Happy hour was indeed happy
Everything from food to service and everything in between was fantastic.
BlackSalt offers great food, though the service is inconsistent. My first time dining there was fantastic. The waiters were attentive, and a variety of individuals interacted with us as we enjoyed our meal. The second time around, however, the waitress seemed a bit overworked and forgot a few parts of our order. I will definitely go back, but for such a high-end restaurant, our expectations were a bit higher.
I have never had any less than a spectacular, memorable meal there, and this time was no exception. Terrific.
This is a fantastic restaurant. We arrived early for a happy hour that included yummy oysters for $1.50. They were local Virginia a sweet and plump. Dinner in the back was quiet with excellent service. The wine pair wonderfully with the Black Cod. I plan on eating there again soon.
Great food, amazing service, excellent ambience. We will be back soon!
One can not beat Blacks Salt's service, food and ambience in DC or anywhere.
Consistently excellent food and attentive service.
Wonderful service, location and meal. Eric took great care ou!!
Excellent Sunday Brunch! We received outstanding service from the very pleasant and attentive wait staff and the breakfast pastries are out of this world delicious. Texas Shrimp and Grits and Duck Confit Hash were wonderful and the coffee was also top notch. A very pleasant first time dining experience at this restaurant and we plan on returning.
Amazing food and very good service
No attention to detail. Appetizer before drone arrive. Also started delivering main course before finished appetizers the person delivering noticed this and turned and headed back to the kitchen I assume to go under heat lamp. Not the type of service I expect at a restaurant at this price point. Disappointed.
I was a little disappointed there were few seafood options on the lunch menu. I have lived in Mclean 24 years. My first time to Black Salt. I will definitely go again, for dinner.
Intimate setting for reservations. Well worth the cost.
Ambiance was just ok, just a lot of loud conversations with no background music to mute it out. Service was also non personable, just felt that we were just being served and that was it.
Food was good but the service was slow. It may have just been because it was Valentine’s Day and the restaurant was crowded.
Food was amazing and I’ll definitely go there again
Great Valentine’s Day lunch with excellent customer service. We have never had a bad experience here.
amazing dining experience.
5-Course Tasting Menu was more than we anticipated.
Excellent food and service.
Pre Valentine Day
Excellent, as always. 😊
The food was exceptional. The wait staff mixed. Noise level made chatting next to impossible.
Wonderful in every way
Black Salt is the gold standard for seafood restaurants. We had the 5 course chef’s tasting menu paired with wine. Each course was exquisite and the service was unparalleled. The sommelier made the experience special for all of us by sharing his expert knowledge on each of the different wines. The atmosphere was lively but in a classy way. We will definitely be back.
Waiter was phenomenal
Regular changes to the menu and an excellent wine list (including by the glass) make this one of our favorite neighborhood places, especially for something a little more upscale. The service is always impeccable; the food is thoughtfully put together and quite delicious!
Fantastic spot for a premier Valentine's date. Great food and service. Greatly enjoyed the chef's 5 course meal and wine pairing.
Food and service both excellent
Excellent, as always.
Black Salt seems to have a very good reputation, but it is not deserved in terms of food quality. The food is overly fussed with and generally not high quality seafood. The “New England” clam chowder bore no resemblance to actual New England chowder. It was thin, overly seasoned with unrecognizable ingredients, and came with three little deep-fried clams floating on the top and three little clams in half shells lurking under the surface. The crabcake sandwich was very disappointing, not at all like the honest Maryland crabcake people are used to, but a tasteless scoop of shredded something that could have been some kind of crab, but wasn’t identifiable. Considering that Black Salt has a fish market at the front of its restaurant, you would think that its menu would be made up of un-gussied up seafood, cooked properly and seasoned with restraint. I come fairly often because it is convenient but I usually come away disappointed in the food. The service is very good—professional and prompt.
Waiter was outstanding.
Service is usually really attentive, but we were pretty much neglected by our waiter. Water and bus service was great, but the waiter didn't check in re: our entrees or dessert; never refilled wine glasses from the bottle on the table. The som made a great, value-oriented recommendation for the wine.
Nice surprise! Seafood dishes were very tasty. Mussels were incredibly delicious. Service was positive, enthusiastic and attentive. Look forward to my next visit.
It was Fantastic! I recommend again and again!
It’s a go-to place for me and two former co-workers. I only wish there were a little more variety on the prix fixe lunch menu. It always seems to be the same choices each time. That being said, the food is always good.
Excellent, as always.
Express lunch always a good choice!