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The Salt Line - Navy Yard, Washington, DC

The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.5
4.5
2517 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 69 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 2,517 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

2,517 Reviews
  1. JonP

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Covered outdoor seating along the river is lovely. Great cocktails and the seafood is always on point.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 5 days ago
    Hi, JonP! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review and so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us on our covered Riverwalk patio. We are indeed very fortunate to benefit from such a lovely view and environment. Also thrilled you enjoyed our cocktails and fresh, sustainable seafood - we take great pride in both. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to your next visit! Best, Chelsea

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried fish "blue catfish" they said it was after arriving at the table and it was too thick, so it was soft in all the wrong places but seasoned well. The smash burger....oh dear hearts... I'm a southern gentleman who was raised in well seasoned proteins and all my two .03 Oz patties received was a meat weight on top of it and heat on the bottom. Even the toppings had had enough and just sat on top of the patties looking unimpressed, disengaged, and disenchanted on being a part of Mother's Day dinner. The water with no ice was insane to me. Again, I'm a southern gentleman, and ice-cold beverages were a standard and staple. Who researched what that resulted in room temperature water with no ice? I enjoyed the 1st time experience with family, but I wouldn't return or recommend this establishment due to the establishments failure to meet my standards.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 5 days ago
    Thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that your visit to The Salt Line didn't meet your expectations. We take pride in our food & it's disappointing to hear that the fried Chesapeake blue catfish sandwich & smash burger were unsatisfactory for you. That’s especially disappointing to read as our smash burger in particular is both a fan (& personal) favorite, & frequently makes it on the best in the city lists, so I have to hope that perhaps it was just a fluke? I wish we’d been made aware of your disappointment while you were here so we could’ve taken these off your check & gotten you something you loved! Your feedback is important to us & we’ll definitely consider it as we strive to improve. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to impress you in the future! Best, Chelsea

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  3. donnievino

    New York City

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine. Didn’t like the 4% fee added on top of the mandatory 20% tip.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the review, donnievino! We're sorry to hear that you found our service and value to be average. We always aim to provide a memorable experience, and we're sorry if you felt that the fee added on top of the tip didn't match the experience. Your feedback is important to us and we'll certainly take it into account. We hope to see you again and provide a better experience next time. Best, Chelsea

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu was limited to greasy food; tried to order a salad with protein but waitress informed me that they could not add protein (mahi mahi) to salad. Waitress had an attitude. There for a birthday dinner and she did everything in her power to make the experience as mundane as possible.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us. We're sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on providing delicious meals and top-notch service. We understand that the meal and service did not meet your expectations, and we apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment. You are correct that our clam chowder is not a traditional New England Clam Chowder as it is gluten free and therefore a bit on the thinner side. I am also very sorry that unfortunately we do not have the ability to add protein to our chopped salad. We will take your feedback into consideration as we continuously strive to improve our offerings and service. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide a better dining experience. Best regards, Chelsea

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  5. Scooter

    Philadelphia

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservation last minute. Told riverwalk seating was booked solid. Sat in back room. Service was slow and waited a while to be waited on and receive food. Even though we ordered oysters and asked they be served first, we received them after the appetizers and just before the main meal. Took away from the experience, which was excellent the first time we visited. Also missed the oyster shooters and then brought out later. We then watched the staff take apart several riverwalk tables as I guess people didn’t show. So the outdoor seating went unused for about 90 minutes while we were there. This dining experience was not great compared to the last time. Beet salad was good but covered with too much spice - cumin?? The Parker rolls and butter were good but again the spice was way too much. The main meal was pretty good. It’s just time to try another spot.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, Scooter. We're glad you enjoyed our service and beet salad, but apologize for the slower service and longer wait times you experienced. We understand your frustration with the reservation system and missed table situation. We value your feedback and will use it to improve our service. We're glad you still enjoyed the main course, but we're sorry you found other portions of your meal to be overpowered by the spice. We appreciate your feedback and hope to provide a better experience on your next visit. Best, Chelsea

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  6. Ljy54

    Poconos

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. I would recommend sitting outside on their side patio as the view of the bridge & the river is lovely.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on May 8, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Ljy54! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Salt Line - Navy Yard. It's fantastic to know that our food and service met your expectations. We're also glad you appreciated the view from our outdoor patio. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you especially for your shoutout to your server - he is indeed a truly exceptional server and we're thrilled to have him as a part of our team - I will make sure your warm words reach his ears. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Chelsea

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  7. Heather

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for oysters, this is the place. I had 1/2 dozen "Dancing Molly" oysters out of Maryland. The Nashville Hot Soft-shell crab was outstanding. Fun place to get together with friends.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Heather! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our oysters, Nashville Hot Soft-shell crab, and found our place to be fun for your friends. We strive to provide a unique and enjoyable dining experience for all our guests. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Chelsea

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Service could be improved. Take some dirty plates off the table every now and then. Pay attention to the tables.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food at The Salt Line - Navy Yard. We take pride in our service and it's clear we could have done better in your case. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve. We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Chelsea

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Needed a table for 16. They were able accommodate the large table and service was good. Food came out quickly which was nice since we had a large party and heading to a game.
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on May 5, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us! We're glad to hear that our service and food met your expectations. We're always here to accommodate large parties, so we're so pleased we were able to welcome your group! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Chelsea

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  10. morgan46

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment-warm summer day but one major disappointment-to charge in excess of 20 dollars for fried clams when the order consists of 5-6 total clams is akin to highway robbery-just take it off the menu-it is outrageous
    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on May 5, 2024
    Hey morgan46, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the environment at The Salt Line - Navy Yard and found our service to be excellent. However, we're sorry to hear about your disappointment with the price of our fried clams. We understand how important good value is to our customers and we're sorry for any confusion caused - we assure you that we will take this feedback into consideration. These full bellied Ipswich clams are especially prized, and do tend to be pricier to source sustainably, but highly valued. We appreciate your insights and look forward to serving you again! So hope you will be willing to visit us again - our staff can definitely assist in recommending some larger portioned appetizers! 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 2517 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 69 times today

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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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