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The Salt Line - Navy Yard, Washington, DC

The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.6
4.6
2060 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers indoor STANDARD seating and OUTDOOR Waterfront Patio Seating. Regarding current OUTDOOR reservations, please be advised due to a current construction project our outdoor setup has changed - all outdoor seating reservations are still covered with abundant heaters, but outdoor seating is no longer tented and is open air. We encourage guests to please dress appropriately. OUTDOOR reservations will continue to be taken and honored as weather and construction allows through end of March 2022 at which point construction should be completed on our beautiful updated outdoor space! Until then, if unsure of status of outdoor reservation availability due to weather or if OUTDOOR reservations are not available online please call the restaurant for more up to the minute information. We look forward to your visit!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 105 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 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. Conveniently located just minutes from Capitol Hill, we can offer garage parking, easy access to 395, and a short walk to the Navy Yard Metro.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Sanville: (855) 573-4468

  • 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

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What 2,060 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. JH

    JuliaH

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A party of 5 adults and 2 children sitting outside to celebrate a birthday. The food was excellent, the service outstanding and the outdoor dining area very pleasant.
  2. A

    Andy0529

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I went there for the fried clams and thought I was being handed a children’s portion for $20 with a thimble full of coleslaw and $13.00 for slimy asparagus….never again.
  3. EL

    EliseL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!! Highly recommend for a nice dinner near the water.
  4. A

    Aviddiner

    Philadelphia

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our shared meal of oysters from the raw bar, the razorpoint clam ceviche that was perfectly balanced, the excellent Portuguese stew and a lobster roll. Our server, Jason, was helpful and unobtrusively attentive.
  5. MD

    MarleneD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot to watch the Fireworks after the Nationals game. Excellent food and drink.
  6. B

    Brenna

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We had oysters and drinks by the water, it was a nice experience though the oysters and cocktail sauce were lost "at sea" to the ice melt in their tray.
  7. SA

    SandraA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of six enjoyed cocktails outside before our dinner reservation. We were then seated on time at a great booth by the window. The staff were very attentive, polite and made sure we had an excellent dining experience. The oysters were exceptional, as always, and all our meals were delicious. We love dining at The Salt Line and look forward to many return visits!
  8. BH

    BenH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Tiny portions for somewhat large price
  9. LM

    LuisM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service . Would go back for sure
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was tasty but very expensive for the portion sizes.
  11. JW

    JoyceW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Weird interaction with waiter. My daughter and I first ordered oysters and drinks, a little chit chat with waiter. He then came back and introduced another waiter. We smiled and asked what was going on and he said “the vibe was off” and we thought he was joking. We actually thought his shift was ending but we proceeded to see him continue to serve every other table except for ours. It should be noted that we were the only black customers there at the time. I could offer a couple of reasons for his behavior but just prefer to not negatively label the restaurant as the other staff were okay. In my many years of dining out I have never experienced this.
  12. PL

    PaulL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impressed. Food very good, service excellent on a crowded hectic night. Little loud for my taste even indoors, but I'm on the older side and new this was trendy place. My 19 year-old son and girlfriend loved it and will come back for the outdoor scene. I'll come back on a quite night
  13. DO

    DONTGO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Middling at best. Cute vibes, nice space, decently fresh seafood and reasonably priced
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very disappointed in the oysters we ordered last night. One oyster had a live crab inside and a second one was brought to the table without any meat inside the shell. The special for the evening was a open soft-shell crab sandiwich with no sides. All other sandiwiches on the menu came with a choice of fries or green salad. This was not communicated and required making a separate order for fries. Finally, the brussel sprouts were topped with whole peanuts, which took away from the whole dish. It didn’t go well and should have been shaved or chopped up instead of served whole. Overall this was not the best ding experience ans we have dined here several times in the past.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    8 out of 10 was the first time experience rating great location and parking was not bad. Food was good but the dinner rolls were even better. Our waiter was very accommodating and hospitable. The blueberry lemonade is refreshing and the m fish fillets were hot. Thank you for first time experience in the Navy Yard. By the way they are located beside the Nationals baseball field, so be mindful of game day.
  16. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely day with delicious food to celebrate Father's Day! The panna cotta was a star!
  17. E

    Earnestine

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The brunch menu is limited with hardly any vegetarian options. The service was excellent.
  18. c

    cs875

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, as it always is at Salt Line, was excellent. My parents love to pop by here for brunch when they’re in town for a Nats game. The service is always fantastic and the ambience of Salt Line makes it a great place for a family meal.
  19. i

    iowakc

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. A bit pricy, but you do get what you pay for!
  20. LH

    LisaH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an amazing night and meal! Our server was especially sweet. I did, however tell the host we had a special occasion to celebrate and there was no attention given to it.
  21. CW

    CarrieW

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood and drinks- will be back!
  22. JR

    JRSinnen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I called the day before and spoke to Brian and he was very helpful making sure our reservation was correct! Even with this being Zim’s weekend knowing the restaurant would be packed the service and food was amazing. Perfect start for a great day in DC!
  23. SB

    StephanieB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great table by water. Zim comped us all a beer on his special day which was very sweet! Good food and great view.
  24. SH

    ShangH

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Convenient location across from Nationals Park for dining before a game. Friendly and efficient service. Food is very good though pricey as everything has increased these days.
  25. SM

    ScotM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and close to the ballpark with good outdoor seating
  26. k

    keithh

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Super service! The fried food had too much batter. Less please!
  27. MP

    MattP

    Boise

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trip to DC with the kids. Great location right by the baseball stadium. Excellent selection of oysters and other fresh seafood. Loved the pimento cheese crab dip with homemade chips with old bay seasoning.
  28. l

    luckylouie

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Always a great place to eat before a baseball game. The food was excellent as always. Service was ok, nothing special. The prices are very high in my opinion for what you get.
  29. LW

    LaurenW

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We enjoyed the food and the ambience but the service was horrible. We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation start time which involved us approaching the hostess stand five different times. The service tainted our experience. For such a “high quality” restaurant, there didn’t seem to be any respect or enjoyment from the staff.
  30. T

    Teresa29

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love The Salt Line and try to dine here whenever I visit DC. The food, drinks, service, and location are excellent. I highly recommend it!
  31. BF

    BFunk

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great as always. Service was unfortunately slow.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The oysters ok - wasn’t shucked properly, so it was hard to eat and had alot of bits of shell particles. To end the evening with hair tangled into my fries. They took it, but no one really came over to apologies. It took a good while and at that point I lost my appetite. My party had clam chowder and it was very soupy and watery. They put the crackers in it, so it’s a strange soggyness. Not sure I would be back.
  33. L

    Lisajanay

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a seat at the bar and was served by two very friendly bartenders. They helped me pick out items for food and it was delish! They were very attentive and I’ll be going back :)
  34. NB

    NadineB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Salt Line! It is our go to restaurant before attending the Nats games as well as when we want a great dining experience! Our server was excellent, attentive, friendly and knew the menu very well! We will be back!
  35. MK

    MKateC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambience and wait staff were lovely and attentive. The food was a bit of a bummer. We ordered the waterman’s platter which touts several types of seafood. Given they have seafood on the menu prepared in a variety of ways we assumed it would be prepared in varying ways on the platter. Instead we were brought out a giant platter of all fried items. There was zero indication of this on the menu(an easy fix with one word on their part) and it was just so heavy and seemed like an oversized kids plate. The lemonade, salad and catfish on the crispy fish sandwich were nice as were the oysters. If we go back we’ll be sure to inquire more about each specific item as the menu clearly is lacking some detail.
  36. CS

    ChelseaS

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nothing special felt like just another random restaurant on the water.
  37. CS

    401CoryS

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time! Best lobster roll in the city
  38. M

    M991

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server handled our party of 14 expertly! Amazing and attentive.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Came for a gathering of family and friends on a glorious summer day. The staff was great and the food and drinks were great too!
  40. AI

    AmyI

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I enjoyed our dinner and had a wonderful time with good food and strong drinks. Would definitely go again.

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.6 stars by 2060 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 105 times today
Google Map for The Salt Line - Navy Yard

79 Potomac Ave SE Washington, DC 20003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Capitol St

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • 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. Conveniently located just minutes from Capitol Hill, we can offer garage parking, easy access to 395, and a short walk to the Navy Yard Metro.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Sanville: (855) 573-4468

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