McCormick & Schmick's
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McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant Review: This suburban Atlanta branch of a Pacific Northwest-established chain aims to take advantage of locally sourced provisions, so Georgia trout and Georgia catfish appear on the menu. To enjoy the fresh fish, stick with simple grilled or cedar-plank cooked preparations. There is also a raw bar, with some sushi and sashimi included. The Southern way with seafood looms large, including deep-fried everything and shrimp and grits. But adornments make no sense. For instance, the latter dish comes with chipotle barbecue sauce on the shrimp. Many of these flavor combinations only result in losing the character of the main ingredient. Steer clear of anything complicated for the best results. Portions are generous: calamari "frito misto" is easily shared as an appetizer. Desserts are all made in-house, and are quite sweet and over-the-top; mango sorbet with fresh berries might be the best ender for a rich seafood dinner. The wine list is fairly pedestrian. Happy hour bar food menu items start at $1.95.