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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
  • Email: msmd@ldry.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
  • "But not great. Wines by the glass were out of stock but you did have the option to buy the same wine by the bottle?? Bar was also out of many popular brands of Scotch. Service slow. Food was good. In a world of steak houses, it's nice to have a consistent seafood option. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great outdoor seating with a view. Food was excellent and didnt take very long at all. We went on a Monday night and it was moderately crowded. I imagine that place is packed on weekends. Server was very nice, accommodating, and knowledgable of the menu. It was a great overall experience. We would recommend it to anyone, couples, families, singles. There appeared to be different groups like these all over the restaurant so its great for everyone."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I gave this location the benefit of the doubt because I love the K Street location. Unfortunately the staff at this location are rude and think too highly of themselves. Food took forever to come out without apology. Hostesses were rude and condescending. There are too many options in this life to ever waste another minute or dollar at this establishment."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We brought friends here because we have dined at various M&S restaurants with very good success. After being seated it was about 10-15 minutes for us to have a drink order. After that it was an additional 20 minutes before drinks came and bread never did. The only way we got bread was by taking some from another passing waiter. Rest of party had drinks by then but it took almost an hour before I'd received my beer and we were nearly done with appetizer. Waiter mixed up order in which food was to be served. Our friends ordered a burger and it arrived well after the rest of us received our meal. When it did arrive, his burger was so raw it was inedible. By then, he didn't want the staff to touch the food."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food was great but we enjoyed the patio scenic view the best. Waiter was excellant"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Reservation was ready right in time, enjoyed the meal, stayed for hours."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was nice. I decided to go for my fiance ' birthday. He enjoyed it being it was both of our first time going."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was pretty good but I thought the appetizers were a little pricey"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It was a nice evening with good food. We had the Lobster Bites which was really good. Also, had good desserts, Heath Bar Brownie and Cheesecake."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I took a friend, with limited mobility, out for a birthday lunch. My pan-fried almond coated trout was very good; crisp, not greasy and perfectly done - still quite moist, but cooked. The fresh green and yellow beans were nicely cooked - not overdone. My friend said her stuffed shrimp was very good. Portions were quite adequate for a lunch meal (Don't know about a hungry man). We did not follow-up with dessert only because we had other plans for coffee and sweets later at my home. The hostess was helpful in opening and holding the non-revolvig door for my friend. Food and wine arrived in a timely manner Staff was friendly, if anything the waitress was overly solicitous and "stole" our bread plates rather quickly."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our waiter did not make it special forgot one of our four waters. Watched him serve another table a sundae with a candle did nothing for my mom though we mentioned it upfront. Took 20 minutes to be sat people that came in after were sat before us even though we made the reservation."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Nice on the Harbor, food was good...but the drinks were watered down, not good at all. Had a nice time. A bit pricey though."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Been to this facility before and had a great meal; but this time it was very disappointing. Maybe they were overwhelmed, but the food was cool when served, and not up to typical standards for McCormick. Typically I am a big fan of McCormick's, and seek them out when dining out of town on business."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Had my birthday party here. I was pleased with the service and the food. It took a long time, but that might have been because our party was large. D."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've always enjoyed a meal at McCormick & Schmick's - no matter the location. I went with a friend during the early part of lunch when they were not busy and somehow our order got messed up so that my friend got her meal well before I got mine. I only got a sandwich so I'm not sure why that happened (that was not really explained though the waiter apologized). So I got to watch my friend eat her lunch and then she got to watch me eat my lunch. Good thing we were not in a hurry. To be fair, this is the first time that has happened to me at this restaurant...but it would have been nice to get a complimentary discount for the inconvenience. I will think twice about having lunch there, especially if I'm attending a conference."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My friend and I both learned to live fish tacos in San Diego so we are tough to please. I've had them all over the Nation Capital Area and these were hands down the best! And oh ... Those lovely little lobster bites were a wonderful treat."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Made reservations, but had to wait for 10 minutes before I could give my name. Sat us right by the door, which was extremely loud. Ordered sashimi, and was dismayed to see the entire order contained 4 pieces of fish. Bread had a very tough crust, making it difficult to chew. Waitress dropped one of our entrees, but was able to replace it quickly. Excellent chicken linguini, fish and chips, and stuffed shrimp. Ordered a rare burger, which was completely soggy, disintegrating the bottom part of the bun."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We received a e-mail form M&S offering three courses for 26.99. When we ordered, we were told that it wasn't available @ this location. We then showed them the e-mail on our tablet phone that did state that this was available @ this location. They insisted that it wasn't!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The sever Mia was the best,very respectful and concerned about our well being"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "You are one of my favorite restaurants! I love the ambiance, attentiveness of your staff, mouth watering dishes, and new makeover. I am still thinking about my last meal there! Keep doing what your doing. I also love receiving the reward points!!! I am anxiously awaiting my next visit."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had the Seafood Trio and it was cooked perfectly. Tasty!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was not exceptional, but good - my husband's dish was burnt on the bottom... but presentation was beautiful - until he bit into the burnt part. My lobster salad was delicious - but presentation was a bit funny with the tower n the middle. The waiter was great and very helpful. The best part of the dinner - was my cocktail and dessert."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Servers seemed a bit distracted; this was a birthday celebration and reservation specified it as such, but not a word of acknowledgement from the staff. Just thought I would have gotten a better result after making the effort to notify them via reservation! Food was good, but it took too much effort to remind them of their email advertised Spring Special... just felt like we weren't all that much appreciated. Guess they are victims of their own location success - let there be some decent local competition and let's see what happens!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Tge food was great and more than enough fo lunch the next day. We had a new server so there was a little lag between courses and the check, but not unreasonable."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was really good "when" it arrive to our table. Our waiter was not attentive to us at all. On three occasions we had to ask another waiter to assist us just to get drink refills and our entrees. I mentioned our concerns to the manager at the end of our 3 hour long dinner and he did not seem to be concerned either."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Very nice. Interiror reminscent of Frank Lloyd Wright. We went during Restaurant Week, and the food was delicious. Large portions.Very personable waiter."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "It was nice celebrating a birthday with great friends and food... The setting was just right for an early dinner and great Saturday."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have dined at other McCornick's and found this one to be below their usual standards for quality of food and service. My entrée was cold with a very small portion size. Our appetizer arrived well ahead of our drinks; this just should never happen. My husband's side dish arrived several minutes after the entrée. Neither of these should ever occur."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I wanted to eat out this past Friday I chose McCormicks and he loved it. The food was great the server was very attentive we will be back again when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy dinner by the water."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My sisters and I enjoyed our time at McCormick. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great food as usual but the service was noticeable lacking during this visit. After 7 visits to over the past years, this was by far the worst service we ever had. Everything was slow in coming to our table and we had to stop/grab our waiter to ask about our food items, and drinks. The restaurant was not too crowded, we've been there for much larger crowds (i.e., Military Appreciation days) and the service was 50% better then. My ultimate problem came when the dessert was delivered and the ice cream with my twice baked apple pie had severely melted. Not one to make a big deal of things like this, we left without saying anything -- however we did leave a smaller tip."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was very good and tasty. The service was above average"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Fish and the service was great and I would recommend if someone is in the area to check out the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our RHS chapter celebrated our queen's birthday with a Saturday lunch. I made reservations online but later stopped by the restaurant to I ask if I could bring in an outside birthday cake. The answer was yes. The hostess, Erica, asked if we would like our queen's name on the menu that day. When we arrived the next week a table was set up for us with a beautiful window view. Our hostess took the cake we brought in back to the kitchen for after our meal. The food was great with large portions. Our service was excellent and very personable. When our server came out with the cake, he had placed candles on it which he lit and we all had a wonderful time. I will not hesitate to return here, and soon. The view and ambiance is magnificent."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I took a friend out to dinner that I haven't seen in 8 years! The food and service was wonderful, our waitress was great! The atmosphere (lighting) was a little to dark for me, but everything else was fine. The restrooms were clean and maintained. The dessert was to die for, even the coffee was good. I will def go back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I both enjoyed our meals. The guy that ensured we had a great dining experience was awesome. I hate calling them waiters and servers. He was truly a professional. No regrets."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "For a high end and big upside venue at National harbor this was only ok and didn't impress as hoped. Nothing was bad and yet nothing was great right down to th e service. For the price and venue you should have really high expectations but this experience just didn't rise to the occasion."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I normally get the crab cake meal for dinner but decided on the Fish, chip & Shrimp dish. Very, good and filling."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I took my father the restaurant for his 75th birthday. The food was very good. The server was great and attentive. Since it was lunch during the week, we were with the working lunch groups. Sometimes the conversations drown out your conversations. But overall the experience was very good."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We were there for a work lunch (12 people) and the service and food were disappointing. We had reservations so they were aware we were coming. Drink and food orders were taken promptly but the food took 45 minutes to arrive. We were served well after three nearby tables that arrived after us were served."
    Dined on 3/18/2014