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The Salt Line

4.7
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1313 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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. Outdoor reservations are covered and in case of rain are still honored to best of our ability. If unsure of status of 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1313 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcameo1970
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and food. The poached halibut was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in DC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, highly recommend.

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MelGG
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at The Salt Line! We went for a special occasion and their attention to detail was amazing - they went out of their way to acknowledge our special occasion and even saved us a table with a beautiful view of the harbor! The food and service was great and everything was sanitized and clean complying with COVID safety protocols. Overall great experience!

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Ronnie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Salt Line in October during the pandemic but at the point when we were adapting to a new normal. It was a rainy day and I was concerned about sitting inside the restaurant but a friend was visiting from out of town and the unexpected rain and cold weather forced us to chose an inside table. I found the staff at the restaurant to be very conscientious as it relates to the cleanliness, table spacing, masks and enforcement of the restaurant policies designed to keep everyone safe. Our waiter was fantastic, the service was prompt, the waiter was well informed about the food and wine, he appeared at the right times and also disappeared for the right amount of time. The food was outstanding, I had the halibut and my friend had the rockfish and we both thoroughly enjoyed our dishes, we started with Oysters, a great selection, two of each, recommended by the waiter, the wine he recommended was great as well. It was overall a wonderful evening out when we really are limited in terms of going out during the pandemic and also concerned about being healthy. I highly recommend the Salt Line.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was EXCELLENT! Knew the bev menu extremely well - we were very impressed! Kudos to him!

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OpenTableGuest
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service and scenic outdoor venue to make for a memorable and safe birthday gathering! Will definitely be back!

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TheFreshBard
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed every part of my experience from service to food and drink. Best view of Navy Yard too

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D2St
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great atmosphere, especially in this season of covid. The outdoor seating area was full of energy, but tables were spaced apart and host, greeters and servers were careful. Lobster roll was pricey but definitely well worth the splurge.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding can’t wait to go back

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vipJMike
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good option. Both inside and outside dining available. Fodd and service wre very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salt Line never fails to disappoint!

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Ingrid
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outdoors at The Salt Line at 5pm on a Wednesday evening felt safe, yet relaxed. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff wore masks and followed safe COVID protocols. The oysters, beer, and cocktails were delicious!

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gregorio202
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service....outdoor seating available.

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Kort
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! They took social distancing very seriously, which was great. The oysters were delicious, as were the fries.

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vipMolly
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great. Thank you!

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vipSJMc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside dining. Food and service are always the best

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Dante
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining atmosphere, but was disappointed by the lobster rolls and the drinks. There wasn’t much meat in either of our lobsters rolls and the drinks were sub par. Expensive meal for what we got.

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KiKi
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Oysters here are SO fresh, great lobster roll too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender/server knew exactly how to explain the menu in detail and offer suggestions

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shorebird
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anyone who doesn't appreciate the level of safety and service they are offering during these crazy times, while serving great food in a wonderful outdoor environment, should just stay home. Truly a great restaurant.

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KateW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience eating outside on the covered patio; restaurant was very organized about reservations and seating.

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GiovanniB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 6th trip to Salt Line. It is always excellent.

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EllenR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and food. We really enjoyed a night out

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Clam chowder was not good

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vipBeenAroundtheBlock
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend to anyone who has trepidations about eating out during COVID. They do a terrific job of making you feel comfortable and safe. Food is exceptional as is service. A great establishment to support so we can be sure it is here after COVID.

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vipMStew
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot on the water. The food never disappoints and I always have a tough time deciding which item on the menu to get. Our table devoured the scallops, beef tips and Halibut. The wine selection is fantastic and the cocktails are all wonderful. The patio ambiance was cozy with tons of fresh air thanks to the water front view. There are even heat lamps at night to ensure you stay warm. I can’t recommend this place enough and brought some DC newbies to this spot who already plan on making it a regular restaurant.

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vipJackieB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience yet again. The cocktails were great and the stuffed clams were some of the best we've ever had (and we are from New England).

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DenaT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved celebrating my birthday at Salt line! And thanks to the host, I had an extra special seat to celebrate!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and patio fantastic

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. It was a little chilly but they had propane heaters and blankets to give out. Very cute ambiance.

The Salt Line
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thanks for your visit and review- so glad you enjoyed your Salt Line experience and we were able to keep you cozy and warm. Hope you can join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great location! Food was fantastic!

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vipPeteKappie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and drinks with lots of outdoor seating.

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MartiH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great and scallop special was delicious. Great service - attentive but not too much. The patio is so lovely this time of year!

The Salt Line
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thanks for your visit and review- so glad you enjoyed your Salt Line experience. We're gonna be keeping our patio going for quite a while so hope you can join us again soon!

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ilovefoodandwine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. If you are looking for an outdoors location this was great. They have heaters for the chilly weather and ever offered blankets.

FAQs

The Salt Line does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

The Salt Line is rated 4.7 stars by 1313 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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