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Black's Bar & Kitchen

4.5
4.5
3169 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
WELCOME BACK!
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.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:15 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:15 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 652-5525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jacqueline Castaldo

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Norfolk

  • Parking details

    We are located next door to a county parking facility. Rate is $1 per hour.

  • Public transit

    Three blocks from the BETHESDA METRO.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lovegoodfood

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a very nice restaurant. The staff were welcoming, attentive, and courteous. We had 2 entrées and desserts. The main course was delicious with our order of the pan seared salmon and the pan seared Mahi Mahi. Both dishes were prepared well and very favorable. They both came with small accompaniments (bok choy, small roast potato). The portions were reasonable. We order the gingerbread cake and the chocolate chip cake. The desserts were just ok and my guest and I both stated that it was not something we would order again. The restaurant and food is worth a visit. The price was a bit steep. I spent over $140 for two entrees and 2 desserts, and 1 glass of Prosecco.
  2. B

    Bubbe

    Washington DC

    220 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My grown daughters birthday lunch. No recognition was given to that even though it was mentioned to the waiter. I had a sesame crunch salad with shrimp. The small salad was $13 & the 4 shrimp were $12. It was a mediocre salad & the shrimp tasted like they just came out of the fridge. The best item was the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious. There were 3 of us - 2 Asian crunch salads - one with shrimp, one with chicken & a hamburger. One glass of water & 2 glasses of white wine. The bill was $116 w/out tip. I would not rush back. And the restaurant had only 3 other occupied tables at 1 pm on a Saturday.
  3. D

    Debbie

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at Black’s almost weekly . The food is excellent always . The manger and his staff are the nicest people and they make u feel at home . Our thanks to all of them.
  4. h

    happydiner

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Two disappointments: the menu on line didn’t reflect the menu in restaurant. Didn’t have what I actually went for and didn’t really have anything I wanted for a lunch. Second, perhaps can’t be helped, very expensive. Two appetizers and one drink $50. A lot for lunch, especially w so little food
  5. K

    Kathy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. Parking is right next door. Happy Hour was fun too. Dinner and dessert was so good. A great week night experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Room on right side is dark and not much ambience. Nothing impressive. Better restaurants in the area for the price.
  7. JT

    JohnT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Drinks too pricey otherwise as expected. Good service.
  8. H

    Honey

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was pretty good and the had a decent happy hour menu.. Would go back own my next trip to Bethesda if I can’t try another restaurant.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Each of the four of us enjoyed our meal. Branzino and ribeye were cooked perfectly. Menu is labeled nicely for food allergies.
  10. DC

    DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food and service were very good. We had fried oysters as a starter and seafood stew as the entire. Both were delicious. The decor in the restaurant, however, is very dated and the lighting is dark. It’s in need of an update and better lighting. This would greatly improve the overall dining experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, drinks were interesting and unusual, food was outstanding.
  12. d

    dcfamily

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here before and the food is always very good. Dinner last night was AMAZING! The seafood was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The bread was aromatic and delicious. The salads were light and fresh. One of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time! Way to go, BLACKS!
  13. N

    Neal

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good but a little over priced. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.
  14. LC

    LoisC

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends from France visiting after many years. Our dinner selections were delicious!
  15. p

    paulwbranner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The customer Service was annoying. Instead of just telling us the restaurant was closing, the waiter kept hovering around our table taking our used dishes. My date wasn't finished with her salad and he even took that too early! The food was very good. I love the set up and architecture!!!
  16. LH

    LeviH

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Black's is one of our favorite 'go to' places for special occasions. In this case, it was our New Year's Eve dinner out.
  17. m

    mikideez

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal! The food was very tasty, especially the oysters!
  18. 2

    2disappointed2dine

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was an extremely disappointing dining experience! I had to send my entree back because the scallops were warm, but the whipped potatoes and chard that topped the scallops were cold! I don’t think I will return to this restaurant!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always enjoy Black’s for date night; oysters and then an entree. We’ve tried almost every entree over 10+ visits and enjoyed them all, especially the scallops, the hanger steak salad and the tuna. The service is consistently kind and helpful, and one of the few places where you see familiar faces everytime you walk in. The team does a phenomenal job.
  20. BF

    BonnieF

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The stylish design was pleasant and the food was delicious. Servers very attentive. Will dine at Blacks again!
  21. K

    Keith

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, cocktails and service were excellent. The prices were a little high, but it was worth it!
  22. JP

    JoseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service. Very good food and I loved the desert. The branzino was excellent but I should have asked for additional sides.
  23. PA

    PaulA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was excellent...wine as usual was good but barely half a glass. The service was awful...waiter had no idea what he was doing, kept forgetting what we ordered and asked us 3-4 times what we were "waiting on".
  24. A

    Anacapri

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Satisfactory sala
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    230 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food. Very good service. The only issue is the noise which is consistently loud.
  26. GG

    GaryGall

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Everything was excellent and the food was outstanding. However, we had made it a point (in advance) about the dinner being for our son's birthday, but there was no acknowledgement. After the dinner was finished, I went to ask the greeter about the lack of birthday greeting and they provided a dessert selection. Neither them nor the server provided any indication that they knew it was a birthday. There was nothing like a specially printed menu or offer of sparkling wine. Hopefully next time the restaurant will pay attention to the notes in the Open Table reservation.
  27. MM

    MaMala

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a holiday lunch for a department of 12 people. Service was prompt, professional and helpful. The food, as always, was served timely, was delicious and everyone was very pleased with what they ordered. We spent almost 3 hours there, having a gift exchange and our lunch and recapping the year and did not feel rushed by the staff, who seemed to enjoy our celebration. Would definitely go there again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time here and as soon as I walked in I was happy to recognize it. The food is exceptional and our waiter was informed and attentive.
  29. DP

    DeanP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb and the service excellent. I will definitely go back.
  30. JB

    JonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service. Really good bar drinks and wine
  31. S

    Sandi

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I didn't have a wonderful experience, although my two friends did. The kale salad I ordered was too oily to eat and when I was asked if I wanted a box to take out, I told the fellow clearing the table why I didn't. He didn't know what to do and my friend saw him talking to our server. However she chose not to say anything.
  32. P

    Pool

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambience were all incredible. Great restaurant.
  33. m

    mamacvb

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Duck Nachos are delicious. Oven roasted rockfish was outstanding. Not so crazy about the turnips.
  34. j

    john

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service great and lively atmosphere. Look forward to next time.
  35. C

    Chevy

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal in the bar with very good service and enjoyed our evening thoroughly!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So my husband wanted to try Blacks and it did not disappoint. Moving back to his neighborhood was nostalgic for him. This restaurant is in the heart of Bethesda. And just 2 miles from our home. Dinner was delicious and the service was awesome. The Bronzino by far was the best that I have had.
  37. DO

    DonalO

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Because it has a great menu, this restaurant is worth revisiting time and time again.
  38. RL

    RobynLily

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great. Wish there were more vegan options
  39. EE

    EagerEater

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We will not be going back to Black's Bar & Kitchen. The food was excellent. But, our experience with the waiter at the restaurant was the worst service experience we have ever had. He was rude, dismissive, unpleasant, and unhelpful. This was really unfortunate as there was no reason for his behavior and he wrecked what otherwise would have been a very nice dining experience.
  40. BB

    BizzyBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are above and beyond! Every bit of the experience was high-quality.

FAQs

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 3169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Black's Bar & Kitchen

7750 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Norfolk

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:15 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:15 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are located next door to a county parking facility. Rate is $1 per hour.

  • Public transit

    Three blocks from the BETHESDA METRO.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacqueline Castaldo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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