About McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
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.
Seafood, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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We offer Full-Service Off-site Catering. Please contact the Catering Sales Manager for more information, at 301-567-6925.
Public garage parking & outdoor lots availabe next to the restaurant.
"NH1" from the Branch Avenue Station, will let passengers off on Waterfront Street, one block from our location.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access
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Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor Ratings and Reviews
One of my favorite restaurants
We had the most delicious lunch here. Got the fish tacos which are huge and taste wonderful. They are big enough to take home leftovers. Great service and the waiter filled my soda without my asking. Love eating here!
Our waiter was amazing! Very very knowl ...
Our waiter was amazing! Very very knowledgeable and knew the menu inside and out. Made a reservation and was seated within 10 minutes of arrival while others were waiting for over 30 on a Friday night. The food was outstanding; we had the blackened Mahi and center cut Angus. Definitely going back! !
Very nice brunch for family. Pleasant ...
Very nice brunch for family. Pleasant staff and good food.
Fantastic experience. We shared the shri ...
Fantastic experience. We shared the shrimp kisses recommended by our waiter. They were delicious. While both our meals were great (filet and the parmesan flounder) the wild mushroom and spinach sauté was the surprise--my favorite side and the one we will try to copy at home.
The food was great. We celebrated a birthday!!
I always enjoy this restaurant. The wait staff is great and the food is always wonderful.
The food was delicious! Be sure to order ...
The food was delicious! Be sure to order the lobster bisque - divine! Each member of our party of four ordered something different and everything was perfect. I found the scallops to be exceptional!
A Very Bad Experience; Actually, NO Experience
A friend and I made a dinner reservation at McCormick & Schmick's in National Harbor, MD, during a conference we were attending. We were greeted and seated promptly. The ambiance was nice, the setting fabulous, but I would give the service ZERO stars if I could. Likewise, the food, because I never tasted it. Our area was completely empty; we were the only diners in this particular part of the restaurant -- between the bar and the outside windows. There were numerous waitstaff (at least six) in the vicinity, and I think they each passed by our table at least twice. Not one of them ever greeted us; not one of them ever acknowledged us; not one of them ever said, "We'll bring you water right away," or, "I'll get your server right away," or, "I'll get you menus in a moment," or even, "I'll get you some silverware." After fifteen minutes, we left. We stopped at the front desk; one of the staff who had greeted us when we arrived smiled and said, "Hello!" I responded, "Goodbye. We are leaving. We were at our table fifteen minutes, with numerous staff bustling around, and not once did anyone say anything, bring us water or menus or silverware or napkins, or even acknowledge us." I did not raise my voice; I was calm and matter-of-fact. And then I turned and left. My friend was behind me, but stayed long enough to see two of the staff rolling their eyes at this. The kicker? "Have a nice night!" as we left. Really? I have a colleague who has traveled the world over. The number of countries he has NOT visited can be counted on one hand. He says that whenever he is traveling in the U.S., if there is a McCormick & Schmick's in town, that's where he will eat. Clearly, he has never been to National Harbor. He's lucky; I deeply regret having been to this restaurant. And, of course, I cannot comment on the food or the value of it, because it seems clear to me that selling me a meal and providing basic service was not a priority for anyone that evening.
Service was terrible would not recommend
We had a reservation for a group of 10, confirmed it twice, and then we we arrived we waited 45 minutes to be seated after asking the hostess what was going on three times. The service staff was overwhelmed, took a long time to take our orders, bring drinks, etc. The kitchen got a special food order wrong, and sent out a plate that was unacceptable. The espresso machine was broken and so they had to cancel our cappuccino and espresso orders. They also ran out of calamari when we ordered by 8 PM. I made the reservation for my boss and her bosses and was embarrassed by the choice, would not go back.
Perfect for a beautiful day
I was meeting a friend whom I hadn't seen in a while so it was a perfect setting, the food was great, and the service was friendly! Will definitely go again!
Expensive & You'll Leave Hungry & Feeling Cheated
Cost for food is absolutely too much for what you get. 4 small shrimps. Too small for them to consider stuffing but the sold them as stuffed with 1/4 teaspoon of stuffing. Should have priced no more than $12.99. Taste wasn't anything to brag about either. Large wine selection but food choice is very limited. The fish and chips I had few years back were not good either. Won't be back. Twice was enough.
Good Business Meeting
Had a meeting here with senior leaders from my company and an important client. Restaurant was very accommodating, and the service was very good for 3 p.m. on a Thursday. We ordered appetizers and oysters - both were very good.
Cold food and overcooked. truly an unfortunate
Business clients will not be impressed with quality of service and food. Unfortunate for such a well known brand in the industry.
Beautiful National Harbor Setting
We chose the restaurant because it was directly on the Potomac. We left loving our dining experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable and was good at steering us towards the perfect meal selections. I chose the Chesapeake Rockfish. I was not familiar with the dish and it is now one of my faves. The fish was cooked to perfection, so tender it almost melted in my mouth. Next time I am in the area, I will definitely choose McCormick's and will order the exact same meal.
Good Food, Good View
Always reliable. The food is always right, the wine is good, and servers pleasant. The desserts (if you have room for one after all that food) are really a treat.
Great seafood restaurant
If you like seafood, this is the best place to go with fresh seafood and a different menu every day(I think or very frequent changes). The seafood is really good and prepared in many ways. It's cooked typically for a gourmet restaurant with lot's of butter and sometimes it's too much for me especially on the vegetables. However, this is the way so I can deal once in a while to get a seafood meal out. Great river views too.
Service not great
Service was slow. Server had to be reminded several times to bring items we had ordered. Food was over cooked. Shrimp was tough.
Good Chain Seafood Restaurant
The food was well prepared and average for a chain type restaurant. However, the wine list is just average and not up to date. Ordered three bottles of wine before they finally had it.
2nd time around was great!!!
I went to the one in DC about two years ago and I was really happy. Tried it again doe to a request from a friend and it was way better than the last time!
Had a planned surprise birthday party, and had a curious birthday person that was kind of hard to trick. M & S, and the aviance of the restaurant took the person's mind completely off their game plan. The person didn't want to leave, wanted to stay longer. The surprise came when we got the person back to the real party. M & S was a great distraction and everything was great, the food, service, and scenery. My wife still rave about the restaurant, and I'm quite sure that we will return.
Nice place to eat with ambiance.
Nice place to eat with ambiance.
My First Visit to a McCormick & Schmick's
A great first visit! Food was great and the service was outstanding.
The food was delicious and the service w ...
The food was delicious and the service was great!
The food was excellent and the service was great. We celebrated my husband's birthday and it was perfect!
The setting of this restaurant, on the w ...
The setting of this restaurant, on the water at National Harbor, is awesome! Go with a coworker, take your significant other, roll solo! Professionalism of our server, Myisha, was on point.
Go for drinks and the view.
I was really disappointed in the meal. I was dining with a group of 9 people and our food was mediocre at best. Almost everyone ordered steaks and nobody was happy with them. They were all overcooked and flavorless. Though the dining room was relatively empty it took a long time for the food to come out. The pacing was just off. Kudos to our server who did all that she could to make it better. I won't come back.
Don't eat brunch. Eat dinner or lunch.
I really like M & S and wanted to try their brunch as it is my favorite meal. However, brunch was not good, especially on Easter. I had the traditional eggs benedict. There was no flavor. My daughter loves eggs, but she did not eat them. In fact, when we got home, she stated she was hungry.
We had to wait 45 minutes for our food, we called a manager over to help after waiting 30 minutes he simply went to the kitchen and told us they were plating our food.. The food came out 15 minutes later.. No apology no check back. In an empty restaurant the service was unexceptable and shame on the manager.
First Class dining
First Class from top to bottom very classy and prestigious Wine n dine Her the right way guys take charge and take her some where fit for royalty
long wait very pricey
The food was excellent and it better be with their prices. Everything was very expensive and a la carte. We had to wait almost 30 mins even though we had a reservation. I would recommend it for the food, but would warn people that they will have a wait and a big bill!!
The food was great, ribeye cooked slight ...
The food was great, ribeye cooked slight pink but no blood.
Went to Restaurant Week. Great selection ...
Went to Restaurant Week. Great selections!
Best Restaurant Week EVER!!
My good girlfriend and I always try to meet for lunch or brunch occasionally and although we had just an okay experience the last time we attended a restaurant participating in Restaurant Week, this time was a game-changer. Our waitress, Myisha, set the tone from the beginning and was a joy the entire time we were there. She was very quick, efficient, personable and attentive. Unlike the hostess that seated us, Myisha was very knowledgeable about the Restaurant Week and Spring Wine Fling specials that we inquired about. She brought us menus right away, offered suggestions for food and wine and put any fears we had about ordering to rest. I would definitely come back again especially because the prices, service and lunchtime view were so great!!
My husband and I really love McCormick & Schmidt's! We have been there four times so far, and we are always so pleased by the food and service. I always try something new on the menu, because the flavors in all we have had so far are just wonderful. Thank you for an always great experience!
Disappointing Experience - During Restaurant Week
A few girlfriends and myself went to McCormick's and Schmick's during National Harbor Restaurant Week. The service was great to start off with, our server was attentive and kind. Eventually, the service was inexcusable when our server would disappear for 20-25 minutes at a time. Our entrees arrived before our appetizers. The second time around, my entree order was incorrect. I specifically substituted my potatoes for greens because I don't eat potatoes. When I mentioned this to my server, she wasn't sympathetic at all and replied "Are you sure that's what you ordered?" You have to be kidding me. Of course I know what I eat and DON'T eat. I was disgusted with my visit and the service and by the end of the night, I was ready to leave. Needless to say, I will never visit nor recommend McCormick's and Schmick's National Harbor. Not worth the visit.
Loved the atmosphere and the food was amazing! Price was great too!
I thought it was great. We really enjoye ...
I thought it was great. We really enjoyed our food. We will definitely be back.
All the selections were excellent. The only problem seemed to be that you had to raise ones voice to talk when you are in a party of 4, it just seemed too noisy.
Very good experience, service could use work.
The food was delicious, we were very comfortable, but the service wasn't great. Our server didn't seem to know what was going on most of the time. We went for restaurant week, but when we were given regular menus we asked for the restaurant week menus. She said she didn't realize it was restaurant week. Obviously, a small minor thing. However, the interactions we had for the whole night were like this. Service was also slow. So, to sum everything up, service wasn't horrible, just not great.
I had a great time at this restaurant. The waiters were on point and the service couldn't have been better. I recommend eating here 👍👍
We absolutely enjoyed our first restaurant week at National Harbor. The food was excellent and our server was so attentive with our party. She recommended some drinks that was so good we had to have more than one. I look forward to returning to the restaurant soon to enjoy more food and drinks.
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