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Black's Bar & Kitchen

7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004
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Ranked #74 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Norfolk
Transit: Three blocks from the BETHESDA METRO.
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62% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We gave this place a try after seeing it in the Washingtonian Top 100 Restaurant list. I can't see how it got there. A lot of what we ordered was very good but there were gaping holes. I had the shrimp and avocado salad, which had an excellent dressing but a grand total of 3 shrimp. My wife had mussels;... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have dined many times at Black's Bar & Kitchen... for lunch, brunch and dinner. It is in my neighborhood and one of my "go-to" places when I have out of town company. The food has never disappointed and the service is always good. One of the specialties of Black's restaurants is their mussels... I'm REALLY critical if mussels aren't... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Although our decision to go to Blacks for our anniversary dinner had been somewhat last minute, we did make a reservation requesting an outside table and informing them that it was our anniversary. When I arrived and told the hostess that we had a reservation, she didn't consult the register but just started walking me to a table. I told... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've dined during happy hour at Black's Bar and Kitchen several times in the past 6 months and have never been disappointed. The oysters, a 2 for 1 price, the drinks, and the entrees have all been delicious and fresh. The martinis, dirty or otherwise, are fantastic. Black's is known for its seafood and you cannot go wrong with one... More

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bethesda, md.
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Black's Bar & Kitchen is a reliable restaurant with exceptional seafood dishes and raw bar. Great happy hour bar scene every night. Sunday brunch while pricey offers a great selection of raw oysters, shrimp, and other seafood specialties. Large selection of hand made deserts is also featured. The service is friendly and efficient. Black's is an excellent choice for Sunday... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The oysters I had here are the best I've ever had. There is a great variety from which to choose, and each was equally succulent and delicious. The meal itself was very good too, though less memorable than the oysters themselves. The affogato at the end also stood out. Wonderful meal and delightful experience!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Black's is quality and the wait staff exhibited their desire to attention and to our needs. Food was excellent- prime rib and duck were tasty and perfectly prepared and presented. It's a bit pricey for the atmosphere. Maybe a little atmosphere change would do this establishment good.

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Rockville, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Today I had the worse experience I have ever had with a restaurant. With the closure of Addie's, I decided to take my family to Black's for Mother's Day, but unbeknownst to me this would turn a great day into a horrific nightmare. After our salads were brought out, the head chef began to berate his kitchen staff in a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my second visit to Black's Bar & Kitchen. What a vast difference between my experience on this visit versus previously. On this visit I sat in the dining room, previously I sat at the bar. The server seemed a bit overwhelmed; I asked him what the specials were because he did not disclose them to me on his... More

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Washington, DC
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

While maintain its high quality seafood offerings, snarky service dramatically diminished the dining experience. When a request was made to speak to a manager, the waiter not only ignored the request but stated that managers do not leave their post to come to a table. This will be our last visit to Blacks.

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