BlackSalt

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great lunch

J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at BlackSalt. What I noticed this time was how well timed everything was. Our waitress and the support team did a great job. Everything beyond fresh and Delish. Special call out for the wine steward (not sure if she’s a sommelier). We felt very well taken care of even though we did not choose a very expensive bottle.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was Impeccable. I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant

YS
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! Made my friend’s birthday extra special...the food is fresh original and delicious! The service is attentive with small touches that matter.

HF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have had lunch at BS before and we always have an enjoyable experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not if it’s the restaurant week or not, the food portion seems smaller than expected. Otherwise overall pretty good experience. Service was very fast and courteous.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother in law dinner treat

FB
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. The Best

FB
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was great and the ambiance is very nice.
However, the food was over salted and a bit overpriced. I love salt and it is rare that I am one that complains about salt levels. All three in my party complained of there being too much salt in the three different entrees that we ordered.

A
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch menu, lot’s of choices. Good brunch drinks as well.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down, the most consistently dependable seafood in DC

BG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent wine. Seating at our particular table was hard to get in and out of.

MR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. Excellent menu, all carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Wonderful place for a special meal.

PS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal At Black Salt. Love the food, the atmosphere and staff. The drinks were fun and the food as always was outstanding. And Catherine was so great...paid attention to us!

D
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Express Lunch - first time! Fantastic and we hope to go back soon.

R
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hanger steak salad was outstanding. No typical 80% filler of arugula. Lovely flavors and dressing.
My companions were also pleased with their ancient grains salads.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and service. The wife's crab cakes were delicious and tasted unlike any I'd had before. My John Dory was small and seemed a tad bit overcooked. It tasted ok but not $48 ok-kind of a fancy tilapia. I googled it and found out it's a quite expensive fish, so that made me feel a bit better. Perhaps a few more than 2 green beans would've helped, but they were tasty, as were the drinks we had from the cocktail menu (there's a specialty drink w/their name in it, a bourbon-based drink, and a sweet one w/yuzu that I wish I could make at home.)

Great spot for a NYE dinner-hope to get back by sometime to try something else.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very attentive service, food was amazing!

FB
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and friendly service

LI
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there, but first time in the main dining room... from the time we entered the experience began. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, and take Pride int the service they provide. The food was amazing. We all ordered a cold appetizer, hot appetizer and an entree.... everyone was pleased, satisfied and talking about the next time we will return

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved Black Salt! The service and the food were excellent. We were impressed with the teamwork of the staff. We had a dozen of the premium oysters, and they were delicious. The clam chowder is the best chowder I have ever had, and I loved the fried clams on top. We were able to order the scallop ceviche by itself, although it is an add-on to the seafood tower. We then had the fried lobster with mushrooms and ravioli. Tasty! We enjoyed the desserts: German chocolate cake and the snowball.

Every plate’s presentation was perfect. Just a fantastic dinner experience.

l
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

the food is amazing, every little touch seems perfect. my spouse and i are semi-regulars; we go as often as we can afford. service was a bit off this last visit, normally it too is outstanding. so why not 5*? well, how much is too much for a 4 oz serving of halibut? is $47 too much? will $50 be too much? a meal for two costs more than the computer i am typing on ... though it tastes a lot better. highly recommended for special occasions when price is no object. ask for the back room if you want somewhere quiet and charming.

RS
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I thought the menu was diverse and interesting. The lobster tempura was nice, but the crab cake entree was disappointing with a mushy texture despite being told by the waiter that they were mostly lump crab. Key lime pie needs to be slightly more tart vs sweet, the sorbets were excellent. My dining partners thought their entrees were "good", not great, thus the 3 star review. Suggest reviewing the menu and prices before going so as not to be surprised.

N
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Server was great! I was there last year and it was fantastic. I think this year was colored by my new gluten allergy and not being able to order anything I wanted to eat.

DO
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening! We sat at the bar and Katie was her usual delightful self! Everything done to our liking.

LH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is that little out of the way seafood restaurant that you’ve been wanting to find. Great food, great service and a seafood market to boot.

LR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First course appetizers were outstanding in presentation and taste, especially the calamari, and main course fish very good. Desserts, key lime and peanut butter concoction, were excellent. Service impeccable. The very reasonable prices for food of this quality and for good wine were quite a pleasant surprise after seeing the very high per pound prices in the fish store at the front of the restaurant. Only drawback was that finding parking was not simple. It was not impossible but it did take time to find street parking at midday on a Saturday.

JH
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated the night with wife and friends. The service was top-notch and probably the best part of the visit. The food was excellent as well. Terrific cold tower and desserts.

FB
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

BS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night place with fish market energy that blends into an upscale eatery. Go!

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. First time for brunch and loved it!

DT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food is awesome but the service is amazing! Me and my wife enjoyed the Sunday Brunch

CP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will be back soon. I enjoyed the menu and appreciated the chef preparing a vegan dish just for me.

TB
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect - as usual. Baby octopus the grilled calamari, the cod, and the clams all were a hit, and after tasting we couldn't decide on the best one. That's why we keep returning!

RJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were a party of 6 for a special late lunch. Out of 6 people we all thought it was average food. A little disappointed since we have eaten here many times and it was always very good. This time the food missed the mark totally, which unfortunate since its a little pricey

DD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was exceptional, attentive when needed and discrete when not. Lunch special was a great value for the price. Fish tacos could have been a bit more robust, but were crunchy and saucy.

R
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We usually love Black Salt. Last night it was off its game. The food was only ok, not great. Some odd combinations not accurately described by the waiter. More importantly the waiter spilled oil from an entree on one of our party. There were apologies and the manager provided his phone number to reimburse for cleaning but no offer to reduce the bill, free desserts, another drink, etc. Inadequate.

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