Succotash - National Harbor

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A progressive perspective of classic Southern favorites. James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to a soulful Southern menu.

SUCCOTASH is named after the classic dish that has been a longstanding staple of the Southern table. While many know “Succotash” when they see it, the dish has been interpreted, modified and passed from generation to generation for centuries. While Succotash between families will share similarities, each family’s recipe is deeply personal and reminiscent of those special suppers that brings kin together. Our “Succotash” is special to us and we invite you to experience the South from our point of view.
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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a wonderful experience at succotash. Great service and wonderful food

TM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was above and beyond they really made us feel welcomed. Food was good as well. They have some dishes that are not your normal run of the mill sides which is a good thing to challenge our pallets. 9.5 of 10

CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything we ate was wonderful!

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

Parties of 8 or more you have to go with the Pre Fix menu but the food was great and enough to fill your appetite. Good food for the price.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite, delightful, & delicious with each bite. Surpassed our expectation on our first visit! Will come back and recommend to all.

TC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! No sweet tea which was odd for a southern style restaurant and disappointing. Dessert offerings were not tempting. Everything else was on point.

AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We thought there would be no reason not to select a southern cooking restaurant at the National Harbor, and the menu on the website had plenty of possibilities from which to choose. We were very disappointed. The best thing was the drinks.......but you can't go wrong with Woodford Reserve anywhere.

My wife ordered the fried oyster appetizer and I ordered the smoked chicken wings. Neither had any taste - I shockingly asked the server for salt and pepper to give them some flavor! My wife had the catfish entree with grits and I had the beef rib with cauliflower side. My wife found herself asking for tartar sauce to give the poor fish flavor (at least it was crispy), but it was also tasteless, as were the grits. There was sauce for the ribs, the meat was tender, but again, no flavor even when smothered with the sauce. The cauliflower side had a lightly seasoned fish sauce on it and a sprig of dill. It was a good side but alas the main elements of the meal were far from satisfying.

We did not send the food back to the kitchen, and when the $165 check arrived, we added the 18% tip because the server was very good, but I was really upset by spending that much for a meal that I did not enjoy at all.

Perhaps if you choose this restaurant, you could order something else, or the same things and not have the same experience, but I for one will not be returning to Succotash.

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

Loved their brunch awesome service and reasonable prices for the high quality!

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

This was my first visit. The food and service were great! My only slightly negative is that my father has hearing aids as as the evening progressed the restaurant became progressively louder and it was harder for him to hear.

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The table they sat us at was small for 6 people.

G
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

So I made a reservation because I heard it was nice.. Arrived 15 minutes ahead of reservation time. I was seated immediately. Then I waited...waited...waited some more. The table next to me was the same. They were actually seated before me. We looked at each other & asked, "Have you been helped yet?" "No"..Same!!! So i go to the host station and let them know that my table and the table next to me have both been seated for about 15 min and no one came by...not even asked if wanted water, acknowledge that we were there. She told some one. About 5 min later, two different server came, one for each table. We had plenty of time to review menu so we were ready to order. I placed my order. then we wanted Deviled eggs. Now, we are a party of 5. I order 4 because the menu says 1.50 each. They brought me literally 4 halves so 2 eggs. Before the food comes, another waitress comes and says that she'll be taking over for my table. She was very "dry", like she didn't' want to be there. My kids even picked up on that. She asked if we wanted other drinks beside water and at the time my answer was no. Our food came, we ate. At this point I wanted a drink menu but needed a second to look it over. I thought maybe she'd come back in a minute or two. No! more like 10-15. I ordered my drink! Asked about which brand products of drink they had she said coke products and mentioned lemonade, so i assumed that it was minute maid (fountain drink). No, it was like an in house lemonade for $4/glass! She failed to mention.

Overall, the food was ok. The short rib was huge! Nice portion. My kids really liked the shrimp & grits. The bacon mac & cheese lacked flavor & it was like salad bacon bits on the top. A little let down there. The curry succotash wasn't great.

ALSO, during our wait for our food, another party the same size as mine," opposite my skin color" came in after us & was acknowledge immediately. Waters, laughs,etc.

Food was alright but doesn't make up lack in service.

K
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great atmosphere. Limited menu but great choices. Definitely need to go atleast once we been twice!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good but reservation did not help getting a seat. Third time tried to reserve a table and third time I was offered a seat in the bar. Third time took over 30 mins for seat and had to wait so I did not have to sit at bar. I will not try again, although the food is amazing this trend for seating makes it not worth the drive up.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience! The food was amazing especially the catfish and fried green tomato salad. Please over more green vegetables sides without pork.

DO
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the chicken wings as appetizers (very good and crispy) and oysters (great w a finishing heat). We also had the trout (so so - not much flavor), the burger (pimento and jam was awesome) and shrimp and grits (super great).

MO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Succotasch is located just around the corner from the Gaylord hotel. I generally don't like corporate chain restaurants, but this one had a different menu that drew me in. I was pleasantly surprised.

The bar has a better selection than most. The bourbons (my favorite) offered included a bottle of Forged Oak and Blantons. In case I wanted a Manhattan, I inquired what vermouths they use. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they had several, including Carpano. I generally don't find these items except in more higher end restaurants.

With that knowledge, I ordered their version of an Old Fashioned, which was made with Woodford Reserve, Demerara, Angostura Bitters and Regan's Orange Bitters. The drink met my high expectations.

For dinner the following were our g:

Hush Puppies with Green Tomato Jam: The delicately fried roll with the green jam can serve as a appetizer, dessert or snack. The Hush Puppies by themselves are not that sweet. If you like them sweet, I would ask for extra green Tomato Jam.

Smoked Chicken Wings: Again, lightly crispy wings with a spiced rub. The spiced rub is not overwhelming like most BBQ places. It really allows you to enjoy the flavor of the chicken.

Collards Kimchi Greens and Ham: Who knew that these two blended. It was definitely the best thing that we ordered. We could not get enough of them. If only we didn't get filled up on everything else.

Succotash Curry: We had to order this considering the restaurant's name. It was quite flavorful and satisfied our vegetable needs.

I would definitely keep this place in mind for more upscale southern fare.

H
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Really packed on a Wednesday night. The light above our table was out and it was so dark we had to use our phone flashlights to read the menu. Out waitress was nice but never came by to ask if we needed anything or wanted another drink. The food was nothing exceptional. I had the shrimp and grits and the other two people with me had the burgers.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice location, great food.

LF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's always a great time to eat at Succotash. The food is fantastic as well as the cocktails. Normally the service is excellent but for this particular visit, the server didn't seem as motivated to welcome our presence unlike servers we've had from our 3 previous visits. We actually cancelled reservation at Voltagio's to have dinner here. However, we still highly recommend this place and will continue to visit when we're in National Harbor.

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

Meeting with God daughter

TJ
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Pleasant welcome at the start of Sunday brunch. Service was attentive. Food was “meh.” Wasn’t horrible but wasn’t anything memorable. Food temp also seemed to be a bit cold.

Ordered: Hangover breakfast, Delta Rice Bowl, side of collards & kimchi.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing, service was something else.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good but slow service and always overbooked!

n
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was good. I liked the ambience of the location. Food could have been better. Service was great.

CW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

National Harbor MD is very much a "tourist trap". There isn't much to do beyond wine and dine...and attend events at the convention center. What this means is that most places to eat and drink are highly over priced-mediocre cuisine. Succotash separates itself from the crowd by producing a next level take on southern food. It might seem a bit pricy when glancing at the menu, but upon comparison to others at Gaylord, its right inline while offering generous portions, high quality products, and flavors above and beyond the rest. It can be a bit noisy, but the ambiance is reminiscent of New Orleans French Quarter. Libations are done well and there is a good selection of bourbons--though not a huge selection of wine and beer. Go...eat well...enjoy a generous pour of select bourbon, and try to escape the pace of daily life.

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

Food was simply ok. Our waiter was attentive and patient.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends together

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

LS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything would have been outstanding but we had a really unhappy interaction with our waiter. So much, it ruined the evening.

We had made reservations for 6 at the last minute. My husband and I were there a little early planned to order a drink and appetizer at the bar for Happy Hour before everyone arrived. Just before we had a chance to order, our friends showed up early so we were seated. We asked the hostess if we ordered our drinks at the bar and paid for it there, we could take it to the table. We took the bar menu over to the table to show our friends. The waited then walked up and told us we could NOT order from the bar and took the menu from us. He then proceeded to walk over to the hostess and speak harshly along with waving his arms. We were so upset by the evening. If it hadn't been for entertaining clients, one being a minister, we would have left. SO SO disappointed and embarrassed! I apologized to the hostess when we left because I felt so bad.

Please pass along to the restaurant.

E
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to Succotash and it won't be my last. My family and I tried Taste of the South which lets you sample just about everything off the menu. It was delicious! My only complaint is that I wish the pork ribs were more tender, they were well seasoned though.

R
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dewy our waiter was awesome!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Recommend if they like chicken and waffles. French were to hard for me. Didn't like that there was no availability for large groups.

LD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Some friends and I enjoyed Sunday brunch at Succotash and were completely satisfied. The food was delicious especially the smoked chicken wings and the watermelon and peanuts salad. We selected several different plates to share, I would highly suggest this if it is 2-3 of you.

The ambiance was perfect!

CH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately (actually was late for our table reservations). Our service was excellent and the food came quickly. Our meals were filling and delicious. I'll be coming back again very soon.

TF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Took my son here for his birthday and our waitress was rude rl

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Biscuits and grits were delicious! Bloody Mary was kinda weak.

SW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server, Mila, was a doll. Loved her attentiveness and her convo. Food was ok. Very spicy but spicy like random cayenne pepper was thrown in - not real southern spice. Tons of fried food options and only minimal options for non meat eaters. It was ok - to say we’ve gone. Good effort on the atmosphere and decor. Super touristy. Prob a once and done place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had to send steak back 3 times attempting to get to medium well (came out extremely rare then still rare the second time. Waitstaff and management were awesome about it. Limited menu consists of southern style food.

SG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I've been a few times and this was my least favorite experience.

As I do not live in the area, I made a reservation for 3:00 pm and we were seated at about 3:10 pm. In the reservation it indicated that if we were going to be 10 minutes or more late, we had to notify them. I was a little surprised that we had a wait. They did seem relatively apologetic for the wait. Two of us were visiting and not from the area, so this was to be a unique, delightful experience.

Initially we were placed in a seating area that wasn't comfortable for managing a baby sling (we had an infant in a carrier), as the sling was in the aisle next to a large party, which was a high traffic area. The waitress was not very helpful in re-seating us and in speaking to the manager, he agreed that she should have re-seated us instead of directing us to the hostess. It was a little unnerving to have hostess staff continually coming over to check and see if we were still sitting while we were trying to enjoy our time together. We were seated at a large booth behind the hostess station. If this area is that in-demand, perhaps tell customers they have a specific number of hours, however, coming by with the Ipad more than once while they're dining or peering over into their direction is not an add to the dining experience.

The server was pleasant and the bartender made an absolutely delicious shot from rum and ginger syrup for us to partake in. I know there are 'bad' days and perhaps increased traffic created this scenario/vibe. I would go back again in the near future to hope for a better dining experience.

h
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great, eating inside would have been incredibly LOUD, however, we lucked up with a table outside. There was some street noise but not a constant as would have been inside. The food definitely made up for that. Also, the bourbon list was pretty extensive!

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