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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for a New Years Eve celebration. Priced at $75 per person. Contact us for more information on the menu.

Grace's Mandarin Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Scenic View (49)
Special Occasion (41)
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Waterfront (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for Groups (32)
Authentic (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Romantic (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (20)
Fun (20)
Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Happy Hour (14)
Healthy (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Spicy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Vegan (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Second time dining here, loved it both times. Had a reservation, arrived early, they were able to seat us early and had a wonderful view! Food and atmosphere were wonderful! Cannot wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was my third visit here.... love the food. Unfortunately my waiter did not give me my take home portion after 3 requests. By the time we left, I had forgotten also. Discussed with management after I got home 1 1/2 hour drive. Not sure he understood or cared about my dilemma.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

They made it very difficult to substitute chicken for salmon and told me i would have to pay for a $31 diff salmon plate to count as a 13 dollar chicken plate.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic food and ambiance - we had a great time and will go back every time we are in the D.C. area. Order the crab cakes, crispy beef and shrimp with long beans! Incredible food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food here is amazing! The Shanghai wings are the best! The shrimp fried rice tasted fresh and was fluffy. The chefs here are the real deal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a great dining experience. The food and service was impeccable! I will definitely go back again!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was very happy with my visit where I celebrated my 50th Birthday. I would definetly recommend this restaurant and will return in the future. Thank you for a great experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Nil was our server and did a fantastic job. Can’t wait to come back.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the DC area. The food is excellent, the decor is awesome, and the service is top notch. I highly recommend it for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Super busy on a Saturday night but thanks to open table we got a last minute reservation. There was quite a crowd but we only waited a short while near the beautiful bar, where it was warm and inviting. The service was wonderful, the food was tasty and the tables were always full of people having a great time

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice place but small servings and high prices. Not your typical Chinese Restaurant. But it is no better than your typical. The food is good. But over priced.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved the view and the ambiance of Grace's restaurant but the food left something to be desired. It was good but not as good as I expected for the price and we even ordered dishes that came highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was wonderful albeit touristy. The ambiance was wonderful! The quality of food was subpar compared to the price. It was approximate $50 per person.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and great service. Always good sushi there!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great experience at Grace's Mandarin! And this time of year, their holiday decorations are amazing!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with a dinner at Grace's Mandarin. It was a lovely evening. The service was excellent, the wine superb and the meal delicious. Our choices were based on recommendations, all of which were spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent Asian cuisine from appetizers to entrees.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Does NOT disappoint. Excellent service; excellent food; pleasant decor -- prefer evening to daytime, though, for decor.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food and service were impeccable. Our first time there for our daughter’s birthday. Felt like royalty!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food. One of the best chinese restaurants in the DMV. The ambiance is great and the service was excellent. Menu recommendations includes phenomenal crispy beef and asian style lamb chops. Both were cooked to perfection. The calamari is also top notch.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was a fantastic experience ,The food the energy the service was just exceptional!!I will going back soon!this is a must visit!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were seated right after arrival. The service was great. The menu had lots of choices and the portions were good.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very accommodating. Great ambiance and service. The food is amazing. I'll never order a spring roll from my local takeout joint again! Everything was fabulous. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Oh my do we miss Mr. K's, Washington's top Chinese restaurant of its time. But Grace's Mandarin comes awfully close. The restaurant is beautifully appointed and the food is outstanding. We had a variety of typical Chinese/American dishes--an excellent lettuce wrap , vegy spring rolls, wonderful crispy beef, togarashi with brown sauce and a melt in your mouth angus filet. Great waiter who checked on us just the right amount of times and kept our ice tea glasses without the need to ask. We have been here a few times before and this experience reminded us why we need to come more often.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everyone enjoyed their meals for my daughter's birthday. We had Indonesian fried rice, Malaysian chicken curry, eggplant, pad thai, house fried rice, chicken wings, sushi, fried dumplings and everything was delicious! Some of the portions were on the small side for the price but the serving containers were original and creative, which added a festive flair to the meal. The server was very pleasant and attentive in refilling our water and checking in with us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Horrible. Completely unimpressed. Sushi was not particularly good. Lettuce wraps full of oil.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I come here for my sushi fix and the Kung Pao Chicken. I do love the decor, the nice touch with the hot towels before/after dinner and the ambiance. The service isn’t impeccable, but always good. We were there to meet family; it probably wasn’t the best option, given the noise level, but it was better than the noise level at Redstone or Granite City. The food was a little salty this time, but overall a good experience, as usual. I will return.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Truly magnificent ambiance in this wonderful three floor restaurant with top notch mostly Chinese restaurant. Food was high quality, plated well and cooked perfectly. Expensive, but that is reflective of the neighborhood as well as the presentation. I would go back there again.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice ambiance! Food was good.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My girlfriend and I went here, both our first time, and had a great night. Food was amazing and the driver is were very good. Great service.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time there, it was a work dinner and I loved the ambience. Food was much better than expected, tasty and well prepared

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely beautiful place. Wonderful staff. Delicious food. I will say that the food, while good, I'm not sure if it was worth the larger price tag. $28 for organic teriyaki chicken, it was good but I've had cheaper that tasted I would dare say better. $4 for a fountain drink is high as well. It's hard to find such amazing staff and ambience though. So clean and you can tell they care.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food,good service. friendly staff...beautiful setting by the water front..awesome view..

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Healthy, Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My family and i had a great time. Great atmosphere for two or a group. The lighting was perfect and seat location was great

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

food and service terrible that night. despite the fact that it was a monday night and not very busy, everything about our reservation was on a delay. food cold and terrible. waiter non-responsive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good definitely not worth the prices they charge! Wish they offered better menu items....something more spicy etc
Overall experience is nice if you’re there to celebrate a special occasion...party of 6 expect to pay around $400 plus

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had the duck and scallops. The scallops were perfectly seared and the melted in my mouth like butter. This was one of the best meals I've ever ate!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service was amazing. It was my first time at the restaurant and I relied on the waitress recommendation. Salt and pepper wings as an appetizer and lychee drink started the meal. I order the mandarin shrimp with a side of shrimp soba noodles and he flavors were amazing. Ended the meal with a cup of green tea and the mugs you drank out of was great. Service was also fast. I highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place way over promised and grossly underdelivered. For what they charged, I expected gourmet cuisine but what I got was something from Panda Express. The view is great, as is the decor, but that is about it. I would rather visit the location near Lanham.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Lobster scallops shrimp Cognac XO is ridiculously good

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