BlackSalt

4.8
6204 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.

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 6204 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent crab cakes and calamari!!

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vipJenniferD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal and great service. But the back room does not have much personality or ambiance

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vipSarahtonin
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We spent over $200 on dinner at this expensive restaurant booked through opentable. And then they are so cheap as to not award points for dining there! No points, no review.

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UBtheGreat
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A Georgetown favorite. A very nice and varied fish selection. Service was attentive and responsive. The clam chowder was excellent as were the mussels

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Landscaper
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Black Salt is reliably good, and it’s a lovely place to meet with friends and family. The noise level is moderate, so it’s easy to hear, and the service is friendly and professional.

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vipMari
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area! Always a good choice.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. I love oysters, and Black Salt’s are among the best, if not the best in town.

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PennyC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried clams were beyond fabulous.Our waitress was top notch-efficient,lovely to interact with!!!

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vipSaraC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delicious meal. Fish is well-prepared and raw oysters were excellent!

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JohnF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, competent and discreet service, fine ambience, good value!

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vipChevy
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service, and atmosphere were great - we enjoyed a late lunch.

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kateo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious oysters, Addie's Mussels and New England Clam Chowder. Pricey but YUM!

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TamaraA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress made incredible recommendations and made our experience very special for a birthday we were celebrating. Food was so delicious

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LaurenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! The service is always fabulous, and the food is delicious.

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stanleyr
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was outstanding. Noise level was well within acceptable ranges. Service was friendly and outstanding.

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vipBoomer
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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AnneF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cant say enough good things about the food and service last night. Service, wine and food were all extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and atmosphere

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diak
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - very fresh and delicious. Good portions. A little pricey for lunch but still worth it.

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shorebird
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always solid

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, never disappointed, worth going back

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vipMatt
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to Blacksalt for a long time, but they have kept up their high standards. Got the little details right for a really enjoyable and tasty night out (if a bit of a splurge as things have gotten a bit expensive).

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vipshannon
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! GO TO BLACKSALT.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and service. Great wine list and very good wines by the glass.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all aspects! This is our go to place in DC; always a great meal and service!

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vipBRW10
London
50 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Black Salt - the quality, presentation and portions of the cuisine are perfect. The pastry chef is amazing - not many can make amazing desserts that are not overly sweet! This is our favorite restaurant by far. Thank you for the exceptional service

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VaReviewer
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Add extra tiem to find parking or take an Uber.

KC
KevinC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Second trip in a week and food was underwhelming both times. Disappointed - historically been a great meal.

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Mexicogood
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We appreciated being in an out of the way table to reduce interaction with other customers. The service and food were wonderful as always!

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vipLolo
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Normally a special treat, but food was not up to par. Hopefully just an off night but for the price we paid, it was a big disappointment.

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vipSheilaF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch

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vipRobertK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A must stop for anyone visiting DC.

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vipAgneseV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best halibut I have ever had, according to my husband.
I am vegan, so no entrees on the menu are plant based, but our waiter offered they could make a veggie plate for me, which was absolutely the best and delicious!! Salads were fresh and perfectly dressed. The flourless chocolate cake was amazing, too.
Would definitely recommend this gem!

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Kristen
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the food and service at BlackSalt - one of our DC favorites

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vipAllisonS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely service, felt COVID safe

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vipFoodieintheburbs
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is absolutely delicious but low key atmosphere and decor. High end dining prices without high end dining experience with a fish store at the entrance. The food was delicious and flavorful but very expensive for the atmosphere. With so many great spots to pick from in the city, I don’t know if I would be back.

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DannieF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, drinks and service was great. Will return very soon.

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Cmoney
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was decent. Server was very attentive. Drinks were good. Crabcakes were so so. I should know by now (as a crabcake snob) to never try crabcakes outside of the Baltimore area. Similar to the way you should never try cheesesteaks outside of Philly area.

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Mexicogood
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood was excellent as always! Gracious service and we were in an awkward location so servers had to come from different directions.

FAQs

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

BlackSalt is rated 4.8 stars by 6204 OpenTable diners.

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.