McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at National Harbor is located on the scenic banks of the Potomac River overlooking the shores of Old Town Alexandria, Washington DC & Maryland. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at National Harbor features a river side patio dining & private dining room with the main dining room & bar areas all showcasing view of the harbor.
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JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, loved the food, no waiting area though.

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s
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

service was horrible. Food was nicely presently but quality was mediocre.

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AK
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and ambiance.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is definitely worth the experience--absolutely delicious, along with the wine paired with it. We always get friendly, polite service, too, although it was a little bit slow on this particular Tuesday evening.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was OK for lunch -- but food was unnoteworthy and service was weak.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I don’t want a sales pitch from my waitress about getting a Landry’s card. I don’t blame her but when you pay for a night out you don’t want to hear a sales pitch at the end.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was quick but there were questions that we asked the waitress that she did not know and we felt she should have known. For instance, I asked if there was brown bread instead of white. She didn't know. Not everyone wants white bread. There should be more options. The waitress also never gave us any water. I shouldn't have to ask for that. Also, you put bacon in spinach, who does that?? My husband wanted to substitute and you charged him $5.00 for that. Your prices are high enough that he should have been able to substitute a vegetable without being charged.

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K
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good!! Betty was our server & she anticipated our needs prior to us asking.

We’ve been coming to Mccormick & Schmidt for several years & I’ve notice recently the portions are getting smaller while the prices increase. They still give you a good experience though.

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EH
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Only issue were the little kids located at the table behind us being noisy and getting up and down during dinner.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our last visit was a disappointment. We ordered the Kobe burger. It took about 10-15 minutes before we were told that they don't have it. So, we ordered the regular cheeseburger. It felt like they just took their sweet time. The waiter didn't come over to check on us for probably 30 minutes. We had to ask for the manager. Then we were told the burgers were burnt so they had to ask for another one. But the waiter couldn't have updated us? I was really very disappointed. I don't know if I'll go back to that location again.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Service was ok, there were times we didn’t see our server for 15+ minutes or more. We had advised up front that we had limited time for lunch but experience took 85 minutes. We were seated at 1:10pm and left around 2:30/2:35pm. Party of 7 so understand it may take longer however just wanted to add that not everyone is looking for a multi course dining experience at 2:00 in the afternoon.

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San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment and our server was great. Food was great.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food (reasonable prices) and great ambience.

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GR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at McCormick & Schmick many times and always enjoy the food. This time the food was good and the service was good once we were seated, however the four of us along with others had to wait, because there was no one at the front to seat any of us for nearly 10 minutes.

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BK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

It was my birthday. Menu with my name was impressive. However, the server was awful! It took him forever to respond to our requests. He reached for our plates when we were not finished with them. We had to ask for a dessert menu. Food was cold. I will not return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Love the food, but Im a bit dissapointed. It was my bday and the menu they wrote Happy 23rd birthday, instead of 32. And wasnt congratulated nor was acknowledged so that was a bummer.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service waitress was awesome great recommendations

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Nice location. Check it out.

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CS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ron our server was pleasant and efficient and the food was amazing

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MJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive to our request. The food was wonderfully prepared, very tasty and fresh.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was fine but the service was terrible. The waiter never provided us or the table next to us any water until we asked. He never provided bread and never refilled any glasses.

Don’t bother making a reservation. We had one and still waited 20 minutes until we were seated. When you show up, they ask you to wait in the bar (that has little or no room), and then they tell you that they will text you when your table is ready. When ready, they just scream out your name.

For the atmosphere and the trouble, just take your money elsewhere.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoy McCormick and Schmick's Seafood. The food was good overall.

The restaurant itself is very nice, noise level is good. For the orice, I expected it to be the amount it was, seafood is always expensive. But overall, I enjoyed it. I will definitely visit again in near future.

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DW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Great food and great service!

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L
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Made dinner reservations for Saturday Feb 23rd 2019 @430pm enough time to enjoy a nice meal yet make it to our show in time. Walked in greeted by the hostess taken to our table. We sat and sat and sat..I finally got up went to host station stated that no servers have greeted us yet. Huh? from the hostess..Never mind strike 1, I grabbed the nearest waiter and asked who had my table..promptly CT arrived being shadowed by Henry? "Sorry, CT is in training", ok fair enough..
From that point forward the head waiter took the lead..."can we get you started with a drink"..yes please, I ordered a nice bottle of wine. "would you like any apps?" yes please the Ahi tuna. "excellent", they were gone for a while brought back the wine, now if your going to offer wine for tasting, I should be that person to do so, as I was the person whom ordered it, prior to serving to the rest of the table. A learning mistake..
Time to order, "sir what would you like?".. How about we let the lady go first, I said. "Ma'am Filet with a la carte Asparagus "and for you sir", Filet with Lobster Mash, is that served a la carte? "yes sir".. May I also have the Blue cheese crumble? "yes sir."
We never saw those 2 again...our food arrived.. ( now within 2 minutes of the food arriving you better be at my table asking how it looks and has it been prepared correctly.)
at that time I would have said, The mash nor the asparagus are presented a la carte to be shared.. yet on our plates?? I also would have said the Steak hasn't been served as requested, missing the blue cheese...Although the steaks had a good initial flavor and were prepared correctly We wanted to order another bottle of wine but they never returned except to get the check and their tip.. Sadly, never asking how dinner was. Its unfortunate your training this young server to be just like you. When i asked for the check they laid the paper receipt down? really You don't have a presenter? well the servers all take them home. ridiculous !!

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PH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food tasted so delicious; my only complaint was the portion size. My husband and I ended up getting more food after our initial entrees because of the small portion sizes.

Service was excellent; we didn't have to ask for anything! Our waiter kept our drink glasses refretshed as soon as they were low and kept our table clear of all empty containers and trash.

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service. Kudos to our waiter Shawn---he was superb!!!! I will be returning for Dinner (Party of 8) on March 23, 2019. Hoping Shawn will be our waiter.

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DR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!! After work with friend and the service staff was so nice and patient.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The weather was so bad that no one really came out so the restaurant was not full, but they were also short staffed so the service was slow. But the drinks from the bar were amazing! I ordered the A-1 blue burger, but it was over cooked, and the truffle fries were not flavorful. My boyfriend ordered the crab stuffed shrimp and veggies, and it was AMAZING!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This was my worse experience with M&S. The restaurant couldn’t accommodate a late reservation, as it took over 10 minutes to be greeted after we were seated. Then, I asked for lemons for my water— but, got limes. Furthermore, when my meal order came, half of it was cold. I said something. But, it was just hopeless. Normally, I’d send my food back. The late reservation and surrounding events dictated that it was a no- win situation. I do hope for a better experience in the future— at ANOTHER location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

They ran out food we didn't now until we asked where was the remaining food. The manger was rude didn't listen to concerns before responding. Didn't receive a discount on food. I cut my own cake 25.00 less on receipt, 25.00 on rewards was received. Do I want to come back no. My husband an I ordered the same meal just added extra but I got a 6oz steak an he got an 8oz with asparagus only. Meal was not discounted at all. Receipt number 60109. I'm done I guess we have to take our family bday some where else. We had 4 other group receipts so our total for my receipt was 353.59. If we are spending this much money with just 3 people. I think the service an quality should have been better with the other 10 people in our party.

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

We've given this restaurant several tries only went because of a gift card $30+ ribeye tough, baramundi poor flavor questionable freshness, mussels 4/10 have had much better at restaurants with lower price point.

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sunday lunch. Service was a little slow, but we didnt mind so much since it gave us time to catch up with friends. The food was ok, but i had higher expectations since i had been there before and the food was excellent.

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SP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

McCormick and Schmick is always a great place to dine. Unfortunately we were unable to find a place to park at National Harbor after a half hour of searching, I picked my husband up, and we ate someplace outside of National Harbor.

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary at McCormick and schmidt. We had an amazing view of the sun setting over the water! The food and service were also great!

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HC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kevin our waiting was wonderful. Service was prompt and courteous.

The food was delicious and beautifully prepared.

I had hoped for crab legs based on the web menu, but they were not available.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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SO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The staff were very nice however, the customer service that you would expect at McCormick's was lacking. They ran out of NY strip steaks and did not offer a comparable resolution. My scallops were not seasoned nor was there a presence of the lemon butter sauce that came with it. I actually have been sick on the stomach since. I will not return.

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The server I had was new to McCormick & Schmick and did not stand up to what McCormick & Schmick stands for.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service was wonderful. However, the food was mediocre at best.

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BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! It was Valentines Day so obviously, it was very crowded but we used OpenTable for reservations of 8 people and were seated immediately and the waiter was ready and waiting. He was the best server and we never had to wait for anything even though he was working a lot of tables. The waiter really made our special night. Food and drinks were amazing. The kind of service and food expected from all upscale restaurants.

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