McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

4.2
6991 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

*Due to local restrictions unfortunately the largest party we can accommodate is 6.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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LEONH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LB was our server. Very good and attentive young man

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dinewitview
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful start to our vacation at National Harbor! Our waiter was wonderful. He was very kind and helped a lot with sharing his suggestions in order what to pick! For fish: go with the Cobia and Lobster tail with shrimp scampi! Yummy.

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SamaraN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting was lovely however, the rock head fish meal was a bit too salty, but the mash potatoes made up for it. Made appointment & was seated on time...loved that. The server was awesome, so the family decided to add this restaurant to our must eat list.

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BridgetteG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was and is always delicious! We sat as a couple to have a romantic dinner but the table next to us was pretty loud discussing business. No fault of the restaurant, still a wonderful night.

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Questions
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The restaurant had the smell of a dirty rag/mop in the air. It may have been our table or coming from the kitchen as the staff went in/out of the swinging doors. The smell made me notice the very dirty carpet and heavily worn seats. The experience was not what I expected of an upscale restaurant.7

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1cg1
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Restaurant, with a nice atmosphere and good food.

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BiancaS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was awesome we will definitely be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

●We requested plastic wear because the fork wrapped inside the napkin had food hanging from it and stuck to it. I would have taken a pic if I knew I was going to write a review.

●Waitress did not come back to see if we needed a refill on drinks or to check on satisfaction with the food - I asked another waiter for honey mustard for my son's chicken fingers and was told the only condiment the restaurant serves is ketchup and tartar sauce - we waited with our empty plates in front of us for 20 minutes after we were done eating before the waitress came to clear off the table - it took her another 10 minutes to bring the check to the table -

●My food tastes was just ok. The green beans were bland. When I flagged her down to ask for a replacement vegetable (spinach), she said that will be an extra $5.00. I didn't want to chance the extra money for possibly bland spinach.

●I decided that I will not be going back due to the service and not so great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks. The wait staff was THE BEST!!!! Thank you Divine for great service!

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SaloneC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the service was fantastic. We had a wonderful time. We will definitely return. It was the best time we have had in so long.

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vipKymme
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Today was the 1st day I’ve felt unwelcome at M&S. I dine here at least once a month with my family.
My waitress, Hannah wasn’t customer friendly. She never bought over bread to my table. She took our order & my Shrimp Kisses were undercooked (bacon not browned & gooey). She never followed up after the order arrived. I asked fir a manager due to mediocre service. M It took about 20 mins for Hannah to return…well, she walked past my table to bring drinks to another table when I flagged her down. I explained the issue & ordered fish tacos. They were pretty good.

For me, customer service is key & if I’m a paying customer, I expect service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very good service from our server. Appetizer and dinner came swiftly but desert took almost 30 minutes. The restaurant was pretty noisy and the cleanliness of the bathrooms needed attention.

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vipTeeBee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok… It looked great but the flavor fell short.

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FranciscoM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place to celebrate

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PaulaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience2

Me and some friends came for happy hour and once we was seated and ordered our drinks. and when we were ready to order our food we was told no wings for happy hour. what do most people order during happy hour??? Chicken Wings!! No to have any was bad customer service and it should have been told to the guest when the waiter introduce themselves, not after you order a drink.

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MustafaA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I could able to sit my reserved table 15 min. late and the service quality was very poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

My godmother came into town but our server was awful. We had to continuously ask for other staff to help us.

DG
vipDebbieG
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was shocked that a nice restaurant didn't devein the shrimp. Fortunately the shrimp was only a portion of my meal. I couldn't eat the shrimp. I tried all 4 pieces and done were cleaned. Disgusting. Otherwise the flounder was great and outdoor seating along the river was gorgeous. I like this restaurant I would just steer clear of the shrimp.

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MikeI
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was slow and was not attentive. Food was OK but I thought it would have been a little better for the price.

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vipSelby209
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have been coming to this location for years. I am a Landry Reward member. I had reservations and was seated promptly. The table was dirty. There was salt/sugar all over and the table was sticky. They use QR code for the menus, yet they dont tell you the wifi password. No ones phone got service. I had to go to the hostess station to get password. The seat had food in it. Our waitress who i will call Whispers, was extremely nonchalant. Whispers didnt not provide water. We had to ask for bread after 10 min. I ordered lobster bisque… that was really crouton bisque! In a $10 cup, i had 14 croutons. Oh and it came with a side of oyster crackers. SMH! I ordered the$40 Herb Broth Seabass. The broth tasted straight out cambell soup can. The bass over cook. The vegetables drown in my bowl of broth.

Poor quality. Poor service

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CAPRIV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Our waitress I believe it was Betty was not very good. We received our table at 845 and she did not come take our order until almost 945 after we had to tell the manager we were waiting. She did not come check on us. We were not happy with the service from our waitress at all. The manager however was very helpful and friendly.

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EddieJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Outside seating. View and music are the best. Great tasting food. Staff very pleasant.

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TonyaP
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. The service was good although there was a slight mix-up with the drinks. I like this restaurant and would definitely go there again.

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Scott
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Was really looking forward to your bread and butter, well we were served bread but said you ran out of butter and she would bring some when there was more. That never happened until we were about to pay and asked if there was any yet. There was but it was never brought out to us. Also felt like we were rushed out of the restaurant quickly. Waitress asked if we want to dessert and we said no . She immediately gave us the bill as if she knew we didn't want dessert. We did however want another drink but were unable to because she dropped the bill and ran off and didn't come back for 19 mins. So we just sat there. The food was great but I don't think I would recommend this to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No table Cloth on table. my appetizer and entrée came out together. my Caesar salad Romain lettuce was soggy and waitress was not very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Food was delicious. The music wasn’t quite appropriate for dining but overall fantastic experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent. We were celebrating a birthday and anniversary and the staff made it a wonderful occasion.

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vipCantwaittogoback
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

First of all what happened to a dress code.? People were laying in booths barefoot and in cut off jeans. Second, when you order oysters on the half shell you should not have to scrape your oysters out of the shell. Three of mine were not properly shucked. Third, when you order rare tuna it should come rare not over done.
Now the manager provided complimentary desert but we wont be coming back. Standards have gone out the window.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service was good. The setting was nice. The food was a bit disappointing especially given the price.

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Celo
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was outstanding. Her name is Divine. Cxxxxxxx

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Bernicef
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The services at this restaurant is very good and the atmosphere is relaxing and I enjoyed the food.

WD
WashingtonDC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience3

I decided to take my husband to this restaurant for his birthday. We sat for 35 minutes with no water or waitress. Those who sat after us were served. My husband asked for the Manager who came with a waitress (COURTNEY) and he apologized for the long wait. Courtney gave EXCELLENT AND PROFESSIONAL service. I also told her we were there for my husband birthday and I indicated that in my reservation. She did not know. She came out with a birthday surprise and candle.

I thank Courtney for her excellent service.

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PhyllisC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service from our server Silie (sp?--African American with short blond hair). She had great suggestions, told us pertinent information about the menu items. She recommended the apple pie desert which was delicious. She did a great job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an all around perfect experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food for my husband’s birthday!

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Shack1723
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, not outstanding. I expect outstanding when I’m paying $40+ for a steak. Atmosphere was excellent. We sat outside with a view of the water and a band playing in the open area of the National Harbor.

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AngelaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very noisy restaurant, service was extremely slow. Food was average and overt priced

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MrsCartel
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was not that great. I had better at other locations. However, the service was good

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vipRobT
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. The view was great as well. Sat inside as opposed to on the patio so it was relatively quiet. Would definitely go back.

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 567-6224.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor is rated 4.2 stars by 6991 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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