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.
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 service was lack-luster. The 80's music in the background was not fitting for the restaurant.
Overall the food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Aggressively fine for the menu selection, overall taste of the entrees, and price point.
Everything was delicious but our favorites were the snapper, the barbecue oysters, and the conch fritters. The tasting menu is a great deal.
Food was good but I was expecting more between the Jose Andre name and the price point. There was nothing memorable about the meal. I think with a different name I would have had more accurate expectations. Seems very much more like a casino take your money restaurant then an amazing food and hospitality of jose andre restaurant.
The food was excellent, and the venue is nice where it was not too loud and a great spot for a group of six to share some dishes and have our own dishes. We very much enjoyed it! Look forward to returning!
Overpriced is an understatement. Food
Lovely service. We will be back again!
Exceptional food. Service was outstanding highly recommend this restaurant
Food was very salty. 2nd time there. Does not meet Jose Andres standards
The waiter was very knowledgeable on the food & drinks.
We really enjoyed the lobster rolls and fried oysters! We were very surprised at how generous the portions were and the prices were not bad! We will be back!
I booked a reservation at Fish several weeks in advance and indicated that it was an anniversary dinner for my wife and me. I then called to confirm a couple of days beforehand, reminded them it was an anniversary, and asked specifically what they do for anniversary celebrations - I was told that they would wish us a "Happy Anniversary" when we arrived, and would bring out a dessert with a candle in it after dinner.
When we arrived, the young man at the host station barely said hello and then directed one of the hosts to bring us to a certain numbered table. We were initially seated at a small table next to a large column, with a view of a cash register and some sort of beverage cooling unit. When I demanded to be re-seated, we were moved after several minutes to another table with a partly obstructed view to the outside. This was not a good start to the meal.
The server could offer no particular recommendations for a good Cabernet to get started. Our appetizer - oysters on the half shell - was disappointing. The oysters were small and not very briny for East Coast oysters, and my wife, who LOVES oysters and usually eats more of them than I do, could only stomach a couple of them. Then, my wife's entree - salmon steak, well done - was overdone on the outside while still pink and "squishy" on the inside. By the time they brought her a new one, I was mostly done with the lukewarm chicken dish I had received. My wife ordered coffee, which was okay - but no "special dessert" ever arrived and our anniversary was never mentioned by anyone.
Our bill - before tip - was about $130, which I would gladly have paid for a DECENT meal; but that was a lot to pay for a meal that scarcely could compete with an Applebee's or Ruby Tuesday's. I would have asked to speak with a manager to voice all of these concerns after our lackluster experience, but we were attending a show in the hotel and honestly just wanted to get out of there. If you are thinking of eating at Fish - don't.
Some things were good, but other items were disappointing. Their cocktails were very good though!
Food was not great. Chilled lobster tasted fishy, literally the worst lobster I’ve ever had, mussels were just ok, lamb and oysters were good, mushrooms were described on menu as mushrooms with goat cheese, green onions, and honey, and they came out as mushrooms with a strange green purée underneath them that tasted awful.
maybe it was because it was literally empty but we went there thinking we would have a lovely birthday dinner- the food was just totally underwhelming from the presentation to the taste. Everyone and everything just look depressed.
Trying too hard. It's a moderately upscale Joe's Crab Shack with OK food - extremely small portions arranged artfully on the plate - and overpriced beyond the "well, we're here, let's give it a try" zone; (even for inside the MGM that is habitually 2-3x cost expectations.) I commented on the $16 "cup" of clam chowder and was told "that's why I work here and don't eat here..." Check the menu and ask questions before you commit; maybe it's your thing... not mine for sure...
Great salmon steak. But the whole place is overpriced. $5 for a small can of sprite $44 for 14 oz of salmon.
Great every time, no complaints.
Dined here this past Saturday to celebrate my wife’s birthday prior to a show. While the reservation noted my wife’s birthday, the restaurant did not acknowledge it the entire evening. After receiving the check, my wife pointed this out and then the acknowledgement came – removal of two glasses of wine from the check and a complimentary dessert. We appreciated the gesture but too little, too late – especially given the overpriced, underwhelming, small-portioned, tasteless food and the heavily soiled seat cushion. Our predinner cocktails were in glasses so small, you could finish the drink in 3 swallows. Would have been better off dining at one of the eateries in the market.
The tasting menu at Fish is devine! I love not knowing what’s coming next, but knowing whatever it is, it will taste great. Each plate that was brought out was excellent!
My mussels were a disappointment. Tables were small and they weren’t clearing empty plates quick enough and would forget to bring clean plates. Food was ok.
The restaurant is gorgeous and we were sitting near the window with a great view. Two guests at our table tried to order the fish tour though they were told the chef wouldn’t make it unless everyone at table ordered it bc it contained multiple course. This was annoying though we easily found something else. The waiter forgot to order my husband’s meal and the sides for the table. The food that did arrive wasn’t spectacular (rice in jambalaya was overcooked, lettuce in salad greasy and wilted). While one of our guests was in the bathroom, the guest of honor was sang the birthday song. For the price, there are plenty of places nearby that far surpass this one
Great raw bar selections, nice wine list. Best place to eat at MGM National Harbor.
Great overall experience. Waiter was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Appreciated the service!
Excellent food, very good service.
Fun, but not really cosy. A bit too noisy for a date.
Excellent experience. Will return.
My husband and I were disappointed with the cheddar biscuits, mushrooms and potatoes. The rainbow trout was good. I tasted my friend's meal "mushroom and chicken jambalaya" was very tasty.
Hard to find, mediocre food, too expensive.
I admire Jose Andreas and have enjoyed meals at one or two of his other restaurants. Fish doesn’t measure up.
I wasn't very satisfied with the mostly undercooked salmon so I needed to ask that they cook it for me, it was quite raw in the mid section and tasted like I was eating cold fat. Also, I completely disagree with the prices not including at least two side orders like other restaurants do. The prices are too high as they are to not include a side order of mashed potatoes or veggies with the price one is paying for. The environment was absolutely beautiful and it was the right place to celebrate my husbands 59th birthday; however, I will not go there again unless some side orders are included with the prices. For example, my salmon plate was $44.00 and that was just for the steak salmon, I needed to pay another extra $9.00 more just to add some mashed potatoes.
Great service, very good food (menu selection), very good ambiance.
The food is average.
The service is average.
The wait for food is too long
Not a very extensive menu n pretty expensive but we had the tasting menu n everything was excellent. It was a Saturday night so it was very crowded n noisy. Overall a great culinary experience.
My and I had a gastronomic experience. We opted for the chef choice which the chef prepares a select number of dishes from the menu. A tasting of sorts. Well worth the anticipation and the wine pairing was very good!
the food is great. the aesthetic is great. the customer service is horrible - subpar is being generous. We were (less than) greeted by the host staff and were ignored when we checked early in for our reservation. the check-in followed with us NOT being notified when our table was ready and having to inquire more than once regarding our reservation check-in.
This place isnt badly priced, but it isn't cheap, so certainly not worth it for the current price point. Speaking of Price Point We were given Unfiltered Tap water, our waiter was not very attentive but nice when he showed up. I wouldn't recommend the place nor return. Andre' Jose, I'm beyond disappointed.
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.
Fish by Jose Andres is a great place for...all things fish and seafood! A wide variety of dishes are offered. All diners in the party enjoyed their meals. Dessert was equally delicious! Food was artfully presented. Decor is clean and modern. Would go again & recommend!
Wedding Anniversary -31 years