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The Salt Line

419 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (85)
  • Scenic View (57)
  • Good for a Date (55)
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 419 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

My new favorite restaurant!

shaq (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

Exceptional prices for average food and limited bar options.

JmKo (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

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).

Flinney (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

I had been to Salt Line once before and it was fine. Good enough to treat an out of town guest to dinner. I was disappointed in the menu didn't have the range of seafood I was expecting. As I had had monkfish the night before at another restaurant, I didn't chose that. My dinner guest had never had rockfish so I recommended she try that and it was delicious. I ended up with the rock shrimp cacciatore and, honestly, I was disappointed. Rather than whole shrimp, there were occasional cut up pieces of rock shrimp in the tomato-based sauce. I don't know, maybe this is how you have to serve rock shrimp but I wasn't impressed. On the other hand, I ordered a sauvignon blanc glass of wine which I had to return. One sip was all I needed. It was akin to grapefruit juice in its tartness, something I'm not used to in sauv blancs. The server gladly replaced it with a pinot grigio, which was much more to my liking. The service was excellent and very professional.

JasperS (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and I have been looking forward to trying the Salt Line for a while, and we were not dissapointed. Everything was excellent, and well within our expectations of value.

Rich (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I've eaten there before and liked it, but this time both the food and service was mediocre .

vipDishOnSpigola (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The seafood charcuterie was terrific and different. Nice raw bar options and wine/beer list. The fried food was good, but not as outstanding as the other items.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was very good at the restaurant. One of the reasons we had such a great time was because we were put in a booth that was very private. If we had not, I think the experience would have been nice but not as special. Our waitperson was knowledgable and very friendly.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Went for a birthday. Staff was the absolute best. Food was even better. Highly recommend!

Jimmy (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The Good was very good. My compliments to the chef.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice place, great view and service. Food was excellent but somewhat overpriced for the small portions; you even had to pay for the (delicious) rolls.