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

4.1
2630 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 521-1236
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Eric Hammer
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Centennial Olympic Park Drive
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Parking Details
Centennial Parking Garage is located across the street from the restaurant.
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Public Transit
McCormick & Schmick's is located on the Marta bus line.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2630 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Do not eat at this restaurant if you are attending an event at the Philips Arena or Mercedes-Benz Stadium. They were completely overwhelmed before the Taylor Swift concert, which is mind-boggling considering they are in close proximity to both venues. They should be prepared for large crowds that are operating on limited time. Servers were unapologetic and appeared in no rush to get us out of there.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

It took almost 2 hours to get food! Out waitress was attentive but the kitchen was a mess and the restaurant wasn't even full

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Perhaps it was an off night, as I always like to give a benefit of the doubt. But, this was a debacle as we waited for an hour and a half for our food that never came. We had to leave without eating dinner to make our concert. The staff and manager really did not seem to care.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

I had much higher expectations given the price. I know that this restaurant is in a busy/tourist part of town, but the food and service were not great. My shrimp were overcooked and my whole plate was cold, and another person in our party also had cold food. We did not send the food back because we had somewhere to be (and it took a very long time to get the food in the first place). I'm not a picky person, and this was objectively not a good dining experience.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was terrible, nice girl but had no idea what she was doing. Could not open our wine, food took 1 hr... by which time the plates where hotter than the food. I expect more at a place like this.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Had tickets to a 7pm show at the Tabernacle. made a reservation for 5:45, placed my food order at 6:03 (i know the exact time time because my wife took my picture as i was ordering), and my food didn't come til 6:57. We didn't enjoy our food much because we were so annoyed at how long it took. And we didn't finish it because we had to hurry up and leave, as we missed the beginning of our show. I know there were a few events int he area, but you have got to account for that and be better staffed. Next time, i'll go waster my 100 bucks somewhere else if I'm downtown for an event.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

We visited the restaurant prior to concert and the service here has extremely dwindled. We ordered our appetizers and food within 10 minutes of being seated yet it took over 30 minutes to get our appetizers and over an hour to receive our entrees. The restaurant was not even that busy. Also, we asked for a drink menu and the waitress told us they were too busy to give out drink menus. The whole experience was ridiculous. Go to Rays in the City if you need a good restaurant near this location.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was great food and we had a great server

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I didn’t know what to expect with a 3 star rating on yelp! But I will say whoever is giving this place bad reviews much have some seriously high expectations. The food was tremendous and the service was nothing but great. I can’t wait until my next Atlanta trip to go back

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Poor experience overall. Staff wasn’t on their game for an 8:15 res.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Service was a little slow and it was very uncomfortably cold

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Everything was FABULOUS!! It was great food and great service all around. We will be back soon. I had the stuffed salmon and hubby had the scallops for our entree and both were delicious. You must have the New England clam chowder!!!! The upside down apple pie was terrific and we topped off our meal with a great tasting cup of coffee!!! Our waiter Mark was the best!! The manager Ms. Nesbitt came to great us and she was friendly and very sweet.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great service and happy hour menu! Quality of food could be better for the price

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The food was fine. My husband's seafood and the calamari was overcooked; my steak medallions were cooked correctly but didn't really have much flavor. What we enjoyed the MOST was the demi glace that came with the medallions and the two sauces that came with the calamari.
Service was not bad; just extremely slow. Maybe they thought we were having a romantic evening instead of being two people at the end of a roadtrip that just wanted dinner before going up to our room at the Omni. Overall, just a "meh" experience when for the cost I was hoping to be impressed.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We had a long wait from the time that we arrived until a server came over to our table to greet us, bring water/take our drink order. The server was apologetic and was attentive for the remainder of our meal. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the quietness of the restaurant was appreciated during our business meal. We would definitely return if in the area.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Overall this was a nice place to dine. The bar area for seating was good with other table for you to sit and eat. The happy hour was ideal if you didn't want to eat a big meal. Great place to eat.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The wait time for our meal was very long. We were told because we had well done steaks.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great Food and Great Service from Esmeralda!!!!!!!!
She had great personality !!!!!!!!!!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Reservation was made for my husbands birthday with family. Nothing was said until I mentioned it. Was thinking maybe a small dessert would be given to him but nothing. Disappointed. Food good but won’t go back.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The occasion was a Birthday Dinner! Nice dining spaces with street views allowing for people watching in a high volume business/tourist area of town (CNN Center and Centennial Park). Our server was prompt, courteous, and very knowledgeable of all menu items with accurate descriptions of entrée included sides. The seafood was fresh and vegetables innovative. Will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Very disappointed in this location. Had to ask to not be seated next to a large, rowdy group of businessmen. Highlight of the meal was appetizers-coconut shrimp and shrimp kisses. Bread was hard. They ran out of lobster tails (filet&lobster). They gave us 3 small, grilled shrimp, but still tried to charge us for filet & stuffed shrimp. Added grilled chicken to a green salad and chicken was not fresh, Tasted like leftovers. Service was OK. Never going back.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The ambiance was ok... The food was just tolerable... I found myself trying to like the food because of the price but if I’m being honest it just wasn’t good.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Dined here again for the 2nd night in a row. Been here many, many times. First night, service was great. 2nd night, had a reservation nearby but after 2 days at the gift market, I didn’t want to eat at 8pm. Couldn’t change that reservation. So we went back. We were staying at the Hotel @ CNN. So convenient. Waiter 2nd night was nice, however he had to come back to write down drink order. Then had to ask for olives for drink. Took the longest time ever for calamari appetizer. 3 min after they arrived, dinner, really?
Sent it back. When dinner arrived the 2nd time, I think it had been hit w finishing salt a 2nd time love the convenience of this place. Food has always been good. I think the problem is the lack of available work staff. We need to worry less about the Hispanic Population and more about the so-called administration and the policies that have created this problem.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We come every gift market and entertain customers there. I was at your restaurant 3 times this week. Entertaining 3 different clients. The service on sat night was the worst we ever had there. And it wasn’t that busy. Our server needs training. It won’t keep us from not returning. Food is excellent but it affected the tip we gave her.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

It was our first time in Atlanta and wanted to sit by the window. They cleaned the table and we enjoyed watching the People walk by. The food was outstanding just let me we remember up in Virginia. The waiter was awesome too. Thank you and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Everything was on point, it was my wife's birthday and its was perfect. The food, waiter, seating booth and so much more. We will ve going again.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

👍🏻great stayed at CNN. VERY convonient

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food was good not the best service

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

We were seated and it took a half an hour before someone came to the table. Then it took at least 20 minutes before we got a drink. At least 25 minutes for we got our salad. My filet shaped like a hockey puck was not cooked at the right temperature and did not have a fresh taste.
My friends New York strip was very good. This aspararagus
New York strip was very good.
And a top it all off we ordered dessert to go and it literally took a half an hour. We were not apologize to or no one came by to say anything we were very patient and did not complain but it was obvious how tired and disappointed we were.
The price is very high for the service and food quality which was felt more like a low-end restaurant. .

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great food, great service!

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Very nice restaurant but the service was very slow. It wasn’t just the service that was the problem. The food was very mediocre. Our server was very pleasant and helpful when she arrived but she was too busy to keep up. We waited way too long considering the price we paid for our meal. Food was non special. All 3 of us were underwhelmed by our meals. Will not be going back anytime soon. Would definitely not recommend

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The food was amazing. They were very busy however our server was great.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We go there for the oyster options; this time there were 4--all very tasty. The place wasn't crowded but the service was slow. Our server was very pleasant, though she was spared thin as she apparently was responsible for clearing tables and delivering food--there were no bus people or food delivery people in sight, which in other dining experiences seems to speed the service.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Went during happy hour. The prices were great and food quality was good. Service was awful. I would not return to this location. We had at least 4 service assist use but no one checked on us wwithout asking. No water refills or additional food or drink without flagging someone down.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Must go and enjoy!!!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The environmen was good but I expected the food to be better! It was dry and over cooked, and over priced

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

PACKING FEE WAS HIGH AND INCONVENIENCE. HAD TO PAY $20.00 FOR PACKING

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Wow...what great service! We arrived early for our 7:45pm reservation and the smiling hostess greeted us and was only too happy to seat us immediately in a private booth. This was great for our 2 grandsons and their mom and dad...quite and private.

Our food was delivered promptly and it was well prepared. However, my lobster tails were slightly rubbery...over cooked. The tuna entre was excellent. Desserts were OK...the chocolate mouse was more like solid ganache...and hard to eat too much of. Key lime pie was good and the connaom ice cream was excellent!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food!! Ambience is good but can be better, some more lighting. Crowd is noisy.

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1.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Worst dining ever and poor service. They miss handled the parking voucher which created a return trip to restaurant... manger & waitress said they made mistake. offered nothing !!!! Ruined the special occasion.

Terrible value , I’m MS club member but I will cancel it

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