McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant

American, Crabs, Seafood
$$$$ ($15-$24)
This chain of seafood restaurants has a way with oysters.
Sun-Mon 11:30am-10pm Tues-Thurs 11:30am-11am Fri-Sat 11:30am-midnight

Editorial Review

The Food section rated this restaurant's crab cake for a July 2009 story about the area's best.

Fishy flavor is a bad sign in a crab cake. That was the first problem. Then there was the texture, dry and flaky; the look, squashed by a spatula; and the seasoning, bell peppers and a few indistinct green "herbs." That may pass at outlets around the country, but in the heart of crab cake land, the kitchen should show a little more respect.

Two 4-ounce lump crab cakes, $25.95

(July 29, 2009)