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The Salt Line - Navy Yard, Washington, DC

The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.6
4.6
2152 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

7:00 PM


Booked 69 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 2,152 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. MT

    MichaelT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t go wrong with a Salt Line lobster roll. Or two.
  2. MB

    MBC61

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great before the game option! Nice to be right on the river.
  3. s

    sara

    Baltimore

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Amazing service! Food was good-poached halibut was one bite! Burger was better than halibut. Good Brussels.
  4. JT

    JenT

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and a great views over the water. Definitely worth going again
  5. K

    Kelseyrt

    Richmond

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The food was so salty. We've been here before and enjoyed it, but my son and I each had different dishes, both too salty
  6. l

    luv2cook

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Limited menu but the quality of the food was excellent.
  7. RL

    RichardL

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our server Mikea was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful
  8. G

    Gstreet

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    I remember when The Salt Line was on top of its game. Not sure if there has been a massive turnover staffing wise, but the service has gone downhill precipitously. Everyone from the hostess to the bartenders to the servers move at a glacial pace. As one friend said - Do I need to send up a flare to get any of the three bartenders attention? - sums up the experience.
  9. KE

    KEArion

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This is a cool spot close to the Nationals baseball stadium with lots of outdoor seating and yummy cocktails. But their menu is limited, and when I went, even though it was a weekend at dinner time, they were already sold out of several of their food items. It's a weekend AND a game day: the restaurant should be prepared to have plenty of food! We ended up just leaving after the drinks since we couldn't get the food we wanted.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    The team was great about working with us on allergy accommodations.
  11. JE

    JETTRY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Two recommendations. First their brunch menu not on line. Second when requesting outdoor seating request shade since some tables are not fully shaded.
  12. HA

    HillaryA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid menu with great service and an awesome location!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went after a Nats game—we were not disappointed! Great local oysters, the fired fish sandwich was light and delicious, great crispy rockfish and fabulous brussel sprouts wish fish sauce and maple (sounds weird but amazing)! Waiter was really helpful and friendly, good team service, paced just right. Party atmosphere and pretty load outside, we sat inside, where if you are far enough from the lively bar conversation is pretty easy. Will be back!
  14. PP

    PamP

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our time. Great server, great food and drink recommendations. Everything was superb! Oh and the weather was perfect!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! Noisy patio, but inside was great.
  16. MF

    MrsFL

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, service, ambiance and view! Can’t wait to eat there again.
  17. DC

    DCfoodfan

    Washington DC

    168 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We chose Salt line for the location, knowing we preferred outdoor seating and wanted a special place to celebrate with friends. The water view from the patio was lovely, the service was very good and the food was fine. We chose the restaurant more for the ambience than the food and enjoyed our evening.
  18. MB

    MarceloB

    Miami

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service, waitress rushing us at all times. We ordered main course and 5' later she comes saying they run out of it...
  19. PT

    PatT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations weeks in advance for six, with an outside table at 5:30 so we could eat and head across the street for the Nationals game vs. the Orioles. We were seated promptly at 5:30, and given a wonderful table with great views of the river and Frederick Douglas bridge. The food was great (as always), enjoyed a selection of raw oysters, delicious appetizers, and following the recommendations of our waiter, none of us were disappointed in our entrees. Service was superb, just a great experience. It is quite costly, but guess you get what you pay for.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Got two appetizers and both weren’t great and way over priced for the quantity and taste. Small portion of crab dip and chips were stale. The tomato salad was odd and a very small portion. The server was slow and not attentive.
  21. l

    leahbnyc

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a fabulous brunch (thanks Kenny!) at The Salt Line! Visiting from NYC we were trying to find a spot with great food and that harbor ambiance - this nailed it. Was appreciative that they let me sit outside with my dog as well. Will definitely be back next time I'm in town!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Overpriced, small portions and too noisy.
  23. RD

    ReidD

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dinner on the very pleasant outside deck gives a view of the river. The food is mostly quite good - the grilled asparagus was outstanding - but the crab dip and clam chowder were nothing special.
  24. S

    Sukki10

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I love The Saltline...yesterday was my third visit...The Waterman's Platter seemed a bit skimpier, but maybe I was hungry. I enjoyed my stuffies and my boyfriend enjoyed the Rockfish Tartare.
  25. EW

    ElizabethW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Service was great. Non-seafood dish was so so. It is a fun venue and has a great vibe. The black sea bass serving was puny and not worth the cost.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, where should I start with the Salt Line? I will start by saying we visited DC for 3 days and once coming here for dinner, we knew we had to squeeze in a second lunch visit. Olga was our server both times and she is our new best friend. The amount of menu knowledge she has is incredible and we made several edits to our weekend itinerary thanks to her local recommendations. She’s an absolute rockstar at her job. Although Olga was our main girl, every staff member we interacted with was so friendly and attentive. Moving on to the actual food, The Salt Line oysters are unreal (get the tower!!) and you absolutely need to try the lobster roll. I think I’m gonna have dreams about it. You will not regret your meal here!! Ask for Olga to make your experience that much better. Thank you for the amazing times!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We made. Reservation for an outdoor table but weren’t given one. Eventually we were seated in the bar area outdoors - much louder and less pleasant than the indoor tables
  28. s

    summerdiva

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food is good. Service is very good. Atmosphere is very nice by the capital riverfront.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this place! Our server was on point, friendly with great recommendations. The food was amazing, we had oysters, credos, smash burger, Portuguese stew and hot dog. Everything was perfect. Can’t wait to be back!
  30. IT

    IngridT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The staff and service were outstanding! The only issue we had was being seated outside and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. But the staff was incredibly accommodating and moved us inside. I also had the best cheeseburger I’ve ever eaten in my whole life! Definitely will return, but I suggest if you are visiting during the summer months, get a table inside.
  31. MT

    MichaelT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect meal: The lobster roll — buttered, with fries. Brussels sprouts on the side. A glass of sparkling rose. You’re welcome.
  32. B

    Brickyard

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived during a quiet time and sat at the bar - 4pm on a Tuesday. Not sure what the bartenders name was, but she was a perfect combination of professional and fun. We ate outside and again, because it was early, we received all kinds of attention from the waitstaff. The food was magnificent. We will surely go back. Even great coffee to finish the meal which is something we often find lacking in even the best restaurants. That "last course" is so important to us and will often determine if we will go back.
  33. R

    Royal

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Helpful and personable staff. Hostess moved us from sunny area to shade and got us more comfortable seats. Waiter, Chris, was very friendly, helpful and efficient.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience for a summer day! The food is amazing but pricey.
  35. W

    Williet917

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location across from Nationals Park. Good selection of food on the menu, the drinks were tasty, thank you!!!
  36. MP

    MarkP

    New England

    60 reviews

    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall good quality and reasonable service; nice setting if you are seated to see the river view
  37. BS

    BobS

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent. Our server (Alison) was fantastic. The food was great and it's in a beautiful spot.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  39. C

    Coco09

    Central Texas

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, loved the oyster menu and happy hour specials, a little pricey.
  40. AH

    AndreaH

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, if not great, Nice scene by the river, but very noisy.

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 2152 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
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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