deal or no deal at McCormick and Schmick?
Advertised in the Globe today for Valentine's weekend..... $29.95
Sour or salad,
Filet mignon or lobster tail,
crab cake or filet of salmon or skewer of shrimp,
We've never been, don't have plans for Valentine's Day and would probably get the filet mignon. Do you think it's worth a try?
I would say.....its a gamble but I do enjoy M & S when I travel for work because the food is quite reliable in the upscale chain scheme of things. If you are looking for a Chowhound endorsement of M & S, I will not go there, thank you.
I haven't eaten there in a while but I used to find it M&S a very comfortable and enjoyable place for a lunch. The food is good, and the seafood it specializes in can be as good or better than Legal Sea. That said, the V-day special strikes me as iffy. If you figure $60 for the chow, let's say $20 for drinks, another $20 for tax and tip, you just dropped $100. You could probably eat better -- maybe a lot better -- in a more interesting, non-chain restaurant for not much more money. Which is to say, what at first looks like a bargain isn't really going to save you all that much money. Of course getting reservations on Valentine's day in many places will be a problem, which is why you'll find me cooking dinner for my love at home on Sunday.
I think it's certainly a good deal, and you won't be unhappy in the least.
The reason you won't get more love on CH is that I think a lot of people on here feel like you can get a better meal for $29.95 elsewhere -- the Grotto, or Marliave, or Carlo's Cucina Italiana, etc. etc. etc.
But if you like Mc&Sh, I don't think you should have to apologize.
You think like I do, katzzz. I figured it wil be a $100 meal and yes, lots of other options around the city for that amount of money. It just caught my eye because we probably wouldn't head there under ordinary circumstances and most steakhouse filets run $25-30 on their own with all else a la carte. I had a turkey dinner planned for my Valentine (of the past 28 years) so I've decided to cook it tomorrow and keep our options open for Sunday. Still teetering on the fence.........