McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor

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1827 reviews
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American
McLoone’s Pier House in National Harbor offers waterfront dining and great views of the sun setting over the Potomac River, serving classic, American cuisine. The offerings range from fresh seafood to hand-cut steaks, as well as pastas, salads and homemade desserts. Outdoor Dining is available from April through October, weather permitting.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad service sorry.....................................,,,

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CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was outstanding. My date had some unique dietary restriction and they were very helpful in getting her the meal that she wanted.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year at this is my fiancée birthday and it’s always special and wonderful. We had the same waiter last year and this year and he is the best omg we love him. Thank you for making this birthday special

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CM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall great experience for Brunch at the Harbor.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is my second time at McLoone's in 2 years, I notice the food quality has changed. I got the Broiled Seafood Platter and the Crab Cake was made with some sort of filler with little or no crabmeat, the taste was not pleasing at all. The Jerk Shrimp was overdone. When I was there 2 years ago the food was great. I asked the Waitress was McLoones under new management and she said yes, she also said the menu had changed. Needless to say for $151.00 I expected the food quality to be a whole lot better. So my experience this time at McLoones was not good at all.

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KR
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Go after happy hour. On a Tuesday night, bar noise level was so high we couldn’t hear the waiter or each other at our table of four.

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EM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The bar was very loud and sometimes overbearing. Both our waiter and the hostess apologized for the noise. There were times we didn’t even talk because we would have been yelling.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Our party of 3 had a reservation made over a week prior to our dinner date. We were seated at a hightop Bar table and told that it was the only table available. After waiting 5-10 mins, a waiter came by with 3 empty water glasses, stating that he would return with water. We ordered a bottle of wine at this time. After an additional 10 mins, we still had no water or wine, and the waiter had not returned. We decided to leave and have dinner at another restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That food was amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The brunch was not worth the cost. The selection was very limited. Also, I recommend one person working the omelette station and one person working the waffle station; instead of having one person doing dual roles..... the lines are too long.

In addition, customers should be aware of their bill, I was double charged for my meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a absolute wonderful experience; from the food to the service! We will be returning again!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time dining here and I enjoyed my visit. They had a couple of large parties and I was glad I made a reservation. Will definitely return.

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TL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The Drinks were to die for and everything was perfect. I took some friends there this weekend and we were all blown away by how amazing everything was. Thank you for turning a fun last meal together into something fun and memorable!
We WILL be coming back next year!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went there to celebrate my best friend’s recent engagement and she was visiting from San Diego. I ordered steak and eggs. I told the server I wanted my steak medium rare but my steak turned out more well done than anything. A bit disappointing since I like my steak medium rare. We ordered three whiskey mules. None had any mint in them and they tasted a bit funny so had to ask the bartender to remake them. My friend asked for scrambled eggs with his steak and got over easy instead. The rye bread was really good. Overall experience was ok.

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FR
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was extremely slow and salmon burger was soso.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The seating was not ideal. We were located in the middle of the restaurant surrounded by a party of 10 leaving us no privacy.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Even with a reservation, we were seated in the bar area. Our server was amazing; she made excellent recommendations, was kind, professional and attentive. The food was a bit disappointing. They must've changed their crab cake recipe:-( It was soggy, had filler and peppers in it. Not what I remember and enjoyed from my last visit there. Don't fix something that isn't broken.

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WH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service for a special Valentines evening.

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LV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read the reviews on Open Table and decided to make a reservation. It was a great choice and the food was amazing. It was not crowded and we had a very nice waitress. I will definitely go back.

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a
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and waitress was very attentive. We reserved ahead, noting that it was a special occasion, and asked for a table overlooking the water. For some reason, they reserved us a table in the far corner by the bar and away from the water. But the hostess moved us to a table overlooking the water when we asked.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Beautiful location. Wonderful food.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Well never even got to the meal because we left after almost 2 hours trying to get 2 sets of drinks. The waiter was clueless and after waiting so long for drinks we left. Will not ever go back there. Too bad. Great ambiance and view!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

It took multiple attempts and about 30 minutes for them to split the bill so that we could turn in our receipts for work. Slightly ridiculous. Sunset was nice but they didn't control that.

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f
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and value, service good, excellent view!

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RO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice view of harbor. Friendly staff and a good menu. Food was good but not great. Portions were small for price. One more shrimp or one more scallop would have been better. Swordfish was a bit dry. Veggies were very good.

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r
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I organized a 77th birthday party for a Saturday for 14 people. The process was great and they were so patient with me and my changes and desires. They let me bring a cake and stored it for us. They had the table set up hours earlier then we were expected and allowed me to put up decorations. They had 2 waiters assigned to us and they never skipped a beat. All meals were service at the same time. The food portions were huge and the chef came out personally to see how we liked everything. The views were spectacular. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was great - celebrating birthdays. Would recommend highly

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AC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

service was unimpressive but food was great.
dont like the terms of credit card on booking table and not having a guest show and being charged for them not showing. it wasnt busy and not like it was a wedding reception!

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TH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The flavors of the food just wasn’t there.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the scallops with the risotto and spinach which was very good but felt that four scallops for thirty six dollars was abs but too much. Our waiter was a tentative but was missing at the time to pay check long wait and the manager was very friendly.

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JF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We had a wonderful time.

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EB
Argentina
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was EXCELLENT,the atmosphere so pleasant I will DEFINITELY BE RETURNING

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food and variety on the menu. A little pricey but food was worth it. Kinda quite the night we took 9 people there but the government shutdown might have had something to do with that. Donna's service was perfect and very attentive. Great evening.

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have come here several times. It is one of my 2 favorite restaurants at the Harbor. Food is excellent quality and gluten free with great flavor. The Chef does a wonderful job each visit. The staff is always polite and courteous. Waiter was considerate not to bring me bread since I am gluten free. He understood my gluten issue. Enjoyable!!!

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SC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I were trying to find a place to eat during MAGFest weekend. All corners of Inner Harbor were packed with people. We went on Open Table to see if anything was available for a party of 5 within walking distance. McLoone's popped up! We had never heard of this place before, but all five of us had a delicious meal. They start you off with a delicious bread and pesto dip appetizer. I highly recommend their crab dip! Excellent service, great seafood, great ambiance. We were able to hear each other without shouting over the music/other people in the restaurant. We will most definitely be back next month! :)

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PM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We went there for New Year's Eve dinner which is not necessarily the best time to visit a restaurant for the first time. It was a fixed price 4 course menu, which was fine, and the food was generally fairly good. Our sever was too pushy to order the courses and when we asked for more time, he basically then ignored us requiring that we ask him back for whatever was needed, bread, the free champagne on the menu, ultimately our subsequent courses, etc. The tip was fixed on the bill so we understood why things were as they were after the fact. These kind of events can be special if well handled by the restaurant. This one could have done a better job.

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PW
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We happened to hit this restaurant on New Years Eve, where a special menu was in place at a cost of $70 per person. We decided to stay and give it a shot.
Most of the food was very good, starting with the Calamari Appetizer, Corn Chowder, The Seafood Sampler and the Filet Mignon. The Cheesecake and Apple Tart were marginal.
Service was just ok, as our waitress was pretty distracted by the very large party that was right next to our table.
Upon completion of our night, the $70 per person price tag was pretty steep even with the complimentary glass of Champagne.

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NW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but the wait staff was outstanding. Would have liked to see management on the floor as every worker was polite and quick to help.

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AL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Waitress was nice but not as attentive as we’d hoped. We made 10:30am reservations for brunch but wasn’t seated until 10:50am because they were still putting the food out

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious but trust me, get the crab claws. I’ll go back just for that dish.

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