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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (141 reviews)
“mussels” (61 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. The attention to detail is phenomenal, even the oysters get checked before being served after shucked. Grilled calamari some the best we ever had. The mussels, excellent. Can't say anything bad. Look forward to my next DC trip. Will surely make...More

Thank mymaddiegirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I recently attended a dinner sponsored by a winemaker at BlackSalt and it was fabulous. I’ve eaten many times at BlackSalt, usually for lunch and I’ve always found the fish delicious and well prepared. The service is always on point and the wine list is...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We could not have made a better choice! After spending 5 days in Washington we decided to try this resto as our final lunch on the drive out of the city. It is actually a small neighbourhood close to Georgetown, very easy to get to...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I took a friend to lunch today. I'd read about Blacksalt for years.. it was the fresh fish market up front that made it such a draw. I have been to restaurants in Hong Kong where I chose my dinner directly from the tank. The...More

Thank broadcreek
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This place is nowhere near the metro and the surrounding area is dead however the food made his worth the $20 cab ride. They have a variety of seafood items which all seem done well. One complaint is that Many of their items contain pork...More

Thank Travelergirl998
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26 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
US$31 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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