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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Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always attentive. Excellent food delicate broth in soup , tacos perfect and beet salad well balanced. We both eat light and they split our food order with separate plates.
Don’t miss dessert key lime brilliant ..

AP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat 1-2 times a year at BlackSalt, but this was the first time in the back dining room. What a gem! Much quieter and more intimate than the main dining room. A perfect setting for catching up with old friends whom we had not seen in 6 years. And, as usual, the crabcakes were perfect!

BJ
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

BlackSalt is my go-to seafood restaurant. Everything on their menu is great but their clam chowder is absolutely magnificent.

AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Unobtrusive while we enjoyed quietly chatting yet informative when needed.

p
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Black salt never disappoints. A little pricey (especially the wines) but always a great dining experience.

a
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special and remarkable experience!

KL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable evening. Great location and parking. Excellent wait staff and attention to detail. All of the food was amazing. It was great to be able to mix appetizers and entrees with seamless service - could not ask for more. Desserts are fantastic. Would highly recommend BlackSalt and all of the Black restaurants.

FB
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious as always.

TF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Joey was wonderful. There was an Asian gentleman that Joey stated was also helping. We asked Joey to keep him from our table. If there is one thing I can't stand is, to ask a question and the server immediately stating "NO" instead of checking. My friend asked this server about the salmon cakes and instead of stating that he would find out about them, he immediately stated that NO, WE NO LONGER HAVE THEM. We asked Joey about the Salmon cakes and he stated that he would find out. My dinner companion was delighted to find that not only did they have the entree she wanted, but there were only two left and she would like them both. One for dinner and the other to take homed. We asked Joey to keep the other server away from our table because he obviously didn't care enough about serving and only wanted his evening to be over. Joey took care of everything and the evening was saved. Several years ago, a group of us would frequent Black Salt every Friday but our team was separated. Now that I live in Florida and come up one week a month, I will most likely start our Friday evening rituals again. Good company, great food and amazing ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and I had dinner by myself. It was good. No complimentary desert.

EK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have never been disappointed with Black Salt. Great seafood prepared perfectly. Big oyster menu.

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food- we loved the oysters, different small appetizers with great flavors. A wonderful evening!
We will be back !
Sabine

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Black Salt is a very reliable spot for interesting food with fresh ingredients, and of course is centered on seafood. But the experience can vary a lot. On an earlier occasion I was seated upstairs in the formal part of the restaurant (white table cloths) which met my expectations. This time we were seated in the bistro area and were right on the end near a high traffic area. It was our server (male) who really underwhelmed us - he was pushy and had odd timing, seemed more interested in clearing the table than making us comfortable. I would also note that a lot of plates are brought to the table so we were fighting for space. I will think twice and look for other options in Palisades next time. It's a pity!

SJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The 5-course Chef's tasting menu was fantastic. All three in our party enjoyed it immensely. Only negative critique was we felt a bit rushed to leave, even though the restaurant was still open. The server picking up the paid check while we were still at the table was a clear hint.

A
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I lunched with a friend. I had a lovely starter salad and the tuna sandwich. Loved the salad. The sandwich was very hard to eat because it was so thick and somewhat juicy. Overall, I think the food was good to very good, but I don't feel compelled to rush back. Oh, but I should add that the key lime pie, while VERY small, was outstanding.

TK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! The service was outstanding and the bartender worked with us to ensure we liked the drinks and wine we ordered. We had various appetizers, entrees and desserts and they were all fresh and perfectly cooked. It’s expensive but it delivers in quality. Can not wait to go back!

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The lunch special is a great value. All the food was wonderfully fresh and served timely. The service staff is very professional and pleasant.

m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say other than the overall visit to Black Salt was pleasant in temrs of food, service,, and overall environment. Keep up the good work.

m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. Sommelier and server were both awesome.

DS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second dinner at Blacksalt, and every bit as good as the first! A bit pricy, but well worth it for a great seafood meal! Excellent service in a casual, but very sophisticated setting.

PH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood place; food is fabulous, and ambience great.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate a birthday and the service was amazing. Our waiter has so many suggestions and everything he mentioned was delicious! The grilled octopus wasn’t the best, but everything else from the crab to the lobster and especially the oysters were amazing.

Definitely looking forward to coming back again!

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Outstanding and friendly service.

FB
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

PP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! I've never had a bad meal at BlackSalt.

OT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best high end seafood restaurants in DMV! Foods are exquisitely fresh & delicious w/ attentive services. The only drawback is their location/ parking! Highly recommend it!

DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! We love it but why don’t I get my opentabke points! Best restaurant in Georgetown!

HB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific meal- top quality oysters and seafood entrees were perfect. Awesome wine list and JJ the sommelier is the best!

WG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal as always. Not cheap but value for the price.

JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in DC. Try the PEI mussels. Fresh fish is best, but crab cakes are also good. Try the in-house made ice cream too.

TW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Black Salt usually rates very high, but this was an unremarkable visit. The rockfish was so so, the confite was served with overcooked and rubbery tuna and massive amounts of oil. Quite disappointing. Service was good, but remember this is an expensive place to eat and the bar should be high.

j
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group lunch we were well taken care of. House made chips are fabulous. Some in the group had never been to Black Salt and loved it

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This was a birthday dinner. We were shunted to a back room, which seemed understaffed and certainly did not have the energy level or ambience of the main dining room. The service was incredibly slow- 20 to 30 minutes between courses.

KS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Loved it and highly recommend it!

AN
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch to celebrate my moms birthday. Food was excellent as always and lunch prices were more affordable for good portions with the same quality as dinner. I have never been disappointed here and will continue to dine here.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ein perfekter Abend mit hervorragendem Fisch! Happy Hour empfehlenswert

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SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. This place is well beyond a neighborhood favorite--it's a gem for fish lovers.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were as close to perfectly executed as any restaurant I have been to in the last decade. It was brunch, which can be perceived as simple, but there’s ample opportunity for a misstep. Not a one. Every egg, every pastry, every piece of seafood without a hint of a mistake. Not easy to do. Well done.

L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Seafood is always good. Service felt rushed, maybe because we had a 8:45 reservation? But considering the price, we should have stellar service regardless.

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