About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

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.

145 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 567-6224

Website:
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/

Catering:
We offer Full-Service Off-site Catering. Please contact the Catering Sales Manager for more information, at 301-567-6925.

Parking Details:
Public garage parking & outdoor lots availabe next to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
"NH1" from the Branch Avenue Station, will let passengers off on Waterfront Street, one block from our location.

Executive Chef:
Adan Gijon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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Details
Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (94)
Good for a Date (70)
Special Occasion (68)
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Scenic View (67)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Casual (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Good for Groups (40)
Great for Lunch (39)
Romantic (39)
Business Meals (37)
Worth the Drive (31)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (24)
Happy Hour (22)
People Watching (22)
Fun (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Brunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Seasonal (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Truely amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

My family and I had thanksgiving dinner and it was wonderful. Our server was very kind and knowledgeable of the food and the drink menu. Seating was great. I am glad I decided to eat out instead of cooking a large meal for just one day.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Lipstick on the wine glasses and a dirty steak knife that was used twice and not even wiped or rinsed off!

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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was great! It was not as crowded as it has been in the past which was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

The filet mignon and crab cake were tasty and the lobster masched potatoes were delicious. The service was just okay, the waitress did not introduce herself or refresh our water. I do not mind paying more for a great meal, but I do expect the service to be superior.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

As always the ambiance, service and food were phenomenal !!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

We were there for my Husband's Birthday! Great Pick. Food was great and service was exceptional! Lindsay was such a doll and made us feel like VIP while we were there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great date night out. Great food with awesome service in a location where there is so much to do.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service manager was very helpful and addressed our request. Food was good and well prepared. Will be returning

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful view, relaxing ambience, great food...very nice experience for a first visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great as always!! I had an issue but the manager came over, addressed it& the night went up from there.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Veterans Day was the BEST @McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor!
The Food was delicious and the Apple Pie was incredible!

Thanks for making us feel special and appreciated--veterans of more than 45 years combined service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Spicy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The lobster mash needs a change. Mash potatoes with soup poured on top, went over poorly.. The grilled asparagus was very tasty. The menu has a good variety and choice of foods to choose from.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was expecting something special but was disappointed. The place mats were made of plastic and smelled like stale beer. The service was a bit rushed (entrees came our while we were still eating our starters). The Calamari was good but the Tuna was salty. We had 3 steaks and 1 fish dish. Two of the three steaks were over cooked. Turned out of the be a disappointing chain restaurant experience. Was expecting more.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Easy to make reversions.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Seated 30 min late with no apology or courtesy
Staff was poorly trained and inefficient
Kitchen was out of several items and further delayed meal as waiter came back twice with the 86 status
Couldn't remember understand or execute wine order
Vintage switch now wine

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was really hoping for a better dinner experience. I was highly disappointed with the service, but I decided it was probably her first week or so and probably had no experience prior. The food is pretty good, especially the appetizer "shrimp kisses." However, I was served the wrong meal, which is understandable because one was a "wasabi crusted ahi tuna" and the other "sesame crusted ahi tuna" and I ordered it medium. When I received the wrong dish I was told my the waitress that it was correct. However when looking over the menu she realized the mistake. While my boyfriend enjoyed his hot seafood trio, I waited about 20 minutes to get a cold plate. I understand ahi tuna is more seared, but the food had the wrath of being in the refrigerator for hours. I probably will not return because it is way too expensive with subpar service and okay food with small portion. We ended up having to go out to the Fish Market to get more food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Staff has been great on last few visits--used to have some horrible managers, but they were gone or out of sight on Friday, so great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fish was over cooked. Appetizer and entre were served at the same time. Server never came to check on us the entire meal. This is my second bad experience at this location. It will be my last!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I really enjoyed the whole experience. My server; Antoinne (sp) was very personable and informative.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I had a reservation for 10pm. Unfortunately the restaurant closed at 10pm. I did not get a chance to dine at this restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was Veterans appreciation so I guess you get what you pay for. It was a free meal therefore, I should not have expected excellence. I was however, disappointed. I had high expectations considering it was McCormick and Schmicks...but again "you get what you pay for." The food was cold and the choices were blah (but I can deal with that). It won't stop me from going again but, I won't go when the food is free.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our group was there for the Veterans Day Dinner. All 3 of us are Veterans. We go to this location every year and this is the first year that I was disappointed with the food. Maybe it’s because it was so late(8:45pm) but they didn’t have any bread to serve any of the tables and the food was too salty for my liking. The server was great although he was a bit pushy with the sales of their rewards card. My husband told him 3 times he wasn’t interested but he took it upon himself to add the charge of 25.00 to our bill and then deducted it at the end.
We will definitely be back as we do every year but I will be smarter to make our reservations for a much earlier time.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Veteran’s Day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Went for their annual Veteran's Day lunch/dinner. Once again, a great menu to choose from and excellent service. Even had a drink and dessert. Made sure to tip the waiter based on full value of the meal and he was worth it. One thing I've always notice about the M$S wait staff, they are never just sitting around or dawdling. They move with purpose and speed - all with a smile on their faces.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Although I had a great time as I usually do at this location I was taken a back with the server assigned to our table for this Veterans day special event meal. I am the 22 year Veteran whom dined with my spouse and teenager who ALL have military id cards. In past years, my 13 y/o son has never been denied the free meal along with his family when we dine during this time. The server explained to me immediately my son would not be included in the celebration meal because the rules stated only spouse. As I refused to argue such a rule that had never been enforced previously I said "ok". The server returned 15 min later and stated he would now include my son in the celebration after stating, "we are now going to include your son as I don't see why he shouldn't celebrate with you"! I don't know whether he was looking for a larger tip or feeling as if he was doing me a favor. Regardless of a free meal or not, my son was always included in the Veterans Day celebration because he was with his family. AND NOT ONCE DID MY SERVER "THANK ME FOR MY SERVICE OR EVEN ASK WHO WAS THE SERVICE PERSON". Very disrespectful. Needless to say, it was a very short night and quick meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good, service was outstanding, Kayla our waitress was very attentive and provided outstanding service . I would not only recommend McCormick & Schmick's to my friends and family I would suggest they request Kayla as their waitress.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Scenic View, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good foodGreat service beautiful view enjoyed the evening Thoroughly

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have been going to this specific restaurant for several years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, excellent service!!! Q was a wonderful server. Very energetic & catered to my kids which stole my heart.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Thank you McCormick and Schmicks for hosting your Veterans Day special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was there for the Veteran's free dinner. They prepared a great dish for us. My waiter was really attentive to our needs.

I truly enjoyed the experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great event for Veterans. Wonderful . First time attending. It was extraordinary event to honor Veterans.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a nice time for the Veteran's Day free meal. The staff were incredible. Food was not bad.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for my husbands birthday. Great dinner. Great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect for any occasion

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great tasting food, very good service. Our dinner party of 8 never felt rushed. Waterfront location.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

If the receptionist says there is a long wait, try to reserve on-line; it could save you a few hours. The service was terrific. I enjoyed my dinner (ahi) but the others in my party were not as impressed. Given the location, service, and ambiance, I would recommend this for a special evening or date.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View
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