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“Very fine restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black's Bar & Kitchen

Black's Bar & Kitchen
7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004
301-652-5525
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Ranked #50 of 308 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.
Rockville
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109 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Very fine restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Black's Bar is part of a "chain" of consistently fine restaurants. This one is a particular favorite of ours with very good food, a good (though a tad pricey) wine list, and good service. While most everything we've tried on the menu is good, Black's seems to do particularly well with fish, and this visit was no exception. I had a lovely whole fish entree, and an imaginative rockfish appetizer (which also could be had an an entree). Everyone else I was with enjoyed their dishes as well. The restaurant is a bit "lively" and while noise levels never interfered with conversation at our round table for six, it got a bit high at times. Service was variable. Our waitress tended to be slow and not as attentive as we would have liked (we had to call her over a few times to get attention) but when she was at the table she was fine. Overall, a fine restaurant to which we continue to return.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington, D.C.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Extremely poor service. Very poor quality food. Do not go here at all. There are much better choices available.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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D. C.
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Horrible Service Attitude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Beware the female manager...and staff in general. As many other reviews have pointed out, the attitude of the staff (and, therefore, maybe the owner?) is terrible. Faced with legitimate complaints about the contents of an expensive seafood platter, the woman could have cared less and offered no amends. Why anyone would patronize this place is beyond me.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 restaurant reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Good food. Creative menu,tasty specialties. Worth the visit, Service generally good. Ask for the evening specials and try out the patio in good weather.

Visited April 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere, not cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Ate here when the Woodmont across the street had too long a wait. Staff were competent but not particularly friendly. Food was very good; prices were on the high side. Overall we had a good experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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