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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.McCormickandSchmicks.com
  • Phone: (301) 567-6224
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Adan Gijon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer Full-Service Off-site Catering. Please contact the Catering Sales Manager for more information, at 301-567-6925.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: "NH1" from the Branch Avenue Station, will let passengers off on Waterfront Street, one block from our location.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public garage parking & outdoor lots availabe next to the restaurant.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at National Harbor is located on the scenic banks of the Potomac River overlooking the shores of Old Town Alexandria, Washington DC & Maryland. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at National Harbor features a river side patio dining & private dining room with the main dining room & bar areas all showcasing view of the harbor. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Was looking forward to a wonderful dinner after seeing Cirque du Soleil at Natl Harbor with my husband & 3 sons. Assumed Mc & S would be a safe bet, but knew immed that we had made a poor choice -the tables around us had young, extremely undisciplined children...high pitched screaming, crying, etc. with absolutely no discipline from the parents (who were loud too!) We could not hear each other speak. My stomach was in knots and had a headache by the time the drinks came. We told our waitress that we had to be moved outside, or else we had to leave period. Thankfully, there is outdoor eating at this resteraunt, and a table was available. For the price you pay for dinner here, the horrible indoor eating environment is unacceptable!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This is a lovely restaurant and we were put at a window table without having to ask. Every employee we encountered there was friendly and helpful. All of our food was delicious except the rib eye steak and fries. The steak was cooked properly, but the quality of the meat was about what we could buy at a regular grocery store and the fries were not remarkable either. I can recommend the lobster bisque and the crispy fish tacos. They were the best fish tacos I have ever had. The bread was delicious also. To be fair to the restaurant, we did not tell them the steak was mediocre. I feel sure if we had they would have dealt with it to our satisfaction. Perhaps their steaks are normally great and we just got a lower quality one somehow that day."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Ordered wine. It came out. Waitress tried to open the bottle and cork broke 3/4 of the way down. She left with bottle. Our amazing food came out. Great steak, stuffed shrimp and scallops ever. Waitress returned as I had my 5th or 6th bite of steak. I tasted the wine. Room temp at best. I allowed others to taste. Unacceptable. She left and returned with manager. I was now 3/4 done my steak. He said he tasted it and it was as cold as they had. Wow! Great answer. I said I would drink my water and then find another place to order wine. He said okay. Never was asked about dessert on my wife's birthday no less. We left and went next door for a dessert and after dinner drink. Disappointed in McCormick and Scmitts. No return for us."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "McCormick & Schmick's Seafood is ALWAYS a class act!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Service was GREAT! I had a table for 14 and only 8 showed. They were accommodating and hospitable. I was leery at first because of the previous reviews, but decided to find out for myself. My waitress was the best and the overall experience was simply wonderful. FIVE STARS!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We only had ten people and the service was awful. One of my coworkers ordered first and received her food last. She had already told our waiter that she needed to eat ASAP! We had members of out group arrive late and they still received their food before her. The manger did comp her meal but the experience will remain with all of us."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "From the moment we walked up, and were told we didn't have a reservation (despite showing them the email confirmation from Open Table), to the begrudging manner in which we were squeezed in to a corner table (as if they were doing us a favor!) to the very slow service, this was a huge, and expensive, disappointment all round."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food and drinks were great! I am Not sure if they were under staffed or our server was too busy but the service was so slow and disconnected. It took 30 min after we sat to get drinks despite ordering them as soon as our server came. Two of us didn't get some of out food but couldn't ask for it bc no one came to check on us. I will dine again bc it was good food and we enjoyed the atmosphere, but just hope for better service."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was awful...and save yourself from happy hour their. The drinks were watered down and the appetizers were paltry. Dinner proved greasy fish...how do you even make that happen?"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant nestled at the National Harbor... The ambiance and food are great qualities which makes me want to go back again soon. We definitely will dine there for special occasions - will take my Mom, just because.."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We have dined at the DC McCormick & Schmick's many times and loved it. Unfortunately, the Nat'l Harbor location does not live up to its city counterpart. Our meals were just mediocre and average. The fried calamari tasted fine, but the crust fell off and disintegrated. The Chesapeake Rockfish was overcooked and tough (but served with delicious potato mash and veg). The NY Strip was cooked to medium instead of med-rare as ordered, and the fries were dull/limp instead of hot/crisp. It made me wonder if our food had "died" in the window and was not expedited properly. Again, the food was NOT terrible, inedible or return-to-the-kitchen-worthy, just very disappointing, especially at the price per plate."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "One member of our party (4) had issue with her dish and the M&S wait staff and later management quickly took care of the matter without event. I have always lauded M&S for good service and cusine that I discovered on a business trip in California many years ago. Thank you for ensuring a pleasant outing for a good friend's birthday."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Calamari was bit over cooked and COLD BREAD were so hard to eat too chewy nothing worst than cold bread! Ceasor salad was welted was not fresh."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My date and I enjoyed fish specialties, grouper and flounder. The food was fantastic along with our server. Polite hostess staff. We sat outside, so a bit noisy, but great view of the fireworks. Very busy on a Saturday, so make reservations early and request outdoor seating in the notes section."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal. It was very good. We had the crab cakes and the filet with lobster mashed potatoes. Food was served promptly and was hot and very tasty. One thing I can say is that our waiter's English was awful and it was difficult to understand him. We were seated and within a hot second he was there to greet us. That is great! However, if we have not had an opportunity to look at the menu, we cannot possibly order wine, appetizers, etc... We felt rushed right from the get go. I was immediately annoyed when within 2 minutes he returned and asked again. Slow it down over there. A better way to greet me is to ask if I have ever been to the restaurant before. From the answer, you should train them how to proceed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Showed up 45 min early. The place was packed with 1.5hr wait. Still got in 15 min early. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was good but pricey. Great for special events."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Service was slow, seated 20 minutes after reservation time, loud, wine wasn't poured for us, inattention to our needs"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was ok, the restaurant was very busy, so I am not sure if that cut into the quality of the food. For the prices, the food does not justify the cost. Would have been content with the same food for 70% of the price."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Ordered a Sizzling Salmon plate with spinach and veggies under the salmon. I asked specifically to make it not too oily. Came drenched in oil on the Veggies under the salmon and the mushrooms. Could not eat it. Salmon was dry and just ok. Asked for the salad to have dressing on the side came with dressing on it. Had to return and wait for the redo. I don't think the server was attending or they have poor communication. The other food was just so so. The coffee was not hot and the server did not offer a second cup."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was our first "Sisters Day Outing", so we decided to go to the Harbor to McCormick & Schmick's. When we first arrived, things were good, we ordered a appetizer, then she took our orders. After asking what came with what on the menu, we changed some things (sides) around and when our food came out, 3 out of 4 was wrong. When we explained to the person that bought out the food, she immediately went to get the replacement, but when the Waitress came back to the table and asked what was wrong, we told her, she had an attitude and didn't return to the table until it was time to bring the bill and it was time to go. We considered this a special time (all 4 of us in our 50's) and going to a special place, but I guess that didn't happen."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Made reservation for outside, arrived, reservations are NOT for outside, inside only. Waited for thirty minutes to get a table. Took twenty minutes for three glasses of wine at dinner. They're we're not slammed by any means, a bit busy, but many open tables. Food was ok overall, but for the price, not worth it. The view is amazing. I'll give it that."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Nice view and somewhat good service, food was very good but pricey. Requested window table and waited for it, however, got seated near a door to the outside dining area, so a bit annoying. Very loud even when away from the bar area. Server did well but she may have had too many tables; order got placed 15 minutes after arrival. Been to this M&S before and some things never change."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The noise level is off the charts, impossible to hold a normal conversation - food was mediocre, soggy salad, small steak and slow service"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a delicious crab cake app and fresh fish for dinner. The bread was hard and not warm. The walnut, Gorgonzola salad was delish. The meal was wonderful, but the service was very slow. It was our anniversary, so we didn't mind. Just be prepared to be there for a long time."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday here. The menu had his name printed on it, the waiter was most kind and attentive, and they even brought out a birthday dessert! Our entrees were also wonderful."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Friendly waitress; but staff is either overwhelmed or needs add'l training. Brought wine glass; wine followed about 15 to 20 minutes later. Asked for sauce on the side but arrived with the sauce on the meal. Shared meal and the extra plate that came out was dirty. Asked for a clean plate and the guy forgot all about it. Had to flag down our waitress to get another. Ladies room in dire need of cleaning. Noise level inside was unbearable; glad we were able to snag an outdoor table. Nice view!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I enjoyed myself as usual. Yuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This was the best luncheon we have gone to. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service. A+++"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We were having dinner before attending the Cirque show to celebrate a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, particularly the shrimp scampi. My entrée was tasty, seafood trio, but the shrimp was small and not hot. The complimentary desert was much appreciated and we were able to get out in time for the show."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We came in there to celebrate two birthday dinners after the show. I had ask one of the employees if they did anything for birthdays and he said yes. Well we never got the what they said they would do. Bedside that,everything was awesome!!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "After two and a half hours of Cirque d' Soleil, we took a party of six to M&S at National Harbor. the show ended sooner than expected but the restaurant was able to accommodate us 15 minutes earlier than our reservation. Service was impeccable, friendly and professional. Our food was excellent: from "lowly" fish and chips to a gourmet blackened grouper that was cooked to perfection. A great place to end a beautiful Sunday afternoon!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We scheduled an early dinner for our 46th wedding anniversary. McCormick & Schmidt is one of our favs and did not want to travel downtown. Service and food was great. Our only issue was location. We took a limo since I am limited in the amount of walking. The limo driver had to drop us off one street level up and we walked downstairs. Our server was very helpful in showing how we could walk a block so that the limo could pick us up."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "the service was great keep Betty, it was a celebration for us great set up by yy the gaylord hotel...the nosie level is very high. food was great nice potions."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "fish was excellent vegetables (green beans) were awful - stalks attached, ends were brown, etc"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Saturday evening after a show at National Harbor. They honored our reservation and we were seated promptly. The service was pretty good, very friendly server albeit without much knowledge of the menu. I ordered the Chesapeake Rockfish pan seared, which tasted very bland for a $30+ meal. My spouse had the coconut shrimp, which was delicious though not enough. The restaurant's decor is lovely as well as its proximity to the water."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I will say that the customer service was definitely better than the food. Our waitress was very polite and accommodating. My daughter had a crab cake that was okay. My husband had swordfish that was under cooked as well as the green beans. I had Salmon that was under cooked as well as the green bean. The bottle of wine we had and the lobster mash potatoes were the best items that we order. I wouldn't recommend the food at all. It was very bland, no flavor and not cooked very well."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great service - the only issue with the outdoor seating was related to the noise from the chairs sliding on the patio floor. You should put coasters underneath the chair legs to keep everyone from making the loud scraping noise continuously as everyone gets in and out of the chairs."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Mediocre service, tasteless, overpriced food. Loud with no atmosphere. Just not worth it"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a great dinner out on the patio with an awesome view of the harbor. He had never been to McCormick & Schmick's before. The food was great the seafood was fresh and our waiter was very nice! We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had an incredible experience from the quality food to the above bar service. I have myriad food allergies and find it extremely difficult to eat out safely. Not only did my server address these allergies, but was confident, knowledgeable and spoke to the chef personally about my needs. An excellent dining experience, service and outstanding quality food!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014