The Salt Line
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Salt Line's New England-style seafood, outdoor bar, and attractive dining room are perfect for a date or dinner with parents in Navy Yard.
The Salt Line is my neighborhood restaurant. I've brought many of my friends in the past 2 years. I very much appreciate Philip's service. He's always on point and very gracious. Merci Beaucoup for another fantastic dinner. The Crudo was exquisite as the fresh Lobster salad. See you soon. Karine
Food was great and the view and atmosphere were awesome! Service was really good without being intrusive.
The Salt Line has the BEST shellfish and fish in the area. Their lobster roll is FILLED with the best parts of the lobster, but it's hard to single one dish. All of their dishes we've tasted so far have been over the top. Ambience is delightful and will be even more so in warm weather sitting outside. The service has been EXCELLENT each time we've been. Thank you!!
Outstanding! Reminded me of being home in Massachusetts. Great menu and great service. Very refreshing dining experience
Delicious fresh seafood, creative but not fussy. The ambiance is cozy and lively. Oyster shooters are excellent!
This is a beautifully designed, delicious place to eat. The selection of oysters was lovely and the rest of the menu was just as strong. Lovely cocktail menu with a particularly tasty hot toddy. Will definitely return for date night in the future. Thanks for an awesome meal.
Excellent food, drinks and service on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon. As good an experience as it was, I can only image how nice it will be with some milder spring weather overlooking the Anacostia River.
The food was delicious, the view was beautiful, and the service was fantastic—our server helped us with menu choices and even offered to swap a drink I didn’t care for after she helped me pick it out. Overall, a great dining experience.
I ordered the Watermen's platter. the fries fish was too greasy
Loved, loved the lobster roll. Best I have ever had. Food overall was delicious. Excellent service also!
Great for brunch. Cocktails and raw bar a bit pricey but overall food was wonderful and service great!
The Salt Line is the best! Food was amazing, service was friendly & attentive, everything was just great for a celebratory night out with good friends. Get there, fast!
had a very good dinner. Two fish dishes, both good. clam chowder warm, not hot. Service is terrific, very helpful in explaining dishes but not pushing anything either. parking garage just behind restaurant. pretty loud, but what place isnt anymore.
For starters, our server, Nia, was outstanding!! Nia was very professional, informative, and helpful; job well done. Speaking of noise level, our party was very happy with the ambiance and noise level; quite nice being able to carry on a conversation without having to yell across the table. Thank you.
Wonderful oysters and very attentive service. Great seafood dishes.
Our party were friends catching up on life. We went on a Monday holiday so the noise level was great. The fried clam appetizer was well prepared and worthy of a top notch New England seafood restaurant. The Portuguese seafood stew was tasty and reminded me of being in Fall River, MA, home to such a dish. The halibut poached in duck fat was tasty. I would have wished for a bit less of the braised radicchio. It's strong bitterness almost overwhelmed the unctuous texture and delicate flavor of the duck fat poached fish. Our waiter was sensitive to our desire to talk and gave us time for conversation while periodically checking in to see if we were ready to order the nextl course. Since it was a slow night we were not under pressure to turn over our table. We could here ourselves talk without raising our voices, a rare thing in the DC area. I would choose this restaurant for a dining treat any time out side of the baseball season!
For a dozen oysters, costs $45. That’s very expensive. I’ve never paid that much for small oysters. Other than that, the good tasted great.
Gus was a great server. She is very personable and discrete!
Love the food!
Unreal. Such an incredible experience and a must visit restaurant!
Our server, Nia, was VERY knowledgeable and helpful! She went out of her way to make sure we had a great evening. We will definitely be back.
Food and service was great!
the Kraken seafood tower was about the best tower we've had - great for 4 people
Fun location but food was mediocre. We split the mixed seafood grill which consisted mainly of limp french fries. The grilled scallop and oyster bites (2 per species) was tasty, light and not greasy. The raw oyster shooter was all right, passable. Clam chowder tasted like cream and I didnt see any clams or potato bites in it. The halibut with grilled vegetables was again passable but couldve been brighter, bit of acid maybe. So many good restaurants in this town so I’d go elsewhere next time
Lovely restaurant with just the right amount of seafood vibe decor. Service by Don was first class. Food In a word-delicious! This from a Maryland native. Roasted oysters fabulous cooked perfectly. We will be back.
From the time we arrived we just received service beyond our expectations. The hostess was on her game, the waiter and his assistant had personality and professional. I believe our waiter was Matt , he knew the menu, suggested a few house specials and picked up that it was my dates Birthday. They scored a ten in a great dining experience, finished the night by bringing a fudge sundae for the birthday girl! Sure will recommend and we will be back!!
The food was very tasty and well done! The only complaint was that we had reservations and still had to wait 20-30 minutes for a table which we thought was a bit ridiculous. Also there is no where to wait. As soon as you walk in there is the hostess stand and the little space between the door and the stand is a coat check rack. It was way too cold to wait outside so we were awkwardly waiting right in front of the door inside and right on the hostess stand. Luckily no one else was waiting.
Menu is a little limited in the entree side but there are plenty of sides to share.
My wife and I love eating at the salt line!
The food was really, really good. The service was really disappointing. We MIGHT try again, but probably not. Too many options.
The service was wonderful and accommodated the needs of my family with toddler in tow very easily. The kitchen and staff were responsive to our concerns about peanuts in the food due to an allergy. The food was generally very good as well, though my dish was a little on the salty side. And the atmosphere and views were excellent. Can't wait to go back.
Best oysters I have had in DC. Drinks were great too.
The food attempts to be very New England authentic. Chowder needs more clams and the stuffed clams ('stuffies' on menu) had a little too much breading. The $26 lobster was very good and we would return for that item. Overall, it was a good (not great) dining experience. The owners clearly spent money on the interior of the restaurant - it is full of maps, photos and nautical decorations. The server (Gus) was very attentive and she deserves 5 stars.
Right on the river and next to the stadium - we really enjoyed the oysters and the blend of flavors in the dish. This is our 3rd time to visit and we will go back
The meal was simply overpriced. The food here is OK, but not a wow at all. SE DC is a hike for us, and this meal isn’t worth the drive or the cost. The baked oysters weren’t exciting, the beef tips were average, and the fries were cold and soggy. Only the oyster selection and the lobster roll were really good.
Attention to detail on every point. Food, service, drinks; all perfect. If I were closer, I'd go here far too often.
Our server was awesome, she went out of her way to be sweet to our young daughter!
Fantastic! The cocktails and dishes were unique and very delicious. We went here for brunch and this place did not disappoint - we also love a year round oyster bar! Highly recommend the lobster omelet and duck confit. The decor of this place is also absolutely adorable with views right on the water.
My fiancé and I went here totally based on an online review we found looking for a good seafood spot. We were pleasantly surprised by the great atmosphere and fantastic food. The oyster stroganoff was fantastic along with the baked oysters. The service was thoughtful and pleasant without being overbearing. Overall, the food was way above what we expected and will definitely revisit Salt Line.
Outstanding seafood! Smart ownership group who gets it and has a cool bar with nice waiters. Outstanding service andnindoor/outdoor options for drinks/dining.
Fun place on the waterfront/navy yard. Great cocktails, oysters and seafood