McCormick and Schmick’s

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McCormick and Schmick’s

While there are several McCormick and Schmick’s nationwide, we went to the one off the Las Vegas strip, just East of Bally’s. (see the website link above for locations)

This restaurant was a cross between elegant and uptown brewhouse, with very simple décor and a relaxed atmosphere. Overall, it provided the perfect backdrop for an intimate dinner or meeting up with friends and family. Our server was pleasant and very accommodating. When I made a request for non-dairy items, he went out of his way to ensure my side dish was butter free, and even gave me an extra dish full of vegetables sans butter at no additional cost.

Their menu of steaks and fresh seafood was impressively large, though we had no problem in narrowing down our selection to a few. Our server quickly made the final call for us from there. I had the Mahi Mahi and my husband enjoyed the Swordfish. Both were generously sized, yet simply prepared with just a light condiment/sauce. The flavor of the fish was easily enjoyed in its presentation, and the side dishes were simple accompaniments. The prices were very reasonable for the quality received. In general, the entrees fell in the range of $15 to $25.

Though soup or salad was not included (and the server never implied it!), some delicious San Francisco style bread was served that easily filled the pre-dinner void.

The desserts looked heavenly, but alas all were loaded with cream and butter, so I was unable to sample. The cream and berries in this artfully designed almond crust looked almost too good to be true. Other standard fare, such as a flourless chocolate cake, made the tray.

If you are browsing for a reasonably priced dinner while wandering near Bally’s, Harrah’s, or Paris while on the Las Vegas strip, you may want to take a look just east on Flamingo Road. McCormick and Schmick’s may be your stomach and your wallet’s savior. If steak and seafood aren’t your game, but affordable fare is, there are several “chains” just surrounding McCormick and Schmick’s to offer a touch of financial relief after a long day at the tables.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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