- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wood Grilled Calamari
Olive Aioli, Grilled Bread, Charred Lemon, Salmoriglio
New England Clam Chowder
BlackSalt Bacon (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Leeks, Fried Ipswich
Blacksalt Crab Cakes
Crayfish, Tasso Ham (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Corn & Roasted Pepper Ragout, Fried Okra, Cornichon Tartar Sauce
The food, ambiance and service were wonderful - we truly enjoyed the whole experience.
It’s an Anniversary all time the favorite.
Love that place also my family love oysters.
Which is the best place for us to enjoy seafoods.
Perfection is relative but overall the experience was great.
Great food - fast paced service ( slow down please) - glad to see it busy again!
Came for a special occasion. Staff was super accommodating and allowed us to try the chefs tasting menu even though they have stopped serving it during Covid. Awesome table side service. Food is a little pricey but delicious none the less
Everything was incredible! Went above and beyond - had “congratulations” and “happy birthday” on the menus, and brought out desserts with little signs. Thank you!
Wonderful night. As always fabulous seafood that is beautifully prepared. Great service! Highly recommend
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The dinning room was warm, quiet and cozy. The front room and bar area was pleasantly energized. Service was spot on, no delays. Food was creative and fresh. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the staff recognized it to her delight. We will be back.
Excellent all the way around. Took my wife there for our Anniversary. Wouldn’t change a thing.
Outstanding food and service. Good wine list (especially the whites). Consistently great experience.
Dinner with my wife and another couple, great friends. Service, food, and experience all top notch. Casual and comfortable with upscale seafood cuisine. Great oyster selection and knowledgeable, attentive staff that really make the evening nice.
We love Black Salt. The food and service are superb! It’s my new favorite restaurant in DC.
Excellent meal, as always, and the service was great. This is one of my favorite places in town.
Good food and good service make this a delightful place to eat
Lovely place to met up with friends you haven’t seen in a long time
One of the best restaurants around DC, no question. Creative ingredients, beautiful presentation and most important: soooo good!!
They have a rotating caviar menu. All of the staff were pleasant and they weren’t short staffed. I can only assume they are treated well during these times.
Their Octopus is to die for ! I have a squash and sweet potato soup, that franklyI can not stop thinking about. Loved the freshness and warmth of this soup. Did not have a lot of salt in it. Which really brought out the favor. LOL
Fabulous food. Great service
The service was attentive, efficient and pleasant but not trying to be our best friends.
Also unobtrusive but there when we needed something.
The food, from appetizers to entrees, to desserts was excellent.
Food and flavors were excellent. Great service.
The food was superb and the service was inviting. The wine room is the best venue for quiet meal in the location.
We made a late lunch reservation on a Monday. The restaurant had a few tables but the hostess seemed rushed as if it were a Saturday night. We waited to be attended to as she and a manger were both on the phone. It was odd and annoying to not even be acknowledged and to have to wait. One of them should have put their caller on hold.
We were seated toward the back in a booth which was cozy. The vibe is modern industrial with just enough wood tones to keep it from feeling cold. There is a limited view of the kitchen (which I don’t always love) but the design of it was cool: enough to see activity but not completely visible.
Our waiter seemed bored or tired or just not that interested and I don’t think it was intentional but if you’re not a bubbly person who’s always ‘on’, diners in this area receive that as rude. Other service staff was attentive.
I ordered a shrimp bisque which was so good with perfectly balanced flavors and the crab cake entree which was a grave disappointment. The crab was shredded-not chunky-and mushy in texture. It was sautéed in a skillet and browned on one side (this was more like a salmon cake in preparation to me). The accompanying sweet potato melange was yummy and I wish the Tartar type sauce was generously placed on a dish for dipping instead of as a decorative swirl on the plate. It was amazing and make the crab cake edible. I’m a crab cake snob and these were not worth the hefty price tag. They had a crab cake sandwich on the menu as well and I think this crab cake is much better suited to go between two buns; the bread and lettuce would help to offset the sogginess.
That said, I will return because I’m sure there are some dishes they do really well and will be as pleasing as the soup.
I went with my husband and son for my birthday. The servers were all very friendly and the the services was excellent. Food was good as always, wish is why we selected Black Salt. It wasn’t busy because it was just prior to Christmas. But we have been there when it’s busy and the service and food was good then too.
Always reliable for terrific food and especially the service. I love walking through the fish market to get seated.
Absoluately delicious as usual! Fresh and creative - the Red Snapper was outstanding!! We had friends in town from Dallas who are in the restaurant biz and they LOVED everything. We’ve been coming to Blacksalt for 10+ years, it’s our go to place when we want a really good delicious meal!
What a wonderful experience. From start to finish, the staff were AWESOME. We went for my son's 21st bday and they were so thoughtful
We had lunch at BLACKSALT after attending our son's graduation from American University.
It proved an excellent choice. All of the food was very well prepared, the service was exemplary and the overall experience a fitting way to mark the special occasion.
I just absolutely love this restaurant. Keep up the great work.
Excellent food and service. And they didn’t forget my wife’s birthday,
Fresh, creative, unique, delectable.
Service was slow. Food was delicious.
My go to place for fresh seafood. The grilled octopus is my definite fave. Very moist, perfectly seasoned and delightful presentation. Will be back soon.
The food and service are always exceptional! The perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion.
Good experience overall. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Expensive
The food was very good-too pricey for what it was-two crab cakes were $62.00. They were delicious-but Not worth $12.50 bite and not “Oh my Michelin Stars these are the best crab cakes In the world” delicious. A martini at $16.00 also seems excessive, but it was also delicious. We were seated in the back which is very quiet and contemporary-has a suburban vibe-a contrasting offering to the edgy/arty/noisy front dining room. The street parking behind the restaurant is pitch dark.
Excellent, interesting menu. Nice presentation. Clam chowder was out of this world. Very attentive service and timing of courses was well done.
I am a frequent guest at black-salt. Last night was an off night for the kitchen, everything was very very salty and the service, usually impeccable, even during the pandemic, was slow. I will always return just wanted to share in the spirit of hoping for an amazing experience everytime.
Customer service at its best. This place has it all. Amazing food, great atmosphere, attention to detail, clean and cozy. My wife loves this place. I made a reservation for her birthday. The restaurant printed out a special menu with the date and a line saying "happy birthday" for our table .. Customized menus for us. How special is that???
After COVID many restaurants lost customer service , attention to detail. It seems like most restaurants are running short staff and it shows on the service level. NOT BLACKSALT
This place has it together.
Another example. When they brought our food, the ladies on the table get their plate 1st , then everyone else after. We noticed those details. That's why they deserve 5 starts . Simply put, quality with taste.
I highly recommend it . Plus the food is amazing.
Very high quality food. Good service. You pay for what you get - it is expensive.
BlackSalt offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 342-9101.
BlackSalt is rated 4.8 stars by 6212 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.