About McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor

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.

141 National Blvd
National Harbor, MD 20745
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 09:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 839-0815

Website:
http://www.mcloonespierhousenh.com/

Entertainment:
McLoone's has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.

Parking Details:
Our restaurant is located next to the National Harbor Carousel parking lot

Public Transit:
A metro bus stop is less than a block from our restaurant. This bus takes you to the Branch Avenue metro stop, where you can catch the metro into the city.

Executive Chef:
Serge Karmen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our semi-private dining area is available to accommodate groups up to 50 guests who are interested in an intimate dinner with a spectacular view and menu to match. We serve a three course set menu with the option of a fourth course. We can make the menu custom to the customers requests. We also offer a cocktail reception with open bar and buffet style appetizer dishes. Outside cocktail receptions are available when the patio is open.

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McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (24)
Scenic View (18)
Good for a Date (15)
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Special Occasion (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

It was good all the way around

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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...

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place! Love it!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I actually came back on 2-9-18 and brought 2 coworkers. They enjoyed their meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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!

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was excellent, food was delicious, and the view was amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Restaurant Week

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was Restaurant week and thought the restaurant would honor the fixed lunch menu prices! Asst. Manager, Naomi was very nice and said the restaurant doesn't do lunch Restaurant week on Sunday??!! Really??!! Nothing on the website to say differently. She was gracious enough to offer the dinner menu at the prefixed lunch price! Appreciated this and thought it was most professional she did this. Tyrone also was a wonderful server attending to our needs without being called to the table.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had an amazing meal and our server was fantastic. We’d definitely go again!

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

Excellent service and waitstaff. Food was tasty. Nice selection of seafood appetizers. Nice water view.

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

I would not recommend this to anyone! The prices were high for the value of food. It was pretty dark in the dining area so it made it hard to tell if the food was cooked properly. There seemed to be a very loud party in the bar area, which ordinarily I don’t mind, but this group was exceptionally loud and the restaurant is all open so no sound barrier. Our meal for two with only one drink was $120 for a meal that I was less than okay with. I expected more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I love the food and drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were only one of two tables at lunch time. The service and food were ok. Would not recommend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I’m a First timer to Mcloones , great place very nice decor. Our server Morgan was awesome, thank you again

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Live Sports, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was awesome. Our waiter Melvin was spectacular!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The heat was out in the restaurant. We tried to attempt to get close to a portable fireplace. We sat with our jackets on which was very uncomfortable. I received a call to confirm my reservations. I feel I should have been told at that time that he heat was not work and given the option to cancel my reservation. Patrons should have been offered at least a free appetizer for dining in the cold. Management should have gone around to the patrons and apologized for the heat outage, but left staff to deal with the complaints. I was not happy about that.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always hreat place third newyears there was not disappointed

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Horrible pre-fixe New Year’s Eve dining experience. Courses came on top of each other, had to ask for water to be refilled and dessert options were cheesecake or cheesecake. In and out within an hour. Not a New Year’s Eve dinner that one would imagine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always great food and service. The fried oysters were seasoned well. The tiger shrimp could have used more sauce but were still
Good. Had the lamb with mashed potatoes and asparagus and it was really good. Our server made our night.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I brought our daughter on New Year’s Eve because the menu looked good and it was close to our hotel. It did not disappoint. We had the choice of ordering off the regular menu or the holiday prix fixe. We opted for the prix fix which had also come with a glass of champagne. My husband and I both enjoyed our meals, the restaurant was busy but the staff was attentive and the price was reasonable for portion size. The only thing that we didn’t like was that the kid menu said “Kraft Mac n Cheese” but it wasn’t. For those with picky kids, you will understand. The waitress was kind enough to exchange for regular pasta with no additional charge.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Before coming here, we had only been to a few restaurants at the harbor. This one was definitely a great find and we will be coming back! The food was amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Romantic, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I get together with my siblings each year around Christmas and we always pick a different restaurant in the DC area. This year we wanted to try something at the National Harbor and selected McLoone's Pier House. We were all extremely satisfied in the service, food, and reasonable prices. We will definitely return!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My 2 brothers and I took my sister to McLoone's for lunch in honor of her 60th birthday. Our server was very friendly (maybe a bit casual for my taste) and efficient and attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent. We had the crab rangoon, crab dip, crab fritters, crab grilled cheese, spinach salad, and salmon blt. The salmon was notable because it was perfectly prepared--well seasoned without overpowering the taste of the salmon and cooked through without being dry. The fries that came with the sandwiches were delicious. I did request a substitution for the Wasabi salad dressing for the spinach salad and it was no problem. The view was really lovely, though not accessible from all areas of the restaurant. The restaurant was not at all busy at lunchtime and we sat and talked for several hours without feeling pressured by the waitstaff. I'm looking forward to taking my husband to this restaurant and would happily recommend it to others. Bonus: this restaurant is very conveniently located for parking and the car charging stations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Jazmine was a very attentive hostess. She was bought us our food in a timely manner and always with a smile. When you make your reservation ask for her service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Ambiance- told the waitress there was a constant frigid breeze coming through the restaurant. She completely dismissed it and said “it’s probably how she got sick & since there is a lot of windows- that’s why its so drafty”

The temperatures were switched on two of the beef entrees. No apologies- just asked what I liked to have done. I had to tell the manager that both persons weren’t able to eat with us- now they are waiting on food when all of us are done eating. Not acceptable for a $17 hamburger (supposed to be cooked med well) & a $38 filet mignon (supposed to be cooked med rare).

Manager agreed to compensate bill. Bill came and nothing was compensated AT ALL. Bill came back compensated, but yet I had to recorrect bill that had a coffee on it that NEVER CAME. I forgot to mention that a different entree- they forgot to serve the side- AND THAT NEVER CAME EITHER.
Didn’t even ask if we wanted dessert- just wanted to know if we wanted the check. My brother overheard the manager + staff talking about trying to close out the tables. It wasn’t even quite 8:30p.

It’s not like the restaurant was super busy. I know this because even though we were a table of 12- they were only 4 or 5 tables outside of us.

We came expecting to spend a good time instead of being treated like we weren’t there to spend some top dollar. We bought a bottle of wine- couldn’t order another one because the waitress wasn’t visible 75% of the time. It was her “assistant “ that was visibly trying to help our table. She was the only one that showed true customer service and was genuine with an apologetic attitude.

Very disappointing. I wish I could give the reviews ZERO STARS.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My daughter and I decided to go to McLoone’s at the last minute for dinner while staying at the Gaylord. When we arrived we discovered that they were massively understaffed - only two servers for the entire restaurant. In most places this would be a nightmare, but not here. The staff were amazing. They acted as a true team and no one felt the lack of staff. Never have I been more impressed by the teamwork in a restaurant! Add that to the fabulous food and I will certainly be back.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good seafood - but not great. overpriced because of that. More of a bar atmosphere than a nice dinner occasion (which is what we went for). We went on a VERYcold night so that may have been the reason, but it was FREEZING inside. Every person in the place kept winter jackets on through dinner. We will probably go once more in the summer to check out the outdoor seating/atmosphere and see if it's better - but on a general night out not a special occasion.

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