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The Salt Line

427 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (78)
  • Good for a Date (52)
  • Scenic View (48)
The Salt Line menu and cuisine is New England embodied in Washington, DC. Drawing inspiration from the Northeast’s best oyster houses, The Salt Line will focus on seafood – both fish and shellfish. The raw bar will feature the best bivalves and crustaceans the east coast has to offer. In addition to the raw bar program, Chef Bailey and his team will create both comfort classic like fried clams and Boston baked beans as well as truly elevated chef-driven options like octopus terrine and seafood charcuterie. Finally, The Salt Line will be the first restaurant in DC to participate in the Dock to Dish program which works directly with local fishermen to highlight only the freshest, most sustainable catches. “New England meets Chesapeake”
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Shellfish, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday:
Outdoor Bar & Patio: 3:00 - Midnight
Indoor Bar & Restaurant: 5:00 - Midnight

Saturday & Sunday:
11:00am - Midnight
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Phone number
(202) 506-2368
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kyle Bailey
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Cross street
South Capitol St
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Parking details
Parking Garage available. Increased parking rates on Nationals Home game days.
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Public transit
Navy Yard Metro.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 427 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLilnah (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Went for the burger. one of the best in the city! Very delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I met a mentor from work and we both left with a great impression that Salt Line is doing something different than other places around town. The seafood charcuterie was well executed and extremely unique with monkfish live pate and a fantastic seafood boudin blanc. Both mains were great with an Asian style mackerel and a monkfish osso buco which were well executed, tender and meaty. Keep up the regular menu changes to see what is in season!

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. Service was good, not great. Busboy took forks and side plates without replacing. Beer took a while to arrive. One of three entrees lagged several minutes (5?) behind the other two. Water ran out at one point. Staff was friendly, though. Lastly, when we arrived, we had to ask for a seat with a water view instead of the one we were given by the front door, whereas we should’ve been offered the best available table without having to ask.
I am a vet of the business, so I am picky but also appreciate excellence. Overall? I’ll be back.

vipSusan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We are never disappointed! Fabulous setting; wonderful service; great food!

FLAGAL (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

My daughter's birthday. Nice view of the waterfront. Right behind the Nationals stadium but no game, no crowds, free street parking, great oysters. Lobster roll and rockfish were excellent!

vipBestburger (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The burger was so incredibly delicious! The seafood was fine, but the burger is where its at.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our party expanded unexpectedly from 4 to 5. They quickly rearranged a table for us that was in the quieter area. The service was so good and everyone seemed happy about working there. We would love to go back.

vipHunter1953 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Nice place, but some dishes "missed" on Feb 16. Kale salad was great--the Humbolt Fog cheese did it, but monkfish osso buco was just odd. Understand trying to be creative, but sauce had a bitter edge similar to having burned an ingredient or in deglazing. Rockfish was nice but nothing special.Service was very nice, and some interesting beers, but there are many better places in the area, I'm afraid.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Our waitress, Frankie, was fantastic! The seafood was fantastic. The drinks selection was pretty good. Overall our experience was because of Frankie. There was one drawback and that was the desserts. The selection was limited.

erictolliver79 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My new favorite restaurant!

shaq (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had the fisherman's platter. Oysters and scallops were overcooked . Cat fish tasty. Fries and onion rings also a bit cooked too hard.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Sophisticated, highly nuanced food at reasonable prices. Attentive, good-natured service. The best of both worlds. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

vipBarry (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Location is great for baseball and coming soccer. Also a short drive to Arena Stage so if parking at Arena is not a problem it is in an excellent location. I'm not sure how it would be before a Nats' game fro parking and easy access to Stadium.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Exceptional prices for average food and limited bar options.

JmKo (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was just meh—not bad, but lacking in flavor. This was true of every dish we had, except the rapini which was really garlicky and spicy (OK for me, but almost choking spicy).