McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Denver: Denver, Colorado
First up is McCormick & Schmick’s in the DTC. I’m not usually a fan of large corporate chain restaurants like this, preferring instead the local farm to table innovative chefs and restauranteurs we seem to be growing in Colorado. But if you want really good seafood, and a selection of it, then you need to go to a place like this in landlocked Colorado. I had the ahi tuna – a simple preparation with traditional sushi condiments and a surprise of a little California roll slice to go with it. Great for eating light. My daughter, at this farewell dinner for her before she left for Hawaii, decided to break her cleanse diet in a big way – fried oysters for an appetizer followed by this rich swordfish over a bed of crab and potato hash with corn bisque as a sauce. I think my husband had a steak, which I must not have deemed worth photographing since we were in a seafood restaurant, but it’s good to know meat eaters can be happy here too.