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The Salt Line - Navy Yard, Washington, DC

The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.6
4.6
2111 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers indoor STANDARD seating and OUTDOOR Waterfront Patio Seating. OUTDOOR reservations are all covered traditional dining tables and are honored all weather (barring extreme weather conditions). 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 and assistance. Additionally we offer a large outdoor bar area with first come first served hightop and lounge seating. If you are interested in or prefer to reserve bar space please specify in your reservation guest notes or call the restaurant directly. For groups larger than 14 contact events@thesaltline.com. We look forward to your visit!

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 106 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–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 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 2,111 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. j

    josephm

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The week was very minimum food came right out and say it was great overall? A really good
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Party of 6. We had a great time. Excellent, truly excellent, friendly competent service. Food and drinks were amazing. A warning—we’ll be back!
  3. M

    Matty

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The waitress took an order for three of the members of my party for oysters. She left and didn’t come back for 10 minutes for my appetizer order. The oysters came out right away. I waited another 15 or 20 minutes for my Crudo. Three of the dinners came out together The fourth dinner didn’t come out at all until we asked where it was and then it took another 10 minutes. Food was good, service was very uncharacteristic
  4. TS

    TimothyS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outside patio with water view, quit and staff could not have been more accommodating. Food was very good as we all had sandwiches from the lunch menu.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for lunch to treat myself for my 30th birthday. I had requested a outdoor table but they were all full so they gave me a window table inside which was nice. I got a dressed lobster roll with fries and a daiquiri and it was worth the price. Will definitely go here again.
  6. V

    Vegetarian

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food is not good. It used to be decent but it is borderline terrible now. The buratta tomato salad was inedible. Even after sending back it was included on the check and only taken off after we complained. I usually wouldn’t do that but it was so awful they need to know and shouldn’t charge people for it. Not sure I will go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Olga was a wonderful server! Very knowledgeable and timely in her service!
  8. JE

    JoEllen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Disappointing experience. Aside from the excellent service, the rest of our dinner was very mediocre.
  9. JP

    JonathanP

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Most of the courses were excellent - well-prepared and quite tasty. The oysters were fresh and delicious. We particularly enjoyed the Nashville style soft-shell crabs and the gazpacho with scallop relish. But we were disappointed with the texture and flavor of the halibut entree. While it looked pristine and lovely on the plate, the texture was mushy- not at all flaky as fresh halibut should be- and the flavor was similarly lacking. The razor clam appetizer preparation tasted more of the garnish than clam. We also thought the flourless chocolate dessert was excellent!
  10. k

    karisag

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was ok. Fish was overcooked. Service was efficient.
  11. AH

    AmirH

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant for seafood. Great food and great service. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. Our go to place for a great seafood meal in DC.
  12. M

    Madi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salt line is the best- good food, drinks and service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We had really high expectations for this restaurant but it was a real disappointment. Food was not up to the standard I would have expected. Service was mediocre at best. Hopefully this was just a one off but sadly we would not return nor would we recommend.
  14. B

    Buckeye

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We decided to sit inside because of the temperatures outside. We had a fabulous server that acknowledged us as soon as we sat down....he was very busy with other customers. But, have to say that the food was just ok. My husbands dish was good, soft shell crab appetizer. But mine, the clam sandwich, was a disappointment. The clams were tiny and tough. There was supposed to be slaw on the sandwich, but there was hardly any. We have eaten here other times and had a much better experience. We will go back and give them another chance.
  15. LP

    LisaP

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was excellent, actually, all the staff we encountered was top shelf. Great place to eat along the river. Prices are reasonable and they have a great wine & beer menu.
  16. TT

    TeresaT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and well-prepared. The razor clam ceviche was flavorful with tomatillos and not too spicy. The Crispy Skin Rockfish was perfectly prepared and had a depth of mushroom flavor in the sauce. The Olive-Oil Poached Black Bass was also delicious. Service was good and attentive, but the restaurant was a bit on the noisy side.
  17. AW

    AlanW

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Outdoor table in a great location. Shaded from the sun. Staff was very helpful and service was outstanding. We had brunch ahead of a baseball game and the timing was perfect.
  18. MB

    MarkB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I felt forgotten. No one checked to see if the food came out as we had requested and I could have used a second glass of wine when the food was served but it wasn’t brought to me
  19. n

    nlkflyn

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to grab a nice meal before a NATS Game.
  20. CG

    CaffinG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent Service! Dined inside but longed to be outside. I will visit again. This visit included a quick birthday celebration and my server delivered.
  21. L

    Laura

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good view and fun cocktails
  22. r

    ricardoa

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I wanted to like this restaurant- great location near Nationals ballpark, lots of people and energy, and nice facility. However, the food was mediocre at best. Clam chowder was mostly bacon and oyster crackers- and almost no clams. Fish portion was tasty but tiny in size.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic.
  24. RV

    RichardV

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    The table where were seated was next to the door leading to the side patio opened and closed at least 100 times and we were constantly chasing flies from our food. Very embarrassing in front of my guests that I had invited for dinner
  25. M

    Maddy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was really great. Food was as expected in terms of price given the area. Nothing about the food stood out, but it wasn't bad in any way! We were celebrating a birthday and they were surprised us with ice cream to celebrate. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Coddies way too salty. Clam po Boy sandwich was tiny for $25
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food, Service, and Location! It was hot outside, but nice water breeze. Highly recommend.
  28. H

    Hayden

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service as usual. High quality seafood and raw bar.
  29. B

    Brian

    Detroit

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Nice decor, excellent quality food that was great tasting. We will come back.
  30. HK

    HalK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’ve been here many times, and this time just wasn’t good. The lobster roll was chewy and dry, and the food overall was just mediocre when it had previously been great. Just ultimately not at all worth the price.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, food came fast, everything about it was wonderful. Loved our server Kenny!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was really good but the service was simply adequate. We were a party of nine and felt a bit rushed. Our server wasn’t very personable. I don’t remember her introducing herself and actually confused her for a host or runner until she asked about our food orders. I’ll be back for the food but will keep it completely casual at the bar or outside next time.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location, service, food and ambiance. You could get something simple like a great burger or fancy it up with crudo and seafood tower. I got a Paloma that just perfect! I can’t wait for the Bethesda location to open up!
  34. BE

    BEMN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely venue!! We ate inside because it was so hot that day, however, the outside seating and view was very inviting. We will need to go back on a cooler day to enjoy the outside as well. The food was good and service was fabulous. I would definitely go again to try something different. I had the smash burger, which was very good. My husband had oysters and clam chowder. He thoroughly enjoyed the oysters, but was a bit disappointed with the consistency of the chowder…too thin. Highly recommend for the overall experience.
  35. GF

    GoodFoodLovers

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Nice location, parking was convenient but had problems with paying, both at the machine and the gate. Oysters tasted good but were expensive, but perhaps those are the going prices these days. The hostess asked us more than once even though we told her right at the beginning that we had a reservation. Our waiter was ok, but did not offer to explain the menu after we said that it was our first time eating there.
  36. JW

    JillW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were a few minutes late for our reservation and the host was so accommodating. Service and food were great, although food was a bit pricey! Overall wonderful and would recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing happy hour!
  38. NV

    NativeVirginian

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice breeze on the patio, beers should be bigger for the price.
  39. KD

    KellyD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was awesome and the food was great! We had a party of 10 people, and we had a great time.
  40. t

    triplefryed

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner on the patio. Service was friendly, accurate, and helpful, but could have been more attentive. The food was presented beautifully, delicious, and well balanced. The ambience and experience was top notch. We'll be back for sure!

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 2111 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 106 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–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 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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