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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New Favorite for Lunch

For some years, a few friends have met irregularly at a restaurant across the street. Today, again, they were in chaos, and again we came to Blacks. Calm atmosphere despite two big office parties, pleasant hostess, and charming server, all made for a delightful lunch. Menu there is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
mburrows
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

For some years, a few friends have met irregularly at a restaurant across the street. Today, again, they were in chaos, and again we came to Blacks. Calm atmosphere despite two big office parties, pleasant hostess, and charming server, all made for a delightful lunch. Menu there is always innovative and the raw bar is a favorite. This will be... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Took my son, daughter-in-law and wife to Blacks for a return visit to celebrate son's birthday. Table was avaialble when reserved, 7PM on a Saturday evening. Service was excellent as were the specials and the normal menu. Fish dishes were expertly done, my pork chop was quite special, the dessert offerings decadent and the 4 fork chocolate layer cake with... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant many times, most recently 10 days ago. The food, particularly the seafood, is well prepared, very tasty and carefully plated. And the service is excellent. However, they hide the prices of their specials. On our most recent visit, the waiter recited the specials without disclosing the prices. I find that is typical these days,... More 

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North Potomac Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were looking for a place that had an option for unlimited mimosas and something different from the tradition brunch fare. Black's fit the bill perfectly! We opted to get the brunch buffet with unlimited champagne cocktails. Yes, it's pricey ($43 buffet alone or $55 with drinks), but if you go hungry and linger over your meal, you'll get your... More 

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Bethesda, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner tonight. Four friends for dinner and drinks. Fish dishes are good and so are the sides. The service aka wait staff could use some lessons in smiling and being pleasant. The best thing about the restaurant is the county garage next door.

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Rockville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I made a follow-up 'date night' reservation at Blacks. We had gone after the Cameo concert for drinks and dessert with friends the prior weekend and couldn't wait to return. We are from the South, Gulf Coast to be exact, so we are very particular about our seafood, especially fried oysters and Blacks didn't disappoint. We even... More 

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New Albany, Mississippi
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel van driver. What a find!! We went during Happy Hour (5-7pm) and were treated to wonderful food, great drinks and a very cordial welcome from Chloe & Casey at the bar. Both bartenders were friendly, patient & helpful with our food selections. Everything was at a reduced price but not reduced... More 

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Princeton, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Met friends there for dinner. Service was very good. Great wine list! I ordered the fish special which was ok, not fantastic. Friends ordered fresh scallops and the shrimp salad,which both were fantastic. Would I go again? Probably, but I would order something other than what I had.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is an absolute must. The food was incredible. I went here with my office for or Christmas dinner. Everything we ordered was amazing. For an appetizer we started with the fried oysters which came with an amazing dipping sauce. I also ordered a creamy potato soup, which was just as amazing. For my entrée I ordered rock fish.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

For years, I have enjoyed and recommended the Black's group of restaurants, especially Black Salt in DC. In both of my visits to Black's Bar in Bethesda, however, expensive wines have been ruined by inadequately cleaned wine glasses--something I have never experienced in any other restaurant. In the first incident, the wine glasses had a strong soap smell and imparted... More 

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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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