Denver >Food & Dining > Mccormick's Fish House Denver
1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.752036 -104.999179
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, Union Station, LoDo
What Happened to McCormick?s? Not God at All. – I?m not sure what has happened to this establishment, but my meal last night was not very good at all. We actually left after the salad course. The service was pleasant, but the food was way off the mark. I have dined here many times before and had great meals. It has been some time since my last visit, but I will not be returning anytime soon. Our appetizers were nothing short of bad. The Popcorn Shrimp might as well have come out of a freezer and been cooked at home in my own oven. The Oysters were so obnoxiously large, that we had to cut them in half. We had to ask twice for bread that was boarder line stale. Our Caesar Salads were bad as well. With The Oceanaire and Willie G?s right around the corner, these guys better raise the game because both of those locations are far superior to what we experienced last night.
Decent food, not so great service--EDITED – We went on a Saturday afternoon, seeking a decent meal. We sat at a table in the bar area, and it seems there was a recent influx of new staff.
I ordered a Rainbow Trout salad, which came with walnuts and brie. When the meal was brought out, neither the walnuts nor the brie were on the salad. Our waitress seemed swamped with the two tables she had, but when she got back to us, I asked for the missing items. She came back with a side of walnuts and blue cheese. Having had to flag her down again, I pointed out the mistake. 5 minutes later, she brought me gorgonzola cheese. I again explained the, at which time my wife had finished her meal. I then just told her to not worry about it. She came back with the bill and explained to me the manager had been kind enough to take $5 off the bill (the salad was $13). In a decent restaurant, the manager is sure to come out and talk to a customer having my difficulties, and will usually take the item off the bill entirely. Realistically, I am not worried about having to pay for the whole salad-- just the lack of customer service.
I tried to contact them through email, and no response.
(EDITED)- Manager called and sent gift certificates to make up for the service. Explained that there were several new people on staff that day. I will try again.
Amazing oysters, delicious martinis, fabulous appetizers & wonderful service! – I have eaten here several times and 9 times out of 10 it is GREAT! We always start out with oysters and they're always sinful & the lobster bisque is something I never miss. Last time I was there, I tried a new salad. I don't remember what it was called, but it had little tiny shrimp & 1000 island dressing on it. My favorite entree is the wonton & sesame crusted tombo (albacore tuna), cooked rare. Every single bite of the tombo was devine, the sauce, the crust, the fresh cut of fish, the vegetables and the beautifully shaped pyramid of rice was aesthetically pleasing. The deserts melt in your mouth. I've tried them all and can't think of a single bad thing to say about any of them. Even my cup of coffee at the end of it all was perfect. Watch out though, McCormick's is EXPENSIVE! If you don't have deep pockets, I suggest coming during happy hour. 5 star munchies at 2 star prices! Fill up on a variety of snacks and have a few drinks for under $20 in the McCormick's bar across the hall from the restaurant.
Fresh fish, good service, but average. – I guess I'm a food snob, but comparing this fish house to others I have been to, it was slightly above average. There were almost too many choices on the menu. That made it overwhelming.
The best thing we had here was the clam chowder. It wasn't too thick, and was more like soup than a meal. Thats how I prefer it. Go here for the chowder.I give it 4 stars.
The pan fried whitefish I ordered would have been so much better if it wasn't soaked in oil, which made it soggy. That was dissapointing.
I think the 2 other people at our table liked what they ordered, but no one was oohing and ahhing over their meal.
The bread pudding for dessert was really really good.
The service was fine, no problems there. I think Ill try another fish house next time.
Best Lobster in Town – Made a reservatiojn for my husbands birthday. I mentioned on the phone that it was my husbands birthday, she asked his name. When we arrived, we were seated promptly and given menus. On top of the menu it read, "Happy Birthday Greg." Very nice touch. Everyone was friendly, the hostess, the busboy the waiter and the bartender. The best thing about this restaurant is the FOOD. Absolutely scrumptious. The Lobster melted in our mouths. Mouth watering "Crab bisque". Fresh salad, great wine list.
A huge menu of fresh seafood served in the elegance and style of old Denver. – In Short
Adjacent to the Oxford Hotel, this venerable restaurant reflects the tradition of Denver's oldest grand hotel--including having white-jacketed servers. The bar area, separated from the restaurant by a hallway, hosts an older crowd. Appetizers include calamari and baked Brie as well as bay shrimp in a puff pastry. Some of the more exotic entrees are halibut stuffed with Brie, shrimp, crab and dill, and the wonton citrus-crusted Hawaii tombo with plum sauce and wasabi cream.
Truly Fresh Seafood in Denver - WOW! – If your a seafood lover, you have to try McCormick's Fish House and Bar. The variety is impressive! The Happy Hour food menu is a steal with a ton of $1.95 food items. FYI - they also have some great steaks in case you have someone in your group that is not a seafood fan. Do yourself a favor and make some time for this great established restaurant!!
Great late night happy hour returns – McCormick's $1.99 happy hour menu starting at 9pm Sun-Thurs and starting at 10pm Fri and Sat previously boasted 12 great items They pared that down to 6 during my last visit in early 2005. I hesistantly returned last night and they expanded the $1.99 menu to 10 items and added two more sections of $3.99 and $4.99 appetizers. The $1.99 menu still includes the full size cheeseburger/fries, mini pizza, fish tacos, etc., but the brie app has moved up in the world to the higher-priced section. All in all, a great deal...you just have to purchase one adult beverage per person to enjoy the app happy hour prices.
What a rip off – I was shocked that those costly meals did not even come with a small salad.
And the price of the salads were way to much. For twenty fives cents worth of lettuce they charged $4.50. And do not order the small caesar salad. That was $6.95.
Not even a good deal.
Happy Hour – I think these guys have the best happy hour in downtown Denver. This is where I take friends for happy hour every time. Not overcrowded, there is usually a table open or a seat at the bar. The 1.99 appetizer menu is great, esp. for those on a budget. They have a nice outside seating area as well. I am not a fish eater, but apparently they have a great fresh fish menu as well.
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