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The Salt Line - Navy Yard, Washington, DC
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The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.6
4.6
2230 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 continue to offer our large outdoor bar area with first come first served bar, hightop and lounge seating. If you prefer to reserve outdoor bar space please specify in your reservation guest notes or call the restaurant directly. Please note: the Outdoor Bar area is covered and well heated but the fire pit 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 30 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–9:30 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 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 2,230 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • District of Columbia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • District of Columbia

    Great for scenic views

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. SR

    SemajR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    I’m a big fan of Saltline. I think it’s a great establishment. However, a couple of friends and I went for Restaurant Week. It was not a pleasant experience as far as the food choices. They were out of the lobster roll, the broiled cod, and the chocolate dessert. It was unfortunate. The bright spot was our server. She did an absolutely wonderful job. Her attitude made the food situation bearable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server and great New England seafood

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 2 days agoHi there! Thank you so much for your 5-star review - it is greatly appreciated! So pleased you enjoyed our food & service! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chelsea

  3. FC

    FCROB

    Washington DC

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 2 days agoHi there! Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great rating! It is always great to see our guests enjoy their experience with us and we hope you continue to visit us again and again! Best, Chelsea

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding on all points.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 2 days ago5-stars across the board- wow! Thank you so much! Your stellar review is greatly appreciated and we hope to enjoy your continued patronage! Best, Chelsea

  5. D

    Discerningdiner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic - server recommended a great wine and let us linger. The soup was nice but mains either under seasoned or very salty.
  6. ED

    EmiliD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The cheeseburger lived up to the hype! We were on the outside indoor seating but the temperature was good with the heaters.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 2 days agoHi there! So pleased to hear you enjoyed our smash burger - it is definitely one of our most popular items for a reason and a personal favorite as well! Hope to see you again sometime soon to try more menu items and find more favorites! Best, Chelsea

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “G” our server was incredible and the only thing that out shined the food.
  8. KC

    KevinC

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is a seafood place. The food is fresh and tasty

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on January 13, 2023Hi, Kevin! Thank you for your review! We take great pride in the freshness and quality of our ingredients and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chelsea

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous place for brunch in Navy Yard! The food was great, but the service was top notch! We weren’t rushed, we were able to switch out items and overall I’ll be going back!

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded 2 days agoHi there! So glad to hear you enjoyed our brunch and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us 5-stars across the board. Hope to see you again soon - either for brunch or to try out our dinner menu and have an equally wonderful experience! Best, Chelsea

  10. EP

    ElizP

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Just moved to Dc and this was one of the first places we tried. Will definitely be back.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on January 13, 2023Hi, ElizP! Welcome to DC and so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We take great pride in both our food and service and it is always so great to hear positive feedback from our guests. Can’t wait to see you again soon! Best, Chelsea

  11. KF

    KatF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved The Salt Line! The Lobster Roll was expensive but definitely worth the splurge! The true highlight of our time had to be our waitress Sheryl she was a delight! Gave great recommendations and truly met all the standards for five star service :)

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on January 13, 2023Hi, KatF! Thank you for your stellar review, it is greatly appreciated! So pleased to hear you enjoyed our lobster roll - it is definitely one of our most popular items (and a personal favorite) for a reason! Also, thank you for your kind words regarding Cheryl - she is a truly special person and we adore her. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Best, Chelsea

  12. t

    tguidry

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great oysters and cocktails. Good go to for seafood!
  13. S

    Sandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Nice place by the water! We were there at night in January so we sat inside. Nice and fresh interior. However the menu was ok for us. The “kids” had burgers and we had fish and bisque which were good. Wish for fish dishes with regular sides instead. Definitely recommend though!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Wonderful place for dinner with good sea fresh food lobster roll
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My dining experience was good, nice server, nice ambiance, but overall a little over priced for the lack of flavor (specifically the lobster roll).
  16. TG

    TimG

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic and the food was very good. Thanks for a great brunch.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on January 13, 2023Hi, TimG! So glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch with us and thank you for taking the time to let us know! Hope to see you again soon either for brunch again or for dinner! Best, Chelsea

  17. d

    datenightindc

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience at Salt Line, regardless of if we're there for a meal or if we're just grabbing a drink on the beautiful patio. Every member of the staff that we interact with is friendly. Most recently, we brought friends in for dinner on NYE. Our waitress was Sheryl who is always friendly, helpful, and remembers small details. Food was consistently good, as were the drinks. Love this neighborhood spot.
  18. J

    Jake

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside area is warm and basically enclosed. Nice to have the regular menu for the NY Eve celebration.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on January 13, 2023Hi, Jake! Thank you for spending your NYE with us and so glad you enjoyed your visit! We know you have many great dining options in DC and we are greatly appreciative you chose us (especially on a special occasion!) We take immense pride in both and our food and service and our grateful for your continued patronage (on special occasions or any other day!) Best, Chelsea

  19. HB

    HeatherB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service; Great Food; Wonderful Waterfront View
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheryl is awesome. She took really good care of us. Food and drinks were phenomenal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea foods was perfect , the service received was very friendly and oyster was delicius

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on January 13, 2023Hi there! Thank you for your perfect score and kind words! It means the world to us! Best, Chelsea

  22. YV

    YvonneV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated a birthday with Great food and great service.
  23. JB

    JaniceB

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had the lobster roll and smash burger, both were excellent!!!

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 29, 2022Hi, Janice! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and so pleased to hear you enjoyed our lobster roll and smash burger - those are definitely two of our most popular dishes for good reason! Looking forward to hopefully see you again soon so you can find some additional favorites! Best, Chelsea

  24. T

    Trixie

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was amazing and not overpriced. Cheryl our waitress was great.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 23, 2022Hi, Trixie! You are absolutely correct - Cheryl is great! I have passed along your kudos and we are very grateful for your kind words. We take great pride in both our food and service so it is always rewarding to receive such feedback. Hope to see you again soon and happy holidays! Sincerely, Chelsea

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely great experience. We ate out on the patio, and the ambiance was amazing. The food was delicious, and we had an awesome time.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 23, 2022Wow! So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for the positive review! Best, Chelsea

  26. BM

    BradM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was at the end of a late evening and craving local oysters. The story on the Salt Line web site is excellent and I found it to be accurate. I had prompt seating in the outdoor heated porch section and attentive service. Basil Hayden martinis were on-point perfection. Lobster bisque was divine. Local fresh oysters were prepared with great care and from a delicious selection. I will return with my family to enjoy again.
  27. r

    rick

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have visited many times. Now find smaller portions and more expensive, largely since pandemic times. But still good as always.
  28. N

    Njoy

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu. Fresh seafood. Fabulous service. We enjoyed our evening very much!!!!!

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 17, 2022Hi there! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to send us this positive feedback and can't wait to serve you again sometime soon! Best, Chelsea

  29. S

    Stanh

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food really needs an upgrade, unless it is just competing with the baseball and soccer stadiums
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The lobster roll needs to be removed from the menu. The cost is too high for gummy tough meat. The handling if that alone is why I would rather not return. My other guests did however say they enjoyed their food.
  31. LL

    LizL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food was mediocre and expensive for what it was.
  32. KL

    KieraL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The oysters were amazing!!!
  33. H

    Holly

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dinner! Great outdoor bar to wait for dinner companions, and comfortable, welcoming interior. Wonderful oysters.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 10, 2022Hi, Holly! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We take great pride in our beautiful restaurant and location, just as much as our food and service, and it is always so thrilling to hear that it is enjoyed. We know there are so many options out there for you to choose from and we are so very grateful for your continued patronage. We can't wait to see you again next time! Best, Chelsea

  34. d

    dcdiner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The food was mediocre at best but service was ok. Overall not a great experience
  35. M

    Miles

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance. Drinks were good. Food was good, but service was on point. Our server was very attentive.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 6, 2022Hi, Miles! That’s so great to hear! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Chelsea

  36. P

    Patrick

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good. The staff were attentive and friendly

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 6, 2022Thank you, Patrick! Glad to hear you had a good time!

  37. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and spectacular service. Had a great family meal.
  38. KW

    KarenW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were greeted enthusiastically when we arrived and seated immediately. Service was a bit slow and the server seemed in a rush to leave our table each time they returned. Lemon drop martini served in something other than a martini glass. No room for substitutions, i.e. more shrimp instead of oysters on the waterman's platter. Food was good not great and definitely more casual than the “smart casual” dress attire mentioned on the website.
  39. I

    Ilikerestaurants

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Solid restaurant with decent service, excellent cocktails, and average to above average food. The view and atmosphere are unbeatable.
  40. T

    Tofumidget

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner on the enclosed patio! They easily accommodated our party of 9. Service was perfect from beginning to end, including a birthday dessert (thank you Nakia!). The oysters were very fresh. Everything was delicious!

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on December 5, 2022Hi there! So glad to hear you had a good time on our Riverwalk patio - it is very cozy and the view certainly makes for an enjoyable experience! I have passed on your kind words to your server, Makeya (she is wonderful, I agree!). We take great pride in both our food and service and glad that you found them both deserving of such high praise! See you next time! Best, Chelsea

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 2230 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 30 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–9:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 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. Both scenic indoor and outdoor spaces available. Conveniently located just minutes from Capitol Hill and Downtown, 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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