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BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Upper Northwest
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4883 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578 (V Street NW)
+1 202-342-9101
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate here with a large group that the staff accommodated wonderfully - even when we arrived much earlier than our reservations and stayed past closing. They were fantastic! Oyster appetizers were perfect. Sea bass - fantastic.

Thank Erica R
Sacramento, California
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162 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although is a restaurant that specializes in fish diners I was able to order s 10 oz steak that was grilled perfect. Served with onion rings and water rest salad. The dessert was superb I had a key lime pie. Delicious!

Thank Evita_1957
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A birthday dinner selection and what a winner.Pricey but about as good as seafood gets, super fresh with imagination in preparation. The menu is not that large but every choice offered a conceptual adventure. I had the Big eyed tuna, the combination of ingredients was effusive and complimentary. The desserts were at another level, as good as i have ever... More 

Thank kevin g
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I invited a friend for lunch to Blacksalt restaurant. The food and the service was perfect. Must try their seafood stew. Will go again.

Thank Nader H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here our last night of vacation. This restaurant is located in a residential area and although it was located only 4 miles from hotel, we had to take a Lyft car to get there. There are no Metro stops anywhere close to their location. Once we arrived however, we felt very welcomed and well... More 

Thank Mary Kay S
Springfield, Missouri
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for our anniversary dinner and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the clam chowder which is very unique and flavorful. We also enjoyed the crab cake very much! Our entrees were also wonderful! We enjoyed the Gemfish and Swordfish and the flavors were on point and the fish fired perfectly. For desert we ordered the homemade ice... More 

Thank ohohmai
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood place in Washington, very nice soft shell crab appetizers and fresh oysters in several varieties. I liked the cl chowder and addies mussels as well. They charge a $25 corkage fee if you want to bring your own special wine

Thank dccharlie1
western colorado
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263 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a very good restaurant. I especially enjoyed the crab cakes with soft boiled eggs one Sunday. I do find the food very rich and couldn't eat here often.

Thank gentinasybil
York, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

When you walk into this place you are really not sure if its a fish monger or a restaurant . Actually it's both. The restaurant uses high quality ingredients and focuses on its reputation for fish. The dishes are of the highest quality, beautifully prepared and the wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. The staff are pleasant and knowledgeable... More 

Thank P G
Bethesda, MD
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Black Salt was our favorite seafood restaurant (perhaps favorite restaurant period) in DC when we lived in Washington and continues to be during return visits. We had lunch there yesterday and every item was exceptional. We had 6 varieties of oysters as a starter, and main plates of fish tacos, seafood stew and crab cake were excellent. The long-running butterscotch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?