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Black's Bar & Kitchen

7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004
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Ranked #72 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
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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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134 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for Sunday Brunch Buffet. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and selection of food available. Traditional eggs Benedict, grits, bacon, sausage, and waffles accompanied by prime rib au jus, a comprehensive seafood and raw bar, and a huge table of pastries and desserts. Service was attentive if a little slow, but the food... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I didn't got that same excitement. I think it's ok but no more than ok. The waiter was way "too much" talkative w/o giving one single good advice on the sauces to be chosen (and paid extra, so are the vegetables and the side dishes) nor about the wines better related to the chosen food... The menu has few dishes.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In the heart of Bethesda, this is a great place to meet up with friends for a celebration. We made reservations in advance for 8. The food was great, the service was terrific and the valet made sure we got our cars quickly. We will definitely return.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went for happy hour and sat at the bar. The prices are a little high for us. The atmosphere was happening on a Friday evening. The duck nachos were tasty and flavorful. I wish there was more. The menu looked intriguing if we were wanting expensive food.

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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.
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168 reviews 168 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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