McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
Great FoodMe and my hubby went here over the weekend. The food was great, that's all I kept saying after every bite. However, the service could have been a little better. The waiter didnt check in as much, probably because it was a busy Saturday, but that's no excuse. Nonetheless, I enjoyed every second of my good. Great environment as well. I will return soon.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceHad reservations through open table and the day before our dinner I received a call from McCormick & Schmicks to confirm. Our party of 10 arrived about 10 mins early for our 7:30 pm spot and were seated almost immediately. I did find the music to be quite loud, but the quality of service and the great tasting food made up for the noise level. Overall I am happy I picked this place to take my 8 out-of-town guests and they all left the evening very satisfied.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingMcCormick & Schmick's always provides great food and atmosphere6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerThe staff was very nice and accommodating. It was very warm on a humid rainy night. People were perspiring visibly. Most of the food was good. The beef medallions were extremely dry and chewy. The manager was willing to do something for me regarding the beef, but he did not say what he would do to correct the situation. He brought over the roses my husband dropped off earlier, but the heat in the restaurant obviously impacted them. The server was apologetic about the appetizer and very pleasant otherwise. We received a menu that had "Happy 24th Anniversary" printed across the top, that was a nice surprise.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DinnerThis place is good for a business dinner, except if you order drinks in the bar, you can't transfer your tab to the restaurant.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time and great serviceMy party had a great time at McCormick & Schmick's, the view from our table was wonderfull and the service we received was the BEST! Kelly and the other ladies that help her did a wonderfull job.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodWe have been to several McCormick and Schmick's. The food is always good and the prices are very reasonable.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlwaysMcMormick & Schmicks always provides excellent service. I frequent it as well as its sister brands and I have never been disappointed by service or quality of food.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatMaking a reservation was easy. The follow up call was helpful and the wait staff was awesome. Of course the food was fantastic. My entire group (13) was pleased.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGRADUATION LUNCHThe meal was what I have come to expect from M&S. You expect quality, and they always deliver.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI took three ladies from aI took three ladies from a Nursing/Assited Living facility and the waitress was very accommodating and very helpful. The ladies really enjoyed that quality of the seafood, it was a great dinig experience.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GoodM & S is a staple for business diners in DC. It is good because it has a lot of good seafood and non-seafood items. Something for everyone.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat site on the river.Enjoyed the ambience and service in this excellent location. We used Open Table and were treated like an old friend on arrival.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall GreatEverything went as great as possible considering it was packed.
Only issue: cold mash potatoes, if I'm gonna pay 95.00 for a meal then please just throw them in the microwave for 30 seconds. The fish was excellent though.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLate lunch on a ThursdayUsually at National Harbor the prices are on the high side which is fine with me, and M&S was no exception - lunch for three including an entree to-go came to $129.
The atmosphere is casual and is helped by the music in the background. We still got nice water views while dining even though we weren't sitting right next to the windows which was a plus. I highly recommend going during off-peak times in order to avoid waiting and to get good service.
Overall the food was tasty though not exceptional. Thankfully nothing was over-salted like cheaper seafood restaurants. The fish and chips were good. The lump crab tower was an interesting appetizer - a 3"x 3" cylinder of crab meat on top of diced mango on top of avocado. Recommended.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeness!!!My family and I were celebrating my BIRTHDAY! This was the first time I'd eaten at McCormick so I was thrilled to know I made an exceptional choice!! My food wasnt as warm as I would have liked, but overall the seafood trio was delish!! Our server took excellent care of our needs and was very pleasant. The manager was attentive and very polite as well! Definitely worth another visit!! :)5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReally nice family experienceOur service was especially excellent. Our waitress anticipated our needs, was able to answer lots of questions, and accommodated our small kids, as well as the grown-ups' special requests. The food was really good, too. Salads were crisp and fresh. The fish was good, but what impressed us was that the sides were also really good.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily AffairWe enjoyed a delightful family meal. The food was absolutely wonderful. My husband said his lobster bisque, stuffed shrimp and lobster mashed potatoes were above reproach. All said, the three of us left the restaurant very pleased with our meal and our server. The upside down apple pie was fantastic.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceThis was not our first time at a McCormick & Schmick's, but it was our first time at the National Harbor location. Making reservations online was easy and I got a confirmation #, if I needed it. But I didn't need it, because seating went smoothly. The staff accommodated our party (one of us uses a walker) with a table that wasn't too far from the front door, but was still intimate enough that we all could talk and hear each other. Yes, since we were by the front there was a constant parade of people past our table, but as it was a booth, it wasn't disruptive; besides, at a nice restaurant like that, you can expect a lot of people coming and going. Our waiter was attentive, answered any questions we had, and checked in on us a couple times.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTook Grandpa to eat by the waterHe loved it. Plus server worked well (joked with my daughter, brought her food first, etc) with my 22 month old which made the meal enjoyable and not stressful.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Service Ever!Food is ALWAYS good here and service is, too! But our server, Joe, took it to another level when I ordered crushed red peppers and his restaurant didn't have any. He returned to our table a short time later a little winded because he went to ANOTHER RESTAURANT to get the peppers! I REALLY want the manager to commend his employee because these days customer service is what creates loyalty. I've left restaurants where the food was delicious and never came back because if poor customer service, but I'll tell others about it when it's great!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMhappy hourtremendous happy hour. THe food was excellent the service was very good. I will keep returning as long as there is a happy hour. We were really happy thanks!!!!!!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service
Overall a great value5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMnormally love McCormick and schmickI normally love this restaurant. However my experience was a bit nerve wracking since the restaurant ran out of high chairs and I was left holding my baby with one arm and trying to eat with the other. It made the experience a bit rushed and underwhelming.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue Pleasure of the PalateThis was my first time visiting McCormick and Schmitts and i went on a date. It was a truly pleasurable experience. It took a little long to get seated, but once situated service was seamless. Food choices were excellent and the waiter was attentive, polite, and accommodating. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing and everything seemed pretty appropriate. Excellent recommendation!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for Mother's DayFood was very good -- as always. Table not as great as I would've liked, but decent nonetheless. Service was good -- but needed to constantly request refill of coffee. Went there for brunch -- they should have a dedicated beverage filler to keep drinks refreshed, especially if waitress is too busy to do this on her own. Enjoyed the complementary truffles for Mothers.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Go to placeVery busy day but well handled by all. Reservations provided instant seating. Very busy wait staff kept up with the crowd very well, but did not rush us.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDon's reviewService was good. Food was good. It could have had more selections with side items for breakfast, and brunch selection was limited. However the applie pie with cinnamon ice cream was the best I have had in a very long time. Great crust, and baked just right.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMM&S is Great for any OccasionMy family and I had Mother's Day dinner at M&S and it was just wonderful. We dined at the National Harbor and, of course, the view was outstanding, the waiter was just great; the food was simply delicious. The atmosphere was "energetic" and very nice for families, my grandson really enjoyed himself. So I have nothing but praise reviews for our experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, slow serviceMothers Day brunch was very good. Our reservations were for 10:15... we were there on time. The food took a very long time to come out. Most everyone around us was waiting for food. We're thinking the chef/kitchen got a late start for Mothers Day brunch. However, restaurant, surprisingly, wasn't crowded before noon. Regardless, the food and the bloody mary's were extremely good!
Our waitress was very nice, but not over informative. I will go back and see if service picks up a bit... and I WILLL get another bloody mary!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMluke warm....McCormicks and schmicks is one of my favorite if not my favorite restaurant. Thisnis the first time I can say I was less than pleased with the food. It was only warm and that is a stretch. Otherwise great experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerI choose this restaurant because it was at the National Harbor overlooking the Potamac River and seemed like it would be a nice to celebrate my husband's birthday. Being from Louisiana, especially New Orleans, where we are known for our fabulous Cajun and Creole seafood dishes I was curious to see what McCormick and Schmick's had to offer and wondered would it compare to the restaurants at home. I must say, it was great from the location on the river, the proximity to shoppimg at harbor, the food, and our waitress. You have to try the Shrimp Kissers. Little known fact, this restaurant is "kin" for lack of a better word to one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans called Landry's Seafood. No wonder the food was sooooo good. :)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellentStarted with shrimp wrapped in pepper jack and bacon which was outstanding. Filet mignon was perfect, and the mushroom side was the tastiest mushrooms I ever had. Wife had a cinnamon apple martini that was out of this world. My only caveat is that this place is really loud. The night we were there, there was band playing on the outside patio area. It was really loud even indoors. Still, I would definitely go back. Among the best food I've had in a while.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated right awayWe were seated right away even though the entire party hadn't arrived. A little misstep in the drink order but we were busy talking anyway. Our table was right in the window with a pier/water view - perfect! The food was wonderful and the service was just right. Nice selection of wines, especially if you're choosing a bottle - a little limited if you're just choosing a glass. And to have the back drop of Ntl. Harbor is always a plus! Will go back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service Good foodWe had a group of seven that dines outside for a late lunch. Nice water view, good activity and people watching.
Food was very good. Everyone enjoyed the apps and entrees. I especially liked the bacon wrapped shrimp which was made more special than the run of the mill bacon wrapped shrimp by including pepper jack cheese wrapped with the bacon. The cheese helped the appetizer not to be too dry.
Waiter Brad was super good and very accommodating.
Great experience - I would certainly go back!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMcCormicks & Schmick's DessertsGreat place to dine out with friends; however I was surprised to find out that they do not bring the dessert tray around anymore to display a real view of what the desserts actually look like. This was a great highlight for the business and I hate to see that they no longer do this! I thought it was a great marking tool of persuasion. Even when I knew that I couldn't eat another bite.. but when that tray went around the room it made me change my mind about ordering dessert to take home. I believe seeing is believing even convincing when it comes to food. Having new items on the dessert menu with a visible tray would tempt a persons apatite to say, Yes... I would like to have some of that! Not seeing the tray canceled my dessert plans.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM3rd time is the charmWe had been to this restaurant twice before with other couples and were underwhelmed.
HOWEVER< this Sunday there was an obvious change in the friendliness of the staff.
There were three in our party, and we all enjoyed our whole meal. The clam chowder was rife with flavor, AND CLAMS, my salmon in truffle sauce was delicious, and the tillapia was enjoyed by others. The desserts, purportedly made in house, were all delicious.
The staff was hurried, so water glasses were not refilled, we had to ask for bread, and our check twice, but the server was professional and apologetic for the fact she was obviously over booked.
We will definitely return after this visit.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTastefulRecommend the Maryland crab soup.I am not one who eats soup, but theirs was very tasteful and had plenty of crab. The crab & shrimp roll was delicious as well, and I loved the way they cook the veggies. My cousin loved their tilapia fried and their drink that is similar to the long island iced tea she said they put plenty of alcohol in it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great restaurant forOverall great restaurant for families, couples and individuals. I especially love the ambiance and quiet atmosphere. The service we experienced on 27 April was superb! It was my wife and my 11th wedding anniversary and we had the best evening in a while. We will certainly return with the family in the near future.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVEry pleased.Overall, my experience was beyond pleasant and I would definitely go again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHere they have a good selectionHere they have a good selection of seafood with some options for the land lovers also. I enjoyed the grilled trout, which was good. We didn't get a chance to dine outside but the restaurant has a gorgeous view of the setting sun.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI was over-charged for lunchI was over-charged for lunch on April 22. The check reflected 2 desserts (apple upside down cake at 9.95 each)that my party of seven did not order. I did not notice the mistake until I reviewed the check later that afternoon. I voiced my concern to the manager on April 23 but have not heard back from him.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a lovelyMy wife and I had a lovely evening I'm paraplegic and McCormicks , was very accessible and accommodating, the food was great " we were their on a Sat. we had a 5:15 pm reservation and we attended a show there after and i think we shell return !
Mahdee & Denise Sabir4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and decor.Excellent food and decor. However; it took a while to receive our entree's. The waiter came back several times to let us know that they were working on it.Then, they charged us an extra $10, but they fixed it. Overall, it was a great experience.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Enjoyable Birthday Dinner @ M&SI really enjoyed my Birthday dinner and the staff was so WELCOMING and I sincerely appreciate all the LOVE on my Birthday...the waterfront terrace was AMAZING!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular view and foodIt was our anniversary dinner and we had a blast! The food was delicious and the evening view of the harbor was spectacular.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoying the view from inside!Over all the experience was wonderful beautiful view of the water front, although seasonal outside dining is available, reservations made via Open Table are not valid for outside dining. So we had a choice to admire the beautiful view from inside or wait 45 minutes for outside dining. The calimari was the best I've had and the shrimp scampi was so pretty I took a pic before I ate it.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFound out at END of meal thatFound out at END of meal that we needed to ask for lemon in water, crackers for soup, and bread at dinner. This should be included for the prices they charge; this is not an inexpensive restaurant.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood lunch spotThe food is always good. And the service always outstanding.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood good service inconsistentService was good but slow even tough we we among the first patrons. It took 20 minutes for coffee..... But is was very good when it finally arrived. Service was efficientand pleasant , but food service was not timely. It took 25 minutes to bring out 1 sestertius of pie and ice cream.... Hmmm not sure what the hiccups were but we enjoyed the food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM