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Black's Bar & Kitchen

4.5
4.5
3096 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 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 3,096 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal, the service and, of course, the company! Can’t wait to go back 🥰
  2. DR

    DerrickR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The waiter and staff were great. I did end up getting sick for the first time from oysters on the half shell from this restaurant, though
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff and delicious hanger steak. And Chardonnay.
  4. BH

    BrigidH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent; our waitress gave informed suggestions regarding the wine selections that proved to be spot on. She even managed to locate a candle since we were celebrating (belatedly) my birthday. The food was quite good and moderately priced.
  5. J

    Joyful

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great servers. Very attentive. Food was tasty compositions Fish was fresh. Will be back
  6. MM

    MosheMashehu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My first trip back to Blacks in 3 years. The pandemic has not been kind to this once outstanding restaurant. The ambience was good, not great. The wait staff used to be highly engaging and professional, but is now average. The wine list, while still excellent, is much slimmer and the Oregon pinot section, once a jewel, is now average. The oysters were as outstanding as I remembered. The mixed green salad fresh but unremarkable. The calamari was also just good. The muscles were disappointing, lacking spice in the broth. The fish taco social, also average. I hope the recovery will bring back the excellence that once made Blacks my favorite restaurant.
  7. RM

    RollieMom

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Really disappointing and seemingly tired restaurant. Used to be much more inspired.
  8. B

    Beantown

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Perfectly good! Caprese salad and dick nachos both very good. Our waitress was very attentive. Only comment was the air conditioning was on high and it was cold inside
  9. t

    tinger

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Rough start to our dining experience that improved when we were later moved from bar seating to our originally reserved outdoor table seating. Food and service were great, but it was too bad we had to be sorely disappointed at the start. Open Table app allowed us to book an Outdoor Table But when we arrived we were told that outside seating was first come. If that’s the case, they should revise the Open Table app to state “first come” requirement for seating outside. No bait and switch, not cool. This problem can be an input issue for guests who need to eat outside in the pandemic. Don’t bait and switch please!
  10. BH

    BenjaminH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Drinks and apps were very good. Entrees were fine. This place desperately needs a makeover in the main dining area. What restaurant still has carpet? The room is nice looking but the carpet makes it fee like a nursing home. New floors would be a game changer. I know this is a weird thing to put in a review. ;-)
  11. h

    heatherm

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration
  12. MD

    MoeD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tommy, our waiter, was excellent. He was pleasant and had a big smile the whole time. The food, as usual, was wonderful.
  13. K

    Kermit

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great place for happy hour! Quality outdoor seating!
  14. C

    Caleb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    They were shortstaffed, so the manager took our orders and delivered our food. We only saw the waiter when they collected our check. Took over an hour to get our food, and when it arrived, the medium rare steak was the rarest steak I've ever had--nearly raw.
  15. t

    thomasc

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent excellent food and service. I usually eat in the bar area with the high top tables or outside. Both are very nice
  16. KR

    KimRose

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and enjoyed the little pool and the fresh air. Felix took great care of us!! Loved the duck nachos. The salads are HUGE!!
  17. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service is top shelf, food quality and presentation is excellent. Salad entrees are small (seemed to be smaller than usual). Dining experience is all time best of Bethesda.
  18. RC

    RichardC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a wonderful dinner. Our only complaint were the chairs in the dinning room were not comfortable. They have only a partial back and are terrible for anyone with back issues.
  19. J

    Jupp

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Charged wrong oyster platter! No price correction! Ordered a bottle of wine, waiter spilled wine over table when pouring! No wine cooler!!! It was a hot night!!! Outdoor Ambiente missing anything of decor!!!
  20. k

    karend

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect - duck nachos were great
  21. AM

    AshleyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff that works collaboratively as a team to take care of all patrons. Food was brought out quickly and was delicious! Will definitely visit again!
  22. BB

    BarbaraB

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go there a lot. Its one of my favorite restaurants. It's not cheap but not overly expensive. You get what you pay for. Quality is always great and so is the service.
  23. JA

    JoeA

    Tucson

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Black's Bar & Kitchen in downtown Bethesda offers a diverse array of seafood choices as well as other great menu options. My Atlantic salmon, ser whved over a zesty succotash, wash perfect. So were my partner's mussels, which came plenty of toast to soak up the terrific sauce
  24. LE

    LouEm

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I ordered the chicken sandwich the chicken was cooked perfectly, the flavor was delicious. Was a bit overwhelmed by the size of the baguette, felt that it was too much bread for the sandwich. Fries were delicious!
  25. ML

    MedLib

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black's Bar & Kitchen, and the whole local chain: reliably good food, competent helpful staff, good ambience
  26. j

    john

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Caesar salad mediocre at best, and French fries cold. Not what I expect from Black's. Rest of the meal was fine.
  27. M

    Mahana

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Black's specifically for their fried oysters (appetizer) and were not disappointed. Probably should have NOT also ordered the fried calamari because it was too tempting not to eat it all. We ate outside given the comfortable temperature around 6 pm. Inside looked very cool/elegant!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice restaurant. We had a nine o’clock reservation. I’d sit on the bar side next time if I can. That side seemed more cozy. Also it was quite chilly in there and I normally don’t get cold. Bring a light sweater,
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Family visiting
  30. A

    Affille

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and the food was incredible.
  31. P

    Prontomac

    Washington DC

    402 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    402 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food always excellent and service from Cordel always excellent too. Also I appreciated a perfect martini
  32. G

    Greg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Our waiter was not very welcoming. Never smiled. barely gave us the time of day. I would say there was very little training. I brought a friend who was there for the first time. She mentioned how poorly the service was. The food at Blacks is always great.Its always fast.and always right. The Oysters are the best, nicely presented, the right temperature I just wish our waiter understood the brand he represents. I still gave him a nice tip, but needs to learn how to be polite, a little charming would help as well. At the end of the day, spending $200.00 for dinner, ought to have the whole package.
  33. M

    Madcat

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The blueberry salad and scallops were excellent.
  34. W

    Wanderer

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable lunch at Black's. The cocktails, appetizers, and mains were all delicious. We are looking forward to a return visit.
  35. 3

    3cats

    Baltimore

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attentive service; just great food and a very nice energetic environment. Oysters, spinach salad and ahi soba noodles all could not have been better prepared or presented. Server asked how we wanted our courses presented and we said each separately since we were not in a rush. Really appreciated being asked. Will be thrilled to return.
  36. JG

    JeffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything during our evening was perfect. From the ambiance, to the service and food, it couldn’t get much better.
  37. t

    tampafoodi

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Food...reasonable prices!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great restaurant, great ambiance, and service. The venue was perfect for the purpose of my meeting with colleagues. A bit slow too to bring the order to the table but the table location and ambiance was good. One of my favorite restaurants.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome waiter, awesome service , great ambiance, great food
  40. F

    Foodfan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place. Wonderful service. I wish there were more vegetarian options.

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 3096 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 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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