The Salt Line
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
choice of dressed or buttered, split top bun, market price
Dozen Unshucked Oysters
Choice of local Chesapeake or New England oysters to take home, lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, seasonal mignonette Pick-up Only!
Other Half / Seafood Tower / DIPA / 8% / DC
hopped w. Galaxy, Motueka, & Idaho
Very nice place, great food, excellent service, courteous staff, we really enjoyed the entire time.
This was my third and last time trying to make this restaurant a worthy dining experience. First, the host took too long to check people in. He needed some help. The server seemed overworked too. He asked me to repeat our drink order (it was only two of us) at least three times after leaving the table supposedly to place the order. On top of that, he didn't know what type of vodka they offered other than Tito's. We asked for Grey Goose, nope. We asked for Kettle One, nope. My dinner partner finally said, "just tell me what you DO have". The only thing he could think of was Tito's. Once that ordeal was over and we thought we'd get our drinks, the bartender came over to verify the order! All I wanted was a glass of ginger ale and I got seltzer water. I was looking forward to some raw oysters. Of the seven or eight varieties offered, only three were available. My partner was looking forward to the fried Ipswich clams. One bite revealed an oversalted batter. He had to send them back and the server informed us that he had to ask the manager if he could take them off our bill. I don't care who you ask, that's not our problem. We're not paying for food that's not edible. Next, we ordered our entrees, baked cod for him and seared scallops for me. Unlike the clams, both dishes were absolutely tasteless. Not a drop of seasoning. My partner even suspected that his fish had been frozen. We picked around the dishes but they were not enjoyable at all. Finally, because we were still hungry, we asked for the dessert menu. It included some weird choices that were no more appealing than our entrees. By this time, we just wanted the check so we could go get something to eat! We ended up paying almost $150 (including tip) for that crap. I'm done with this restaurant. Next!
Awesome restaurant if you want to sit by the river w/ a couple friends and enjoy an afternoon!
Wonderful food and ambiance. A bit pricey for the amount of food you are given, however the food is great!
Top tier service The food tasted fresh and flavorful Always a great time
The food was OK but the views were beautiful! Waiter was extremely personable, nice and accommodating. I would recommend...
Horrible service. Decent food, but not good value.
It was an excellent dinner and the service was great.
It was good. We really enjoyed ourselves. Music was a touch loud
We are never disappointed at Salt Line - delicious food and great ambience! Gorgeous views!
I was happy with the service. Our server was patient and explained all the bees to us. The fish was so well seasoned.The oysters were extremely fresh.
Went for an afternoon snack, my 8 year old and I enjoyed the seating & the view. We could see the water and were far enough away from people that we felt comfortable. Unfortunately the kids menu is limited (only 3 options). I complete get that the location is in a predominantly single white area, however we gotta have more options for the babies. Over all good afternoon, great oyster selection and an attentive without being annoying staff.
They started HH at 1pm! Half priced oysters and beer, what more could I ask for!!!
Always great service and yummy food. A favorite spot for outdoor dining in the Nacy Yard.
Lovely spot for an afternoon snack and beverage before the baseball game. The staff works together and cover the whole patio so service was shockingly fast and wonderful. Friendly staff, terrific drinks, great atmosphere!
Our server, John, was incredible! We will definitely come back again and again to see him! So hospitable, friendly and knowledgeable.
First time to Salt Line — we had a great server & excellent hospitality, along with very good food & drinks. The patio & atmosphere were beautiful — just a great experience all around. We live a couple blocks away, so we’ll be back, often.
One of our favorite restaurants! But unfortunately, this time our meals came out before our 3 appetizers did, and then minutes later our appetizers came, got delivered to the wrong table, and were then delivered to us. So we had two meals, 3 different apps, drinks, waters and a water pitcher on our small table. Didn't get to enjoy the apps because our meals came beforehand. We also waited over 10 minutes before our waiter even came over to take our drink orders.
The outdoor seating was great! And so was the food :)
Ambiance was very good along and overall experience was good on the exception of the server and the crab. The server was inattentive and walked passed us several times before asking if we wanted a drink or even food. For the crab it would be great if they had an entree that was warm whether than only raw bar options.
The lobster roll is outstanding and the service is excellent.
Terrific restaurant. Great food, drink and ambiance.
Crab dip was tasty and the glazed carrots were fantastic. We liked the scallops dish very much; it was cooked perfectly and had nice accompanying garnishes and sauce. The black bass dish was a little disappointing. The fish portion was very small (maybe 2 ounces), the lima beans and peas were a bit undercooked, and overall it was a little bland (could have used more broth and maybe some sort of reduction). The server was awesome, very friendly and polite. We live nearby and dine with you frequently so we will definitely see you again. Thanks much.
Great food. Simple presentation and quick.
Had a great night at Salt Line! First, we felt very safe at tables appropriately spaced, and the whole staff double masked. Great drinks, delish food and the cool air coming off the water coupled with heaters made for a perfect evening!
Love this place! Super fun, great vibe and amazing seafood! The staff is great too.
I love coming here on nice days it’s one of my favorite spots to just enjoy the day with good food on the water
Great abnormally warm Saturday in March to enjoy outdoor dining. The Salt Line offers views and great food and overall ambiance. We had cocktails, oysters, the fam favorite Smash Burger and the Lobster roll. The food was good per usual. The service was a little slow. But overall good vibes and reservations are a must if you want to enjoy the outside dining. I overheard the host tell folks there was a 3 hour wait.
Always a great time at The Salt Line. We shared the crab dip and a variety of oysters. We enjoyed the lobster roll sandwich and crispy rockfish for our main dish and ended our date with glasses Prosecco.
Our first time dining here and it was an all around great experience! The sharable Waterman’s Platter appetizer is outstanding with one of the best fried pieces of fish that I’ve had in a long time. The clam belly appetizer is great too. Each piece of fried seafood was fried differently and not all together with the same batter. Good drinks and you can’t beat dining outdoors at The Navy Yard. The service is great including the very attentive management staff. We’ll be back!
Food and drinks were awesome! Best oysters I've had in a while. Will most definitely come back, especially in the summertime.
We sat outside under the tent, next to a heater on a brisk sunny day. We were made to feel welcome, the service was very good, and the food was also quite good. The setting is the main draw or us; love to have a view of the water.
My experience was everything. The food and drinks were amazing. All of the servers were super knowledgeable. But John our server was awesome. He made our experience great and I will definitely dine here again.
Very strange COVID rules. Asked me to wear a mask while standin at a high top. I can’t eat that way. They were very unaccomodating.
Great experience all around and exceptional service from everyone from the hostess to our waiter! Sat around one of the outdoor patio firepits and the entire atmosphere was just perfect. Also, the burger was one of the best I've had. Be sure to visit!
Good service, nice environment, and perfect place for our birthday dinner. The oysters were top notch!
Love this place! Fresh, fresh oysters and real fried clam belly’s.
Helped us facilitate a great double date! I'd accidentally booked for two instead of four and we were immediately told we could be taken care of outside. Service was attentive, and oysters were delicious. We can't wait to come back when it's warmer!
The service was great from the host, greeter, and waiter. The food was very good especially the oysters!
You can order delivery directly from The Salt Line using the Order Online button. The Salt Line also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-2368.
The Salt Line is rated 4.8 stars by 1450 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.