McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

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5424 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 567-6224
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adan Gijon
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Catering
We offer Full-Service Off-site Catering. Please contact the Catering Sales Manager for more information, at 301-567-6925.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Public garage parking & outdoor lots availabe next to the restaurant.
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Public transit
"NH1" from the Branch Avenue Station, will let passengers off on Waterfront Street, one block from our location.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 5424 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Room decor and food very good, but ambient noise was high making it difficult to hear across the table.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went to celebrate my birthday. When I got there I waited 3 minutes until someone acknowledged me. They confirmed my reservation; however my party was supposed to be seated near the window viewing the water but another party was placed there. I was kind of disappointed with it being my first time dining there. I even called to confirm my reservation the day off and the night before. Furthermore, the water did not offer to refill my drink, and towards the end for my birthday they were supposed to bring out the chocolate lava cake but he also brought out something else instead. Pretty much there was a major miscommunication is between staff and the reservation team. Overall because my friends were with me I had an awesome time despite their miscommunication

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PW
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not one of my better dining experiences from the before dinner drink to the end of the meal. The servers did the best they could

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and just ok. Restaurant was too warm. Either AC wasn’t working or they didn’t have it on. No recognition of our special celebration, even though it was mentioned on our reservation.

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WE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The food proportions weren't worth the cost $$ of the meal. My husband was very disappointed.

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

Our server was Amazing!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I requested a special birthday wish for my wife and nothing happened, no dessert nothing. I am assuming the host did not check us in because I got an email from OpenTable that said I didn’t make my reservation. The food was nothing extraordinary, a steak and asparagus that was cooked well. My wife had no idea I tried to plan her special birthday dinner and the restaurant dropped the ball.

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, service, and experience.

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Setting reservation was easy. Nice setting and service was pretty good. Drinks were very good. Should have stopped while we were ahead. Two of us had NY strip steaks that were not great. Sides OK. Salads a little wilted. Meal overall was very disappointing.

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our Anniversary and it was walking distance from our resort. The restaurant is right on the harbor, which made for a beautiful view. Outdoor seating available but it was stormy so we dined inside. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The meal was excellent! We would definitely go back for another special occasion. It was on the higher end for spending but the quality was in line with cost.

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W
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was exceedingly slow, and once the food arrived it was tepid. Also, the bottom of a glass of ice water broke as an attempt was made to take the first sip. The glass itself was defective. The wait staff was slow to understand the magnitude of the spill-- lap, purse and my birthday gift were all soaked.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The hostess and our 2nd waiter was great. The food was less than stellar. I ordered a salad with shrimp. The shrimp tasted like they had been sitting for awhile. My mother ordered salmon and shrimp with roasted veggies. Her entire meal tasted and appeared as if it had been sitting for awhile as well. The veggies were hard and not edible. The price point was high and the food was a disappointment.

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AB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I had blackened sea bass which was exceptionally salty. I also asked for asparagus but received a medley of roasted vegetables. They tasted good, however. The Arnold Palmer and crème brulee were excellent.

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BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good except it was a birthday dinner and I was told that we would have personalized menus but we didn't. I really wanted this extra feature because my daughter was visiting me from Bermuda and I wanted her to feel extra special on the night before she returned home. I was disappointed and glad that she knew nothing about it.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was not good. I had hair in my soup. Will not be returning anytime soon.my server was good.

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RM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful waitress. Good food and prompt service.

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our out-of-town guests there to show off the National Harbor. The food is excellent and the view is beautiful.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Waiter did not acknowledge occasion until we noted later. Pretty uneventful.
When biz picked up he forgot items requested and was not clear on options he had to go ask and he tried to sneak in salads not incl with our options. Food was good but not excellent. Will try anothet option next special occasion.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Bruce was very nice and our food came out fast. We ordered the calamari , Caesar salad, salmon, filet mignon (6 Oz) and fish and chips.

Everything was good as always.

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SK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My first time experience was on labor day weekend, went there for lunch and the next day for dinner! Food was outstanding both times! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Next time I'll visit the National Harbor I'll definitely stop by

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was outstanding. I was their to celebrate my Mother's 60th birthday. I notice because I made a reservation our menus was address with Happy 60th Birthday, supremely happy my celebration was here. Our food was delicious. I ordered the Ultimate Grill platter (I think that was the name)...Stuffed shrimps, grilled shrimps, salmon, crab cake, mashed potatoes & string beans, all prepared with great flavor. A guest ordered the stuff salmon that includes lump crab meat & shrimps, it was awesome. Our waitress was absolutely the best. We has a large party & She continuously checked on us & made sure all needs was meet. The service was so good gratuity was included yet we tipped Her again. I would recommend this location for all your occasions or just a quick bite to eat.

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RJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We have dined at this chain before but our visit Saturday night was more than disappointing. There were 6 at our table for my daughter’s 18th birthday. We waited long for everything and several salads were forgotten and brought 1 minute before our entrees. Our drinks were constantly empty along with the bread basket that didn’t even come with 1 piece of bread per person. We were not a priority nor was our food or experience. The server was sub par and we completely overpaid for what we received. Our bill was close to $500 and my filet was so tough I didn’t bother finishing it. So very disappointed!!!

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HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

For the cost, the portions were a little small, but tasty. Service was absolutely horrendous. Our waitress was inattentive and we could never find her. We had to keep asking other servers and the hostess for assistance. Hostess had a terrible demeanor when we asked for the check and to go box, like it was a huge inconvenience.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and the best service! Our server was very nice and helpful.

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R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, from the food, to the drinks, and the service.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Derek was our server and he was great. Great variety on the menu and everything was delicious. The only drawback was the noise level. We stopped in for an early dinner and even though the restaurant was only about 2/3 full the noise level made conversation difficult at times.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was good, drinks were great, the calamari was to die for. The fish I ordered, I believe the swordfish, was extremely dry- which was the only downside considering how expensive it was.

Pro tip- if you let them know about a special occasion- they’ll print personalized menus for you!

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L
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very professional and knowledgeable about food menu and cocktails and wine offerings.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Place was great. Only grievance is that they don’t take Open Table rewards earned by making Open Table reservations to eat there. Using those rewards is very difficult, but that seems to be an Open Table tactic to avoid honoring awards.

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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

It took the server 20 minutes to bring us water. Then it took a while for everything else. I think if we had a different server it would have been better..

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mid afternoon meal. Great menu. Easy relaxed atmosphere. Great view of Potomac River. Delicious crab cake and Burramudi fish cooked to perfection. Not dry, but moist. Service exceptional.

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BB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Quick plan with 2 hours for an extended birthday dinner for my wife. Was able to make a quick reservations, not far from home at all, and right on the water at the National Harbor. SHe loves the seafood and man I love the steaks!!!Trust me you will enjoy.

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BM
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I met friends at the M&S at National Harbor. The luncheon choices were quite appealing. We all enjoyed our meals and were not rushed as we caught up on news from the past year.

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with everything. Got our table....very romantic.

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DL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time and look forward to future visits. We sat on the patio and it was great. The service was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. I had wonderful scallops, as did one of my friends. My other friend had salmon. It was a beautiful day.

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SA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great service. Must ask for Bruce.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twin Lobster tails were excellent. Server Hannah took care of us. Drinks , dessert on point.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early (6:30pm) and were told our table would be ready closer to our reservation time which was 7pm. We said we would wait in the bar and they said they would come find us. At 7:10pm, we checked back in the with the hostess/host stand and were told they could seat us in a few minutes but they seemed surprised. I mentioned this was a special occasion in the reservation- it was our 30th Anniversary, yet we were seated near the kitchen door. Our service in the bar was great. Our server, Morgan was great. The food was great. We even signed up for the Landry 's Select Rewards club. And then they reported us as a No-Show to Open Table! So our dining experience was great but the host/hostess check in reservations needs some work.

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GW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was there celebrating our anniversary, and when booked the restaurant asked what the occasion was and they didn't even acknowledge it. Also the staff wasn't very friendly. When booked reservation it said the restaurant was on the waterfront and we asked to be sat were the water was and we were sat on the opposite side of the restaurant by the kitchen. Our server went over everything so quickly and we felt rushed with every part of the meal. We wouldn't recommend this restaurant. We visited other restaurants during our stay and wished we would have had dinner there for our anniversary. Was very disappointing, and the value wasn't worth it for the amount of food we ate.

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LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at this restaurant. The staff excels at the level of attentiveness that they give each customer. The food is always excellent.

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