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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Our holiday a la carte menu and Traditional Turkey Feast for 29.50 will be available all day. Feast includes Roasted Turkey, Butternut Squash Bisque or Mixed Walnut Greens Salad, Cornbread Stuffing, Apple Squash Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Seasonal Vegetables and Cranberry Sauce.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 6076 People Are Saying
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EV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Worst experience I have ever had at a McCormick & Schmick's or any Landry's Group restaurant.
They maintained the usual high quality of food, and the waitstaff was adequate. On the other hand, apparently this location feels that the best way to improve profits is to reduce portion size and not worry about repeat business. The portions were half what I have come to expect from M&S. The places were not set and there was a wine carafe on the table from a previous dinner that was never clear throughout the meal.
The hostesses were disorganized and seemed very confused as to what was expected of them. The managers were indifferent to the hostesses struggling. And to cap it off the bathrooms were beyond filthy and unsanitary, and there was a red puddle on the floor of the bar area that I can only hope was ketchup.
I am amazed and horrified that Landry's is allowing this location to damage their brand this way.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn’t experience was just OK. Extremely crowded and the food was just so-so

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had reservations and did not have to wait. The atmosphere was pleasant. The sunset was beautiful from our window seat. Food was excellent and plated nicely. Our server, Dominique, did a great job. He was caring and courteous. We had an awesome experience.

MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I was a Veteran there with my spouse who is also a veteran, the hostee who I assume was a manager didnt believe I was a Veteran. She ask me three times my status. It appears she hestiate with giving me the menu for the Veteran Special. Just made me feel uncomfortable, if she was unsure ...she could have requested an id.

DW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome professional customer service. Thanks for looking out for thise whom served. The 2 day Veterans Day meal was the best. Thanks for what you for us!

DP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and received a free meal as a veteran. Great place for an afternoon luncheon or even dinner.

KJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I had ever taken advantage of this great opportunity and I was very glad I did. We were sat in a relatively quick timeframe, the food came out quick, and it was hot...which I loved!!! Thank you for a great experience.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for our Veteran’s. Day dinner! Everything was fantastic.

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Veterans Day dinner with friends

HA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first visit....that's the best part - I so enjoy the food and drink at this establishment. I was particularly happy to enjoy a dining experience for Veteran's Day, of which I am, and was honored to meet other Veteran's. The menu was great with ample selection. My spouse also received a complimentary meal. McCormick & Schmick's generosity is not only commendable but greatly appreciated. They have supported Veteran's for several years and I appreciate their commitment to us - the Veteran's of the United States Military!

CB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Cooked as I like it and was very tasty. The service was outstanding. The server always had a smile on her face. I had a window view of the harbor which just added to the nice experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were great! I was seated immediately for my reservation.

DH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a gusest for the Annual Veteran's Day event. Service was great, host was great, waitress was great, Manager was AWESOME. They were extremely accommodating when I had a minor concern.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was slow. We placed a drink order and dinner order. It took 30 minutes for drinks to be served and 45 minutes for dinner. The steak was over cooked. Sent it back and the 2nd go around was well done.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Was looking forward to having a nice meal on date night at what use to be one of my favorite restaurants. But not after today's experience. Ordered the pan cooked trout it was not done. Manager apologized and assured me that they would send me another order out asap. I watched my husband finish his meal and 45 minutes later no food insight for me. I had to go find the manager to let him know how disappointed I was that no one had checked to see if my food had come out of the kitchen, manager told me that it takes a while to cook trout????? Really??? 45 minutes .I asked to talk to General Manager he also apologized ...not good enough!! both managers went about running around the restaurant. I wont return , will not recommend Mccormick & Schmidt to others. I am a walking bill board others ask and take my recommendations..
..not good not good!!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service wasn’t good. It took a while for the food to come.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food was not hot when it was presented table side. The food was not flavorful. My dates soup was room temperature. The server dropped off the food and did not come back to check on us. My date had to get the hostesses attention to get our server.
My date said the crab cake was not hit and the taste was mediocre. My coconut shrimp were cooked hard making them almost dry: my date stated we would not be returning.

KT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a beautiful location. I’d recommend to anyone in the area.

LG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fresh, tasty, and properly seasoned. Teenage daughter really enjoyed it!

DH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good but not stellar and the value was not awesome as it used to be. My group did not love it and whined about the price for dinner. I always enjoy the seafood there.

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

There was something in my food and I was reassured or comped my meal. I paid but I won't be visiting here again.
Maybe try the one in DC or another establishment.

V
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at this location. I must say a big thank you to our Server Tony, you are Superb!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Put me in a back table with my clients after having reservation weeks in advance and was noisy area and very slow service.

B
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delightful lunch and requested a window seat as well as a birthday celebration and it all happened. Very accommodating.

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service has to be better, more efficient. They are slow.

MG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Unfortunately, this visit to your restaurant resulted in a very unfortunate experience.

This experience is a little unusual because we have visited your restaurant before.
Service was very good and my daughter enjoyed her meal but my meal was a bad experience.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed, the food along with the great service that was provided. We definitely will return, and advise others.

KZ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Unusually bad experience. Incorrect drink order (wine); no bread served (when all the other tables were getting bread); fried shrimp were not good and a lot smaller than what they should have been. Service was bad - a lot of time passed without any attention. For the amount of money - we expected better.

NA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We loved our meal and the outside atmosphere, but we did wait 90 minutes for our meal. If it had been really busy, we would have been ok with that, but they were not busy. The table beside us had 5 people we had 3, and they sat down 20 minutes later, were served and left 30 minutes before we left. It is a great place to eat and converse, but I am glad we really didn't have to be anywhere in a certain amount of time.

JW
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great. The calamari was extremely fresh.

K
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As a whole, Food was good!! The shrimp kisses were pretty good..our waiter, John was a very good server. He catered to my daughters needs.

The table next to us treated him rude. I almost spoke up for him but he had it covered.

Sad to see at an establishment of this nature.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and wait service where excellent looking forward to our next visit

DM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and preparation is outstanding; however, like many larger restaurants, attention to detail seemed to be somewhat lost. I think this is primarily due to restaurants assigning an inordinate number of tables to waiters/waitresses. For example, the appetizer my Wife ordered was not the one served (as an aside - the appetizer served was excellent) which was actually brought to the table by the restaurant Manager. On Open Table, we indicated we were celebrating my Wife's Birthday; and, we told the hostess we were celebrating my Wife's Birthday. At the end of the meal, after receiving the check, the Manager inquired if we were celebrating any special occasion, and we told her we were celebrating my Wife's Birthday. It was only after we were preparing to leave that they served my Wife with a lava cake cupcake with Birthday candle. Seems it would have been more appropriate for the Hostess and/or Manager to have properly communicated the occasion to the Waiter earlier. Food is great; but, when you pay $220 for a meal for two, attention to detail is expected and appreciated.

C
E. Tennessee
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch excellent, service excellent, prices excellent.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad, not great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was overcooked. Sat at a table directly in front of the entrance. Every time someone came into the area they hit my chair because there really wasn’t much walking room.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The crab cake had to much breading and they could have given more string beans

BA
Pinehurst
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waitress did not serve a bread basket until asked. She had no clue as to the Cobia item on the menu, a white fish. We asked for a salad with no cheese, The 10 Way Chop, but it arrived with cheese. The stuffed salmon entree is fabulous.

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