We had a group of 8 people and the restaurant was virtually empty. We had made a reservation but not really needed on this night, although it may have been because of the rainy weather and a week night. I had the crab cakes and changed the sweet potatoes to mashed--great choice. The food was amazing and the other orders were also very attractive and tasty. The place is a bit pricey but not bad for the area. The one steak person raved about the quality of the beef. Others enjoyed both appetizers and deserts as well as the entrees.
The food and atmosphere were great. We celebrated my mom's bday and she loved it!
Food was delicious and served quickly.
What we especially appreciated from the restaurant was that we left our credit card behind and they called us to let us know. They were about to close so they kept it secure in their offices for us to pick it up the next day. Thank you so much!
We were seated within an extremely reasonable time of our arrival! Unfortunately, the seating obscured the view of the waterfront and minimized the ambiance of the venue. Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed the venue and the birthday celebration.
It has a great view of the Potomac River, atmosphere is pleasant, food is very good, and the service is always friendly and responsive. Great time with family!
Waiter was not attentive at all. We ordered a plain lobster and they brought us a stuffed lobster. We also ordered a crab cake. After all of the food had been brought out we had to remind the waiter that we ordered a crab cake. He forgot and the crab cake went to someone else so we had to wait on another one. When the bill came we decided to split it with the other couple. When the waiter brought the receipts and credit cards back I noticed that he had used my card to pay for both receipts. We've had dinner at this restaurant several times and this is the first bad experience.
It was my 25th birthday. All the servers were super accommodating. The brunch buffet ran out of salmon for a moment, and the custom omelet chef brought a plate full of it directly to our table as soon as it came out.
The food is perfect as well, My dad and aunts ordered from the menus and we were all looking at their huge cod filets in jealously. 💕
Beautiful view of Potomac. Servers attentive. Excellent and very filling crab based entrees. She crab soup and crab cake appetizer were plenty!
They were out of Mozzarella sticks! That’s crazy! Salmon and Sea bass were delicious.
The food (crab legs, stuffed shrimp, and crab Rangoon) was very good. Good atmosphere.
After a mediocre 1st visit, I gave it a 2nd chance. The quality is not where it should be for the price and location. I expect more. I ordered an almost $50 entree, they prepared it wrong the first time. When they brought it back out, they did so with the exact same food, only replated to remove the mashed potatoes they were souped in. Even though that didn't bother me as much (would've preferred fresh food instead of replated and reheated), what bothered me most was the fact the food was dripping in butter and oil. I couldn't even stomach more than half of it and I left feeling disgusted. The mgr is who brought the plate out like that so I didn't think it was worth complaining. The waitress was nice enough but the atmosphere was bland and the food was not worth the price so I won't return.
My experience was good for my first time. The only downside was I had a large party with only one waitress. I would have preferred to have one additional person. I will be returning.
Our group of eight had a window table on a Saturday evening at McLoone's. The view was terrific! The food and drink were great! Everyone had a really good time. It's a little noisy but otherwise perfect for dinner out with friends.
Food was delicious... waiter was great!!!
If you have had poke before, do not order theirs, you will be disappointed. The crab ravioli was very good. I expected better quality for the prices. Very good customer service, did not want me to leave unhappy.
Once we got past the hostess who was missing for 5 min and disinterested, the service improved. The waiter was good and the seafood platter was very good. We really enjoyed the jerked shrimp and blackened salmon. The crab cakes were delicious. I can’t say anything was best I ever had but it was delicious and totally acceptable. The lump crab dip appetizer was enjoyable. The view of pier and was very nice. Noise level decent. Talking was easy. Would definitely go again.
Business dinner while in town for a conference. Excellent lobster tail. My colleague got the seafood platter and she said it was fabulous. We ate in the bar and the service was perfect.
Food was good, but the service could really be improved. Staff seemed like they didn’t want to be there.
Great service. Lovely outdoor dining overlooking the water. Ordered Salmon dinner. Good but very salty. The bathroom was awful. I dined early in the evening so there really should not be an excuse for the condition. Made the hostess aware when I left.
Dining at McLoone's Pier House was a great experience. The entire staff made us feel special, especially the manager, Jarrad. Would definitely recommend dining there and would return when in the DC area.
Service and food were great.
I had dinner for galentines day (gals Valentine’s Day) and was very disappointed. Our meals was wrong when our order came out. My friend order her steak well done it came out medium well. I upgraded my meal for the filet but the brought me out sirloin. So will me Friend ate her steak I sat and watched and our server simply said it was the kitchens fault but didn’t offer anything for me to snack on while I watch my friend eat for 10 -15 Min. Or drinks orders were also served at different times even though we ordered them both together. Again my friend received her drink first while mine came about 10 min later. Drinks were nice and strong but the steaks were not tasty. The mash potatoes were great. Also the asparagus was supppsed to be wrapped in pursutto but was not. Very disappointed in our meals stick to the happy hour and the regular menu I will not recommend going during a special day or when it’s prefix menu.
It was good all the way around
I went here about 2 yrs ago for an engagement proposal and ate outside, I didn't remember the food being as good as it was this time around. I got the seafood platter and everything was cooked deliciously for my date and I! We were able to have a quiet conversation and our waitress gave a good recommendation on drinks and kept checking in on us. Very great staff as I remember, and the ambiance inside was just as nice as outside. I'm glad we chose this place and I plan to recommend it to others.
very disapointed! expected so much more. Service was disorganized & very slow. Brunch was nothing like Mccloones in Seabright NJ. They didnt have the cold fish bar.The price was $30.00 for stale bagels, omellette station that no one knew what was happening 25 min to make one. They had oatmeal & fruit , salmon & bacon , muffins & sausage stuffing.
The ambiance was great. Our server was very nice and polite, but he was very slow and not very attentive to our needs. We notices the other staff/servers were very energetic and attentive to the tables they were assigned to.
My food was excellent, but my boyfriend ordered the ribeye steak. It was not a ribeye steak. It was more fat than meat, he had to send it back. And the roasted potatoes were huge potato logs.
We were celebrating my Boyfriend's birthday. They didn't acknowledge it and because the service was so slow, he didn't want me to bring it to our servers attention, he was ready to leave.
I may return, but not time soon.
Our negative experience started with the poor location of the table they tried to seat us at (next to a 20 top large party) when they had 3 open 4 tops (there were 4 of us) next to the windows where we wanted to sit; then went to a bottle of wine plopped on the table, without even a pour to the person that ordered it, incorrect bar order, bartender that came to our table to confront us about that ordered drink; 10 minutes after we ordered we were then told one of our entrees was no longer available. then after 2 managers came over at separate times they offered us coupons for our next trip. after we told them we live 3 hrs away, like we would ever go back after all this horrible service. the least they could have done was comped something on our bill for that night. All that being said, the steaks were pretty good, but the entire experience left a bad taste in everyone's mouth.
Our food took about an hour to come out. Tasted very good. It was just the service was really slow with the food and the drinks.
My husband and I went here during the 2018 restaurant week. We had a 6:15P reservation and arrived around 5:50P, figuring we will just grab a drink at the bar. They had some tables open, so we were seated early. The atmosphere was very nice and if you're there during day or around sunset, the view onto the water I imagine is beautiful. We ended up sitting in the bar area, which was fine. The tables were large enough to accommodate our dishes.
For drinks, we ordered the shipwrecked and Moscow mule. The mule was delicious. I could had about 5, they went down that easy. My husband like the shipwrecked.
With the restaurant deal, we each got an appetizer, entree and dessert. Some of the restaurant week dishes are not on the regular menu. My husband went for the she crab soup, salmon Chesapeake and tiramisu, while I ordered the crawfish bread, shirmp & tasso pasta and creme brulee.
The appetizers were phenomenal. The crab soup was cream based and had ample crabmeat. The crawfish bread was amazing. It is a great first introduction into crawfish, if you've never tried it. I didn't see this on the menu as an normal offering, but I would ask if they can make it. The salmon was good, cooked perfectly and enough for 2 servings. The shrimp & tasso pasta was good as well an gave me a enough for lunch the next day. The only thing I didn't like about the pasta was the slices of ham on top, but I just removed them. The desserts were the perfect touch to the wonderful meal.
Our waiter was attentive and provided excellent service. My only complaint was that the waiters congregated at the bar a few times and talked about a few tables which were driving them nuts. I understand that being a waiter is difficult and some tables are difficult, but comments about specific tables should not be made on the floor near other patrons.
Worst Service and food. Took forever for a server to come to our table, (was not very busy) Once Server came over to take our order we had to repeat our order 3x... .My husband ordered soup for a starter, after waiting 20 minutes, I had to ask the server twice for his soup.. Soup came out was cold and tasted worse than a can of soup. I ordered an entree and it took server 15 minutes to tell me, "they were out of my entree" so what did i want to order instead. We had to ask several times for several things. we were eating some bread (we had to ask for) and in the middle of eating it, when we were not looking, someone took our bread away from the table... Our meals took 45 minutes and they were terrible. My husbands desert came out in a plastic cup, look like it was right out of the freezer.. (it was suppose to be tiramisu....) it totally stunk, and way overpriced for that meal and awful service...
Surprisingly the restaurant was not busy at all when we arrived for our reservation at 4:45pm. We got seated right away looked over the menu and ordered our two chopped salads and she crab soup. It took one hour for us to get salad and soup. We had to ask our server for bread 20-30 minutes into waiting he claim he was getting to it. But again the restaurant was not busy at all a lot of empty tables at 5:45pm. Took another 30 minutes for dinner to come out. Mine you The meter is counting down my two hours I paid to park so we felt rushed to eat our dinner and dessert. Also the server was getting way to comfortable with his comments like you can't make everybody happy when we had an issue. At this point I was annoyed with the server we aren't friends he is there to provide a service in a timely manner.
The view was pretty and the food was good, but the service was definitely lacking. I was with a party of 6. One person's drink wasn't brought out, an appetizer was missed on ordering, we were never asked if we wanted refills of our beverages and the bill was brought without offering coffee or dessert options. What a disappointing experience.
Great place! Love it!
We had a wonderful meal with great service; there were two very loud parties in the room but that was the only drawback to a wonderful evening
I brought two friends for lunch and they enjoyed the meal. It was restaurant week so it was a good time to get together. This was my second time that week to eat at McLoone's. I would recommend highly to others.
Our server Ravin was fantastic. She had thorough knowledge of the menu, giving us her personal favorites and suggestions. She made our night pleasant with friendly conversation and overall kindness
I actually came back on 2-9-18 and brought 2 coworkers. They enjoyed their meal.
I celebrate my birthday all month long. Since it was restaurant week, my son treated me to a wonderful (and inexpensive) lunch. We had a nice time chatting and such. I would definitely recommend the restaurant for the ambiance, (we sat near the gas fireplace) and the scenic view of the water.
Great Ambiance! Excellent Food! Great server! My first time visiting this restaurant and I have no complaints. Everything was great! I love when you can dine at a restaurant for the first time and you leave knowing you had a great experience. I recommend this place!
Service was excellent, food was delicious, and the view was amazing.