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Grace's Mandarin

4.5
2696 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Open Daily at 11:30 am, Lunch Menu available till 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Full dinner menu is available throughout the day.
Dinner:
Sunday-Thursday until 10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday until 12:00 am

Happy Hours: Monday thru Sunday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Excludes Holidays.

Full Menu Available for Carry Out.
No Deliveries.

Dress Code: Business/Smart Casual.

Offering gift card rewards! Please visit our website for further details.
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Phone number
(301) 839-3788
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Orion Chen
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Catering
Our exclusive Mezzanine is available for private or semi-private parties, dinners up to 50 people, or cocktail receptions up to 65 guests. A semi-private area with a panoramic view of the Potomac River. Larger semi-private spaces are available, please call us to inquiry.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waterman Passage
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Parking details
Public Parking all other times, nearest parking garage, Mariner Garage.
We do not validate parking.
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Entertainment
We are not featuring any live entertainment.
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Special events & promotions
Spend a night with the one you love at Grace's Mandarin on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14th 2016! Enjoy a $75 per person Four Course Pre Fixe Menu (excludes tax/fees).

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Come and join us for our Happy Hour with half priced small plates, half price on sushi, $5 draft beer, $5 hot sake and select cold sake, $7 signature drinks and martinis, and also half priced select bottles of wine. Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

*Dine in only, excludes holidays, cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers, excludes sushi from chef's selection, some restrictions may apply

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2696 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Amazing place to eat. Attention to detail is something you don't see anymore but here it abounds. From the decor to the food and even the dishes that the food is served on is special. We have eaten here 3 nights in a row. Love this place.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Good meal!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was good, not exceptional. Also the same for the food. We will never return because the noise level is way too high. It was not a pleasant evening because of the noise.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Hosted a Bachelor Party and this was the ideal restaurant for the evening. Everything was phenomenal and got feedback from the attendees on what a great pick it was. Made me feel very good and happy for everyone there.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was wonderful as usual!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We only ordered sushi as we only had an hour to eat before we needed to be somewhere. I told our waitress that we were under a time constraint and she was extremely accommodating! I really appreciated that she listened to our requests and had our food prepared quickly, and once we were done eating that the check was promptly brought to our table. My only complaint was that I didn’t feel the sushi that I ordered was the greatest I had ever had. It honestly was not very flavorful, but it seemed to be of good quality.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was very slow. Had a large party of 20 and 1 waiter.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had reservations for 6:30, but wanted to check out Happy Hour before then, so we got there around 3, which is when their HH starts. We got seated at a highboy by the window right away.
Matthew made us an excellent Manhattan & delicious Bellini. The small bites were really tasty: Crispy Beef, Spicy tuna rolls, (a bit too salty) Singapore noodles and really great lamb chops!

Upstairs, at our window-side table, Jackie served us a fabulous Green Dragon roll and a Surf & Turf, which were lamb chops (yes, we loved them that much!) and crab cake. My husband, who normally doesn't like crab cakes in restaurants because they're usually mostly filler, was very pleasantly surprised -- he kept on eating it, exclaiming, "This is really good!" Jackie informed us that the lamb chops and crab cakes were their specialties & most popular dishes.

We wanted to stay to watch the sun set & felt badly about hogging the table, so although Jackie wasn't rushing us, we ordered dessert -- which we rarely do. It was their Ginger-Lemon-Wasabi Cheesecake, another signature dish. We finished it. :)

The only recommendation I'd make is for the staff to bring out the food in stages instead of all at the same time. Perhaps the staff could ask?

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Grace's Mandarin is one of my favorite places to eat at National Harbor, as alway the food & the service is top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing experiance! I took my wife for a anniversary dinner date and lets just say the look, location, views and atmosphere was amazing! Food was mouth watering and many items to choose from , the servers had great attitudes. I couldn't find a single thing wrong. Definitely making our way back and with friends and family.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Love the location and the service was very fast. We arrived earlier than our reservation but we didn’t have to wait.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is a very busy restaurant, although there was a line to get in we were seated immediately, The ambiance is perfect, like the service we received. I ordered way too much so took a doggie bag home, heated up the ribs the next day, still as delicious as the night before. We visit the DC area once a year and I insist on a meal at Grace’s when in town. LOVE this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Awesome service, and food....is now one of my favorite restaurants...

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excennent service and delicious food! The rockfish was great.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

32nd anniversary dinner with family. The decor is impressive, the staff attentive, food good.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent choice for a great date night! Loved the atmosphere and good customer service. We were sitting across the street watching the Potomac and Capital Wheel, saw this place had a crowd of folks trying to get in. I told my love that I have the Open Table app, let me see if I can reserve a table... we were in and seated less than 20 min later! They even accommodated my special request for a table near a window! If you love all things Asian (food, decor and amazing hospitality) then Grace’s Mandarin is the place for you!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fillet mignon main wasn’t fillet mignon at all and at £39 very over priced. Cloudy bay was not cold enough initially and only cooled down after being in ice. Food overall was ok but absolutely not worth the price and never mind an attempt to overcharge us for the kids meals as apparently they don’t do substitutions but failed to tell us that.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Grace's was absolutely wonderful! Great food, great drinks, great place to meet friends. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Superb decor and presentation . Food quality, variety and ambience is 5 Star . Well spaced tables and roomy walkways . Quite nice on all counts . They can easily accommodate large parties without crowding any diners .

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The atmosphere was incredible, even with a couple arguing at the next table. The food was good, but didn’t blow my socks off. Overall, excellent spot to enjoy friends and fam.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very very different and nice

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The noise was off the charts! I couldn’t even have a conversation with anyone at our table. I didn’t enjoy dinner at all!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was my first time and I will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

From the greeting at arrival it was a great dinning experience

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Everyone was very friendly and attentive. The food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We attended for our first wedding anniversary, and the staff made sure we felt special from the time arrived until we left. The food and drinks were delicious and the service from everyone at the restaurant was exceptional.
Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or a fun date night. The atmosphere, decor and amazing views of the Potomac make for the ultimate dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect as always! Thank you

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Grace's Mandarin has a lovely waterfront view, great decor, totally meant for special occasions or romantic dinners. If it's a big party, be patient, the service can get slow. All in all, a great place. 4.9/5 stars.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love the food

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Dinner with my bride. Excellent meal, service and flavors. A real keeper. Reminded me that I do not eat here enough. Just was god, that's it, no extra need to be something else.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The server Leah was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for my birthday for the first time, felt like I was on vacation or in Las Vegas! Beautiful atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent service. Great food

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent food as always. Service was perfect and it was really quiet because it was on a Tuesday!! Totally love that!!

I have never had a bad dish or terrible service at this place!

Will come again and again!!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good food and service we're enjoyed - but a bit pricey. Small hot sake was $12, for an example.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent dinner, sushi was amazing, entree was fantastic, the drinks are delicious and made to perfection. Overall excellent restaurant! We ate on the top level with a gorgeous view of the Potomac and the Ferris wheel. Will def return every trip

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I took my daughter who loves sushi. We both enjoyed ourselves. We each tried a new entrée and shared. The Shrimp Imperial and National Harbor Fried Rice were delicious. The sushi was perfectly prepared. We will definitely return on our next visit to the area.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I found this place to be excellent for Asian cuisine. If you are into this type of food. I would not recommend for large parties of 6 or more unless you don't mind sitting at separate tables. They do have a large table that will accommodate a party of 20. Over all the food is excellent. I highly recommend for a date night.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Not happy at all, was placed on third floor with a small table and saw many tables available. We were a two party and noticed two party seated after us in the main dining area. Food way too salty for my wife and mine was bland. Table next to us had a party of 10 with eight kids that were loud and disrespectful as hell!! Total disappointment a d will not be back.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Every dish was a hit. Portions have become smaller since my last visit.

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