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About Fish by Jose Andres - MGM National Harbor
Fish by José Andrés celebrates the best of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, while including time-honored cooking techniques from around the world. FISH will showcase the region’s bounty in tanks and interactive cooking stations, bringing guests seafood dining in a way that only José Andrés can.
*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.
National Harbor, MD 20745
Hours of Operation:
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.
Oxon Hill Rd & Harborview Ave
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet & Self-Parking Available For detailed information about parking at any MGM Resorts destination, please visit mgmresorts.com/parking
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, View, Wine
Fish by Jose Andres - MGM National Harbor Ratings and Reviews
The BBQ oysters were amazing!!! The squid was good and so was the ribeye. The sides (mushrooms and brussel sprouts) were okay, not worth the price. The wait staff was alright, the host sat us at a small table and told us nothing else was available. Once we spoke to the manager, we were removed to a better table. Our waitress was very friendly, but seemed distracted which led to slow service. The space is very cute and the noise isn’t too much that you can’t hold a conversation with your date.
My wife and I went on a Friday evening. The food is good, but overpriced. Seriously overpriced. We were seated at a bad table, and the hostess informed us that it would be a 20 to 30 minute additional wait for a different table (we had reservations)! The saving grace was our waiter, Christian. He was wonderful- so good in fact, that we informed the manager that he salvaged our experience at the restaurant. However, we did order shrimp and grits to go, and the restaurant forgot to include the grits. I am on the fence about recommending the restaurant due the price point/ value. The food is good, without question, but it can be found elsewhere at a lower cost. If you do go, ask to be seated in Christian’s area.
We went to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. The skirt steak was the least expensive on the menu and we both ordered it. It wasn't the best. A tough to eat steak. My girl sent hers back and ordered the BQ chicken. It was delicious! The sides, mashed potatoes and string beans were good too. I didn't pay as much I as I thought because we shared the side dishes. We would go back again but not for the skirt steak!
Very disappointed. We were a a party of four, seated at a table for 8. The service was mediocre.
The side of string beans were not cooked enough. There was no oomph to the food, meaning that we could have had the same fare at any decent restaurant with less hype and less expense. We will not return.
LOVE - this is one of my favorite restaurants. It is comfort with a twist. They have the BEST mac and cheese. It is unlike any mac and cheese you will have. The drinks are amazing and unique. The Tractor Pull is my favorite. The meal is always started nicely and yummy with the cheese biscuits which are light and soft. The other must haves are shrimp and grits; memphis bbq chicken; salmon; and really any of the seafood. My fave soups are the corn soup but that is out of season right now. Everything is made fresh including my favorite salad - the cobb salad. Yes, I know you think boring but no it is anything but boring. It is a huge fresh salad that is prepared individually (made to order). You can watch them prepare your salad at the cold prep station. My meal and FISH experience would not be complete without the best server - Christian (Chris). He is truly the BEST. He is passionate about FISH but also about Jose Andres and the sister restaurants. He knows the menu inside and out. We always request him and he knows exactly what I want and how I want it. I was pleased to see Sidiki. He did work the cold prep station and now is on the hot fry station. Speaking of that....try the hush puppies. They are served with honey butter. I love this restaurant and you will too.
We were very disappointed in this restaurant. While the food was prepared correctly, it lacked any creativity. My rockfish was just plain fish, no real sauce . The salmon was cooked correctly but suffered with lack of flavor. The beet salad had very few beets. Our server was very good but we expected more from this Jose Andres restaurant.
Over salted and overpriced. If the salt doesn't give you high blood pressure, then you'll have it when you get the check.
The wait staff seemed to think it was more important to give attention to each other than those waiting to be seated with a reservation. We arrived a few minutes before the reservation and were seated five or 10 minutes after the reservation time. The tTable was free but not set.
Our server recommended the $120 seafood tower when asked for a recommendation of an appetizer to share. I found it extremely obnoxious to recommend the most expensive thing especially after telling him that one of our party had a shellfish allergy.
Service was good, biscuits delicious, turnips mediocre, and lobster jambalaya was highly disappointing, especially For $64.00. Description says it feeds 2-4, however, there were probably two bites of lobster and two bites of chicken (we requested no sausage) for two of us and were told each order is made individually. The dish was essentially rice and gravy. After four visits, won't be going back.
Over priced for a limited choice of dishes. It was my friend special birthday, I thought it was nice to take her and 7 other friends to Jose Andreas reatuarant since he is well known for his unique cuisine. I was not impressed with the menue selection. We end up paying a very hefty bill at the end without being satisfied even less impressed. The treat, birthday cake was so small, I was embarrassed for my friend since I'm the one who chose the restaurant. I have been to other Jose Andreas reatourants but sorry to say this one does not measure.
I typically love Jose Andres restaurants however the food here is not as tasty as his other venues throughout Maryland and DC. Although the dishes are creative the Food lacks flavor and portion sizes are smaller then expected. With a name like fish, there should be better variety of fish! Baked, steamed, fried! And Maryland is known for crab but there wasn't much of it on the menu. However, the venue is nice and we had good service and a knowledgeable waitress.
Although there were a couple of "misses", on the whole the food was good. However, our experience was dampened by several service issues (long waits for wine; wrong sauce for one of the dishes, flat champagne) and the ridiculously high prices. My suggestion: go to any other Jose restaurant and get at least as good food, better service, and more reasonable prices.
We were extremely disappointed. Not up to standard for what we have come to expect from Jose Andres food. Terrible service from the kitchen...I completely finished my entire meal before my husband received his entre. Food was overpriced for simplistic seafood. Our dinner was mediocre at best. I would not recommend this restaurant.
We chose this restaurant to celebrate my mother's birthday and it was a great choice. The food is great quality, not heavy use of preservatives. The desserts were deconstructed, creative masterpieces. The MGM is a beautiful place and the restaurant was also beautiful and the ambiance was nice. Will definitely return.
Our first time here and we were very pleased. Service food drink and atmosphere were awesome. We started with She Crab soup and Kale salad. Excellent. Followed by oysters and a lobster roll. Also excellent. The final course dessert was also great. Atlantic Beach pie. Their take on key lime pie. Try it you’ll be hooked. Great evening and our server was incredible. Great suggestions and very attentive. We will be back.
Overall it was a nice experience but nothing to write home about. Our table was in the bar area even though I made the reservation 2months in advance. It was next to a window and we sat next to each other on a comfy bench with pillows so it wasn't all bad. The menu was hard to decipher and the waitress explained the relative size of the dishes to help us patch together a meal. We chose the tasting menu, partially because it freed us from choosing individual dishes. As you can see from the photos the fish was not cooked consistently and some dishes such as the bbq oysters were also sauced inconsistently as well. The roe was knocked off of the hush puppy by my dinner companion so don't hold that against the staff. Drinks also seemed expensive but I'm sure that comes with the territory. It was a nice time but I doubt I will return.
The food was fine but the service was atrocious.
I waited at the desk for several minutes before being greeted while staff answered the phone.
It took forever to get the server to take our order.
It was an hour before the first course was served, .
They brought out the mains before my oysters which I then canceled.
And it took too long to get the servers attention to get the check.
A very unprofessional experience
The food was very good, but we were dismayed that our table was not ready when we arrived, and the service was very slow, considering that we told the staff that we had tickets to a show and needed to leave by a certain time. We were not able to leave before showtime and missed the beginning of the show.
I planned on going to TAP, but it was closed for a private party. The entire experience was below average. I had the $50 whole grilled lobster, weak at best. My wife had the fried oysters, more like an appetizer size, served in a wire basket like at a cheap seafood restaurant and the portions were small bits of oysters fried, not even a full size oyster—sad!!! You can get better oysters at Red Lobsters. The taste was greasy and not appealing at all. My son had a crab cake sandwich. For $ 24. I expect the best crab in the world, not happy all. The best thing we ate where the hush puppies. I think they can do much better, they simply don’t try. I won’t be going back.
I would never recommend this restaurant to anybody at any time. I’ve been dining around the world for over 45 years and this was the worst meal I’ve been served in any restaurant. I would say worst eaten except I couldn’t eat it. I was shocked that this is a Jose Andres restaurant.
This restaurant is garbage. The food is the worst. The claim chowder is not as good as Campbell's. The king crab watery - how to you screw up crab that you just have to shell! And no clarified butter but some horrible mayo dress. The tuna tartar was passable, but was presented not with water crackers or toast, but buttery white bread fit for a fast-food restaurant. And the service was a disaster. Nothing came out together. The excuse: we have a cold kitchen and a hot kitchen. So plan ahead! The G&T was fine, but other cocktails were described as watery. If the bill was low, I would have enjoyed the view and moved on, but it was super expensive. Jose Andres should be ashamed.
Another great restaurant by Jose Andres at MHM. So many great choices and everything we ordered from drinks and each course was delicious. Our server Will was outstanding. He made our dinner better with good recommendations and his service. A perfect night. I would recommend trying the Tuna Tartare and Lamb Chop with Fried Oysters.
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