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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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

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (94)
Good for a Date (91)
Special Occasion (82)
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Scenic View (69)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Romantic (48)
Casual (46)
Great for Lunch (43)
Business Meals (41)
Good for Groups (40)
Happy Hour (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Cozy (34)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Fun (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Seasonal (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Healthy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
People Watching (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Authentic (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Live Sports (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing. However, we had a server who was in-training, so there were some orders that were mixed up. We had another server come and try to help us, but that just lead to more confusion. Our entrees came out before our salads/soups, and he had to come back multiple times to reconfirm our order.

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Prices are reasonable. It was very crowded. Reservations recommended, especially on special occasions

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service is always awesome. Love the location and you are seated with little wait time.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

OUTSTANDING SERVICE!!
Busy nonstop on Valentine’s Day however the service did not suffer at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were excellent. There were too many tables. Where we sat felt like Grand Central Station. It was Valentine's Day and very busy, but the busy-ness around the table was very close to uncomfortable at times.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was very slow. Waitress took forever to come back to check on our table. My husband asked for steak sauce by the time the steak sauce came i was pretty much done with my meal. Alcholic drink was nothing but juice. I had to send it back twice and have them take it off my bill. Food was great though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for Valentine’s Day with wife & 2 friends. Not sure if it was the crowded restaurant, but we left unimpressed. Food order was was and the wrong type of wine was brought. Food was good, but service was so-so.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

the food was delicious, but the portion were to small

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

Very Good Food, Superior View, Small Service Downfall

The five of us arrived for our reserved time a bit late, (following a phone call to alert them) receptionist quite polite. Seated instantly.

Server was kind and patient with some of our slower orderers - me - and answered questions well.

Appetizers were excellent (Crispy Calamari) as was food for all. Scallops were tender, creatively paired on bed of vegetables. Dining mates said Rockfish was excellent. All in all, a very good meal.

I dropped down my rating 'overall' by a point because the beverage service was impossibly slow. Up to the point of reminding the poor server a couple times (it was wine by the bottle, nothing tricky). For our second bottle, we waited over 20 minutes, and were about ready to conclude the meal.

Our server said his manager had to unlock the bin from which it was stored each time, which seems monumentally inefficient, though possibly required.

Otherwise, the place has a gorgeous view, is nicely appointed, food was really good, and service - with limitations - was as good as expected.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was restaurant week and the wait was long considering we had reservations. We were finally seated at a table that had not been cleaned. Our waitress, Monai, however, was a joy!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The quality of the food was poor and the time to receive food was long. The staff was great but it was during restaurant week and I was disappointed.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was great but service was not! Birthday celebration for my husband and did not deliver what was promised. Did provide special menu but not for our entire table of 6. No special dessert and manager never came to table to make sure all was going well. Ordered a bottle of champagne but was told they ran out of champagne classes...really! Server was sweet but very busy and took 25 minutes to get our first drink order to our table. Food was good but left a little disappointed as this was a special occasion and I had specifically called the day prior and spoke to a manager but still did not deliver some of the “special” touches promised.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waitress Bianca was extremely friendly and pleasant. She made the evening pleasant. I also really liked the hostess Dee.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The only thing that was worse than the slow/uncaring service was the food! Two MICRO lobster tails and everyday mashed potatoes for $35...BUT you could get a third tail for a $10 up charge....really? I'm not a big eater and I get that It's the quality not the quantity. However, four of those micro tails would barely make a decent meal. And the taste was average at best. Good thing my spouse ordered something different or I would have starved! Ordered two drinks, the second one finally arrived after I was completely finished with my meal! Not a word from my server. Just dropped the drink on the table and took off. This place was all about getting them in and out. Save your money and go to Red Lobster where the ambiance is just as good and the food, service, and prices are better!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for restaurant week. The menu was good and so was the food for the most part. I ordered steak medallions with asparagus and roasted potatoes and my wife ordered twin lobster tails with lobster mashed potatoes. The steak was perfectly cooked (I ordered medium) and the portion surprised me for what were referred to as "medallions"; and the lobster tails, while not of notable size (no surprise there, restaurant week) were well cooked. The sides however, left something to be desired. I had only the stems of brussels sprouts on my plate and I had to search to find those and the lobster mashed potatoes were boxed mashed potatoes with an unremarkable "lobster" sauce on them. Very underwhelming.
The service was "meh" at best. First they failed to reserve my table and we had to wait several minutes for another couple to finish. I'll give them a pass, it was VERY busy no doubt do to the RW traffic. The waitress was very polite and personable, but she had NO knowledge of the menu, neither did the bartender know how to make a simple cocktail.
All in all, with all of the great choices at the National Harbor, this would be my last resort.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and the server were great. The restaurant seems to struggle with time management. After confirming the reservation 2 Days in advance and calling 15 minutes before our reservation to say we would be 10 minutes late, we still had to wait 20 minutes after arriving for them to set up our table. If it was busy, I’d understand but it was 4:30 pm and the restaurant was about 1/4 full. It also took 25 minutes for a round of drinks to arrive because the bar was backed up. Again, the food was great, but we probably won’t go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Atmosphere was good and servers were very courteous. However, it took a very long time to receive drinks, appetizers and meals. Ribeye steak was average, my wife’s filet was good though. I don’t think the value equation was good for price, meal quality and service.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I took my husband for his first visit to McCormicks for restaurant week. I hit the ball out of the park!! Great value, great food. He usually complaints but he loved the food. He had Ahi Tuna, Crab and Corn Chowder, and Apple Pie. My lunch was delicious as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for my husband's birthday. It was our second time here and both times we were disappointed. We'll not be returning. First, I informed our waitress of the occasion and it wasn't acknowledged. Secondly, it took almost two hours to get our food which left more to be desired. Overall, the experience was not very good to say the least.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Have come to this location multiple times and always leave underwhelmed. Portions are too small, drinks are ho-hum, service could be better and the cost for the whole experience is too high.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Jonathan was my server and he was very attentive and his knowledge of the menu was spot on. I look forward to dining there again very soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

This my Christmas dinner with my 4 adult kids, a son in law and my wife. With tip it was $800. More than I expected but I gave no limits. Drinks, appetizers and entras. We were about 2 1/2 hours. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. I wanted something different this year. It was a good choice.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I went for Restaurant Week and the food was very good. The only downside was that two of the choices I ordered wasn't available. Usually I wouldn't mind, but I went on the first day of Restaurant Week at the earliest time slot. It's weird that two of the options weren't available.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was an unusual experience, that we enjoyed overall, but had some problems. We enjoyed the food that we ended up selecting, but we had to choose new meals for 3 of the 5 of us because they were out of lobster tails and all forms of tuna. The waitress was kind, but meals were slow to arrive, so that although we arrived for reservations at 7:15, we were not done with our meals until around 10pm. Overall, we enjoyed the food and a lively experience, and would go again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were pleased overall that we could get a reservation on a Saturday night. The venue was crowded but well managed. The food was good so overall we had a pleasant experience. Not over the top...but very good. Our only complaint which really damped our overall experience, was the waiter.....followed by the manager, trying to market a "manager's card" which cost $25 but offers discounts on future meals plus other benefits. We felt this was very inappropriate to feel somewhat pressured after our meal. I'd really recommend a different approach for offering this card. It definitely had a lasting impression.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sat by bar area, very loud, people randomly spilling over to our table area


Service was extremely slow, from initial greet, drink service, food service.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The ambience was nice for celebrating our birthdays (my sister and I). Definitely recommend the crab cake dinner.

It was noisy near the bar area since we arrived during happy hour. Fortunately, we were seated further away from the bar area, which enabled us to converse.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Appetizers, drinks and entrees were excellent and I say this because I ate my entire meal (rockfish is to die for). Our waiter EJ was attentive, honest and overall an excellent server, much so that we let his manager know. Setting for dinner was romantic as I requested and the the lighting was very dim. This may be a problem with someone who has vision problems who may need to use their phone for long light. Overall I really enjoyed my dining experience. Ask for EJ and he’ll take care of you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everyone ordered something different and we were all delighted with what we got! Our server was delightful also! A great time was had by all!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Omar our server was very patient and polite. He exceeded in excellent customer service. The food was very delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Went for lunch thinking there would be a lunch menu but only received dinner menu. It was a Tuesday so not real busy but the food seemed left over. Had shrimp chopped salad with 4 very overdone shrimp, ton of dressing and lettuce with a couple of balls-which seemed odd-of blue cheese and no noticeable bacon. Crab soup was at best yesterday's and my guess was from the prior weekend. Probably the worst food I have eaten at a restaurant in several years.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went to celebrate a friend’s Birthday. Restaurant was quiet and not too full. Service was a bit slow, though our waiter was very attentive about what he could control, and apologetic about what he could not.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I loved this place... great food good vibe ... definitely coming again

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

10 Greens chopped salad was unique and amazing. Although it was a busy Saturday night, we were never made to feel rushed and everything was hot and delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My Dinning experience was enjoyable, reservation online for quick sitting,love it, food was excellent, hats off to the chefs. All in All it was a wonderful dinning experiences.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First time visiting this establishment, we had to wait 10-15min past our reservation time to be seated when there were a number of open tables available. Then when we were finally seated the host sat us at a 6 top, and it was only 2 people for the reservation, by the kitchen. I then asked to be moved and she tried to say all the other tables were reserved but she would see what she could do. After waiting and 5-10min we where finally sat again at one of the tables that magically was no longer reserved. Keep in mind it was not a busy night at all, there were at least 15+ tables open. The food was ok, I’ve had better, portions are small. Overall not very impressed, I don’t think we would return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

customer service training needed badly from the host to the bar and in the dining area(waitress) was not pleased with my service and will not be returning thx for asking

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I was not at all impressed with the food at this location and this was actually as “second chance” visit.

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 (Essex)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I celebrated my birthday with my husband. Our sever was Jimmy. He was extraordinary, attentive, prompt, and he was even photogenic (took pictures for of us). Let's not forget the food, AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good Happy Hour, great prices. Ambiance was great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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