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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vipmarky
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i really enjoyed the great food and service. i will continue to come to mcCormick and and schmidt seafood restaurant at cnn center.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great.

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gajaybird
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place where you come in with high expectations. We were not disappointed. Curiously, the slowest thing about the evening was that the hostess was not at her station. It wasn't a real long time, but there's usually someone there waiting to check people in. We had reservations for 6:45, got there early, no problem getting seated. Our section was fairly empty. Server was delightful. Everything came at the right time. Food was delicious. No rush to leave, and we enjoyed the entire evening there.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

My ribeye was thin and over done. Too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good dinner and the service was good.

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Madison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our overall experience was fantastic. We were there to celebrate our anniversary

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vipashintz
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a decent meal. Nothing spectacular and nothing bad. The sourdough loaf smelled amazing and was a good bread start. I would have liked more horseradish (or better horseradish) in the cocktail sauce for the shrimp cocktail as it was almost undetectable.

All of the entrees came very quickly and were served hot and fresh. Very very consistent and would definitely recommend the sea bass with herb broth and the blackened mahi with andouille potatoes.

If you want a good, consistent, quick meal, this is it. If you want something special and unique, this isn't your place.

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TEA1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was very slow. Food was OK, but not worth the prices payed for. Would not recommend since there are much better choices in downtown Atlanta.

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vipFood4luv
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Very slow service & food came out lukewarm, I spoke with the manager $3 was removed from my bill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my wife here for a birthday dinner just before a comedy concert. The staff was great and very knowledgeable about the menu. Wife had the stuffed salmon and I went with the ribeye. We were absolutely pleased. I also tried the Toasted and Smoked drink that was made tableside. Great experience.

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DoriC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My food was disappointing as many times as I’ve been to this restaurant I’ve never been disappointed by the food until this visit. The shrimp was overcooked, the top of the creme brûlée was burnt not golden as it should be. I couldn’t get the server to refill my water. It was very disappointing.

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LatoyaJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waiter Cj wasn’t a people person at all, or maybe he was just having a bad day which isn’t an excuse at all. He showed extreme poor customer service. The lobster tails were excellent but the steak was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipDeanL
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I remember when McCormick and Schmick's was an excellent seafood restaurant. Under Landry's "leadership," it has transformed itself into an incredibly average, middle-of-the-road shadow of its former self. We won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant I do not get to enjoy very much. Our table was ready when my party of seven arrived. We had a wonderful waitress. The food was outstanding. It was early on a weekday evening and the restaurant was quiet. Everything about the experience was enjoyable.

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vipJanetS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Adriana was an excellent server. I was unhappy with the preparation of my food and she was great in communicating with the kitchen, mgr and myself to rectify the issue.

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TheRogers
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good although my memory and past experience has been higher than this rating; the service was o.k. but took too long for food and frequent follow-ups were non-existent. The Staff was very nice and helpful to each other, too. Just wish my husband's first time experience and my return was better.

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ThespianDiner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointing. Discovered that they validated parking in a certain lot only AFTER I paid $20 in another lot - they had no signage directing you where to go. Once we were seated, we found the noise level high even though the place was nearly empty.
I had the filet and stuffed shrimp - while the shrimp was good, it wasn’t anything phenomenal. While the filet was the proper temperature, it was dry as a bone. When I go to a steak house, I expect them to make a steak that’s better than what I can make at home.
We won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, a little on the pricey side but good value overall.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent! Glad we made reservations cause ALT was very busy and slammed full of people! We were seated right on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olympic marathon trial completion!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We found it odd that they have a policy to not seat you until the actual reservation time. We arrived about 10 minutes early and there were at least 12-15 tables open. Interestingly the unapologetic and partially rude hostess still waited until a few minutes beyond our actual time to seat us. Food was above average but in all my years of going out to eat, I have never experienced such a policy.

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vipJenniferD
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was good. The rule that you must be seated for Happy Hour deals is poor. We arrived early and wanted a drink but all bar seats were filled. We simply spent less because we were irritated. The tuna appetizer was too spicy to be enjoyed. The description should be clear. The Brussels sprouts side had 2 Brussels and a mound of potatoes. Unacceptable. Brussels sprouts with potatoes should have a higher ratio of Brussels sprouts to potatoes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I heard nothing but good things about this place but didn't have the positive experience that I was assured of. My food was cold.. my dates food was swapped with the table next to us and she was lied to about what kind of steak she had received. The waiter also tried to tell her what to order as if she didn't know what she wanted.. it was just a bad experience all around.. even the two tables next to ours had multiple issues. Maybe it was just a bad night for that particular section.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of friends celebrating a week of amazing meetings. This was the perfect place to talk and enjoy amazing food friends and service.

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AlondriaH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my boyfriend’s two year anniversary and we had never been. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was phenomenal.

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Keith
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was pretty bad.. the waiter gave us bread when we were almost finished with the meal. Took forever to get drink refills.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

They shouldn’t seat reservations in the bar at night because we literally had to yell at each other to hear and still couldn’t hear very well. Everything is great and great if you don’t have to sit in the bar...with a reservation.

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SueC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant is pleasing to the eye, however, the food was not of the quality one would think for a restaurant of this caliber. My lobster tails were over cooked and my husband's vegetables were hard and cold. The waitress did bring new vegetables for him, but it took awhile. The waitress was fine, but very busy. Our drinks did not get refilled at all until the end of the meal. for the price, I would skip this one again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Service was lacking. Took an hour to get our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Five of us ate dinner starting at about 9 pm. Wait staff was superb. Food very good.

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JMiller
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lobster tails were tiny!!!! My guess they are buying 4-6oz and most of box is 4oz... Step it up guys!! Lobster was over cooked too. Alaskan king crab legs were half the size(diameter) i would expect a a place like this... All in all not worth the price. I wont be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was VERY poor. I did not receive a refill. The server forgot to bring the condiment I requested until I was half way done eating. Server was overall just not attentive and stared taking care of another large party. Notified management but he did not comp any part of the bill or offer something free.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Fish was overcooked. Wait staff was not knowledgeable about the menu.

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NinaH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great environment! The atmosphere was cozy and comfy. My pasta was slightly uncooked but I enjoyed the dining experience.

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vippoimenos
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Professional staff and amazing food!!

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Robin
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clam Chowder was delicious, you can cut the fillet with a fork and the asparagus was delicious. Waitstaff is very attentive and very pleasant. Eat there every time I’m in town and I’ve never been disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I drove 45 min to eat here and looked at the menu online. When I got there I was given a limited event menu as they said it would allow them to make it faster and it took long and was cold. Both my husband and I did not feel well that night from the food.

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ToddS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service from both the host and our server (Monique) was spectacular. Restaurant was very nice and we’ll definitely come again. However, the one small detail I’ll negatively comment on is the tear open pre-packaged honey my wife received for her tea - we felt based on a restaurant like M&S they would provide honey in a nicer container.

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