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
We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate a friend’s birthday. What a surprise to have menus with “Happy Birthday!” printed at the top for him! Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the oysters. We were not rushed at all, even though it was a busy night. The patio was a perfect setting on a sunny and warm evening. Thank you for a terrific experience - you all went above and beyond! We will definitely return and will recommend Black’s to all of our friends!
Great food, delicious vegan options, fine setting for a business lunch.
Food was not good other than the oysters. Didn’t love that our server was the only interior server not wearing a mask. Everyone was nice though.
Service was good and the food was tasty. We had fried oysters, oysters on the half shell, branzini, and pork chop. Everything was seasoned well.
Great place to have a business casual lunch
Very friendly wait staff. A great variety of choices on the menu, lots of seafood options. Food was delicious and portion sizes were just right. I will definitely go back.
Due to Covid, I haven't been to Black's for awhile. The food and cocktails, were great. What was very poor last night, was the service. and poor in every respect. Regrettably, if I had this waiter again, I would leave.
Always a pleasure at Blacks. Well organized and an excellent diverse menu and reasonable wine and beer prices. We are very experienced diners and know lunch is not necessarily the greatest opportunity for servers, but would suggest servers identify themselves by name and display an attitude that’s a little better than ‘matter of fact.’
Duck nachos, calamari and fish tacos were outstanding
Service very Good
we like dining in one of the larger booths in bar area
have dined here many times and will continue to return
Love everything about It. Food, and friendly and fabulous service.
The staff was very welcoming, all employees were masked. Our inside table was more than 6 feet from neighboring tables, staff was immediately available and very attentive. The food was INCREDIBLE! Shrimp taco starter was crispy & fresh. The seafood stew was perfect! Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed the fried oysters.
Fine. Everything was OK.
Black's is a long-time favorite. The restaurant's cheese burger continues to be a hit, and the establishment is taking appropriate Covid precautions. It was good to revisit an old friend.
The family dined here for brunch the Saturday before Mother's Day. It was very quiet. Lovely restaurant, and the food was excellent. The scallops, salmon, and steak frites were all superb, as were the desserts and coffee. I am sure that the place was mobbed on Sunday, but it was a little unnerving to see it so quiet on a Saturday afternoon. On the plus side, we could relax, converse, and enjoy our meal. Can't wait to return!
A friend and I enjoyed a terrific meal sitting at the bar. We felt comfortable eating indoors due to the appropriate COVID-related distancing and safety procedures. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive and our barramundi entrees were delicious.
Always, delicious, great atmosphere, friendly and accommodating service. I love this place!
Safe distance seating. Great service and fresh seafood
Black's Bar & Restaurant is as good as ever! Our dinner experience was outstanding, with the food and service done to perfection. The room was comfortable with the tables nicely spaced, which kept the noise level low. The pan seared Salmon with orzo, Mascarpone cheese and asparagus was cooked to the right temperature and the preparation delicious. Other great dishes ordered by the group included, seared scallops, Branzino and Mahi Mahi.
Great food and fabulous waitstaff
We had not been to Black's before. Easy to find. Public parking next door and easily accessible. Greeting excellent. Waiter seemed a bit impatient but overall very good. Excellent chardonnay and malbec by the glass. No offer or questions regarding refill. Rockfish was wonderfully grilled. Good size steak. Veggies perfect. I will go back and recommend to friends. I will tell younger friends it is pricey for a casual meal. Two people $100+.
My wife and I had lunch at Black's Bar & Kitchen and it was spectacular! My wife had the grilled shrimp and avocado salad and I had a half dozen oysters on the half shell and a shrimp Po' Boy. So delicious! If you like fresh seafood and a great cocktail, wine, and beer program, go to Black's for lunch or dinner!
Staff, manager, atmosphere and food all top notch.
ambiance was boring and service could have been more personable
Wonderful service. Wonderful steaks. Great to be open and back!
The food was not as fresh as usual.
Excited to order the 38$ 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
Black's Bar & Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 652-5525.
Black's Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 3155 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.