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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great place, not as fancy as you would spect it. Low key and casual...but a good atmosphere at the harbor."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our seats, food and service were terrific! Are bill was corrected immediately after a minor mistake. It was my mom's 84th birthday and she loved the menus with her name on them."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Despite a mix up in our numbers we were seated promptly. The food was excellent and our server was attentive but discreet ( Brad?? ) Our one complaint was the noise level which was extremely high-not conducive to conversation. We enjoyed everything but the decibels!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "As always the food is outstanding at m&s. The view is beautiful on the water. However, the service was slow. The restaurant seemed to be slammed, which may account for the service level. I was glad I made a reservation so we did not need to wait to get a table."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "7/7/14-Reservations-5:P-Arrived-4:55P-Many empty tables- seated behind the cash register and the kitchen door (probably the busiest booth in the restaurant, other than the front door!!) Much activity/noisy - including pens/pencils banging on the back of our booth. Mitchell - excellent waiter."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Family visiting for the holiday enjoyed the food. Ambience in the restaurant and around the National Harbor area was great with view of the wheel and river. Prices above moderate, but service is top of the line. Brad was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great and the service was excellent. We had an enjoyable Sunday birthday dinner. The noise level was low enough so that I could whisper sweet nothings to my girlfriend."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We picked this spot because it was on the water. Reservations were made through open table after the website was reviewed. It did not indicate you could not reserve outside seating which we stated we wanted when booked. Upon arrival we were told no outside reservations. We sat for 15 minutes and were not waited on. Tables seated after us were being waited on however. We finally said something to the hostess and she seemed to be annoyed at our complaint. She was not friendly. Our waitress came too our drink and food order without writing anything down. As you would expect she messed up. She forgot what glass of wine we ordered. The food came out warm not hot and was edible. We definitely will not go back or to another location."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Not only was my meal awesome but so was the beautiful view of the water!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've dined at this location several times but this was challenging. No idea there was an event at the Harbor - huge crowds made getting served very difficult. Our party of five was very patient - we were there 2+ hours - no appetizers or dessert, just drinks & dinner. Good news - food as always was excellent. Bad news, with our reservation, still took time to get seated as staff tried to accommodate numerous walk ins. Our waitress was kind but assigned way too many tables. Saw her only a few times with looonnng waits to have order taken, drinks and dinner served, and then a very long wait for the check and final copy of cc slip."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food is average at best (and therefore overpriced). The service left everything to be desired. BUT dining while watching the sun set was beautiful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a party of 10 for lunch. The service was great and the food was delicious. It was the best crab soup I've ever had. We did have a substantial wait for the food. However it was worth it. Nice seating and great table. Clean bathrooms. It was important to make a reservation in advance as it was crowded. I did find it rather noisy. I would go back. It was a little pricey but you can find a few less expensive options for lunch. I had grilled trout. They offered to make it three different ways. The bottom of the trout was a too salty, but it was fine if you did not eat the skin. It was delicious. portion size was perfect for lunch."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "McCormick and Schmick's usually have good service but on this day they were extremely busy and service was subpar. The food was good but a little pricey. I would recommend going back but only for the bar scene and Happy Hour."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Service was ok. Server needed help with getting order straight a few times. Overall a good experience for our 1st experience on our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Picture this: Maryland Crab Soup, Hot Bread and Butter, Yachts on the waterfront, outside of your window & everyone around you is clinking their glasses in celebration of something, living, laughing and loving the moment and enjoying the scenery. This was my experience the other night."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I came here with my daughter and her boyfriend and we had a great 3 course meal for just $30. We sat on the patio with no wait and enjoyed the view with our meal!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We got a reservation at 7:30 p.m. and were seated promptly. It took approx. 10 min. for a server to find our table. When we saw our server she was pleasant & knowledgable, but not very attentive to needs. Our appetizer arrived at our table before tea or water. The burger was remarkable. We ordered the ultimate mixed grill. The scallops were some of the best we have had. That was the end of the good part of her plate. ALL of the shrimp were overcooked and rubbery. The green beans were both overcooked and undercooked and the salmon was overcooked as well. Once our meal was complete it was another 10+ minute wait with no server in sight for our check. We mentioned the shrimp issue. The server reduced our check by the price of the tea."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Waiter was rude and had an attitude barely payed attention to us and seemed careless"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The wait staff were very kind, but also very clueless -- a dinner that should have lasted an hour went on for 3 hours as we waited to be served and then had a missed entrée, items missing from another, soup orders wrong -- the list goes on. I do not recommend this restaurant if you are on a schedule or want to do anything else that evening."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "bad food, bad service, noisy...did not enjoy at all."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our waiter was very professional and attentive. However, the portion size of the entrees were very small especially in light of cost of the meals. Portion size not comparable to other McCormick & Schmick's in the DC area. I assume increase profit margins."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delicious lunch here. The lunch special was a great deal and will definitely be ordered again on a return visit. The service was outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had reservations for Father's Day.............requested outdoor dining...........upon arrival, they did not want to honor the outdoor request; said it would be 1 1/2 hr wait!! Spoke to one of mgrs.....wasn't accomodating in the beginning; told her 1/2 the patio was empty; 5 minutes later, she seated us. 2nd visit; came back because upon our first visit a yr ago, we ordered 2 calamari appetizers which were fantastic! This time around, not only were they pricier on the menu, but half the portion was fried vegetables. Not sure if we will come back. Probably go to the competion around the corner which also has a fantastic view of the harbor."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Received an email from McCormick & Schmick's touting a new lunch menu for $14.99, received the email on Tuesday and made reservations for lunch that Friday as my kids wanted to take me to lunch for Father's Day prior to the weekend. Went to the National Harbor locale and mentioned the showed the ad to the host as he seated us, he said he didn't think the menu was still available (after 2 days?) he would have to talk to the chef, who returned and said 2 of the 4 items were available. When the waitress came tried to order from the advertised menu and she said she didn't think it was still available and had to check with the manager. Ultimately the manager gave her the ok and my kids and I selected from the 2 options. Disappointing in all."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Nice Dinner, no complaints. View from our outdoor table was great. Food was prepared as desired. Kids meals were good too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After 1 hour-- no one had even taken our order. When we asked for our check, there was no concern mentioned about why we were aborting dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We did not have to wait for a table, and our server was excellent. We ordered, among 4 people, fresh oysters, trout, salmon, jambalaya and rockfish. The first 4 dishes were good, but the rockfish had a horrible smell. Our brave diner still put a bite into her mouth which she had to immediately spit out into her napkin. The rockfish was clearly spoiled and had an ammonia flavor. We don't understand how this could have gotten out of the kitchen. She ordered another meal, which was comped by the management."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I first went here for Christmas 2013 and the food was great. However this time I went the good was awful. The salmon was bland no seasoning, the lobster was rubbery and bland. Bonefish is better and cheaper. I will not be going back. The best thing is the view of the Potomac at the national harbor. But you don't have to go to this reataurant to see the views. I will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This restaurant offers a lovely waterside and scenic view. The shrimp kisses were great. The rest was not up to what one would expect from a top steak house. Food was OK (good but not really good) but not worth the price and not up to the expectation. There was a great band playing on the open air stage facing the restaurant but M&S refused to silence their own outside speakers so we sat there trying to talk over the competing music styles. Service was slow. Would go again for drinks and appetizers but would go elsewhere for my main meal and desert."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding; however, it was noisy that we could not carry a decent coversation without screaming at each other. I would recommend this location only if it was between busy periods and definitely not for dinner on a Friday night."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The restaurant was moderately-busy for a weeknight, and my reserved table was ready when I arrived. The front desk had the reservation noted through Open Table. Food was very good, with fresh fish and well-prepared sides. Cost was in line with expectations for a business dinner or special occasion."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I went after my graduation and the food did not disappoint. The drinks left much to be desired, however the food and service more than made it for it. If I were to return I would not get a drink."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful place to celebrate all occasions. Great staff, great view and menu variety. Something for everyone."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Have been here a few times and while the food and service is good, it's the location and outdoor dining that really makes it appealing. We always enjoy our visits."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the surprise Father's Day lunch at M&S, National Harbor. Venue was terrific and the food was fantastic; service was equally magnificent. We were seated quickly to a very nice booth facing the river/bridge/ferris wheel -- really enjoyed the views. The variety of lunch choices was wide -- and each of our choices was superb! Thank you for a wonderful Father's Day celebration!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The dinner was great as usual. My husband really enjoyed the fact that we were not rushed on Sunday and really relaxed while eating our food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A beautiful day for an outdoor lunch with a great friend. Food and service was very good! Will go again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I made reservations for 7pm 3 weeks in advance and I am so glad I did, Long wait without reservations and we were seated at 6:30PM by the very on top of everything hostess! Our Server was Bruce and he was great!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a party of 7 and everything took forever... To be seated for our 8pm reservation, for the drinks to come, for our main dishes to arrive... The food was mediocre and the dishes could not modified to our liking. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Service was excellent. All wait staff were very attentive. Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/15/2014