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Salt, Arlington, VA

Salt

4.7
4.7
524 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Amongst​ a sea of glass and steel tucked away from the hum of traffic, you’ll find Salt. Escape the confinements of your home and sink into the intoxicating beats while you enjoy bold flavors and timeless craft cocktails in a safe and cool environment. The refreshing and intimate vibe is an inner-city oasis. Get lost in conversation and enjoy the moment.

Entrance located below Open Road on Lynn St.
Salt Is Now Open Monday-Saturday at 5 pm!

Happy Hour | Monday-Saturday | Open – 7 pm
Half Off Bottled Wine | Salt Tuesdays | Open – 10 pm
Date Night | Monday | Open – 10 pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Speakeasy, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (703) 875-0491
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dane Sewlall
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What 524 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

524 Reviews
  1. DavidF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, tasty food, expert cocktails albeit expensive.

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  2. TonyS

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Just went for drinks. As always, excellent cocktails. The service this visit was not my favorite. We had moments where a server would come to the table ask if our drinks were okay, then a moment later another server would ask the same exact question. It was almost comical. It happened 3 total times during this visit and it was rather annoying while trying to have a conversation.

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  3. SpirosD

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, nice ambience. Hidden gem in Rosslyn

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  4. CourtneyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was eager to come to Salt after a friend told me about them and had good things to say. The ambiance is sexy, they have tables and booths that give it a lounge vibe. The lights are dim, it’s giving date night or girls night for sure. Service was stellar. Food was very tasty. I ordered the truffle fries, pork belly, bolognese, and the chocolate cheesecake. Amazing! By th time I ate all that I was full. Drinks were great too. I had a shot of tequila and Prosecco. I will definitely return.

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  5. JJWW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Long drink menu with top shelf bartenders. Food menu is shorter but everything is A+. Small intimate place, dim lights, good for date night, near Metro but no car parking.

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  6. LesW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Man...we love SALT! We had the Tempranillo and it came slightly chilled, just how we liked it. Jamie is the server we request whenever we go, and she is a major part of our experience. Although reservations are booked for Valentine's Day, we plan to 'hang out by the bar" and see if someone in Jamie's section cancels so we can have her as a server!! Worse case is Ricky and D, the excellent bartenders, will take care of us with our favorite Uncle Nearest 1884 Old Fashioned.

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  7. FrequentDiner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s was ok but not impressive and the food wasn’t worth the price.

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  8. GoldenBee

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing drinks. Shared plates, everything was delicious.

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  9. DCguy

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four people had four different dishes and everyone was very happy with their dinner!

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  10. KarimeD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not as the reviews says… steak was terrible. Service mediocre.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience. The cocktails and the food were incredible. Highly recommended.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salt is the swanky and sexy, the atmosphere feeds your eyes l… the food feeds your soul. All the food is absolutely delicious, I’ve enjoyed the wayyy burger, calamari , crab cake, gnocchi, and well I just pick knowing it’s gonna be Delish!!!! It’s not big and reservations a recommended.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The papardelle bolognese was delicious! Cool ambience. Tables are close together since the space itself is small so noise level was higher and could overhear other customer’s conversations.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent date spot, as long as you don’t mind spending a hundred or two or three

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  15. MatthewR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent place for a first date. Superb spot for getting to know someone.

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  16. Chabazz

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was amazing. Our server, the host crew and even the bartender that stopped by to say hello. The playlist and ambiance made for a perfect night.

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  17. ErikP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salt was a great experience with wonderful service and good drinks and food

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It Was My Husband And I First Time There. We Thought The Drinks Were Different And At The Same Time A Wonderful Taste. I Love How The Place Is Decorated, It’s Just A Different Vibe In Here! Will Definitely Come Back!

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  19. DavidS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for drinks and dessert. They were out of 1 of the 3 desserts they offer, which was the only one I wanted. Ordered another dessert. Ordered the Vanilla Bean pana cotta. Described as Flan. Tasted like vanilla pudding. Had to ask the waiter to come to the table at least 4 times, as he never came on his own to check on us. We would have ordered another round of drinks...which is why we went there. But it took too long. My wife and I eat out 3 days a week. I love speakeasys. This one isn't worth your time. Go to either their sister restaurant Trio in Falls Church. Top notch service, food, drinks, or Heirloom in Reston. Better atmosphere, service and drinks.

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  20. MrsPlant

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Would definitely go back. It was easy to finish within their 2 hour time limit.

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  21. QuinnC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful team in on New Year’s Day! Great drinks, food, experience!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was really excited to visit this place, but it was not the experience I envisioned. Was thinking it would be a dark, quiet, speakeasy type of feel, based on other reviews and articles about the place, but it just lacked the dark & sexy ambience. Unfortunately, probably won’t return.

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  23. EricaL

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Drinks not as excellent as expected. The burger was great though

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  24. MelissaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were amazing and food was very good. One of waiter’s was very kind but others were not cordial or pleasant at all. The biggest issue was they have a time limit on the tables even if you are ordering drinks and food!! The staff kept trying to take half eaten appetizers off the table and it was obvious they wanted to turn the table over even though we ordered several rounds of drinks. There were empty tables so it wasn’t like someone was waiting on or missing their reservation so the rush and rude staff that kept stopping by and rushing us just made for a less enjoyable time. I can understand a time limit when they have reservations but that was not the case here and we probably won't go back based on this experience despite the good food and drinks since there are a lot of other choices around that won’t push us out.
    SaltResponded on January 2, 2024
    Hi Melissa, I want to thank you for your review and your feedback. We are always striving to find ways to improve our operations and sincerely appreciate feedback from our guests. We will be discussing your review with on-site management to ensure that the issues you mentioned are resolved. We don't want our guests to feel rushed. Thank you so much for visiting, and we hope you will consider giving Salt, or any of our sister concepts like Circa, Trio, or Heirloom, a try. Kindest Regards, Jessica, Brand + Community Manager

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  25. Christi

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, even better service. The drinks were not only so delicious but served with a fun flare that was specific to each different one. An amazing time and would recommend every-time. Also, the burger was one of the best I’ve ever had. Favorite drink (we tried 4) was the cat called thyme (seasonal).

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here to celebrate a birthday as a group of 4. Food and drinks are always great. Staff are always welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable of the menu and able to make recommendations. We’re always satisfied when we come to Salt, and will continue coming again and again!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The craft cocktails are fantastically thoughtful and fun. The Wagyu burger is the best burger I’ve ever had. Beats Bobby Flay’s burger at Mesa Grill, and that’s impressive.

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  28. flotown

    Charlotte

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the one page fresh ingredient menu. The Bao buns were amazing and the pork belly's are a must Drinks are the speciality so definitely try one of their cocktails. Non rushed service and food comes out quick. Will definitely be back

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very trendy place with good food and drinks. Not suggested for intimate conversation.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very calm speakeasy vibe, food was great. Will definitely be going back

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  31. OpenTableUserDC

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from start to finish. We came for the cocktails but were also wowed by the food. We loved the crispy pork belly, tuna entree, and pappardelle bolognese. The Mo Fi-Ya drink is my go-to for whenever I come here. Please never take it off the menu! Prompt, friendly, attentive service. Would highly recommend this place for a date night or drinks with friends.

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  32. JenniferL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome time. My friend was an hour late but the bartenders and bar back kept me company. Tuna nachos and drinks were great.

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  33. Foodie64

    Baltimore

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Salt but the music is too loud It’s such a cozy place the loud music ruins it

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  34. MarcoT

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was exceptional. Friendly, answered all questions, helpful. Food was good. Prices were what one would expect in the Washington DC area. The bar staff with their selection of new, exciting, drinks was wonderful.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Took my husband here for his birthday dinner. The service was amazing. So attentive & kind. The food was also good. The ambiance was lack luster, we were sat in the front and it wasn’t was moody as I thought it would be

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  36. Frank

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lumps: you will be reminded repeatedly you’re on the clock (2 hour limit!), you will be served smaller than average cocktails, you will pay $2-4 more per cocktail than an analogous bar, you will be asked “are you done with that plate” halfway through your food, and you will struggle to find a reasonable option that’s not Sfoglina after you get kicked from your table.

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  37. LMac

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute stars of our experience: Crispy Pork Belly Steamed Buns (appetizer) Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta (dessert) Mo Fi-Ya (ordered by the table next to ours - it's an experience, not just a drink! The menu doesn't describe the herbs they set fire in the glass - nor the cinnamon they toss on the fire - before they pour the beverage.) Delightful wonderful parts of our experience: Pappardelle Bolognese (entrée) Wagyu Burger w/ truffle parmesan fries (entrée + side) Lavender Haze (tastes like lemon meringue in a glass, not sure about the lavender) Sunset In Sicily (worked perfectly with the Wagyu Burger. Unfortunately all the Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur settled to the bottom for a surprise at the end.) Above average, but... : Another One Bites the Husk (too much corn syrup, too sweet, but otherwise enjoyable)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seared tuna was amazing, and we loved our waitress, Jamie. Look forward to going back soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was amazing and helped point us in the right direction with food choices for our first visit. The food represented the quality of ingredients and was delicious. Really liked the Monday date night special, it was the perfect amount of food and allowed us to try a few different menu items.

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  40. KDWills

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great drinks, just not a big menu for food but that was good as well. Great service and atmosphere.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Salt is rated 4.7 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

Salt does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Salt

1201 Wilson Blvd #G113, Arlington, VA 22209-2300

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Speakeasy, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Rosslyn Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dane Sewlall
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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