McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

4.1
6953 reviews
$30 and under
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.

*Due to local restrictions unfortunately the largest party we can accommodate is 6.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6953 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was my anniversary on October 17th and I have made reservations. Upon making the reservations I ask the hostess if there were any special accommodations for the special night. The hostess tells me yes, if there's enough staff we will sing happy anniversary. I asked about any special arrangements like the table will be decorated or dessert will be serve to us from the chef. They said no. Once me and my husband and 2 friends arrived they did say happy anniversary at the door. They sat us down at a table with only 3 seats and 3 sets of silverware. The server had to get another chair and glasses for my guest. They gave us one drink menu for 4 people so we had to ask for another one the party next beside us gave us their drink menu. It was so embarrassing. As I was trying to figure out what I wanted, I noticed there were silverware and napkins on the floor underneath our table. As we order our drinks when the table left that was beside us the servers hurried and clean that table well and put two tables together to make a table of six for the party that was coming. I told my husband they should have done that for us. We order our appetizers and ate those. When finished our drinks and still was waiting on our entrée. The portions for everyone's entrée was not as big as we thought it would be for the price. The way my night ended was terrible. We didn't get any dessert or anything special to celebrate our 11th anniversary. For all of this we could have spent our money elsewhere for an acknowledgment of a celebration.

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keshuaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Unfortunately some of the other guests were very loud. It would have been nice if management would have addressed the guests to be little more considerate.

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CiaraP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night! Great food! Outstanding service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Bianca was outstanding.

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TempiaO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We never ate was seated by Elton who didn’t know why we couldn’t have happy hour outside and we asked for the manager he said it’s to get people to order inside or something like that
Craziest.
We left and went to red stone and had the best service.

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DanaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there to celebrate my Spouse’s birthday. We really enjoyed the view of the water. Great food, great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was phenomenal and the food was great!

MA
MustafaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Disappointed when I saw that they did not take into account what I asked them during booking.

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vipPamelaF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Our server was excellent. Food was good. Outside dining great. Thanks.

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ShawneeR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

-Waited 15 minutes past reservation time, approached staff twice for seating
-Table was not set upon arrival
-Long wait periods between drinks and food
-Finished entree prior to wait staff serving drink, recommended by waitress to pair with the lobster

This was my first visit to this establishment, I do not wish to return after this.

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LarishaM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The double lobster tails with the mashed potato with lobster bisque was fabulous!!!

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vickia
Houston
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was horrible. Cold coffee twice and took over 2 hours for our food to arrive.

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brianc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Should’ve known better than to go to national harbor,basically a tourist trap, 20 minutes before they even came for a drink order, lobster tails were frozen prior to serving, Service was slow at best, sat outside because it was a nice evening unfortunately next to a playground with kids screaming entire time,Could not pay me to go back there

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OmaymaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Terrible non attentive service. The server was very slow

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Rich
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Service was slow, took an hour from the time we sat to the time our cocktails arrived. Food was cold. We looked at dessert menu and decided not worth the wait. Outdoor dining was very nice with a view of the Wheel.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time the night was fabulous ans our server was the most perfect person

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TiffaniM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had higher hopes.. but overall when you're with good company, everything is alright. Made a reservation for my bf's birthday, the reviews on Yelp scared me, but they seemed better on google. The hostess was very polite and we were seated pretty quickly. Our server.. I can not remember her name, was very nice. We sat outside on the patio, the weather was nice. We were given complimentary sour dough bread and butter ( very good).. then we ordered calamari and two M&S ice tea (their take on Long Island iced tea) . He had the crab stuffed salmon with mashed potatoes and green beans, I ordered the scallops ala linguini. He liked the green beans but said everything else was bland, my pasta didn't really have flavor, like no seasoning so it just tasted like pasta with olive oil on it. There were 6 very very small bay scallops mixed in. Overall, the ambiance, free bread and iced teas were the best part of dinner, oh and my bf was absolutely the best part . I knew going to a large chain restaurant wouldn't yield super flavorful results but some of the other places were booked weeks in advance. I may visit again for happy hour or for a drink, they have a very nice view of the observation wheel from their patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average experience.

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AlanB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Brittany the server was personable and proficient, an organizational plus.

The lobster bisque was very nice. The lobster mashed potatoes, meh....

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VirginiaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the this was delicious. Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our dear friend’s birthday. It was a wonderful and enjoyable evening. Will definitely visit again.

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CarolynP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had recommended this location to a girlfriend who was in town and staying at a nearby hotel. Although, I had no issues with my food, however, my girlfriend did.

She ordered the sea bass blackened but what she received was a heavily seasoned portion. The potatoes were left off of her order and they had run out of spinach. Instead of the waiter informing her of this, he brought her meal out with a vegetable placement.

The food was still tasty but it wasn't what she ordered. I felt bad because she didn't have such a positive experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service supreme dinner.

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CassandraD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Though the food was very good it took us over an hour to get it. No apologies or explanations were given. The only thing that made it enjoyable was the outdoor seating on a perfect weather day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Didn't have what I came there for food took a really long time and it wasn't tat good we sent back a few things

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

It was our 21st wedding anniversary

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GwendolynD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The atmosphere was great. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. He was pleased with my choice of restaurants so that made me happy. The food was delicious. The waiter Joshua was great.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Service was terrible asked for a refill ate the entire meal and had to ask again. Food was meh for a $100 bill with no alcohol. Filet was chewy , potatoes no flavor. Food was served Luke warm not hot. Very bad for a almost empty restaurant.

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ColleenS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The overall restaurant was nice. The overall restaurant was nice but the food portion was so small. No none at my table was full or satisfied after eating. 2 of us had salmon and the salmon and spinach portion was ridiculously little.

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BernardJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was below standards. Our server did not check back with us after delivering the main course. I had to check with the Front desk to obtain a check. When the service arrived with the check she had a very bad attitude and did not even ask if we wanted desert or ask how was our meal.

Not a good ending to a birthday celebration for my wife.

Bernard Jackson

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vipchasnan
Philadelphia
255 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great service was great would recommend this restaurant

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VenusH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful day for patio dining. Good food and great company. Couldn't ask for more.

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vip4NewYork
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very pleasurable evening; very good food and pleasant surroundings. Our server was EXCELLENT!!...MAKING THE EVENING A fIRST cLASS EXPERIENCE!

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FayM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and the service was great!!!! Need more apps on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Last night’s experience came with a lot of waiting and disappointment. Our server may have been overwhelmed or something. Initially, she seemed attentive but that was only our drink order. We waited and waited and waited for about 30-40 minutes before our drinks finally arrived and she took our order. She would disappear for a good length of time and she would be nowhere to be found. We observed other tables who were seated well after us get amazing service from another server. It was very disappointing to have this type of experience. My date only ended up ordering a small appetizer because the hunger was so bad that she wasn’t hungry anymore. The appetizer ended up being taken off because it just wasn’t good.

We were so disappointed with the service at this location. She tried to apologize but she did not offer any type of explanation, not that that would make it excusable. By the time we received the check, we were just ready to go.

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Reservation was at 530 pm, we got our seat at 545, Ordered food at 6 did not get our plate till 7 am. Everyone around us was seated after us and left before we even started eating. We left at 8 pm. Asked to speak to the manager they never made it.

Aside from that, server was amazing and very apologetic. Atmosphere was nice. Food was delicious.

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JesseB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The reservation that I made was not honored. Then the host continued to brush my party when we asked for status. Kept repeating "we're waiting to clean tables", but the restaurant had only been open for an hour at that time. They seated guests that arrived AFTER we did and walked away when we asked about that. When finally seated, no greeted us for 20 min. We asked 2 or 3 employers who our server was and they said they would check, but we saw them engaging other guests without responding. We flagged the manager down, who explained that our original server didn't show and introduced us to our new server (who was one of the people we previously asked about who the server was). She started out decent, but she a) got one of our orders wrong b) one of us asked for butter to add to mash potatoes, she took 15 min to bring it out. By that time, the food was eaten. c) she said that she would ask about military discount, never came back with an answer. d) when she brought the check, my mother asked about AARP, she said they accept it, but never adjusted the check, in fact, she never came back to the table. We informed the manager about our dissatisfaction, he did not acknowledge it, not did he apologize. He did take our payment, but he did not have the decency to bring the receipt. He had another person (who did not introduce himself, just dropped the receipt and walked away. Not that I believe anyone would be interested, but no I will NOT be back to that location, nor any other for that matter. And I will be sure to share my experience because that was ridiculous.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Was sitting for 2 hours to get salads and an appetizer. Waited 30+ minutes for drinks. Let me say that it was NOT crowded. This was from 3pm-5pm. It’s a shame because I usually love this place

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BarryH
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Chesapeake fried shrimp I had were not up to expectations the shrimp kisses were not as I remembered them to be. All the other entrees were exceptional. The waitress was also exceptional.

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Mark
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

No complaints, but not as good as previous visits to McCormick and Schmicks. Service was ok, but not great.

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 567-6224.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor is rated 4.1 stars by 6953 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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