The Salt Line

4.7
1347 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Salt Line is currently offering primarily OUTDOOR Patio Seating and limited indoor STANDARD seating. Due to the regulations on our seating capacity, we are asking guests to please limit their reservation stays to 2 hours. All guests must arrive with a face mask and all seating adheres to current DC covid rules and restrictions. Six guests is the maximum at any one table. All alcohol service and consumption must cease by 10pm. Outdoor reservations are covered and there are heaters at every table. If unsure of status of outdoor reservation due to weather please call the restaurant. If weather does not permit outdoor seating, we may be able to move your outdoor reservation inside but cannot guarantee indoor seating. If weather does not allow outdoor seating we do also offer the TSL TO-GO as an option for a home Salt Line experience-click the CAVIAR link on our open table profile to order for pickup or delivery. We look forward to your visit!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1347 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipN2FabFood
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the heaters outside and the beautiful view!

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vipAlyssaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating area is fantastic. It was such a great experience with my family to sit back have some wine and good food.

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vipMrsHOHO
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great outdoor dining setup. Lots of heaters, tables spaced quite far apart (much more than 6 feet), excellent service. Haven’t found a better place to dine outside. Food excellent — don’t miss the Brussels sprouts and Stuffies.

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EdwinF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, great service. Perfect place for a date night out.

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EllenW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for outdoor seating and nice ambiance. They have heaters galore, and clear tent like structures to block the wind coming off of the water.

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Dave
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TSL is our go-to while biking in DC. They’ve done a great job with CV19 requirements and continue to offer great food and drinks. Our server, Morgan, was amazing! She has such a great attitude, offered great suggestions and has a great sense of humor! Morgan completed a superb afternoon for us! Thank you Morgan and thanks TSL!

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SusanH66
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A belated birthday lunch with a friend. Salt Line is well organized. Very nice food, we had the fish sandwich. Great outdoor location, it was a cold day and the heaters were not on (maybe because it was windy) which was a shame

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal and the food is always excellent!

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vipKatharine
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We live in DC and had friends visiting from out of town and wanted to try something around the ballpark. Ordered a Bloody Mary - had one sip and it was not very good (negative) and gave it back to waiter and they credited our bill (positive). Ordered pumpkin soup which came out cold but did not want to send something else back so I ate it without complaining. The beet/burrata salad had a nice portion of burrata but only had 3 tiny slices of beets so I would have really called it just a burrata salad. Our friends said their meal was ok...but I will probably try another restaurant next time I head down to the Navy yards.

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MariaB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just discovered this place last week and now I’ve been twice. I’m so grateful for the outdoor seating options. The food and drink were terrific - I can recommend the oysters, poached halibut, Brussels sprouts, onion rings. The drinks menu is great too. And we had excellent service to boot.

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vipJamesK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service.

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vipSCD2
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our best dining experience since the "time before." We are very careful these days, and Salt Line made us feel totally comfortable. Our server was excellent, and the food and cocktails were very good. Best of all, it was a lovely afternoon, and we were seated with a great view of the water and the new Douglass bridge. We are looking forward to going back whenever the weather allows.

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Brian
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, the heat lamps made a chillier afternoon for outdoor lunch enjoyable!

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vipLauraR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining overlooking the water. Great service too!

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hwal08
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Love the food, the wine menu is exciting, and service is always fantastic. Thanks for a great evening :)

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vipagirlthatlovesgreatfood
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always good. The staff is always accommodating and excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Saltline for a perfect Saturday afternoon meal on the patio! Food was amazing (olive oil poached halibut would fit right in at one of DC’s super high-end places), and really great service for us and our pup.

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vipChristopher
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The crab dip was good, as were the oysters, but several of us had the fish sandwich and it totally lacked flavor. Just overall bland, which was disappointing. It looked delicious, but just didn't get it done.

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vipScotty
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hard to truly say due to covid and restrictions, but it was a good meal. Lobster roll and fries were good, first beer was room temp but was quickly replaced at no charge. Sat inside near the bar at a makeshift table, but that was fine. In the end, a tad overpriced for what was received.

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vipBruin
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice venue, food good, wine selection lacking.

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MadisonT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Our server provided recommendations on everything we asked for and made our time there truly enjoyable.

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RainaJ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The atmosphere was nice. It was a little cold. The food was pretty good but the service was mediocre. I didn't particularly like my waiter. He made me feel some type of way because I asked him to add cheese to my sandwich... He never once asked if we needed anything, if we liked the food, did we want anything additional. I had to wave him down to get our check. I had planned on getting dessert but he made me lose interest. Every month I make it a point to go to a restaurant I've never experienced. This one, I probably won't come back. Thanks for the memory though

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

It was great! Three hours later I was sick. Great service though! Would try again.

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BrendenL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We came here while visiting from Missouri on our anniversary. We chose this place because we wanted some nice sea food in a nice restaurant and was thoroughly disappointed. Their menu had barely anything on it, we looked at the online menu before we came and chose this restaurant based off of that menu, however, when we got there the menu was maybe 1/4 of what was online. Our bill in total came out to about $100 with a tip and the food was mediocre at best. Save your time and go to the food trucks.

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Jayce
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, on point. Never fails. It’s why it’s my “go to” for people who haven’t been to my hood before. Mack delivered impeccable service, and everything was delicious. Best kept secret in DC is their burger. Don’t sleep on it. Exceptional value. Newly added tents and heaters add to the ambience, still feeling like you’re outdoors and safe, as opposed to patios that just feel enclosed and an extension of indoors.

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Understand that The Salt Line means it - food was overly salty

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vipdonnaB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Salt Line! When they first opened I really felt that their menu was limited but they have done a excellent job keeping menu updated! Only complaint is when they do something I ❤️❤️ and they move on to something different but usually that new item is delicious!

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vipDorienB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is great option to dine indoors with ample social distancing a quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting from out of state!

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vipMEP57
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking COVID precautions seriously. Food was wonderful as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful with great covered outdoor seating for a cold rainy day. Heaters are a wonderful touch.

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RachelK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating & friendly delicious food fun festive atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood Tower was delicious! Amy was outstanding in taking care of us. We truly enjoyed everything. Thank you!

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vipcameo1970
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and food. The poached halibut was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in DC!

The Salt Line
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks for the visit and review- always nice to hear from another member of the smash burger fan club!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

It was our wedding anniversary and I requested a nice table with a view of the river. They only have outside tables but with j n I’ve weather it was good to sit outside. Know it was our anniversary they still put us opposite a large and loud group celebrating a 30th birthday. So much for have some intimacy. For drinks my wife ordered a habanero margarita. They instead used jalapeños and it was very weak I ordered a martini which they served in a cocktail glass. We orders oysters since they promoted that in their marketing and yet had a very limited selection and we tried them all. None were that good. My wife ordered the beef tips for her entree and we sent it back. It wasn’t steak tips as we thought. It was pot roast which was way over cooked and dry. I ordered the crispy rock fish. The fish was “ok” but only about two inches long. For our anniversary they gave us two Whoopi pies. I think they had Ben frozen because they stil very hard and the piece I tried was also very dry. Best I can say is it’s a pub at fine dining prices.

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Monte
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was subpar for the pricing. Would not go back for a second time. I would rather settle for Red Lobster.

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AlanL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal with brilliant service. Busy but the servers worked hard. The heaters mean eating outdoors in the evenings is absolutely fine.

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SusanH66
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outside dining venue with lights, heaters, even fire places. You can bring your dog (I didn’t realise but will next time). Good food and service. Took off a star as many tables have stools not chairs (we asked to be moved and were accommodated) and originally the waiter forgot the rolls we ordered. Will definitely go there again, nice setting, vibe and atmosphere.

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FoodieVisitor
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate outside where the tables are well spaced and they are doing a good job of keeping people safe. They also have added heaters. The drink and food was very tasty and the service was great. Definitely plan on going back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Salt Line using the Order Online button. The Salt Line also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Salt Line also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-2368.

The Salt Line is rated 4.7 stars by 1347 OpenTable diners.

The Salt Line does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=e58706d3.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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