TJ~ I was wondering about Cafe' Marrakesh. I have heard good things. I'll try it soon.
AND SPECIAL THANKS TO dlawson for posting the link to the coupon for McCormick & Schmick's. I remembered on Saturday that it expired that day (3-31}, and made on-line reservations for 8:45pm.
It turns out we needed those reservations. The hostess was quoting a 45 min. wait, but told me it would be around 5 minutes before they could get our table ready. We went to the bar for a drink, and it didn't take much longer that 5 or so minutes to be seated.
Our server, Patrick, was excellent!! Service was a little slow, but he always stopped by, and gave us free soup and dessert to compensate for the slow service (which wasn't really necessary, but appreciated). He knew the menu very well, and gave fabulous descriptions of the seafood that was available that evening.
And the food was great!! The clam chowder was some of the best I've ever tasted,and we shared a mixed greens with gorgonzola salad that was very good, as well. For my entree, I had crab stuffed shrimp in a brie cream sauce that was to die for. The food and the service went together to make the night terrific. And with the $25 off coupon (and free stuff), it wasn't a very expensive evening, either!!
The bread situation was as everyone else described. They gave our table of three 1/4th a loaf (with a knife), but it was barely enough for three slices. We were going to ask for more, but as each course arrived, we forgot to ask. With all the rest of the food, we didn't need anymore bread, anyway.
I will definitely go back. Although it's a chain, I think they try to make the experience unique. Hopefully, it can stay that way!!