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BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
+1 202-342-9101
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (140 reviews)
“mussels” (60 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The breads with olive oil were a great start., and their cocktails were creative and good. As an appetizer we shared a goat cheese flan with prosciutto, and greens and nice bread, but the flan just didn't have much taste. The crab cakes were full...More

Thank trackervienna
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw a review of this restaurant on a local PBS show and really wanted to try it for the fresh seafood. We went with 4 friends on a Sunday afternoon not realizing that it was brunch. We were so pleasantly surprised. I had an...More

Thank Chaney U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had flounder the last time we ate. It was vey fresh and very tasting. We have been here several times, the service is also very good. In addition, we love the market, which offers a good variety of products.

Thank 751Sara
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dinner. Sardines were wonderful - probably the best part of the meal. Clam chowder was good, but not the best I've ever had.

Thank NotMyRealName2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a personal family dinner mid week, so we chose BlackSalt on MacArthur Blvd. Fun area of town about 10 minutes from Georgetown, and the whole experience was delightful. BlackSalt is part seafood market, part seated restaurant, and part bar. We sat in the restaurant...More

Thank Brendan W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nothing exciting on the outside and not near Georgetown. As you enter you see the fish heads in the case and so wasn't sure but had such a great experience. Got placed in a back room, we were a table of 6 and it was...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Although the drive was a distance from where we were staying, it was completely worth it. The oysters, crab cakes, and key lime pie were excellent. The extensive wine list and the knowledgable wine director completed our meal. The service was careful and guide us...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My brother, his wife, my wife and friends took me out for my 75th birthday. We went to the Black Salt Fish Market & Restaurant in DC. This was BY FAR the BEST meal I have had in DC and likely anywhere! The food was...More

Thank JohnFSchroeder
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I have had my fair share of Clam Chowder in my day but I have never had chowder quite like what they serve at BlackSalt. We were told it has vermouth in it which explains the slight bitterness. It was fantastic and with a generous...More

Thank DubSee
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I think the happy hour is a great deal, but getting more and more difficult to find a place to sit. The reason is that the restaurant is expensive and the happy hour deals are great. MAybe they should consider some less pricy alternates to...More

Thank jillnt
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27 August 2016|
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Response from Ray94903 | Reviewed this property |
Corporate casual. You don't need a jacket or tie but definitely no shorts and no t-shirts. Polo shirt and Dockers are fine
30 January 2015|
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Response from T. Denise J | Reviewed this property |
Parking is in the residential neighborhood around the restaurant. The food is wonderful!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
    (V Street NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-342-9101
  • E-mail
BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
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