In an atypically vast space in Manhattan, this newer outpost of a popular Western seafood chain hawks “100 items of more than 30 varieties of seafood” shipped in daily from around the world. The menu is printed twice a day to keep up with the latest catch. That means you get to choose between perfectly seared jumbo local sea scallops or grilled arctic char flown in from Iceland. Reserve a spot on your table for the crab cake: Because of its high ratio of fresh lump crabmeat to bread crumbs and a delicate, flash-fried crust, it’ll pass taste-testing by any transplanted Baltimorean. Service is friendly, too.
McCormick & Schmick’s
|Venue name:||McCormick & Schmick’s||Contact:|
1285 Sixth Ave
|Cross street:||at 51st St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11:30am–11pm; Sun 4–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|