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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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

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (103)
Special Occasion (78)
Good for a Date (72)
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Scenic View (68)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Casual (50)
Romantic (44)
Business Meals (42)
Great for Lunch (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Good for Groups (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Happy Hour (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
People Watching (24)
Cozy (23)
Fun (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Seasonal (15)
Authentic (13)
Healthy (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 16 hours ago

It was a wonderful family dinner

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Hostess seated us (2) at excellent window table. Server was prompt and professional. Salads and appetizers (octopus and shrimp) were delicious. Main courses not so much. Twin lobster tails were tiny and tasteless. Almond crusted trout was perhaps a poor choice for me, too crunchy and poorly seasoned. I left 2/3 of it on my plate which was removed without an inquiry as to why I did not eat it. By 9:30, as we finished our meal and wine we were surrounded by servers and helpers sweeping up and preparing tables for the next day. We are late diners for DC area and this happens a lot in many local restaurants. It is very annoying to feel that you are “in the way” of staff trying to clean up the restaurant Cleaning should occur after dining hours.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

An amazing night! Service was excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I was visiting The National Harbor for our 43rd wedding anniversary and wanted to have a nice seafood dinner . Our daughter suggested this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. Food was fresh, substantial portion sizes, and very tasty. We plan to return.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress Angie was excellent. The food was tasty. We will return to this restaurant again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Seasonal, Waterfront, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was Awesome as always! The Shrimp Kisses are excellent! We like them so much, we ordered another. Love the scenery Of the Potomac & the Capital Ferrywheel.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Anniversary celebration, great service, friendly waiter. Excellent meal. Don't eat out much but when we do, its here... Can't wait to return.

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always like to eat here when staying at National Harbor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Been here several times and the food is great. I strongly recommend that you make reservations if you plan to dine there over the weekends to avoid the wait time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend for dining at the National Harbor.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Despite the questionable reviews, we went for a friend’s birthday. The food was very good, but the service left a lot to be desired. We were told upon arriving that if we waited 10 minutes, we could have a window table. We waited the 10 minutes and then were escorted to an interior table. When we asked why we weren’t led to a window table after it was promised, we were told unapologetically that the person who told us that shouldn’t have done so. And even though they knew we were celebrating a birthday (they had even given us “birthday” menus, so they had to know) there was nothing done for the birthday, and we saw someone else get a special dessert for their birthday. Disappointing.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

There were not any vegetarian options; therefore we left after reviewing the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Had a reservation for 7:00 on Monday night. Arrived on time and had to wait for 15 minutes to prepare our table. Waitress disappeared for 20 minutes at a time. Our party of 6 people had one dinner after 30 minutes of waiting, 15 minutes later a second dinner was delivered. After inquiring as to where the other dinners were they apologized and brought the remaining orders.
Many staff standing around talking, restaurant half empty. Not sure why the service was so bad, it was apparent the staff could care less about their jobs. Thanks for a horrible experience for our family outing. Don't wast your time or money at this McCormick & Schmicks. I won't be returning.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I let the hostess know it was someone’s birthday in my party but no recognition was given

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and great service as always. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our reservation for 7:30 was not seated until 7:50. Our server was polite and at first interaction seemed to be attentive, she took our order immediately. But our drinks took over 20 min to arrive and we had to ask for water three times. One of our dinners came 15min in front of all other meals...making one person feel awkward. Service was very slow and we felt rushed to complete our dinner for someone else to take our seats.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Servers can be hit or miss. Food is generally good. Management and front of house is terrible. Booked a table but waited 20 minutes passed our booking time. Management said sorry but did nothing to fix the problem or make amends.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service and suggestions from our waiter! The seafood he recommended was amazing! Thanks Bruce for the great service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was amazing as usual. It was busy but our waiter treated us like we were the only people in the place. We will be back for sure.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had seven in our party, including a toddler in a high chair. We made a reservation for seven. When we arrived, the restaurant was not very full, and yet, we were seated at a table for six which was very tight. This of course made the meal very uncomfortable. Otherwise, the food and service were about what you’d expect for a restaurant of its price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very nice setting but my salad did not seem fresh. Also, The dressing was not very flavorful.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My first time to eat here. It was amazing and I will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good restaurant and will be back again soon and would strongly recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wait service were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Great time spent with family. Looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Romantic, People Watching, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Truely amazing

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service and good food; nice atmosphere for Thanksgiving dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My waitress was the best. She came to the table, spotted if I drink glasses were empty, removed the empty plates, gave us bread without request. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were pleased to be given a table with a view of the water. Unfortunately, as the sun was setting, despite the shades on the windows, the sun shown directly into my husband’s face. There was no way to relocate him. He wore sunglasses but the strength of the Fall sun was relentless. There really wasn’t anything more the restaurant could have done about that. However, the service was slow, the Thanksgiving meal was meh, and not hot. Understandably, the restaurant was quite busy for Thanksgiving; I don’t know if it is always super busy, but we felt neglected, bored, blinded, and hungry. I hope this was an anomaly because the location with a view of the water is fabulous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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 on November 23, 2017

It was great forgot my phone for 5 days and they kept it. 10/10 will dine again.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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