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Black's Bar & Kitchen

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7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004 (Norfolk)
Three blocks from the BETHESDA METRO.
301-652-5525
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sophisticated, modern atmosphere.

Very good food. Great "Addie's Mussels." Service can vary, however. We have had very good to very poor service after eating here about 5 times. The atmosphere is usually loud and the bar is quite crowded. Nice outdoor seating area in the front.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Tsaiyuin
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Maryland
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Agreed that the mussels were good but not great. The menu was too narrow to accommodate our party of four. Service was average. I would suggest the happy hour over having dinner.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

...but I don't think I'll return in the future. 1) Rules for reservation on the "terrace" (a non sexy open space between a public parking and the road) are more complicate and odd that those to gain access to the White House. Basically you can't make such a reservation or not on weekends (I don't remember well all the rules... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I were in DC around the time of our wedding anniversary, and we decided to celebrate it with dinner at Black"s Bar & Kitchen in Bethesda. What a great decision! The menu is different and interesting, the food superb, the wine and beer list all you would want, and the server was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and efficient.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very good food. Great "Addie's Mussels." Service can vary, however. We have had very good to very poor service after eating here about 5 times. The atmosphere is usually loud and the bar is quite crowded. Nice outdoor seating area in the front.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place styles itself as an oyster bar, & it is, just an atypical one. Very dark, hip, & mod inside, the interior of Black's is cleft along its length by a wall. I was seated at a small table on the bar side of the dining room. Most of the seating within view was either cocktail or communal in... More 

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St Croix Virgin Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Looking for a quiet place to celebrate a recently announced achievement, my wife and I settled on a well regarded spot in Bethesda. We were seated in an open room near a table of 10 or so 20 somethings having a great time shouting back and forth and up and down the table. We asked to be moved to a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped in for a quick happy hour before a flight. Great drinks and tasty fish tacos! Service was attentive as we were there before the after-work rush.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Super-busy, loud and energetic, this restaurant is not for those looking for a quiet, romantic date. If, however, you are looking for fresh seafood (oysters), good cocktails (try the mojitos) and do not mind having to speak in a loud voice, this place is for you. On nice nights, there is a great patio to dine on and there is... More 

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Ohio
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Super-popular weekend place for locals (especially during happy hour). We dropped by last-minute (don't do this) and had to sort of stand together near the bar. There was no room in the restaurant area. The staff was very nice, the mussels were fabulous, and the drinks were good too. We also sampled a pizza that was very crisp and well-decorated... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Friday evening dinner on their porch. Entrees were simply terrific with great flavor. Also had oysters - wide selection and great taste. Server was top notch. Bonus - sound level on porch and in restaurant let us have a conversation! Great place with well deserved reputation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004
    (Norfolk)
  • Public Transportation: Three blocks from the BETHESDA METRO.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-652-5525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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