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BlackSalt

4.8
4.8
6268 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 342-9101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    JG Gaetjen

  • Private party facilities

    BlackSalt offers semi-private areas of the restaurant that will accommodate up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nur Sulistiono: (877) 880-0213

  • Neighborhood

    Palisades Northwest

  • Cross street

    V Street NW

  • Parking details

    metered weekdays, nonmetered weekends

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,268 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

  • District of Columbia

    Best Overall

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. HS

    HerbS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, the food and the service were excellent. Black Salt has remained consistently top-notch through all the Covid disruptions.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prices have increased considerably.
  3. MJ

    MurrayJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Black Salt is in need of a refresh. The interior and furnishings are bit tired and showing their age.
  4. SV

    SV22209

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early New Year's Eve with another couple. A perfectly delightful evening with excellent service and seafood. We'd requested a relatively quiet table and were nicely accommodated with one near the windows into the kitchen. The management was particularly attentive, stopping by the table on multiple occasions to make sure everything was satisfactory.
  5. B

    Buckie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year Eve dinner. Great waiter. Ver informative three people: crab cakes, Brandi o, ahi tuna. Also a fabulous pear salad and raw oysters. Wonderful evening.
  6. NV

    NicholeV

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BlackSalt was a recommendation to us, and I’m so glad that we were able to eat there on our trip to DC. I have food allergies, and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious! We’ll definitely be coming back here the next time we’re in town.
  7. CX

    CalleX

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant. Consistently excellent food. Aability to change and adapt Menu items. Go-to place for special occasions.
  8. KE

    KristinE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. I live out of town but Black Salt is a must-visit every time I come here. The food is outstanding, as is the service.
  9. G

    Glen

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great neighborhood gem. This is a world-class restaurant. Pretty space. Great service and excellently prepared dishes.
  10. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    It was disappointing, both the food and the service.
  11. m

    mestes

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    after a period of a slump they seem to be back in form. fabulous appetizers including the cold seafood and clam chowder. the fish mains were all uniformly beautifully prepared and plated. definitely will be back
  12. H

    Hydropathe

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely Christmas office dinner at Black Salt last night. Delicious food (especially the octopus & halibut special), and a nice wine list (and good cocktails)! Our server was very patient with us and it was a very lovely, relaxed, satisfying dinner.
  13. C

    Carol

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Clam chowder AMAZING, my husband loved the raw oysters. Delicious crab cakes and tuna entrees. A friend loved the branzino. Service was excellent.
  14. LG

    LunchGuest

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my mothers 87th Birthday and we had an incredible meal. She had celebrated another birthday there many before Covid and she loves Sea Food so we decided to return for lunch with less of a crowd. Only disappointment was that they did not remember to wish her a Happy Birthday. Maybe post covid it's only done for dinner but I had requested their best table and told them it was her birthday since we have gone on multiple family birthday's and had menu's with the name and even a complimentary dessert. We ordered a couple on our own for the four of us to share so it was not that we did not enjoy our choices. Will still return because the food and service was amazing but with such a big mile stone I think a Happy Birthday wish is not much to ask.
  15. R

    Richard

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Met a friend for a quick lunch. We went early and we were finished before the crowd arrived.
  16. MG

    MichelleG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    BlackSalt was fair - the service was good and the Octopus was great. However, the other dishes that we ordered were underwhelming.
  17. AR

    AnyaR

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best hidden gem!! I can't believe that a 5 star restaurant Michelin quality and preserntation is located in the suburbs. just so good from the guy who took our coats to the waitress, to the staff!!! so good
  18. JP

    JuliaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish stew was superb as were the oysters and the clam clowder. Impeccable service and quiet atmosphere. Cornbread was also great.
  19. w

    wamstad

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black Salt does not disappoint. I loved my clam chowder. I wish they would bring back the 3 course lunch special.
  20. j

    john

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Black Salt always great food and service. Reliable neighborhood gem.
  21. CC

    CCTX

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a first-time visit for me and a friend for lunch. The food was excellent -- I had the autumn vegetable salad and asked them to add a few shrimp, which they readily did. The staff had noticed my friend giving me a birthday present and then surprised us with the delivery of a small chocolate mouse cake at the end. Very nice!!!
  22. k

    kitty

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good as always.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious soup! Great wine and inventive cocktail. We had the nicest server who accommodated us by offering an extra oyster to share and half drinks later. It was expensive like every lunch I have had lately.
  24. DK

    DiceK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a very relaxed atmosphere, we enjoyed seafood that was optimally prepared by a chef who knows the characteristics of seafood. As other diners have noted, the crab cakes, which tend to be overdone, were very delicately seasoned and paired wonderfully with the sauces. The American Red Snapper was also very satisfying, with crispy skin and fluffy flesh.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go-to spot for fine dining in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere
  26. d

    davidn

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal - the wine cellar could use some better, middle-of-the-road-priced wines. Otherwise, all good!
  27. TR

    TaliaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    unbelievable lunch! our server Dan was so fun and helpful, and made my mother's birthday lunch a very special occasion. The cocktails were amazing, the oysters were delish, and every single item we ordered was perfect.
  28. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service and food were good, but pricey. The lobster was a tad tough, but the gnocchi was delish. I never got butter for my bread, but if that's the worst, that's not so bad. Nice for a special occasion.
  29. AR

    AlysonR

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  30. JB

    JackieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food and service are very good but the prices are way too high for a neighborhood restaurant. We eat at a Michelin star restaurant in DC for less. 50 - 60 plus dollar entrees with 30 dollar appetizers seem very high. We love Blacks but not at these prices. Love the bar and will continue to go for drinks unless the pricing gets under control and back to what it was.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and Tom’s service was spectacular.
  32. SN

    SNSNJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The wait staff were very good and always there but never seen which is how it should be
  33. a

    arbydee

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fettuccine was excellent!
  34. JP

    JohnP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drove in from Manassas to have a terrific dinner with my son. Abby was an excellent server with on-the-money recommendations. Love coming to BlackSalt!
  35. D

    Diane

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service - happy, friendly, and knowledgeable staff made for a very pleasant first experience! Personalized menus for our wedding anniversary was a very pleasant surprise! Lovely textures and seasonal flavors in all dishes from oysters to key lime pie! The large service platter for our small serving of 6 oysters seemed inappropriate. The aroma of fish in the front market could be less. We dined in the wine room which was more quiet and less fishy. The bathrooms could have been cleaner. Overall it was a lovely dining experience and we will return!
  36. c

    cburd

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic as was the service. We celebrated a birthday and everything was perfect. I highly recommend Black Salt!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood restaurant and retail purchases of amazing looking seafood as you enter. Be prepared for the strong fish smells as you enter. We loved it!
  38. c

    ccb1

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the DMV. Consistently outstanding and friendly service, consistently excellent food with creative daily specials. Consistently stellar bar service. Consistently fabulous oyster selection. All with a warm, neighborhood-y vibe.
  39. J

    Jack

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  40. BF

    BF8890

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. We always have a consistently excellent experience. JJ is great!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

BlackSalt is rated 4.8 stars by 6268 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for BlackSalt

4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    V Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Palisades Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    metered weekdays, nonmetered weekends

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    JG Gaetjen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 342-9101

  • Private party facilities

    BlackSalt offers semi-private areas of the restaurant that will accommodate up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nur Sulistiono: (877) 880-0213

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