- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- 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
Wood Grilled Calamari
Olive Aioli, Grilled Bread, Charred Lemon, Salmoriglio
Blacksalt Crab Cakes
Crayfish, Tasso Ham (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Corn & Roasted Pepper Ragout, Fried Okra, Cornichon Tartar Sauce
New England Clam Chowder
BlackSalt Bacon (Pork cannot be removed from these dishes), Leeks, Fried Ipswich
Food, drinks and service was great. Will return very soon.
Food was decent. Server was very attentive. Drinks were good. Crabcakes were so so. I should know by now (as a crabcake snob) to never try crabcakes outside of the Baltimore area. Similar to the way you should never try cheesesteaks outside of Philly area.
Seafood was excellent as always! Gracious service and we were in an awkward location so servers had to come from different directions.
One of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. I had the clam chowder and crab cakes, both FANTASTIC. Even the dessert was top-notch. Great service and even with their scaled-back menu it is one of the best places in town.
The food was fantastically delicious. Service was good. Ambiance could have been better if I was sat further away from the kitchen. My biggest regret is I went late so I felt a bit rushed. The lights started going off and I was not ready to leave. Overall a great experience and I will return on my next trip to DC. I'll make sure to go much earlier.
As always BlackSalt has the best selection of oysters, and the most efficient shuckers in the metro area. The fish market that surrounds the entrance is certain to brighten any seafood lover's day, and help customers decide "what's for lunch". Like everyone should be we make every attempt to stay safe no matter where we go, and it is good to see that our old friends at BlackSalt are doing everything they can to help in that respect. Indeed a very enjoyable Sunday lunch in the best seafood house in the DC area.
I dined here with my wife to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. They made us feel special. The food and service were top notch!
Food and services was very good, but the wine list, which is limited, is over-priced to an extent that boarders on offensive. I don't mind paying twice the retail price but three times is ridiculous
Black Salt is a great option for a nice dinner or celebration. The cocktails are amazing, the food is delicious and the service is attentive. The menu offers innovative seasonal dishes as well as favorites like the crab cake sandwich. The dining room can be noisy so if that's an issue, you would want to pick a time that's less crowded.
My mother was in town and we both love this restaurant. The service and food are always above and beyond.
The crab cake I ordered seemed highly breaded — not many larger chunks of crab — tasted frozen. Overpriced!
Went for our anniversary. Staff welcomed us with a menu recognizing our special day. Waiter was very personable and doting. Like most places Blacksalt is struggling to staff up so the service was a bit slow. Food and beverage quality was outstanding. Blacksalt always has the best fish in the area. Their fried Ipswich clams are as good as you will find in New England. Our entrees were perfectly prepared and delicious. The emphasis is on the fish, to bring out its best and present it without gimmickry.
The food, service and ambience made it a lovely, memorable evening.
The food was excellent. The service was even better!!
always fantastic food. Be sure to ask the somalier for recommendations, then get the wine.
I was pretty disappointed in the experience. It felt a little dated and pretentious. The food was overpriced and nothing special. The service was good, as in plates were removed promptly but our server had a pompous attitude and both my husband and I felt that we weren’t treated the same as he treated his very special customers at the table next to us.
always a great meal at Blacksalt. We were celebrating our anniversary, and they had a special menu printed up for us (and gave us a copy when we left). Attentive servers, and the food was delicious as always.
The food, service, and lack of noise made the BlackSalt experience superb.
We got 3 appetizers along with meal which were very tasty. Scallops, Oysters Rockefeller, and Mussels. Only complaint was there could have been more scallops and oysters.
Wait staff is excellent
First time at Black Salt. The staff was very nice and the food was good. We didn't experience the more sophisticated fare, but what we ate was very good. It's a nice location off the beaten path of downtown DC, but close enough to have a great experience within a short distance.
My experience at Blacksalt was absolutely amazing. Our sever, whose name I don’t recall but, he is fantastic, was attentive and professional and the food was divine! I came to dine with my best friend and cannot wait to come back with my mom!
We had a very nice time. Food and service were terrific. A special thanks to the staff for the awesome recognition of my brother-in-law within the menu. That was a special touch and a memorable moment on his birthday. He loved the birthday cupcake and candle, too.
BlackSalt is fabulous. Food and service are exceptional. From fantastic oysters Rockefeller and crab cakes to delicious herb crusted halibut. Completely delicious and delightful. And to top off a wonderful meal - incredible desserts. Flourless chocolate cake that is rich and decadent to butterscotch pots de creme that includes a little toffee brittle - so good.
Fresh well cooked sea food and knowledgable staff. Top dish the chargrilled calamari, meltingly good.
Date night wife
As always the service was impeccable, the Branzino and Ahi were perfectly prepared and accompaniments were delectable. Timing was just right … relaxing meal yet attentive wait staff made for a wonderful experience, as we have come to expect. Well done, thank you!
Overall great experience. All food and appetizers were tasty and pleasing.
Black Salt has the best fish and seafood in town, excellent wine list and the best service courtesy of Jim and Kristin. Our neighborhood gem!
Amazing food, and ambiance was hidden in this unassuming storefront. Fresh seafood, prepared with incredible flavors! We’ll absolutely be back!!
The food was top quality. The wine selection was adequate. The service was great.
Excellent food and service!
This was a birthday celebration for my daughter. We had a wonderful time at Black Salt.
Halibut special was perfect along with the margarita cocktail!
Our group of four had lunch and the food was outstanding: raw oysters, salmon and crab cake sandwiches. We also had cava and wine. The service was excellent. As we were leaving I also bought shrimp to cook at home at the fish market in the front of the restaurant.
Love this spot. Came once a couple years ago, and my memory was right - it’s amazing! The grilled calamari is fantastic. Love the atmosphere. A really amazing meal!
They made extra efforts to make our daughter feel special on her birthday!
This restaurant is very nice. Professional, welcoming host. Support team of servers and busboys. The food was very good. Customer service was great.
Only observation is for staff to be more aware of placing hands in hair; especially, when serving food.
Excellent food and service. Great for date night and special occasions. Get the octopus.
BlackSalt offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 342-9101.
BlackSalt is rated 4.8 stars by 6194 OpenTable diners.
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.