Grace's Mandarin

4.5
3201 reviews
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Asian
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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please come celebrate a very special Mother's Day meal at Grace's Mandarin. We will only be serving a beautiful 4 course pre-fix menu priced at $65/adult and $15/child under age 10. You can find the full menu on our Opentable menu section, or at our website at Gracesrestaurants.com

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to treat my family to a different type of cuisine for the holiday and choose Grace's Mandarian and it was an absolute great choice. The food was wonderful. It was my first time having lamb and what a wonderful introduction to the dish. I will definitely be adding lamb to my options of ordering when I go out to eat from now on. Gleachy's service was wonderful, very pleasant, hospitable, attentive and accommodating. When Im in the area again I will definitely visit again.

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LK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Came to Grace’s for Easter lunch. The food was delicious as usual. Our server was pleasant and things started off well, but he started to stay away for longer periods of time, not refill drinks, forgot what we requested, took very long to come back with requested items... Again the food was delicious and I usually have a great experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Graces is one of my favorite restaurants so I would normally do 5 stars but I didn’t care for my waitress this time around. Not rude but customer service didn’t seem like a priority for her.

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 10 for dinner. Everything we ordered was really tasty from the edamame, yellow tail through the rack of lamb. Drinks were also perfectly made! Great experience for our group. Service was very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this place!

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TC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience! Enjoyed the food and the service was excellent as usual!

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SG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is exceptional, the food was very good, the atmosphere is peaceful, the bathroom was clean and had a beautiful flower arrangement. Even the water served for the table had cucumber and lemon in it! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and the service was very good. We would go back again,

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was here on business in November and couldn’t wait to come back. Easily the best sushi and Chinese food I’ve ever had. Ambiance is cool and service was knowledgeable and attentive. Definitely go!!

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PG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

This was a weird experience. The ambiance and subtle touches suggest fine dining, so I was expecting elevated pan-Asian. But the food was more like if your neighborhood Chinese takeout spot stepped it up. We started with the crab rangoon. I was expecting classic crab rangoon, but improved. But it was exactly like delivery (oversweet, imitation crab) except had sprinkled shredded Mexican blend cheese on top (WHAT!? WHO!?).

We asked for the tea selection, expecting a curated lineup of excellent teas. The selection was small, but promising. However, when we received it, it was Mighty Tea. A run of the mill grocery store brand. Our server offered us honey, which my husband accepted... it was Sysco Food Service packets.

This kind of experience continued throughout the meal. My drunken shrimp udon was tasty, but oily and the shrimp were just overcooked. His sashimi platter wasn't bouncy and glossy, but dry. The lemon ginger cheesecake with wasabi whipped cream tasted like a freezer, had a soggy crust, and came with flavorless whipped cream that was already falling flat.

For a $100 lunch, I expect curation, deftly crafted flavor profiles, high-quality ingredients, perfect textures, and elegant platings. But what I got something on par with delivery Chinese. Not bad. Tasty, even. But not in any way elevated.

If you're accustomed to fine dining, do not go here. You'll be confused and disappointed.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and diversity of options on the menu, including gluten free. Enjoyed our team dinner at Grace's Mandarin. Beautiful decor and nice sunset views.

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautifully decorated restaurant!

We had a birthday dinner here and the restaurant was extremely accommodating of our last min changes. We were seated pretty fast and the service was impeccable. Everyone enjoyed the food and perfectly cooked lamb.

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AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I always enjoy eating here. The service is Always excellent and the food is Always fresh, good and tasty. There lamb choos are sooo Good.

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c
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, service, and food. Highly recommend for Asian cuisine.

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LE
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good. Nice food presentation. Food was just ok. And expensive. My 13 yo thought it was cool because of the decor and food presentation.

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B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner outing with my mum!

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l
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent. Best Chinese/Japanese/Malaysian, etc. restaurant I’ve been to in years. Innovative (never heard of sushi “sliders” before).

Service was impeccable! Decor impressive. Even the parking lot was convenient.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our initial impression from the greeting to being seated was exceptional. The attention to detail by the server and staff exceeded our expectations.

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n
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The scallop and duck was very good as was the sweet shrimp and the flounder sushi.

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LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as usual! My favorite place to dine at National Harbor!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was our third visit to this restaurant, and by far the worst experience we’ve had. It took at least 10 minutes for the waitress to acknowledge us, and she wasn’t attentive to us at all. My daughter’s order was incorrect, and we had to ask for our drinks to be brought out as well as sauces we asked for to go with our dinner. Overall, a poor experience and we will not be back.

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WN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambiance, delicious food, excellent service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I came because it was my birthday but we waited over 40 minutes for our food. People seated after us were served and eating before us. And my sisters meal was lukewarm like it’d been sitting for a while. Our server was unapologetic about the wait time and barely checked in with us.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate exceeded our expectations, but the service was definitely the highlight of the meal. Grace’s takes the time and effort to make every customer feel like a million dollars. The price to quality ratio makes this a definite go to for us.

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OT
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my lunch here very much. Lamb was quite good.

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OT
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is very expensive for what you’re getting. The best dish was the whole rockfish. I was not a fan of the beef, I could get the same from a take out Chinese restaurant. But overall location and the view of the waterfront is great and service was excellent. The staff was very courteous.

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VO
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. They accommodated 2 additional people without issue. Fun evening.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I needed a Sushi fix after a day at the Spa. Love this place and their mandarin salad is super yummy.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty food. Extremely busy during Sunday but service was good
anyway

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The food we had which was sashimi and sushi rolls all tasted the same and were very bland. Asked for spicy mayo and it was not even close to being that.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Had our service been better we would have given higher ratings for overall and value. The mediocre service (and I am being generous) disappointed us.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I Always have a great time at Graces. It was my boyfriends first time and he enjoyed the ambiance. Great food as well. I had the drunken udon noodles with shrimp & it was very good but very spicy as well. Service was was great too.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was way too salty. Menu was unexciting. Cocktail martinis tasted disgusting. Fish in the sushi was overpowered by a brown rice/quinoa sushi rice blend. Overall, hugely overpriced and overrated. Would never go back.

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CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation 2 months in advance for dinner prior to a concert at MGM. Arrived only used for the bartenders to make drinks for customers seated at tables. So there was no one to wait on me however, i was so disgusted by the treatment, took the order to go. Truly they do not respect or value the meaning of reservations. FIRST AND LAST time. Won't be back

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L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

You definitely need a reservation. Thankfully I made one in advance. A bunch of people were turned away as we were waited to be seated. The food was amazing and ridiculously quick to come out of the kitchen. One minor complaint, you can tell the staff wants to turn over tables quickly. We weren't asked until we were done our meal how things were going and if we needed anything (we did).

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FM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not sure how this place has such high ratings. The food is mediocre, at best.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very relaxing, and the food was good. The hot cloths for cleaning your hands before and after your meal was a nice touch and well liked by our entire table.
We will definitely return.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration here. The upstairs inning area had a wonderful view. The waitstaff was very attentive on making sure our dinner was amazing. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you.

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WX
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

we made reservation and wont allow to sit to wait inside,till everyone there. Once everyone there,still wait for another 10 minutes. Very terrible altitude,waitress are good, front desk rude and impolite. Wont recommend to anyone. It attracts people simply due to the location

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SJ
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food a little bit salty, which was difficult to eat but wen twice there as i liked the food

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