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.
Day Boat Scallops
Pan Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Chilled Buckwheat Noodles, Bell Peppers, Shiitake Mushrooms, Scallions, Cucumber, Honey-Soy Dressing, Sesame Seeds. Allergen Information: Gluten
Pan Seared 6oz. Hanger Steak
Delicious food. Excellent drinks. Friendly servers and staff. Perfect spot for our girls night out!
Great tomato salad. Black bean soup.
Shrimp lunguni yum and scollops perfectly cooked
Big and sweet. The strawberry ice cream soooooo
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.
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.
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!
Server and food was amazing a favorite spot as always!
Great place inside or out on the patio. Starters are filling, staff is highly professional and fun to interact with. See you soon....
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 ;-)
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.
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.
Service was fantastic. Covid policies very appropriate and spot on. Menu choices good, food well prepared, tasty and presented beautifully.
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.
Food is excellent with beautiful presentation. Lots of space indoor and out for social distancing. Staff are super nice.
Great food and great service. Can’t ask for more than that. Wine is over priced, but that is only complaint.
at outside and everything was very COVID-safe - temperature checks, distanced tables, masks on everyone. food and drink were wonderful, great service and very inviting space.
Wonderful out on the patio. The employees are so friendly and see that you need everything you want. I love it there! Amanda A. Bethesda
Nice hostess and staff. Delicious food, out fast.
First post pandemic sit at bar dinner!!!!! Great night! Bartender was great. Service was wonderful. Food was delicious. Spacing was very comfortable.
Thumbs up :)
Great overall evening. Amazing food and a couple of drinks. Was a very expensive evening. Not sure this would be more than a once a year type place.
Every time I’ve dined here the service has been slow. It’s a shame as the food is fantastic
We enjoyed the delicious food and the service was pleasant and helpful.
We closed the restaurant down, and were not rushed.
Absolutely amazing just as written in most of the reviews. The food was very well prepared and delicious. The seafood stew and oysters were to dream for.
Great for Sunday brunch. The Bellini cocktail was awesome! The service was outstanding!
Service was excellent and inviting.
Food scrumptious and cooked well
Mac and cheese addictive!
First time visiting and very impressed. I had the 3 course express (Salad, enter and dessert) and my wife and her friend both had the prime rib special.
The Caesar salad 🥗 may have been the best I ever had and the rest of the meal was great!
Excellent meal and service as always! This is my go-to restaurant for business lunches as it is a short walk from my office. Love all the seafood dishes I’ve tried each time.
Love the choice on menu, homemade soups & desserts. Service is excellent!
Great ambience and quiet enough to have conversation with our guest. Service was outstanding.
Best brunch I have been too in a long time. Great food including the expansive raw bar and desserts! Oh, and fabulous Bloody Mary’s!
Black’s is one of my all time favorite. Actually any of the restaurants in their group are always excellent. Not sure why I stray.
Fantastic selection of oysters. Custom cocktails are great. Terrific wine list.
The mains never disappoint whether the full plates or choosing from the grill menu and adding tasty sides. FYI the Mac and Cheese...amazing, and don’t be stupid...add the bacon!
Nice restaurant with excellent service. Good wine selection. Good seafood offerings. Salads and dessert were mediocre. Apps and entrees interesting and well prepared. On the pricey side.
Louder than usual; we've been dining at Black's every few months for the past several years. Aside from that, the specials that night were fantastic and the service equally so. We'll be back again.
This was the first time I have been disappointed by a meal here. Hosted a lunch for 3, we Each had caesar salad topped with either salmon or catch of the day, which was red snapper. The salmon was dry and the piece of snapper was ridiculously small, maybe 1 1/2 inches square. Total for 3 salads was $75.90 which was excessive for the quality/quantity. This used to be a favorite dining choice, I was very disappointed.
Delicious food great food pleasant server
The food was at another level of taste and quality. I am very impressed. The entrance is deceiving. It belies the expectations. But the food is top shelf. I didn't fancy the ice cream but everything was top shelf. You should try it.
Black's remains one our favorite restaurants in the DC area. We frequent this establishment often because of the amazing service, superb dining options and spectacular drinks. Sunday brunch is outstanding and features a wealth of choices from an open raw bar to traditional breakfast items. We love this spot!
We had a family brunch and were so happy with everything! The food is excellent. The desserts were fine- not extraordinary. All else was wonderful
Semi last minute place but I am very glad that I found this restaurant. Was very pleased with the meal. Was sat on the bar side towards the end of the evening so it was loudish but not to the point of it being an issue. Food and drinks were good, our server Jasmine (sp) was excellent and very helpful. Will definitely return and will certainly recommend as a dining option.
We were seated promptly and had a delicious meal with friends.
Wonderful Valentine’s Day meal. A little pricey but great service and while noisy the restaurant has a warm ambiance. Cocktails were delicious and the charcuterie cheese platter was absolutely spectacular. Ordered the special of beet risotto and snapper. The beet risotto was AMAZING but the snapper was overcooked, dried out, and the texture of a boneless chicken breast. The waiter comped is a dessert, which was a lovely gesture. Sadly, the pecan pie had also suffered the fate of the snapper and was dry and over baked. All in all, I would definitely go back for another try, especially the charcuterie cheese platter.
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 3109 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.