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BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
Washington, DC 20007
Seafood, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 2:30; Sunday Brunch: 11:00 - 2:00; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 9:30, Friday 5:30 - 10:00, Saturday 5:00 - 10:00, Sunday 5:00 - 9:00
V Street NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
metered weekdays, nonmetered weekends
Private Party Facilities:
BlackSalt offers semi-private areas of the restaurant that will accommodate up to 35 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Jim Sole, General Manager: (202) 342-9101
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
BlackSalt Ratings and Reviews
As my date said, "this dinner was perfect from start to finish!" Wendy was our server and she was amazing! When we sat down she greeted us and gave us a great menu tour! Wendy made the perfect recommendations. We started with wendy's recommendation of the charcuterie board. We also had the calamari and Thai spiced shrimp. And of our apps were great! For the entrees I ordered a simple tuna and my date ordered the halibut. The halibut was amazing! I'm not the biggest seafood fan, but I really liked the tuna the way the chef prepared it! To finish off we had the butterscotch dessert. The sommelier came over and paired wines with our apps (the alberino) and the house riesling with our entrees.
This is a meal we will remember for a long time and we will be back soon! A great experience, great service, great food and friendly staff! This meal was more than 5 stars!!! Thank you Black Salt!
The service was superior. We just had to look up and someone was there to attend to our need. (My husband let the Manager know how responsive the staff was.). The swordfish seemed to be fresh frozen and my husband was disappointed. The oysters were outstanding and the staff explained what kind and the amount of brine, so it was both a taste and educational treat. We shared the three different creme brûlées and they were delicious. The beer and wine list are substantial. The oysters and service will have us come back again.
Another lovely lunch at Blacksalt! Food was great, service especially so, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone. We lingered with another glass of wine, and even though the dining room was pretty empty by that time, the service was wonderful all the way through.
BlackSalt has a varied and creative menu, with specialty in fresh fish and seafood which are well-prepared and served. Since my last visit there, prices have increased dramatically and I would say it now ranks with the most expensive places to eat in the DC area.
Overall the seafood is good. I ordered the grilled branzino (whole fish) - was slightly overcooked/mealy, but had a nice flavor. The others in my party ordered the swordfish and they liked their entrees. Ipswich fried clams and beet salad were good starters. Desserts were pleasing (creme brûlée trio, banana mousse, and warm brownie). Good neighborhood restaurant.
Last family dinner together before shipping son back to college, and the whole family is still talking about it. Impeccable service: Doug knew everything about all aspects of the menu, from oyster source and flavor profiles to appropriate preparations for various fish options to wine pairings. Meal was perfectly paced, and as it was a family dinner we also appreciated that we could easily hear each other talk even across a large dinner table while sitting in the center of the room. The food was beautifully prepared and presented with well balanced flavors. The meal was a highlight of our entire holiday season. We will be back.
We've been coming to Black Salt for years, and it's always consistently good. This time, stopped by for a pre-theater dinner during happy hour, which was preferable to the overpriced options at the Kennedy Center. Just note that they do not take reservations in the bar/café area (where you can enjoy the HH menu). Docked 'em a star because there was a slight hiccup whereby our wine order seemed to get forgotten (until several exaggerated glares at the bar), but otherwise was great. Food was delicious and got us well fed with plenty of time to drive down to the KC for our show.
We had a superb dinner with excellent service and drinks. To our great surprise and pleasure we were seated in a room beyond the wine cellar, which was wonderfully quiet, with white table cloths, carpeting and just the right amount of light. None of our group of six had to strain to here the conversation! Heaven.
No big deal food ok not going back any time soon what how many ways can I say no big deal other places even in Reston are just as good so will not go back nor recommend it to any one next time will chose another restaurant better suited for mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaammsdjjddjjdjdjdjhdhshdhdhdhdhrhrhrhrhrhrhrhhrhrhrhrhrhrhehehehehrhrhrhrhrhehebsiejdjdhrhrjejebrhrbrbdbrbrbrhrnrbejdjenrjrbrbrnrnrnebrnrjjrjrnrnrnrnehebennej
We had the express lunch (wine, appetizer, and entrée). Both the mushroom and sunchoke soup and the mussels were very good. Unfortunately, we couldn't say the same about the Caesar salad and the tuna sandwich. They were only okay in our view. That's why I can't give this restaurant a very good for food. The wine that came with the express lunch was nice. And the value was excellent. $22 for a glass of wine and two courses is a real bargain.
After a long wait to be seated and another wait to place our orders, service improved. Generous with comped drinks. Appetizers were good. Main courses were mediocre. Seafood in the low-country stew was over cooked. Branzino came as bland filets with tomato glaze. Not recognizable as the fish we ordered.
Our dinner was terrific as usual - this is one of our favorite restaurants at the moment. The food is great and always consistent yet creative, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. This is also a place we always take friends and family from out of town - and its always a hit.
This restaurant is excellent. It has at least four personalities. When you first walk in you are in the Black Salt fish market. I’ve purchased seafood fresh here on many occasions to take home and prepare and I recommend it highly. As you walk further into the restaurant you go by the bar and then into a restaurant area that I would characterize as cozy but a little noisy. Finally you enter the back dining room which is where my wife and I dined. It’s very intimate, cozy and quiet. The service is out standing. Doug was our waiter and he was very attentive and accommodating and friendly. My wife and I shared the chopped kale salad the dayboat scallops and the crabcake dinner. I give this restaurant five stars in every category but value and that’s because the crabcakes while delicious did not appear to have much lump backfin crabmeat. They were plenty meaty with little filler, perhaps they were just handled too much or maybe prepared in a large mixer. I’m harping on the crabcakes because we were inspired to go to the restaurant based on a Google search to find the best crabcakes in Washington. Black Salt may have the most expensive crabcakes in Washington, but at least on this occasion they certainly were not the best. Still, they were very good and the overall experience of having dinner at Black salt was memorable and very enjoyable. This is a great restaurant and I would definitely
It's been awhile since we last dined at Black Salt. It's location on McArthur Blvd. is not so convenient for us non-drivers, so I had almost forgotten how good this seafood restaurant is. I had mussels which were perfectly cooked and nicely (and delicatedly) seasoned. I wish I could eat them for lunch at least once a week. Everyone in our group was pleased with their orders. The service was very good indeed -- attentive but not hovering. We will definitely plan more visits in the coming year.
Excellent and 'different' seafood restaurant including a fish counter and market catch of the day options ... really fresh fish and seafood options cooked to the menu or choice. Delicious - we started with cocktails and oysters (choice of different 'boutique' and premium varieties). My crab cakes were superb (very rich) and the other diners were very impressed by their choices. Only visiting otherwise would certainly be back.
appetizers were not good at all last Sunday. Had dined in the back room and at the bar before and I enjoyed all I had in the past, but they (two appetizers) were not. Not sure if it was something to do with being Sunday dinner? Seafood stew and mussels were very good. Didnt have desserts.
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