Fish by Jose Andres - MGM National Harbor
*The Maryland Fry Bar, where the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay meets the traditional frying technique, right in the heart of the MGM National Harbor. At this exclusive five-seat bar, situated within Fish by José Andrés, guests have a front row view to watch chefs prepare a variety of ingredients – from wild mushrooms and local oysters, to exotic sugar toads and luxurious scallops with truffles and caviar.
Reserve today to enjoy the best of the Chesapeake and beyond at the Maryland Fry Bar. Reservations are available Thursday – Saturday 6:00pm, 8:30pm.
Monday - 5pm-10pm
Wednesday & Thursday, 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday, 5 pm – 11 pm
Saturday, 5pm - 11pm
Sunday, 5pm – 10 pm
Reservations are available Thursday – Saturday 6:00pm, 8:30pm.
The roasted trout and snapper was great! Nice place to have an evening out!
Attended to celebrate a birthday. Outside of a mere acknowledgment at the front door, nothing was done special even though we ordered dessert. Waiter was inattentive and service was extremely slow. Ordered coffee with our desert and it never came yet we were charged. Overall the food but the lack of attention and poor service would hold me back from returning.
We chose the Tasting Menu and were not disappointed. Everything was fabulous.
My wife and I went to Fish for our anniversary, before catching a show at the MGM National Harbor. We decided we'd rather order a few smaller things, than the big entrees. It was a little pricey, but we thought the conch fritters, crab cakes, brussel sprouts, and delmonico potatoes were all excellent. We tried 3 cocktails and agree the Tractor Pull was our favorite. We would definitely come back again.
Wedding Anniversary -31 years
Very pricey for food size though quality was good.
I went on a Wednesday night with Co-workers, it wasn’t as crowded which was great for the ability to engage in conversations. Our waiter was Steve, who was very pleasant, knowledgeable and ensured we were happy will all our meals. I went against the grain and ordered the Sweet Tea Chicken -grilled breast, crispy thigh, smoked pea with chicken glaze AND Delmonico potatoes- butter, cream, cheese with bread crumbs.
This is a very interesting addition to Jose Andres restaurants. We started with "tuna cones," tuna tartare in a fried mini-ice cream cone. They probably are no more than one or two bites so you need to order two or more. My wife had shrimp and grits, I ordered the rock fish, but got shrimp and grits. The error was quickly corrected.
The sommelier suggested an interesting Portuguese wine.
Being attached to the MGM Grand Casino, the restaurant was noisy. Also, we sat near the door. Apparently there are more interesting tables inside.
Excellent in every respect. Food, service, ambiance are all first rate. However, it is pricey.
We were seated and then had to wait almost 10 minutes for any server, not even offered water. Finally able to order drinks and that took another 10 minutes. Note that the restaurant was pretty empty which should have been a sign from the get go. We asked our server about oysters and he said, yeah, they are salty. Totally the worst recommendation. I ordered fried oysters and mashed potatoes which tasted like they were out of a box. My husband's lamb could have been any mystery meat served in a sauce. We had visited about 9 months ago and loved it. I can honestly say I do not know if the chef or the owners have any clue on how the restaurant has declined in such a short time.
Fish offers the best sunsets off the National Harbor. It has a beautiful atmosphere and is well decorated. I was promptly seated by Leo who was pleasant. For dinner, I enjoyed very much the Cesar salad with fried oysters, and the s’mores dessert. The lemon drop martini and coffee were both excellent. The service was wonderful! Chacha and her lovely assistant from Guadalajara were appropriately friendly and attentive.
I heard the food was good so I decided to give it a try. Nothing I had was good. Would not return.
Appetizers where great!
The main course was not good at all!
the Jambalayas were watery!
The service was supper slow. The restaurant was not full at all.
One of the appetizers arrived about 20 minutes after the rest.
Someone in the party asked for hush puppies and they arrived about 45 minutes after we were done with the main course.
Have never been disappointed in a Jose Andres restaurant until now.
We liked Fish; the service was great, the atmosphere was great, the outdoor seating on a nice day was fabulous but we didn’t think the food was worth the high price. The burnt char on the romaine lettuce of the Caesar salad overtook the dish, the rockfish was bland, dry and over cooked, and the mushroom side dish lacked the goat cheese sauce the description in the menu described. However, my husband did like the shrimp and grits dish. We would go back if invited by friends but Fish would not be our go to, first choice restaurant.
The lady server who served first our sparkling water was so respectful. The food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back again.
Truly atrocious inattentive service. Food mediocre. Not up to JA’s normal standards. They’d be better off turning into a McDonalds. Not again.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself! Food was perfect. I have already recommended the place to family and colleagues. Thanks again!
Fish is a great restaurant. I went there for my birthday and I was not disappointed. The menu it gourmet. The food is delicious. i highly recommend the fish. I had the red snapper and my sister had the trout. It was beautifully presented. The crab appetizers were also delicious. I am also a big fan of Jose Andres. I support his vision and his principles. Bravo Jose!!
Our waitress Belle was so kind and attentive. Even the assistant. Fish continues to impress me. Oh and the manger on duty 10/1 was super. Great energy and he really cared about the customer experience.
It is my favorite place to eat at the MGM. You have a server, but everyone takes care of you. The food is different and tasty. The price is on the upper mid range so bring your coins, but OMG it's so worth it.
This food is ok, not the greatest. The service was good. I specifically had a request for table for 2 with a view and ended up in the very back of the restaurant with no view. Not sure why is it that hard to read and accommodate the quests.
The mountain trout was excellent. The salad and side dishes were also good but were too small for the prices assigned to them. Wait staff were nice and courteous, but were slow and seemed confused, even though we had an early (5:15pm) reservation.
From the initial greeting at the Host Stand to the final "Have a great evening and good luck at the casino" we were treated to top shelf service and food. We chose the tasting menu and couldn't have been happier. Timing between courses was perfect. Taste was excellent and the entire staff was pleasant, smiling, and more than ready to be helpful. Come again? You bet we will.
Fish is an amazing experience and you should definitely not skip out on it if you're at the MGM.
The first time I went to FISH I loved it! So much so that I went with friends 2 more times. The last 2 times, the server was not helpful and the fish was not cooked (salmon both times).
The quality of what we ate - grilled caesar salad with fried oysters, crab cakes, and delmonico potatoes - was excellent no doubt. Problem was the service. Waitress took order for soft shell crabs that they had run out of and she wasn't aware of. We were served the salad and the potatoes with no sign of soft shell crabs. I had only ordered salad and was nearly finished when waitress asks us to order something else. Eventually one tiny crab cake with some shredded veggies on the side arrives and it's priced $19. Really tiny relative to all the crab cakes we have eaten in this area over the years at other fine dining restaurants. My conclusion is the best bet at Fish would be the tasting menu for $75. A la carte is not worth it. While the waitress was extremely polite and kind, a mumbled apology (was it an apology?) from presumably the manager was not adequate.
The food was great! The service was terrible! Such a shame! I would have love to go back and try other dishes and their brunch but was not impress with their service and at their prices it is not worth it!
Food was awesome. Service terrific. Great atmosphere.
Wonderful ambience, fantastic cuisine, and great service. Highly recommend
The staff was very accommodating and ended up giving us a complimentary dessert, which was much appreciated! The food was decadent and had great taste. However, we were very disappointed in the price of the food. My husband and I visited for a date night dinner. I ordered the 20oz ribeye for $72 and, although the ribeye typically does come with fat, almost a third of the ribeye was comprised of large chunks of fat. I also ordered the lobster tail add-on for $26. When it arrived, the lobster tail was only a half portion so I inquired with the server who informed me that the menu stated a half lobster, not a whole. Hence the free dessert, which was absolutely delicious! I had clearly overlooked the menu's fine print that stated it would be a half lobster, which was my mistake. In the end the food was delicious, but my husband and I had high expectations as this is a highly rated seafood restaurant in the DMV. As Marylander's, born and raised, we can certainly thing of quite a few other restaurants in the DMV where we have had the same quality of fresh local seafood for a lot less while still enjoying a fine dining atmosphere.
On a nice day, sit out on the patio! It was such a great dinner. Server seemed a bit overworked, but the busser was super helpful. Great view over looking the Potomac.
Food was good, but service was lacking. Fish was good but could have been great had it actually been hot. Took 2 hours start to finish for a simple dinner.
Dinner before concert with friends and family
We had the rockfish and the trout. Both were outstanding. Service was great. Crowded Saturday night but we were not rushed and food came at well spaced times.
Cocktails (Red Sangria & Moscow Mule) barely ok......Crab cakes & Red Snapper were just ok. Best item was the brussels sprouts. Hubby stated, "we don't need to come here anymore"....LOL.....I so enjoy Jose Andres other venues.....
Poorly cooked food. Lobster was under done, and fish was gritty.
I have eaten at almost all of Jose Andres' restaurants in the DC area, and I adore Zaytinya, Jaleo, China Chicano, & Oyamel. Fish is not to the same caliber. Don't get me wrong, it's still very good, but the bold flavors of the other restaurants just aren't there. We had the mussels to start, and the mussels were large and fat, but the sauce had no flavor at all. My husband had the corn chowder with crab, which was very good. We shared the 14 oz salmon steak, which was very good, but could have used a bit more flavor as well. The German potato salad was outstanding, as were the Brussel sprouts. We were very disappointed with the mushrooms, though.
The Food was excellent, great presentation and flavors!
Order Grill Octopus for $23.00. It came with 4 pieces about 3 ins long. Too small portion for the price. Lobster Jambalaya dish was watery like a rice soup.
Disappointing. Food is not good.... Very salty. Poor service.