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

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (101)
Good for a Date (87)
Special Occasion (85)
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Scenic View (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Romantic (51)
Casual (47)
Great for Lunch (45)
Business Meals (42)
Worth the Drive (41)
Good for Groups (40)
Happy Hour (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Cozy (33)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Fun (26)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Healthy (19)
People Watching (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Seasonal (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Late-night Find (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Authentic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was quite tasty. We loved the shrimp wrapped w/cheese & bacon appetizers. Our server ,Tiffany, was awesome and made great recommendations. Would have loved a window seat but we looked into eaxh others eyes and enjoyed the date. We will return.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall I like everything. However, bathrooms were not really clean and had not enough toilet and no sanitation paper at all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

Dee is the bomb,
ATM is close by lol..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good but noisy and very busy with all the staff running around. Both dishes were good with the excellent callimari appetizer

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was extremely slow. Food salmon and sides were bland and served cold. Staff was very friendly though

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always great food and atmosphere. Service was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Disabled Access
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very nice they did lose my reservation but we were seated within minutes REGARDLESS. Our Server was outstanding.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. Tiffany was our server and she was very informed about Ed every item on the menu and made many recommendations for each course. Cozy booth. Warm, friendly atmospher3 and staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our food was excellent as usual. Lobster Bisque was very good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was TERRIBLE! I DO NOT RECOMMEND! It was a birthday occassion for 2 and I wanted it to be deserving for my guest. Our reservations were at 7:30p. We waited about 10 minutes for our table, which wasn’t bad. Here is where it all goes wrong. The waitress came over to the table to ask for a drink order, whcih we needed a moment to decide. Once we placed the order, we had to repeatedly tell her at least 10 times to get the cocktail/ wine and spring water. Then, it took about another 15 minutes for bread. The waitress kept making excuses why our drinks didn’t arrive on time. Long/ short, our food was terrible and I had to send my plate back 2 times. I couldn’t eat at that point and asked to box it up. At least 5 times I asked where was my food and didn’t receive it. The FOH manager came to try and rectify the issue as well as correct our bill. We never saw the waitress again and the manager explained honestly that my food was thrown away. Then, it took the BOH manager to bring out our dessert and coffee. 3 hrs later, we were still there exhausted!!! I could write all the details, but want to warn you to NOT eat here!!!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Reservation – Our scheduled reservation was for 7:00PM but not knowing how bad the traffic or wait was going to be, we showed up at the restaurant at 6:15PM and they seated us right away. The hostesses were very courteous and greeted us as we arrived and were very friendly as they showed us to our table.

Ambiance – The table we were seated at was toward the front behind the hostess stand - cold air could be felt at the table. The lighting was too dark. Music was up too loud making it difficult to have a conversation across the table.

Service – Bruce was very good! Attentive, personable, and on point!

Food Quality – I had the Seafood Trio that included grilled salmon, crab-stuffed shrimp (2), and grilled shrimp (3) along with cheddar mashed potatoes and green beans. My wife had the Ultimate Mixed Grill that included the same items as mine with a crab cake added. She also had the roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus instead of the green beans. The salmon was just OK – nothing to rave about. In fact, mine seemed a little soft or “mushy”. The Stuffed Shrimp and Grilled Shrimp were both good – but nothing to rave about. The Crab Cake was “just OK” – good, but not outstanding. Being located in Maryland – McCormick & Schmick’s should know that Marylanders are VERY particular about their crab cakes. And as far as an “Ultimate Mixed Grill” – instead of two shrimp dishes, make one a scallop dish where the Ultimate has salmon, shrimp, scallops, and crab cake. My mashed potatoes were OK but a little on the dry side and my wife’s asparagus was good but had some stalks that were huge! Felt like big-chain food and not something that was made for each individual diner.

Overall Impression – Our dinner at McCormick & Schmick’s National Harbor was good, but not great. We had the pleasure of having a fantastic server, but given the ambiance and food quality, I have to give McCormick & Schmick’s National Harbor just an overall 3 stars.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very poor service.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was good but table by window near door was very cold

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The noise level was excessive, why do you insist on playing loud music so your patrons cannot converse? The kitchen was obviously very busy and not prepared for a holiday evening, I had to send my salmon back because it arrived uncooked and smeared in sauce. I had asked several times ahead for a table or booth with a view of the water and we were given a horrible table with a limited view. We had chosen this restaurant because previous meals had been excellent but this night did not live up to the reputation and I doubt if we will return.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a drink at the bar while we waited for table, so far so good. Bartender was very nice and personable. After being seated at our table, things went down hill. Ordered a second drink which was significantly smaller then the one ordered from the bar. Even the waitress noticed and said she would looking it. She never did. Food was ordered and 2 out of the 4 people in our party got NY strip and added crab cakes. No crab cakes came and the steaks were not cooked to how the were ordered at all. Well done was bloody and raw inside. Medium well was more medium rare. Asked about crab cakes and the waitress went and ordered them, not worth the wait! Crab cakes were not good. Then we finished and waited for her to return with our credit card. Missed our Uber it took so long and it wasn’t even that crowded. Not the experience you would expect for the price!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I ordered the beef medallions, they were good, the mash was bland. Overall a good experience.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to celebrate a relatives birthday. Staff was very pleasant on the phone making the reservation. Loved the personalized menu acknowledging the event. Some confusion at first on which menu we could use. Once provided with a lunch menu we were able to order quickly. Food came out hot and everyone enjoyed their meal. Waitress was very attentive to our needs. Would highly recommend for a special event outing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I went for anniversary, while we had a reservation, the wait was still lengthy. We were then seated at a table directly in front on the door and every time the door opened we felt the artic breeze. I couldn't enjoy my meal because I was freezing so I requested to be moved. The request was honored but we were literally moved to the table right next to the one we were at so needless to say we were still freezing and rushed through our meals so that we could leave. In addition to that our service was not that great. While our waitresses was very friendly she was not very attentive. We had to ask her to come refill our water 2x and the last request we received the bill without the refill. The food was delicious though.

LaToya Russ
301 437 8019

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband, daughter and I went on New Years weekend in National Harbor. My husband ordered the filet with two lobster tail dinner. The steak was not filet, but instead a small cut sirloin. My seared sea scallops had no taste leaving the meal very bland. We were sat next to a very large and loud group of people. Our waiter was good but for the price we paid, the meal wasn’t worth it and we wouldn’t recommend.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was slow and a plain hamburger order came with everything. We returned it and the extra items were just scrapped off. We returned it again and it came back plain but the bun was soggy. We asked for the burger to be compensated but management refused. We didn’t make a fuss because we were now rushing to our show, after receiving slow service. It was just a burger! The stuffed salmon was good but really overpriced!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We really enjoyed our lunch and many thanks to our server Q.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

the food was very tasty
service very attentive
menu $$$
food prepared just right

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

For a date, this was a nice place. However, our service was rather slow (but they were extremely busy) and there was a piece of hair in our bread. After finding out about the hair the manager immediately came over and offered us free dessert. The food was really good, and at a very fair price. Even with the hair, and the somewhat slow service, I would definitely go again.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great dinner. Something for everyone. Lobster mash was awesome!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Special Christmas celebration with family and we had only one night at National Harbor. Restaurant was highly rated, but did not live up to my expectations. Appetizers were served at different times and were mediocre. Dinners also came several minutes apart and two dinners were served only lukewarm. A "medium" filet was served cool and when re-heated was overdone. By the time it was returned, most of us had nearly completed our dinners. We decided to indulge in desert elsewhere. Food was, in general, OK, but we were looking for better. Since there are many choices, we will most likely avoid this restaurant in the future

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I knew I should have left when I arrived. It was close to closing but not crowded. It took long to get seated and waited on, and once we were waited on it took long to receive a cup of tea. The tea came after my meal arrived. My meal took long to come and wasn't even hot. I ordered crab legs and they were very dried out. It was hard to even take them out of the shell. Service and the food was lousy today. This was my worst experience ever coming to dinner here.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolute worst service. Overpriced for the quality of food we received. Daughter ordered 39.00 New York Strip and there was a sharp bone in her food. Service in the bar was terrible, and waitstaff not very welcoming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It's the same pretty much everywhere, so it's good for family that has a consistent palate. Food is very good, but nothing eclectic that I saw. View from the Harbor is beautiful. The only thing that disappointed me was the sangria cocktail which tasted like a fruit punch. I prefer that hint of alcohol taste to feel like you're splurging.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My steak was not cooked medium well done it was very pink inside
Prices are very high also for the small portions of food you get

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was very flavorful and fresh. The atmosphere was romantic and subdued

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We got a good water view table but average service and meal, we had steak. Prices are high so I expected more. I have had better service and same meal quality in places like Longhorn, Outback, etc. For a place that serves meat and seafood, I would expect to see soemthing other than seafood for appetizers, so no appetizers for us.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My daughter and I had reservations for an early Christmas dinner. We got there a little early and were seated right away. Waiter came over and took drink orders. We then ordered our food. My food came 10 minutes before my daughter's. I of course waited for her to be served so my food was cold when I ate. I ordered steak and had to ask for a steak knife. It was a filet but I couldn't cut it with the butter knife. I had to ask for our waiter so I could order another glass of wine. It seemed there was plenty of staff on hand so it wasn't that. We were ignored. My daughter asked to talk to a manager. I paid the bill and a waitress came back and told my daughter the manager got busy. We left. I will not be back to this restaurant. Poor service, mediocre food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were seated promptly, served graciously, and enjoyed every bite of a spectacular meal. Wonderful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. They lost our ticket so food took a little longer but it was worth the wait. They need more gluten free options though.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My wife and I went there for Christmas Day dinner. Place was busy, but all the staff was pleasant and our waitress was very friendly and a good server. Meal took a long time, but that was expected on Christmas.

The food was overall rather ordinary. Nothing bad, but just not the total quality we expect from an upscale restaurant. Drinks, shrimp cocktail and lobster tail were great. New England clam chowder was more like potato soup. The two Filet Mignon were just okay -- cooked the way we asked (medium and medium-well) but a bit dry and tasteless.

Based on our experience, if we went back it would be for the seafood.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was very good and we enjoyed the food. My mom uses a walker and the staff was very attentive to her needs. Overall good experience... and great location!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The restaurant is really nice as we have went here for the past 3 years for a splurge on Christmas Dinner. We've always been impressed. This year, 2017, not so much. I swear my entrée was appetizer in size ($29), and my son's meal ($30 plus) did not cover his plate. Are they scrimping on the serving size or what? I ordered a beer at the beginning, with appetizers (raw oysters), and the server came back to net confirm the order, but no drink ever came. I had to ask for it at the end of our meal!
We won't be returning or 2018. I can do better at home, as I am a great cook, but like a treat on holidays.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Steak was tasteless. The server was good but the service... we arrived at 8:10pm with our toddler ( 3 year old special need kid). The usher told me that she will have a seat asap. We saw several people left the restaurant but not seated. 20 minutes afterward I saw one usher call people who arrived 10 minutes after us. I didn’t say anything. Few minutes later, the manager came also to pick up another people who arrived after us. When I confronted the usher she told me that she doesn’t know why the manager pick up these people instead of us. Another usher asked me to confront the manager and she lied in front of me that all these people arrived before us. I was there when these people arrived and asked about the table. Nb:
For me it is the last time I will go there.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Well, our waiter walked out on us and his other tables after taking our order. Finally, a manager came and took our order again, 45 minutes after taking it the first time, claiming IT computer error. Then when our food arrived, two of the meals didn't come. It just happen to be the two orders of two lobster tails with lobster mashed potatoes that were supposed to be $29.99, but they were charging $35 until we showed them the picture of the sign outside. My sister, son, and I were done eating before my parents even got their Christmas Eve dinner. We were given free salads and the two meals that came out very late were taken off the bill. Food was delicious once we all received it. Staff did their best to try and make up for the continual errors. The Sangria was excellent! We will try again and hope we don't lose server!

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