McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor

4.3
6873 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6873 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KayO
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can never go wrong eating at McCormick & Schmicks! Great food and amazing service!

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TrippW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Placed us at a seat with no server. Finally manager came over and apologized and sent the bartender to be our server. Food was not great, both steak and fish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Worse service we have ever had. The waiter was unresponsive and barely around. Did not receive the appetizer we ordered. The food was delivered cold. Will
Never go to this restaurant again.

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JASF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I have always been a big fan of McCormick & Schmicks!! A wonderful place to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and servise from the waiter was excellent. The only thing I didn’t like, is that we had a reservation and we still had to wait about 25-30 min for our table.

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MichaelJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, quality food and excellent service....for true value.. I consider this location one of the best at the Harbor.

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Hubert
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was poorly prepared and presented. Service was excellent.

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LeeN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food1Service2Ambience5

I asked for a fully cooked steak they gave me a not fully cooked

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Woods
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday occasion with my BFF.

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Airy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Raven was an excellent server. Enjoyed my time dining and will come back again.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Janiece our waitress was the best! And dining outside was beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside with a view of the Wilson Bridge, The Awakening sculpture, and the huge Ferris wheel. The waitress was excellent, the food was amazing. Thanks!

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

The table and seats had crumbs on them. The food was horrible. It taste like frozen food and not fresh.

JP
JaydeP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The service was very nice. Food was delicious and hot. I would definitely be back

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PatriciaC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful waterfront restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Dinner was good but our server was amazing her name was Agnes

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Lita
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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KristinaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

They did not have the dish that I specifically came to the restaurant to eat. However, the server was very professional and courteous.

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NathalyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Our server was very nice and friendly.

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Th3beautyful1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

This was my second time coming to the restaurant and honestly this time wasn’t as extravagant as the first. I came with my sister for her birthday and although everything was nice I do have a few small gripes. My meal didn’t come with any vegetables but all of the others did. They didn’t have certain fruits for certain drinks that were on the menu and the waitress wasn’t the most knowledgeable about the menu which was slightly frustrating. We also had to wait for certain periods in between the waitress coming out with different items for our table. Overall our experience was nice. I would try the restaurant one last time though.

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KathleenW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Yes, I had a birthday dinner at McCormick and Schmick's - National Harbor, but I had the crab cake entree and the crab cakes were better in 2019. There was not enough crab meat for the price of $39.00, even though there were 2 crab cakes. My only issue, everything else was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Crystal, our server, was friendly, proficient, and thorough.

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FrequentDiner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Terrible service, good food. Our server’s name was Raven.

Our server kept digging and scratching in her hair (not very sanitary), she was very sweet but never checked in on us and forgot literally EVERYTHING we asked her for (kid’s chocolate milk, booster seat, salad that came with the Mother’s Day special and the bread- in that order.

She would bring everything one by one and what just forget the little things. She would take so long to come back after bringing one thing that if we needed something we would have to wave or flag her down.

She never checked in after we received the food. Once our server took our food and drink order the only time she voluntarily came back was to bring the check (that was the most we saw our server the entire night) when it was time to pay. We received the check before we received the desert (which we asked to eat there because it involved ice cream but was given in a to-go box).

The food was pretty good but the service was awful, worse than the last few times I have come here. Our server seemed to be very withdrawn and disengaged. Although she was kind it was obvious she didn’t want to be there.

Overall I rate my experience 1.5/5 because the food was pretty good. But it was the longest 2 hours of my life.

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Trey
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My fiancé and I sat outside for Mother’s Day dinner and the view and atmosphere were perfect! The food was good and they were very accommodating!!

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MoraisG
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very professional. Food was great and the price was right

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this location and my mother and I enjoyed the Mother’s Day experience. They ran out of sea bass but the salmon was delicious. Great service and great food! Definitely would come again.

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RoxanaL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

We ordered 2 kids meals we were charged more than price showed in the menu and they charged us for the drinks when it was supposed to be included. Food took a long time to arrive and the server (Brittany) was unfriendly.
The hosts were awesome and very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was a lil slow, that may be a result of staffing due to covid. The food and drinks were excellent.

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vipCathyE
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We were there for Mother's Day. The chefs were overwhelmed and some of the patrons thought they were the only ones at the restaurant.

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KennethM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Mother's Day is an outlier in that the place was packed. The steak was awesome, best I've had a M&Ss but my truffle fries didn't make the order. My guest were satisfied. Because of the crowd, service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day and Birthday it was great. Reservations,service, food, atmosphere,noise was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I didn’t give M/S a 5 across the board because we did the outdoor dining and our table was littered with bird droppings. The tables need to be monitored closely and cleaned accordingly. It was a chilly day and the outdoor heaters should have been spaced appropriately to distribute the heat throughout the patio. Other than that, food was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service took a long time. Waitress was very nice and patient. Great time overall.

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Ashlity
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and the food was great. Will definitely dine here again.

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NNAMDIN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very, very delicious!! The waiter was great, her service was awesome. My wife and I will definitely visit the restaurant again.

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ChrisB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Called me at the very last minute to tell me that our party would be sat at separate tables. Manager was cordial about us moving closer to our children after another party left.
Service was SLOW. Manager blamed it on a “new” waitress that needed more training. Dinner came out for our second table as the first table was finishing. Food was so-so for the cost. We won’t be back after that experience for a $400+ dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner

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VLS4213
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Despite having called in advance to request a quiet table for a special family occasion, we were seated in front of the kitchen. It appeared that the management was conducting training of new staff that day and there was a lot of commotion/milling about by staff who appeared to be a bit confused. Our waitress was very kind and considerate, however, we waited over an hour for our meal. Finally, I felt the price of sides was unreasonable for the portion sides.

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ShameikaC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The menu was limited. I wanted a nice seafood pasta dish and all they had on the menu was shrimp scampi.

GD
GustavoD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent mothers day dinner! I will certainly come back!

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 6873 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 reservations at the moment.

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