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.
Black's Seafood Stew
Shrimp, PEI Mussels, Calamari, Tuna, Salmon. Allergen Information: Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish
Cornmeal Crusted, Creole Tartar, Lemon. Allergen Information: Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish
Tomato, Shallots, Garlic, Lemon, Parsley. Allergen Information: Gluten, Dairy, Shellfish
Very fresh seafood. I had the fried oysters and spinach salad. Also had the fried calamari as an appetizer. My guest had the scallops with mashed potatoes and spinach. Lovely presentation. Sorry …we were so hungry that we forgot to snap pics 😂
very much enjoyed the evening and the food was delicious
Very good restaurant with a nice menu. Food was good and well prepared. Enjoyed the experience.
I’ve been coming here for years. Best meal I have had there. Great service great atmosphere. Always accommodating with special requests.
Food & turnaround was great for a quick weekday lunch!
Excellent dinner. Great service, good food and excellent place to meet with people to catch up.
We had a wonderful dinner. Service was excellent. Fish was very fresh and creatively prepared.
Wonderful as always. Service and cuisine best in Bethesda!
Sat outside on a beautiful night. Service was excellent and love the wood grilled fish.
Great oysters and spinach salad, attentive service, good wine
A little pricey , but a neighborhood fav!!
Great seafood at a reasonable price. Highly recommend.
Reliably delicious food in good proportions served by friendly and attentive staff. Continues to be one of our 'go to' restaurants.
Great service, great food. Loved Oysters. Attentive staff.
Where the service was good, the food was mediocre. My niece and I thought that overall...overrated and over priced.
Delicious food and desserts! Nice indoor/outdoor open space.
Solid as always
We were seated and waited over 10 minutes just to get service! An item that was on the menu was not available. Didn’t have a great time there at all.
We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate a friend’s birthday. What a surprise to have menus with “Happy Birthday!” printed at the top for him! Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the oysters. We were not rushed at all, even though it was a busy night. The patio was a perfect setting on a sunny and warm evening. Thank you for a terrific experience - you all went above and beyond! We will definitely return and will recommend Black’s to all of our friends!
Great food, delicious vegan options, fine setting for a business lunch.
Food was not good other than the oysters. Didn’t love that our server was the only interior server not wearing a mask. Everyone was nice though.
Service was good and the food was tasty. We had fried oysters, oysters on the half shell, branzini, and pork chop. Everything was seasoned well.
Great place to have a business casual lunch
Very friendly wait staff. A great variety of choices on the menu, lots of seafood options. Food was delicious and portion sizes were just right. I will definitely go back.
Due to Covid, I haven't been to Black's for awhile. The food and cocktails, were great. What was very poor last night, was the service. and poor in every respect. Regrettably, if I had this waiter again, I would leave.
Always a pleasure at Blacks. Well organized and an excellent diverse menu and reasonable wine and beer prices. We are very experienced diners and know lunch is not necessarily the greatest opportunity for servers, but would suggest servers identify themselves by name and display an attitude that’s a little better than ‘matter of fact.’
Duck nachos, calamari and fish tacos were outstanding
Service very Good
we like dining in one of the larger booths in bar area
have dined here many times and will continue to return
Love everything about It. Food, and friendly and fabulous service.
The staff was very welcoming, all employees were masked. Our inside table was more than 6 feet from neighboring tables, staff was immediately available and very attentive. The food was INCREDIBLE! Shrimp taco starter was crispy & fresh. The seafood stew was perfect! Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed the fried oysters.
Fine. Everything was OK.
Black's is a long-time favorite. The restaurant's cheese burger continues to be a hit, and the establishment is taking appropriate Covid precautions. It was good to revisit an old friend.
The family dined here for brunch the Saturday before Mother's Day. It was very quiet. Lovely restaurant, and the food was excellent. The scallops, salmon, and steak frites were all superb, as were the desserts and coffee. I am sure that the place was mobbed on Sunday, but it was a little unnerving to see it so quiet on a Saturday afternoon. On the plus side, we could relax, converse, and enjoy our meal. Can't wait to return!
A friend and I enjoyed a terrific meal sitting at the bar. We felt comfortable eating indoors due to the appropriate COVID-related distancing and safety procedures. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive and our barramundi entrees were delicious.
Always, delicious, great atmosphere, friendly and accommodating service. I love this place!
Safe distance seating. Great service and fresh seafood
Black's Bar & Restaurant is as good as ever! Our dinner experience was outstanding, with the food and service done to perfection. The room was comfortable with the tables nicely spaced, which kept the noise level low. The pan seared Salmon with orzo, Mascarpone cheese and asparagus was cooked to the right temperature and the preparation delicious. Other great dishes ordered by the group included, seared scallops, Branzino and Mahi Mahi.
Great food and fabulous waitstaff
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 3161 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.