Great seafoodExcellent seafood. Very fresh and open on Sunday night. Highly recommend it. Cab pickup problematic so über is better choice for ride home.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation Celebration was PerfectFamily Celebration dinner was the perfect ending to Graduation Activities.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways one of our favorites.Always one of our favorites. We were worried about Mother's Day and getting a limited menu or frazzled service, but they pulled it off spectaularly, as usual.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchIts a challenging meal service for most restaurants, but we had an excellent meal. The restaurant was super busy, as you would expect. We were seated on time and the service was fast and courteous. There were three of us and one item came out cold and was immediately corrected. We had the Eggs Pontchartrain (probably the biggest "wow", biscuits & gravy, omelette, and home fries and all were very good. Loved the Cucumber Fizz! Would recommend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch, but....We went for mothers day with a reservation. The food was absolutely fabulous. We tried the cabin eggs benediction and brioche French Toast. The actual food service was impeccable, how this restaurant is in a neighborhood that isn't anywhere near a Metro Station and taxis don't service. We had the restaurant call repeatedly and FINALLY after a 45 minute wait outside (the day was beautiful) we flagged down an off duty taxi who took pity on us. So this marred an otherwise perfect experience for us. If you're an out of town visitor, think twice about the brunch. It's a shame, but will affect your visit.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in DCWith out a doubt if you like seafood and good wine this is the best restaurant in DC. Worth the money.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh fish!You can't go wrong with any of the fresh fish selections! Be sure to select a tasty appetizer as well. My table feasted on the Belgian style mussels. Save room for dessert. As a Southerner, I am picky about key lime pie, but Black Salt's version is heavenly.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL dinner!Everything was wonderful, staff was very friendly. Probably one of the best seafood restaurants out here in DC.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMsuprised!it was a wonderful experience and the food and service were both outsanding which made us want to come back! Know that diners can order out of the menu from the market located as you walk in and have it prepared to your liking. Greaft concept- great people-fresh food and outsanding service!!
We will be back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPalisades PThe food was great, It had the feel of a
well run family owed gathering place....5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery unique seafood marketVery unique seafood market and restaurant. Great service.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBack in less than a weekI had to come back to get dessert because on my last visit I was too full. It was worth it. This time I ordered smaller dishes so I would have room for dessert. I bade the tuna tartar, the Malata mussels, and the derby pie. AMAZING! Thanks to Blacksalt for another wonderful visit. Next time I want to try the tasting menu!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA-M-A-Z-I-N-GThat's all I can say. Probably my new favorite place ever.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFave in the hood;worthy destinationBlack Salt never disappoints. On a recent Monday the place was lively, the seafood super fresh and the presentation was fabulous. My favorite neighborhood place but well worth a drive for those in other parts of the city. I prefer weekdays to weekends when the place can be packed and a bit noisy.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the best, freshestSimply the best, freshest seafood around, complete with artistic presentation.
Great fun to sit where you can watch the kitchen at work.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing and theThe food was amazing and the service was even better! This is one of the best restaurants in town for seafood lovers.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPrepared squid grilled thoughPrepared squid grilled though menu said fried. Quite good!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the drive to GeorgetownLoved this restaurant. We are from out of town and looked up online reviews. Food was fantastic and the chef's table was a great seat in the house. Perfect for a birthday dinner. We will return. If you take a cab though, prepare to wait but the staff is awesome about assisting you.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMYOU MUST EAT HERE!!!!My wife found this resturant searching for someplace different to eat on our weekend getaway to the National Harbor. After reading all the rave reviews we decided to give it a try. We are very glad we did. Every aspect of the meal was PERFECT. The ambiance, the server (Eric), and the food…PERFECT. When we go to DC again this will be on the “must eat at” list.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my mom's birthdayWe celebrated my mom's birthday and had a great time. The food was fantastic. If you're looking to go beyond salmon in terms of seafood options - then this is the restaurant to go to.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food & Service! A Treasure!WOW! Fantastic food and service. Great seafood...some of the best I've had. Fabulous service and attention to detail. Our waiter was fantastic with suggestions. One of the best places I have dined in the world, bar none. Loved it, loved the food, loved the service. We were running late due to traffic and not being familiar with the city. I called the restaurant and they graciously held our table until we arrived--30 minutes late. So glad they did as we would have missed a fantastic experience. Amazing restaurant!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved everything about thisI loved everything about this place. There's an upscale fish counter in front; the restaurant is farther back. The physical space is arranged well and the seating is comfortable. Kudos to the management and staff - every single person who approached us focused on us and was welcoming. The brunch dishes were original without being weird and were very fresh and very good. Parking was not difficult. I can go years in between such experiences. We'll be back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is almost entirelyThe menu is almost entirely seafood, which is very fresh and high quality. The preparations are varied, and often creative. Our server knew the dishes so well that she could describe them in depth and give useful advice. The only failure from all the dishes our party of four had was the butterscotch pots de creme, which was very inventive but not that tasty. Everything else was superb.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, low-key special occasionExcellent. We did the 5-course chef's tasting menu and everything was outstanding. It was my birthday and BlackSalt is perfect for a low-key, special occasion. We sat in the back room and it was definitely more quiet than the main room. I like both dining rooms but they are very different.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the charts exquisite mealWe had the Chef's tasting with wine pairing for a birthday dinner. We've had some good meals in our time (including Italy, France) but the meal we had at Black Salt was OFF THE CHARTS possibly the best meal we have had in our lifetime (and our bday boy was 59!). Top to bottom excellent: from accomodating food allergies/preferences, to the superb dishes and perfectly selected wines, to great service. Each course (5!) was more exquisite than the one before it, culminating in off-the-charts deserts (3!). We were left speechless. The only downside was that the backroom got extremely loud when full - but after some tables left things quieted down - since we were there for 4 hours! The meal cost was off the charts as well but worth every penny.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Seafood is excellent.The Seafood is excellent. It could not be better. I took a Jamaican friend(a retired Ambassador) who was visiting and I promised the very best seafood. He left impressed.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. My onlyThe food was great. My only complaint was that my swordfish was too small. The portion should have been bigger. I have been to many less expensive restaurants whose swordfish was almost as tasty as here, but 1.5X lager. Other than that, it was a very nice dinner.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerWe came to celebrate our anniversary. We were given complimentary wine and oysters which was a lovely surprise. We had the 7 course tasting menu. Everything was impecable. From the hostess, to the waiter to the food. Great food selection, tasty dessert. Definitely will come back!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered fromEverything we ordered from starters to dessert was excellent. However, there was a toddler two tables away who shrieked throughout our entire meal. I think her parents and restaurant management should have done a better job of trying to quiet her down.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mussels were awesome.The mussels were awesome. Three members of our party ordered the lunch entree, and there was not a puny one in the bunch!
I also loved the lunch specials that allowed you to order a drink, salad, entree and dessert. A great value for such delicious food.
Also loved the Chili Margarita that packed a nice, spicy punch.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Everything was wonderful. They gave us a "quiet table for two" as requested and the food, service and ambience were great. Too expensive to be a frequent place to go but we will return for a special occasion and will definitely recommend.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try!This is my new favorite restaurant in DC! Everything was perfect and very tasty! The car service with massaging seats was a nice added bonus!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI was visiting the DC areaI was visiting the DC area and thought I was going into town when I saw all these great reviews. I was shocked to find it was in a residential neighborhood but still great none-the-less.
Fresh fish, the oysters were fantastic. Just really fresh tasting. Well done!!!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at BlackThe food and service at Black Salt is superb. The dining room is definitely the place, however, if you want to speak without raised voices. We had a terrific time.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently hosted a friend'sI recently hosted a friend's birthday dinner at BlackSalt, and they went above and beyond any expectations. All I did was note in my OpenTable reservation that it was for my friend's birthday, and they gave us the best table in the house, printed special menus with my friend's name on it, and were extremely attentive. The food was unbelievable. If you can, I highly recommend going with the "chef's choice" preparation - a surprise that never disappoints. I could not have asked for a better experience.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and fresh fish/seafood.Excellent and fresh fish/seafood. Great flavors, able to cook the fish to perfection with the right amount of accompaniments. Only issue I have is the restaurant is far from downtown, but that is all! Fantastic place to go and explore new seafood options...we had barramundi with curry sauce that was fantastic.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in the back room,We were in the back room, which is much quieter, which we preferred. But if you want a livelier scene, be sure to ask for the front. Overall a wonderful meal.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food--- but the winegreat food--- but the wine list needs an overhaul. Limited selection of white wines distracts from the experience. The oyster selection is first rate and thus, remains a long time favorite.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is excellent, serviceFood is excellent, service very good. A little too loud.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and deliciousExcellent service and delicious foods! I can't forget this restaurant!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about BlackSalt.Loved everything about BlackSalt. Had the best crabcake sandwich ever.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection in seafood and serviceWhen your decision is "where do I want to take my friends and love of my life to share the best of dining experience in DC there is but one choice - BlackSalt. The exceptional quality of fresh fish is the foundation of the excellence of your dining experience here. The kitchen and wait staff that are committed to giving you amazing flavors and choices makes this a must dine experience. It begins and ends with perfect service - attention to your desires, a menu that will give you the choice between set menu selections or ANY of their fresh seafood available in front of BlackSalt gives you .the freshest fish in the East. Add their wood-fired cooking and you find heaven on your plate every time.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I ate hear forMy wife and I ate hear for brunch on Easter. The food was delicious, particularly the Eggs Pontchartrain.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad never been to brunch atHad never been to brunch at BlackSalt, though had been to Black's, Addie's and Black market Bistro several times. It was terrific! Original selections and wonderful ability to build the meal exactly as you want it. The chocolate chip scones were tender and delicious. The shrimp and grits were to die for. The bellinis were sublime, but the bacon? A side order of the wood-fire grilled bacon was one of the most incredible things I ever ate. It was AMAZING!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food wereThe service and food were great. A bit crowded and noisy but didn't take away from the dining experience. Might be difficult with small kids because it's pretty tight and was bustling on a Saturday night. Neighborhood parking is the only option, so you may need to walk--a concern in heels or if you have a disability!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Good Friday dinner,Great for Good Friday dinner, as they have fabulous loaves and fishes and of course wine!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried the chef' s 5 courseWe tried the chef' s 5 course tasting menu. Overall it was excellent, especially the flashed fried prawns and the scallops in a cream sauce. I do not like the undercooked duck which is the rage, so that was the only course I would change. The dessert medley was amazing.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMProfessionalism from chef to serverService, awesome food and service come together at Black Salt for a great dining experience. We had to add one person to our party of four at the last minute on a busy and booked up Friday night. They were able to accommodate the request and I am really glad they did. Our server was extremely helpful with suggestions including steering us to some off menu items that were spectacular (Swordfish collar) and the sommelier made some excellent suggestions that were perfect with dinner. We brought one bottle of wine and he knew from that what we would like and was spot on. In short, fresh fish prepared perfectly and professional, attentive but not invasive service from all staff.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood experience was great.Food experience was great. Started with one energetic waiter, ended with a different waiter. Not sure what happemed there.
Cab access to DC was not so great. Had to hail an orphancab across a busy street.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, excellentDelicious food, excellent service, lovely ambiance! We especially liked all the fish entree selections. It was hard to choose. I had the scallops which were superb. Must come back and try the other entrees.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM