BlackSalt

4.7
6057 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.

Support BlackSalt during COVID-19

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 6057 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipCarmen
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Black Salt but had not been there since March, except to visit the fish market, which we do several times a week. It was a pleasure to be back and the food was delicious. Because the indoor capacity is limited, the ambiance was not as it was in the past. But we know at some point it will be back to full capacity. Meanwhile, we want to keep Black Salt going. It is a treasure.

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ElliotD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wife and I went here for anniversary dinner. Staff was excellent and food was superb worth every dollar spent. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Lisay
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was very disappointing. The clam chowder was the one dish that was delicious. The red snapper made my husband sick, the crab cakes could have been good but were WAY too salty. The wood fired calamari was like eating a rubber tire, I ate one and could not eat another. The waitress rushed us and seemed stressed out ( understandly it is indoor dining in the midst of covid) the tables were 6 feet apart and there were rules about how to keep your masks on while not dining but the only ones following that rule were me and my husband. Would definitely not go back .

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Hikergirl
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Best seafood in DC region. Flawless service. Get the clam chowder!! We love to eat here.

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vipJamesC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh sea food very well prepared

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Black Salt is great for drinks and appetizers, even for a first date!

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Phil33
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat inside and had a great meal. They were very cautious with social distancing, everyone was wearing masks

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vipWegolf
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner on a Thursday night with all the Covid protocols in place. Distant tables, masks, gloves, etc. It was lovely with all the space that we could have a conversation and no close quarters!

The quality of the food is the reason Blacksalt is not inexpensive. Our calamari and oysters could have been a meal in themselves. The tuna was outstanding, large and tasty. My fish tacos had the best accompaniments that I ate one without the taco. Our drinks were quality and husband loves the large ice cubes! We were stuffed, so no dessert. Enjoyed every bite.

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was best ever, amazing!!

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MercedesK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and very personable service staff. Thank you so much!!
Kline

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vipWillR
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding. And the checks are always large. But it’s a great value because the tables are very widely spaced and it feels very safe and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first indoor dining experience post-COVID. We came for their last reservation spot to avoid people. I thought that BlackSalt went well above COVID regulations. The tables were very well spaced and the waiters limit the time at your table as much as possible. The food here is also fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very very pricey for not so great food. Very disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Blacksalt and we always love dining in there, this time was no exception, regardless the difficult times due to covid, quality of food and service remains as excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine.

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DonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, service seemed a little rushed since we were one of the later seatings overall great experience.

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ChuckJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are looking for a restaurant with A+service, food, drinks and ambiance, Black Salt is the place to go. My wife and I ate there to celebrate our anniversary.
Catherine ( server) was very knowledgeable of the dishes and gave great recommendations. She was very attentive. I would recommend Black Salt to anyone looking for a great meal with excellent service.

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KenG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food...fresh and tasteful. The drinks were excellent. The service was a tad slow since one person seemed to be providing service to the whole restaurant. There was an issue with one entree but management corrected it ASAP. Overall highly recommend!

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SabW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch. They followed all Covid rules diligently.

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vipKarenR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wines by the glass are very good. Lots to choose from on the menu. Original flavors. Both the Halibut and Branzino were very good. Big plates. You do not go hungry :-)

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vipOli321
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Extremely overpriced, but otherwise a good all around experience

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always a very relaxing and enjoyable time. I couldn't get by without Blacksalt, especially now.

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vipMikeL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fantastic, Wendy took care of us for my girlfriends birthday. Completely gave the menu to her to help us and wow, so amazing. Great time, great staff, such a wonderful experience. Thank you BlackSalt!

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DKHess
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

BlackSalt never disappoints, still a solid restaurant. The oysters were amazingly fresh, the himachi delicious, however the octopus was described as grilled and appeared to be poached maybe? Still good, just not as expected.

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Kibbit
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dining room comfortably accommodates groups and couples. Limited vegetarian options.

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vipJN16
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great except for one guest very loud

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vipSofiaA
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only grabbed a few bites but we were greeted by ALL members of the team from Management to the front store workers! HUGE DEAL! Very warm and welcoming! Wendy was our server she was very kind and informative. We will be back to try the 55.00 PF Menu soon!

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! Love the service. Thank you for a great date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service provided by both Kate & Eric

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NettieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Our waiter was nice and very attentive. I would definitely go back again

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vipFallonD
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friend and I came to Black Salt for DC Restaurant Week. I enjoyed the food and the wine. I will definitely come back!

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viptoutoften
Washington DC
152 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Black Salt for Restaurant Week (lunch), and had a marvelous time. The food was excellent along with the service, and all COVID-19 safety measures were implemented. Fabulous!

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Heisenberg
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always, great and friendly service too. Given the current pandemic situation, the restaurant and servers did a fantastic job making us feel safe & welcome in a surreal situation.

Restaurant week has a great selection of offerings, but the chef and kitchen always rock.

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vipBillyT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 'go to' for seafood in DC. Great staff and food. Always willing to accommodate special requests and you can't go wrong with a James Beard recognized pastry chef. She created the best birthday cake for my 70th. Seafood is top quality and always fresh or they won't serve it. Highly recommend this restaurant. Michelin quality without the hype.

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vipefke
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The CoVID procedures at this restaurant was outstanding. The staff all had masks and gloves. The tables were spaced out. The service was absolutely amazing. We went for lunch and we had for our appetizers, the lobster dish and the octopus. They were both excellent. Our main dishes were just okay - we had the Halibut and the Snapper. The snapper was a bit dry and unseasoned and the Halibut was a bit rubbery (with the crust) and dry. The forbidden rice served with the Halibut was outstanding. Dessert was a so-so chocolate cake served too cold to enjoy so we passed on the calories. We would definitely continue to support this restaurant as we have had amazing meals in the past and these are weird times for restaurants.

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vipBrendanK
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have eaten at all of the Black’s establishments and wanted to try BlackSalt for a special occasion. The menu appears to be scaled back from what had been previously on line, but that is understandable during the Pandemic. He staff was very friendly and the service was excellent. I didn’t much care for the seating arrangement but that is again a result of the times we live in now. Having had the mussels at Addies, we were excited to order them here as an appetizer. Unfortunately they were not nearly as good as those served at the other, now defunct restaurant. They came out barley warm. We sent them back and the waiter replaced with no problem and an apology. While the new batch was hot, they were very small, some came with just the shell and nothing else, but the broth was quite good. Our entrees were very good as was dessert. The offered wine selection was very limited and overpriced. I again attribute this to trying to cope in a difficult time. Overall I would say it was a good, not great experience, but certainly better than staying home.

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vipLuxuryRat
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great to be back!! The dishes were outstanding, very creative!

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JohnGee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding food and the outstanding service. We will turn to BlackSalt and highly recommend to our friends.

FAQs

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

BlackSalt is rated 4.7 stars by 6057 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.