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.

Offering gift card rewards! Please visit our website for further details.

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Please join us for a romantic night. We will be offering a four course pre-fixe dinner priced at $75/person. To view the menu, please visit the menu section of OpenTable. Reservations will be subject to a $25/person cancellation fee if cancelled within 24hrs.

Grace's Mandarin Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Scenic View (53)
Special Occasion (51)
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Waterfront (49)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Good for Groups (39)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Romantic (33)
Authentic (33)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Fun (25)
Casual (23)
Business Meals (23)
Cozy (19)
Healthy (18)
Spicy (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Late-night Find (13)
People Watching (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Organic (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was excellent!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Our second time here and we couldn't figure out why we had not come back sooner. The ambiance is really fun and the food is great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Grace’s has several two locations that I know of and this time we visited the one at National Harbor. The food was fair, but we’ve had better at the tepenyaki grill at the other location.

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·Dined 7 days ago

To be truthful from the food point-of-view, I did not find Grace's Mandarin to be what I was hoping. The restaurant ambience is wonderful, the staff is great, and the view is terrific from the second floor windows. The menu had interesting selections and variations if you are really into seafood. However, the dishes fell short of hopes - they were, for me, just bland tasting. Grace's in Bowie (when in operation) had wonderful tasting dishes by comparison.

My apologies Grace, I really wanted to experience better.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was amazing as always. Soo tasty and a nice portion size. The server was very helpful and gave excellent menu suggestions. the only thing I would say is that it was rushed. It would have been nice to have had some lag time instead of feeling like we were being pushed out. They were not really busy so it was not that they needed the tables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My family and I have eaten here (I believe) 4 times. We live in FL but are in this area at least once a year. We enjoy the food quite a bit but I do think that their portions are small given the price. In particular it seems that their sushi rolls are not nearly as big as we always want them to be.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fun atmosphere, great service, interesting menu. Sauces a bit heavy but food generally slid.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great experience, very kind and profesional servis, amazing atmosphere, and delicious food.

Tags: Organic, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful, as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service excellent!! Over priced for the servings of appetizers .

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice place and great food

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was fantastic and the food was just as good. The view both inside the restaurant and outside was great. Prices for lunch were also very reasonable. Definitely returning next year.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was quite good. We had a spectacular view of the frozen Potomac River. What made this experience special is we had lunch for my daughter’s birthday. We met and greeted her at the front door and gave her birthday greetings. When the meal ended, our server presented her with a small birthday present. We never asked. It was just a nice above and beyond touch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service and atmosphere were outstanding! It was as a very nice meal for New Years Eve.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were not advised that we had to order from the prefix menu when a reservation was made on Open Table. We had to choose from a prefix menu which was ok but not what we had originally wanted

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Years Eve. Our waiter was just fantastic. He took care of all of our requests (3 vegetarians) and he was timely with bringing everything we needed. He even heard one of our forks fall from across the room and came over with a new one. The restaurant was beautiful and the view of the water was great. The only drawback was our dishes we ordered didn’t come with some type of sauce, so we requested hot peppers and Sriracha to top it off. It’s also little pricy but definitely worth a nice night out!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I go here on a weekly basis, pretty much the best asian restraunt in the entire Harbor area. Always greeted with respect and the service and food is simply excellent.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The host desk and service was not inviting. We were made to feel that they really didn’t care about providing any level of good customers service. In addition our food was cold.
We have dined here before, so our holiday celebration was very disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with a priceless view of the harbor. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

A really nice experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love Grace's. It is a huge restaurant that is designed beutifully. The only reason I was unable to give 5 stars is because the waiter was extremely busy so we simply had to catch him on the move to order, refill drinks, etc. The place is dimly lit which gives it more of a date night feel, so dont take grandma unless you are fine with reading the menu to her with the flashlight from your phone. Lastly, in such a bustling place the noise level can occasionally creep up.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and great service!!! It was a Friday night before New Year's Eve and so even with a reservation, we had to wait about 15 minutes, but it was worth it! Crab Rangoon and calamari appetizers were delicious. Crab fried rice and both Mandarin and teriyaki chicken dishes were yummy.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Tapas, Special Occasion, Organic, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice food selection. Even with the 3 story restaurant almost filled with diners, we had wonderful service. A dropped item was quickly replaced. Enjoyed the shrimp Mandarin. It had just enough kick for my taste buds.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food and services were once again exceptional. Graces Mandarin never disappoint!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food and service excellent. It was kind of chilly..we sat on the second level and I wanted to wear my coat during dinner service..it was too cold for me..other than that, everything was perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I ordered chicken with string beans and brussel sprouts. I got the sprouts on the side because I haven't had them since I was a kid and they were nasty. Surprisingly, they were very good. Even my 8 year old daughter ate them.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was terrific, as usual and the server pleasant and competent. However the floor management seem to have changed and the dining experience is suffering. We were with 3 older parents and crammed into tables between many children - no thought to comfort of converstion as there hs been in the past. Additionally the main course came before we were halfway done with the starter - and the couples near us had the same experience and also sent theirs back. Our supper jut sat there getting cold while we finished our soup insted of properly being returned to the kitchen or having the manager queue servers and the kitchen to the high level of service previously encountered. Intead of a curated meal we felt rushed and as if we hd stumbled into a joint on the corner with good food an a lousy ambiance. I hardly think that is what grace was going for in her flagship location. Fire the floor management and bring back a profesional. The door staff was eqully untrained amateur and rude. An uncommon restaurant has become common.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great place. Always have a nice meal in a beautiful setting. Crispy beef was excellent and my kids loved their unique take on miso soup.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was not very good at all. Sushi was not fresh. 5 of us got diff meals and each was below average. I’m local and will not return. Zento’s is far superior quality and Value!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We requested a table with the water view a few hours before and the staff went out of their way to accommodate this request. The atmosphere was romantic with moderate noise. Our waitress, Sara D, was knowledgeable about menu and drink selections and provided excellent service. The sushi was amazing and was some of the best we have ever had. We will definitely be back! It’s well worth the money!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas day. Food and service were great and a nice atmosphere

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great location, awesome customer service, one of the best I have seen. It's always our Christmas dinner location. Food is tasty. Food portion didn't look generous for the dinner price. Overall nice ambience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and good service. Out of town visitors can always count on a good dining experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was a little slow, but it was a busy night being Christmas Eve.... our waiter did not understand our question regarding the teas they offered. We were told sweet tea and non sweet tea only, when we received the dessert menu, there were many specialty teas offered! But the food was so good we will over look this mistake. Definately a neat place to dine at!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This place could be great with more attention to the food. The menu looks adventureous, but the entrees actually fell short. My scallops were doused with some heavy terriyaki sauce that made the entree on par with Applebees. The house salad was too spicy for my husband's and son's taste and they like it hot. The wait staff was very gracious and efficient. The location is great on the main pedestrian street of the National Harbor. I'd return if the kitchen staff stepped it up a couple of notches to match expectations of something really special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service. Westernized menu, especially desserts. Ornate decors

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The great food and atmosphere made our Birthday Celebration more Special!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent all around. Ambiance, food, and service were a 10.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food just a shame is it is very pricey. I would go there more often if it was. Truly amazing senders inside and out along with authentic fresh food

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

As usual the food and service was amazing. My drink was just ok. Way too much ice 😏 it was watered down tonight.

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