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BlackSalt

4.8
4.8
6143 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

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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

    Patrick Desvenain: (202) 342-9101

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Our Market is Open daily from 10:00am-7:00pm with expanded grocery items available for purchase. Our Restaurant is providing Take-Out Services From 11:30AM - 8:30PM Monday-Thursday & 11:30AM - 6:30PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Indoor dining hours: 11:30 - 8:30 Sunday-Thursday; 11:30 - 9:00 Friday & Saturday

Cold Appetizers

  • Boutique Oysters on the Half Shell$15.00

    1/2 Dozen Oysters, Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette

    • Premium Oysters on the Half Shell$18.00

      1/2 Dozen Oysters, Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette

      • Seasonal Vegetable Salad$16.00

        Artisan Greens, Peas, Grilled Corn, Tomatoes, Haricots Verts, Radish, Onions, Pickled Fresnos, Cucumber, Spiced Pepitas, Chile Green Goddess

        • Ora King Salmon Poke$23.00

          Sweet Sushi Rice, Chile & Ginger Vinaigrette, House-Made Kimchi, Wakame, Crispy Tempura

          • Madai Snapper & King Crab Tartare*$29.00

            Crispy Tempura, Avocado, Spicy Aioli, Jalapeños, Sesame Tamari

            • Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad$20.00

              Buttermilk Blue Cheese, Pesto Dressing, Red Onions, Balsamic, Toasted Pine Nuts

              • Watermelon Salad$18.00

                Feta, Kalamata Olives, Arugula, Balsamic, Onions, Toasted Pepitas, Saba

                Hot Appetizers

                • Wood Grilled Octopus$23.00

                  Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Garlic, Chickpeas, Tomato & Peppadew Sauce, Basil Aioli

                  • Blacksalt Oysters Rockefeller$18.00

                    Bacon (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Spinach, Vermouth Cream, Parmesan

                    • Day Boat Scallops$23.00

                      Cauliflower Purée, Pancetta, Lemon, Garlic, Wild Mushrooms, Thyme, Potato Gnocchi

                      • Butter Poached Maine Lobster$28.00

                        Summer Succotash, BlackSalt Bacon (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Sherry Lobster Butter, Corn Cakes

                        • Wood Grilled Calamari$22.00

                          Olive Aioli, Grilled Bread, Charred Lemon, Salmoriglio

                          • New England Clam Chowder$16.00

                            BlackSalt Bacon (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Leeks, Fried Ipswich

                            • Fried Ipswich Clams$26.00

                              Dill Pickle Aioli. Available for In-Person Dining only

                              • House-Made Chitarra Pasta$26.00

                                Smoked Heirloom Tomato & Uni Butter Sauce, Summer Squash, Shaved Bottarga

                                • Crispy Rhode Island Calamari$18.00

                                  Chipotle Remoulade

                                  • Mexican Crab, Corn & Chile Chowder$12.00

                                    BlackSalt Bacon (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Cornbread Croutons, Scallions

                                    Blue Shell Mussels

                                    Prince Edward Island $20

                                    • Belgian

                                      Bacon, Maredsous Ale, Leeks, Lemon

                                      • Addie's

                                        Tomatoes, Garlic, Shallots, Lemon

                                        Sandwiches

                                        • Blacksalt Blue Crab Cake$31.00

                                          Lemon-Caper Aioli, Brioche Roll, House Slaw

                                          • Wood Grilled Cheeseburger$18.00

                                            Aged Cheddar, Arugula, Dijon Aioli, Crispy Onions

                                            • Cornmeal Crusted Fish Tacos$20.00

                                              Salsa Verde, Baja Cabbage Slaw, Avocado Relish, Cilantro, Ancho Chile Crema, White Corn Tortillas

                                              Entrees

                                              • Wood Grilled Ahi Tuna$51.00

                                                Guacamole, Salsa Verde, House-Made Tortilla, Baja Slaw, Caper Lime Salpicon, Queso Blanco

                                                • Blacksalt Crab Cakes$62.00

                                                  Crayfish, Tasso Ham (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Corn & Roasted Pepper Ragout, Fried Okra, Cornichon Tartar Sauce

                                                  • Thai Coconut & Galangal Stew$41.00

                                                    Head-on Prawn, Catch of the Day, Scallop, Clams, Mussels, Snap Peas, Mushrooms, Tamarind Rice Cake, Lime, Cilantro, Basil

                                                    • Wood Grilled Branzino Fillet$42.00

                                                      Chickpea Fries, Fennel Purée, Grilled Artichoke, Pine Nuts, Castelvetrano Olive Vinaigrette

                                                      • Basil Crusted Nova Scotia Halibut$48.00

                                                        Heirloom Tomato Water, Maryland Crab, Basil, Parmesan Pearl Pasta, Favas

                                                        • Tempura Maryland Soft Shells$48.00

                                                          Shellfish, Clam & Kombu Broth, Udon Noodles, Shiitakes, Baby Bok Choy

                                                          Dessert

                                                          • Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte$12.00

                                                            Crunchy Peanut Butter Crisp, Caramel Mousse, Dark Chocolate Ganache

                                                            • Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake$12.00

                                                              Blackberry Sauce, Whipped Cream

                                                              • Key Lime Pie$12.00

                                                                Blueberry Compote, Passion Fruit Caramel, Whipped Cream, Pistachio Milano Cookie

                                                                • Banana & Coconut Tart$12.00

                                                                  Rum & Banana Cream, Coconut Mousse, Coconut Sorbet, Vahlrona Hot Fudge, Toasted Coconut Tuile

                                                                  • Raspberry Eton Mess$12.00

                                                                    Lemon Olive Oil Cake, Raspberry Mousse, Poached Local White Peach, Raspberry Coulis, Lemon & Yuzu Lime Custard

                                                                    • House-Made Ice Cream & Sorbet$9.00

                                                                      • Artisanal Cheese Selection$15.00

                                                                        3 Chef Selections

                                                                        To Go Cocktails

                                                                        Food purchase must accompany alcohol. 16oz Containers (Serves 3) $20 unless otherwise stipulated

                                                                        • Chili Margarita

                                                                          Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime, Habanero Chili

                                                                          • Classic Margarita

                                                                            Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime

                                                                            • Brown Derby

                                                                              Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Grapefruit, Lemon, Honey

                                                                              To Go Wine

                                                                              Food purchase must accompany alcohol

                                                                                Half Bottles

                                                                                • Brut, Billecart-Salmon 'Reserve' Champagne, France NV$60.00

                                                                                  Aromas of Apple Blossom & Ripe Pear, Flavors of Asian Pear, Star Fruit, Pastry & Honey

                                                                                  • Chardonnay, Dom. Clos de La Chapelle 'Le Reversées' Beaune 1er Cru, France 2018$45.00

                                                                                    Fresh & Balanced with White Peach and Stone Fruit ~ Totally lovely White Burgundy

                                                                                    • Sauvignon Blanc, Merry Edwards Russian River Valley, California 2018$40.00

                                                                                      Complex Nose with loads of Tropical & Citrus Fruits. On the tongue, it is Creamsicle & Ruby Red Grapefruit with Lovely Minerality & Acid ~ Fabulous California Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                      • Pinot Noir, Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015$60.00

                                                                                        Boysenberry, Marionberry, Dark Chocolate, Sage ~ Totally Plush Oregon Pinot

                                                                                        Full Bottles

                                                                                          Bubbles

                                                                                          • Brut Champagne, Taittinger 'La Francais'$50.00

                                                                                            Citrus, Oyster Shell-like Minerality, Tiny Bubbles - Classicly Elegant Champagne

                                                                                            • Brut Rose, São João Anadia, Portugal 2019$25.00

                                                                                              Delicate Strawberry & Raspberry, Great Minerality, Herbs, White Pepper & Floral Aromas ~ Totally Elegant & Surprising Sparkler

                                                                                              White Wine

                                                                                              • Sauvignon Blanc, Marc Deschamps 'Les Vignes de Berge' Pouilly-Fumé, France 2017$40.00

                                                                                                Rich Lemon & White Grapefruit, Powerful, Undercurrent of Minerality, Precise, Elegant ~ An Excellent Wine for all Food

                                                                                                • Chardonnay, Brewer Clifton Santa Rita Hills, California 2018$40.00

                                                                                                  Fresh Minerality, Crisp Red Apples, Vanilla Long Finish

                                                                                                  • Aligote, Guy Amiot 'Les Bouillottes' Bouzeron, France 2018$40.00

                                                                                                    Complex, Mouth-Filling Texture, Rich Citrus, Orchard Fruit ~ Sister to Chardonnay

                                                                                                    • Riesling, Penfold's 'Bin 51' Eden Valley, Australia, 2018$40.00

                                                                                                      Slightly Chalky Texture, Lime, Apple, Green Pear, Zippy Acid ~ Amazing with Shellfish and All things Spicy

                                                                                                      • Gruner Veltliner, Tegernseerhof 'Bergdistel' Smaragd, Austria 2019$35.00

                                                                                                        Apples, A Touch of Blossom Honey, Floral Hints ~ Super Complexity

                                                                                                        • Incrocio Manzoni, Mas Comtal Antistiana 'El Mingo' Penedes, Spain 2016$35.00

                                                                                                          Beautifully Aromatic wine that has lovely Fruit with great Acid and Minerality ~ It's the Spanish Answer to Riesling

                                                                                                          Rose Wine

                                                                                                          • Grenache Blend, Cherry House, Paso Robles, CA 2020$25.00

                                                                                                            Strawberries, Cherry, Herbs, Perfect Acid for Food ~ Gorgeous Color!

                                                                                                            • Pinot Grigio, Venica & Venica 'Jesera' Ramato Collio, Italy 2019$30.00

                                                                                                              Fresh Nectarines, Juicy Peach, White Cherry, Ginger, & Lovely Acid ~ A Copper-Colored Beauty

                                                                                                              Red Wine

                                                                                                              • Pinot Noir, Bernard et Thierry Glantenay Bourgogne, France 2015$45.00

                                                                                                                Blue & Red Berries, Mouth-filling, Touch of Earthiness ~ Totally Great Red Burgundy

                                                                                                                • Pinot Noir, Colene Clemens 'Victoria' Chehalem Mountains, Oregon 2015

                                                                                                                  Brandied Cherries, Spice, Silky Texture ~ Utterly Pleasing Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Château Peyredon 'La Gravette' Haut Médoc, France 2016$50.00

                                                                                                                    Plush Black Currant, Dried Spices, Deep Earth ~ Nothing but the Burger

                                                                                                                    • Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards Sonoma County, California 2016$30.00

                                                                                                                      Cherry, Cassis, Blackberry, Chocolate ~ Lovely & Balanced California Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                      • Garnatxa Blend, En Numeros Vermells Aiaiai Priorat, Spain 2017$40.00

                                                                                                                        Blue & Black Fruit, Black Olive, Wild Herb, Cracked Pepper ~ Spanish Wine for Spanish Mackerel

                                                                                                                        • Grenache, Aubichon Reserve The Rocks District, Oregon 2015$65.00

                                                                                                                          Elegant, White Pepper, Herbs, Earth & Raspberry ~ Awesome Oregon Grenache!

                                                                                                                          Happy Hour at Home Wines

                                                                                                                          $15. Food purchase must accompany alcohol

                                                                                                                          • White, Marques de Caceres Verdejo Rueda, Spain 2019

                                                                                                                            • White, Le Cappucina Soave, Italy 2019

                                                                                                                              • Rose, Borsao Campo de Borja, Spain 2019

                                                                                                                                • Red, Borsao Garnatxa Campo de Borja, Spain 2019

                                                                                                                                  To Go Beer

                                                                                                                                  Food purchase must accompany alcohol

                                                                                                                                    Individual Bottles

                                                                                                                                    • Bell's Two Hearted IPA$3.00

                                                                                                                                      • Manor Hill Mild Manor'd Amber Ale$3.00

                                                                                                                                        • Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout$3.00

                                                                                                                                          • Pale Fire Brewing Salad Days American Saison$3.00

                                                                                                                                            • Duvel Tripel$7.00

                                                                                                                                              • Brooklyn Kinda Dry Cider$5.00

                                                                                                                                                • Eridinger Non-Alcoholic Beer$3.00

                                                                                                                                                  4-Packs & 6-Packs

                                                                                                                                                  • Bell's Two Hearted Ale (6-pk)$1,515.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout$15.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Manor Hill Mild Manor'd Amber Ale$15.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Brooklyn Kinda Dry Cider (4-pk)$15.00

                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          What 6,143 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                          4.8
                                                                                                                                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.8Service
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                          • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                          • Washington, D.C. Area

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                                                                                                                                                          • District of Columbia

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                                                                                                                                                            Dinner42

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Great lunch! We were five and ate handsomely, at the round table adjacent to the kitchen (which we’d asked for). An ahi first course and a Japanese fish stew, along with a soft shell sandwich (not on the menu; just ask for anything in the front case; the staff is terribly accommodating!) were standouts. The only miss was the cream of crab soup. Rich but meh. The Alaskan halibut was perfect and perfectly cooked, and the asparagus salad was beautiful and delicious. Ate too much and had to skip dessert. We live close by and of course will be back!

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                                                                                                                                                            Flowerstone

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            We have visited several times and have found this to be a consistently outstanding seafood restaurant. Prices are high but then again food served is also.

                                                                                                                                                          3. Y

                                                                                                                                                            ahmimY

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Nice place: good food and friendly service. A bit pricy but it's worth the experience.

                                                                                                                                                          4. AE

                                                                                                                                                            AprilE

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Oysters were great. Our main dish the Japanese stew was ok. The shellfish was good. Broth was too salty and they was like 5 pieces of udon noodles. They advertised what they had for ice cream and sorbet up front by the host stand. So, when my husband ordered a sorbet from there they said it wasn’t available for the dining area. So, we got the angel food cake dessert which was good. I don’t think our entree was worth $42. I still would recommend it, but don’t get the Japanese seafood stew.

                                                                                                                                                          5. m

                                                                                                                                                            marlam

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            65 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            65 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Great consistency at Black Salt starting with first greeting. Excellent service and food. Great neighborhood spot.

                                                                                                                                                          6. K

                                                                                                                                                            Kadmos

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Great restaurant. Not so great wine list: only expensive wines and not a single good value wine.

                                                                                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Jacksonville

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            By far the best meal I had while visiting Washington. Every portion of our meal was fresh and delicious. The staff were excellent and very attentive. I highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                          8. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Graduation

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                                                                                                                                                            Lynne

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Love the new menu and quiet back room with tablecloths. Japanese style fish soup was terrific! Will return soon

                                                                                                                                                          10. LC

                                                                                                                                                            LizC

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            We had a lovely server. I forgot to ask her name. The food was excellent and we had a nice long lunch by combining several appetizer sized pleats and chowder

                                                                                                                                                          11. a

                                                                                                                                                            an0nym0us

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Food was delicious, and service was excellent. The main dining room can be noisy at dinner time but we came for a late lunch on Monday, which was perfect. Highly recommend: fried calamari, wood grilled calamari, lobster pot pie, halibut, key lime cheesecake, and strawberry/rhubarb angel food cake.

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                                                                                                                                                            EllenC

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            I found the menu very limiting. I had a hard time finding something I would like to eat on the menu. I ordered the crabcakes and they were just ok. The crabcake only had shredded crabmeat, no big chunks of backfin or lump crabmeat. It also had a lot of filler. I expected more from a crabcake at a restaurant known for seafood. My husband did enjoy the lobster pot pie appetizer and he said the bronzino was very good. Our server was excellent and tried to be accomodating.

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                                                                                                                                                            Jonathan

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Great place. Good food. They even have sashimi grade fish for sale at the fish market in front of the restaurant.

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                                                                                                                                                            foodies

                                                                                                                                                            Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            This my second visit to Black Salt to celebrate a special day. The food has consistently been exceptional, and the service top notch. Will definitely dine again.

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                                                                                                                                                            lkwdgayman

                                                                                                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Excellent fish, beautifully prepared. Will definitely be back when in the DC area

                                                                                                                                                          16. HY

                                                                                                                                                            HongY

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Exceptional seafood. Premium oysters selection for appetizers were outstanding mussels for hot appetizers can’t rave how perfectly cooked in a tomato, garlic broth, seriously delicious. Entrees were wonderful. Neighborhood vide, quit and comfortable with a touch of class all around with exceptional service. Well be coming back!!!

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                                                                                                                                                            DonB

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Wonderful experience. Service was a little slow at first, but once we got started, everything went great. Celebrated my friends birthday. Very nice for the restaurant to print up special menus wishing him a happy birthday. Everyone raved about the food. The clam chowder was amazing as were the crab cake sandwiches. Definitely a repeat in our future

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                                                                                                                                                            GaryG

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            I’ve had the server a couple times already and she was good but last night wasn’t good at all .. we didn’t see her for 30 mins at a time . And the busboy took our bill at the end because she had given up coming over to our table for over half an hour . Very disappointing …

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                                                                                                                                                            Chris

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Service was poor.

                                                                                                                                                          20. VT

                                                                                                                                                            VTTS

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Excellent food and Service. We had a great time. We will go back here again.

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                                                                                                                                                            James

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Waitress was quick with service and very polite, but not intrusive to the meal or conversation. Very good service. Food was great!

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                                                                                                                                                            barrys

                                                                                                                                                            St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Food and service always top shelf. One of our faves

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                                                                                                                                                            Sukari0686

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            My favorite place for grilled octopus!

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                                                                                                                                                            Violet71

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Best seafood in town and the service was amazing! We love this restaurant!!

                                                                                                                                                          25. RS

                                                                                                                                                            RickS

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            We enjoyed our meal, which included both specials and regular menu items. The service was exceptional. Our waiter was attentive and helpful.

                                                                                                                                                          26. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            The oysters were perfection! The grilled calamari was tender and flavorful. The branzino was the best we’ve ever had. The table/ambiance was ok- weird lighting and sparse room. We were in the back, maybe the other room is better? The service was good. We will be back - even just to sit at the bar for the oysters!

                                                                                                                                                          27. l

                                                                                                                                                            lucyfromboston

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            We had a great celebration at Black Salt. Everything was exceptional. We will be back!

                                                                                                                                                          28. O

                                                                                                                                                            Olga

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Wonderful as usual. Prices have went up, though. But top of the notch quality. Love it for special occasions.

                                                                                                                                                          29. RB

                                                                                                                                                            RobertB

                                                                                                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Most fantastic halibut and soft shell crab. Our waiter, Doug was an experienced guide who lead us down all of the most amazing paths. Thank you Black Salt and Doug!

                                                                                                                                                          30. JB

                                                                                                                                                            JohnB

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Ate lunch there on a Monday. Main dish was so salty that I could not finish it. I have eaten there many times and have never had that problem in the past.

                                                                                                                                                          31. M

                                                                                                                                                            Matty

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Went for Easter brunch. At the last minute , I needed to increase my reservation for a party of 4 to table for 5. The hostess originally told me it wasn’t possible. When I called back to see if anything had changed, she made a big effort to accommodate my request. Excellent! As always, the food was delicious and service was great.

                                                                                                                                                          32. PT

                                                                                                                                                            PeterT

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Food and service still excellent. Decor showing wear. Prices high so value for $ an issue particularly given increased number of alternatives.

                                                                                                                                                          33. f

                                                                                                                                                            foodie65

                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            The food was excellent! So flavorful without going overboard. Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful— she recommended the perfect entrees for our group. The only downside is the expensive price tag but it’s definitely worth experiencing at least once.

                                                                                                                                                          34. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Excellent cocktails, appetizers, entrees, wine, and dessert. Service was exceptional!

                                                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Do not care for the back room; otherwise great! Thank u

                                                                                                                                                          36. P

                                                                                                                                                            Pacocm

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            My favorite part of eating at BlackSalt is that, fresh fish imaginatively cooked and presented notwithstanding, there are some staples that are more than reliable comfort food. The New England Clam Chowder with whole clams, bacon and a creamy broth should be a de rigueur opener as it is one of the best in this area and sets up the palate to expect marvelous entrees afterward.

                                                                                                                                                          37. EG

                                                                                                                                                            ElenaG

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Great service. Great food. Pricey. Restaurant could use a refresh.

                                                                                                                                                          38. RR

                                                                                                                                                            RestaurantRob

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Black Salt was perfect in every way -- the food was awesome, the service was attentive but not intrusive, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. It's a perfect place for a night out or a celebration, or just to enjoy fabulous seafood the way it should be done!

                                                                                                                                                          39. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Food was delicious!

                                                                                                                                                          40. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            We were visiting from out of town and this was hands down the best steak and the best service I have ever had. The food was a little $$$$ but definitely worth it. We will be back!

                                                                                                                                                          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 6143 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                          Google Map for BlackSalt

                                                                                                                                                          4883 MacArthur Blvd. Washington, DC 20007

                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                            Patrick Desvenain: (202) 342-9101

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