Black's Bar & Kitchen

4.6
3135 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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vipPaulK
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDebbie
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, manager, atmosphere and food all top notch.

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vipAmandaA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

ambiance was boring and service could have been more personable

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vipMarshalSoult
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Wonderful steaks. Great to be open and back!

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vipMiaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

The food was not as fresh as usual.

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ScottD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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KeithD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Was impressed with COVID precautions with temperature screen on entry and contact tracing on payment just in case. Well done.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Black's. The restaurant consistently delivers great food, an awesome vibe and exceptional service.

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CathyR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipEuvites
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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!

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MelanieL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipStacyB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! Great night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food as always

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the staff is very attentive and the vibe is always very cool!

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vipMarkS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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MSCC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this environment every one was on top of being careful. As always very polite & food delicious. Thank you. Carroll Cummings

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vipCarlos
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Never, ever disappoints! Food is outstanding and their wines by the glass - excellent choices!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I would suggest heaters outside now that it is getting cooler.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipBallyhi
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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DanielleK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant
Great food, very good service.

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vipkellyt
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Outside dinning experience was excellent. Felt safe there.

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JamesL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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YvonneS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent drinks. Friendly servers and staff. Perfect spot for our girls night out!

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MkKn
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was an outside venue to eat at during COVID quarantine

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vipMolly
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great tomato salad. Black bean soup.
Shrimp lunguni yum and scollops perfectly cooked
Big and sweet. The strawberry ice cream soooooo
Good

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vipRichardG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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.

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AgnesD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRobin
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipYummy
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food was amazing a favorite spot as always!

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Pepper
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place inside or out on the patio. Starters are filling, staff is highly professional and fun to interact with. See you soon....

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vip50Something
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 ;-)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Suzanne
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipDonnaM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Covid policies very appropriate and spot on. Menu choices good, food well prepared, tasty and presented beautifully.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vip50Something
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent with beautiful presentation. Lots of space indoor and out for social distancing. Staff are super nice.

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vipBrendanK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Can’t ask for more than that. Wine is over priced, but that is only complaint.

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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 3135 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.

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