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8100 E Union Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8023739.629129 -104.893764
Neighborhoods: Southeast Denver, Hampden South
Awesome – The best seafood in denver! 5 star dining at affordable pricing. Don't have to be rich to enjoy terrific seafood!
Excellent Seafood in the middle of the country – I've dined at McCormick & Schmicks in six US cities and they consistently provide exceptionally well prepared seafood meals. Service reflects an effective training progtram in every respect from advice to not being obsequious. I find no evidence of the negative comments provided in several of your reviews. I suspect "fiddling."
Go to a cheaper dive bar instead – My first and only experience here was horrible. My boyfriend and I went for the tax day special that was advertised as entrees for $10.40 a piece. We thought it would be a great deal at a restaurant that he's liked for years.
He's sober now, and the deal was only available in the bar area. So, we waited for a table to open rather than sit right in front of the alchohol display. This seemed to upset management, even though no other patrons were waiting for tables while we were. It wasn't like we were taking up a large portion of space.
Anyway, once we were seated in a booth, it took close to a billion years for one of the several waitstaff to even approach our table. We looked at a menu that seemed to be recently printed and listed tax day entrees and had no mention of a required minimum drink expenditure. While the happy hour menu was also on our table, it was past happy hour time when we actually got around to ordering.
I selected the catfish, but was told that it was being replaced with tuna. Breaded tuna sounded disgusting to me; so, I went for the beer battered cod and chips instead, while my boyfriend ordered the crabcake sandwich. Yes, I know fish and chips is greasy, but this was gross and the fries were sitting in pools of oil getting soggy. It probably didn't help that it took our food 40 minutes to get to us after ordering.
I wouldn't say that the "entrees" were any better than a dive bar's food offerings. I didn't taste the crabcake, but my boyfriend, who has a better palate than I do, admitted to tasting little seafood in the entire thing.
Then we were thoroughly disappointed with our bill which ended up being over $30 for the two tax day specials and the "HH drinks," which for us were $7 diet Cokes.
After tip, spending $35 on two below-average meals with sodas is not my idea of tax relief or even a mildly amusing evening. I will not be back, and I have already rethough my idea of taking my family there when they visit.
Oysters and so much more – This restaurant has something for everyone. My family loves the fantastic selection of seafood. I love that the selection of oysters come from both coasts and, like all of the seafood at this restaurant, are flown in daily. Everyday there is a new menu so you can choose something different at every visit. My husband loves the steak and pasta dishes. Since I work in the Denver Tech Center I sometimes stop by after work and enjoy the very inexpensive happy hour food. All in all, considering Denver is right in the middle of the country, this is a very fine fresh seafood restaurant.
Worth every penny. Great for couples and families!! Excellent Service!!!! – From the moment we drove up we felt like royalty with free valet service. We were greeted like family and escorted to our table. We had a yummy calamari for appetizer that was brought to our table super quick. The food was fresh and delicious. There were alot of couples having a romantic dinner. My 5 year old spilt water all over the table and I swear they cleaned it up in 60 seconds flat with good humor I might add! They have crayons and coloring page with great childrens menu. PERFECT! My son loved the shrimp. I recomend the salmon stuffed with crab and cheese. Can't remember the name but it was awesome. The best salmon I ever tried. Raw oysters were great too. I recommend this place to everyone looking for fresh seafood and more. The also have steaks and pasta if your not into seafood.
Extreme Disappointment for the Price – I made reservations for Father's Day for my husband and his 3 teenage stepchildren. Most of the tables were full, but because we had a reservation, we got right in (thanks opentable website!) I had been to the McCormick & Schmicks in KC and had great service and food, but this one wasn't the same. It's a nice place, but somehow has a chain feel that the other high-end steak places I've been to in Denver don't. I ordered the halibut with mango salsa because I've been really loving mango lately. It came nicely plated, but no mangos to be seen. When my husband told the server -- I didn't want to complain because it already took 5-10 minutes for the server to come back to our table between water, drinks, appetizer, etc -- the server was unconcerned and eventually brought me a tiny ramekin of mango salsa. Additionally, water and our other beverage glasses at empty for long periods of time. The worst part was when my stepson ordered a hot fudge sundae and he brought it WITHOUT hot fudge. Yippee! Again, he brought the tiny ramekin of lukewarm fudge. For the steep price of $240 for 6 people, I'll never return to this McCormick & Schmicks. I was embarrassed for having made this choice for such a great father!
High hopes banished... – We had high hopes but were not impressed. My halibut "monterrey style" was baked, and came out watery with barely any crab meat topping, my husband's scallop dinner had a whopping 3 whole scallops... poor fellow left hungry. And although we reserved a week in advance, our "cozy" table we requested got us an aisle table next to a noisy waiter station with constant traffic. We won't be returning.
Great Service & Food – It was a great dinner food and service were very good wonderful atmosphere I asked my future wife to marry me and she said "YES" We had a wonderful evening and plan on returning soon
Good oyster and great server. – First of all, I would like to talk about the seating. We called for a reservation at around 6:45pm for a 7:30 reservation. They suggested 8pm so we took that instead. We arrived at the restaurant at around 7:45 and the seating hostess said our table won't be ready til 8pm. We sat at the bar and had a drink. By 8:10pm we still were told that there was no table ready for us. My husband told them that if the table isn't ready by 8:20pm, we have to go because we got to be somewhere at 10pm. We were finally called to a table at 8:17. The oysters are pretty good. I didn't like the menu all that much. There really was too much seasoning for my halibut. The best part of this meal has to be our wonderful server, Tiffany. She was so attentive, friendly, and got our orders to us as fast as they could managed. She really is one of the best servers I have met.
Clubby corporate restaurant in the Tech Center draws seafood lovers with fresh daily catches and posh atmosphere. – In Short
Upscale and sophisticated, this chain features art deco-inspired trappings such as dark wood, shiny brass and beveled glass. Servers clad in black and white weave through cocktailing couples and businessmen at the bar. The classic American, seasonally inspired seafood menu changes daily; specialties include starters of Dungeness crab cakes and oysters on the half shell, plus entrees like cedar plank-roasted salmon, sauteed lobster with scallops and rock shrimp, and seared yellowfin tuna with wasabi, soy and ginger.
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