led to a disappointing meal. Drinks came after appetizers. 2nd round after meals were complete. While restaurant was 1/2 full server, complained about the bar not having enough clean glasses. Presentation of mains were poor (only one Brussels spout as a veggie!). All in all meal fell fall short of other meals at restaurant and chain.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was poor at best, waiter messed up the order. Was new and not very informed about menu. The check was messed up and the manager was not available to address the issue. Overall I think they are a travers restaurant based on location but it is a poor representation of the brand. Suggest staying away!

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N
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was excellent. Drinks were, however, very slow coming from the bar. The food was very tasty and well prepared. I would highly recommend the lobster mashed potatoes as one of your sides. For a fairly high-end establishment with a decent Scotch selection, it was disappointing, and a little surprising, that they do not offer cocktail ice cubes.

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CH
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Mediocre atmosphere. Run down flooring marked up walls sticky tables. Food over priced. Service was outstanding and that made up for rest not cutting it.

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LW
Key West
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent and very convenient as it is in the Omni. It was by far a much better dinner than the Omni’s steak house Prime.

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RE
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Absolutely horrible. Service was unbelievably bad and then then preset a tip! For a party of 4. 100% the worst dining experience I have had in years.

Food was Ok at best. Service a bloody Zero! One of my quests ordered a glass of wine when the appetizers arrived and didn’t receive until he was finished with his main course.

Horrible.

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l
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Immediately seated, excellent service, great food. Good to be part of the Landry club as well.

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DM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Delicious. Delicious. Everyone should enjoy a meal here. The lobster bisque was to die for, and the crab cakes? Yum-o! And probably the best green beans I've ever had in my life. :)

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This place’s is a mistake..
Food is terrible, servise’s provided by untrained staff and the price is outtages..

Big mistake..

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Well I guess it was bound to happen you didn't have a great experience it was okay food wasn't hot wasn't cold

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice! We most definitely will return!

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Our server was wonderful and attentive. We went on New Years Day so there were many open tables we had no wait.

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the evening with my wife with low lighting and just a beautiful setting around us. Food was hot and tasty. And our waitress was very very polite and helpful. Now i will admit i was a little shocked when i got the bill. But i paid it like a man. LOL

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The cooks in the back got into a fight, very unprofessional. Cursing all throughout the restaurant. The server, lady from New York was very nice but the food took forever, the filet mignon tasted very poorly. The seafood was barley seasoned. Will not be going back here. Very bland food

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very quick seating. Outstanding service from the entire staff. They have the best lobster and homemade strawberry lemonade I've ever had. Definitely one of the top places to eat in Atlanta hands down.

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