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Grace's Mandarin
Grace's Mandarin

Grace's Mandarin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gracesrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (301) 839-3788
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 11:30 am, Lunch Menu available till 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Full dinner menu is available throughout the day.
    Dinner: Sunday until 10:00 pm
    Monday-Thursday until 11:00 pm
    Friday-Saturday until 12:00 am

    Happy Hours: Monday thru Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Excludes Holidays.

    Full Menu Available for Carry Out.
    No Deliveries.

    Dress Code: Business/Smart Casual.

    Offering gift card rewards! Please visit our website for further details.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Orion Chen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our exclusive Mezzanine is available for private or semi-private parties, dinners up to 50 people, or cocktail receptions up to 65 guests. A semi-private area with a panoramic view of the Potomac River. Larger semi-private spaces are available, please call us to inquiry.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-Private to Private space available for parties from 15 to 300. Please call from the times of 11:00am to 6:00pm for information.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Lee (301) 839-3788
  • Entertainment: We are not featuring any live entertainment.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Come and join us on "RESTAURANT WEEK" SUNDAY 3/23- THURSDAY 3/27 2014 We are featuring a Three course Dinner pre-fix menu for only $35.14 per person & Three Course Lunch pre-fix menu for only $20.14 per person. The Menu is Available on our website.

    Come and join us for our Happy Hour with half priced small plates, half price on sushi, $5 draft beer, $5 hot sake and select cold sake, $7 signature drinks and martinis, and also half priced select bottles of wine. Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

    *Dine in only, excludes holidays, cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers, excludes sushi from chef's selection, some restrictions may apply

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waterman Passage
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking all other times, nearest parking garage, Mariner Garage.
    We do not validate parking.
A word from Grace's Mandarin
Grace’s Mandarin presents a fusion of modern Asian inspired dishes with a flair in a casual and elegant ambiance. Come and enjoy our fresh and impressive selection of sushi, paired with one our Sake selections. Our intimate lounge features stylish cocktails along with an extensive wine & champagne list. Grace's Mandarin features spectacular views of the Potomac River, in the heart of prominent National Harbor, located across the street from the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center and across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, just minutes from Old Town Alexandria and Washington, D.C. Come and view our three-story waterfall and our 33-foot Buddha will heighten your dining experience with us. Thank you and we hope you will enjoy your dining experience with us.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Grace's Mandarin is a beautiful restaurant and it has perfect ambience for date night and even during the day is a great spot for lunch/brunch. The food and ambience was great, but they need a lot of work on customer service. They need to inform guests from the beginning of service that they do not give separate tickets to large parties, which they did not. Our waiter disappeared and a new waitress came to give us our check and told us that they do not give separate checks. She had an attitude and informed us that the party behind us did not want to pay; so she had an attitude with us. We accommodated them and paid separately without complaint. It was very unprofessional for her to tell us about the issue with ther other table."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My fiance & I went there because I really wanted sushi & since he doesn't eat sushi this was a good compromise because they have other options. I ordered 2 rolls & all I can say is I've had better. It is over-priced, both food & drink, and the sushi was just ok. In fact, I didn't finish what I had which NEVER happens when I'm eating sushi. I will say my fiance got the surf & turf, and the crab cake was phenomenal! It was all crab, a great sauce & really, really fresh. Drinks are over-priced & only ok. The views though are great."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We came upon the restaurant while visiting National Harbor from Virginia. It was a good find. Everything exceeded my expectations. The food and service was excellent. This will definitely be on my fave list."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My wife and i spent our anniversary dinner hereand we did not regret out decision. Great host, great server, great view although it rained, and most of all great food. . Will definitely come back! !"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "A fine location for a relaxing night out. Very scenic and good food."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Grace's Mandarin is always a "go-to" restaurant when we're in the National Harbor area. The décor, service and food are all excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was great once you understood the menu. The restaurant was crowded because of a graduation. So this may have led to our poor service we recieved. We got to the point where we stopped any waiter to ask a question. It is very dark in the restaurant and the bathrooms."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Would have liked something like bread or crunchy start"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "You're paying for location. The food is overpriced for what you get."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "great restaurant.Food is outstanding.Our table was by the window and the view made my day.We love the martini selection that the restaurant offers."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is expensive & the portion sizes are small. The food tastes good - with the exception of the spring rolls - but there are flaws: - Chilean Sea Bass (lunch) is flooded in sauce, and that ruins the dish - incorrect sauce is sometimes served with spring rolls - Shrimp Fried Rice has overcooked shrimp, and all fried rices have TOO MANY ONIONS Flaws in service need to be addressed: - my server's put his hands all over our straws - my server's clothes constantly brushed our straws - my server wiped down the bar with a chlorine rag right before getting our drinks and didn't wash his hands"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is a good basic Asian themed restaurant that provides a very nice setting for a casual to moderately upscale dinner experience. Setting is creatively decorated. Food is not unique; and taste and quality are just 'ok' but welcome was authentic and genuine. The wait staff is of modest skill and not very knowledgeable of menu but very attentative. Server directed us to order way to much food after repeatedly being asked about the size of the portions. Too many items are fried entrtries. Restaurant benefits from a prime location but is not a destination venue. We enjoyed our meal and they made my wife's birthday very special. I would rate the food quality as fair, the ambience as good and the service as fair to good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "To bad as much time and effort wasn't put into the recipes as was put into the decor of this restaurant. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view but the food wasn't memorable. The springs rolls (vegetable) were over fried and had no flavor. The rest of the meal was decent but overall it's not a place I would crave to return. To end positively, the service was great."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is perfect for a very special occasion. The view of the sunset was amazing. For me, it was the best salmon I have ever had. It's a bit pricey. but the service, food, presentatio of food, and the stunning water view far outweighted the cost/"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "When we made the reservation we specified that we would like to have a table besides a window.. We understand that there's not enough windows to accommodate everybody, BUT, they should have, at least, a table NEAR a window or facing a window. We got, instead, a round table in a corner, WHICH WAS NOT meant to be for 6, BUT for 4. This was an issue because, most of the guests, were big people and could not be comfortable eating in that "small table for 4'. This might have spoiled the whole night. BUT, Lucky us, the people sitting on the round table near the window left, The administrator tried 2 please us though He couldn't hide his discomfort; dealing w/ customers is a must in this business."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "While the view is incredible, the service was very slow even though the restaurant was not crowded. I feel the prices are extremely high….chicken fried rice for $20 which is what we ordered for my son. Kid's menu was very limited."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I spent a good time with my husband here. The food was delicious, but very very spicy. We asked for an outside table and it was very romantic. I absolutely would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been to GM 3 times. We were wowed by the "cool factor" the first time. The food is Asian fusion, a nice twist from the typical Chinese restaurant. The decor, view of the Potomac and WW bridge make it a great place to take friends and family visiting DC. Returning a few years later, the ambience is still there, especially at nighttime w/the view and great lighting. It's a fun place to dine. Service is good too! However… portion sizes have gotten smaller, while prices have not. After 3x there we're pretty much over the cool factor. When a family of 4 racks up a $200 tab for decent chinese food (and we don't drink) it starts to feel like a novelty/tourist trap. So, try it. You'll probably enjoy the experience. But you won't see us:)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Grace's had great food and service. I love sitting by the window and watching the sunset."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted some couple ambiance. We were disappointed with the seating after requesting a more appropriate seat. It was not the atmosphere we were looking for for the money we spent. The wait service however was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My fiancée and I both ordered the Mandarin Chicken.....It was fair to good. It tasted like General Tso's chicken to me. Just with vegetables. We ordered the sautéed calamari. It wasn't hot it tasted like they had it under a light....We were so hungry we just decided to eat it because it wasn't horrible. If I come back next time I will make sure the manager knows my thoughts...."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a great time. Always best to have reservation because this place dose get busy (during holidays). I like the fact that this can be both causal and dressy restaurant. Its great for romantic lunch/dinner or a casual night out with friends/family."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary. It is a very nice place with a great view of the water. The food was very good. The rockfish was cooked very well and tasted great. I was a little surprised how expensive the sushi was and think it's a little overpriced for what you get, but it does taste good. Overall, we really enjoyed the experience and would go back for other occasions."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I was not as impressed as I thought I would be with this facility. I have been a patron of the establishments in Glenn Dale and Bowie for years and parking is much better at both of those locations. More establishments need to pay attention to the age of their customers and try to seat them accordingly...first levels and closer to rest rooms. As seniors, our group would have preferred seating on the main level but we were not asked. The ladies rest room on the 2nd level was dark...too dark. The ambience at this location was not as nice as at the other two locations considering it is the National Harbor. The food was great as with the other locations."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "great location to have a bite with your friends to catch up on what you have been missing in their lives. Food presentation is fantastic; servers are very nice and well versed in the menu selections. Didn't want to leave was so welcoming."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Was disappointed by the quality of the food - as many of the options were firstly not avalable. Secondly the meals that we ordered were not great. The sushi was fresh but the rice was not compacted well that it was falling off as we picked it up with a chopstick. The rockfish was very salty and hardly any flavour. The service was good -and hte decor was great and ambience is great.. but that is all I can say about that place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Overpriced but I love the hot towels service. It's a nice for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Graces is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to and I dine out a lot in my travels. The food is fresh, delicious & fulling. The ambience is amazing as this restaurant is located on the beautiful National Harbor. I will be sure to eat at Graces whenever I'm visiting the National Harbor!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a large group of 25 and we were taken care of"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My party consisted of 7 people for lunch. We were celebrating a co-worker's pending retirement. We had a wonderful time and the food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend Grace's to others and will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We booked our reservation on the mobile app 30 minutes prior to us arriving and they were expecting us and we were promptly seated. It was our anniversary and it seemed like the entire restaurant staff knew it. Everyone from the staff at the door to the hostess and waiter congratulated us and made us feel special. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Our food was ready so fast and it was delicious! We were starving so this was a plus!! As we were leaving, we receive an anniversary gift from the manager and the staff thank us for coming and wished us a Happy Anniversary! We had an amazing experience at Grace's Mandarin! These guys are 5 Star!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went to Grace's on my birthday and it was spectacular! Our seating was perfect! The view was awesome! The fireworks were an added touch to the view! Already planning my return!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is at the quiet end of Inner Harbor near The Gaylord. It was a busy Sunday we were visiting from out of town and not able to get a reservation at several of the other places but Grace's was available so we thought we give it a try. It was a lovely surprise. We were seated on the second floor by the window with a gorgeous view of the water. The best surprise was that the food was absolutely delicious. Service was a bit slow at the beginning because our waitress had a large table next to us but once she took our order everything was very timely. If I go back to Inner Harbor, I would definitely go back to Grace's."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was my second time at Grace's Mandarin - as expected the food was fantastic and on point. I had gone with my family as a group for lunch and being seated outside we were surprised at how quickly we were served. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. There's really not much I can say about this place - I've recommended it so much to people :)."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I've heard a lot about this place but wasn't as impressed as I hoped I would be. The waitress seemed as if we were bothering her when placing orders. She wasn't friendly at all. I did like the fact that they were able to accommodate my party for seating so quickly. The food was terrible. The sushi had no taste and the crispy beef was overcooked. The location is good but I wouldn't recommend to anyone else. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my 1st time dining at Grace's Mandarin and I have to say I was very impress with the décor and food. I'll definitely return again. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I selected this restaurant from my daughter's recommendation! I was glad we chose Grace 's due to the overall experience. The food was very good and I wanted a place to celebrate a quiet place with my hubby! Excellent choice!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was excellent as all the previous comments have stated. The hot towel before and after dinner is a very classy touch. I was a little disappointed in the fact that I mentioned it was our 17th wedding anniversary and other than a "congratulations" nothing else was done to make it special. We had lunch and thought this would be the perfect opportunity for a restaurant to "do more" for a special occasion. Not so. The sweet and sour soup is to die for!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "While we enjoyed the quality of the food, it was very pricey for small quantities of food. The small scoop of rice with the entrees was not enough to go with the dish. Small bites were the price of main dishes and if the quantity were more generous then their high price would seem more worth it. We had to order three more entrees to be sure everyone had enough food to feel full and not even stuffed. Be forewarned about very high prices on both drinks and food."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Disappointed with the service. Could barely get someone to check on the table after the appetizers. Asked 2 people for more lettuce for the lettuce wrap with no follow up. Food mediocre. Highly overpriced. $25 for fried rice- come on. At least serve it with soup and an appetizer. Had to ask for soy sauce to bring out the taste. Should have walked out the minute we took a look at the menu. Will NEVER EVER go there again. Really embarrassing prices. View of the water was nonexistent. Too dark to see what you were eating- really? Geez. Please spend your hard earned dollars somewhere else. Not worth it. Dined May 26, 2014"
    Dined on 5/26/2014