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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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Today
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Choice for Fresh Seafood

If you're looking for a great seafood restaurant in downtown Bethesda, look no further. Black's has very good fresh seafood - from a raw bar to fish. Black's is one of the few places where you can get a perfectly grilled whole fish - with the tail and head - done the right way! As a huge plus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
IstanbuliteinUSA
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Sitting outside on a warm May nite having a great meal and an urban-enough experience... seriously good fish (and I take my fish seriously).

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Elkridge
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120 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Black's Bar & Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda and for good reason: It serves some of the best seafood you can get in the area! The outdoor patio area is great when weather permits, and it's a little quieter than the dining room and bar area most nights. Be sure to check out the wine list--it's... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you're looking for a great seafood restaurant in downtown Bethesda, look no further. Black's has very good fresh seafood - from a raw bar to fish. Black's is one of the few places where you can get a perfectly grilled whole fish - with the tail and head - done the right way! As a huge plus, Black's has... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate their on Mothers' Day and they did a great job. Great seafood stew. Addie's mussels and Thai Mussels were great.Good wine at reasonable price.

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Easton
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great service, extensive menu, wonderful wine selections plus a raw bar!!! The ribeye steak was the best any of us had ever tasted... Reservations are recommended, the prices are high and worth it. My only disappointment was that the hostess was a bit 'snooty'...

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Washington,DC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The menu at this restaurant was interesting and the food very tasty, although the prices were high. It's a popular place, so the noise level was a bit too high for normal conversation, and the servers seemed rushed and not terribly attentive or quick to get the food out. The raw oysters, of which I ordered as selection, ranged from... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Black's offers great appetizers, fresh seafood, and a nicely appointed bar. It's comfortable and busy. Definitely a good place to stop at the end of the day.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The raw bar and grill menus had something that appealed to everyone in our large group. The Atlantic Halibut and the Scallops were a favorite at the table, the M&C was also divine.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The place is usually very busy with the patio crowded when the sun is out. I've been here a couple times. Their oysters were very good although the ones that are not part of happy hour much much tastier. Great happy hour prices. I've had their fried chicken and my friend their fish - all perfectly cooked and delicious. Love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I usually overlook this place, but not anymore. Finally had a meal at this restaurant and it was great. The food was on point. Oysters were delicious and the service was on point!

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?