Monday, December 28, 2009

French Fry Diary 73: McCormick & Schmick’s, Atlantic City

McCormick & Schmick’s is a relatively upscale seafood restaurant that has popped up in my area in the last decade or so. There’s even one in Cherry Hill now, but this review is of the one in Harrahs in Atlantic City.

We visited the casino the night before Christmas Eve when the hours most of the restaurants were open severely limited our choice as to where to eat. It’s not just the holidays, most of the AC casinos have screwed up hours. I have personally never found anything open when I needed it. I just think this is odd for a city and a business that supposedly runs 24/7. I guess it just includes everything but food.

Anyway we ended up at McCormick & Schmick’s, not a great place for this catastrophically picky eater as the only seafood I like are fried scallops. I have to admit this really wasn’t a problem as I’ve found over the years that seafood restaurants frequently have the best steak and chicken – and such was the case here as well. A delicious filet mignon was served up to perfection. And with it, I got, you guessed it, French fries.

These natural cut, slightly-larger-than-regular cuts came Belgian style in a paper cone, and were very hot. Like there had to be cooling time very hot. The outsides are extra crispy as if they were shock-fried twice rather than just once and inside they are delicious soft and hot. Definitely A plus on these fries. If I had to have a complaint about McCormick & Schmick’s fries, it would be how long we waited for them in a barely busy restaurant – nearly forty-five minutes! Did they go to Idaho for them?

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Lea said...

I think that's very rare to have a serving of french fries at sea food restaurant. Never tried that one here in our locality.

Glenn Walker said...

Not that odd or rare at all actually. The two go together quite well - like fish and chips. :-) In fact, I have found some of the best fries are at seafood restaurants.