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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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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Busy place, liked quiet room we enjoyed. Crab cake was excellent. Scallops were excellent. Flounder was excellent. Great service for my birthday

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KarenIndy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood, and service. Crab cakes were delicious, as was the soup of the day (parsnip and celeriac) Service is great, but not hovering, so you feel you can relax and enjoy your meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fooddr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined at this restaurant several times over the past few years, and it remains a consistent stand-out among the many fine dining options in DC. The service is always excellent and the menu has options for everyone. The fish dishes are elevated by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2017-WT
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We've recently moved to DC and this restaurant happens to be in our neighbourhood. We have been several times now and particularly enjoy the Happy Hour menu, the quality of which belies the prices. Fabulous wine and heavenly cocktails - particularly their French 75 and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Andy-dis-moi-oui
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Really nice food to pairing with Tablas Creek wine dinner coordinated by MacArthur Beverages. Not been there before but would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PvcM
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Entertained clients here and was very much impressed (and, more importantly, so were the clients). The had a varied seafood menu and all of the dishes we ordered excelled!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RoyLScam
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was the latest of perhaps six or seven visits to BlackSalt since its opening. We were seated in the back, well away from noisier bar area. Food -- from oysters to sashimi and grilled calamari appetizers and whole branzino entree -- was well prepared;...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There were three of us celebrating a birthday. We had a starter each, entree and a shared dessert -- just the right amount of food. The flavours were intense and fresh. There was no leftover Low Country Seafood Stew. The crabcake was saved for home....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 23 August 2018

In the past this was one of my go-to places for excellent fried clams. This time they were very greasy. Won't take another chance. Service was only moderately good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tuxedo-spats
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The service was snappy and fine, dishes beautifully presented and very delicious. We were very happy choosing from the $22 set price selection. My friend, a long time fan of this restaurant, found the quantity for the sword steak insufficient so the chef did visit...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LisandroVoyager
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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, Highchairs Available
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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