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Black's Bar & Kitchen

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7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004 (Norfolk)
+1 301-652-5525
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was in Bethesda for business and hooked up with a cousin, who told me to meet him at Blacks for happy hour. We sat at the bar and ordered beer and a bunch of seafood: Old Bay-seasoned shrimp, mussels with bread, and raw oysters on the half shell. The shrimp were awesome, the mussels were tasty but sub-optimal in size... More 

Thank PittReisender
Annandale, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small menu with standard dishes, nothing too creative, but the ingredients and preparation are top notch. This is a great place in Bethesda to meet for a business lunch or take a date for dinner. The atmosphere is modern and spacious, particularly on the left side of the restaurant when entering. Seems to have a lovely after work crowd as... More 

Thank absentspace
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 nights in town. 1st night malt mussel frites, super tasty! 2nd night oysters and BBQ duck nacho bar snacks, wonderful. 3rd night Blacks hamburger, great. IPA lovely. Great service.

Thank Bonedoc40
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local organic vegetables concoction with added protein. I had the catch of the day entree, pan seared tuna- rare inside. With a start of soup of the day, a cup of apple squash. It was delicious and well balanced to taste. A very healthy menu, all entrees are deliciously prepared.

Thank 11tt
Kenilworth, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The selection was extensive, and our entrees delicious. You will not be disappointed. Save room for desert.

Thank Bill W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the tastiest restaurants in Bethesda, but it is so noisy I don't go there very often. If you do go, ask for a table as far from the bar as possible. That being said, the oysters and other fish and shellfish dishes are delicious.

Thank Barbara M
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

tasty seafood and good burgers in downtown bethesda.........across the street from the bethesda diner with ample garage and street parking nearby (free after six)

Thank W Fredric G
Rockville, MD
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure what to make of Black's -- some elements were really great and others, not so much. We arrived quite early for our reservation, checked in with the hostess, apologized to the hostess and said we'd happily relax with a drink at the bar until our reservation time. The hostess said they'd possibly be able to seat us... More 

Thank lshane68
Silver Spring, Maryland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You have a lot of choices in Bethesda and we were looking to expand our eating out locations from our usual places in downtown Silver Spring. We picked this after reading online reviews here and Yelp. We were not disappointed. I really enjoyed the chef's key lime dessert that was new to the menu. You can't go wrong with seafood... More 

Thank Beverly J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very busy and noisy, predominantly sea food but with other choices, small portions. The food was ok but nothing spectacular for the price.

Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004
  • Public Transportation: Three blocks from the BETHESDA METRO.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-5525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?