McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
Food was very salty, even after being sent back to the kitchen. Our food was brought to two other tables before they finally came to us. Very unorganized. Hostess could not even wait for us to be seated before she gave us the menus and they were not even busy at that time. Overall not a very good experience for the price
Birthday, server was great!!
A beautiful and elegant (yet noisy) setting with well-prepared, flavorful food that is poorly managed. We waited an hour AFTER our reservation to be seated, AFTER I had to check on status. When we were taken to our table, the waitress was confused about which table was ours, thought it was one that was not ready, then just sent us back to the front. She did not return with us to inquire or confirm the table. When I explained to the front why we were back, they huddled over the computer then sent us back, to the correct table. Our table server was gracious but somewhat inattentive. We waited for water. We waited forever for the food. My husband’s steak was flavorful but cool, the sauce had started to congeal on his plate. My husband was asked if he wanted a second drink, which never arrived, but did show up on our bill. I also observed some rude behavior between the staff.
Overall, with many other great choices in National Harbor, we won’t be returning to this one.
The location and ambience of the restaurant is perfect. It has views of the water and the ferris wheel. Our waitress, Brittany, was friendly and attentive. My issues are with the restaurant itself. The portions are very small. I suggest that patrons order separate appetizers, salad and then your meal. The entrees are way too small even for woman for the prices. The other issue was that my party of 6 people waited over an hour to be seated. We are arrived a 6:45 and were not seated until after 8 pm. The manager never approached us in the waiting area while we waited nor did he come to the table to offer an apology or compensation for the extremely long wait. Unfortunately, I will think twice before dining there again.
Very courteous staff! Food delivered hot! On time seating with my reservation. Excellent food!
We must have picked the wrong night or this place is just bad. We were seated next to two groups of 10 or more. It appeared we were our waiters only small table, it was just me and my wife. It took 13 minutes to get greeted and then another couple of minutes to get water. There were lots of employees standing around next to the kitchen. Our complimentary bread came out after the appetizer. Things improved dramatically as our waiter got in his groove and service turned out to be great once the large groups settled in. I would have rated service higher if not all the employees standing around and looking at us looking at them for almost 15 minutes. The 3 stars are just for our waiter. He did not make excuses but you could tell he was in high demand and doing everything he could stay on top of things. The food was OK but for the name and the price, we were expecting more. The waiter comped the appetizer on the bill which was nice but overall, we were not impressed and will not go back.
Everyone comes to M&S at the Harbor!
Our early Saturday evening dinner was crowded and noisy, in a restaurant the entire world apparently wants to come to for 16th Birthday celebrations -- 3 simultaneous parties! But thanks to the incredible grace and calm of the M&S staff, everything was under control. The kitchen and wait staff are to be complimented on their focus, competence, and overall cool in the midst of all that crazy. The delicious fish and steaks are in major demand, as well as the filling salads and that yummy layered fudge-streaked Smith Island Cake. It 's not their fault this restaurant is a happening place. Thanks to the quality of the staff, we had a wonderful dinner.
The food was so good I can still taste it. Everything came out hot and the service was excellent.
EXCELLENT dinning experience. FANSTASTIC food and service!!!!! Second time at this location---dined initially at this location on February 23, 2019. Kudos to our server Bruce!!!!!
Great food and atmosphere. Excellent setting for birthdays and anniversaries.
Great food. Our waiter was very attentive and amazing! Totally would come back again!
The waiter is very kind.
But note that a Kind waiter supercedes an effective waiter. It wants you wanting to come back Bec you are treated the way u wanna be treated.
Great experience and great service.
Great service, loved the food, no waiting area though.
service was horrible. Food was nicely presently but quality was mediocre.
Good food and ambiance.
The food is definitely worth the experience--absolutely delicious, along with the wine paired with it. We always get friendly, polite service, too, although it was a little bit slow on this particular Tuesday evening.
It was OK for lunch -- but food was unnoteworthy and service was weak.
I don’t want a sales pitch from my waitress about getting a Landry’s card. I don’t blame her but when you pay for a night out you don’t want to hear a sales pitch at the end.
Not my favorite I’ve been there twice and both times the check in was chaotic.
Food was excellent, service was quick but there were questions that we asked the waitress that she did not know and we felt she should have known. For instance, I asked if there was brown bread instead of white. She didn't know. Not everyone wants white bread. There should be more options. The waitress also never gave us any water. I shouldn't have to ask for that. Also, you put bacon in spinach, who does that?? My husband wanted to substitute and you charged him $5.00 for that. Your prices are high enough that he should have been able to substitute a vegetable without being charged.
The food was so good!! Betty was our server & she anticipated our needs prior to us asking.
We’ve been coming to Mccormick & Schmidt for several years & I’ve notice recently the portions are getting smaller while the prices increase. They still give you a good experience though.
Only issue were the little kids located at the table behind us being noisy and getting up and down during dinner.
Our last visit was a disappointment. We ordered the Kobe burger. It took about 10-15 minutes before we were told that they don't have it. So, we ordered the regular cheeseburger. It felt like they just took their sweet time. The waiter didn't come over to check on us for probably 30 minutes. We had to ask for the manager. Then we were told the burgers were burnt so they had to ask for another one. But the waiter couldn't have updated us? I was really very disappointed. I don't know if I'll go back to that location again.
Food was great. Service was ok, there were times we didn’t see our server for 15+ minutes or more. We had advised up front that we had limited time for lunch but experience took 85 minutes. We were seated at 1:10pm and left around 2:30/2:35pm. Party of 7 so understand it may take longer however just wanted to add that not everyone is looking for a multi course dining experience at 2:00 in the afternoon.
Great environment and our server was great. Food was great.
Excellent service, delicious food (reasonable prices) and great ambience.
I have eaten at McCormick & Schmick many times and always enjoy the food. This time the food was good and the service was good once we were seated, however the four of us along with others had to wait, because there was no one at the front to seat any of us for nearly 10 minutes.
It was my birthday. Menu with my name was impressive. However, the server was awful! It took him forever to respond to our requests. He reached for our plates when we were not finished with them. We had to ask for a dessert menu. Food was cold. I will not return.
Love the food, but Im a bit dissapointed. It was my bday and the menu they wrote Happy 23rd birthday, instead of 32. And wasnt congratulated nor was acknowledged so that was a bummer.
Excellent food and excellent service waitress was awesome great recommendations
Very good food and service. Nice location. Check it out.
Ron our server was pleasant and efficient and the food was amazing
Service was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive to our request. The food was wonderfully prepared, very tasty and fresh.
The food was fine but the service was terrible. The waiter never provided us or the table next to us any water until we asked. He never provided bread and never refilled any glasses.
Don’t bother making a reservation. We had one and still waited 20 minutes until we were seated. When you show up, they ask you to wait in the bar (that has little or no room), and then they tell you that they will text you when your table is ready. When ready, they just scream out your name.
For the atmosphere and the trouble, just take your money elsewhere.
I have always enjoy McCormick and Schmick's Seafood. The food was good overall.
The restaurant itself is very nice, noise level is good. For the orice, I expected it to be the amount it was, seafood is always expensive. But overall, I enjoyed it. I will definitely visit again in near future.
Absolutely loved it! Great food and great service!
Made dinner reservations for Saturday Feb 23rd 2019 @430pm enough time to enjoy a nice meal yet make it to our show in time. Walked in greeted by the hostess taken to our table. We sat and sat and sat..I finally got up went to host station stated that no servers have greeted us yet. Huh? from the hostess..Never mind strike 1, I grabbed the nearest waiter and asked who had my table..promptly CT arrived being shadowed by Henry? "Sorry, CT is in training", ok fair enough..
From that point forward the head waiter took the lead..."can we get you started with a drink"..yes please, I ordered a nice bottle of wine. "would you like any apps?" yes please the Ahi tuna. "excellent", they were gone for a while brought back the wine, now if your going to offer wine for tasting, I should be that person to do so, as I was the person whom ordered it, prior to serving to the rest of the table. A learning mistake..
Time to order, "sir what would you like?".. How about we let the lady go first, I said. "Ma'am Filet with a la carte Asparagus "and for you sir", Filet with Lobster Mash, is that served a la carte? "yes sir".. May I also have the Blue cheese crumble? "yes sir."
We never saw those 2 again...our food arrived.. ( now within 2 minutes of the food arriving you better be at my table asking how it looks and has it been prepared correctly.)
at that time I would have said, The mash nor the asparagus are presented a la carte to be shared.. yet on our plates?? I also would have said the Steak hasn't been served as requested, missing the blue cheese...Although the steaks had a good initial flavor and were prepared correctly We wanted to order another bottle of wine but they never returned except to get the check and their tip.. Sadly, never asking how dinner was. Its unfortunate your training this young server to be just like you. When i asked for the check they laid the paper receipt down? really You don't have a presenter? well the servers all take them home. ridiculous !!
Food tasted so delicious; my only complaint was the portion size. My husband and I ended up getting more food after our initial entrees because of the small portion sizes.
Service was excellent; we didn't have to ask for anything! Our waiter kept our drink glasses refretshed as soon as they were low and kept our table clear of all empty containers and trash.
Excellent Food and Service. Kudos to our waiter Shawn---he was superb!!!! I will be returning for Dinner (Party of 8) on March 23, 2019. Hoping Shawn will be our waiter.