Black's Bar & Kitchen
Black’s Bar & Kitchen is excited to announce we are back open to the public for dine-in service! While we encourage you to use our online portal for convenient curbside carryout pickup, we have staged our patio, dining room and café tables to provide our Guests with a socially accepted distance to dine.
Food, Wine, & Cocktails to the heart of the ever-evolving Downtown Bethesda, Black’s remains the community Hot Spot for killer happy hour bar bites. Black’s has been on the forefront of supporting local farming & sustainable growing practices, serving only the highest quality produce, meats, & seafood for well over a decade.
Love Oysters? We do. Our Premium raw bar is unparalleled with rotating varieties of bivalves from all coasts of the Americas and a stellar wine list to match. Whether you’re popping champagne for a special occasion, watching the game enjoying a cold craft beer and Duck Nachos in the bar, Black’s Bar & Kitchen is the destination for any occasion.
Black's Seafood Stew
Shrimp, PEI Mussels, Calamari, Tuna, Salmon. Allergen Information: Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish
Cornmeal Crusted, Creole Tartar, Lemon. Allergen Information: Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish
Tomato, Shallots, Garlic, Lemon, Parsley. Allergen Information: Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish
Wonderful service. Wonderful steaks. Great to be open and back!
The food was not as fresh as usual.
Excited to order the 38$ halibut. I’ve never had a smaller piece of fish. Waiter never asked about anything or we would have said something. Had heard good things about Blacks. Our experience was disappointing.
Food, staff, considerations for the virus was all excellent. I will go back and sit by that warm fire and under those heat lamps anytime!!
Exceptional food and service. Was impressed with COVID precautions with temperature screen on entry and contact tracing on payment just in case. Well done.
Another great experience at Black's. The restaurant consistently delivers great food, an awesome vibe and exceptional service.
Perfect place for my birthday dinner. Incredibly gourmet food expected by Blacks exceeded expectations!! Nice to know you can come here and experience fine food in a pandemic without the chef cutting any corners. My sweet husband had called ahead and arranged this in advance and the host and waiter graciously went above and beyond to make it a very special evening. My husband and I had the dining area mostly to ourselves. The waiter brought out an incredible bottle of red wine, Blueprint, that was delicious, as soon as we sat down, and menus with my name and happy birthday on it!
The incredible chef prepared gourmet rock fish with tangy flavorable sauce, with broccolini, sun dried tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. As a foodie my palate was so pleased and I was in heaven the whole time I was eating. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the scallops entree. I felt safe too, precautions include guests wearing masks when wait staff approach, as well as wait staff. I highly recommend Blacks Kitchen n Bar!
We were outside, and the view is not very pleasant with construction across the street. Not the fault of the restaurant, but be advised. We felt very safe, however, and these days, that is what is most important!
Had a good dining experience food was very good! Wish we could have gotten a bottle of wine however was only available by the glass. Overall nice atmosphere and great food.
Excellent food & service! Great night out!
Great service, great food as always
Great food, the staff is very attentive and the vibe is always very cool!
Good spot for dinner. The mussels are outstanding! The draft beer list is limited but the four options were good. All in all the food and service were very good. I had the chicken sandwich and my wife had the salmon and both meals were very good. I would recommend Black's Bar for dinner.
In this environment every one was on top of being careful. As always very polite & food delicious. Thank you. Carroll Cummings
Never, ever disappoints! Food is outstanding and their wines by the glass - excellent choices!!
Had to repeat the order several times with more than one server. Not sure of the issue. Caesar salad was not great. Have had better.
I would suggest heaters outside now that it is getting cooler.
Seafood stew and Mac and cheese good. Brussel sprouts tough and undercooked. Confusing approach to reserving outside. I did this on the app then they said it was first come first served then they claimed they couldn’t see my request for outside seating on the app.
Service was not as attentive as usual. Waiter needs to scan his tables for customer alerts
Addie's mussels were outstanding as always. Flourless chocolate cake was a great treat
We love this restaurant
Great food, very good service.
Food was great as usual. Outside dinning experience was excellent. Felt safe there.
The food here was amazingly tasty. The duck confit nachos were the best appetizer I've had in a good while. The calimari was perfect. I had a grilled bronzini fish that was cooked perfectly. My wife had charred scallops that were also very good. We had the desert special, a pecan pie with bourbon ice cream. Very creative fare. The service was also good. I have nothing negative to say. There's no question that we will return.
Delicious food. Excellent drinks. Friendly servers and staff. Perfect spot for our girls night out!
It was an outside venue to eat at during COVID quarantine
Great tomato salad. Black bean soup.
Shrimp lunguni yum and scollops perfectly cooked
Big and sweet. The strawberry ice cream soooooo
They're doing a great job given current circumstances (09/13/2020). Staff seemed stressed out, and there were more staff present than were needed on a Sunday night during a pandemic.
Food was great, as always.
Great food and service. I felt very comfortable eating here despite the pandemic because Black's had a temperature check before seating and the tables in the outdoor space are a decent distance apart.
The food was wonderful as usual. Black"s is one of my favorite places to dine. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful warm evening air. The Shrimp Tacos were delicious. We will return again soon!
Server and food was amazing a favorite spot as always!
Great place inside or out on the patio. Starters are filling, staff is highly professional and fun to interact with. See you soon....
My neighborhood fav! Lots of open space to sit indoor and out during coronavirus! Staff is so nice and the homemade desserts are to die for! Shout out to Marco ;-)
Went for a friends birthday and the staff managed to make it special even in pandemic times. The food was delicious from start to finish.
We had a delicious dinner at this restaurant last Friday evening. I ordered a Branzino that was grilled and served with a mint sauce and whole, which I happen to like but without its head. With that, I had an order of French fries which were also delicious. My companion had Caesar salad with chicken and we shared a Key Lime pie for dessert. I also enjoyed two (!) glasses of a New Zealand sauvignon blanc which went really well with the dinner. Our waiter was courteous and pleasant and helped make our evening more enjoyable.
Service was fantastic. Covid policies very appropriate and spot on. Menu choices good, food well prepared, tasty and presented beautifully.
It was our son's 21st birthday and Black's made it a super occasion. The food was terrific as always. The barrel aged old fashioned was excellent. We sat outside which made all of us more comfortable. We had the same great experience we always have at Black's plus the care they took to keep us and them safe was exceptional.
Food is excellent with beautiful presentation. Lots of space indoor and out for social distancing. Staff are super nice.
Great food and great service. Can’t ask for more than that. Wine is over priced, but that is only complaint.
at outside and everything was very COVID-safe - temperature checks, distanced tables, masks on everyone. food and drink were wonderful, great service and very inviting space.
Wonderful out on the patio. The employees are so friendly and see that you need everything you want. I love it there! Amanda A. Bethesda
Nice hostess and staff. Delicious food, out fast.
Black's Bar & Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 652-5525.
Black's Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 3133 OpenTable diners.
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.