About Grace's Mandarin

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.

188 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

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.

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Cross Street:
Waterman Passage

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 839-3788

Website:
http://www.gracesrestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
We are not featuring any live entertainment.

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.

Parking Details:
Public Parking all other times, nearest parking garage, Mariner Garage.
We do not validate parking.

Executive Chef:
Orion Chen

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

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

Grace's Mandarin Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Special Occasion (62)
Waterfront (57)
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Scenic View (53)
Romantic (50)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for Groups (43)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Worth the Drive (36)
Great for Lunch (35)
Authentic (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Fun (25)
Business Meals (24)
Cozy (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Healthy (21)
Casual (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Spicy (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
People Watching (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Organic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Vegan (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous from the moment we walked in. Decor, ambience, service, all wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious! I would go back again in a heartbeat.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic service and food! Very good sushi and many other options. 5/5

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Waiter, Clydr, very pleasant!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great time for Valentine’s Day! Food was amazing and timely and we enjoyed our experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

We frequent this location often and decided to go for Valentine’s Day. It was the typical crowd. The food was not as good as it typically is and quite overpriced for the night ($200 without gratuity) for two with a prefixed menu. We did have a nice window seat.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The decor is beautiful and the food is delicious!!! The servers are very polite and accommodating!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Overly priced for Valentine’s Day !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a nice night. I wish management had given the ladies a rose. It would have spoken volumes on Valentine’s night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Valentine's Day menu; excellent service. Will gladly go back.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was ok. Nothing special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Grace’s Mandarin is my favorite restaurant. The food is fabulous. I took two of my granddaughters ( 14 & 18 years old) there after seeing The Alvin Ailey Dance Theotre. They both thoroughly enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere. The service is always excellent!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent. The bar staff (serving the tables there too) was very attentive and nice. The food was great. Get the calamari, crispy beef, and chicken/beef fried rice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband and I came here for dinner before a show at the MGM Theater. Staff were extremely pleasant and professional . Food was very good. Service was perfect. The timing of everything was exactly as it should be. Prices were fair. They were quite reasonable compared to many other restaurants in this area. Some are outrageous! We had the crabcakes (all meat, no filler) and shrimp pad thai. Delicious! Good portions, atmosphere, & experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and after reading reviews I was hesitant. The only reason why I went there was because it was the only reservation I could get before the comedy show we were going to see. I went back and forth reading tons of reviews and now I think, "why did I waste my time??!!" The place was AMAZING!!

We had a 7:15 reservation for a party of 4. We waited about 15 more minutes which we didn't mind. The hostess asked us if we wanted to be seated on the lower level which is more casual/informal because of the bar. We opted to wait a little longer to sit upstairs. We had a great window seat with a view of the illuminated ferris wheel.

We all had excellent food. Even my friend, who doesn't like Chinese, enjoyed her Mandarin Chicken. We had awesome passionfruit drinks, crab rangoons, and the crispy beef was awesome! My husband enjoyed his yellowtail, scallops and duck. The portions were perfect. Don't expect huge portions like at take-out places. Yum yum! So glad we went.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was a Saturday night gathering of friends during Restaurant week. The place was packed. It wasn’t too loud, remained elegant and the service was outstanding! Every menu item ordered by every person in our party got rave reviews. We will definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Grace’s has top-notch customer service, food and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was excellent. She answer any questions, offered suggestions and her timing was great. The food was equally as impressive.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and food was excellent. I went during restaurant week but the regular prices are still reasonable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Probably the prettiest Chinese restaurant I have ever been in. A 3 story tall gold Buddha greets you at the door. Hot towels before and after your meal. A wonderful menu. A bit pricey but all the standards plus some Asian fusion things like baby lamb chops.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Authentic, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food, service and atmosphere were excellence. Really lovely interior, not crowded during visit in early February. We had a 7pm reservation but they sat us early no problem. The view was of the river which is honestly not much to look at in and of itself, but pretty enough at night with the lights from the Gaylord next door. It was restaurant week and the specials for that were solid although we didn’t take advantage of them. Only downside is it’s expensive- $80 for dinner for two- two entrees and an order of fried rice ($18 for fried rice...), no alcohol and only one soda, plus tip. Food is delicious and prices are to be expected given the location but still, pretty steep.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding customer service. The food was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (México)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Three friends took advantage of the lunch special during Restaurant Week to try the restaurant for the first time. We all enjoyed the hot and sour soup to start. I had the lamb chops, which were very tasting and served over delicious pasta. It was a good deal and an enjoyable atmosphere, with views of the water. We were quite impressed with the decor, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I have eaten at Grace's Mandarin several times over the last 8 years. The food here never disappoints and the location is superb. I have taken my visiting family here every time they come in town. The prices are decent given the location and quality of food. A must stop if you are in the harbor.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was good from the host to the food! I will be coming back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Vegan
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This visit was for lunch during "Restaurant Week", and I must say it was the best of the three restaurants I lunched at in National Harbor during this promotion. Although the menu was limited, the choices gave a good representation of what the restaurant's entire menu encompassed. The only complaint I have is a common one; they tried to serve the entrée before I had finished my appetizer. To me, it is one of the duties of a waitperson to orchestrate the meal, and to insure that the courses are served in a timely manner, in sequence and not overlapping.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was great. I will let friends know of the good food and service. My waiter made us feel special. I felt welcome with the first greeting after entering the establishment. Service with a smile.
GREAT DAY, WONDERFUL MEAL. WE were Pleased.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

The atmosphere was awesome- but the food was pretty bland.. the spring rolls were the best, mandarin chicken, Thai pad, and fried rice were bland... expensive for the blandness. I say bland a million times because there is no better word...

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Server did not check on us if needed anything. We did need water and tea refill. Tea pots do not keep the tea hot, if you delay you end up with lukewarm to cool tea.
Soup very good, salad good, but way too much dressing. Lamb chops were good, Salmon only so-so. Chocolate cake was dry. The mango dessert was good.
Cold draft at our window seat on a cold day.
Overall a big disappointment for a special birthday.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was very good when I went for Restaurant Week. Only downside is that dessert is not part of the menu when most places do. Other than that, food was good.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our waiter Clyde was excellent. Food came out in a timely fashion. The music was a little loud. Recommend making reservations

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday service was good

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a wonderful time. The view out the window was wonderful, food was good and service was great. Going back very soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place. Love everything about it. Ambiance, food, service, small little touches - I really enjoy eating here. Awesome view.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall I really enjoyed the restaurant and it's staff. The only thing that I thought was that I didn't feel the food that we got was quite worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The view is very impressive and the sunset photo worthy. The food was just ok. I would recommend the lettuce wraps and teriyaki chicken. The seafood dishes were somewhat bland and disappointing. The pace for dinner was rushed, we had not finished our appetizers and they were bringing our main course out. Dinner for four adults was over $200 and only lasted one hour and twenty mins. The restaurant was empty for a Friday evening, so they didn't need to rush us through dinner. The table was cramped for four people. If you are going for the view or happy hour, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and drink. Outstanding service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great as always. Our waitress was a bit off though. We are regulars and we almost always order the same thing. She did not greet us with our hot towels and she did not bring them at the end I had to ask for them. I ordered an orange chicken to go and she gave us mandarin chicken. With orange sauce- not the same. But all in all food was good and quick and ambiance is clean and nice as always. Never have to wait to be seated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful birthday celebration

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had dinner with a friend. It was my first time at the restaurant. We really enjoyed the meal. Loved the calamari appetizer. The Hong King XO shrimp was great and the string beans cooked perfectly. Initial service was a little slow, but it improved as the evening went on.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great and quick service!

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