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The Salt Line - Navy Yard, Washington, DC

The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.5
4.5
2501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers indoor STANDARD seating and OUTDOOR Patio Seating. Our OUTDOOR riverfront patio seating has been winterized and is now comfortably available all year round. The OUTDOOR reservations area has been tastefully enclosed in clear insulated curtains that still provide a scenic river view and is well protected, well heated and honored all weather. Additionally we offer FIREPIT LOUNGE reservations in our large outdoor bar area and first come first served bar, hightop and lounge seating. Please note: the Outdoor Bar area with hightops is covered and well heated but the fire pit and lounge seating is uncovered and so weather permitting. If your desired reservation is not available online or of you have any reservations questions please call the restaurant for more up to the minute information and assistance. For groups larger than 14 contact events@thesaltline.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Shellfish, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 506-2368
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rene Caceres
  • Catering
    The Salt Line offers drop-off and full service catering. For inquiries, email events@thesaltline.com
  • Private party facilities
    The Salt Line, situated across from Nationals Park directly on the Anacostia Waterfront, is a perfect setting for all your private event needs. Both scenic indoor and outdoor spaces available. Conveniently located just minutes from Capitol Hill and Downtown, we can offer garage parking, easy access
  • Private party contact
    Events Team: (202) 506-2368
  • Neighborhood
    Navy Yard
  • Cross street
    South Capitol St
  • Parking details
    Metered Street Parking and Parking Garages available in area. Increased parking rates on Nationals and DC United Home game days. For complete Navy yard parking information please visit our website or https://www.capitolriverfront.org/plan-your-visit/getting-around/by-car
  • Public transit
    Navy Yard Metro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

2,501 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    NRW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! A very kind, present and quick service! Meal excellent! Very noisy overall but our place was quieter! Thank you to all the Team and compliments to the Chief(s) With best wishes
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 3 days ago
    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5star review - it is always greatly appreciated! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and especially the food & service! Hope to welcome you back again soon! Best, Chelsea

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff worked very well together to make sure we were satisfied, the food was delicious.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 5 days ago
    Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience at The Salt Line - Navy Yard. It's fantastic to know that our team was able to provide you with top-notch service and delicious food. We strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience, and your feedback lets us know we're on the right track. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Chelsea

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab roll for $32 was an absolute joke. It had MAYBE 3 small spoonfuls of some “crab salad” and NOT lump crab. The Portuguese stew was fair but again, the amount of seafood that was in it was about 5 bucks. Overall I feel this place is going down hill in regards to the value. Oysters are always good but meh when it comes to the value. 
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 7 days ago
    Hello - We're sorry to hear that your experience at The Salt Line - Navy Yard didn't meet your expectations. We strive to provide our customers with quality food and service, and it seems we fell short this time. Your feedback about the crab roll and Portuguese stew is appreciated, and we will certainly take it into account. We're also sorry to hear that you found our value to be less than expected. We hope to have another opportunity to impress you in the future. Best, Chelsea

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  4. JuliaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been there once before and remembered how good it was - went to celebrate my birthday.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on April 10, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, JuliaG! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebration at The Salt Line - Navy Yard. It's wonderful to know that you remembered your previous visit and found the food and service to be just as excellent again! We're always striving to provide the best experience for our guests, and your feedback helps us do just that. Thank you for your shout out to our server, Adison. She is indeed truly outstanding and we’re so proud to have her as part of our team! We hope to see you again soon for another memorable experience! Best, Chelsea

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  5. KasiaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot on the water, fun visit but overall the food was only OK (Brussels sprouts dripping with grease) and the bill was HIGH.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on April 8, 2024
    Hello KasiaB, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Salt Line - Navy Yard. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our location on the water and found our team friendly. However, we're sorry to hear that our food didn't meet your expectations. We always aim to provide our guests with a great dining experience, so we're disappointed to hear that we fell short this time. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration as we continually strive to improve our offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best, Chelsea

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  6. MARE

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dining experience, as usual, at The Navy Yard The Salt Line. We sat on the well heated patio and had great service. Our drinks ( Craft beer and lovely wine were perfect. However, in a restaurant where seafood is a priority, we were disappointed in attempting to eat some clams that were not opened in our seafood stew and after telling our waitress and another gentleman serving our table, the response my husband and I got was “ What, only 2?” The indifference just rubbed us the wrong way. But we love The Salt Line, have been there countless times and will return .
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Mare! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your overall dining experience with us. It's always a pleasure to serve you and I'm glad our service and drinks met your expectations. However I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the clams, it's not the standard we aim for. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional service and food, and it seems we fell short during your visit. We will address these issues with our team to improve our service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you better in the future. Best, Chelsea

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  7. Pete

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Clams were a little chewey. The rest of the meal was good.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Pete! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your overall meal at The Salt Line - Navy Yard. We apologize if the chewiness of the clams threw you off, and we appreciate your feedback. We're always striving to improve our food and service, and we hope to see you again soon for a more perfect dining experience! Best, Chelsea

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salt Line is always a go-to when we have visitors in town. The view is great, the food is quality, and the service is always good. The portion sizes for some of the meals (ex: spicy shrimp roll) could be bigger for the price but that isn’t a problem for all the meals (ex: the smashburger). The smash burger is also the best in DC!
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that The Salt Line - Navy Yard is your go-to spot when you have visitors in town. We're glad you enjoy our view, food quality, and service. We appreciate your feedback regarding portion sizes, and we're always looking for ways to improve. We're glad you find our smashburger the best in DC! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Chelsea

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  9. CodieG

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went here for my boyfriends birthday with 5 of his family members… I bartend and am a server nearby and I’ve always seen people at the salt line and their menu looks delicious… I will always always give restaurants and servers leniency when it’s busy but salt line is busy a lot so I feel like they should have it down… service was chaotic to say the least. We got our drink orders, they came out like 12-15 minutes later (nothing complicated ) (btw- kids lemonade- $5- absolutely insane). Then another server came and took our food order. We ordered more drinks which took even longer than the first round. When our food came, someone got the fish sandwhich… it was literally raw. The $35 rockfish was small as hell. Nothing was remarkable at all… very VERY mediocre at best. I’ve never written a bad review but this experience was bad and luckily we had a good time bc we were in good company but my god… get it TOGETHER. Again this is coming from someone who works in restaurants. Oh and the heater above us was BLASTING heat it was like a sauna. Also $20 for a glass of Chardonnay when the actual bottle cost $20? Lol.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thanks for the review, CodieG. We're sorry to hear that your experience at The Salt Line - Navy Yard didn't meet your expectations. We strive to provide our customers with exceptional service and food, and it seems we fell short during your visit. We understand your frustration with the wait times and the food quality. We will address these issues with our team to improve our service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you better in the future. Best, Chelsea

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fine. The restaurant is cute & by the water - convenient for staying in Navy Yard. However we found our server to be off putting , and not helpful when we had trouble deciding what to order. Answering “they are different” or just listing ingredients doesn’t help if someone is asking which menu item patrons seem to enjoy more. It was a colder day and the inside was still freezing. Overall we would go back for drinks at the bar but not to eat.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on March 26, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Salt Line - Navy Yard. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our location and the view of the water. We're sorry to hear that your visit didn't meet your expectations in terms of service and food variety. Your feedback is important to us and we will certainly take it into consideration as we strive to improve our customer experience. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with a more positive experience. Best, Chelsea

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FAQs

The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-2368.

The Salt Line - Navy Yard is rated 4.5 stars by 2501 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 91 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Salt Line - Navy Yard

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    South Capitol St
  • Neighborhood
    Navy Yard
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Shellfish, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered Street Parking and Parking Garages available in area. Increased parking rates on Nationals and DC United Home game days. For complete Navy yard parking information please visit our website or https://www.capitolriverfront.org/plan-your-visit/getting-around/by-car
  • Public transit
    Navy Yard Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rene Caceres
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 506-2368
  • Catering
    The Salt Line offers drop-off and full service catering. For inquiries, email events@thesaltline.com
  • Private party facilities
    The Salt Line, situated across from Nationals Park directly on the Anacostia Waterfront, is a perfect setting for all your private event needs. Both scenic indoor and outdoor spaces available. Conveniently located just minutes from Capitol Hill and Downtown, we can offer garage parking, easy access
  • Private party contact
    Events Team: (202) 506-2368
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