BlackSalt

4.8
6068 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6068 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply the most reliable, enjoyable experience of any local restaurant.

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blacksalt offers the best combination of fine food, expertly and carefully prepared, with impeccable and stylish service of any restaurant in the city. Consistently. It's a neighborhood treasure.

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vipELLENS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really perfect calamari and a yummy pear salad and a lovely attentive staff. Fabulous experience!

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vipBillyT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once gain, a go to seafood in DC or anywhere for that matter. Never had a bad meal. Great chef, staff. Just really the best from the Chef to the bussers they all work professionally and support each other. It's a symphony of professionalism and great creative dishes. The pastry chef is the best in the city in our estimation. Desserts are truly a work of art that compliments the creativity of the general menu items and leaves you with a 'good taste in your mouth'. A must go to when in DC.

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BethT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, personalized customer service by the sommelier while maintaining socially distancing.

MJ
vipMarkJ
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and food. Thank you

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EKJoey
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BlackSalt is a great place to dine. The staff is amazing. Friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable. The wine selections are lovely and express diversity. The culinary creations are stunning from the decadent burger to the fried Ipswich clams. You can’t go wrong. Finishing the grand meal with a slice of Key Lime pie will have you leave with a smile. Enjoy!

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vipBillyT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall fish restaurant in DC. You have to be creative and willing to experience different flavor profiles and nuances that will challenge your pallete but be well worth the experience. One of a few places around the world where I can say I have never had a bad meal.

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Fresh and well prepared. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the halibut and it was cooked to perfection. The broth was amazing!

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vipCarmen
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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ElliotD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Lisay
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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Hikergirl
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Fresh sea food very well prepared

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food was best ever, amazing!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very very pricey for not so great food. Very disappointed

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

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

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

Excellent food and wine.

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DonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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ChuckJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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

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

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

Perfect lunch. They followed all Covid rules diligently.

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

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

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

Extremely overpriced, but otherwise a good all around experience

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

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

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

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

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DKHess
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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

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

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

Great except for one guest very loud

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vipSRestaurantsA
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Excellent service. Excellent food!

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

Great service provided by both Kate & Eric

FAQs

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

BlackSalt is rated 4.8 stars by 6068 OpenTable diners.

BlackSalt does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.blacksaltrestaurant.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.