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Grace's Mandarin

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188 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745 (Waterman Passage)
301 839 3788
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of National Harbor's Original Restaurants Continues to Deliver a Great Experience

I remember eating at Grace's Mandarin years ago when it first opened and being impressed overall. On a recent visit, I was reminded of that first experience...because the restaurant continues to deliver a great meal in a unique atmosphere. Although there is a bar and small outdoor lounge area on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Christopher M
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Elkridge
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were in the mood for sushi and decided to visit this restaurant for lunch. Were we impressed!! We were seated immediately and had wonderful service from the wait staff. We were given hot washcloths for our hands before and after the meal. Prices are slightly higher than average, but this dining establishment is also more upscale.... More 

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Elkridge
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I remember eating at Grace's Mandarin years ago when it first opened and being impressed overall. On a recent visit, I was reminded of that first experience...because the restaurant continues to deliver a great meal in a unique atmosphere. Although there is a bar and small outdoor lounge area on the ground floor, you'll likely sit in the dining room... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is excellent and the prices during happy hour are terriffic. My favorites are the crab rangoon, best I've ever had, and the Wa-Wa Tini. Cant wait to go back and try more menu items. Well worth a visit.

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Pune
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you're rice lovers/vegetarian/chinese lover etc etc. This saves you from American food to survive!

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Reston, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited Grace's Mandarin during a visit to National Harbor. The restaurant is huge, with three floors. The dining area offers great views of the harbor area and the Gaylord Hotel. Service was absolutely wonderful, quick, attentive, and offering plenty of helpful menu suggestions. Everything we ordered was delicious, from the Mandarin chicken to spring rolls. The seafood fried rice... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The staff/service was great, drinks always filled and very prompt with request. The food presentation was beautifully prepared. The menu had a wide variety of choices. It was quiet enough to have meal with friends and still have a conversation but not silent where conversations would be awkward. We had a table with a great view as well.

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Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Some past reviewers have questioned whether this is truly an Asian or Chinese restaurant. The fact is it has many Asian dishes, some that would qualify as fusion and others that are strictly American. But at the end of the day, who cares? The food was very good and the service was outstanding. We ordered two small plates (calamari and... More 

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South Hadley
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Met some friends from Maryland during my recent trip to the area at a restaurant none of us had tried, and they liked it as much as I did! Elegant ambience and the food was very different. It had so many unexpected touches like a small cushioned stool brought to your place to put your purse on. We loved everything... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We travel often and recently went to this restaurant. Atmosphere is tasteful, yet busy. Attention to every detail is perfection. Service (David) was FLAWLESS and that's uncommon for me to even say! Menu offers wide variety from sushi to asian cuisine and everything was deliciously fresh. Don't walk ... RUN to this place!

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District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am of an Asian background this place is not really for Asian food lover. Overpriced and service sucks here. My server gave me crab cakes the size of a quarter not warm. When I sent it back the manager asked me several time would I like to have them warmed up to reserve it back to me. I thought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 188 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
    (Waterman Passage)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  National Harbor
  • Phone Number: 301 839 3788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?