The restaurant was great! Had a business dinner and the noise level was perfect to have discussions without yelling. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the food was excellent, from appetizers to desert. A good wine list added extra value.
Loved the bronzini whole fish and delicious variety of fresh oysters.
Wait staff and front staff was very nice. This was my third time there
with my wife and won't be my last!
We love blacks for Happy hour, we're locals. The service is normally fantastic and the cost of the meals don’t alarm u bc your treated like an upscale customer. We went for Valentine's Day and were unimpressed. They allowed young children after 7 pm; kids were running around, loud. There wasn’t a special for Valentine’s Day. Other local restaurants provide complimentary champagne or red rose. It felt like a regular mid-week night- nothing festive or special. I was surprised how many families they accommodated for an upscale romantic night, expensive menu night.
Wonderful food and service. I was astonished with how many options there were besides seafood. Wonderful date night.
We had received a gift card for the Black Market Group. We chose the Black's Bar and Kitchen because the menu included both meat and seafood. All of the dishes were superb and the service was both pleasant and efficient.
Great evening. Salads delicious. German chocolate cake over the top.
Food was good. I love oysters so that is a plus. Entrees varied a little. Rockfish was very good. Duck was so-so. Nice place. Parking near by which is helpful.
Our family wanted a seafood dinner and heard Blacks was good.
It lived up to our expectations.
It was nice to see they had a children’s menu.
The food is a little pricey but very good.
Overpriced and need of changing the menu. Not a lot of options for vegans and vegetarians.
This place is now nothing more than "faded glory!" The food is sub-par, way over priced and the waiter (mine) was not interested in being at work. Avoid!
Went for open raw seafood bar on a Sunday morning. It wasn't too crowded. Service was excellent. The raw bar had much better quality than I expected for all-you-can-eat. The oysters, in particular, were surprisingly good considering we were able to help ourselves to plate after plate of them! Endless brunch cocktails were very good too and were a little more creative than the orange mimosas you'd expect.
The seafood buffet for Sunday Brunch is wonderful. The selections are fresh and the flavors good, with a nice variety. We always feel like we had a fun time without leaving feeling so distressed as with the usual Sunday Brunch fare. It would great to add a drink special or two to make it a more festive encounter (like bottomless Prosecco for a specific price, etc). We'll be back for sure.
The place has gone way down. We hadn't been for several years, and remembered it as a pretty special local spot for a quality night or. While the food was pretty good, it was spoiled by really sub par service. The waiter went thru the motions, was heavy on up selling but was consistent with an uninspired atmosphere and overall meh experience. Too bad.
The last couple of times I have been here I feel a bit of a decline in both the service and the food. I was surprised that there wasn't a bigger selection of appetizers that could be shared. I thought my rockfish was good, but the broth tasted strongly of beef and the vegetables in the broth were barely cooked. One my associates had scallops that were perfectly cooked but they were swimming in the liquid from the spinach that accompanied the dish. I was also surprised that there are very few moderately priced cabs.
As always the service and food was high quality. They catered to guests at our table who were more regular customers and recognized there had been changes to the way the duck was prepared--which they went ahead and prepared the previous way at her request.
My only complaint was that the restaurant was starting to look a little dated. It may be time for some new tables and chairs.
They appeared to be short staffed. My entree took more than 30 minutes. Caesar salad with blackened salmon. Waiter checked on status at the 20 minute mark and said it was being prepared. Manager brought out 10 minutes later. Clearly a mix up whether the waiter failed to enter the order or the kitchen mess up let’s be honest with the customer. Never appologies for the long wait. Take it on the chin and appologize. I would much rather hear this versus ignoring the issue. Something to think about next time this happens.
It had been a while since I had been to Black’s and I found it to be a great experience, like I remembered it before. The ribeye was great and the sides were great but the shrimp cocktail had too much Old Bay seasoning on it, I would take it back a bit and allow the flavor of the shrimp to come through more. Service was good and attentive. Overall I would go back. Thanks!
The food was not worth the money. So many other better places to eat for that price in Bethesda.
Seafood is great here, ambiance pretty nice. But it's quite pricey for what you get.
Delicious food and a knowledgeable and attentive server!