Had a wonderful meal, the food was all excellent and all of the staff were very friendly!
Excellent fish dishes. Relaxed but attentive service. Sophisticated wine program.
The food at Black Salt has declined. There is also poor communication between the waiting staff and the kitchen, or the manager lied to us. My friend ordered swordfish and he had to send it back because it was overdone. It took a long time for him to receive the dish again and it was also overdone. He had told the waiter twice that he specifically wanted it not to be overdone. When we spoke to the manager she said they always cooked swordfish thoroughly and continued to insist so even though we told her about my friend’s conversation with the waiter. She also claimed it was too late for her to make any adjustment to the meal or the bill. We will not be returning to Black Salt.
Black Salt is consistently good time after time—and that says a lot about a restaurant. The food is excellent, the service is attentive and professional, and the sommelier is superb. The vibe is sophisticated, catering to an older and seemingly well-to-do clientele. The bar is particularly good and there is a “bar scene” that does not intrude on the dining rooms. My impression after many visits is that the place is very well run and the kitchen is organized and efficient. Overall a terrific dining experience.
Excellent food and service. I would recommend going. A bit on the pricey side, bit that is to be expected going in.
Food quite good, fresh.
Waiter was snippy and impatient.
Joey T is a great delight! Very professional and friendly. I rate this restaurant to all friends!
Always a great experience, both the food and the service.
Pricey and dishes were too overly complex, taking away the flavors of the fish. The branzino was overcooked as well and the server was too "touchy". It's a neighborhood place and convenient but frankly I prefer Millies which is less expensive and better fish dishes! Not sure will return, last time it was much better not sure when the menu changed so much.
Best service in DC! Food is always good and very reasonably priced. Excellent wine selection. I always come here when in DC.
Excellent food and attentive service. The back room is where one should dine since the front of the restaurant is way too noisy.
Reliably good food. Good service. Can get a bit noisy in some parts of the restaurant but our table was relatively quiet. Nice brunch atmosphere.
Great place for a special event. Food and service were fantastic
I ordered the crab cakes for my entree. The crab cakes were okay..not lump crab throughout, had shells and small. I won’t order that dish again. Also I was their for my birthday and ordered key lime pie to share with my husband for our dessert. The dish was yummy and had happy birthday in chocolate written on the plate but it wasn’t on the house. Usually when we go out to fine dining and other restaurants for birthdays, the restaurant would not charge the birthday guest for dessert. Not the case for Black Salt..they charged us.
This was a second visit in two days. The luncheon service was not as good as we had experienced the previous evening. We had napkins and no cutlery when we sat down. One of the serving people removed the perfectly good napkins that resulted in us having to request them later. It could have been a new waiter who was not used to the restaurant's protocols, because the restaurant's service is generally exceptional. The wine and food were very good, we enjoyed our visit in a booth where we were able to conduct conversation without interruption. I would highly recommend Black Salt.
The staff welcomed us warmly and our table was in an area where we could talk without interruption. The wine, food, and service were exceptional. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
Great service and foof
Everyone enjoyed what they ordered even my elderly mom and picky hubby! Service was exceptional.
My favorite place to eat out!
THE FOOD WAS DELCIOUS!! We have a very knowledgable server as well!!
Excellent sea food, very well prepared, especially the bronzino. A shame that no more attention is given to the setting, which is more that of a bar than a classy restaurant. At this level of food quality (and price), you would expect not to be sitting on a wooden bench and with no napkin on the table.. Wine is very pricey although the price not justified by quality. So, a couple of disconnects, but overall a very good restaurant.
Always exceptional service and food.
The service was outstanding. The food was even better. We were at a table next to a noisy couple. When a table close to us became available we asked our server could we relocate and she was very accommodating and moved us without creating a scene. We have eaten at Black Salt several times and have found it very consistent in the quality of its food and service. We plan on going back.
I brought a group of 9 family members and everyone thought this was the best or one of the best meals they ever had. Great service!
Celebrated my friend’s 50th birthday
Really appreciate being seated upon arrival instead of waiting for the entire dining party. The birthday menu and dessert decoration were wonderful details.
The chef's tasting menu was amazing!
The noise level was loud and a little uncomfortable early on.
Thank you. It was a great dining experience for the entire group!
Top notch and the seafood is so fresh
The chefs tasting menu with wine pairings are incredibly seasoned and cooked just right. . Service is top notch Definitely a place not to miss.
We got to eat in the back room which was great. Very easy to visit and enjoy the meal! Good overall experience
Another stellar experience! Apps and entrees were outstanding
Seafood fit for foodies. Our waiter was a great salesman and directed us well with the menu choices.
Food was awesome. The place was sold out but the waitstaff acted as a team and dinner was great.
The fresh and creative seafood at BlackSalt is always on point. Nice touches include the mixture of breads and olive oil and the great wine list and friendly sommelier service. It’s a tad pricey but then the food is a cut above what you’ll get elsewhere in DC.
Amazing tasting menu — do it with the wine pairing. Kristin is an amazing incredible expert and storyteller when it comes to wine.
Always a favorite of ours. Never disappoints
We visited Black Salt for 'date night' and what a treat. It's off the beaten path of our regular DC haunts in a cute neighborhood. Parking was available on the street, which was nice. That's always a hassle in DC. Our first delight was as we entered into the front entrance masquerading as a seafood market. Had we not been going to another even after dinner I surely would have bought some fresh seafood! We were seated right away in a comfy booth and our server availed himself quickly. HE WAS GREAT! I was getting hungrier just listening to him describe the dishes like a story teller with detailed descriptions. Again, he was GREAT! The food didn't disappoint at all. I went with what our server recommended and it was superb. All the way down to the after dinner Machiatto. We'll definitely be back!
We went for lunch and was excellent. Staff were excellent and food was fantastic
Great choice of wines
Good service but the food wasn’t up to the reputation. Very pedestrian salad and pretty unexciting calamari
Great service and fantastic food
Great service and outstanding flavors.