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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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here Monday afternoon after the lunch crowd so it wasn't busy at all. Our food & service was excellent!

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday dinner for me. Waitress was very nice and helpful. She was friendly and chatty.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JF
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Food not so great. Calamari was hard as a rock. NY strip was cold and as good as a Ponderosa steak. Very disappointed.

GM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service of many fine restaurants we have visited in months!

R
Charleston
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Friendly staff with a family atmosphere! Highly recommended!

JS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious relaxing meal after a busy day at the Gift Mart!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Beef medallions were not flavored well and the meat quality wasn’t as good as a breakfast steak you’d get from a diner. Chef special was bouillabaisse- again low quality, fishy tasting and no seasoning. Atlanta is a great city and you can certainly find better than this.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the staff was very accommodating when we had to change the reservation and add someone last minute. Make a great Old Fashioned.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers. The staff is always wonderful and the food was divine! Thank you for always making our dining experience enjoyable!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

LG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Had a confirmed 6:45 reservation using the Open Table App. We were a party of 2 so nothing that would cause a delay. We were seated at 7:05
Waiter filled an entire full water glass on me. My pants were soaked.
I want return.

DR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! It was packed when we arrived but our wait was only long enough to get a drink from the bar. The six of us were seated in a private alcove area, and the service and food could not have been any better! I would highly recommend and wish we had one in Savannah, even with all the great seafood restaurants we have!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very good food...but had terrible service. Tables around us flipped 2-3 times while we waited. Took 10 minutes for a server to even greet us, then another 30 to get drinks. We had to ask her twice about them. We sat with empty water glasses and bread while people came in after us were served promptly...they were getting their checks before we got our food. We won’t be back. Disappointing because we really looked forward to a nice dinner with friends.

KG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fabulous. She was knowledgeable and helpful. Dinner was delicious. The stuffed salmon was cooked properly and the portion was spot on

S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was underwhelming and overpriced. Seafood tasted like it wasn't super fresh and some was overcooked. Favors were either lacking all together, or sides overpowering the main course. It was almost completely empty on the weekend so the place was quiet. Our server was ok and friendly.

JW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mercedes took very good care of us and the food was delicious.

TR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!!! Would definitely recommend and would love to go back!

JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

very good service. food reasonable a bit overpriced for quality

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed and really enjoyed myself. Great food and service.

D
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, with great food and service to match.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing. The atmosphere was elegant. Perfect spot for a special family dinner.

LR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Within minutes of arriving it was obvious that McCormick & Schmick's is a complete sham of a restaurant that is only around because of its convenient location. That is all there is to it.
The service was terrible. I rarely remark on service as I have worked in the industry and understand that a lot goes into providing good service. But this was truly remarkably bad.
We showed up a couple minutes before our reservation. No big deal as we did not expect to be seated early. However, we waited more than 10 minutes AFTER our reservation at the hostess stand. The restaurant was not overly busy so not sure why they left us waiting so long. Anyways we stayed and figured we might as well give it a try.
Once we were seated, it took over 5 minutes to even get the server to come to our table. Kind of crazy to me to have customers sitting at the table with no water but ok.
The server comes over and he was unprofessional. We asked about McCormick & Schmick's famous Happy Hour and he said we would have to sit in the bar section to order off of the Happy Hour menu. The server did not offer for us to move to the bar section. No big deal. But honestly, I am in the restaurant seated at the time of Happy Hour. So you are saying because of where I am seated, I am suppose to pay $14 for Calamari when the people seated near me in the bar section pay $7.50? I don't think so.

We ordered two appetizers and left. I can't imagine spending anymore money here as the food was just ok and the service was horrendous. I left McCormick & Schmick's feeling like they did not want my business. No worries to me as there are a lot of choices nearby that offer a far superior experience.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was mediocre, especially for the price. NY strip was good, but that's it...good. The Crab and shrimp stuffed salmon was good, but served barely warm.

The way our server approached the table I thought he was the guy who just brings water ... Did not introduce himself until he was about to walk away for the first time.

F
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience4

I made dinner reservations & was on time but we were not seated until 30 minutes later. Our food took a long time & the server was pleasant but extremely busy so the service was subpar.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent and the food was amazing.

W
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my first time at the restaurant and we appreciate the staff and the overall experience. It was very loud in the restaurant but I can tell that everyone was enjoying the food.

WB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were not impressed by the service or the food. We sat and waited for our server for over 10 minutes before being offered water by another server. We ordered drinks and appetizers. The drinks didn't make
to us until the middle of the meal. My wife's steak was brought out and we waited again for a steak knife that was eventually brought out to us by another server. They were busy, but the level of service and the food did not meet our expectations. I asked for salt and pepper and the young lady returned with paper packets of salt and pepper. I guess it was just a bad night for them.

KA
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a anniversary dinner and it was nice one of our favorite restaurant.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, even during peak times. Food consistently good.

AC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service Seated us on time Really good location to eat after game at Mercedes Benz stadium

d
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service and location after a game in the Georgia Dome was excellent. Our waitress was the best. We were told that they were out of the crab claws. We ordered a bottle of wine that was out of stock and the first entrée, clam chouder, was not available either so we settled for the lobster bisque which was excellent. After that the food went downhill. The mixed grill was two small grilled shrimp, another two small grilled shrimp with about a tablespoon of bread stuffing, two good scallops and about a 3 to 4 ounce piece of overcooked salmon. We also ordered the 8 ounce filet which was ok but ordered medium and overcooked. Overall it was not bad, just not anything special.

GF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were so pleased with everything about the restaurant since it was just after the Peach Bowl we were unsure about the reservation. It all came off without a hitch.

EJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and just what my wife and I were looking for. Great staff and a fun time. Mixed seafood grill was the best choice and really liked everything on the plate. DJ was a great waiter.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made a reservation for lunch before the peach bowl. It took 30 minutes to get seated and was disappointed To have a limited menu. The restaurant was very understaffed. There was no excuse for being understaffed as it was a popular bowl game day. I will not go back to that restaurant when I am attending an event in that part of Atlanta.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service was excellent

OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good thing we had a reservation through OpenTable or else we would have waited over an hour. With that said, the place was loud and the service was slow. Due to the special event weekend, the menu was pared down so our choices from their website were not available. Not a good start but carry on! Fresh raw oysters were teeny weeny, unworthy of the price paid for each. My choice of salad was incorrect upon presentation and the correct one didn't get served until the check came (which was then refused). The trio of crabcake, stuffed shrimp and salmon were good as well as my husband's ribeye steak. But something seemed off and then it occurred to me that I thought we had dinner plans at a Smith & Wollensky of which there is no comparison. Thus, my less than stellar review reflects a satisfactory experience with a reflection of disappointment.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My family and i go out to eat on a regular basis. We primarily eat at fine dining restaurants. This has to be the WORST service I have received in recent memory. Did not get acknowledged by our waitress for over 20 minutes (& that was after I asked
The hostess to find out who our waiter/tress was and send them to us). Did not receive the starter bread until I requested,.. once again to the hostess because I could not find our waitress. Would not go this restaurant ever again.

OT
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Our service was good despite the fact that we never received our salads or bisque options before our entrees came out. The food was just okay for the price. My crab cakes looked charred, green beans a bit hard and rice was not very hot. All this to say, I had actually ordered the crab cake app, NOT the entree so I wasn’t even looking forward to those sides. Our waiter was super nice, but he didn’t write anything down when we ordered. Maybe that could have helped the cause. Overall, this location is not what I have remembered of McCormick & Schmicks, and I will not be back.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was amazing.

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