BlackSalt

4.8
6137 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6137 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipSCSterner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Clear attention to safety. Delicious food!

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CliffM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere - Enjoyed the food very much

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and fresh, perfectly prepared food, as always. Bar service the best in the city.

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vipirisheyes
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - can’t wait to return!

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vipPTJPTJ
San Francisco
452 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

BlackSalt remains my favorite restaurant in DC, although I haven't been there in at least 18 months. The food continues to be outstanding. I had the clam chowder, a plate of fried clams, halibut and a chocolate- peanut butter dessert. All were superb. Service was mostly good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner here this past weekend. Service and food were superb!

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MichelleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The soft shell crabs were delicious and their crab cakes are by far the best we’ve had. Only three oysters per serving, wished they served at least half a dozen for the price.

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vipDehgg
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delighted that the restaurant has managed to survive the epidemic and maintain its high standards.
The menu at lunch was extensive.

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vipLolo
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always great food, especially if you are a seafood lover.

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sonjaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Black Restaurant Group, and had never been to Black Salt. Delicious! Attentive staff, fabulous ambience. We'll be back!

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vipTCBC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was OUTSTANDING!!!!! My Big-eyed Tuna was perfectly cooked and the guacamole bed was scrumptious!!! My wife had the crab cake almost saddened me because it was sooo good!!! Thanks to our server who gave us the choice of grilled or fried calamari even though the menu only listed the grilled. Highly recommend a visit!!!

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viprekaul
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our return to Black Salt after 14 months of not dining out was exceptional. Tables were spaced apart and there were limited numbers of diners there. The service was beyond attentive. Katherine and the rest of the team never missed a beat. We asked if they would do a tasting menu even though it is not on the current menu and not only did they create a beautiful multi course meal for us, they also provided lovely wine pairings with each course.

We left having overindulged a bit with food but completely satisfied and eager to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was OK. I just have a feeling that every meal was overdone with too many ingredients. The food presentation was nice

Our server was very nice and super pleasant

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vipJudith
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious good and wonderful service in a quiet setting. Superb👍

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Spice
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly enjoyed the atmosphere and service of BlackSalt for our anniversary. He will definitely be returning soon.

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vippfw1
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a year since my last visit and everything was even better than last time, which is saying a lot.Our server, Catherine, was beyond expectations wonderful and the food ( asparagus salad and grilled branzino) outstanding. So glad to be back!

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vipMJQ1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fresh seafood. Good selection of fresh oysters

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TaylerN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Highly recommend the scallops as an appetizer.

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vipMichael
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant is consistent with excellent food and service.

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Deweywalker
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time back to an old favorite due to the pandemic shutting down so many restaurants; I am happy to say that the evening was wonderful. Old faces greeting me, impeccable, friendly service, wonderful food. Such a thoughtful wine list, too. I look forward to going again.

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vipOlisaM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night worthy! I took my boyfriend to this restaurant for Easter dinner, and the service and food were phenomenal. We even landed a private seat near the wine cellar, which was very intimate for us. Even though the bill was expensive, it was worth it for a special day. You'll get your money's worth!

Notable foods: Oyster Rockefeller and Asparagus Salad (w/ a protein)

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NancyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had the pleasure of dining twice in the last few weeks and I can not say enough good things about either of my experiences. Very professional service and excellent food. If seafood is on your wish list, this is the restaurant who serves the very freshest. We look forward to a return visit soon.

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vipElisabethS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent fish! All four dinners were tasty and cooked to perfection

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was polite, responsive, cordial, inviting, understanding, knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. I recommend the scallops.

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vipStephanieB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the Ipswich clams and oysters Rockefeller. My friend had and enjoyed the crab cake sandwich. Liked the market up front. Will definitely be back!

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vipPartridgepeg
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time inside a restaurant after our vaccinations so we chose our favorite fish house anywhere. BlackSalt rewarded us with a warm welcome, a fresh friendly staff (Katherine - take a bow), and the best oysters served anywhere on the east coast shucked perfectly. The only thing missing are people because BlackSalt is meticulously following best practices against the spread of the virus.
The management and staff at BlackSalt have maintained their high standards in spite of the obvious limitations created by COVID, and we command them one and all.

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vipSlim
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 60 Birthday💃

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vipsoonerdc
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed another outstanding lunch at BlackSalt. Today was the first time I ordered the grilled calamari and now I plan to keep that dish at the top of my list for appetizers. While any of the fish is an outstanding choice, you can never go wrong with the mussels. The cheeseburger is amazing too. And the wine list always has something new and delicious to try.

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Gigi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was excellent but a bit pricey. Service was slow but the wait staff was very attentive and accommodating.

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GermanP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food. We had two fish dishes that were delicious. Te service is superb, the ambience not so cozy as expected. Recommended

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ToniB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating my birthday! I’ve always loved Black Salt and this time it didn’t fail me!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb.

Thanks again.

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Delicious food and fantastic service. I especially loved the calamari and octopus appetizers. A must visit....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Raw Oysters from WA are WOW!! 👍👍
Clam Chowder, Blue Shell Mussels & Fish Tacos are also delicious & worth a try! Overall Two Thumbs Up! 👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and the customer service was excellent!!!

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, simply the best dining experience. There is nothing on the menu that does not warrant ordering at least once. The oysters were an exquisite start and it only improved from there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night spot! My husband ordered the newest Halibut preparation. He said it was the most delicious food ever! Black Salt never disappoints!

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always enjoy coming back . Food and attention are always perfect.

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GregoryG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! I felt like our meals were cooked specifically for us. Just a super personal and friendly atmosphere that I highly recommend.

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Shakira
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very lovely lunch to celebrate an occasion. The octopus is A MUST LIKE OMG. I love octopus but I loved each component: acidic cherry tomatoes and a green purée. YUM! I think the wine selection is good - they should def start selling the cornbread. It was around 3 pm on a Saturday- our server was so nice and accommodating. She was very patient with my other party member for their selection. Our booth seat was close to the end of the restaurant and not much passerby so it was great for a time out with social distancing. They even had a specialty Happy Birthday Dessert with a chocolate “HBD” plaque on it. Made my day ever so special. Highly recommend !

FAQs

BlackSalt offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 342-9101.

BlackSalt is rated 4.8 stars by 6137 OpenTable diners.

BlackSalt does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.blacksaltrestaurant.com/gift-cards/.

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.