Grace's Mandarin

4.5
3117 reviews
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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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New England
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious. However the server must have been having a rough night. Salad and soup came out with entrees. Server did not seem familiar with menu as had to come back multiple times to verify what we wanted was on the menu. This place does have a great happy hour.

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m
Richmond
83 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had higher expectations for this restaurant especially due to the location in National Harbor. Extremely disappointed in the prices and the value for the food; it was overpriced and just average. The food that we ordered was not as expected (i.e. drunken noodles usually come with a choice of noodles, commonly it's served with thicker noodles, we weren't even asked and received Udon noodles and we asked for medium heat - there was no heat whatsoever...) We you order spicy sushi, you expect spicy, there was not flavor either. The location was very convenient but not worth the money, go elsewhere.

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SO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun decor, very busy, good food. The waitress wasn't particularly friendly but service was fine. Excellent desserts. Make a reservation. Very popular on weekends.

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M
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is beautiful- full of bright colors, neat sculpture, Asian decorations and lights. Food was delicious- fun drinks and service was awesome!

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CA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katherine was very friendly and professional dealing with a large crowd of customers the night we were there. Everyone seemed to have their act together. Grace's Mandarin atmosphere is an experience all by itself, so when the food came and it was fantastic, our night was complete. Would recommend it without reservation.

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FL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

There were ten of us celebrating our son's birthday last Saturday night. Although the restaurant was very crowded, our service was great. We had an incredibly accommodating waiter who even helped with the candles on the cake. Wish I had gotten his name -- he made the evening special for all of us.

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Delicious food

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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is easily one of the best restaurants I've been to. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious, everyone's meal at our table was flavorful and well plated. The decor is over the top but in a good way. Just a great experience, will come back again.

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always. Thank you for making this restaurant an outstanding place to dine.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time for a first visit, we can’t wait to go back!

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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Parking situation was terrible as there was an event going on. Ended up parking at MGM and took an uber over. Service was very slow, food was above average but not fantastic

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We visited 3 times a year every year and service is hit or miss, depending on the waiting staff.
The food is always great. Location and ambiance remains unbeatable.

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JG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious sea bass! My husband raves about the Korean seafood soup

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G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is great!! I would definitely go back worth my $200+ bill!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I reserved 2 seats for Grace's Mandarin for Valentines Day for myself and wife. When we got there we were surprised to find out that the upper level was only available to those that paid a special price ($75) because of Valentines Day. We had to sit in the bar section on the lower level, with the distraction of sports on the TVs. The ambiance of a romantic night was certainly lost on me.

Other than that distraction, the food was very good and the service was excellent as always. We go to Grace's Mandarin quite often and think of this restaurant and our "go to place." As a matter of fact I mentioned Grace's Mandarin to one of my colleagues and low and behold she showed up as my wife and I were departing.

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JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Not enough food for the money that was demanded on that day

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MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was pretty good but not even close to the price point that was paid. Service was nice and friendly. Wouldn't go back just because the cost I could go to a higher end place, with better food and still save money

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JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and service was remarkable. We spent a very, romantic evening for Valentines Day. And while they were packed, they still were able to provide quick, and personal service. Definitely will be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place great food good service definitely great spot for a date night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great but was not happy with the table. It was a squeezed.

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EP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall, Grace's was a fantastic choice for a Galentine's Dinner. We had a large party of 8 which was a bit overwhelming for the server. The food did arrive lukewarm which was disappointing. However, the ambiance of the restaurant was nice and I was able to make a reservation on open table.

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. Food was good. Spent time with family enjoying Chinese New Year.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The place is beautiful, a definite must see. As far as the food!! So not good and extremely over priced. I actually got sick on the drive home and I barely ate anything. So... 1 appetizer, 1 meal, 50$ later, not including tip and parking.... I had to go home and actually have dinner. Big thumbs down.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall this restaurant was very nice. The hostess was a little rude, not friendly at all, but the waitress was very engaging. Our food was good overall. We didn’t have to wait too long. My salmon was a bit over cooked. Everyone else in our party enjoyed their meals.

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MI
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great service. A highly functioning staff that works well together.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Graces is 1 of my favorite restaurants. Everything was great! Our server was the only problem. He never came back to check on my party. When I asked him what happened he said he has to many tables. That’s horrible customer service!!!!

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J
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We sat on the third floor, the walk up the stairs featured a water wall that we both agreed was a nice touch. The Asian motif was nice, lots of red and many Asian pieces throughout. The view from the third floor isn’t anything exciting, it’s basically a view of the 2nd floor, but still nice.

The appetizer was crab wontons. They were tasty but had a sauce all over them that made them flimsy and took away that crisp you want in a wonton. They were also luke warm (this is a theme).

The main course food was basically Panda Express for 4-5x the price. I had the fried beef, which was supposed to be spicy and wasn’t even remotely spicy even worse it was cold. The waitress brought me some pepper flakes in oil and that barely helped but was better than without. We shared the green beans, wonderful taste, but cold.

My date had a honey shrimp dish which she seemed to like but also felt as though it was cold and had been sitting for a while. We both had a piping hot serving of rice.

We had hot green tea with honey which I thought was excellent and it seemed like the little pot was always full.

I think this place is supposed to be a romantic setting, and it was, sort of. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive but cold food is unforgivable. I’m afraid for the price it’s not really worth it to see if it was one bad experience.

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NA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service. The Waitress was kind and the food was amazing!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my sons birthday. He wanted to come to your restaurant because he loves the food and the ambience. We had a lovely time. Thank you very much.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I've been to Grace's many times, tonight however was not the best. We were seated right away which was great, however the waiter took a very long time to come greet us. Never asked us if we wanted to started with drinks, had to ask for drinks on our own. She was not attentive to us at all. It was very busy tonight. The other times I've been has always been during the week for dinner. I think I will stick to that vs the weekend. Food was delicious though.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great we had a wonderful dinner with the reservation we were seated right away and the food was delicious my wife really loved the Brussel sprouts and the sushi sliders were great. We will definitely be coming back

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EC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was bland.

The entrees was served quickly after our appetizers and then very slow for dessert. Felt rushed and then forgotten.

Seemed like it was trying to be a 5 star restaurant but serving food with less quality than a chain restaurant (PFChangs)

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food. I’m a regular

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P
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I visited Grace's Mandarin for a business lunch. Every time the seating was excellent complete with great views of the National Harbor. The wait staff are very attentive and accommodating based on our needs and you are greeted with hot seated towels as you sit down. Fresh fruit infused water is brought table side and teas can be ordered. The lunch menu offers a number of options and the food is presented very well and ingredients are always fresh. I enjoy dining there for lunch and look forward to an opportunity to dine there for dinner to view the harbor at night.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

That’s a qualified Yes. This is one of those areas with limited options. this particular location has a very nice harbour view and I’d recommend making a reservation or request it to make the meal even more enjoyable. The food is good and prepared well. However, for the reasons mentioned, it’s relatively expensive for this type of asian food.

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JG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class as always.

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C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always dine at Grace’s when we’re in the National Harbor. Good food in a nice setting.

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CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere are awesome! The food is pretty good as well!

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